Horror

22
Sep
2006

Land of the Dead

Posted by knobbygirl

You know what's even scarier than running zombies? Thinking zombies!

George Romero kicks his zombies up a notch by having them learn to think and communicate with one another. Led by "Big Daddy" - an especially angry looking gas station attendant zombie - the living dead stop staring at fireworks and mount an attack on a human fortress previously believed to be protected on three sides by water. Ha - water is no protection against zombies - they don't need oxygen!

14
Jul
2006

Dawn of the Dead

Posted by knobbygirl

I know I've seen the original, but hell if I can remember much about it.

Before I watched Dawn of the Dead, I assumed it was yet another one of the uninspired horror remakes that we've been subjected to in the last several years. I was dead wrong, this was not just another Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Dawn of the Dead definitely brought something to the table with this reworking of the zombie mythos, specifically the running. These zombies can fucking BOOK IT. Walking zombies are pretty scary, but running zombies? Fucking scariest thing EVER!

10
Jul
2006

Voodoo Moon

Posted by knobbygirl

The stars could have used Voodoo for Dummies.

The movie started off right with a Voodoo showdown in Haiti, then shifting to New Orleans, the Voodoo capital of America. But less than halfway through the film, the action shifted to Tennessee. Tennessee? Tennessee is all about country music - not Voodoo...unless of course, Daniel the Voodoo demon intended to harness the power of country music to enslave innocents and send them to hell? Because country music could TOTALLY do that! No joke, country music is not something to fuck around with.

18
May
2006

The People Under the Stairs

Posted by knobbygirl

I figured out who THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS are. Remember all those second and third tier hair bands from the 80s? Most of them had an "-er" in the name - WingER, TrixtER, SlaughtER, CindERella, etc. When grunge hit the scene in 1991 (the very year this movie was released), hair bands went out of fashion and were no longer profitable.

10
May
2006

Office Killer

Posted by knobbygirl

My office needs one of these.

All kidding aside, every office has at least one. One person that is undeniably, certifiably insane. Batshit, Nutso, Loco, the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor. We've got a guy who hears voices, one of which is Jesus. We even have a guy who refers to himself in third person and that we think may show up with a gun and mow everyone down one day...but we don't have anyone like Dorine Douglas.

31
Mar
2006

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Posted by knobbygirl

So...the obvious question - Scream vs. I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Again, I'm coming to the party late. Having seen Scream shortly after it was released on video, I have an automatic bias towards Scream. Scream netted 2 sequels, while I Know What You Did Last Summer netted only one - and it starred Brandy. Huh?. Scream definitely has the better franchise.

13
Feb
2006

Student Bodies

Posted by knobbygirl

Before Scary Movie, there was Student Bodies.

I certainly don't mean to imply that Student Bodies invented the horror spoof - or even perfected it...both honors that belong to Mel Brooks. But it definitely holds a special place in my heart - because it's just SO FUCKING GOOFY. The rubber chicken? The horsehead bookends? The body count? Malvert?

10
Oct
2005

Shaun of the Dead

Posted by knobbygirl

Zombie flicks are my second favorite kind of horror movie, right behind vampire flicks, but way ahead of number three, which are those starring deranged hillbillies. (I have yet to see a movie that utilizes all three, although Redneck Zombies comes tantalizingly close.)

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