Archive for September, 2017

Under the Shadow (2016)

Posted: September 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The film is globally co-produced terror movie directed and written by Babak Anvari, an Iranian-born national as his directorial debut. The movie is about a daughter and mother who are being haunted by the strange devil in Tehran in 1980, during the Cities War.


The Cast Lists:

Avin Manshadi played as Dorsa

Narges Rashidi played as Shideh

Behi Djanati Atai played as Pargol

Suhaila Armani played as lady prison guard

Hamidreza Djavdan played as Mr. Fakur

Bijan Daneshmand played as the Director

Adel Darageh played as the pot-bellied man

Saussan Farrokhnia played as Mrs. Fakur

Aram Ghasemy played as Mrs. Ebrahami

Ray Haratian played as Mr. Ebrahimi

Jalal Izzat played as glazier

Zeid Jad played as the fire fighter

Nabil Koni played as Mr. Bijari

Arash Marandi played as Dr. Reza

Rami Mehyar played as the revolutionary guard

Ahmad Mehyar played as the paramedics

Bobby Naderi played as Iraj

Houshang Ranjbar played as the senior police officer

Karam Rashayda played as Mehdi

Amir Hossein Ranjbar played as the young soldier

Ehab Rousan played as the revolutionary guard

Abu Rashed as the paramedics

Zainab Zamamiri played as Sogand

Khaled Zamameri played as Ali

Motasem Younis as the fire fighter


The Story Line:

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Amidst the fear of war-tattered post-activist in 1980 in Tehran, a previous medical learner Shideh is banned from resuming her learning since her participation with the student leftist crowd. Upon coming home, she removed most of the aged medical textbooks, and keeps the book for medical terminology rewarded for her by the newly dead mother. The war increasing, Shideh elected to remain in the city together with Dorsa, her daughter in spite of the complaints of Iraj, her husband, the doctor that has been called by the army and allocated to the locale of heavy battle. Iraj wanted Shideh to get Dorsa and stayed with his relatives in a secured part of the state, but Shideh, motivated with his offhand reply to her blocking, refuses. Dorsa was really upset to watch her father leaves, and Iraj promised to her that her much loved doll, Kimia, will surely protect her.

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A new boy transferred in the neighboring Ebrahimi clan, who were his cousins; his relatives were murdered in an assault. During the shooting, he whispered something to Dorsa’s and handed her an appeal to ward off the devil spirits. Dorsa told Shideh that a boy told her regarding the fable of the Djinn, and a charm can shield her, although Shideh throws it away while clearing-out Dorsa’s room. Shideh visited Mrs. Ebrahimi and asked her to inform her relative not to be scared Dorsa with ghost tales, but an amazed Mrs. Ebrahimi informed her that a boy has been quiet since the deceased of his relatives. Dorsa developed a fever and some swing of nightmarish, and Shideh was also haunted with the same bad dreams.


The Writers’ View:

One of the best things in this movie was the social context and the historical setting that appeared while watching it. On the other hand, this is a claustrophobic resident-based horror movie; there were also real horrors outside the house. The truth is, the house is the shelter for the mother in so many ways, an area where she is not wearing restrictive clothing and my workout with her Jane Fonda videotape. Beyond the secured sanctuary she needs to deal with the repressive system that can fiercely punish her if the clothing is not proper or if they even heard she owned the VCR. The preventive living of ladies during the time of the Cultural Revolution is the actual life terror that the hero experiences out within their home, whereas the supernatural Djinn body is the awfulness she and her daughter suffered within their home. At identical moments, there were horrors of war that constantly occurred with potential fatal consequences and without warning.


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Blair Witch (2016)

Posted: September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The movie is an American found footage paranormal horror movie by director Adam Wingard with writer Simon Barrett. It is the third certified movie in the series of the Blair Witch. The movie was shot in a found recorded style, followed the crowd of college students and the local guides that undertake in the in Maryland Black Hills Forest to expose the mysteries enfolding the disappearance many years ago by Heather Donahue. Primarily, the movie’s link to the Blair Witch contract was kept secret, and the movie having been turned to the fake label, The Woods.


