MONTH OF HORROR! EN ESPAÑOL!
3. [REC]³ Génesis, 2012
Entretenida para pasar el rato, divertida y chistosa, los efectos de las escenas gore no están tan buenos como me esperaba pero funcionan. Es muy diferente de las otras 2 secuelas.
P.D. “Eloise” suena mucho mejor con The Damned que la versión que sale en esta película.
Month Of Horror:
2. The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, 1989
Why do I keep coming back to this series? This one was boring, the only decent parts are the fight scene at the beggining and when Toxie’s face melts off.
On the good side there’s only one sequel left.
P.S. This film is made up of half the footage for Toxic Avenger Part II.
1. American Psycho, 2000
SO, Month of Horror is once again upon us, and rather than writing long reviews that only a few people will read, I’ll try to either take a picture or make a drawing or come up with some sort of visual thing to make up for this year. Also the usual movie trivia because I love trivia.
October 1st we watched American Psycho! One of my favorites, good acting, good music and quotable, good stuff.
So I made a crappy sketch of Pat Bateman. I think subconsciously I drew Nic Cage but whatevs.
P.S. In the novel, Elizabeth (Guinevere Turner) gives Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) the nickname “Batman” (the result of removing the letter “E” from his surname) years later, guess who would end up playing the Cape Crusader? That’s right, George Clooney (duh).
31. The Dark Half, 1993 / Trick r’ Treat, 2007 / Dracula, 1931
Alright Halloween night, watching horror movies and drinking and eating chips with -mo, and I wish we had candy corn and more things, but I’m so buying candy November 1st!
The Dark Half, was all kinds of boring! I wish I had the Stephen King Movie Adaptation Drinking Game at hand, we were just drinking like random and then we ran out of booze before we were half done with the movie. But yeah, the special effects were dated and the dialog was so forgettable I don’t remember anything BUT the police enforcement of that movie was particularly shitty and stupid. I can’t believe this was a Stephens King story AND directed by George A. Romero.
P.S. The story is about a writer (of course), and he’s confronted to sign a book with his pen-name, the photo on the back of the book is Stephen King himself.
Trick r’ Treat was FUCKING AWESOME, entertaining and fun and stuff.
The scares were fun and the story was creative and while it was at sometimes predictable, it was still very amusing and cool and I know I’m not making a lot of sense right now but it was fucking great, it reminded me a lot of Creepshow (a well done King/Romero project), the same feeling of good fun horror.
If you haven’t seen it, give it a watch, Halloween is the perfect time to watch this film. You can also go for it on Dia de Muertos on November 2nd.
P.S. Most of the Jack O’ Lanterns were made out of either foam or ceramic. An on-set joke was that no pumpkins were harmed during the making of this movie.
Last one (of the month)!
Dracula! Fuck yes Bela Lugosi kicks so much ass. It is now a tradition of mine to watch this movie every year in October, and I always watch the original version, two years ago I watched it on VHS, last year I watched it with Cinemassacre’s commentary on DVD, and this year I watched the one with the Philip Glass soundtrack.
I love this movie a lot, every time I watch it I notice something new and feels different with each ‘version’ I watch.
There is not a lot I am going to say about this movie, other than, if you haven’t seen it, be sure to check it out.
P.S. I know a bunch of trivia about this movie and I don’t know what to say!
Let’s see… Here’s something, Lugosi wasn’t the first choice to play the part of Dracula, Lon Chaney was considered for the title role, but he died of throat cancer, then there were a bunch of other actors such as John Wray, Conrad Veidt, among others, Lugosi fought for the role he had mastered on stage, so he agreed to a contract paying him $500 per week for a seven week shooting. This was a small amount even during the days of the Depression. But still, he is Dracula and will always be.
30. Frankenhooker, 1990
Oh mighty Thor… If I thought Toxic Avenger was schlocky, boy was I in for a real fest of schlockyness and grade A baloney.
I heard about this movie a bunch of times on Rue Morgue, and thought it would be funny and entertaining, also I knew it wasn’t Academy Award material, but I never imagined how shitty it would be. Lucky for me, I enjoy shitty movies (my limits are somewhere between the Tommy Wisseau movies, so you get the idea).
Anyhow, this movie is fucking weird and pointless and if I thought I had to shut my brain to watch Jennifer’s Body, I would have to drill my brain (the main dude in the movie does that like a habit).
SO, to sum it up: If you like shitty movies watch it, other wise stay away.
P.S. Writer/director Frank Henenlotter improvised the basic story at a pitch meeting. After getting the okay to make the picture, he then wrote the script for the movie. Needless to say, it shows. Also, I was going to watch My Name is Bruce, but I got mentally tired with this.
29. Jennifer’s Body, 2009
What can I say about this movie? Is it good? no, but it’s not bad either…
I think it is an entertaining movie, has it’s moments of good special effects but overall I thought the story was kind of dumb. Maybe that’s what they were going for, I don’t know.
The acting is okay, and some of the lines of dialog are really funny, again, I am not sure if that was the intention but I think it works fine.
