In 1984, that’s 30 years ago mind you, a little film that everyone in Hollywood who was anyone passed on, went on to become one of the most profitable horror films of all time. It would also give us one of the most iconic movie villains of all time. That film was Wes Cravens Nightmare on Elm Street. The villain was Freddy Krueger. From the first time I watched Nightmare on Elm Street I knew it was awesome, from the cast, to the score, this film had all the makings of a true horror movie classic. I was 13 the first time I saw it and it gave me nightmares until I had eventually saw it enough that I knew when everything shocking was coming. The reason this film is as good as it is comes down to a few key points. The first are the hero and the villain, Nancy Thompson and Fred Krueger. The two have an undeniable chemistry on the screen together, almost an unrequited love. I would think it is as if Freddy gets off on stalking Nancy in her most private thoughts and dreams. The second is all about the creepy music. Some synth music from the 80’s is very forgettable but this one still gives me the same chills all these years later. The third is probably the biggest reason this film is still so well regarded by fans and that is its originality. At this point all these stalkers had been living breathing things that came after you when you were awake now one that haunts your dreams, that is real torcher. That is why Nightmare on Elm Street will never die and gets 5 out of 5 stars from me. If you like what you read here please tell your friends and follow.
Night of the Comet: While next year marks the 30th anniversary of this film I felt I would go on and review it this year because I love it and a great new blu ray was released for the film this year that is just great. Why do I love Night of the Comet? It was a great film about strong females who kick major Zombie Ass. I think this film was the first film where I saw women taking charge of a situation and not just being helpless damsels in distress. Add to that the great 80’s montages in the mall and the synthesizer music and you have the makings of a cult classic that is as good today as it ever was. That is why Night of the Comet gets 5 stars out of 5 stars.
The Devils Rejects was Rob Zombies second film and is not any better than his first. The second film follows the family from the first film and their friend Captain Spalding on the run from the cops who have mom in custody already. The film is just as crazy and chaotic as the first with some good visuals but again not a real story. It is just an excuse to try and bring back 70’s style horror with the more realistic gore of today’s torture porn. Rob Zombies The Devils Rejects gets 3 stars out of 5. If you like what you read here please follow and Comment.
House of a 1000 Corpses; Rob Zombies first film is a throwback to 70’s horror in the vein of Texas Chainsaw but not as creative in my opinion. I do enjoy the film and think the art direction and cinematography is great; fish boy is all I am saying. I also like the craziness of the film that has references to, of all things, the Marx Brothers and Captain Spalding. The cast is great but the film itself is mainly mediocre because the story is not really that strong. It is the story of a family of serial killers who kill anyone and everyone just because they can, for no apparent reason at all. At least the Texas Chainsaw family were a group of cannibals, that’s a reason, even if it is a messed up reason. That is why House of a 1000 Corpses gets 3 stars out of 5. If you like what you read please follow and comment.
Jeepers Creepers 2 is still fun but not as good as the original, which can be said about most sequels. Directed again by the same guy as before and again I have nothing to say about him other than to talk about his movie. This time around the creature is stalking a busload of high school ball payers and taking them out one by one. Along for the ride are the cheerleaders, of course, adding a little bit of T and A factor this time around. The film is scary funny and has some likable characters as well as a new bad ass who is hunting the monster or creeper this time around. I like this movie because it feels to me like a holdover from the 80’s or something like that. It is a really campy and fun movie monster. Jeepers Creepers 2 gets 4 stars out of 5. If you like what you read here follow and tell your friends and comment below if you have something to say.
Jeepers Creepers has become something of a horror classic over the last several years and I for one love it as well. With great creature effects and make up this one harkens back to the old monster movies we all grew up loving. Now before I go any further I know about the controversy surrounding the director of this movie. He still made a damn good horror movie. Starring an at the time unknown Justin Long this film revolves around a creature who wakes up and takes what he needs from his victims so he can continue to live. So he stores all his vics in an underground cave and makes them into wax people. This movie will really scare you if it’s your kind of thing. A throwback to the old monster movies with a new take that’s why Jeepers Creepers gets 5 out of 5 stars. If you like what you have read please follow and tell your friends comment below to let me know if you have something to say.
The Woman In Black from 2012 stars Daniel Radcliff and is one of the scariest movies I have seen in recent years and for once does not rely on blood and gore to get its job done. In this film we have a very effective ghost story being played out and with very skilled acting on the part of Daniel and his supporting players. The film is set in the early nineteen hundreds and revolves around the settling of an estate and a betrayal from a long time ago. While I have a hard time thinking of anything that is PG-13 as being a true horror movie this one is and is very well made. I can’t wait for the next one due out later this year. The Woman In Black gets 5 stars out of 5.
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