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After avenging the death of his dog in the first film, our long suffering anti-hero John Wick finds himself once again pulled back out of retirement to pay off an old debt. This job ends up with Wick seeking vengeance and finding himself way in over his head. Chapter 2 chronicles the whole ordeal of Wick traveling to Rome and back to the US where he ends up killing half the population of New York while trying to stay alive. Continue reading
Rabid is the third film from cult director David Cronenberg (Videodrome, Scanners) in which he further plays with his ideas regarding body horror. Former porn star and 2004 and 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate, Marylin Chambers stars as the lead, a young woman named Rose. At the opening of Rabid, Rose and her boyfriend Hart are involved in a motorcycle accident. A catatonic Rose is hospitalized and given an experimental skin graft for her burn injuries. A month later she comes out of her coma only to find she has a mutated appendage that pops out of her armpit and feasts on blood. After feeding on them, Rose’s victims become infected with a need for blood themselves, and she inadvertently causes a zombie like epidemic throughout Canada. Continue reading
This is (of course), a re-watch. You can find my original review here.
Hammer Studios came out with their updates of the Universal Horror icons in the late 1950s, and kicked off their reboots in 1957 with this film, The Curse of Frankenstein. Peter Cushing plays as the mad doctor Victor von Frankenstein and Sir Christopher Lee plays as The Monster. Unlike the Universal adaptation, or the novel, Curse of Frankenstein changes up the story by making Victor himself the villain. Continue reading
This was a re-watch. You can find my original review here.
Matthew Hopkins is a very bad man. Posing as a witch hunter, Hopkins goes around the British countryside executing innocents and using his facade to take advantage of young women — all for a hefty fee. After his latest reign of terror, Hopkins find himself being tailed by one Richard Marshall, a British soldier seeking revenge for the death of his future father-in-law and violation of his betrothed Sarah. Marshall does this at the risk of being court-martialed for abandoning his post. The hunt grows more desperate as Marshall tracks Hopkins while also trying to keep up appearances with his commanding officers. It all comes to a brutal finale as Hopkin’s lays a trap for Marshall and Sarah that they don’t come away from unscathed. Continue reading