Movie Mania: Martyrs (2008)

Hey Guys!
This is the first horror movie post in ages! To celebrate I have something very special for you: Martyrs. This French-Canadian is one of the most controversial films I’ve seen recently.

 

The Plot:
It’s simple: a secret philosophical society seeks to discover whether there is an afterlife and what is to come. They want to achieve that by creating martyrs. People are abducted, held prisoner and are tortured in order to get there… Continue reading

Movie Mania: The Evil Dead + Evil Dead II + Army of Darkness

Inspired by my last post about Braindead, a zombie comedy, I re-watched classic trilogy in this field. Although The Evil Dead started out as real horror stuff, the second and third installment also go into the comedy segment.

 

 

The Plot:

The Evil Dead:
A group of friends get together to spend a nice weekend in a cabin out in the woods. As it behooves for a good horror film, it doesn’t take long until the trouble begins. The teenagers accidentally awaken something very dark when they play a tape with recitations from the Necronomicon Ex Mortis. One after the other they get possessed…

Evil Dead II:
Beginning exactly where the first part ended, Evil Dead II picks up the story of the only survivor Ash. After killing all his friends (and girlfriend) he tries to escape only to be possessed aswell. But as day breaks he returns to normal. It turns out that the only way our has been destroyed trapping Ash in the hut.
Later we discover that the only way to put the demons back in their place is opening a portal…

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Movie Mania: Braindead aka Dead Alive

As I was writing about The Lord of the Rings recently I decided to re-watch one of my favourite Peter Jackson movies ever: Braindead a.k.a. Dead Alive. Ever heard of this zombie comedy gore?

 

 

The Plot:

The whole trouble begins when a Sumatran rat-monkey is taken to a zoo in New Zealand.
Lionel takes Paquita on a dead there only to be stalked by his mother. While observing the two young lovers she is bitten by the rat-monkey. We soon  learn that the monkey would have better stayed where it came from. The bite leads to a zombification and soon before long Lionel is drowning in zombies…

 

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