Friday, April 13, 2012

Horror, Closer Than You Think

If you're like me, you tend to get a bit over excited and feel an adrenaline rush every time a new horror flick hits the big screens. Even anticipating the release of a new horror DVD makes my spine tingle. When October rolls in I encompass everything about the month from Haunted Houses to the amazing fall colors on tree leaves. But some days out of the year I feel a sense of withdrawal from all the endorphin rushing excitement and screams. If you need a good scream or chill or just out of movies to watch, continue reading. Its not October yet but Horror is closer than you think. By the way, isn't it Friday the 13th today? Here is a list of my favorite horror flicks.

The Saw Series revolves around the life of the main character "Jigsaw" and the people he tests in his psychological test and games. The people he chooses are those that abuse their power or others such as being an abusive employee or abuseful to your wife. The tests test the will to live of the people he captures and "Jigsaw" claims that those who survive his methods will be stronger people for it and look at life in a new light. He does in fact give everyone he captures a real opportunity to live, they just have to play the game. 

This film was made in the 80's and has superior effects, very advanced for it's time. The film features the main character, Charlie Brewster, and his love for his favorite Vampire Hunting Detective Television show. A new neighbor moves in and as time goes by he starts to discover little clues and findings about his new neighbor. There are confrontations, suspenseful scenes and a twist as well. This film was remade in 2011 but I prefer the original. Great film to keep your attention.

This hugely popular series revolves around the main character, Michael Myers, who was sent to a sanitarium for the murder of his older sister. He was sent at a young age and years later escapes and goes on a killing spree while his psychiatrist is trying to keep up with him. If you love a good jump or chill I highly suggest this series if you haven't seen it yet. The movies were also remade over the past few years which are still real good. 

This Sci-Fi Horror film takes place 7 years into the future in the year 2019. Most of the world has been taken a storm by a plague that has turned most of mankind into vampires. Humans are taken hostage and the main character, Edward Dalton, is trying to save mankind by creating a cure. Edward is in fact a vampire. This is a very modern horror film. Not a slasher film at all so no worries about grotesque violence needed. 

We do own these films at the Des Plaines Library. This is just a short list of my favorite horror films. If you would like some more recommendations please don't hesitate to get in contact with the library or feel free to leave a comment or question. Speaking of horror films, Muvico will be hosting a horror film fest this weekend if you would like to check that out. http://chicagofearfest.com/2012/03/ I hope these films give you a jump or scare if you're up for the challenge.

1 comment:

N. Bates said...

Great recommendations. I'm on my way to the library to borrow some of these movies. Thanks for the terrifying week!

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