Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween


Ok so this Halloween morning I have the Ewok Celebration song stuck in my head from Return of the Jedi. Some video on youtube that some guy made a new song for it... I dunno.

So it's Halloween! I thought about how awesome today could be, cause it definitely can't be as bad as last years Halloween. Last year at around 11 am, a tree fell and struck our front porch and completely totaled it. We didn't really care and figured we'd call someone that coming Monday to take a look at it, but our neighbors thought differently and made some calls. In a matter of minutes the fire department and police were at our house and screaming for everyone to get out. We took our time haha. The tree actually knocked down electrical wires and they were swinging and hanging near trees. We were in a hotel for a few days and all. Definitely a scary moment.

Every single year there's one costume that EVERYONE has. For the longest time period of time there was a HUGE amount of people dressing up as Spiderman. It just wasn't the kids either. I seen parents, grandparents, dogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, high school kids, and all dressed up as Spidey. Thankfully that whole charade has ended. A lot of kids like to dress up as the Dark Knight or something from Pokemon (still). Hell If I could go as Bulbasaur or Squirtle I would but I definitely don't think they make those costumes in my size.

This year I think were gonna see a lot of Avatards trick or treating. A big cloud of people in blue-ish suits. This is a good and bad thing. It's bad because it's probably the only costume I'll see (slow trick or treating area) but it's good cause now I get to hand out candy in 3D!!! I got my goggles ready to go! Hopefully it's the last year we see anyone dressed as that dumb bastard from SAW. What's his name? Candy Cane? Oh no wait, that's from Joy Ride... fuck, I can't think of his name... Oh and I hope no one goes as the Dark Knight Joker. That got out of hand the past few years.


Go figure, it's Jigsaw!

One costume that's pretty cool is the Ghostbusters costume. I see a lot of people being Ghostbusters and they have their blow up proton pack with the gun. That's a really cool costume except I wish they had a more plastic toy like proton pack instead of a pool float like thing.

Last but not least lets talk about the candy and all that is sweet! I will say this to those who still trick or treat or have kids they take trick or treating... It's an absolute myth to go trick or treating in rich neighborhoods. They give out the crappiest candy and they don't give out any money haha. I tried with my friends when I was younger every halloween. Stick to your neighborhoods and the people you know.

Shit I forgot to see if my house was egged!

Well I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. Cause after today hits november and it's the countdown to Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and for me my Mom's birthday on January 9th. Money is crucial right now haha. I'm still going to Atlantic City next weekend though.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Last Time I'll Ever Talk About this Movie, I Promise!

Ok so this is the last time I will ever talk about "Night of the Demons". As I've said many times before, that the remake was coming out, it had Shannon Elizabeth, Edward Furlong, and the main character chick from Freddy vs. Jason. I don't really care to Google her name right now, but I'm sure if you really wanted to know, you'd find out on your own haha.

See I'm open to a lot of things, especially remakes. Hell, I just gave the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street a decent review when most people probably hated it.

With "Night of the Demons" it's hard to put down and criticize it especially with all the thingamabobbers that come along with it. (I'm trying to be professional here with my writing and I'm failing miserably haha). Everything in the new movie is a 110% upgrade from the original. I think that's expected especially since it's been a little bit less than 20 years since the first one was made.

THE ACTING: The acting is better, and that's not saying much. Even with Edward Furlong, Monica Keena (that's her name!), and well...Shannon Elizabeth (who was only a good actress when she played a foreign exchange student and showed her boobs) the acting is still mediocre. Edward Furlong seems like he plays himself in this movie. Monica Keena does a pretty good job, and Shannon Elizabeth does a pretty good job of being the hostess, drunk, slutty, hooking up with girls, evil Angela part. The female actresses weren't that great and the actors were decent. Eh, didn't help the movie.

THE CHARACTERS: They did a good job with the characters. I believe there was a cameo with the original lipstick tit lady who wore the doo wop dress in the original. It's in the beginning when the kids are trick or treating. I was mad they didn't have the fat obnoxious guy with the bad quotes.

THE MAKE UP: Amazing work with the make up and design on the demons. They gave me the fucking willies haha. They made Angela look like Maurice from Little Monsters with a white face haha. HORNS AND ALL. Thankfully they didn't use CGI unless they made their faces turn into the demons on camera. Other than that big props the make up crew. (It's essential to have a good make up crew in a horror movie. The more realistic it looks without computers, the scarier it is.)

