haunted house

I went to the video store this past weekend to grab a stack of horror movies and was pleasantly surprised to find that the title I was least interested in, was head-and-shoulders above the newer movies I picked out. At first I was pretty skeptical of watching a G-rated black and white movie from the 60's. Thankfully I went ahead and rented it, and what I found was a haunted house film that was scary enough to have me looking over my shoulder every time I heard a noise in my own home.

“Lovely Molly” is the latest movie from director Eduardo Sanchez of “The Blair Witch Project” and, like that film, relies heavily on found footage. With the fact that Sanchez co-directed "The Blair Witch Project" in mind, I felt another found-footage film was something of an odd choice. I would think having one’s name so closely associated with the movie that sparked an avalanche of found-footage horror movies, one might want to step away from that style.

The second episode of "American Horror Story" was chock full of further character development, a ton of questions of who's living and who's dead and a very "Strangers-esque" style home invasion mixed with a bit of cult like murder. Now I'm not going to go with scene for scene descriptions on this show because well, first of all that's kind of boring and second of all, I'm assuming if you're reading this then you saw the same thing I did. If you haven't watched episode two yet, TURN AWAY NOW!! There, now you've been warned.

It's Halloween time and that means haunted houses! Cruising about the internet looking for such entertainment, I stumbled across the website of the Nightmares Fear Factory. Seeing as it's in Niagra Falls, Canada, it's a safe bet that I won't make it there this year. From cruising about the site however, it's officially on the list of things to check out!

A new haunted house drama premiered Wednesday night on FX that was created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the creators of "Glee". The series centers around the Harmon family, who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Ben (Dylan McDermott) has an affair. They get a great deal on an old mansion, finding out once they buy the home that the previous owners were involved in a murder suicide and that the house is haunted. I'm assuming this is where all that weird fetish imagery that they've been promoting in the trailers happens?

Fun Fact: In Italy, the translated titles for "The Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead 2" became "La Casa" and "La Casa 2." The titles, translating to "The House" in English, do not have much to do with the Raimi films other than the simple fact that all the films take place in some sort of cabin or house. Director Umberto Lenzi then went on to make 3 unrelated "sequels" to the "La Casa" films, which were titled "La Casa 3, 4 and 5".