Jan 2014 Films of Interest

FILM LISTING SLATE

JAN 2014 Horror FILMS BTC loves Horror films.  Here are a few films being released in the January theater lineup:

Open Grave

 

“Open Grave” – A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.

I watched this one on iTunes, was a great idea for a film but like I had mentioned before it fell short on many levels. Had it had a larger budget and a rewrite, it could have really been a good film. I felt as if the dialogue was poorly written and forced and there just wasn’t enough action. I would have liked for it to have taken a more intense approach that would have kept the viewer on edge instead of trying to keep everyone so involved in the mystery of the plot. It’s still worth taking a peek at if you have the time.

 

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Paranormal Activity

 

 

 

“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” – Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn’t long before Jessie finds he’s been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it’s only a matter of time before he is completely under its control.

 

 

 

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BansheeChapter

 

 

“Banshee Chapter” – Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend’s sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin.

This could go either way. It’s hard to tell if this is going to be good or not but I do like the idea of people getting their hands on Government grade drugs used for experimental purposes whom turn into a creature of some kind. I could envision something similar to the film “The Fly” happening or maybe on an outbreak level of something like “The Crazies” only with mankind turned to deadly monstrosities.

 

 

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DevilsDue

 

 

 

“Devil’s Due” – After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.

 

 

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IFrank

 

“I, Frankenstein” – Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

It really seems more like a graphic novel type of film using the idea of a stitched together being as some kind of underworld hero. I’m uncertain how I feel about this, but like most horror films, I’ll watch it even if it sucks. I think it could work out rather well as I also like Dave Caswell’s (He sometimes writes our game reviews) version of Frankenstein in his comic-based script he’s working on which has a graphic novel feel to it, as well.

Honestly though, since it’s from the producers of “Underworld” I’m sure the graphics won’t dissapoint you, and it’s probably at least equivalent to films like “The Brother’s Grimm”, “Van Helsing”, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Huntersl” and ” The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” – unfortunately for those of you that may have liked some of those films, they didn’t do so well at the box office. It’s just really hard to tell with these kinds of movies. The one thing you can count on, though, is that they will at least have some pretty cool FX.

Most people are really used to Mary Shelly’s version of Frankenstein and anything off that beaten path might be frowned upon, which is unfortunate because there are so many different versions of Dracula and vampires out there and at one time they were both viewed as equally popular. Technically though, Frankenstein is a glorified zombie built from various people parts. And let’s not forget that he influenced the writers to create the character of our beloved Herman Munster.

 

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This is just a short list of some of the horror films that are out this month, I’m sure there are many more. If you watch any of these weigh in and tell us all what you thought of it. And if you notice any major flaws in the plot or editing I personally love that kind of info as well.

 

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