Movie Review-Miramax Triple Feature ( blu ray)

Coming to blu ray May 1st 2012

Plot-The fine folks at Echo Bridge, put together one of their bundle packs. You get 3 horror films on one blu ray. And they make it affordable for you guys. The quality and sound, is better than the original dvds. What about the films themeselves? Well let us review each one and see if this is a good deal.

1.Venom- From the director of Eye See You, and I know what you did last summer. Venom, is a tale about a group of older actors and actresses, trying to be teenagers and running thru the swamps of Louisiana. As in horror films like this, they are chased by this evil character, in this film he is named Mr Jangles. I am a diehard horror fan. First off, I loved the blu ray transfer. This is one of the better transfers I have seen yet. Ok, that is out of the way. I know the majority of you reading this review, have seen this film and know what you thought about this film and only want to see what the transfer is like. If you liked this film, it is worth the change to upgrade to blu ray. I am a diehard horror fan. How can I soften the blow of how bad this film is? I hate to totally trash a film, but this film, I have not sat thru it all twice. The second time, was even worst than the first time. I almost forgot about this film, until I got the chance to review it on blu ray. I originally watched this in 2005, me and my wife went to the theater, and paid more money than I will admit on here to see it. I know I paid for most of the budget. I remember my wife looking at me at the 25 minute mark and saying ” really, you dragged me to this”….From the stars in this film to the plot, this film is just bad. I thought Chain Letter was bad, this is just as bad. No horror fan alive can tell me one redeeming quality of this film. It is bad. This is what they call a fast cash…they say ” hey horror fans will buy into this. Boys, we give them a cheapie with some done to death premise and sets”. I mean why damn the studios, they are all guilty of this practice. But, some of the bloggers, critics and magazines. sometime are newer to the genre and embrace films like this cause they do not have the exposure to better horror films. So if you are brand new to the genre and around 15 years old, this film will be your Star Wars. If you have watched hundreds upon hundreds of films, this film is a joke. A cruel and bad joke. Venom is what a poisonous fluid. Well, this film is truly Venom. God save the horror industry and make these people put out better films. 6 years later, my wife is still mad that I spent money on this at the theater. God, Venom is just awful.

1 out of 10

2.Phantoms-Five lone survivors in a devastated town must face a force of evil that has surfaced with the power to destroy every human being. Left behind are two sisters, the town sheriff , his deputy and a noted tabloid journalist. I will take a lot of heat for this one, but watching this again on blu ray. I had fun with it. Adapted and written by novelist Dean Koontz, is a surprise on almost every level. It’s a well-made thriller from Joe Chappelle, whose only previous major credit was Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. This film needs no further review, I mean who has not seen Phantoms yet. It is a awesome film. If you have not seen it yet, you owe it to yourself to get the blu ray transfer to experience it.

8 out of 10

3. Darkness-Talk about a slow burn horror film. I rented this film so many times, and never watched it. I had this on my dvr and never watched it. Now, on blu ray I finally watched it. And to tell you the truth, it was not half bad. The first half of the film was such a perfect set up and pace. The second half was bad. Just the acting and dialogue to set up for a very bad climax, it was awful and such a missed opportunity.

5.5 out of 10

For the best transfer of Phantoms to date, I would say buy this blu ray. Darkness was blah, and Venom was meh. The price alone is a steal and you should own Phantoms.