Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fun Halloween movies part 2

Part two of my favorite Films to watch during the Halloween season. Just a reminder these are in not particular order.

Recap from part one - Elvira Mistress of the Dark , Monster squad, Leprechaun and Hocus Pocus.

Freddy vs Jason-Now here is a movie that really had an interesting premise, what happens when two titans of terror go head to head? who will win and who will lose? well the fans won with what I feel was a good film. Sure it wasn't the end all be all bad ass fight we were hoping for but it was fun to watch. Watching the two horror legends go at it made for one hell of a fun time and it makes me sad we never got a sequel or saw any spin offs.

The George Romero "Dead" Trilogy-The three films, "Night of the Living Dead" , "Dawn of the Dead" and "Day of the dead" are 3 of the best zombie movies ever made. They focus more on the people than the Zombies for the most part, but they are always a looming threat. That's not to say that there isn't plenty of gore, especially in "Day" which has some of the best special effects of any horror film zombie, or otherwise. It should be mentioned that they did do remakes of these films. The only two that are worth watching in my opinion are the "Night of the Living dead" remake helmed by Tom Savini, the special effects guy for Dawn and Day. The other is the Zack Snyder directed "Dawn of the dead" which was more about gore than the original , but still had solid story telling none the less.

Fright Night - Ah the 80's classic. Fright Night was one of the first films that made vampires seem "sexier" Casting Chris Sarandon as "Jerry Dandridge", the vampire of the film did just that. The plot is thrilling with great moments and the film is extremely entertaining to watch. The characters are all interesting and dynamic in their own ways, but Chris Sarandon stole the show in my opinion. Able to be charming one minute, then a vicious monster the next showed great depth on his part.

Killer Klowns from outer space - I remember seeing bits of this film as a kid . It never really struck me as being scary as much as it was funny. Seeing as its designated as a horror comedy , my judgement was right on the mark. A crazy story filled with some outlandish events and one crazy cast of characters . Killer Klowns will make you laugh and shock you at the same time , great film for this time of year.

Army of Darkness- The third film in the "Evil Dead" trilogy took the series back to medieval times. AoD continues the story of Ash, who finds him self being sucked into a portal which transports him back in time. The only way to return to his time is a spell which is hidden in the Necronomicon. Ash embarks on a quest to retrieve the book, but doesn't complete the actions as told and unleashes an evil army upon the earth. This one has tons of action and comedy , and that signature style of director Sam Raimi. Not to mention the acting talents of the legendary Bruce Campbell who reprises the role of Ash once again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fun Halloween movies part 1

Halloween is a fun time of year , for those young and old. You can have costume parties and take the kids trick or treating , and just have a great time over all. Personally one of the things i love to do this time of year is watch "scary" movies as well as some older favorites from my youth. So here's my List of my favorite films to watch this time of year (in no order).

 Elvira Mistress of the Dark - At first glance from the cover and poster for the movie , it appears to be a soft-core porn flick. In reality its really a great mix of cheesy horror and comedy. The plot is very basic and the acting isn't anything to brag about, but it doesn't stop the film from being entertaining. Definitely recommend for any fans of films that have a dark sense of humor.

Monster Squad - This is one of those films which could have been very, very bad.Thankfully it turned out great! I remember watching this movie when I was younger and thinking of how awesome it was. While technically this film was a flop, it is held with such high regard and people remember it very fondly. It was finally released a few years ago on dvd, and it still holds up in my opinion. Sure the music is a little dated , but its an outstanding movie to watch if you want a funny movie that blends just enough horror with the right amount of comedy.

The Leprechaun- On paper this has the potential to be a scary movie. What it ended up being is one of the funnier movies from the early 90s. This spawned a long series of movies, and practically launched a full genre of films featuring scary characters in a more humorous light. The first is still the best since it didn't try too hard like the sequels did, plus it was Jennifer Aniston's break out film....what a way to start.

Hocus Pocus- Now this might not have monsters or be scary in any sense of the word , but its a fairly entertaining film for both young and old alike. There are a ton of plot holes in the film, but despite that fact, its still a fun movie to watch during the Halloween season, and will more than likely be on television. As a side note , this is the first and only time Sarah Jessica Parker looked attractive >.>

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