Horror Month at FB continues with two of my favorite Horror Films of recent years and a pretty solid film in the number three spot. Enjoy (click the review title to see the full review) and let me know what you think of these Horror Films.
The Host – 9.5/10
Every now and again a great piece of original entertainment comes along, something that takes a common theme, adds something sparkling and relevant and creates a new whole. In this case, it happens to be a breath of fresh air for a classic movie genre. That area of film making is the “monster” film and the title of the film is The Host. The monster story in this movie is good but it’s the film’s family elements that make this film worthwhile.
Scott Glosserman’s Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a horror movie slash (no pun intended) documentary that educates as it illuminates and scares. Leslie Vernon (Nathan Baesel) is an aspiring killer that lives in a world where Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger and Michael Myers are all real people and notorious serial killers. They are not creations of fantasy that inhabitant horror movies like in our world but legends amongst murderers and one of their biggest fans, Leslie Vernon, wants to be just like them.
28 Weeks Later – 8/10
28 Weeks Later is the rare sequel that is actually better than the film that preceded it. Bloodier and more vicious than 28 Days Later, Weeks doesn’t fall apart in its third act the way Days did. 28 Weeks Later picks up almost exactly where Days left off, though there is a graphic novel produced by Fox Atomic Comic called “28 Days Later: The Aftermath” which details what happened between the two movies and the Rage virus as well.