Every year, much to the Doctor's dismay, I dub October Shocktober and try to watch as many horror movies as I can. This year I decided to share the movies I watched by posting an image from the it as my fb profile picture.
Detention (Joseph Kahn, 2011) I loved this movie so much I watched it again a few days later just to show someone else how cool it is. To call it a teen slasher/science fiction homage to the films of John Hughes does not do it justice. Just watch it from Netflix Streaming and be won over.
Basket Case II (Frank Hennenlotter, 1990) I didn't get to watch much of this movie, but I am such a fan of the original (and the picture of Belial was too cool not use!), I included it in my list. Check out my review of Hennenlotter's Bad Biology and then check it out yourself.
The Canal (Ivan Kavanagh, 2014) The Canal was one of several movies I watched via Google Movies, which I am grateful for because it gives viewers the opportunity to see movies early, often before they are in theaters.
Asmodexia (Marc Carreté, 2014) I had been waiting for months to see this Mexican possession film and thanks to the Google, I was able to stream it. Twistier than usual twist at the end, I will definitely want to watch this movie again.
Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984) I didn't really like this movie the first time I saw it, in 1985. But I have done an enthusiastic about-face since then! Talk about
your girl power, Nancy is an honest to goodness, butt kicking hero girl the likes of witch we don't see enough of in horror movies.
Witching and Bitching (Les Brujas de Zugarramundi) (Álex de la Iglesia, 2013) Another foreign horror that I have been wanting to watch based on the killer trailer, Witching offers plenty of thrills. I hope there is a sequel.
The House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009) I am not sure what the significance of having the film take place in the 1980's was other than that titillating that fetish of seeing people wearing clothes that I used to see when I was in high school. My second viewing confirmed that this is a great movie that slowly builds to a great climax during a lunar eclipse.
Shadow of the Vampire (E. Elias Merhige, 2000) Director F. W. Munrau (John Malkovich) and actor/vampire Max Schrek (Willem Dafoe) battle wits during the making of Munrau's classic Nosferatu.
Housebound (Gerard Johnstone, 2014) A fun horror comedy from New Zealand. Thanks again, Google Movies!
Visible Secret (Anna Hui, 2001) This was the only movie on a list of horror movies directed by women on Netflix (besides American Mary).
Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004) Who wouldn't love a movie about a group of 20-somethings turning their struggles with burgeoning maturity into life and death struggles against the undead? Shaun serves up a hat trick consisting of pretty good zombie film, real characters who provide heartfelt moments of sincerity and plenty of hysterical hilarity.
The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983) Certainly one of the best opening montages ever-Bauhaus, Bowie, savage monkey attacks, all of it coming together at eh cryptic "No ice" junction. Scott bathes this film in a smokey, neon ambiance that slowly parts to reveal one of the best modern vampire stories as lonely Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), after all her centuries, moves through the Manhattan searching for her perfect, next lover.
That is it for today. Hopefully my readers will take quantity over quality! Now, back to midterms.