Friday, November 04, 2005

DVD Review: Boo

Finally, another competitor for a Davey comes out of the woodwork. For a B-movie, Boo is a very atmospheric and well acted spookfest. The story takes place in an old abandoned hospital where the ghosts are extremely active on the third floor. On Halloween night, a group of kids plan to wander the halls of the place in hopes to scare their girlfriends. One of their other buddies went in ahead to set up some props, only thing is, this place don't need no stinking props! Add in a cop looking for some other kids that were missing, a loaded gun and the ever present Dee Wallace Stone, and you've got a gripper! The main evil spook wants to leave the hospital and can only do it in a human body, so paranoia sets in as the characters begin to wonder who's human and who's not. Nicely directed, I give Boo **** out of *****.

DVD Review: House of Wax

The latest incarnation of the House of Wax horror movies is a hard one for me to review. I thought it was decent, but on the other hand, I kept nodding off while trying to watch it. I don't know if I was just over-tired or maybe the movie's not as good as I thought it was. I may have to watch it again to be sure. On the good hand, it had a few jumpy parts, the acting was solid enough and the sound was good. On the bad hand, it was slow to get moving early on, Chad Michael Murray is extremely annoying in it, and after the slow beggining, it still plodded along in other parts. I won't bother with the plot, it's a house of wax movie, you can figure it out. For now, I'll give it **1/2 out of *****.