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!


Intelligent Designs said...

I loved the Stephen King episode of Quantum Leap as well. Those campy, one-shot tv show episodes are great. Sliders did a good job, and so did Fresh Prince :P

I agree with you entirely on Cabin In The Woods. I had fairly low expectations, based on reviews and leaks prior to the release, but I was honestly impressed. It just teaches me to never doubt Joss again. Ever.

Ward sounds like too many other things out right now, or that have been out. Gothika was the first thing that came to mind, I don't know. It seems that semi-decent "ghost killing people in an asylum" are few and far between, and are often in "shaky cam". Look at Episode 50 as one I couldn't even watch, but also Grave Encounters as one that wasn't terrible.

Keep up the good work!

Kat Werner said...

Thanks! I actually liked Gothika more than I thought I would, but I also thought I would be unable to watch it.

I would tell you what movie The Ward really reminds me of, but then that would give away the "twist" ending.