The past year the horror genre seems to have let down its beloved fans. Big Hollywood films getting by using simple story-lines, less appealing characters & going no where near above or beyond expectations. Still, as a fan-base we continue to watch these movies just hoping that it will gain some spark, interest or breath new life for future films or projects. Hoping to go home entertained & feel their hard earned money is well spent. Rather we are let down by most of the films that are talked up so much when the majority rarely ever live up to the hype. This past October was pretty crappy for horror fans. I remember some of the best times seeing a good horror flick was of course a given during October. Fans honestly got nothing new except for one of the worst films I’ve seen in a while Annabelle. I feel the film could have been so much better than it was in all honesty. I didn’t expect much truth be told, but I still thought it would bring some good edges. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Annabelle the doll itself is just plain boring, she doesn’t have a personality, nor any character, she’s visually just scary you could say. The whole film felt very rushed & forced. I hope 2015 has a lot more in store for horror fans, it seems like indie-horror is really taking over which is awesome.
I always ask myself what my job will be when it’s all said and done, and think how successful I’d be at something if I gave it my heart and soul. This thought gazes throughout my mind constantly as the days go by. It took me 22 years to realize what I’d finally love to do. I believe you have to love your job with a passion if you want to make it in today’s name and age. I always had an enormous amount of passion towards movies. No not the “regular” movies, I’m talking about the “horror” genre. All movies in general I do admire as well, I feel like cinema was the only thing that actually kept my mind focused as I analyzed my favorite characters, plots, and scenes. The “horror” genre intrigued my younger mind with all types of emotions at a younger age dealing with friendship, violence, grieve, hardships, and death. As I’ve stated before in my previous posts “Childs Play” was the first horror film I’ve ever saw and I’ve been hooked since. Within the year I plan to finally take a leap of faith and head out to California to hopefully become a writer, director, or make up FX personal. I have a love for horror movies and think the movie monsters are possibly the most iconic things to ever be on the big screen. The thrill of being scared and in fear has always excited me as this genre will bring the best movies to test your fears. I feel enduring in your deepest and darkest fears is very iconic and brave. If you have a passion go for it. Never let anyone tell you different👌al>
One of the first real “slasher” movies I ever saw Scream(1996) as a kid and boy did it ever terrify my little mind. The famous first “15” min of the film has more than enough to draw you in. Everyone needs to understand that this film was set on its own and really started the whole caller ID/slasher age. I’ve read plenty of articles stating that after “Scream” was released everyone was getting Caller ID. The first glance we get of “Ghostface” is him stalking a poor high school girl Casey(Drew Barrymore)that turns out quite tragic. That first scene will forever stick in your mind, and really sets the tone for this classic Wes Craven flick. The cast brings so much to the table as we get to understand there is a killer with a motive stalking the small town of Woodsboro. Everything about this movie is really fun and the mystery aspect starts to kick in immediately. Since there are 4 installments in the series everyone knows by now that “There are rules to survive” and “Everybody is a suspect” Spoken by the fan favorite Randy(Jamie Kennedy) as he tends to always be right. This movie will take you on a ride of cold blooded murder, revenge, thrown in with a mix of comedy. I really admire the story work and the effort by everyone that was involved in this film as why this it’s one of my favorite slasher/horror movies of all time and honestly re-amped the whole horror genre by itself. One thing that really intrigued me about this film is the voice of “Ghostface” was actually a real voice done by Roger Jackson and not a voice box that many so thought existed. Wes Craven stated that “The Voice” was never seen by anyone on set. His lines were played out loud as he was not present but still talked on the phone to the actors, which I thought was pretty creepy and clever at the same time. I honestly could go on forever talking about how much I love the Scream Franchise as it still sits high today with 4 installments and the only horror film of its kind to keep the same cast mates so far in the series! If you love horror movies in general then you cannot miss “Scream” as it’s one of the best films of its time. “What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?”.
This is one of my favorite movies of the year for 2013, where do I even began. It would be wrong for me to not excite you with what this movie brings to the table, with an all-star class lead by Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson, along with Forrest Whitaker and Casey Affleck. Going into this film I didn’t know what to expect considering I didn’t see much advertisement , but I couldn’t of been more wrong. The story follows two younger brothers Russel Baze(Christian Bale) and Rodney Baze Jr(Casey Affleck) going through life’s book in Pennsylvania steel town trying to find a way to a better life for themselves as Russel works at the local Mill and has a healthy relationship with his girlfriend Lena (Zoe Saldana). Younger brother Rodney has a different vision being a war veteran and thinks he deserves better than the mill, added on with a very bad gambling problem and hanging with the wrong crowd of people. Led by the man Harlan DeGroat(Woody Harrelson) we learn that he owns a strip joint and is to not be messed with in any shape or form as we watch him condone violence to everyone throughout the film. This film relays solely on its acting performances by this cast and it makes the movie worthwhile keeping you glued to your seat. The scenes are shot very nice and you really get a feel for these men’s lifestyle and survival ways to make it by. The film turns quite sour when we Learn Russel is going to prison for something that wasn’t much his fault. We watch as he has to survive in the prison world day in and day out, while the film very well darkens. Younger brother Rodney picks up Russel after we learn that he was in for 5 years, but everything is much different than it ever has been. The boys widowed father has since passed away, Rodney has been fighting for Degroats underground fights to pay off his gambling debt and is very unstable as well as Rodney’s Girlfriend leaving him for another man. I think this film really shows how far you would go for family understanding when you come to gripes that the law will not help and you need to take matters in your own Hands. I think this Is Christian Bales best performance hands down in any of his films and delivers a stellar performance in every aspect. If you like gritty action and defeating adversity this is the film for you and is one of my favorites, I give Out Of The Furnace(2013) a 5/5.