#146 The Exorcist (1973) Review

A horror movie with an 8.0 rating on IMDB? Well, we must be in for a treat, right? Hmmm, it’s 40 years old. Watching with Raylene who has never seen this, so this is a barometer for people who have no patience, to see an older film.

Well I dropped the ball big time, as I started falling asleep. Then follow that up with a day full of Walking Dead. So here we are, about 30 minutes in. Oh, and nothing has really happened.

So far Regan was getting bloodwork, She saw a demon, and now she is swearing at the doctor. OK, 30 minutes for that. I should say that Regan’s mom, played by the awesome Ellen Burstyn, who I absolutely adored in Requiem For A Dream, she plays an actress who is temporarily in Washington DC for some acting work. There’s a young priest who’s mom is very sick. This is making him have doubts with his faith. And then there is Max Von Sydow, another Father, and he is gonna tangle with an old foe.

Regan interrupted a dinner party with her mom’s friends, and she told some dude “You’re gonna die up there” and then she pissed herself in front of everybody. A few minutes later and Regan is screaming. Momma comes rushing in and the bed is shaking with Regan in it. Regan likes to swear, the doctor thinks Regan has mental issues, and a lesion in the temporal lobe and that may cause spasms.

Yup, Raylene finally had her moment of making fun of a 40 year old movie and how non scary it is. Students of the film game just audibly sighed. I get the viewpoint of both. I try to get people to put themselves in that time frame, the mindset of the time. Uncreative people lack imagination. It happens. But some people are able to wrap their head around it. And at this point, I have settled down her outrage, not with a snickers, but by persistently making my point. You see, I am a persistent prick, and if I am passionate, I’m not losing no damn argument.

Back to the movie, Father Karras is bow trying to help Chris, the mom, with Regan. This is some crazy shit. Keep in mind, 2 generations ago, society was a lot more religious and god fearing. Now I don’t care where you stand on religion, but if you was and had never seen anything like this before, this would be pretty fucking freaky.

This is one of those movies, that once it picks up, it really grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. So yeah, I stopped typing. The whole Exorcism scene was really an amazing thing to behold. It’s funny to me that there have been numerous possession movies since this one, none really top this for drama and aura of the situation. That’s pretty impressive. I’m sure some of you can name a different movie or scene, and that may be true, but I still think this has held the test of time and is still the best at what it does. Maybe it’s not scary to desensitized audiences of today, but it is still very well done.

I would recommend this to anybody who loves films, or like to get some horror history lessons. I really recommend this to younger people, just hold out and show some patience, and you will be rewarded. I give this movie a solid 7.5. It’s just so well done and holds up to the test of time.  Definitely earns it’s keep on the horror film all time pantheon.

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#128 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

Finally, the end of the road of this awful journey, until next March. This time it’s an all Latin cast apparent, in Cali somewhere. I don’t care. I just want this done and over with.

I am over a fifth through, we have seen 2 named women, but only pair of breasts, one vulva, one fat ass. Where’s Scott Steiner when you need him?  Nothing has happened, at all. This somehow got a higher rating than part 4. One of the main characters was eating Lucky Charms. That counts for something. Oh and they was playing cards, and I see Eleanor, the Jack of diamonds.

A third the way through, and absolutely nothing of any significance has happened. This has been a complete and utter waste of time. Well apparently Jesse, one of our 2 main protagonists has super strength as if he has been “marked” by Toby. This movie is dumb as hell.

At the halfway point, just saying things outloud to entertain myself. This one is bad on a different level. An hour, still no changes. I hate this movie. Oh, they brought Ali back from part 2. She conveniently explained some nonsense about male babies and when they turn 18 and something something dark side. I dunno. I should honestly have stopped watching. I am almost bored to tears. I’m just bitter at this point. I never thought I’d look so forward to Leprechaun in Space, or Children of the Corn 8, or Hellraiser Bloodline, because that takes place in outer space, or Jason X, cause that takes place in Outer Space, or Alien because it is awesome.

