Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Invisible Man

Starring Elisabeth Moss

Cecilia runs from a domestic abuse relationship, only to learn that her abusive husband has taken his own life. But has he? Soon Cecilia starts to wonder when she realizes she is being hunted by someone no one can see.

I had already seen this movie once in the theater when I went out for a girl’s night with my daughter and my best friend. I am a fan of Elisabeth Moss due to Handmaid’s Tale and was looking forward to seeing this movie. Plus, the preview made it look amazing. So, this was the movie chosen for girl’s night.

I decided to rent it because I had been wanting to watch it again. Since I’m watching it, I thought it would be fun to add it to the list.

The movie starts out with Cecilia sneaking around her house. It is obvious that she drugged her husband to make him sleep deeper to give her the chance to get away. You can tell that she is scared of him because every small sound she makes, she keeps looking to see if he is waking up.

There is a level of suspense as she is sneaking around. I find myself saying “Go girl, go” while watching it. It really makes it look like he is going to grab her any second.

Of course, her ride doesn’t show up when she is supposed to making for the husband showing up right as she gets in the car to leave. This is her sister and she couldn’t be on time for something like that? Shame.

Then, it switches to two weeks later and she is afraid to leave her friend’s house. So, they have made a deal of her just walking to the mailbox which she is terrified to do. She is convinced that her husband could be out there.

Then she learns that husband is dead of apparent suicide. After that, Cecilia opens up about some of the stuff that the husband did while they were together.

Little things start happening after she meets with the lawyer to discuss the money the husband left her. Things like the stove getting turned up and the pan catching on fire, a dress falling off the hanger, she feels like someone is watching her.

I would really have flipped out over the front door being closed, but then when she looked back it’s open or the covers getting pulled off of her and ending up on the other side of the room.

The sister is a complete piece of work. She is so quick to dismiss anything that Cecilia says when she is trying to explain what is going on. The way everything in her life is getting eliminated is so devious. It really makes it look like Cecilia is losing her mind to the people around her.

Even though there is a lot of suspense in this movie, it doesn’t waiver. It seems like there is always something going on which I like.

The action really picks up the farther you get into the movie. The hospital scenes are awesome.

The ending of this movie is fabulous. I would definitely give this movie an A and recommend you watch it if you haven’t seen it already.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Train to Busan

Starring Yoo Gong

When a Zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, people struggle to survive on a train heading from Seoul to Busan.

*this movie is in another language so you will have to use subtitles unless you speak that language.*

I have seen this  one pop up several times on my Netflix recommended horror, so I decided to check it out. I have to say that beginning isn’t that bad at all.

Then you meet the main character who is a workaholic who doesn’t know much about his daughter. The movie is pretty interesting right off the bat and this little girl is adorable.

This girl manages to sneak on the train and you can tell there is something wrong with her. This does not look good. I do have to say that it is surprising that no one on the train notices this girl or her issues.

OH my gosh! The zombie attacks are freaking brutal. I love it!

There is a death that was really sad. I actually had tears in my eyes over it. And there is one guy that if he doesn’t die, I will be mad! I was really surprised how quick I got swept up in this movie.

The ending is so good. I have to give this movie an A. Even with subtitles, it was fantastic. I strongly recommend this if you like gory and sad horror.

Sunday, July 26, 2020


Starring Grant Bowler

A District Attorney is murdered and thrown out of a building on to his car. The attorney and his car come back to life in search of vegeance.

Movie starts with a cop chasing a suspect and it turns out there is someone in the trunk of the guys car. The cop allows the girl to whack the guy one good time with a bat then it switches to the courtroom.

The guy is convicted and they carry out the death sentence immediately. There are some science fiction elements in this movie.

The attorney is definitely a jerk. However the way he dies is super gross. I am definitely getting intrigued with this movie.

I have to admit that this movie was pretty good. The ending was pretty good, but could have been better. I’ll give this one a B- simply because it did grab my attention and hold my interest.

Saturday, July 25, 2020


 Starring James Brolin

A sheriff is tasked with learning who is running people down in a mysterious black sedan.

If you need a reason to watch this movie, I will give you two words. James Brolin. I will remind people who may have forgotten and educate people who don’t know that James Brolin is the father of Josh Brolin and, yes, Josh got his looks from his daddy. While age has caught up with James Brolin, it definitely hasn’t hurt him. Another movie worth watching with him in it is the original Amityville Horror. I’m telling you this man is talented with a capital T.

With that all being said, I am guessing that you have figured out that I’ve seen this movie. It has been awhile since I watched it, but I do remember that it was a fun watch. So, I decided to add it to the Scare-A-Thon this year.

This movie starts off right away with the car attacking bikers that are riding on the road. I like movies where the action picks up almost immediately.

Wade (James Brolin) gets involved after the car runs down a hitchhiker that was just passing through the town right in front of someone’s house. There is a lot of action in this movie which adds to the fun of watching it.

There is one death in it that is really sad. I was hoping that wouldn’t happen. I couldn’t remember if this person lived or not.

The ending was pretty good. I would give this movie a B+. Even though it is a 1970s movie, it is very good and I enjoyed it.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Death Note

Starring Natt Wolff

A young man discovers a supernatural notebook with the power to grant death to anyone whose name is written in the pages.

This movie has been on Netflix for awhile, but I kept putting off watching it. So, I decided why not watch it today.

Movie starts with a basic music montage of different students at the school and the main character watching a girl practice cheerleading. Then, the wind blows and a notebook falls from the sky. That most definitely didn’t take long.

I will just go ahead and say that the girl he likes is a b**ch. He obviously suffers from “Let’s worship the b***hy popular girl even though we know she is horrible.” Just saying.

When the demon looking thing shows up, it is hilarious. This guy screams like a girl. It is really funny.

Wow! When he writes down the first name and how the person is supposed to die, it is freaking awesome!!! I am definitely impressed with movie so far. OF course, he is told to leave notebook alone for seven days if not interested. Raise your hand if you think that is gonna happen. Yeah, right. Lol.

He is on a rush of writing names and impressing the popular girl. Yes, he tells her about book. He’s an idiot. This is going way too well for him. I keep waiting for something bad to happen to him.

I knew telling that b**ch would end up being a really bad idea. I really do not like this girl. I spent most of the movie hoping she would bite it.

The ending was pretty good. I would give this one a B. It is worth the watch.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

You Should Have Left

Starring Kevin Bacon

A family rents a house to get away for a few weeks only to learn that once there, the house may not let them leave.

Movie starts off with the dad having a nightmare about his daughter. Dad gets the idea to go away and wife agrees so they rent the house for a few weeks before the wife is going to be going to London for some acting gig.

The dad was apparently once accused of murdering his first wife, but found innocent. However, there are people who still believe that he did it.

Once they get moved into house, it appears that the dad has started losing time. He will be gone for hours, but it will only feel like minutes to him. Kind of interesting.

The strange things start to happen that freak out both him and the little girl. I have to say that I find this movie more thriller than horror, but it had its moments.

The ending was pretty good and a bit of a surprise. I would give this one a B+. Glad I rented it and I would recommend.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Supernatural Thrillers

7/18-7/21 Nos4A2 Season 1

Starring Zachary Quinto

Charlie Manx feeds on the souls of children. When a young woman discovers that she has a gift, Manx feels that his world is threatened.

I know this is a tv show instead of a movie, but it is still considered a horror. So, I decided to include it.

This show is based on the book by Joe Hill. I have read the book and thought it was great. I am also a huge Zachary Quinto fan so I had to check out the show.

I was not disappointed. The show immediately pulled me in and I enjoyed watching the different twists in the storyline. It does have differences from the book, but that is okay. I enjoyed it anyway.

Quinto makes an excellent Charlie Manx. I had forgotten how creepy Quinto could be in the role of a villian.  The character of Maggie, a scrabble tile reading clairvoyant, is adorable. I really like her personality and I love who they have picked to play her.

I like who they picked to play “The brat”, Vic McQueen, who is the main character of the book. I like the way she seems to just fall into the part.

I absolutely loved the way the season ended. It left it open for there to be a season 2 and I really hope there is. I truly enjoyed this. I give it an A.

7/22 Fallen

Starring Denzel Washington

A man investigates murders resembling the MO of a serial killer he has already put down.

I watched this movie one time a long time ago and if I remember correctly there is a lot of thriller in it which makes it perfect for the ScareAthon. Plus it has Denzel Washington in it which makes it worth watching regardless.

There are other good actors as well including John Goodman and Donald Sutherland. I like these movies from the 90s that are just full of acting talent.

Movie starts off with Denzel’s character saying “Let me tell you about the time I almost died.” Definitely a way to pull someone in.

Then it goes back to show the serial killer fixing to die. This guy is a nutjob. Once the guy is dead, it looks like he is floating or something like that above everyone. Different.

It looks like the guy is doing some body jumping. That’s pretty cool. Then a dead body shows up and Hobbs starts investigating.

When the body jumping starts while carrying on a song that the serial killer was singing when he was put to death in front of the detective, it is really cool. Freaks Hobbs out good.

I have to admit that I enjoyed this movie. Like I said before, I had only watched it once so I had forgotten how good it was. There is more thriller than horror, but it is still very good.

The ending is pretty good, disappointing and surprising. I give this movie a B+.