Directed by Chan-wook Park, director of the Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, Oldboy)
This one was pretty fantastic, but didn’t quite get over the top of perfection. Park’s films are always a visual delight, and the darkness he portrays – so surreal, yet somehow completely believable – is shown here in full effect. The structure reminded me a lot of the recent novel, Gone Girl. Divided into three parts, each giving a different side of the story that contradicts the previous. Available now on Amazon Prime, and well worth your time.
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994)
Directed by Jeff Burr, various other horror flicks like Leatherface and Puppetmaster 4 & 5 Staring Monkees daughter Ami Dolenz, the second with her that I have seen recently. Also Soleil Moon Frye, miss Punky Brewster herself.
I loved the first Pumpkinhead, and believe it to be an underrated masterpiece. Pumpkinhead himself is one of the finest movie monsters ever, and in this second installment shows that he is also a bit of a comic genius. The first film was taken rather seriously, but Blood Wings is a bag of silly. I enjoyed it though, until the end. The end is absolute tripe.
Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)
Directed by Jack Sholder, Nightmare on Elm Street 2
What was set up in the first movie, is thrown out in this one. All of the established rules that the first film set for the Djinn, as all horror monsters have, were thrown out. Instead of a few souls to move the prophecy forward, the Djinn needs a thousand. The people no longer have to actually wish. Changing faces doesn’t require a face apparently. Etc. These changes aren’t surprising as Sholder directed Nightmare on Elm Street 2 – by far the worst of the series – and that film allowed Freddy to enter our world for no reason. Jack Sholder apparently doesn’t give a shit about established monster protocol. Maybe that’s why his career didn’t really go anywhere.
avoid at all costs!
I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House (2016)
A NETFLIX original pile of shit.
The movie moves so slow, and never, ever pays off. The ghost looks like bad photoshop. Just stay away, it never gets better.