Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!
Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!
I have such sights to show you! Today’s picks will give you an experience beyond limits… pain and pleasure, indivisible! Prepare yourself for a double-shot of Clive Barker‘s signature sadism with his 1987 film, Hellraiser, and Bernard Rose‘s 1992 film, Candyman.
Final Destination 5 Blu-ray | DVD
DIRECTED BY: Steven Quale
WRITTEN BY: Eric Heisserer
STARRING: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, Tony Todd, Courtney B. Vance, P.J. Byrne, Ellen Wroe, Jacqueline MacInnes-Wood
RELEASE DATE: December 27, 2011
The last time we had a brush with death was in 2010’s The Final Destination. As it turned out, that installment in the horror movie franchise was by far the worst of them all with horrible acting, nonsensical situations, soap opera-level acting, and just an all-around unlikable final product. And that’s coming from someone who very much enjoyed the previous installments in the series for what they are: gruesomely fun guilty pleasures.
Horror movie lovers will finally get to see Adam Green‘s Hatchet II when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on February 1, 2011.
The sequel to 2007’s Hatchet was scheduled to get a limited theatrical run in AMC theaters back in October, which is unheard of for movies with an NC-17 rating. Surprisingly, AMC then pulled the film from theaters soon after its release [Read: Adam Green’s ‘Hatchet 2’ Pulled From AMC Theaters “¦ But Why?].
Now, we’ll finally get to see Hatchet II in its original unrated and uncensored cut. See synopsis and DVD/Blu-ray bonus features here below.
The film stars Danielle Harris (Halloween), Tony Todd (Candyman), Kane Hodder (aka Jason Voorhees), Tom Holland (Director of Child’s Play), and R.A. Mihailoff (aka Leatherface), and sees the return of slasher Victor Crowley.
The Graves DVD
DIRECTOR: Brian Pulido
STARRING: Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, Amanda Wyss
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
RELEASE DATE: March 23, 2010
For four straight years now, After Dark Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For has been unleashed. Eight original horror films to quench your thirst for blood and gore and screams galore. Last year I was able to check out and review their third collection of horrors (Read: DVD Review: After Dark Horrorfest III: 8 Films To Die For), and was rather excited to check out their new slate this year! Instead of cramming every review into one mammoth review, this year we’ll take it one flick at a time, with this little opener stuck at the top of each one.
The Graves tells the story of two 20-something rocker comic book geek sisters named Megan Graves (Clare Grant) and Abby Graves (Jillian Murray) who, while on a road trip together before Megan moves to New York, find themselves visiting a shady old mine town that has transformed into a tourist attraction with promises of being incredibly haunted.
It’s clear that something doesn’t feel right and Abby — the more reluctant of the two — tries desperately to convince her sister to keep moving and ignore the mine town. Of course, this wouldn’t be a horror flick if they left, and Megan convinces her sister to check it out. Before long, they witness the brutal murder of a man and the horrific and mysterious aftermath to follow, leaving the sisters on a frantic mission to get back to their car and escape. Despite their efforts, the hell that they’ve visited involves a lot more people than it first appeared, and the evil taking place runs a lot deeper than just those people involved.