October 30, 2010

Day 24- Sunday, October 24th

#76- When a Stranger Calls (1979)

No, this is not the shitty 2006 remake, this is the original. The good one. The one with two scenes so freaking effective and creepy that you will never babysit or get into bed again! The words "Have you checked the children?" will forever be etched into the part of my brain that makes me shit my pants. The opening sequence of this movie is one of the best ever committed to a Horror film, and the last scene in the movie is almost as good as that. The middle of the movie... well, it drags a bit and feels like more of a Cop drama than anything, but trust me, the rest is worth sitting through the slow stuff for.
 #77- The Entity (1981)- (FULL REVIEW HERE)

Seriously one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen, this is an evil spirit movie that did what Paranormal Activity is doing to theater goers now, but nearly 30 years ago. Based on a "true" story, it's basically about a pissed off ghost that likes to beat Barbara Hershey up and rape her. The most chilling scene of all is the very last one where Barbara returns to her house after the evil entity is "gone", and it says to her "Welcome home, c*nt." I got goosebumps from just typing that. If you want a goodie that's going to scare the hell out of you, this is your movie.
 #78- The Loved Ones (2010)

Having heard mixed reviews about this one, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I'm happy to say that The Loved Ones is a violent and fun little flick, that left me happy when the credits started rolling. Aussie Horror, to me, tends to be pretty straightforward and nasty, and I respect that. In this one, a creepy bitch who got passed over for a prom date has a perverted little prom of her own, which includes using a hammer to make a guy piss in a cup, fixing his foot to the floor with a knife, drilling into his skull, and nearly fucking her dad... yes. Her dad. Twisted and fun, grab a hold of this one on DVD when you get the chance.
 #79- The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

Once of the greatest movies of all time, let alone horror movies, Silence of the Lambs is perfect from credit to credit. Some argue that it isn't horror at all, but I say bullshit. It's about serial killers, and most movie maniacs are just that. If you're one of the 42 people on the planet that don't know about or haven't seen this movie, get to it. This might just be horror's finest hour, and it has the Oscar awards to prove it.
That's only 79/100 movies watched so far, so we had better get back to it...

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