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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October 23, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Night of the Living Dead’

George Romero‘s 1968 “Night of the Living Dead” is the grand daddy of all zombie movies. The movie has its flaws, but it was groundbreaking and is still used today as a reference by filmmakers. The movie opens with Barbara and her brother Johnny driving to a secluded cemetery to visit their late parents’ graves. […]

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October 22, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Let The Right One In’

“Let The Right One In” is a vampire movie, but it’s not like other vampire movies. It’s actually believable and therefore scary. The vampire in the movie is like what a vampire would be like if they really existed. She’s not scary, but she’s very dangerous. We know she doesn’t do sunlight, but we get […]

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October 21, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘Seven’

“Seven” is a lot of things. It’s a buddy-cop movie. It’s a thriller. It’s a murder mystery. It’s disgusting. It’s mind blowing. And though it might not look like a horror movie on paper, it is. Trust me. The movie follows two mis-matched detectives (Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt) as they follow the gory trail […]

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October 20, 2009

31 Great Horror Movies: ‘The Shining’

I really didn’t mean to put so many Stephen King stories in our 31 Days of Horror. It just kind of happens. He is the Master of Horror, though, so I guess it makes sense. His best story, “The Shining,” made such a terrifying movie. It’s one that sticks with anyone who sees it. “The […]

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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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