I watch a lot of movies. Whenever I am hanging out in the living room on my computer or reading chances are there is a movie playing in the background. I was trying to figure out why I love movies so much and I think it is their ability to create a shared experience with very little time investment on the part of the viewer. You give them two hours of your life and they can take you through a lifetime’s worth of horror and joy. Sure, some may be duds but you still have to admire all the work and love that went into creating even the worst movie.
Now that fall has finally kicked in it is the perfect time to curl up and watch some horror movies. Those are a big hit in my home and I thought I would share some of the ones watched last week. Maybe you’ll find something new, and if you do please let me know what you think!
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Stuck in the Scottish highlands, a British Squad bands together to fight creatures they thought only existed in their nightmares. A fast pace action flick with a solid story it would be hard not to enjoy this movie. Unless of course you are not a fan of a bit of gore…and werewolves.
4/5 slobbery snouts
I feel like this movie is under appreciated. It has aliens in the shape of giant tongues, a great mixture of gore and humour and it has Nathan Fillion. This is a great movie to throw on when you want a fun monster movie that is not too heavy. You could even follow it up with Night of the Creeps.
4/5 wiggling aliens
The Thing (2011)
This is a prequel to John Carpenter’s “The Thing” that was released in 1982. It tells the story of what happened in the Norwegian camp before the shapeshifting alien assumed the guise of a sweet husky and went up against MacReady. I had the chance to see this on Wednesday and honestly…it was …OK. The special effects were a nice mixture of practical and CGI but essentially I felt it was the same movie. Would I recommend it? Well, I would recommend Carpenter’s version first but I would probably give this one a watch…at home.
2/5 flame throwers
Cabin Fever (2002)
I plucked this from Gary’s movie collection and decided to watch it for the first time. I had no idea that it was directed by Eli Roth but I figured that was the case when I noticed his cameo. This is a fun movie, essentially a teen slasher flick but instead of a masked killer they are up against a flesh eating virus. It was a good pick for a Sunday afternoon.
3/5 rotting limbs