OMG… We’re in a Horror Movie (2016)

omgDirector: Ajala Bandele

Writer: Ajala Bandele, Tom Hatfield (Screenplay)

Starring: Brendan McGowan, Sharon Mae, Shanna Malcolm, Nils Jansson, Chris Hampton, Ajala Bandele

 

Plot: Six friends having a weekly board game night are interrupted by a booming movie trailer voice from the sky. Inexplicably, they find themselves trapped in a Horror Movie. Who amongst them will turn into a homicidal killer? Who will be the sole survivor? And who will be the first to die in the shower? Struggling to break free from the stereotypes that would see them dead, each of the friends try to stay alive in whatever hopelessly desperate ways they can.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Satirical Horror Comedy

 

Story: OMG, We’re in a Horror Movie starts with six friends Tom (McGowan), Tanya (Malcolm), Jesse (Mae), Kyle (Jansson), Chris (Hampton) and AJ (Bandele) having a bored game night before Tom’s ex Amy (Fenning) joins in as a desperate attempt to win Tom back. Kyle believes that seven people means bad luck as the seven friends find themselves inside a movie.

As the friends try to figure out what type of horror movie they are in we watch the characters go through all the popular films as the black characters AJ, Chris and Tanya try to figure out which type of horror movie the black character doesn’t get killed in, to try and bend the reality into something they will survive in. the film circles around the idea of each character trying to figure out the best way to survive a horror movie for their own different generic type in horror movies.

OMG…. We’re in a Horror Movie has to be given praise for all the horror references that get satirised with how the character’s deal with all of the stereotyping we do see in horror. The best way to describe this is how Scream took the horror genre and managed to keep horror elements but took away the serious side by explaining the rules, but this takes things to the next level on the explaining how to survive. My only dislike about this film is that it references too many spoilers in the horror films it discusses.

 

Actor Review

 

Sharon Mae: Jesse is the typical vegan lesbian Asian in the horror, she can’t figure out her place in a horror movie because the group aren’t sure there has ever been a character like her before. She has to work with Tom to survive in what turns out to be a fun filled adventure. Sharon is good in this role where she gets to poke fun at the idea that we don’t see enough Asia leads in American made horror movies.

Brendan McGowan: Tom gets to be the leading man in this film within the film, he has to deal with his ex as he tries to find his own way to survive the horror. He uses his charm and confidence that he will make it out to work with Jesse to find a way to survive. Brendan gets to play the leading male well which gets to poke fun at how arrogant but weak the characters are in horror.

Ajala Bandele: AJ sides himself with Chris as the two black leads who try their hardest to get away from the white guys before they find themselves killed in a horror film. He comes off slightly stranger than Chris with his ideas on how to survive which includes reading Twilight scripts. Ajala is good in this role make for good comic relief throughout.

Shanna Malcolm: Tanya is one of the friends who decides to go off on her own to survive because she is the close friend which should make her an easy victim in a horror film. Shanna is good but only in a smaller supporting role.

Chris Hampton: Chris is one of the black friends who spends the whole time working alongside AJ to figure out a way that both the black character could survive a horror movie unlike any other characters in horror. They work on the idea of Shakespeare while avoiding his much wanted drugs. Chris is the character that made me laugh the most through the film.

Support Cast: OMG…. We’re in a Horror Movie only really has two more supporting cast which both perform well with what their characters are needed to do.

Director Review: Ajala BandeleAjala not only starring in this film, he is behind the camera doing the film justice with a great horror comedy tone throughout the film.

 

Comedy: OMG…. We’re in a Horror Movie is filled with comical moments that look at the mistakes horrors make.

Horror: OMG…. We’re in a Horror Movie doesn’t have the scariest moments as it spends more time looking at the comedy side of horror films.

Settings: OMG…. We’re in a Horror Movie uses the basic horror settings with the final act taking part in a cabin which works.
Special Effects
: OMG…. We’re in a Horror Movie has the effects needed for horror without being too over the top.

Suggestion: OMG…. We’re in a Horror Movie is one for the horror comedy fans to enjoy once it all gets going you will just want more. (Horror Comedy Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: Final act.

