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MBTI: Horrorific Heroes

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Guardians, MBTI Idealists, MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , , , on 10/30/2013 by McCutcheon

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While the more humanistic villains in Horror can be typed, the more fun monsters, the main stars unfortunately can’t really be typed. They’re monsters, ghouls, and animals. There’s not really a personality there to fit in with the rest of us mortals. Or is there…?

Still, no. BUT! There is an overall goal for them isn’t there? Yep. Their methods and missions are generally to survive or kill. Sometimes to survive by killing, leaving us with a familiar frame of mind that Type Theory can get a hold on. Here’s a list of the other Horror freaks that have been typed.

Happy Halloween too. Boo. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dark Shadows

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 05/11/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz

Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking . Running time 113 minutes, Horror/Comedy/Fantasy

Plays like: Beetlejuice (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992)

I really can’t get a general idea of how many people are tired of the Burton/Depp collaboration, but then I look at 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and numbers don’t lie; people just can’t get enough. I can, but I’m only one man and I don’t pay for the movies anyway. Nevertheless, after seven films together, the pair don’t show any signs of calling it quits. Their latest attempt at blending humor and the macabre, Dark Shadows, based on the 70s horror soap tv show, is a perfect example of Burton’s directorial style as well as how little he has refused to evolve his storytelling beyond special effects. Whether or not this is a good thing is up to the viewer, of course. Continue reading

You Gotta See This: Fright Night (2011)

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , , , on 04/06/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collete, Imogen Poots

Rated R for Bloody horror violence, and language, 2011, Horror/Comedy

Compare to: The Frighteners (1996), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

“Whaaa? But this movie’s not even a year old! I know about this one already.” Right, you know about it, but nobody went to see it. And I’m not really sure why not. Twilight makes enough money, but we all know it’s not for the “vampires”.  The Blade series has been popular enough, but that’s more about the action. So I ask you: Why did this movie barely make enough to cover it’s budget of 30 million? Before I go any further, you should see this:

The remake was great all right. A great mistake. If you really believe that was great I understand why vampire movies now include sparkles or vampires that are nothing more than zombies. Vampires that could be complex, seductive, tragic, yet predatory are lost because of movie goers like you. You should be ashamed of yourself.

And this:

David Tennant might be a good actor but he can’t save everything. If he had the original script he could have done a fantastic job with Peter Vincent the way he was intended, the way Roddy McDowell played him. But that wasn’t the script he was given…

All of their names are things like “DarkMagik” and “Annericefan72.” The first comment was directed at me, by the way. I should be ashamed of myself for liking this movie. So I’d say it’s safe to assume many vampire fans don’t think they’re vampires if they aren’t wearing doilies and sipping blood like it’s wine. So before I go any further, I had to put that out there because I think I finally figured out why a legitimate vampire movie, remake or not, didn’t make any money. Even if it sucked, you’d still have to see it to know. Moving on… Continue reading