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  • Halloween: Resurrection 2002

    Rewatched 26 Oct, 2014

    You failed, Michael. Want to know why? Because I'm not afraid of you.
    -Laurie Strode

    It's like Halloween but with Tyra Banks, Busta Rhymes and the internet. It somehow manages to be as cool as it sounds.

    Part of:
    Horroctober 2014

  • Exorcist: The Beginning 2004

    ★★ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    You asked the question, now you listen to the answer!
    -Father Francis

    Within five minutes of Exorcist: The Beginning I was thinking "This seems a bit like overkill..." as I watched the unveiling of thousands of upside down crucified CGI men in the desert. Little did I know I'd be thinking that throughout the entire film.

    In 1973 The Exorcist featured a scene with two priests in a hallway preparing to enter the room of a 12 year old girl…

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    I thought it was stupid. Very few funny parts. Young teens will love it.
    -Mac Radner

    Surprisingly funnier then I thought it was going to be. College frat comedy that takes the original angle of having the protagonists be the adults that are being annoyed by the frat house, instead of having the college boys being the heroes.

    For me Seth Rogen's schtick working has little to do with him and more to do with who is cast to play…

  • The Blob 1958

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2014 2

    How do you get people to protect themselves from something they don't believe in?
    -Steve Andrews

    Quintessential 50's monster movie with possibly the greatest opening theme song of the era. "Beware of the blob, it creeps, and leaps and glides and slides, across the floor, right through the door, and all around the wall, a splotch, a blotch, be careful of the blob!"

    If a monster like the Blob having a theme song like that wasn't campy cool fun enough…

  • Deliver Us from Evil 2014

    ★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2014

    There's two types of evil in this world, Officer Sarchie, secondary evil, the evil that men do, and primary evil, which is something else entirely.

    "Inspired by True Events", meaning that something real gave a screenwriter the idea to write this film as opposed to a screenwriter writing about something real, gives us a great premise about a couple of New York cops investigating murders that keep getting weirder and weirder. Basically a police thriller inside of a horror…

  • The Uninvited 1944

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Oct, 2014 4

    That 10th day of May, 1937 was the end of our holiday.
    -Roderick Fitzgerald

    A charming little chiller that might have a bigger reputation then it rightfully deserves, but that's just opinion on a film that I actually have no complaints about and greatly enjoyed. It's just too lighthearted for me to consider it among the greatest haunted films of all time.

    Instead of being frightened most of the time, the brother and sister duo of Roderick and Pamela Fitzgerald,…

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later 1998

    ★★★ Rewatched 23 Oct, 2014

    I can't believe we're doing this.

    Halloween for the Scream generation. Seeing the ORIGINAL masked slasher be reduced to an imitation of what's "IN" at the time is painful for many reasons, not the least of which the fact that the Scream films are an homage to the original Halloween!

    See Miramax got their hands on Halloween for a bit and after releasing Scream in 96, Scream 2 in 97, they suddenly didn't have another one for 98! What…

  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II 1987

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    Life's a joke, then you croak.

    A ridiculous sequel that has no right being this good. The established rules from the original film go flying right out the window along with the original cast while it rips off practically every popular horror film of it's time and it's incredibly fun.

    The original Prom Night was a straight up slasher film taking it's obvious influences from Halloween while the sequel seems to be much more influenced by the likes of…

  • Psycho IV: The Beginning 1990

    ★★ Rewatched 22 Oct, 2014

    You've got a tongue like an elephant's memory.

    The last sequel to one of my favorite films of all time ended up being a Cable TV movie on Showtime. The chances of it measuring up to the original Psycho were insurmountable, but for a 1990 Cable TV movie this is pretty damn good.

    The directing by Mick Garris is solid, Anthony Perkins is memorable and Henry Thomas as a young Norman Bates isn't so bad. Olivia Hussey as Norma…

  • The Beast Must Die 1974

    ★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    One of our guests is a werewolf, I know it.
    -Tom Newcliffe

    A lightweight horror romp by Amicus Studios, which I've always seen as the lower budget version of Hammer Films. It has a nice little setup of a murder mystery hybrid where instead of knowing there's a murderer amongst a group, they know there's a werewolf!

    Unfortunately the producer Milton Subotsky decided to tack on the added gimmick of having a narrator explain to the audience at the beginning…

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1920

    ★★★ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    A man cannot destroy the savage in him by denying its impulses. They only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
    -Sir George Carewe

    There's always an urge to act like everything is old hat when watching films but the fact is I've watched more silent films in 2014 than I have in my entire life and it only adds up to a meager handful.

    What works in your favor though in watching silent films…

  • The House That Dripped Blood 1971

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2014 4

    That's what's wrong with the present day horror films. There's no realism. Not like the old ones, the great ones. Frankenstein. Phantom of the Opera. Dracula... the one with Bela Lugosi of course, not this new fellow.
    -Paul Henderson

    The time honored horror anthology! While this isn't the best I've ever seen, it does standout as it bypasses what most anthologies have a problem with and that's keeping a good tone and quality throughout.

    To be fair it does cheat…