21. Rose Red
1. The Evil Dead
2. Evil Dead II
3. Army of Darkness
4. Evil Dead (2013)
5. Drag Me to Hell
6. Pet Sematary
7. Night of the Lepus
8. Rosemary's Baby
9. The Final Terror
10. The Descent
13. Kingdom Hospital
14. The Haunting
15. Dead Alive
20. Carrie (2013)
The Lost Boys (1987). I love this movie for so many reasons. I've seen it a lot of times but viewed it once again for this marathon. Two teen brothers move with their recently divorced mom to a California beach town to live with their quirky grandpa. Turns out, the town is a haven for vampires. I'm sure most of you have seen this one. If not, I advise you to watch it because it's just plain fun.
The pre-Jack Bauer Kiefer from The Lost Boys.
Okay, I have fallen behind a bit. I have been extremely busy but I hope to play catch up so I can honestly say I did 31 movies in 31 days. Since my last post I have watched the following:
Bag of Bones - I haven't read this yet but my Mom just got NetFlix and wanted to watch it so I broke my rule and watched the movie before reading the book; as a result I cannot speak to the faithfulness of this adaptation. I did enjoy the movie, however; it was not terribly horrific but it was warm and slightly creepy. It was nice to see Pierce Brosnan in a different kind of role.
World War Z - This movie looked alright but was a huge let down...about two hours of incomprehensible gunplay and a story that adds nothing to the 'undead' genre. I would have been better off rewatching any single episode of The Walking Dead.
Carrie (2014) - I went to the theater to see the new remake of this...I did not hate it, but it was largely pointless. I already commented on it in the appropriate thread. Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz both gave good performances, but I cannot say the same for most of rest of the cast (but it was a treat to see "Kitty" from Arrested Development as Ms. Desjardin!).
And finally, last night I watched Cat's Eye. I have seen this repeatedly and still adore the first two segments, Quitters Inc. & The Ledge. As I have usually done in the past, I stopped watching in the middle of the final act (Drew Barrymore and her cat versus the Troll thingy), which I find truly intolerable.
This leaves me three movies behind, but I will do better...I promise!
21. The Others-- 2001 -- starring Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan most notably.
Nicole plays a mother of two photosensitive children and she believes her house is haunted.
I really like this movie. It's one of the more intelligent scares and the type of scary movies I enjoy. I'm so tired of the hack em' up fare that passes for scary these days. Give me something that surprises me without one drop of blood, one sex scene, no gratuitous tits and asses and good acting. I think Nicole does a brilliant job with this as it really is a one woman driven movie. I believe every emotion she emotes. She pulls it off.
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"You've been here before, but things are about to change. I know it. I feel it. There's a storm on the way." -- Stephen King
24. The Reef (2010)
Australian movie about five people that are stranded on a capsized boat that is sinking. They decide they have to try to swim for land and you know what is waiting for them. Even though this is familiar subject matter, the tension is high. This is a lot like Open Water but better. 6/10
14. Horror Castle (1963) A mysterious figure tortures helpless visitors at a German castle.
Christopher Lee is in this one. I thought the story was decent, but was distracted by green outlines on everything. People, walls, furniture. And also distracted by the fact Lee was the only one speaking English, everyone else's lines were dubbed in. This movie is a good example of how important music is to atmosphere. They had the creepy, violin sounds but then it would abruptly change to something almost jaunty sounding, music that sounded to me like something out of a romantic comedy. Very weird, and really took away from the suspense factor.
15. Scream of Fear (1961) A woman in a wheelchair sees a corpse no one else sees.
This one was really great. More of a suspense movie than horror, it reminded me of Hitchcock movies. I kind of had it figured out but there was a final twist that I didn't see coming. I really enjoyed this movie a lot.
16. The House of Seven Corpses (1973) An actress reads the Tibetan Book of the Dead on the set of a horror movie.
This one was bad. Didn't like it at all. The making of a movie within a movie, it was incredibly slow moving.
17. Slither (2006) A small time sheriff and his team encounter worm-like organisms intent on taking over the world.
Fun little movie. Doesn't take itself too seriously, but it was an enjoyable take on the creature feature.
18. Mama (2013) A couple faces the challenge of raising the man's nieces after they were left alone in the forest for 5 years. But how alone were they?
This movie scared the bejeezus out of me. "Mama" was very scary to me, the way she looked, moved, everything. Watched it late Sunday night and spent the rest of the night running through the woods in my dreams, trying to get away from her. I even woke hubby up, talking in my sleep.
19. Sublime (2007) A man loses his grip on reality when he awakes in a hospital to find he has been the victim of the wrong medical procedure.
This one was very strange. I can't say I enjoyed it very much, but the surprise at the end almost changed my mind about the whole movie. Nice little twist.
20. Pacific Rim (2013) A washed-up pilot and an untested trainee must drive an old, obsolete robot in a last ditch effort to repel a lethal force of monstrous invaders.
Not horror, more action movie. But I thought I could include it because it reminded me of movies like Godzilla. Not terrible, but not really my thing. Too much CGI but both the monsters and big robots were cool looking.
21. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) A cunning killer plans to rain terror on a small town, all while being filmed by a documentary crew.
This one was a hoot! It opens with a reporter talking about Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers as if they are real people. Leslie Vernon is the killer in a small town and the reporter is "shadowing" him to document his killing spree. He walks the film crew through his whole plan, giving his reasons and "rules" to killing, kind of like that scene in Scream when they are all talking about the rules to scary movies. A couple of them were pretty funny, like closets are sacred ground and the female form is important to the slasher killer's line of work. Robert Englund plays Doc Halloran, a psychiatrist, a la Doctor Loomis in Halloween, who the killer calls his Ahab. (Of course I loved the SK nod, and there was a line that made me laugh out loud, "There just when you need him.") Zelda Rubenstein has a small role as a librarian. Fun movie, kind of a different take on the slasher film.