It’s off to Sweden this time out for your Favorite Catgirl to hopefully get herself some Scandinavian scares with a look at the recent Region 1 DVD release of “Vittra” aka “Wither”, the Swedish made low budget homage to the 1981 horror classic “Evil Dead”. This wee lady loved the original… and I’m always up for some scary stuff complete with subtitles, so was there any chance I’d pass this one up? Heck no…. 😉
Our synopsis? Well… if you’ve seen “Evil Dead”, (and if you haven’t, my question would have to be, “Why the heck not?”) you’ll recognize this plot pretty quickly, but here it goes:“Ida and Albin are a happy couple. They set off to a cabin in the vast Swedish woodlands to have a fun holiday with their friends. But under the floorboards waits an ancient Evil from Sweden’s dark past. An Evil that corrupts all who encounter it…”
Ahhh… this one relies on that classic old plot. Horny twenty somethings off to the woods for some naughty hi-jinx… creepy old deserted house in the middle of nowhere… ancient evil monsters in the cellar… and bloody gory death served up with lots of old school practical special effects. Yep, Neko’s been there before, and it’s usually a pretty rock solid plot for a simple old school horror story. But… one can screw it up… it’s hard to do mind you, but it can be done. Will the Swedes get it right? Only one sure way to know… 😉
Time for this wee movie lovin’ Catgirl to put all my crazy personal drama behind me and get back to what I do best. Watch goofy horror movies from all those odd foreign places practically nobody has ever heard about here in the good ol’ US of A. Ohhh… and of course, tell all of you Gentle Visitors to my personal lil’ Litterbox all about them… 😉 This time out we take a look see at the recent Malay horror effort “Sembunyi: Amukan Azazil”.
Here’s the quick synopsis: “Aishah (Diana Danielle) is a young woman living during the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, who, after being knocked unconscious while escaping from the clutches of the Japanese Army, wakes up in a quiet, sleepy village, seemingly untouched by the war. The villagers give her shelter and she begins a new life there. But soon it becomes clear that the village hides other secrets as well. Aishah is haunted by the presence of a young deformed girl whom no one else can see and she discovers that an unknown evil lurks in the surrounding woods nearby the village, an ancient creature that makes the villagers its prey, a demon known only as Azazil. The villagers keep an uneasy peace with the demon through offerings but the moment Aishah enters the village, the attacks inexplicably begin again.”
Hmmmm… period setting… naughty Japanese invaders… a “Brigadoon” kind of secret village… and a man eating Demon!! Looks like the sort of goofy fun this Catgirl Princess can get behind. Sound like another odd lil’ film you wanna hear about? Why that happens to be just what this wee Catgirl’s all about… lucky for you!! So all you gotta do is just “Read On” to find out if it’s just gotta be a “must see” on your list as well… 😉
I know…. it’s been quite a dry spell again but I’m back with another “Turkish Delight” at the ol’ Litterbox and a peek at the 2011 Horror film “Musallat 2: Lanet”. Although not strictly a sequel to the earlier film, it nonetheless looks like it’s got all the creepy makings for a nice evening of Horror movie thrills and chills. Once I was able to find a copy… with those nifty English subtitles I need…. it really wasn’t hard to convince myself to snag a copy.
Our synopsis goes as follows: “Elif is a pretty young woman who grew up in a wealthy family. Everything in her life works according to plan – until she starts hearing voices, followed by strange nightmares and asthma attacks. She becomes convinced that she has fallen under some evil spell. In order to conquer the demon behind it all, she has to dig deep into her past and uncover her true origin. While doing this, she is confronted by the horrific circumstances of her birth.”
Turkish horror cinema has almost always been top-notch for this wee kitten, so I was hoping they’d score well this time out. Naturally, all my regular Gentle Visitors are probably into the same rather odd film experiences as yours truly, so what are you waiting for? Let’s find out if this one is another weird lil’ gem you just can’t live without seeing either…
More from the pile of English language horror stuffing my mailbox lately, this time out it’s “The Devil’s Rock”, a New Zealand Independent horror movie by first time director Paul Campion. With a plot filled with commandos, Nazis, and demonic evil, I knew I was going to want to see it for certain, so it didn’t take too much arm twisting to convince me to grab the Region 2 UK release as soon as it became available. (I’m just that kind of wacky movie collecting dweeb….)
Our plot? It’s a simple one and it goes like this: “The 5th of June, 1944, the Channel Islands on the eve of D-Day and two veteran Kiwi commandos are sent on a diversionary mission to sabotage German gun emplacements as part of the plan to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy only to discover a secret Nazi occult plot underway to unleash demonic forces in their last bid to win the war. But, in their arrogant madness, have the Nazis unleashed a force even more evil than themselves? And can it be somehow still be stopped by mere mortal men before it’s too late for all Mankind?”
Yep… Certainly looks like the sort of movie Neko likes to rot her wee brain watchin’… and probably many of my Gentle Visitors as well. So… let’s not waste any more time shall we?
To find out all about it, all you have to do is “Read On”.
More movies…… and I actually got the chance to watch them!! This time out it’s the French Horror film, “Brocéliande”, druids…. slasher action…… crazy Celtic Monster/ God/ Spirits……. yep, it’s got em’ all.
So, this one’s synopsis reads: “Beneath the forest of Broceliande, something is waiting……. Chloe is an archeology student at a university that specializes in Celtic history. Since arriving at the school, a series of inexplicable murders have occurred. It all comes to a head in the mystical forest of Broceliande, a forest steeped in Celtic legend, where Chloe is working on an archaeological dig of ancient tombstones. While excavating, a thing better left undiscovered is awakened…”
Creepy legends… druids… monsters… sounds like Neko-chan’s going to like this one a lot… lets “Read On” and find out!