Movie Reviews 5

The Haunting in Connecticut
Pretty much a pastiche of all the cliches of ‘haunted house’. It’s still a fun movie to watch but there isn’t any real originality. Even the supposed twist ending was really a twist at all if you followed the movie closely.

Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers, I really liked this one. The beginning is especially powerful as it’s got a bit of a 70’s vibe to it, while at the same time being contemporary. You’re really wondering what the hell is going on. We dealing with just a psycho? Or is there more to it? Plenty of scares and hommages to older movies like this. And they really do make use of the “Jeepers Creepers” song! “Where’d you get those … eyes?”

Drag Me To Hell
Sam Raimi’s return to horror movies brings us something we haven’t had in a long time. A FUN horror movie. A bank employee vying for a contested promotion does something uncharacteristic, an evil deed. But she picked to wrong person to mess with and ends up being cursed. The trials and tribulations of removing the curse are all part of the fun. Watch it to the very end. I did not see it coming.

Shallow Ground
The tagline of the movie is “No one leaves”. I almost did after the first 20 minutes or so dragged on. Eventually, there was something of a story to latch onto, but just like the title implies, it wasn’t too deep. In the end it’s hard to say whether even B-movie fans can savor much beyond a few neat FX shots. If a half story is all you need, then it may suffice.

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