Shocktober 2015

Shocktober 2015
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Every year, I anticipate the start of October. Shocktober is my favorite season of the year!

The spirit of Shocktober is to try and watch as many of the below films as you can, knowing in advance that it’s probably impossible to watch a movie every single night. Trust me, we never get through the list.

While my husband and I put this list together, he wrote about it on Kotaku and I am reposting here!

  1. Goodnight Mommy (Theater)
  2. Unfriended (VOD/DVD)
  3. Cooties (VOD)
  4. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (VOD/DVD/Streaming)
  5. Westworld (VOD/DVD)
  6. Deep Red (DVD)
  7. The Visit (Theater)
  8. Jacob’s Ladder (DVD/Amazon Streaming)
  9. Knock Knock (Theater)
  10. Contracted: Phase 2 (VOD/DVD)
  11. We Are Still Here (VOD/DVD)
  12. Cub (VOD/DVD)
  13. Don’t Look Now (VOD/DVD)
  14. The Devil’s Backbone (VOD/DVD)
  15. Crimson Peak (Theater)
  16. Stage Fright (VOD/DVD)
  17. White God (VOD/DVD/Netflix)
  18. The Lazarus Effect (VOD/DVD)
  19. The Tenant (VOD/DVD)
  20. Poltergeist [Remake] (VOD/DVD)
  21. Them (VOD/DVD)
  22. Insidious: Chapter Three (VOD/DVD)
  23. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (Theater)
  24. The Falling (VOD/DVD/Amazon Streaming)
  25. Starry Eyes (VOD/DVD/Netflix)
  26. Invaders From Mars (VOD/DVD)
  27. Under the Skin (VOD/DVD/Amazon Streaming)
  28. Lyle (VOD/DVD)
  29. Black Death (VOD/DVD/Netflix/Amazon Streaming)
  30. Magic (VOD/DVD)
  31. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (VOD/DVD/Netflix)

If you’re looking for even more movies, here are my husband’s published lists from years past:

Happy haunting!!

❤ the shark

Shocktober 2013

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First of all, I’ve stolen this list from my husband. It’s my favorite time of the year and I hope to watch ALL of the movies on this list. Enjoy!

  1. Insidious: Chapter Two (2013)
  2. Event Horizon (1997)
  3. Trick ‘R Treat (2007)
  4. Bad Milo (2013)
  5. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
  6. We Are What We Are (2013)
  7. Dark Touch (2013)
  8. Noroi: The Curse (2005)
  9. Hell Baby (2013)
  10. John Dies at the End (2012)
  11. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  12. Pet Sematary (1989)
  13. Come Out and Play (2012)
  14. Escape From Tomorrow (2013)
  15. +1 (2013)
  16. Maniac (2013)
  17. I Spit On Your Grave 2 (2013)
  18. Would You Rather (2012)
  19. Videodrome (1983)
  20. Severance (2006)
  21. American Mary (2012)
  22. Screamers (1995)
  23. Carrie (October 18)
  24. Razorback (1984)
  25. Shrooms (2007)
  26. Dead End (2003)
  27. The Dinosaur Project (2012)
  28. Ghostwatch (2012)
  29. Scenic Route (2013)
  30. Hellraiser (1987)
  31. The Last Days on Mars (2013)

Happy SHOCKTOBER!

❤ the shark

Happy Halloween 2012!

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Wednesday Addams

After watching the reruns of kickass Halloween movies on ABC Family, such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Hocus Pocus, and of course, The Addams Family. This sparked my idea and newfound passion for Wednesday Friday Addams. Christina Ricci plays her ever so carefully and I love her character, especially when she is at summer camp in Addams Family Values and burns down a village as Pocahontas.

With my bottle of poison and Thing hand, I am enjoying my Halloween miserably.

Tonight’s Shocktober movie lineup includes my favorite, Trick r’ Treat and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

I made some yummy treats for the Halloween horror party tonight including (some not pictured below):

  • Bloody turkey chili
  • Crackers with jalapeno cheddar
  • Deviled eyeballs
  • Carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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Pontypool – SHOCKTOBER

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Pontypool was adapted from the novel Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess, who also wrote the screenplay. The story is about “Shock jock” Grant Mazzy who has, once again, been kicked-off the Big City airwaves and now works at the only job he could get hosting the early morning show at CLSY Radio in Pontypool Ontario, which broadcasts from the basement of the small town’s only church. What begins as another boring day of school bus cancellations due to yet another massive snow storm, things quickly turn deadly when reports of people having bizarre seizures, developing strange speech patterns and evoking horrendous acts of violence start piling in. Before long, Grant and the small staff at CLSY find themselves trapped in the radio station as they discover that this insane behavior taking over the town is actually a deadly virus being spread through the English language itself. Do they stay on the air in the hopes of being rescued or, are they in fact providing the virus with its ultimate leap over the airwaves and into the world?

Grant Mazzy’s deep bold voice is my favorite part of the film. Stephen McHattie blows it out of the water with his character, creating a selfish insecure but incredibly likable character. The ‘Shock jock’ of Pontypool has such a strong voice, carrying the town throughout it’s destruction. With all of the awful things he’s describing, Grant Mazzy brings gravity to the impossible. I could seriously watch/listen to him on the radio all day long.

At Rue Morgue‘s 2008 Festival of Fear expo, director Bruce McDonald stressed the victims of the virus detailed in the film were not zombies and called them “conversationalists”. He described the stages of the disease:

There are three stages to this virus. The first stage is you might begin to repeat a word. Something gets stuck. And usually it’s words that are terms of endearment like sweetheart or honey. The second stage is your language becomes scrambled and you can’t express yourself properly. The third stage you become so distraught at your condition that the only way out of the situation you feel, as an infected person, is to try and chew your way through the mouth of another person

Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehq2a8lum_4. I love that there is a possibility of a sequel too!

I give it a 4.5 out of 5.

<;3 the shark

SHOCKTOBER 2012

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howdy folks. i’ve been in a cave but crawled out to announce Patrick and my SHOCKTOBER horror movie list. This is in no particular order:

  1. The Children
  2. Pontypool
  3. Kill List
  4. The Loved Ones
  5. Angel Heart
  6. Videodrome
  7. Quarantine 2
  8. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Lesile Vernon
  9. The Monster Squad
  10. The Shining
  11. Event Horizon
  12. Cabin in the Woods
  13. The Squad
  14. Tokyo Gore Police
  15. Cemetery Man
  16. The Killer Condom
  17. Human Centipede 2
  18. Pet Sematary
  19. Woman
  20. The Lady in White
  21. Mother’s Day
  22. Who Can Kill a Child?
  23. Father’s Day
  24. Beyond the Black Rainbow
  25. Grave Encounters
  26. Lake Placid
  27. Frontiers
  28. Dead Heat
  29. Pandorum
  30. Paranormal Activity 4
  31. Sinister

I hope to update you with my thoughts and reviews on some of the above-mentioned films as we tackle through this exciting list!

Happy SHOCKTOBER!

❤ the shark

what will i be for Halloween?

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not sure what i am going to be this year for Halloween. in the past, i have tried to commit myself to the horror genre. check out my past costumes:

Jason Vorhees is dead and so am I (Halloween 2010)

Trick r’ Treat: Sam and a slutty Disney character (Halloween 2009)

Puppet Master: Leech woman and Blade (Halloween 2008)

Beetlejuice: Lydia Deets and Edward 40 oz-hands (Halloween 2007)

Camp Sleepaway, part II: Angela Baker (Halloween 2006)

do you have any ideas for me? comment or tweet me ideas!