The Cast Lists:

James Allen McCune played as James Donahue

Valorie Curry played as Talia

Callie Hernandez played as Lisa Arlington

Brandon Scott played as Peter Jones

Corbin Reid played as Ashley Bennett

Wes Robinson played as Lane


The Story Line:

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In year 2014, James Donahue discovered a YouTube video containing the image of a lady he believed to be his sibling Heather that vanished near Burkittsville in 1994 while on investigation about the myth of Blair Witch. Considering that she is still breathing, he goes to the forest with her friends Ashley Bennett, Peter Jones, and the movie learner Lisa Arlington, who wanted to film James’ investigation for the documentary entitled The Absence of Closure. The locals Lane and Talia also joined them.

Upon making the camp for that evening, Talia and Lane discussed the fading of Heather’s movie crew, and some other mysterious happenings, that they ascribe to Blair Witch. Right after hearing noises in the evening, the crowd was awakened to discover odd stick figures that hung in the trees. Scared, they choose to leave. Lisa spotted twine in the backpack of Lane and both Talia and Lane was gone after admitting to making the figures just to convince the crowd to go, provided that there were strange noises in the night and they awakened at 2pm.

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After hours of strolling, the four go back to the original campsite that both were gone in circles. Lisa directed a drone to get their location, but it failed. Ashley became sick because of the lesions on her foot, obliging the crowd to camp again. Then Peter inspected Ashley’s swollen foot, he spotted a parasite inside the foot, but did not mention it to Ashley. Peter left the campsite for some firewood, soon being hunted by unknown object; he gets injured from the falling tree on him, and disappeared.


The Writers’ View:

When you read the previews for this movie, it seemed that the story sticks with the first edition. The initial sequels from the early 2000’s were bad and that made me decide to watch this movie without any doubts, but I was wrong. This film was sticking from the roots of total isolation and limited budget, which made the initial movie such a great one. Both this new Blair Witch and the original one have their unique sensible feeling of total isolation and that makes the movie instantly creepy. There are three things that make this horror movie a perfect one: build-up/anticipation, total isolation and helplessness. Despite the viewers cheering for Heather or Lisa in the two films to finally find their way to be out from the woods, it is really hopeless and makes true sense that all who dare alone from a small crowd into the forest of Black hills will surely not make it out breathing!


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The Love Witch (2016)

Posted: September 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The film is a horror-thriller movie written by director Anna Biller. The story is about the present day witch that applies magic and spells to take guys to be in-love with her and end with a disastrous result. The whole film was shot in Eureka and LA, California.


The Cast Lists:

Gian Keys played as Griff

Samantha Robinson played as Elaine

Clive Ashborn played as Professor King

Elle Evans played as Star

Jennifer Ingrum played as Barbara

Jeffrey Vincent Parise played as Wayne

Jared Sanford played as Gahan

Robert Seeley played as Richard

Laura Waddell played as Trish

Stephen Wozniak played as Jerry


The Story Line:

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The movie opens with Elaine, the pretty young witch, steering to Arcata, California to begin a fresh life after the deceased of her spouse Jerry. It is deeply directed that Elaine killed him. Once there Elaine rented a room in the Victorian home possessed by Barbara, Elaine’s mentor and maintained Trish Manning, the interior decorator. In an effort to assist the young lady, Trish brings Elaine to the teahouse, where she was met by her spouse Richard, who instantly obsessed with Elaine after encountering her. Hopeful to look for a new lover, Elaine performed the ritual to discover a new guy and soon encounter Wayne, the literature professor at the local university.

The two go to the cabin of Wayne, where she takes him to drink the concoction with the hallucinogens. They had sex, after then which Wayne became clingy and emotional, and it proved to be irritating for Elaine. He died the following day, and Elaine buried the body together with the witch bottle. She resolved that the next guy that she will attempt to seduce must be Richard. When Trish was gone, Elaine invited him to her apartment, and there she also handed him the concoction. After that, Richard became fixated with Elaine, making her to split up with him.

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Unknown to Elaine, one of Wayne’s associates has reported that he was missing, leading to the police official Griff to have investigated and recover Wayne’s body and the witch bottle of Elaine. He makes it to Elaine but rather fell in-love with her and at first refused to consider that she might be competent of killing, much to the anger of his companion Steve. Elaine shared his love and then considered him to be his dream man, even as far as to grasp a scoff wedding with her co-witch at a resurgence faire.


