christmas horror story: Silent Night, Deadly Night

This has to be one of the worst holiday horror movie franchises in existence.  It may also be the only holiday horror movie franchise, which makes it that much worse.  Where is Black Christmas 2?  Jack Frost 2?  No one asked for Gingerdead Man and its many sequels but we got them anyway, and that's … Continue reading christmas horror story: Silent Night, Deadly Night

my favorite evil clown movies (aside from It)

Stephen King's It is generally considered the standard for the "scary clown" in horror movies, but there are so many other great ones! Here are my faves.   Stitches (2012) (Stitches had quite the attitude, even before he died) Highlights: killer clown origin story intestine balloon animals pretty much the most clown-themed deaths of any … Continue reading my favorite evil clown movies (aside from It)

what is it about slow covers of happy songs in horror movie trailers?

It's a trend that has been going on for years.  A slowed-down version of a song played during a horror movie trailer.  The slowness of the normally happy tune throws you off, and suddenly the song's lyrics sound creepy.  Recently, I saw a trailer for A Cure for Wellness (2017): https://youtu.be/YVwQNDS-Zes Took me a minute, … Continue reading what is it about slow covers of happy songs in horror movie trailers?

horror movies “based on a true story”: House of the Devil

"During the 1980s over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive Satanic Cults… Another 30% rationalized the lack of evidence due to government cover ups… The following is based on true unexplained events…" This is the text which opens the 2009 film, The House of the Devil. What is true: The statistics … Continue reading horror movies “based on a true story”: House of the Devil

31 Days of Halloween, Days 28-31

It's been a busy weekend, and I haven't had time to post (or watch many horror movies, for that matter...).  But I did do many things to celebrate Halloween so here they are! On Saturday morning I ran in the Costume Dash 5K, which was my only costumed event of this year.  My friend dressed … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Days 28-31

31 Days of Halloween, Day 27: The Fog (2005)

A rewatch for inspiring my upcoming Nanowrimo novel, which will involve mist and fog... This movie is surprising less about fog and more about people catching on fire and turning into mummies and ice?  Apparently the fog is so cold it freezes people?  The fog kinda reminds me of the sandstorm in The Mummy movies, … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 27: The Fog (2005)

31 Days of Halloween, Day 26: Dawn of the Dead (2004)

After mentioning this in my recommendations a few days ago, I realized it was high time to give this one a re-watch. This is still one of my favorite "the beginning of the apocalypse" scenes ever.  And then when they finally get to the mall and the Muzak version of "Don't Worry Be Happy" is … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 26: Dawn of the Dead (2004)