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Gerald’s Game (2017)

Posted: January 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

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The movie is a psychological horror film edited, co-written and directed by Mike Flanagan with the writer Jeff Howard. This is from Stephen King’s novel similar name.


The Cast List:

Carla Gugino played as Jessie Burlingame, wife of Gerald’s
Carel Struycken played as the Moonlight Man or as Raymond Andrew Joubert
Chiara Aurelia played as the Young Jessie
Bruce Greenwood played as Gerald Burlingame
Kate Siegel as Sally, mother of Jessie
Henry Thomas played as Tom, father of Jessie


The Story Line:

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Jessie Burlingame and Gerald arrived at the isolated lake home in Fairhope, Alabama, to have a romantic weekend getaway, in trying to save the strained marriage and renew their sex life. Gerald suggested that he must handcuff Jessie and so she agreed. While he consumes the Viagra tablet, Jessie called out to the stray dog with a steak and upon re-entering in the house, he left the front entry ajar.

Jessie varies to the new evening gown, takes out the tag, and places it over the shelf above the headboard of the bed. Gerald took the next Viagra and left the glass of water over that same shelf. He controls Jessie with a handcuff on each of his wrists locked to a bedpost and started to be tough with her, revealing her to shout for assistance. She played along initially first, but soon became not comfortable with the violent fantasy, and so she told him to finish and also uncuff her. After some time of that heated argument, Gerald suffered from a heart beat and then died. His body fell off his bed, leaving Jessie being locked with her hand cuffs. Panicked, she started to shout for some, but knows that nobody will be able to hear her.

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After hours of shouting and the sun start to set down, Jessie became tired and weak. The dog she provides with food earlier walks inside the room and snuffled over Gerald’s corpse. Jessie attempts to scare it so it will go away, but it just bites a piece from Gerald’s arm and then ate it by the main entrance fronting her. A distressed Jessie started to cry in seconds, Gerald stand-up, but still in pain from that dog bite with his arm. Then, Jessie is still aware of that Gerald’s dead body over the floor and was aware that living Gerald was a sign of her mind being fatigue. He mocks Jessie with the memories of the strained marriage, wherein she was scared in asking about the dark side of him. Jessie tried again and miraculously succeeded to free herself from being cuffed. She rejoices to Gerald, then turned around and told her actual self that it is just simple to escape; the escape of the actual Jessie was still trapped with her bed, and she is now in hallucination of the other version of her. Both talks to her and sets off Jessie to recall that glass of water that is above her bed. Jessie was able to hand that glass of water, but was not able drink it for it is far into her mouth. These hallucinations reminded Jessie about the tag that she put over the head shelf, where she rolled to a straw so she may drink the water.


The Writers View:

Individually, we are rating, liking and disliking movies. For this film, there are many people that says they like it, others says, they don’t. It is just clear that the film is quite a polarize novel. The movie makes the viewers feel excited about what is going to be its outcome when it became a movie. The movie is really enjoyable, knowing that it is one of King’s novels and became a movie adaptation. It is very interesting to know how they come up with such an ending that will be a talk of the town, and in most cases, this is just one movie that became a better version of the book.


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It (2017)

Posted: January 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

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The movie is a supernatural horror film by director Andy Muschietti, from the novel of the 1986 novel of similar title by Stephen King. The movie tells the tales of the 7-kids in Derry, Maine, that were terrorized by an eponymous being, and only to see their personal demons through the process.


