For the final night of out 31 nights of horror, on Halloween I watched Halloween! Not not that Halloween, I already saw that one. No, not that one either, this is the new, new Halloween, which is a sqeuel to Halloween and should really be called Halloween 2… are you confused yet?Continue reading “Halloween (2018)”
30 Days of Night (2007)
On the 30th night of my 31 nights of horror marathon, I picked a film with an appropriate name. Bonus, it’s a vampire movie, so I think I’ve covered pretty much all of the horror sub-genres.Continue reading “30 Days of Night (2007)”
The Descent (2005)
On night 28, of 31 nights of horror, I watched the movie that scared me more than any other so far, and it wasn’t the monsters or the thousand and one jump scares that did it.Continue reading “The Descent (2005)”
Dog Soldiers (2002)
So far, during our 31 nights of horror, we’ve watched stories about ghosts, aliens, demons, psychos, killer fish, ancient gods and mutant monsters. On night 27 it’s werewolves!Continue reading “Dog Soldiers (2002)”
The Cabin in the Woods
Only a few nights left in our marathon. On night twenty six we have a fun movie, but only as scary as your average episode of Buffy or Angel.
I feel kind of mixed about this movie. It was fun, it was funny, but it didn’t blow me away, so I’m surprised by how well reviewed the film was. It was very well done, don’t get me wrong, and the acting was top notch, but with the story going back and forth between the five friends and the mystery group… it was hard to get invested, since my mind was constantly working at the puzzle of what was really going on.
That’s one of the key components for a good horror movie for me. Getting to really know and like the characters in jeopardy, so that you care about the bad things happening to them, and that just didn’t happen for me.
It really did feel like an episode of Angel, only without the main cast. I could totally see Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins organisation as some Wolfram and Hart subsidiary. The dialog will feel very familiar and comfortable to fans of Joss Whedons TV shows. I read that he and Drew Goddard wrote the script in only three days, and felt that way to me, like they had a list of things they wanted to highlight and pulled a loose screenplay together around them.
I didn’t hate it the way I did some others I’ve watched this month, but I wonder how much better it could have been with more time in the oven. There were more than a few things that just didn’t make sense when I would think about them afterwards.
But don’t take my word for it. You may love the movie. It has 91% from critics and 74% from audiences on rotten tomatoes.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
I did not enjoy this movie.Continue reading “Humanoids from the Deep (1980)”
Piranha 3D (2010)
Richard Dreyfus may have survived a great white shark, but he was no match for thousands of Piranha! For the 24th night of our 31 nights of horror marathon, I watch the 2010 re-make of the Roger Corman original.Continue reading “Piranha 3D (2010)”
The House of Usher (1960)
On night 23 of my 31 night horror marathon, I watch a movie more than a decade older than I am.Continue reading “The House of Usher (1960)”
Piranha (1978) AND Piranha II: The Spawning
Two for Tuesday brought us to night 22 of our 31 nights of horror. There have been so many Jaws imitators, I could probably do a whole month reviewing just them and still not run out, but last night I watched one of the most famous and its sequel.Continue reading “Piranha (1978) AND Piranha II: The Spawning”
“What!? You’ve never seen Jaws?” you ask. Nope, not until last night. This award winning classic is our 21st, of 31 nights of horror.Continue reading “Jaws (1975)”