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film study: DEADLIEST horror movie villains [ranked by KILL count!]

Look at the picture above. Which iconic horror villain stands out the most to you? Some of these guys are the epitome of horror: Ghostface, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason, Billy, Leatherface and Chucky. They are all fairly formidable foes on their own, but which one is truly the most deadly? After talking through email with someone [whom I won’t mention by name due to obvious privacy reasons] from the website buycostumes, they actually made an info-graph back in 2014 explaining which horror villain is considered the “most deadly” – at least by their kill count. When trying to export the info-graph here, the picture kind of shrunk [making it hard to read] so I’m going to break it down by horror villain, in order. With this graph, this individual and I agreed that I’d talk about it here, mainly because it’s definitely something that could be up for debate amongst horror fans, and not everyone who reads this will agree! So strap your boots on tight, kiddies: this is gonna be a long one.


[click this info-graph to see the original post by BUYCOSTUMES]


Let’s start from the top of this ladder of villains with: Pennywise, from It. Probably my least favorite on this list for the fact that I have coulrophobia. Clowns in horror isn’t really something new, but Pennywise is probably one of the scarier ones. If you want to get down to the ‘technical’ stuff, It‘s villain wasn’t always a clown, but an entity known as It, which is a shape-shifting being that can take any form it chooses; Clowns just seem relevant.. According to the graph, Pennywise isn’t nearly as violent as the others, as his kill count is at only 09. In his defense though, he did only have one movie under his belt.


Jumping from 09 kills to 22, we have The Candyman, from you guessed it; Candyman. If you’re unfamiliar with the movie [and its two sequels], Farewell To The Flesh and Day Of The Dead, the basic thing you need to know is that The Candyman is a demonic being that can be summoned by saying his name in front of a mirror five times. If you’ve ever heard of “Bloody Mary”, this is  pretty much the same concept, just with a guy with a hook for a hand instead of a woman in the mirror..


Remember Chucky? Everyone remembers the first time they saw Child’s Play: it’s actually creepy [in it’s own right] with a killer “Good Guy Doll”; where the spirit of fictional killer by the name of Charles Lee Ray puts his soul into a doll to try and live ‘forever’. I assure you, it’s a lot better than I make it sound, even if they do get a little ridiculous after the third film. Chucky has killed over 30 victims over the span of his six movies.


If you’ve never seen his films, I’m about 100% sure you’ve at least heard of Leatherface of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame. The original film is gritty, it’s raw, and it’s really fucked up. In a good manner of speaking, of course. His real name is Jedidiah Sawyer, but that feels like a mouthful in it’s own, so let’s stick with Leatherface, shall we? Over seven movies later, [with a new one on the way] Sawyer has claimed himself 31 victims [beating Chucky by ONE]


Hellraiser has arguably one of the cooler villains on this list, because Pinhead is completely different than everyone else on here. I mean, think about it: he’s another worldly being who has a thing for pain, pleasure and most importantly; [Lament Configuration] puzzle boxes. nine films later, Pinhead has shown such sights to 35 people! [and that’s not including the books!]


If you know me well enough, you know that one of my [many] guilty pleasure film horror series is very clearly – the SAW series. Even if Billy isn’t the “technical” killer [the traps are] his “playthings” have been through seven movies and put in traps over 40 times, with only a [very] small number of survivors..


He’s everyone’s favorite dream-invading killer: If you die in your dream, you’re going to die in real life. Of course I’m talking about Freddy Krueger. A Nightmare On Elm Street is what I think of when I think classic slasher film; it has a bit of everything – including Johnny Depp in his first role! nine films and a [terrible] remake later, Krueger has claimed 42 sleeping teenagers and adults alike!


Imagine this: you’re about three feet tall, you’re Irish, and you’ve been kidnapped by an angry and greedy American who wants your gold. Essentially, you’ve become Lubin from the Leprechaun series. Though he may not be the first horror villain that comes to mind since he’s not overly popular, [if not for cult status]  Lubin is actually extremely violent, as proven by his 45 kills over seven [obscure] movies. Unlike others on this list, he doesn’t have a specific weapon choice either. He is the type to use whatever he can find including a pogo stick, which was used to crush a man’s chest. I don’t know if I’m scared or impressed.


As the second most dangerous horror villain, this guy is pretty impressive. Any guesses? Here’s a few clues: He’s quiet, He started killing when he was young, and His movie is named after a special day. That’s right, we’re talking about Michael Myers from Halloween. Not only is his silence scary, but the fact that his eyes seem almost empty makes him more vicious. ten films and a remake [which also had a sequel] later, Myers has claimed over 111 victims! If that’s not concerning enough, I don’t know what is..


