The Sick House

2008   NR    Horror  1;40   Gina Philips, Alex Hassell, Kellie Shirley, Andrew Knott  

Anna, Played by Gina Philips (Jeepers Creepers)  an archaeologist (student) who excavates a 17th Century plague hospital in England which will be raised the next morning.  She is trying to find a way to save the building (I guess to make it a historic landmark).

When Anna finds an old metal box hidden away in a wall, she unknowingly unleashes the dormant evil spirits of the plague doctors. One in particular, is the brutal Cutter who is supposed to be the ‘Black doctor’ and the worst of them.

A party of four wild friends gets trapped inside and a historic evil ritual is played out with the trespassers as the sacrificial pigs. Now Anna’s project turns into not only trying to save the building from being demolished but finding a way for all of them to get out before they die.

Anna finds some drawings on the walls, which are a clue to what is going on. Are they a sight of things to come. One of the four seems to be displaying signs of the plague, but how or why?

Oh and just a note… there’s a bit of a twist.

First off, why would Anna even go into this place, without a mask first off with all the dust and who knows what lingers in the air? Also where there’s an abandoned building there is likely to be all the sorts of creatures ahem RATS, that would have carried the plague, why do you not have some sort of protective gear on you?

I Saw this once before, (and must have been before I had the blog, or I just didn’t have much to say about it then.  I accidentally rented this time as I was looking for THIS Sickhouse (but can’t find it on Netflix)

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2017  R  1:31  Crime/Horror/Mystery      Tobin Bell, Laura Vandervoort , Matt Passmore , Callum Keith Rennie 

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Not sure why they were calling it Jigsaw as I heard it was supposed to be called Saw:Legacy When I search the title on it shows this sequel. I thought legacy sounded good for a sequel to a long running franchise (that has not had a reboot, remake etc). I guess with the title ‘Legacy’ that maybe that made it sound like the final installment of the series. So if that’s the case I understand.

I was taking a look at the taglines for the movie, and man do they have a list. Never have I seen that many taglines for one movie before! I even looked up a few movies I could think of off the top of my head and it varies by 1-4 tops.

So after John ‘Jigsaw’ Kramer has been deceased for a decade, he still seems to still be up to his old tricks, mmm make that traps from beyond the grave. Then again, didn’t he say his work would still go on? All the clues point to Jigsaw, I can’t remember did his assistant die in the last one? Could it be her, or a full on copycat?

So this time we play a game with a few bucket heads. As always there’s a reason for their punishment, but what is it this time? What is the one thing they have all done that brings them to this demented ‘tug of war?

I read that Saw 3D (2010) was supposed to be the last of the series, but the studio wanted to reboot it.  a Reboot (I think I’m going to have to define that a little better in my  when is a remake ok (Reboots,remakes and Updates) article ) You see to me for something to be a ‘reboot’ it has to be longer than 7 years sine the last one, also normally there are new cast members so if Tobin Bell is in the movie, then it does not qualify as a Reboot, only another sequel.

Ya know, I kind of was tired of the movies I forget at what point but I do know I only wanted to see Saw 3d because Chester Bennington (r.i.p.)  was in it. this one felt fresh to me for some reason, and I enjoyed watching it. I would say its worth a watch and if you have the rest of the movies already in your library, then this one is a definite. it is a mystery, but at the same time there’s 2-3 red herrings but which of them is it? or is it one of them? I’m trying to remember if any other of the previous movies has a ‘party trap’ as I called this one.

There’s one trap I did love but I really don’t want to ruin that one. Just get the blenders ready to make yourself a drink or smoothie before watching and THAT my friends is one beautiful ‘blood flower’ at the end!  (yes I can have a morbid sense of humor at times)

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Wish Upon

2017   Horror,  UNrated 1;30 theatrical version  Blu-ray  Ryan Phillippe, Kate Hudson

Teen Claire receives a spooky old domed music box. She tries to open it but can’t figure out how.

After making a wish, the box opens while she slumbers and her wish comes true at the cost of a sacrifice, which the box chooses itself.

I like that gargoyle guardian on the gate where the box is found. ManI would love to just have a weekend at that place to take pictures and explore (and experiment..need to buy ghost equipment first)

I can remember more of this than many of the other horror movies from 2017. Was it good? it was ok.

That was kinda cool, but why not just wish it to destroy itself?

there’s an easter egg,

Will there be a part 2?


2017   R  1:50

after a dollmaker and his wife loses their daughter, they take in a group of girls and a nun after their orphanage closes down.

