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MrBarlow 19th May 2022 06:32 PM

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Mr Nice Guy. 1997.

T.V. chef Jackie gets involved with a journalist who filmed a drug deal gone wrong between a gang and a crime lord.

After the first 10-15 minutes we get straight into the action and comedy with Jackie Chan who helps reporter Gabrielle Fitzpatrick escape the bad guys while holding onto a video tape. Sammo Hung teams up with Jackie as director and also teams up again with Richard Norton who plays the clean freak gangster Giancarlo. This does have the good comedy elements they all bring to the scream as well good choreographed fight scenes, but does tend to go OTT towards the end with explosions that seem to never end.

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MrBarlow 19th May 2022 08:11 PM

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Cannibal Holocaust. 1980.

4 students disappear while making a documentary on cannibalistic tribe and a professor goes in search for them.

One of the best, goriest and violent films ever to grace our screens and one that's more memorable due to the scenes in the film, with rape, beatings and animal cruelty portrayed in the film. Luckily enough Angie didn't see the killing of the animals but she did see everything else, in her words this was a pornographic horror that had it's moments of being upsetting yet she couldn't take her eyes from it as she wanted to see how it ended. Angie has never been daft on the Shameless release movie but I think she liked this one.

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trebor8273 19th May 2022 10:01 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy-hgBu1h0w

Probably still my favourite here a group of teenagers the last children of elm street are all institutionalised because of sleep disorders and soon they start dying but luckily a certain someone turns up of knowledge of who is killing them off. The whole dream wizards scene always has me in stitches , was it's supposed to be so funny!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc-9vF9F_eg

Have never been keen on this one but found myself enjoying it this time , Freddy is back and the survivors from the last movie are soon hunted down and killed leaving their friends as new victims but could a young woman who has dream powers be a match for Freddy?

Now watching which will be first viewing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2tnp4QCKtk

nicholasrope 19th May 2022 10:45 PM

Think we're on the same wavelength regarding The Nightmare on Elm Street Movies.

nicholasrope 19th May 2022 10:53 PM

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Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

Should have stuck with my initial instincts regarding this Movie but kudos to Marvel, they have managed to get me to watch Films that I have no interest in just in case someone shows up or something that may come up in future Marvel Movies may get a mention.

Luckily all I wasted was my time.

Northman

Disappointing Movie regarding a Viking's revenge for the murder of his Father. Instead of a blood fest with lots of chopping off of body parts, I got a Arthouse style borefest.

Firestarter

The remake starring Zac Efron (Who I had no idea was in this, not even mentioned on the poster) 20 minutes shorter than the original, it's kinda hit and miss, wasn't boring but not as good as I was hoping for. At least there were some changes from the original, which I appreciate.

Justin101 20th May 2022 05:47 AM

I felt the same about Dr Strange & The Northman so I’m glad I’m not alone because most people seem to have loved them both haha. Was going to see Firestarter in the next few days, not expecting much but it has a John Carpenter soundtrack!!

Justin101 20th May 2022 05:48 AM

Also, I might be alone in this but I think I like Elm Street 4 better than part 3…

Graveyard 20th May 2022 05:19 PM

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I felt the same about The Northman !

Took me two days to finish the movie because was soooo boring :pray:

Demdike@Cult Labs 20th May 2022 06:16 PM

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Jug Face (2013)

A young girl in an old backwoods community ends up pregnant with her brothers child and discovers she is to be sacrificed to a creature in a pit out in the woods.

A slow burner of a folk horror film that i really enjoy. The central premise of ancient custom and folklore is nicely explored and the idea that when a face is created on a clay jug then that person should be sacrificed to an ancient creature is quite Lovecraftian in it's execution.

The film is clearly low budget yet is so small scale you don't really notice. Larry Fessenden, the director of Wendigo and The Last Winter is one of the actors here, but due to the thick atmosphere and ambiance you'd swear he also directed it too. The film boasts strong performances all round giving the whole thing a very believable air which all culminates in an original and interesting horror movie.

The Arrow Blu-ray is very nice and features in the Dementer limited edition set.

trebor8273 20th May 2022 09:35 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnC6FrkxOQ4

The two survivors from the last film are together and happy but that doesn't last long as Freddy is back and now is trying to come back in the real world by possession the survivors child. Some interesting ideas if poorly executed, every other time I've seen it thought it was awful but wasn't this bad this time still the weakest of the 5 I've watched.

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I loved this why did it take so long to see this, a group of medical students and their professor (Roddy McDowall) play some type of live action role-playing game but they don't know a baboon called Shakma that has been experiment on and believed to be dead goes on murderous rage filled killing spree!

