WWZ blah, blah, blah! AICN HORROR
Now, I haven’t seen WORLD WAR Z, but I’ve heard that if you’re a fan of the book, you’re most likely going to come away from it wanting. So if you’re the type of person who wants to give the little guy a chance, who roots for the underdog, and wants to tell Hollywood to shove it with the bloated way they make their PG-13 version of horror, you should check out a little independent zombie film made available this week called THE BATTERY, written/directed/starring Jeremy Gardner.
Now sure, the most ideal thing is to see both, but if you are, I’m pretty sure you’re going to want to wash your palate with something good, so watch WWZ first, and then end on a high note with THE BATTERY. I promise you won’t be disappointed at this fresh new take on zombies. Either way, if you’re a fan of zombies (and what the hell are you doing here if you aren’t?), be sure to click on the below links and order it for digital download!
You can download THE BATTERY on;
Trailer Found Hiding Within The Colony - Dread Central
Not a lot of buzz on this yet, but cannibals/Fishburne/Paxton certainly piques my interest.
EDIT: just watched trailer. Looks a little cheap/by the numbers. Still, looks like 30 Days of Night/Pandorum, both of which were enjoyable...we shall see.
Review: James Wans The Conjuring terrifies without getting gross
Everyone seems to be performing at their best in the picture, and I think it stands for now as the best thing Wan's made. It is enormously confident, and yet it seems to have enough faith in the audience that it doesn't come across as a big noisy assault, another common mistake with much of modern horror. It is relatively restrained, with no gore to speak of and very little actual violence. It is the threat that hangs over everything, though, that creeping dread pushing in at the edge of the frame all the time, that makes "The Conjuring" so special and so difficult. If you get seriously freaked out by effective horror movies, I warn you… "The Conjuring" will stick with you. I can't wait to see it again, and I am excited to see it with a big crowd. I think that shared theatrical experience of being terrified is one of the great thrills of being a film fan, and this should be a great example of that.
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Conjuring, The (2013) Review - Dread Central
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That being said... it is EXTREMELY effective. The Conjuring is home to some of the single most frightening haunted house scares ever committed to film. My biggest fear going in was that some of these moments would come off as goofy or too over-the-top, but Wan manages to clearly ride the line between reality and the absurd as if he were a stone grinding against the blade of a razor. While the film is home to some big-time scare moments, nothing ever comes off as too campy or ridiculous. Wan shows a lot of restraint, and as a result the flick delivers in spades. Speaking of delivering... Lili Taylor. This woman is a veritable powerhouse of an actor, and the fearless performance she turns in during the climax of the film will leave you shuddering in your seat, white-knuckled and gasping. To say that she really "goes for it" is a complete understatement.
The Conjuring is also very much a period piece and feels genuine in terms of setting. From the hairstyles to the clothes, everything has a real air of authenticity. In fact, the illusion is nearly perfect with the exception of a scene involving the usage of a current song whose lyrics almost feel a bit too on the nose for the goings-on in the movie. Don't get me wrong; it sounds like a Seventies song, but in the end it kind of left me scratching my head. Still, if that's the main problem present here, then hey... who cares? Most probably won't even notice. There are a couple of minor missteps along the way, but overall the pacing is pretty much pitch perfect and the effects work never distracts you from the fact that both the Warrens and the Perrons are The Conjuring's true beating heart and it's their story that works to drive this movie home.
In the end I truly believe that Ed, who passed away many years ago, would be very proud of this film, and that's the highest compliment I could ever pay it. The Conjuring is a masterclass in absolute terror that's destined to become a classic within the genre. There's no question that for most it will easily be scariest film of the summer... or even the year. The flick showcases the kind of pure, relentless horror that will leave audiences thoroughly creeped out and screaming.
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Damn, I can't believe I saw this 4+ years ago...c'mon already.