Haha, I just said outloud :I’ve even run out of ways to insult this movie. I wish Brock Lesnar would just come on the screen and start raging and then Mark Ruffalo would join him, and they would destroy every person ever involved in these cinematic abominations. Well, this movie has gone even worse. The sister and friend joined up with some gangsters to find Jesse. they whip out guns and they take on the witches. I wish I was making this up. I truly wish I was, but I’m not. Well sister is dead. Both gringos we are assuming are dead, but we can’t confirm the one with the shotgun yet. They are back at the house in part 3, where it all began. Hey, a level of continuity. What a tweest. I am sick of all the jump scares that have perpetuated the last 5-10 minutes of this. Jump scares….how lame. I mean, so you have first person camera work, and then he is in a house, wandering around confused, and then you have things jumping out at him. That is a hack job.

What a clusterfuck that ending was. It kinda made sense, but I don’t think it was accurate to what we was led to believe happened. I don’t even wanna bother. I’m done, I’m fucking done.  I’m giving this a 2.5, avoid at all costs. Just avoid it. Even if intrigued, just no. I’m finding a picture, then I’m wiping my hands of this.

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#125 Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

Finally….we’ve reached the end of this awful franchise. I can’t wait to be done. We see events from the end of part 2 in the beginning with Katie and Hunter.

Now we are in Nevada, no longer in Carlsbad, CA. So we have a new family. A mom (Holly), dad (Doug), teenage blond (Alex), and young boy (Wyatt). They have new neighbors, a single mom and her son (Robbie). You would never guess who they are. So Alex and her boyfriend (Ben) are gonna hang out at night in her treehouse, and sure enough there’s Robbie. Then the next knife, there’s cops or something at the mom’s house, so the family randomly takes in Robbie because….I just don’t even know how this would ever happen. Robbie is just a creepy kid with an imaginary friend. You can tell where this is going. Oh, they just danced to Rob Zombie’s “Dragula”.  I also enjoy that Ben records Alex when they webcam. That is a totally creepy thing that I have never ever done in my life. Ever. It’s an invasion of privacy damnit! Ben, you were wrong to do that, I am very disappointed with you.

I’m gonna get my camera back and start recording all the time, then record while I edit together my life story, and see all the spooky things that happen. OK, let’s face it, I plan on recording all the asinine things that somebody in this house says so I have video proof They will love that.  By the way, Ben is clearly my favorite character of this franchise.

It has been brought to my attention that there is a 5 Paranormal Activity. I want to say I am very sorry for this revelation. I am as depressed as anybody about this. I am not at all looking forward to what I must do. When all is said and done, I am guessing I will have spent approximately 8 boob less hours thanks to this awful franchise. I promise I will make up for this. I think I may have to watch Slumber Party Massacre 1, 2, and 3, and Sorority House Massacre 1 & 2, and maybe a few other to help get our breast numbers higher. I do this for charity.

Watching this, nothing scary happening, I am peacefully typing. Watching with Raylene and Robbie is riding a tricycle in the kitchen. Raylene screams “Danny Boy!” in an hommage to The Shining apparently. The volume level seriously went from a normal conversational 5, to a 25. It startled me. I then scolded her. Louder than Russ during a Brock Lesnar match.

Now less than 20 minutes ago, Raylene made fun of the girl constantly checking out random noises in the house. I made fun of her then as she always hears things and is looking out the window like a jackass. Well she just heard a sound. Don’t know what it was, don’t really care. My guess is the neighbors, or my mom, or a demon. I honestly don’t care what it was, but sure enough Raylene got up and looked and I then ridicule her. She just got done making fun of the girl in the movie for doing the exact same damn thing. I am living my own personal horror movie. C’mon demon, kill her, possess me, make something happen. Raylene claimed it was the dog in the kitchen. Yes, the same dog that we had to put down 2 months ago. Really?

