Monday, May 19, 2008

1408 - ( 2007 ) USA

1408 is a 2007 horror film based on the Stephen King short story of the same name directed by Swedish film director Mikael Håfström. The cast includes John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mary McCormack.

Based on the short Stephen King horror story of the same name, 1408 is about supernatural writer Mike Enslin( John Cusack ), an author of two successful books on supernatural phenomena. As research for his latest book, Enslin is determined to check out the notorious room 1408 in a New York City hotel by personally staying as a guest in the fabled room. He believes that 1408 is just a myth perpetuated by stories and rumors that Enslin has collected for his past works. However, hotel manager Mr. Olin has strong objections to Enslin's stay and only warns him of possible danger to come. Enslin is determined to go anyway. But what Mike Enslin is about to experience is no myth, as 1408 truly is a room where the guests don't check out by noon.

A truly great horror film, with great performance by Cusack. Well worth your money and time. If you are a Stephen King fan, then you will love this movie. I also suggest that you pick up and read the short story Room 1408. The movie truly captures the essence of the story, and when watching it, you'll think "Wow... this is definitely a Stephen King movie."

From the start, it builds to a point of unbearable tension and then rewards us with a payoff that is cleverly executed and genuinely terrifying. Some scenes definitely make you jump off your seat especially the window scene in the movie . Check this scene HERE

Highly recommended for horror movie fans .

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Innocents (1961) - UK

The Innocents is a 1961 horror film based on the novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

The Innocents tells the story of an inexperienced governess, and daughter of a country parson (Kerr) who is hired to care for the niece and nephew of a callous socialite (Redgrave) at his country mansion, Bly House, whilst he continues to reside in London. Outwardly the children are little darlings, but the governess begins to feel that there's something unwholesome behind those beatific smiles. After several disturbing examples of the children's evil impulses, Miss Giddens gets information from the housekeeper (Megs Jenkins) that suggests that the children may be possessed by malign spirits -- or are all these events just the products of Miss Giddens's own imagination? The best and most frightening vignette in The Innocents occurs when the governess casually kisses young Miles, then recoils in horror when she realizes that someone other than Miles has kissed her back.

Kerr is on top form here, enacting a role that takes perfect advantage of her respectable facade wrestling with unspeakable turbulence beneath the surface. Wonderful adult horror, stylishly well-made and frightening on a couple of levels.

It's masterly in every way with a great performance from Deborah Kerr as the troubled Victorian governess, superb black-and-white widescreen photography by Freddie Francis and Georges Auric's last, truly distinguished score.

An impressively creepy adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. Creates an appropriately spooky tone that builds slowly, incrementally, until it reaches a shattering conclusion.

Overall a good classic horror to watch out for.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Orfanato, El (2007)

The Orphanage ( El orfanato) is a 2007 Spanish horror/suspense/drama film. It stars Belén Rueda as Laura, a woman who returns to the orphanage where she stayed for a period as a child. She purchases the house, with plans to turn it into a home for disabled children. Everything seems to be going well for Laura, her husband Carlos (Cayo) and their son Simón (Príncep). However, the parents soon realize their son has an imaginary friend and horror begins to unfold.

THE ORPHANAGE is a seemingly simple story that is actually quite complex. There are a handful of seeds set with juicy pay-offs that blossom from them.A good old-fashioned horror in the best possible way, this is a beautifully told, terrifying ghost story that lingers with you long after the shivers have stopped.Not only is the story spooky...there are several good shocks along the way that will knock you out of your seat.The Orphanage proves the haunted house genre is alive and well - in the right hands. It is never less than engaging. Here and there it's even genuinely frightening.This movie is so good at using its horror elements to explore deeper, less fantastical emotions. For all its bump-in-the-night suspense, The Orphanage is ultimately as much about motherhood and grief as it is about apparitions and shadowy corridors.As if more proof were needed that the best way to make a scary movie is through atmosphere, pacing and storytelling, rather than sudden violence, needless gore and random shocks, here comes The Orphanage.

In Russian :

Детский дом (Эль orfanato) является Испании 2007 ужаса / suspense / драма фильм. Он звезд Belén Rueda, как Лаура, которые женщина возвращается в детский дом, где она проживала в период, как ребенок. Она покупки дома, с планирует превратить его в дом для детей-инвалидов. Все, как представляется, удачно для Лауры, ее муж Карлос (Кайо) и их сын Симон (Príncep). Тем не менее, родители скорее реализовать их сын имеет воображаемого друга и ужас начинает разворачиваться.

Детский дом является, казалось бы, простой рассказ о том, что на самом деле довольно сложный характер. Есть горсть семян комплекте с сочной платить компромиссов, что цветок из them.A хороший старомодный ужас в лучших из возможных путей, это красиво сказано, ужас призрак рассказ о том, что с вами сохраняется в течение длительного времени после shivers имеют stopped.Not только история spooky ... есть несколько добрых потрясений вдоль таким образом, чтобы стучать вас из ваших seat.The Детский дом доказывает, преследовали дома жанр жив и хорошо - в нужные руки. Она никогда не бывает меньше, чем заниматься. Кое-где это даже реально frightening.This фильм настолько хорошо, используя его элементы ужаса исследовать глубже, меньше fantastical эмоции. Для всех ее с кем-на-ночь suspense, в приют, в конечном счете, как много о материнстве и скорби как речь идет об откровениях и теневую corridors.As, если больше доказательства были необходимы, что лучший способ сделать страшных фильмов через атмосферу, темпов и истории, а не внезапного насилия, бессмысленных гор и случайных потрясений, здесь приходит в приют.

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