Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paranormal Activity

Director: Oren Peli

Rated: R

Paramount: December 29, 2009

86 Minutes
From Amazon:
This intense edge-of-your seat horror film follows a young suburban couple who record the sinister disturbances in their home while they sleep – even as the domestic haunting becomes more frequent, more threatening and all too personal. Hypnotic and harrowing, Paranormal Activity uniquely delivers frightful suspense punctuated by moments of sudden and unexpected terror, all the way to the shocking ending.

Oh 'Paranormal Activity' how I love you! The firs time I watched this movie it was on a computer, at night, in the dark, with headphones on. And it scared that crap outta me hehe. I think about halfway through the movie I turned it off because I couldn't watch it anymore cause I was scared. Then I was addicted. Ever since I watched 'Paranormal Activity' I've been on this "real" film kick thing. So every time I hear of a "self shot" movie, I have to check it out. I guess that's why I was one of the fewwww people who looooved Blair Witch Project.

So this movie is about a guy named Micah who films his girlfriend (right? fiancee? w/e) and their "paranormal activity" experiences. It's creepy. At first I was like, it's going to have terrible acting, this movie is going to suck! So I was shocked when it didn't haha. I don't want to say too much about this movie because I know there are a few people who follow Two Gory Chicks who haven't seen it but want to. I plan on releasing a review for PA 2 in a few days as well because I'm going to see the third one in theaters soon!

At any rate, if you like to be scared, and you're into ghosts and/or the possibility of them then I urge you to check this out. I watched it with someone who is a skeptic of all things paranormal and he hates it, so just a heads up. Watch this movie at home, alone...or not...with the lights out and tell me you don't get the slightest bit freaked!

My Rating: 5/5

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Reef

Director: Andrew Traucki

Rated: R

Image Entertainment: July 19, 2011

88 Minutes
From Amazon:
On the beautiful but dangerous waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, ship delivery man Luke and four friends chart a yacht to its new owner. Along the way, their ship is torn open by sharp rocks and begins to sink, leaving the passengers with a terrifying choice: stay on board with slim hope of rescue, or swim twelve miles to the nearest island… through shark-infested waters. When they enter the water, an unstoppable, relentless Great White immediately follows their trail for a white-knuckle chase that will fill the waters with blood! From the director of the acclaimed monster hit, Black Water, comes a pulse-pounding, visually stunning thriller that never lets go until the final, heart-stopping scream!

I feel like I always start my reviews the same way. And I also say so, like, and anyways a lot....I'm trying to stop! It's a problem, I know. Anyways (HA!) I watched this movie called 'The Reef' the other day because I just finished with midterms and had some "free time." I don't like to watch watery shark movies because I always compare them to 'Jaws.' I don't know why....I'm one of those people who doesn't try and compare things. For instance, the 'Resident Evil' movies vs the video games. I'm a gamer, I game, whatever but I didn't cry about how the movies were off from the video games. To be honest, I didn't even notice lol. So, I tried really super hard to not compare 'The Reef' to 'Jaws' and I just may have done it! YAY!

This movie is about some people. And these people's names....I really can't remember. Which can't be good hehe. This movie really wasn't terrible. So, it was about some people, in Australia on a boat. And the boat gets flipped over because it hits this really reef thing. So, it flips the boat over and then they are stuck. There is no overly smart shark who flips the boat....or bashes through the bottom of the boat and sinks it. Which was cool because it's more...realistic that way n'est pas? So, this one guy is all "let's swim I know there's an island somewhere over there." and then everyone else is like "oh, ok. We will just swim at random through the shark infested ocean until we come across an Island!" So, they do...after some struggling and deliberations. So, they are swimming and swimming and swimming and OMG a shark shows up. Anyways, I guess I won't give away ALL the details about the movie.

In comparison to other man eating shark type movies, 'The Reef' wasn't so bad. It had a good plot without the whole super genius shark. There were no mutated fishes, no drug enhanced super sharks, no bigger than earth octopus, it was...real? I don't really know how to describe. If you happen to have Netflix, check it out, it's on there. But only do it out of extreme boredom lol. Well it's not as terrible, it's not spectacular either. It's...average-ish.

