Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Tyler Labine as Dale
2) Hillbilly one-liners

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Just like “Shaun of the Dead” was a funny homage to “Dawn of the Dead”, this film is funny tribute to ” Evil Dead”
2) One time watch.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Dale: I should have known if a guy like me talked to a girl like you, somebody would end up dead.

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Triangle (2009)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Well-structured movie exploring destiny and choice
2) Another mind-fuck thriller with cult written all over it – even with relatively unknown cast

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) An over-stretched “Twilight Zone” episode amalgamated with the legend of Sisyphus.

 

Quote –

 

 

Driver: I’ll leave the meter running. You will come back, won’t you?
Jess: Yes. I promise.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Open ended climax.
2) 91 minutes running time because of not having any boring sub-plot
3) Birth of an iconic horror character

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

Nancy Thompson: Whatever you do… don’t fall asleep.

Scream (1996)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) A Wes Craven classic meta-horror. A satire and homage to the genre.
2) The “whodunit” factor
3) No time wasting built up ; viewers jump into the gauntlet from the first minute.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Billy: Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) One hell of a thrill ride, especially the last 30 minutes
2) Unpredictable plot full of twist and turns. Meta-horror.
3) Strong satire and parody of the genre but also riveting at the same time
4) The slash-fest by the plethora of monsters
5) Sigourney Weaver as The Director – Perfect cameo – fits in like the last piece of the puzzle

 

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Daniel Truman: They’re like something from a nightmare.
Lin: No, they’re something nightmares are from.

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman – A wealthy insecure narcissistic investment banker living alternate lives of a high-class materialistic, and the other of a psycho killer begging to get caught.
2) Great ensemble of supporting actors
3) The line between fantasy and reality is quite blurred in this screenplay completed with an ambiguous climax.
4) John Cale’s soundtrack.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Patrick Bateman: I have to return some videotapes.