October 11, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” is one of those films that most people consider a horror film, but in actuality, it’s more of a psychological thriller or suspense story. But if it’s scary (and it is), it fits perfectly in our 31 Days of Horror countdown. Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and her husband Guy (John Cassavetes) are […]

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October 9, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Trick ‘r Treat’

The No. 23 spot was a last-minute change because I only recently saw “Trick ‘r Treat.” It’s not only perfect for this list, but a perfect Halloween movie. Not since John Carpenter’s “Halloween” has a movie centered around my favorite holiday worked. “Trick ‘r Treat” tells four different horror stories, but what sets it apart […]

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October 8, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Hellraiser’

Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser“ came at a time when horror movies were so stale that if we saw one more drunk teenager getting slaughtered at a summer camp we would’ve thrown in the bloody towel. This unique movie gave us a new sub-genre that could allow us to be scared again.¬†A mainstream movie dealing with S&M […]

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October 7, 2009

Unforgettable scenes: ‘Boogie Nights’

There are a lot of scenes in “Boogie Nights” that I’d like to feature¬† here, but they’re not YouTube friendly. I particularly love the first sex scene between Amber Waves (Julianne Moore) and Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg). Moore is amazing at playing a bad actress. That’s my favorite scene, but the scene most people can […]

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October 7, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Omen’

“The Omen” had a lot to live up to following similar films “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist.” It stepped out on its own as if it was the only demon-child film ever made. With an almost-soap opera premise, politician Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) is faced with a dilemma when his wife Katherine (Lee Remick) gives […]

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October 7, 2009

‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ sequel/reboot a bad idea

Reports are swirling that a sequel to “National Lampoon’s Vacation” is in the works. And it might not be what you think. It won’t be Clark W. Griswold (Chevy Chase) loading up the family truckster, but actually Rusty Griswold. It’s a second-generation kind of thing and I think it’s a horrible idea. A new movie […]

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October 7, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Hills Have Eyes’

1970s horror movies found a niche with nasty, murderous rural families. That can be attributed to “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” which is also the best. But the second-best was Wes Craven’s “The Hills Have Eyes” in 1977. The movie follows the Carter family as they make their way cross-country to California. There’s Big Bob and […]

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October 5, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Friday the 13th II’

Before the franchise started getting ridiculous, “Friday the 13th” was actually worthy of lists. That’s why the first sequel comes in at the No. 27 spot. We first see Jason Voorhees spill blood in “Friday the 13th Part II” and he does so in a big way. Jason apparently saw Alice kill his mother in […]

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October 4, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Others’

“The Others” isn’t just another ghost story. It’s one with great intelligence, suspense and surprise. During the height of the movie-twist era (thanks, M. Night Shyamalan), “The Others” does go there, but unless you’re a psychic, you won’t know everything that’s going on until director Alejandro Amenabar tells us. Nicole Kidman brilliantly plays Grace, the […]

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October 3, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Christine’

What Steven Spielberg didn’t tell us in No. 30 “The Duel,” Stephen King and John Carpenter does. The No. 29 spot goes to another killer vehicle, “Christine.” Based on the book by King and directed by Carpenter (“Halloween“), we’re told the story of Arnie, a complete slacker that was probably classified as a huge geek. […]

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