The Simpsons Halloween Opening Credits

Guillermo del Toro’s take on The Simpson’s opening credits.
Lots of nods to horror classics but my favourite one here is The Birds. Check it out:

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American Horror Story: Asylum. “The Name Game”

Loving the second season of American Horror Story.

Producer, Ryan Murphy, injected a little influence from his other show (Glee) into episode ten, entitled “The Name Game” where Jessica Lange’s character broke out into song. Shame it was all in her head as she suffers from delusions following electro-shock therapy.

 

American Horror Story

I’ve just started watching this new show by the co-creators of Glee. It couldn’t be more different from the sugar-coated cheesiness of Glee though and (the Pilot especially) scares the bejeezus out of me. The premise is simple; family move into a LA mansion which cost next to nothing as its previous owners ended up dead (as dead the ones before them, and the ones before them). The couple and their daughter soon find out the house is a star attraction on a LA ‘Murder Tour’ for tourists. There are some seriously twisted and messed up elements to the show – the biggest for me being Rubber Man, who lurks about in the house silently. Starring Connie Briton and Dylan McDermott as the couple and Vera Farmiga’s younger sister Taissa Farmiga as their daughter, they soon find out more about the house’s history as a mad doctor once used it for helping out young lady’s who found themselves pregnant. Some of the themes are very dark indeed and the show is not for the feint-hearted with plenty of gory moments. There is a fantastic supporting cast, with Frances Conroy as the dutiful (in more ways than one) maid and Jessica Lange as the mysterious, nefarious and altogether blunt  next door neighbour.

While it is essentially a haunted house plot that may or may not have been told many times before, the mystery behind the plot and the ingeniously creepy elements bring everything together nicely and leaves me wanting to find out what will happen next. Highly recommend!!

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Trailer:

Tennisball Vs Kitty

Completely freaked out pussy kitty. A tennis ball has never been so terrifying. Great musical editing to accompany this taught battle.

Click here.

Scream 4 Review

Ghostface: Welcome home, Sidney. You’re a survivor, aren’t you, Sidney? What good is it to be a survivor when everyone close to you is dead? You can’t save them. All you can do… is watch!

I went to see Scream 4 last night. I’d been looking forward to this being released since I heard of it being brought out of retirement a year or so back. I’ve been an avid fan of the horror/comedy Scream franchise from the get go so was happy to see this despite the relatively low rating of Scream 3. I wasn’t disappointed. Although I’m older and more hardened viewer these days, and albeit the horror side of things are pretty much gone these days when concerned with this type of film, I thoroughly enjoyed the frights and comedy in Scream 4, plus the poster (above) is amazing artwork.

After so long away from the cinema, the rules in Scream 4 could very well be thrown out as we just don’t know whether Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers (Riley), or Dewey Riley are here just for cameos and could very well be killed off a la Drew Barrymore style in the original Scream. No spoilers here so I’m saying nowt whether our original cast make it through to the final credits. Great turns from a supporting cast of Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin, the president from Battlestar Galactica (looking very face-lift indeed) and Annie from the excellent Community (didn’t even recognise her at first with her foul mouth!).

This was the first of the Scream franchise to be lower than a UK 18 certificate so I was expecting less shocks, blood and gore, but these days you have to be pretty sick to achieve an 18 rating. It was actually the bloodiest and goriest of the franchise but sadly lacked the same chill factor of the original. I say orignal because I think the novelty wore off pretty quickly after Scary Movie spoofed the spoof and contributed to the demise of this type of movie. That being said, the original cast and crew do a fantastic job in revitalising this series of films into something that hopefully will lead to more from the hilarious comedy/horror set of films. Harking back to Scream 2 which saw the opening scene set in a cinema screening Stab (a movie version of the ‘true events’ of the Woodsboro murders – from Scream 1), the cinema I watched Scream 4 at was as close to that experience as I’ve ever experienced in the UK. We’re a serious bunch in the cinema here in the UK. Not much whooping or cheering, even clapping. But that scene in the beginning of Scream 2 had the American audience screaming and running about pretending to be Ghostface and what not. Wasn’t quite the same in Wimbledon cinema yesterday but by the end at least half the audience had shrieked or fist punched the air after a Sidney Prescott bad-ass moment. I even clapped at the end – we’re very civilised us Brits after all…. “What’s your favourite scary movie?”

Four out of five stars says me. Bring on five.

I Would DEFINITELY Watch This!

This fan-made trailer is one of the best I have ever seen. Clearly a lot of work has gone into this, and although doubtful this will ever come to fruition, I would totally watch this work of genius!

Plus it comes with one of the best taglines I have ever heard: “Phoning home won’t be so easy… because this time, it’s off the hook!”

Salad Fingers

This animated series is utterly terrifying. Perhaps it’s just me, but I was seriously creeped out by this. I’ve watched the first three episodes, all the while thinking to myself ‘what the hell is the animator on?’

Despite this, I felt compelled to blog it to here the creepiness with the world. Watch Salad Fingers here.

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