Archive for the ‘Horror’ Category
A off-world look at the superstitious repercussions of tattooing an Ouija Board on your body. Hagen, who has a dead wife believes that he can revive her from the dead. Travis, a man who lost his brother and wants to join him in the after life. Morbius, a bartender who is betrayed by those he loves comes back from the dead to take revenge. And a strange man only known as Mr. Skinny protects the secrets of the Ouija Board and how the stories weave and affect each other.
Necromentia is a surprisingly good low budget horror film that you do not see too often. The story isn’t anything ground breaking, but the decision to tell the story in reverse order was effective. Instead of figuring out what happened, I was constantly trying to figure out what tied the characters together and why certain things happened. The film isn’t exactly scary, but does have some creepy and gory scenes mixed throughout which may please horror fans.
The overall atmosphere of the film was dark and the cinematography was fairly good. Without spoiling too much, the creature’s throughout the film definitely were creepy and weird and this is a compliment to the film. Some of the acting could have been better, but for the most part they got the job done and didn’t hold back the film like bad acting can do sometimes. Necromentia is not without its flaws, but fans of horror should check out out the film as it features a decent story, good atmosphere, good amount of gore and some creepy creatures.
My Rating: 7/10
Originally posted 2010-04-30 06:22:24.
The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Triangle is a crazy movie, but that should be taken as a compliment to the film. From the very beginning you are trying to figure out what is happening and even up until it finishes you may still be wondering, but that is the great part about the movie. There is some good drama and suspense throughout the movie and it changes directions slightly throughout keeping you on your toes. The acting was good, especially from the main actress Melissa George who played Jess. She took the role and added to it to give a stronger impact.
The minor complaint I had was some things were repetitious at times, but without giving away any spoilers that is part of the film. I expected the movie to suddenly end with no real explanations and to the average viewer it may appear it does that, but if you look closer the film gives you plenty to interpret for the end. Everyone might not get Triangle and some of the events that happened, so I decided to make a spoiler filled explanation of the movie since some of the events may not be clear. You can find that way at the bottom of the review with lots of spoiler warnings.
My Rating: 8/10
Only read below if you want the movie explained from my interpretation.
There are 2 layers to the movie. “Real Life” and what I will call “Sisyphean Punishment” The real life part is Jess with her son and being abusive towards him and eventually getting into an accident which kills both her and her son. The Sisyphean Punishment relates to Greek Mythology which is referenced in the film about Sysiphus being punished in Tartarus by being cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this throughout eternity. So in a sense the rest of the film is her boulder that she tries to make things right with her and her son only to fail each time at different spots. Most of the things in the film didn’t really happen. So after the accident which kills her the taxi driver (Could be considered the devil) makes a deal and strings together events which eventually lead her back to what seems to be reality which she can change, but each time she fails it starts over in an endless loop. The people on the yacht can be considered the dead or just part of her trial to try and make things right. You can interpret it other ways, but the references to Greek mythology make sense to this theory.
Originally posted 2009-11-24 18:48:05.