Posts Tagged ‘Horror’

The Horrors Of It All!

February 1, 2014

When it comes to pleasure reading, my favorite genre would have to be either crime or mystery/detective.  But every now and then you just can’t beat a good horror story.  And, while I’ve read more than my share of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, I have not even scratched the surface of the many authors writing in this genre.  But allow me to give a shout out to Jeremy Price who has started a blog where he reviews horror fiction.  Check out his reviews and give some of these authors a read, you just never know what hidden gems are waiting to be discovered.

Happy Halloween, 2013!

October 31, 2013

PumpkinsDo you have a favorite horror/suspense movie?  It is certainly a genre that never goes out of style (in my humble opinion).  Whether you favor a classic horror film by Alfred Hitchcock (e.g., Psycho) or some of the more recent attempts to horrify (e.g., Saw, The Ring), it doesn’t always take blood, gore, and special effects to produce the desired fearful response (but these things certainly help).  All you have to do is google “scariest movies” and you will find numerous lists of the “top” scary movies ever made.  Here is my top-ten list of favorites:

10. The Omen
9. The Silence of the Lambs
8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
7. The Shining
6. Saw
5. Psycho
4. Halloween
3. The Exorcist
2. Alien
1.  Jaws

Movie Recommendations!

August 2, 2011

After a weeklong marathon of indie movies at the Traverse City Film Festival, here is my list of highly recommended movies to see (if you are afforded the opportunity). I did see many more movies than on this list (many of which are worth viewing), and there were many more which I was unable to see, but these are the creme de la creme (in my humble opinion), the “must sees” of the thirteen movies I watched this last week.

Incendies.  A very dark drama/mystery, but a wonderfully surprising ending.
Romantics Anonymous. A delightful comedy/romance; I was in stitches for most of the film.
DeadHeads. An entertainingly fresh (and very funny) look at zombies.
Largo Winch. Great mystery/drama, full of intrigue. Action packed and very entertaining.  This one may come to a theater near you (or it should).  A very high quality movie (in my humble opinion).

More Great Films!

July 30, 2010

Here’s the recap from yesterday’s movies . . .

The Shorts by University of Michigan Students were truly delightful . . . so much so, that you were wanting more; wanting to know how the movie was going to end (or at least wondering how it would play out as a full-length feature movie).  Will You Marry Us? was a great romantic comedy and equally enjoyable.  And, I finished the day with Legacy (a political drama) which was an excellent movie, but very dark and disturbing — I would highly recommend it despite its dark nature.  So far, I have not been disappointed by any of our movie selections!  At least one and a couple of two “Thumbs Up” for all of these.

Coming up today . . .

Horn of Plenty (El cuerno de la abundancia)This is a Cuban comedy (in Spanish) that has a Cuban family inheriting billions (that had been stashed away in England for a long time) and the ensuing chaos that occurs.

Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur).  This is a French comedy (in French and English) about a brother/sister duo who set up an unusual business designed to “break-up” couples that “shouldn’t” be together (usually in the opinions of the concerned parents).

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.    This is our annual Friday night midnight horror flick.  This Canadian film (in English) involves a couple of country hick on vacation in the woods who are mistaken for homicidal maniacs by the preppie college kids also vacation and who are being picked off one-by-one by the real homicidal maniacs.  An early review by another movie-goer — hysterical!   I’m looking forward to this one!

Let the movies continue!

Happy Friday the 13th!

November 13, 2009

I just couldn’t allow a day such as this (a Friday the 13th) to go by without comment.  So, do you love horror films?  Are you superpstitious?   Ever wonder how it all began?  Here are a couple of interesting links . . . just to get you started . . . So go forth, and be unafraid!

Here’s some simple trivia:
Here’s the entry from Wikipedia: