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irvin c (mx) wrote: Excuse my french but: That was the worst piece of shit I've ever seen. Instantly slept once I heard that fat guys redneck voice.
Anand K (kr) wrote: Great movie. very entertaining and well constructed.
Nathalie S (it) wrote: No surprises, no originality in this movie. However thanks to Kim Ha Neul, it's quite a pleasant film
amena n (us) wrote: this movie kinda scared me lol
Andy G (us) wrote: The dystopian themes of Fahrenheit 451 and The Giver, mixed with the look and feel of the Matrix and Blade Runner? What's not to like? Well, okay, it's not that simple. While it does take elements from a variety of successful sci-fi stories, and pulls them off fairly well, something about the movie still feels pretty thin. I do think Christian Bale does a good job portraying the discovery of emotions, as well as the stoic closing off of emotions at the same time as well. It just doesn't feel like they do enough with the characters or story for the audience to care all that much, which ultimately leads to the ending having less of an impact than it could have been. It's a decent movie and good for a single watch for fans of dystopian themes, but not quite good enough to convince me to buy it.Personal Grade: ATechnical Score: 70%
Matt H (de) wrote: Out of all the genres of horror out there American slashers probably lack style more than any other, which unto itself isn't that big of a deal, but add into the equation the fact that the substance is quite often lacking as well, if not more, and what's left is basically an excuse for you to host your own episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 with a large group of inebriated friends (though you'll never be as funny). But then again, what's wrong with that? They're fun. What is a slasher film anyway? My definition might vary a little bit from other folks. A slasher doesn't necessarily need to follow any aesthetic of film making (although most seem identical to one another). In short, they are films in which the character density decreases in mass throughout due to a mysterious or unforeseen threat until we are left with a mean of one male and one female, left to fend for their lives against said threat. Throughout the genre, people will be shot through the neck with arrows, blood will slowly drip onto an unsuspecting character from a dead body hidden in the rafters of a cabin, a couple having sex will be joined together permanently by a sharp object, machetes will claim limbs, and finally, there will be significant crotch violence. They are films with substance the likes of that listed above, stuffed with suspense, just the right amount of satire, shots from the killer's point of view, garden tools used in unexpected new ways, lots of violence, and finally, a plethora of nudity. What makes a bad slasher film? Well, for starters, Charles Philip Moore... To be honest I'm not sure it's even fair to categorize Demon Wind solely as a slasher. Yes it has the large cast reducing considerably throughout, but the question of loyalty to the genre comes in the unforeseen threat. The villain of the film is for the most part the continually shrinking cast. It's a possession film in the mold of Evil Dead 2. The exact mold as Evil Dead 2. It's as if the film makers burst into Sam Raimi's house, demanded his ideas for a spin-off of his film, grabbed sketches of the production design for the infamous cabin and whatever else they could use to throw a script together as fast as possible, took out an ad for actors promising big time exposure, and somehow got picked up by a major studio. The film is pathetic as the attempted possession-themed thriller, but functions rather well as more of a cheesy slasher film, due to the over-abundance of cliched characters, the gradual expiration of each in grisly ways (thought the f/x aren't too terribly great) etc. It's one of the few Alien Nation/Evil Dead 2/Exorcist/zombie films out there (I guess you have to give it credit for that). Despite the film's poor quality and very confusing ending, it's absolutely hilarious (unintentionally of course) which will no doubt prompt the intoxicated and sober alike to unite and laugh at the mediocrity laced throughout. The Story The pre-credit sequence of the film concerns an old woman wandering through her house searching for her son, calling out his name. Soon she finds him, his back to the camera. He is unresponsive to her calling. He turns around. It's her son, but he's possessed and speaks with that ever present deep "possessed" voice. He says something cryptic and begins to lurch toward his mom which prompts her to pull out a snow globe, warns him to back away, then drops it which causes the house to explode. Trust me, it's better if you don't ask... Cut to several years later. The woman's grandson, Cory (Eric Larson, who has two flashbacks in his first 5 minutes of screentime!), and his girlfriend Elaine (Francine Lapensee) are driving to his grandparents' farm. Seems that Cory recently witnessed his father's unsuccessful suicide attempt by slitting his wrists after which he disappeared which prompts Cory to check into his family history, starting with his grandparents. On the way there, the two stop at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. Literally the middle of nowhere. The town consists of, well, the gas station. There they meet up with several friends who've agreed to come along. After ignoring the warnings of the crazy old man at the gas station about the house *Sound familiar?