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My Review of ‘Nope’

Last Friday I went to see Nope with my family. It was a personal milestone for me because it was the first horror film I’ve seen in theaters and as someone who’s deathly afraid of scary movies this was a huge achievement. But I was determined to see this film because Jordan Peele is forging a path in the horror industry that is always fresh, new, and exciting. And this movie, a horror sci-fi flick, seemed like the type of story I had to see in IMAX.

Nope, thankfully, wasn’t one of the scariest horror movies I’ve seen and yet it just might be one of the most disturbing movies I’ve watched in a while as well.

From the literal first scene, Nope is not the movie that you think it’s going to be. The story then plays out in chapters broken up by the reveal of animals’ names important to the narrative of the film.

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My Halloween Extravaganza

So here’s the thing. I’m not a scary movie person but every year around Halloween time I like to watch horror films to mark the occasion. For me, this was the best horror movie session yet because I just so happened to watch six, yes seven! horror movies this week. Albeit most of them were vampire movies, which aren’t that scary at all, but still, I’m proud of myself. So, I’m sharing my experience with you. Enjoy!

Monday

I already shared a post I wrote detailing my experience watching these two films Monday night. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is the ultra-romantic (and dramatic) Dracula film, treating the title character as a victim of love whose dark mission to find his long-lost true love is quite something. The thing I liked about it the most is the attention to his background story to fully understand why he was Dracula in the first place and learning that he can transform into so many different things which is pretty creepy.

4/5 stars

And then there was The Lost Boys which was just plain fun! It was hilarious, surprisingly riveting, and simply one of those old 80s’ movies that you end up loving out of nowhere.

4.5/5 stars

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The Movies that Traumatized Me As a Child

I think every child who watches movies has seen a film as a youngster that scared them half to death. Sometimes it’s not even horror movies but rather simply films with startling moments or scarier themes that can be somewhat traumatizing. As someone who stills gets the heeby-jeebies while, and after, watching a scary movie, I had quite a few frightening experiences watching movies as a child and I’m here to share with you every film (that I can remember) that left me traumatized. Lol, enjoy.

Jaws

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I was shown Jaws for the first time when I was a little girl, maybe seven or eight, and I can still remember recollecting two specific scenes that scared me. One, the scene where Hooper goes down to investigate the shipwreck and sees the dead guy. I still get a bit creeped out at that part because it scared me so badly as a kid.

And then, of course, watching Quint getting eaten for the first time is seared into my memory bank due to the horror of that particular moment. There was so much blood and as a child who still believed in Santa Claus at the time, the Great White looked as real as ever. It was an absolutely terrifying experience. Continue reading The Movies that Traumatized Me As a Child

‘A Quiet Place II’ Gets an Official Trailer

A couple of years ago, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt made a movie together that would become one of the critically-acclaimed films of 2018, A Quiet Place. No, it wasn’t the best science-fiction movie ever made but it was easily the best sci-fi/horror film since Alien.

With an original concept and a storyline that was handled perfectly, A Quiet Place turned out to be actually quite a good film. And now, its sequel is a few months from arriving. Here’s the first official trailer.

I have a feeling this movie is going to be just as good, just in a more action-packed way. This is definitely one film to look forward to this year.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

My Introduction to the ‘ALIEN’ Franchise

A couple of years ago ALIEN: Covenant entered theaters and because of this I became very curious about the movie that started this frightening franchise. Now my first encounter with the horrific specimen wasn’t in the form of the movie. It instead was because of a game.

Several years ago I got Mortal Combat X for my wonderful XBOX One. Through the months the game introduced new characters and one of them happened to be Alien. When I saw this terrifying creature I was excited. It was a new character to play on the fighting game and I am proud to say I am very good at him. I had no idea I was playing a character that inspired a generation of filmmakers to try and recreate the same sense of horror in science fiction, whether that be in a movie or a video game. When I found out Alien was a movie character I was definitely intrigued but I wasn’t completely interested in watching the film. Then I saw this new ALIEN flick coming out that May and my curiosity began to boil. Continue reading My Introduction to the ‘ALIEN’ Franchise