The Owners

Since it’s Spooktober, I’m going to continue with the scary/horror movies, even though that’s the majority of what I watch anyway. ‘The Owners’ is a 2020 horror movie from England staring Maisie Williams (The New Mutants), Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who), Rita Tushingham (Doctor Zhivago), and Andrew Ellis (Clink). Three friends decide to rob an elderly couples house, who are loaded, one of the friends girlfriends unwillingly gets involved when the elderly couple comes home earlier than expected. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the elderly couple decides to fight back.

There are several movies where robbers break in and it quickly goes wrong for them. For instance ‘Becky’, that I recently reviewed, or even the classic ‘Home Alone’ is the same presence. What separates ‘The Owners’ is the elderly couple turns out to be evil, and I mean evil. You’re cheering for the robbers to get away the whole time. This movie screws with your head, and has you glued to the TV wanting to find out what happens, and what exactly the elderly couple is hiding. I love horror movies that do this versus pointless gore and killing, a good horror film needs a strong plot behind it. The only downfall with ‘The Owners’ is it basically finishes up a hour in, then the last half hour feels dragged out, and it takes a weird turn towards the end. Overall it’s a solid horror movie and is worth checking out. The Plot is good, The acting is good, and it keeps you intrigued. You can check this one out at your local Redbox. I give it an 8/10.

Becky

‘Becky’ is a 2020 horror/thriller by Redbox Productions, which I didn’t know Redbox put out their own films until I rented this one. ‘Becky’ stars Kevin James (King of Queens), Lulu Wilson (Annabelle: Creation), Joel McHale (Tiger King Special), Robert Maillet (Sherlock Holmes), and Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale). ‘Becky’ is about a teen girl and her father who go to their cabin in the woods with his new fiancĂ© and her son. Becky is mad at her father since her mother has only passed away a year ago, she hides out in her treehouse out of spite and anger. While hiding out a group of white supremacists break out of prison and hide out at her father’s cabin. It’s up to Becky to save herself, and her family.

‘Becky’ is an interesting movie, it deserves to have its place in ‘Bloody Disgusting’. You see a guy chop off his own eye through its optical nerve with a butcher knife on a cutting board. If that doesn’t deserve its place in ‘Bloody Disgusting’, I don’t know what does. Also Kevin James is an interesting casting choice. He’s known for his goofy comedies, ‘King of Queens’, ‘Paul Blart Mall Cop’, ‘Here Comes the Boom’, etc… This movie is not a comedy by any means, Kevin James plays the main Neo Nazi leader, it’s equivalent to casting Will Ferrell, David Spade, or Adam Sandler in this role. I give Kevin James this though, he plays the part very well. If bloody horror movies aren’t your thing, give this one a pass, but I think it’s shocking in a good way. I give it a 7/10.