Horror Month – June 2015
To celebrate Horror Month on IndieMacUser, here is a selection of our previous horror reviews.
Unfriended (originally released in 2014 as Cyber-natural at the Fantasia Festival) is a ‘found footage’ supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze, written by Nelson Greaves, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Jason Blum, and Greaves.
“This film is a very unique of the found footage genre; however due to the computer screen aspect of the film I personally couldn’t connect with the characters. I feel that this due lack of character development in the script not the performance. I would still recommend people to see it and I do believe that this film will eventually become a cult favourite like the Blair Witch project.” 3/5
Poltergeist is a 2015 American 3D supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi. This film is the latest Hollywood reboot and is a remake of Steven Spielberg‘s and Tobe Hooper‘s 1982 film of the same name.
“I found the film used CGI to much making it look on times tacky. The original managed to create supernatural occurrences without this technology and still provided a vision astounding cult classic.” Lewis 1/5
“Overall we found this film a worthwhile sequel to the previous film. Although the over use of ‘fake’ scares seemed distracting at times and became repetitive; taking away from the gripping storyline” 3/5
“A teen horror/comedy with an interesting twist” 5/5
Motivational Growth (2013)
A dark comedy/horror film from Writer/Director Don Thacker that has already been well received on the festival circuit; winning several awards. Starring horror legend Jeffrey Combs. 4/5
Not to be confused with the TV series of the same name; Reaper is the 2014 thriller/horror from director Philip Shih and writers Mark James/James Jurdi. The film features a strong cast including Danny Trejo (Machete Kills), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), Shayla Beesley (Sex and the USA), Jake Busey (From Dusk Till Dawn – TV Series), Christopher Judge (Stargate) and James Jurdi (Pocket Listing). 4/5
This film from writer/director Marcel Walz is the follow-up (but not a direct sequel) to the 2007 film ‘Seed’; which followed Max Seed on a rampage of blood and gore.
‘If you want see this type of horror movie executed properly with a clear plot and well thought out characters rent any of the films this movie tries to imitate (poorly)” Lewis. 0.1 out of 5