Thursday, September 29, 2011

Memoirs of an Invisble Man, Malicious, Contagion, Red State, House (1986), Slither, Hellraiser 1&2, Jaws, The Night Flier, The Birds, Lair of the White Worm, The Beast must Die, Taste the Blood of Dracula. Dracula AD 1972, Scars of Dracula, Growth, Dracula has Risen From the Grave, Dracula (1958), The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

Wow. What a fuckeree this is! So many movies, so little blog. sigh.

Sept 7
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

Chris couldn't believe I hadn't seen this. Actually neither can I. It is a totally solid John Carpenter entry. Although I have a hard time seeing Chevy Chase as anyone except Pierce from Community. I keep exclaiming "he is so young/skinny/not hideous!" Really good story here. Good effects too!

Sept 8
Malicious (1996)

Seriously? Molly Ringwald is a psycho? MOLLY RINGWALD? Dude. This entry into the stalker genre is hilariously wonderful. Ms Ringwald (who goes full on topless for this role!) is so totally miscast it would be kind of sad if it was so funny. I don't know if I could recommend this, but if you want to see her boobs it may be for you.

Sept 9
Contagion (2011)

This is the kind of flick that if you are at all germaphobic you will want to avoid (like the plague!). It made me so aware of touching my face it almost hurt. Super scary in the so real I don't want to think about way, that I was a little freaked out for a few days after. It does have fantastic performances (especially by my boyfriend Matt Damon) AND you get to see Gwyneth Paltrow die! Loved it!!

Sept 10
Red State (2011)

Scary church people are scary. Tight story, good acting, Kevin Smith knows how to make a good scary movie.

Sept 12
House (1986)

I remember this being way scarier than it was this time around. In fact this didn't hold up at all. Maybe 'Nam is all so 20 years ago but it was really mediocre. I also thought it was funnier than it was. :((((

Sept 13
Slither (2006)

Genius. Just plain genius. Gross, funny, shocking and a nice ambiguous ending. Did I mention gross? And features an old pal from back in the day Corb Lund. Yee haw!

Sept 14/15
Hellraiser 1/2 (1987/88)

Come on. These are awesome. Except they ruined that weird red meat in Chinese cooking for me. It just looks like Hellraiser leftovers.

Sept 16
Jaws (1975)

How could I have been 7 when this came out? I swear I remember it from back then. My parents did take me to some to sketchy drive-in's. You know, they would have some cartoons, a kids movie than BOOM! GROWN UP TIME. I recall being awake for some stuff I probably shouldn't have seen. Real quiet like. YOU'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT!

The Night Flier (1997)

This was truly gross. I was surprised at the gore level. It was way better than I had anticipated, I really kinda dug it. It was cheesy but fun. One of the better King adaptations. I KNOW RIGHT??

Sept 18
The Birds (1958)

I wish there were movies like this. Canon.

Sept 19
Lair of the White Worm (1988)

Twisted. Way more than I recalled. Man, that UK stuff back then was whack. I loved it. Goofy as it seems now, it's so much fun to watch. And gorier too!

Sept 20
The Beast Must Die (1974)

I almost always like these 70's flicks. The atmosphere alone is usually enough to captivate me. This however STUNK. Like rotten chicken bones covered in black bananas bad. Terrible plot, minimal "story" and some amazingly bad acting. Ugh. I can't even.. blech. ugh.

Sept 21
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Look, I love all these Hammer movies with Christopher Lee in them. He was the balls man. This was a somewhat slapped together story but it was still fun. Those bloody eyeballs freak me the fuck out.

Sept 22
Dracula A.D.1972 (1972)

This was a much more swingin' entry into Dracula's world. It was absolutely the best "modern" Dracula Hammer did I think. LOVE.

Sept 23
Scars of Dracula (1970)

WOW! Drac really gets to sink his teeth into this role. He is NASTY. Not usual vamp nasty, but brutal. Standard plot stuff, but Lee really stepped it up here. LOVE THIS!! Also: they must have gotten a good deal on the reconstituting blood powder. They use it enough.

Sept 25
Growth (2009)

Chris found little gem. I have a fear (like almost all NORMAL people) of parasites and wow.. this did not help that all. It was a surprisingly good low budget bug flick. It was gross enough, and the story totally drew me in. I do have to note the end was slightly confusing (wait until the credits are over to see what I mean) but eh. I am always happy to find little weird movies like this, it helps restore my faith that the Michael Bay's of the world won't take over. Unless they get the bug too....

Sept 26
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

My notes say "awesome". Let's leave it there shall we?

Sept 27
Dracula (1958)

I've already reviewed this here. It was still a pleasure to watch Peter Cushing star in this mish mash of Drac stories.

Sept 28
Legend of 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

This was one of the strangest co-productions I've watched in like forever. Peter Cushing reprises his Van Helsing role and goes to China. I have no idea how the fuck this nutjob of a flick got made, but I'm kinda glad it did. It's not cinema gold or anything, but damn it was weird. Probably only for true genre fans, this is a hilarious entry into Hammer's legacy. Christopher Lee was offered the Dracula role but after he read the script he (wisely) turned it down. :D

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