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Horror Flick of the Week: Snow White (1987)

Posted in Media, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2019 by ranranami

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Before I saw Sarah Patterson in the brilliantly lush ‘Company of Wolves’, which will always be one of the most fantastic dark fairytale films, Snow White gave me nightmares. No, not the Disney one (though you can’t tell me it’s not seriously disturbing when she’s stumbling through those woods), but a lesser known 1980s version that also happens to feature Sarah. I’m not going to say it’s a big budget masterpiece, because it’s not, but it’s good. Even more surprising, it comes from Cannon pictures. You see, they had this series of kids films called ‘Cannon Movie Tales’ that I’m not ashamed to say I’ve devoured, despite the fact that one or two of them are painfully awkward and over the top. Snow White, however, is the best of the bunch.

But why am I featuring this in a horror blog? Because there is no mask or mirror that has ever been more traumatizing, and for that scene alone you absolutely need to see this movie.

Horror Flick of the Week

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2019 by ranranami

I’m going to preface this by saying this is not the greatest anthology film of all time, but it is one of the most iconic. Obligatory pretentious ‘every true horror fan’ (or at least the ones old enough to have grown up with video store memories) remembers the image of the vicious little tribal doll with his sharp teeth and endless torment of poor innocent Karen Black – – which, incidentally is one reason I’m featuring this movie for the week. Karen Black.

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She was memorable. A character actress who may not be absolutely infamous in the mainstream, but still left her mark in 70s tv movies and independent film. Directed by Dan Curtis, based on stories by Richard Matheson, trilogy of terror is a fun and cheesy exploration of Karen Black’s character acting skills. It’s junk food. It’s relatively tame by today’s horror standards. Yet some elements of the movie are still a little disturbing. They stick with you, and if you watch it once, chances are you’ll come back again for several re-watches of Trilogy of Terror.

 

Halloween 2019 Playlist

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2019 by ranranami

I’m going to be honest, there was very little rhyme or reason to this Halloween playlist except to have something playing in the background at your Halloween party if you want something for the wallflowers to watch. Or, you know, the horror nerds like us who like just about everything Halloween!

 

Drive-in Trailers: Under The Sea

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2018 by ranranami

I think we can all agree that the world is a dangerous place, and anyone who steps foot out of their home for anything other than absolute necessities (food, water, bullets, Dolly Parton’s latest album) is a fool. That being said, let us make our way back to the topic at hand: oceanic horror. The spooky, the dark, and the non-shark related horror waiting in your swimming pool, bathtub, and not-so-friendly local beach.

Horror Flick of the Week: Salem’s Lot (1979)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2018 by ranranami

My friends, this is one of the greatest vampire movies of all time. It is one of the greatest Stephen King films. It is also one of the greatest made for TV movies. Not because of phenomenal effects (though they’re pretty solid and simple), but because of acting, writing, and story. It’s the perfect horror film.

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Make no mistake, it’s pretty 70s as far as movies go, which isn’t a bad thing. It suits the Stephen King setting quite well (small Maine-esque town, quaint locals, stranger rolling in a la Something Wicked This Way Comes, and the gradual corruption/death of everyone he encounters). What’s more, who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned Nosferatu? I know I sure do! Do yourself a favor if you haven’t watched Salem’s Lot yet–which I can’t even begin to understand–you won’t regret it.

Drive-In Trailers: Slash and Trash

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2018 by ranranami

With the Halloween-crazy trend this month, I decided it might be time to tackle slasher movie trailers. What better way to pay tribute to the movie that started it all than to look at some of the many, many, many campy movies it inspired?

Horror Flick of the Week: Vampire Party/Le Dents de la Nuit (2008)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2018 by ranranami

I’m not going to lie. This movie is incredibly silly. It’s also quite fun. What could be better than a hodge podge of strangers going to an exclusive late night party on an island out in the middle of nowhere? What if I told you Tchéky Karyo plays an evil vampiric count with the most glorious hair you’ll ever see? Still not impressed? How about a magical spell-book that not only binds souls to Hell, but can also conveniently disguise you like a mariachi player or something else equally as ridiculous and fantastical?

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Listen, it’s just a fun movie. It’s great for the Halloween season, and it’s dark with enough of a light-hearted twist to leave you with only very mild nightmares at best.

Halloween Playlist 2018

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2018 by ranranami

Looking for an eclectic playlist for your Halloween party this year? Not just music, but cartoons, movies, and comedic skits? Well, I’ve got you guys covered! I do not apologize, however, for my heavily 80s influenced horror. It just couldn’t be helped.

 

Horror Flick of the Week: The Baby (1973)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2018 by ranranami

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I’m not sure exactly how to describe why this is the movie of the week. Sometimes you just have to watch a different category of weird horror altogether, and sometimes – – that comes in the fan of an emotionally and mentally stunted man who was raised for decades as a permanent infant. It’s a bit of a thriller and a melodrama with a bizarre twist. Ruth Roman also does an excellent job playing the overprotective (and somewhat demented) mother, which is equally as entertaining as the rest of the movie, if not more.

Horror Flick of the Week: Frankenhooker (1990)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2018 by ranranami

 

How can you not love every single Frank Henenlotter masterpiece? From the ridiculously demented Basket Case trilogy, to the almost ethereal head trips in Brain Damage woven with a shoestring budget? Not to mention Frankenhooker has one of the coolest vhs covers ever. The button on the front, when pressed, screams the iconic line ‘Wanna Date’ that will haunt you for the rest of your life–after you watch the movie, of course.

Seriously, though, I’m not gonna lie. This is Weird Science meets Jack the Ripper. It’s Frankenstein meets Valley Girl. It’s just fun. James Lorinz (the poor man’s Andrew McCarthy) isn’t the greatest actor ever, but I have yet to see a movie where he wasn’t absolutely charming with his silly characters and over the top screen roles. Patty Mullen is just as great (and I can’t recommend Doom Asylum enough if Frankenhooker grabs your attention). Start October off right with Frankenhooker, and maybe finish it off with Slime City if you’ve got a strong stomach, but do not pass this movie up!