Category Archives: Horror

Well, I Watched ‘The Blair Witch Project’

As I have told you all many times before, I’m not a horror fan. But for the past couple of years every October I make sure to watch Halloween and a new scary movie of my choice. This year it was The Blair Witch Project.

I’ve heard about this movie. It’s the best documentary-style horror classic and it kind of was brilliantly made for its time. What I am relieved to say is that the film was terrifying but not to terrifying.

This is one of those films that builds the horror thanks to simply imagination. Every time I thought the story was going to go one way it veered on another path and then, at its most terrifying, it ended. I was both thankful that the film didn’t leave me scarred or unable to go to sleep with the lights off and I was appreciative of the film’s decision to end the way it did. It felt more realistic and honestly, the film did its job. It scared me and that’s what horror movies are supposed to do.

I’ll give it 89 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars.

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‘Halloween Is The ‘Jaws’ of Horror Movies

I did my annual rewatch of Halloween two days ago and yeah, it scared me to death again. I’ve seen the film three times and now and surprisingly the movie’s gotten scarier and scarier.

It’s not often when you can watch a movie that’s perfect from start to finish but this is one of those movies.

Halloween is the embodiment of perfectly terrifying moviemaking. Every frame–from the creepy pumpkin at the beginning paired with Carpenter’s iconic score to the sound of Michael Meyers’ haunting breathing as the camera shows the “quiet” neighborhood of Haddonfield for the last time–is imbued with a essence of uneasiness. The cast is perfect, the story is impeccably woven, and the final five minutes of the film are undoubtedly the movie’s most terrifying.

There’s not much more I can say other than this is the ultimate Halloween movie.

What do you think the perfect horror movie is?

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My Review of Two Classics: ‘The Shooting’ and ‘Eyes Without a Face’

I like watching classic movies. They reveal quite a few of the less-than-subtle inspirations for famous movies nowadays while also shining in their own right, providing quite an enjoyable experience.

Today, I was almost about to watch the 1930s’ murder mystery The Thin Man and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps but I was sidetracked by The Shooting, a western made in 1966 which featured none other than Jack Nicholson. I had to see what it was about.

The Shooting (1966) | The Criterion Collection

Turns out, The Shooting is the strangest Western I’ve ever seen, relying on a somewhat riveting storyline that never lets the viewer know what’s happening until the conclusion which was so shocking and unexpected that my mind was positively blown. It wasn’t the best Western I had ever seen and yet it’s one I’ll definitely remember for its unique qualities.

4/5 stars

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‘Train to Busan’ Is the Best Zombie Movie I’ve Ever Seen!

I don’t like zombie movies. Most of the time they look ridiculous and the one that I have watched (World War Z with Brad Pitt) had its various jump scares but ultimately was a bore. So yesterday my sister and I were watching movies and we decided to check out Train to Busan, the film that I heard so many people talking about five years ago.

Well, now I understand why this movie was so popular. Train to Busan is suspense and horror at its finest, delivering plot twist after plot twist that keeps your eyes riveted to the screen. The movie is just a little under two hours long and yet it packs so much into every minute that near the end my sister and I were taken aback.

South Korean blockbuster 'Train To Busan' is getting a US remake

Unlike most recent horror films which are designed to try and make you scream but ultimately have no substance Train to Busan is an actual story wrapped in a zombie-flick gift box. There’s heart, stakes, and a powerful message that rings true throughout the film, leaving this as one of those movies that I will remember for a while. (It even managed to make me cry!)

Ma Dong-seok - IMDb

Plus, this was the first movie featuring Ma Deong-Sok that I’ve seen and I absolutely loved him in this film! I’m so glad he’s joining the Marvel family as a member of the Eternals.

All in all, if you like zombie movies this is a must-watch.

I’m giving 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100.

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‘A Quiet Place: Part II’ Is Following the Playbook of ‘ALIENS’

ALIEN is one of the greatest movies of all time and easily, in my opinion, the greatest sci-fi/horror film ever made. A Quiet Place is the second best movie I’ve watched that melds horror with science-fiction and it seems that its sequel is taking ques from ALIENS.

James Cameron took the storyline conceived in ALIEN to the next level, delivering a thrilling action-packed experience that added to the greatness of the first film in abundance.

It seems that A Quiet Place: Part II is taking the same initiative by delivering an action-packed sequel with more characters, more suspense, more horror, and a whole lot more people running everywhere. That’s a smart approach considering that ALIENS is considered, according to IMDb, the 74th best movie of all time. Continue reading ‘A Quiet Place: Part II’ Is Following the Playbook of ‘ALIENS’

I’ve Seen ‘Beetlejuice’…and I Loved It!

Beetlejuice is delightfully weird and I loved every moment of it. Over the years I’ve heard of the film but I didn’t know what it was or what it was about. I just knew it had a strange title. When I finally watched the film for the first time last week I was beyond blown away by its wacky storytelling and the original creativity.

Tim Burton’s vision is distinct and as I watched the movie I couldn’t look away.

Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice (1988)

With some of my favorite actors starring in the film–Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara, I was indeed invested in the movie.

I’m not a fan of scary movies, so to basically take the scary-movie theme and turn it on its head and turn horror into a comedy made me very pleased. Like I said, I’m not a horror movie fan, so this film was a real treat.

I’m going to say it. This is a perfect movie. 5 out of 5 stars, 100 out of 100.

I loved it!

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