Scaretober 2016 Wrap-up

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Hello Everyone!

I hope that you enjoyed following along with this year’s Scaretober series. If you are not caught up yet, here’s a link to all the posts.

I really enjoyed putting together this series for you to read. It was also mainly selfishly to get over my fear of scary movies and be a bit braver. I know that my level of scary has definitely changed over the years and I hope that it continues to do so as I grow and experience more things. I apologize for the plethora of pathetic non-scary movies and thrillers that were included in this year’s series.

For the future of the series, right now I am planning on doing it next year and already have a major movie series anchoring it. I’m hoping to get started fairly soon, so that I can pre-plan and schedule all those post for you to read. Hopefully everything works out as planned and you will see Scaretober again next year. As for scary movies, you can always leave me recommendations and I will take them into consideration when putting together the series.

In other news, while putting together all the posts for this series this year I noticed some serious formatting issues with the blog that I have been unable to correct. I am hoping to correct them in the near future. My posting schedule here will go back to the usual Tuesday, Thursday,Friday,Sunday with Youtube videos starting back up on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

I hope to see you soon!

Scaretober – Movie Review: The Damned

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For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is The Damned.


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I had never heard of this movie before, but when it popped up in my Netflix suggestion box. I knew that I had to give it a chance. By now, we all know my issues with the Netflix suggestions. There are such issues, but I’m not giving up on Netflix just yet.

Here’s the rundown on the movie: The movie opens and closes with a quote about secrets and how it can destroy everything you love. It is poetic, but I can’t find the exact wording anywhere. David and his fiance Lauren fly to Columbia to convince his daughter Jill to come to their wedding the next week. They surprise her at a local restaurant where she is also accompanied by her aunt and her boyfriend. Jill doesn’t have her passport on her and claims that it is at her aunt’s house in the country 6 hours away. The group sets out to retrieve the passport and then head back to America the next morning. As they are driving out to the country it starts to storm and they end up on a road in which the police advise them to turn around and get back onto the highway. The group refuses and after a little while gets lost and then gets into an accident. They manage to make their way to an abandon inn and convince the inn owner to let them stay until the rain passes. The inn owner hesitantly agrees warning the group to stay in the lobby. Jill wanders to find a bathroom and hears a little girl and then urges her father to release her not knowing the circumstances on why she is trapped. After the little girl is released strange things begin to occur.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil the entire movie for you. I thought this movie was very well done. It was actually one of the few that actually scared me to death. The whole ending was horribly terrifying. I actually finished the movie and didn’t speed through it. I recommend that you watch this because if you are pretty wussy like me you will find this movie terrifying and a bit horrifying as well. At least I watched it once!

I hope that you enjoyed following along with the Scaretober series this year. Stay tuned for my wrap-up post coming tomorrow with all my thoughts on this year’s series and my plans for the the future. See you soon!

Scaretober- Movie Review: Holidays

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Hey!
For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is Holidays(2016).

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I had not heard of this movie before it showed up in my Netflix suggestions and by now I we know how I feel about the Netflix suggestion box. I’m so onto you Netflix, but don’t worry I’m not quitting you yet.

Here’s the rundown on the movie: This movie consists of 8 short films, by several different directors. Each film is centered around one holiday and you manage to go through all the holidays in a year. The movie goes through Valentine’s Day,St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s.All the films have a different level of scary and are consistent with the greeting card opening and closing.

Since this movie is so different from any of the previous movies I have reviewed in this series I can’t rightly review it in the same way. I love that there are 8 different short films that take you through a full calendar year. I love the use of different directors for each film. I was intrigued at the different level of scariness in each film and some that even raise the suspense for the films that follow next. I would definitely recommend that you watch this. I found the level of intrigue high and was surprised that you can create horror films around nearly every holiday. I kind of wish that this film had more press because I definitely think that it would have been a hit among scary movie fans.

I hope that You will keep following along with the Scaretober series to see what other movies I review. If you haven’t read any of the previous posts check the suggestion box to see what other movies I’ve reviewed this month. See you soon!

Scaretober- Movie Review: Circle

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Hey!
For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is Circle.

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This movie was suggested to me by Netflix and know that I have read the article on the secret of the Netflix rating system, I don’t trust Netflix anymore. Netflix, I’m so on to you!

Here’s the rundown the movie:50 people wake up trapped in a room with no recollection on how they got there. There’s a machine in the middle of the room that kills a person every 2 minutes. Everyone in the room can’t touch anyone else and can’t step off the red circle otherwise they die. Soon it is figured out that the machine kills based on the votes a person receives and no person is allowed to vote for themselves.