My Rating: 3/5

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exit 33

Director: Tommy Brunswick
89 mins. August 2, 2011
Norma Koza Productions

From IMDbA few miles off EXIT 33, lies IKE'S LAST CHANCE GAS. A secluded sleepy hideaway where Ike prepares a special jerky for customers, and a terrifying secret. Ike and his son are controlled by a mysterious ghost, whose bidding lead Ike to abduct and torture beautiful women travelers. But, there is more to this story than meets the eye... literally!

The first thing that attracted me to this film was the main star: Kane Hodder. For horror movie buffs you will know this name from four Friday the 13th films. Kane played Jason Voorhees in VII-X. I have always admired Kane's work. It was different seeing him without a hockey mask..but he still carried some of the same characteristics as his previous villain role.

The description from IMDb is very accurate. Hodder plays Ike. A hunter who owns a gas station located on Exit 33. The gas station is located on a wooded road, out in the middle of nowhere. No cell reception (how convenient). The gas station is known for it's famous "beef jerky". The first time you see Kane, is behind the counter in the gas station reading a copy of Fangoria Magazine. From the get go, it was your basic movie. Pretty girls, getting attacked by a big scary looking guy, out in the middle of nowhere. 

A couple parts had me laughing out loud literally. Early in the movie, there is a car travelling on a highway, heavy metal music blaring from the car stereo. A cell phone rings and the girl starts swearing into the phone, telling the person on the other end "I hate you, I'm moving to Canada". I mean, umm, ok..sure come up here and escape your problems. Of course, a few miles down the road she notices the gas in the car is getting low and sees the "Last Chance Gas" Exit 33 sign. Nothing was out of the ordinary this first customer. She pays for gas and Ike tells her to use 'pump 9'. She gets her gas and then leaves. A short time later, her car starts having problems and she pulls over. A white truck pulls up, Ike gets out and hits her over the head with a tire iron. You don't know what plans he has for them, until after the second victim. There you see Ike spooning out the eyes of his victims. But they remain alive. 

As each car pulls up to get gas, Ike makes sure to tell them which pump to use. The men were told to use pump 3 and the pretty girls pump 9. It's only later in the movie you see him filling up the pump 9 with the water hose. He continues to have flashbacks to happier days; proposing to a pretty girl, then with a baby bassinet and finally drunk holding a gun in the woods, which results in the shooting of the girl in his memories. It seems to make sense as to why he was killing these girls and taking their eyes. 

The movie progresses quickly, and you finally find out at the very end what happened to drive him to do this. I found the storyline to be ok, and Kane's acting is very similar to his Jason days. Including a scene where he's chasing a girl through the woods. 

It's not a movie that I would rush out and buy, but if you are a fan of Kane's then it's worth checking out. It's a way to pass some free time and just watch a movie.

I'm gonna rate this 3/5 simply for the fact that Kane is in it.

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Megan Is Missing

Director: Michael Goi

Rated: Not Rated

Anchor Bay: May 3, 2011

85 Minutes
From Amazon:
On January 14th, 2007, 14-year-old Megan Stewart disappeared. Three weeks later, her 13-year-old best friend Amy Herman also vanished. Assembled from video chats, webcam footage, home videos and news reports, this is what happened in the days immediately before, and after, Megan went missing.

So, I decided to watch this movie last night called 'Megan is Missing.' The synopsis on Netflix was fairly vague and I was going to watch 'Paranormal Activity 2' but my fellow movie watcher complained SO 'Megan is Missing' it was. Umm, I don't know how I feel about this movie. And I'm not sure if it's really even a horror movie but it scared me. It freaked me out, felt me leaving disturbed and just....I don't know. And I also haven't been able to stop thinking about 3 particular parts in said movie since I watched it. Actually, I was in the shower today and I was tripping out because I started thinking about it and got scared....HA! I really did, terrible! The thing is, 'Megain is Missing' isn't's not like creepy ghosts or anything. What makes it so disturbing and scary is the thought. The reality that's behind it. It freaked me out and I can't stop thinking about it. It's like...burned into my cerebral cortex.

