Archive for November, 2011

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon: Recap and Awards

Posted in Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, Movies with tags on November 7, 2011 by Justin T.

Ghost Girl

Another Halloween, another twenty or so movies come and gone. Time to wrap up the Halloween Horror Movie Marathon!

Haunted houses. One shape-shifting alien. One ancient Mayan pyramid home to living, man-eating plants. Organ harvesting. Monster from the deep. Slaughter on a raft. Achilles tendon severing. Leg amputation. A hand mangled in a lawnmower. A building made of wax. Fear. Despair. Loneliness. Tragedy. Continue reading

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Halloween Horror Movie Marathon: ‘The Ward’

Posted in Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, Movies with tags on November 2, 2011 by Justin T.

The WardThe Ward (2010) Directed by John Carpenter. Starring Amber Heard, Jared Harris, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh, Lyndsy Fonseca, Dan Anderson, Susanna Burney, Mika Boorem.

Here it is, the final film for the marathon! Too bad we had to go out on such a turd directed by one of horror’s greats.

The Ward┬átakes place during 1966 in the ward of a psychiatric hospital. Kristen (Amber Heard) is a new arrival at North Bend. She’s been brought in after burning down a farm house but she has no memory of why she’s done so. There are four other girls with her in this special ward run by Dr. Stringer (Jarred Harris). And it wouldn’t be a mental hospital film if he weren’t using some cutting-edge, controversial treatment on the girls. And it wouldn’t be a horror movie if the ward wasn’t haunted by a former patient who’s started killing the girls. Continue reading