11.18.2014

Scary Movies

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.
Annabelle

Forsaken-Writer:Chaz Weisenstein

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Storms erupted with crackles of thunder throughout the mist of the night. The night was breathing heavy with a windy bliss. The house was silent as could be, after all it’s been abandoned for 11 years. Still rotting & sitting , left untouched since it was closed down. The crimes committed were never talked about again, the local town people knew to never go near that house. People have said the house looks like it’s always watching as people walk near. Never look in the top windows during the day they say. To Be Continued……

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All In Your Head-Writer:Chaz Weisenstein

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She wasn’t the richest but certainly not poor, selling her artwork consisting all types of paintings & odd drawings. The most popular one was her best seller she called “The Man” in her dreams. She claimed he always came for a late night visit unwelcomed or not. The lady gradually became more & more obsessed with this mystery man in her dreams. She actually started to live inside her dreams creating her own reality. “The Man” gifted & drove her envisions with beautiful ideas & creations for her beloved artwork. He explained to the woman that he would reveal his true identity in human form if she agreed, she did. police received a distress call near the apartment complaining of a horrible scream. The woman was found dead in her apartment white as a ghost. A painting was found behind, legend has it that “The Man” is actually stuck in the painting and scared his only true love to “death”.

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Devils Night

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October 31st , the night of ghouls & ghosts. Dressed as creatures unknown, the fog & mist seams above. Laughter with sacks of candy run down house by house. He watches from a distance, his birthday is every Hallows’ Eve. The town never found his body but he’s here. Maybe not alive & well but he’s always watching from a far. Snatching kids one by one each year without a trace. The mans face was filled with the lost souls of the Trick ‘R Treater’s as they gave him the name Natas.

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Title:Going Crazy/Writer:Chaz Weisenstein

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Your mind was racing, everything settled with pure darkness, silence is very key at these type of moments in life. You were nervous and anxiety had settled in. The cold wind was blowing upon everyone’s faces. The blank stares of the friends and foes glaring each and every way. Darkness had taken over and you knew it had won. The control you contributed was none on your part as you let it ease you over. The guilt filed with emotion and pain will suffer for eternity. This world makes you a bad person, and honestly it wasn’t your fault. Everyone’s to blame here, darkness has been here and wont ever be going away…..

Don’t Forget Him(shortstory)Writer:Chaz Weisenstein

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It’s the big day of the 6th grade field trip at Cambridge Way Middle School. Everyone was enjoying the most beautiful weather filled full of joy as the students got seated on the bus. You knew in your heart that your life would change forever after today. As you sat in your seat by yourself closely analyzing all the faces that put you to shame. Constantly being picked on by everyone, followed by being called the nastiest names for no apparent reason made you despise your entire class. Today was different though, no one seemed to put much focus on you for once as all the kids were interested in the field trip. Headphones blaring and not giving a fuck on what will end up happening today. Prepared and focused as the lyrics imprinted your mind, this was destined to happen leaving no regrets behind. As you slowly unzipped your book bag, drawing much attention to the students you simply nod to them. Without hesitation you scramble out your fathers .40 S&W, full magazines locked and loaded as you start dismembering your fellow class with 40 rounds of lead. Gun powder filled the air, as 15 bodies lay flattened on bus #165. You could see movement as some students were still some what breathing, putting a stop of that by slicing each and everyone of their throats one by one. The music was louder and you couldn’t stop, hatred filled your veins as you left every spec of anger on that bus. Taking the life’s of every student or teacher that ever talked down upon you, making you feel weak and hopeless at ever being excepted. Windows were drenched with large amounts of blood, 15 life’s were taken. Sitting in everyone’s blood with a smirk, sirens neared but you didn’t care.

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Short Story(2014)Writer:Chaz Weisenstein

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A typical Saturday night right? relaxing watching your favorite show. Everything sure is perfect as you’re having the time of your life. Sadly today was your special day. The day you’re killed with no remorse or motive. Everyone always remembers their very special day. (blackness) (regaining conscious) Your body is stiff as your mind awakens on your bed realizing this is no regular wake up call. Making an effort to nudge you realize your body can’t move, completely paralyzed from the neck down. As you glance down next to you and notice the love of your life is gagged, with her infamous mascara running down her sweet face in agony screaming. Both of you’re tied down in your own home and there is nothing you can do. This was the special night or so he thought to pop the question. This is the country life you dreamed of as you both asked to be far away from civilization. The man begs and moans for help in agony, but the “devil” was already present, they knew it was their time. Inches slowly carving the woman’s throat out with a dark lush grin, the darkest eyes. Eyes within hells gates. The man has a heart attack as his wife is butchered as they die with no soul. Both bodies were dismembered, the victims were found reported hanging from light poles at the North Market 20 miles away, 3:33 AM. Officers Found A mask at the scene but had no other leads.

