Thursday, September 23, 2010

The October Challenge 2010








The annual IMDB Horror Board October Challenge is the most epic of epic challenges.  Every October, the most dedicated horror-boarders watch one horror film for each day of October, 16 of which must be first time views.  We post our progress on the official thread (www.imdb.com/board/bd0000024/nest/171248370 ), and some post their reviews on their own progress thread.  I'll be posting my reviews here, just in case a troll decides to start deleting my posts.

Happy viewings!

(Wonderful Horror Challenge graphic by Chris-435!)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Otis (2008, Tony Krantz) - 100 min.

This is one of my favorite horror flicks of the last five years.  It's clever, only slightly horrifying, and quite fun.  These traits make it the perfect movie for us horror-junkies to show to our friends who might not be as into horror as we are.

Another great thing about Otis is that the characters actually make pretty good decisions.  For once, I didn't yell at the screen telling the characters what to do.  And the end, the end is just superb.  It's essentially a more light-hearted Last House on the Left

I recommend Otis to everybody, especially those new to the horror genre.

7/10

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ginger Snaps Trilogy



Ginger Snaps (2000, John Fawcett) - 8/10
"Out by sixteen or dead at the scene, but together forever.  United against life as we know it."
     - This film takes the idea that menstruating women are monsters quite literally.

Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (2004, Brett Sullivan) - 8/10
"It only dies if you do."
     - This one takes place almost immediately after Ginger Snaps.


Ginger Snaps Back (2004, Grant Harvey) - 7/10
"Kill the boy, or one sister kills the other."
     - This is where the timeline of the trilogy gets a bit strange because, essentially, this story is about Ginger and Brigitte, but it occurs in the early 1800s.  I like to think of it as a standalone film that just so happens to be about the same two girls.

These are the best modern werewolf flicks you will find, and Ginger and Brigitte are some of the most lovable characters in horror.  I wholeheartedly recommend checking out all three of the Ginger Snaps films.