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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2017   NR  1:30    horror/mystery/sci-fi      starring Ellen Wong, Aaron Poole, Kenneth Walsh

Cop Daniel Carter spots a man that’s run out of the woods and collapses and is bloody. He calls into dispatch that he’s bringing the guy to the hospital. Inside, things get weird. One of the Nurses gets scissor happy, there’s some cult gathering outside, and one hideous transformation that at the time, I had no idea where it came from.

I’m thinking this is sort of like The Thing or DreamCatcher considering that transformation.

That was a weird one. I don’t know what to say about it. I didn’t hate it, I was interested in it and it didn’t

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47 Meters down

Pg-13  1:27  Claire Holt, Mandy Moore


On a Mexican vacation, 2 sisters are trapped at the bottom of the ocean in a rusty sharky observation cage. The Great Whites are circling and oxygen is running out. With less than an hour of air left to solve how to get back to the surface.

Although they were fast, I did love the shots of the sharks. I wonder if they were somehow real, or stock footage or all CG. THere’s not really much of a story aside from that cliche crap, and thank goodness cause if it were any longer, our air would have choked off.  It’s kind of ‘open water’ just under the water, way under. Its really just a cookie cutter shark movie. Only many before it are better I mean even Shark Night has a story, sharknado, well maybe not but its amusing. Jaws kicks all their ass and honestly if you do rent this, just fast forward to where the sharks are and watch them in slow-mo. (cause stupid me forgot to) they looked bigger than the jaws shark though.


And should you ever really go in a shark observation tank, make sure you have some gear. Like a long line, with something like a hook or anchor at the end in case you need to reach something as well as more than 3 flares!


Don’t Knock twice

From Director Caradog W. James

Knock once to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead…” So goes a disturbing urban legend involving an Don't Knock Twice Horror Movie Posterabandoned house supposedly inhabited by a vengeful, child-stealing witch. When troubled teen Chloe raps at the door one night, she has no idea the horror she’s about to unleash. Fleeing to the country home of her estranged mother —a recovering addict who’s turned her life around to become a famous artist—Chloe must learn to trust the woman who gave her up years ago in order to stop the bloodthirsty, shape-shifting demon stalking them.”


Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton


An elderly woman is rumored to be a witch which and kills herself after a boy goes missing.

Rumor spreads more the house being abandoned and all is now an Urban Legend.

Tess (Sackhoff) who had to give her daughter Chloe up. Years go by and Chloe and her boyfriend go to this abandoned house and knocks twice, nothing happens.

While they are video chatting something odd happens, too bad there’s no record button for when you need to walk away. The boyfriend goes missing without a trace.

I think this was supposed to be sort of Baba Yaga tale as I  believe I heard the name come up. There is a Demon and the demon’s servant.

Chloe shows up on mama’s doorstep and a beautiful house (for what we get to see anyway) Tessa is a sculptor and is making one of (or for) a friend who recently had a baby.

Between the title of this and one from another movie, I think I already posted, the titles are a little confusing as due to the title, I thought I had already watched this.

I forget the name of the other movie (NeverKnock) but a little girl knocked on a door on Halloween, and I remember some hay maze and a few other things.  But this is different from that one, and I think the other was better.

I just can’t recall if I saw that movie on tv or a disk from Netflix


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?

Alien Covenant

2017    R    2:02  sci-fi  Horror  Blu-ray  Michael Fassbender

Easy and Simply belongs in a trash heap.. and am not wasting any more time with this thing than the next few lines.

The 2nd chapter in the Alien prequel trilogy.

The crew of the ship called Covenant’s paradise turns to hell and discovers that the lone survivor of Prometheus is the synthetic known as David.

The beginning is like watching passengers, let me tell you I had to double check the title cause I was experiencing some serious Deja vu~not to mention was just as humdrum of a bore.

Step on spores and the dust is sent flying into a character’s ear and digs in.

There’s nothing really memorable about it except drawings in a room