Friday, November 04, 2011

Scary movie marathon

I love Halloween.  I wouldn't go so far as to say its my favorite holiday, but there is a lot I love about it.  I love dressing up, I love the candy, carving jack-o-lanterns, dressing up, and the general spirit of scaring each other for fun. I love the tradition of trick-o-treating, that for one night a week, neighborhoods open to their doors to complete strangers and give to one another.  I love the community spirit of it all.

This year, Kyle and I were lazy.  We didn't organize anything. Last year we had a Halloween party, but I couldn't bring myself to plan it this year.  Our laziness spread so deep Halloween weekend, that I'm almost embarrassed to tell you what I'd planed on writing about; our Halloween movie marathon. Yes, it was a marathon.  Its not the scary movies that I'm embarrassed about, maybe some of them I should be, but rather the AMOUNT of movies we watched in 48 hours. 

We watched 6 movies.  Four on Saturday, two on Sunday.  Our butt imprints are permanently ingrained on our couch. We hardly moved all weekend.  We were sloths. We got up long enough to make a meal, go to the bathroom, but I'm not sure I left the apartment. And whats worse- is that I LOVED IT! Whats wrong with me.  Where did this lazy gene come from?

 Hocus Pocus- Its a classic. It's funny, entertaining, and just plain FUN to watch! It came out 18 years ago, and its still fantastic.
 From Dusk till Dawn- I'm not going to give anything away.  But I will say that half way through the movie all of sudden the genre changes.  Its animatronics remind me of Indiana Jones, which make it kinda funny in parts it might not meant to be funny, but I liked it overall.
 Severance- A british "comedy." They have a sick sense of what a "comedy" is.  It was good, it had humorous moments, but by no means would I call this a COMEDY. It was a slasher/horror.  Not too much of a slasher, but there was some definite slashing.   I liked it.















Tucker and Dale vs. Evil- HILARIOUS!! SEE IT! Really, SOOO FUNNY!
Three Extremes- Weird. Asian movies are WEIRD and DISTURBING.  Seriously, I'm concerned for their cultures.  Every horror movie from the Asian continent I've ever seen has just been seriously disturbing.  This one is actually three short movies all together.  In fact, the first one takes place in China, the second in Korea, and the third in Japan (I think). The directors are all experts and well respected in their fields. Watch it if you like being disturbed.

The Mist- better than I expected.  It wasn't one where you jumped or screamed a lot. But I thought the story was good, new and interesting.  It definitely has a Stephen King feel to it.

2 comments:

Peter and Leslie said...

I posted this comment after your last scary movie marathon: watch the changeling with George C. Scott! (Not the more recent one with Angelina Jolie.) It's scary but not a slasher flick and it's also a mystery. I want to know what you think of it!

Vanessa Rogers said...

Oh I already did, after you suggested it. It was very good. I liked it.