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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 ūüôĀ (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.…

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    31 Nights of Horror – The Hitcher

    This movie is relentless and kinda’ hard to watch as it just goes on and on with no end in sight. Jim Halsey is on a cross-country trek to San Diego when he picks up a hitchhiker in a torrential downpour. The hitcher, John Ryder, isn’t the friendliest guy and starts to say odd things and claims that he killed the driver of an abandoned car that they pass. Jim starts to worry that he has made a mistake and takes the opportunity to shove John out of the car. It seems as though Jim has dodged a bullet but he is soon overtaken by a car with a family…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Gerald’s Game

    When I saw that Netflix was dramatizing one of my favourite, if lesser know, Stephen King thrillers – I knew that I had to see it. Jessie and Gerald are headed to a secluded cabin in the woods to rekindle their love life. Gerald is an obnoxious, successful lawyer and Jessie is a mild-mannered housewife. The couple encounter a stray dog on their arrival at the cabin, Jessie feeds him a couple of steaks and then they retire to the cabin. King, again, expertly utilizes the seclusion of the setting to build suspense and foreboding before anything really happens. While Jessie and Gerald are getting romantic in the bedroom, Gerald…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Fright Night

    This classic 1985 vampire thriller is about Charley Brewster, a typical teenager who is certain that his new neighbor is a vampire and responsible for the deaths of¬†at least three¬†young women after seeing him and another man hauling a coffin through their back yard. Charley tries to tell his mom and the police what happened but they assume that he is nuts and even confront Jerry (vampire neighbor) and his roommate Billy which leads the authorities to even further disbelieve Charley’s story. Charley, out of desperation seeks out¬†a former vampire hunter and¬†star of Fright Night, one of his favourite televisions shows but is ultimately rebuffed when not even Peter Vincent…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Sleepy Hollow

    Confession, I had never watched this movie until just this last weekend and wasn’t going to include it on the list. Unpopular opinion, I am not a fan of Johnny Depp. I don’t know why, he seems like a good actor but I’d watch pretty much any other actor in a movie over him, including Jake Gylenhaall. Yikes. That being said, this movie was all around enjoyable and definitely a new fav! It’s your traditional Ichabod Crane tale but with a bit of twist, in this film Crane is a police constable who is sent to investigate several slayings in Sleepy Hollow where the victims had been beheaded. Depp plays…

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    31 Nights of Horror – Phantasm

    I won’t lie, this movie is a little light on plot but it is still a classic in my book – if only for that creepy, organ music riff. ¬†Jody and Mike are two brothers who recently lost their parents, they live in a small town that has recently been plagued by a rash of unexplained deaths. They become suspicious of a local mortician (the Tall Man) who is totally creepy but might be up to more sinister things than just looking like a weirdo. While chilling in the graveyard, Mike witnesses him stuffing a coffin into the back of his hearse and peeling out. He relays this to Jody…

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    31 Nights of Horror – The Exorcist

    Have you been sleeping too much? 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 neck and blood is squirting everywhere…