Archive for November, 2010

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon Awards Ceremony

Posted in Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, Movies with tags on November 11, 2010 by Justin T.

Haunted House

Twenty horror films. That’s a pretty decent amount of flicks for my silly little marathon, eh? “Wow, what a massive waste of time,” some of you might be thinking. Yeah… well, so what? I had a blast! Let’s take a look back, shall we?

Twenty movies. Countless deaths. Ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, killer fish, and satanic rituals. Death by poison, drowning, armoire, vat of acid, elevator, truck, and toilet. Two orphanages. Two demonic pregnancies. Multiple personalities. Sex with a vampire. One head in a swimming pool. A talking goat. Insectoid alien memories. Waste of time? I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.

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Halloween Horror Movie Marathon: ‘Ju-on: The Grudge’ and ‘Trick ‘r Treat’

Posted in Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, Movies with tags on November 6, 2010 by Justin T.

Here they are, the last two movies I watched for my Halloween Horror Movie Marathon.

Ju-on: The Grudge

Ju-on: The curse of one who dies in the grip of powerful rage.

It gathers and takes effect in the places that person was alive.

Those who encounter it die and a new curse is born.

Ju-on: The Grudge is about a haunted house in Tokyo where anyone who enters is pretty much guaranteed to get killed. The spirits won’t just terrorize you in the house, they’ll follow you home and kill you in bed. Nowhere is safe once you’ve entered the curse’s realm! This ghost is no joke.

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Halloween Horror Movie Marathon: ‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘Thirst’, and ‘Dead Set’

Posted in Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, Movies with tags on November 2, 2010 by Justin T.

Halloween is over! Damn. Well, it doesn’t mean my viewing of horror films will stop. Here’s some of what I watched during the week leading up to Halloween. After this, I got two more films I still need to write reviews for.

Ginger Snaps

Just so you know… the words “just” and “cramps”… they don’t go together!

As far as I can tell, Ginger Snaps is the only, or at least the first, film to use lycanthropy as a metaphor for puberty, specifically as experienced by girls. Luckily the metaphor is not used in such a way as to accuse women of being irrational beasts during their menstrual cycle. Instead it tastefully (ha-ha, werewolves, get it? ha-ha) represents the difficulty of the physical and emotional changes that come at that age.

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