Split (2016) Reviews

Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson and Betty Buckley. The film has been described as a thematic sequel to the 2000 film Unbreakable.[3] Principal photography began on November 11, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 26, 2016 and will be released on January 20, 2017, by Universal Pictures.
Director : M. Night Shyamalan
Writer : M. Night Shyamalan
Stars : James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson
Genre : Horror, Thriller
Release : 18 January 2017 Phillipines – 23 March 2017 Brazil
Story Line
After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 duel personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others.
Split (2016) Reviews

A welcome return to form for the director and James McEvoy gives one of his finest performances. I am not sure how many actors could achieve what he has executed so well here and one wonders if the film could have worked at the highest level without him. In between some of his bigger studio choices he has chosen challenging or interesting roles no matter how the films turn out and his range and talent always keep surprising but he takes it to another level here.

I won’t reveal too much about the film as others will do that, except to say it was a great film to watch in the theater, full of suspense and in some ways quite touching and meaningful, even if you do or don’t like the final twists you’ll be drawn in to this story and on the edge of your seat in more of a suspense mode.

I wasn’t sure if the film would go beyond a typical kidnapping film in the first five minutes but I can assure you its completely different to any expectations you’ll have despite the director putting some of his more traditional touches on the film towards the end of it which really work in this case. I’ve always liked his earlier films as they often look at human conditions or flaws with imagination and some of his films have fallen short but he sounds like he’s become more open minded and enjoying his work returning to form so well here and all I can say is well done, he has great attention to detail and gives his all.

This is a great film if you want an original suspense/thriller go and see it. I was sorry to see a review that put this film down, those reviews are off the mark this time round in my opinion I hope there is more to come from the M Night daring to be different again, his lower budget work is outstanding and easily brings out his best storytelling.

James McEvoy you’ve smashed it here and given you’re all it was worth the risk, keep taking them! Having attended the Q&A he comes across a decent humble man which I would think gives his performances such resonance and skill. Also a great performance from Anya Taylor Joy she’s a talent as well. Go see the see the film, especially in the threatre on a big screen it will have you on the edge of your seat.

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The Bye Bye Man (2017) Reviews

The Bye Bye Man is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, based on the chapter “The Bridge to Body Island” in Robert Damon Schneck’s book The President’s Vampire. The film stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas and Doug Jones, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway. Principal photography began on November 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. STX Entertainment will release the film on January 13, 2017.

Director : Stacy Title
Writers : Robert Damon Schneck (short story), Jonathan Penner
Stars : Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas
Genre : Horror, Thriller
Release : 12 January 2016 Greece – 9 February Brazil

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man’s existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate. Written by STX Entertainment”

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Amityville: The Awakening (2016) Reviews

Amityville: The Awakening is an upcoming 2017 American supernatural horror film and the seventeenth installment in the Amityville saga. It will be directed by Franck Khalfoun from a screenplay he wrote. The film was produced by Daniel Farrands, Casey La Scala and Jason Blum through his Blumhouse Productions banner. It stars Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Thomas Mann, Jennifer Morrison and Kurtwood Smith. The film is scheduled to be released on January 6, 2017 by Dimension Films, a division of The Weinstein Company.
Director : Franck Khalfoun
Writer : Franck Khalfoun (screenplay)
Stars : Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Genre : Horror, Thriller
Release : 30 December 2016 Japan – 6 January 2017 USA
“Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.”
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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Reviews

Director : Anna Foerster
Writers : Cory Goodman, Kyle Ward
Stars : Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver
Genre : Action, Horror
Release : 24 December 2016 Georgia – 13 January 2017 Ireland
Underworld: Blood Wars is a 2016 action horror film directed by Anna Foerster and written by Cory Goodman. It is the fifth installment in the Underworld franchise and the sequel to 2012 film Underworld: Awakening, with Kate Beckinsale reprising her role as Selene. The main cast also includes Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, and Charles Dance. Principal photography began on October 19, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.
“The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.”
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Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Reviews

Selene’s on the run from Lycans and Vampires. She’s sent her daughter away, to keep her from harms reach. The Lycans are coordinating under a new leadership and piloting to rid the world of Vampires once and for all. Most of the remaining coven decide to give amnesty to Selene in return for training the young recruits. However some of the members of the Coven aren’t as forthcoming, as they start piloting against her. If you’re expecting a pulp fiction story line filled with meticulous details and roaring effects than you are in the wrong theater. This is where you will witness Vampires Tearing through flesh and Werewolves shedding new skin. The biggest problem in this franchise is the gaps in the story lines, Particularly Michael’s, I can understand if the actor doesn’t wish to return. But if that is the case, wouldn’t it be rational to give an explanation to what happened to his character. If nothing else, Kill him off and put Selene into a frenzy. Leaving such an important story line unanswered is a blunder on the writers behalf.

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Friend Request (2016) Movie Reviews

Friend Request (2016) Movie Reviews. The Best Reviews, Read the Reviews. When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.
Director: Simon Verhoeven
Writers: Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch
Stars: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

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Friend Request (2016) Movie Reviews

“Friend Request” follows a college student named Laura (Alycia Debnam Carey) who receives a friend request on Facebook from a lonely girl named Marina (Liesl Ahlers) who has 0 friends. Laura accepts the friend request out of pity but quickly regrets it as Marina becomes obsessed with Laura in a very short amount of time. Once Marina’s overwhelming advances of friendship are rejected by Laura, she decides to take her own life, film it, and put it on the internet. After Marina’s death Laura begins to lose control of her life and her facebook account due to further harassment from Marina’s ghost.

