In the wake of Halloween being just around the corner, here’s my ‘playlist’ of horror films to get me in the mood for some throat slashing and eye gouging.
Spinning heads, dirty mouths and buckets of vomit - sounds like my prom date. As a kid, I avoided watching this movie for as long as I could remember, simply because I knew I’d get my shit ruined.
My own family had a niche of picking some of the worst movies of cinema history. We grew up on B films we’d rent from ‘Aldo’s Tacos and Videos’. We’d pick up a movie (see below), and a delicious order of fajita tacos. Oh, and it features the very young Kevin Dillon (Entourage).
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003)
I was a big fan of the 2003 reboot of Leatherface. Definitely one of Michael Bay’s successes in the horror genre, along with attaching the very boofable Jessica Biel. If you’ve got the time, watch the original as well.
The film that gave birth to babysitter slasher films, along with Jamie Lee Curtis’ premiere in a feature film. The musical score will forever be burnt in the minds of us all, and I’ll never forget that iconic boogeyman face. Rob Zombie’s remake wasn’t all that bad, so pick it up for some extra Sheri Moon Zombie.
I suppose the Saw franchise is the new generation’s ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’. The first two are my favorites, and the rest are kind of big buckets of fail. Much like the ‘Nightmare’ franchise, you’ll have your favorites but you’ll still watch the fillers. Alot of people don’t know that the first SAW was the epitome of an indie film, with an incredibly low budget & finally making its debut at Sundance. Since then, they’ve established an incredible following and big numbers at the box office.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
What’s scarier than being attacked during your nappy naps?! Bad acting, awesome death sequences, Freddy Krueger, and Johnny Depp all make for a great cult classic. I watched all of these sitting directly behind my parents, scared out of mind.
FRIDAY THE 13TH
Must watch them all! This is another example of having a few bad films in the franchise, much like ‘Jason Takes Manhattan’, but they’re all still worth the time to watch. Jason Voorhes is definitely one of my favorite slashers of all time.
That little girl scared the bejeezus out of Naomi Watts and me. Nuff said.
THE DEVIL’S REJECTS
Language, violence, gore, nudity…this movie has it all. I showed it to a few friends a while back, and since then have stopped returning my calls. Otis Driftwood, played by Bill Moseley, plays a lovable prick with no remorse. The last scene is probably one of my favorites to date. Check out House of 1000 Corpses if you’d like to lose more friends in the process.
Other notables include Leprechaun, The Shining, Dawn of the Dead (1974), Seven, Donnie Darko, Hellraiser, Candyman, and Seinfeld!
What are some of your favorites?
I’ve been battling some flu-like symptoms since Friday evening, complete with light sabers and hand grenades. I had a doctors appointment yesterday, but it got canceled once I arrived due to an overwhelming amount of patients. I then tried covering the Sharyland Volleyball game in the evening, but got there one game too late to a team that couldn’t keep up. In other words, short game & no action whatsoever!
I’ll be covering this friday’s football game between McAllen Memorial and Sharyland. Should be a treat as both teams (along with McHi) are in a three-way tie for the District Championship. Afterwards we’re heading out to the Stiletto’s Halloween Party.
Do any of you all remember Teen Wolf?!? 1985 cult classic with Michael J Fox, his next feature film after Back to the Future. I bought the DVD over the weekend, watched it, giggled, then hit the restroom.
The weekend went by alot faster than I had imagined it to, with not much productivity after the show. I did have dinner with my parents on saturday, and my younger brother spent the weekend at our house. Monica and I did catch SAW V, and it’s probably my least favorite of the series, tied with SAW III. They were both buckets of fail.
Another horror film to keep an eye on is Michael Bay’s The Unborn. Bay is usually a hit or miss in this genre, but after screening the trailer, I’m feeling pretty good about it. That, and the sexy lady friend from Cloverfield, Odette Yustman (almost Megan Fox replica), is the lead. The Unborn hits theatres this January.
On Sunday, I did make a trip out to Target to gather some unmentionables, and I stumbled across a Scene It: Seinfeld Edition. Most of my friends know that I’m a diehard, all I’ve got to do now is find someone who’s willing to challenge me.
The dontgetemo three year anniversary is next wednesday, and we’re proud to have Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty come in as our guests to help us celebrate our birthday. Tickets are going fast, so don’t wait till the last minute. Our friends at Nowhere Clothing have exclusive $20 passes with no additional service and tax fees. That same weekend we’ll also be hosting Kottonmouth Kings.
