Punk rock, sci-fi, and horror enthusiast.
This was delightful. A rich Christmas fan has been paying a company to dig in a mountain on the Finnish/Russian border. Their success has unexpected results. As the evil Santa's elves, old naked human men in appearance, start to roam the countryside only young Pietari has been paying attention and knows what to do. Pietari and the supporting cast are fleshed out just enough to make this adventure tale hit home just right.
Day 15, movie 15 for the Horror Movies for the Holidays Challenge.
The great Shelley Winters stars as Auntie Roo, a rich widow who invites a bunch of orphans over every Christmas. Katy catches Roo's eye as she reminds her so much of her dead daughter who she keeps the mummified remains of in her old bedroom. Katy's brother Christopher is very suspicious as Roo reminds him of the witch in Hansel and Gretel, the tale he tells Katy on most nights. This was great fun as Winters can deliver Roo's unabashed…
With this movie the franchise abandons the killers from the first three movies for something different. Kim (played by Neith Hunter) is a reporter struggling to break through the boy's club at her newspaper. When a woman falls off a building while on fire she sees a chance to write a story that will get her noticed. She soon meets Fima (played by Maud Adams) who lives in the building where the crime scene took place. This does take place…
This was all over the place. Large portions I was just waiting for it to be over, but there were some good parts. The parts following Clay, played by Jared Padalecki, and Whitney, played by Amanda Righetti, were the strong bits. All of the cannon fodder that is only onscreen to be killed by Jason were annoying, but not on screen enough to have their deaths be satisfying. You can tell they poured some money into this, the production is…