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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Netflix Streaming Micro Reviews: House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, Session 9, Lovely Molly, Dead Girl




I’ve been on a bit of a horror kick on Netflix streaming so here are a few micro reviews;

House of the Devil – It has a cool little 80’s vibe to it but it takes way too long to get on with the story which is painfully predictable. - C

The Innkeepers – A fun little movie with a good sense of fun and good chemistry between the leads. It seems to remember it’s a horror movie in the last act resulting in an abrupt shift in tone. – B-

Session 9 – Really strong bit of atmosphere taking advantage of the locations but it kind of falls apart in the last act. – C+

Lovely Molly – A really impressive take on the haunted house tropes with a turn midway through the film that you’ll either love or hate, personally I thought it worked well. Strong performances throughout but in the final 10 minutes the film seems unsure about where it wants to go, committing to nothing and everything. B-

Dead Girl – I just couldn't make it through the whole thing. I quit watching it about a third of the way through it, too much raping for my taste – Incomplete

8 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of Ti West and think Innkeepers & THOTD are massively overrated. Too slow, style over substance, retro for the sake of being retro. Eh.

    Haven't seen Session 9 in quite a while. Thought it was pretty decent, but didn't love it as much as other horror fans did. Yeah, the ending is a bit weak.

    Lovely Molly starts out sooo good, and ends up sooo frustrating.

    Deadgirl - I totally understand your reaction to it, but I can't help it: I "enjoyed" it.

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    1. Innkeepers I liked more because of the cast than anything else. I totally agree with you about THOTD, it was neat for a bit but just got annoying after a while since it moved so slow.

      Session 9 was solid, that ending was just too disjointed to make sense.

      Lovely Molly was very strong at first then it takes that turn and I can see why people would get annoyed, ending seemed to want to have both ways too.

      Dead Girl, yeah those kind of movies just don't do anything for me, just not my cup of tea.

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  2. Unfortunately, I do not have Netflix, although these shorts do not particularly interest me.

    -James

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    1. If you ever do get a Netflix streaming account I think you'll find plenty to enjoy.

      These aren't actually shorts but full length films, I was just to lazy to write up full reviews.

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  3. THANK YOU, for haviung the same reaction to Dead Girl that I did. I was slightly harsher in my review...

    "A how-to guide on creating characters that no one could ever like, and a story that no one would ever want to see through until the end."

    Awesome post, dude.

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    1. Thank you man. You covered the biggest issues I had with the movie, the characters were shit and there was no reason for me to keep going with it.

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  4. I liked the Innkeepers but that is the only one of those films I have seen. Is that a PS3 is your Xbox camera shy or something? ;-)

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    1. It's a good film. LOL, that's a PS3 bud.

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