Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
My beautiful niece Valerie, who kept picking up wrapping paper the whole evening. I don't think she sat down once.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Merry Christmas Everyone. Sometimes when life turns really shitty, a good horror movie can cure all problems, at least for 2 hours. Thats why I love them. This is not a good horror movie, I can guarantee that, but I will pay the 10 bucks just becuase the tag line is so awesome...
Friday, December 19, 2008
I was actually looking for the old SNL sketch of Frankenstein, Tonto, and Tarzan singing "Silent Night," but I could only find a crappy version on YouTube. This is how I spend my free time. I am all hyped up on fried chicken and pie, leave me alone!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I have never read the book he is talking about, but I do have to go to the bookstore today to pick up a x-mas gift.. Is this really something I want to read during the holidays? It would be a nice counterweight to "The Sound of Music," which I am about to watch. Wish me luck.
Thanks to the power of the internets I don't have to see crappy movies anymore (The Day the Earth Stood Still) to see kick ass trailers. I remember seeing some piece of shit movie just to see the trailer for "The Phantom Menace." What a waste of time that was on all counts. Anyway, here is Hugh Jackman with his shirt off. Enjoy.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
In other news, This night I will Possess your Corpse is NOT available from Netflix. The love affair is OVER.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Oh, the Horror, the Horror of seeing Santa Claus. The most terrifying ritual of Christmas. There is an entire book of these pictures out. I think my parents have a photo of me throwing a fit on Santa's lap somewhere.
To make up for yesterday's SHITTY trailer, here is an actual good one. Well, the teaser looked better, but I am still looking forward to seeing this, because Christian Bale can do no wrong.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Yuck, I can't believe I am even posting this trailer. But with so few horror films to look forward to, and the good foriegn ones never being released here, this is whats left. The only saving grace is that the director was behind the "re-imagining" of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which wasn't that bad, and will probably go down as the best Jessica Biel movie ever made.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
- The Exorcist 1973: Downright the scariest movie EVER made. Don't believe me? Just try to watch it alone.
- Halloween 1978: Not the original slasher film (that would be Psycho) but in my opinion, the best. The scene where Laurie thinks she is safe, but Myers is getting up behind her, is pure terror.
- Frankenstein 1931 (James Whale): Ok, its one of my favorite movies, and holds a soft spot in my heart. And it really does have some scary scenes in it. Plus, Karloff kicks ass.
- Night of the Living Dead 1968: Probably the one film on this list that had the greatest impact on me. I can't remember when I first saw it (I was probably 5, my parents had no filter) but it continues to effect me to this day: whenever I am stressed out I have Zombie dreams.
- The Thing 1982 (Carpenter): Heavily influenced by Lovecraft, I get heart palpitations every time I see this film. My love/hate opinion of Kurt Russell definitely goes towards love on this one.
- Dawn of the Dead 1978: I always think of this film as more fun than scary, but after recently re-watching it, I got a few shivers. The Zombie getting his head cut off by the helicopter blades is still the best
- Alien 1979: This is not sci-fi. This is straight out horror.
- The Blair Witch Project 1999: This film has alot of haters, but for my money the last 5 minutes are some of the scariest ever put on film. When she turns the corner and sees her colleague standing in the corner: scary as hell.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974: A few scares, but more important is how relentless it is. There is just no relief in this film, even at the end.
- Dracula 1931: A sentimental choice. Not really that scary, but still the best Vampire film ever made.
I had to whittle this down from a list of about 25. A few runners-up: Bride of Frankenstein, Jaws, The Descent, The Mist (2007), The Devil's Backbone, The Ring (it kept me up all night), Nightmare on Elm Street ( a week of sleeping with the lights on), Poltergeist, and Picnic at Hanging Rock (not really a horror film, but it freaked me out good.)