Monthly Archives: October 2013

Film: Netflix Instant + Horror

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Which means it’s time to watch some horror movies! And stress eat candy from the fear, like you do.
Here are some movies you can watch Right Now.

Horror on Netflix Watch Instantly

My favorites from that list (in the order they appear):

  1. Cabin in the Woods
  2. Scream
  3. Rosemary’s Baby
  4. Session 9
  5. Let the Right One In (the Swedish original)

Other favorites available on Instant:

  1. Resident Evil
  2. Scream 2 & 3
  3. American Horror Story Season 1

On my To Watch list:

  1. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  2. The Ward
  3. The Awakening
  4. The Moth Diaries
  5. The Hole
  6. Nosferatu (1922)

Mini reviews

Other list List:
Cabin in the Woods has unexpected twists, and some really funny moments. Mind bending in an enjoyable way.
Scream is so meta, and so good, this is the one horror movies I have seen umpteen number of times.
Rosemary’s Baby is a classic for a reason. Mia Farrow is great.
Session 9 is eerie and scary as hell. I agree with the linked mini review that it is ridiculously well acted. And haunted insane asylums are always really messed up.
Let the Right One In is subtle and really gets to you without the blood and guts.

Other faves List:
Resident Evil is fun to watch, I love the ass kicking main character.
Scream 2 is good, not as good as the original, but I enjoy the entire series.
American Horror Story is truly a long form horror movie, scary as hell. And the cast is AH-MAZING.

MISC.:
I have seen Event Horizon, and it’s not listed because it was so scary I didn’t like it. SPOILER ALERT I don’t remember what happened but I vaguely remember someone getting skinned alive. And it has a great cast, with some really good acting.
Silent Hill Revelation is on Netflix, the first one is the single scariest thing I have ever seen. So if you’re into horror, watch it.
Giallo was just gross, and not that great.

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Film: Short Film of an Empty Paris

This makes me miss Paris a whole hell of a lot.

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TV: Favorite TV Show Intros/Opening Credits (Part 2)

Best:

  1. Orphan Black
  2. Broadchurch
  3. Sherlock
  4. Henning Mankell’s Wallander
  5. Friday Night Lights
  6. The Walking Dead
  7. American Horror Story
  8. Endeavour
  9. The Americans

Worst:

  1. Orange is the New Black
  2. Parenthood

Meh:

  1. Torchwood
  2. Sleepy Hollow
  3. Continuum
  4. Life on Mars

Commentary:

Broadchurch: I love that each one is different and obscenely well done. That show is just such a masterpiece, in every possible way.
Orphan Black: one of the all time best, absolutely mesmerizing.
Friday Night Lights: perfect song
American Horror Story: all 3 seasons’ opening credits are good, but I like season 1 best of all.
Orange is the New Black: I like the pictures, I hate hate hate the song; I cringe everytime it starts and I don’t fast forward quick enough. Same thing happens with Parenthood. this version is much better.
Life on Mars: I don’t hate it, and I’m not sure I would change anything about it, I just don’t love watching the title sequence.

Part 1 TV: Favorite TV Show Intros/Opening Credits

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Music: The Mars Volta

Two songs by The Mars Volta that I like. The first, Inertiatic ESP, is one of their more famous songs, and the first song that drew me to them. The second, Since We’ve Been Wrong, is a softer more meditative song that conveys their brilliance. Their music is psychedelic rock that was an offshoot of the emo rock movement (formed by former members of the emo band At The Drive-In).

The Mars Volta – Inertiatic ESP

The Mars Volta – Since We’ve Been Wrong

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