So I've been somewhat slow getting to work on the fourth and final book in my DO ZOMBIES WIN? series. The reason, life. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Life gets in the way of our dreams, our happiness, and honestly there are times when life makes me want to curl up into a fetal position and cry. I know we all have these moments, we all have moments where we want to throw our hands in the air and scream "Why me?" It's time for me to push life back. I can't let things beyond my control push me down, and I have a world to finish creating. I have a world to destroy. So tomorrow I get back on the wagon. Tomorrow I start destroying the world I created.
There hasn't been a lot of buzz about this movie yet, and honestly the commercials haven't really caught my attention, or I've gotten them confused with the commercials for JINN. I only saw this movie because by the time I got to the theater the other movie I was going to see had actually started.
THE QUIET ONES is about a young woman who is the experiment of an eager professor and a few of his young students. The movie is mostly from the perspective of the amateur cameraman Brian, who took this job because he wants to "experience things" but what he wants to experience is not explained. The young woman, Jane, is presumed to be either possessed or telekinetic, but the reality is much darker. Professor Joseph Coupland believes he is saving her, and Jane too believes he can save her. As the experiment continues to save Jane from herself and force her to release the dark part of herself named "Evie" things go from bad to worse.
The movie has few moments of tension and a few scares but overall I feel like I've seen this movie. It is comparable horror movies like APT 143 and THE DEVIL INSIDE. There is really nothing new in this story, and like many others it claims to be "based on actual events" with the pictures to prove it. The ending was predictable although this held my interest a little more than OCULUS. If you can catch it at a cheap time go for it, since it does have a few scares. I would have liked for the title to be a little more relevant. I would also have like a little more back story into the professor and how things began for him.
I'd read reviews for this movie on horror blogs and from other mainstream reviewers, so I had high hopes for OCULUS. The movie begins with a dream which always ticks me off, I hate when movies begin or end with a dream, it seems so cliche. The acting was well done, Karen Gillan was believable as Kaylie, putting aside those rumors that it would be hard to see her as anything besides Dr. Who's sidekick (for those of you who have seen her as Amy). And the children, especially Annalise Basso who plays young Kaylie were superb in creating the idea of scared and frightful children. However, like a bunch of recent films I didn't feel like there was enough of a back story. They state in the movie that no one knows where the deadly mirror came from, and it seemed like quite a cop out. Nor does the movie state how the family came into possession of the mirror, only being explained away by the husband saying to the wife, "You wanted some antiques to fill the house."
Horror wise the movie held few scares for me, it was more about discomfort, teeth being pulled or broken, fingernail issues, people eating things they shouldn't be eating, etc. I don't want to give away too much information. It tried to be more frightening than it was, ghosts stalking people, people being forced to do uncomfortable things, people hallucinating, but none of it really seemed to catch me, none of it made me jump. In fact the only thing that made me jump was the preview for a movie titled DELIVER US FROM EVIL before the movie. So while the acting was well done, I just don't think this movie lived up to the hype.
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So I am technically considered a zombie author because all of the stuff I have published have all been zombie related. Of course, I must say I do have a love for the walking dead, zombies are pretty fascinating. As you might have noticed on my bio page I have listed the movie DEAD SNOW as my favorite zombie movie. This changes but I keep going back to that movie, mostly because it has the most inventive uses of intestines I have ever seen. I mean I have not, in my life, seen so many people being killed by intestines, with intestines, or even using intestines as a rope to climb up. While I do enjoy this movie I also have to promote the other zombie movies that I have enjoyed. I really enjoyed FIDO, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the remake of DAWN OF THE DEAD, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, BLACK SHEEP (come on who wouldn't love zombie sheep?!?!), COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES, DEAD AND BREAKFAST, ZOMBIE DIARIES, and of course the silly Japanese movie STACY. There are a lot of zombie movies that are off the wall and fun, take ZOMBIE STRIPPERS, for example. Not many people really enjoyed the silliness of the movie. So while the topic of zombies can be serious and while many think it represents the collapse of humanity and social morals, I think sometimes we should just have fun watching the elderly fight zombies, beer guzzlers chasing their ex-girlfriends, and zombies ripping the flesh from silly high heeled college girls who for some reason have run through a zombie infested forest with only their shoes and their underwear on.
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