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.

 

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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.

Blogtober 18, 2014

FAVORITE:

Jason Voorhees.

The most iconic horror icon of all time! Hands down. Jason is my absolute favorite, and he can take down Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Leatherface. Friday the 13th is the greatest horror movie franchise!


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

The Friday the 13th Franchise

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Movie Descriptions:

Friday the 13th (1980): Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood. Camp Crystal Lake has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp’s new owner and several young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a “death curse” by local residents. The curse proves true on Friday the 13th as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer.

Friday the 13th – Part 2 (1981): Just when you thought it was age to go back to camp…here’s even more heart-pounding terror. Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, all that remains is the legend of Jason Voorhees and his demented mother, who had murdered seven camp counselors. At the nearby summer camp, the new counselors are unconcerned about the warnings to stay away from the infamous site. Carefree, the young people roam the area, not sensing the ominous lurking presence. One by one, they are attacked and brutally slaughtered.

Friday the 13th – Part 3 (1982): An idyllic simmer turns into nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake’s bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn…

Friday the 13th – The Final Chapter (1984): AFter his revival in a hospital morgue, the hockey-masked murderer fixes his vengeful attention on the Jarvis family and a group of hitherto carefree teenagers. Young Tommy Jarvis is an aficionado of horror films with a special talent for masks and makeup. Has the diabolical Jason finally met his match?

Friday the 13th – Part V: A New Beginning (1985): Jason is back, hockey mask and all. And he’s up to his old maniacal tricks. This time he seems to have set his sights on the young patients at a secluded halfway house. And more than a few of his teen targets end up in half, in quarters…you name it, Jason does it.

Friday the 13th – Part VI: Jason Lives (1986): As a child, Tommy Jarvis did what many others died trying to do. He killed Jason Voorhees, the mass murderer who terrorized the residents of Crystal Lake. But now, years later, Tommy is tormented by the fear that maybe Jason isn’t really dead. So Tommy and a friend go to the cemetery to dig up Jason’t grave. Unfortunately for Tommy, (and very unfortunate for his friend), instead of finding a rotting corpse, they discover a well-rested Jason who comes back from the dead for another bloody rampage.

Friday the 13th – Part VII: The New Blood (1988): Ever since homicidal maniac Jason Voorhees got trapped in chains at the bottom of Crystal Lake, the nearby summer camp has operated without a hitch…without a murder. But one of this season’s happy campers has brought along a deadly secret. Tina Shepherd can see the future and levitate objects. Her doctor knows just how dangerous telekinesis can be, but he’s out to exploit her, not help her. And now it’s too late. Tina has accidentally unchained Jason from his watery grave – and the bloodbath is underway. Tina’s special powers are her only hope for survival. But what chance does a teenager girl have against an axe-wielding maniac?

Friday the 13th – Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989): The Big Apple’s in big trouble, an indestructible psycho-fiend Jason Voorhees hits the road to New York City – and paints the town “red.” After a shocking return from beyond the grave, the diabolical Jason ships out aboard a teen-filled “love boat” bound for New York, which he soon transforms into the ultimate voyage of the damned. Then one of his terrified victims escapes into the nightmarish maze of Manhattan’s subways and sewers, only to confront Jason one final time.

Jason Goes to Hell – The Final Friday (1993): Jason Voorhees, the living, breathing essence of evil, is back for another fierce fling. Tracked down and blown to bits by a special FBI task force, everyone now assumes that he’s finally dead. But everybody assumes wrong. Jason has been reborn with the bone-chilling ability to assume the identity of anyone he touches. The terrifying truth is he could be anywhere. Or anybody. In this shocking, blood soaked installment to Jason’s carnage-ridden reign of terror, the secret of his unstoppable killing instinct is finally revealed. And once you know the chilling facts, you’ll see him in your nightmares. And he’ll see you in hell!

Jason X (2001): In the year 2455, on a routine training mission, a team of students is about to learn a terrifying lesson. Through the years, Jason Voorhees has claimed over 200 victims. Now, the legendary killer from Crystal Lake is back, hurtling through space and hunting new prey.

Freddy vs. Jason (2003): Freddy Krueger is in hell – literally! And like an inmate with a life sentence, Freddy’s been plotting a fantastic revenge…all he needs is a little help. In comes Jason Voorhees, the equally iconic madman and perfect means for Freddy to once again instill fear on Elm Street. As the bodies begin to pile up, it becomes clear that Jason isn’t willing to step aside. Now, with a terrified town in the middle, the two titans of terror enter into a horrifying and gruesome showdown. Winner kills all!

Friday the 13th (2009): College kids seeking a weekend of kicks have made a horrible mistake. They’ve come to party at eerie Crystal Lake, the deadly domain of machete-mad killer Jason Voorhees. Terror goes to extremes in this remaining of the Jason legend for today’s horror fan. Enter for the first time the subterranean lair that is Jason’s den of torture and fear. See him discover the mask that hides his deformed face.

 

Blogtober 17, 2014

FAVORITE:

Wax Museums. I have always had a creepy fascination with wax museums since seeing Waxwork. They’re chilly. The statues look real. They are nice places to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live or work at them. Well, working may be cool.


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIES:

Waxwork & House of Wax

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Movie Descriptions:

Waxwork (1988): Welcome to WAXWORK…the mysterious place where every picture tells a horror story. The private midnight showing is about to begin with the scariest bunch of drips you’ll ever meet! Inside the wax museum, a group of teenagers are aghast at the hauntingly lifelike wax displays of Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and other charter members of the horror Hall of Fame. Each display is perfectly grotesque, yet each is missing one thing…a victim! Admission to the Waxwork was free, but now they may pay with they lives! One by one, the students are drawn into the settings as objects of the bloodthirsty creatures. They are now part of the permanent collection.

House of Wax (2005): When their car breaks down on a road trip, six college friends are sidetracked into an eerie backwoods town. Curiosity gets the better of them when they are intrigued by its macabre House of Wax. They soon find out that the town is not what it seems and they must find their way out before they fall victim to its ghoulishly inventive killers.

 

Blogtober 16, 2014

FAVORITE:

The Twilight Zone / Rod Serling

One of my absolute favorite television series. They aren’t scary as in the gore factor, or making you scream, but if it was your life, you’d be horrified!

And Rod Serling is pure genius!


HALLOWEEN MUST WATCH MOVIE:

Twilight Zone – The Movie

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Movie Description:

Twilight Zone – The Movie (1983): 1959. Friday nights. We time-traveled. Witnessed surprising twists. Entertained aliens. Experienced fear. And first journeyed to The Twilight Zone of Rod Serling’s memorable TV series. And guided by four imaginative moviemakers, we traveled there again in 1983. Directors John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller fashion stories based on or inspired by classic episodes. Landis weaves the tale of a bigot who gets a walloping dose of his own hatred. Spielberg takes over with a fable of senior citizens offered a magical rejuvenation. Dante serves up a terror trip with a child who uses his cartoon-inspired powers to enslave his family. Then fright goes aloft with Miller’s finale about a neurotic passenger who sees a monster on the jetliner’s wing. Or does he?