I just said that To Cruise won’t come out of the closet. These movies are beyond dumb. I regret going through so many classics last year. Speculating that I may do this again next year, I am holding out on some franchises. I only did 2 of the big 3 last year. I am not sure if I am saving that for next year or not. I have  until February before I have to watch that particular franchise again. Get my hockey mask on.  Haha, Alex almost got hit by a car and she says “Fuckin Prius”. Oh, there’s creepy shit that happens in Robbie’s old place. It’s spoooooooky. Not really. And Katie is home now, oh and there’s a weird lock on a closet.

So a knife almost dropped down on the dad’s head so he is freaking out, the wife comes down, won’t let him get a word in at all and kept telling him to come to bed. So yeah, I wanted some domestic violence to occur, and I wanted him to make sure that she had AllHandsOnDick, one of my favorite screen names oh all time, right up there with ChunkyLover92.

Wyatt is talking to Toby at night, but here’s the dumb thing, Toby is behind him, so why the fuck not have Robbie turn around and talk to the invisible entity face to face? And why the fuck are they video recording Wyatt in a bathtub? Nobody else is bothered by this? Nobody? Fine, I’ll just be all outraged by myself. There’s no parent s in there, just Wyatt. I ask again, why is this being recorded?

This movie is full of the same shit. Somebody gets dragged up or down stairs, they get dragged off the bed or above the bed, things get pulled really fast, doors open and close. I just resorted to saying “Is she petting her pussy” while she is on her webcam petting the cat. Yup, I’m bored and childish and immature. This is the movie that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. The Bills won today. That was cool. By the way, Wyatt is adopted and now thinks he is Hunter and Katie is in the house telling Wyatt/Hunter that his aunt Katie is there.

Alex got locked in the garage and the car magically turned on. She was choking on the fumes. She took a golf club and broke a window on the car. Raylene honestly asked why would she do that? I said, “To put the car in reverse and break down the garage door.” Then she did that. I told her what I have numerous  times before, in a real life scenario, you are going to die. If there is ever an epidemic, or apocalypse situation, Raylene only lives as long as I allow it and can guide her. And if I die, well she’s dead within 92 minutes.

Less than 5 minutes to go!!! More bodies getting flung and dragged. Screw this, just call the movie “One hour of doors closing followed by a few bodies being flung and dragged by a ghost followed by an unsatisfying ending”!

You’ll never believe this, but the ending was completely unsatisfying. I’m just as shocked as you are. Here’s a picture of the ending. Yeah, it made little to no sense. Nobody gives a fuck. Why must these movies be so dumb? I’m holding off til tomorrow to watch part 5 to mess with Raylene more. These seem to scare her, so I figure why not make life miserable two nights in a row?

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#115 The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

I have never seen this. Going by IMDB, the first movie got a rating of 5.6 and this one got a 3.9. For horror, I tend to bump those scores by 1-1.5 because horror is never going to get the respect it deserves from film snobs. You know who you are you pretentious asses. With that being said, I don’t know how much I’ll write. It depends on how engrossed I get in this. I do know that we have some original characters coming back. Let’s jump right on in, then maybe I can take a nap, or more than likely, watch another movie.

After less than than 2 minutes, we have been recapped on the previous movie, and as I have mentioned, that is very important to me in sequels. It allows a viewer to remember something that they saw years ago usually.

14 minutes in and I’m wondering if I made a poor decision. Nell is in a home for girls that need help, and in return, they try to get jobs and become productive members of society. Some girl just said “alright, alright. alright” in passing. They are in New Orleans, and well, everybody is out doing some festive shit. This is about as eventful as Paranormal Activity. I fear this movie putting me to sleep. They are using hackneyed jump scare tactics as opposed to building up tension, or provide a decent ambiance. Again with the jump scare. Loud sounds coming out of nowhere is not horror. 3.9 may have been generous for IMDB.

