Movie Reviews 101 Midnight Horror – Delusion (2016)


Director: Christopher Di Nunzio

Writer: Christopher Di Nunzio (Screenplay)

Starring: David Graziano, Jami Tennille, Irina Peligrad, Kris Salvi, Justin Thibault


Plot: Three years after the death of Frank’s wife a mysterious woman appears. As their attraction grows Frank struggles with reality and his loss. He tries to start over not knowing his choices could lead him to his own downfall.


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Verdict: Good Mystery Horror


Story: Delusion starts as Tommy (Thibault) and his widowed Uncle Frank (Graziano) who has received a mysterious later from his late wife Isabella (Fournier). As Frank looks back on his time with his wife and looks on into where his future could go Frank finds himself drawn to a mysterious woman as well as suffering surreal nightmares.

As Frank starts to befriend the mysterious woman Mary (Tennille) he starts to look to his final goodbyes to his late wife and move on with his own life never forgetting her importance to him. This leads to his nightmares becoming reality as he must face his own reality to understand his own future.


Thoughts on Delusion


StoryThe story follows one man who has reached the time in his life where he wants to consider moving on after losing his wife, this is a nice touch because we rarely see a film focus on that moment. With this we find Frank struggling with memories that he will hold close forever with the unknown without the love of his life which leads him into the darker places in life. The horror comes from his nightmares that become reality as he battles to prove he is ready to move on and learn from future mistakes but this new mystery that enters his life shows how he could end up going down the wrong path.

Horror/MysteryThe horror side of this film comes in the images from the nightmares with the mystery side coming from making us wonder just who this mysterious woman really is.

Characters/PerformanceFrank is a strong leading character because he has been through the loss of his wife but has got to the stage where he can look to move on, while he is trying to figure out where to go next like anyone would be. Mary does make for a good seductive character.

Looking through the performance they are all good making us understand the character decisions throughout the film.

SettingsWe keep the settings within a small town where the locations we find Frank going to are the memories any one loved one would visit after losing their loved one.

Special EffectsThis film doesn’t turn to special effects too often but turns to clever camera cuts and good practical effects when needed.

Final ThoughtsThis is a slow-moving story that will use the shock value of the nightmares that create the horror mystery you just can’t quite figure out but want to know the truth about.


Overall: Mystery film filled with nightmares we could all suffer from.




Franchise Weekend – Underworld (2003)

underworldDirector: Len Wiseman

Writer: Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride (Screenplay) Danny McBride (Story)

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Bill Nighy, Erwin Leder, Sophia Myles, Wentworth Miller


Plot: Selene, a beautiful warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.


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Verdict: Fun, Over the Top Action Fantasy


Story: Underworld starts by taking us into a world where vampires and lycans where the vampires have the upper hand with the lycans on the edge of extinction. We meet Selene (Beckinsale) one of the most elite vampire warriors against the lycans who finds herself learning of an uprising of lycans waiting to come back into the battle.

As Selene investigates the encounter she learns that the lycans were targeting a human Michael (Speedman) but the reason is unknown to her, but this doe draw out Lucian (Sheen) the leader of the lycans and the old battle is starts once again. When Selene’s decision to save Michael only begins the war once more as the vampires await the rebirth of Viktor (Nighy) the lycans plan to take over the world.

Underworld is the fast-paced action fantasy film that brings us the war between vampires and werewolves in a style unlike anything we have seen before. We do have to go through a lot of the politics of the vampire world which at times get rather boring but when the action is unleashed it is all bullets and blood.

Beckinsale shines in this leading role showing she can kick ass like the best of them, it is the rest of the cast which don’t get the full effect out of their performance with Speedman looking lost most of the time, Sheen coming off too smart to be in the role he is given and Nighy being your typical elder character. In all honesty, this is purely fun and just switching your brain off you will enjoy it all.


Overall: Popcorn vampire flick that is easily enjoyable.