Earlier this week I watched two new horror films and I thought it would be cool to review them briefly for this site… here they are:
This movie, “V/H/S 2” is a found footage film. Filmed in the style of “Paranormal Activity”, “Blare Witch Project”, etc. Ya know, those movies filmed with just a handheld camera.
This film is the sequel to “V/H/S” which you could stream on Netflix. “V/H/S/ 2” is pretty much the same idea from the first movie except the plot to this film is about two private investigators who are on the search for a missing student. They go to the missing students home and they find a collection of VHS tapes. The two investigators watch the collection of tapes which have different things going on them. They aren’t good things either… they are evil things. Things like ghost stories, zombies, the cult and aliens.
The VHS films are a collection of short horror films kind of like what you see in “Creepshow”.
I did like the first V/H/S film but it had slight problems. I think the “VHS 2”, the second one was a big improvement. The stories were scarier… even more gruesome and disturbing. They can get funny and entertaining as well. I was watching this film at the edge of my seat throughout the whole movie and I rarely experience that watching horror films. It was a pretty intense movie. After the movie got over with, I was blown away and was like, “What the hell did I just see?”.
I think VHS 2 is one of the best movies of this year.
I think the VHS series deserve more recognition and hope someday… these films get the respect they deserve. When this film first opened, it wasn’t shown in that many theaters so it wasn’t a wide release so I guess you can call it a straight to DVD release. I can understand why ’cause movies like this are way too graphic to be shown nationwide. If the makers of the VHS series keep up the great work, they can one day be bigger than the “Paranormal Activity” franchise.
VHS series are awesome and I’m already looking forward to “V/H/S 3”.
I watched the new “Texas Chainsaw” film last night and to be honest, I was pretty disappointed with it. It was a horrible film, actually. Probably one of the worst movies of this year. This film is the sequel to the 1974 film directed by Tobe Hooper. This film is about a young woman who travels to Texas to collect an inheritance from her family. She goes to Texas with a group of friends to go to her home that she was going to sign papers for. The home is a huge mansion that her grandmother once owned. Of course, turns out that Leatherface the chainsaw guy was living there.
They really need to come up with new material if they want the Texas Chainsaw franchise to work. It’s the same rehash from the two other remakes. A group of friends travelling in a van to some old house only to find out a cannibalistic man with a chainsaw living there. Same usual thing… her friends get killed… Leatherface chasing a screaming girl through the woods…. blah blah blah… you get the deal. Plus, this movie has tons of plot holes. I don’t mean to spoil things… not trying to but they gave Leatherface a name in this movie… they revealed his identity and turned him into a good person instead of this evil mysterious monster. Tons of plot holes all over this film. It was too predictable as well.
How many times can Hollywood remake Texas Chainsaw and ruin it? It’s sad because I’m a huge fan of the franchise and the Leatherface character. I wouldn’t recommend this movie for Halloween. If you want to watch a Texas Chainsaw movie for Halloween… I would suggest the 1974 film and the Marcus Nispel 2003 film is pretty good too.
While I do like the fact that Hollywood is trying to keep the horror genre alive… they’re gonna destroy the horror genre if they keep exploiting iconic characters like Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kreuger, Michael Myers, etc. I hear a Chucky and Hellraiser reboots are on the way too.
Forget the new “Texas Chainsaw”… the movie was garbage.