Ranking in at number one is a villain who killed over 300+ people, He is extremely difficult to kill. Apparently if you do manage to stop him, sometimes extreme electricity can bring him back from the dead. Basically, you’re dead. No questions asked. Jason from Friday The 13th has murdered more people than anyone on this list over the span of thirteen movies. [which is kind of appropriate when you think about it] Okay, okay – I know that it was his mother in the first film, but come on – he’s still killed many others when He started doing the killing.

As proven by the above [very long] list, many horror icons have a ton of experience in being evil. There’s clowns, dolls, and dreamy killers, [pro tip: that was a joke about Freddy if you couldn’t already tell] and that’s not including horror villains that weren’t on this list [next time, Ghostface, next time..] Do you have a favorite horror icon – Who is it and why? How many films have they had and how many kills? Let me know in a comment below! Also, if you’ve made it this far – be sure to check out the original kill count post by buycostumes [found here] and tell them I sent you there!

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TOP FIVE MOTHERS IN HORROR [HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY]

Oh, Mom – You were the woman who held us in your womb for nine [long] months. You are the woman who fed us and shushed us when we cried.. But unlike these Mothers; you seem to have actually cared.  Unlike the ones in horror films and TV shows that have gone and given us a look at the dark side of motherhood over the years.. It’s kind of strange in it’s own right: there’s no horror film called “Father’s Day” ? But yet there are many that revolve around vicious killer Moms. Because I have to work tomorrow, here’s my Mother’s Day post – my top 5 mothers in horror.

NOTE: Amelia from The Babadook was going to make this list, but I felt that since I already wrote up a post on the film, I’d set her aside. Be sure to read that post, over here.


MARGARET WHITE – CARRIE

They’re all going to laugh at you if you think that Piper Laurie as Carrie‘s mother isn’t the most extreme holier-than-thou mother I’ve seen in a while, making her one of the most frightening parents in horror history. She has a notoriously bad habit of abusing her daughter, proven by the fact that she’s under the impression that her very existence is wretched sin! Margaret even goes so far as to force her to recite certain passages from the Bible,  lock her in a closet, and endlessly torments her until she finally fights back with her telekinetic powers.. Well, she did have it coming after all this..right?


PAMELA VOORHEES – FRIDAY THE 13TH

Anyone who calls themselves a horror fan knows that in the original Friday The 13th, Jason wasn’t the killer [yet] but rather, his mother. According to the plot of the film, Mrs. Voorhees was furious about the oversexed teens who neglected her son as he ultimately, drowned in the nearby Camp [Crystal] Lake. That grin is as terrifying as any old hockey mask!


AMANDA KRUEGER – A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD

Like Jason before him, we learn in the fifth installment of his famous series that Freddy also had a mother of importance. We learn that during her time as a nun, Amanda Krueger is locked inside the Westin Hills Asylum with dozens upon dozens of inmates, where she is raped, repeatedly, which ends in her pregnancy. She does give Freddy up for adoption and tries to follow him from a “safe” distance, and to her credit, she even tries to stop him, but realistically, trying to defeat a boogeyman that haunts your dreams is a nearly impossible task; even if you are a woman with divine connections..


ROSEMARY WOODHOUSE ROSEMARY’S BABY

Watch out for those neighbors. It doesn’t help when you find yourself living in a questionable apartment building where strange events seem to occur almost daily and suspicious people give weirder explanations for those events. Then you get Rosemary and her husband, who become players in the plans of what seems to be a Satanic cult! In the movie, Rosemary has what she believes to be a dream of being raped by a demonic being..except it wasn’t  a dream!


NORMA BATES – PSYCHO

you can’t say you didn’t expect this one on the list: when I think mothers in horror, Psycho is bound to be the first film you would probably think of.  We hear her speaking to him the whole film until we learn that Mother was more or less “created” by Norman’s psychotic cross dressing episodes; Only to be horrifyingly revealed as a skeletal corpse stashed away, fully clothed and all in the cellar!


With so many Mothers being so vicious, it’s a wonder any of these people prospered..albeit – into killers – but still. If there’s any lesson to learn today, it’s that even if your Mother grounded you as a child, she’s not nearly as bad as someone who asked you to kill for her, or at least she didn’t lock you in a closet! Which horror Mom do you think is the scariest? is it Mrs. White? Or do you sympathize with Mrs. Krueger, seeing as it’s technically not her fault that Freddy turned out the way he did? Let me know in a comment or two below or on Facebook!

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[Mother’s Day Horror by chrisraimoart]

five things you MAY not have known about IT FOLLOWS..

Awhile ago, I talked about a movie – which shouldn’t surprise you – a movie that I considered the most unsettling film I’ve seen in a long time. [read that article here] Obviously, I’m talking about David Robert Mitchell‘s latest and greatest: It Follows. The film was boasted about for months on end, so when I finally saw it – I was super excited to know that everything positive I had heard about it, was all true. Hopefully you’ve taken the opportunity to see the film, but if not, don’t worry; I’ve tried to avoid anything too “spoilery” – but I will say that this would make a lot more sense if you’ve actually seen the film..


ONE – The theater from the film [above] is actually the same one where The Evil Dead had it’s original premiere back in 1981:

Early in the movie, Jay and Hugh go to a theater to see a live performance. Strangely enough, the one used is an actual theater known as The Redford Theatre, which can be found in Detroit. If that’s not interesting enough, it’s also where Sam Raimi premiered The Evil Dead in 1981! According to Bruce Campbell, he had attended the theater quite often [as a child] with his parents..


 

TWO – The Villain is known as “The It”:

though it’s not specifically mentioned in film, we come to learn “the villain” is an STD [STI ?] , but according to the writer/director, it had a fairly bland name – known as The It. In an interview, David Robert Mitchell was even asked if it had a “special name” which he replied with: “We just called it The It when we were labeling it. So we’d just talk about, say, The It on the roof. And then I’d just describe the appearance, whatever it was.”


 

THREE – The rules that were laid out in the film may not be the actual rules:

Keeping up with It; there’s one point in the movie, where there are rules talked about how the teens think The It operates. The thing is though, they may not be as accurate as we’re led to believe. In yet another interview, Mitchell explains that, “The only rules that we hear are rules that we’re told by a character within the film; who has access to limited information. If you were to look at the film enough, you can begin to understand how he may be figuring these things out and how he has gotten the information that he has. But you also have to understand that they’re not rules on a stone’s tablet; they’re a character’s best guess about what’s happening to them. So, you know, they seem mostly right. But for me, that’s kind of fun, in that there might be some gaps in information, some things that he doesn’t understand and neither do we.”


FOUR – Yara‘s “shell e-reader/phone” isn’t a real thing:

I know, I know: I’m disappointed too. But Yara [arguably the most pointless character in this movie] has this nifty little e-reader/cell phone in the shape of a shell. [as seen above] But the really disappointing part is finding out that the thing doesn’t actually exist. During the same interview mentioned in point three, Mitchell was continuously asked where someone could get their hands on one; which he replied with the sea shell smartphone/e-reader being made up for the movie to keep things feeling “like a dream or something outside of time”. He also claimed that having specific devices in a film like this one can make a film feel dated, so it was fun to “make a device up”.


So to recap what I’ve said before; It Follows was, and is, a fucking great film. it’s not scary in the gore-soaked sense – which most horrors try to be – but more unsettling. It’s got terrific acting, the atmosphere just grabs you from start to end, and that music; ohgodthatmusic. The music alone is so good, I recommend this as your next early birthday gift to yourself – assuming you can get a copy! [it’s only been sold out for forever]

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TERROR IN THE SNOW: top 05 horror films from CANADA!

canadianhorrorAlthough it’s not the first thing you’d think of when you’d think of my home-country of Canada, [I tend to think “snow”] we actually make a lot of horror films! The best part is that many of them are recognizable by a larger set audience – even if you didn’t know they were made in Canada! We have had some of the best films the horror genre has had to offer, and that’s why I feel like I want to talk about Canadian horror. Specifically, five of my favorite horror films made here in the White North. Be sure to stick around, cause you never know if you’ll be surprised at some of these Canadian gems! Not surprisingly, many of the films on this list were filmed either entirely, or in part, in Toronto, Ontario.


SPLICE :

Splice was a weird, albeit exciting film about two young scientists who are told by their employers to quit their research on splicing together DNA. Although they swear that they’ve stopped the work, they secretly continue their work, but this time with human DNA. Filmed mainly in Toronto, Ontario; Splice also was filmed – in part – in Hamilton: just outside of Toronto.


SILENT HILL :

based on the video game of the same name, Silent Hill didn’t get the attention it deserved; since a lot of gamers found the story to be incorrect, or just terribly adapted. As a fan of the games myself, I actually found the movie refreshing – giving the sleepy town of Silent Hill a new spin. Like Splice, this movie was mainly filmed in Toronto, Ontario; but also had scenes shot in Winnipeg, Manitoba!


TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL :

arguably my favorite horror-comedy in a long time, Tucker & Dale VS Evil is a film everyone that enjoys the horror genre should see at least once. It’s funny, it’s vicious, and it’s got heart. I won’t explain what happens in the film, because it’s best going in blind – let’s just say I was told about the film, I watched it on Netflix, and then promptly ordered it..like immediately after seeing it. The film was shot entirely in Alberta.


VIDEODROME :

one of my more favorite films on this list ever since I bought a shirt from Fright-Rags with the same image above printed on it. [order that shirt here!] Videodrome is probably the weirdest thing you’ll see on tape/dvd/bluray. It’s a film you have to watch more than once to “feel” like you understand it – even if you don’t. It follows a sleazy TV programmer who begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.. It was filmed in various sections of Toronto, Ontario


AMERICAN MARY :

I’ve talked about it before, I’ll mention it again, Mary Mason [above] is extremely hot.. like, ridiculously. The Soska twins definitely grab my attention every time they cast Katharine Isabelle in one of their films, her acting is just as good as her looks. American Mary is no different: It’s gory, it’s entertaining, it’s even a little sad by the end of the film. Totally recommended. Unlike many of the other choices on this list, this film wasn’t filmed in Toronto, but rather Vancouver, British Colombia!


Obviously, there are a dozen and one other Canadian films out there, I just decided to mention my favorite five. Hopefully this list showed you that there are actually well known movies that were made in the Great White North, especially big named movies such as Splice or even Videodrome! Because there’s so many more Canadian horrors, I may just have to a part two to this list. But only if there’s enough demand for it. What Canadian Horror film is your favorite? Tucker & Dale? maybe even Silent Hill – or, is it not mentioned on this list? Let me know in a comment, below! Also, if you found yourself to enjoy this piece, please take a minute and follow me over on Facebook where you can click the “like” button on my Facebook page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted. I also share things that will not be featured here on the blog.  So be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with family and friends!

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POP! VINYL has such sights to show you: TEN Vinyl Figures I NEED to order

Whether you know them by name, or just for their cutesy figures, Funko is a pop culture licensed-focused toy company that holds more than 150 licenses including: [but not limited to] Lucas Films, Marvel, Hasbro, The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones, DC Comics, NBA, Sanrio, and Disney. They are considered the number one vinyl collectible seller in the world with over 10 million units sold in the last three years.. As it stands, I’m also a huge fan of these because they even make horror themed figures, making some of our scariest and feared characters, into adorable cuddly guys. Who would have thought you could want to cuddle with characters like Pinhead from Hellraiser? I certainly didn’t.. Unfortunately, I only own one [with plans to get more] right now, one of Beetlejuice; which happens to be one of my favorite Tim Burton films. [see my figure here]

This got me thinking; I know there’s figures for many movies, but just how many of them do I really want; and given the chance; how much is it going to cost me? I decided to pay a trip to Funko website and see just what kind of figures they offer. Maybe this can be taken as an almost catalog of sorts, mentioning the items I want – but probably won’t be getting.. at least for a long time. Keeping with the horror-theme of the blog, I will be sharing only the horror themed figures that I like. So here we go: the 10 Pop! figures I desperately want. [note: many of the figures are $9.99]


A Nightmare On Elm Street : Freddy Krueger

as obvious as obvious gets, A Nightmare On Elm Street is one of, if not my, favorite horror film. Freddy is both terrifying with his burns and claw glove, but he’s also so adorable you want to pinch his cheek..but with burns like that, the skin might peel sorry..that’s gross! With a cheap price of only $9.99, how could you possibly go wrong?!

[order Freddy Krueger here!]


Trick ‘r Treat : Sam

Trick ‘r Treat is to many, including myself, the definitive Halloween film. It’s funny, it can be scary, and it even has a moral behind it! the figure of Sam, [short for Samhain] is as adorable as he is in film. Though with that logic, he’s probably as dangerous as he is in film as well. If you want Sam as much as I do, he’s gonna run you $12.99 and is available for preorder now: with shipping dates starting in July.

[pre-order Sam here!]


SAW : Billy

perhaps it’s just me, but I’ve always found Billy to be the real unsung hero of the Saw films. In theory, he is the one who tells the victims how to save themselves so they can go on with their lives.. that’s heroism, isn’t it? Just me? sigh. Anyway, Billy comes as just the character without his signature tricycle, but looks just as menacing as always. Coming in at $9.99, Billy is here to help you make a decision: buy or die!

[order Billy the Puppet here!]


House Of 1000 Corpses : Captain Spaulding

now, anyone who’s seen House Of 1000 Corpses knows that Spaulding is fucking crazy. with his laugh, his creepy American clown suit, and his damn good chicken; It isn’t until the film’s sequel, The Devil’s Rejects that Spaulding really shines. Easily one of the most vicious killers on this list. Captain Spaulding will cost you a grand total of $9.99

[order Captain Spaulding here!]


Scream : Ghostface

as proven by my last post, Scream has officially become a newer favorite [I had only seen it once before, and that was a while ago..] The craziness of the film as a whole, the horror movie references, and most of all: the screams. Ghostface is one of a kind, and with his vinyl figure being so cute, I can only imagine a horde of them running at me. At only $9.99, Ghostface is essential; especially being my new found love in horror.

