Saturday, October 8, 2005
THE AMITYVILLE HORRORThe Amityville Horror
I just finished watching this movie so I thought I would give a quick review. I must be one of the only people in this world to have never seen the original, so I won't be able to compare the two. But this new remake starring Ryan Reynolds was pretty good. Can't give it an honest rating because

1) I was sitting in an uncomfortable chair and couldn't really enjoy it
2) The light was on and I was too lazy to get up and turn it off

But I really liked it. Wasn't too scary, but that's no shock. Hollywood doesn't make scary movies any more. It's more about the quick shock. This one had a few. The story was pretty good. I won't give away the back story, just in case it's different from the original, but it deals with a crazy Reverend in the 1600's that would kill Indians in his basement.
4-StarsWorth checking out.

SHAUN OF THE DEADShaun Of The Dead
While I'm here, I might as well review this one too. When this movie first came out I thought it looked stupid. I refused to see it. But I'm glad I changed my mind. This was a great movie. Perfect mix of "horror" and comedy. Wasn't scary, already went through that, but it had it's own little jump moments. It was good to see a comedic spin put on these walking dead movies. It was funny watching these two guys go half the morning before noticing that everyone around them were zombies. It also had it's sad moment when his mother was bitten. But all that aside, the ending will crack you up. But I'm not going to spoil for you.
5-StarsDefinitely get this one.
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4 comments:

DJ Craig said...

For info on what parts of the movie were actually based on the true story, and what parts were made up, as well as how to find the real Amityville Horror House:
http://www.112oceanAvenue.com

Jake said...

I hate Shaun of the Dead. Not as much as Spider-Man 2, but still it was awful. It did have it's funny bits (hey, it's what the Brits do best), but I still wouldn't watch it again.

I also don't like horror films based on true stories. I just never believe them.

Indian Chris said...

Are you serious? Shaun of the Dead is one funny ass movie. As for the second part, are you telling me you don't like The Exorcist?

Jake said...

I've never seen the Exorcist. I've seen the parody "sequel" Repossessed.

And yes, I'm serious about hating Shaun of the Dead. I stayed up late to watch that when it premiered on Cinemax or HBO or whatever channel it was on and was highly disappointed.