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The Eye (2008)

Posted by Kelly on November 12, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The violinist Sydney Wells has been blind since she was five years old due to an accident. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation to recover her vision, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she's having strange visions. With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sydney finds who the donor of her eyes and begins a journey to find out the truth behind her visions. Remake of the Hong Kong film "Jian Gui".

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Starring: Jessica Alba & Alessandro Nivola

Directed By: David Moreau & Xavier Palud

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 92 Minutes

Release Date: January 31, 2008


The Uninvited

Posted by Kelly on November 11, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

After the death of her terminally ill mother in a boathouse fire, Anna Rydell (Emily Browning) attempts to commit suicide and as a result is sent to a psychiatric institution. Ten months have passed and now she is being discharged but still has no memory of the actual fire, although she is frequently plagued by nightmares from that night. 

Anna's father, Steven brings her back home to stay with her sister Alex (Arielle Kebbel) at their isolated home nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers (Elizabeth Banks) is her soon-to-be stepmother. As time goes on Anna is haunted by ghosts along with the nightmares which lead her to believe that Rachel killed her mother. As Alex and Anna begin searching for evidence to prove that Rachel is responsible, Anna learns the truth about the fire.

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Starring: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel & Elizabeth Banks

Directed By: Charles Guard & Thomas Guard

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 87 Minutes

Release Date: January 30th 2009

This movie wasn't all that scary but it's certainly worth seeing. Apparently it's a remake of a film called "A Tale of Two Sisters", which I haven't seen yet. But I'm not concerned with comparing the two anyway. My attention is hard to keep sometimes but this movie did a great job of pulling me in. Also, there is an unexpected ending, which I love in any sort of suspenseful or horror related film. The acting was great along with the camera angles and overall it was very well done. 7/10

Would You Rather (2012)

Posted by Kelly on November 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

In the wake of her parent's death, Iris (Brittany Snow) struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick (Jeffrey Combs), a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them.

When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick's mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.

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Starring: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs

Directed By: David Guy Levy

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 93 Minutes

Release Date : October 14, 2012

This movie turned out to be better than I expected. It's interesting & suspenseful. If you enjoy delving into the minds of people psychologically or analyzing motivations behind a person's decisions you'll probably enjoy this movie. The only disappointment would be the lack of character development for the majority of the characters portrayed in this film.

The story could have been written with more details but nonetheless, Would You Rather is still a decent movie in my opinion. Also, there's a nice plot twist at the end. 6/10