I just realized what this movie reminds me of. You know how Blair Witch was amazing, I do not understand anybody disagreeing, but I know there are people who don’t understand quality when they see it. Any way, remember how there was an awful sequel to the found footage genre’s first king? The sequel was a straight movie, no found footage stuff.  And it was supposed to be at that moment that people realized that making sequels to found footage movies was incredibly difficult. It is almost unheard of to make a sequel to a found footage movie that is better than the original. First of all, in horror, sequels traditionally are weaker, much weaker as a matter of fact than the original. In this case though, you have 2 paths to take. You can make the sequel a normal film, or you can go back to the found footage angle. If you go back to found footage, you rarely can use anybody from the original cast because, well everybody dies in found footage movies usually. So how many different ways can you do something different with the same theme, keep it as a true sequel. That’s damn near impossible. I think V/H/S did a nice job with it’s sequel because of it’s format. You take rec/Quarantine, Paranormal Activity, Grave Encounters, and others, and they stayed with the found footage format, and every sequel was weaker. So you go the opposite way, and you make a real film for a sequel to your found footage, but now you have to make a good story that stand on it’s own in a completely different format.  Consider how good Blair Witch would have been if not shot in a found footage style, if it had been in a traditional sense. It’s safe to say that the scares don’t work, and most importantly the night shots are abysmal, especially when they finally enter the house. Like that would be a throwaway movie. And so it is with Blair Witch 2. That was a hell of a long spiel.

Considering what I just wrote, Last Exorcism 2 is doing an admirable job of crossing from foot footage, to normal style. They have a story that can work in either fashion. The problem is have is that this particular story is not all that great. Could I have made this better? I’d like to think so, but the reality is that I would have went in such a different direction than they did as a follow up.Within the first 15-30 minutes, I would have made it seem like Nell was the victim again. Maybe involve another priest to do another exorcism. When he bites on performing, after Nell does some acting making him feel such pity, the priest is killed during the exorcism. We find out that Nell has had control all along, or at least Abalam, the demon. Make her a badass entity that completely messes with people and kills them. She’s already somewhat famous after the incident, so many peoplee would be trying to cure her, and she could just wreak havoc. Then you can have a final standoff of sorts, where good seemingly wins, but there’s a nod to the audience that Abalom still lives on in Nell or has moved on to one of our protagonists.

Oh geez, here we go with CROATOA. Can we also bring Legion into this to in order make this more foolish? I even liked this being in New Orleans, hoping for some solid voodoo shit, but we really aren’t getting as much of that as we should. We just had the big reveal of who the masked person was. It would have worked if it had been her brother Caleb, but I knew he was only in this in archive footage. So that left only one of 2 possibilities, one that was predictible, which they did, or have it be something a lot more outlandish. I’m trying not to be too hard on this, but we have less than 10 minutes to go. I can’t imagine they are on the verge of blowing my mind.

Uhmmmm, I stand corrected, they did something right at the end. I can’t tell you, but I am happy. Those last 5-10 minutes does not make up for the first 90% of the film. I bet they thought if they did this just right, they could make a part 3 and possibly have a franchise. Their failure was in pacing and timing for the big reveal. I assure you that turned away a lot of viewers, and by the time that it happened, people had zero fucks to give. This movie failed to give the audience enough to keep it interesting, and even with a good ending, I admit that this was far from a good movie. I do want a part 3 now. I give this movie a 4.0.  I can’t go any higher because of the ending or how much potential it has down the road, only based on what I just saw, and 4 may be too generous/. I’ve seen much worse, and if you truly liked the first one, then I’d say watch it with an open mind knowing that it eventually goes somewhere for a small payoff with big implications. If you were on the fence about the original, avoid this at all costs.

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#114 The Last Exorcism (2010)

I loved this movie in the theater, and I love the opening to Lionsgate’s films. I’m pumped to say the least. I don’t recall which floozy I was with at the time when I saw this, but this movie was better than that relationship.

This is documentary/found footage style. The main character is Cotton, he’s a preacher, but one of those charismatic type dudes, very entertaining. He knows he openly tricks people into his rhetoric, very slick, also a rip off artist of sorts. He’s an exorcist as well.  He doesn’t believe in ghosts. He admits that he doesn’t do much, but he does help with healing, that’s his justification. You can imagine where this is going. His goal is to expose exorcisms for what they really are, in his own words. This is easily my second favorite exorcism movie. So he gets letters asking for help, he chose one, and he has this camera crew following him so he can show off his tricks and prove how fake all of this is.

