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The Raven’s Barrow

The Raven’s Barrow

Aug 29, 2010

TheBlackestEyes.com appreciates The Raven’s Barrow, a super cool horror themed site, for linking our website in a recent article.  Make sure you bookmark this great site and check them out often.

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James Cameron on 3-D Horror

James Cameron on 3-D Horror

Aug 29, 2010

I found this quote interesting from legendary director James Cameron.  When asked if there was “any sense of nostalgia when Piranha 3D came out” he responded like this:

Zero. . . I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip.”

Listen to our recent Body Count podcast on the rise of 3-D movies and how it affects the horror genre.
Read hallo’s review of Friday the 13th 3-D here.

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The Last Exorcism – Review

The Last Exorcism – Review

Aug 28, 2010

reviewed by Melissa
directed by Daniel Stamm, 2010
(read Skot’s review here)
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The Last Exorcism is directed by Daniel Stamm produced be Eli Roth and stars Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell.   It is the story of a disillusioned preacher who has decided to do a documentary showing how exorcisms can be faked.   The movie begins with Reverend Cotton Marcus being filmed for a documentary exposing exorcism hoaxes. Cotton has done over a hundred exorcisms and has decided to prove that they are a hoax after reading about a boy that was killed during an exorcism. Patrick has gathered a film crew for one last exorcism to expose how he fools people into believing he has exorcised a demon.

Cotton randomly picks a letter he has received about a girl who is possessed named Nell Sweetzer. Patrick and the crew go to the Sweetzer rural farmhouse where the sixteen year old lives with her older brother and father. Once they arrive Cotton realizes that Nell has problems. Having lost her mother to cancer she seems to be suffering psychological issues and is killing the family livestock, though she has no memory of these acts.   Cotton does a fake exorcism and then tells the family she is fine and leaves to go to a hotel for the night. Nell shows up at Cotton’s hotel room that evening in a catatonic state. Cotton and the film crew take Nell to the hospital and then back home. The next day Nell attacks her brother Caleb which prompts the return of Reverend Cotton and the film crew.

The remainder of the movie takes place with Cotton and the film crew trying to talk Nell’s father in to the fact his daughter needs counseling and her father convinced she is possessed by a demon.  While this debate is going on Nell is spiraling out of control with devastating results.

I was incredibly excited to see this movie and the first 80 minutes of it did not let me down. From the opening scene with Cotton I liked him. He was a fraud but I took to him and he made me laugh. He does seem to care about people and this is why he is out to expose exorcisms as hoaxes. He has lost his faith but through out the whole movie I was cheering for him and hoping he regained it.

I thought the cinematography was engrossing and felt like a documentary. I felt like I was watching something on the Discovery channel. The camera did an amazing job of searching out the rooms and catching a glimpse of what was going on beyond the camera lens. I would hear noises and was afraid what the camera was going to find, and there were really no cheap shocks in the entire movie. I also thought the movie built at a very good pace. I felt engrossed with the characters and I was involved with the plot. The movie kept building and building at a steady pace to the climax. That is where the movie takes a turn for the worse. The last 10 minutes of the film disgusted me as all this incredible build up was destroyed in one cheesy conclusion. I say that because I loved the film up to that point and was very involved, then they tied up the story line in 10 minutes and it was uninspired.

The movie was ruined for me with the ending but it is worth a see because Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell do an outstanding job and the cinematography helps to propel the storyline.

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Body Count Podcast #1012

Body Count Podcast #1012

Aug 27, 2010

The team discusses the MPAA rating system and discuss what they consider to be the scariest horror scenes of all time.

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August DVD Giveaway – 5 Days Left!

August DVD Giveaway – 5 Days Left!

Aug 25, 2010

Only 5 days left for the August DVD Giveaway.  The Blackest Eyes will be giving a FREE DVD of Let The Right One In to one lucky winner on August 31st.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is make a comment on any review or podcast. Your comment will automatically enter you into the drawing (just make sure you include your correct email when making your comment.  Your email is not displayed publicly).

So start commenting.  And Good Luck!

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