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“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” (Written Review & Trailer)

March 31st, 2017 No comments

 

 

Review by John Delia

This gruesome horror thriller The Blackcoat’s Daughter has more suspense than most and that’s a good thing for those that like to try and figure things out before they happen. But, you’ll have a tough time figuring this thriller out as Director and writer Osgood Perkins knows how to set up a story without giving it all away. Dark and sinister the acting crew works their magic with performances that are chilling, daemonic and entrancing. Great for men, but better for the ladies, it’s a ladies night out for those that like a grisly shocker. Read more…

“Split” (Written Review & Trailer)

January 18th, 2017 No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review by John M. Delia, Jr.

Very disturbing and frightening at times, the film Split puts director M. Night Shyamalan back in movie theaters. Coming off the sinister shocker The Visit, which earned over $98 million in 2015, he’s chosen a good weekend for his new horror thriller with its only competition xXx sequel and The Founder. The trailer should drive all the thrill seekers and especially mature pre-teens to 20’s horror fans into seats this weekend, making it the top box-office winner. But except for a few of Shyamalan’s movies, it has his signature weak “how did that just happen” finale. Read more…

“Gone Girl” a Baffling Crime Thriller (Film Review)

October 2nd, 2014 No comments

GONEGIRL poster

 

 

Review by John Delia

It may be a little long, get pretty dicey and turn your head in disgust, but Gone Girl will win you over in the end.  The brilliantly written crime drama has this year’s top performances, creative direction and enough twists to curl a whole head of hair.  From its cunning elementary opening the audience slowly gets sucked into this heinous story that’s fed from the realization that you want to dislike it, but can’t take your eyes off the screen. Read more…

The Raven, Review by John Delia

April 27th, 2012 No comments

A

SUSPENSEFUL

MURDER

MYSTERY

THE RAVEN

By John Delia

Methodically delivered The Raven provides a suspense mystery that chills and thrills.  Set in the mid 1800’s the Edgar Allan Poe based story has all the earmarks of a winning box office weekend.  With excellent direction controlling fine actors and a sold script, the film moves to the top of my best of 2012. Read more…

FRIGHT NIGHT review by John Delia

August 18th, 2011 No comments

3D MAKES THIS

BLOOD SUCKER

EVEN MORE ENTICING

 

FRIGHT NIGHT

 

 

 

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-

Plasse

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

MPAA Rating: R for bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references

Genre: Comedy, Suspense/Horror and Remake

Running Time: 1hr 46min

Opening Date: August 19, 2011

Distributed by: Touchstone Pictures

 

By John Delia

 

The scary, seething, suspenseful, gory, horror filled Fright Night left me turning my head on my way to the car following the showing.  It’s a frightening flick that takes its toll on those that can have a love for the thrills that evil can provide.  You don’t have to be Goth to enjoy, just a sense of humor and a need to feed your bloody thirst for a good horror movie.

Charlie (Anton Yelchin) and his mom (Toni Collette) try to get out of their burning home

 

Charley (Anton Yelchin) has finally made it to the in crowd in his senior year at his local high school.  He’s got the top girl Amy (Imogen Poots), cool duds and the guys respect him, what more can a teen want.  How about some thrills, just what Charley needs, right?  Well he’s about to get his fill when Jerry (Colin Farrell) a vampire moves in next door and starts raiding the neighborhood for ‘food’.  When his former best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) comes up missing, Charley tries to convince his mother and girlfriend that evil lurks in the house on the left.  Luckily Peter Vincent (David Tennant), the vampire killer is in town performing his magic show.

 

Charlie and Amy (Imogen Poots) hunt down a vampire

I am a huge horror fan and I’ve seen the 1985 original starring Chris Sarandon as Jerry and Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent and loved it even though it didn’t have all the special effects that ramp up this version.  The remake of Fright Night does have much of the comedy as the first except here they use it as a relief from the horror where in Tom Holland’s it was more of a tongue in cheek campy kind of fun.  While this one has a LOT more horror and suspense, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to rent the original for some good laughs, but not before seeing the remake.

Jerry (Colin Farrell ) tries to get a bite of Charlie

 

The performance by Colin Ferrell as the relentless blood lusting ghoul is chillingly terrific and most times terrifying.  He brings to Jerry a wicked smile and evil eyes that makes his character very creepy and spine chilling, just what’s needed to carry off the menacing plot. 

 

Director Craig Gillespie does a great job of infusing the intermittent laughs with the help of Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Charley’s nerdy best friend Ed who steel many scenes while trying to escape the clutches of the vampire.  Gillespie lays out his story and gets to the meat of it in a very nice fashion leaving no time to make his audience think of other films that may be similar.  He charges right in letting you know who the vampire is and what kind of mayhem he’s taking to the neighborhood.

 

The film is rated R for bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references.  The 3D in Fright Night does have some very nasty things coming at you and a scene of glowing ashes that’s quite mesmerizing, thanks to some amazing CGI.

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: A very good horror flick with a lot of gory fun. (B)

 

 

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