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Monday, March 25, 2024

Evil Dead Franchise


Evil Dead is an American comedy horror franchise created by Sam Raimi consisting of five feature films and a television series. The series originally revolves around the grimoire the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, an ancient Sumerian text that wreaks havoc upon a group of cabin inhabitants in a wooded area in Tennessee.

The film franchise was resurrected in 2013 with Evil Dead, both a reboot and a loose continuation of the series directed by Fede Álvarez, who co-wrote the screenplay with Rodo Sayagues. 

A fifth film in the franchise, titled Evil Dead Rise, was theatrically released on April 21, 2023, with Lee Cronin serving as writer and director, Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan starring as sisters Ellie and Beth Bixler.


1981: The Evil Dead.

1987: Evil Dead II.

1993: Army of Darkness.

2013: Evil Dead.

2023: Evil Dead Rise.

A twisted tale of two estranged sisters whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable. This one has liters and liters of blood.


Fear- 2023

A weekend vacation turns sinister when a group of friends must confront their worst fears one by one.

This is a film that mixes horror, paranormal and folk horror, as the characters face their worst fears, whether monstrous creatures, spirits, etc. Some scenes have blood, strong deaths, and also scenes of spiritual possession.


There's Something Wrong with the Children- 2023


When Margaret (Wainwright) and Ben (Gilford) take a weekend trip with longtime friends Ellie (Crew) and Thomas (Santos) and their two young children (Guiza and Mattle), Ben begins to suspect something supernatural is occurring when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.

Starring: Alisha Wainwright, Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, Carlos Santos, Briella Guiza, David Mattle.


The First Omen -2024


This is another film in which a possessed young woman gives birth to a baby who is the devil incarnate, but the FX are good.

A young American woman is sent to Rome to serve the church, but she encounters darkness that makes her question her faith and uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that aims to bring about the birth of evil in its purest form.


Imaginary- 2024

Blumhouse, the genre-defining mastermind behind FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S and M3GAN, has created this original horror that taps into the innocence of imaginary friends. It begs the question: Are they really figments of childhood imagination or is something more terrifying lurking beneath?

When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) returns to her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice plays games with Chauncey that start out playful and become more sinister.

As Alice's behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be. I don't intend to tell the whole story (no spoilers), but in the end it feels like the Poltergeist movies, where they go to another spiritual dimension. There are some twists at the end.


Destroy All Neighbors -2024


Destroy All Neighbors is a comedy-horror film with great FX, a fun premise, and nice deaths.

An exuberant Gumtree-sploitation horror-comedy that plays like Pacific Heights on peyote will make you sympathize with struggling prog-rock musician William. The neighbour from hell comes in the form of Vlad, an indestructible goblin-y character, played beneath layers of latex by Alex Winter, who drags William to hell. A blast, not least for the cameo from Kumail Nanjiani as 'Smelting Refinery Guard'.


Late Night with The Devil- 2023

Late Night with the Devil is a creepy 2023 found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Cameron and Colin Cairnes. The film features David Dastmalchian as the host of a 1970s talk show, who on Halloween night extends an invitation to a girl who is believed to be possessed in order to enhance the show ratings.

This movie is nothing like I have seen before. The frontman is terrific and a sight for sore eyes.


Night Swim- 2024

night swim

A baseball player, Ray (Wyatt Russell) forced into early retirement moves into a new family home with a water therapy-friendly pool. All is going well until, unavoidably, the pool turns out to be covered in spectral creatures. Bryce McGuire makes a short horror movie that taps into our primal fear of and attraction to water. He gets great performances from Russell and The Banshees of Kerry Condon as the partner who prays it is not her turn to check the chlorine levels.


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The Pope's Exorcist: 2023


the Pope's exorcist








The Pope's Exorcist is an American supernatural horror movie from 2023. It was written by Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and it was based on Father Gabriele Amorth's books An Exorcist Tells His Story (1990) and An Exorcist: More Stories (1992). Russell Crowe plays Amorth in the movie. Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, and Franco Nero also have parts in the movie.
When Screen Gems bought the rights to Amorth's true story in 2020, filming began that year. 

