Friday, July 29, 2011

Fellow Horror Fans...


This has been on my mind for a while and I wanted to put it out there. Something I really don't like is when some people say to me, "You don't look like you horror movies." Why, you ask? Because what does someone who likes horror movies look like? I was able to meet some cool people in the horror community and no one LOOKS the same. Are we all supposed to be dressed in black with black nail polish and black make up under our eyes?

I'm guessing some people say this to me because not only am I girl but I just so happen to be black. I guess as a black person in general, people think I'm supposed to only like Spike Lee and Tyler Perry movies. I'm a die hard horror fan; I watch horror movies like it's the news. It's something that I've always loved. An example, I have a rather large family, I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers, my Mother adores horror movies--that's where I get it from. ;) My Dad isn't much of horror fan, he'll watch it sometimes but not as much the rest of my family does.

Anyway, whenever my Mother would watch horror movies, rather if it was I Spit on Your Grave, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th or many others, my siblings and I would be gathered around watching. I know it sounds strange but I think we all came out fine in life.

When people find out that I like horror as much as I do, they automatically assume that there is something wrong with me. Speaking directly of myself, I was watching horror when I was in diapers and I think I came out perfectly normal. I graduated high school, went to prom, went to college, worked...sometimes even in daycares and I'm in a stable relationship. My parents have a healthy relationship, they have been married for about 35 years. I have a healthy, nothing out of the ordinary relationship with my parents, my siblings, my nephews...etc., I don't have an eating disorder, I don't abuse animals, I'm not on drugs, I'm sometimes socially awkward, but that's due to me being shy and being a computer geek. But above everything, I DON'T have the urge to kill people or whatever.

I do like other things besides horror movies, zombies and gore. I like anime, video games, graphic designing, romance movies, comedy movies, shopping...and a lot of other things. Maybe I only get this because of the kind of environment I'm in, it's not "normal" to like horror & what comes along with it but it is "normal" to want to look "fresh" or to be pregnant by age 11. In general, I guess I'm full of surprises because a lot of people wouldn't know that I like some of the things I like.

If anything, as strange as it sounds, I guess horror was my first love, it led me ultimately to what I want to do in life; make horror movies. If this is what makes me happy, I don't get why it would bother some people. I cannot help that I love horror. I'm drawn to it and I'm not going to apologize for that. Some of the COOLEST people love horror...believe me, I'd know. ;)


My questions to YOU:

Do people ever say that to you, "You don't look like you like horror movies"?

What's something that people would be surprised to know about you that you like?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

FILM -- Mother's Day

This is the remake of the 1980 version that was released by Troma. This 2011 version was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Scott Milam. The release date is unknown but I just saw it this week, so it was probably released June 2011. Anyway, the film is about three brothers who try to run from the law by heading back home. Unfortunately once they get to their home, they discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Their Mother is a powerful woman who helps her sons escape and also teaches the new home owners and their guest discipline over time.



This movie, to me, was so intense--though I read up on some other reviews and people didn't think it was. Hm...I'm completely baffled as to why they felt that way. It was horror but there was action and so much violence and gore as well! The movie explodes after a couple and their guest get invaded. That's when it all completely shifts into a film with a lot surprises, surprises that I won't spoil for you! Although it's a remake, the director and writer did a great job keeping the original core ideas and the dementedness on the family values.









I love how the film has that whole view on what would you do to survive as a hostage and how the Mother gives discipline, punishment & pleasure. Of course in movies like this, there are many power struggles among other surprised but it was nonstop entertaining. Also, the film has a great storyline, in my opinion--a story line with a lot of layers to it.

One thing, I did dislike was how there is that character that is weak in the beginning but finds strength...blah, blah, blah--same ol' same. I overlooked that character. Anyhow, great movie to check out! I say, this is the kinda movie you can watch alone, on a date, with groups--it doesn't matter!

Monday, July 18, 2011

FILM -- Stake Land

I watched this movie earlier today and was in awe with the atmosphere of the whole film. It's filled with vampires, cannibals and unbalanced humans. To me, this film has raised the bar for vampire/apocalypse films. This film was directed by Jim Mickle and was just released April 22, 2011.








