Scream 3 (2000)
I just really like these movies, and this one had me guessing Ghostface’s identity until the final reveal.
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
For Donald Pleasance, if nothing else. Damn, I love watching him freak out and scream.
“Nyoooooooowe! HE’S PURE EVIL!!”
He’s seriously become one of my favorite actors.
Terror Train (1980)
It’s basically Prom Night on a train…right down to the leading actress, Jamie Lee Curtis. That’s good enough from me. I’d love to see what the Blu-ray looks like.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
WATCH I GUESS
Tobe Hooper’s film based (loosely) on Ed Gein, is weird as shit. So much screaming, and nutty looks, even I was begging Leatherface to chop them up. Still, I believe it’s worth a watch.
House on Pine Street (2015)
It had a couple of decent moments, but overall, pretty forgettable (they really phoned in that ending.) That’s actually exactly what happened. Amy and I watched this the other day, and I walked right by the PC without even considering putting it on the site, because it was already out of my mind. It only just occurred to me that I’d seen the movie…so, here you go.
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Good old crazy serial killer doll fun. I really enjoyed it. Also, Fiona Dourif is the spitting image of her father, Brad Dourif (the voice of Chucky). I mean, holy shit.
The Babysitter (2017)
It’s kind of stupid, kind of good. Some parts felt like they were trying just a bit too hard to be self-aware and over the top by going out of their way to show you that’s what they were trying to do. On the other hand, some parts felt rightly done. The blood and gore was nice, and the dark tones were welcomed, but overall they just balanced each other out. All in all, mediocre.
Dr. Giggles (1996)
Absolutely full of great quips and ridiculousness. I really don’t know why this movie isn’t a cult favorite. Stars Mark from Roseanne and Piper from Charmed.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Weird as shit and had me captivated. Cheesy enough to keep me laid back, but tense enough to edge me closer to the end of the couch. Thanks for the heads up, Bob.
The ‘Burbs (1989)
WATCH & OWN
Another one of my all-time favorites. Wonderful cast, writing, setting, and directing. This is a must buy on Blu-ray or DVD.
Criticized for being too derivative of earlier works (Nightmare on Elm Street), this one didn’t do too well. Well, screw that. Yeah, it has the same feel, but that’s a good thing. We like to think it’s in the same universe. However, you look at it, it’s worth watching. It’s good and goofy, and screams (ha!) 1989 Wes Craven.
Some weirdo makes little demonic hand puppets….er, uh…creatures run around a mansion and kill a bunch of dipshits. Why are you still reading this? Watch immediately, please.
OK, folks…I have a confession…I got re-hooked on Supernatural. I’ve been binging it on Netflix, and haven’t really watched any movies…The show’s just so damned good. It’s witty, gory, sexy, and clever…I’m on season 3 now.
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
If you can get past Josh Hartnett’s hair, that is.
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Even Jamie Lee looked ready to end it. It’s just bad. Even though the overall concept is good (live internet feed from the Myers house on Halloween night, with cameras controlled by the audience at home), it’s not pulled off very well. Also, the acting is terrible (Busta Rhymes may be the best actor in it, since Jamie Lee apparently checked out). There are boobs, though…so there’s that.
Hatchet II & III (2010 & 2013)
Just a bunch of fun, old over the top gore. I really like the swamp setting, and Kane Hodder’s always great. Stoked for Victor Crowley.
The Wolf Man (1941)
A bit dramatic in parts, but still very good. Awesome sets.
WATCH & OWN
I’ve only seen three of the original Universal monster movies, but this is my favorite so far. I was concerned it would be slow, and I’d lose interest, but that wasn’t the case at all. Karloff was a genius.
The Mummy (1932)
Again, Karloff is wonderful. Very different flick than I was expecting. I figured Boris would just be chasing people around in rags the whole time. Not the case. It actually had some depth, and some damn good special effects for 1932.
The Wolfman (2010)
This is my favorite werewolf creature to date. Just cool as hell. The way he moves, snarls, growls and howls is simply amazing.
The Conjuring (2013)
Just a damn good ghost movie. When it was released, it was the best horror movie I’d seen in a while. Hell, it’s still up there. Scares the shit out of me every time, I’m not ashamed to admit.
John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)
I know I already put this in the September post, but tonight’s Halloween. Had to be done. Plus it’s just really damn good.
That’s all for October, kiddos…thanks for tuning in. See you next month! Same Cold Castle time…same Cold Castle channel!