Wednesday, October 17, 2012

31 Days of Halloween 2012 pt. 2

Welcome back to the 31 Days of Halloween!!!  It's been a bit since I updated what we've been watching, but here I am.  Also, I am thinking I might attempt a video review for some of the next set of movies/TV shows/ and the concert we went to.

Ok, so here goes at least one chunk of Halloween reviewing.

Quantum Leap Season 3 Halloween episode.  Aka "the Stephen King episode."  Not scary, just fun.  I love Quantum Leap, and I remember watching this episode with my dad and him laughing about it.

Cabin in the Woods (2011) - This movie was way better than I expected it to be.  Yes, it is a slasher movie, but it is also done by Joss Whedon (he of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly fame).  His normal sense of humor is in the movie, and there is a TON of gore.  We really enjoyed this film.

The Descent - This is a movie that I have been scared to watch for a few years.  I am terribly claustrophobic underground or underwater, so I figured this movie would scare me to death.  Honestly, it was not anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be.  It was gruesome, but not over the top.  The character interaction was pretty interesting.  Again, an enjoyable horror movie.

Zodiac - Now this is more of a drama than a horror movie.  But, it's a good movie, and it is about a serial killer, so it qualifies for this month.  I've seen this before, but it was worth a second viewing.  The Zodiac case is creepy, and the cinematography on this movie is awesome.

The Ward - This movie was advertised by Netflix as a John Carpenter movie.  Supposedly he directed it.  I think he wrote some music for it (at least that sounded like his kind of music), but other than that it didn't really feel like a Carpenter movie.  This is about a girl named Kristen who ends up in a psych ward with other young women and these women are slowly being killed off by the ghost of a former patient.  It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the best movie ever.

Along with these we've been watching Supernatural.  We are onto season 4 which includes the introduction of Castiel the socially awkward angel!

That's it for now.  I still have a lot of catching up to do with what we've watched.  This has been a fun year so far though.  I am trying some new movies that I wasn't brave enough to watch before, and I am really in the Halloween spirit!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

31 Days of Halloween 2012! Day 3

It's October!!!  Yay!!  So that means it's back to the 31 Days of Halloween, where my fiance and I watch one horror movie or TV show, or Halloween themed movie or tv show every night for the whole month!  I think we are starting a tradition of kicking off the month with the remake of Night of the Living Dead.  It was one of my fiance's favorites from when he was a kid, and it's a zombie movie that does not scare the living hell out of me so it's a win-win situation.

Last night we watched Dolly Dearest, a wanna be knock off of Child's Play starring Star Trek TNG's Tasha Yar & and the kid who played the main character's dead brother in Sometime's They Come Back.  Oh yeah, it also has Rip Torn in it.  This movie is about a cult whose goat headed demon child "god" was entombed, then tomb was disturbed, and now this goat demon is taking over dolls made at a local factory and using them to possess a young girl.  It was pretty boring, and honestly, that's about all there is to say about that movie.

So, we have to decide what to watch tonight.  Apparently I get to pick, so we'll see what I come up with!