Mini Film Review: We Go On (2016)

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Mini Film Review: We Go On – Dir. by Jesse Holland & Andy Mitton. 👍

This film is currently playing on Shudder. Not knowing anything about this film prior to seeing it, I wasn’t expecting much. I knew it was an afterlife/seeking ghosts flick and that it would have to be pretty damn good to hold a candle to that genre. Numerous films have done this premise, and quite well I might add. Stir of Echoes was great.

This film doesn’t bring anything new to the table in terms of premise, per se, but it is entertaining nonetheless. I enjoyed it. It had decent twists in it as well and the acting was surprisingly good.

This film, while polished, looks like a made for cable TV film but that’s not terribly distracting because the story moves along well. I usually enjoy films that explore the possibility of life after death without delving into the hokey aspect of it, which is easy to do. This one keeps it just serious enough to be creepy.

You won’t find any earth-shattering revelations in this one though, and it lacks star power, unless you count Annette O’toole, whom I had to look up to remembe why she looked os familair…48 Hours!

The soundtrack could have been MUCH stronger IMO (see It Follows), but it’s a good film nonetheless and I enjoyed it quite a bit. If you liked Stir of Echoes you’ll dig this.

A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge – OST (1986) Varese Sarabande

Here’s my A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge soundtrack. I posted this on Instagram for the August Vinyl Challenge. Here’s what I wrote:

Day 14: Title Starting With ‘A’: A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 – Freddy’s Revenge, music by Christopher Young. Released 1986, Varese Sarabande.

I bought this record on Discogs from a woman in Italy. It was just dumb luck finding it. It took forever to ship though, holy crap. But it was worth the wait. It’s in amazing condition too. I’d rate the wax at NM-. And the sleeve is in excellent condition as well. This record is just overall awesome. I mean, just look at it!

I’ve written about this film extensively over the years. I’ll have to find my film review and put it up here. It’s one of the more interesting stories from the series and has Freddy at his most evil, in my opinion. This would be the last time Freddy was truly dark and evil and before everything went goofy with catchphrases. Even his voice in this one is dark. There are so many things going on in this film just under the surface and a few that hit you over the head with a baseball bat.

The score itself is fantastic. It’s dark and brooding and everything you’d expect from a Freddy film. The only thing missing from this album is the song, “Touch Me (All Night Long) by Wish & Fonda Rae, from the scene where the main character, Jesse, is dancing in his room.

Anyway, finds like this are why I collect vinyl. This is one of my more prized records.

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Nightmare City (1980) Dir. Umberto Lenzi – why did no one tell me about this film?!

Why was I not told about this film sooner!? I only recently heard about it because legendary special effects man, Tom Savini, is set to remake Nightmare City in 2016. His crowdfunding camping was a success! Boom!

I absolutely loved what Savini did with Night of the Living Dead. So much in fact, that I prefer it to the original, so this has all the makings of a killer remake! And that’s coming from someone who typically loathes remakes!

I have not seen this film yet and that’s exciting. It looks awesome and if the reviews for it being “terrible” are anything to go by, I’ll most likely love it!

It’s been called a “cobbled together disaster” and “absolutely terrible in every way.” Sounds perfect!

According to Wikipedia, director Umberto Lenzi said that he felt the film was not to be labeled as a “zombie” film but rather a “radiation sickness movie” with hints of an anti-nuclear and anti-military message. Again, this sounds amazing.

I’ve discovered that, after growing up on American horror, I really dig Italian horror films so this is right up my alley. And is it me, or did Robert Rodriguez borrow heavily from Nightmare City for his Planet Terror film?

Anyway, this one is on my wish list now. I’ll give it a full review when I watch it. Let me know if you’ve seen it and what you think.