Halloween Scene: My Halloween Watch List

Goodness gracious! I was looking through my unpublished drafts and found this post about the rest of the horror movies I watched during October. There’s some good stuff in here, so let’s jump back in time a few months and think scary thoughts!

dawn of the dead originalAfter a super busy September and October, I’m still catching up on all of the movies I watched for work and fun. After focusing on new films early on in the season, I decided to go through my movie collection and Netflix to make a list of films I wanted to watch leading up to Halloween. The list had a total of 26 films, though I wound up removing five. All told, I watched 13 plus the seven films making up the original Halloween franchise. I’m saving a few of them for another post, but I did want to throw out a few thoughts about what turned out to be a major rewatch experience.

As it turned out, zombies were a huge part of this year’s list. Dawn and Day Of The Dead easily made the list along with Dance Of The Dead, the Dawn remake and World War Z. I didn’t get to those last two, but I keep seeing more and more things in those two Romero movies that I love. I’ve been seeing a lot of people dump on the zombie genre lately. To them I say, watch those two movies. They are amazing films, not just horror flicks. Meanwhile, I still have a great time with Dance which is just super impressive when you take into account it’s a low budget film that doesn’t look it. This is easily one of my favorite zombie movies from the past few decades. Continue reading Halloween Scene: My Halloween Watch List

Ad It Up: House II

I’m fairly certain I’ve scene the original House and thought it was nuts. Apparently, I didn’t write about it on the blog though. I might have missed it because searching for a one word title is not the easiest of things. Anyway, earlier this week, I watched House II: The Second Story on Netflix Instant and thought it was a goofy, fun treat. You can see hints of that on this goofy poster which features a tiny green bug-dog, star Arye Gross and John Ratzenberger who has a cameo in the flick. I’ll write more about that later today. Anyone remember seeing this ad in comics like the second issue of the 1987 Punisher miniseries? I think it would have been very appealing to me at the time!