Night of the Living Dead (1990).

"They're coming to get you, Barbara."

So I picked this up the other day all kinds of excited that I was going to be watching the original George A. Romero classic zombie flick. Little did I know special effects legend Tom Savini remade the movie in the early 90's. The reason I thought it was the original was because the cover had George's name on it and nothing about Savini. Weird. So this lead me to believe "ok here comes another shitty 90's remake." I'm not really into black and white movies but still have been aching to see the original version of this film but I thought I'll just suck it up and watch this and hey its in colour too!
Sweet spectacles and hair-doos steal the show.

All directorial disappointment aside this movie was actually pretty rad. Although I have yet to see the original I've heard this stays fairly true to its predecessor. With lots of zombie action right off the bat it takes you on a very common zombie eating roller-coaster. This movie does a great job displaying Savini's incredible make-up and effect skills. The zombies look great and some of the kills are classic. Also another thing this movie did for me was just amp me up even more to see the original. I would suggest zombie fans everywhere check this out even as background noise because it's not something you have to devote all your focus too. haha sorry Savini! The film is a remake of a classic so it's kind of hard to screw up with a much larger budget and amped up effects + colour! I would give this movie a 3 out of 5 and probably watch it again. So I do have some good stuff to say!
Warning: Don't be fooled by this cover!!

The Machinist.

Crazy old Christian Bale killing himself to make a good movie. Another movie I've heard so much about but never took the time to sit back and watch. If you were unaware of Christian Bale before he put on the bat suit this cat was starring in some awesome roles and basically putting his health and mind at risk to create these bizarre unforgettable characters. Before we go any further if you haven't seen Mr. Bale in American Psycho stop reading this silly nonsense and go check that out right now!
I will never listen to Huey Lewis and The News the same.

Well enough about how incredible American Psycho  is The Machinist is a predictable mind-bender if that makes any sense at all. While I was watching it I got a serious "Fight Club" feeling and just couldn't believe anything in the main character's life was actually real. Ok I guess I forgot to tell you Christian Bale plays a sleep deprived weirdo who works at some kind of metal foundry of some sort. Long story short some bad things start happening no one listens to Bale just think hes all kinds of crazy and weird and yeah you guess it... A big twist at the end! So obviously from the sounds of it I don't sound like I enjoyed this too much but I did what it lacked in plot it totally made up by the incredible performance and method acting courtesy of Christian Bale. Apparently he lost 63 pounds to play this part and he just looks like a skeleton. Eyes bulging and skin barely stretching over his decrepit looking body, Christian Bale resembles a starving insomniac to a "T".
Bruce Wayne!

Overall this is a rather entertaining flick with some unique ideas. As I was saying earlier its truly Bale's performance that really makes this worth watching. So to give this movie a rating out of 5 I've gotta make an exception and give it two ratings. I know crazy! But you'll understand. I am going to give it a 3.5 out of 5 for what it is. Although I'm going to give it a 2 out of 5 if it didn't have Christian Bale in it hahaha. I don't even consider myself a big fan of his especially recently but reading this over I sound like I'm in love. He's done some good stuff and this is one of his better performances. Also fun fact about this role was he did this right before he made Batman Begins.
It doesn't look like he got any taller??


Heard all kinds of buzz around this French horror movie so the other day while cruising the library of Blockbuster Video it literally jumped off the shelf. You know those times when your in Blockbuster for way too long and you think all hope is gone and your just about to rent Caddyshack for the 20th time? Well I was having one of those days till Martyrs caught my attention and the light went on in my head "Hey, totally heard crazy things about this" and grabbed it instantly.
That's just what it looked like except had a crazy warning on the top about violence and disturbing scenes.
Hookey jeeze!

If you haven't heard of this movie.... Go rent it or buy it or download it just whatever you do to watch movies. It is a horror flick but not your typical cheese horror movie this has soo much substance and really leaves you thinking all kinds of weird stuff by the end of it. I mentioned that "violence warning" on the cover and this film definitely deserves it. Many graphic moments and it doesn't normally happen to me but even hours after watching this movie still made my stomach turn. If you can push through all the madness this movie offers you'll be impressed with the way they take it to the conclusion. Fairly fast paced and gets you hooked from the opener martyrs is for sure something I would watch again... Well haha maybe just talk about it again because some of the scenes were tough to watch. Although while I was watching it I was at the edge of my seat wondering what was coming up next.
I know... what the fuck??? WHAT THE FUCK!?

Great movie for anyone who can watch some graphic, abusive, nauseating, horrific,disturbing, repulsive, weird, displays of torture and revenge. And well if that's not really your cup of tea fast forward the first hour and twenty minutes and watch the sweet ending to this flick. haha. Sooooo rating time rating time out of 5 I am giving this movie a big 4. This just gave me so much I look for especially in a horror movie, it kept me guessing, made me nervous, grossed me out, and had a stellar finish. I don't normally expect horror movies to have such deep stories but this just still has me thinking days after viewing. Check it out!

"Martyrs are exceptional people. They survive pain, they survive total deprivation. They bear all the sins of the earth. They give themselves up. They transcend themselves... they are transfigured."

*Strange fact I watched this and Hellraiser the same day then found out the person who made Martyrs was slated to do a remake of Hellraiser... That is neat!


"What's your pleasure, sir?"

A horror movie that stands on its own with a classic plot and unforgettable characters. I don't know why but I avoided watching this for so long but always was curious what Pinheads deal was. Although he seems like an iconic horror villain he definitely isn't the most evil character in Hellraiser but I guess that's the case for most horror series starters.

Look how crazy that guy looks! And hes not even the villain? Totally caught me off guard when this guy was hardly in the movie. Regardless of what I imagined this movie to be about it was still pretty awesome. Made in 87' it totally rocked some wild looking effects and a pretty intense story line. There is a lot to enjoy in this movie from its wild chain torture scenes to a wild puzzle box that holds incredible power. Would recommend this to any horror fan cause it still remains as a ground breaking film for its genre.

"Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some. Angels to others."
I don't know you figure it out!

I guess this is the part where you give a movie a rating out of 5 or something and I would have to give Hellraiser a solid 3 out of 5 mainly because I was getting into it thinking that Pinhead character was going to tear everyone apart when all he really did was make me confused whether he was even that bad. Like I said I don't know soooo you should watch it and see what I mean.