Middle of the Road films
Sure, these won’t win any awards for originality or storytelling, but they are good enough to watch on ‘horror movie night’ with your honey 🙂 Curl up on the couch and catch a gander at these flicks…
The Rites of Spring (2011)
When the crazy ass farmer, with the first day of Spring marked off in his calendar, gets out of his car wearing plastic bags tied over his shoes, you know somethin’ bad is-a-gonna’ happen! He kidnaps 2 young women leaving a bar late at night. He has them tied up, hands over their heads in a barn and performs a series of strange sadistic rituals on them. He drains their blood into a metal dish. He strips them and washes them down with a sponge. He places a cow head mask on one of them…Yeah, it’s some sick shit going down. In the meanwhile, there’s another whole story going on where three people kidnap a young child from their wealthy parents and demand $2 million in ransom. You know somewhere down the line these two stories will converge, and when they do it’s a blood bath! This is a cool flick to watch, not perfect, but not boring or bad by any means. Texas Chainsaw, Children of the Corn, Your Next, and Jeepers Creepers all rolled into one. 2.9/5 stars.
A brother and sister team up for a mini intervention of their youngest brother, Marty, who has a problem with paranoia. He had been institutionalized in the past over his paranoia and conspiracy theories. His siblings believe he is off his meds so they travel to where he’s staying to get him under control. When they get there he’s armed with a loaded shotgun and is running around the house yelling about government experiments, conspiracies and creatures. It’s a decent film with good dialogue where the family’s unresolved issues are brought to light. They think he’s off the deep end until they realize he has something locked up in the basement. It takes a while for this film to get moving but it packs a nice little punch. 2.4/5 stars
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015)
This was an entertaining journey through the lives of two individuals that finally cross paths for a good purpose. One is a priest whose failed exorcism lands him in psychiatric prison. The other is a young woman who becomes possessed by a demon, kills her friends and is incarcerated in the same prison. It’s moderately creepy at points but not anything we haven’t seen before. I know this is a sequel to “The Haunting….” but you don’t have to see the original to understand this one. It’s worth a watch for some modern horror enjoyment and to see Sarah Lind in her underwear, lol. Also stars Devon Sewa from Final Destination fame. 2.6/5 stars.
The Rites of Spring (2011)
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley