Horrortober Movie Reviews By Real Horror Fans

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Jack here with some more Horrortober reviews for you.

@BackinJack
BLACK SUNDAY
(1960) A nice melodramatic Netflix #Horrortober pick for old school horror fans & students of the vampire genre.

My Review
I have not seen Black Sunday since I was a kid, a million years ago. It was fun to revisit it on Netfilx. One of the most striking visuals in horror is the wide-eyed, hauntingly beautiful image of Barbara Steele’s face as the vampire witch who returns from the grave for revenge. This movie is an atmospheric classic and a must see for vampire fans that want to discover the roots of the genre. Not the best movie in the world, but an important part of horror cinema history.

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@BackinJack
Just rewatched that freaking awesome season premiere of The Walking Dead. Perfect #Horrortober TV. What a kick ass episode.

terminus-map-the-walking-deadMy Review
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, like me, you probably love the show but get frustrated at times at the pace of some of the stretches. Then an episode like the season premier comes along and reminds you just why you adore this program. This episode was one of the best ever.

This one had it all. Action packed. Dramatic and tense moments. Heart warming reunions. Blood and gore. Eugene’s mullet. Bad-ass Carol.

 Let me repeat that last one. Bad-ass Carol.

MORE #HORRORTOBER REVIEWS FROM THE MONSTER FAMILY

Here are some tweets from our Monster Friends who have joined in on the Horrortober Madness on Twitter. What a great variety of horror movies to choose from.

Please follow these guys on Twitter and check out their web sites and join in by using hashtag #Horrortober. And don’t forget to retweet and favorite as you go.

@jason_brant
Frankenstein’s Army.
Cool creatures. That’s it. Shouldn’t have anything to do with Frankenstein. Shouldn’t be found footage. #horrortober

@jimherbert1
THE LAST WAVE
1977 – Atmospheric, understated, and enigmatic. A moody, PRE-Apocalyptic masterpiece. #horrortober

@jimherbert1
CASTLE OF BLOOD
1964 – even dubbed from the original Italian it still delivers. Plus BARBARA STEEL! #Horrortober

@RivasAnthony13
The Innkeepers
. Hotels are always the best setting for a ghost story. 8 out of 9 skeletons #horrortober #monstermen #horror #horrormovie

@spencedunnings
going to continue the #horrortober goodness with a Vincent Price classic, The House on Haunted Hill!

@spencedunnings
going to watch the @hammerfilms classic, Horror of Dracula #horrortober

@spencedunnings
going to watch one of my favorite films ever, The Nightmare Before Christmas. A must watch during the Halloween season! #Horrortober

@spencedunnings
going to watch Birth of the Living Dead, a documentary on George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. The doc is on @netflix #horrortober

Visiting The House of the Devil

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Hunter back on the prowl.

The House of the Devil was my introduction to writer/director Ti West. When I first saw it, I thought, “How the heck did I miss this movie? It must have come out 30 years ago!” Set in the early 80’s, West perfectly captures the look, sound and feel of movies made in that era. Released in 2009, I love this movie so much, I’ve watched it once every year since.

House of Devil

Uber cutie Samantha needs $300 so she can get an apartment and move out of her dorm. In comes a babysitting opportunity that, although highly strange and very creepy, can get her all that and more. The movie says it’s based on true Satanic cult stories. Oh, and of course she’s babysitting on the night of a full eclipse of the moon. Don’t watch this one alone.

When you’re done with The House of the Devil, check out Ti West’s haunted hotel flick, The Innkeepers. I’ve come to realize that people either love or hate it. I’m in the former category.

I also plan to watch his latest this weekend, The Sacrament. Cult leader goes bad. I’m making Kool Aid and popcorn! I hope it’s as good as the cult vignette from V/H/S2. large_sacrament

 

Cheap Thrills

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Welcome to Hunter’s #Horrortober viewing odyssey. Last night’s much anticipated flick was Cheap Thrills. I’ve been dying to see this ever since I saw a promo for it earlier this year and heard the review on Bloody Good Horror.

My big worry was that I’d built it up so much in my mind, the actual movie would fall far short. I’m happy to say I was dead wrong.

Cheap Thrills is funny, twisted, gross and just plain sick. A rich married couple grab two schmoes into their orbit one night, paying them to do stupid things like slap  a stripper’s ass or piss on one another’s shoes. Things escalate as the night wears on – naturally.

Need a great new movie to watch this Halloween? This is the one.

Kicking #Horrortober Off with Jug Face and Mixed Media

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Jug_Face_Movie_PosterHowdy ghouls. Hunter here. My month long holiday has begun! We here at Monster Men central are going to be posting reviews on movies and books, along with guest reviews by some kick ass authors, all throughout October.

I thought I’d start the party with a very quick review of the indie flick, JUG FACE. I’d heard a lot of good things about this one. Backwards rednecks in the woods worshipping some kind of sludge in a pit. I assume the reviewers who crowed about it were drunk on moonshine. It’s ok if you have Netflix and time to kill. A must see for incest fans.

Now, if you want to read an excellent short story that will tickle your Twilight Zone bone, check out MIXED MEDIA by Aniko Carmean. I loved it and hear she has a lot of new stuff coming out. Stay tuned.