Movie-Freak's Reviews

Ready or Not 0

Ready or not (2019)

So, at midnight you have to play a game. It’s just something we do when someone new joins the family.   I have to revise my opinion about the horror/comedy cross-over urgently after seeing “Monster Party” and “The dead don’t die” this year. “Ready or not” is yet another film that pleasantly surprised me. Really. I had a great time...

Cold Blood Legacy 0

Cold Blood Legacy (2019)

I had a stand-off with a wolf earlier, and he has tasted human blood… yours.   Jean Reno. The ever-calm actor is usually associated with roles such as a police detective, a gangster or an assassin. The quiet-looking Frenchman has a specific appearance that fits perfectly with such roles. Strange but true. I have only recently seen the film “Léon:...

The Prodigy 0

The Prodigy (2019)

You took my son’s soul… you can’t have his body   Murderous children or those possessed by dark forces appear in horror movies on a regularly base. Sometimes it’s a diabolical power that possesses them. Damien from “The Omen” and Regan in “The Exorcist” are good examples. Or it’s the mental condition that turns lovely little boys into horrible little...

Primal 0

Primal (2019)

I just spent ten months in the jungle, and this all smells like cat shit to me.   Films where animals mess with the protagonists’ life. There are a lot of those movies. Only recently you could see in “Crawl” how alligators tried to outwit a father and daughter with their immense mouths full of razor-sharp, meat-tearing teeth. In “A...

Child's Play 0

Child’s Play (2019)

What’s your name? Andy. ‘Sup? Hi, Andysup. It seems like a lifetime ago since I saw the original film with the demonic pop Chucky dangerously swinging around with a razor-sharp butcher knife. Well, It’s not a hundred years, but thirty years is a long time as well. That’s how long it’s been since I went to get the VHS of...

Joker 0

Joker (2019)

I just hope my death makes more cents than my life. Weltschmerz. Despair. Grief. Desperation. Those are the keywords that came to mind after watching this movie. If you are a superhero film fan and you expect heroic confrontations between this crazy clown and our bats-related superhero in a tight latex suit, you can safely turn around and skip this...

Angel heart 0

Guest Blog : Angel Heart (1987)

By, James Morris, UK Today I’m reviewing the cult classic and controversial film “Angel Heart“. For those who are a film noir or an occult fan, this film ticks all the boxes. Let’s start with the main roles. Two of Hollywood’s heavyweights: Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke. Personally I thought both performances were outstanding and utterly flawless. Directed by...

Let it snow 0

Let it Snow (2019)

Snow can make a difference! Especially on Christmas Eve. And sometimes it’s not just the eve of Christmas, it’s the eve of everything, of the rest of your life. Christmas. The period everyone is jolly again. Family reunions. A brown-baked turkey with a tasty filling that was squeezed through its smallest hole. Christmas trees full of sparkling baubles, angel hair...

The Boonies 0

The Boonies (2019)

“The Boonies“. You would think it’s a parody of “The Goonies“. Partially it is. Here it’s also about a hidden treasure (a briefcase with $ 1,164,000) which Doug (Calum Worthy) has hidden somewhere at “Boone High School”. A kind of quest devised by him after he died in a terrible way. Killed by bullying fellow students? Or was it someone...

Sweetheart 0

Sweetheart (2019)

(thunder rumbling) (wind whooshing) (hammock creaking) (thunder cracks) (creature huffing) (creature snorting) (creature chittering) (cries out) (creature growls) (screaming) (creature growling) (thunder cracks) (panting) (roars) (screams) (grunts) (creature hissing) (growls) (thunder cracks) (creature roars) (thunder rumbling)   Let me first make a comment before I start spitting my opinion about “Sweetheart“. How the hell did this kid succeed in reaching...

Lucky Day 0

Lucky Day (2019)

Purpose for coming to the United States, Mr. Chaltiel? Uh… Business… Pleasure… Well, which one is it? A little bit of both. I take pleasure in my business.   These days it’s kind of hype to create reboots or remakes of films from a bygone era. Even though I hate this kind of filmmaking and I see it as easy...

