# 438 – The Lost Boys

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Definitely recommend this one! ItĀ checks all the boxes; wicked soundtrack, sexy vampires, touch of romance, plenty of action, cute dog, comic relief, little bit of blood, the twist and a happy ending.

I did really enjoy the part where vampires can fly and have bat-like feet so they are able to sleep hanging upside down in their cave during the day. That was a new addition to my knowledge of vampires.

Something interesting…
Bare with me while I move to Peter Pan for a minute.
He could fly, visited Wendy at night and never grew old. Some people have this idea that he is vampire.
The whole movie was created on this notion. Most of the characters originally had Peter Pan names but they got changed and the title was named after a group of characters from the play.. The lost boys who remained forever young.

There are two characters, brothers, who introduce themselves as Edgar and Allan Frog. But the way they say it instantly makes your mind skip to the name Edgar Allan Poe. Both dad and I said the name out loud at the same time. Turns out it IS actually a reference to the famous horror film writer.

That’s all. Enjoy
E x

# 454 – 28 Days Later

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I really love a good zombie movie!!! Especially one that is low budget and not filmed in America. It makes it feel more real. And I love fast moving zombies. Isn’t that scarier than some slow dumb thing that you could out run just by walking?

But… (and it didn’t actually cross my mind until I watched it for the second time last night) that these things aren’t actually zombies. Did you see them tear anyone’s jugular out? No. Did they die and then come back to life with a hunger for human flesh? No. They have a rage virus. So what do they do when they catch their victims? Spew on them? Apparently this is the whole point of 28 Days Later, to come up with a different kind of zombie.

This movie, I’m sure, is why Cillian Murphy is so cool now. His name isn’t on the cover to 28 Days Later because he hadn’t done much beforehand, but he done Batman, Red Eye and Sunshine after it. Must have been those blue eyes that dazzled everyone…

A must see for horror fans! A must not see for people with a weak stomach, there is a bit of blood. I give it a 9!

# 457 – Little Shop Of Horrors

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An awesomely ridiculous movie! Not what I expected it to be, especially the ending. The only part I liked about that was ‘The End ?!?’ haha, it mocked itself which is always a good sign.

I love the plant when it starts talking. It’s an african american alien plant with an attitude and a desire to take over the world… FEEED ME! Best part of the whole movie. Another highlight is Steve Martin… very funny and over the top.

Majority of the songs are good (it’s a musical, yay), there are a couple of boring ones but you get that. More than once I wondered if the actors were really singing, for some reason I just couldn’t match the voices to the people. I guess I’ll never know the truth on that one!

All in all, it’s a fun, silly and entertaining movie. I give it a 5!

# 462 – Halloween (1978)

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Finally! A classic horror movie, my favourite kind! I will never be able to say a bad word about classic horror movies. I may sarcastically say something like, ‘What great acting!’ but it’s all in good fun.

Michael Myers, rated #5 on Empire’s ‘The 666 Greatest Horror Characters’ (these guys like to make lists). He may actually be the boogeyman. He did survive falling from the second story, 6 bullets, a stab in the eye with a coat hanger and a stab in the neck with a knitting needle. Always double tap, ya gotta get ’em while they’re down people!!

Anyway, great movie. What you have to do with these ones is forget everything you’ve seen since, you have to live in the moment and not let newer, better, flashier movies cloud your judgement. Hitchcock started it, everyone followed it. There may be ‘scarier’ movies around now but this is where it all began and they done it without special effects. You’ve got to respect tradition.

I could rave on for days, am I being a nerd? Just put it on the ‘to watch’ list… You get to see boobs and Jamie Lee Curtis is the only teenager that doesn’t want to have sex. That about sums it up?

# 481 – Scream

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I seriously love the Scream franchise. Don’t judge me. If you hate them then you might as well stop reading because I don’t have a bad word to say. Dad did, he says it’s watchable but a joke. Ha! That’s WHY I love it, Dad!!

Wes Craven. What a fricken legend. I really get into slasher movies, I don’t know why (I may have some serious issues), but what makes Scream so special is all the references. I get them! Well most of them, so it makes me feel like a true horror fan.

Did you all notice ‘Fred’ the janitor??! This is the first time I noticed him… FYI – Wes Craven directed the first Nightmare On Elm Street. I get so excited about sneaky shit like that!

Shall I take a moment to credit all the stars? No I won’t, but lets just say they all went on to semi-big things after Scream. Ok fine, mainly TV series but still! Also, this is the movie that brought Cox and Arquette together… awwww.

I could go on for days…
Just get some friends, beanbags and popcorn and have a screamfest!

# 484 – The Wicker Man (1973)

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Hmm…
Ok, well first let me explain why I chose the above picture instead of the cover for the DVD. Because the cover of the DVD makes it seem like a normal movie, more or less. This picture ^ is more fitting.
Edward Woodward appears again! The main character is played by ‘Breaker Morant’ (Thanks dad for pointing that out!).
There is a newer version, a 2006 remake starring Nicholas Cage. Haven’t seen that yet but I’d imagine it would be much easier to follow, this version wasn’t the best quality, the picture was a tad blurry and the sound unclear.

I’m not a very religious person, I’ll just get that out in the open. The Wicker Man is pretty much a weirded out version of what happens when people fall heavily into their religions. So I guess that’s one upside, at least you can follow the story and understand it… a little.

They occasionally break out into song. (awkward pause)

Well it made it on the list for a reason!

 

# 499 – Saw

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I freakin’ LOVE Saw! Bit upset it’s so far up the list. I’m a big fan of James Wan’s movies, firstly because of Saw and secondly because he’s an Aussie. Adam (Leigh Whannell), one of the main guys, is actually Wan’s friend and wrote the screenplay. And another piece of interesting trivia… the whole movie was filmed in 18 days! Also, did you notice that all the victims that died were men?

It’s definitely a movie that makes you think the whole way through, and the twists..! I love that everything is connected and I love the slow build up. I remember first seeing it at the cinema and how I couldn’t tear my eyes away, even though I really wanted to. That horrible fucking doll! And the animal mask! Ugh.. creepy.

Points for playing a major role in the new ‘toture porn’ genre, for starting a 7 movie franchise and for making it to my top 10 fave movies of all time!