Monthly Archives: October 2013

OHMC 2013 – Martin (1978)

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Ooh, the October Challenge is winding down, but there are a few more posts and updates both here and over at Dreams in the Bitch House in the coming days. 31 October, the big day, is going to be a busy one, with a final handful of films on the viewing slate. In addition to that, from 7-8pm EST, I’ll be spinning a bunch of Halloween tunes over at blip.fm. I plan on playing a bunch of stuff from the wayback, so come on over for some groovy, ghoulish tunes. In the meantime, however, here’s a look at one of my favorite horror films, George Romero’s Martin. Continue reading OHMC 2013 – Martin (1978)

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The Nitrate Diva Vincent Price Blogathon – MADHOUSE (1974)

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of his death, and also his status as Turner Classic Movie’s Star of the Month, The Nitrate Diva is hosting a Vincent Price Blogathon, where folks are invited to write about any aspect of Price’s life and / or career. As I’ve been doing the October Horror Movie Challenge, it only seemed right to go directly to his film career. Choosing one of Price’s films wasn’t an easy decision – there are so many great ones to pick from, but I also wanted to stay away from both his Roger Corman / Poe pictures, and from things like House on Haunted Hill or The Last Man on Earth. Recently, meta-horror has been a topic of discussion once again in my social media circles, so it just seemed right to choose a film that’s one of the earlier meta-horror films: Madhouse.
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OHMC 2013 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

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Here we are once again, with another full-on review for a film that stood out from the rest this month, but this time not for reasons of quality. Oh, god no. In fact, in terms of being scary, this film ranks so far down on the list, it almost doesn’t even make the list. But when I watched A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, I knew I’d witnessed something that carries a lot of meaning for a lot of people, including myself. Onward! Continue reading OHMC 2013 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

OHMC 2013 – Scream 4 (2011)

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I’ve been neglecting this Challenge blog project for too long! How terrible of me. I have two more films right now that need to be blogged sooner rather than later, not to mention a write-up for Nitrate Diva’s Vincent Price Blogathon, not to mention a couple of reviews for Cult Reviews, not to mention more reviews for both here and for Dreams In The Bitch House. Whew! So for now, let’s take a look at Wes Craven’s (hopefully) final installment in the Scream series… Continue reading OHMC 2013 – Scream 4 (2011)

OHMC 2013 – Wake In Fright (1971) [spoilers]

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As previously mentioned, I’ll be blogging my views for the October Horror Movie Challenge both here, and over at Dreams In The Bitch House. Here is where I’ll be doing lengthier articles on films that deserve more than a paragraph write-up, and DitBH is where I’ll post bite-sized reviews. The first film I sat down with, very late last night, was the 1971 Australian Outback thriller, Wake In Fright. Continue reading OHMC 2013 – Wake In Fright (1971) [spoilers]