Fright Night

Watched Fright Night over the weekend. I had never seen it, and so I figured it was time to catch up. I don't have a whole lot to say, largely because most of the themes have been thoroughly mined, and perhaps more successfully in other films. Some of the special effects were terrific, with a great sort of retro feel (for more discussion of why that's awesome check out Episode 18 of the podcast). One aspect of the film that really cracked me up was how they tried to sex up Amanda Bearse, who played the main love interest.

Muta's Mist, explained?

There's an entire Wikipedia article dedicated the The Great Muta's poison mist, and the meanings of the various colors. Though I always look way to far into these things, it brought to mind a portion from "The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling," where an author of a book about the subject raised the point that with the exception of organized religion, we are a society that grew up with no real mythology, and that in a way, pro wrestling in its various forms embodies a modern day mythology.

Episode 19 - "Doomsday"


Gimps, cage fights and car chases... Oh, and Doomsday!

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Doomsday (REVIEW)

Doomsday, director Neil Marshall's long-awaited follow-up to The Descent, may not have received the rollout of your typical Hollywood blockbuster, but that doesn't mean it isn't the embodiment of all that those films aspire to be.

Indeed, as a movie wholly conceived and realized by a budding auteur, Doomsday is much more. With high concept action set-pieces, every conceivable type of combat, and a sly sense of humor, Doomsday easily ranks as one of the best sci-fi action films in recent memory.

Hack-Off: Worst Follow-Up Ever?

The Bloody Good Horror Crew goes at it on a new topic every Friday afternoon, we call it the "Hack-Off". Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments.

Worst ever follow-up to an original film?

For a number of reasons, horror is a genre that has produced some pretty decent sequels. "Halloween II", "Nightmare on Elm Street II", "Child's Play II", and more recently, "Hostel Part II" and "Saw II", were all films, that while maybe not superior to their origins, were at least worth watching in their own right.

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