So he ends up at this farm house in Louisiana. We have the concerned father, Louis, his son, Caleb, and his daughter, Nell. Nell is possessed and she does bad shit at night, hurts the livestock and whatnot. She comes off as a sweet god fearing teenage girl, very plain but sweet. Caleb is anti all of this exorcism stuff, wants Cotton and his crew gone. 2 years ago, Louis’ wife had died from cancer. Louis is trying to raise Nell as best he can, but she has gone downhill since her  mom’s death. Louis is now home schooling Nell and is very over protective of her.  Caleb thinks his dad is a superstitious drunk, and that Nell isn’t the issue.

Cotton performs a physical examination, and making them think he’s doing stuff, and giving them concern by pulling some shady business. It’s all like a joke to him. Cotton is telling them she is possessed by Abalam, a demon. Caleb is onto Cotton’s trickery, but in a way that gives Caleb some reassurance. Cotton now goes to work to set up things for his big performance. This is where I stop myself, sit back, relax, enjoy the movie and give you some random and final thoughts after. Hell, you can stop reading this and go watch it, it’d be a good use of your time.

After watching it now for my 4th time, it’s still solid. It’s the type of movie I know teenage Kent would have loved. Pre-teen Kent would have loved it. It does spoon feed you here and there. The foreshadowing was far from subtle, but it was a fun ride. On top of that, you had a decent enough cast. You had characters put in unusually difficult predicaments where there may not have been a right or wrong answer, and I’m sure some would love to argue that point, and you’re free to. All in all, I will stand by with my 7 rating. I have no doubt the sequel will be worse, but I look forward to it.

In conclusion, if you like found footage style films, or if you like demonic possession type stories, or if you like a story with numerous twists and turns, this is a good way to spend your time. And if you’ve seen the movie, you already know the pic I am gonna use. All hail Bray Wyatt.

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#31 The Amityville Horror (1979)

One blog away from me going off on a mother fucking tangent. But let’s give this movie its fair and due diligence. By today’s standards, most people aren’t gonna find it that good I’m afraid. Hell the remake was a valiant effort I must admit with Ryan Reynolds. Here’s the reason I write about this movie. It’s part of my original horror trilogy with The Shining and An American Werewolf in London, so I have to pay it homage. And back in the day, this movie was scary. They took their time with plots and made the small scares seem much larger. And that is cool. We live in a world where the audience loses patience and focus far too easily, yet they will sit there for 90+ mind numbing minutes watch Paranormal Activity, waiting to see a footstep or to see a door close. OOOHHHH, sooo scary. Fuckheads!

This is based off of a supposed true story that took place on Long Island, NY. Basically this newlywed couple buy this house despite the housing agent giving them full disclosure about the murders committed previously in this house. I want to note that this was the inspiration along with poltergeist for the very first story in the very first The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. That just goes to show how important this movie is. ANyway, the family was the house exorcised, but some weird shit happens to the priest exorcising the house, so they have to set a second one. All along the house is slowly trying to possess George, and the kids as well i believe. I few good chill scenes, and the ending is pretty god damn creepy, and you are left with a great movie for it’s time. By 1979 standards, this movie is probably an 8, by 2013 standards, it’s probably a 6, so I am averaging them to what I consider a fair way of handling it. I give it a 7 and I’m content with that. The one we have all been waiting for is coming up next.

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The 9 Deuce Horror Blog Presents The Invitation and We Are Still Here Discussion

In our effort to explore lesser known films that didn’t get big budget film releases, we will be doing 2 of these a month.  No theme whatsoever.  They are simply lesser known but quality horror films.  I have Teddy, Cece, Dom, Chris, and Kristi all here to help me out.

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  1.  In the Invitation, what was the significance of Will hitting and then killing the dog, if there was one?

