Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween: Resurrection

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Release Date: 2002

I watched this on Halloween and I had a blast! Check the cast: Busta Rhymes, Tyra Banks, Sean Patrick Thomas (Cruel Intentions, Save the Last Dance), Katee Sackoff (pre-BSG fame), Thomas Ian Nichols (American Pie movies), and our lead, Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement).

Trick 'r Treat

Directed by: Michael Dougherty

Release Date: 2007

What an underrated horror picture this was! Talk about being way under the radar. I know friends who are horror friends who I'm sure haven't seen this picture yet. I watched this on Halloween. By myself. After watching Halloween: Resurrection and the creepy theme music. Needless to say, I had to turn every light on in every room as soon as I entered.

Michael Dougherty's film is one of the best contemporary horror pictures I've seen in a long time. Not only was I freaked out but this had the right amount of campiness and humor that brings to mind another horror/comedian that can seamlessly make these two elements work (Sam Raimi). What I rarely see in horror pictures is the Pulp Fiction approach of interwoven stories the way it was done here. This stylized editing worked so well in this picture and I loved Dougherty for it!