The ABCs of Death (2013)

Directed By: 26 different directorsThe ABCs of Death

Written By: 26+ writers

6/10

When I heard of The ABCs of Death I became very excited because I love horror anthology films, and this is a unique anthology film because it consists of 26 shorts! Each of the shorts are roughly 5 minutes long and each one is directed by a different director. The directors were given complete creative freedom. Each short revolves around a letter and a death that is associated with that letter. Continue reading

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No One Lives (2012)

Directed By: Ryuhei KitamuraNo One Lives

Written By: David Cohen

8/10

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

When I came across No One Lives on my On Demand I didn’t expect anything special. The summary leads you to believe it will be a typical “husband and wife get tracked by a gang of psychos” film… but it was far from it. I can’t really review this film and say what I truly think without including spoilers, so here it goes. The film opens up with a couple played by Luke Evans (Immortals, The Raven, Fast and Furious 6, and The Hobbit films) and Laura Ramsey who appear to be husband and wife. Luke Evans is referred to as “The Driver” and Laura Ramsey’s name is Betty. They are driving across country in their car with a trailer of all their goods hitched to the back. In the mean time, there is a gang of thieves which consist of the leader Hoag (Lee Tergesen), his girlfriend Tamara, his brother Ethan, his daughter Amber and her boyfriend Denny, and a loose cannon named Flynn. We are first introduced to this gang in the beginning where a botched robbery on a wealthy family’s mansion leads to Flynn gunning the family down in cold blood.
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Top 10 Horror Franchise Villains

My top 10 list of favorite horror villains includes villains/killers from horror franchises only. These include both my favorite and most iconic horror film villains of all time.

1. Michael Myers – Halloween FranchiseMichael Myers

One of the few horror villains that actually still scare me to this day,  force me to turn on every light in my house, and run passed open doorways at 100 mph. The fact that Michael Myers never runs, talks, or shows emotion adds to the evil of his character and the reason why he terrifies millions of viewers.

Appears in 10 films (from best to worst):

  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. Halloween 2 (1981)
  3. Halloween 4 : The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  4. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  5. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
  6. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
  7. Halloween (2007)
  8. Halloween 2 (2009)
  9. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
  10. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982) – While technically a Halloween film, Michael Myers has an extremely brief appearance on a TV, but i’ll count it.

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Curse of Chucky (2013)

Directed By: Don Mancini Curse of Chucky

Written By: Don Mancini

8/10

The Chuck that we all have come to love is finally back! I will start by saying I’ve been a huge Child’s Play fan my entire life. I loved the first three films (especially #2) as they ventured more down the true horror path. I did enjoy Bride of Chucky and thought Seed of Chucky had its moments but I view those two more as horror-comedies. The film again stars Brad Dourif as the voice of Chucky, who in my opinion is irreplaceable as the killer doll and is one of the main reasons why Chucky can be so scary. Brad Dourif’s daughter, Fiona, plays the lead character, Nica. The film also stars Danielle Bisutti as Nica’s older sister Barb, Brennan Elliott as Barb’s husband Ian, Maitland McConnell as the nanny Jill, Summer Howell as Barb and Ian’s daughter, and A Martinez as Father Frank.
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Top 15 Horror Movies

1. Halloween – 1978

My favorite horror movie, horror franchise, and horror villain of all time. In my opinion, the epitome of a horror film. Not many films still scare me, but every time I watch this I can safely say that it scares the hell out of me. John Carpenter layered this masterpiece with one of the creepiest scores of all time. The genius of this movie is the pure evil of Michael Myers and how we never know why he is a serial killer. He is simply evil.

Favorite Scene:

So many to choose from, but when Laurie gets home from school, goes up to her room, looks out the window and Michael is simply standing in her backyard staring into her window. I can hardly look at the TV when this scene comes on. Laurie then looks away for a second, looks back and he is gone. John Carpenter is a horror God.
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You’re Next (2011)

Directed by : Adam WingardYou're Next Review

Written by: Simon Barrett

7/10

You’re Next was filmed in 2011 but not released until 2013. While  watching this film you need to realize that Wingard and Barrett are  poking fun at the genre in many places, so don’t take this movie too  seriously. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this film! The cast  includes familiar faces in horror including  Sharni Vinson (Bait) as our  main heroin Erin, AJ Bowen (The House of the Devil and Hatchet 2)  as Erin’s boyfriend Crispin, Joe Swanberg (VHS) as Crispin’s brother  Drake, a smaller role by horror director Ti West, and other noteworthy  performances by Nicholas Tucci and Wendy Glenn.
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