THE PLOT/STORY LINE: They stuck with the original story line for the most part. They changed the name of the house to the Broussard House? or something close to that. In the original it was called the Hull house, which I liked better. There was a better handle on the party there. It was $10 at the door and open bar... That's it? Really? I'm going to next years for that price haha. It baffled me that they were able to hook up stereo equipment, a bar, lights and have a HUGE party in a place that was abandoned. It wasn't an abandoned funeral home though, which I thought would have been cooler than a place where a girl just hung herself.

Yes I have different formats for rating movies haha. DON'T JUDGE ME!

I guess if you're bored one day, and have nothing to do, and someone calls you up and starts talking about how bored they are. Then you guys realize you can be bored together and do something boring. You guys go out for a walk and see a guy riding his bike. He flips his bike, lands in a ditch, and this dvd flys out of his bike basket and into your hands. That DVD is Night of the Demons. You don't see the guy for 10 minutes and you assume he's injured or just walking away. Now your friends like, "Hey want to go watch this movie? There's really nothing else to do on a Sunday night at 7 pm when all the malls are closed and we're both broke". Finally you say... "Fine". If that ever happens to you, then watch it. Want to see the nude scenes you pervs? Just Google them and save the money.

THE END of this movie

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake: My Outburst/It's Okay, everyone cries

So the title has nothing to do with what I'm about to write. There is no outburst, and I'm pretty sure that no one is going to be crying. Even if I did cry, crying is okay. What the fuck am I talking about?

OKAY, so I got a chance to see the remake of, "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Before I saw this movie, I was part of the whole skeptical group of old school Freddy fans, and didn't care to see the remake especially if Robert Englund wasn't playing Freddy. I was 100% sure that no one in this entire world was able to pull of the boogeyman other than Mr. Englund. Some movie parts are just made for one person. Once those shoes are filled, it's really unlikely that you're going to find anyone else who can do the job just the same. It's like when Michael Keaton played Batman. I was so used to him being the Dark Knight, and then assholes like Val Kilmer and George Clooney came along and destroyed it. Kilmer wasn't terrible, but Michael Keaton was the fucking man.

There's an overwhelming trend in movies today where old school classics are being reborn constantly. It's definitely struck the horror scene more so than any other genre. There's also a common trend in a lot of the old school horror fans hating on the remakes. I'm pretty much a self proclaimed hater on most horror remakes.


THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: I didn't hate it, thought it was just okay. I really enjoyed Robert Lee Emery's part as the Sheriff. That guy is awesome.

FRIDAY THE 13: Sucked. I can't believe I bought that movie. I got the box set for Christmas last year and that eased the pain.

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR: I thought this movie was actually pretty good. I'm a fan of the Amityville legend, and that movie definitely fit in.

THE CRAZIES: This movie wasn't terrible. I'm pretty happy I downloaded it over spending the $20 on blu-ray. It's definitely a movie to watch if you haven't seen the original. The plot is cool especially with the whole plane in the marsh thing.


For once in my life, I really don't have anything negative to say except... why is Freddy all of a sudden a fucking pedophile? Like through out the movie they made it clear as fucking day that he did sexual things with Nancy when she was 5 years old. Apparently Wes Craven wanted to make him a rapist in the original movie but ended up not doing it due to current world issues at the time. I think it kind of puts a bad name on Freddy in a way. I liked it the way it was when he was just a child murderer, and the he killed all these kids.

I won't say I'm a fan of the remake but I definitely won't put it down. The dude who played the new Freddy had big shoes to fill and I gotta say he did a decent job. Freddy's new look is kind of down syndromish? Don't mean to offend anyone, but that's just the unintentional ignorant impression that I got. The voice was awesome. There were a few jokes here and there, but overall it wasn't terrible.

Of course the no name actors and actresses led to some mediocre acting.

Don't ignore the movie if you're a fan of the old one. It's not even that long. Rent it on Netflix, Blockbuster, iTunes, whatever. No one says you have to buy it.

It was definitely better than the Friday the 13th remake, that is totally for sure.

So I was Googling horror movie remakes that are coming up, and I'm kind of shocked at what I found.


