Independent & Small Studio

Lake Placid Legacy (2018)

IMDB: [R]Β Legacy finds the team of young explorers out to reveal the secrets of an area removed from modern day maps and hidden behind electric fences. However, once they reach the center of the lake, they discover an island that harbors an abandoned facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator eager to feast on those dumb enough to ignore the warnings. But before they can turn back, our hapless heroes get dragged into a battle for their lives — and will need to work together if they hope to survive.
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Rating: [5] πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€

Obviously we know what we’re getting into with a creature feature with such a long legacy. (See what I did there?) Honestly, you could have called it Facility by Lake Placid because that’s where the bulk of it takes place.Β Anyway, as I’ve said, I rate things within their genre and what the movie is going for or what I expected. I don’t compare to all movies of all time. But for me, this was pretty meh.Β  …

The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

IMDB: [UR]Β A shocking revelation turns a teenage boy’s world upside down in this chilling look at the evil that can lurk below even the most wholesome surface. Tyler Burnside is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad. Only one thing troubles the quiet Kentucky town he lives in: the unsolved murders-in which ten women were brutally tortured and killed by a psychopath known as Clovehitch-that rocked the community more than a decade ago.
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Rating: [10] πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Wow! What a fantastic movie that took me in directions I didn’t expect. From IFC Midnight is this gem of a murder-mystery crime drama of sorts with some amazing tension. I found myself literally biting my fingers (heh, I quit biting my nails years ago) and screeching curse words to cut the tension. I went into this one expecting to enjoy it but was pretty blown away by how it threw a wrench or two into the mix. When I rate something a 10 it means 1) It’s a favorite that I’ll watch over and over and am sure to recommend AND/OR 2) It added something new and interesting to a genre and surprised me. …

We’re doing movie reviews now?!

Much like most things in my life, my taste in movies can best be described as …. well … eclectic.Β  Part of being disabled and chronically ill means I have time. Of course not time that I can spend doing productive things. Hah! Nope, that takes too much energy and concentration. But I often have time to casually put on movies and T.V. and to form some opinions. Another part of being chronically ill is that my memory isn’t what it used to be. When asked “What movies do you like?” I’m often left going “Oh! Movies! I like movies.. you know.. the ones with the action and the sci fi and stuff.. those!”

This movie review blog will be one part journal and one part seeing things from my perspective. In reality I think my husband is tired of me telling him movie reviews for things he hasn’t seen and will never watch. Perhaps his eager “You should write movie reviews!” is just a way to stop me from talking his ear off. Although he does claim I’m good at writing and can “describe things in a way that gets you to understand the feeling of a movie.”

It’s important to note that people like what they like. I’ll be telling you what I don’t or do like, in addition to areas of improvement. I’ll be honest when there are things that have a special place in my heart despite any plot holes. *Cough* National Treasure *Cough* I love seeing stories told in a new way and feeling very “real” or visually stunning. Hello The Fall. But I also love a fun time! Throw some B Movies my direction! We’ll sit and riff them Mystery Science Theater 3000 style. I also like to view movies within their own genre. Can Deep Blue Sea be compared to Jaws? I’d give them both 10 hearts!

Grab your popcorn and let’s get watching!