Incidental discovery on Netflix. Black comedy + revenge flick. Very well done. Too many horror flicks are doomed by poor acting, which is where this one really shines. You just can’t believe that such a lovely young, good looking woman can have such a gross problem.
Another winner from Netflix BUT only if you like unexpected and violent bursts of extreme violence. But hey, it’s only a game. A young woman is invited to a dinner party. Even though she’s nursing her cancer stricken younger brother 24×7, she’s enticed by the fact that the dinner sponsor promises to help her brother.
I cannot believe how good this game is. You youngsters won’t be able to identify, but you should try it. Even with a mouse, it’s addictive. I used to spend money to play this game, and now it’s free on my PC. Life can’t possibly get any better. http://my.ign.com/atari/millipede.
I never thought someone could write a good book about one video game, but Cline has done it. Never mind the many references to adventure and action games from my era–they definitely added a touch of nostalgia, but the storytelling is good enough where I lost track of what was real and what was taking place in The Oasis (the video game).
Not quite a horror movie, but bordering on it. It’s a slow developer, but you’ll get a good reward at the end. A woman is raped (not to be seen if you’re squeamish), but ends up befriending the attacker after he’s sent to prison. Simple story, but the character development and story are very well done. It’s also a freebie, available on Netflix.
Another accidental (and freebie) discovery on Netflix. It reminded me of Flatliners, an older film that was also pretty scary. A medical team has developed a serum that can bring dead animals back to life. During one of these experiments, an electrical accident kills one of the workers. They can’t resuscitate her, but her husband, one of the developers, has the brilliant idea to use the experimental Lazarus serum. And that’s when the fun begins.
An adult version of Hunger Games, with more advanced syfy mixed in. By adult, I mean a lot more brutality, but also more intense drama. By syfy, one example would be that the story takes place on Mars. And surgeons can completely modify your body, adding muscle and changing bone structure.
The movie is getting ready to come out, so be sure you read the book first. It’s not syfy, in the sense of outer space exploration or fighting aliens, but more along the lines of a slow motion Gravity. But, it’s pretty clever in how the guy survives.
This is one of King’s more creative works. We’re treated to themes of religion, atheism, horror (of course), tragedy, redemption, quackery, secret electricity, and bugs.
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The sequel to The Shining. And yes, you need to read The Shining first to appreciate Danny’s past. Danny was the kid, and in this book, he’s grown up. But he has not forgotten the horrific events that led to the death of his father. In fact, he’s grown up to be a druggie, so he can blot out those memories. And his mental powers are pretty much forgotten.
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