Any who, this movie starts off very strange. And I really almost turned it off because I was like "WTF IS THIS??????" lol. But, I decided to keep watching because it's better than a 20 minute discussion over what else to watch. So this movie is about a girl name Megan and her friend Amy...I think it was Amy. Anyways, they meet this online person, Megan goes missing and yeah. It doesn't sound interesting but the last 20 minutes of this movie is KILLER. I mean, it's terribly disgusting to have to hear 14 year old girls talk about what these girls talked about, but just sit through it! Listen to the whole story. You have to like...go with it and pay attention to notice the creepy things a happening. haha.

So, I don't know what to rate this movie. I've been debating about it since I watched it. Partially because it disturbed me on a level that isn't right. It scared me. I am scared. But, it was executed in a weird way. At first I thought it was these girls talking on webcam all the time. Then I realized that it was probably just phone calls but it's a movie, so they had to do something there...get it? It's not that long of a movie so you should watch it. Just to get that creep-ed out sketchy feeling that I have right now. Ugh!

My rating: 3/5

My oh my, I decided to watch this movie tonight after reading my colleague's review..and let me tell you this. I agree 100%, this is a freaky movie. The last 25 minutes gave me such feelings, like anxiety, chills, frights and horror. While it claims to be based on real live sure does leave somethings to consider. This could happen. How many times, do you find yourself on the computer talking to someone you don't know.People meet others online all the time. There were a few scenes in particular that have been burnt into my mind, like Ginger said. The effects of these two scenes are well done. Being a fan of "The Blair Witch Project", it's that type of movie. Could it be real? Could it be fake? It keeps the viewer guessing.
I want to thank Ginger for doing this review, because without it, I would never of heard of this movie. It does have that major creep factor, and for that I am going to give it a gruesome 4/5.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Ward

Director: John Carpenter

Rated: R

Arc Entertainment: August 16, 2011

88 Minutes
From Amazon:
Acclaimed director John Carpenter makes his long awaited return to the screen with a thriller about a young woman in a 1960s mental institution who becomes terrorized by malevolent unseen forces. Kristen, a beautiful but troubled young woman, finds herself bruised, cut, drugged with laughing gas. The other patients in the ward four equally disturbed young women offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and frightening sounds. It appears they are not alone. One-by-one, the other girls begin to disappear and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before she, too, becomes a victim. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.

I love John Carpenter films. Like, every one I've seen so far I love and 'The Ward' was no exception. Carpenter has a reputation for awesome and he delivers in 'The Ward.' This movie was awesome!! I love movies that have...a twist at the end. They are like psychological thrillers/horror movies and they are my favorite! Well, one of my favorites.

The movie is about Kristen, a troubled girl who finds herself in a mental institute. This mental institute, however, also has some secrets. There are a few known actors in the film but, even given the no name actors, the movie was still great. There are a few scenes that make you laugh, a lot that make you jump, and the atmosphere of the movie is awesome!

Overall, 'The Ward' was a bad ass movie! I watched it on Netflix but it is definitely something I would add to my collection! I actually put off watching it because...I don't really know why....maybe it was the cover? ha! I'm not really sure but I'd always look at it and be like...naaa and watch something else. I'm glad I finally decided to watch it because it was awesome!!

My Rating: 5/5

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Don't Let Him In

Director: Kelly Smith
No Rating, 2011 1hr, 15mins.
Coldwood Productions/Straightwire Films

From IMDb: Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.

Right from the start, this movie is based in the UK. It's not until you are about 10 minutes in, do you hear the accents. The film starts off with the sound of grunting, moaning, cuts through bone and flesh. The screen continuously fades in and out, only showing a little bit at the time, which appears to be a dark area, filled with dirty tools hanging, body parts on the floor and a woman sitting on the ground moaning and throwing up. She breaks free and ends up out of the cave and in the middle of the forest. 
The storyline then jumps to "two days earlier" and you see the woman in a safe kitchen. Without giving too many details, the movie progresses and like the description from IMDb, two couples make their way to a family cottage, in the woods. 

