Welcome back horror hounds to Phil's Halloween Horror Watch! So, as some of you may have noticed, I didn't keep up with my blogging this month. Well, I have a very good reason for this. During the last weekend of October, my girlfriend and I moved into our new place! Yes, I was very exited about this! However, what made it so damn frustrating was that AT&T kept on flaking on setting up our Internet service! As a result, there was no way that I could write up my reviews even though I was still watching my movies. Now, to remedy this, I am going to post the rest of the movies that I watched, complete with the film's synopsis and some quick thoughts I had for each one.
Day 25: THE MUTILATOR (1984) from Arrow Video. The film's official synopsis: When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up
the family’s beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect
excuse for an alcohol-fueled few days away with his friends. But no
sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a
figure with an axe (and a hook, and an outboard motor) to grind.
Day 26: EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at the San Jose Stage One Theater. The musical's synopsis:
Day 27: THE CHURCH (1981) from Scorpion Releasing. The film's official synopsis: In the middle of a modern city, an ancient evil is about to awaken! An
elaborate cathedral that was once the site of a medieval massacre by
crusading knights becomes a deadly trap for a group of visitors and
staff when a sealed crypt is accidentally reopened. The laws of reality
soon collapse as a nightmare takes hold and claims the lives of those
within one by one, threatening to unleash a supernatural pestilence upon
Day 28: BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON () from Scream Factory. The film's official synopsis: You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy
Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher. Nathan
Baesel (Invasion) stars as Vernon, a good-natured killing machine who
invites a documentary film crew to follow him as he reminisces with his
murder mentor (Scott Wilson, The Walking Dead), evades his
psychiatrist/nemesis (Robert Englund, A Nightmare On Elm Street),
deconstructs Freudian symbolism, and meticulously plots his upcoming
slaughter spree. But when the actual carnage begins, where do you draw
the line between voyeuristic thrills, mythic evil, and good
old-fashioned slasher movie mayhem?
Day 29: THE SLAYER (2006) from Arrow Video. The film's official synopsis: Two young couples set off to a secluded island for what promises to be a
restful retreat. But the peace is short-lived: as a storm batters the
island, troubled artist Kay begins to sense that a malevolent presence
is here with them, stalking them at every turn. Is she losing her mind,
or are her childhood nightmares of a demonic assailant coming to
Day 30: THE WITCHING SEASON (2015) from Scream Team Releasing. The film's official synopsis:
Day 31: TALES OF HALLOWEEN (2015) from Epic Pictures. The film's official synopsis: Named "the best horror anthology since Trick 'r Treat" by Fangoria
and "among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made" by
DailyDead, this critically acclaimed film weaves together ten chilling
tales from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the
devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban
neighborhood on Halloween night.
And folks, there you have it! Another Halloween Horror Watch has come to a scary conclusion! I would like to thank all of you out there for reading my blog and I hope you've enjoyed learning about some of these horror films, cult classics, and modern day indie hits!
Thanks for reading, and Happy Halloween!