Okay, okay, I’ve waited long enough. I held back for years in putting this movie on the list, and I can’t wait any longer. It may not be a horror movie in the traditional sense, but I’ll be DAMNED if you can find a more bonkers, warped, and wonderfully entertaining Halloween flick. To me, it’s … Continue reading 10/31/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #31 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I’m so excited to talk about this movie, and the fact that it drops today gives me the perfect opportunity. Those looking for a spooky Halloween weekend watch, look no further. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their … Continue reading 10/30/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #30 – His House.
In what is now becoming a Halloween tradition, I was back on the radio waves talking about horror movies with my buddy Mark. While I may have a weird radio voice, he makes up for it, since he truly has the voice of Zeus himself. As usual, it was so much damn fun. People called … Continue reading Back on the Radio Talking Horror Movies with Mark Thompson – KGO 810
Sliding back into my beloved ‘80s with a slasher that has always been one of my favorites for some reason. It’s often forgotten in the mix, but this is a prime slasher featuring some prime names in film. First, here's the brief imdb synopsis: Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six … Continue reading 10/29/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #29 – Terror Train (1980).
Much like I did with Zombieland a few days ago, I have to do the same thing with Happy Death Day. For some dumb reason, I put the sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, on this list last year before the original. While I love both movies, the first one is just unbelievably witty, smart, and … Continue reading 10/28/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #28 – Happy Death Day.
This is one of my favorite foreign flicks to come out this year. I am a sucker for well-done, thoughtful, sci-fi horror. Sputnik comes from Russia, and it’s chock full of unique originality, great gore, and a kick-ass creature. First, here’s the brief imdb synopsis: The lone survivor of an enigmatic spaceship incident hasn't returned … Continue reading 10/27/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #27 – Sputnik (2020).
This movie, along with the filmmaker Adam Green, can be a little divisive. Some are huge fans, others are absolutely not. I’m kind of right in the middle with Adam Green (some of his movies I love, others, not so much). But I really enjoyed this movie, and I’ll explain why in a moment. First, … Continue reading 10/26/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #26 – Digging Up the Marrow.
Sometimes things slip through the cracks, and there’s no explanation why. Forgetting to put Zombieland on this list for so many years befuddles me. In fact, it wasn’t until after the fact last year that I realized I put the sequel on here (Zombieland: Double Tap is SUCH a fun movie) and I hadn’t even put … Continue reading 10/25/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #25 – Zombieland.
Let’s get back to a good old-fashioned devil flick. I’d say the majority of the folks out there have probably seen The Omen, but not enough have seen the sequels. I love all three movies, but today’s all about Damien: Omen II. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn thirteen … Continue reading 10/24/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #24 – Damien: Omen II.
Sometimes you feel like a horror movie that really disturbs and upsets you. A movie that gets under your skin and makes it crawl. That’s The Poughkeepsie Tapes in a nutshell. Add to the fact that this movie wasn’t allowed to come out for like 7 years for mysterious reasons, and you’ve got the makings … Continue reading 10/23/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #23 – The Poughkeepsie Tapes.
Every once in awhile there’s a movie that comes along that revolts you, but then makes you think deeply about why you’re so revolted. The Platform is definitely this movie. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. Only one food platform and two minutes per … Continue reading 10/22/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #22 – The Platform (2020).
Okay, after writing about Bride of Frankenstein yesterday, I couldn’t help myself. I HAD to do a Frank double-dip, and write about Son of Frankenstein today. Mainly because, quite honestly, it might be my all-time favorite Frankenstein movie. Some may say that’s blasphemy, but I beg to differ. First, the brief imdb synopsis: Returning to … Continue reading 10/21/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #21 – The Son of Frankenstein (1939).
Time to give a classic some love. We all know it’s a rare feat when a movie sequel is able to rival the original, but that’s exactly what Bride of Frankenstein does. I love this movie so much it hurts. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: … Continue reading 10/20/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #20 – The Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
I LOVE underwater horror movies. Love, love, love them. There are not enough of them in my opinion. So when saw that a new one was coming out, with a decently-sized budget, and a slew of great actors, oh man I was elated. It was unfortunately in and out of theaters quickly, but I’m here … Continue reading 10/19/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #19 – Underwater (2020).
I’m obviously on an HP Lovecraft kick because just a few days ago I had From Beyond on this list. Now, I’m putting Richard Stanley’s amazing return to moviemaking on here. And what a return it is. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences … Continue reading 10/18/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #18 – Color Out of Space (2019).
