This was an entry in the series I was positive I had never seen before. The others I had at least seen clips but this first sequel was a complete mystery to me. I can’t say I was all that excited to watch it since many people consider it inferior to the first movie, and I already didn’t care for that one too much. But maybe the low expectations would help right? No, no not really. This is indeed a poor sequel to an already pretty poor movie.
Every now and then in life, you have moments where you act blindly without clearly thinking things through, and then you immediately regret your actions. I’m sure it has happened to all of us. You snap at someone and say something you don’t mean. Maybe you turn down a job offer and then only a few seconds later, you start to wonder if you actually made the right decision. Or in my case, you spend 45 dollars on the Leprechaun box set and then open it right away, thus removing any possibility of returning it later when you’ve come to your senses.
So, yes, it has indeed been about four months since we posted the last episode. Yes we feel tremendously guilty about it. Yes we are working on correcting this to give you more frequent podcast goodness in 2015. Yes this episode features an in depth conversation about how sexy Arnold Schwarzeneggar is. Is that really how you spell his last name? Did I get it on the first try?! It looks wrong. I'm not looking it up as I want to keep this as a victory.
For this episode, we take a break from the usual good/bad movie routine and talk about Hollywood sexyness. Sexy men, sexy ladies, we cover it all. It's not as shallow as it may sound either! It turns out that to us, sexy means a lot more than just "you look physically pleasing to me". It's about character and personality. And yes, it's also about looking aesthetically pleasing but those first two things factor in as well!
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Holy shit the last review of the third October marathon! The final entry is always both sad and a huge relief. I love October. I love Halloween, watching scary movies in the appropriate season, the way the Internet comes together to celebrate the horror genre, it’s all great and I can’t help but feel a little bummed out that it’s coming to an end and we are now one day away from Christmas taking over everything for the next two months. On the flip side, I don’t have to write a review every day anymore! And my god does that idea ever sound appealing right now.
As both a fan of Eric Bana being badass and the director’s last movie Sinister, I originally was planning to check this one out in theatres. However it only lasted a couple of weeks before disappearing from this area completely, sealing its fate as a Redbox rental. Appropriately, I feel a Redbox rental is about the correct price to pay for this movie.
The V/H/S movies are certainly not the best in either the world of found footage or the world of horror anthologies, but they have been just entertaining enough to keep me coming back to the franchise each year. For every disappointing story there was usually another that was quite effective and they always had pretty creative ways to invoke the found footage concept. The latest entry however is the first real sign that this franchise is waning.
Here we have another case where I have seen the remake of something but never the original. I have seen both the 1999 House on Haunted Hill (which I remember thinking was ok, haven’t gone back it since release but I’m going to guess it doesn’t hold up all too well now) and its awful direct to DVD sequel Return to the House on Haunted Hill or whatever it was actually called. My only memory of the latter is that it did the gimmick where throughout the movie you can choose various different story paths which almost never changed the story in anything resembling a significant way. Oh and that it was terrible. I remember that as well. So even though I indulged in what are considered the lesser versions I had never watched the original 1959 version with Vincent Price until Scream Factory once again saved the day with a new box set containing this movie. So here we go!
This is the only movie in the Exorcist franchise that I had not yet seen. The reputation around it is so toxic (it is considered by many sources to be amongst the top five worst movies of all time) that I never felt it was worthy of the two hours it would take me to watch the thing. However I picked up the Exorcist set and I got this stupid marathon thing going right now so I figured if I was ever going to watch Exorcist II it would be now. Plus I had read a couple reviews saying it was a great “so bad it’s good” movie and that it is completely hilarious. Disagree! Disagree completely!
Finally I get to bust out of the other half of my Peter Fonda double bill disc that started in the May action movie marathon with Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. I wasn’t sure if Race with the Devil technically counted as a horror movie but I knew it had a cult and I knew Kevin Smith was always talking about how scary it is so I figured why not.
My god there are six Wrong Turn movies. Six! The Wrong Turn franchise has made it up to its sixth installment! Even crazier is that I have actually seen every one of them. Let me break down my thoughts real quick since I have never actually talked about any of them on the site before. My thoughts on each Wrong Turn movie are as follows: 1 – decent enough, watchable, love me some Eliza Dushku 2 – slightly more enjoyable than the first, 3 – slightly less enjoyable than the first, 4 – I have no memories of this one so that doesn’t bode well for it, 5 – ugly, ugly movie with few redeeming qualities. So there you have it. Outside of the second movie I don’t have a whole lot of love for this franchise. Wrong Turn 6 does not change that although I will say it’s amongst the better entries in the series.