The director Jim Mickle also directed Mulberry Street and I heard that this is a follow to the cult hit. The cast includes Connor Paolo (He's Eric from Gossip Girl), Nick Damici (Who helped write this film), Danielle Harris (She played Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4&5 ALSO she still look great) and some other recognizable people.

Anyway!! This awesome film is about a teenage boy named Martin and just before the country collapses in an empty pit of political and economic disaster, a vampire epidemic sweeps across whatever is left of the country. The nation is now filled with abandoned towns and cities. Now, it's up to a sly, unnamed vampire hunter to get Martin safely up north to Canada, the continent's "New Eden". I was so impressed with this film.

This film is similar to Zombieland but more serious & kinda similar to The Road but less depression & more horror. I recommend this to EVERYONE, even if you don't like horror. It's an never ending adventure. It has a great cast and awesome music, which surprised everyone being that it's a low budget film. The ONLY thing about this movie that I don't care for is the ending. :| It is semi-disappointing to me, but may not be for you!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Top 10 Underrated Horror Villains

I decided to do this post on the villains that people forget about. So, I just want to recognize these villains for their greatness! These are MY top 10 underrated villains, I'd love to know everyone elses. You can just comment to let me know or post one of your own & I'll definitely check it out!

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!



10. Jacob Goodnight -- See No Evil (2006)

Although he's a Momma's boy, he shoves a cellphone down a girl's throat!


9. Big Ben -- House (1986)

How can you not think he's cool? For those of you who watched House, you know that Big Ben wasn't always like this. (Sorry! That's the best looking picture I could find of him!)


8. Esther -- Orphan (2009)

I was surprised in an AWESOME way by this movie, and by Esther. Just a simple way to put it: Esther was creepy.


7. Mr. Simms -- Tales From the Hood (1995)

I know a lot of people didn't like this movie for various reasons, but I liked it a lot, mainly because of Mr. Simms. I thought he was VERY creepy! When I first saw it, he always freaked me out. "This ain't not funeral home!" One of the FREAKIEST quotes of the movie.


6. Pumpkinhead -- Pumpkinhead (1988)

Clearly...take a look at this creature. Enough said.


5. John Ryder -- The Hitcher (1986)

Just a word of advice, always look at your fries before you eat them.


4. Dad Meiks -- Frailty (2002)

A religious fanatic, (Dad Meiks) visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed demons. One of the BEST psychological horrors ever made because of this character. Well done, Bill Paxton!


3. Phantasm -- The Tall Man (1977)

He was cool because of his flying spheres/sentinels that had weapons inside like drills, lasers, saws & etc. Plus, he had awesome power; telekinesis!


2. Gage -- Pet Semetary (1989)

I don't have any children so I can only imagine how horrible it was for his parents in this film. But take a look at his face! Even though he was evil and wanted to kill...he was so cute!


1. Angela -- Night of Demons (1988)

Imagine going to a party and almost everyone there turns into demons. She was just awesome. I don't know if I was mesmerized by her dance or if it was the way she ripped out this guy's tongue and spit it out on the floor like it was nothing.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Film Review #7: Troll 2



Don't the goblins remind you of paper bags?? Maybe it's just me!



This cheesy galore of fun was directed by Claudino Fragasso and released October 3rd, 1990. It was so bad that it was good--if that makes sense? x_x! I do prefer Troll over Troll 2 but I love my cheese. Lastly, just a caution, there are NO trolls in this movie...only goblins! 

So, I hope you enjoy my review. I hope you don't forget to subscribe, comment & rate! Thanks! :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Film Review #5: Scream






***I HAD TO REDIT VIDEO!!!***

Directed by Wes Craven. Scream was released on December 20th, 1996. In my opinion, Scream spiced up the horror game in the 90s and brought it back to life. Ultimately, it broadened the horror film audience! I hope you guys enjoy my video review! Please don't forget to subscribe, comment & rate! Thanks. :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

CLASSIC HORROR -- Intruder 1989

RANDOM: My Dead Snow White Sticker!





I love it! I got it on eBay and I've been in LOVE with it ever since. I'm going to save it before I slap it on the front of my MacBook, just thought I'd show off the fantasticalNESS.