Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Amityville: Dollhouse (1996)

Director: Steve White

Stars: Robin Thomas, Starr Andreeff, Allen Cutler                        

Bill and Claire Martin have just moved into their new house with their newly combined family, but not everything is working out between all of the kids.  Jessica, Bill's youngest, is about to celebrate her birthday, but the new bike her Dad bought her has been destroyed.  At the last minute, Bill cleans up a dollhouse that he found in the shed at the back of the house.  Bill's sister and her husband come to the party, and of course, they own an occult shop in town.  Jessica falls ill right after she receives the dollhouse, so her aunt comes rushing in to assist with her "magic" to help her feel better.
Meanwhile Todd, Bill's oldest, and Jimmy, Claire's son, do nothing but fight, but Jimmy sucks and only cares about a mouse.  I would pick on him too.  Todd is mainly too worried about trying to screw his girlfriend Dana.

The dollhouse seems to come alive in a way.  If something happens in the house then it happens for real.  Jimmy's mouse gets loose and enters the house and claws under the toy bed.  The mouse becomes huge and starts popping the bed up and down.

Jimmy starts to see his dead father come and visit.  He wants Jimmy to kill Bill, and evens starts to dig a grave in the back yard.  Zombie dad comes a calling and the kid thinks it's ok. Not!
The bad thing is that this movie is better than some of the other in the series.  It's cheesy, but watchable once.  It doesn't deserve multiple viewings. I forgot to add that the mother has sexual fantasies about her stepson.  At least they are not blood related.  This was not as much of a stretch, seeing the dollhouse is a replica of the Amityville house.

Amityville: Dollhouse (1996) Trailer

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Amityville: A New Generation (1993)

Director: John Murlowski

Stars: Ross Partridge, Julia Nickson, Lala Sloatman, David Naughton

Keyes Terry and his girlfriend, Llanie, live in a set of artist's loft in the city.  One day while leaving the loft he spots a homeless man across the street with a mirror and takes it home.  The mirror came from the Amityville house.  All of the artists in the building are broke, so they convince the owner, David Naughton, to hold an art show in the building.  Suki lives next to Keyes, and she ends up sleeping with the landlord after completing a series of large paintings.   She is found hanging from a noose after one of her painting comes to life.  Keyes keeps having dreams about this family having dinner.  Keyes learns more about his dreams and his past while looking for the answers to what is happening.

This one has more to do with the first two movies than any of the others.  They left the original meaning of the story several films ago, and they are really trying to make that connection again.  They bring some of the older characters back, but it seems a bit too late.  The more has no thrills at all, not even a jump, or for that matter little gore.  I can see what they were trying to do, but it should have been done in the third movie.  It would have made more sense, but no they wanted until the seventh in the series.  The art is even bad and stupid.

Amityville: A New Generation (1993) Trailer

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)

Director: Tony Randel

Stars: Stephen Macht, Shawn Weatherly, Megan Ward                         

Stephen Macht brings home a mantle clock to his home not knowing it came from the infamous Amityville house.  The clock screws itself to the mantle to never be removed.  Once the clock is in place the house and the people living there have their lives turned upside down.  The son is the typical kid in a horror movie trendy metal head, but he has the face and body of a jock.  He starts seeing the room where the clock is located change to a room from the past, and with the help from a lonely old lady down the street she help him figure out what is happening in his home.  The father is bitten by a dog and goes crazy.  The father's ex is still staying at the house to help him recover from the bite, and she use to live there.  The daughter is goody goody one minute then the demon in the clock gets a hold of her and she turns into a slut.  All because of a clock that contains a demon lets loose.

I know. The last one was a lamp and now a clock. These people were reaching too damn far to make a movie.  Why don't these people just stop?  These are some greedy people.  This movie was bad, and I like bad horror movies, but not like this.  Skip it.
Amityville 1992: It's About Time Trailer

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Amityville Curse (1989)

Director: Tom Berry

Stars:  Kim CoatesDawna Wightman,Helen Hughes  
A man enters a confessional booth and shoots the priest on the other side, then he kills himself in a house.  A couple purchase the house with three other friends to fix it up and make a huge profit.  The house needs a lot of work, so they spend the weekend to work on it themselves.  They start to see ghosts, demons and killer insects which drive them mad.  One of the guest becomes possessed by a demon and kills the others.
The movie has nothing to do with the Amityville house, except for the fact that it takes place in the same town.  The movie is hard to hard to watch simply because it is so bad.  They throw in some nudity to maybe keep people watching. I don't know. I would skip this one.  The real bad thing about it is that the ones made after are better than this one.  These people were something trying to make money off the name.

The Amityville Curse (1989) Trailer
The Amityville Curse (1989) Full Movie

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (1989)

Director: Sandor Stern

Stars: Patty Duke, Jane Wyatt, Fredric Lehne                        

Two priest walk into a bar, no wrong story.  Two priest enter in the Amityville house to cleanse it once and for all.  As soon as they walk in and start praying all hell breaks loose and the demon enters into the power cord of a floor lamp.  You read that right.  The priest confirm the house is now rid of demonic spirits, so the owners sell all of the belongings left in the house.

Helen comes walking pass the sale and stops to look at the lamp and thinks it would be a funny gifts to send to her sister in California.  She cuts her thumb on the lamp and still buys it.  I think I would let a sharp lamp go, but she is old and has money to blow.

Nancy Evans, Patty Duke, and her three kids are on their way to live with her mother in California.  When they get to the house so does the lamp, at the same time.  Her mom, Jane Wyatt, greets Nancy and the kids with open arm, well the youngest girl hides away.

Everything start messing up in the house, and the grandmother says that it all started when her 
daughter and the kids showed up.  The two women have not been on the best terms over the years, so the tension flairs up.  The youngest child talks to the lamp thinking it is her dead father, but the demon just ends up talking over her body instead.

I know this was a TV movie, but there was no way I could not complete all of the Amityville movies.  This move was so fart fetched and stupid.  A demon goes for a ride in a lamp to mess up another family.  You could probably catch this movie on Life Time during Halloween.

Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes (1989) Trailer

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Bay (2012)

Director: Barry Levinson

Stars: Will RogersKristen Connolly,Kether Donohue                         

In 2009 a panic breaks out in a small town in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.  Two researchers are testing dead fish in the bay, and a reporter from a blog is trying to find out what is happening to the people in the town.
This is a found footage movie which I normally cannot deal with watching.  This is one best ones that I have seen.  It is something that could happen or has happened.

The movie starts out showing real news footage of dead animals.  It flows in to showing the town getting ready for the Fourth of July weekend.  People start flooding the hospital with cases of severe skin rash and boles.  Comes to find out that the entire water supply and the bay is infested with isopods that  have mutated from companies dumping waste in the water.  They are eating people from the inside out.  It makes the scenes bloodier.

This could happen that is the scary part of the movie, and the gore.  This movie is pretty bloody.  There were a few slow scenes, but that is going to happen in any movie.  It was not that whole shaky camera crap that gives me a headache.  The one thing about these movies is who would be the ass that would keep filming if something like that really did happen.  Watch it. 

The Bay (2012) Trailer

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Lords of Salem (2012)

Director: Rob Zombie

Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Bruce Davison, Patricia Quinn,  Dee Wallace

Heidi Hawthorne host a radio show with two other guys, so one night she gets a gift, a wooden box containing an album, which she thinks it from a band, The Lords.  The next night Francis Matthias, a writer on Salem witch history, is the guest for the night.  After Francis pushes his new book, the album that Heidi received is played.  Francis hears something familiar on the album.  Heidi has a physical negative experience from the album.

Heidi's landlady and her friends have a secret that involves Heidi.  The Lords are coming to town  and Heidi's radio show has the tickets, but Heidi does not know how involved she will be with the show.

Rob Zombie has made his fifth movie that barely made a squeak.  He brought back the late 60's early 70's witch movie.  Witches are a genre that most people have forgotten about, and it is probably because of the Harry Potter movies.

The cast for the movie is the usual lost horror actors and just forgotten actors from the past.  Of course Sheri Moon, Rob's wife, is the lead.  She does a better job in this movie that in the past.  She is not all squeaky and annoying.  She seems high, but her character is an ex meth head.  The lovely Dee Wallace is one of the witches.  I've missed her from horror movies.  Patricia Quinn is another one of the witches.  You know her from playing Magenta in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Even Bruce Davison plays Francis. I'm a fan of his.

I did not hate the movie, but I did not like it either.  It is mostly a visual movie.  The storyline is pretty small, but the movie looks great.  The satanic references, symbols and images were just overwhelming.  It was too much. He could have made the story longer.  One thing to notice is most of the scenes that Heidi was in the colors were black and white.  Even her apartment had overblown black and white images from classic sci-fi movies.  
Heidi's clothing was beyond vintage, but the rest of the movie was modern day, so I never was sure the time period.  It takes it was modern, and her character was just the coolest person ever.

Lots of old and fat full frontal naked women in the movie with some other odd sexual images.  I am just warning you.  The movie is worth watching.

The Lords of Salem (2012) Trailer