Okay, I’m so excited to finally put this movie on the list. This one has been a LOOOOONG time coming, and it is spectacular. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: On the cusp of retirement, an eccentric mortician recounts several of the strangest stories he's encountered in his long career, but things take a turn for … Continue reading 10/17/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #17 – The Mortuary Collection.
Sometimes a movie just hits you at the right time and right place in your life. I may not have seen this until a few years after it was released, but when I finally saw it on VHS, boy, this flick hit me right at the sweet spot. I’ll explain in a moment, but first … Continue reading 10/16/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #16 – From Beyond (1986).
This is a quiet little Irish creeper that kind of went under the radar, but I’m here to try and put it back out there. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: A single mother living in the Irish countryside with her son begins to suspect he may not be her son at all, and fears his … Continue reading 10/15/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #15 – The Hole in the Ground.
In honor of receiving my absolutely GORGEOUS new Scream Factory Friday the 13th Deluxe Edition box set that officially dropped yesterday, I’m going to pick a funky chapter in the Friday the 13th universe. I’m going with Part III. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: Having revived from his wounds, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a … Continue reading 10/14/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #14 – Friday the 13th Part III in 3D.
Every once in a while I have to put a movie on here that I’m fully aware might not be the best movie, per se. But dammit if it doesn’t hold a special place in my heart. A perfect summation of that phrase is John Carpenter’s 1993 anthology film, Body Bags. Here’s the brief imdb … Continue reading 10/13/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #13 – Body Bags.
Listen here, “Dark Universe”. THIS is how you remake classic Universal movies. Not by having 200 million dollar budgets and turning them into event action movies. No. By using smaller budgets and handing them off to people who truly understand the horror subject matter. Here is the brief imdb synopsis: When Cecilia's abusive ex takes … Continue reading 10/12/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #12 – The Invisible Man (2020).
Today’s movie comes from Thailand. It is so ridiculous, so far-fetched, and yet so amazing at the same time. It’s so silly, and dammit if I didn’t have the most fun watching it. If you can allow yourself to stretch believability a bit, and let yourself go, you will enjoy yourself too. Here’s the brief … Continue reading 10/11/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #11 – The Pool (2018).
Today’s flick is a mind-twister that I enjoyed thoroughly. It might not be the easiest watch, and a few scenes may trigger some people, but to me, those components usually make the movies that stick with me the longest. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma. He … Continue reading 10/10/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #10 – Daniel Isn’t Real.
While yesterday’s movie may have left you feeling gross and spiraling down into the doldrums, let’s remedy that by going the completely opposite direction today. Extra Ordinary is one of the most delightful and entertaining horror comedies of the past year. Here’s the brief imdb synopsis: Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, … Continue reading 10/9/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #9 – Extra Ordinary.
Today’s choice is most definitely not for your common variety movie watcher. It’s a very controversial choice, and definitely solely for people who can appreciate risk-taking independent filmmaking. And those that have a thick skin. Here’s the very simple premise from imdb:Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.Yep, that … Continue reading 10/8/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #8 – Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
Yesterday's pick of Night of the Demons reminded me of this recent watch. It kind of has that same crazy wanton abandon 80's vibe. Here's the brief imdb synopsis: A group of old war veterans put their lives on the line to defend a young woman taking shelter in their local VFW post, who's running … Continue reading 10/7/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #7 – VFW.
I couldn’t go an entire week without delving into the sweet, sweet embrace of my beloved 80’s. Today, I’m going with the insanely over-the-top, and completely bonkers, Night of the Demons. Here's the brief imdb synopsis: Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them … Continue reading 10/6/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #6 – Night of the Demons (1988).
The Lodge was one of the last movies I saw in the theater before everything shut down for the Coronaverse. I missed it at Sundance the previous year, and had been hearing about it ever since. I’m a huge fan of Goodnight Mommy, the directors’ first feature, so I had some high hopes for this … Continue reading 10/5/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #5 – The Lodge (2019).
57 minutes. Come on now. Everyone has 57 minutes. That’s essentially one episode of Lovecraft Country or The Boys. That’s also the streamlined length of today’s movie, Host. Not to be confused with THE Host, Bong Joon Ho’s awesome monster movie. No, this is simply titled, Host. Here’s the brief synopsis from imdb.com: Six friends … Continue reading 10/4/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #4 – Host (2020).
First off, this film is NOT to be confused with the Mark Ruffalo movie about pollution, nor the endless movies titled Dark Water (without the “s”). No, this baby is an underrepresented gem that deserves more love than it has over the years. Dark Waters is pure 90’s satanic awesomeness. Here’s the brief synopsis from … Continue reading 10/3/20 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #3 – Dark Waters (1993).