Well… the Christmas Holiday has come and gone but I’ve still a wee bit of free time this week so I thought I might end our month long “dry spell” here at the ol’ Litterbox with a fresh new Review before 2016 disappears into the rear view mirror. This time out? How about an Iranian/Jordanian Ghost story? Yep… betcha’ you haven’t seen too darn many of those, have you o’ Gentle Visitors? 😉
Our synopsis goes like this: “After Shideh’s building is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits. She becomes convinced a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.”
Yep… it looks like those evil jinn are up to no good again. Sneakin’ about… corrupting souls… working their wicked schemes and generally wreaking havoc. Luckily a certain lil’ Catgirl is all up to speed on those critters thanks to all those Turkish horror goodies I’ve watched. So… I guess the real question is… are they scarier in Iran? Guess we’ll find out, won’t we?
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Time to get back to some reviews! So how about a look at another of the Malay horror goodies from my last big DVD spree in Malaysia? “Kelibat”, another creepy exercise in ghostly haunting terror.
The synopsis goes like this: “The story follows failed businessman Kamal and his wife Kalin, and three children, Azhari, Azalis and Azmeera, who move into a new house out in the rural backcountry one step ahead of vicious loan sharks seeking repayment of their money. Unfortunently for them, the house is haunted by a mysterious supernatural figure known as Kelibat. Kelibat did not just haunt the family physically but also emotionally and spiritually.”
So what the heck is a Kelibat anyways? Darned if this wee lil’ Catgirl knows but the Trailer makes it look pretty darn scary.But I’ve been teased before… and the last couple of Malay offerings I’ve seen have been somewhat tepid at best… Will I get any luck this time around? Only one way to find out… 😉
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It’s a brand spankin’ New Year and time to pause in my personal celebrations of late for another new Review… some Hindi horror this time out, with a look at Vikram Bhatt’s 2013’s effort, “Horror Story”recently released to DVD and ready for a certain crazy ghost story lovin’ Catgirl’s “Family Movie Nite” enjoyment!
So here we go… The synopsis reads: “A group of seven youngsters – Samrat, Magesh, Achint, Neel, Neena, Sonia and Maggie who reunite after several years apart, decide to spend a night at the reportedly haunted deserted hotel Grandiose to celebrate the farewell of one of them leaving soon for the US. Despite people’s warnings and other “signs” trying to ward them off from there, they enter the hotel, and then the horrible truth of their deadly situation finally dawns on them.”
Yep. Showing up in the mailbox weeks before I expected it and it sounds like we’ve got all the usual classic Bollywood horror bits in place. Perfect for yours truly to spring on my sweet Carolyn’s sisters family to give them their first look at the silly horror films that Bollywood has to offer. Oh, yeah…. They never knew what hit them, Hehehehe!! 😉
So if this one’s also possibly creeping your way for a look-see, o’ Gentle Visitor, then why not listen to all the pertinent details first before plunking down your hard earned cash for a copy… All courtesy of a certain goofy movie obsessed Catgirl with somewhat dubious tastes in film… 🙂
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Time to drift back to the shadowy Halloweens of Yesteryear when this Catgirl was nothing more than a wee lil smidgen of a kitten watching all those classic black & white horror movies that dominated television around this time of year. What would Halloween be without some nostalgic memories to make one feel young again? Our theme this year is Haunted House movies… and we’ve got perhaps the best of those old horror movies on tap, William Castle’s 1959’s “House On Haunted Hill” with the great Vincent Price.
