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MOVIE REVIEW: THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT

Posted in Gore, Movies, Reviews, Sequels, Soundtracks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2018 by darklordbunnykins

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A sequel to 2008’s The Strangers has been promised for years so a horror fan might reasonably wonder whether too much time had passed for us to care about another (mis)adventure in the twisted lives of the psychopaths colloquially known as Dollface, Pinup, and the Man in the Mask. The answer comes with today’s release of The Strangers: Prey at Night, and the answer is a (fairly) resounding yes.

The movie follows a troubled but loving family of four – mom Cindy (Christina Hendricks), dad Mike (Martin Henderson), son Luke (Lewis Pullman) and daughter Kinsey (Bailey Madison) – on a final family outing before Kinsey, exiled for some unnamed offense, is to be shipped off to boarding school. But their road trip to visit relatives at a deserted trailer park descends into hell when the kids discover the mutilated bodies of said relatives and a stalk-and-slash ensues, with the kids running, hiding, but ultimately facing off against the terrifying trio.

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Director Johannes Roberts proved himself a competent manipulator of tension with the surprisingly good shark movie 47 Metres Down. Now, working from a script co-written by The Strangers director Bryan Bertino and gifted with a strong cast, he has crafted a tight little thriller that works because we believe that this family – as flawed as they may be – is just like us, and their torture and murder is excruciating to witness.

The movie, like its predecessor, claims to be “based on true events,” but how true that is does not matter. What does is that, yes, evil is banal and good people die for no good reason, something that is proven every day in every newscast. Do these people deserve to die at the hands (and knife points) of remorseless killers? No. And that is what is ultimately so terrifying about this film.

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For fans of the original, yes, Prey at Night is consistent with its stylish predecessor. The killers have no reason for their atrocities, which they commit against a background of ’80s pop fluff by the likes of Tiffany, Bonnie Tyler, and Air Supply. More importantly, like the troubled couple played by Luke Wilson and Liv Tyler in the first film, we see that violence is random and that bad things happen to good people. That may be obvious in times like these, but if it gives us more reason to hold our loved ones closer – including in the dark of a movie theatre – all the better.

MOVIE REVIEW: “TRON: LEGACY”

Posted in Games, Movies, Music, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Soundtracks, Videogames with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

TRON: LEGACY

Starring Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde

Directed by Joseph Kosinksi

Written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

The question I had to ask myself walking out of Wednesday night’s TRON: Legacy screening was “would my 12-year-old self like this movie?” That was the age I was when I saw the original TRON in 1982. I didn’t have a chance to revisit the original before seeing this belated sequel, but I have warm memories of it. I also have colder memories of sucking at the attendant video game.

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NOVEMBER RUE MORGUE ABOUT TO HAUNT MAGAZINE RACKS

Posted in Art, Comics, Contests, DVD, Ghosts, Gore, Halloween, Heavy Metal, Magazines, Movies, Music, News, Reviews, Rue Morgue, Soundtracks, Vampires, Videogames, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB is always excited to get his copy of the newest Rue Morgue Magazine, but the upcoming November issue is extra special because I penned the feature on the upcoming movie Monsters which comes out in Canada Nov. 12. It’s a very interesting little film (little as in a budget of about $10,000) which is going to surprise and enrage a lot of horror  fans.

Here’s a rundown of what else we can expect…

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EARNEST ECLIPSE: “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE” SOUNDTRACK BREAKDOWN

Posted in Movies, Music, Soundtracks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

In the lead-up to the June 30 release of the third Twilight film, Twi-hards have any another item over which to obsess, the soundtrack, which is surprisingly diverse and strong for such a massive release. Here is the DLB track-by-track breakdown:

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