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…)
Rejoice! Rejoice! The pumpkin is here! In my world, the Halloween season has officially started as of September 17. So, as per usual, I’ll be attempting to making this site a Halloween Wonderland. I’m looking to bring back the cheap DIY yard decorations this year, as well as plenty of other goodies including the Morning Movie/Movie of the Day deal that I had going last year, so make sure to follow all of my social media sites (namely Facebook and Instagram, really) for all of the smaller things like pictures and songs and such.
Anyway, let’s start this off right with the Movie of the Day, Ginger Snaps!
I’ve never seen this movie, but apparently it has werewolves in it, so I plan on watching it tonight. It looks like a teen movie, and it’s probably pretty terrible (that tag line is hilariously awful), but who cares? Werewolves are cool, and this should be an easy, fun way to start the season off right. This movie is available on Hulu+, so add it to your queue today! (more…)
I’m a sucker for crazy, vintage horror movies. Especially when they’re black and white and completely insane. Vincent Price is a name that is pretty much synonymous with this style, and if you’re following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or GetGlue, you’ll notice that I watch a lot of these kinds of movies (This morning’s movie was House on Haunted Hill).
I also listen to a lot of Misfits records, and what’s been going on in my head today is their song “Return of the Fly,” which is pretty much just a list of the actors in the movies. It’s fantastic. Anyway, this has really been making me want to watch this movie, since it’s been a while since I sat down and watched it. So, today, we’re going old school with Vincent Price and Return of the Fly. (more…)
I know I didn’t post a movie of the day yesterday, so if you choose, you can file this as yesterday’s post. Anyway, Children of the Corn is movie that stands out amongst other horror movies. Based off Stephen King’s short story, this film lays besides King’s other standouts in the themes that he does so well: children, religion, and supernatural elements. (more…)
The Lost Boys is one of my favorite movies bar none. As mentioned in an earlier post, I watch this movie and Fright Night every year to kick off the Halloween season. As with Fright Night it’s a perfect blend of legitimately scary moments, brilliant one-liners, and a great sense of humor.
I assume you’ve seen this movie, but you should definitely add this to your Fright Fest movie watch, and here’s why… (more…)