Movie Recommendation of the Week #9

The premise of Point Blank isn’t anything terribly original. A man’s wife gets kidnapped and now he’s trying to get her back. While the film isn’t wholly inventive, it is executed well. Be aware that this is more of a soft recommendation than usual. Point blank isn’t great or even very memorable, but it is…

Movie Recommendation of the Week #6

Assault on Precinct 13 For some reason a lot of people seem to think that Halloween was John Carpenter’s first movie. It was actually his 3rd feature length film and it wasn’t even his first great film. Assault on Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s 2nd feature film and it came out in 1976, two years…

Lasting aftertaste of Prohibition in books

By Amy Lyn In January 1920 the 18th Amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors ushered in the Prohibition era. Despite very early signs of success, prohibition was difficult to enforce. People who wanted to keep drinking found even more inventive and potentially dangerous ways to do it. Individuals made “moonshine” or…

Macabre Month of Horror 2013 movie review #11’Session 9′ (2001)

“Session 9” is directed by Brad Anderson, the same guy who made the Machinist. I accidentally happened to watch both these movies in the same night before I knew who Brad Anderson was. “Session 9” is about a group of asbestos removers who are doing their thing in an insane asylum. The movie was shot in…

Vacancy (2007) – Macabre Month of Halloween Horror 2013 #4

MACABRE MONTH OF HORROR #4 I wasn’t expecting much going into “Vacancy“. I figured it would just be your run of the mill “gorror” film. My interest was officially peaked when I spied a particular line in the description for the movie. “A suspenseful, classic thriller, in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock“. A horror movie…

Top 3 movie strangulations

I wanted do a top list that I’m pretty sure has never been done before. This is the top 3 best strangulations  wait that doesn’t sound right. Top 3 coolest- no. Top 3 most memorable and best executed strangulation scenes in films. Quick addendum before we get the list started. We have an honorable mention for…

The Number 23 (2007) Macabre month of horror #23

  The Number 23 is Jim Carrey trying to be serious. I actually think that Jim Carrey does a pretty good job. At least in one of his roles.   The plot seems simple. A man becomes obsessed over the number 23. In actuality it’s deeper than that. But honestly, I’d prefer if it wasn’t. The other plot…

One Hour Photo (2002) Macabre Month of Horror #12

‘One Hour Photo’ is a horror/thriller starring Robin Williams. You may think this is really strange casting decision. Robin Williams is mostly known for his comedy roles. A good number of those comedies are also geared towards little kids. But “One Hour Photo” is not one of those films. The basic plot is that Robin Williams’ character…

Psycho (1998) Macabre month of horror #10

The Psycho remake is one of the worst remakes of all time, and that’s really saying something. A remake of psycho was completely unnecessary. The original is a timeless classic. It has had an audio upgrade, a picture upgrade, it has even been colorized. So why was a remake made? Money? Or maybe just to piss…

Psycho (1960) Macabre month of horror #9

  *Spoiler Alert *   (I know this is a very old film but there are still some people who have not seen it yet.)     Today I’m talking about the black and white masterpiece by Alfred Hitchcock.   If you don’t know who Hitchcock is then you’re missing out on some of the greatest…

Memento (2000) Review

Memento was based off of a short story by Jonathan Nolan called Memento Mori. Then his brother Christopher Nolan adapted it into a screenplay, and directed it as a thriller called Memento. Jonathan has also worked on other films with Christopher including, The Dark Night, The Dark Night Rises, and The Prestige. Memento won 45…