31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Eleven: From Dusk Till Dawn

When you hear the names Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are attached to a movie, there are certain expectations that arise. You go into that movie expecting to see a lot of guns and violence and maybe a little bit of nudity. Before 1996, one thing you never expected from a Quentin Tarantino or RobertContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Eleven: From Dusk Till Dawn”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Ten: Dog Soldiers

There’s just something about British pop culture that a large cross section of Americans seem to enjoy. Whether it be Monty Python or Harry Potter, Doctor Who or The Beatles, it seems like the Brits know what they’re doing. So when the opportunity was presented to me, many years ago, to watch a British werewolfContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Ten: Dog Soldiers”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Nine: The House On Haunted Hill (1959)

There are a handful of names that one immediately thinks of when the topic of horror movies comes up in conversation. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and of course, Vincent Price. Among the horror movies I was introduced to as a child were many Vincent Price gems. His career in horror films is legendary, as areContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Nine: The House On Haunted Hill (1959)”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Eight: The Lost Boys

The 80s were a weird time for movies. Technology was being utilized for the first time that changed how movies looked and felt forever. Films were getting dark and edgy and the special effects of the time reflected that. Speaking of reflective surfaces, look at this: | This is about as dark and edgy asContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Eight: The Lost Boys”

31 Days Of Horror Movies | Day Seven: Trick ‘r Treat

For all of the horror movies out there, even ones that have a Halloween theme to them, none really touch on the importance of tradition. None of them show the consequences to not following these traditions. Well, almost none. Tonight’s movie does a fine job of scaring the viewer into following tradition, even with it’sContinue reading “31 Days Of Horror Movies | Day Seven: Trick ‘r Treat”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Six: The Descent

What is more terrifying than being trapped in a confined space deep underground? If you said nothing, then allow me throw a few cannibalistic cave dwelling monsters into the mix and see if your answer changes. The idea of spelunking has always intrigued me, but much as one might rethink a love of swimming inContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Six: The Descent”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Five: Ginger Snaps

And we’re back to werewolves! Sorry. This won’t be the last foray into lycanthropy on this list, either. Look, just don’t be surprised when four or five more werewolf movie reviews pop up later in the month, is all I’m saying. This movie combines three things I love: Horror movies, Canada, and using werewolves asContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Five: Ginger Snaps”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Four: Dawn of the Dead (2004)

In 1968, filmmaker George A. Romero, changed the face of horror movies, along with the definition of the word “Zombie” forever with the release of his horror classic Night of the Living Dead, a film about a group of people who are besieged by an army of reanimated corpses with a hungry for human flesh.Continue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Four: Dawn of the Dead (2004)”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Three: Fright Night (1985)

Werewolves may be my favorite movie monster, but vampires are a close second. Speed, strength, the ability to fly. Not to mention the raw sex appeal that vampires almost always seem to possess. What I’m saying is being a vampire wouldn’t suck (I’m so, so sorry). The 1980s was a glorious time for vampire movies,Continue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Three: Fright Night (1985)”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Two: An American Werewolf in Paris

An American Werewolf in London is arguably a definitive werewolf movie. It’s put in appearances on many a “Top XX Horror Movies” list, has garnered enough of a following to call for a nostalgia laced retrospective documentary that serves as a sort of “Where are they now?” for those involved with the making of theContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Two: An American Werewolf in Paris”