Horror Movie A Day: Redux - FAIL!
A Couple of years ago, I watched a horror movie a day in the month of October, and wrote my thoughts. Check it out here, if you're curious I had a lot of fun doing it.
I'm thinking of doing this again, but I'd like some feedback.
You see, nowadays I have 2 kids instead of one, the youngest is just under 3 months old. Add to that the fact that I am going back to school and working 40+ hours a week... Well, it could be a challenge.
So what I'm asking from you is to help me decide what's "fair". A whole movie would be tough. But to watch a single horror anime episode, or an episode of 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' seems like cheating. Would two episodes do? A 45-minute minimum, maybe?
And what about other media? Video games? A short story? Would these be interesting things to cover in a "Horror Thang A Day" type series?
I appreciate your indulgence, everyone.
That's a huge commitment. You're pretty serious about October Horror Month.
I love b&w horror films.
Where is Storm? She loves talking about horror films!
I'm not going to have such elegant descriptions, nor do I plan on watching a movie a day, but syfy is doing the 31 days of halloween thing. Anyway, we got sucked in last night. First up, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)...with Henry Rollins!!!!! ;D
"A group of reality show contestants find themselves fighting for their survival against a family of hideously deformed inbred cannibals who plan to ruthlessly butcher them all."
This...was brutal. I don't mean brutal like it was a horribly done movie (it was actually pretty good...), but wow gore. Intestines, fingers, etc. The movie did include a vegan girl, and she was one of the only two to make it out alive!
Second, See No Evil (2006). "A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago -- band together to survive against the brutal killer." Another not bad movie...(can't believe it!). Not quite as gorey, but still horrific (eyes in glass jars, plucking out eyes, etc.).
Lastly, we stayed up for part of Dead Men Walking (2005). Now, thissss was a B movie. Basically, everyone in a max. security prison is turning into a zombie, and spitting blood, and fluids on everyone else. Then, there's eating of bodies. Gross, but funny. It was late, so we opted to not continue torturing ourselves, but P still wonders if the world died.
Tonight's features were Dying Breed (2008)-"Dying Breed interweaves the two most fascinating icons of Tasmanian history: the extinct Tasmanian tiger and "The Pieman" (aka Alexander Pearce) who was hanged for cannibalism in 1824."
So, basically these 4 Australian hikers/researchers/people go in search of the tiger, and find this village. The village is comprised of the pieman's descendants (also cannibals, who need people to survive). It actually had a story line, and some suspense, and it wasn't that bad. You know, horror and death. We're not sure if the pieman/descendants were part tiger.
Second, Autopsy (2008)-"Emily Johnson, her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare and Jude are recent college grads driving cross-country, taking a last vacation together before they face the "real" world. An accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely Louisiana road. When the ambulance arrives, it whisks them to Mercy Hospital. With a minimal staff and many of its floors empty, the hospital is an eerie place--but that's only the beginning.The staff is conducting inhuman experiments on helpless patients under the instruction of Dr. Benway, a direct descendant of the infamous New Orleans family that committed atrocities in the 19th century."
Yep. A crazy, crazy hospital with crazy, crazy things.
;)b Tonight I'll be watching Silence of the Lambs :)>>>
Allychristine - both "See No Evil" and "Autopsy" are on my list! Compare and contrast, ya?
haha, how did they get on your list?
I think they are both good ones. We can discuss!
The movie on tonight is Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)-"A soldier returns home from the Iraq war only to be haunted by visions of the dead."
Yeah. Pretty horrific, and pretty sad. He's haunted by the family that he killed, and burned people. I don't recommend.