So we are now at that time within the year where the more dramatic, inspirational films are being released and since we, the horror fans, will basically not get to see another horror film until the beginning of next year (with the exception of The Collection being released this Friday and Lords of Salem being released at the end of December), I have decided to go ahead and break down this year and give you my list for the worst films of 2012. Please take note that there are many horror films that were released that I did not see, so if you do not see a film that you thought was ridiculously awful and don't see it on my list, then don't get upset because the main reason you probably will not see a film you did not like in this article is because I didn't even waste my time to drive to the theater and watch that particular film. Spoilers will be shown, so if you have not seen any of these movies I am about to mention, then please stop reading now. Let's not waste anymore time on this article and get to it:
WORST HORROR MOVIES OF 2012
Silent Hill: Revelations 3D--*When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. *This is one of the films that I told you all a couple of months ago that I would see along with 'Sinister.' I spoke about how I believed that these two films would be the best films to see this year when it came to the October releases. So, was I right? I can honestly say that this sequel to the 2006 film is not a good film, but it was still a fun thrill ride nonetheless. “Well Chase, if you enjoyed watching the film, then why do you have it on your list as one of the worst horror films you have seen this year?” Even though I enjoyed the film overall with some great suspenseful scenes, I can't say that the film is good. There's a lot of problems that are in this film, and even I, being a fan, cannot help but notice. The acting is seriously bad. Kit Harington <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3229685/>, Game of Thrones, is the worst person in this film. I shuddered every time he came into frame because I was waiting for the next piece of dialogue to leave his mouth and shake my head in disbelief. No one in this film impressed me with their acting, but am I suppose to expect oscar worthy performances in a Silent Hill film? Of course not, but I'm expecting the same type of performances/connections with these characters like I did with the original which had fantastic acting. One scene within the film is really what made me give this film a higher rating than it deserved. The scene I am talking about is when Heather finds herself in the mannequin warehouse. Other than that, this film wasn't really that well put together when it came to the acting and the storyline. I wanted a sequel of Harry going to Silent Hill alone looking for his wife and daughter. This second installment I'm sure will please the fans of the video games due to some great fright scenes and visual effects, but ultimately fails as a whole. Even though I left somewhat satisfied, I have to say: Screw this movie.
Underworld: Awakening--*When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. *So the studio thought it would be a great idea to bring back the franchise and since not everyone (except for Selene) was coming back, the studio knew that they would have to take the story into a new direction: Now humans know about the existence of both species! I loved the first Underworld film, and I even enjoyed the sequel. The third film, which was just a prequel, was good, but didn't live up to expectations with the other two films. In my opinion, there was no need for the third film anyways since we knew exactly what happened in the first film. Oh wait, there was a reason for the third film being made: Money. Sorry about that, I knew there was a reason. Speaking of money, here we have the fourth film to the popular franchise. So why did this movie suck balls? The lack of a storyline, not to mention the lack of Speedman. There really wasn't much of a story with this fourth installment, which took away the key ingredient to the earlier films. The Underworld films always had a fantastic storyline, and it seems that the filmmakers decided to go with showing action over everything else. Yeah, there were some great action sequences, but I'm not a child. You showing me an action scene will not make me say, “Oh, wow pretty! Me likey!” I like to think that horror fans are more intellectual than the average movie-goer, and this film failed to impress. Screw this movie.
The Devil Inside--*In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism. *Why did I ultimately see this film? I'm a sucker for exorcism films, and with one of my favorite horror films being 'The Exorcist,' it was just a given. The rating was also a huge influence for me to catch this flick since most, if not all, of these type of films have been PG-13. I heard way too many bad reviews and decided to not see it in theater's and instead watched it when it hit DVD and Blu-Ray. Where did this movie fail? The ending didn't just kill this film—the casting for this piece of crap was beyond awful. The main woman being recorded about her insane mother, played by Fernanda Andrade <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1223326/>, was annoying. Seriously. Simon Quarterman <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0702945/> plays the second most annoying character within the film. Were the characters annoying, or was it the actors portraying them? Both. Sure, there were moments within the film where I said to myself, “Awesome,” but that doesn't mean I'm going to stand and applaud the filmmakers. The ending really is bad. It's one of those endings that when it cuts to a black screen you say out-loud, “this better not be the ending.” Well my fellow readers, that is really the ending. Decides to not wrap up any of the plot, and to just end. I despise with a pure passion, and I sincerely hope that this film ends up continuing to rot when it comes to horror fans with their negative reviews. Had potential to be an actual classic, but failed due to the filmmaker who decided to take an easy way out and not bring the film together without having any loose strings. Screw this movie.
What's the worst horror film you have seen this year? I'm intrigued to hear what you all have to say as I'm sure you all have that one film that made you shake your head and think, “I feel so stupid thinking this movie would be even remotely good.” Next week, I will be giving you my list for the best horror films for 2012. Until then, stay skeptical with these films that would like to be considered 'horror' and I'll be back with all new article next week.
