7/3 The Broken
Starring Lena Headey
A radiologist’s life spirals out of control when she sees a woman who looks like her driving down the street. Drawn into the mystery of who the woman might be, she stumbles into something she never imagined.
This mirror breaks and you see a woman step out of the glass. Then, she sees a woman driving her SUV that looks just like her. Then somehow she ends up in the SUV after following this person to their apartment where she sees a picture of herself and her father.
After this happens, she has a wreck that lands her having to take therapy.
To say this movie is confusing is an understatement. I feel like the dad knows something though because he is kind of weird. Which the boyfriend is weird, too, so it is hard to tell if that is part of the acting or what. Like I said, movie is confusing.
Over thirty minutes into the movie and still no sign of anything I would categorize as horror. She is starting to suspect that her boyfriend isn’t her boyfriend. Like it is someone who looks like him. He has started acting weird so this is a possibility.
We are 58 minutes in when something horror finally happens. You see a doppelganger kill the real woman. About time something happened.
The movie starts picking up after the murder happens. I actually got interested in it at that point. The ending was unexpected.
Once it got going, this movie wasn’t too bad. I will give it a B- simply because it did have such a slow start.
7/4 MOTHER’S DAY
Starring Rebecca De Mornay
Members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home in order to terrorize the new owners.
Movie starts off with a murder. That is always a plus with a horror movie. The guys mistakenly return to what they think is their mother’s house when she no longer owns it. This puts them in the position of having to take control of the house.
Then, the mom shows up to try to fix the mess these boys have created. But she is about as crazy as they are. She is convinced that the new couple stole money that was supposed to be hers and that is part of the reason they won't go ahead and leave.
There is a lot of action in this one as well as the horror element. The acting is really good.
Ending was good, but unexpected. I would give this one a B+ and definitely recommend it to people.
7/5 YOU CAN’T KILL STEPHEN KING
A goofy horror movie about campers who decide to camp on the lake where horror writer Stephen King lives.
I knew going into this that it would probably be ridiculous, but I thought it would be fun considering what a fan of King I am.
Movie starts about like you would expect. Girl running through woods by lake in her underwear and a ripped shirt. Ends up getting smacked in face with shovel. Then, scene switches to a car of people and cheesy text introductions of each character.
The acting is horrible, but movie is funny from the start. The name of the boat they rent is Christine! I about fell out of my chair laughing when the guy was telling them they didn’t want that boat.
Some of the acting does pick up a little, but not much. The scenes are kind of flat, but still interesting to watch.
There are more King references like the pop up “Girl who loved Tom Gordon” book. Then, when they are listening to music in the house it is the song that the mother is playing at the beginning of the movie IT.
And, of course, there is a guy walks in on his friend kissing girl he likes moment. Lol. Oh, and the classic soldier going to save the day guy.
And everyone suspects the Stephen King superfan! And the superfan actually starts thinking it is Stephen King! I am rolling over this one.
The ending was about what I expected with all the humor of the rest of the movie. I would have to give this one a C because it was really silly.
But I have to admit that even with the ridiculousness, this movie was a blast to watch. I strongly recommend for a good laugh!
Starring Adam Brody
A couple moves into a New England town with hopes of starting a family. Those hopes are quickly shattered when they fall into paranoia and must fight for their lives.
Movie starts with couple moving into new house and wife is expecting a baby. There is a neighbor girl who sits in her window and just stares at people, very creepy.
Larissa goes into labor, but the baby is stillborn. When she comes home, she is distraught over loss of child. She starts hearing the baby crying in the house and actually seeing him in his crib.
The girl next door, Isabelle, is still staring at Larissa through the window and this really bothers her to the point that she goes next door and yells at the old woman who lives there.
The suspense in the movie is really good and I enjoyed trying to figure out what Isabelle’s story was. There are definite spooky elements that make the movie good.
When it turns out that the girl watching her is a vengeful spirit, of course her husband doesn’t believe that she is seeing her. I hate when that happens in movies. I just have a problem with the spouse distrusting what the other says.
The ending had a lot of excitement, but was really confusing. I will give this one a C because the ending was a big disappointment.