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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
The Cottage - *** (7/10)
- 2008 British horror-comedy starring Andy Serkis. A hardass and a pansy kidnap a girl and try to hold her for a ransom paid by the father, but things start going horribly awry when she escapes. Throw in some wild characters with a weird monster-like shrouded human, and youve got yourself a party. Its pretty funny, and entertaining the whole way through, just remember, youre watching one of those European-style horrors, which rely much more on their grim humor than on their shock and scare methods.
The Devil's Backbone - ***1/2 (8/10)
- 2001 horror drama directed by Guillermo Del Toro. It is in 1939, and centered largely around a housing development dorm-type place where a young boy is staying in the bed of a former boy who died, and his ghost haunts him for particular reasons. I dont want to give anything away, but its very solid, and extremely well done. Del Toro directs it with great style and class, and keeps the pacing going very well. Great movie.
The Reader - **1/2 (6/10)
- 2008 drama starring Kate Winslet and Liam Neeson. A young 15 year old boy falls in love and has a summer fling with a woman, only to find out later that she is a war criminal, and has sent young girls to their deaths. While the story is an interesting one, you never get fully invested in the characters, or find much reason to care about their plight. When you give me characters i dont like or care for, i cant fully like the movie, which is too bad, because i liked the premise.
The Doll Master - *** (7/10)
- 2004 Asian horror movie. A group of people stay in a house of a renowned maker of dolls, who has dolls that are extremely human-looking, and she is planning on making some that are akin to the guests in her home. Dolls are just naturally creepy, and ones that look extremely human are even creepier. This movie has a great tone, with a few good scare moments. Overall it is definitely worth a watch if you enjoy these types of horrors.
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