The main characters girlfriend was such a bitch I clapped with glee as she was killed, the acting was decent but the baboon running around with his big red arse was the best actor in the movie and that includes Roddy. A lot of fun that baboon should of got an Oscar.

Now watching which not seen before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0FbB0Y9NV8

trebor8273 20th May 2022 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 670806)
Jug Face (2013)

A young girl in an old backwoods community ends up pregnant with her brothers child and discovers she is to be sacrificed to a creature in a pit out in the woods.

A slow burner of a folk horror film that i really enjoy. The central premise of ancient custom and folklore is nicely explored and the idea that when a face is created on a clay jug then that person should be sacrificed to an ancient creature is quite Lovecraftian in it's execution.

The film is clearly low budget yet is so small scale you don't really notice. Larry Fessenden, the director of Wendigo and The Last Winter is one of the actors here, but due to the thick atmosphere and ambiance you'd swear he also directed it too. The film boasts strong performances all round giving the whole thing a very believable air which all culminates in an original and interesting horror movie.

The Arrow Blu-ray is very nice and features in the Dementer limited edition set.


This is on shudder might watch it tomorrow.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ9ORt-2SSs

Another which was a first viewing and really enjoyed it's very enjoyable and can see a love of the genre, a group of film students host a all night horror marathon but unknowing too them a killer is stalking the aisles, lots of red herrings and watch out for Dee Wallace Stone.

Watched Fangoria chainsaw awards 2022 while it's very cheesy and very low budget its quite enjoyable and 1000 times better than the Oscars. Was nice that John Carpenter got award for best music score, the chainsaw award is also nicer than the dull old Oscar.


Now watching first film of season 4 of Joe Bob, this one is night of the living dead, at 3 hours will not be watching in one go.

Demoncrat 20th May 2022 11:52 PM

The Ice Road (2021, Johnathan Hensleigh)

Corporations bad boo hiss.
Ignoring all the missteps in this film would take too long. Was there any genuine tension? LF :lol:
Watching zoomers react to Oldboy was more thrilling tbh. Now there's a film.
Later today I will watch The Sadness, as I'm sick of avoiding spoilers. :pop2:

Frankie Teardrop 21st May 2022 08:32 AM

KANDISHA – Maury and Bustillo are back with what feels like a culturally translocated re-jig of ‘The Candyman’. A girl in a graffitied-up high-rise summons a man-thrashing demon with a taste for lame boyfriends and sex pests… cue obvious subtext. There’s a bit of urban strife-type reportage to fuel the drama, but ‘Kandisha’, despite good performances and some atmosphere, only really comes into its own during a few key nightmarish scenes – the bit in the sauna, for example, is savage, surreal and riveting. It’s a shame these moments are like windows into a different film. Overall, ‘Kandisha’ is pretty good, it’s definitely worth a watch, but it’s no ‘Livide’ and it’s a long way from ‘Inside’.

HOST – Zoom-based found footage flick in which an internet séance goes wrong and invokes a really pissed off spook. I thought this would be a bit of a yawn to be honest, but I watched it anyway, thinking that if I could switch it on I could at least switch it back off. I was pleasantly surprised; ‘Host’ is a really effective no-budgeter that uses its video-call split-screen format to creepy and distracting effect, allowing some genuine atmosphere to take hold between the jump scares and crass bits. Give it a go, and let it confound and confuse that raised eyebrow of yours (if you raised it in the first place, that is).

THE SCARE OF SIXTY FIRST – Two flatmates find that their new pad is the focus of an Epstein-based supernatural conspiracy in Dasha Nekrasova’s bizarre directorial debut. Maybe I’m revealing my lack of sophistication here, but I found it quite difficult to decide whether I was watching an art flick playing it sloppy or just a straight up bad horror film. Either way, the moments of disconnect are too numerous to have originated in anything other than a stiflingly unhinged work, one that you can almost sense leering at the baffled looks of its estranged audience. That’s what I liked about it. There’s a really screechy ‘avant-garde performance’ aspect to it that I loved – people in goo-goo ga-ga mode wanking in rooms covered in torn-up photos of the royal family etc – yeah, I remember art school. But just the vague insanity of the fact that it’s this sub-Lynchean / Polanskian New York grimfest that at the same time has this obsessive focus on Prince Andrew, as a stalker’s toy as much as a satirical device, was enough to pique my interest. I can imagine a lot of people hating it, but it’s worth a shot if you like slightly feverish cinema that offers no clues.

FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS – A brutally efficient little thriller that offers up a tried and tested home-invasion scenario and then pretty much pulverises it into oblivion before our very eyes. ‘For The Sake Of Vicious’ (what a title) is not pushing the conceptual envelope with its set-up, in which a classical ‘wronged man’ kidnaps the wretch he believes raped his daughter with a view to some post-court case DIY retribution; these bare narrative bones are almost pleasantries, because the film’s main purpose seems to be unremitting gore. I actually preferred the slow burn of the first half, where the accent was on suspense – after that you get the masked thugs breaking in and a tsunami of unlikely bloodshed. Or maybe not even that much gore, I’ve seen far worse, I guess the point I’m trying to make is, it was enough of a grand guignol switchover to take me by surprise and transform the film from meat-and-potatoes thriller into splatterfest. Which is interesting in itself. Definitely one to check out.

Demoncrat 21st May 2022 09:00 AM

As always :hail::hail::hail:

Did enjoy Host myself (mostly).

Justin101 21st May 2022 09:07 AM

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As always :hail::hail::hail:

Did enjoy Host myself (mostly).


Same, the last few mins let it down but there is only so much you could do.

MrBarlow 21st May 2022 07:15 PM

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The Driller Killer. 1979.

Artist Reno slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills and caring for his two female flatmates.

No matter how many times I watch this I always seem to think, why attack derelict and homeless people if the guy is strapped for cash, they will have little to no money that will help pay the bills. Before Jack Nicholson went into a slow decent into madness, Abel Ferrara took the plunge first ad just went nuts with a drill.

Ferrara who starred and directed this practically showed you don't need to have a big budget to make somewhat art-house film that made it to the video nasty list, just some creative skills and a good bit of blood splatter especially with a drill to the skull and somewhat mix of good and bad acting along the way.

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trebor8273 21st May 2022 07:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm5PYf1WqMQ

As bad as I remember easily the worst in the series , really has no redeeming qualities , terrible writing direction, Johnny Depp, Roseanne and dreadful acting apart from Englund

At least a new nightmare is huge is improvement and is probably my second or third favourite.

Now watching this which will be first viewing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAGfNjIzldM

After this will either be jug face or new nightmare.

MrBarlow 21st May 2022 08:55 PM

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The Premonition. 1975.

A foster mother begins to have psychic visions when the birth mother turns up and threatens to take her away.

This one seems to pop up a lot for me over the last month or so and didn't seem to appeal to me and tonight I took the plunge to watch it and glad I did, this was actually better than I thought. This does have a somewhat eerie atmosphere around it and supernatural element from start to finish.

Richard Lynch plays a bit of a whacky circus clown drawn into a kidnap plot and Sharon Farrell who seems to develop visions but can't really explain how. This is one of those films that everyone takes seriously with their acting and no one seems to outshine everyone.

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Demoncrat 21st May 2022 09:21 PM

It has great potential that one, but it's no Burnt Offerings certainly.



Memory (2022, Martin Campbell)

When Campbell's name came up at the end, it all sort of made sense really.
Liaaaaaaamneeeesson stars as a hitman. WAKE UP!!!
Guy Pierce does the decent thing and acting and that.

Ahem. Reminded me of the Soderbergh Traffik in places (tonally). Effective enough, yin to the yang of The Ice Road if you will. NOW for The Sadness :rolleyes::nod::lol:

iank 21st May 2022 09:55 PM

I made a heinous mistake last night. I decided, against my better judgment, to try and watch Halloween Kills.
Holy f*****g s**t. "Terrible" does not even begin to cover it. 2018 was bad, but this is somehow even worse. Boring, stupid, with zero characters to speak of, and just constantly banging the nostalgia drum with nothing new to offer.
Oh look, little Tommy Doyle is back (for some reason). He was in Halloween 6 too. Oh look, the Nurse from the original film is back (for some reason). She was in II and H20 too. In shock of shocks, Michael kills her. Oh wait, he did that already in H20.
I tried, I really did. But there is nothing in these movies that the original series did not already do, and in most cases did better in those "terrible sequels" we're all supposed to be happy to throw away to get these new ones. Except most of those sequels were actually pretty good, and certainly infinitely better than these godawful messes. We even get a godawful CGI Donald Pleasance at the start of this one. Or you could, you know, just watch the real guy in the real Halloween II instead. Or IV. Or V. All of which are better than this piece of utter crap. :whip:

Demdike@Cult Labs 21st May 2022 10:24 PM

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I made a heinous mistake last night. I decided, against my better judgment, to try and watch Halloween Kills.
Holy f*****g s**t. "Terrible" does not even begin to cover it. 2018 was bad, but this is somehow even worse. Boring, stupid, with zero characters to speak of, and just constantly banging the nostalgia drum with nothing new to offer.
Oh look, little Tommy Doyle is back (for some reason). He was in Halloween 6 too. Oh look, the Nurse from the original film is back (for some reason). She was in II and H20 too. In shock of shocks, Michael kills her. Oh wait, he did that already in H20.
I tried, I really did. But there is nothing in these movies that the original series did not already do, and in most cases did better in those "terrible sequels" we're all supposed to be happy to throw away to get these new ones. Except most of those sequels were actually pretty good, and certainly infinitely better than these godawful messes. We even get a godawful CGI Donald Pleasance at the start of this one. Or you could, you know, just watch the real guy in the real Halloween II instead. Or IV. Or V. All of which are better than this piece of utter crap. :whip:

We sing from the same hymn sheet.

Halloween 2018 made such a great deal of being the one true sequel to Carpenter's film then ripped off every one of the films it pretended didn't exist for it's set pieces. It was like a shitty pop quiz placing each set piece to the relevant sequel.

Fair enough, dismiss the sequels but don't rip them off you talentless idiots without an original idea in your heads.

An absolute joke of a film. There's not a chance in hell i'll watch Halloween Kills. I'd prefer a Fifty Shades of Grey marathon (Not seen those by the way) to watching Halloween Kills.

And breathe! :happy:

Demoncrat 21st May 2022 10:52 PM

HUG

iank 21st May 2022 11:49 PM

I think I'd just forgotten how bad 2018 was, and was like "It's Halloween, how bad can it be?"
Yikes.

Demoncrat 21st May 2022 11:58 PM

I look forward to treating them (all 3 COUGH) as the curios they will become .....

SymbioticFunction 22nd May 2022 03:00 PM

Revisited 2008's Rambo. This easily has to be one of the most violent films ever made (gives Lucio Fulci a run for his money). If I recall correctly, the UK's Odeon cinema chain actually refused to screen it due to excessive violence. There is a director's cut but since it apparently tones it down a bit, I haven't bothered to check it out. :) Whilst I certainly wouldn't rave about the film, it is very entertaining! btw My wife and I only own both this and the excellent first film from this franchise.

MrBarlow 22nd May 2022 06:20 PM

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Invasion Of The Bee Girls. 1973.

Men are turning up dead from heart attacks, the local authority believe women who are sexually charged are killing them during intercourse which may be linked to a experiment lab researching in African Bees.

You can certainly say that the men who died should have engraved on their tombstones...."he came and went at the same time" :lol: Low budget 70s B movie with it's problems, really bad cinematography especially in dark moments due to bad lightning, not the best direction to go with this film. Th stars must've known this would be a crap film as some don't even try their best, but the female stars spend half the time partially nude, aside from the negative points I still found this entertaining, not a guilty pleasure movie for me...just yet.

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trebor8273 22nd May 2022 07:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIjDB31KfsM

Excellent beautifully shot and directed and well acted , what is believed to be some sort of wolf is terrorising the French countryside knight and his friend a native American played by Mark Dacascos are sent to investigate .


Finished first episode of new season of Joe Bob which was night of the living dead and had a guest called Svengoolie who seemed a very interesting individual.

Now watching the second episode which is Antropophagus the show also celebrities Joe Bob's 40th anniversary.

After its finished thinking of watching this. Anyone seen it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4k77HzijtQ

MrBarlow 22nd May 2022 07:52 PM

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After its finished thinking of watching this. Anyone seen it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4k77HzijtQ

This one isn't too bad, decent found footage, clocked it on Shudder a while back kept me quiet and intrigued

trebor8273 22nd May 2022 08:12 PM

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This one isn't too bad, decent found footage, clocked it on Shudder a while back kept me quiet and intrigued

Don't know what it is but just can't get into found footage , maybe I should of actually watched the trailer.

MrBarlow 22nd May 2022 08:18 PM

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Don't know what it is but just can't get into found footage , maybe I should of actually watched the trailer.

Some are a hit or miss but this one is decent even Dem made a good comment about it a ages ago which made me check it out :lol:

trebor8273 22nd May 2022 08:23 PM

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Some are a hit or miss but this one is decent even Dem made a good comment about it a ages ago which made me check it out :lol:

It must be good then :lol:

MrBarlow 22nd May 2022 08:43 PM

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Isolation. 2005.

On a remote farm, a group of people become stranded when the animals fall ill and a scientist admits to conducting research experiment that went wrong and created a hybrid offspring which escapes.

