The most spooky time of the year is Halloween. With witches, ghosts, and goblins, Halloween gives you the opportunity to be what you cannot be any other time of the year. Young Michael Myers chose to become a killer. Starting with his sister when he was six, Myers blazed a trail of death and destruction for over twenty years. The chilling and calculating way that he destroys the people in Haddington, Illinois shows he is what Dr. Sam Loomis calls “Pure Evil”. Michael escapes from a mental home to continue his murders after brutally stabbing his sister to death years before. Hiding in the shadows of the cold October days and nights, Michael makes sure no one is safe. With his death count at well over fifty, the ways he killed were endless. Here are some of his all time smash hits.
1. Judith Myers (Halloween)
Elm Street was a quiet little space nestled in the heart of Springfield, until Fred Krueger showed up. Krueger was a known child molester and killer who turned the town into a legend. The parents of the slain children gathered to destroy Krueger. The tortured and set him on fire, killing him in the process, but he returned. Not from the dead, he returned in the dreams of the kids in the town. He haunts and teases them, always controlling what they do as long as they are asleep. The kids in the neighborhood try to keep one another awake, whether it be coffee, staying with one another, or more sadistic was such as cutting themselves, their goal is to stay awake as much as possible. Freddy will get them in their sleep. His unique ways of murder is inventive yet effective. We are delving into the series and the most creative ways Freddy disposes of the teens living on Elm Street.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Horror movies have been around for almost one hundred years. The “modern” horror movie really started with “Nosferatu” in 1919. Nosferatu is a silent film about a lurking vampire that stalks his enemies. He has a misshapen head and razor sharp teeth. During the years following, the horror movie genre went from the creepy (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy) to the brutal (Friday The 13th, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and A Nightmare on Elm Street). Friday The 13th was known as the body count movie. So much so that Fangoria Magazine had a centerfold that featured each death from the first to that current movie in the series. Jason Vorhees, the killer in most of the movies (except his mother and the ambulance driver) in the Friday The 13th series, was a killing machine that felt no remorse. Each subsequent movie featured more brutal killings than the last. We are featuring some of the best killing scenes in the Friday The 13th movie series.
Friday The 13th (Original)
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You have almost certainly seen Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Scrooged at some point in your life. If for some inexplicable reason you haven’t then you should do this right away, as these are truly great Bill Murray movies.
What about the other movies he has done, though; the ones which less people have seen than should be the case? Here are 5 of the under-rated Bill Murray movies you should check out some time.
What About Bob?
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Arguably the most successful writer in history, Stephen King blazed a trail that no one has yet to follow. Everything he touches seems to turn to gold and that gold transfers to the big screen in many of his books, essays, and short stories. With dozens of movie adaptations, television series’ and comic book and stage plays, his work can be found at your fingertips for your viewing pleasure. King is a bigger than life human being who really shrugs it all off with a gleam in his eye. We feature some of Stephen King’s successful and some not-so successful movie adaptations below.
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(Based on the novel of the same name from 1981)
The story is simple. A family drives their vehicle to a mechanic on the outskirts of town. A Saint Bernard named Cujo is the mechanics pet and introduced to the wife, Donna and son, Tad of the owner of the vehicle that is needing fixed. Later, Cujo is bitten by a bat when he sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong. As the movie progresses Cujo becomes more agitated. He gets sicker and begins attacking and killing the mechanic’s friend and the mechanic. Donna and Tad drive the Ford Pinto to the house to get fixed, but runs into the crazed Cujo, who by now is full on rabid. They become trapped in the car in the boiling heat and Cujo thwarts every attempt of their escape. Finally, Cujo gets his in the end, but not before putting everyone through hell!