Monday, October 11, 2010

Movies 117 : Movie round up -the dark side of October

He's no Justin Bieber, but I'm not sure Tony Oller could have helped this movie, either.

There are plenty October offerings for the horror fan. Wes Craven brings you My Soul to take in 3D, based on the childhood prayer. Sort of. Basically, its about a serial killer who comes back 16 years later. Its the scary tale of Bug (Max Theiroit) who was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad's terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that's returned, he must face an evil that won't rest...until it finishes the job it began the day he was born. Since its in 3D expect to spend more. I've heard its Craven's most disappointing film since A Vampire in Brooklyn.

Who doesn't love a good horror film with Rene Zelwegger and Bradley Cooper? Honestly, I was hoping for a comedy romance with these two. But they are two surprising actors. "Case 39" centers on an idealistic social worker who saves an abused 10-year-old girl from her parents only to discover that the girl is not as innocent as she thinks. This might be a rather predictable scenario, but some very competent performances from Zelwegger, Cooper and Callum Keith Rennie. Zellweger made her return to horror with "Case 39" after 15 years (since her unworthy appearance on the atrocious The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre). In recent years, she has created a very different image, but her performance in "Case 39" feels realistic and effective.

Now lets get to that Swedish remake that everyone still defends  the original as the best version. But is it? Let me in stars the up and coming Kick-Ass girl Chloe Moretz, who is showing she can hit the mark every time when given a role. She shows you exactly what the emotion a young vampire girl would go through on a daily basis. Add  Kodi Smit-McPhee to co-star, and you've got the bullied victim with such a wonderful sensitive side. One can wonder if he could be the next Nicholas Hoult if he keeps getting these intense and suspenseful roles. Honestly, its a very dark romance between Abby and Owen. Director, Matt Reeves from Cloverfield, does an amazing job with this movie.

Some movies to think about this October.


  1. The last movie looks so good. Sometimes, though you just get a crav'n for Wes Craven when it comes time for Halloween.

  2. I thought Case 39 looked like it'd be pretty good. And I'm interested in seeing Let Me In, since I actually have seen the original Swedish one I'd be interested to see how they really do compare!

  3. I love that last pictures. Scary movies this october.