Monday, February 28, 2011

My review of The King's Speech

This is a midnight review so it isn't my best.

I know I'm in the super-minority here, but I felt that this film deserved Best Picture. and Director, and Actor and Screenplay(not so much in the minority for the last two). i fail to understand why people are so mad that this won. I thought that it was utterly amazing and it is pretty much tied with Black swan as my favorite of the year.

Acting/Characters: Man, Colin Firth rocked. Whenever he stuttered I felt as frustrated as the character did (in a good way). I absolutely adored his performance.  I also really liked Helena Bonham Carter too. She gave the best performance that I have ever seen her do. Geoffrey Rush also did an amazing job. I didn't realize Guy Pearce was in it until after I saw the movie. But the performances overall were as solid as the cast. They all did amazing and I would have not been sad if Rush had won last night. 10/10

Plot: Now, I know that people are saying that this film was predictable. But come on, if all of the directors who made predictable movies (good or bad) stopped making movies then we would only have people like Tarantino, Lynch, Nolan, Aronofski, and the Coens left to make movies...wait...that wouldn't be the worst thing ever...moving on... also, I have heard a lot of talk about how inaccurate the film was. well, I did some research about that and here is what I found that was inaccurate:

1. the stutter wasn't as bad as the film made it out to be

2. Churchill didn't support the abdication of Edward VIII

3. The crowd outside of the palace after the final speech wasn't there.

4. The brothers didn't have the bad relationship that they had in the film.

5. Colin firth doesn't look like the real George VI
But let's take a look at some other really really inaccurate films:
The Patriot
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Shakespeare in Love
oh, and The Social Network isn't the most accurate thing either.

Long story short, a film doesn't have to be 100% accurate to be amazing. The plot might have been predictable, but it was still amazingly well done. 10/10

Screenplay: I thought that this was the best part. They especially did well with George VI. I thought that they did his lines amazingly well. they also wrote the Lougue/Bertie scenes really well. It was an overall amazing screenplay that totally deserved the win. 10/10

Likableness: This film was utterly amazing. I enjoyed it a lot. Like I said before, I feel that this totally deserved the win and this ties for my favorite of the year with Black Swan. If you still have yet to see this one, I highly suggest it. 10/10

Final Score: 40/40 100% (N)

TRIVIA TIME: 1. King George's first successful attempt at speaking is reciting Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech. Many members of the cast have appeared in productions of Hamlet. Derek Jacobi played the title role in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, opposite Claire Bloom as Gertrude. In addition he played the Prince in over 400 performances on stage. Jacobi went on to play Claudius in Hamlet, in which Timothy Spall played Rosencrantz. Geoffrey Rush played Horatio in the Australian theater. Helena Bonham Carter played Ophelia in Hamlet

2. While preparing the film, the production knew that having some key cast would help the movie get made so the team took the highly unusual step of getting someone who lived near actor Geoffrey Rush to post the script through his letterbox. Although against industry practice, it did have a covering note apologizing for the unsolicited delivery and explained that they were desperate for him to know the script existed. Rush read the script and agreed to do the film.

3. The author, David Seidler suffered from a stammer as a child. Having heard George VI's wartime speech as a child, he (later in his adult life) had written to the Queen Mother asking for permission to use the King's story to create a film. The Queen Mother asked him not to during her lifetime, citing that the memories were too painful. Seidler respected her request.

4. Throughout the film, Lionel refuses to let Bertie smoke, saying "sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you." Owing largely to increased smoking to deal with the stress of World War Two, King George VI did indeed succumb to lung cancer on February 6th 1952.

5. This film has an Australian actor (Guy Pearce) playing a Brit, a British actor (Eve Best) playing an American and an American actor (Jennifer Ehle) playing an Australian.

6. Well, watch Tom Hopper's Oscar acceptance speech to get this one.

Top 10 (or depending how you look at it 11) Greatest Best Actress winning performances.

Just what it sounds like again. If you disagree with my choices here (or on any of my lists like this) then A. suck my balls, B. make your own list, C. post your opinion on the comments section. But anyway, here we go. Keep in mind that I have not seen all of the best Actress winning performances so if you feel I've left it out, I've probably not seen it.

