Tale of the Mummy (1998) – Film

“Tale of the Mummy”

Movie #21 of the 2020 31-Days of Horror.

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A group of archeologists break the seal of a cursed tomb of Egyptian Prince Talos, resulting in their deaths, but not before the expedition leader, Sir Richard Turkel, can seal the entrance to the tomb once more. Years later, his granddaughter, Samantha Turkel, following the journals by Sir Richard, leads her own team to the same tomb, this time releasing the curse again.

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I Am Legend (2007) – Film

“I Am Legend”

Movie #19 of the 2020 31-Days of Horror.

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A virologist, Robert Neville, helped discover a cure for cancer with the side effect of killing most people treated, turning the rest into monsters, and only a 1% immunity. He survives alone in New York with his dog, trying to find a cure for the virus. Until he meets another survivor and makes a terrible discovery about the infected.

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Witchboard (1986) – Film

“Witchboard”

Movie #10 of the 2020 31-Days of Horror.

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At a party at Jim and Linda’s house, Linda’s ex boyfriend, Brandon, who was once Jim’s best friend, brings a Ouija Board which they use to contact the spirit of a child named David. Linda is so intrigued by this, she begins using the board herself, and becomes enthralled by an evil spirit. Jim and Brandon must overcome their adversity to save Linda.

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Better off Undead (2007) – Short Film

“Better off Undead”

Movie #31: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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On what begins as a drudgingly ordinary day, a somewhat oblivious group of friends find that zombies have invaded their community.  They try to find a safe place to stay as they battle the zombie horde and each other.  Continue reading

Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain (2004) – Film

“Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain”

Movie #29: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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A young man looking for his missing brother tracks him to a sexy dancer and a mysterious mansion with strange inhabitants. Continue reading

Susperia (1977) – Film

“Susperia”

Movie #23: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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Susy Bannon arrives at the prestigious Tanz Academy in Freiburg, Germany on a stormy night, just in time to see one of the other students run away into the rainy night, she is then refused admittance into the building, when returning the following morning to find out that the girl has died.  As more strange things start to happen in and around the school, Susy learns about the true history of the school.  Continue reading

The Howling (1981) – Film

“The Howling”

Movie #21: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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While pursuing a story about a serial killer, reporter, Karen White, is attacked and watches as he is shot to death by the police.  On her psychiatrist’s recommendation, she and her husband go to a retreat, called “The Colony”, for relaxation and therapy.  However, the residents of The Colony are unsettling, creepy, and have a frightening secret. Continue reading

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) – Film

“Manos: The Hands of Fate”

Movie #20: 31- Days of Horror Challenge 2018

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A family gets lost while looking for their resort, Valley Lodge, and instead stumble across the compound of a cult.   Continue reading

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.