Oldboy (2013)

Oldboy (2013)

★½☆☆ – (2013) – A man who’s isolated in an illegally run prison for twenty years seeks answers relating to his captors. Loses credibility when knowing the outcome, but getting there is filled with more silliness than the original. Not nearly as shocking or relevant this time around, and might be the single most unneeded remake.

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Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain

Dr. Moreau's House of Pain

★★☆☆ – (2004) – A boxer travels to an island where a scientist is blending humans with animals. The strive to come across as a period piece is simply embarrassing, but the pace is quick, the length is short, and the key slut is often naked. Amusing in a pitiful way, and manages to (slightly) entertain.

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The ABCs of Death

ABCs of Death, The

★½☆☆ – (2012) – Anthology of 26 stories based on each letter of the English alphabet, yet most stories aren’t American. An ambitious strive for uniqueness that’s unfortunately bogged down by an overall sense that nobody took their assignment seriously. Moves fast, but is quicker to forget.

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Bride of Boogedy

Bride of Boogedy

★½☆☆ – (1987) – Jokester parents and their children contend with spirits in their new home. A full-length sequel/remake to a TV episode that exploits the rampant obnoxiousness of the original while failing to build on anything unique. The Halloween atmosphere is appreciated, but the kid friendly antics become nauseating fast.

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Mischief Night

Mischief Night

★½☆☆ – (2013) – A blind girl is terrorized by a raincoat clad intruder on Halloween. Starts off with a bathtub tease and only loses credibility from there. Moves too slow, means too little, and never comes across as tense.

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Patrick (2013)

Patrick (2013)

★½☆☆ – (2013) – A nurse is hired to care for a comatose patient who has psychic ties to the outside world. An idea that barely worked the first time around is brought to the digital age with little results. Characters are weak and their motives fare worse.

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See No Evil 2

See No Evil 2

★★☆☆ – (2014) – Medical personnel deal with the arrival of a thought-dead serial killer. Spends too much time setting up characters who never amount to much, and only builds on the emptiness of the original by pretending it’s Halloween II. Brutal, but hardly effective.

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Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

Wrong Turn 6

★½☆☆ – (2014) – A group of friends breaking in an inherited estate absorb the plight of the manor’s past. A lost series that now finds wooded mutants involved in a cult. The nudity is okay, but the violence is lacking.

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Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio

★½☆☆ – (2012) – A sound technician on his first horror movie discovers the subject matter is truer than anticipated. Okay for the banter between dysfunctional characters, but after a while the the same scenes appear to repeat themselves. Moves at a crawl and lacks a coherent point.

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Coherence

Coherence

★★☆☆ – (2013) – Friends reuniting at a dinner party turn against themselves while a comet passes overhead. The yuppie characters are hard to feel for, but watching them take less-than-threatening circumstances so seriously lends some enjoyment. More silly than subjective, but does amuse.

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