#10. Ingrid Bergman-Paula Alquist-Anton-Gaslight-1944 For those of you familiar with Ingrid Bergman, you know that she is a fantastic actress. with 3 Oscar wins you kinda have to be. I feel that this is the best role that I have seen her in so far. she did absolutely amazing. I always like to see characters who have a slow descent into madness. Or does she? Is she going mad? You just have to watch the movie to find out but she does amazing. I would highly suggest this movie just because of her performance.

#9. Hilary Swank-Maggie Fitzgerald-Million Dollar Baby-2004 Now, I'm not incredibly familiar with Hilary Swank's other performances but I can still tell you that she did an amazing job here. She had great chemistry with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman. I liked her happy determination and how it clashed with Eastwood's cynical realism (if that's the right term). She did amazing and certainly deserved her second Oscar for this one (Haven't seen her first so I can't say about that).

#8. Natalie Portman-Nina Sayers-Black Swan-2010 Now, with my #11 pick you aren't quite sure whether or not her character is going nuts. Here there is not a single doubt. That's why you shouldn't do drugs kids. It all started there. The stress and paranoia didn't help much either. I was going to do this list before the Oscars and Portman would have been on here then. Then I remembered that if I did put her on then she would have lost because that's the way it works. So, I waited until after the Oscars and she won so here she is. Man, she has moved past Star Wars. Good. If you have yet to see Black Swan, go see it. It was my favorite of the year until I saw The King's Speech (and even then it's close). BTW, why on earth didn't Mila Kunis get a nom!? She deserved one I can tell you that.

#7.  Katharine Hepburn-Ethel Thayer-On Golden Pond-1981 Katharine Hepburn always does amazing. She does especially well in her 4th Best Actress win. I particularly lover her screen chemistry with Henry Fonda (who also won for this movie). This is another underrated gem. See this film if for no other reason than her performance (and Fonda's).

#6.  Frances McDormand-Marge Olmstead-Gunderson-Fargo-1996 She was great to watch. she was the highlight of Fargo. Easily. I don't care if you think her accent was stupid. No one is ever satisfied with an accent unless the actor is from the area. I enjoyed her performance and I think that Fargo should have won best Picture. McDormand was the highlight. She rocked.

#5. Kathy Bates-Annie Wilkes-Misery-1990 Misery would be a mediocre film if it weren't for one thing: Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes. Wow...she seemed like a nice #1 fan type of lonely girl at first but...uh...she was cuckoo. That hobbling scene, Well, let me put it this way: I watched the entire amputation scene of 127 hours without flinching too much. I could handle all 7 Saw movies and everything that they threw at me (Granted the Saw movies, the sequels in particular, were stupid as were the over-the-top traps. Except for the needle pit. That made me cringe.) I still cringe just thinking about the hobbling scene. As does everyone else. It was absolutely brutal. Misery would have failed without Kathy Bates. She did amazing.

 #4. Louise Fletcher-Nurse Mildred Ratched-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is my #3 favorite film of all time. Pretty much for the performances. Seeing Ratched and McMurphy fight for control, her to keep it him to usurp it, was awesome. The whole movie had excellent performances but her and Nicholson were the best. She looked so much like a normal nurse but she was so...EVIL. there is no other descriptor other than EVIL for her character. She did an amazing job. She deserves to be on any top 10 list.

#3. Jodie Foster-Clarice Starling-The Silence of the Lambs-1991 Anyone who has seen The Silence of the Lambs knows that it is all about Hannibal Lecter. He has 16 minutes of screen time and he is the most dominant thing about the whole 2 hour film. But, Jodie Foster as Clarice, she did fantastic. I absolutely loved her performance. She had to carry the whole movie and she did it incredibly well. Her and Hopkins are why this movie is at my #2 spot on my top 10 list. Great performances.

 #2. Vivien Leigh-Scarlett O'Hara-Gone With the Wind-1939 Often considered one of the best performances of all time. I believe it. she did an amazing job in this film. I hated her by the end as did everyone who has seen this movie but I loved watching her (but I do need to re-watch it). Great movie. Excellent performance.

#1.  Vivien Leigh-Blanche DuBois-A Streetcar Named Desire-1951
Katharine Hepburn-Eleanore of Aquitaine-The Lion on Winter-1968

I just couldn't do it. I tried to pick one over the other but I just couldn't. I thought long and hard about who to chose over the other but I decided that since it is my blog I can most certainly have a tie. So, I tied the two. The interesting part is that when Katharine Hepburn won for The Lion in Winter, she tied with Barbara Streisand for Funny Girl. Interesting yes?