[order Ghostface here!]


Frankenstein : Frankenstein’s Monster

arguably the coolest classic monster film, [and my favorite] Frakenstein is pretty bad-ass. Even this figure captures his creepy, signature walk with his “zombie walk” hands up. Usually, I’d complain about the fact that he should be in black and white, but the real reason he’s not – is because he glows in the dark! For that reason, Frankie is going to cost you a little more at $19.99 !

[order Frankenstein here!]


The Bride Of Frankenstein : Frankenstein’s Bride

Naturally, if I was going to buy Frankenstein, I’d probably be the type to order both, and get his Bride as well. I’d have them sharing a shelf, standing side-by-side: because as with Frankie, his wife glows in the dark too! Of course, the glow in the dark aspect raises the price, so this pretty lady is going to cost you $16.99

[order Bride Of Frankenstein here!]


Army Of Darkness : Ash

Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy is one of my favorite horror heroes, he’s even got a chainsaw for a hand.. if that’s not convincing enough; he also has his signature boomstick, which is a selling point alone for me. Being as he’s a popular figure, he’s a little on the steep side at a whopping $12.99 , but if you like Evil Dead enough, you’ll find a reason to buy it. I know I will..

[order Ash here!]


The Crow : The Crow

does The Crow count as horror? ..Cause I’m going to count it as horror. I haven’t seen the film in years, but I’d certainly grab it on DVD if I had the chance. The real reason I’d get it though would be to honor Brandon Lee‘s untimely death, because as cliche as it sounds – it happened too soon.. Time will tel how the remake will be; after all, Tom Hilddleson is in talks to play Draven.. but that’s a story for another day. Either way, this figure will cost you a grand total of $8.99 which is a steal, compared to some of the others on this list.

[order Crow here!]


The Silence Of The Lambs : Hannibal Lecter

Before the TV show Hannibal, the character was in a film that horror fans should know by name already; The Silence Of The Lambs. Or as I called it, just another movie that scared the crap out of me when I was younger. The coolest thing about this figure is the fact that he’s got the face mask on, and he’s strapped to the dolly/chair device. making him as dangerous as he is cute.. so long as he doesn’t eat my liver with a nice chianti.. you’re looking at $9.99 to not get eaten by this man.

[order Hannibal Lecter here!]


Through picking and choosing through ten Pop! Vinyl figures that I like, and would want to buy, I’ve only come to one real conclusion: I better have enough cash to buy them all! and these are just the horror ones! Obviously, this is just a taste of what Funko has to offer, with bobble-heads, figures, and even stuffed figures known as “Fabrikations” ! They’re a really cool company I strongly recommend looking into; even if you feel the need to spend tons of money! So now I turn to you, the reader, which figure[s] would you want to order? Are you all about the glow in the dark Frankenstein, or maybe Pinhead? Maybe one I didn’t even mention?! Let me know in the comment section below:

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warrenisweird’s top 05 SEXIEST female killers in horror

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Imagine for a minute that you’re watching a horror film [like there’s any other kind you’d be watching] and you can’t help but notice that the killer is a girl .. now, imagine that the female killer may not be justified in her ways, but for some reason, you find her attractive. Does that pose a problem? or does her being “evil” make her even hotter?

In today’s post, I’m going to share five of my personal favorite female killers that I find attractive. Whether or not you agree, is up to you. Please be aware that the idea behind this post is for just for fun, and is not meant to be sexist in any sort of way. Also, like with my usual lists, the following is in no particular order. Start looking at some horror babes with me, right after the jump!


Mary Mason: American Mary

One of my more favorite femme fatales, Mary is one person I wouldn’t want to mess around with. With expert surgical skills, she knows the human body almost too well, that alone could earn her a spot on this list!

actress: Katharine Isabelle


Marie: High Tension

High Tension is an interesting french film that follows two college friends, Marie and Alexa, who encounter some trouble [and some major blood] while they are on vacation at Alexa‘s parents’ country home.  The film is insanely brutal, but the ending is where it’s truly one for the books! I’m not always one for short hair, but with Marie, it works beautifully.

actress: Cecile de France


Baby Firefly: The Devil’s Rejects

Say what you will, but I’ve got this weird thing for Baby in this movie. I’m pretty sure it’s her playful-like behavior [which can get annoying], but there’s also the fact of her ripped jeans. She also has this evil, yet maniacal laugh, which is a definite plus!

actress: Sherri Moon Zombie


Jennifer HillsI Spit On Your Grave [2010]

Though this may be in bad taste, considering [in the movie] she gets bruised, beaten, raped, and then left for dead; but something about a vengeful writer just makes the world a better place.

actress: Sarah Butler


Debra Morgan: Dexter

while technically from a show, it took me until Dexter to appreciate the actress this time around, even though she has been in horror movies such as The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. As seen in the promo art above, how could you not like her? her outfit [and that knife!] just adds to the hot coming off of this horror babe!

actress: Jennifer Carpenter


now that’s a zom-babe.