I will keep my promise not to spoil the movie enitrely, but as much of a thriller as this movie is. There is no explanation given for who is actually behind the machine and how the voting system really works. I would highly suggest that you not watch this movie. I felt that after the first few minutes the movie dragged on for the rest of the time not giving the viewer answers. At the end the survivor is dropped back into life as we know it in the post modern world.

I hope that you will keep following along with the Scaretober series to see what other movies I review. See you soon!

 

Scaretober-Movie Review: The Wicker Man

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Hey!
For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is The Wicker Man(2006).


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I had heard about this movie for a bit. I didn’t know it was a remake until recently, I wish that Netflix had the original in the streaming edition, but alas it does not so perhaps another year I’ll watch the original and let you know how it compares.

Here’s the rundown on the movie: Nicholas Cage plays a cop named Edward who does a routine stop of a car speeding into town, when the young girl throws her doll out of the car. Just as Edward goes to return the doll to its owner the car is hit by a semi causing the car to burst into flames. Edward tries to save the girl, but is thrown to the ground when the flames cackle again. While on leave after the accident Edward receives a letter from his former fiancee saying that her daughter is missing and to come quickly to a place called Summer Isles. Edward manages to get to Summer Isles and after some run in with the townspeople finally runs into Willow his former fiancee. Willow explains to Edward that Rowan is his daughter and that she has been missing for 5 days and to not trust the townspeople because they lie. Edward spends the next few days hunting for his daughter being plagued by flashbacks of the accident.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil this movie entirely. This movie had me a little terrified and on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was absolutely horrified by the ending because it definitely was not what I was expecting. I know that Nicholas Cage has fallen into some hard times , but I didn’t hate him in this movie. After watching this and people saying that he did an awful job in this movie it makes me want to watch the original just to see what that is like. I would recommend watching this movie if you haven’t seen the original because it will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

I hope that you will keep following along with this Scaretober series to see what other movies I review. If you have any other recommendations for movies that need to be in this series let me know. See you soon!

 

Scaretober-Movie Review:The Invitation

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Hey!
For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.
Today’s movie is The Invitation.


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This movie was suggested to me by Netflix and now that I have read that secret article on the Netflix rating system actually works, I don’t trust Netflix anymore. Netflix, I’m on to you now…

Here’s the rundown on the movie:Will and new his girlfriend are invited to a dinner party at his ex-wife’s house. When he gets to the party in the Hollywood Hills he finds that several of the friends he used to hang out with are there. Once there at the party, his ex-wife,Eden and her new husband are acting very strangely and in fact invite two random friends to the party. In the middle of the party Eden tells everyone about this “cult” called The Invitation and how it has changed her life. After forcing everyone to watch a video on the thoughts on the cult they then play a game called I want which makes one of the guests super uncomfortable and she leaves. As night falls over the house, a red lantern is lit outside and soon Will begins to sense that something is very wrong.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil this movie entirely. This movie was not super scary, but it was definitely suspenseful. I appreciated the movie for its intrigue but overall thought that this was a little too predictable and put together after Will figures out that something is going on. It was quite a twist at the end to see that they weren’t at the only house in the Hollywood Hills having a party of that nature. I wouldn’t watch this for Halloween or put this on any scare list, but it’s a definite artsy film if you are into that.

I hope that you will keep following along with this Scaretober series to see what other movies I review. I apologize that my blog has been having formatting issues, it will all be fixed relatively soon I hope. See you in another post!

Scaretober-Movie Review: Evidence

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Hey!
For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is Evidence.


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This movie was suggested to me by Netflix and now that I have read that secret article on the Netflix rating system actually works, I don’t trust Netflix anymore. Netflix, I’m on to you now…

Here’s the rundown on the movie: The police get called to a crime scene and after finding a video need to figure out what happen. Back at the police station they watch all the video footage that is found on a video camera and several that were shot from cell phone cameras to try and figure out who the killer is. When going through the footage they have several people they suspect that might be the killer.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil this movie entirely. While I didn’t find this movie scary at all, it was a bit of a thriller. It was really strange to watch a movie within a movie. I didn’t even see that twist at the end coming. The twist at the end did give the movie a different sense especially with these time with the advent of social media.

I hope that you will keep following along with this Scaretober series to see what other movies I review. I will try to be better and make up for the review I missed. See you soon!