October 12, 2010

Day 11- Monnday, October 11th

#25- Lost Boys: The Thirst (2010)
As if they weren't pushing their luck enough with 2008's Lost Boys: The Tribe, this 3rd installment in the series pretty much kicks luck in the nuts and hurls it off of a cliff. I guess it's kinda cute in an odd way to see the Frog Brothers on screen again, but this movie was just not very good at all. The Lost Boys (1987) was for many reasons, an classic movie. I shouldn't need to explain any of that to you. 2008's long awaited sequel, The Tribe, was passable in most ways, but seriously paled in comparison. It was alright. The Thirst though... ouch. It wasn't god awful, but it just kinda sucked. I like seeing Corey Feldman on screen, as he earned his way into my Horror-Heart with his varied work in the 80's, but I know he has more in him than this. He tried, and he managed to be likable through most of it, but he didn't have much to work with story wise. I did like the little nods to Corey Haim throughout the movie though, as Feldman showed how he missed his gone-too-soon broski through elements of the story. Other than the more famous frog brother though, none of the other characters were that memorable. Cardboard cut-outs, going through the cliched motions; that's what it all felt like. If you're a Lost Boys freak, you may find this one redeemable, but I don't see how. Let us pray that there wont be a part 4.
 #26- Rovdyr (2008)- (FULL REVIEW HERE)

Short but bloody sweet, Rovdyr is a fun little piece of Norwegian backwoods Torture Porn that definitely slakes one's thirst for gore and gratuitous violence. In what seems like what has become the trend this year for us, Machine (not Erin this time) had never seen Rovdyr and decided it was high time that he did... which means I had to sit through yet another movie I'd already seen a few times. Then again, none of us had seen Lost Boys 3, and I picked that one, so I should really shut up. If you like it bloody and gruesome, you'll like this movie. The characters are uber annoying, and I wished death on them all and cheered when each of the bought the Norwegian farm, but it's all about the kills with this one, not the emotional attachment to the characters.
 #27-Silver Bullet (1985)

Speaking of the late Corey Haim, here's one of his best flicks, and a truly underrated Stephen King book and movie. A good Werewolf movie is a hard thing to come by; Dog Soldiers, The Howling, An American Werewolf in London, Wolfen... all classics, and excellent flicks in their own right, but beyond that handful, the quality pool gets really shallow, really quick. Silver Bullet is another really good Lycanthrope flick, which never seemed to me to get the love it deserved. It has a great atmosphere; it has that autumn in a small town feel about it, which makes a perfect backdrop for a a creepy story. It has a great cast; Corey Haim was in top form back then, and he was great in this movie, Everett McGill plays a perfectly wicked bad guy, and how can you not love Gary Busey in the 80's (pre-mental collapse)? It even has Terry O'Quinn in it, and I love seeing him in anything I can. Long live John Locke. That's right, I just referenced L O S T. This one is the goods folks, and a bit of a lost classic, so add it to your Netflix movie queues before the month is over. I think this might even go good along side of Trick r' Treat...
 #28- Vikaren (2008)- (FULL REVIEW HERE)

"6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn't right. How is she able read kids' minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince everyone's parents she is so great when the whole class knows she is really an alien? " Oh, what a surprise! Another movie that Machine was too busy to watch with us way back when we first reviewed it. At least he isn't making us re-watch a bunch of crappy movies. I can live with seeing a movie like this again. Much like The Hole, which we watched and reviewed a few days ago, Vikaren is sort of geared towards kids, though it isn't childish in feel at all. It's a fun little flick, pitting a bunch of 6th graders in a life or death battle against an evil alien teacher... and what little kid wouldn't want to kill his teacher, right? It's a rite of passage. Fun, clever, well made and creepy at times, Vikaren is a good Horror flick for the whole family. Not Uncle Chester though. He snuggles too hard during movies.

That's 28/100 movies watched so far, so we had better get back to it... Almost 1/3 of the way through! Almost...

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