While watching this movie, I was interested and kept guessing at who the killer was. They did a good job, making you believe it was this guy, then that guy, and then even another  possible person. When the couples arrive at the cottage, the local police inform them that there is a strange fellow roaming the woods, who the press had began calling the "Tree Surgeon", because after mutilating his victims he would hang them from branches in the woods. This did not discourage the 4 from wanting to go back to the city.
A few things made me laugh, is that they were so far out in the woods yet cell phones worked. But when they needed them to work, to call for help, there was no reception. From the scenes of sewing up someone with fishing line, to the young art student sitting calmly sketching a dismembered body in a tree, I found this movie to include some nice suspense filled parts, but overall it was really, just bizarre. 
The dialogue was crazy in some parts, the acting from a group of unknowns didn't enhance the movie either. 
It was a good movie, to waste time on a Sunday afternoon, but I don't think I would add this to my collection for later viewing. 
Unfortunately, I have to rate this movie a 2/5. 

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Director: Scott Derrickson

Rated: Not Rated

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: December 20, 2005

121 Minutes
From IMDb:
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

I have reviewed a lot of movies lately that are based off of the person who inspired this movie. So, I thought that maybe I should come on here and write a review for it! I love this movie. I think it's the whole ghost and exorcism thing...I'm not really sure what one thing makes me love it but there is a lot to really like about this movie. First thing, overall creepiness. I mean, I'd be pretty f-ing freaked out if I woke up every night at the same time and my door was wide open....really? lol. And then to find out that the movie is based off of factual events, awesome! haha. Second, the acting. I love Jennifer Carpenter. She is one of my favorite actresses for many good reasons. Jennifer Carpenter's performance in 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose' is so powerful! I mean, wow! It's almost too good.

So the movie is about this catholic girl named Emily. She wins some scholarship to go away to school and while there she becomes possessed. The whole story is actually the retelling through the court case. And the whole focal point is what happens with Father Moore and Erin, the lawyer. There are a lot of awesome actors/actresses in this move like Laura Linney who plays Erin Bruner, the lawyer and, like I said earlier, Jennifer Carpenter.

This movie is fantastic! I love it! I've never actually heard anyone else's opinion about it so I'm interested in what everyone else thought of it. If you haven't seen it yet, then please do! It's amazing and you'll be happy you did! Just throw it into your list of movies to watch for your Halloween Countdown!! October is horror movie month for me, it's all I watch ha ha.

My Rating: 5/5

Friday, October 14, 2011

Into the Mouth of Madness

Director: John Carpenter

Rated: R

New Line Home Video: February 8th, 2000

95 Minutes
From Amazon:
The mind-bending worlds of author H.P. Lovecraft have long interested horror directors, but the films have rarely successfully captured his nightmarish mix of madness and mythology. John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness is not directly based on Lovecraft's work, but screenwriter Michael De Luca draws his inspiration from Lovecraft's Cthulu mythology and then adds his own ingenious twists. John Trent (Sam Neill), an insurance investigator recently fitted for a straightjacket, tells his story to a psychiatrist. Hired to track down the missing pop-horror phenomena Sutter Cane, a Stephen King-like author whose fans are literally made for his books, Trent finds the supposedly fictional Hobb's End. He watches the town collapse into madness, murder, and monstrous transformations: the fantastic horrors of Cane's novels played out in front of his eyes. "Reality isn't what it used to be," deadpans one zombielike townsperson. In fact, it is how Cane writes it--but is he Devil, dark oracle, or simply a preacher in the service of an evil that grows stronger with every soul his books convert? The script never quite gets a grip on the blurry relationship between fact and fiction, but those details fade in the face of Carpenter's demented imagery, shiver-inducing twists, and dark wit. It's more eerie mind game than straight-out horror, a portrait of a world gone mad, and Carpenter relishes every hallucinatory moment.
So, I'm ashamed to admit that I have never even heard of this movie. I mean, how could I not hear of it? haha! It was actually really good. I found it on Netflix and decided to check it out because it was directed by John Carpenter and I was not disappointed. It's one of those movies that isn't like...scary, scary. But, it is full of moments where something will walk past the screen and there is a loud noise so you jump haha. I love it! Overall, it's a great movie. I actually just read that Carpenter said it is the third movie in his Apocalypse Trilogy along with The Thing, and Prince of Darkness so I'll have to check those out too!

The movie is about an investigator, John Trent. Well, he's not an investigator necessarily but he investigates cons. Anyways, he is hired by this guy to investigate the disappearance of Sutter Cane, a famous horror novel writer. From that point on, things get weird for him. Literally, from the moment he's hired, there is an attempt made on his life from, what we are led to believe, is just some crazed fan. Trent finds himself swirling into madness at a rapid rate and soon finds himself locked up in a mental institute.

