Sure, people could make the argument that this isn’t actually a horror movie, but to that I want to slap them in the face. If there is a more disturbing major studio release in the last few decades, please let me know. Se7en came out in 1995, and still has yet to be topped in … Continue reading 10/16/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #16 – Se7en.
So I’m a big fan of mud runs – awesome races where you have to trudge through massive mud pits. There’s just something so primal about them. Coincidentally, this is what reminded me of this movie, one of the most disturbing scenes in this little ditty takes place in the muddy ground. Yeah, we’re going … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/16/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #16 – Freaks.
So today I decided to pick a movie that has gained a lot of naysayers after it’s initial huge release. What is it about horror fans turning on horror movies that actually find a large audience? It’s almost like if a horror movie is a success, serious horror fans think they have to hate it. … Continue reading 10/15/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #15 – Paranormal Activity.
Nothing like some old school Sam Raimi for the weekend. Much like Peter Jackson, before he became a big budget blockbuster director, he was directing twisted gorefests for little freaks like me. Before the Spiderman movies, Sam gave us the Evil Dead flicks. God bless him. One of the best trilogies ever. Changed my life … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/15/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #15 – Evil Dead 2.
I’m feeling frisky. I’m currently posting 2010’s picks as well, so technically you’re already getting two picks a day. But today I decided to mix it up and blast off a twofer for my 2011 picks as well (so I guess you get three today, whatever.) Anyway, back on point, I mainly decided to … Continue reading 10/14/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION(S) #14 – Severance / The Cottage. **Double Feature Day**
“They’re heeeeeere.” Oh come on, how awesome was that!? Everyone my age remembers this movie. EVERYONE. It just stuck in our heads like haunted glue. So this may not be as much of a check-out-this-movie selection, as it is a watch-it-again selection. It’s just so good. Name another horror flick that has more memorable scenes. … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/14/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #14 – Poltergeist.
Okay, so last year I picked the remake of Dawn of the Dead instead of the original and I got a lot of shit about that. But I think many people missed the point. I wasn’t really comparing the two, I just really loved what they did with the remake and wanted to show HOW … Continue reading 10/13/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #13 – Dawn of the Dead (1978).
I love zombies. I love them so much. They are, without a doubt, my favorite sub-genre of horror (I’m sick of vampires.) So while there are literally a hundred zombies flicks that I LOVE, I chose this one to focus on. Why would I risk being called a blasphemer and not choose the original (which … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/13/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #13 – Dawn of the Dead (2004).
This is a recent release that is completely near and dear to my heart. And if you worship horror movies from the late 70’s/early 80’s like I do, it will have you under its spell as well. There’s something about horror flicks back then that made them feel more visceral. In Freudian terms, they were … Continue reading 10/12/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #12 – The House of the Devil.
When it comes to werewolf movies, the same obvious choices are always thought of (some for absolute good reason, others that are WAY overrated, but that’s a whole other discussion.) The movie that is always overlooked is Wolfen, and that’s a damn shame. Now granted, it’s not your normal werewolf movie. There’s a much higher … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/12/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #12 – Wolfen.
This movie scared the bejesus out of me for far different reasons than most of the others on this list. There is nothing supernatural, no monsters, no demons, no serial killers… Just kids. Evil f*@#ing kids. And they’re not evil because they’re possessed or anything like that, no. They’re just a gang of angry, uncontrollable, … Continue reading 10/11/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #11 – Eden Lake.
I have an affinity for movies that just feel a tad… off. The term “cult classic” seems overused, but this flick definitely fits the bill. Though a few themes here may have been used before, most everything else about it just felt awesomely original to me. Hand it to Wes Craven for delivering this bizarre, … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/11/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #11 – The People Under The Stairs.
I talked about Hell last year, so I’ll talk about Hell this year too. But this time, let the debates begin… For some reason over the years if there’s one movie that consistently creates a heated debate amongst horror people, it’s Event Horizon. Some think it’s actually a ballzy studio release with a high caliber … Continue reading 10/10/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #10 – Event Horizon.
On this day of 10/10/10 when everyone’s talking about bizarre theories and mathematical equations regarding the “meaning” of the date… well, I just want to take all that math talk and shove it into a puzzle box that opens a gateway to Hell. Seriously, how cool was that damn box? I remember wanting so badly … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/10/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #10 – Hellraiser.
Yesterday was a bit of a softball, so today I’m throwing a barbed wire wrapped fastball. Frontier(s) is a goddamn smack to the face. Some people may shun it off as a French Hostel, but I think it definitely deserves to stand alone. I love horror that pushes boundaries, so when I see a movie … Continue reading 10/9/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #9 – Frontier(s).
