Its that time of the year again and who doesn’t love a good monster movie? You know those ones that are so creepy that keep you up at night. I’m not one who has to go out and see every scary movie, but I will watch a good classic. But maybe you don’t know which one to watch or which movies actually worth watching inthisweek.com has some great choices.
Recommended Viewing: Cinema has had a long-lasting love affair with vampires. Trying to compile an authoritative list of the best vampire films is impossible. Instead I offer you a list of less-famous but absolutely essential vampire films.
“Vampyr” (1932) Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer
“Horror of Dracula” (1958) Directed by Terence Fisher
“Nosferatu the Vampyre” (1979) Directed by Werner Herzog
“Fright Night” (1985) Directed by Tom Holland
“Let the Right One In” (2008) Directed by Tomas Alfredson
“Frankenstein” (1931) Directed by James Whale
“Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) Directed by James Whale
“Revenge of Frankenstein” (1958) Directed by Terence Fisher
“Frankenstein Created Woman” (1967) Directed by Terence Fisher
“Young Frankenstein” (1974) Directed by Mel Brooks
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) Directed by Jim Sharman
“The Wolf Man” (1941) Directed by George Waggner
“The Howling” (1980) Directed by Joe Dante
“An American Werewolf In London” (1981) Directed by John Landis
“Silver Bullet” (1985) Directed by Daniel Attias
“Wolf” (1994) Directed by Mike Nichols
See the other movies listed HERE
Right now the world is addicted to everything supernatural. Books are coming out every week and well movies I cant even keep track of how many new movies are coming out. Lucky us we have some avid movie watchers, the people over at collider.com has given us a few reviews on some new movies that are coming out.
“Solomon Kane” is to fantasy what “Constantine” is to horror. It has some excellent production values, a decent cast, and better than average action sequences. Not bad, but not awe inspiring. They’re similar to the Aragorn vs. the Orcs battles, but never elevate to any of the good one-on-one fights of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
The entire film is told through the recordings, a la “The Blair Witch Project,” without giving any preconceptions that what you’re watching might be real. It’s not, and the film doesn’t try and make you think it is, and that’s one of its greatest strengths. The fact that it can affect you as well as it does even when you fully know that what you’re watching is not real is about as high a praise you can give a horror film that aims for scares, and “Paranormal Activity” aims to stick with you once you’ve left the theater and head home (God help you if you watch this at home). In order to pull it off the actors have to be believable, and the events have to seem plausible, and “Paranormal Acitivity” succeeds on both accounts.
Read more HERE
Another movie that is coming out just in time for Halloween is The Vampire’s Assistant staring Salma Hayek, directed by Paul Weitz, comes out on October 23. The Vampire’s Assistant is based of a a series of books by Darren Shan. That tell a story about a teenage boy named Darren. He doesn’t know this but he just broke a truce with a group of 200 year old vampires. Darren and his friend Steve go to a show where they get an offer to become a vampire. He of course accepts it and now has to learn to live with immortality.
Thank you aceshowbiz.com for the information
Lions and Tigers and Zombies OH MY! Zombies are gross, bloody, and losing limbs. But we love them anyways, even though they sometimes try to eat are flesh. wearemoviegeeks.com has brought us a list of some amazing zombie movies that everyone should see at some point or another.
Top 5 Best FAST-Moving Zombie Flicks:
4. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
3. Return of the Living Dead
2. Dead Alive (aka Brain Dead)
1. 28 Days Later
Top 5 Best SLOW-Moving Zombie Flicks:
5. Zombie 2 (aka Zombi)
4. I Walked With a Zombie
3. Cemetery Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore)
2. Shaun of the Dead
1. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Find out more about the movies HERE
There are tons of vampire movies, some are great and well others are totally cheesy. But how do you know which movie is going to be a good one? Well I suggest checking out some reviews. The web has been a buzz about the new movie Daybreakers and popjournalism.ca has brought us a great review.
The vampire mythology is a mixed bag in this film. They don’t have reflections, they heal quickly but not instantly, they require blood to survive (but it must be human to avoid mutation), they explode when staked and the sun is fatal. On the other hand, it is the narrative’s take on the last point that may be too far a stretch for some vampire fans. Also, the simplicity of the turning process is somewhat dull even though it serves to explain the world’s current predicament.
Read the rest HERE
WOW there is a lot going on in the movie world tonight! I absolutely love watching classic monster movies. And well I love adding to the list of great supernatural movies so Solomon Kane, Paranormal Activity, and The Vampire’s Assistant will be added to my list of must sees.
Where there any classics that are on you list that uld didn’t make inthisweeks list? What about the Zombie list? Are you going to see any of the new movies coming out? Do you plan on going to see Daybreakers?