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Favorite Movie Werewolves!

Werewolves have been on my mind due to the awesome Penny Dreadful trailer. I have very specific likes and dislikes about what makes for a cool looking werewolf. So with that in mind, I thought I’d make a list to share with ya’ll.

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The Quiet Ones

Directed by John Pogue, this tale of supernatural investigation gone awry comes from the resurrected Hammer Studios. Attempting to fall somewhere in between Hammer’s own Quartermass and the Pit and the James H. Nicholson produced Legend of Hell House, The Quiet Ones sets lofty goals for itself. While it wins a lot of points for recapturing some vintage Hammer style, it never quite takes off as a truly frightening horror picture.

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  There is a point towards the climax of The Lost World, where a displaced T-Rex roars at the brightly lit San Diego skyline. The image is one of pure pulp fantasy. The promise of destruction to come will either tickle your inner child or cause you to check... Read more
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde

London fog, thick as pea soup. A street butcher sharpens his blade and readies himself to carve up a rabbit. A street walker sings an off-key folk tune. A man in a top hat and cloak emerges from the darkness,stalking a lady of the evening. The cloaked man removes a long knife from a medical bag. The camera angles in on the butcher’s blade shredding through flesh and fur. Next red blood splatters on a white wanted poster. The Ripper has finished his work and flees the scene. He enters a darkened room, cleans the gore off of himself and begins to write in a journal. “This is the testament of Dr. Henry Jekyll, age 30, male…male…MALE!”

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Those who know me, know my love of monster movies is a deep one.  They’ll tell you I am howling mad about the Universal Monsters.  They’ll say I’m crazy about Jason Voorhees and the Friday the 13th series.  But lesser known, and no less deep is my love of dinosaur flicks!  There’s just something about big, bad, behemoths that gets my blood pumping.  And with Jurassic World now in theaters, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite dino-tastic films with you.  So here they are and in no certain order…

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Nightmare on Elm Street Ranking

It’s the horror franchise that came to define a generation: campy, scary, and packed full of quotable lines, Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street series was to prove his most indelible imprint on the horror genre. But, with no less than eight movies to its name, we need a definitive ranking of the series. As it is, you’re just going to have to stick with my opinion on the matter.

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Remake This! – Ghoulies

“Ghoulies” was released one year after the mega success that was, Gremlins. Hollywood was eager to replicate that success; so a ton of “Tiny Creature” horror comedy movies were quickly released. That’s how movies like Critters, Troll and others were born. Unlike those other movies, Ghoulies actually was one of the few successful rip-offs, making 35 million on a 1 million budget and spawning three sequels. Many critics despise this movie and most only think it did so well because of the great ad campaign which had one of the Ghoulies coming out of the toilet. In fact the creators of the movie got a ton of hate mail because of that ad. Many kids in the 80’s were afraid to go to the potty because of this image below.

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John Carpenter’s Influence

Everyone has their favorites. Some people are huge Spielberg fans. Some people can name and love every Kubrick film. Some people adore the classics by Hitchcock or Ford. Me? You tell me I get to watch a John Carpenter film, and I’m ready in seconds.

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Remake This! – Maniac Cop

Seems like every week we hear about another classic horror movie being remade. Poltergeist, Gremlins, Friday the 13th, The Blob and the list can go on and on. We know we can’t fight Hollywood’s lack of originality, so let go ahead and embrace it. This is the first of many blog posts that will go into detail about which “Classic” horror film should be remade next. Yes I put “Classic” in quotes. Most of the movies I pick won’t be considered “Good” but that’s even more reason to remake them.

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