Thursday, July 24, 2008

Just when you thought it was safe to go on vacation...


I've seen movies about sharks killing swimmers, little crazy things that come out of the toilet (I can't even remember what movie that was.. but it freaked me out), killer bugs, and even big monsters that come out of the ocean... but honestly up till now I have never seen a movie about killer plants that was scary enough to really count, Little Shop of Horrors is great but certainly not scary.

The Ruins follows a group of young tourists head off to explore some Mayan Ruins on their vacation. Though there are lots of "signs" that tell them that this is possibly not the best idea they have ever come up with they find themselves stuck in the Ruins with what appears to be people out to get them, and a bunch of angry villagers that do not want them to just walk out of there. Not to spoil your fun, but I honestly will never look at the vines that grow along my fence the same way ever again.

Though it is supposed to be a horror movie I would consider most of the horror in the gore factor instead of a fright flick. There are a lot of gory scenes and one of which that involves them hacking off the legs of one of the group ranks up there almost with "Saw" type gore. If anything it will leave you gripping the closest pillow wishing that they would just stop. For a summer release on a horror flick its absolutely a must see!

The Ruins is available right now on DVD at Amazon!

I have two copies of The Ruins to giveaway to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out The Ruins on Amazon and let me know what is your favorite "gore" horror flick! Also gimme a little something about what appeals about the Ruins to you.
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  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end July 31st at midnight!

75 Comments:

mar said...

My all time favorite is Psycho. Ruins appleals to me because it looks very intense. thank you for the contest

Bradley C. said...

My favorite gore horror flick would have to be "Wrong Turn". It had lots of gory scenes and a great plot. My brother liked it too.

I saw the preview of "The Ruins", and what caught my eye was that the ruins seemed to be coming alive and killing the visitors. I also liked the part where that girl had something growing under her skin.

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mom2boys said...

This movie looks really good. I would
love to watch it with my husband. Thanks for the giveaway!

texasheartland said...

My favorite "gore" horror movie would have to be Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses". That is gore and more! I was raised to love horror movies, and "House of 1000 Corpses" was the perfect movie for me when it came out! "The Ruins" seems to be another great "gore" movie for me to sit, eat popcorn, and watch!

Jaime said...

I love the movie Doomsday. It was very gory! I think I would like The Ruins because I love scary horror movies!!

James said...

Best "gore" flick to me is "Dead Alive". Peter Jackson is a genious. Not to mention that the movie si considered to be the goriest film ever made! Awsome stuff. As far as "The Ruins" go, I missed it in the theater...but I remember that the trailers alone kinda creeped me out.

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misty said...

I love the Saw movies. lol. Don't know why. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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misty said...

I am also a subscriber

mverno said...

saw I HORROR IS MY GENRE LOVED THE TRAILERS LOVE TO WIN AND SEE IT

randycur0962 said...

My favorite "gore" flick would have to be The Exorcist and the thing I like about The Ruins is that it's directed by Mel Gibson and I'm a big fan of his work.

Madonna said...

My daughter starting saying how she was wanting to see this movie as soon as I read your blog to her. Her favorite horror movie is Nightmare on Elm Street.

agordon10 said...

Evil Dead

kygirl said...

I really like horror movies, If I had to pick one it would be Halloween.

The suspense of the ruins interest me.

windycindy said...

Hello! The most gory horror film that I have seen is "Saw." The psychological aspect bothered me almost as much as the gore part. I have not seen the other "Saw" films, yet. I have only seen the ads for
"Ruins" on tv. One part that intrigues me about the movie the archaeological one. The setting and the unique talent of the living plant/thing. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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gkstratos said...

I've got to say that the movie trailer for The Ruins caught my attention. It looks like a great thrill-movie. My favorite horror movie of all time is the original Hellraiser. It just doesn't get better than Pinhead.
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Subscriber. Thanks.
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dwhogan said...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

buddys_girl said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win this! My most favorite gory movie(s) would have to be all of the Texas Chainsaw Massacres, especially the new one with Jessica Bealle.

The thing about The Ruins, that I am excited about is all the gore, I love gory movies!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of horror movies and this one looks like it's pretty good in the way of horror/gore/fright. I've been wanting to see it.
My favorite gore movie is "Hostel". They leave nothing to the imagination in the way of gore.
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maweisberg said...

friday the 13th 4-D

kelvinh said...

My favorite gore movie was Hostel,and I think The Ruins would be neat as far as the killer plants!

toughturtles said...

ruins looks good saw was a favorite

ouachitagurrl said...

My favorite gore movie would have to be 28 Days Later.

I rented The Ruins last week and have to say I didn't expect much when I popped it in the player, but I actually enjoyed it. IT was one of those movies I had to watch occasionally from between my fingers. LOL!

I loved the scene when they realized the flowers on the vine were actually mimicing the cell phone rings.

completelyme said...

My favorite horror flick(and I have way too many)is High tension. It has more gore than most people can handle and brakes for no one!

Anytime you have adults venturing in places they shouldn't be makes for an interesting movie. That is what intrigues me and appeals to me about The Ruins.

Sharon said...

"SAW"...and I saw it with my son. What appeals to me is that my son loves this type of movie and watching it actually gives us time together...something teens often don't want to do with their mom
THANKS

judybrittle said...

My favorite horror movie is Halloween and I really want to see The Ruins because I love horror and gore. I heard it has plenty of both. I saw previews and it looks just like my kind of movie.

judybrittle said...

i'm subscribed

Ken said...

My old vhs of "Dead Alive" with lawn mower gore was pretty nasty. Please accept my entry.

klp1965 said...

my favorite was halloween it still scares me today :o

kristilb19 said...

My favorite is Exorcism of Emily Rose!!! I've read this book and it was awesome!!!