The Cast List:

  • Jaeden Lieberher played as William Denbrough or Bill, the stuttering head of a Losers’ Club that is looking for Georgie, the missing brother.
  • Sophia Lillis played as Beverly Marsh or “Bev”, the female member in the Losers’ Club, who is also bullied in school because of false rumors about her being promiscuous.
  • Tatum Lee played as Judith, the disturbing lady from an abstract painting that was haunting Stan.
  • Wyatt Oleff played as Stanley Uris or Stan, a Jewish mysophobe and the son of the rabbi.
  • Geoffrey Pounsett played as Zack Denbrough, George and Bill Denbrough’s father.
  • Jackson Robert Scott played as George Denbrough or “Georgie”, an energetic, innocent, 7-year-old sibling of Bill Denbrough.
  • Bill Skarsgård played as “It” or Pennywise Dancing Clown, a trans-dimensional, ancient, evil that is awakened every 27 years.
  • Jake Sim played as Reginald Huggins or “Belch”, another bully friend of Henry Bowers that was known for the ability to belch with command.
  • Jeremy Ray Taylor played as Benjamin Hanscom or “Ben”, the recent kid in school and thus says to have no friends and has been bullied at school.
  • Logan Thompson played as Victor Criss or “Vic”, the bully friend of Bowers that was reluctant to fit into their most sadistic actions.
  • Owen Teague played as Patrick Hockstetter, the psychopathic bully in the Bowers Gang.
  • Finn Wolfhard played as Richard Tozier or “Richie”, the bespectacled friend of Bill, whose foul language and loud mouth usually gets him in trouble.
  • Steven Williams played as Leroy Hanlon, Mike Hanlon’s stern grandfather
  • Molly Atkinson played appears as Sonia Kaspbrak, Eddie Kaspbrak overprotective mother
  • Javier Botet played as The Leper, the rotting and diseased man that met Eddie Kaspbrak
  • Stephen Bogaert played as Alvin Marsh, Beverly Marsh’s abusive father
  • Joe Bostick played as Mr. Keene, Derry’ pharmacist
  • Ari Cohen played as Rabbi Uris, Stanley Uris’ father.
  • Megan Charpentier played as Gretta Keene, the daughter of Mr. Keene that targets Beverly for being so ridiculous.
  • Jack Dylan Grazer played as Edward Kaspbrak or “Eddie”; he’s the essence of the hypochondriac, and overly exaggerated by such immense quantity of objects in the medicine cabinet.
  • Pip Dwyer played as Sharon Denbrough, George and Bill Denbrough’s mother
  • Nicholas Hamilton played as Henry Bowers, the young sociopath that heads the Bowers Gang.
  • Stuart Hughes played as Oscar Bowers or “Butch”, the abusive, police official, Henry Bowers’ father
  • Chosen Jacobs played as Michael Hanlon, the African American outsider and home school student.

The Story Line:

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In year October 1988, the stammering teenager Bill Denbrough provides his 7-year old sibling, Georgie, the paper sailboat. Georgie sailed the boat in rainier avenue of the little town of Derry, and was upset when it goes down to the storm drain. When he tried to take it, Georgie saw a clown inside the sewer, and introduces himself being the Pennywise, “The Dancing Clown”. He enticed Georgie to get closer to the drainage, then severs the arm and dragged him to the sewer.

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By next summer, Bill with his friends Richie, Eddie and Stan run afoul of the bully Henry with his gang. Bill, was still haunted by the disappearance of Georgie and it resulted in neglecting from his grief-suffering parents, discovered that his brother’s remains may have washed out in the marshy wasteland named as the Barrens. He recruited his buddies to have checked it, believing his sibling may still be alive.


The Writers View:

In this movie, the characters fell into a predictable horror film tropes. It is a bit silly when they have been scared already by the Pennywise for many times. What really saves this movie is he kidding performances. Bill really did a great job with the Pennywise. But, he lacks that charm wherein Tim Curry had, but still, these are big gaps that are going to fill-in with this film. In particular, Lieberher and Lillis, being the kids were really amazing with their performances. The viewers also felt the empathy for the bullied Henry, played by Hamilton. While Wolfhard the joker; and Finn also did well with their performance.


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It Comes at Night (2017)

Posted: January 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

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The film is a psychological horror movie written by their director Trey Edward Shults.


