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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.

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HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE: ROUND TWO [part 1]

hmcround2If there’s one guilty pleasure of mine on the internet, it’s challenges. [as seen in my original part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 over here] However, being as I haven’t watched many new films latelyshocker, I know – I can’t exactly write a new review on something I haven’t seen yet! So this is where this post comes in: [which will be broken into three parts again]  It’s a newer horror movie challenge – where I post the question asked, and then I respond with my own answers. Obviously, being an opinion piece, I don’t want to come across as the guy who claims his answer is more correct than anyone else’s, so feel free to argue points with me!

So without further ado, let’s move towards the first ten questions on the HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE: Round two, Part one..


Question 01: A memorable animal in a horror movie:

an obvious choice to a easy question – the “deer-deadite” in Evil Dead II was, and in many ways still is, one of the weirdest but most entertaining animals in a horror film.


Question 02: One of your earliest encounters with the horror genre:

I remember when I first sawThir13en Ghosts. It was during a friend’s 12th birthday..and we watched it in the day time, because there was a time when this movie was considered scary to me, okay? [but there were boobies in the movie, which 12 year old Warren seemed to be half-okay with..]


Question 03: A favorite saw [or chainsaw] scene:

arguably one of my more recent favorite zombie films, Død Snø had some fantastic effects, especially the casual nods to other horror films, all while staying original in it’s own right [runner up – Evil Dead]


Question 04: A great horror movie doctor:

Mainly cause how absolutely fucked he looks and acts, but Doctor Satan from House Of 1000 Corpses is creepy as hell – which I totally appreciate.


Question 05: Favorite horror director:

although I could choose a dozen directors: Guillermo del Toro is brilliant. there’s just no contest when it comes to his specific style.


Question 06: Your favorite movie by your favorite director:

Oddly enough, Pan’s Labyrinth was something I was debating on watching the other day, considering I can never get enough of this film.


Question 07: A great hero:

can I just throw The Evil Dead back into this challenge? cause it’s probably going to come up a lot: Ash is easily my favorite hero!


Question 08: Best comedy-horror:

Shaun Of The Dead. I absolutely love Edgar Wright and this film is no exception. I can watch it a thousand and one times and still notice something new about the film! 100/10


Question 09: A boring horror movie:

Children Of The Corn is a film that I love the premise of, but can never finish: it’s a slow burner for sure, but it’s a slow burner – as in, yawn!


Question 10: Favorite classic horror movie:

Frankenstein has always been fascinating to me, to the point where I actually want to get a portrait of the above photo tattooed! The story, the acting, and the videography is just splendid. In fact, all the classic monsters are pretty bad-ass!


So ends the first part to Round 2 of a newer horror challenge.  the second part will most likely be posted on Sunday, since I’m working [24 hours of on call!] tomorrow. Be aware that part two will consist of questions #11 to #20, and then the finale will have #21 to #30! Join me then for more fun horror questions, with my obscure responses! For even more fun, join me over on Facebook by hitting that “like” button and telling your family and friends to do that exact same thing!!

THANKS FOR READING.

the 30 question horror movie challenge: Part 3

if you couldn’t already tell; I just really like skulls.

So here we are, at the finale of the 30 question horror movie challenge: to finish this challenge in this post, I will be answering questions 21 through 30. As with the last two Parts, there will be spoilers, so take this as your warning. [and if necessary, you can always revisit Part 1 and Part 2]


 

Question 21 – best horror franchise:

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: the Nightmare On Elm Street films are my absolute favorite of any franchise. I could throw any of the films on[except that shitty remake] and not be bored with watching it!


Question 22 – best death scene:

special thanks to the creator of this unsettling GIF!

While I could choose pretty well any death scene from Hatchet, [especially cause of the lack of CGI!] this one usually comes to mind; especially with it’s intensity.


Question 23 – a great quote from a horror movie:

Before he becomes one of the dead, the Priest in the film Dead Alive says my favorite quote of anything, ever. Simply put: “I KICK ASS FOR THE LORD!”


Question 24 – horror movie character that describes you:

Going back to Dead Alive again, I fully feel like Lionel [above] in his situation against the zombies. He’s awkward, weird, and just plain awesome. [can you think of anyone else who uses a lawnmower on zombies? didn’t think so.]


Question 25 – favorite Christmas/Holiday horror movie:

This question was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be [I can think of tons of holiday themed horror]. I then realized the answer was obvious: Trick ‘r Treat! [and we’re getting a long deserved sequel!!] Oh, and Anna Paquin plays a really hot werewolf in this film, so there’s that too.


