Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ghostbusters II – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 31

I end the month the way I started it; with some ghost-busting. Specifically, Ghostbusters II. The first time I saw it was when my parents rented it on VHS for my birthday one year. I was hugely into the Real … Continue reading

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Hellraiser – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 30

To me Hellraiser is the quintessential horror movie. Not, I hasten to add, my favourite. But if I were to suggest a type specimen for the species “horror movies,” Hellraiser would be among the first I thought of. Pinhead is … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 29

In the Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite movies. It’s also the best Lovecraftian horror movie made thus far, despite (or perhaps due to) not being based directly on any of Lovecraft’s work. The tone, however, is very … Continue reading

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My Name Is Bruce – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 28

My Name Is Bruce is a movie aimed at fans of Bruce Campbell, or at least people who are aware of who he is. I think it would work fine for someone who didn’t, but some background knowledge makes it … Continue reading

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Constantine – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 27

Constantine is based on the long-running (and now sadly cancelled) horror comic Hellblazer. A blonde chain-smoking trenchcoat-wearing English magician turned into a dark-haired chain-smoking American psychic exorcist? I was sceptical. Hell, I still am sceptical. I am a big fan … Continue reading

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Masters of Horror: Homecoming – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 26

I tried to like Homecoming, I really did. It’s another Masters of Horror episode, and I’ve enjoyed all the others I’ve seen. But this one… It starts out with heavy handed political commentary which isn’t much fun to watch even … Continue reading

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Masters of Horror: The Washingtonians – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 25

The Washingtonians is an episode of the Masters of Horror TV series. It takes the question “what if George Washington was a cannibal” and does terrible things with it. Terrible in a good way. The first half is far creepier … Continue reading

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