I felt like the plot was an OK lead in to a very familiar concept, college kids getting picked off one by one while one person tries to figure things out and find a way to stop the person or thing that is terrorizing them. After the initial set up this movie really starts to look a lot like a number of previous modern day horror films, it just makes no effort whatsoever to try to shake things up a bit. They took an overused formula and stuck to it pretty much to the tee. I even find it hard to write much about the film because it was so bland and just didn’t really offer much at all. You will predict every twist, you will see every death coming, and you will not be shocked by the ending at all.

I tend to like these kinds of movies so I was willing to forgive a lot of the film’s clichés, but it got to the point where it just felt like the film makers were going down a list of horror movie clichés and checking them off as they made the movie. It’s not the worst movie ever, it looks good, the acting is good enough, and a few of the kills weren’t bad. However there just isn’t enough here to warrant watching it over many similar films that are much better. “Friend Request” is simply a film that is so Luke warm that it’s hard to think of much good things or bad things about it.

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Reviews

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Reviews and Trailer. Read reviews The Eyes of My Mother. A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
Director: Nicolas Pesce
Writer: Nicolas Pesce
Stars: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond

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The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Reviews

I saw this at the Phoenix Film Festival and this is tied, with Under the Shadow, as my favourite horror film from the Festival. (I did indeed see them all.) I’m rating this one higher, though, because if I had to nitpick, the other movie’s ending wasn’t perfect, and this one nailed everything.

Kika Magalhaes attended the screening and did a Q&A where she discussed her influences on her performance. One was clear while watching it – Audition. Her character, Francesca, behaves, in some instances, very similarly to Asami. If this alone doesn’t get you excited to see the film, you’re probably not a horror fan.

I love the choice of black and white for the film. It dulls the gore without lessening the impact of the violence. This makes it easier for the squeamish, but in no way detracts from the horror on the screen.

And make no mistake, this movie is horrifying – in the best possible ways. Expertly acted, and directed. The cinematography was outstanding. Overall, best horror I’ve seen in a long time.

Blair Witch 2016 Reviews

A group of students going camping in the Woods. They soon realize that they are not all alone… Formerly The Woods, Blair Witch is the third film in the franchise.

The horror film Blair Witch (formerly The Woods) to Adam Wingard attacked by surprise the public from Comic Con.

Until today, the film was called The Woods: the story of a band of young people lost in a dark forest. Until today. Until the Comic Con in San Diego, where the trailer was planned under the title all changing: Blair Witch. Is the third film in the franchise, seventeen years after the Blair Witch Project (1999) was the fine horror in contemporary production and was genre cinema in the era of the found footage, more than a decade before Paranormal Activity and others, using a great promotion that mixed urban legend and primal fear (is lost in the Woods at night). But a very forgettable sequel in 2000 (Blair Witch 2: Book of shadows) buried the franchise – until 2009 where the creators of the original film were talking about a Blair Witch 3, which soon disappeared into development hell. There was no news of the film, and here’s the new trailer for The Woods under the new name of the Blair Witch.

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The new Blair Witch find traces of the first (there is in this trailer the final plan of the first film… “That sounds familiar”, as one character says) and seems a lot more straight forward than the original. Here, the Director Adam Wingard was noticed with his survival a little Kinky You’re Next, but it is the very successful The Guest (with Dan Stevens in crazy ex who encrusted in an ordinary family) who did move to the next level. It already expected The Woods with great impatience on the faith of its Director and a first trailer creepy, the fact that it is now the reboot/continuation of Blair Witch does not detract from the excitement. Blair Witch was released in France on September 21.

When the Bough Breaks Review

Movie Review ‘When the Bough Breaks‘, This movie will released at date 9 September 2016 A couple wants to have a baby, can’t so they call in a surrogate to put in work. And this wouldn’t be Hollywood unless that second woman turned into a total psychopath stalker that threatened not only the baby’s life, but the original couple’s relationship as well. You know, just like in real life. This is what we’re getting in the form of the new thriller When The Bough Breaks, and it doesn’t look like audiences should go in expecting much from it. Watch When The Bough Breaks Trailer at below.

Title: When the Bough Breaks
Release: 2016-09-16
Runtime: 97 min.
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Horror
Stars: Theo Rossi, Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Micheal K. Douglas, Christina Bach, Justin Lebrun
A surrogate mother harbors a deadly secret desire for a family of her own with the husband who is expecting to raise her child.

Director Jon Cassar doesn’t have much in the way of film directing credits, though he’s got some television under his belt with shows like 24 and Terra Nova. Ultimately, this looks like your standard couple’s thriller with all the same kinds of beats. Happy couple meets seemingly well-adjusted third party, and it turns out that they are very wrong. The third party is much, much worse than originally thought, violence and manipulation ensues until there is some kind of big, dramatic showdown. Not really anything to see here.

The Darkness (2016)

From the director of the cult classic, “Wolf Creek,” Greg McLean, comes the supernatural thriller “The Darkness,” opening nationwide May 13th, 2016. As a family returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon, they innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences.

Release date:May 13, 2016
Studio:High Top Releasing
Director:Greg McLean
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language)
Screenwriter:Greg McLean
Starring:Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh, Jennifer Morrison
Genre:Thriller, Horror
Copyright Holder:N/A
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The Darkness (2016) Trailer