I was talking with my mother the other day and she said something to the effect of "Vivien Leigh was great in Gone with the Wind, but the mark of a solid actress is the ability to knock Blanche DuBois out of the park." well, Leigh certainly did that. She was amazing. I guess I'm just a sucker for performances where the character is slowly getting more and more insane. It was an intense and flawlessly done was an intense and flawlessly done movie.

The Lion in need to see this film if you have not. It was utterly amazing (Somehow Oliver! beat do you swing that?) the entire cast had their performances of a lifetime (except for Anthony Hopkins who went on to do The Silence of the Lambs) You had Peter O' Toole as you have NEVER seen him (it beats out his Lawrence of Arabia performance) Timothy Dalton, and of course, Katharine Hepburn. This is my favorite role of hers. I kinda wish that she had been the only one to have taken the award that night. I also wish Peter O' Toole had taken Best Actor that night too. All of the performances were amazing. See this movie.

As a final note, I have a random question to ask all of you,

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My review of 127 Hours

I had only seen 1/2 of the Best Picture nominees before I went to go see this one and so I went to see this one and then I saw The King's Speech right after it. I'm thrilled I did.

Acting/Characters: We,, let's start with the obvious, James Franco did an excellent job with this one. He easily deserves his best Actor nomination for this film. I mean, he carried the film the entire time and it was so good that it got a Best Picture nomination so some on, he had to have done well. And since it was only him, well, there isn't much else to say about this one. 10/10

Plot: Pretty simple plot too. If I didn't know it was true then I would say that it was just a good story and a good suspense film. But, knowing that this all actually happened and that someone actually had to do all of this to survive because this actually happened to him...well, that just put the plot on a whole other level. It was superbly done too. 10/10

Screenplay: well, it was pretty good too. Half or more of a good performance, most of the time, is a great screenplay to go with it. This screenplay certainly didn't hurt his performance. I would imagine that a lot of the video bits were taken directly out of the real video footage that Ralston shot while trapped. It was also kind of a screenplay light film. I mean, if it was Franco just babbling on all of the 90 minutes then it might get annoying but he didn't talk as much as he could have. But it was an excellent screenplay. 9.5/10

Likableness: I liked it a lot. I really liked the shot where he is trapped and yelling the first time and then the camera pulls back and you see that there is absolutely nothing there. There is no one to possibly hear him. It is just him and blank space. Then you see how truly alone he is and that makes you feel the sense of isolation that he does. I know I'm not the first to say this, but this film is not for the squeamish. But it is excellent. 9.5/10

Final Score: 39/40 97% (N)

TRIVIA TIME: 1. Aron Ralston filmed a daily video diary while he was stuck in the canyon; the footage has only been shown to close friends and family and is kept in a bank vault for safety. Before shooting began both James Franco and director Danny Boyle were allowed to view the footage in order to accurately portray the events in the movie.

2. James Franco was not Danny Boyle's first choice to play Ralston - Cillian Murphy was.

3. The camcorder used by James Franco in the film was the actual one Aron Ralston used when he was trapped in Blue John Canyon.

4. When Aron Ralston was asked how how authentic the film was, he said, "the movie is so factually accurate it is as close to a documentary as you can get and still be a drama."

*POSSIBLE SPOILERS HEAD!!!* (Probably not but you never know)

1. It took 13 men, a winch, and a hydraulic jack to lift the boulder high enough to retrieve Aron's arm from the canyon. In 2004 Aron Ralston went back to the scene of the accident with NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw to scatter the ashes of his amputated arm over the boulder that had trapped him.

James Franco as Aron Ralston

Aron Ralston

Friday, February 25, 2011

My review of Restrepo

I can't really do a typical style of reviewing for this film so I will do my best to write a great review without it.

I went to see this film as an extra credit assignment for my Film 101 class. I am really glad that I did. It was an excellent film. See, with all of the turmoil in Iraq, the general public seems to have forgotten that we still have brave troops stationed in Afghanistan fighting and dying just as much as the soldiers in Iraq. I think it's because Iraq is causing such a big stir because we shouldn't still be there. There was a lot of debate over whether or not to go into Iraq. There was never really any debate about Afghanistan. No one begrudged us the Afghanistan invasion after 9/11. Why would they? The Taliban attacked us.

