I’ve been asked about my favourite horror films, and because I’m an overachiever, I decided that I couldn’t just pick one, I should pick my favourite films in several genre of horror films. Not all of the horror genres are represented. For example, there’s not a werewolf film up here. (Until I say otherwise or it’s Twilight, assume I enjoyed it.) I even did a handy-dandy short little guide at the end of each entry detailing whether I thought it was scary, creepy, and good for kids. Surprisingly, a couple of these actually are kid-friendly.
Title: 8213: Gacy House
Director: Anthony Fankhauser
Writer(s): None Credited
Note: There are no credits at all. However, IMDB doesn’t even credit a writer. It’s totally Fankhauser, though. There’s no rating either, but I’d say it’s an R. There’s some nudity and quite a bit of cursing.
So you may have noticed that there wasn’t an update yesterday. I have an excuse. Two in fact.
I) My medication has been changed, which is making it difficult for me to concentrate on anything. My doctor explained that it’s the result of the new active ingredient needing to build up in my body. Hopefully, that’ll happen soon, but he said it might take as long as a month.
II) The next review has been difficult to write. For two reasons.
i) This movie is so boring that it’s hard to make the recap interesting. There’s only so many ways to say “Nothing happens.” Also, after the fifth time of the camera randomly cutting to the garden path where nothing is happening in ten minutes, it’s hard to figure out an interesting way to describe it. (Don’t worry. I’m trying to find a way to describe the tediousness of this and how much it irritated me without actually annoying everyone.)
ii) Since it has no plot, it’s really, *really* noticeable that the movie fails on a technical level. This is resulting in epically long, incredibly detailed rants filled with all sort of technical info and jargon. Whilst this is interesting for film students, I’m assuming most of the people who read this just want me to make snarky comments about Sharktopuses and call people hot. I’m trying to cut out most of these, but I have to write them to get it out of my system.
I should be back next week with a review. Thanks for your understanding. I’ll try to post or at least link to a few cool things in the meantime to make up for my delinquency.
Edit: Turns out I screwed up when scheduling this post so it’s a day late. Oops.
Title: Battle OF Los Angeles (2011)
Director: Mark Atkins
Writer(s): Mark Atkins
Genre: Sci Fi; Action
Note: There’s no rating on this, but it’s a SyFy Original Movie. (My computer keeps auto-correcting that to Syphilis Original Movie.) Also, I watched it by accident. My friend thought he was renting Battle: Los Angeles. He didn’t take the news as well as I did.
Title: Death on Demand (2008)
Director: Adam Matalon
Writer(s): Adam Matalon; Kevin Burke; Brian O’Hara (original screenplay);
Title: Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)
Director: Jack Sholder
Writer(s): Jack Sholder; Peter Atkins (characters);
Genre: Fantasy; Horror; Black Comedy;
Note: Because this film takes place in a prison, a lot of the dialogue is just cluster f-bomb after cluster f-bomb. I try to keep my reviews as PG-13 as possible, but I do quote some of these.
My review of the original is here!
Title: The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue a.k.a. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie Genre:
Director: Jorge Grau
Writer(s): Sandro Continenza; Marcello Coscia; Juan Cobos (uncredited); Miguel Rubio (uncredited);
Note: This film has *16* alternate titles. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie is the Italian translation and is what is on the cover of my DVD. The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue is the U.K. title and the title used in my film. It’s normally called one of those two titles. However, I have to mention the U.S. title: Don’t Open the Window! which has nothing to do with the film. That title, along with the U.S. trailer, is what inspired Edgar Wright’s Don’t! promo on Grindhouse.
I should also point out that I own the dubbed version and will be commenting on the dubbed voices, but my DVD doesn’t actually have credits for the dub actors.