* the 10 or so victims head out. Upon arriving at the house, they find it burned to the ground, save for the front wall. However they soon discover that when you walk through the front door it "transports" you into the still standing house briefly before it's destruction. After being freaked out by some cabinet doors begin flailing wildly, the characters attempt to leave only to find that their cars won't start. They try walking, but once they reach a certain distance they become engulfed by the "Demon Wind", which has the power to transport you back to the house and also to make an already overly long boring movie longer. From here on you basically have a combination Evil Dead 2/slasher film. The films contains uncanny similarities to Raimi's film. First, the moaning voice coming from the woods. In his film characters are lured out of the cabin and into the woods by a faint haunting, yet hypnotizing voice. In Demon Wind characters are lured out of the cabin and into the woods by what sounds like someone hissing into a bullhorn. Then there's the cabin itself. Although from the outside only a mere portion stands, the inside is practically identical to the one from ED2. Everything is covered in dust, every surface ready to lodge splinters into the unfortunate person who touches it. Not to mention the fact that the front door acts as a time portal to before the house burnt down while at the end of ED2, you guessed it, it acts as a time portal to the Middle Ages. Then finally there's a possession scene in which a character gets infected through their hand. It's not expanded much though, so I suppose that's good. Even so, the mere idea that these folks had the nerve of attempting to recreate one of the greatest schlock cinema fights of all time and put it into a film called Demon Wind well, that's unforgiveable. As if this plagiarizing of a true classic wasn't bad enough, a shield formed by one of Cory's grandmother's spells surrounds the house and zaps anything that tries to get in. It "zaps", it doesn't electrocute or burn, but "zaps" anything that tries to get in with authentic ZZZAP! sounds. Then finally you have an Omen "inspired" scene in which Cory finds out the only way to kill the villain is buy stabbing it with a special dagger. Despite the fact that there isn't a single good performance in the film, the acting is ironically the most entertaining part. Practically every character somewhat resembles a more famous counterpart. Cory bears semblance to Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Elaine resembles Laura Dern (Wild at Heart), one of their friends looks like Kevin Bacon (Friday the 13th), and finally, the crazy old man at the gas station looks like he could be Lloyd Bridges long lost twin brother. Cory's friends consist of nothing more than a bunch of characters lifted from other genre films such as The Gate and Cheerleader Camp. You have the smart, sensitive kid who gets all the good ideas. The idiot jock (who spouts lines like "Hey, if you two homos would quit hugging for a minute we could get going", which automatically seals his fate considering homophobic characters in slasher films invariably serve one purpose and one purpose only -- extermination by the unforeseen threat, with extreme prejudice). Then you have the scared girl who meets her fate early on. But, then the film maker's attempt to get sly and throw in a hipster magician (who performs hacky sack kung fu style with a Coke can) and his friend out of nowhere. Despite the wide variety of every class, cliche, and cliques here, basically they all look like potential victims considering there are no likable characters. There are tons of mistakes in the film. Most notable are several misread lines that I can't believe the editors missed. e.g. Spoken by Cory and the jock: Cory: Are you sure you wanna do this? Jock: Sure as I anabananathing. I'm fairly sure he was supposed to say "as I've ever been about anything". Considering the massive slur, this just leads me to believe, that you not only have to be inebriated to watch one of these movies, but make them too. The gore effects range from shabby to great. Once characters become possessed they simply look as if they're melting. The demons are nothing more than people with latex dripping off their faces with some corn syrup smeared around their mouths (although they don't eat people rendering this pointless and odd). I'm guessing the f/x crew must have gone to the same school as the folks in charge of Umberto Lenzi's City of the Walking Dead make-up crew. Overall, the film is watchable. It's basically a film you rent on a Friday night to watch with a couple friends and have a few drinks, but if you're just looking for a scary flick, I'd strongly advise against it.
Shawn W (ru) wrote: Residents of an old Irish castle try to save it by luring American tourists by advertising it as haunted. Their efforts to haunt the castle conjure up real ghosts. Surprised to see Liam Neeson in a support role here. Off-beat comedy results in a rather ghastly viewing experience.
Justin G (au) wrote: A bizarre mix of buddy flick, road movie, and social commentary. Gary Sinise does a fine job in the director's chair and the cast is great. Good subject matter and a few cameos, but it still feels like this film is missing an ingredient or two.
Denise P (au) wrote: Placing its familiar faces and fresh blood within the always horror-friendly, eerie setting of a community hospital, Halloween 2 is a nimble sequel that builds on its predecessor's simple plot with the addition of a surprising familial twist and loads of gory goodness that were lacking in the first film.
Andreas O (es) wrote: A Dracula among many. Not exactly bad, but nothing special.
Chuck S (mx) wrote: I was surprised I hadn't seen this movie, at least growing up. Then to learn that this is one of the eight movies (out of over 200) in which his character dies, I was even more surprised. And, overall it's not a bad movie. I found it entertaining and kept my attention well. It's full of interesting characters who's relationship and back story are the main plot of the movie. It's story line is based on an interesting love triangle, greed, revenge, heroism, and some good old fashion sea faring action. The special effects and action is very outdated. Remembering that the movie is over 60 years old, I found it easy to look past.
Lansden S (jp) wrote: Simple yet kind of effective
Anwar M (it) wrote: Strong performances, so original, funny. powerful shocking, disturbingly gripping. Great brit flik. Story telling at its best.
Carlos Z (br) wrote: Odd movie, acting is nicely done
William W (it) wrote: A very different but strong angle on the typical Blaxploitation flick. I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately I haven't seen a lot of Ossie Davis' work, either directing (which he does here) or acting (besides 'Bubba Ho-Tep' from late in his career), but it makes me want to check out a lot more. Well worth your trouble to find, worth buying and rewatching, in fact.