Question 26 – horror movie for someone who doesn’t like horror:

While technically not a movie, [yet – it’s in development! I’m so stoked] Goosebumps was one of the few shows that helped push me into the horror genre. Although, that fucking ventriloquist dummy scared the hell out of me.. still kinda does. damn you and your face Slappy..


 

Question 27 – your guilty pleasure horror movie:

Stay Alive was highly regarded as ‘the film that could have been so much more’. While I agree, [I did expect a lot more from it] it was actually supposed to be more ‘violent and scarier’, but went through complications and we ultimately got this ‘meh’ of a movie. Either way, [as a gamer, myself] I will always have a special place in my heart for it.


Question 28 – horror film you’d like to see remade/rebooted:

Even though this film is in itself a remake of an old Hammer film, I’d love to see what Hollywood could do with another remake/reboot of Thir13en Ghosts.


Question 29 – worst horror movie:

this isn’t ‘different’ or ‘unique’ .. it’s just dumb.

thought I was going to say Troll 2, didn’t you? nope. I give you worse [somehow, that’s possible..] than that could ever be: The Gingerdead Man.. oh, he’s also played by Gary Busey; you know.. because of course he is. this isn’t a case of ‘so bad, it’s good’ – it’s more like a case of ‘so bad.. it’s fucking terrible‘.


Question 30 – your favorite all time horror movie [or one of]:

I’ve already mentioned in other Parts of this challenge some of my favorite horror films, so for this final question: I’ve added yet another favorite: this time, it’s none other than the film known as THE LOVED ONES. This film is insanely brutal, intense, gritty..and I love every second of it.


and on that note, that leaves all the questions complete! I actually find myself enjoying these kind of ‘challenges’ [they make you think about the films you’ve watched]. If you ever wanted to, feel free to do the challenge yourself – the ‘questions’ are above each and every picture. As I mentioned at the start of this post, as of tomorrow; I will be back to regular posts.

THANKS FOR READING.

the 30 question horror movie challenge: Part 2

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Here we are at Part 2 [out of 3] of the horror movie challenge. I won’t bore you with boring introductions so let’s just get right down to it. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. As always, there is potential for spoilers in both words and pictures. Starting with #11 starting right after the jump!


Question 11 – favorite horror-comedy:

when I think “horror-comedy” I think of either Dead Alive or Shaun Of The Dead . However, as much as Dead Alive is a cult classic – so is Shaun Of The Dead, and I fucking love Simon Pegg.. So we have our winner.


Question 12 – your most disturbing horror film:

While I could mention such titles as The Human Centipede or A Serbian Film I opted for one that I find truly disturbing: Audition. If you haven’t seen this Korean classic, do it at your earliest convenience ! you won’t be disappointed!


Question 13 – favorite zombie movie:

I feel like I, personally, have seen a lot of zombie films: both good and bad. Although there are quite a few I could mention, the only real answer I have for ‘best zombie film’ is clearly: Dawn Of The Dead [1979].


Question 14 – favorite indie horror movie:

It’s funny, it’s gory and it has 2 sequels: Hatchet is fucking awesome. With little to no CGI; this film is a must watch. Check it out, and keep an eye open for familiar faces from other horror films!


Question 15 – favorite monster movie:

I originally had another choice for this question but I noticed I could use it in another question: so for this one, I’m going with my ultimate monster film: The Monster Squad! It had Wolfman, Frankenstein, Dracula, a Mummy, even a Fishman!


Question 16 – horror film with a great soundtrack:

This one may be a cop out, since everyone probably uses this choice but Psycho had an amazing soundtrack: still gives me chills to this day.


Question 17 – favorite 80’s horror:

as well as standing as one of my favorite films of all time, The Evil Dead is one of the best made horrors from the 80’s. It even features a young, chiseled, Bruce Campbell! as a straight man – I can’t deny my jealousy of his utter manliness.. [just look at the chin though!]


Question 18 – favorite horror movie filmed in black and white:

I was initially going to use this choice as ‘my favorite monster movie’, but after noticing the ‘black and white’ question: I decided to put it here. Frankenstein is such a classic film, he’s my favorite movie [and literary] monster and deserves this spot.


Question 19 – best use of gore in a horror movie: [NSFW]

I may be in the minority here, but I actually enjoyed the Hostel films [except the third one..we don’t talk about that crap]. They were ‘torture-porn’, I’ll admit – but they were different than anything we had on the film market at it’s time. for best use of gore, I’ll use this scene [forgive me for the terrible video quality] from Hostel: Part 2 . [please be aware this scene is 18+ and extremely violent. watch at your own risk – NSFW]


Question 20 – favorite horror character:

Although I first saw him in The Evil Dead [as I mentioned above in Question 17], I only started to really like the character of Ash when we saw him in Army Of Darkness. He was just the perfect amount of hero and asshole – and I love him for that exact reason.


