Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Movie Challenge 2012 (10/9)

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2012 (benefitting FRIENDS OF CHILDREN) at any time, drop me an email at to let me know how much you would like to pledge per film. Your donation is tax deductible, 100% of goes directly to aid the kids, and seriously, even a penny per film helps. Thanks in advance!

Dark Corners (2006) (1st viewing) d. Gower, Ray (UK) 92 min.

Blonde Thora Birch is plagued by nightmares of a brunette doppelganger. Confusing and dissatisfying, with terrible dialogue and an overblown chanting score. A couple decent kills and a creepy videotape sequence (involving an assault on a sleeping person) doesn’t compensate much.

Lovely Molly (2011) (1st viewing) d. Sanchez, Eduardo (USA) 99 min.

I’m a big fan of Sanchez, a director who may likely labor the rest of his days under the shadow of his debut film (The Blair Witch Project), and this continues his streak of worthwhile horror efforts. Deliberate in pace and deliberately open to interpretation, with a powerhouse central performance by Gretchen Lodge – had this been released by a major studio, Lodge would readying her Oscar campaign. I liked it.

Devil Inside, The (2012) (1st viewing) d. Bell, William Brent (USA) 83 min.

Okay, I had a few nitpicks with this, but I gotta say, I don’t understand the universal wailing of hatred toward it upon its release. If memory serves, it was one of first (if not THE first) films to achieve a perfect score of “F” across the board by the CinemaScore folks. Seriously, as far as exorcism films go, it’s maybe not the best, but it’s certainly far, FAR from the worst I’ve seen.

Total Movies: 33
First Time Views: 33
Money Raised for Friends of Children: $308.55

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