Category Archive: 31 Days of Halloween 2015

31 Days of Halloween – Day 31 – Texas Chainsaw Special Edition

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre opens with some introductory text and two rotting corpses sitting atop a gravestone.  Yeah, that’s what this movie is.  I can tell you that I don’t know a lot… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 30 – In Search of Dracula

Who is Dracula? What’s the history of Dracula on film and in media?  That’s what this documentary tries to answer, starting with the secrets behind Bram Stoker.  This film is narrated by Christopher… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 29 – Suspiria

Suspiria is effective in tone and mood, but color and weirdness are substituted for coherence.  This Dario Argento masterpiece is a surreal experience and doesn’t skimp on the tension.  It is loaded with… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 28 – 28 Zombies Later

28 Days Later made zombies cool and even used a montage in 7-11 while doing it.  28 Days Later and The Walking Dead have a lot in common, especially because they start the same… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 27 – Paranormal Non-activity

Paranormal Activity (2007) is a jump-scare movie and tries hard to be normal.  With ghosts.  The most comparable thing to this movie is probably The Blair Witch Project, except for the fact that Blair… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 26 – The Hitcher allegory

The Hitcher (1986) is an allegory, but Roger Ebert gave it zero stars for its efforts.  It was “deceased and corrupt” in his opinion.  It wasn’t worth anything.  I have disagreed with Ebert a… Continue reading

The Walking Dead – Thank You Thins the Herd (spoilers)

“Thank you” was an episode that finally delivered the goods after the mediocre start in the ratings for The Walking Dead.  I couldn’t believe how fast paced this episode felt.  It was moving… Continue reading

31 Days of Horror – Day 25 – The Eye was inspired by real life events

I love the original version of The Eye (2002) because is it moody and scary.  The script was written by the Pang brothers, Oxide and Danny.  They were inspired by a real life… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 24 – What is The Changeling?

The Changeling (1980) is a ghost story starring George C. Scott (with hair), and it turns out to be a murder mystery suspense thriller disguised as a scary movie.  It is not a… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 23 – Frankenstein and a Wolfman enter a bar…

Of all the Universal team-up movies, I think Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman is best viewed with your brain off, as two monsters fight it out through a nonsensical storyline.  Unlike some team-up movies,… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 22 – Hellraiser Inferno (2000)

This direct-to-video Hellraiser film tries to be clever, which fooled some critics, who called it the best Hellraiser movie since the original.  You must be kidding me.  If you think I’m being harsh, then… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 21 – Tim Burton’s favorite horror movie

I forgot how many Vincent Price movies I’ve watched this year and it literally slipped my mind how good House of Wax (1953) really is.  I was saying the other day that House… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 20 – Vincent Price in a theater with lots of blood

If you swear off movies like Theater of Blood (1973) because they’re old, then you’re missing out, because Vincent Price owned the 70s and this movie proves it.  How he got away with… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 19 – Yay, a Friday the 13th movie!!!

I think the best thing you can say about Friday the 13th part 3 (1982) is that it isn’t the crap that part 2 is.  Although, judging from the music, you wouldn’t think… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween – Day 18 – We are watching a movie about us watching a movie

You’d think I’d enjoy In the Mouth of Madness (1994), with its surreal plot and nonsensical adventure, but I was confused more than entertained.  This movie stars Sam Neill, the guy who plays… Continue reading

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