Holy Crap! we’ve already done 20 questions! If you enjoy this kind of post, let me know in a comment; maybe I’ll do them more often. However, before anything – join me tomorrow for the finale: Part 3! In tomorrow’s post, I will be completing the challenge by answering Questions #21 all the way through to #30.

THANKS FOR READING.

the 30 question horror movie challenge: Part 1

When I was younger, I went on sites such as Quizilla [which to my surprise, is still up and running] hoping I’d find out answers to life’s many questions: some of these questions include “which Power Ranger are you most like?” or “what color represents your soul?” Although now I feel like most of these questionnaires are just garbage, I remember also seeing ‘challenges’. You know which ones I’m talking about, things like “the 30 day photo challenge” or “daily food” challenge. In my adventures stumbling across the internet, I’ve come across a challenge that fits me perfectly: “The 30 question horror movie challenge” . Due to the fact that it has a grand total of 30 questions, this post will have to be done in 3 Part. In this ‘Part 1″, I will be answering questions #1 through #10.

Obviously, considering the nature of this challenge; at times, horrific pictures will be used. also, fully expect spoilers [in both word and picture format] so read ahead at your own risk – So without waiting any longer, let’s get on with question #1:


Question 1 – your first horror movie:

Signs is the first horror [technically “Sci-Fi” but moving on..] film I remember seeing when I was a kid, and it scared the hell out of me. [I must have been at least 11] I remember seeing these fuckers and thinking that it was the end of days – that I was not going to survive the rest of the night.


Question 2 – the last horror movie you saw in the theater:

Oculus was a strange film. it had Karen Gillan in it [and in no way is this a bad thing] and it involved a mirror. Some really fucked up things happen, including biting into a light bulb. Read my full thoughts on it here.


Question 3 – favorite classic horror movie:

A Nightmare On Elm Street counts as ‘classic’, right? fuck it; I’m using it as my choice. while I will admit the films got extremely cheesy as they went on, they are some of my favorites, and nothing will change that fact.


Question 4 – a horror movie you thought you’d love and didn’t:

Chillerama seemed like my kind of film: it’s a throw back to old B-rated horror flicks that would generally be seen at a drive in movie theater. [which is where the film takes place] Unfortunately, it fell extremely short of what I hoped. it has some pretty strange segments – and not in a good way – such as a killer sperm [I wish I was kidding about this one..] or even the classic ‘Franken-Jew’. I really wish I could stand proud and say I enjoyed this film.. cause in the end – I didn’t.


Question 4 – favorite horror remake:

I’ve said it before, I’m gonna say it again – I was really worried about Evil Dead being remade. but after seeing it in theaters [I watched it today, in fact], I was in awe with how wrong I was ab out how they were going to ‘ruin the original’.


Question 5 – favorite vampire movie:

I’m not even going to explain the film Thirst to you – just go and watch it.. if you can stomach it. and don’t expect it to be like a certain other teen vampire flick, cause it totally isn’t. Read my spoiler filled review of it here.


Question 6 – a horror movie you think no one has seen:

I’ve mentioned it before, I’ll mention it over a million timeswatch Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon! It should be a staple on every horror fan’s list: seriously though.


Question 7 – favorite foreign horror:

Like most foreign films, it’s best if I don’t explain the movie; but rather, you just watch it. I Saw The Devil however, is fucking brutal – and takes a strong stomach. watch it at your own discretion. Some covered topics in this film are: bodily dismemberment, death, cannibalism – just to name a few. if you think you can handle it, I Saw The Devil is on Netflix; just don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Question 8 – favorite supernatural horror movie:

yet another horror film from my childhood: Poltergeist. Even the title of the film shows that it’s a supernatural film. It deals with demons, ghosts – even a creepy television that leads to another dimension! Usually, I’d make a bad joke here, but when I was younger, this was the real deal. [there’s even a remake being made; because, you know, of course there is.]


Question 10 – horror movie every one loves but you don’t:

now I may be alone on this but almost everyone I talk to brings up their strong love for The Blair Witch Project. I’ve seen the film – more than once in fact – and I don’t see the appeal. I mean, sure it’s a ‘found footage film’ and it has horror aspects, but I just found it bland and boring. I heard about the fact that there’s even a 2nd one as well? it’s just not for me.


 

So there’s Part 1 [of 3] of “the 30 question horror movie challenge” . With 10 questions down, we have 20 more to go. Join me tomorrow morning when I tackle questions #11 through #20.

THANKS FOR READING.