October 21, 2009

The 31 Days of Horror- #11

"One of the best werewolf movies ever, and one of the worst vampire movies ever made..."

The Hidden Gem:
The Master says: Though it may seem like no more than a Syfy Channel movie to the casual observer, this is a modern day classic without a doubt. Dog Soldiers can proudly say it belongs along side of An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, and Silver Bullet as one of the few truly excellent Werewolf movies ever made. Yeah I know many will say Lon Chaney this, or Ginger Snaps that, but really, you can keep the cheese and teen angst and give me some bad-ass looking, mean-spirited Lycanthropes any day. Finally, after so long, a movie does Werewolves the complete justice that they deserve, and keeps us on the edge of our seats all the while. It's well made, stylish, bloody, action packed and fun. If you hunger for a real Werewolf movie, then this is a must see.

The Train Wreck:
The Master says: This movie (and book series) sells Teen girl pretty short in my opinion. Here we have an utterly confused girl who falls for a creepy, stalker-ish guy, despite his admitting to murdering people and wanting to drink her blood, thereby putting her life, as well as those of her family, in mortal danger... All for love? Of course it's a deep, soul-searing love that feverishly blooms at first sight, because love has nothing to do with getting to know someone over time... it's based on staring at each other. I mean the guy is a 100+ year old man, in the body of a Teenager, and he's in love with a 17-year-old girl... Is that not a pedophile? But it's ok because he looks 17? Also, the Vampires in this movie glitter. They also go to High School, have the option of living off of Animal Blood, stare blankly, look utterly non-menacing when angered/ready to fight, and suck.

This is a story for underdeveloped minds, plain and simple.

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