Saturday, October 30, 2010

31 Horror Movies in 31 Days: Day 24-28

Day 24-28 of my Horror Film Marathon

October 24, 2010
Killer Pad (2008)

Three guys move into a cool house in the Hollywood Hills.  They are soon visited by three evil hotties and some strange things start to happen.  Directed by Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger!!!), Killer Pad is a pretty silly movie.  Entertaining, but pretty ridiculous and funny.

October 25, 2010
Pet Sematary (1989)

I've seen this movie many times.  It's actually the first Stephen King book that I read years ago.  I'm sure you've seen it too, but just in case.... there is a cemetery where you can bury dead things and the next day they aren't dead anymore.  Cool movie with Fred Gwynne from The Munsters.

Cool trivia:
1.  Stephen King makes his cameo as the minister at the funeral.
2.  George A. Romero (Night Of The Living Dead) was originally set to be the director, but dropped out when the filming was delayed.
3.  Seven cats were used for the role of Church.  They were each trained to do a different task.

October 26, 2010
The Strangers (2008)

This is one of the best horror films I've seen in a long time.  I saw it at the theatre when it came out and it is a genuinely freaky movie.  A young couple are staying at a house in an isolated location and three masked people terrorize them.  The Strangers will keep you on the edge of your seat, as they say.  Be sure to watch it at night with all of the lights off!  Highly recommended.

October 27, 2010
Carnosaur (1993)

A geneticist, played by Diane Ladd, wants to take revenge on the human race by breeding dinosaurs to kill off the people of the world.  A totally rad movie.  Just take a look at the cover.

Interesting trivia:
1.  A miniature, remote-controlled puppet was used for filming the T. Rex in his acting debut
2.  The same year that Diane Ladd was in Carnosaur, her daughter - Laura Dern - was in Jurassic Park
3.  Ned Bellamy, who plays the role of Fallon, was in one of my favorite films, Ed Wood.  He played the chiropractor-turned-actor, Tom Mason

October 28, 2010
Blackenstein (1973)

A few weeks ago, I opened my mailbox and this movie was staring me in the face - sent by my friend Ron in Florida (builder of the Rozznet and Audra websites).  Check out the tagline of this gem:  To Stop This Mutha Takes One Bad Brutha.

Here's the story:  Eddie loses all of his limbs in Vietnam.  His girlfriend (Winifred) enlists the help of a Nobel Prize-winning doctor (Dr. Stein - get it?) to inject him with some special DNA and gives him his limbs back.  The doctor's assistant (Malcolm) falls in love with the girlfriend and is mad when she denies him.  Malcolm substitutes the good DNA with the bad DNA and Eddie turns into a killing machine.

This movie cracked me up.  Eddie/Blackenstein always manages to catch his victim, even when he's moving at the speed of 28.8 dial up internet.  Although it was kind of bad at times, I actually enjoyed Blackenstein.

1 comment:

  1. Hell yeah Blackenstein! And now if I may offer a really good movie in this genre - Black Dynamite. It is to Blaclsplotation that Hebrew Hammer was to Jewsplotation (I made that up) - check it though!