October 19, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Dawn of the Dead’

In 1968, George A. Romero brought the dead back to life and introduced us to the zombie genre. In 1978, the second part of his apocolyptic trilogy redefined the genre. “Dawn of the Dead” opens in Philadelphia several weeks after the original, during the final stages of social demise. On top of being outnumbered by […]

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October 18, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’

It’s a shame Wes Craven‘s most popular movies (“A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Scream“) aren’t his best. Because a lot of people are missing great movies like “The Serpent and the Rainbow.” This one definitely trumps the popular ones already mentioned. The movie is set in Haiti, where Harvard anthropologist Dennis Alan (Bill Pullman) has […]

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October 16, 2009

Unforgettable scenes: ‘Step Brothers’

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly might be the stars of 2008’s “Step Brothers,” but there’s a scene with Derek (Adam Scott) and his family singing in the car that I absolutely love. When I first watched the movie at home, a rewinded the scene at least three times. Love it.

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October 16, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Last House on the Left’

Wes Craven’s “The Last House on the Left” was a fantastically unique movie. The first half of the movie reads like a traditional horror movie. Bad guys attack some girls, rape, kill, torture. You know how it goes. But then the other half of the movie is a revenge film with great payoff. In 2009, […]

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October 15, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Suspiria’

“Suspiria” is probably the most colorful horror movie ever made. I’m always amazed at how red the blood is. And the lighting and color filters make the film a work of art. Even some of the blood spatters look like they could be put to canvas. And those are all very good things when you […]

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October 15, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Misery’

I’ve never been sure if “Misery‘s” Paul Sheldon was the unluckiest man on the planet or if Annie Wilkes was the luckiest woman on the planet. Paul (James Caan) just happened to have a nasty car accident on the same road Annie (Kathy Bates) drives. Paul is Annie’s favorite author. She’s his No. 1 fan, […]

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October 14, 2009

Gus Van Sant, Bret Easton Ellis script sure to make you want to kill yourself

Gus Van Sant and Bret Easton Ellis will be writing a screenplay together based on the 2008 Vanity Fair story “The Golden Suicides.” The story is about the suicides of couple Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan, both artists, in 2007.┬áVariety says “the couple descended into a paranoid spiral when the artists developed a consuming belief […]

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October 13, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Re-Animator’

“Re-Animator” came at a time when horror fans were in a zombie rut. The typical zombie formula was getting old and then this innovative film came a long, like a breath of fresh air. The movie is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s crazy twist on Frankenstein. Instead of electricity, the mad doctor Herbert West uses a […]

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October 13, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Friday the 13th’

The original “Friday the 13th” didn’t prominently feature Jason and that’s a good thing. Sean S. Cunningham went out on a limb when he introduced the rare female slasher. Pamela Voorhees (Betsy Palmer) is Jason’s mother. She’s never been the same since some fornicating camp counselors let her little disfigured boy drown at summer camp. […]

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October 11, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Carrie’

“Carrie” isn’t like other horror movies. The bad guy is really the good guy driven by bad people to do bad things. I think if I took another minute I could make that last sentence even more confusing. Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is your typical high school outcast. She’s a frumpy dresser, she’s quiet and […]

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