The curse of La Llorona 0

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

You used him as bait? No. I used you all as bait.   When I visited Eurodisney near Paris for the first time years ago (it seems like centuries ago), I was so overwhelmed and enchanted by the atmosphere and everything there was to admire. I literally hovered through this park for three days and had the time of my...

Adopt A Highway 0

Adopt a Highway (2019)

When you commit a third violent crime, you will be put away and put away for good. Three strikes, and you are out.   Every now and then you come across such an unknown, idiosyncratic film, which was probably made with a modest budget and for which no huge marketing budgets have been made available. A film you don’t really...

Possum 0

Guest Blog : Possum (2018)

By, James Morris, UK “Possum” is a British Psychological horror. This movie is a quintessential English movie, paying homage to the disturbing and creepy decade of the 70s. The film is set in the Norfolk area, portraying a landscape that is bleak, desolate and unforgiving. Especially after the holidaymakers return to their homes. The movie itself includes two of the...

Eli 0

Eli (2018)

Do you know what happened to the boy who asked too many questions? He got answers?   “Eli” is a horror you can watch on Netflix and it’s not bad at all. But it takes a long time before the conclusion in the story surprises you completely. The introductory part reminded me a bit of “Midnight Special“. A very young...

Little Monsters 0

Little Monsters (2019)

Can we play the shooty game,Uncle David? I don’t want us to get in trouble, Felix. We’ll have to play it with the sound off.   Well, there’s always the award “Disappointment of the year”. I’m afraid this year the film “Little Monsters” will take the credits for this. I had regained confidence in the combination of horror and comedy...

Low Tide 0

Low Tide (2019)

Eight, nine, ten. A thousand. You boys find any more coins, give me a holler. Once and a while I like to watch a well-made coming-of-age movie. Such a film about juvenile innocence in which a radical event shakes the pleasant life of one or more young people. A life experience many of them look back at when they are...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 0

Scary Stories to tell in The Dark (2019)

You don’t read the book. The book reads you. A few years ago there was already the movie “Goosebumps“, based on the stories of R.L. Stine, with the not so funny Jack Black. The only thing I can remember about this film is that an immense amount of figures from that book series were used to make life miserable for...

Crawl 0

Crawl (2019)

You’re not my coach anymore, dad. That top predator crap doesn’t help. Did you think the last “Lake Placid” episode from the eponymous franchise was downright worthless, stupid and nonsensical (like I did)? Well, let me put your mind at ease. Despite some laughable facts, this reptile-horror “Crawl” isn’t bad at all. You can even call it exciting at times....

In the Shadow of the Moon 0

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

If you kill me now… the world as you know it will end in a very short time. Yeah. Once again a movie about time traveling. Always interesting to see how they incorporated the paradox of time travel. And there’s always going to be someone who claims something isn’t right. Not that I really care about that because I still...

Aterrados 0

Aterrados (2017)

They were human voices. What did they tell you? That they were going to kill me. In Argentinian, they say “Aterrados“. It’s “Terrified” in English. And yes, some will be terrified while watching this masterful horror. I can’t really describe why it is such an excellent horror. However, there are no earth-shattering new ideas being introduced. If you look at...

Look Away 0

Look away (2018)

I’m everywhere where you are. Whenever you see yourself, what you really see is me. There are large numbers of films in which mirrors play a crucial role. Just think of “Mirrors“, “Oculus” and “Candyman“. And when someone is standing in front of a mirror in a horror movie, you can be sure there’s something frightening behind him or her...

Asher 0

Asher (2018)

I just killed a man in the bathroom, and I’m afraid if we don’t leave right now, they’re gonna call the cops. Hmm. So it’s true. What’s that? Men will say anything for sex. A hitman who, by chance, encounters a lovely dance teacher and realizes that it’s time to turn his back on his dangerous profession. And then he...

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Quick review : John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

The first part of the “John Wick” saga could be called sparkling fresh and original. I didn’t mind the fact that the brain of a goldfish was sufficient enough to watch and enjoy this film. The screen is being filled up constantly with action-packed footage and Keanu Reeves whirled through the image so the pile of corpses rose steadily. And...