Thursday, October 28, 2010

October Goal: Fourth Sequence

Time to update the goal again! Here is a recap of what I have seen so far:

1. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
2. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
3. The Funhouse
4. An American Werewolf in London
5. Dracula
6. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
7. Frankenstein
8. City of the Living Dead
9. Planet Terror
10. The Video Dead
11. Death Proof
12. ThanksKilling
13. Day of the Dead
14. Chopping Mall
15. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
16. Creepshow
17. Masters of Horror - Family
18. The Human Centipede (First Sequence
19. Maniac

And being added to the list:

20. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) -- D
Being very familiar with Halloween 1-3, and seeing part 4, I wanted to delve more into the story. The lats time I saw part 5 I was 9 years old so this was all fresh for me. Part 4 had some good scares and kept a nice pace, part 5 fell way off from 4. The movie seemed like it was going for PG-13 rating for a while. The kills are lack luster and uncreative. The movie ends with a cliff-hanger though. Myers is imprisoned and someone breaks him out, for reasons we do not know until Part 6, some six years later!

21. New Years Evil (1980) -- B
This is another movie I only was able to see because of my subscription to netflix. New Years Evil was not well known to me by any means but I saw a blog by my brother about the movie and was meaning to watch it so I gave it a watch. Overall I thought the movie was entertaining, nothing ground breaking here but it has some bright spots. I like that you actually get to see things and follow the killer in the act. The movie does have some comical moments, ah the life of a killer can be a hard one! This worth a watch if you like slasher movies, but good luck finding it unless you have a netflix membership.

22. Army of Darkness (1992) -- B+
This was my favorite movie for a long while in late 90's, I really enjoy the movie still to this day but I have noticed that it had lost some of its charm on me. I still think Bruce Campbell gives some of the best comedic line deliveries ever and I wish he could have become the star he should have been after this movie. It is more of a comedy set in a horror movie than an actual scary movie. If you like to have some fun laughs with your gore this is the movie for you! Still a great cult classic.

23. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) -- C
Finishing off the Loomis series of Halloween is Part 6 (which somehow was left off of the name). I am sure people who saw part 5 either forgot or no longer cared about the cliff hanger that ended part 5. Well, they would most likely have been disappointed. We now learn that Jamie Lloyd is older and pregnant, so the movie shifts between Myers finding her baby and a new storyline that tries to explain why Myers kills. I got confused about the introduction of a new family of Strode's, and especially why one of the daughter's kid could be the next Myers. I guess it has something to do with that there is a much longer cut of the film. I saw at least twice that the movie just stops and then things seem out of place when they start up again (after Kara jumps out the window) and when Loomis goes to take care of Myers. Now that he has become a famous comedic actor it was odd seeing Paul Rudd in this film and also sad to see Donald Pleasence so old.

So I have fallen behind as you'll notice, Its time to get going!


Colonel Mortimer said...

Is your goal to watch 31 horror movies this month? You got some serious work this weekend, no Giants games for you! =)

New Year's Evil is a blast, I've had that theme song stuck in my head since watching it. It's hard out there for a male chauvinist serial killer!

Apparently there's a "producer's cut" of Halloween 6 that's floating out there that is allegedly superior to Miramax's version (not a difficult task). I have virtually no memory of this film other than Danielle Harris does not return and Paul Rudd is in it (right?) as the boy Laurie babysat in the first film.

Mummbles said...

My goal is to watch 31 horror movies in October, one for each day. I have been trying to keep up but with a certain team in a certain World Series has kept me busy.

I have watched two movies already since this last blog, I am trying to watch a few but it will be hard with weekend coming up.

I will write my final October Goal blog on November 1st.

Colonel Mortimer said...

try some old Universal horror stuff, most of it's 60-70 minutes long

Wesley said...

Only a D for Halloween 5??? WWTS? "What would Tina Say?" TIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNAAAA!!!