2012 horror challenge

Horror Movie Challenge
Day 05: A horror you thought you would love but didn’t? The Cabin In The Woods

‘Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods’. I had really high hopes going to see this movie, i really did. I knew there was a 'big’ twist in the film and i was expecting it to be more than it was. I just found the plot to be quite pretentious and found that the shallow characters and acting left a lot to be desired. I kept asking myself Is this some kind of a joke? Are there cameras filming people’s reactions and laughing at them or what?
All in all, the whole thing is about as clever, funny and scary as a fart joke.

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Day 01: The first Horror movie you ever watched? Stephen King’s IT.

I think it is safe to say that this movie is responsible for a LOT of people’s fear of evil clowns (as if a normal clown is scary enough!) The story revolves around an inter-dimensional predatory life-form, which has the ability to transform itself into its prey’s worst fears allowing it to exploit the phobias of its victims. It mostly takes the form of a sadistic, wisecracking clown called “Pennywise” There are a group of people in the town called “The Lucky Seven”,a group of social outcasts who discover Pennywise and vow to destroy him by any means necessary. Stephen king, being the amazing horror writer that he is, really delivers in this movie. Although the books are much better than the movie but thats usually the case for any movie/book combo. I wouldn’t find IT as scary now as when i first watched it, but i guess everyone has a soft spot for the first horror they watch, especially since i was only 9 years old when i watched it. I could never get the image of clowns and red balloons out of my head for a week!

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Day 04: Best Character in a Horror Movie? Freddy Krueger.

This was an obvious choice, Freddy has always been my favourite horror character. I’ve always loved his back story and i just found him interesting, and i mean come on.. he’s a killer that kills you in your nightmares! How bad ass is that?! Nightmare on elm street is one of,if not my favourite horror movie franchise. So full of suspense and such an original plot for its time. GO AND WATCH IT NOW!

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Day 03: Favourite Horror Movie Poster? Frankenstein.

This is by far my favourite Poster. I much prefere the classic movie posters and especially classic horror. I don’t think there is anyone in this world who doesn’t already know the story of Frankenstein… and if you don’t know then maybe you might aswell have been living under a rock your entire life. It’s a Horror classic in which the obsessed scientist, Dr. Frankenstein assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpse but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast.

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Day 06: Favorite Horror Remake/Reboot? Halloween
A lot of people were disapointed in Rob Zombies remake of the Halloween Movies. This is not the case for me however. Even though remakes are usually a huge NO for Classic Horror fans, I thought that Zombie’s vision done an amazing job at capturing the childhood of Micheal Myers and portrayed it in a way that we never got to see in the original ‘Halloween’. I found the first 50 minutes of the movie to be captivating for the fact that the build up opened the viewers up to the life and character of Micheal Myers and it shows you why he is the way he is and it almost gets you feeling sorry for Micheal.The movie did slightly go downhill after that, as we see it take on the more original approach of Carpenters 'Halloween’, It was a very long movie and i felt like it almost could have been split into two seperate parts, but i did really enjoy it. I found the young Micheal Myers character/actor to be genuinely creepy, and maybe that’s why i loved it so much.

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Day 02: The last horror movie you watched in the theatre? House at the End of thr Street.

Okay so i went to see this in the cinema last week and for a movie i had been looking forward to seeing it really wasn’t all that great. It looked good from the trailers but it gave off the wrong impression. The trailers make it out to look like it’s a haunted house sort of thing, but it turned out to be thriller (and a pretty bad one at that). Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret.