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Film review for the new film Triggered by Chris Moore

Film review for the new film Triggered by Chris Moore

After watching his first film Blessed are the children I immediately enjoyed the path that Chris Moore was going. When I heard about his second film, TRIGGERED I reached out to him and said, May I please see this movie as soon as possible not only to review but watch his progress into the horror industry grow. Upon watching the film, I was rest assured that Chris hasn’t lost his touch from his first film. The film Triggered like Blessed deals with topical issues that are relevant to still staying true to the 80’s vhs tapes you would see at the video store. Not the big budget 80’s horror movies but those small forgotten gems that when finally get a movie release the hardcore fans go nuts for. Triggered’s plot is: “Two teenagers fake an attack by a legendary serial killer for a little attention, but the plan backfires when this triggers the real killer to resurface and go after them.” Chris doesn’t waste time with panning shots of his town or even give us filler jokes that don’t apply to the scene. Given the title may turn some people off what with the cliché term used as an insult to someone. Don’t let that discourage you the film delivers promise with great acting, excellent score of yesteryear 80’s slashers. Perhaps the only downfall I can say about this film is that even though there’s great death scenes along with great editing of the deaths one can only imagine what if there was a little more in the budget to do over the top gore. However though perhaps that may take away from the film itself making it to be a “Dark comedy” when in reality Chris is bringing an interesting story with dialogue that runs smoothly along with rapport of the actors that keep you interested to where he reminds you this is still a horror movie all the way to the bloody finale  that didn’t disappoint with the big reveal of why this is happening. There are little Easter eggs of a Golden Girls reference, to even a name drop of David Cronenberg which you should be able to catch briefly. The film will be released early 2019 along with a few screenings in the UK. When given the chance go out and buy this film or rent it to avoid being Triggered from retailers who are sold out.


Celebrities in Horror #1

Celebrities in Horror #1

By Tammie Parker

I don’t know about you, but every time a horror movie comes out featuring a well-known actor, I’m wary. Can they pull it off? Will their fame ruin the entire thing? I certainly watch each one as soon as possible. I just have to find out if they can pull it off. I am impressed with quite a few, I must say!

Here is my inaugural Celebrities in Horror list, the first in a series:

1) How about we start off with Johnny Depp and his role in A Nightmare on Elm Street! Did you forget that was him? How many didn’t even know that was him? OOOH boy, that hair, and LMAO that shirt!

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2 – 7) One of my all-time favorite celebrity horror films is Stir of Echoes (1999).

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OH, my Lord! Kick off your Sunday shoes!! Not only is the main character Kevin Bacon, but pretty much everyone in this film was well known, or became well known afterward. I mean, seriously, that’s Kathryn Erbe (Law&Order: Criminal Intent) as his on top, “I’ll just carry the baby monitor with me to the party” wife, and the sister/hypnotist Illeana Douglas (stroll back to the beaten nurse in Cape Fear). The neighbors, Kevin Dunn (Mississippi Burning, the Dad from Transformers!), Conor O’Farrell (Dark Skies, NYPD Blue) and, last but not least, let’s stop and think who could be that creepy moving thing? (This is where my mother card kicks in and I yell at the TV, “You stop walking backward, right now, young lady!”) It is most certainly Jennifer Morrison (you know, from House, Once Upon a Time, and How I Met Your Mother!) This movie is INCREDIBLE! Hands down to the writer and the director of the film for opening a new creepy door.

8) How about The Amityville Horror (2005) remake? Maybe you forgot all about the fact the Ryan Renolds debuted as that chirpy fresh face in Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Joint.

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And around the bend, BOOM! He turned into this:Celebrities in Horror 04-ryanrenolds

Next, you will be telling me the Seth Rogan has a Disney film out!!

9 & 10) Another OMG movie is What Lies Beneath.

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Han, I mean seriously, Harrison Ford! Excuse me, Mr. President! What did you do Indy? And I certainly didn’t see that coming out of Michelle Pfieffer!! I am impressed!! Applause.

11 – 13) Moving right along to Halle Berry in Gothika.

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What a freakish movie, huh? And Halle should win an award for that panting/scared stance she pulled off several times in this movie. And… wait for it… John Carroll Lynch (Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story: Freak Show, the cheesemaker and caregiver to Tabitha on The Walking Dead) in another scary role! And how dare you Mr. Charles S. Dutton (also American Horror Story: Murder House, and Alien 3), you are grounded!

14 & 15) Hide and Seek (2005). Who thought Robert DeNiro had that in him??

I must confess, I first watched this because of Dakota Fanning! She can turn eating breakfast into a living nightmare with only her facial expressions! This was another story I thoroughly enjoyed.

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16 & 17) Did you forget John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun and Harry and the Hendersons) once has our eyes bulging by his role on Ricochet? I mean GOOD GOOGLY what a transformation!! How do characters like that coexist inside in the mind??

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Speaking of Ricochet (1991), that was Denzel Washington’s beginning as well remember. I know Denzel went on to play several suspenseful roles, but have you seen Fallen? Now, for the rest of the day you will bust out singing, “Ti-i-i-me is on my side…” Denzel has that ‘shocked’ portrayal down pat!

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There are many many more (I think I will do an entire article on John Goodman, who played Roseanne’s husband Dan) but this article has grown quite lengthy. I want to leave you with the Wahlberg brothers…

18) Did anyone else catch that the cop role in Saw II (2005), Saw III (2006), and Saw IV (2007) was that ‘spunky rebel’ from New Kids on the Block, Donnie Wahlberg!! :O!!!! #MindBlown

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Or that he played Bruce Willis’ killer in The Sixth Sense (1999)?

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19) And his little brother (You know… that Calvin Kline underwear model.) Marky Mark turned into Mark Wahlberg and went on to play a science teacher in The Happening (2008).

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Feel free to leave comments about other celebrities in horror movies.

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