Sunday, 9 October 2011


So, the first week of SHOCKtober is done and dusted and I managed to watch seven horror movies. The theme of this week's movies were things that could happen in real life. They are the kind of horror movies that I enjoy the most because they scare me the most. I would only put five of the seven movies that I watched in to that category as I also watched a sci-fi horror and a supernatural horror. I like to mix it up. I'm crazy like that.

It's tough going watching nothing but horror movies, you kind of become numb to them. Especially when they aren't very good. Originally I wanted this month to be my 'catch up' month in which I only watch horror movies that I have not seen before. However after being disappointed by the first few that I watched I reverted to old favourites that I know I enjoy.

I have decided to do some very short reviews of all the movies that I watch this month:

Red State (2010) - This is probably the least 'Kevin Smith' of all Kevin Smith's movies. More thriller than horror, but I still enjoyed it.
The Tortured (2010) - Mediocre revenge movie with a silly plot twist at the end. Boring.
The Final (2010) - Another revenge movie with no silly plot twist, just a silly plot. Average.
Pandorum (2009) - Sci-fi horror. I enjoyed this for one reason only: Ben motherfuckin' Foster!
Insidious (2010) - I enjoyed the first half, but it gets a bit ridiculous towards the end. However, Rose Byrne is hot!
Vacancy (2007) - An old favourite. Third viewing, still love it.
The Strangers (2008) - Love this movie. Enjoyed it even more second time around. Maybe it was just because I watched it alone, in the middle of the night but this actually scared me. Kind of.

Next week I will be watching horror movies from the 80s. I was going to limit myself to just slasher movies but I am going to broaden it to any 80s horror movie, horror movie set in the 80s, or throwback/nostalgic/homage to 80s horror.

If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them! 


  1. Lol, was going to suggest The Strangers. It really is pretty good. And it really is something that can happened. It's based off of true happenings.

  2. First time I watched The Strangers was as research because we were gonna make a short film with a similar concept, and I put it on at one in the morning by myself thinking it would be lame horror. I had to pause so many times!

  3. I think you should go ahead with new movies--but invite friends over so that you can rag on the super bad ones, together.
    Also, I kind of see you as "a writer" and your movie descriptions were quite brief for me, the uninitiated. #sadface.

    Next shocktober post I can haz plus de la descriptions?
    Or not, just hopin.