Halloweenathon

Morning Movie: Cursed (2005)

CursedCursed 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…)

Morning Movie: The Stuff (1985)

The Stuff

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…)

Movie of the Night: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

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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…)