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Day 10: Cutting Moments

Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 01:48AM

Cutting Moments

Sarah, Patrick and their son Joey are living in suburbia, and from the outside, they look like they are living the American dream. From the inside, we quickly learn that this family is dealing with some pretty heavy stuff, including communication breakdown, child molestation, self mutilation and sadomasochism.

Calling this movie disturbing doesn’t even begin to describe how messed up it is. If you decide to watch it, power to you. Don’t blame me. I am officialy saying that I recommend this movie to nobody.

Rating: 6/10

Stream: You can Google it if you want to see it.

Info: Internet Movie Database, Wikipedia

Day 8: We Are What We Are

Published on Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 11:33PM

We Are What We Are is Jim Mickle’s remake of Jorge Michel Grau’s Somos lo que hay. It tells the story of a seemingly harmless family with a horrifying secret. Once a year, they observe a tradition that has been passed down for generations. They kill and eat a person.

I enjoyed this movie, and Jim Mickle is quickly becoming one of my favorite modern horror directors. He also directed Stake Land, one of my favorite horror movies from 2010, and Mulberry St.

Rating: 8/10

Stream: Amazon Rental

Info: Internet Movie Database, The Movie Database

Day 7: The Signal

Published on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 09:27PM

“Anna, I need a couple of things that Ken borrowed, namely my hatchet… and some garbage bags.”

A mysterious signal is being transmitted by television, phone and radio. Those who are affected by the signal are murdering and torturing people left and right. It just seems like the right thing to do for some reason. The others are killing people because they need to protect themselves, but are they crazy too? Are the people they are protecting themselves from really after them, or are they dilusional?

I really liked this movie a lot. The story is broken up into three parts, with a different writer/director for each segment (David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry). The segments have distinct styles and tone, yet somehow they come together to build a cohesive film. This is also among the best mumblegore movies I have seen.

Rating: 8/10

Stream: Amazon Prime

Info: Internet Movie Database, The Movie Database