Archive for horror movies

This Just In!: Annabelle Sucks

Posted in Reviews!, This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , on 10/03/2014 by McCutcheon

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Yes, I watched it. But I don’t want to write a review for diluted PG-13 Horror garbage. I don’t mind the rating(Edit: Turns out, it’s rated R. I really don’t know why though. I actually lost a bet to a friend that it was PG-13). I don’t mind Horror. I love Horror! In film of, course.

But when it’s diluted, well then that says it all doesn’t it?

It gets boring coming up with different ways to indirectly insult the movie a lot of people put time and effort into and it’s too easy. I’m faceless and behind a computer, pointing a digital finger at a bunch of people who may have just had this thing tossed in their lap. Continue reading

Movie Review: Devil’s Due

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 01/17/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Roger Payano

Rated R for language and some bloody images, Running time 89 minutes, Horror/Suspense

Compare to: Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Last Exorcism (2010)

As good as I believe many “found footage” films can be, there’s always been the potential to use this gimmick, more or less, as making a cheap film still be on a similar playing field as the big budget boys.

And while the plot is strikingly similar to Rosemary’s Baby, I don’t believe this film was destined to be a waste of everyone’s time as something like The Last Exorcism 2 was, Devil’s Due unfortunately falls in the same realm as another “Ooh does that get you? No? But the camera shook and that scream was really loud!”

Sigh… Continue reading

Horrorpalooza!

Posted in MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever, Whatever with tags , , on 10/20/2013 by McCutcheon

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Since it’s October, I thought I’d update my list of MBTI typings of Horror villains, since I just recently updated Batman as well. Several characters that are pretty well known and liked came to mind but you really just can’t type forces of nature, or demons depending on the nature of the story. Pumpkinhead, Pazuzu, and Samara for instance, are more things than personalities; like a hurricane or a rabid dog or something.

Check out these other pages while you’re at it. From most recent to oldest. I spent time on these, people and it’s embarrassing that Miley Cyrus post got as man views as it did, damn the curiosity!

MBTI: Hollywood’s Killers

Unsung Horror Heroes

Watching a Ton of Horror Movies- May be Depressed

MBTI: Hollywood’s Killers

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/17/2013 by McCutcheon

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I love October. It starts getting cold, things start dying, and Halloween comes in right at the end to top everything off. It’s also the one time of the year I’m tempted to sit in front of my TV for hours because certain channels show a hundred Horror movies I might otherwise not get the chance to see.

I’ve done the article typing a few of film’s favorite madmen, but how are types specifically represented in Horror? Some usually have a bigger role than others but everybody’s got their place. And everybody dies at some point. In real life of course, but definitely in the movies. And definitely real life too. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Collection

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/29/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Josh Stewart, Chris McDonald, Emma Fitzpatrick, Randall Archer

Rated R for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and brief nudity, Running time 82 minutes, Horror/Thriller

Compare to: Cube (1997), Saw II (2005)

I’ve got to be honest, I’ve been waiting on this one for a while. It’s not that the predecessor to this film, The Collector (2009) is a must-see film before you die, I just liked it for what it was anyway: bloody horror, with an antagonist to the villain, something we rarely get in horror movies. Usually, the most we can hope for is a woman running away in her underwear that actually survives, but that’s about it. Her jock boyfriend isn’t as likable as he’s meant to be either. But those are other Horror films.

So an antagonist to the villain would make him a protagonist correct? Again, usually this is true but here, that basic plot lines are abandoned since this is Horror and it’s all about the villain anyway, right? Continue reading

The Malevolent Deceased

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 10/25/2012 by McCutcheon

Last week, we were talking about the real, physical killers in Killers You Can Touch. Their oh so menacing ways of getting you in  a corner with their revved up chainsaw or their sharpened knife, and then then making you pay for all those years of child abuse that they suffered or when they had their toys taken away, what have you.

But now onto what actually has the possibility of freaking me out. That would be the supernatural side of Horror. There’s a lot of crap out there for sure, but the stuff that affects you can really get to you. Continue reading

Watching a Ton of Horror Movies- May be Depressed

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 10/24/2012 by McCutcheon

At my crotchety age, I don’t have all the time in the world to celebrate Halloween the way young whippersnappers do, eating candy, destroying their teeth and other people’s property, so I’ve just watched Horror movies throughout the month of October. That way, regardless of whether or not I end up going out that year to celebrate, I can say that I’ve taken notice of the holiday in one way or another.

Below is a short list of the movies I’ve watched so far and the ones I’m getting to. Suggestions for any lesser known titles are welcome. Keep in mind, I’m not saying everything I’ve watched is good, I’m just saying I viewed it. Continue reading

Killers You Can Touch

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , on 10/18/2012 by McCutcheon

Boo! Tee hee, got you!

A question that gets brought up every so often among Horror fans and people who just happen to be there is one of never ending debate: What’s scarier to you, the supernatural villain, or the real, physical, unstoppable murderer? Both have their turrible traits while some people can be divided once the topic is brought up.

One seems real and immediate but to the people who find reality more disturbing, they’ll turn the supernatural into something that doesn’t affect them. Those who see ghosts and demons as more of a threat are more likely to view serial killers and their weapons as something they can deal with and trivial in comparison. This post will be discussing more of the “real” villains, the physical and tangible. Continue reading

Vampires, Werewolves, Superpowers.

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 10/02/2012 by McCutcheon

I sometimes think it’d be awesome to be a vampire. This isn’t a common occurrence because I’ve got things to do like socialize and keep my girlfriend, but the thought, or a similar one, crosses my mind from time to time. It wouldn’t be too bad to be immortal. If you mean in the Highlander sense, there are almost no downsides to never dying, but if we keep in line with mostly vampires, you’ve got to constantly feed on other people. I find it a little bizarre and frankly annoying when hypothetical situations like this pop up and the person I’m talking to wants to give the impression that they would have no problem murdering other people. Shut up, yes you would. Continue reading

What I Want to See in The Creature from the Black Lagoon Remake

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/19/2012 by McCutcheon

“No, I’ve gotta go. MOM, I’m carrying a dead woman right now, I WILL CALL YOU BACK.”

Before anything else, I’m going to open up with my lack of articles the past few days. Not only has a lot been going on personally, but the writing I have been doing is going elsewhere, sad to say, and I can’t post it on here to add to my list of brilliant musings on life, love, and movies, minus the first two.

Anyway.

It’s inevitable. Everything is being remade and Horror characters are getting the short end of the stick. “Hey, if we redo Ghoulies 2, we will make money and we don’t even have to think about it!” I’m pretty sure that exactly, word for word, is how executives are plotting this stuff out. No contractions. They’re also saying, “Make it PG-thirteenier! More money in that!” The Universal monsters are even getting a 21st century makeover.

Van Helsing sucked, Frankenstein gets remade one way or another regardless of who wants it, vampires are a mainstay and even Wolfman saw the light of day, even if it was sucker-punched as soon as it took a step outside to breathe in the fresh air. Continue reading