Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October Halloween/Horror Movie Goal

This October I reached and breached my goal of watching 31 Halloween or Horror themed movies in October. Here is a list of the films I watched.

Scary movie
Evil Ed
Ghostbusters
Tombs of the Blind Dead
Night of the Demons
Return of the Living Dead
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (producers cut)
Donnie Darko
Halloweentown
Murder Party 
The Blair Witch Project
The Monster Squad
Halloween 
Friday the 13th part 7 The New Blood
Night of the Comet
Carnival of Souls 
Night of Living Dead
Hocus pocus
Let the Right One in 
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Evil Dead (2013)
What We Do in the Shadows 
Friday the 13th (1980)
Paranormal Activity 
It Follows 
Halloween (2018)
The ‘Burbs
The Witch
Shaun of the Dead
Ghostbusters 2
Oculus
Halloween 2
Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
White Zombie
In the Mouth of Madness

Halloween 3: Season of the Witch

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Thoughts about Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire

Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire is a harmless Disney Channel Original Movie. It takes elements from Fright Night and The Lost Boys and makes it for kids. It’s cheesy and the script is fine for what it is. It isn’t going to win awards. Still, people gotta pay mortgages so I get why it exists. At least it doesn’t completely insult the intelligence of the audience. The movie has some bizarre edits. The acting is serviceable even with the main child channeling his inner Macaulay Culkin. Kids should like the benign nature of the movie,

Monday, October 29, 2018

Thoughts on Solo

Solo might have been interesting. On a technical level it is pretty bad. It is as if the filmmakers didn’t know that audiences like to see what is on screen. Everything is dark and gray and wrapped in shadows.. It acts like every nod to the original trilogy ia very clever and not forced, which it most certainly is. For as long as the movie is you’d expect more character and plot development. The actors are fine at impersonating the classic characters, but it still comes off as hollow. As if things aren’t pointless enough they have an SJW droid. Did a focus group say that we needed more smart ass robots? Especially one with a lazy name as L3-37, which is just elite in leet speak. It is amazing to see what a huge mess this movie is. The humor is lazy and the sentimental moments have no gravitas to give it value. Give it a miss unless you don’t care about the quality of the Star Wars universe.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thoughts on Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis is forgettable. It has a good cast but the material failed to make me care. The plot is so shallow that the rest of the movie feels like a wasted premise. It really should have been better but instead comes off as lazy. It is a bummer to see such a waste of talented actors. I’d only recommend this on cable as background noise.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018) is not good. There are some good aspects. the acting is fine but the script is really dumb. The score is fantastic and remincsnt of the older classic Halloween movie. The movie has some nostalgia value but the lack of focus and no real main character weaken the already annoying script.  The movie is not the worst in the franchise. This movie is still insulting to fans who really saw potential in a new Halloween movie and timeline. I’d give it a miss unless you adore the franchise. However, if you do end up watching this movie you should keep your expectations low.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Thoughts on Murder Party

Murder Party is a fine movie. A bit slow and a touch predictable, albeit still entertaining. The characters all fairly developed and the performances are decent. The story itself isn’t remarkable but it makes for an interesting Halloween season movie. The gore effects are pretty fun and add a level of silliness. I would recommend it for anyone looking for something different to watch in October.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Thoughts on Night of the Creeps

As an homage to cheesy monster movies Night of the Creeps is a fun watch. The effects are corny, the script is silly, and the story is simple. but at the very least, it is an entertaining movie. The pace is smooth and actors seem to be playing it seriously despite the material. It is a movie made by a person who has a lot of love for the genre and is totally worth checking out if you are a horror fan. Just be sure you can put your brain on hold for a bit you will have a really enjoyable time.