Halloween has come and gone and so has the horrible cold that ruined my holiday. I didn’t carve pumpkins, didn’t get to go to the Haunted Hayride, and didn’t wear a costume on Halloween. It stinks, but I feel better and overall I’m just thankful I didn’t have the flu. My final roundup of movies isn’t as populated as it should be, but I found some pretty decent films this years so I can hardly be disappointed!
I’ve always gotten crap for never having seen this movie in its entirety (although, I’m fairly sure I’ve seen it as a kid) so once it appeared on Netflix, I decided to finally watch it. And of course, as you most likely already know, this movie is awesome. I don’t even know what else to say except that I feel like an asshole for never watching this before.
Grave Encounters 2
I really liked the first Grave Encounters, far more than I expected to anyway, but this sequel was a mega disappointment. The first 45 minutes of the film are just bullshit. You can fast forward, all you need to know is the main character (this really weird looking and bizarre kid) is obsessed with a Grave Encounters conspiracy and believing the entire film to be real, sets off for the same hospital the first crew disappeared in. Done. Finally some interesting and even creepy stuff happens. I can’t even believe I’m saying this but Lance Preston’s return was a huge relief. Weird and comical as it was, he was interesting and commanded the screen much more than the silly main character. Oh and if you’ve seen the cover for this movie, you’ve already seen the scariest part so maybe you should just skip this one all together.
I can’t even lie, I loved this movie. I still haven’t seen the original, but this one was available on Amazon streaming or something so I gave it a go. It was totally ridiculous, sure, but it was also creepy as hell and it kept moving which kept me interested. I’m actually eager to watch all of the Leprechaun movies now and I can’t wait to see what WWE comes out with. Oh, except I’m pretty sure they’re using a wrestler instead of Warwick Davis which could completely change things. I guess we’ll see in 2014!
Trick R Treat
I have definitely already seen Trick R Treat but it was the movie I decided to watch on Halloween this year. Short Halloween themed stories brought together by small criss-crossing paths into one film and presented in a comic book motif is right up my alley, regardless of the time of year. For me, this is a newer film that fits right in with all the classics and has always seemed to be underrated.
This Is The End
Bonus movie! It’s not really a horror movie but it’s totally about the apocalypse and that’s pretty terrifying. It’s actually hilarious and even a bit exciting – with fire and brimstone and monsters, oh my! I loved this movie!
So which movies were my favorite this year? I’m seriously glad that I watched Ghostbusters, The Shining (TV), Pumpkinhead, and Curse of Chucky. Grave Encounters was a pleasant surprise, too and I’d recommend it to others! This doesn’t end the horror watching for me though, so I look forward to continuing on with the series that I started! Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday and I hope you found some new scary movies too!