Day 299: Where The Devil Dwells (2014)

whereI have always been in to discovering cool and new horror films to watch since I started doing Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween on this blog. One year, a film randomly followed me on Twitter after I was posting some of the articles and the idea of the film sounded really good. The title of the film was Where The Devil Dwells, but I could never find where to watch the film until now and that is why it is today’s film. When Lenard (Walter Peña) was a child, his father Oren (David O’Hara) was a mass murdering psycho serial killer who was presumed dead after it was reported he was shot. That left Lenard in a very bad place and in 1989, years after the murder, he is placed on house arrest in the old family home, but now he suffers from schizophrenia. Soon, Lenard’s father begins to reappear in his life claiming that he is once again going to kill. Now Lenard has to figure out if this is really happening or if it’s just a part of his delusion. The film also stars Scott Anthony Leet (The Hangover Part III) as Don Miller, Alexis Raben (Miss March) as Mitzi, Rob Macie (Happy Endings) as Renaldo, Andrew Patrick Ralston (The People Vs O.J. Simpson) as Vincent Hart, Greg Bryan (Castle) as Mailman, and the film was directed by Marc-Andre Samson (Interstate). To see the rest of the review, please click here to go to Moshpits and Movies. 

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Day 274: Deepwater Horizon (2016)

download-deepwater-horizon-full-movieThere is only one day left until we do Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween so I wanted to check out the newest Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) film. Peter Berg has been doing one film after another that are based on true stories and you can Deepwater Horizon to that list. BP (British Petroleum)  has just set up a drilling site in the ocean in the Gulf Coast and it’s time to get it going. Jimmy Harrell (Kurt Russell) doesn’t want to start drilling until all the tests have cleared and have been determined safe. Unfortunately, after a test shows that the rig is safe (even though it’s still questionable), they commence on the drilling and the rig explodes and creates the worst oil spill in US History. The film also stars Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor) as Mike Williams, Douglas M. Griffin (10 Cloverfield Lane) as Landry, Gina Rodriguez (Interstate) as Andrea Fleytas, John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) as Vidrine, Dave Maldonado (Trumbo) as Kuchta, Ethan Suplee (American History X) as Jason Anderson, Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) as Caleb Holloway, James DuMont (Dallas Buyers Club) as O’Bryan, Joe Chrest (22 Jump Street) as Sims, Brad Leland (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) as Kaluza, and Robert Walker Branchaud (Stranger Things) as Doug Brown.

mv5bmji2otkxndu5mf5bml5banbnxkftztgwmtcxnzewote-_v1_cr060640360_al_ux477_cr00477268_al_As far as the film is concerned, it’s everything you would expect from a Peter Berg movie where they explain what is going on and then they get right to the meat and potatoes of the film. The build up to the action is a little slow, but that is because they want to inform you about everything that happened from the negligence of BP in every single detail. Mark Wahlberg is Mark Wahlberg so if you saw Lone Survivor then you know what exactly to expect from him in this film. He just goes from a Seal to an engineer for this film. Now I am not an expert on fire, but there were some confusing moments in the film like from a far away shot, the whole rig looks like it’s on fire, but close up the control room looks like there’s no fire near it. Fires could be deceiving from far away so I am willing to let that one go. I have to give the directors props for this film because they built an oil rig just to film the movie. That is a pretty incredible fun fact for all of you out there. Every time I saw Kurt Russell in this film, I kept thinking of Backdraft, but he was amazing in the film for sure. One thing the film does for sure is they make BP exes look lie absolute idiots in this film. They make them look like fools coming up with any excuse possible as to why they should start  drilling instead of investigating. If that is what you seek plus some really good acting then check out the film. I just wanted to add that Kate Hudson still looks amazing in this film. I am going to give Deepwater Horizon an B+ for a final grade.