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Showing posts from October 30, 2009

Hellraiser (1987) - Clive Barker

Clive Barker is a horror genius, from his books to his films. He is one of the greatest minds in horror history. That being said we are going to be looking at one of his most well told tales, Hellraiser. This story is based off of his book The Hellbound Heart. This movie was my earliest delve into the horror genre. I remember staying with my dad and watching this movie late at night from the hallway in secret. It scared the shit out of me. I couldn't sleep, every time I closed my eyes I could see chains coming out of my walls tearing me apart. Yeah, this movie has scenes that stay in your memory. At least my own. 
A family moves into a relatives home after he goes missing. It doesn't take long for the family to figure out what has happened to the former occupant. Kirsty, the teenage girl of the family, figures out that her uncle Frank had been sleeping with her father's wife. She decides to investigate and she finds herself tied up in a terror-iffic tale of adultery and mur…

Re-Animator (1985) - Stuart Gordon

I am a sucker for any H.P. Lovecraft film and this is one of the best, Re-Animator! Here we have a mad scientist, the undead, and a little gore action. I mean there's a reason why this is considered one of the greatest cult horror films of all time. Really cool effects and a pretty solid storyline, deliver a really great horror film and what i consider to be one of the top scary movies of all time.

Dr. Herbert West, played by Jeffrey Combs, is a student who is kicked out of his studies from Switzerland. He is accepted to a University in New England, and starts turning his room mates basement into a laboratory so that he can study his Dead Re-Animation formula. Problems arise when West's room mate's girlfriend's cat goes missing, only to be discovered dead and reanimated by West. From there we have evil scientists trying to steal formulas and perverted headless guys trying to cozy up to co-eds.
This is really one of the greatest horror movies of all time, it was very low …

House of the Dead (2003) - Uwe Boll

Uwe Boll is the new Ed Wood, he has to be. No one has any idea how this guy keeps making movies, but he troops on. Pumping out crap fests like Alone in the Dark, Dungeon Siege, and of course House of the Dead. The latter is what we just watched and i am going to have to say, I loved it. This really is a terrible movie, but its great to invite a few friends over and really have fun drinking and making fun of it, alamst3k.

The film is a Zombie horror movie starring a bunch of nobodies and Erica Durance, who would later go on to play Lois Lane in Smallville. What we have here is a bunch of 20 somethings that are on their way to a rave on a remote island, they hire a seedy sea captain named Kirk, to transport them. When they get to the island however, well, i cant ruin it for you but let me tell you... its hilarious.
So there are a ton of things in this movie to keep you watching, like terribly delivered lines, horrible acting, barely any continuity, and of course blatantly stolen scenes …