In years past, I’ve always picked one of my all time scary favorites for the Halloween selection. In 2010, I picked Martyrs (the most disturbing movie ever made.) In 2011, I picked John Carpenter’s Halloween (um, duh.) In 2012, I picked Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (still one of the best hooks ever.) … Continue reading 10/31/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #31 – Trick ‘r Treat.
If you’ve been paying any attention to the festival rounds or the independent horror circles, you’ve definitely heard of today’s pick, hailing from Ireland. The Canal is one of those movies that has been the subject of a lot of horror talk in 2014. And I’m here to say that it’s for good reason. After … Continue reading 10/30/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #30 – The Canal.
Yep, Saw. Deal with it. In honor of its 10th anniversary today, and thus it being rereleased in theaters, I had to put Saw on this list. I know a lot of people can’t stand this movie because of its uber-violence. Hell, it even helped usher in a legion of copycat “torture porn” films, which … Continue reading 10/29/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #29 – Saw.
Here’s another gem from the 80’s. Sorry, I just can’t help myself; I effing love this decade. And once again, The House on Sorority Row is pitch-perfect 80’s. Like most of these wonderful slashers, this flick once again features a bevy of lovely ladies being stalked by a mysterious killer, taking them out in interesting … Continue reading 10/28/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #28 – The House on Sorority Row.
I’m here to give this long underrated sci-fi horror sequel some love. Before Seven, The Game, Fight Club, or his latest hit Gone Girl, David Fincher’s debut feature was this dark and dirty beast of a flick. Like much of his work, this movie is desolate, dreary, and did I say dark? Well it is. … Continue reading 10/27/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #27 – Alien3.
Okay so we’re going to have some fun this weekend. It’s not only going to be a double feature/double-your-fun weekend, but it’s also going to be a groovy study of an original thriller classic and its very meta sequel/remake hybrid. This busy pre-Halloween weekend the two movies that comprise The Town That Dreaded Sundown … Continue reading 10/25/14 & 10/26/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS #26 & #27 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Original, 1976) AND (Remake/Sequel, 2014).
Today’s movie is a perfect example of the early 70’s showing us exactly how to create a truly unsettling atmosphere by using the simplest techniques available. Watching Let’s Scare Jessica To Death is an unnerving experience. There’s almost no blood, most of it takes place in the broad daylight, and yet, it all just works. … Continue reading 10/24/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #24 – Let’s Scare Jessica To Death.