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Amy said...

My favorite gory horror movie has to be Saw. I think the Ruins looks like a really good movie with a good/interesting plot. I blogged about the contest: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=15366994&blogID=418431899

Nikki said...

Definitely Land of The Dead. It was really good. The reason The Ruins appeals to me is because one of my friends saw it when it was at the theater & said it was really scary. I want to see this!

chromiumman said...

texas chainsaw massacre

i like that in ruins the threat isn't again a human source but something else

Mike said...

My favorite horror movie is the Dawn of the Dead remake. The Ruins appeals to me because of one of the female leads. She was in Saved!

Ann said...

Battle Royale has become a classic for me, it's an interesting (yet disturbing) premise and commentary on the youth of today.

I haven't seen the Ruins, but it looks super thrilling. From what I've seen the cinamatography looks really interesting.

Robin said...

The best horror movie has to be SAW

The Ruins is a little different than Saw since the threat isn't directly from a single person

Erica C. said...

I'm a fan of this movie where an alien is with this group of explorers in like the Artic...I can't remember the name of the movie! The Ruins looks pretty interesting too!

Anonymous said...

My favorite was scream and it made me feel nauseated at one point because it seemed so real. The ruins is interesting as I hear it is scareier that this movie

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April said...

My favorite gore movie is the Devil's Rejects by Rob Zombie. What appeals to me about this movie is the plot, crazy plants attacking people that climb a Mayan temple...who writes this stuff?

Tonya said...

My fave gory movies would have to be the Saw movies. EWWW! I would love to see The Ruins. I read the reviews and think it will be a good one.

Anna said...

My favorite is House of 1000 Corpses, it was very disturbing as is anything Rob Zombie does. The Ruins appeals to me because it is kind of unclear what is going on at least until the very end.

Daniel M said...

shawn of the dead - i like them old destroyed buildings, imagine what it must have been like way back when --- regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

soha said...

My favorite gory movie is the original texas Chainsaw Massacre. I like the Ruins becomes it has a Lost qualty and I LOVE Lost.

phillip stacy said...

Feast was a pleasant surprise - unexpectedly good.

bfox74 said...

My favorite gore movie is the Excorcist...it scared me worse than any movie ever has (of course I saw it when it first came out!) I like that Mel Gibson is in the Ruins.

denyse said...

The Exorsist is my favorite. I'd love to win this becaus ei like gore film.

blueviolet said...

I'd have to go with "Saw" if we're talking gore. The first one was the best one and the least gory but it's the only one of the series I've seen. I guess the last one they made was absolutely grotesque. I can't do that.
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Anonymous said...

wrong turn-great scenes

Susan said...

I loved the book and the movie. Thanks for the contest.

penguin28 said...

I like all of the Nighmare on Elm Street movies. The thing I like about The Ruins is that Jena Malone is in it. She was in a movie called Bastard Out of Carolina and she was amazing in it.

Stephanie Bruce said...

All time fave Horror movie is HALLOWEEN, til this day Its still creeps me out

Molly C. said...

Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Ruins is a horror movie, so you know it's gonna be scary!

Stephen A said...

Rocky Horror. I love all horror books!

littlelatina said...

My favorite is still "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" but there are many good ones out there. I am actually a fan of Jonathan Tucker from "Stateside" and Jena Malone from "Donnie Darko"

Peggy said...

I would like to see this movie. I think the Saw 1,2 and 3 are the scariest I have seen lately . Count me in to win

Tina12312 said...

I love horror movies so it's really hard for me to pick just one, but I'll go with The Thing, such a great movie and plenty of gore to go around. I have read The Ruins and I have to say what interested me most about it was how the townpeople were unrelenting about not helping them and then in keeping them there, certainly dooming them once they had stepped into the vines. I'd love to win this - thank you so much for the chance!

bison61 said...

my favorite gore film would be Saw-I think in the movie Ruins plants and flowers have a taste for blood-sounds good!

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sharon said...

I love the original Halloween, we watch it every October!

son would love this one

Anonymous said...

The original "Halloween"; the source of this movie is the author Scott Smith, who wrote "A Simple Plan" which are both great reads.

kananee said...

My interest in horror run more along the lines of Exorcist type movies!

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Geoff K said...

My favorite gore flick of all time has got to be "Cannibal Holocaust," an evil, extremely disturbing little movie for which the title pretty much says it all -- lots of graphic images which, oddly enough, are set to a beautiful easy listening instrumental score, which only makes the blood and guts more appalling! What's most interesting about "The Ruins" is that most of the gore is self-afflicted and the result of hallucination or dementia brought on by the helpless situation the character find themselves in.

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masonsgranny59 said...

jaws:)

MageMorgana said...

Current favorite has to be the Saw series. Ruins caught my interest with what looks like great special effects ;)

amyd29 said...

The movie that was the gory,it was night of 1000 corpese.As for this movie looks intresting...
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calgirl said...

The Hitcher is one of the scarier movies recently and I liked Silence of the Lambs. The Ruins interests me just because of the genre.

fangirl said...

The original Night of the Living Dead. Gross-out scary.

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Will said...

Exorcist is tops on my list. The ruins looks like a good movie.

Jayme Isaacs said...

A Nightmare On Elm Street.What Appeals To Me About The Ruins Is The Blood And Gore.
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Annemarie said...

My favorite movie is Hellraiser. Pinhead is awesome. The Ruins looks like a terrific scary movie which is what I love.

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Samantha P said...

i love the movie the Descent that movie is sooo scary!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

Cuddle Cottage said...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is my fave 'gore' horror flick! The Ruins appeals to me because I like the location: a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle - its already creeping me out!
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Cuddle Cottage said...

I'm subscribed via email:)
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