One of the biggest things that made this film so powerful was the fact that it was real. If you see a soldier get shot in the movie Saving Private Ryan, you know that when the director yelled 'cut' he got up and was alive and well. If you see blood on someone, it's fake. Not here. Here it''s all real. You know that there was a soldier named Restrepo who really died. If you see blood on a soldier's uniform, its actual blood from someone who got shot. When a soldier fires a machine gun and it hits an insurgent and the guy with the binoculars says "you ripped him to shreds there." You know that those bullets hit a real person and that the person died. That's what makes a war documentary more powerful than any war film can ever be. it's real. It's actually happening.

After the film there was a Q&A session with a soldier who had been in Iraq and it was interesting to hear his take. However, in the audience there as a guy who had actually been to the Korengal valley and had lived through this kind of stuff. it was really interesting to hear him talk about coming home and readjusting to civilian life particularly how he described how the Army pounds any empathy in their soldiers because it is impossible to kill someone you empathize with. He also talked about regaining some of that empathy once you got back from combat because it is easier to kill once you've done it.

so, that's my take on Restrepo. it is an excellent film that I highly suggest to anyone who likes documentaries like this.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Five coolest and five worst Freddy Kreuger kills.

I have seen all of the Nightmare on Elm street films. I am a total Freddy fan and despite the fact that the movies between 1 and 7 were really bad, they had some awesome kills...and some that were not so awesome. so, here is a list of what, in my opinion, are the five best and worst Freddy kills of the series.


Let's start with the worst.

#5. Pool Party Massacre

What Happens: In the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, a film ranked by as the most unintentionally gay horror film of all time, Freddy possesses the boyfriend of the final girl and then rips out of him (not killing him though) and goes to a pool party and starts doing his thing...wait...that isn't his thing. JASON does things like that. Not Freddy, JASON. Freddy kills you in your dreams not in real life. If the producers ignore the M.O. of the main killer, then the film is going to get away from what it was trying to do from the start particularly with a killer like Freddy. It's stupid because it's not what he does. But he still has his dream powers in the real world.

What movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Puns/Quips/One Liners: Now, in this scene a do-gooder says to Freddy during a small lull in the Massacre "Hey, just calm down alright? Relax. Yeah, it's gonna be alright. No one's gonna hurt you. Just tell me what you want, all right? I'm here to help you." in an attempt to reach out to Freddy's human side. Freddy looks at the do-gooder and his chin starts to wobble and he breaks down crying. Freddy and the do-gooder hug and Freddy rips of his glove and throws it into the pool and everyone is cheering and Freddy is laughing and crying because he feels free from all of the anger that caused him to kill. He then swears not to make any more sequels and not to say any stupid puns ever.

If only life were as kind. This is how that do-gooder ends up to the surprise of no one. That's what you get for trying to reason with someone who has no human side. Then Freddy turns to the audience and says something that guarantees there will be those extra 4 movies and 18 times as many stupid one liners....

"You are all my children now!!"
Crap. here come the sequels.

#4. Freddy rips out of Jesse to get to Ron.

What happens: This is how Freddy gets into the real world in the first place in Freddy 2. He rips out of the main character in a dream but comes in to reality or something...I dunno. This one is on here because it makes no sense. It's just...I dunno.

What movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Puns/Quips/One Liners: He doesn't have any of that, but the dialogue preceding the kill is why this movie is unintentionally gay.

Well, It's better if I just show you.

#3. Comic Book kill

What Happens: Freddy sucks a comic book nerd named Mark into a comic book of the events of the movie and chases him around for a bit. Once Mark runs into a corner, Freddy comes in on a skateboard and is about to run into Mark but he cringes and when he looks up Freddy is gone. While on the skateboard Freddy was slashing the beams that held the dream comic building up and it collapses. It doesn't crush Mark though. Freddy taunts him using his dead girlfriend whom Freddy killed earlier. Mark gets angry and turns to Freddy and he out of nowhere has this battle suit on and guns. He then proceeds to shoot the crap out of Freddy while triumphant music plays. Of course this doesn't kill Freddy and he comes back as Super-Freddy. He then in one slash, mortally wounds Mark and turns him into paper with ink for blood. He then finishes slashing him to ribbons and laughs and waves his arms around wildly while the place crashes down around him.

What movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.

Puns/Quips/One Liners: When he's taunting him with his girlfriend: "Is she delicious or am I crrrraaaazy?"

As Super-Freddy "Faster than a bastard maniac, more powerful than a local madman, It's SUPER-FREDDY!!!"

Once the kid is slashed up paper he says "Told ya Comic Books was bad for ya!"

#2. Hearing Aid/chalkboard kill

What Happens: Freddy has sucked a kid named Carlos with a hearing aid into a nightmare. Freddy then makes it a mutant hearing aid which makes everything he hears 20,000 times louder and then Freddy drops some pins on the ground which causes Carlos a lot of pain. Then Freddy pulls out a chalkboard. Do you remember the scene in The Emperor's New Groove with Kuzco and the squirrel and the leopards and the squirrel had a balloon llama and was getting ready to pop it? No? well, here:

That's pretty much happens with Carlos, Freddy, and the chalkboard. of course Freddy scratches the chalkboard with his glove (and it looks like he humps it too) and the noise is so loud it causes Carlos's head to explode...

What movie: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Puns/Quips/One Liners: "Nice hearing from you Carlos!"

#1. Video Game kill

What happens: A stoner kid names Spencer falls asleep on the couch and in his dream, the TV gets all funky 70's high looking after we see Johnny Depp in a cameo doing a anti-drug commercial on the TV and get knocked out by Freddy with a frying pan. Spencer gets sucked into the TV and into a video game with Freddy playing. Freddy beats up on Spencer playing as Spencer's overbearing father. Spencer gets the upper hand on one incarnation of his father but then a bigger incarnation (also controlled by Freddy) knocks him into a tree. An apple lands on Spencer's lap and he eats it and uses his new power from the apple to beat the video game dad. Spencer then breaks through a wall and goes back to the real world...physically. He's still in the dream world mentally where a video game version of Freddy is beating the living daylights out of him. (Pictured above). Freddy then controls Spencer in the dream and in real life and proceeds to have him do things like break through walls and bounce up and down all to cheesy noises. His friends bring himself into the dream world and rush and unplug Freddy's controller. Freddy has a 'power glove controller' (a real failed controller by Nintendo) long story short, he uses it to kill the kid.

What movie: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Puns/Quips/One Liners: When knocking out Johnny Depp "Yeah! What are you on!? Looks like frying pan and some eggs to me. Hey Spence, let's trip out!"

During the gaming "Father knows best"

"Now I'm playing with power!!"

"Great graphics"

"Hey! You forgot the Power Glove!!"

"Whaddya know? I beat my high score!"

Now lets move on to the best Freddy kills. Here we go.

#5. Wizard Master kill.

What Happens: Nancy from movie #1 finds out that this round of victims have powers in their dreams so they all go into their dreams to fight Freddy. This guy, Will, is in a wheelchair (he can walk in the dream though) and Freddy finds him and makes a demonic wheelchair attack him. Will uses his dream wizard powers to destroy the wheelchair and attacks Freddy with them but it does nothing and Freddy kills Will with the glove. I like this kill because the kid looks ridiculous in the wizard costume and his powers were stupid so killing him was for the best to spare the audience from having to deal with him and his retarded dream power any more.

What Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

Puns/Quips/One Liners: "Will, you look tired. Have a seat."

"It's the chair for you kid!"

"Sorry kid, I don't believe in fairy tales!"

#4. Tendon marionette kill.

What happens: Basically this kid, Phillip, is a sculptor who makes little puppets. During a dream, one of those puppets turns into Freddy and he slashes Phillip's arms and legs and pulls out tendons and uses them to make a marionette out of Phillip. He walks Phillip to the top of the tower in the hospital and slashes the tendons and makes him fall to his death. I like this one because out of all of them, it's the most cringe-worthy kill.

What movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Puns/Quips/One Liners: None. unless you count laughing a one liner.

#3. TV kill.

What happens: Pretty simple, a girl named Jennifer falls asleep in front of the TV, in her dream Freddy appears on the TV and arms come out of the TV, grab her, and shove her head through the TV. I like it because it has one of the only (maybe THE only) good Freddy pun.

What Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Puns/Quips/One Liners: "Welcome to Prime Time b****!"

#2. Bed blood geyser.

What happens: a kid named Glen falls asleep and he gets sucked into the bed by Freddy see the result. I like this one because...well it's just awesome. Plain and simple.

What movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Puns/Quips/One Liners: after the kill he says to Nancy "I'm your boyfriend now Nancy!" and does the phone tongue thing.

And so...what is the best Nightmare on Elm Street kill of all time? well, you should already know that. I go back to the classics.

#1. Being pulled across the ceiling.

It happens twice in the series and so I bring it up twice. Ignoring the remake of course. Basically in the original, Freddy chases Tina around in her dream and he catches her and cuts her up and drags her across the ceiling. In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, he slashes Dylan's babysitter, Julie, in the back and drags her across the ceiling. It's just the classic Freddy kill.

What movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street/Wes Craven's New Nightmare.

Puns/Quips/One Liners: None. That's what else makes this the best.

So there you go. Those are the five coolest and five worst Freddy Kills of the series.

I'll see you in your dreams!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wading through the mud to find the diamond.

My favorite genre is horror. I don't exactly know why but there you go. I like horror films. I know all of the good horror out there. I've seen a lot of it. Most of it though, is the famously good stuff. Psycho, Halloween, Scream etc. I went on a quest from September 2010-present day. It slowed down a lot in December. But it was my goal, to find obscure horror gems so that I could pass them on to other horror fans who did not know of them. Here are my findings. I'll take out the obvious ones. in the 'Gem' section

Let's start with what we have in the 'mud' section. These are the films that I absolutely despised and would suggest that no one should see. This list will probably grow.

Lets start with the series films. These are sequels to films that are big. There are a lot of these alone so bear with me.

Halloween II

Halloween III Season of the Witch

Halloween IV: The return of Michael Meyers

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4: The Dream Master

A Nightmare on Elm Street part 5: The Dream Child

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Child's Play 3

Friday the 13th Part 2-although, on thing I have to say for this film, the final girl in this is probably the smartest final girl in slasher history. Maybe Sidney Prescott and her tie.

Friday the 13th Part 3

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Hannibal Rising

Saw II


Saw IV

Saw V

Saw VI

Saw 3D

The Grudge

The Grudge 2

The Ring 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Alien Resurrection

Alien Vs Predator

Alien vs Predator Requiem

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers


Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

Return to Sleepaway Camp

Now on to the non-big franchise ones (Yes I know that a few of these got a bunch of sequels too).

April Fools Day

My Bloody Valentine

Prom Night

Slaughter High

Slumber Party Massacre


Urban Legend

Sorority Row

The Omen

Troll 2. I know that this one isn't even remotely good but it does say that it's horror.

When a Stranger Calls

Cutting Class

Night of the Demons

Puppet Master


Alone in the Dark

House of the Dead

Ferocious Planet

Now we're at the 'Rhinestone' section. These films aren't the worst and they aren't the best. It's not the worst thing if you want to see one of these.

 Once again, we're going to do the major films first.

Friday the 13th

 Child's Play

Child's Play 2
 Seed of Chucky

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Red Dragon

The Ring


Alien 3

Scream 3

Freddy Vs. Jason



Now on to the smaller films

I Walked with a Zombie

Sleepaway Camp-The ending is so good I might buy it. The rest is so bad I might burn it when I do....

The Burning

Terror Train

Cherry Falls

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Club Dread

Piranha 3D




Now, this one is by every single definition bad. But, it's supposed to be bad. I mean, look at it, it looks horrible and it is but that's what it tries to be.


Chopping Mall. If you want to get technical it's a horror film but in reality, it's closer to a sci-fi film. It's a horror film in the same way The Terminator is a horror film really. it has the setup of horror, but it isn't really one.

Swimming Pool/The Pool/Water Demon/Der Tod Feiert Mit

Alice, Sweet Alice

Now we get to the 'gem' section. these films are the more obscure films that are really good horror that I would suggest to any horror fan.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Night of the Hunter

The Innocents


Near Dark

Peeping Tom



The Dead Zone

A Tale of Two Sisters


Black Christmas

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Student Bodies

Dead Snow


Trick R Treat

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Fright Night

Hard Candy

These are a few franchise sequels that I thought were excellent

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

The Bride of Chucky

Scream 2

Scream 4

So, by my count, these are the statistics

There is still more to see

There are some good Horror Documentaries out there as well.

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th

Halloween: 25 Years of Terror

Best Worst Movie