Over the last decade or so, I have become tired of the home video/found footage films. The Blair Witch Project, although it was not technically the first of its kind, was the first to make a major splash on the big screen. Since that time, many film makers have followed suit trying to be the next great one. While most of them suck in my opinion, there have been a couple that I enjoyed, and one that comes to mind is the original Paranormal Activity. The other three or four can kiss my ass, because they were steaming piles of horse shit, but the original is still one of my top five horror flicks ever made. With that said, I was very skeptical to check out this latest film Mockingbird. I was recommended this by a friend who has nearly the same taste as I do, so I figured what the hell. So just the other night, after eating a Digorno's pizza, I fired up the Netflix instant and searched for this film. Before even starting it, I got excited. I see a clown, and I also see that it was written and directed by Bryan Bertino, who in case you did not know, brought us the film The Strangers. So I started the movie and within the first two minutes I got that "oh shit" moment. I was feeling good and I was ready for a roller coaster of emotions to hit me. Well, after the first two minutes, the movie slows down the pace. It sets the tone and it also sets up the characters of this film. Although none of the characters had much depth to them (with the exception of The Clown), I guess it was necessary to waste 20-25 minutes of my life. As the film continued, I found myself asking many questions as to the decision making of the characters, but just like them, I also compromised and went along for the ride. As for the clown, it was nothing like I expected when I saw the poster for the film. The clown in this case, is one of the characters being dragged along in this sinister game. Once the "game" gets rolling, and shit starts going down, I am feeling it. I am digging this movie. Of course, like every other horror movie buff, I am sitting and trying to figure out the twist before the movie ends. Let me go ahead and tell you, do not even try. There are bits and pieces you may put together, but NO ONE will ever predict the actual outcome. Which leads me to the end. After an hour and a half of build up and pretty decent suspense, we have the ending. I am not a spoiler, so I will let you all watch this film for yourself to catch the cliffhanger, or whatever the fuck you call it. I will just say this in closing....I give the movie itself 3 out of 5 cleavers, but the ending I give four ass rapings in a Mexican prison.