I think is the kind of movie you put on and turn your brain off. If you like Diablo Cody’s stuff be sure to check it out. Otherwise watch it when you are really bored.
P.S. The title is from the song “Jennifer’s Body” by Courtney Love’s band Hole. Also I heard that Diablo Cody was the bartender I am not sure tho.
28. Scre4m, 2011 / Nosferatu: the Vampyre, 1979
So, yeah, Scre4m, pretty good damn good. Wes Craven proves why he kicks so much ass. The tribute to the previous installments was classy and entertaining.
The pacing was great and the tension held up nicely, I love how it felt like it was made in the late 90s. I am not a big fan of the new CG blood and knife, but it looks okay I guess.
There were not a lot of scares and the killings were not as creative as some other times, the horror movie trivia was great and debatable (maybe because I am a big geek).
This is a must watch if you like slasher films and new twists on old classics.
P.S. The Scream franchise is one of the only horror franchises to have its main characters return for all its sequels.
Now, Nosferatu: the Vampyre. HOLY SHIT does this movie kicks ass!
This is one of those remakes that give you a breath of fresh air when it comes to retelling an already beloved story. The elements it brings to the mix are beyond any expectations, the camera movements, the photography, the music.
The real show stealer for me is the human and vulnerable side of the monster, he is so much tragic in this incarnation than the 1922 film, he really seems like he want’s to die but can’t put himself to it.
I love also the strength of the female lead, Lucy, she shows a lot more determination than any of the other films i have seen.Van Helsing here is kind of an asshole, he doesn’t to a lot throughout the film, but in the end he comes around.
This movie has a different feeling than any other vampire film, it’s really awkward and uncomfortable and creepy at some points, then again there are moments filled with excitement and strong feelings.
This is a work of art and if you ever find it by chance (like I did), buy it and watch it and then try watching it alone at night while everyone else sleeps. I DARE YOU!
P.S. Klaus Kinski had to spend approximately four hours per day in make-up. Fresh latex ear pieces had to be poured for each day of shooting because they were destroyed at removal. Kinski, notorious for his violent daily temper-tantrums, had a very good relationship to Japanese make-up artist Reiko Kruk and was exceedingly patient and well-behaved during make-up.
27. Candyman, 1992
“I heard you lookin for Candyman bitch”
Candyman, say it five time staring at the mirror and prepare from some freaky dicky shit. This movie was all the fuzz when I was growing up, the kids at my school were always making up stories about flipping Candyman and that is why I didn’t watch this piece of gold when I was a kid myself.
Also, when I got older and I started enjoying the horror genre I thought it was so weird and laughable. A dude wearing a pimp coat who happens to have a hook by hand an bunch of bees in his fake looking rib cage.
Anyway, I was right, this movie is one of those movies that are so bad they’re good, funny as hell, there are some interesting scenes and effects, but the dialog is shitty and a lot of the events are just plain weird. My favorite scene is when the main white lady gets beaten and then has to recognize the criminal. It made me laugh a lot.
If you like urban legend folklore and pimp coats, give it a watch.
P.S. Eddy Murphy was considered to play the part of Candyman, which I think would have been even more hilarious. Also, Sandra Bullock was considered for Helen, the white lady.
26. Toxic Avenger Part 2, 1989
Welp… I decided to continue with this series, but I guess these movies get dumber with each sequel…
The story seems to have been pulled straight out of a cartoon, the movie is self aware of it’s suckiness apparently. The jokes are even less funny than the last movie, over the top acting, bad acting, dumb acting.
Some of the gore scenes are good, others are really shitty. There is a lot of unnecessary nudity also. I guess is a Troma tradition.
In this film Toxie (yeah they call him Toxie in this one) goes to Tokyo to look for his father, I think it was just an excuse for the filmmakers to go to Japan, a lot of the scenes make it seem like they just started walking around japan without any idea of what they were going to do.
There are a lot of racial stereotypes, Japanese, Jewish, Latino, Afro American… oh and seems like it’s a running gag to have a dude dressed in drag fighting the Toxic Avenger. In the last movie there was this one guy but he got killed off (of course), in this movie there are two, an American and a Japanese.
I am really rethinking if I am ever gonna watch the other 2 movies.
P.S. Toxie can now move his popping eye.
25. The Blair Witch Project, 1999
Long long looooong ago, I started watching this movie and it bored the shit out of me, and now that I forced myself to re-watch it, it still bored me a loooot.
Maybe I’m all Dwight Schrute or Bear Grillis or shit, but I have always thought if I was in that situation I coulda get the hell out of there the first day, second day tops. I hate camping so I would be pretty quick in trying to get back to the city. On that note, the setting is great, and I like the fact that the dudes where not famous at the time of it’s release.
It wasn’t the first POV found footage/documentary style movie, but it was the one that put the sub-genre on the mainstream. If you don’t get dizzy to easily, enjoy home made videos and people screaming in the woods, give it a watch.
P.S. The three actors believed the Blair Witch was a real legend during filming, though of course they knew the film was going to be fake. Only after the film’s release did they discover that the entire mythology was made up by the film’s creators.