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Nocturne

Nocturne

A non-linear, slick horror film that bends the limits of reality but makes sense when everything comes together. Also, I have said this in many reviews, never mess around with a Ouija board, and if you do . . . always, ALWAYS say good bye! Otherwise you have just invited in any spirit that wants to come in. Think of it like your house, you wouldn’t just leave your front door open and not kick out unruly guests, would you? Especially not invisible guests with terrible dark powers! If only these “high school” kids had gotten the memo. The question isn’t if they’ll all die, it’s when and if you’ll even realize when it is happening.

If you are looking for a fresh perspective on the somewhat overdone Ouija board horror genre, Nocturne provides it with a compelling, and a bit confusing story-line. There are moments where nothing will make sense, until the very end, and the film never gets boring. I was definitely entertained.

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Road to the Well

Road to the Well

An independent thriller about choices that we make and the consequences we face based on the company we keep and how it’s rarely ever as black and white as we would like to pretend.

Frank (Fuller) is by all outward appearances a very unhappy guy, he is stuck in a dead-end job where he really has no authority over anyone. He’s a kind of nutless nobody, that can’t even deal with the guy who is sticking it to his woman right under his nose. But as luck, or twisted fate, would have it, Frank is visited by an old friend who helps him clarify what life is all about.

This is definitely one of those, “I wonder how I would have handled that” films, where you can’t completely take yourself out of the story. Because depending on the company you keep, you just might find yourself a victim of similar dark choices. If there is any message to draw out of Road to the Well, it is that, be wary of those you let into your life.

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Unforgettable

Unforgettable

Julia Banks (Dawson) has just resigned from her job at an internet company to move from San Francisco to a small town in California where her fiance David Connover (Stults) lives. David has a daughter, Lily (Rice) and an ex-wife, Tessa (Heigl). David and Tessa are trying to peacefully raise Lily together, so when Julia moves into David’s house, Tessa is not pleased.

I liked that this movie showed both women’s stories. It wasn’t one sided, and neither character was all good or all bad. It made for an interesting story. If nothing else, Unforgettable was a great lesson on what NOT to do when dealing with a crazy person.

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Raw

Raw

Swift shot: There’s something distinct about European films, a kind of realization that anything can happen, and it’s a freedom of expression that American audiences often don’t appreciate. From the opening scene to the film’s horrifying conclusion, you’re on alert that anything is possible in Raw. It’s a disturbing coming of age story about two sisters accepting their dominant role in the food chain.

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Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare

Savage Directed by: Jessica Cameron Written by: Jessica Cameron, Jonathon Scott Higgins Cast: Jessica Cameron, Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin Swift shot: If this film doesn’t disturb you, seek out a psychiatrist! I can’t really recommend this film to anyone who isn’t a bonafide gore junkie. With a somewhat slow start, Truth or Dare […]

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