The Cast List:

Joel Edgerton played as Paul, Travis’s father and Sarah’s husband

Carmen Ejogo played as Sarah, Travis’s mother and Paul’s wife

Kelvin Harrison Jr. played as Travis, Sarah and Paul’s son

Chase Joliet played as the man that attack Will and Paul

Riley Keough played as Kim, Andrew’s mother and Will’s wife

Mick O’Rourke played as the man that attack Will and Paul

David Pendleton played as Bud, Travis’s grandfather and Sarah’s father

Griffin Robert Faulkner played as Andrew, Kim and Will’s son

Christopher Abbott played as Will, Andrew’s father and Kim’s husband


The Story Line:

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The highly contagious eruption has ravaged the humanity. Paul with wife Sarah and Travis, the teenager son has isolated themselves inside their home that was deep in the forests in the undisclosed location. When Bud, Sarah’s father, contracted the disease, they murdered him and burnt his remains in the shallow grave. The following evening, they have captured an intruder that is breaking inside their house. Paul tied him to the tree and placed the bag over the head all night to verify that he is not bearing the disease. Will, the stranger, explained that he was not aware that the house has occupants and was only looking for some fresh water for him, for his young son and for his wife. Will handed to trade some of the supply of their food for some water. Sarah suggested of bringing Will’s family to go back to their land, their home, saying that the more populace they have, the easier it is for them to defend themselves, in case, anyone else will discover their place. Paul agreed, and he brings Will to gather his family. On their way, they were ambushed by these two men. Paul murdered them and he accused Will of setting him up. Will pointed out that he also fought with the men and ease Paul’s mistrust.

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After some days, Paul comes back again with Will, his son Andrew, and wife Kim. After setting up the rules that Sarah and Paul have applied to remain safe, with keeping an only entrance that is protected with a key Sarah or Paul wore around the neck, and maintaining minimum nighttime tour, the two kin started to set up the sense of familiarity and became with one another. One day, Stanley, Travis’s dog started barking aggressively and hunts the unseen presence from the woods. Travis followed his dog deeper in the woods just before Stanley’s barking abruptly ceases. Travis insisted to Will and Paul that he perceived something from the woods, and so they decided to go back home, as Paul insisted Stanley knows the forest will find his way back home. That evening, Will seemed to contradict with the story he told to Paul earlier regarding what he and also Kim were doing before finding the dumped house. This makes Paul to start distrusting Will.


The Writers View:

This movie is a post-apocalyptic film and for the remaining 20 minutes the film showed promises, good mood and visuals. But, as it goes, it crawls on repeated same shots and also it shocks the viewers after the hour passed by without anything happened. At this phase, the audiences were left thinking when the actual story will start. The plot elements were starting but then suddenly abandoned. A bit of mystery was a good idea for it heightens the audience fear, but still, it will to that point when you will need the actual narrative of the story to draw and have a figure of it all together. The ending really did force the climax.


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Jigsaw (2017)

Posted: January 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

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The movie is a horror film by director Peter and Michael Spierig, with the writer Peter Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. This is the eighth installment of the Saw franchise, taking up over a decade right after the deceased of the eponymous killer of Jigsaw, during the police examination of the new succession of the killings that fit the modus operandi.


The Cast List:

Brittany Allen played as Carly
Hannah Emily Anderson played as Eleanor Bonneville
Clé Bennett played as Detective Keith Hunt
Paul Braunstein played as Ryan
Josiah Black played as Edgar Munsen
Michael Boisvert played as Lee James
Tobin Bell played as John Kramer or Jigsaw
Shaquan Lewis played as Officer Solomon
Matt Passmore played as Logan Nelson
Mandela Van Peebles played as Mitch
Callum Keith Rennie played as Det. Halloran
Laura Vandervoort played as Anna


The Story Line:

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Criminal Edgar Munsen was hunted by the policemen from the rooftop, where he activated the triggering mechanism just before being non-fatally shot by the Police Det. Halloran with his fellow officers.
Then, five people were held in prison in the barn, each of them with the metal noose just around the neck. The tape recorder from John Kramer explained they should give the offering of blood and need to confess their offenses. The chains started pulling them to a wall of the buzzsaws. Four handles to survive by slashing themselves on to the blades as the offering of blood, and then a guy who was lifeless during the main of the game appeared to be dead.

