Published Oct 26, 2012Halloween is next week and we have reviews of some pretty terrifying horror films, as well as a lot more. Whether you are looking for a new indie horror flick or want to hear about the biggest block busters, make sure you head to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section for all your movie review needs. But first, check out this week's highlights below.
First, from the makers of The Matrix and Run Lola Run comes the epic Cloud Atlas (pictured), which depicts six different stories taking place at different times and locations to demonstrate how they influence and inspire each other. Not to spoil the surprise, but the film did earn our Mark of Excellence.
However, surely to be the biggest Halloween release this weekend is the videogame-based Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The films finds Heather (Adelaide Clemens) awaiting her 18th birthday, but when her father disappears, she is drawn back into the strange and terrifying alternate reality of Silent Hill. Then there's V/H/S, which offers another Halloween horror option as it follows a group of morally questionable young men watching a series of VHS tapes found in a home they are burglarizing. And Halloween-themed teen comedy Fun Size follows the story of a fairly average teen girl who wants to go to her crush's Halloween party but is forced to take her younger brother trick-or-treating, at least until he disappears.
Also, Chasing Mavericks stars Gerard Butler becoming the unlikely mentor to a young surfer like himself, while Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) star in Smashed, where they play an alcoholic couple on their way to recovery.
Lastly, the documentary Hellbound? by Kevin Miller explores the Christian conception of hell and its place in modern Christian interpretation of scripture.
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.