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Favorite Scary Film: Sorry, Wrong Number

10.24.18 Hey there, time for another favorite film of mine. A classic one at that. Sorry, Wrong Number. It’s not a scary film per say, but it does give me a bit of the chills, especially the last fifteen minutes! Who doesn’t love old school movies?   Due to a telephone glitch, Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck), a controlling heiress confined to a wheelchair, overhears a conversation about a plan to kill a woman. Unable to leave her home or reach her husband (Burt Lancaster), and written off by the police, Leona struggles to uncover the truth through a series of phone calls that only lead her deeper into a mystery, which may involve her college rival, Sally (Ann Richards), and a scheme to sell pharmaceuticals on the black market. Released on September 1, 1948, this film noir thriller delivers. With great performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster, the film based on a 1943 radio play, has become a classic for me.  The film is available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, and on and on. Just …

Favorite Scary Film: When A Stranger Calls

10.17.18 Hey! Another favorite scary film of mine, When A Stranger Calls. I discovered this old gem when I saw Bravo’s 100 Scary Moments several years ago. After seeing that scary moment in the film, I was anxious to know more about it. I bought the DVD and I wasn’t disappointed.  A young high school student babysits for a very rich family. She begins to receive strange phone calls threatening the children. When she finally realises that it’s not a joke, she calls the police, only to find that the calls are coming from inside the house. Starring Carole Kane and directed by Fred Walton (who directed the short film, The Sitter, which this film is based on) those 20 minutes of the film gave me chills! I used to babysit and this film would’ve cut short my babysitting career immediately. In fact, according to Wikipedia (my best friend), the film received a bit of a cult following because of those 20 minutes, which made it the scariest openings in horror history. Released on October …

Scary Saturday…Short Films

10.13.18 Hello again. It’s now time for some scary stuff. Every Saturday of this month I’m getting together a few scary themed things like stories, short films, and other things. Here are three scary short films that you might like. Ouroboros, Man In Box, and Lunatique. May not seem scary to some, but think about why it seems frightening… I hope these three were good for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.   Image source:

Favorite Scary Film: Bad Moon

10.10.18 Hello everyone! Every Wednesday of October 2018, I’m letting you know what my favorite scary movie is. I don’t know if this one has a cult following, but it’s becoming a favorite. Bad Moon. Ted (Michael Paré) is working in Nepal when he and his girlfriend are attacked by a mysterious creature. Ted, though brutally maimed, survives, but his girlfriend is not so lucky. To help his recovery, Ted moves close to his sister, Janet (Mariel Hemingway), and her son, Brett (Mason Gamble), but soon realizes he was attacked by a werewolf. Ted is helpless to stop his transformation and only Brett’s German shepherd, Thor, is able to see that Ted is a danger to everyone around him. Released on November 1, 1996, this film is based on a novel Thor by Wayne Smith. The story is in the novel is told by the dog’s viewpoint. The reviews weren’t good and the film didn’t do well either, but it’s one of those horror films you can’t really ignore. Especially the dog, I like him …

Film Review: Venom

10.8.18 I haven’t posted a review since…April? Avengers: Infinity War. I have a lot of catching up do with this department. I made up for it on Saturday with Venom. Let me just say that I found it very entertaining.  Some critics didn’t too much like it or cared for the film, but I tend to think these people forget about films, especially superhero films: having a fun ride and that’s what Venom is. A little funny ride.  Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is an investigative journalist who lands an interview with Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), CEO of the Life Foundation. The foundation has sent a probe in space in search of habitable worlds. The probe comes in contact with a symbiotic lifeform. Brock’s fiancé, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams) is a district attorney helping with the Life Foundation’s legal defense. Instead of asking about his space program, Brock questions Drake about another subject, which leads with not so great consequences. One of Drake’s scientists (Jenny Slate) approaches Brock with evidence of using human hosts for the …

Favorite Scary Film: John Carpenter’s The Fog

10.3.18 Hello…I’m doing something different this month of October. As you know this is the month of costumes, candy, and all things Halloween. I don’t celebrate Halloween at all, but I still like candy, mainly chocolate, but I do love a scary movie. So all this month, every Wednesday, I will pick my favorite scary films.   Today I have John Carpenter’s The Fog. This film premiered February 1, 1980, although I discovered this film about several years ago. I probably don’t remember it much growing up. Directed by John Carpenter, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, her mother Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, and Tom Atkins. Set in a coastal town of Antonio Bay, California, the town is celebrating its 100th anniversary. While the residents are planning to celebrate, a sinister, glowing fog approaches the town, along with a vengeful ghost of mariners, who were killed in a shipwreck along the coast near the town…a hundred years ago. I can’t really explain why I like the film, I just do. You have a …

Cool: Captain Marvel

9. 19. 18 I’m sure some of you have heard about Marvel’s superhero film Captain Marvel and when we were going to see a trailer. Well, yesterday we got our wish… I don’t really know a lot about Captain Marvel and her story, but I’m interested in seeing the movie. What did you guys think? Enjoy your Wednesday, be blessed.  Image source:  Techaeris &  Polygon

Cool: Upcoming Trailers From Comic-Con 2018

7.24.18 Hello everyone! Hope Y’all had a great and fabulous weekend. Just catching up from the events from this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Five movie trailers debuted during the event, Aquaman, Shazam, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Glass, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Here they are…   Aquaman opens on December 21, 2018.     Shazam comes to theaters April 5, 2019.     Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes to theaters this November 16, 2018.     Comes to theaters January 18, 2019.     Godzilla roars into theaters May 31, 2019.   Hope you guys enjoy these trailers. I got really hyped about Godzilla. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed!   Image source: Screen Rant