Worst Part: Spoilers too many movies.

Funniest Scene: Chris and AJ in the cabin.

Favourite Quote: Tom ‘No is just yes backwards’

 

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: Few bloopers.

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

 

Overall: Fun horror comedy that is filled with inside jokes on horror than any film I have seen

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Top 5 Favourite Kevin Durand Roles

Kevin Durand is an actor that always seems to play the big guy, the muscles be it in serious action films or comedies but which ever genre he appears in we get to see a good performance because he seems to have the ability to create chemistry with whoever he appears with. Today I am going to look at my favourite roles he has appeared in.

5. Gabriel – Legion (2010)

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4. Barry Burton – Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)resdient evil

3.Martin Keamy – Lostlost

 

2. Fred Dukes – X-Men Origins Wolverine (2009)

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1.       Jeeves Termor – Smokin’ Aces (2006)smokin

 

2015 Awards – Best Sci-Fi

Through the month of January I will be looking back on 2015, I will be looking at a range of subjects where I will be picking my best or worst in separate posts.

Today I will be look at Best Sci-fi

I would say most of this year has been the hype behind the upcoming Star Wars movie so everything else seems to have been ignored.

Mentions that could have been number one;

Star Wars The Force Awakens star wars The sequel we all wanted that will bring all the love back to the saga.

·         Project Almanac project This modern look at time travel with the idea of found footage really works very well and it also isn’t afraid to show how naive the characters would be if they had unlocked time travel.

·         Jurassic World jurrassic I may have gone into this one with too much hype because I was expecting something much like the original and sure we do get something similar but it is nothing overly special.

·         The Martian martian While this could be the most re-watchable of all the films on this list and fills all the space filled sides, even the human side of this story comes off brilliant.

·         Mad Max Fury Road mad max I can’t let this film win all the awards but the sci-fi world created is breath-taking.

My favourite

·         Ex-Machina ex machina I don’t think we will see a better sci-fi film in many years to come this film gives us a perfect look at how world could be changed with the addition of the robots. The human side of this story is what wins this film the award.

Upcoming Release – Sheba, Baby

Sheba, Baby [Blu-ray + DVD] coming February 9
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Fresh off her career defining roles for Jack Hill in Coffy and Foxy Brown, Pam Grier continued her domination of the Blaxploitation genre, in cult filmmaker William Girdler’s (The Manitou, Abby) ‘Sheba, Baby’…
Grier plays Sheba Shayne, a private eye based in Chicago who is called to her hometown to stop the local mob boss (played by “that bad D’Urville Martin”, Black Caesar, Dolemite) from moving in on her father’s loan business. Aided by her father’s partner, Brick Williams (Austin Stoker, Assault on Precinct 13, Battle for the Planet of the Apes), Sheba finds out that the violent thugs aren’t going go away without a fight. Car bombs, gun fights and boat chases ensue whilst armed with her curves, street smarts and a .44, Sheba is in for a bloodbath!
Grier would appear in three Blaxploitation classics in 1975 (the others were Bucktown and Friday Foster), where she was at the top of her game and genre, with the Los Angeles Times calling her “cool, tough and glamorous – a female fantasy Wonder Woman”, further cementing her status as the first female action star.

Bonus Materials
* High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
* Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
* Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
* Audio commentary with producer-screenwriter David Sheldon, moderated by critic Nathaniel Thompson
* Sheldon: Baby – a brand new interview with David Sheldon
* Pam Grier: The AIP Years – a look over the wonder years of the Blaxploitation queen with film historian Chris Poggiali
* Trailer
* Gallery featuring rare publicity images and Lobby Cards
* Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
* Booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by Patty Breen, webmaster of WilliamGirdler.com, illustrated with archive stills and posters

Product Details
SKU: AV042
UPC: 760137818793
Street Date: 02/09/16
PreBook Date: 01/05/16
Label: Arrow Video »
Genre: Action/Adventure
Run Time: 90 mins
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: Mono
Year of Production: 1975
Director: William Girdler
Actors: Pam Grier, D’Urville Martin, Austin Stoker
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH