Good Boy
 
 
 
Review Count: 34
Average Rating: 4.65 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 4 minutes 46 seconds
 
Posted on: March 1, 2007
 
 
Film Description
On what begins as a routine walk home from work, turns into a mans worst nightmare as he is stalked by a vicious dog.

Another attempt at suspense horror rather than the gore horror. My last horror feature was What Lurks in the Shadows, and that really brought out the paranoia fears. What could be. In Good Boy i have taken just pure fear of something dangerous pursuing you.

In case you are all wondering, the jungle set is supposed to be a local park in the movie. It was the closest thing i could find.

**NOTE** At times in the movie the music cuts and starts again. Just a minor problem i had while uploading it.

I hope you enjoy my 2nd horror movie and that you leave helpful (good or bad) reviews for me to learn off.


Thanks and enjoy!

Melon!
 
Featured Reviews
- NUKESTER

Jeez you sure know how to start off staight away with alot of tension and suspense. I thought there could have been more depth but for what you aimed to do , you managed to pull it off pretty well. Good use of the ambience music coupled with the great use of fog! .. ingenious but highly effective!

Keep it up and looking forward to a feature film from you!

Nuke Well in All The Atoms In The Universe!!!!!!!!!

Posted on March 3, 2007
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

An eerie nightmare comes to TMO

THE GOOD: The tone was especially fitting for this film. It kept the feeling of panic and suspicion around every turn. The use of silence was a great choice in filmmaking. That last "crossing of the street to get to safety" right to left check was brilliant.

THE BAD: Under use of sound works great, however some parts need a bit more sound to match the rest of the film. Guy walks and sound is heard, but then not heard later. Same with dog growls at fence. That�??s about it.

This is a classic nightmare we all have hade more than once in our lives, at least I have. The tone and simple brilliance of this tale are the backbone to this movies success!

Great!

-Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on March 2, 2007
- FLIPMANBURN

This was great. It was eerie, but had a nice subtle vibe. The music was low, and has a killer ambient sound. The editing was nice, but got a bit jumpy in a few spots. Still, it really doesn't hurt the film one bit. I also like how you made all the visuals do the story telling. An excellent idea, that comes off really well in this movie! Overall, a great original and very eerie horror flick! - 5 stars

Posted on March 1, 2007
- kwistufa

Nice movie. Had a great eerie atmosphere to it.
I like movies where you have to work out the story from the visuals presented.
This movie accomplished that & worked well.
The only thing I though a little odd was some set jumps, City, then jungle, then Neighbourhood.., unless the jungle was a park between Suburbia & the City.
Still this is minor in context to the whole movie.
I enjoyed it regardless. Good stuff!

Posted on March 1, 2007
 
Reviews
- DuDeman117

to tell you the truth i didn't like it. mostly cause nothing was happening. But the way the movie flows is five star material but you just needed a little razzle dazzle. Hey, But don't listen to me if you thought your movie was good its Freakin' good!

Posted on March 9, 2007
- oldskool-hollywood

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story--40/50
soundtrack--40/50
voiceover/subs--00/50
editing--45/50
impression--45/50
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||the ponits are always rounded off||
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50-40=5stars
39-30=4stars
29-20=3stars
19-10=2stars
09-00=1star
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result: 34/50 points
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4stars for a really fresh idea for a horrormovie!!!!
nice ideas and an intense atmosphere!!

keep it up with your movies!!
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Posted on March 9, 2007
- SnakeEater42

I didn't much care for the concept but some good camera shots and use of fog effects made this a little more than average movie.

Posted on March 7, 2007
- ratedpg

sorry, but i really just didn't like it
it was too boring and too predictable
better luck next time
FILM ON!

Posted on March 7, 2007
- azza93

I have to say that the movies you make out of this genre, dare I say, suck!
But when you make horror films, they are great!
I thought this was appealing as I bloody hate rottweilers, dobermans, etc!
It was very impressive. I think you'd do well with cult horror.
You may want to check out my film "Necrophiliac".
Please give at least 4 stars if you watch it! I only say this because all of your reviews to my previous films were bad! Then again, they weren't horror!

Posted on March 7, 2007
- mollyrulz9999

I must say that this idea for a movie is fairly original, which is good. As A.N.D said, I saw it more like a mini-scene rather than a full movie with storyline, but it's good, seeing as it looks like you like making horror movies. I say you keep at the horror movies. There are so many unique ideas out there, Keep going and you'll probably make a hit movie.

cheers,
MOLLYRULZ9999

Posted on March 5, 2007
- Towelie

I must say this movie wassurprisingly good and very suspenseful. The beginning gave me the creeps and you could feel the panic he was going through.

When he went to the "park", the movie started to go downhill. It wasn't as fast and creepy as in the amazing beginning. But I think you pulled it off well :)

The music really helped build up the entire feeling of the movie and no Vo's actually helped I think, it gave a suspenseful silence. This movie is not "Funky" but pretty darn close!

5 stars! //Towelie

Posted on March 5, 2007
- Timz0207

Amazing job at building the suspense. You find people on TMO who try to hard at suspenseful thrillers and they end up unrealstic. But you've got it all figured out. Great work with the free cam and the ability to make a movie without one subtitle or VO. Again awesome job.

Posted on March 5, 2007
- themonkthemonk

Wxcellent use of everything to get that suspense...The ending was not as effective, but you carried it off well.
You get 5 stars
themonk

Posted on March 4, 2007
- Jonesy67

the only movie on TMO where i've seen a dog used as a dangerous weapon. lots of imagination used here.

Posted on March 4, 2007
- Katikal

Honest review.

I didn't like it.
This is just my personal opinion, I'll try to judge it from a technical standpoint.
The movie did evoke a certain tingling in my spine and succeeded in the tension but it never paid off. It had an anticlimactic ending that left me with a feeling of wasted time.
There was no dialogue, no plot besides a man being chased by a dog, and no emotion. I didn't care if this man was mauled by this animal. It just felt too bland.
Please take this into consideration.

Posted on March 4, 2007
- NUKESTER

Jeez you sure know how to start off staight away with alot of tension and suspense. I thought there could have been more depth but for what you aimed to do , you managed to pull it off pretty well. Good use of the ambience music coupled with the great use of fog! .. ingenious but highly effective!

Keep it up and looking forward to a feature film from you!

Nuke Well in All The Atoms In The Universe!!!!!!!!!

Posted on March 3, 2007
- AnotherNewDawn

This is more of an extended scene than a full film, with no real characterization, unfolding plot narrative, or particularly outstanding changes to the software's defaults, so I cannot in good conscience grant it five stars - this would unfairly balance its influence on other, fuller TMO films.

"Good Boy" is shackled with some minor editing issues AND blessed with some standouts (the shadowy dog walking through the fog was particularly unnerving), sports good audio in some places and weak in others (using only default software sounds, for instance, can feel dated and stagnant and can often be done better after a couple of internet searches for stock sounds), and is, at its core, a "one-trick dog" kind of film...

But taken alone, as what it's intended to be - a small, suspenseful set piece - "Good Boy" does an EXCELLENT job of splicing together the limited scenes, sets, and settings of the Movies game to skillfully convey the sense of suspense it was shooting for.

So, after all that, this is still actually a very well done little piece you have here, Melon - and you should be proud of your effort.


A_N_D

Posted on March 3, 2007
- sophie14

okay so this movie didn't have a plot and it was really random but at least it was creative :)

Posted on March 3, 2007
- TheTomas

Nice.

A nice eerie atmosphere, some awesome backgrond music, and nice camera angles

I liked it

Posted on March 3, 2007
- CaptainStrider

A very atospheric and tense horror movie. Loved it. The camera shots, fog and the music really gave it that creepy feeling.

Posted on March 3, 2007
- VandrendeOrn

Veru atmospheric! i kept biting my nails when I was watching. The music was just creepy enough, very well done!

Posted on March 3, 2007
- Matho_2k6

Absolute corker of a movie!! Suspense all the way through, well done! Looking foward to seeing more of you're work.

Posted on March 3, 2007
- cheese101

No comment

Posted on March 3, 2007
- John_dt16

Fine display of visionary here. With a basic thing in life you have turned it into a living hell. It takes a fair deal of creativeness to achieve that. I congratulate you on good viewing material.

Posted on March 3, 2007
- kuroken

Simple, creepy, and very effective horror.

Some of the best horror takes common things, and makes them a threat. Nice use of atmosphere and sound.

Nice work!

Posted on March 2, 2007
- Mildheadwound

Good Boy. Good Ending. In a snarling frenzy, we bite the hand that feeds us . . .

Posted on March 2, 2007
- I_pod_manic

exceptional!
first with what lurks in the shadows now this. u r a talented film director.
one little issue i have is the sound effects. do some custom effects not the game effects. loses its touch a tad.

Posted on March 2, 2007
- Spaceman72

Congratulations Melon for your 2nd horror movie! I've enjoyed it very much and it is already on my harddisk. :) The story is fresh and original and it works really well without any VO's. You did a good job on the visual aspects of the movie by using the free cam often. Overall a very intense movie that plays with the fear what could happen if a dog is pursuing you. Two thumbs up and 5 stars from me!

Posted on March 2, 2007
- colingaiser

Impressive! A great job capturing the escense of fear. The haunting music overlayed a terrifying sequence of suspense to create a dynamic horror extravaganza. Beautiful work!

The only complaint: in-game screams. That ruined the starting finale. Otherwise, wonderful work!

Posted on March 2, 2007
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

An eerie nightmare comes to TMO

THE GOOD: The tone was especially fitting for this film. It kept the feeling of panic and suspicion around every turn. The use of silence was a great choice in filmmaking. That last "crossing of the street to get to safety" right to left check was brilliant.

THE BAD: Under use of sound works great, however some parts need a bit more sound to match the rest of the film. Guy walks and sound is heard, but then not heard later. Same with dog growls at fence. That�??s about it.

This is a classic nightmare we all have hade more than once in our lives, at least I have. The tone and simple brilliance of this tale are the backbone to this movies success!

Great!

-Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on March 2, 2007
- tallybugwart

exceptional film making. u've got a habbit of creating tense nervous films. two thumbs up buddy

Posted on March 2, 2007
- FLIPMANBURN

This was great. It was eerie, but had a nice subtle vibe. The music was low, and has a killer ambient sound. The editing was nice, but got a bit jumpy in a few spots. Still, it really doesn't hurt the film one bit. I also like how you made all the visuals do the story telling. An excellent idea, that comes off really well in this movie! Overall, a great original and very eerie horror flick! - 5 stars

Posted on March 1, 2007
- kwistufa

Nice movie. Had a great eerie atmosphere to it.
I like movies where you have to work out the story from the visuals presented.
This movie accomplished that & worked well.
The only thing I though a little odd was some set jumps, City, then jungle, then Neighbourhood.., unless the jungle was a park between Suburbia & the City.
Still this is minor in context to the whole movie.
I enjoyed it regardless. Good stuff!

Posted on March 1, 2007
- KarlBrown

The use of time was really, good. And the use of the silence was also well incorperated. Good film.

Posted on March 1, 2007
- Tie

Cool. A bit long but still very cool. Nice ending.

Please check out my little comedy.

Tie's Project.
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/125957

Posted on March 1, 2007
- Deadmaniac

very good movie.
I really liked it.

Please check out my new movie An Old Man´s Fight.

Posted on March 1, 2007
- Movie_Mills

Great movie with storyline.
Please watch my movie Saturday Night!

Posted on March 1, 2007
- Montoro

good job, great movie.
Please cheack out my new movie "THE COLOR OF THE CRIME" it let you
out of breath. cheack out in http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/123841 thanks.
And, sorry for my bad english... ARIRO[º_º]FILMS BY MONTORO.

Posted on March 1, 2007