#31in31 2019 – “It Stains the Sands Red”

“Bet you were a real ladies man before this; you obviously enjoy the chase!”

Story: A woman named Molly and her boyfriend (don’t get attached) hightail it out of Vegas when the zombie outbreak happens. They’re making their way to an airfield that’ll take them to an island. Nice idea. But their car gets stuck on the road to nowhere. Bad idea. Soon the woman trades her living boyfriend for a shiny (bloody) new zombie that’s just as attached. Maybe more so. Will she make it to the airfield on foot, through 36 miles of desert? That zombie is hoping she won’t.

Scares: Not a lot, this film is more like a character study with lots of dark humor.

Splat factor: Zombies like guts. Continue reading

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#31in31 2019 – “The Cured”

“Are you one of the Cured? Will you be sick again?”

Story: What happens if those infected during a zombie-like outbreak were cured? Worse yet, if they remember what they did while infected? The “The Third Wave” of cured individuals are finally being reintegrated into society. I’m sure they’ll fit back in fine, and will be welcomed with open arms. Meanwhile, the final 25% of infected, the “Resistant”…they’re still out there.

Scares: Lots of chills during this slow burn.

Splat factor: Strangely, not much. Yes there’s blood and carnage, but not much onscreen. Continue reading

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#31in31 2019 – “Cell”

“Open up, we’re Americans!”

Story: A guy gets off an airplane at Boston International Airport. Normal, right? But then a strange sound comes from the cell phones in use, causing people to seize and foam at the mouth. Then those folks go all 28 Days Later on people who didn’t hear the signal. Definitely not normal. Looks like this guy won’t be making it up to see his son any time soon.

Scares: Lots of high quality suspense.

Splat factor: People go batshit and tear others apart? Yeah. Continue reading

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#31in31 2019 – “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”

“Trust me, this is a storm that you don’t want to get caught up in.”

Story: Police find the body of a young woman at a strange crime scene, and bring it to a morgue staffed by a father and son. As they conduct the autopsy, strange things start to happen. Then things really get weird.

Scares: Lots of high quality tension and suspense, along with all the creepy.

Splat factor: Check the title. Continue reading

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“Joker” – a tricky masterpiece

“That’s not funny.”

Story: Arthur Fleck is a born underdog; the kind of man who’s the living embodiment of Murphy’s Law. All he wants to do is make people laugh, won’t anyone just laugh? They’ll laugh, alright. They’d better.

Genre I’d put it in: Brilliant Films That Make Me Go Hmm

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Based on the character (and his mythology) from DC Comics.

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#31in31 2019 – OSP’s “H.P. Lovecraft” video!

Feelin’ lazy? Getting a nip in the air, so it’s time to settle in and veg out on the YouTubes? ME TOO. So gear up with this great video from one of my all-time favorite YouTubers, Overly Sarcastic Productions. (It’s like they’ve geared their channel to me…)

We’ll dig back into movies tomorrow, but today? Let’s learn something about the author that gave us a fear of all things with tentacles. Except you, little cuttlefish. You’re adorable. Who’s a widdle cutie? YOU ARE.

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#31in31 2019 – “Mom and Dad:

🎶”… if I could only tell you what’s in my heart, but it would be so wrong…” 🎶

Story: Kids. I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today! But unlike Bye Bye Birdie, the adults in this film don’t complain. They kill. Blame a strange static on the TV for turning parents fillicidal …or maybe it’s just pent up rage at the changes time hath wrought?

Scares: Chills as things start, but then it’s full Nick Cage Crazy.

Splat factor: Mostly offscreen kills with only bloody messes as the aftermath. Continue reading

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