DGE hit another milestone over the weekend. We were able to completely sell out the All Time Low show way before the show ever happened. We’ve been able to sell out shows the night of the show, but never a day or two before. Its unfortunate that alot of kids didn’t buy their tickets early, as we had to turn away so many. Even our ticket agent got beef; but seriously, it’s not fair to everybody else that did take the time to get a ticket.
Check out a complete gallery of Friday’s show at Urban Rage Photograhy. Aberazzi’s been busting his butt at Hollister so his blog should be coming today for all to enjoy.
Friday morning I ran around town to make some errands before I hit up the venue, met up with the tour managers and bands around noon, and took care of what needed to be done before we opened doors. 5 pm rolls around and I’m already taking care of our first bump.
Turned out the cop’s daughter was a big fan of Mayday Parade so I asked him to call her down to meet the band and get some autographs. For the most part, the show went on without hitches, and all of the bands had a great time in McAllen once again. We had an afterparty at our house, and I didn’t make it past 1:30 am. I woke up yet again with peanut butter on my chest and a love note.
Thanks to those that helped me out before the show, and a high five to those that attended the show and had a blasty blast. Tell your friends about us.
All Time Low is this Friday and it’s going to be insane. I booked them in late 06 with Amber Pacific and there were only about 200 kids in attendance on that particular sunday. They all came over to the apartment afterwards and we had a few drinky drinks. This time around, we’re expecting a complete sold out crowd for them at the theatre. I just got off the phone with an agent and we’re looking to do something big in January. There are times where I feel like a magician; I can’t spill the beans too soon or my secret will no longer be a secret.
DVDs out this week include a nifty thriller I watched over the summer, The Strangers. I’ll probably pick up my own copy after I leave the office today. Very similar to Funny Games with Naomi Watts, but I’d prefer The Strangers.
Theres an afterparty on Friday night, I can’t get enough of Black Lively, I really miss playing golf with Gabriel, and Flipside hates Dontgetemo (that line stretches out around the block too);
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Monterry Mexico is nuts. Monica and I made our way down with my family over the weekend to attend my cousins’ wedding. There was a soccer game going on before the reception, and the streets were blowing up with celebration screams and high fives. “viva los tigres!”
Last night was a treat. The kind folks at Budweiser invited me out to shoot their annual fundraising concert at the Dodge Arena, which was headlined by Brad Paisley with Jewel. This evening I’ll be covering the Sharyland football game vs Donna Redskins. It’s going to be a bloodbath.
You can check out all of the pictures from last night here.
I’m a dork for slasher, thriller, horror, mystery, and crime films. I still get scoffed at for owning most of the Leprechaun franchise on DVD. So I’ve compiled a roundup of what’s to come in the next few months that will keep me putting extra butter on my popcorn.
I just came across The Haunting in Connecticut, and I’ve got to say that I’m pretty excited about it. Premise is nothing new: family buys haunted home and experiences demonic supernatural behavior. I really like their teaser tagline, ‘what if the only explanation for what you saw, was unbelievable?’ MTVs got the exclusive trailer premiere, watch it here.
Just short of 30 years since the original hit theatres, Friday the 13th has been given a ‘reboot’, with a release date of Friday the 13th, February 2009. Marcus Nispel, responsible for the 2003 ”Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake was brought in to direct, which was good news to me. Hey, even Willa Ford is expected to have a partial nude scene. The official trailer will be attached to this Halloween’s SAW V.
In the latest installment of the popular Saw franchise, Forensics Expert Hoffman picks up where Saw IV left off. He’s the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy and will do anything to protect his secret. I’m not a die hard fan of the series, but I did enjoy each and every movie twist. Saw V hits theatres next Friday, visit the official site to view the trailer.
Repo! The Genetic Opera is a fantasy horror rock musical that takes place in the not-so-distant-future. If you’re a fan of Sweeney Todd, with tastes that match Hostel, then we should all be in for a treat. Expected to be the next cult musical, Repo! hits theatres next month. Cast includes Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton and one of my favorite big screen madmen, Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses).
Discuss: What are you looking forward to watching?
I’ve given up on Blogspot, wordpress is truly the way to go. Boston is down two games in the ALCS, the Cowboys lost Romo, Jones, Pacman, McBriar; And the Giants fell to the Browns on Monday. No one else to blame but global warming.
Sharyland and Rio Grande City hit the turf this past Friday at Rattler Stadium. Complete gallery here.