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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This film is an infamous one in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, and for a few reasons... But, the one that I agree with most, is the inconsistency and the evasion of Freddy's exclusiveness to the dream world... I did think it was cool to see him slash up some lame 80's kids at a pool party, don't get me wrong, but it didn't really make sense and warranted a good explanation. Aside from that, there are some cool moments, but unlike the first film and all of the future sequels, this film doesn't have many clever kills which is what defines this series! As a Nightmare on Elm Street film, this one sorely fails, and always brings me the least satisfaction.

A Nightmare on Elm Street
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

While the original is artistic, interesting, and pleasing, this film is not. The atmosphere of the film is painfully plain, and takes no risks or interesting innovations in the kills which is what made the original such a hit. The director tries to add in his own flavor, but it doesn't work... For example, the repeated line "You gotta believe in something" was a total hit and miss in my opinion. Jackie Earle Haleys does a decent job as Freddy, to give him credit... But, this does not at all change the fact that he doesn't hold a candle to Robert Englund and that anyone playing Freddy other than him simply won't pay homage. Overall, there's really not much to say about this film, you just need to strongly acknowledge it's just another dull remake.

A Serbian Film
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A dark twisted film that is one of the most disturbing in recent years and horror history, Serbian Film gives a whole new meaning to the sub genre "torture porn." This film is well written, well acted, and keeps you engaged. while from beginning to end it's sick, this is just because of the combination of rape and murder, as well as another perverse and unimaginable (by this I mean I can't fathom what it must be like to be in the situation) twist at the end. Another noteworthy thing, is that intentional or not, this film had me fearing the protagonist, Milos, more than anyone else, and even more so as time went on... As it is made clear, even Milos ends up fearing himself. This film was a great ride, and for anyone who is interested and thinks they can handle something a couple notches up from your average torture porns, I recommend it.

Untraceable
Untraceable (2008)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Untraceable is not a hypocritical film... Reviewers do not take in account the difference between fiction and reality - a pretty important difference to get down. So yes, I again disagree with the RT consensus: "Untraceable manages to be nothing more than a run-of-the-mill thriller with a hypocritical message." Argumentum ad populum, my friends. That anomaly aside, let's look more into the film... It's decent. It's got the whole action-like detective on the hunt thriller going for it, while it also manages to be a torture porn. Personally, I found the heat lamp scene to be a disturbing one, somewhere in the top 100 in horror history I'd say. There's a juxtaposition of an FBI official's public speech in defense of a victim and the sick curiosity (or genuine psychotics viewing in cases) of webpage viewers rapidly logging on to watch said victim. If this doesn't make sense, I suggest you read the plot, or watch the film yourself. It's not a masterpiece, but it passes as good and underrated.

Friday the 13th
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

After 1978's Halloween, a film that popularized and distinguished the slasher genre, we got Friday the 13th. Turning the notch up on both gore and kill counts. This film is a bit out dated, I do not find it to be at all scary other than the twist ending (which still today I think is one of the best done twist endings)... The characters definitely reflect the current 70's culture with their wholeheartedness (strip monopoly is a minor detail!) and appearance. The gore in this film looks pretty genuine too, I think it's some of the best effects of the time, it's not the most convincing you'll ever see but it's still a good presentation - I actually prefer gore to look like this most personally. Considering that this is a slasher, it does have a decent story, like Halloween... But nothing too original or interesting. I naturally will rate this one lower than most other horror movies because of this, but it's definitely a classic, definitely a film you should see, and definitely one of the best slasher series (nightmare on elm street being the absolute best).