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    Ward, The (Blu-ray / DVD) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central

    Horror fans have waited a long time for the legendary John Carpenter to make his return to feature filmmaking. Mainly because Carpenter himself (understandably) became disenchanted with the industry. Still, you know what they say - if it's in your blood than it's in your blood. We knew he'd be back sooner or later and that time has finally come. There's just a few problems, but we'll get to that in a bit after the plot crunch.

    The film opens sometime in the Sixties where we're quickly introduced to Kristen (Heard) as she's being taken against her will to an insane asylum after committing an act of arson. Once there she meets a pretty motley crew of other troubled chicks (including Danielle Panabaker, Lyndsy Fonesca and Laura-Leigh) who all have their demons, including one in particular. You see something is very wrong in this place. Something that's ready to take out the patients one-by-one.

    The biggest problem with The Ward is that everything feels very been-there done-that, and at times seems a bit too derivative. At its heart it's a going through the motions "ghost wants revenge flick" that we've all seen a hundred times by now. Let me be clear, if it wasn't for the fact that Carpenter directed this flick I doubt it would even be a blip on anyone's radar. It would be one out of thousands. So does he deliver the goods? Let's just say he does what he can with what he had to work with. There are quite a few Carpenteresque moments in The Ward, but they feel more like shaking off the ring-rust than they do vintage. Shortcomings aside, Carpenter's presence on just about anything can raise the bar on even the most mediocre of projects. This is definitely the case here.
    Sadly, more of the same of what I have heard on this one.

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    I still want to see it. Amber Heard and Carpenter... it's gotta be worth watching on some level.

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    Yeah, I will buy it too just out of respect for J.C.
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    Final Destination 5 - ShockTillYouDrop.com

    The latest chapter of Final Destination is easily the best sequel in the series to date. Reinvigorated with a sense of cleverness, Final Destination 5 excels where previous "part fives" in other horror franchises have failed. It distills the concept to the bare basics and throws out the desire to excessively layer on or needlessly twist the rules a problem found in the previous sequels. The film is a real reward for the die-hard fans who felt the films were getting a bit stale...

    ...When the survivors start getting bumped off in this one, it's a lean and mean ride with some truly outrageous sequences. Who would have thought gymnastics could be so brutal? Or that a chain of minor occurrences can lead to a wicked nasty laser eye surgery session, deadly not just for the patient, but for a teddy bear as well?

    It's definitely during these moments of mutilation Final Destination 5 wields its smarts. But there's an added element to freshen things up that doesn't dominate the core mythology of the series or try to, as aforementioned, "rewrite the rules." The survivors learn this time that if they take a life, they've gained a life. So, tapping into murderous impulses presents one more threat in Final Destination 5, and it's a good one that results in some amusing pay-offs.
    Looks like this one might actually be worth a look.

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    hellraiser should've been #1, i've seen em all and the sequels past part 2 have been cheap scripts with pinhead added to the mix. funny cause he was never even the main character (but he is the baddest!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc SkyBomba View Post
    hellraiser should've been #1, i've seen em all and the sequels past part 2 have been cheap scripts with pinhead added to the mix. funny cause he was never even the main character (but he is the baddest!)
    Well, the only problem I have with that is that NONE of the movies are particularly good. I always tell Kq that I could edit together the greatest Hellraiser flick by cobbling together a couple of scenes from each movie. Talk about a franchise with unlimited potential...shameful really that nobody has been able to make the definitive Hellraiser flick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    I always tell Kq that I could edit together the greatest Hellraiser flick by cobbling together a couple of scenes from each movie.
    how bout just doug bradley saying awesome lines for an hour?

    or doing lines as lead cenobite...

    now there's a flick worth watching

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    Something absurd like that is really what the franchise is missing. The one scene where they got it the most right is, I think, in #2 when the Doctor gets turned into a cenobite. And the scene in either 3 or 4 where the twins get 'siamesed'. Those are really the only 2 moments from all the movies that stand out. Oh wait, the Anthrax cameo and the cd shooting cenobite too...but that's just because it's silly. You know when Kari Wuhrer becomes the star of your direct-to-dvd franchise that things have gone hopelessly off the rails.

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    it seems we are looking at the series completely different

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