Dan, Alex, and Jeff dress up in their Halloween costumes for some tricks, treats, and a Halloween-themed game of VS! Which scary films will win in a horror film-off? Do you agree with their frightening choices?
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There are a select few “one of a kind” movies left for viewers to find. Especially in Hollywood, where most successful formulas are quickly copied and watered down by a plethora of posers who hope they can make a quick buck. This is particularly true of the horror and comedy genres, where low budget films can make back their money quickly regardless of quality. Despite the vultures, there are still a few films that have a tone that’s all their own. One such film is An American Werewolf in London.
For most people, Halloween represents Trick-or-Treating, superfluous amounts of candy and dressing up in ridiculous costumes. But for film fans, it is the time of year when horror films are in abundance. This year, we’ve been given horror sequels such as Saw 3D and Paranormal Activity 2 and TVs are sure to be packed with the horror films that are to be expected, such as The Exorcist and The Shining. But for those looking for something a little different from the norm, here are some of the great under-ranked horror films on Flickchart that will surprise you this Halloween.
My life as a film fan has been in a lot of ways like Forrest Gump. It started slow due to my small town setting, and I went through some spells where it seemed I’d never think straight (I saw Bird on A Wire on the big screen, and I’m pretty sure I enjoyed it). I also was thrown into the serious stuff while still young and naive (It’s cool that I compare seeing Terminator 2 as a 10-11 year old as Unforgiven is to the Vietnam War, right?), and often couldn’t understand the nuances of many “normal” things (What’s the appeal of Hook again?). Like Forrest, I worked hard to get past my restraints: I guarantee that I’ve seen more foreign films than the rest of my hometown combined. But when I’d accomplished what I wanted to, I went back to my Jenny.
That Jenny is, and always will be, my love for genre cinema. I’ve specialized in horror films, but have also found far too much joy in science-fiction, action, and even western films. While this is more than enough to make my potentially simple mind happy, it does occasionally make things difficult for the part of me that’s a student of cinema.
Things get spooky this week for the Reel Rumbles Halloween Edition as two new hits burn up the screen at your local cinema and fight for supremacy over which deserves the first ever soon-to-be-coveted Golden Goblin Award. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, trick-or-treaters of all ages, get ready for a fabulous night at the frights with Zombieland vs. Paranormal Activity.