Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2012: Bingemans Screampark Review - Coming Tonight!

Hi, everyone! Today is October 30, 2012 and we are going to be attending Bingemans Screampark for its penultimate night of the 2012 season, tonight! We will be posting our review either tonight or tomorrow afternoon, just in time for you all to read our review and go see Screampark one last time tomorrow night (Halloween night)! This year, Bingemans is offering 4 attractions: Shady Acres, Statesville Penitentiary, Redneck Rampage, and Blood Run; which are available for $12 individually, per person, or you can attend all 4 of the attractions for just $30 per person! An additional attraction, called The Last Ride, will be available for an additional $5 per person.

We are very excited to be attending Screampark for our fifth consecutive year and we can't wait to post our review!

P.S. Be sure to check out our review of Bingemans Screampark from 2011!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Smiley" (2012) - Review

Today, we are reviewing the new independent horror flick "Smiley", which is directed by Michael Gallagher and stars Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Andrew James Allen, and Shane Dawson.

The film follows an internet serial killer that goes by the name of Smiley, whom most believe to be an urban legend that suggests that Smiley can be "called" through a Chat Roulette-like website. However, several strange events cause Ashley (Gerard), Proxy (Papalia), Zane (Allen), and Binder (Dawson) to begin believing that Smiley may be more than just an urban legend.

The Pros:

  • Delivers enough thrills to satisfy most audiences
  • A captivating, original, modern plot
  • Some good acting
  • Well-written script
  • 2 completely unexpected twists at the end
The Cons:
  • Special Effects
  • Mostly poor acting by the main cast
  • Repetitive story
Rating (from First Stop News employees): 72%
Rating (from myself): 69%
Rating (from First Stop News editor): 68%

Overall rating: 69% (Hahahaha)