I had never heard of this movie. Needless to say I had my reservations about it. The Traveler (2010) stars a plumped and aged Val Kilmer, which also worried me as to the movie’s integrity. In this movie Val is Mr. Nobody, a man who comes into the police station on Christmas Eve to confess to murder. With his interrogation, strange and unexplainable events take place. I would not consider this film as much horror as it is thriller or even somewhat of a mystery. It still has the gore of a horror movie, but the mind-altering events that take place seem to have a higher value of importance to me. If you enjoy mind-screwing movies that lead you to questions such as, “How can that happen?” or “Did he or didn’t he?,” then you will enjoy The Traveler. I actually enjoyed it a lot and am upset to see that it scored 9% lower than that wretched Evil Girl film on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Faculty is a 1998 sci-fi film with very, very well-known actors. Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Salma Hayek, Clea DuVall, Jordana Brewster (Mia from The Fast & Furious franchise), Usher, and even Jon Stewart compose the cast of this not so well-known movie. For me, it wasn’t too bad. Just your typical sci-fi movie that’s set in a high school, which allows for enhanced dramatics. Another plus is that it’s from the late 90’s/early 2000’s era. Possibly my favorite era due to the nostalgia that overwhelms me! I’m also glad that this wasn’t a typical alien infestation or vampire attack. It was, instead, a parasite. Additionally, the amount drug use to dehydrate these critters piqued my curiosity. If you love seeing familiar faces in not so familiar films, I highly recommended watching The Faculty.
Without a doubt, Dead Girl is the worst movie I’ve ever seen. How it even received a rating of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes I don’t know. There’s not an explanation for how this semi-dead girl that gets raped by high school boys exists or why she’s left in a boiler room of an abandoned mental hospital. I’d say this is because the movie has no plot. It’s just an excuse to explore necrophilia in a movie.