The thing I’ve learned through writing movie lists is that there are obviously so many other choices I could have picked, but I have to narrow it down to only five. Who would you choose if you were to pick five female killers from horror movies [current or classic films!] who would you choose? Let me know in a comment on here, or over on Facebook:

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where are they now? children OF horror edition

Whether we like it or not, most of the time, the creepiest monster in a horror movie is a child. Characters like Damien Thorn from The Omen or Gage Creed from Pet Sematary: these kids are terrifying. but if there’s one thing they all have in common, it’s that we haven’t seen them around lately; and if we have, we don’t recognize them anymore – which could be a good or a bad thing. At any rate, let’s look at a couple horror child stars, and see what they’re up to now; after the jump of course.


Danielle Harris:

Starting off with one of my personal favorites, we have Danielle Harris. If you’ve been following warrenisweird for awhile now, you may recognize the name from a few other lists/reviews, Above, we see her as Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers. More recently, she’s been in Hatchet II and III as Mary Beth. Seems young Jamie has grown up to be quite the catch, cause she got attractive – really attractive!

[check out Danielle Harris as she looks now]


Daeg Faerch:

Daeg [who should win an award for the coolest name ever] is probably best known as the young Michael in Rob Zombie‘s 2007 re-imagining of Halloween. However, in the case of the film’s sequel, he was replaced for “looking too mature”. shortly after, Faerch began a rapping career which he is currently taking a break from – now, at the age of 19, he has four films slated for release in 2015!

[check out Daeg Faerch as he looks now]


Danny Lloyd:

known to horror fans as the creepy little Danny Torrance in the 1980 film, The Shining, he was actually selected for the role – at the age of 6 no less – because of his “ability to maintain his concentration for an extended period of time”. Now at the age of 42, Lloyd has found himself a new job.. as a professor in Biology at a community college in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

[check out Danny Lloyd as he looks now]


Haley Joel Osment:

At only 10-years-old, Osment was giving us all the creeps opposite Bruce Willis as Cole Sears in one of my more favorite thrillers: The Sixth Sense. Now, at the ripe age of 26, He is still doing movies, particularly Kevin Smith‘s dark comedy Tusk as podcaster Teddy Craft.

[check out Haley Joel Osment as he looks now]


 What weird changes, am I right? Who would have thought that Michael Myers has become a rapper? or that cute little Jamie Lloyd would become really attractive, as my personal favorite last girl none the less, Danielle Harris?

but the real question is which child star surprised you the most? Let me know in a comment or two, or even on Facebook. while you’re over there, why not hit that “like” button? By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post the moment it’s been posted; if that’s not convincing enough, I also share things that will not be featured here on the blog, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same!

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Give Foreign Horror a chance! warrenisweird’s top 05 FOREIGN films:

When it comes to brutality in foreign horror, there are two types of fans: The first type will see a trailer or even a GIF online and giggle to themselves for a minute before coming to the conclusion of, “I NEED to see this wacky, and over the top gore-fest NOW!”, They’ll go to their local movie store, [I’m not the only one who still buys movies, right?!] grab the unrated copy, and rush home to go on a insane roller-coaster ride of utter brutality for 90-some minutes!

and then there’s the second type: These are the ones who also love what they’re seeing on their screen, but something will jump out at them. Specifically, the use of subtitles. To these horror fans, the very thought of having to read subtitles while watching a film makes them shudder. With a feeling of dread washing over them as they wonder how bad the dubbed voices will be this time.. I can see where you’re coming from, but unlike you, I was never really like this, [having the closed captioning on as a kid, being as I have deaf parents helped] but often times; the laughable dubbed versions of otherwise amazing movies felt like the film was [for lack of a better word] ruined. There would be some kind of infernal wish there was just some way for the real acting to shine through the bad dubs. I’m not trying to say all dubs aren’t great, but let’s face the movie facts, here: something will always “feel” off when you’re watching an actor’s lips move, but the words are out of sync with their screams! [..I mean dialogue] Somewhere, in the process of changing from their natural accent to English, the characters in the film you’re watching loses their natural charm.. it’s as if you’re no longer watching the actor[s] giving their body and soul to their job; but more like of a bad ‘out of body experience’.

