Sorry I haven't been around this week. Life has gone from HOLY CRAP BUSY! to now Eh...not to bad busy which is good. But I didn't want to just neglect my posting duties so I'm slingin' two recommendations at you until I can sit and write the damn article I want to write!
Monsters Vs. Aliens
Okay I know. Its not a horror film. But the movie DOES pay homage to some of the great old black and white monster movies like Creature of the Black Lagoon, Godzilla, and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. It has some fun inside jokes for monster movie fans and some of the greatest voice acting I've ever heard. I'm usually not a big fan of DreamWorks Animation since the writing used to be pretty crappy. But since Kung Fu Panda their writing has gotten fantastic and I think this is their best animated film to date. Don't go expecting a bunch of pop culture jokes. Go expecting a really great, hilarious, and touching movie.Oh...and Incectosaurus steals the show....I so want a plushy of him.
Garth Marenghi's Dark Place
I have a feeling I'm one of those people who missed the boat on this series when it first came out. And now I'm shouting "You have to see this!" to people who already have. Regardless, you have to see this! Dark Place is a hilarious British comedy series that only ran about six episodes. The whole premise is horror writer Garth Marenghi "Author. Dreamweaver. Visionary. Plus actor." created a horror TV show called Dark Place in the 1980's. It was never aired because it was too "Edgy". But he treats us to six episodes. What you see is probably the cheesiest, most low budget, horribly written TV series ever created. Its all intentional and the series really goes over the top to make it as authentically bad as possible. I believe you can catch episodes on Friday night on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.
You can see a little snippet of it here.
If you're a fan of bad cheesy horror fillms, this is a great series to watch.
And that's all for now!
But I leave you with this thought....I just watched the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre again this weekend. I believe the movie is BRILLIANT and I always have loved it....but don't you think LeatherFace kinda runs like a fat kid in socks?