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Satan's Slaves (Pengabdi Setan)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie was better than 3* but not as good as 3.5*. Its definitely better than just good as it has a good premise thats executed fairly well. The tries to be very scary but comes up short as the actual scares are less frequent than expected. Its a dark tale with an eerie vibe but that doesn't actually mean its scary. The acting is very good and the cinematography is great as the locations and settings are very well done. The ending was a little confusing until reading online that this movie is actually a prequel and the ending sets up the original 1980s Satan's Slaves.

Red Riding: 1974
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I really enjoyed this film, especially when I found out it was a TV movie. The story is fascinating but unfortunately moves along at a snail's pace for the 1st half. Andrew Garfield does a great job of playing the young cocky reporter who has the world by the balls. Rebecca Hall (who I'm a fan of) was underwhelming as his love interest who he meets through his investigative work. The best part of the movie is easily the plot and the cinematography. It really feels as though we're taken back in time to the '70s. It's also fascinating bc this plot is based on actual facts, fiction and rumours. The 2nd best thing about this movie is that there are more in the franchise! It's no question re what I'm watching next.

The Den
The Den (2014)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Has it's moments when it provides a good scare. The premise would've been very unique and scary back in 2012. The acting is pretty good especially for a lower budget movie. If you can't find anything else to watch this may do the trick for ya.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

3rd VIEWING: 4*
2nd VIEWING: 3.5*
1st VIEWING: 3*

As you can see this movie has grown on me more and more after each viewing. And the best thing that I love, it has scared me more and more each time! That's very hard for a movie to do. The characters and plot aren't necessarily the most intriguing in the world, but the direction and cinematography are used really well in drumming up the tension and scares. The quick cuts from one pov to another just to surprise the viewer is very effective. There were numerous scenes that scared the crap out of me. I hope it has the same effect on you.

Unbreakable (2000)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A fun movie that looks at super heroes from a unique POV. Both Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson do great jobs in their roles of convincing the audience that they're on opposite ends of the spectrum. It's also got a nice little twist that I for one didn't see coming. I thought it was going to be more of an apprentice-teacher relationship (because Mr. Glass was so well versed in comic books). It was a lot better than I was expecting. Now I need to see Glass.