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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Subject:hey i'm new - so don't throw things at me
Posted by:jeustr.
Time:10:34 pm.
there aren't too many horror review folks out there and as fellow lovers of all things creepy i just want to let you know about my community the  arkham_tribunewhich has some of the same intrests as you all.  i sincerely hope this post doesn't tick anyone off.  feel free to delete it if it does!  thanks folks!  just trying to meet other like minded fans! 
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Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Subject:Dead Doll (Rating 1/10)
Posted by:soulsplat.
Time:10:11 am.

This movie was bad enough to make my shitlist (which is pretty damn bad). Don't waste you time or your money. Finding a plot in this movie is as likely as Cartman winning a Halloween costume contest.

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Subject:SAW (Directed by James Wen)
Posted by:fm_radiapathy.
Time:9:42 pm.

After much anticipation for “Saw” (I remember a friend who had a countdown in his AIM profile for when it came out in theaters), it was finally released on DVD yesterday. The previews gave a chilling look at some clown-like creature on a tricycle messing with people’s minds. It didn’t look as fantastic as it was made out to be, and for a while, it didn’t seem like it’d be worth seeing. As mentioned, yesterday was the release date for the DVD, and a friend and I rushed out to get it today.

The acting skills didn’t live up to expectations. The cast ranges from big-time stars (Danny Glover) to the fairly unknown (Leigh Whannell). Despite this fact, I found the acting to be poor during some parts. During the scenes where someone was crying, for example, it seemed as if they were straining themselves too hard to show emotion.

Also, “Saw” had a commonality with another movie, “Se7en”. Although the plots, characters, and so on were different, they both emitted the same message: people should be glad they even have life instead of being so ungrateful. But this deep message didn’t affect how I enjoyed the movie. Just a side-note.

I must compliment the twists that were thrown into the movie. Many things that happened I did not expect. Some parts were predictable, while others were shocking. The movie kept me on the edge of my seat, and I did not lose my focus at any point.

All in all, I give “Saw” 8/10.

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Saturday, February 5th, 2005

Subject:Haute Tension (2003) Directed by Alexandre Aja
Posted by:oftheapocalypse.
Time:5:29 pm.
Haute Tension (2003)

Haute Tension, or High Tension is the story of two students (Marie, played by Cécile De France and Alex, played by Maïwenn Le Besco). Alex and Marie are going to Alex's parent's secluded house for some peace and quite to study. They arrive late, and we can already sense that something is not right. As the title implies, there is a feeling of high tension in the air...and for the entire movie. In the middle of the night, when everyone is fast asleep, a dilapidated truck comes barreling down the unpaved road, heading straight for the house. The father of the family is awakened by the door bell. When he greets the strange man at the door the fun really begins...and doesn't stop until the end of the film. This is where we see the first amazing gore scene of the film, but certainly not the last. for the next 10 minutes or so we are treated to: One of the most unique decapitation scenes recorded, an awesome stab scene, with buckets of blood, A shotgun murder(which the director decided to shorten) and of coarse tension, tension, tension. Marie is lucky enough to be able to avoid the madman, and has gone undetected. So Alex and Marie are still alive, the only problem is Alex is tied up and in the back of the mad mans truck. While Marie is trying to help Alex she ultimately get caught in the truck as well. The rest of the movie is a wild ride of cat and mouse. The ending is what usually makes or breaks this film. While I agree that it is slightly over done, it was executed well. The greatest thing this film has to offer is the amount of real terror you will feel. There arn't any cheap scares, it relies on pure terror to scare you.

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