Hello, Weirdos. One week down. Here is what we thought of the movies:
Halloween III: Cool gore, but with its muddled plot and unlikeable characters, this Myers-free installment is saved by Carpenter's score and unsettling ending.
The Witch: A meticulously constructed slow burn, which deserves repeat viewing. Amazing acting, fantastic set and costume design, and gorgeous cinematography. A masterpiece.
The Creature From the Black Lagoon: A true Universal monster classic worth watching for the mesmerizing underwater sequences, and iconic creature design that went on to inspire the Guillermo Del Toror's of the world.
Wicker Man: If you can get the image of Nick Cage's meme-famous bee scene out of your head during the first half hour of this British classic, you are in for a tense anxiety inducing mystery. Intensity builds throughout with unsettling imagery and a horrifying ending that does not disappoint.
Frank3n5t31n: Bernard Rose manages to pull off a modern take on a classic story. A tragic and brutal tale that switches up the material enough to be surprising. Filled with gore, and subtle references to the novel, this feels like a love letter (although often flawed and melodramatic), to Shelley's original work.
Candyman: What starts as a potentially intriguing murder mystery rooted in urban legends quickly turns into a mess of overacting and confusing plot elements. Aside from a solidly creepy performance from Tony Todd, and a killer score, the plot of this film leads to something not particularly worthwhile.
Waxwork II: This movie does not make much sense: no waxwork, and they travel through fiction, not time. That being said, this movie is a blast, outside of the hip-hop scored Medieval Times segment. Filled with fun sets and homages, this less creepy sequel is a solid resume entry for the make-up department. Oh, and Bruce Campbell...
Week 1 bonuses: Cult of Chucky, Ernest Scared Stupid, and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
This week we got some classics, a remake, an anthology film, and a few others. Here are the picks for week 2:
Why not watch Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th? Because we're going to a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas at a theater accompanied by a live orchestra. Let us know how you're trekking along. Keep on Creepin'.