With so many movies heading out to theaters and VOD platforms in October, I made a jump start to getting into my reviews over this weekend and capped it off with ‘Blood Fest’, the horror/comedy directed by Owen Egerton.
Per the synopsis: “Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying, three teenagers — more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers — must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.”
The movie is unapologetic about how ridiculous it is, and while the film tries it’s hardest to be funny, it often misses the mark. Additionally, the movie’s premise is about a group of horror “experts” pitted in a horrific scenario that have to follow the rules of horror to survive, and do nothing to show, even though they know that they are in a horror movie, that they are either aware or any kind of horror “expert”.
This movie would have a been a lot more fun to see “experts” in a game of chess with a horror movie and it’s cliches. But, like most of the movie, this misses the target, badly.
Starring Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel, Jacob Batalon, and Barbara Dunkelman, the film is about one epic horror fest that turns to be a trap so that one crazed filmmaker can create the perfect horror movie by brutally killing all the guests trapped in the park.
Blood Fest is what it is, and it can be watchable, at times, but it’s more boring than engaging, even if you know, full well, that it is a horror comedy. Some films hit the ball out of the park with the humor, allowing you to openly accept the ridiculousness, and others fall flat. Blood Fest, although it doesn’t fall 100% flat, doesn’t leave you feeling satisfied.
Lack of brutal kills, although that sounds crazy, kind of hinder the movie, as I fully expected more gore and carnage considering how many people were lined up for slaughter.
If you have nothing else to do, and really want to see a horror movie, this is an option, but I wouldn’t suggest shelling out money to see.
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‘Dreadout: Tower of Hell’ Proves There is Nothing Good About Exploring Cult Murders
Leave it to a bunch of students to think it’s a good idea to visit the site of cult murders, because social media would totally love it.
That always works out well, doesn’t it?
Based on a popular Indonesian indie video game, ‘Dreadout: Tower of Hell’ tells the story of;
“Dreadout is about a group of students who head to the site of a mysterious cult murder in a bid to become popular on social media.”
Check out the trailer below:
‘BrightBurn’ Is a Horror-Fueled Twist on Super Hero Story
With all the popularity of Marvel and DC Comics films over the past several years, particularly as they venture into much darker territories, it’s about time that horror put it’s own twist on the traditional super hero story.
James Gunn, the man behind the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, is excited to unveil ‘BrightBurn’ which is like turning the Superman story upside down in a way that’s never been done until now.
Gunn had this to say about the upcoming film, which stars Elizabeth Banks and drops May 24th, 2019.
“About a year ago my brother Brian, my cousin Mark, director David Yarovesky, producer Simon Hatt and I started coming up with an idea for a horror film that excited me in a way nothing outside of Guardians has in years – it was personal, and different, and perfectly suited for our times. And, yes, terrifying.”
‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Is Everything You Want, and More
Monster movies are awesome, when done right, and they certainly have rebooted the Godzilla franchise the right way in the United States.
A brand new trailer has been dropped for 2019’s summer blockbuster ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and it looks amazing in every way imaginable.
Zhang Ziyi, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance and Aisha Hinds star in the film that takes place 5 years after the last film.
“When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”
It officially arrives on May 31st, 2019.
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