Halloween is finally right around the corner, so here, take this one last SPOOKUMS! Let me be clear, this list is not the SCARIEST horror movies, as movies don’t scare me. These are just the ones from this time period that I enjoy the most due to pure enjoyability, rewatchability, and probably a good deal of nostalgia as well.
I also avoided using more than one movie from a series just to keep things trim, and I’m sure you’ll notice that almost every movie on here is American. Well, I’m American so that’s just mostly the kind of stuff I grew up with. OH WELL! Anyway, here we go…
Cub is a Belgian horror movie that came out in 2014. I found it randomly on Amazon Prime‘s movie streaming service (it may or may not be part of our recent Starz add-on, I’m not entirely sure). It has actually been the only good “new” horror movie I’ve found in the piles and piles of crap on there so far (aside from the obvious big good ones that we’ve all seen a million times already). Cub is about a troubled young Boy Scout who meets a strange feral child in the woods on a Scout camping trip. The movie kind of makes it seem like it’s going to be one of those cutesy coming-of-age stories where they become friends and everything works out fine in the end, but then it suddenly take some very dark turns. It’s not particularly gory for a horror movie, but it manages to be pretty disturbing anyway. Very memorable ending. Definitely recommended for horror fans.
As ridiculously cheesy and over-dramatic as you’d expect from a Resident Evil story. Vendetta is packed full of painfully moronic cannon fodder characters, people screaming NOOOOOO at the sky, and a lot of amazing looking action sequences. It’s nothing more than a mindless spectacle of zombies, monsters, and explosions, but it does a good job of it and doesn’t pretend to be anything more than it is. A nice treat for Resident Evil fans, but probably not so much for anyone else.
Raistlin0903 convinced me to give this another chance. It really is better than I remember it being. There are some occasional iffy effects, mainly that guy with the splitting face, and I still feel like there are an unusually high amount of plot points that were exactly the same as the Carpenter version, but it still sets itself apart enough to be enjoyable overall.
The television series of The Mist premiered this week. There wasn’t much mist action yet, as the first episode was mostly introducing the various characters and setting things up for the mist to arrive near the end of the episode, but the few moments of horror were surprisingly graphic and good looking. The character drama so far is pretty dark right from the beginning too, so this looks like it’s going to be another fun horror show. Amazing how many quality horror shows are appearing these days.