This is one of my favorite horror anthologies. It’s so fun and absurd - how can you not love Stephen King as a slack jawed simpleton or Leslie Nielson as a creative sociopath? This is definitely a movie to be watch with friends.
*Creepshow 2 (1987) - ON NETFLIX*
Now Creepshow 2 doesn’t quite have the same charm as its predecessor, but it’s a good addition to the series. What it lacks in finesse it makes up with ridiculousness. This one is also a watch with friends kind of movie.
Both of today’s movies are ones I’ve never seen before and both came out this month:
This is by the same guy who directed Grave Encounters. It doesn’t add much to the alien horror genre, but it’s worth a watch. It has some excellent creepy moments (at least if you are freaked out by alien abduction), and is reminiscent of the movie Fire in the Sky (also an excellent alien abduction movie). So in short: nothing ground breaking but still good enough to watch (I especially enjoyed the ending).
*The Houses October Built (2014)*
I.. actually haven’t watched this one yet (putting it on now), but I didn’t want to wait until too late to make this update. I know it’s a found footage, and it has been recommended to me by many other horror fans. So I’m going in with semi-high hopes. I hear it’s a great Halloween movie so go watch it before the best month of the year is over!
*The Tunnel (2011)*
This found footage movie was released for free on the Internet in 2011 so that everyone would have access to it and be able to download it legally. To me The Tunnel has some very creepy moments and is overall a good found footage horror. It lags a little at the beginning but quickly picks up once you get to the tunnels. If you want to check it out its up on YouTube.
*The Fourth Kind (2009) - ON NETFLIX*
I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the fourth kind. It has some of the creepiest scenes I’ve ever seen in a found footage, but I don’t necessarily like the movie. I think it made the fatal flaw of stating it was real rather than just implying it and leaving it up to the viewer to decide. I’d still recommend it though.
Deliver Us From Evil (2014)
Overall Deliver Us From Evil is pretty meh. It doesn’t do anything new or original, but I’d say it’s still worth a watch. Not bad but nothing to write home to mom about.
The Innkeepers (2011) - ON NETFLIX
Up next is another Ti West movie. This one is another slow burn, but with a pretty good pay off. It’s charming and has a few good scares up it’s sleeve. This won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s still worth the sip.
The last storm was already on the horizon when I woke that Sunday morning. It hung in the south, a solid black wall of dust, churning and seemingly motionless. I’d every intention of sleeping late into the morning, as had been my Sunday custom since Adele and the girls had left, but the distant rumbling and crackle of lightning drug me from the bed just after sunrise. I shuffled drowsily around the farm in the early morning, lashing the doors of the barn, rounding up the two stubborn hogs, and shuttering the windows; but soon I found myself rooted in place, captivated by the writhing shape in the sky. It stretched impossibly wide across the open sky, rolling across the border from Nebraska. The air had a dry, electric chill, and already the sickly yellow wheat swayed in anticipation.
I was in a trance, eyes locked on the distance when I saw a small light dust plume to the west, picked out in stark contrast with black beyond. The horse and rider at the base of the little dust devil approached the farm at a sharp trot, and my dust bleary eyes registered the silhouette. Carl Jordan had owned the farm next to mine for as along my family has been in the Dakotas, I grew up with his great booming laughter warming our home nearly every night. His usual broad, yellowing smile was absent beneath recently trimmed mustache and broad rimmed black hat; his dark suit was blotted with fine layer of grit that he brushed absently at.
“Eddie.” His voice was tired and small as he looked down at me. “No church today?”
I hadn’t been in months and he’d once admitted to envying me. I just didn’t see the need any longer, and I’ve relished the extra hours. I ignored the question.