Day 20 - El Orfanato (aka The Orphanage)

Day 20 [Oct.  20] - El Orfanato (aka The Orphanage)

This is definitely a sad one, but a nice addition to the ghost/haunted house sub-genre. I seemed to appreciate the foreign ghost films more so than the domestic ones. I don’t know. Maybe they don’t seem to feel as cliched since they do tend to incorporate cultural interpretations of ghosts. In regards to El Orfanato, the fact that child ghosts are the ones interacting with the living delivers a far more compelling story than say if it were Tomas’ mother or one of the old matrons. They weren’t vengeful in their play and in the end they were more accepting of each other despite their physical abnormalities. 4/5

frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!
My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!

frickhead:

ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!

My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!

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Day 19 - Planet Terror

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Day 19 [Oct. 19] - Planet Terror

Art Credit: Chungkong

Planet Terror is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s a ridiculous and cheesy movie with plot holes, spraying blood, Rose McGowan rockin’ a gun for a leg, and Freddy Rodriguez being a bad ass. It used to be on the monthly rotation. That’s how much I love this movie. I was actually fortunate enough to catch this double billed with Death Proof on the big screen on Easter. Good times. 5/5

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Day 18 [Oct. 19] - Paranorman

Art Credits:

Top - Graham Erwin

Middle - Drew Millward

Bottom - Glen Brogan

Late with this one, but in all fairness it was my anniversary and it would be a bit of jerk move to insist on a horror movie when the hubby wants to do something nice. Besides I was beat after walking laps around the zoo.

So to supplement for yesterday there will be two today. I think I like and appreciate this one even more with a second watch. Originally I wished there was more focus on the ghosts than zombies/witches curse; no big deal now. I love Neil. He just an awesome character that exudes confidence in the face of those who think he is below them. In short he sticks to his guns and buds. Also, the detail that went into the character and world design is amazing. Great flick all around though most probably wouldn’t take there kids to it because it has references to alternative sexualities, outcast behavior, child death instigated by adults, bullying, words like wiener, and zombies. Some of these that would scare people  away are probably things that a kid would encounter in the real more so than what is presented in most Disney and Dreamworks films. Oh and the one liners!

"Kick it in the nut-hole."5/5

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Day 17 - Chernobyl Diaries

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Day 17 [Oct. 17th] - Chernobyl Diaries

For some reason I thought this one was actually a found footage horror flick (even the title kind of gives that impression). I was wrong…

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Day 16 - Humanoids from the Deep (aka monster)

Day 16 [Oct. 16th] - Humanoids from the Deep (aka Monster)

Well, my plans for today’s film was dashed when the USPS didn’t deliver my Netflix as promised. Though I doubt it could have been better than this heap of desperation. The gist of this one…weird fish monsters taking to land to mate with reluctant womens. There was a decent amount of boobs and blood. Oh and a girl forced to “birth” a fish monster baby at the end. That’s all I really took from it…rapey fish monsters, blood spray, birth gone wrong. Joy. 1/5

Day 15 [Oct. 15] - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Art Credits:

Top - Phantom City Creative

Middle & Bottom - Matthew Therrien

The countdown this year is favoring the indie films over the mainstream blockbusters. Love the overall critique that this film makes of the slasher genre in a way that none of the Scream movies ever touched on (mostly the little things that became definitive characteristics within the Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises). It had been years since I had last seen this and I still appreciate it for what it is. There’s a need to add this into my own DVD collection. Also, does anyone else ship Leslie and Taylor? After everything is said and done I just want them to run off into the sunset together. 5/5

It’s official. This has become one of my favorite songs.

(Source: Spotify)

Day 14 - Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi

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Day 14 [Oct. 14th] - Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (aka Witching and Bitching)

Such a bizarre little movie, though it fits the general idea of what I expected it to be. I found the characters to be semi-likeable (I wasn’t rooting for one side over another); entertaining at the very least. I mean come one a dude dresses up as a silver street performing Jesus touting a shotgun. And the old witch with the metal chompers! I wouldn’t quite say it was entirely horror. Fun watch. 3/5

Day 13 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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Day 13 [Oct. 13] - Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Art Credits: I could not find a name for this one. It may have been part of some images used for the 25th Anniversary, but I’m not 100% on that.  If anyone happens to know, shoot me a message  or reblog and I’ll slap on a credit.

So it’s the hubby and I’d 9th anniversary from when we decided to be a couple. Not our wedding anniversary, that’s this weekend. So  to celebrate we have some awesome homemade eggplant parmigiana, champagne, chocolate, and some killer klowns :D

Goodness the clowns in this movie are creepy up close. They’re all dirty and grimy with oblong bodies and unnerving laughter. It’s such a nonsensical plot that it just works in the end. This movie also happens to be my introduction to The Dickies (they did the theme song). 5/5