31 Days of Horror

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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31 Nights of Horror. Night 4: Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell (2009) is one of my daughter, Nicole’s favorite movies and for good reason. It has the classic chiller effects that you will find in a good scary flick as well as a plot, a couple great scenes and a cool “monster.” This time a scary goat-shadow creature. This movie will scare you if you don’t watch …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 3: A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) really was one of the first movies that hooked me on the horror genre. I was 13 years old living in the Washington D.C. suburbs with my two brothers, mom and step-dad. My dad would drive up a couple times a month to see us on Sunday’s from Richmond. He would take my brother …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 2: Carnival of Souls

Tonight’s film is one that I have nevere seen before. It was part of a box set that I picked up a Best Buy for about 10 bucks. 10 bucks for 10 movies isn’t bad. Is it? It is Carnival of Souls (1962). It is a cheesy take on the zombie genre about  a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned …

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31 Nights of Horror: Night 1: Trick ‘r Treat

Every year for at least the past decade the Forto clan takes part in a fright fest. Each night in October we watch different scary movie. Sometimes it is the classic monster stuff like Dracula, Frankenstein or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Other nights it is one of the 80’s slash ’em flicks like Friday the 13th of A …

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Scary Movie Bracket: Champion: The Exorcist

Over the past few weeks we conducted our own form of March Madness. We set out to find out what you, rabid reader, think was the scariest movie of all time. We had some great match ups including the best in the horror genre. Everything from the classics like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man and the Creature from the Black …

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31 Days of Horror. Day 31: Carrie

Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie marathon everynight of the month! We call it 31 Days of Horror. Halloween Movie: Stephen King’s Carrie The be-all, …

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Dracula Movies

I thought I would see if I could find some new flicks to add to the collection and ran across all these Dracula movies. Check it out!   The Death of Dracula – 1921 – A Hungarian film version of Dracula, The Death of Dracula was the first adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror – 1922 – This was an unofficial …

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31 Days of Horror. Day 30: Psycho

Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie marathon everynight of the month! We call it 31 Days of Horror. What would any horror movie film festival …

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31 Days of Horror. Day 29: 28 Days Later

Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie marathon everynight of the month! We call it 31 Days of Horror. Not my favorite movie of the month. …

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