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.

 

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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.

 

Blogtober 21, 2014

HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

The Resident Evil Series

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Movie Descriptions:

Resident Evil (2002): A team of paramilitary commandos must battle flesh-eating undead, killer mutant dogs, and a supercomputer’s deadly defenses before an unleashed virus consumes humanity in this adaptation of the hit video game series.

Resident Evil Apocalypse (2004): After narrowly escaping the horrors of the underground Hive facility, Alice is quickly thrust back into a war raging above ground between the living and the Undead. As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, led by Valentine and Carlos, enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of Dr. Ashford, the creator of the mutating T-virus. It’s a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood-thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

Resident Evil Extinction (2007): Las Vegas means fun in the sun. Well…at least the sun is still there. Except for a few rusting landmarks, it looks pretty much like the rest of the reset – or the whole country, for that matter. The crowds are now flesh-eating zombies: the mass undead, the oozing, terrifying sludge of what remains. Here, the newly upgraded Alice, along with her crew will make a final stand against evil – with one goal: to turn the undead…dead again.

Resident Evil Afterlife (2010): After a one-woman assault on the Umbrella Corporation’s fortress, Alice’s superhuman abilities are neutralized. Now, fleeing the Undead masses created by the T-virus, Alice reunites with Claire Redfield and her brother, Chris. Together they take refuge with other survivors in an abandoned prison, where a savage zombie mob stands between them and the safety of “Arcadia.” Escaping these bloodthirsty mutants will take an arsenal. But facing off with Albert Wesker and the Umbrella Corporation will take the fight for survival to a new level of danger.

Resident Evil Retribution (2012): Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus is spreading across the globe, transforming ordinary people into legions of zombies. Headed for extinction, the human race has just one hope: Alice. She’s on a mission, fighting her way through cities and across continents, all inside Umbrella’s prime research facility. Old friends become new enemies as she battles to escape and discovers that everything that she believes may not even be true.

Blogtober 20, 2014

FAVORITE:

Zombies. Zombies. Zombies. I love zombies. Not the creepy ass ones that are super speedy. I’m talking the old school ones from Night of the Living Dead. To the Master of the genre, George A Romero, pure genius.


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

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George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead series. Nothing beats the classic zombies.

Movie Descriptions:

Night of the Living Dead (1968): Squabbling siblings Barbra and Johnny visit their father’s grave outside Pittsburgh, a visit that becomes a nightmare when Johnny is killed by a walking corpse. Soon Barbra and the resourceful Ben are besieged along with a family in an isolated farmhouse, as each new victim rises again to pursue the others in its relentless quest for living flesh.

Dawn of the Dead (1978): As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, four desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead.

Day of the Dead (1985): A small group of scientists and soldiers have taken refuge in an underground missile silo where they struggle to control the flesh-eating horror that walks the earth above. But will the final battle for the future of the human race be fought among the living or have they forever unleashed the hunger of the dead?

Land of the Dead (2005): Humanity’s last remnants battle to survive the unspeakable truth: The ravenous zombie hordes besieging their fortified city…are evolving.

Diary of the Dead (2007): A terrified group of college film students who record pandemic rise of flesh-eating zombies while struggling for their own survival.

Survival of the Dead (2009): On a small island off the coast of Delaware, live two families locked in a struggle for power and control over the fate of the undead. The O’Flynns approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept “alive,” in hopes that a solution will be discovered. For both families, existence on Plum Island is a nightmarish world where humans are the minority and zombies rule.

 

Blogtober 19, 2014

FAVORITE:

Haunted Houses.

If a movie is about a haunted house, I will watch it. I’ll probably get pretty scared, but it is all worth it. I have never been to a house or place that was haunted, and while I really would like to, I’d probably chicken out and not go.

I highly recommend The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney, it’s a fun fun ride. And I always try to go into the Haunted House at the State Fair. I’ve never gotten to any of those haunted hayrides or corn mazes, although I would really love to, one of these times maybe.


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

House on Haunted Hill (the original), The Haunting (the remake), & Stephen King’s Rose Red

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Usually, the original version of a movie is the best. Many times, I enjoy the remake just as much. Rarely, I like the remake better than the original.

Movie Descriptions:

House on Haunted Hill (1959):  Eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a “haunted house” party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.

The Haunting (1999): For over a century, the dark and forbidding Hill House has sat alone and abandoned…or so it seemed. Intrigued by the mansion’s storied past, Dr. Marrow lures his three subjects – Theo, Nell and Luke – to the site for a seemingly harmless experiment. But, from the moment of their arrival, Nell seems mysteriously drawn to the house…and the attraction is frighteningly mutual. When night descends, the study goes horrifyingly awry as the subjects discover the haunting secrets that live within the walls of Hill House.

Stephen King’s Rose Red (2002): The chilling tale of Dr. Joyce Reardon, an obsessed psychology professor who commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old autistic girl, Annie Wheaton, to literally wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion – Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad spirits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died there.