“The Bleeding House”- Scream Masters Review

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“The Bleeding House”- Scream Masters Review

Dad- “What do you do for a living”?

Weirdo- “I cut people up!”

The family has many dark secrets.  Early on, we get the sense that mental illness is the theme.  My interest was slightly built while trying to decide the issue within the family.  Is the mother a monster?  Why’d the dad lose his job?  Why are they alienated from the towns people?  What is the huge thing in their past that they can’t escape?

Things get a bit more suspenseful when the family somewhat reluctantly welcomes a stranger into their home for the night. The writing of the movie sits below decent because the suspense just doesn’t grow and climax the way it should.  Situationally realistic, the movie lacks the unexpected twist that the plot is centered on.  There are two killers in this movie, there just isn’t much tension built upon their relationship.

Certainly not a classic, this movie does have a few death scenes that are memorable.  The special effects are nearly non-existent but the blood is believable.  The actors do a good job, I’m not sure the director or writers urged them to full potential.  Mental illness is a theme here but we just don’t get to experience the joy of a psychotic episode.  Everything is very methodical and subdued while lacking the darkness that is presumably intended.  This movie is inclusive to many viewers although it may not hold the their attention spans.  The most thrilling part of this film comes from the monotone Texan serial killers insightful commentary.  0-10, I give it a generous 6.  I would only watch this movie again if a friend really wanted to see it.

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Grave Encounters

I anticipated watching “Grave Encounters” all through the summer of 2011.  Unfortunately, it was difficult to find.  Blockbuster didn’t have it.  Netflix didn’t have it.  Red box… didn’t have it.  At the time, the only way to watch this movie was to see it online at Amazon.com.  Although I am not movie-company-loyal, I didn’t feel like making the effort to see the movie on my computer.  When Netflix finally acquired “Grave Encounters” I immediately placed it on my weekend line up.  I half expected to be disappointed, while my psychotic twin sister expected to be pleasantly horrified.  This movie landed somewhere in the middle.  Definitely good.  Certainly worth the time, you may even want to purchase this one.  Just not so good to be considered a classic.    Basically, the movie follows along with the “Blair Witch Project” in providing viewers with “real” film footage of ghosts hunters that explore an abandoned psychiatric hospital.  The Vicious Brothers (writers and producers) took a popular idea and applied the classic-abandoned-mental-institution-theme.  If the demon from “Paranormal Activity” and the “Blair Witch” had a baby, this would be it.

“Grave Encounters” Trailer

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