The Eyes of My Mother shows us how to keep our loved-ones close, really close.

Movie poster for The Eyes of My Mother (Source: IMDb.com)

The Eyes of My Mother shares the morbid story of a young  girl, Francisca, who is taught human anatomy by her mother, a surgeon in Portugal, exposed Francisca to surgeries and other medical practices at a young age.

 

After witnessing a stranger murder her mother, Francisca becomes traumatized and discovers other monsters hidden inside herself.

 

Longing for any connection from to mother, Francisca and her father decide to keep her mother’s killer chained up in their barn. Francisca “takes care of” this man as if he were her pet. The gore begins with Francisca (remembering surgeries her mother performed) removing his eyes, and cutting his vocal cords so he can not speak. It’s an awful sight to see. We see Francisca feed him and talk to him daily.

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Besides Awkward Family Conversations, Kevin Smith Shows us Why Holidays Really Suck.

Holidays movie poster (Source: IMDb.com)

Holidays is a film filled with different characters that each tell a story that revolves around a holiday, that we all associate with stereotypes or traditions. This movie squashes all of those traditions,stereotypes, and any happy memories we may associate with holidays. This anthology film, definitely makes every holiday, even the happiest of holidays, creepy as hell. Viewers will see favorite icons, like the Easter bunny, in a whole new twisted light. Remember when you found out Santa isn’t real? Each story has a horror factor that crushes away any mushy-gushy feelings you have toward a holiday. Continue Reading

Hush: A Twist on a Classic Tale

2016 Hush Movie Poster (Source: IMDb.com)

Hush’s premise sounds like a classic story we have all grown fond of. A girl seeks solitude, alone, in the woods, to find herself-and inspiration. While the girl is alone, an intruder stalks and preys on the girl, creating a living nightmare.

The masked-intruder, simply credited as “The Man” in the film credits to further spook the movie’s audience.  (Source: IMDb.com)

Now, don’t let Hush’s premise fool you. This movie has a twist that separates it from the rest. The main character, Maddie (played by Kate Siegel) is deaf, and a mysterious masked-stalker is introduced early in the film. His  demeanor, and lack of explanation for this character, makes the masked-intruder a crucial part of this film’s scare factor. We follow Maddie through her courageous efforts to escape the unidentified masked-intruder. Maddie comes up with creative ways to draw the attention of her one neighbor, and methods to track the killer’s whereabouts. Without her hearing, Maddie must rely on her other senses to get through this living hell.

Maddie comes face-to-face with the masked-man. (Source: imbd.com)

This movie’s unique twist delivers great thrills. With the identity of the killer never revealed, and Maddie’s brilliance to overcome her obstacles,this movie is definitely one of Netflix’s hidden horror gems that will stand the test of time.

A Model, A Butcher, and a Bradley Cooper

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The Midnight Meat Train tells the story of Leon, a photographer, (insert Bradley Cooper here) looking for his big break in New York. After being instructed by a prominent photographer named Susan, played by Brooke Shields, yes, Ms. “you wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins”, Brooke Shields, to find adventure in the city. Leon’s search for success leads him to photographing a model, who later goes missing. Leon then consumes himself with her disappearance, which leads him to following a mystery man he spots on the train, that he is convinced is responsible for these missing people. Insert butcher (played by Vinnie Jones) here. Leon follows the butcher around for a few nights, like any normal person would, and eventually witnesses the butcher, named Mahogany, murder people on the train. Leon learns that the conductor of the train is in cahoots with Mahogany and that Mahogany feeds the dead bodies to the monsters that live under New York City. Yes, the monsters under the city. The movie’s ending can be guessed when the credits are still rolling in the beginning of the movie. It ends with, drum roll please, Leon taking over for Mahogany and becoming the person responsible for feeding the creatures under the city with his victims from the train! Good one guys, good one.

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