The Writers’ View:

It is overwhelming to know that this time, culture clash exists. The movie is a pitch ideal pastiche of the late 60s, and early 70s exploitation films. A cleaver assessment of changing manner towards male-female desires, sexual relations, and gender politics from the vantage point of 50 years on by the female director with the clear obsession and affection for genre and the deep wisdom of the source item. Visually, the feel and look of the era’s approach of the movie were recreated perfectly. The intentional and occasional glimpses of the present vehicles parked on the streets, and the personalities talking over the phones were intended to shiver the viewer from the particular delusion. Maybe, this was a fund cleverly constraint by Biller to the film’s advantage, as the self-reflexive instances like these seemed to work as the cue of the cultural style and the artifice of cinema.


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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

Posted: September 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The film is a dystopian action horror movie directed and written by James DeMonaco. It is the continuation of The Purge: Anarchy in 2014.


The Cast Lists:

Frank Grillo played as Leo Barnes

Elizabeth Mitchell played as Senator Charlie Roan

Raymond Barry played as Caleb Warrens

Christopher James Baker played as Harmon James

Christy Coco played as Young Charlie Roan

Juani Feliz played as Kimmy’s friend

Betty Gabriel played as Laney Rucker

J. Jewels played as the Political Debater

Edwin Hodge played as Dante Bishop

Kimberly Howe played as Kimmy’s friend

Brittany Mirabilé played as Kimmy

Jamal Peters played as Crips leader

Joseph Julian Soria played as Marcos Dali

Kyle Secor played as the Minister Edwidge Owens

Terry Serpico played as Earl Danzinger

Liza Colón-Zayas played as Dawn

Mykelti Williamson as Joe Dixon

Matt Walton played as Reporter No.1

Cindy Robinson played as the Purge Announcement Voice

David Aaron Baker played as Tommy Roseland the NFFA Press Secretary

Roman Blat played as Lead Russian Killer Tourist purger in the Uncle Sam costume


The Story Line:

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The young Charlene Roan was obliged to see her family being murdered on the evening of Purge. After eighteen years, Roan, a U.S. Senator was agitating for the position of U.S. Presidency, swearing to end the yearly Purge nights. Leo Barnes, the former police sergeant is now the head of thesecurity for Roan. NFFA or the New Founding Fathers of America and the nominee, Minister Edwidge Owens, see Roan as a danger and decided to cancel immunity on the administration officers during the Purge.

Viewing the presidential deliberation are the deli-owner Joe Dixon, the helper Marcos, and the EMT Laney Rucker. The couple of teenage girls goes in the store and makes some shoplifting, but Joe stopped them. The girls tease Joe until Laney comes in, wherein they give up with the stolen goods and then leave. The telephone call for Joe exposed that his insurance payment for the Purge coverage had been increase, which he can’t afford now. Joe was certain in guarding the store himself, even though Laney and Marcos pleas not to.

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During the evening of the Purge, Joe guarded the store with Marcos, and together they handles to repel the attack by the young girls. Laney together with her partner Dawn toured in the city through an ambulance, giving medical care to all wounded individual. Roan settles on waiting out the Purge from the house rather than the secure place in order to protect the vote, and was escorted by Barnes, Eric, Chief Couper, and the added security forces. But, a betrayal by Eric and Chief Couper allowed a paramilitary power head by Earl Danzinger to murder the security features and attack the house. Barnes escorted the Senator to security, but is injured in the procedures. He exploded a bomb inside the house, killing Chief Couper and Eric.


The Writers’ View:

The movie seemed cool and its’ franchise seemed evolving to what the viewers want. The first Purge was not that amazing but, somehow, you would still want to see the flow of the ideas. So, after watching the first one, you can feel that the public demand is to make another one, but this time, make it better and bigger and a lot more wonderful. Then, when this edition came out on the national scale, they exactly give what is being expected from them. The movie is more on the political side which is pretty topical and the Purge contract has always carry the politics on its’ sleeve, and someone has to accept what is going into it. The Purge together the intriguing concept on it gathered altogether the thrill of horror films where the threats were actual people and not just ghosts.


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