Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I really wanted to find the time to do a more appropriate Halloween-themed post, particularly about FX's batshit-crazy, not-good-but-completely-watchable train-wreck otherwise known as American Horror Story (I swear I will write about it soon). But thanks to time commitments, instead enjoy these links to previous horror-related posts on this blog. Have a happy Halloween!

Reviews:
Antichrist (2009)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Jesus Camp (2006) - don't scoff. It's a pretty harrowing look at the same kind of religious extremism we claim we're fighting in the Middle East.
Aliens (1986), Jaws (1975), and The Exorcist (1973)
"Days Gone Bye," The Walking Dead (2010)
Monsters (2010)
The Thing (1982)
Splice (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
127 Hours (2010)

Features/Other Ariticles:
Thoughts on the World War Z film that's still in production. Have you read the book? It's a personal favorite of mine.

Hah, remember when Tobin Bell was convinced Saw was going to go on until the end of time? It turns out that Paranormal Activity has picked up it's "it's not Halloween without us!" model.

The Alien 3 that never was. Contrary to popular belief, the David Fincher version isn't really all that terrible, but it was never going to live up to the greatness that was Aliens.

Career assessments of the Twilight stars. As we've seen, none of them have been able to really open a movie on their own. Such is the price you pay for being a franchise star (I suspect Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame will have similar pitfalls when The Woman in Black opens in February.).

A David Lynch think-piece. He's a master of this genre without ever being considered a horror director.

Five movies that scare me stupid. So true, though I think since I've written this list I'd have to add The Ring to it. There's a reason everyone started remaking J-Horror movies, and that's it.

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