Sunday, 23 October 2011

SHOCKtober WEEK 3

I seriously thought that I would be getting sick of horror movies by now, but I think I am becoming obsessed with them. My creativity is feeding off of them. I find myself unable to sleep at night for thinking of new ideas for my horror script. I've had the idea knocking around in my head for five years now and yesterday I finally started writing it. I had to. I literally couldn't sleep. The more movies I watch, the more I am inspired to write it. Especially the bad ones, because I know that I can do so much better. I know that I can write a really good horror script. 

How long it will take to complete a first draft, I have no idea. It looks like SHOCKtober may be extending into... November. Dammit, I can't think of a catchy horror movie related title for the month of November. The only thing I can come up with right now is noDISMEMBER, which sucks. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know! 

I know you are all dying to know what movies I watched this week, so here are my mini reviews...

Wrong Turn (2003) - This is one of my all-time favourite horror movies. Classic Deliverance inspired "good looking people lost in the woods are killed by hill-billy cannibals". Nothing too original or ground breaking but it does a good job. There is one scene in particular that still gives me butterflies every time I see it. 

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2006) - I watched this twice, back to back. Second time with director commentary. Because I'm fucking cool. I could literally write a whole blog post about how much I love this movie. It's Wrong Turn with a shot of adrenaline. Plus, it stars HENRY FRICKIN' ROLLINS! Fun fact: The night I watched it, I tweeted that I was going to watch it and the director, Joe Lynch, retweeted me. It was the greatest moment of my life. Well, of my week. Okay, of Tuesday. 

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011) - I know what you're thinking: "Martin, why didn't you watch Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead?" Well, the reason I didn't watch Wrong Turn 3 is because it sucks. Seriously sucks. I wasn't holding out much hope for part 4 either, as it is directed by the same dude who directed number 3. Except this time he wrote it aswell. Luckily it wasn't quite as bad as I had feared. Continuity issues of the series aside, and the terrible acting, and the cheesy dialogue, and the lipstick lesbians, it was watchable. (Who am I kidding? The lipstick lesbians were a highlight!) It's funny because not only did they put lesbians into the film, but they made them black and Asian. It was like they realised that the rest of the cast were middle class and white so they forced in some minorities. Classy.

Kids Go To The Woods... Kids Get Dead (2009) The title says it all really. This is a spoof homage to the classic slasher flicks. It even has faux commercials and a late night horror host. Extremely low budget and extremely bad acting. Not really worth the $3.99 that I paid for it. 

Halloween H20 (1998) - I'd managed to avoid this movie ever since it came out. I remember all of my friends at school watching it at a sleepover that I wasn't invited to. Having now seen it, I'm glad I wasn't invited to that sleepover. It sucked. Actually, it didn't even suck, It was just lame. Michael Myers only kills five people, and three of them are off screen! Aside from the references to horror movies of the past and laughing at Josh Hartnett's ridiculous hair cut this really isn't worth bothering with. 

Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008) - The writer/director of the 1983 original returns with a belated sequel, and it's every bit as terrible. Laughable in fact. The only good thing about the original was the fucked up twist at the end. Take that away and you don't really have much to go on. 

Friday The 13th (2009) - Extremely fun movie. It isn't really a remake of one movie but an amalgamation of the first three Friday the 13th films. Some great kills, funny dialogue and one absolutely fantastic pair of boobs (I'm looking at you Julianna Guill!).

As always, suggestions for the coming week are more than welcome. I will be seeing The Evil Dead at the cinema on Halloween night, which I am very excited about! I also plan to watch some kids Halloween movie this week, starting with Hocus Pocus. That movie rocks!

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