Jack the Reaper (2011)

Written and directed by Kimberly Seilhamer.  Starring Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland and Chris Bruno.

Plot: a group of teens on a field trip to study the industrial revolution run afoul of Railroad Jack


This is a movie with a great set up.  It’s been used before, but we appreciate the whole jig.  Why?  Because the only way you’d get me and DJ into a deserted carnival would be to crash the bus we were in.  It makes it super realistic.  A lot of times we take the “black” approach to horror movies and say “Oh, Hell NO!!” and run the other way, out of the haunted house, away from the creepy children, off the deserted train car, etc. etc.

So, here me and DJ are, actually in peril and it’s quite disturbing.  There’s a low-budget, but there’s still really good effects.  The writing was good, the directing was good, the acting was good.  It was genuinely a good film. We really enjoyed it, budget or no.  Also, it has the funniest chase scene we’ve ever seen.  It involves walls of glass which I don’t ever remember any other movie using.

The only annoying aspect of the movie was the voice over.  Ignore it if you can.  Drown her out.  The movie would have been better without it.  It brings nothing to the story and is ridiculous.

We really liked it though.  DJ gave it a 63 and I gave it a 67/100.


About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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