• 31 Nights of Horror,  Blogtober

    Blogtober Day: XXXI – Final Night of Horror

    Well, here we are, Happy Halloween! I hope that everyone had an amazing month of October and got to partake in some festivities and fun. I totally slacked off this year with watching horror movies, I just wasn’t feeling it for some reason but I think it’s mostly because I was out doing other things this year more than any other. That’s OK too but in an effort to redeem myself, I rounded up 31 of my favourite horror movies and here they are in no particular order! I actually hadn’t seen this movie until just last year, I am not a huge Depp fan but ended up enjoying this…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Misery (1990)

    Kathy Bates is the twisted star of this film adaptation of Stehphen King’s Misery, and delivers an absolutely bone-chilling performance and lends a creepy, new meaning to the accolade of number one fan. When famed romance novelist James Caan (Paul Sheldon) careens off the road outside of Silver Creek, Colorado (real place) during a heavy snow storm, his obsessive fan stumbles upon his comatose, broken body and takes him to her secluded home to safety. Turns out that Annie is not only Paul’s number one fan but also a (bat-shit crazy) nurse who can skillfully tend to his wounds and has a candy-land of pharmaceuticals. Paul was in Silver Creek writing a new…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Mr. Brooks (2007)

    This movie is bizarre, to say the least. The most bizarre aspect being that Kevin Costner makes a really convincing serial killer, still hunky but total creep in this movie. He plays affluent, successful Earl Brooks by day, the Thumbprint Killer by night. We meet Brooks during a period of dormancy, he attends 12 step meetings to curb his addiction to killing. Unfortunately, he can’t fight his alter personality forever and breaks into an apartment to murder a couple. He is meticulous about cleaning up the crime scene and destroying evidence but didn’t account for the couple’s blinds being open and exposing him to potential witnesses. Turns out that someone…

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    31 Nights of Horror – The Exorcist (1973)

    Have you been sleeping too well, blissfully drifting through an innocuous dreamland? Need something to keep you up at night? This is the movie for you. This movie, what a classic. The Exorcist is about a young girl, Regan who lives with her starlet mother, Chris who is just wrapping up her most recent film. Regan starts to exhibit strange and violent behaviour which leads to a whole host of medical testing that never seem to pinpoint what is the matter with her. The medical testing bits are actually harder for me to watch than the body horror, there is this scene where a doctor is putting an IV in her…

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    31 Nights of Horror – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    The movie that started my infatuation with serial killers. Also the movie that keeps me from listening to Tom Petty on a two-lane highway at night. Oh, and probably the movie that prevents me from helping any strangers carry anything. Oh, you need help carrying your groceries, alleged dirtbag? Sorry, I want to live. The 1991 film stars Jodie Foster as a young, eager FBI trainee and Anthony Hopkins as a classy yet cannibalistic forensic psychiatrist who is called upon to assist the FBI in catching the suspected serial killer, Buffalo Bill. Lecter, being nobody’s fool plays Starling like a cheap piano and provides little to no help in the case.…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Bluebeard (2017)

    Alright, alright, alright – tonight’s film is the 2017 South Korean thriller, Bluebeard. Funny story about subtitles, when I went to see Apocalypto like two-dozen people walked out because they didn’t know the film would have subtitles. I was like – WHAT LANGUAGE DID YOU THINK ANCIENT MAYANS SPOKE?! Anyway, yes you will require the use of subtitles if you don’t speak Korean. Dr. Seung-hoon is a miserable, dviorced dad with a bit of a drug problem who bumbles into the middle of a serial killer’s path after an elderly man confesses something troubling while under sedation. The elderly man doesn’t say anything concrete but just enough to raise the…

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    V-Day Watch List

    Eek! So, this post might look familiar and it is because I posted this last February. I am not crazy about re-using old posts but when I sat down to start talking about my fave romantic comedies, the list hasn’t changed! Sleepless in Seattle – We all knew this one would be on here, I went through a phase where I was watching this on repeat and then it was removed from Netflix 🙁 (Since it was removed from Netflix, I got a copy of the blu-ray) I took this as a personal affront to my emotional well-being (still true). Sam and Jonah are the sweetest father/son duo who just lost…

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    Fave Rom-Com Leading Gents

    We all knew this was coming, right?  I am just in a V-day mood, we busted out the decor this weekend and even though we don’t actually celebrate the holiday I re-watched all of my favourite movies. Admittedly, this list is a bit shorter but it seems that men don’t often reprise these types of roles like the ladies do but here they are! Tom Hanks – He is a legit American treasure, only someone so pure and kind could make you bawl your eyes out when a 13 year old boy and middle-aged woman’s relationship comes to a bitter end. I mean, the whole premise of that relationship in Big…

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    Fave Rom-Com Leading Ladies

    Feel free to punch me straight in the face for using Rom-Com, blame it on a pretentious former co-worker of mine who turned me onto this asinine abbreviation for something equally asinine – the romantic comedy. Not being a particularly warm and fuzzy person, I watch my fair share of these sappy, wildly unrealistic, light on plot romps and I tend to enjoy them – I cannot explain it. I mean, they generally make you feel like your own love life is inadequate and that few people find their fairy tale ending but all of that aside, I still watch ’em. Part of the reason that I subject myself to this…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Halloween

    Ah yes, the coupe de grace, the final reckoning, the piece de resistance – John Carpenter’s 1978/81 slasher flicks, Halloween Parts I and II. 6-year-old Michael Myers murders his sister and is committed to a psychiatric hospital. Fifteen years late on Halloween Eve, Michael escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, Illinois to give the locals a Samhain that they will never forget. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) drops a key off at the Michael’s childhood home provoking his stalking her for the remainder of the day. She sees him while walking home with her two friends, Annie and Lynda but they convince her that is’t nothing to worry about. Meanwhile, Dr.…