Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Directed by: Steve Miner

Release Date: 1998

A rewatch for me since I actually saw this on the big screen, I was thoroughly impressed with the story and pacing of this installment in the series. Additionally, this film was a throwback to the horror landscape in the late nineties as well as the actors starring in the picture. From the top of the dome: Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Jamie Lee Curtis (of course), Janet Leigh (mommy!), and wait for it - Josh Hartnett's film debut! Can you believe this was his first picture and then he did The Faculty? Some shyt, I know.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Top Ten Horror Flicks

In lieu of my two year blog anniversary, I thought I'd share my Top Ten Horror Flicks. This is not one of those "best top ten lists" but my own list of movies that I appreciate, admire, adore, and abhor (in delight!).

Monday, October 17, 2011

Haunted House NYC: Fairy Tales

In the spirit of the Halloween season, my friends and I went to a haunted house on Friday night. Of the many there are this month, we attended one of the slightly cheaper houses - Nightmare: Fairy Tales in the Lower East Side on Suffolk Street.

"Hush" - Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Air Date: December 14, 1999


Since it's Halloween and all, I've been watching my favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes that are creepy and scary. And "Hush," is by far one of the creepiest episodes by far.

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Directed by: Tom Six

Release Date: 2009

After hearing different responses to this film and how friends could not continue watching, I had to see this spectacle for myself. Guess what friends? I was  - dare I utter the "b" word? - BORED! Yeah, I said it. I was frakkin' bored to tears. This movie was an exercise in pure spectacle and shock factor. No shock for me.

Friday, October 14, 2011

American Horror Story

I just watched the pilot of the new show from the creators of Glee, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story.

As a horror fanatic, I was excited at the idea of a horror serial on television. The mere thought of being frightened and petrified every week was a horror fan's dream come true. With the new zombie show, The Walking Dead, I'm sure a few brave networks (FX), decided to give the genre a shot. Unfortunately, for this horror fan, American Horror Story did not deliver the goods. Maybe because I pay attention to style and writing, but I saw what sometimes can work with Glee (and not) on this show which made it hard for me to enjoy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Buried

Directed by: Rodrigo Cortes

Release Date: 2010


What a movie! This isn't the conventional creepy crawly slasher or monster picture.  Ryan Reynolds carries the movie completely stuck in a coffin buried underground.

The scariest aspect of this ninety minute movie is imagining yourself in Paul Conroy's shoes, as he's trying to figure out why he's in this box and how he's going to get himself out of it.
I have to admit, the terrorist angle to the movie was hard to stomach because it seemed like the screenwriter's statement was 9/11 related (“everyone hates America”) which I understand but don't agree with. Albeit my personal opinions regarding the political climate, I was still able to enjoy this movie.