In some of the more extreme cases, some horror fans will even go so far as to shy away from foreign horror entirely, just to avoid the terrible voice overs and the need of having to read subtitles, and in my opinion, this is the worst thing you can do as a horror fan: limit your horizons. In the list I’m going to share below, I’m going to try and make a case for subtitled films, and try and find a way to make those Type twos make the switch over to accepting subtitled horror for what it is: I’m going to present you with my personal 05 favorite foreign films you NEED to watch with subtitles, as always – these films are in no particular order.. and please, don’t let the subtitles scare you away!

 

Battle Royale:

Battle Royale is Kinji Fukasaku‘s adaptation of a novel about a dystopian society where the Japanese government kidnaps a class of middle-school students and puts them on an island.. the twist is that on that island, these students have only 3 days to slice, dice, shoot, and stab each other to death until only one student is left alive! If they try to escape though, [or if more than one student is alive at the end of their time limit] the explosive bomb collars that are placed around each of their necks will detonate, causing an obvious mess!

[check out the trailer for Battle Royale]


I SAW THE DEVIL:

I’ve talked about it before, but this is easily one of my favorite foreign films: though it could be considered more thriller, I Saw The Devil follows a secret agent who blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.. it’s brutal, it’s insane with it’s acting, and the climax is just mind numbing!

[check out the trailer for I SAW THE DEVIL]


Dead Snow:

this movie had to make the list, especially after watching it’s sequel, Dead Snow 2: Red vs Red [expect a review on Letterboxd soon!] last night! Dead Snow follows a group of medical students as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable evil: Nazi zombies! It’s cheesy, it’s gory as hell, and it’s Norwegian!

[check out the trailer for Dead Snow]


Audition:

Arguably one of the more “realistic horror” films I’ve seen in a long time, Audition is beyond fucked.Without giving too much away [it’s more of an experience, rather than a movie] Audition follows a widower. this widower reluctantly agrees to an offer to “screen girls” at a special “audition”, which was arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. However, the girl he ends up liking is not who she appears to be..

[check out the trailer for Audition]


Inside:

coming from France, Inside is one of the more fucked up films on this list. It follows a woman on the brink of motherhood Four months after the death of her husband, is suddenly attacked in her home by a strange woman.. who just happens to want her unborn baby.

[check out the trailer for Inside]


Obviously, this is just five of many different foreign films: from zombies to crazy women wanting unborn children; if I’ve learned anything from watching foreign films, it’s that they don’t hold back the terror/violence. Hopefully by the end of this piece, you’re more open to watching subtitled films.. because they’re a marvel to behold! If you enjoyed reading this piece, head over to Facebook and click the “like” button on my page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post the moment it’s been posted; if that’s not convincing enough, I also share things that will not be featured here on the blog, and be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same!

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Horror Movie Challenge: round two [part 3]

So here we are, the end of yet another challenge. We’ve answered all the questions except for the final ten. [if you missed part 1, click here. if you missed part 2, click here] From asking about an animal, to asking what the cheesiest film I’ve seen is; I’ve answered some strange questions during this challenge. But enough babble, it’s time to finish this thing off; starting the end with question 21:


Question 21: A horrible twist:

While definitely not a film for everyone, The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence was a film that was creepy, beyond gruesome, and in general – just fucked up. However, after seeing everything that Martin [above] had done, it cuts to being all in his head [a really tired twist in my opinion]


Question 22: Best movie based on a book:

I’ve talked about it a bunch so I won’t talk too much about it, but Let The Right One In is so damn beautiful it hurts. [read my thoughts on the film]


Question 23: Scariest old person:

though there’s  probably many I could mention, Mrs. Ganush from Drag Me To Hell is probably my least favorite old person in a horror- probably cause of her damn expressions..well played.


Question 24: A movie you expected to be bad, but enjoyed:

the Evil Dead reboot was a film I wanted to hate so badly, but couldn’t help but praise after it’s release. The only reason I went to see it was because Bruce Campbell had said to give it a chance. best decision ever!


Question 25: A franchise you don’t like:

while I actually enjoyed the first two films, I grew tired of Friday The 13th and it’s sequels really quickly. With yet another reboot/sequel in the works, I rest my case. [I just don’t like how Jason gets his face melted off at the end of one film, only to be perfectly fine and killing in the next..]


Question 26: Worst sequel:

I liked American Psycho. I also think Mila Kunis is an absolute babe. [like so many other guys] But a sequel to American Psycho featuring Mila Kunis as a killer just because she happened to be a victim of Patrick Bateman, and somehow escaped?? no. just..don’t.


Question 27: Favorite Stephen King movie:

Carrie. no questions, just a choice I was guaranteed to choose.. Seriously though, this version from 1976 is an absolute blast – if you do watch the remake, just know that it’s essentially a carbon copy; like, shot for shot.