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Follow Your Dreams/Written By:Chaz Weisenstein

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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>

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Scream(1996) Director:Wes Craven/ Writer:Kevin Williamson

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Scream(1996)

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?”.

Top 3 Horror Remakes Ever

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Remakes for the Horror Genre have never been that great to say the least, as fans we always have high expectations because it’s something miraculous when a film we grew up loving comes back into theaters edging us back to the original. Sadly many remakes I have watched have been quite poorly made and sometimes go a completely different direction than the original or just taken too overboard. I thought long and hard on this list and did my best to give you The Top 3 Horror Remakes Ever Enjoy!

 

1.)Evil Dead (2013) Director:Fede Alvarez/Writer:Fede Alvarez

   

If you’ve never seen The Evil Dead original I don’t know where you have been the last 30 years. The original Evil Dead(1981) Was made back in the early 80’s starting out as a horror movie which seemingly turned in a comedic acid trip down the stretch with its gruesome violence and scares. The film gained great fan base which is why the series continued into Evil Dead 2(1987) as well as Army Of Darkness(1992). Moving now to 2013 we landed the infamous return of the Evil Dead with its remake. I personally love the original one but the remake is honestly gold. The setting is a cabin with a group of friends trying to help there good friend Mia battle a drug addiction and stay clean, what better way then going to a creepy cabin out in the middle of nowhere right? The nights get dark as the group begins getting possessed and attacked by the lifeless demons which are drawn to the cabin itself and will do everything making sure no one gets out alive. This film brings a ton of gore play into act and adds fantastic music to most climatic scenes sending that creep factor down your spine. The acting is fantastic and drives you in as each moment gets much more intense than the previous,this film has it all and does not disappoint in any shape or form. If your looking for one of the best original horror movies remade in the same type of manner but much more brought together do not miss this one.

 

2.)The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) Director:Marcus Nispel/Writer:Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper, Scott Kosar

       

Couldn’t keep this one of my list if I tried to, produced by Michael bay and released in 2003 and still one of my all time favorite movies and remakes; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2003). We meet a young group of friends traveling in  the backwoods of Texas that tend to run into a very large problem that consists from a family of inbred psychopaths lead by a man called Leatherface. This film brings back many memories when I was younger, but never understood it until I got older. The first one that came out in 1974 was considered one of the most distributing movies of its time. Oddly not noted so much because of the gore or murders, but because of the actual family and Leatherface himself is a terrifying back story. We come to understand that this family is cannibals and have killed many people as well as eaten.The movie does well in like scenes just like in the original, but knows when to add its own mix on the take. I love how this movie was shot, and how fantastic looking the Hewitt’s house looks. By far one of the creepiest visuals I’ve ever seen in any horror movie known to man. The gore really hits hard throughout the whole entire movie as it gets worse and hopeless for the survivors.  I think the acting was far superior than any of the older films to be honest, Jessica Beal has a show down with Leatherface in this one and it keeps you on your seat, she did a fantastic job throughout this whole movie, as well as the rest of the cast. If you love old classic slashers reamed with amazing production and acting that give you a good scare be sure to check out The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2003) I promise you will not be disappointed.

 

3.)Halloween (2007) Director:Rob Zombie/Writer:Rob Zombie


This is My favorite remake of all time, I don’t care what anybody says Rob Zombie I think nailed this movie with his sick and twisted mind and made his own version in a sense that still ties on with the original, but in a Rob Zombie sense of  dark fashion. This one goes way back when we first meet Michael Meyers(Daeg Faerch) at the younger age of 10 and what his home life actually was like. We learn what events turned him into the monster he is as we see him grow and destructs killing anyone in his way. I absolutely love this film in every single way possible, its so amazing to see a horror movie that started slasher films itself be tied into to a remake so well succeeded. Zombie really takes you inside a the mind of a young Michael Meyers and shows you the hard ships and heartaches he suffered not to mention abuse and neglect from everyone except his mother. The acting is done very well as Zombie always includes familiar cast mates from all his films in his movies, such as his wife Sherri Moon Zombie. The violence is over the top, as we see Michael viciously murder throughout the whole movie with pure hatred and anger. It truly is a violent film and really shows the older versions who’s boss in the gore category. The storyline has been bashed at times because it messes a lot with the first movie as I’ve heard, but don’t let that fool you, this movie really deserves a go. It really made me think how talented Zombie is and how a creative mind succeeds at many things they love, kudos to him. If you like any of the Halloween movies be sure not to miss this one despite what anyone says. This movie lives up to the hype and was done in a greatly fashion, be sure to bring your barf bag and enjoy the flick!

So there you have it folks The Top 3 Horror Remakes Ever Please leave a comment or give me your top 3 remakes as well