Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Grave Encounters (2011)

Running Time: 92 minutes
Release Date: September 9, 2011
Review by: Stacey

Pretty much, if you haven't heard of Grave Encounters, you've been living under a weird rock that doesn't let you watch horror movies.  I'm also an avid defender of (most) found footage films despite their typical formula that lost its appeal somewhere along the way.  From the get-go GE didn't seem to hold much promise in the way of giving us something fresh and interesting, but dammit, they sure pulled a fast one over us because a lot of people (including me) fucking love this movie.  It has most definitely gained a cult following in the horror community.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Banshee Chapter (2013)

Running Time: 87 minutes
Release Dates: Aug. 22, 2013 (Fantasty Filmfest) & Dec. 12, 2013 (US)
Review by: Stacey


I watched this movie probably about 7 or 8 months ago and I distinctly remember being upset by it.  Not because it was scary or even very good, but because I didn't pay enough attention and had no idea what the fuck was going on.  At that point I just tossed it back into my pile of titles that I wouldn't care to ever watch again.  What I DO remember, however, was that the plot was actually really cool and covered a subject I have always been fascinated by.  Fast forward to now and I went back into that shameful pile and pulled out Banshee Chapter to see if maybe a second viewing would remedy whatever feelings I had initially had about it.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Good Marriage (2014)

Running Time: 102 minutes
Release Date: October 3, 2014
Review by: Stacey

Okay, this movie isn't exactly "horror" but over here at To Avoid Fainting, I love any and all forms of dark films, and since this one is based on Stephen King's novella of the same name, I couldn't pass it up.  I'm going to assume that most of you know that there have been many adaptations of King's work- some great (Carrie and The Mist) and some not great at all (Thinner and Desperation)Where A Good Marriage falls is right on the cusp of the latter.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Lazarus Effect (2015)

Running Time: 83 minutes
Release Date: February 27, 2015
Review by: Stacey

Very few horror films make me want to actually go to a movie theater (save for seeing older films at the Drafthouse), so when I saw a trailer for 2015's The Lazarus Effect a few weeks before it's release, I was intrigued enough to want to go opening weekend.  People being brought back from the dead with a cast composed of Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters and Donald Glover?  Count me in, man.