Malignant (2021)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 


PROS –
1) A 15 years old girl got raped and gave birth to a girl-child conjoined with a parasitic devilish twin. The child is sent to a medical research facility where the supernatural cancer is separated from her. 28 years later, the devil returns after feeding off of her fetuses.
2) The third act saves the movie.

 

 


CONS –
1) Is this really a movie coming from one of the best director of our time? It looks like a D-Grade “The Asylum” production movie with an unknown cast.
2) Shitty performances from unknown actors.
3) The screenplay is the worst aspect of this appalling project.

 

 

QUOTE –
It’s time we cut out the cancer.

The Twilight Zone (1959) (Season 1)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 


PROS –
“Where Is Everybody?”
“One for the Angels”
“Walking Distance”
“Escape Clause”
“The Lonely”
“Time Enough at Last”
“Judgment Night”
“And When the Sky Was Opened”
“Third from the Sun”
“I Shot an Arrow into the Air”
“The Last Flight”
“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
“A World of Difference”
“Long Live Walter Jameson”
“People Are Alike All Over”
“A Nice Place to Visit”

 

 


CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Henry Bemis: That’s not fair. That’s not fair at all. There was time now. There was, was all the time I needed…

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

 


PROS –
1) The Warrens investigate a murder, and help the accused by telling the court that he was possessed by the devil.

 

 


CONS –
1) This movie is less of a horror movie and more looks like a murder-mystery thriller. The movie didn’t do justice to the franchise.
2) Weak main villain. The occultist died without any major confrontation.

 

 


QUOTE –
“We must be careful how our obsessions are passed to our children.”

Love, Death & Robots (Season 2)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/4

 

 


PROS –
1) Best thing available currently for sci-fi fans.
2) “The Tall Grass” – A short campfire ghost story
3) Animation quality of “Snow in the Desert” and “Pop Squad” is top-notch.

 

 

CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Train Conductor: Sir .. best not to mention this to anyone. They won’t believe you anyway.

The Ritual (2017)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 


PROS –
1) 4 friends go on a hiking trip to the Swedish wilderness, to pay a final tribute to their dead friend. The trip took an unexpected turn when they find themselves lost in the woods where they’re being followed by a supernatural Nordic creature devouring on people’s nightmares.
2) The chilling forest setting. The director avoided unnecessary jump scares.
3) The 4 legged monster with antlers and 2 hands near his mouth.
4) A treat for fans of Deliverance (1972) and Southern Comfort (1981).

 

 


CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Dom: My old scoutmaster used to say ‘If the shortcut was a shortcut, it wouldn’t be called a shortcut, it would be called a route’.

Devil (2010)


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

VERDICT – 4/5


PROS –
1) Five strangers stuck in an elevator are getting killed one by one mysteriously. The cop trying to rescue them also got a connection with the occurrence.
2) The thrilling plot will keep the audiences glued to the screen for at least 70 minutes. Not bad for an 80 minutes movie.
3) The primary theme is karma. The cycle of actions and consequences. The question is why the devil was delivering justice.


CONS –
N/A

QUOTE –
Ramirez: After my mother would finish her story, she would always comfort us. “Don’t worry,” she’d say. “If the Devil is real, then God must be real, too.”

Servant (Season 1)

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

VERDICT – 3/5


PROS –
1) A woman’s carelessness resulted in the death of her infant child. As a cope up mechanism she’s is asked to keep a doll and acts as it is real. The couple hires a young nanny as part of the pretend. The story comes into motion when the doll comes to life after the arrival of the nanny.
2) The story is fresh and the screenplay is gripping. The 30-minute runtime per episode works like a charm.


CONS –
1) Too many questions left unanswered.
2) Mediocre cast.

QUOTE –
“Ask and you shall receive”.

His House (2020)

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

VERDICT – 3/5

PROS –
1) A Sudanese refugee couple trying to adjust to their new life in England, are haunted in their new house by the sins of their past.
2) Surreal cinematography and a great screenplay. Sope Dirisu’s performance as a guilt ridden man, determined to start a new life in England, is noteworthy.

CONS –
N/A


QUOTE –
Rial: My mother used to tell me a story. In our village, there was once an honorable but poor man who wanted a home of his own. He wanted it so badly, he began to steal from others. One day… he stole from an old man who lived by the river. He didn’t know that this man was an apeth. A night witch. And so the thief could not know that when he built his home… the apeth, too, would live there. So, before long, the walls would whisper the spells of the apeth. From the shadows… the dead would come. The apeth would not stop… until he had consumed the man entirely. An apeth has arisen from the ocean. It has followed us here. It spoke to me.

Freaky (2020)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

 


PROS –
1) A high school girl ends up swapping her body with the “Blissfield Butcher” after he stab her by “La Dola, an ancient Aztecan dagger used in ritual sacrifice”. Now she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.
2) Vince Vaughn did most of the heavy lifting as the teenage girl inside Blissfield Butcher‘s body.

 

 


CONS –
1) Body-swap comedy is not new. This movie doesn’t offer anything fresh apart from few gory slasher scenes. This generation is mainly getting recycled stories with modern colorful characters.

 

 


QUOTE –
Josh: You’re black! I’m gay! We are so dead!

What Lies Below (2020)

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

 

 

VERDICT – 3/5

 

 


PROS –
1) A teenage girl learns that her mom has a young hot boyfriend which she intends to marry. That hunk turned out to be some supernatural, parasitic, shape-shifting sanguivorous with multiple doppelgangers luring women all over town for procreating his offsprings.
2) A one time watch horror movie which will keep the audiences engaged till the last minute.

 

 


CONS –
1) The movie left too many questions unanswered and frankly I’m not interested in finding answers.

 

 


QUOTE –
Libby: You’re kind of a weird dude.
John: Yeah, I guess I am. But, I mean, weird is cool, right?