This movie was very well executed. The acting was great, for the time, and the story line was awesome sauce!  It's an older movie but it's great! If you haven't seen it yet, I suggest that you do!!

My Rating: 5/5

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Human Centipede

Director: Tom Six

Rated: Not Rated

IFC Films: October 5th, 2010

92 Minutes
From Amazon:
The compelling simplicity of Saw. The stylish dread of Eraserhead. The black humor of A Nightmare On Elm Street. Those are the benchmarks of horror that the outrageous Dutch film The Human Centipede matches. The plot is diabolically simple: two stranded American tourists are given shelter by a famed German doctor (a maniacally intense Dieter Laser) who made his fortune surgically separating conjoined twins. Now his mad genius is pushing the doctor to do the reverse. He tells the women that they will be surgically attached to a Japanese businessman mouth to buttocks, one after the other and thus will be born a new creature: the human centipede!

So, I watched this movie a long time ago. Well, a few months ago anyways. And I have been putting off writing a review for it because, lets face it, this movie is pretty sick. And I didn't want to have to think about it. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it, you will. This movie left me feeling sick to my stomach. Just the cover of the movie should make you think disgusting things. I'm not really sure why I watched this movie....I think I was bored and it was the only thing somewhat interesting looking on my netflix. I tend to not read what a movie is about before I watch's like reading the back of a book before you read it.

So, this movie is about a human centipede. Big shocker there. Anyways, it's three people....sewn together to create a human centipede. It's disgusting. It's like the worst three-way imaginable! haha. There is this completely demented surgeon gone mad scenario. He drugs some people, sews them together and BAM human centipede.

This movie isn't scary. Well, it's not like...scary the crap out of you like that one scene in Insidious! but it's scary on a psychological level. Like, the thought of this happening is so disgusting and scary. I feel like, despite it's extremely appalling nature, this film was well executed. And, alas, they are making a Human Centipede 2...which I'll also watch for the sake of watching, I'm sure. Here, watch the trailer for part 2:

More disgustingness, no? lol. Anyways, if you can get over the nasty poop chin part of this movie, it's not SO bad right?

My Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

1st Annual Halloween Giveaway!

Nyx and I are happy to announce our first every Halloween Giveaway!! This is going to be an annual thing so every Halloween, be on the lookout for a great Halloween Giveaway or contest!

Just a note, this contest it NOT open internationally, sorry guys! For now it is only available to the US and Canada. We will be considering expanding to other countries next year.

Before you fill out the form, you are eligible for 1 bonus entry for each Tweet, 2 entries for a blog post, and 2 entries for a Facebook post as long as you provide the links to each on the form. That's a total of 5 additional entries!

To enter, just fill out this form:
Two Gory Chicks Halloween Giveaway Form!

When you are done filling out the form, go to this link and complete the mandatory horror movie trivia challenge! After completing both items, you will be entered into the drawing for the awesome prize pack!
Horror Movie Trivia

When you are asked for your name for the Horror movie trivia, make sure you type in one of the names you used to enter the contest with or you will not be entered! You need to fulfill both requirements in order to be eligible.

Also, I just realized that you can't see the flyer very well unless you click on it. So, the rules are as follows:
1. You MUST be 18 or older to enter
2. You have to be a follower since this is a follower giveaway!
3. You must fill out the entry form and complete the movie trivia to be eligible.
4. None of the information you provide to us will be used or given to anyone else under any circumstances! The prize pack will be mailed with confirmation of delivery and a signature will be required.
5. You have to be willing to submit a picture of the prize pack either with you holding it or with it on the table or somewhere for us to post on our FB page and blog.
6. Open to US and Canada ONLY! Sorry guys! Although it is not open internationally this time, we will be doing international contests in the future!

The prize pack that you are entering to win is:
This amazing cauldron of goodness includes DVD's, CD's, candy and other Halloween type goodies! So make sure you enter because we're excited about it and you should be too!!

One more thing, if anyone notices any problems, please please PLEASE send me or Nyx an email or fill out our contact form on our contact page ok? Thanks guys and good luck!