Teddy: just a crazy happenstance

Cece: I mean, it could have been a bad omen for the entire rest of what happens in the movie.

Dom:Wrong place, wrong time…..Death can happen anywhere, anytime

Chris: It sets the unsettling tone at the beginning. Juxtaposes randomness with brutality as well. Sets up the whole putting those in pain out of their misery later on as well

Kent:  This is a film about doing things that you don’t really want to have to do, not in the way of the Saw franchise, but in a slightly more realistic approach.  The dog, the video, the staying at the party, being someplace that’s essentially on lockdown, Claire not wanting to play the game (insert HHH’s music), and even Will just coming back to that house.

 

  1.  Who was your favorite character in The Invitation and why?

Cece: Will. He was the only one keen on all the fucked up shit.

Dom: Will/Eden.   Will was the “sane” one in the situation.  Eden was all kinds of fucked up.  I felt most of the other characters, aside from David, were kinda throw away or filler.

Chris: Kira. Imagine being invited to your boyfriend’s ex’s house for a party, where you aren’t part of any of the memories or nostalgia being displayed. You don’t really know anyone, aren’t in on the inside jokes, your boyfriends is being all sorts of weird and moody and non-committal, and then his ex and her psychos try to kill you. What a shitty date night

Kent:  Ben and Pruitt are my favorites because Ben is a joking dude who likes to drink, very relatable.  Pruitt holds some power and yet is calm and quiet for such a large chunk of the film, and then he unleashes his story about Margaret.  Major props to Eden and Sadie as well.

 

  1.  How deep did you get into the film before you were 100% convinced that Will was right?

Teddy: the cult video. Shit always go down with cults in horror movies

Cece: I knew he was right from the beginning.

Dom: When they got to the party.  It all had that creepy no good vibe.

Chris: Pretty much Choi’s voice message, although they then do a good job of making it seem like a red herring

Kent:  Well, here’s the thing.  I also had seen They Look Like People on NetFlix which has a similar vibe of reality versus what’s just in someone’s head.  With that being said, how highly rated this was, I figured as soon as he killed the dog that something bad was going to happen.  Therein lies the big differences between the 2 films, violence started one out, the other didn’t.  Sometimes it is as simple as that.

 

  1.  What is your interpretation of what was happening at the end of the film in regards to the rest of the neighborhood/city?

Teddy: mass suicide like what happened in real life

Cece: Assuming the whole community was a mass suicide.

Dom: Mass cult suicide/take over

Chris: A lot of fucked up cult people murdered the shit out of their family and friends because they couldn’t deal with their grief

Kent:  I hate to say this, but I don’t know.  I refuse to believe that so many households were all into this cult.  I know that is the implication, but for such a reasonably told story, this last bit is too much of a leap of faith, in my opinion.  So my theory is it was day 7 of a lot of people having watched the Ring video.

 

  1.  Who was your favorite character in We Are Still Here and why?

Dom: The house or the demons?  The house or the demons?  Can’t say.  But on a side note I do love when a filmmaker is able to take a place and make it it’s own character.  (i.e: The Overlook in the Shining, the Bates house in Psycho)   Those paces become the silent talkers.  They say nothing but speak volumes.

Kristi:  The fiery demons because they are fiery freaking demons!

Chris:  The Dagmars. You start out thinking this fucked up family is going to be evil-haunting and murdering people who move into their house, and then find out that they are enslaved to some kind of “entity” living under where they built their house and are forced to do its bidding.

Kent:  This isn’t fair to the rest of the cast, but Larry Fessenden is one of my favorite actors, so Jacob is the answer.  Still, I love Paul and Dave as well.  Jacob being possessed was too great to not rank #1 though for me.

 

  1.  Did We Are Still Here remind you of any other films that you have seen?  If so, which one(s)?

Dom:  I think of House,  the Shining, The Evil Dead, Children of the Corn.  This movie makes me think of Evil dwellings or a collective or killers/murderers. Of course both these films we’ve watched and are now doing a questionnaire on, have the same idea.  They each have a group of people (Cultists/Towns folk) who are trying to sacrifice others for their own gains/purpose.

