Hello everyone! I am back. I know it has been a couple months with no posts but I am back and I am goin to try my best to stick to the Monday posting…yes I am pushin it with this one but here we go!
So Friday the 13th, basically if you have seen the first one you have basically seen all of them up to 4 and 5. The fourth one is basically the same as the first one but it introduces a character that becomes important in the last three of the main canon. The only really fun thing about the movies after the first one is trying to figure out who is going to die in what order and how Jason will do it. The other fun thing to do is figure out how soon the deaths start occurring. It gets faster with each film. One day I will sit down and finish the last three. They are great b-rated cult horror slashers, but like I said, unless you want to watch all of them back to back, you only need to see the first one.
The next thing I watched was Occulus. This is a great haunted house movie that is actually kind of trippy because it follows the story of a brother and sister who had this experience as children but have come back to put and end to it as adults. The trippy part is you don’t quite realize this until halfway through…at least, I didn’t. It stars Karen Gillian of Doctor Who fame which was my first attention grabber since I love her. It has a few gory moments in it one involving a light bulb and the other is at the end, but I don’t want to give it away. It is a good modern horror movie, a bit cheesy but I enjoyed it’s creepy factor.
I also re-watched Interview with The Vampire for the 3rd time. I am huge vampire movie fan, especially if Anne Rice wrote the original novel. Now, granted, I do not consider Interview with The Vampire to be a horror movie more so it is a compelling fantasy story about vampires living in Louisiana. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise play the main characters of Louis and Lestat, which for some reason up until this re-watch session I always thought they played the opposite person. But while they are great and all, Kirsten Dunst’s portrayal of Claudia is the clincher in this movie. She plays her perfectly to the character in the book. It is actually such a good adaptation of the novel as a whole, I thoroughly recommend it!
And finally the last movie, which I actually watched last night, was Poltergeist. One of my all time favorite thrillers. There is just something about Carol Ann and how innocent yet creepy she is and yet it’s not her fault. This late 70’s or very early 80’s movie was a great movie for special effects. So many things happen from furniture flying around a room at high speeds, to furniture re arranging itself, to toys coming to life, to people getting dragged up walls, to huge demonic looking dinosaur bone ghost, etc. Needless to say, it was very progressive for its time, not to mention the story is actually good too. I don’t know that I would call it a scary movie, thriller yes, horror, no. Mainly because I found it more fascinating than horrific, granted I am also 25 and fairly well adjusted. But I definitely recommend seeing it, and its sequels.
So there you have it. Now that life has calmed down a bit for me to write i have given you four movie recommendations to go watch and then let me know what you thought. Until next time!