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The following test divulges that crowd member Carly and caused the deceased of the asthmatic lady by stealing the purse that had her inhaler inside for emergency use. To rescue the remaining people from being dangled, she should inject herself with a needle, one that contained an antidote to the poison in her scheme, first a saline solution, while the other one is a potent acid. The volatile crowd member Ryan finally stabs Carly with the other three to rescue himself, melting the face and murdering her.


The Writers View:

Jigsaw history repeats itself of going back to the old roots by being simple, with the basic traps and the mind blowing end. Unfortunately, there is a trap that is not so likable here and it is the involvement of lasers. It relies too much on the CGI, the stakes were high and the practical traps were way more creative and fun. With tricks, chains, wires, a puppet, and a traditional pig head, the movie will surely leave a smile on your face.


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Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Posted: January 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

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The film is a supernatural horror movie by director David Sandberg with the writer Gary Dauberman. This is a prequel of the Annabelle’s in 2014 and the 4th installment of The Conjuring series and the movie depicts the obsessed Annabelle doll’s origin.


The Cast List:

Stephanie Sigman played as Sister Charlotte
Bonnie Aarons played as Valak or the Demon Nun
Talitha Bateman played as Janice
Alicia Vela-Bailey played as the Evil Esther Mullins
Tayler Buck played as Kate
Mark Bramhall played as the Father Massey
Adam Bartley played as the Officer Fuller
Joseph Bishara played as Annabelle Demon
Philippa Coulthard played as Nancy
Grace Fulton played as Carol
Brian Howe played as Pete Higgins
Ward Horton played as John Form
Anthony LaPaglia played as Samuel Mullins
Samara Lee played as Annabelle Mullins or “Bee”
Lou Lou Safran played as Tierney
Lotta Losten played as an adoption agent
Kerry O’Malley played as Sharon Higgins
Miranda Otto played as Esther Mullins
Lulu Wilson played as Linda
Annabelle Wallis played as Mia Form
Fred Tatasciore played as the Demon Voice
Tree O’Toole played as the adult Janice or Annabelle Higgins


The Story Line:

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In 1943, the doll-maker Samuel Mullins with his wife Esther grieved for the death of Annabelle, their 7-year-old daughter, “Bee”, who died in an auto accident.
In 1955, 12 years after, the Mullins unlocked their home to give shelter to the six girls and for Sister Charlotte, who were left homeless with the shutting down of their orphanage.
Despite having been informed not to go inside Bee’s locked room, Janice, the young orphan disabled by polio, was awakened by the noise, discovering the note that says “find me”, and slips into the room, that has oddly become unlocked. She discovered the key in the closet of Bee and opens it, where she saw an eerie ceramic doll. This doll innocently releases the powerful demon that started terrorizing the girls, exhibiting the special interest with Janice.

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During the second evening, the demon continued in tormenting Janice, informing the real form and stating that it wanted her soul. Even though she attempted to be away using the stairlift, she was left severely harmed when caught by that demon and thrown down from the second ground going to the first ground. The following day, Janice is confined to the wheelchair and was dragged to a hut. The demon takes Bee’s form, effectively possesses her. Linda, one from the other homeless and Janice’s best buddy, notices the shifts with her behavior and then admitted to Samuel that it seemed Janice had creep to Bee’s bedroom and discovered the doll two prior evenings. Shortly after the revelation of Linda, the obsessed Janice, who is now walking, transformed into a demon and harshly kills Samuel.


The Writers View:

This is a prequel of Annabelle and was the back story of The Conjuring. Nobody asked for a movie like this, but, thankfully and surprising, it is right.
The creation of Annabelle has no business of being this so good. True enough, it is odd that this bizarre film was released within the year like Ouija. Both films follow up the terrible primary films. Both were prequels of the terrible initial films. Both should not have been made and both were extremely efficient horror movies. The similarities do not even end there since there are so many similarities of a good movie.


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