Question 28: A great zombie movie:

Without a doubt, I can definitely say that I like zombie films. they’re usually gory as hell, and just all around fun. If I had to choose one of the greats, I’d go with one of my personal favorites: Dawn Of The Dead.


Question 29: A movie you refuse to watch:

I like gory films. I even like really messed up films from time to time. but, A Serbian Film is a film I haven’t seen and don’t plan on watching. There’s already a ton of controversy behind it [can you say “eye socket” or “newborn”?] It just feels like it’s “fucked” for the sake of being “fucked”. Yeah, No thanks..


Question 30: One you need to watch ASAP:

The real problem with this question is that I can fill it with a ton of films. Død Snø 2: Red vs Dead is one of the big ones that I’m definitely looking forward to finally seeing [hopefully this weekend!] Another film that I really need to get on seeing is The Babadook.


With that, the second challenge is complete! With all 30 questions answered, We saw some weird questions come up. What would you put for your answers? Do you agree with some of mine? Let me know in a comment or two, or even on Facebook. While you’re over there, why not smack that “like” button? By doing so, you’ll see things not found here on the actual blog! Join me tomorrow where we start back to regular posts! Thanks for taking the time to deal with me answering 30 completely random questions about different horror films! and as always,

THANKS FOR READING.

Horror Movie Challenge: round two [part 2]

picking up where we left off on Friday, today’s portion of the Horror Movie Challenge [if you missed part 1, click here]  will be answering ten more questions from the list, making our way closer and closer to the finale: question 30. As I’ve said before, this is an opinion piece so feel free to disagree, or even argue points I’ve made about certain films. So let us begin, with question #11, after the jump..

Question 11: Most psychotic killer:

Frank Zito from the original Maniac was pretty damn scary. From his motives, to the way he scalped the women, he was ruthless! [Elijah Wood was pretty weird in his own way in the remake of the film!]


Question 12: The goriest movie you’ve seen:

Another obvious choice, with Peter Jackson’s: Dead Alive [or “BrainDead”] taking the spot. Even the film’s DVD cover mentions it as “the goriest fright-fest of all time”. If that doesn’t say something, I don’t know what will..


Question 13: Favorite foreign horror:

While some will argue that this is more “thriller”, I SAW THE DEVIL is fucking extreme in it’s quality, it’s story telling, and the visuals are mind numbing! Unfortunately, like all good foreign films, there is talk of an “American-ized” remake..[should I even remind you of the Oldboy remake?!] 


Question 14: The cheesiest horror you’ve ever seen:

the cheesiest of all the cheese has to go to Birdemic: Shock & Terror. I don’t even have to say anything about it’s “scariness” other than it’s 1.8 rating on IMDb – or rather, just watch the clip below: decide for yourselves and let me know what you think in a comment! [I am so sorry for putting you through this clip.. it’s beyond laughable!]


Question 15: A great 80’s horror movie:

The Thing is a film I like to mention when a friend or a family member is starting to try to “get into horror films”. It’s gory, it’s got fantastic special effects, and the ending still has people talking.. and that is how to make a good story!


Question 16: Great indie horror:

whether you love it or hate it, Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon was brilliance at it’s finest. I’m one of the few [of my friends] that actually really liked this movie, and are still broken up over a lack of sequel..


Question 17: Favorite horror franchise:

Probably one of the first franchises I watched continuously to the point of [slightly] growing tired of it: the Nightmare On Elm Street films are some of my absolute favorites – well, except that remake.. [runner up: SAW series]


Question 18: A movie people hate that you love:

While admittedly, it wasn’t a fantastic film; Stay Alive is an absolute guilty pleasure film of mine, mainly due to memories being attached to it. That, and being a gamer, I totally would have a blast with this “game”. [plus, you can’t possibly tell me that you didn’t think Sophia Bush was hot in this film]


Question 19: A movie that disappointed you:

Unfortunately, ABC’s Of Death was a film with an awesome premise/concept, but was executed terribly. I can’t judge the film too hard though, since I haven’t seen the sequel yet.


Question 20: A great twist ending:

Another case of “is it really considered ‘horror’ though?”, Se7en is a great film that everyone should see at least once. Any villain that is willing to get killed as part of his “plan”, is pretty damn great as far as I can see. [SPOILER ALERT: if you really want to know what was in that box, it was a head]


That’s two parts down, and one more to go. join me tomorrow when I publish the finale to this challenge, and from there – we’re back to regular postings. I hope you enjoy reading my responses as much as I enjoy writing the answers. What would you put for some of the questions? let me know in a comment, or over on Facebook. While you’re over there, why not hit the “like” button? It would a million, and by doing so; you’re getting access to posts/pictures not featured on the actual website!

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