Showing posts from October, 2014

Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night Released: 1985 Director: Tom Holland Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Plot (taken from IMDB):  For young Charlie Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charlie with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt that their strange behavior is explained by the fact that they are a vampire and his undead day guardian. The only one who can help him hunt them down is a washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charlie's favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn't really believe that vampires exist, but does it for the money... 

Story wise, Fright Night is damn near perfect. It came out at a time when, as the Peter Vincent character put it, people "prefer a movie where a masked loony kills virgins". At the time this was true, with movies like "Friday the 13th" and "Nightmare on Elm Street" dominating the box offi…

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)

Released: April 28th 2011
Director: Kevin Munroe
Starring: Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington, Anita Briem, Taye Diggs

Plot: Supernatural detective Dylan Dog is called out of retirement to track down a valuable artifact before vampires get a hold of it and unleash its power.

The story of "Dead of Night" is actually pretty interesting and has several elements that make it fun to watch. The idea that theres a single person that was hired to keep peace between the zombies, vampires and werewolves is a pretty cool idea for a story. I can't compare it to the comic books as I have never read a single page of it, but from a film viewers standpoint I feel this film hit the points it was aiming for story wise.

This film also has a solid cast from a performance point of view. When he is brought up, Brandon Routh is always looked at as a "boring actor" but in my eyes he is anything but. He has a great chemistry with all of the actors in the film, especially Sam Huntington w…

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Coming Soon: Cinemania Fright Nights!

October 17th through the 31st will be the first annual Cinemania Fright Nights! 15 days of fun and terror! There's bound to be something for everyone from terrifying horror films to movies the whole family can enjoy and watch on Halloween.

Here's just a few of the titles in the lineup:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
House on Haunted Hill
The Possession
Ernest Scared Stupid
The Exorcist
and more! 

Netflix Recommendations (October 5th 2014)

It's time for another round of movies and television shows I've enjoyed recently on Netflix

Doctor Strange- As far as animated comic book films go, this is one of my favorites. It alters the origins story from the comics, but at its core it still has all the essential pieces. It tells the story of how Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on his journey to become the sorcerer supreme, the master of the mystical arts. It's a fun film to watch if you're looking for an introduction into the world of Doctor Strange. 

Earth 2- One of those awesome yet also under appreciated Television shows of the early 90's, Earth 2 told the story of a group of explorers who set out to establish a colony on a new planet. It had a great cast involving one of my favorite actors, Clancy Brown as well as Debrah Farentino and Rockmond Dunba. If you like Sci Fi TV shows, you can do much worse than Earth 2.

The Great Mouse Detective- A movie that I haven't seen in a good 20 years, this was one…