October 17, 2010
Day 16- Saturday, October 16th
#44- Shutter (2008)
Not my idea folks. If you want to bitch at someone for including this movie in our festival, talk to Z. She didn't think this movie was that bad. Yeah. About this "movie", I originally wrote: "This movie should be called Shitter, and at least the title would be right. As remakes go, this one was just painfully bad; Pacey from Dawson's Creek? The guy has the emotional range of a potato... Seriously, sit and watch a potato for 90 minutes, it's the same thing. That's not to mention the lame jump-scares, slow pacing, and lack of atmosphere of the film itself." That all still holds true.
#45- Dead Snow (2009)- (FULL REVIEW HERE)
So George tells me that he and the wife went and rented this modern day Zombie classic (I say so, that's who), and it got me all kinds of giddy. Having seen it already, I knew that they'd have a good time with it, because they have awesome taste like me. For those of you who haven't seen this movie, let me just say two words: Nazi Zombies! Really, how does that not scream awesome to you? Sure it's over the top, nonsensical and a bit crazy, but it's bloody as hell, the Zombies look awesome, and it's the only movie that I've ever seen in which people fend off a Zombie attack with a snowmobile. If you got a kick out of Zombieland, you should enjoy this one too. If you don't, then we can't be friends anymore. Sorry.
#46- Scarecrows (1988)
"Scarecrows is about five bank robbing mercenaries who steal three million dollars from Camp Pendleton and take two hostages, a pilot and his daughter. As the robbers fly towards Southern waters, one of the robbers steals the loot and parachutes into a dark field. The remaining robbers land the plane and head for a broken-down house. The house has a demonic history, which causes scarecrows guarding surrounding graves to resurrect and slaughter any trespassers, dooming their victims to live on as scarecrows for all eternity." This is pretty much the holy grail of killer scarecrow movies, even if it's only because there are hardly any killer scarecrow movies out there. Fun, creepy, and 80's-style cheesy, Scarecrows is a great little movie that absolutely fits into any Horror watching lineup. This one used to scare the hell out of me when I was a kid, and though it's not nearly as creepy now, it's still packed with some effective atmosphere, and remains one of my sentimental favorites.
#47- Ninja Assassin (2009)
I wasn't going to even mention this movie on these pages, as it isn't Horror at all, but good lord was this a bloody Gorefest! I won't say it's Tokyo Gore Police's level of gore, but it's awful damned close, and it was a really, really awesome movie. Basically a ninja revenge movie, Ninja Assassin is an all out, balls-to-the-walls, kill-fest of a flick; it may not be a Horror movie in the slightest, but dammit it gets our seal of approval. If you like bloody action flicks in the slightest, and especially those that are well made from top to bottom, see this movie now. I'm sorry it took me so long to get around to it. Also, I don't know exactly who this Rain guy is, but he needs to be in some more shit. Now!
That's 47/100 movies watched so far, so we had better get back to it... almost half the way home...