October 26, 2010

Revisit our 31 Days of Horror

“Psycho” came in at No. 4 on our 31 Days of Horror list Last year, in honor of one of film’s favorite months and holidays, we counted down the 31 Best Horror Movies. It started on Oct. 1 and ended Oct. 31. That’s 31 great movies, all laid out, reviewed and recapped just for you. […]

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October 31, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Halloween’ (1978)

In 1978 John Carpenter put together a little movie with a little budget called “Halloween.” That little movie exploded at the box office and is still THE staple for Halloween movies today. And, needless to say, it’s my favorite horror movie and the No. 1 spot in our 31 Days of Horror list. “Halloween” opens […]

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October 31, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ’28 Days Later’

I have a feeling a lot of people might not agree with me putting such a current movie this high on our 31 Great Horror Movies list. But I have a great defense. As a life-long horror movie fan, I’ve always had to rely on horror movies that were always around, many made even before […]

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October 29, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

In 1991, “The Silence of the Lambs” did what no other horror film had done. It won the three major Academy Awards – Best Actress Jodie Foster, Best Actor Anthony Hopkins and Best Picture. The movie deserved every bit of it. The third movie based loosely on the cannibalistic murder Ed Gein, “The Silence of […]

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October 29, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Psycho’

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” is the second movie on the list that was inspired by real cannibal Ed Gein. Norman Bates is actually based loosely on Gein. Of course Norman only wore women’s clothing. Gein wore women’s skin. Norman Bates is a real mamma’s boy. So much so that he’s still under her control even though […]

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October 29, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Alien’

Finally. The Top 5. “Alien” makes it to No. 5 because of its innovation (at the time) and it’s stomach-turning gore. In 1979, no movie had done what “Alien” did. It took the basic stalking/slasher story and sent it to space. We have a group of people on a ship who have to make a […]

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October 28, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Frailty’

“Frailty” is one of those secret gems. Most people haven’t heard of it or think it must be a terrible film since it was directed by (and stars) Bill Paxton. That’s a very unfair assumption. It’s actually a fantastic movie loaded with darkness, chills and suspense. The movie opens with Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey) paying […]

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October 26, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Thing’

John Carpenter‘s loose remake of the sci-fi classic “The Thing From From Another World” has grown to be a favorite for many horror fans through the years. Some even call “The Thing” Carpenter’s best work. I beg to differ, as you’ll find out somewhere in the Top Five of this list. “The Thing” tells the […]

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October 24, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’

Some movies are just givens when it comes to lists like this. “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” is one of them. Tobe Hooper‘s grizzly tale of a deranged family is loosley based on the real-life crimes of cannibal Ed Gein. In the movie, Leatherface would be the part of Gein, only an exaggerated version. The […]

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October 24, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘An American Werewolf in London’

I love this movie. I’d make it No. 1 if I didn’t think I’d lose a little credibility. “An American Werewolf in London” is the best werewolf movie to date.  Bottom line. Between John Landis‘ directing and Rick Baker‘s makeup, it’s truly a good movie. Best friends David and Jack are backpacking through Europe. One […]

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