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Horror Film Reviews: Oct. 29, 2008

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 Host9.5/10

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.

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon8.5/10

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 Later8/10

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.

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  • The Host looks interesting, but I couldn’t get into Leslie Vernon.

    Jenns last blog post..AFTER DARK HORROR FEST: MULBERRY STREET

  • The Host looks interesting, but I couldn’t get into Leslie Vernon.

    Jenns last blog post..AFTER DARK HORROR FEST: MULBERRY STREET

  • Jenn, I watched The Host twice, back to back, when I first saw it. That’s how good that film is. I could have seen it in theater but since I already had it at home so I didn’t go. Big mistake.

  • Jenn, I watched The Host twice, back to back, when I first saw it. That’s how good that film is. I could have seen it in theater but since I already had it at home so I didn’t go. Big mistake.

  • Just snagged Leslie Vernon per your recommendation and a few others that I’ve seen around the net. Hopefully I’ll give it a spin tonight for the ‘ole Hallow’s Eve!

    Evan Derricks last blog post..The MovieZeal Podcast – Episode 8 – Video Games

  • Just snagged Leslie Vernon per your recommendation and a few others that I’ve seen around the net. Hopefully I’ll give it a spin tonight for the ‘ole Hallow’s Eve!

    Evan Derricks last blog post..The MovieZeal Podcast – Episode 8 – Video Games

  • And I agree with you EXACTLY on your assessment of 28 Weeks Later. I thought it was much better myself for almost the same reason – the 3rd act issues that 28 Days had. Spot on.

    Evan Derricks last blog post..The MovieZeal Podcast – Episode 8 – Video Games

  • And I agree with you EXACTLY on your assessment of 28 Weeks Later. I thought it was much better myself for almost the same reason – the 3rd act issues that 28 Days had. Spot on.

    Evan Derricks last blog post..The MovieZeal Podcast – Episode 8 – Video Games

  • Evan!

    Glad to hear you’re going to watch Behind the Mask. The flick is so funny man. I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

    We usually see eye to eye on films so its no surprise about 28 Weeks Later.

  • Evan!

    Glad to hear you’re going to watch Behind the Mask. The flick is so funny man. I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

    We usually see eye to eye on films so its no surprise about 28 Weeks Later.

  • Evan! Happy viewing of Leslie Vernon. Great flick. In fact, all 3 of these are.

    Reel Whores last blog post..Week of Reel WHorror!: Day 5

  • Evan! Happy viewing of Leslie Vernon. Great flick. In fact, all 3 of these are.

    Reel Whores last blog post..Week of Reel WHorror!: Day 5

  • I hope he watches The Host out of all three.

  • I hope he watches The Host out of all three.

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