Sunday, October 16, 2011

Haunted Movie Marathon - Week 2

This past week was mostly rewatches (I was determined to consume the Evil Dead trilogy before any more time passed), with the one first viewing being the scary-as-fuck The Orphanage. Again, first viewings are in orange, rewatches are in black. (May contain light spoilers.)

October 8th

The Evil Dead (1981)
The Evil Dead trilogy is one of the few examples of a film series that gets better as it goes on. Not that the first isn't great, but there is somewhat less of Bruce Campbell being a badass in this one.

October 9th

The Evil Dead II (1987)
Evil Dead II is fucking brilliant. I will never, ever, ever get tired of blood-soaked, chainsaw-armed Bruce Campbell.

October 10th

Army of Darkness (1992)
I don't really have to say anything more about this, do I? This movie is perfection.

October 11th

Hellraiser (1987)
Hellraiser...really gross and a lot of fun. Great effects, and the cenobites are some of my favorite horror characters. I never watched any of the sequels (I just assumed they were horrible), and I was traumatized after watching the trailer for the 2011 "remake", but this is a film I will always come back to.

October 12th

The Orphanage (2007)
This movie almost killed me. It was recommended by many people, and I've been meaning to watch it for a long time. I was warned that it was "really scary", but of course I was like, pfft, whatever, scary things don't scare me. Yeah, I was wrong. This was the first film in ages that actually made me scream out loud (several times), and by the last 20 minutes I had to turn all the lights on and stand 10 feet away from the screen in order to finish it. And then it made me cry.

October 13th

The Lost Boys (1987)
Such a great film, and probably one of the best "teen" horror movies ever made. I wish I had seen it when I was younger, though (I was born in 1984, so I missed out on being in the target audience when it first came out, and it somehow stayed off my radar until just a few years ago); I feel like I missed out on a lot of time I could have been fantasizing about Kiefer Sutherland's character.

October 14th

Garfield's Halloween Adventure (1985)
I was going out that night, so I needed something short to watch while I got ready. This is one of my all-time favorite cartoons, and the second offering from The Halloween Video. It's clever, funny, and actually a bit scary. When I was a kid, I used to hide behind the couch when the ghost pirates showed up.

What do I have in store for the rest of the month? Eh, not sure yet. I have some DVDs I plan to watch, but most likely I'll be scouring Netflix for random horror/gore porn before the week is out.

Check out the rest of the marathon!
Haunted Movie Marathon Week 1
Haunted Movie Marathon Week 3
Haunted Movie Marathon Finale

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