Posts Tagged ‘Tim De Zarn’

Film: Cabin in the woods

Year: 2011

Cast: Kristen Conolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, Amy Acker, Tim De Zarn, Tom Lenk, Dan Payne, Jodelle ferland, Dan Shea, Maya Massar.

Plot: Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. There’s far more going on however than meets the eye as the five campers are all under observation.

Review: This was a really strange film, not what I thought it was at all. I was the trailers and thought it was some kind of horror film, especially with the Zombies. However not what I was expecting. First clue CIA looking guy on the roof when the “kids” drove off, second the matrix looking wall when the bird flew into it! I must admit at this time I did nearly choke on my popcorn.

This was one mixed up film, a film that was a bit of everything and nothing all at the same time I kept being lulled into the fact that it was going to be a horror film then we get scenes with the men in black? Wasn’t sure what that was all about at all.

However there are about two points where things start to fall into place about what’s happening one when the stoner and the girl are in the glass lift and you see all the entities with items that were in the cellar and right near the end when Sigourney Weaver explains about the gods and the sacrifices, all very bizarre yet partly entertaining film, not good by any stretch of the imagination but entertaining kind of, not a blockbuster movie but not a B movie either  somewhere in-between and that’s what it is really a nowhere film destined for the 50p bin sooner than you think

5/10 being generous really, watch the trailer you get the whole film.

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Film: Untraceable

Year: 2008

Cast: Diane Lane, Billy Burke, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Lewis, Tyrone Giordano, Perla Haney-Jardine, Tim De Zarn, Christopher Cousins, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Trina Adams, Brynn Baron, John Breen, Dan Callahan, Erin Carufel, Ryan Deal, Marilyn Deutsch, Gray Eubank,

Plot: A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are – both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an “untraceable” website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies

Review: this was a film that brings home some of the realities of people who spend so much time in the online world and not enough time in the real world. People who cannot distinguish what is real and what is fake. Also the human addiction to wanting to watch people in distress, and the fascination with the ghoulish.

This film is like driving past an accident, you know you shouldn’t watch but you just have to.

I think in a sideways view it just goes to show how fast something can become popular via the internet, if there is something funny or gross on you tube these are the ones that get the most views. In essence this is what the whole film is about, people watching something Gross and nasty and then telling other people to watch it, this then results in the end product of someone’s death.

Are people appalled by this? No they can’t wait to watch it again and are eagerly waiting for the next time the web site is activated. I really liked this film everything about it was good and it didn’t have or need CGI or anything it was just like a longer CSI programme and just as enjoyable.

This film isn’t for the faint hearted, even though its not a horror as such there special effects/makeup of the victims is pretty realistic. Although admittedly I haven’t ever seen someone dissolved in Sulphuric Acid before!

This film is definite must see for any cop show enthusiast, it doesn’t however keep you guessing as to who is doing the murders live on the internet what it does do is it keeps you thinking why he is doing it, what his motivation is, you don’t find this out till really late in the film, see if you can work it out.

9/10 well worth a watch, not for the faint of heart though, a real anti-social network film.