Faust (1926) – Film

“Faust”

Movie #8: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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This German, silent-era film is based on Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s classic tale.  A wager is made between the demon, Mephisto, and an Archangel for the fate of mankind.  Should Mephisto be able to corrupt the soul of the the alchemist, Faust, evil shall rule the Earth.   The story, though a tale of good vs evil, really explores doing the wrong things for the right reasons.   I fully appreciate the story for what it was at the time it was written, and then later filmed, it really shows how far we have grown in our societal mores.

Visually, the film is haunting, and with the score, it’s almost hypnotic.  The first 30 minutes passed and I barely blinked, it was so beautiful.  The special effects are fantastic and hold up wonderfully.   This film had the highest budget for its time, and it shows.

Although it drags in some areas,  I was not expecting a nearly 2-hour epic when I chose this, but was pleasantly surprised.

Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993)- Film

“Necronomicon: Book of the Dead”

Movie 24: 31-Days of Horror Challenge 2017

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H.P. Lovecraft visits an old library maintained by monks who guard a locked room containing the Necronomicon.  Lovecraft steals the keys to the room, sneaks in and begins copying stories.   Continue reading

Muse (2018) – Film

“Muse”

Movie #14: 31-Days of Horror Challenge 2017

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Adam, a young painter, struggling to find inspiration, helps his neighbor out by driving him to a remote cabin, which ends up being a drug deal gone wrong.  They discover that Hector’s friends have been killed and stumble on a mysterious and beautiful woman, who follows Adam to his apartment, where she becomes his inspiration.   Continue reading

Versus (2000) – Film

“Versus”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #16

Somewhere in Japan is the 444th Portal, known as The Forest of Resurrection.  Prisoner KSC2-303 and a kidnapped girl are brought there by the Yakuza to wait for The Man.  As they await The Man’s arrival, tempers flare, people get killed and they realize that in the forest, the dead come back as zombies. Continue reading

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) – Film

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #9

A sinister carnival and the Autumn People, come to Green Town, Il., led by Mr. Dark.   A pair of 12 year old boys stumble across the terrible secret of the carnival. Granting the heart’s desire, but not quite, and feeding on sorrow and tears. Quite the tale of “be careful what you wish for.” Continue reading

Knights of Badassdom (2013) – Film

“Knights of Badassdom”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #8

After Joe gets dumped by his girlfriend, his 2 roommates, Eric and Hung, help him move on by dragging him to a Live Action Role Playing (LARP) event. The LARP becomes more interesting than expected when Eric reads from an ancient Enochian grimoire and summons a soul sucking, flesh eating succubus which starts feasting on the other players. Continue reading

Waterborne (2014) – Short Film

“Waterborne”

A short film featured at the 2014 Oshkosh Horror Film Festival.

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An Australian outback watering and fishing pond is found to have toxic water.  Todd, from the Department of Environment and Pollution, goes out to test the water and replace the warning sign, which keeps disappearing.  On his way back, he has to stop for some kangaroos in the road.  While waiting for them to pass, he discovers something far worse. Continue reading

Avengers Grimm (2015) – Film Sips

“Avengers Grimm”

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Oh what wonderful silliness! It is exactly what I expected from The Asylum, and starring Caspar Van Dien. Queen Snow White and princesses, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Rapunzel, along with Red Riding Hood, are the Avengers, who must fight Rumpelstiltskin and the Big Bad Wolf, after they’ve been transported to the modern world, in this “suspend your disbelief and just go with it” flick. It’s not overly memorable, but has some decent make up, gore effects, and in general isn’t too bad for an Asylum movie.  If you decide to check this out, Lou Ferrigno, as Iron John, is the best part.

Apokalips X (2014) – Film

“Apokalips X”

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In a dystopian future, ravaged by chemical warfare, the ruminants of humanity formed clans or gangs, lead by the Big Brothers, for protection.  These gangs battled through the years, and now have an agreement of peace so they might survive.  As the younger generation struggles under the weight of this agreement, one of the Big Brothers has decided that he will conquer and rule over them all. Continue reading