Shocking Saturday

Reviews of various different horror films such as: comedy, exploitation and found footage…on a Saturday.

Horror Rating Key:

(This key is to say how shocking the film is and how much it does for the horror genre, not necessarily how good the film actually is. The star rating is pretty self explanatory.)

(:-O) – What the hell was that?

(:-O) (:-O) – Not too bad

(:-O) (:-O) (:-O) – Creeped out

(:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) – Hiding behind the pillow

(:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) – Holy F***ing Shit

Insensibles (Painless)‘ Two stories from different time periods intertwine into one as a man attempts to uncover the dark history of his birth parents. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) / ☆☆☆

Kairo (Pulse)‘ Before The Ring and the Grudge, Kairo was giving audiences a reason to never turn on their computers again. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) /☆☆☆

Apocalyptic‘  An Australian documentary crew travel into the Australian Bush in search of a hidden cult who believe the apocalypse is nigh. (:-O) (:-O)/

The Conjuring‘ Director James Wan returns to horror cinema with this amazing haunting story, from the true case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Girls Against Boys‘ After a terrible night, two girls take the justice of the law into their owns hands. (:-O) (:-O)/

Grave Encounters‘ Cult found-footage favourite by The Vicious Brothers. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

V/H/S 2‘ The incredible sequel to the 2012 anthology  horror film. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Megan Is Missing‘ Found-footage horror film which highlights the reasons why talking to strangers online is ALWAYS a bad idea. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

They Live‘ The sci-fi horror 80s cult classic by the great John Carpenter. (:-O) (:-O)/

Stoker‘ From the director of Oldboy comes a spectacular story about a broken family who gets a visit from a mysterious unknown relative. (:-O) (:-O)/

Chernobyl Diaries‘ Oren Peli delivers another great horror film, this time based after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Resident Evil: Retribution‘ The fifth installment to the Resident Evil franchise. (:-O) (:-O)/

Troll Hunter‘ A hand-held camera film, which centres around the existence of trolls in Norway. (:-O) (:-O)/

The Fourth Kind‘ The alien abduction film which is apparently based on actual events, and the evidence is present throughout. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Salo or 120 Days of Sodom‘ A rather violent exploitation film which has been praised for touching on the issues of fascism and political corruption. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Frenzy‘ A crime thriller where a man has to clear his name after being falsely accused for several murders, by the magnificent Alfred Hitchcock. (:-O) (:-O)/

Antiviral‘ A look at what happens when people’s lusts for their favourite celebrities go over board in this vision of a not-too-distant dystopian future. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

A Clockwork Orange‘ The Stanley Kubrick directed psychological masterpiece which will have your eyes glued to the screen as you witness Alex DeLarge’s antics. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Ginger Snaps‘ The 2000 werewolf film which put Katharine Isabelle on the horror map. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Cockneys vs Zombies‘ A British Horror-Comedy starring zombies, a must for fans of Shaun of the Dead. (:-O) (:-O)/

American Mary‘ A horror film which glamorises the body modification industry, and turns a lonely surgery student into a scalpel wealding monster. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Bug‘ A psychological thriller by William Friedkin which will have you trying to determine between what is reality and what is fantasy. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Snuff-Movie‘ A rather disappointing attempt at 70s exploitation horror, from the director of Candyman. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

All posts below link to my old blog.

The Cabin in the Woods‘ A typical horror film, which turns out to have a much deeper story line than you will ever expect. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Welcome to the Jungle‘ A hand-held camera horror film which depicts four friends who travel to Papua New Guinea in search of Michael Rockefeller, who supposedly lives with the cannibalistic natives. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Alone With Her‘ A suspense thriller which makes the idea of a creepy stalker a chilling reality. (:-O) (:-O)/

Atrocious‘ A Spanish horror film which raises so much tension that you will be gagging to see the ending. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

A Serbian Film‘ A violent exploitation film, which will truly turn your stomach upside down. A washed-up porn star trying to get back into the business, signs up for more than he wanted. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

The Blair Witch Project‘ The superb birth of the hand-held camera horror film, which shocked audiences in 1999. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane‘ An unpredictable slasher horror, with some spectacular acting and great scenes. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Sinister‘ A horror film with a horrifying and spectacular plot and conclusion. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

The Human Centipede: First Sequence‘ One of the sickest and most imaginative horror films of all time. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Wind Chill‘ A slow-paced family horror film. (:-O) (:-O)/

REC 3: Genesis‘ The third installment of the incredible REC horror series. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

V/H/S‘ An anthology horror film, which its entirety will keep you gripped throughout. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Paranormal Activity 4‘ The fourth installment in the hand-held camera franchise. (:-O)/

Doomsday‘ 25 years after Britain quarantined Scotland due to a deadly virus, the virus has resurfaced and the only cure lies inside the quarantine zone…that’s not all that lies in there though. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

Juan of the Dead‘ A Cuban zombie-comedy. (:-O) (:-O)/

The Bay‘ An account of an outbreak which occurred in a small town in Maryland, USA. (:-O) (:-O) (:-O)/

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