Kristi: Evil Dead is the only one that comes to mind. The part where the chick is driving off, thinking she escaped then Bam! Fiery demon.

Chris: To go along with what Dom said, add in Black Death ,The Wickerman, and Cabin in the Woods. Trying to sacrifice others so that you may live, prosper, etc

Kent:  Wicker Man, the original with Christopher Lee and not that Nic Cage pile of shit, is the first to come to mind.  The House of the Devil, which is a phenomenal film that came out in the past decade or so.  Children of the Corn is an obvious one.  The Pact 1 & 2, The Others, The Shining, and so many more.  Let’s keep going.  The Sacrament, Last Shift, The Legend of Hell House, House on Haunted Hill (both), and I’ll stop.

 

  1.  What was your favorite aspect of the film?  Was it the creepiness, the history of the house, the townsfolk, or something else?

Dom: All of it.  I enjoyed the slow reveal of the whole thing.  And the demons were kinda cool looking too.

Kristi: The history of the house.

Chris: The way the movie accelerated. Slow, slow, slow, slow, nightmare, youth murders, possession, all hell breaks loose

Kent:  The history of the house and especially how they showed so many cool things at the end was like 92 cherries on top.  The slow burn was the selling point and just how well they did it where you didn’t mind the slow burn.  Some slow moving films bore you.

 

  1.  If you could change one thing in We Are Still Here, what would it be?

Dom: The location of the tree in the front yard.  Bothers me sooooo much!!!!  (Hahaha, that was an unexpected response.)

Kristi:  It started off entirely too slow for me. I actually ended up fast forwarding through some of it.

Chris: I like ambiguous endings, but I also like knowing. When she says her son’s name at the end, I want to know what she sees that would make her think her son was anywhere near that place

Kent:  If I could have summed up the first 10 minutes in 2 minutes, I would have been okay with that.  

 

  1.  Which movie did you prefer between the two?

Dom:  Can’t say.  Both were good and bad in their own ways.  Pace, characters, story…Special effects, gore…

Kristi: We are Still Here. I didn’t care for The Invitation at all. Made it halfway through until I decided to turn it off.

Chris: 2 Different examples of two very different types of horror both came out in 2015 and show that horror isn’t dead. We are Still Here might edge the Invitation for me, only because I can’t fight ghosts, and I am pretty sure I could out shoot most cultists

Kent:  We Are Still Here gets the edge for me, but very narrowly.  I felt the pacing of We Are Still Here is more appealing, and the payoff may be as well.  I still am freaked out by cult stories, and both served that in certain ways.

 

Bonus Deuce

  1.  John Carroll Lynch is a pretty awesome actor.  He’s known for playing Drew Carey’s brother on the Drew Carey show, Eastman who is the guy who trained Morgan on the Walking Dead, Twisty the Clown in American Horror Story, and John Wayne Gacy in American Horror Story.  He’s also been in Shutter Island, Zodiac, Gran Torino, and a bunch of other stuff.  What is your favorite role of his?  Also, he will be starring in season 2 of Channel Zero, which is a pretty awesome show.

Teddy: I would say it’s a tie between John Wayne Gacy and Drew Carey’s brother

Dom: Drew Carey’s brother

Kristi:  I love Twisty but I really enjoyed the Morgan episode so I have to go with Eastman.

Chris: Zodiac. He was in one of the really good scenes. Underrated movie IMO

Kent:  Eastman was probably my favorite character of his.  He did such a wonderful job for an episode that was long and yet one of the most memorable, due to his and Lennie James’ performance.

 

  1.  Would you like to see Larry Fessenden play the role of Jack in a remake of The Shining?  I’m not asking if you want to see a remake, but if they were going to do it, would he fit the role?

Dom:  No.

Kristi:  Nope.

Chris: There is one facial still where he looks like Jack in The Shining,but no

Kent:  I don’t know who you people are.  Of course!  Boooooooo the rest of you. BOOOOO!!

 

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