Sunday, 7 October 2012

SHOCKtober '12: WEEK 1

This week I have been like an excited child. A week ago I made my list of 32 horror movies that I would gradually work my way through and so far I have watched 6 of them. However over the course of the week the list has grown to more like 40 movies. Luckily I now have a week off work so I will have lots of free time to indulge in movie watching (Well, when I say "luckily I have a week off" what I really mean is that I booked a week off on purpose, just to watch horror movies... because I'm awesome!)

Here are my opinions about the films that I watched so far;

V/H/S (2012) - Found footage anthology in which some dudes come across a bunch of old tapes that contain some rather nasty footage. Good movie but I'm so over the whole 'found footage' thing. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy this but enough with the shaky hand held camera crap already!

C.H.U.D. (1984) - C.H.U.D stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. It's basically The Hills Have Eyes, but set in New York City. Essentially it's The Sewers Has Eyes. You know, because when a Human is mutated by nuclear waste, naturally they become a cannibal. It's a bad film, the effects are ropey as hell, but I enjoyed the shit out of it. Fun Fact: John Heard's character (The Dad from Home Alone) has to team up with Daniel Stern's character (Marv from Home Alone). Weird.

Chipping Mall (1986) - Security guard robots go rouge and terrorize a bunch of teenagers in a shopping mall. This is apparently a cult classic - It's fucking terrible but people love it. I didn't.

The Descent (2005) - A bunch of chicks go exploring in a cave and come across some rather unpleasant creatures that want to eat them. Full of tension, suspense and a genuine feeling of claustrophobia. Not only that but an interesting dynamic between the characters - Great film.

The Descent: Part 2 (2009) - There was no need for this film to be made. I avoided it upon release and it turns out that I should have continued to avoid it. It sucked. Everything that was good about the first film was missing from this one.

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) - Fourth part in the series and my favourite. Corey Feldman vs Jason Voorhees - Brilliant! I bought this on VHS from eBay but upon watching it found that the version I had purchased had been edited to cut out most of the gore. How dare they do such a thing to Tom Savini's brilliant effects. An outrage!  

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