Incident On and Off a Mountain Road by Joe R. Lansdale (Book Review)

Chased through the woods at night by the maniacal Moon Face after a car accident, Ellen defends herself by rigging a series of booby traps she learned from her cruel survivalist husband. But her tricks may not be enough to stave off the creepy predator. This is a short story that was later adapted into an episode of Masters of Horror on Showtime in 2006.

I saw the Masters of Horror episode of this story back when it first came out. I watched a few more episodes and didn't like them. From my recollection, this one was the best one I had seen... Continue reading

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

[rating:3.5/5] Student filmmakers Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard) and Mike (Michael Williams) march into the woods near Burkittsville, Md., to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch, who's credited with a string of heinous murders dating back 200 years. But the trio loses their way and soon find themselves surrounded by a malignant terror. This shot-on-a-shoestring-budget indie sensation earned instant cult status. Continue reading

I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

[rating:4/5] In this horror remake, young writer Jennifer finds life at her rented retreat perfect for working on her first novel. But her enthusiasm is shattered by her vicious rape. Now, the local thugs responsible will face an excruciating fate, as she brutally kills each and every one of them.. Continue reading

Staunton Hill (2009)

[rating:2/5] In 1969, a group 20-somethings hitchhike to a rally and are picked up by a kind stranger. They are soon looking for help when their truck breaks down, and they run into a deranged family. Now the friends are in a desperate fight for their lives in the isolated backcountry. Continue reading

Simon Says (2006)

Five college students decide to spend their vacation digging for gold, they find the perfect place to camp out, only to find out that area was the scene of a massacre. They end up crossing paths with Simon and Stanley (both played by Crispin Glover), backwoods twin brothers with a fondness for booby traps rigged with flying pickaxes. Now, the teens must claw their way out of the woods without springing one of the brothers' ingeniously lethal snares.

You must know that this movie isn’t what I would call good. The plot isn’t very good, but its not horrible. Its one of those movies where the backstory can be told in one small paragraph but that’s okay, you don’t really need more. Its nothing special, but come on, most horror movies aren’t. It also doesn’t take itself completely serious... Continue reading

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