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Welcome to Distracted by Films. Here you can read my reviews of movies, videos, DVDs and films from the past and the present. The reviews on this page are my own and no way represent paid critics, specialists or experts in the film industry.


To the Devil a Daughter (1976) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It is not heresy, and I will not recant! Directed by Peter Sykes, with writing credits for John Peacock (adaption), Dennis Wheatley (novel) and Gerald Vaughan-Hughes (additional material), this 1976 horror film has a runtime of 95 minutes, and was originally rated an X – although it has since being classified as an 18. TheContinue reading “To the Devil a Daughter (1976) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

Ravenous (1999) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It’s lonely being a cannibal; tough making friends. It is 1847. During the Mexican-American war, Second Lieutenant John Boyd (Guy Pearce) sees his comrades in the US Army being massacred, he plays dead out of cowardice. While being carted away with other ‘corpses’ he momentarily finds bravery and clears and captures a Mexican outpost. HisContinue reading “Ravenous (1999) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

Saving Private Ryan (1998) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An immersive and engaging war film of two halves In 1944 the allied forces are landing in Normandy for an attack on the Nazi forces that have occupied Europe. The death toll is massive for both sides as WW2 is in full effect. Meanwhile the Chief of Staff, General Marshall, learns that 3 brothers fromContinue reading “Saving Private Ryan (1998) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

Up (2009) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-breaking, heart-warming visually stunning masterstroke from Pixar Bespectacled Carl Fredricksen idolizes the famous explorer and adventurer Charles Muntz. He learns that Muntz was discredited after it was proved that he faked the skeleton of his recent find, but this does not dampen young Carl’s spirits too much as one day he’d like to follow inContinue reading “Up (2009) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

Zombie Strippers! (2008) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Too bad you couldn’t reanimate a personality! In the not-so-distant future, America is still at war with pretty much everybody thanks to President George Bush and Vice-President Arnold Schwarzenegger. Soon America will slowly lose ground in their war efforts on account of not having enough troops, to compensate for the vast loss of military personnelContinue reading “Zombie Strippers! (2008) ⭐⭐⭐⭐”

Night of the Creeps (1986) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Zombies, exploding heads, creepy-crawlies… and a date for the formal. This is classic, Spanky. In 1959, aliens are fighting on-board a spaceship. Unfortunately, the fight is futile as the object they are fighting over is shot out of the spaceship in a cannister, landing on earth. Assuming they have seen a shooting star land nearby,Continue reading “Night of the Creeps (1986) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

An over-the-top anime inspired film which makes crazy look sane Teenage vampire Monami (Yukie Kawamura) falls in love with classmate Mizushima (Takumi Saito), but he’s already got a girlfriend, Keiko (Eri Otoguro) – the leader of the Sweet Lolita gang. Mizushima accepts a blood laced chocolate from Monami, which inadvertently turns Mizushima into a half-vampireContinue reading “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009) ⭐⭐⭐⭐”

The Final Girls (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

They won’t be singing Kumbaya… they’ll be screaming Kumba-no! 26 August 2020 Grieving the loss of her mother Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman), a one-time horror scream queen, young girl Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga) is thrown into the film that made her mother famous, the 80’s slasher flick, “Camp Bloodbath”. Very a-kin to “Friday the 13th”,Continue reading “The Final Girls (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”

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