The synopsis goes as follows: “Vincent Price stars as millionaire Frederick Loren, who resides in a sinister mansion on a sinister hill, where seven murders have occurred. He makes a proposal to several strangers, offering $10,000 to any one of them if they can last the entire night. Without being killed before dawn, of course, by either man or spirit…”
Yep… a true “haunted house” classic… and the fabulous Vincent Price to boot. What more could you want? So.. Gentle Visitors, without any further adieu let’s all indulge in these warm childhood memories together as we remember this great old movie. Ah… nostalgia, isn’t it wonderful? 😉
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Your Favorite Catgirl has another odd one to start off this year’s Halloween Movie Review festival… and in keeping with our “Haunted House theme” for this month, I’ll start off by giving you my quirky impressions of the 2012 Indonesian horror goodie “Rumah Kentang” aka “House of the Potato”. Yep… that’s right… haunted potato horror. Just when you think the Indonesians might just run out of crazy things to haunt people they always manage to surprise you. Hehehehe!! 😉
Our synopsis goes: “When her mother passes away, Farah is forced to return from Melbourne to Jakarta in order to care for her sister Rika. However, things are more complicated than they seemed for Farah soon discovers that there are two problems that she has to resolve: caring and providing for her and her sister and finding a new place to stay as their current home is rented after her mother sold their old home in order to allow Farah to study in Melbourne, which is now too expensive for her to pay by herself. A silver lining comes in the form of her mother’s will that informs her that they are still in possession of her mother’s first house, which she deemed was a good investment due to its strategic location among the upper class, but has failed to be sold due to the fact that the place is haunted. The two sisters move in, but strange things start to happen… “
Killer ghostly potatoes? Nope it’s not a joke, but is in fact a very real movie.With a silly basic idea like this, you just know your Favorite Catgirl’s gotta quench her obsessive need to see it…. and you, o’ lucky Gentle Visitors can let me tell you all about it so that you won’t necessarily have to. Sounds like a winning idea to me… So watch ya waiting for? Grab your crucifix, your Holy Water, a sharp mystic potato peeler, and some sour cream & chives and let’s get on with it, shall we? Goofy scares await!!
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At last!!… some free time for another review… and just when your Favorite Catgirl thinks she’s seen about every wacky horror film to come her way out of Asia… something always comes along to prove me wrong. If you think that Indonesia’s haunted toilet epic “Toilet 105” was about the craziest ghost story ever… then you’ll absolutely love the latest Philippine ghost horror story to hit DVD, “Pridyider” with it’s… wait for it… honest-to-goodness haunted refrigerator… Oh yeah…. I kid you not… 😉
Our synopsis? Well that goes like this: “Several years ago, Tina (Andi Eigenmann) was sent away to the United States to live with her aunt because of a tragic and horrific incident involving her parents kept as an embarrassing family secret and never adequately explained to her. Grown up and in need of a fresh start to her life, she moves back to the Philippines and into their old home. Unfortunately for her, she’s not alone in the house. The kitchen is home to a demonically possessed, human-eating refrigerator. Tina must dig into her hidden past to discover the truth about what really happened to her parents, and to somehow find a way to defeat the infernal appliance before it is too late.”
A movie with an evil refrigerator with it’s own nutty “Cthulhu” style Hentai tentacle demon? Think this wee Catgirl could pass on this one? Are you thinking you just gotta see it too? Well then hunker on down and let your Favorite Movie Lovin’ Catgirl Princess tell you all about it. 🙂
Back to France for some creepy movie goodness this week as I take a look at 2010’s French Horror/ Suspense film “Le Village des Ombres” aka “The Village of Shadows”. Oh yes…. more haunted curses and ghostly goings on for your Favorite Catgirl Princess. Yep…. just love those ghost stories, I do…..
The synopsis for this one goes like follows: “Emma, her sister, and her 7 friends are heading to the village of Ruiflec for a weekend getaway. Unknown to them, Ruiflec is a nearly forgotten village with a dark history. Traveling separately in two cars they soon arrive but then all the passengers of the first vehicle mysteriously disappear without a trace or any explanation at the village entrance. The others soon discover that Ruiflec is totally empty, all means of communication are dead and now…. for them…. there is no way out. Frantically searching for their lost friends, they must now fight an unknown terror to stay alive and get out of Ruiflec before they too begin to disappear, one by one… in the Village of Shadows.”
Now this one sounded promising. I missed the usual promotional Trailers and news on it until just stumbling across the DVD during one of my searches of Euro-horror films at Amazon. One viewing of the Trailer later, and I was pretty much convinced I needed to give it a try. Want to know it it might be something you need to see as well? Then by all means, “Read On” and let a certain goofy movie loving Catgirl Princess tell you all about it!!