After the director was changed and the story was changed, the movie was shot in Ireland from August to October 2022.

There have been a lot of movies about exorcisms. What makes this one different? It's based on a book by Gabriele Amorth, who was a real-life exorcist.
Amorth, along with five other priests, founded the International Association of Exorcists. 

He was known all over the world for his work in demonology and exorcism. Father Amorth did thousands of exorcisms over the course of his career. He became one of the most well-known and controversial people in the Catholic Church in the modern age.
The film has very good special effects.
Another interesting detail is that in this film, the demon (Asmodeus) managed to carry out multiple possessions, he managed to possess the boy (Henry), the girl (Amy) and even the pope.
Interesting detail, the Pope is always considered a holy figure, His Holiness, so if it has been possessed it is because it is not pure or free of sins.

The only detail, which is common to all exorcism films, is that the demons are easily defeated at the end, by the priest, with Christian prayers in Latin. In reality this would not be possible.
Another detail that I didn't like was the film almost trying to clean up the church's image about the dark phase of the Inquisition, attributing the blame to the devil who possessed a bishop.
So, in that sense, they try to give an image of excusing the church for the era of the Inquisition.
But, in short, the film is entertaining.

It's curious, in this type of film the devil always tries to "enter" the church and contaminate it. 

But in real life the Church is not a pure institution, it already has the devil inside, it has connections with mafia money and thousands of cases of pedophilia.



Friday, April 28, 2023

"The Offering" - 2023

the offering







Movie directed by Oliver Park and Les Weldon, released in January 2023.
It surprised me positively, the story evolves and has surprises.
The Offering involves a Hassidic community. A man (Yosille) since he lost his wife, decided to study occultism, goetia, the esoteric kabbalah and invoke an archangel in an attempt to recover his wife.
But the ritual went wrong and his own daughter died (Sarah). 









The man then tries to be possessed by the female demon Abyzou and imprison her in his body, by sticking a consecrated dagger in his chest, and using an amulet.
He made it and died this way. Meanwhile, the body goes to a mortuary.
Arthur (Nick Blood) and his pregnant wife, go to Arthur's father's house, owner of that funeral home, and he helps to autopsy the body, it is then that the demon Abyzou will escape.
All through the movie there are scenes of suspense and the spirit of the girl (Sarah) is seen, and at other times the demon Abyzou.
The ending is unexpected and surprising, I can tell that it is not a happy ending.

Abyzou in folklore, is a female demon that abducts children and causes deaths during pregnancy. The name came from Akkadian Apsu or Sumerian Abzu.



Saturday, February 25, 2023

Extraterrestrial- 2014


If you like dark psychological thrillers and UFO movies, you'll love "Extraterrestrial". Directed by Colin Minihan. April visits her parents' vacation cabin in the woods, with Kyle and her friends. During their stay, they come across a crashed alien spaceship and decide to investigate. Later, they find themselves terrorised and chased by aliens.

The film has impressive scenes, obviously it has a lot of sci-fi, for example when April calls the attention of the UFO to be abducted and go to save her boyfriend (Kyle).

The scene inside the UFO is totally SCI FI, the craft looks dark, gloomy, dirty inside.

However, the film has scenes that, frighteningly, are among the most reliable and realistic of the way in which the Government and the military deal with abductees, instead of helping them, they usually always eliminate witnesses.



Dark Skies -2013

Dark skies ufos

This is another great dark psychological horror film about alien abductions, written and directed by Scott Stewart.

It has good actors and a compelling story. It shows quite interesting details, such as how the aliens can manipulate the mind of people (with hallucinations or telepathically) and micro-manipulation of time.

They live a peaceful life in the suburbs with their sons, Jesse (Dakota Goyo) and Sam (Kadan Rockett) However, that peace soon shatters with a series of disturbing events that escalate. It becomes clear that their family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying, deadly alien threat. Daniel and Lacy draw upon their courage and determination to protect their family and identify what is after them.



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