Archive for July, 2013

A monster created by the maternal instinct and love of a mother is what will give you a thrill and a jump to your seat when you watch this horror movie. Mama is a film produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Andres Muschietti. After watching the movie, I can say several good things about it and few bad ones. The film is not big in the box office but it definitely got stable sales worldwide.

The film started with breathtaking scenery of a Canadian winter alpine and then slowly phasing into a small deserted cabin in the woods. It has an early start of thrills as the forest folks find out that this cabin is inhabited by uncommonly tenants. It was a short thrill that gain my attention and makes me to wait more on what to come afterwards.

A great horror movie performance of the cast

First I will give my commendation to the two girls who played the siblings in the movie. It was a good performance given by Megan Charpentier who takes the role of Victoria, the older sister and Isabelle Nélisse as the younger sister Lilly. Their innocent and yet hesitating looks gives the thrill a face you want to see if all will end well for them and what horror lies along with their misfortune. Giving their role intensity is when their overprotective ghostly mother jealousy turns on in their uncle and his wife. They have shown good facial expressions and strong emotions fitting for the movie.

The couple, Annabel played by Jessica Chastain and Lucas played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is also commendable in the film. Jessica shows a performance enough to make her character strong. She has given a terrific acting that shows another face of a motherly love; a distantly attached, reluctant, patient and slowly warming up relationship with her new adopted children. Nikolaj was an unknown name to my ears but I like the way he portrayed his character. He was an ordinary man just wanting to make her nieces live a normal life. His typical emotions and reactions as a surprised uncle make his role a memorable one.

The movie story, effects and production

The movie was produced with a fair budget so expect to have some weaknesses in the effects and sceneries. The combination of lights, effects, venues and characters make-ups are just enough to show a horror film. It does not have that memorable effect or productions that viewers will talk about after they watch the movie.

The film with all its shortcomings in its production is still a good horror movie to watch. It has a decent story and a good cast to show it.


If you love watching horror movie, the Conjuring film is the best option for you. This is one of the watched horror films in this summer. This movie brings another success to one of the best directors James Wan. This adds to his other success movies like Saw and Insidious. With his team writers Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, they created a one of a kind horror film. In addition, this film has great cast featuring Patrick Wilson Joey king (Christine), (Ed Warren), Lili Taylor (Carolyn Perron), Kyla Deaver (April), Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren), Mackenzie Foy (Cindy), Ron Livingston (Roger Perron), and Sterling Jerins (Judy Warren).

This film centers on the Perron’s family (Roger Perron and Carolyn Perron and their daughter five daughters) who have misfortune of moving into a haunted house where dangerous spirits are intent on torturing them. You will see all the clocks stop at 3:07 AM and the ghosts start wreak havoc on them. There will be closing and opening of closets, creaking doors with no valid reason. One of the little girls shows strange sleepwalking behavior. There are enervating instances of being accompanied or touched by an out of sight force and mysterious bruises on Carolyn’s body. These spirits are doing unpleasant actions such as  mounting from trees, hiding on the top of wardrobes and playing clapping games. They seek the help of parapsychologist/demonologist couple Ed and Lorraine Warren together with their team to discover the enigmas of the haunted house and to hunt away the spirits.

All the casts on this film are doing their best on their characters. The audience is totally captivated in the movie pelted with real, unpredictable and unforeseen plot that will help you keep on your chair. It delivers solid scary scenes through artistic and sensible forces. Director James Wan creates a well- balanced on the casts and the technical aspects such as the motion-picture photography and sound design which mesh together to produce a solid element of film. For me, The Conjuring will be the most frightening movie this year. Just watch this film and you will find out why.

In addition, The Conjuring is a super film and will get a better quantity of recognition. This is a film that will hold your attention through the time. I highly recommend that you must watch this film if you are a fan of watching horror movie. This is worth to purchase a ticket at the theater.