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page 1This film was a remake of the 1978 classic film of the same title. The original film was one of the most buzzing film of the 70’s  and have earned a huge sales that place it in the box office list. Sadly, the remake failed to follow its predecessor’s success and ends up low on good feedback.

Sarah Butler takes the role of Jennifer Hills, the abused female writer, who just want to spend a nice retreat in her cabin and to concentrate on her work. Unfortunately, an ill-fated event changes this plan and made it a day of hell. She was violently abused, raped and almost put to death by five men of the village.

Sarah was beautiful enough to glamourize her role and her acting was enough to portray it well. The one thing that you can clearly see in this movie is that the scenes are not enough to intensify the role. It lacks the element of thrills and too many unbelievable scenes are included. The film made Sarah performance not too convincing and totally short of life and realism.

The other actors are no less great in their performance and they all make the film story very interesting. Still, the film is short in making a thrill that gives that new or memorable moment. The performance of the crew turns to be plain and normal.

The remake has made some change in the story. Instead of four abusive men, the new film has five baddies. A bad Sheriff and the mastermind of the crime has given the remake an added story to tell. The story was good and still a thing to believe.

Another weakness of the film is that it took so long for the element of thrill to come and when it comes it’s just too short. The middle scenes become boring and the excitement of the viewers is interrupted. When the vengeance acts comes the excitement is there but too few and short to stimulate the viewing pleasure of the audience.

The I Spit On Your Grave remake was a failure in its attempt to bring back the glory of the original film. The new version lacks the thrill and intensity to capture the compassion of the viewers. Even though many weak points can be seen in this movie, people can give it a try and watch it.


dark skies

Dark Skies is a thrilling sci-fi movie which tells a story of a family that experienced extraordinary things before abduction by aliens. It has the thrill that can keep you sitting while the movie is phasing to reach it’s climax.  Scott Stewart directed the movie with an intention to electrify alien abduction. The production budget is small yet it’s extremely gained gross sales that are more than enough to create five more of this film.

The story was simple, alien wants to abduct a family for whatever reasons they have. The special focus of the film is how aliens prepare these people or family before they take them. Another premise of the story is the way the family is affected and how they reacted in things that threatened and unknown to them. It is not something new but it is a good innovation of something old.

The cast was great, the parents and their two kids’ performance are enough to entertain the audience. Taking the role of the parents are Keri Russell as Lacy Barrett and Josh Hamilton as Daniel Barrett. The two children are Dakota Goyo as Jesse Barrett and Kadan Rockett as Sam Barrett. The emotions and expressions they show are strong that connects with the viewers.

Most of the people who watched it say that it was more of a thrilling drama rather than a scary horror film. The suspense is more on the latter part of the movie. Although it thrills the watcher but it never really frightened them.

Dark Skies is a good film and a great comeback movie for director Scott Stewart. It has enough thrills to entertain viewers and worth the time and money.

pageRemakes of the past movies seem to be a current trend in the entertainment industry. This year, the popular horror films of 1981 “Evil Dead” got its second worldwide theatrical break.  The film is prospected by Director Fede Alvarez to have a great chance of success and have its place in the box office list. The thought was great but the outcome of the movie presentation did not really follow this notion. The comment of the viewers breaks into different opinions and views.

The movie is not as good as the original one

The problem of remakes is that viewers will evidently compare the old version to the latter one. For some the movie is a total copycat and the only difference is the artist playing it. The original film is good at its time and the remake must be suited in our time but the new version is somewhat not adapting to the present taste and expectation of the viewers. The movie becomes weak in pleasing the minds of the modern viewers.


A more gory presentation of the movie

Obviously, the new version is more eye-catching due to the modern film making technology. The film is much scarier, there is more gore, and there are more visual effects that make the scenes intensive. Anyone can easily spot the difference in the cinematography between the two versions.  The current movie delivers the thrill making scenes that is required for today’s horror movie.

Unprolific remake of things 

The film is truly advantageous in effects and tricks but in our present time viewers are also aware of that advancement and expect more to surpass this awareness.  They want more on every horror film they see and the Evil Dead remake just play it safe. Their effort in horrifying viewers is ordinary and common in this day and time. The younger viewers who first watch this movie will see it as a fairly thought or conceptualized film as they are very responsive in today’s horror movie production.

A good enough performance of the artist

The artists who played the characters in the movie are suited for the role. Maybe not all are terrific but they present their character to what people can accept. They are comparable to the ones that previously played the role.

Above all these statements, the movie has that “go signal” for everyone to watch. It can thrill and entertain viewers.