Due to a death in the family there will be no review this week…. Tony
Archive for November, 2011
So, it’s the weekend after Halloween, you’ve got extra candy you hid from the kids, and no work until Monday, How are you going to spend it? Glad you asked! I’ve compiled a list of Horror movies from the 90’s as well as one or two from across the pond. Now, normally, I’ll give you my thoughts on the film, but for this review we’re going to do things a little differently. Since they made the cut, it’s obvious I like them, and the reasons are consistent; there is ample dark humour throughout with a few scares thrown in for good measure. These are not over the top gore fests, but there is definitely be some blood to be shed and a limb or two to be severed.
Idle Hands – Starring: Seth Green (Robot Chicken) Elden Henson (Mighty Ducks) Devon Sawa (Casper) Jessica Alba (Dark Angel)
Meet Anton, a slacker with no drive or ambition. Now meet his right hand, a murderous sociopath possessed by pure evil. It’s a campy horror classic from ’99, full of laughs and a prime example of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing.
Disturbing Behaviour – Starring: Katie Holmes (Who Cares *kidding* Dawson’s Creek) Nick Stahl (Sin City) James Marsden (X-Men) William Sadler (Shawshank Redemption)
In a school rife with social misfits, the “Blue Ribbons” are the ones who stand out. These Straight A students are community minded and well rounded. But all is not as it seems. Something sinister is afoot and their numbers are growing. Can Steve figure out what’s happening to his classmates before he becomes a “Blue Ribbon” himself?
Shaun of the Dead – Starring: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Paul, Spaced) Pete Serafinowicz (Run Fatboy Run) Bill Nighy (Pirate Radio, Wild Target)
Shaun and his best mate Ed have to square off against a horde of flesh eating zombies that, just yesterday, used to be their friends and neighbours. This movie is a cult classic, and a must see for everyone at one point or another. This film, to me, single handedly rebooted the horror comedy movie genre.
These films are a perfect send off to Halloween and will get those last few tricks and treats out of your system so you can start hanging the holly, because I’ll be gearing up a Christmas movie list too. But not to worry, I’ll be back next week with another review.
Until then, happy hunting and haunting.