31 Days of Horror

31 Nights of Horror. Night 10: The Fields

There are movies that you watch that are just so terrible that you just want it to end. I remember when I was very young my dad took me to see the movie, The Deep at the theater. It was so bad that my dad was pacing the aisles before it was halfway over. The Fields (2011) was one such …

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31 Nights of Horror: Night 11: Candyman

When my daughter, Nicole was 3 years old I can remember her sitting with her dad on his lap in his Lay-Z-Boy and watching this movie. Here we are 12 years later and she loves this stuff! What have a done? Created a monster? Who says that letting your kids watch scary movies at the age of a toddler will …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 12: Night of the Living Dead

Tonight film is Tom Savini’s verison of the George A. Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead. When it was released in 1990 it is almost an exact scene-for-sence remake of the classic (1968). It is said that some of the reasoning behind this that Savini thought no matter how good the orginal film was, moviegoer’s of the 1990s would …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 13: The Exorcist

The Exorcist (1973) is by far my favoirte scary movie. WE watch it every year as part of the 31 Nights or Horror and it even won tbis year’s scary movie bracket during March Maddness. The Exorcist’s raw terror doesn’t come from gore and slash ’em up but a great story, tremendous acting and special effects that somehow put current …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 14: The Thing (1982)

Tonight’s film is a classic. It is directed by John Carpenter of (the original) Halloween fame. It is about a alien monster that attempts to take over a remote American Antarctic outpost led by Kurt Russell, fresh off his Escape from New York success, the Quaker Oatmeal man and the guy that played the captain the the 1980s TV cop …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 9. Dracula

  In Francis Ford Coppola’s version of the classic tale of a blood lusting vampire, Dracula (1992), he takes a unique spin on the franchise that has been scaring us at the theater since the early 1920s with Nosferatu. In Dracula, Coppola tries his best to make a masterpiece that closely follow’s Bram Stoker’s original story about a man gone …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 8: The Devils Rejects

Tonight’s film was the follow up to The House of 1000 Corpses. It is Rob Zombie’s film, The Devil’s Rejects (2005). In Rejects we return to the scene of the crime in rural Texas where a family of crazed misfits lead by Otis and Baby and a demented clown that goes by the name Captain. The Devil’s Rejects is a …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 7: House of 1000 Corpses

Welcome to the demented world of Mr. Rob Fu**in’ Zombie! House of 1000 Corpses (2003) was the directorial debut of the #1 horror fan and rock god, Rob Zombie. Filmed in 2000 but not released until three years later, in part because of pressure from the distributors not to release the film because of the content, Zombie was constantly filming …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 6: The Cabin in the Woods

I had no idea what to expect when I rented The Cabin in the Woods (2011) from Redbox on Friday night. I was expecting the typical slash ’em up flick that we have grown so tired of in horror movie. But Cabin is nothing like you would expect. I would have to say it was one of the coolest movies …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 5: Frankenstein

I have said before I love the classic monster movies. Especially those from Universal Studios. Frankenstein is one of my favorites. The monster is probably one of the most recognized characters in the world and did you know that the basis for his looks was never described in the original (book) by Mary Shelley.  The Monster in this film does …

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