This flick takes its time. It’s atmospheric and creepy. To boot, it’s based on true events! Turns out the Mothman was reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area. According to Wiki, the Point Pleasan Register article read, “Couples See Man-Sized Bird... Creature... Something”. There was a book about it.
It’s not about being scary... pop out at you type scary, this movie is about being spooky in exploring and expanding on something that some people are suggesting actually exists. Take a look.
The Mothman Prophecies Stars Richard Gere (Primal Fear) and Laura Linney (Mystic River, The Exorcism of Emily Rose). It’s directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road)
Alien is all about less is more. Low on the Alien, high on the impending alien attack. That’s what makes this little tense visit in space worthwhile. Just try not to jump when they finally find the head hugger or at the conclusion of a cat and mouse chase in the duct system.
It’s a great movie to pick up if you want to spend some time on a series. Its sequel, Directed by James Cameron, while more action than horror is a worthy successor. I can’t fully recommend Alien 3 and even less so Alien resurrection, but the first two Alien movies may be just enough of a primer for the upcoming “Prometheus”, which is said to be a prequel to the first entry.
Alien stars Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar) and Iam Holm ( From Hell, Lord of the Rings). It is directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus )
The trailer for Donnie Darko looked like it offered an intriguing and strange brand of horror. Its demonic bunny was more than enough to inspire all sorts of ideas about where it came from and what it wanted. While the truth behind it is more tame then I’d like and tangled in ambitious storyline, the movie still pulls off horror but more so in the realm of science fiction.
Its charm is in its indie style and acting. It’s no surprise that its uniqueness has attracted a cult following. Find out what all the fuss is about by picking this one up if you haven’t already.
Donnie Darko stars a young Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code, Brokeback mountain) and is directed by Richard Kelly (The Box)
*** Spoiler alert for Friday the 13th Part 1***
Jason makes his first appearance in this one, dawning a burlap sack as a mask. Turns out that doing in dear old mom in part 1 only agitated him into a killing frenzy. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Seeing Jason standing in plain sight in a dark room will surprise you. Watching him hunt the cast will remind you of what classic slasher movies were all about.
Friday the 13th Part 2 is directed by Steve Miner (Lake Placid)
The Evil Dead is tense. Quirky and Tense. From those opening scenes with the porch bench banging steadily against the cabin to trying to keep possessed friends locked in basement. It’s a horror movie that offers all sorts of surprise as to what it has up its sleeve. If you haven’t watched it already, I would recommend it as a more scary than creepy, quirky classic.
The Evil Dead stars Bruce Campbell and is directed by Sam Raimi (Drag me to Hell)