One that I have watched about 2-3 times and this does not have a many actors in it, only 5 from start to end and two small minor roles, the main setting is a country Irish farm in the middle of somewhere and a big creep factor to add to the mix with some tense moments.

The acting is done decently even Sean Harris manages to make himself look like a guy that's in the wrong place at the wrong time with his girlfriend. John Lynch plays the down on his luck and almost broke farmer and vet Essie Davis who helps deliver a calf. Marcel Lures plays the hard nosed scientist who wants to create in the increase in animal fertility.

This is one of those films that seems low budget and should'n work but this one does, the creature effects are well done and a good amount of blood and gore splatter so don't eat anything while watching this.


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MrBarlow 22nd May 2022 08:44 PM

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It must be good then :lol:

I trust people's recommendations on here than IMDB :lol:

Demdike@Cult Labs 22nd May 2022 09:29 PM

I thought Jeruzalem was very good whilst Isolation is excellent.

Demdike@Cult Labs 22nd May 2022 09:30 PM

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Top Gun (1986)

An empty exercise in eighties excess.

iank 22nd May 2022 09:37 PM

Friday the 13th Part 3. Jason kills people. Again. This isn't one of the better Friday movies, with a fairly colourless cast including a fairly bland final girl, but it's watchable enough and the last half hour is atmospheric and exciting. I found its oldschool simplicity and charm refreshing after the bloated indulgent mess that was Halloween Kills anyway.

nicholasrope 22nd May 2022 10:04 PM

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Death Ring

With a DVD cover where the list of stars is truthful and misleading (Quite a feat) sees (Mike) Norris abducted along with his fiancé by a millionaire and hunted by other people on an island. (Chad) McQueen is his friend who helps rescue him and (Don) Swayze is someone who survived a earlier hunt.

I believe that this got released before Hard Target and I've always enjoyed watching this one. It's simple and doesn't get fancy (And it doesn't need to be any other way) Definitely a Film to watch if you are into good B-Movie Action Films.

The only gripe I have is with the title, makes it seems a Fight Film but it's explained in the Film.

Green Mile

Set in the 1930's, Tom Hanks is the head of Death Row and befriends an inmate who has supernatural healing powers. When you see what the Film is about, yoU do think OK, seems a bit weird but it does work out rather well. It's powerful stuff especially with the Execution scenes. There are some great performances From Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse and Doug Hutchinson (A smarmy sadist) At 3 hours long, it does drag a bit but scenes can be forward on.

Whilst not a plot hole but a bit of a peeve of mine regarding this Film is they know what Percy is like but they let him run an Execution without keeping a close eye on him.

Demdike@Cult Labs 22nd May 2022 10:43 PM

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Violent City (1970)

This Italian made film has a great opening twenty minutes and an inspired last five minutes. Unfortunately despite boasting the acting talents of Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland and Telly Savalas there isn't much inbetween in the way of entertainment.

The script seems a little laboured with nothing much for anyone to do. Fifteen minutes at a race track is mind numbing. For me the standout is Jill Ireland, she's not a favourite of mine and i usually cringe when it comes to watching her American thrillers with Bronson - her hubby. She has a meaty role in this and reminds me of Barbara Bouchet in many scenes.

The films main plus point is its opening car chase in the Virgin Islands. Its as tense and well filmed as any from its time. Its great to watch cars causing chaos without any CGI.

I wish i'd remembered how uninteresting this was before shelling out eighteen quid on the 88 Films Blu-ray.

I'll give the considerably shorter American cut of the film titled The Family a go before getting rid as losing twenty minutes is probably a great help.

MrBarlow 22nd May 2022 11:41 PM

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Citadel. 2012.

Tommy who suffers agoraphobia, teams up with a priest to protect his baby from a group of nocturnal teens who attacked his family.

This was another YouTube find movie and it was a lot better than expected, James Cosmo plays the elder priest who has denounced his religion and faith and knows about the feral teens, what they want and will do to the kidnapped children. Aneurin Barnard plays the newly dad who has his problems and tries everything to protect his daughter.

This was a mix of drama of loosing someone then trying to move on and accomplishing your fears, the horror is watching someone you love being attacked and you can't do nothing and then being stalked. The acting was decent but the pace can be quick and slow at times but does have a good background score by TomandAndy, one or two scenes may be upsetting for some.

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Demoncrat 23rd May 2022 09:45 AM

The Sadness

Ta dah!! :rolleyes::nod:

Just don't eat anything before or during it and you should be fine :lol::pop2:
Not the most original of plots, but when has that ever stopped me??
A couple finds their day somewhat ruined by events beyond their control. Suspend that disbelief!! All in 100 minutes. Refreshing for that alone.


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