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While browsing on Amazon I found this weird and wacky B movie box-set – there’s no complete list of films in it but from the reviews it looks quite cool. One reviewer mentioned it has ‘Slugs’ which I own on DVD but there’s others I haven’t heard of, just hope they aren’t double-sided DVD’s or two movies on one.
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Wake Up Its Time To Die. A Film Inspired by terrifying true events. Housemates Michael and Kenny have experienced some strange events in the middle of the night and Kenny is now convinced that he has a ghost living in his room who becomes active at 3.00 am every night. Expecting to see nothing but a few tricks, Michael visits Kenny’s room himself one night and is totally freaked out by the experience.
First of the bat it’s a very low budget ‘let’s jump on the bandwagon’ of the Paranormal Activity success. Even from the start of the film you can see the production values and it can be quite hard to watch sometimes.
Green hues on the lens is sometimes that should have been used less in this film as it just lowers whatever tension or horror that it tries to put through.
Anyway, now the story starts about a ghost visiting one of the characters at 3AM every night (or is that morning?) but the actors are so wooden it’s totally unbelievable if you just picked it up or watched online and it was labelled ‘found footage’ – thank god it wasn’t marketed that way.
Strange knocks, lots of screaming ensues but really that’s all the film is.
IMDB (appears under the title of 3 A.M.)
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1. Horrifyingly wicked: “atrocious cruelties”.
2. Of a very poor quality; extremely bad or unpleasant: “atrocious weather”
The Quintanilla family was found dead. Recorded evidence was discovered by the police. Production company acquires the confidential material and edits it into a Horror Movie.
So the just of the film is that these young students had to spend a holiday at (yes) this old creepy house with a secret back bit that you see the dog run by just a few minutes in. It’s not as ‘blair witchy’ as I thought it would be but the spanish have a knack for knocking out good flicks (check out REC and their sequels).
The build up increases the tension but sometimes it just doesn’t check out. I’m still trying to figure out if the Well they find is a real one or not.
They go walkabout in the forest out the back but guess what? One of them gets lost but half of the character know he’s dead and they didn’t think of telling each other.
The outdoor footage is quite creepy at times and reminds me of ‘The Last Broadcast’ a bit.
The last half an hour has them running around shouting each others names in the maze scene, good night-vision work but it does tend to drag on a bit.
Good for a rental I’d say but a purchase if it’s a good price.
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Urban legend-style killings begin to occur on a movie set, in this non-sequel sequel to “Urban Legend”.
Where do I begin with this’non-sequel’? I t would be better to have brought the last actress back in so to show some attachment other than just the end. It was a nice touch but no, it’s the same plot again (the killings are based on urban legends) and takes place on a film set – a bit like Stab from the Scream series.
I must admit the ‘death by electric pole’ scene was quite good – this is all the while the main actress is floating around on a mine shaft, oh and there’s another death as well in the same scene. The only remaining member of the cast is the cop Loretta Devine who plays Reese Wilson. Still wuite funny seeing her impersonate Foxy Brown.
The film actually has a good score (which is anyone knows where to get it I’d be more than grateful) and some good loud scares (as in girl screaming after killer sees her).
This would have been better off as a stand-alone film, a bit like the third entry which we’ll not talk about.
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