I’m sure we all have thought up our own version of how Annabelle may have been created. I’ve had a few different theories (though I don’t remember if I ever really read any full history about the real doll) One of my ways of how Annabelle came to be (as far as the movie) I thought maybe it would have started with the dollmaker or a tragedy some way involving him. Maybe so much as creating the doll to be evil.

Basically, Annabelle got her name from her original owner, the Mullin’s daughter, whose father created her.

We do know however this really is not and never was Annabelle that inhabited the doll from the first movie, so the demon inhabiting the doll has been playing this ‘game’ in various ways.

There are a few jumps from a suspenseful build maybe a creepy or eerie feeling. I thought the creation of Annabelle could have been meatier for the movie than this, then again I’m not sure about the real Annabelle doll’s ‘creation’ aside from being a  Raggedy Ann doll….



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Saint Nick

I got this because I hate Holiday programming, there’s nothing either nothing on, aside from Holiday specials, or they are for only those who celebrate Christmas (What about those that are Jewish, celebrate Kwanzaa or some other Holiday that happens this time of year? Where are OUR songs, besides of course Adam Sandler’s Hannukah song and tv shows/movies?

The movie takes place in Amsterdam during the Saint Nick celebration.

Saint Nick is a really messed up Santa sort, this one is part Krampus (a few people a pulled up a chimney)  part Santa I guess.  At some point, his ship burns with him on it and every 23 years Saint Nick comes and hunts not just children but adults as well and one doesn’t have to be bad either.

There were a few amusing parts I enjoyed meanwhile there’s Goert who as I child lost his parents and siblings to ‘good Ol’ (not so), Saint Nick.

So next time You are trying to find something to watch during the holidays, instead of repeats of old specials, Repeats of your shows (if they are even on)  It’s Netflix and Chill (or more get cozy) with a spooky and a little gory Holiday story.

You can rent it here on Youtube


The Autopsy of Jane Doe


Starring Emile Hirsch & Brian Cox

This was a cool horror mystery. Just don’t watch if you are squeamish, after all they are performing an autopsy.

This autopsy reveals a treasure chest (all puns intended) of odd items.

While yes for a time that is all it is with a sprinkling of what comes off as accidents and carelessness. The father bossing his son around which seems to make him nervous and have a few more clumsy moments. After a time things become clear, it’s not mistakes or some coincidence (way too many weird things happen) I thought there was someone there, like maybe somehow the person who killed ‘Jane Doe’ followed the body to the morgue and is now trying to ruin the evidence, while somehow having quiet Ninja skills.

There’s a little creepy and maybe a little bit of your hair standing on end.

I oddly liked it and at least there were breaks from seeing the same room the whole movie. (Like Phonebooth where it was Colin Ferrell in a phone booth the WHOLE movie. boring) Also once things got a little freaky I wasn’t sure but I thought I had seen the draws for the bodies all open without the bodies!!!

I shall finish on that note. There’s a bit of a twist that I didn’t see coming which is probably the reason I liked it.


The following list has Not only ruins plot twists but the ending as well. Please do not read unless you have already seen the movie or are just not interested in it.

15 Dark Horror movie endings that ‘will chill you to the bone’   these have plotline ruining descriptions and

Cult of Chucky

2017    Rated R     Horror,   1:30   Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif, Zak Santiago, Jennifer Tilly


So ANy’s all grown up and has apparently gotten a head of the game. (All Puns intended) Oh wow! this is The original Andy from the very first movie!

Nica having spent 4 years in an asylum for the criminally insane and was made to believe she, NOT Chucky murdered her entire family. WTF! If Chucky’s head is served on a platter How is a new doll also possessed? (Did I miss a movie?)  There’s a part or 2 I got that Nightmare on Elm street feeling though Nightmare 3 was also in a mental health facility.

Oh now its not just a doll but is he possessing people too?  Why would Andy send out another doll that’s evil? Or is it evil?  I don’t know but for a sequel honestly it was just nice to visit an old friend! Er Frenemy? Speaking of which the Halloween Issue of Entertainment Weekly has an ‘Interview’ with Chucky


Chucky #1 “It behooves us to watch our step”

Chucky #2  “Behooves, listen to you, You sound like Hannibal Lechter. Can’t Belive they cancled that show”


There may be times it was a bit silly and a little Nightmare on Elm street like in parts maybe that’s why I enjoyed it.

I’d say give it a watch, it’s the right time of year for it!


Just a note. there’s  was an  UNRated version on the disk