Monthly movie round-up

Do you ever go through Netflix looking for something to watch and add a ton of movies and Tv series onto your list to watch another time but never seem to watch them? That’s me almost every day, so I have set myself the task of watching the movies and tv series that are on my list and do a monthly movie round-up on my blog for you all so you don’t have to struggle with what to watch for hours on end until you give up and watch something you have seen 100’s of times before.

Red Dragon

For years, I have heard all about Hannibal Lector and I have always been intrigued to see what the fuss was all about. I have always had a huge interest in serial killers and learning the Hannibal Lecter was based off the infamous Ed Gein so I knew I had to watch the movies and the Tv series.

Mistakenly I began to watch the tv series and I had no idea what was going on, so I gave up watching it a few years ago. Talking with Leanne, my friend and my partner in learning all about the creepy and disturbed told me to watch the movies so that the series would make sense, so here I am talking about what I thought about the movie Red Dragon. First things first, I was very surprised to see how amazing the quality of  Red Dragon was, especially when it was produced back in 2002, while movie making wasn’t as well produced as it is today.


Ex-FBI agent Will Graham (Edward Norton) is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). After a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham soon realizes that the best way to catch this killer, known as the Tooth Fairy, is to find a way to get inside the killer’s mind. For Graham, that means confronting his past and facing his former nemesis, the now-incarcerated Lecter.

My thoughts

First things first, Anthony Hopkins is amazing! He portrayed a serial killer and cannibal amazingly. Right from the beginning of the movie I was mesmerised by the charm of Hannibal Lecter and I could really see how charm is a huge part of how serial killers become so accomplished in their death tolls. Take Ted Bundy for example, he was such a charmer, no one believed he would do such horrible things and yet he did and went uncaught for such a long time.

Seeing this is action portrayed by an actor who was in prison for the criminally insane is scary, to see the charm that this evil person held still.

Every actor I met throughout this movie played their roles brilliantly. I was very surprised to see how amazing Red Dragon was produced back in 2002, while movie making wasn’t as well produced as it is today. This is a definite must see if you are a thriller movie fan!

The silence of The Lambs

The second movie in the Hannibal Lecter series. Let me tell you, Silence of The Lambs does not disappoint! This movie was made back in 1991, back when horror movies and thrillers were in their prime.


Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, maybe just the bait to draw him out.

My thoughts

Another stellar performance by Anthony Hopkins in conjunction with Jodie Foster. This movie was another one that kept me intrigued throughout the whole movie and I am watching it again as I write this because it was such a great movie! Another movie that you should watch sometime!

Ghost Stories

When I came across this movie during one of my aimless scrolls looking for something to watch this caught my eye. Mainly because Martin Freeman was in the image. I loved Martin Freeman as Dr Watson in Sherlock so I was excited to see what this movie was going to be like.


Professor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing phoney psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His scepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases — disturbing visions in an abandoned asylum, a car accident deep in the woods and the spirit of an unborn child. Even scarier — each of the macabre stories seem to have a sinister connection to the professor’s own life.

My thoughts

In all honesty, I didn’t like this movie, it made no sense at all and I laughed when I probably shouldn’t have laughed. Ghost Stories was a ridiculous movie and I will never watch it again.

The Amityville Horror

Another movie based on a mass murderer Ronald DeFeo Jr who annihilated his whole family as they slept. While on trial Ronald told everyone that he was possessed by something in the house and it made him murder his whole family. This movie is based on the Lutz family who moved in after these murders and the paranormal happenings that happened to them.  


When George Lutz (Ryan Reynolds) and his wife, Kathy (Melissa George), find a beautiful new house in the small town of Amityville, N.Y., they think the place is too good to be true. After they move in with their kids, they find out the cheap price tag is thanks to the house’s sordid history: The former tenant murdered his family after supposedly being possessed by the devil. Believing the home is haunted, the couple finds a priest (Philip Baker Hall) to help them rid the place of evil spirits.

My thoughts

I really enjoyed this movie and Ryan Reynolds played George Lutz, the man who was being possessed and told to kill his family just the way that Ronald DeFeo said happened to him. Every actor plays their part really well and I truly enjoyed watching this movie.  

If you haven’t figured it out by now I love horror movies and this past month I have spent my time watching horror/thriller movies! Who knows maybe next month will be a completely different genre!

Happy watching!

With Love,

Anne xxx

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