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2012 iScream Awards!

Posted in recaps on October 31, 2012 by adam

Hooray, it’s Halloween! The only downside to Halloween is that once it’s here, it’s almost gone. But let’s revel while we may, dress up silly, and eat some motherfuckin’ CANDY y’all! First, you gotta check this out:

That is one saucy Minotaur.

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2012 Week 4 Recap

Posted in recaps on October 28, 2012 by adam

It’s called Gill Man, you stupid little fuck.

The fourth full week of terror is behind us. Only three more Flavors remain before the big finish. That’s assuming we all survive Frankenstorm. Don’t worry, we haven’t drained the bathtub since we filled it with water a week ago, just to be safe. Here’s a look at the week that was:

Excision – Kids these days and their blood-soaked sex dreams. At least they’re not huffing paint.

Night of the Lepus– Cutest man-eating monsters I ever saw. Not nearly enough world domination, though.

Holy crap, shill for Universal much?

The DeadI just can’t waaaaaait… to eat braaaaaains…. Or, in the alternative, It’s the Circle… the Circle of Deeeeeeath…

I Saw the Devil (Akmareul boatda) – South Korea totally stole the idea for this movie from Kim Jong-un, the greatest movie star ever born.

The Barrens – It’s always the dad who comes unglued in these movies and that is sexist.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale – Why didn’t I put the Finnish title in parentheses like I do with the rest of the foreign movies? Because I HATE FINLAND. Penis penis penis.

Is that mummy goosestepping?

Thirst (Bakjwi) – Vampires and priests. Almost like that movie Priest, except not a worthless pile of utter shit.

That’s it for week numero quatro. Come back tomorrow for one last foreign film, the hilarious and charming Juan of the Dead. After that I have two very solid selections for you, then we bring it home in style with the 2012 31 Flavors of Terror iScream awards.  Which Flavor will take home the top honors? Spoiler: not Paranormal Activity 4.

2012 Week 3 Recap

Posted in recaps on October 21, 2012 by adam

Just a week and some change left before the demons have their due. Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been and where we’re going:

What’s scarier than a werewolf? A fat werewolf with a peg leg.

Camel Spiders – They bite.

The Silent House (La Casa Muda) – At La Casa, La Casa Muda…

Take Shelter – I was quite taken.

Frankenhooker – Serious philosophical drama.

Some Guy Who Kills People – Deserved a better title.

Paranormal Activity 4 – Spoiler Alert: it sucks ass.

Munger Road – Munger? I barely know ‘er!

Wow dudes, can’t believe we’re starting up week four already. Come back tomorrow for Excision, which reminds us all that it’s best not to cross the weird kid in high school.

2012 Week 2 Recap

Posted in recaps on October 14, 2012 by adam

Holy heckfire, can you believe we’re already through two full weeks of October? The magic month is almost halfway gone. It’s growing up so fast, I just want to stop time! Here’s a look at what went down in week 2: Continue reading

2012 Week 1 Recap

Posted in recaps on October 7, 2012 by adam

A few months ago my parents decided they didn’t have room in their enormous house for my precious childhood memories. They hauled a dozen boxes of report cards, perfect attendance certificates and class photos to New York and dumped them in my tiny apartment. As I fought through the tears I came across a packet of October-appropriate drawings I did when I was a kid. I’m gonna include one or two every week for your amusement. I’d like to say I drew these when I was like five but more than likely I was in third or fourth grade so, yeah, talent. Continue reading

31FoT 2011 Final Recap and Awards Show!

Posted in recaps on October 31, 2011 by adam

Happy Halloween, friends!

I hope you’ve had fun reading (and watching!) along with me during my annual trek through the cinema of the scary and strange. This year we rattled off no less than 31 movies and 12 TV show episodes. Averaging a little over 1,000 words per post that’s more than 43,000 words – roughly the length of a short novel. Adding in a full-time day job and two unavoidable weekends out of town, I’m pretty pleased.

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2011 Week 4 Recap

Posted in recaps on October 28, 2011 by adam

The fourth Week of Terror is at an end. Congrats on surviving to this point! Who knows, maybe the killer won’t get you after all. Here’s a look at the week that was:

Paranormal Activity 3 – This family spends entirely too much on video equipment.

Frogs – Nobody fucks with Kermit.

TV: Bedlam 1.4 – Die, Kate! I hate you.

TV: The Walking Dead 2.2 – Old McHershel had a farm…

Let Me In – So I can bite your face off.

Good Neighbors – Not really.

Quarantine 2: Terminal – I know nothing about zombie movies.

TV: American Horror Story 1.4 – Things you do not want your doctor to say: “Let’s talk a look at this ultrasound and- DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT?”

Frontiers – They don’t have chainsaws in France?

Q – Haven’t we had enough Aztec religious horror by now?

Quite a week, eh? Come on back tomorrow for the start of the Final Three-Day Weekend of Terror! I’ll kick things off with a screening of the insane 1972 Japanese flick, House. Just a few more days ’til the demons get their due…