Blogtober 31, 2014

FAVORITE:

Halloween,

the movie franchise!


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Halloween

Even though Jason Voorhees is my favorite, Michael Myers is pretty freaky as well.

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I must admit, I am not watching these movies today/tonight, I already did, because there was no way in hell that I was going to watch them home alone.

Movie Descriptions:

Halloween (1978): A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Halloween (2007): After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Halloween II (1981): While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Halloween II (2009): Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Halloween III (1982): A large Halloween mask-making company has plans to kill millions of American children with something sinister hidden in Halloween masks.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988): Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989): It’s one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel’s friends, Michael forms a plan to lure Jamie out of the children’s hospital where events lead up to the confrontation at the Myers house.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995): Six years after he was presumed dead in a fire, Myers, has returned to kill again – and this time there’s no escape! As the homicidal fury build to a spine-tingling climax, the long-hidden secrets of the screen’s most maniacal murderer are revealed…with shocking results.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998): Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Halloween: Resurrection (2002): The reality programmers at DangerTainment have selected a group of thrill-seeking teenagers to spend one fun-filled night in the childhood home of serial killer Michael Myers. But the planned live broadcast turns deadly when their evening of excitement becomes a night of horror s Michael himself decides to crash the party.

 

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Blogtober 30, 2014

FAVORITE:

Edgar Allan Poe


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

The Raven and Masters of Horror The Black Cat

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Movie Descriptions:

The Raven (2012): Baltimore, 1849. While investigating a horrific double murder, police detective Emmett Fields makes a startling discovery: the killer’s methods mirror the twisted writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Suspecting Poe at first, Fields ultimately enlists the writer’s help to stop future attacks. But in this deadly game of cat and mouse, the stakes are raised with each gruesome slaying as the pair races to catch a madman before he brings every one of Poe’s shocking stories to chilling life…and death.

Masters of Horror The Black Cat (2007): The Black Cat, set in 1840 Philadelphia, has the great writer Edgar Allan Poe, struggling with alcoholism, writers block, as well as being out of ideas, short on cash, and tormented by his wife Virginia’s black cat that will either destroy his life or inspire him to write one of his most famous stories.

 

 

Blogtober 29, 2014

FAVORITE:

Tim Burton

I would love to take a journey through his head.

He’s a master. Every Single Project is an A+


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, & Frankenweenie

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Movie Descriptions:

Beetlejuice (1988): A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Edward Scissorhands (1990): Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn’t quite perfect. The inventor’s sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. So began Edward’s fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.

Frankenweenie (1984): Victor Frankenstein is a young boy who creates movies starring his dog, Sparky. After Sparky is hit by a car, Victor learns at school about electrical impulses in muscles and is inspired to bring his pet back to life. He creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of lightning that revives the dog. While Victor is pleased, his neighbors are terrified by the animal.

 

Blogtober 28, 2014

FAVORITE:

Vampires

I have always fantasized about being a vampire. I mean, it would be pretty cool. I have a huge thing for vampires. Always have. They have a pull on me. I love them all. The creepy ones, the sparkly ones, it doesn’t matter. They all rock.


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Let The Right One In and its remake Let Me In

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In this case, the original is 10 times better. It was remade quickly because the original is a foreign film in a different language.

Movie Descriptions:

Let The Right One In (2008): Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Let Me In (2010): A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

 

Blogtober 27, 2014

FAVORITE:

Witches

Who wouldn’t want to be a witch???


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

The Craft and The Blair Witch Project

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The Craft is a movie that I could watch over and over. It’s just a fave. And I love Blair Witch because, let’s face it, the woods are creepy, with a witch or not.

Movie Descriptions:

The Craft (1996): A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.

The Blair Witch Project (1999): Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

 

Blogtober 26, 2014

FAVORITE:

Ghosts


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Thirteen Ghosts, Ghost Ship, and The Others

3 very enjoyable, yet creepy movies. Why would you ever want to collect ghosts?? Would you ever aboard an abandoned ship?? What if you really were the ghost?

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Movie Descriptions:

Thirteen Ghosts (2001): What a house! It’s all steel and glass and elegance – and it all belongs to Arthur Kriticos and his family as an unexpected inheritance. You could say it’s their dream home. Especially if the dreams are nightmares. The house itself is a design marvel and a mysterious puzzle-cube whose eerie corridors, sliding walls, spinning floors and phantasmic fiends may allow no escape.

Ghost Ship (2002): Finders keepers. Any abandoned ship floating in international waters can be claimed and towed to port by whoever is fortunate enough to find it. Or, in the case of one team of salvage experts, unfortunate enough. Salvagers trained for any situation imaginable come face to horrifying face with the unimaginable after boarding a derelict luxury liner.

The Others (2001): A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

 

Blogtober 25, 2014

FAVORITE:

Johnny Depp

You may not think of them together, but many of my favorite Johnny Depp roles are those that are partnered with Tim Burton – and all are creepy, but in a good way!


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Sleepy Hollow & Secret Window

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Sleepy Hollow is definitely a classic Halloween tale. It’s a must watch! Secret Window isn’t a gory film, but definitely a great psychological thriller, coming from a tale from the master, that os Stephen King.

Movie Descriptions:

Sleepy Hollow (1999): Ichabod Crane, an eccentric investigator determined to stop the murderous Headless Horseman. Katrina Van Tassel, the beautiful and mysterious girl with secret ties to the supernatural terror.

Secret Window (2004): Following a butter separation from his wife, famed mystery writer Mort Rainey is unexpectedly confronted at his remote lake house by a dangerous stranger named John Shooter. Claiming Rainey has plagiarized his short story, the psychotic Shooter demands justice. When Shooter’s demands turn to threats – and then murder – Rainey turns to a private detective for help. But when nothing stops the horror from spiraling out of control, Rainey soon discovers he can’t trust anyone or anything.

 

Blogtober 24, 2014

HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Van Helsing, Dracula, The Wolf Man, and Frankenstein

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Nothing beats the classics!!

Movie Descriptions:

Van Helsing (2004): In this adrenaline-powered adventure, legendary monster hunter Van Helsing is summoned to Transylvania for a sweeping battle against the forces of darkness!

Dracula (1931): The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

The Wolf Man (1941): A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Frankenstein (1931): An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Blogtober 23, 2014

HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Devil & The Village

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These two are definitely my favorite M. Night Shyamalan movies. Love the premises of both.

Movie Descriptions:

Devil (2010): Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them – and no one can escape their fate.

The Village (2004): An isolated, tight-knit community lives in mortal fear of an oppressive evil inhabiting the forbidden forest just beyond their tiny village. So frightening that no one ventures into the woods…until one villager dares to face the unknown.

Blogtober 22, 2014

FAVORITE:

Aliens.

Not that I would ever want to meet an alien (yes, I believe that we are not alone in this world), I find them very fascinating, and scary as hell.


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

They Live & Signs

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Movie Descriptions:

They Live (1988): They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. They Live. Aliens are systematically gaining control of the earth by masquerading as humans and lulling the public into submission. Humanity’s last chance lies with a lone drifter who stumbles upon a harrowing discovery – a unique pair of sunglasses that reveal the terrifying and deadly truth.

Signs (2002): The story of the Hess family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. One morning they wake up to find a 500-foot crop circle in their backyard. Graham Hess and his family are told extraterrestrials are responsible for the sign in their field. They watch the news as crop circles are soon found all over the world. Signs is the emotional story of one family on one farm as they encounter the possibility the world is being invaded.