my own spooky film fest

I looked at Kh the other day and with a pouty face I asked her if we could watch scary movies. She gave me a sideways glance and said “Again?”

It’s been raining on and off for the past week or so making it pretty ideal conditions to have movie marathons. Not just any movie marathon, horror movie marathons. I’m a bit of a horror movie junkie and it just gets worse in October. My mom and I used to sit on the couch watching cheesy scary movies for hours on dreary days, and I’ve continued the tradition since growing up.

I raided netflix, redbox and my own personal collection to get my fear fix. And to thoroughly annoy Kh. October is so my favorite month.

1. The Thing (2011) :: I had really been putting off watching this prequel, because I hold the original in such high regards. (That goes for a lot of remakes…) I was actually ok with it in the end. The creatures were wire puppets with cgi enhancements, which I really could have done without. It gave them a bit of a cheap look. They did a pretty good job with the classic trust no man, everyone’s a suspect. They did an even better job lining up the ending to match up with the beginning of the original.

2. Apartment 143 :: This one, I wasn’t too fond of. It was shot in the style of Blair Witch Project, handheld cameras so there was a lot of shaky movement. Right from the beginning there was action and slowly they uncovered more information. By the end you didn’t have very many questions about what was happening, but I certainly had a headache from the loud noises and constant changing of camera angles.

3. The Haunting of Whaley House :: I love a good haunted house story, but this was a little far from that. The acting couldn’t keep me interested at all. There was a few good death scenes, but by the end Kh and I were fast forwarding it at just the right speed to hear everyone talk in warp speed. That was just about the only saving grace to this movie.

4. The Fields :: Cloris Leachman. She was the best part of this entire movie. The beginning of it was severely disappointing, but eventually it picked up. It had that “boo” factor, mixed with comic relief. The scariest part was Tara Reid’s acting.

5. Lovely Molly :: Unexplainable noises, creep camera angles, and the slow unraveling of the main character. This movie was a-ok in my book. A couple of disturbing scenes and I really wished they had divulged more information about the back story of Molly.

6. Slither :: I just love this movie. Goofy and gory. What more could you ask for?

7. The Cabin in the Woods :: I had waited forever to see this movie. I knew nothing about it, and I think that was the best part. So many great death scenes, gore, and even boobs. I immediately wanted to watch it again. Zombies, and just about everything else. If you haven’t seen it yet, highly recommend it.

8. The Haunting :: If you get creeped out during this movie, I’m sorry. It’s such a cheese fest I feel like I should be eating crackers. It does have Lili Taylor in it, but it is from the late 90’s.. If you like bad cgi, and a plot that kind of just slaps you in the fact, maybe you’ll like it. Kh’s only comment during the entire movie… “I’d be too busy shitting my pants.”

I guess you could say I’m pretty addicted. Have any good (or bad) spooky movies you’ve seen lately? There’s so many of them floating around this time of year. I love it!



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