Disagree if you want, but just know that I think you’re wrong. The Blair Witch Project is amazing, and whether you like it or not, changed the landscape of horror movies forever. The mockumentry film of course had been done before, but never to this extent. Simple and slow paced (something that sadly is a … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/9/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #9 – The Blair Witch Project.
Okay, okay, okay, now hold on a second. Before you roll your eyes and mock, hear me out. I know most people see that something is animated and immediately tune it out, but have you actually seen Monster House? This movie is spectacular. There was more originality and uniqueness in this flick than the hundred … Continue reading 10/8/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #8 – Monster House.
Yet another movie that was pivotal to my adolescence. And if you know me, that probably would explain a lot. Stuart Gordon’s fantastically bizarre and insane adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator was another of my earliest experiences with gory horror and twisted humor married together, not to mention an introduction to some seriously creepy sexual … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/8/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #8 – Re-Animator.
This is a movie that gets under your skin… literally. There’s two ways to look at Videodrome, the retro way, and the current way. When this disturbing flick first came out, it was at the height of VHS tapes, pirate cable networks, and what at the time was a whole new era of communication. So … Continue reading 10/7/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #7 – Videodrome.
Yesterday we went back in time. Today, we’ll stay relatively recent with one of my favorite horror movies in the past decade. The Descent mixes equal parts paranoia and claustrophobia with a perfect helping of creepy creatures, ideal pitch-black locations, and a bad-ass team of all female explorers. And speaking of pitch-black locations, that’s why … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/7/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #7 – The Descent.
Okay, you can start with the fact that this movie is worth a viewing for simply the music alone. Not many horror movies have a Philip Glass score. The organs are so damn haunting, it’s bores into your skin. It’s just amazing. But the movie itself does the same thing. I’m a huge Clive Barker … Continue reading 10/6/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #6 – Candyman.
Okay, let’s go back in time a bit. Of all the Universal classics, the Creature From the Black Lagoon is my all time favorite, not to mention my favorite character design. We’re all so jaded now that it’s hard to look through the eyes of someone with a 1950’s mentality, but try. Think about how … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/6/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #6 – Creature From the Black Lagoon.
As someone who loves the first two movies (Ahem, *spoiler alert*, one of them will be an upcoming recommendation on this blog), I saw this and figured I'd pass this info along. It's pretty damn cool whenever things like this pop up, so I'd take advantage if I were you. I live in L.A. so … Continue reading Paranormal Activity 3 – Chance to See It Early
There is so much about Tremors to love that it’ll be hard for me to actually stop writing about it. This movie came out of nowhere for me when I originally saw it at the theater, and it left me with one of those rare, “movie highs.” I couldn’t stop thinking about how well it … Continue reading 10/5/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #5 – Tremors.
Another no brainer. But I had to put it on my list because it’s shocking to me how many people have never seen this film. What’s your damn problem? Creepshow is a fun, absolutely unique experience. It’s not as much of a movie as it is a comic book with lungs. With its bold colors … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/5/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #5 – Creepshow.
This movie has been on my mind lately. It’s one of those interesting little gems that sticks with you long after it’s over. As an obsessive fan of the series Twin Peaks, this movie has Twin Peaks written all over it, yet with an Aussie twist. There’s so much style to this flick that it’s … Continue reading 10/4/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #4 – The Loved Ones.
“I kick ass for the lord!” Not only did I quote that for months, but this entire movie basically took over my life for a few years after it was released. Because no one would carry it in Utah, I had to special order it from Suncoast (remember Suncoast?), and once I had it in … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/4/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #4 – Dead/Alive.
Ahh, the 80’s. You were so amazing. Sure you gave us a bunch of good new wave music, provided serious top notch fashion, and provided the masses with a lot of dancing entertainment. But to me, you’ll always have my heart in your slew of fantastic slasher films. Happy Birthday to Me is sadly one … Continue reading 10/3/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #3 – Happy Birthday To Me.
Like many of the movies I’ll put on here, this is one of those “dividing” films, where people either LOVE it, or HATE it. The opinions rarely stretch into the middle area. Me, personally, I love this movie. Most people would say it’s more of a disturbing mind-f*@# than it is horror movie, but … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/3/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #3 – Jacob’s Ladder
Sometimes a movie works because of one very simple reason. In Serpent and the Rainbow’s case, it always worked for me because the premise and just pure creepiness factor. Voodoo has always been one of those things that truly gets under my skin. And setting it directly at the source in Haiti just ups … Continue reading 10/2/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #2 – The Serpent and the Rainbow.