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    Posted: January 05 2009 at 12:30pm
Originally posted by Michaels

Oh, "88 Minutes" was on there alright, many times.

Ok. This ballot has redeemed itself...for now.

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Originally posted by moviewizguy

After seeing One Missed Call not being on the list...I doubt many more are on there. How about 88 Minutes?

Oh, "88 Minutes" was on there alright, many times.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 12:19pm
Originally posted by Michaels

Don't worry, I don't remember it being anywhere on the voting ballot.

After seeing One Missed Call not being on the list...I doubt many more are on there. How about 88 Minutes?

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Originally posted by wolfee37

Film had its moments but it was too slow moving. Liv Tylers voice was too quiet for most of the movie. All in all a forgettable film that slightly creeped me out. NOT RAZZIE MATERIAL.

Don't worry, I don't remember it being anywhere on the voting ballot.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote wolfee37 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 8:28am
Film had its moments but it was too slow moving. Liv Tylers voice was too quiet for most of the movie. All in all a forgettable film that slightly creeped me out. NOT RAZZIE MATERIAL.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote movieman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2008 at 7:08am
I will agree about that part when their friend comes over, instead of him
walking into the house and saying, "Is anybody home?", he decides to stay
quiet and walk around the house waiting to be killed.
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Starts out relatively suspensefully but quickly devolves into slow-paced, dull, mind-numbing tedium.  We quickly found ourselves yelling "WOULD YOU F---ING RUN!!!!" repeatedly.  Every suspenseful minute is milked into 5 or 10.  You see the "accidentally shooting the friend" scene coming for 10 minutes.  Lots of annoying "gotcha" moments. 

Too bad...it was a creepy premise and there was some genuine suspense and terror in the movie.  My wife was careful to keep doors locked when we were home for weeks after seeing it. 

Overall, not great (not even particularly good,) but certainly not Razzie material.  Too many "eh..." movies getting Razzie nods waters down the Razzie achievement, IMHO. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2008 at 4:06am

I completely disagree. It's a decent movie, yes. I really do love the characters, but then they make one stupid mistake after another. It's not even scary because the trailer shows everything, especially close to the end where the baddies come in. Ugh!  And the beginning ruins everything, because they tell you exactly what's going to happen. Omg! They just spilled everything, taking any suspense out of seeing it. There's literally no suspense throughout the film, but I was surprised at the end...

The film is short, but even so, it feels like 2 hours, because literally nothing happens. It's done in 90 minutes, but it could've been done in 20 minutes. 

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: "Omg" back atya, moviewizguy. This is one of the most schizophrenic posts I've ever seen on this Forum! You argue throughout that this film is pointless, overlong, has "no suspense" and "nothing happens" -- yet you start out by saying "it's a decent movie." Every remark you make after that suggests you think STRANGERS sucked, yet you are incapable of just saying so... 

Why isn't it okay for you to occasionally admit you actually dislike a movie?? That's really what this Forum -- and the RAZZIE Awards themselves -- are all about... 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote movieman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2008 at 3:17pm
Say with it what you will, I found it to be uncannily skilled at building
suspense. It was so relentless in its terror and violence that I found
myself praying for the sake of the victims, as the movie is careful to make
these characters realistic and commiserative. Granted, it uses some of the
old cliches, but I thought the movie was well directed enough to make me
care that these people are in danger. It does have some other flaws, I
think that showing the boy's 911 calls at the beginning of the movie and
not the end was a huge mistake and the opening narration that "the
brutal events that took place are not entirely known" gives the audience
the implication that the victims did not survive. Other than that, I thought
the movie was so clever at maintaining the eerie creepiness that I think
this is one of the better horror movies of the year, especially in the year of
Prom Night and The Happening.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2008 at 6:32am

Funny thing is, this movie rarely has any blood spilled. People who liked this movie (and who found it scary) say it's not about the blood, violence and gore. But I still wasn't impressed.

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2008 at 5:25am

Every single movie that's made has a 50/50 chance of being considered either a success or failure -- not just movies of horror genre. Although, horror movies do get the blunt end of bad critical reviews, since all they really are about is how over-the-top their violence can be. Most horror movies these days are about pushing the envelope on how much gore can be shown on screen, rather than how to scare people. 

Originally posted by moviewizguy

You'll either love it or hate it. On IMDb, every day, there's at least one "It's so scary!" thread and another "Oh, God! This movie is so horrible!" thread. You have a 50/50 chance. Are you willing to risk it? 

"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2008 at 3:48pm

Well, I'm a person who watches literally every mainstream horror flick that comes out and coming from a person who hates R-rated horror more than PG-13-rated horror, it wasn't that good. It was better than The Fog (remake) if that means anything.

You'll either love it or hate it. On IMDb, every day, there's at least one "It's so scary!" thread and another "Oh, God! This movie is so horrible!" thread. You have a 50/50 chance. Are you willing to risk it? 

Originally posted by MiguelAntilsu

How was it, compared to other recent horror flicks?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Headbanger14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 8:50am

To be honest, I haven't watched many other recent horror flicks, But compared to the classic movies, it was dumb. I wasn't scared at all -- it was just flat-out boring.

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How was it, compared to other recent horror flicks?
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I saw this movie last weekend. Thought it sucked...badly. Not scary at all.
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Of all the horror films that have a shot at getting nominated for a Razzie, in my estimation, this has the lowest odds (actually I'd say it's tied with Quarantine for that "honor").
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