CHILDS PLAY: I've talked about this before. I think it's a good idea. The dude who does Chuckies voice is returning and that's pretty much all that matters with this remake. I feel as if Child's Play was cheated out of good sequels. The first two movies were the only ones watching. The rest of them were just made to make some money. I think a remake and a darker story can really turn that Good Guy Doll into a murdering masterpiece. The horror scene needs a good thrasher story. Let's hope they do it.

EVIL DEAD: Yes and no... I'm gonna say no. A big no. Chances are Bruce won't be back to play his young gorgeous Ash character... If it ain't Bruce, it ain't happening.

THE GATE: Are you kidding me? That movie is fine right where it is. Those little monkey goblinites that come from that little hole cannot be replace with computer digitalized cgi monkey goblinites... fuck no to this!

PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS: Loved this movie as a kid. Just watched it a few months back. It definitely doesn't need to be remade... leave it alone.

POLTERGEIST: This is probably number 32 on the Worst Ideas of All Time list. This movie was more than just a story line. The actors and actresses had such unique roles that trying to find people that share the same unique characteristics is going to take a life time. Who's gonna play the midget psychic lady? or Carol Ann? or Kane? All of those people had something eerie about them.

SCREAM: So let me get this rumor straight. On the interwebs, it says that they are not only making a new Scream, but it's going to be a whole new reboot starring the same actors? How does that work? Why was Scream even considered a horror movie to begin with? Fuck that. I hated the Scream movies. Fuck you and don't make anymore. STOP! Okay I'm done with this.

Now the last movie that's in the works of being rebooted is a movie that I have grown up with and loved for a very long time. I'm talking about the movie IT starring Tim Curry as the evil Pennywise the dancing clown. Why does this movie need a remake? That's a good question! If you ask me, I'd say you're fucking retarded. The one and only thing about the movie/book was at the end when he turns into a fucking Spider. That pissed me off. All of this clown evilness and it ends up just being one big ugly fucking spider. But I guess that's what makes the movie so... different? Besides, Jonathan Brandis is in that movie. Don't piss on his legacy haha. LEAVE IT ALONE!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I woke up this morning and opened up my window to get a feel for the air. As soon as I opened it, I got this nice cool breeze that brought the smell of dead leaves, bare trees, and all the other ingredients that lets my nose and body know it's almost halloween.

The month of October my state of New Jersey really comes alive. During this month, New Jersey has all kinds of things to do. Of course there's pumpkin picking, hay rides/haunted or just regular, haunted houses, etc... The Weird New Jersey magazine alway comes out in October so there's always new material to read up on and go visit (I know people know about the Weird US and Weird books but the whole "Weird" books started off in New Jersey. Hence the name, Weird NJ. We don't get books, just really thick magazines haha). A lot of the time visiting the horror places from the Weird NJ magazine gets you in trouble with the cops but it's usually no more then a, "Please go home and stop stalking the neighborhood". I guess it's kind of suspicious to be 2 hours away from home, driving through back roads in a town we've never heard of at 1 a.m. But I'm not gonna lie, the thrill is worth the ride.

October for me also means that I'm busting out the horror movies. I mean with me they're always out but this is when my friends get into the halloween spirit and we watch all kinds of movies. It's usually the classics that get played more, but I think this year I need to get situated with the SAW movies. I've only seen SAW 1 and SAW 2. I never really took the time to watch the other 20 SAW movies but I think they're gonna make the cut this October (that's a good slasher movie saying, "They're gonna make the CUT, MUAHAHAHAH). Ok that's enough. Also I want to get the new Nightmare on Elm Street dvd as well as the Night of the Demons remake(I talk about that movie too much). Last year the movie event at my house was the SHINING!!! Great times. I hope all of you have horror moviethon.

Unfortunately my township has been lacking in the halloween spirit, and rarely show any kinds of halloween life around here. Don't me wrong Jersey is full of Halloween spirit but not really in my area. We don't get as many trick or treaters as we used to. My streets used to be flooded with halloween decorations and trick or treaters. Kids would start trick or treating from the time they got out of school all the way until 11 p.m. at night. Now were lucky if we get any trick or treaters before 5 p.m. There are a lot of mixed ethnicities and cultures in our area now where none of them believe or celebrate the halloween festivities. It kind of sucks. I don't want to sound like I'm bashing these people but I think some parents and others take this holiday a bit to seriously. I don't let them ruin it for me though.

I'm gonna take pictures and videos of this month on the blog of all the places we visit. Anything Halloween related will definitely be posted.

I love this month!