In 2015, any person under a certain age with an internet connection and a subscription service has succumbed to the Binge Watch. You know the drill, you either have a couple of days off work, or you stay up at night and watch several episodes of a television show on Netflix or Hulu, and you can’t stop until you’ve finished the series. My wife and I are no different in this aspect. We start a show, and we keep going and going and going. Bingeworthy is a feature on this site dedicated to those shows. Parks and Recreation is one of those shows. It’s completely hilarious, light, and fun, but it’s best feature is its character work and heart. (more…)
Cursed is a movie that I’ve never seen before now. It came out during the wretched era/glory days (depending on how you look at it) of teen horror movies in the early 2000s. It’s got a relatively young cast and fits the mold of most Wes Craven movies. Teenage friends, outcast, etc. It’s the Scooby-Doo gang make up. Anyway, this movie is about werewolves and it has Christina Ricci in it. Based on that last sentence, I have absolutely no idea why I haven’t seen it before. Especially since it’s on Netflix.
It’s probably mostly terrible, but it does have a lot of actors/actresses that I like in it, and again, it’s Christina Ricci + werewolves. How bad could it possibly be? (more…)
This movie, man. This movie. It’s hilarious, and bizarre and everything else. The Stuff is about a couple of people that find something in the snow that tastes absolutely delicious. This happens in the first 5 minutes, and it’s already one of the best movies ever made. It continues with these people marketing this tasty, creamy, snow-like treat as a form of yogurt or ice cream. So, you’ve got Yogurt, Ice Cream, and The Stuff. Just amazing. So, an investigator gentleman starts looking into The Stuff because it’s causing some crazy reactions in the nation’s children, where he runs across a food company executive who is also looking into The Stuff, and they run into some crazy stuff (pun intended).
No spoilers, but needless to say, The Stuff isn’t an innocent dairy (DAIRY ISN’T INNOCENT!) treat like ice cream or yogurt, and it’s not a taste non-dairy alternative like almond milk or coconut milk ice cream. Nope. It’s something else entirely.
This movie is actually pretty decent, but the whole premise is batcrap crazy. The Stuff is real, and it’s spectacular. (more…)
This week’s playlist is a special one, as it’s the first playlist of the Halloween season, and while there are many more coming down the pipe, I wanted to start off with some authentic and energetic horror music. With this in mind, I’ve combed through AFI’s albums, and have picked out what I consider to be the best examples of horror music as performed by Davey Havok and company. They’ve got a bizzaro passion for this kind of stuff, but whereas the Misfits were cheesier (in a good way) and more early punk sounding, AFI brought the mid-nineties west coast punk/hardcore sound with a much more serious concept lyrically.
For a while at least, then the Misfits influence started to pass, and The Cure started working their way in more and more, while more modern group sounds started blending in, as well. But even on their latest album Burials, there are plenty of dark, brooding, and Halloween sounding songs throughout.
This playlist is a focus on AFI, and I sincerely hope that you enjoy this to kick off your Halloween season.
The Movie of the Night for this haunting season is House on Haunted Hill (1959) starring Vincent Price. If you’ve never seen this classic, it’s the tried and true formula of a bunch of strangers locked in a house overnight for a chance of winning a prize, in this case money. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout this movie, and the acting is fantastic, but all of the effects, looking back on them, are incredibly hilarious. See what I mean?
This movie is timeless, for the most part, but check it out in black and white because the color one is a big ol’ mess, so don’t even bother with that nonsense. You can view either one in all their glory on Hulu+ or a variety of other places, so check that jazz out.
This movie is a wonderful way to kick off your Halloween season with a late night spook fest. (more…)
I’m watching this for the first time now, but by all accounts, this movie is absolutely hilariously ridiculous. The story centers around Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson or something that decides to start up the family business. During this time, the new Doctor Frankenstein, working in a fellow doctor’s lab, decides to use a lady as a guinea pig. And then we get Frankenstein’s daughter. Contrary to the above poster, the monster is actually a female who looks so incredibly bizarre, and if that’s not insane enough for you, just think about the plot once more.
We all love Netflix. It’s cheap and easy. It’s much less than the average person’s coffee budget (I think?), and it offers hours upon hours of programming for those seeking entertainment, or just a way to kill a few hours. Well, it’s Halloween season, obviously, and we have to keep a look out on horror. It’s hard to narrow down what to watch during this time period, but never fear! Netflix and I have got you covered. And with this entry, we look at television. Oh child! This will keep you busy!
Horror Shows On Netflix (more…)