For those interested in what I am currently working on right now, I would like to officially announce that I am working on a new project based around the paranormal entity known as the SlenderMan. I am still writing the script (70 pages written), so all I can mention now is that I am taking everything from the mythos as well as the 8 pages from the popular computer game and molding it all together into a story that will allow the SlenderMan to be seen in an all new terrifying way.
Let us know what you think is the worst horror film of 2012 in the comments.
Here is a brief rundown on 3 legendary Europe-based fetish magazines. I will always have a soft spot for Marquis Magazine and Skin Two Magazine. They were the first magazines ever to publish my work. ~ Danny Stygion
Skin Two Magazine. Skin Two was founded in 1983 by publisher Tim Woodward and photographer Grace Lau. Skin Two started in a cellar in Soho, London. The first issue was black and white, 16 pages, and stapled. Only 1,000 copies were printed. Skin Two eventually evolved into a big, glossy and stylish magazine covering all aspects of fetish subculture, and sold around the world. The magazine hosts an annual Rubber Ball in London that attracts visitors from all around the world. There were rumors the magazine was going to cease publication a couple years back, but they have continued to print and are currently on issue #63!
Marquis Magazine. After discovering who Dita Von Teese was, Marquis Magazine was the first fetish magazine I ever bought at age 18. Dita graced several of their early covers. Founded in 1994, Marquis is based in Germany and published by photographer Peter W. Czernich and Sandra Würdig. The magazine's name is a referance to the Marquis de Sade. Marquis specialized less on sadism and more on latex and PVC fetishism, and bondage wear. Czernich originally published a magazined called «O», which was a spin off of Skin Two, but lost the right to the title due to a trademark dispute with Oprah Winfrey and Heast Magazines over O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine. Marquis also runs a large online clothing & book store. They are currently on issue #55.
Secret Magazine. In 1990 Jürgen Boedt started publishing SECRET Magazine in Belgium. He only printed 1,000 copies of the first issue and sold out in 3 weeks. Within 3 years he was selling 3,000 copies worldwide in such places as Japan, Cananda, and the U.S. At SECRET's peak, they sold 15,000 copies worldwide of issue 12. SECRET focused on black and white photography of shibari (Japanese robe bondage), Dominatrices, and various fetishes. It has been a while since SECRET Magazine has put out a new issue. The last issue was #36. Boedt has talked on the SECRET site and in interviews about his difficulties with distributors ripping him off or going bankrupt. A fan of the magazine helped finance the last issue and they only printed 1,000 copies, which is a small run for SECRET. There is no word of there will be another issue.
If you have your own favorite fetish magazine, let us know in the comments.
Alyxzandrea Asher is an up and coming Alburquerque, New Mexico-based fetish model.
Sinical Magazine: When did you first realize you were into kink?
Alyxzandrea Asher: When I was a teenager I went to this Haunted House and a man in a mask jumped out and scared me. It was so hot! Not necessarily being scared, but the mystery of the man behind the mask.
Sinical Magazine: How did you get started in fetish modeling?
Alyxzandrea Asher: I started nude modeling professionally when I was accepted by Suicide Girls at the age of 20. Even though I had no tattoos and my only piercings were my ears.
Sinical Magazine: What are your measurements?
Alyxzandrea Asher: 32DD/24/33.
Sinical Magazine: What is your favorite tease outfit?
Alyxzandrea Asher: My black PVC military uniform! Or black lingerie, black high heels and my long black mink fur coat!
Sinical Magazine: What are some of your fetishes?
Alyxzandrea Asher: Masks of course! And uniforms, seamed stockings with garterbelts, hot wax and light choking!
Sinical Magazine: Can you elaborate on fascination with fur?
Alyxzandrea Asher: Well, its the softest, warmest, most beautiful resource in nature. Nothing is more luxurious. I'm completely obsessed. I dont wear robes around the house, I wear fur coats... and thats it. WINK*
Sinical Magazine: Are you more submissive or dominant?
Alyxzandrea Asher: I am definitely more dominant! I am obsessed with perfection and creating the entire experience, so if I wasn't in charge, I wouldn't enjoy it because the fantasy wouldn't be complete.
Sinical Magazine: What is the fetish scene like in Alburquerque, New Mexico?
Alyxzandrea Asher: There is not much of a fetish scene in New Mexico. Once a year there is a fetish ball.
Sinical Magazine: In your opinion, Who are the top 5 alt. models, currently?
Alyxzandrea Asher: I'm honestly not fond of most "alternative" models. I'm really particular. I am not only bi sexual but I see them in an artistic way too. I dislike tattoos and bright obviously artificially colored hair. My 2 favorites are Masuimi Max and Dita Von Teese.
Sinical Magazine: What type of music do you listen to?
Alyxzandrea Asher: I love Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Bush, Garbage, Smashing Pumkins, and Deathklock. But I also love Frank Sinatra and Connie Francess.
Sinical Magazine: What projects are you currently working on?
Alyxzandrea Asher: I have produced my own fetish calendars for the past 2 years, and I'm working on my own t-shirt, merchandise and my own personal fetish website coming out in April 2013.
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