|Zombies, aliens, nightmares, ants, and rednecks.|
It's October. I like horror movies. I think you see where I'm going with this...
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|Germ - October 10, 2015 (12:30 AM)
LOVE Empire of the Ants. Randomly watched it over the air on some lazy afternoon last year, was really entertained.
|Genj - October 10, 2015 (07:56 AM)
I saw Zombie / Zombi 2 last year for the first time and was a bit disappointed because of the hype it has from horror fans. I prefer The Beyond and House by the Cemetery.
I recently watched Insidious Chapter 3. It is the weakest entry in the series to date but still an effective ghost movie. James Wan has a pretty good eye for directing and he seems to have mastered the jump-scare well. The scenes in The Further are a bit scaled back compared to 1 & 2 and that was disappointing. I'd still gladly watch a Chapter 4. Probably the only decent horror series currently around.
Also Crimson Peak looks awesome. I love Guillermo del Toro's work.
|JoeTheDestroyer - October 10, 2015 (11:30 AM)
I caught Empire of the Ants on TBS when I was kid, during a Saturday morning horror show they used to do called Super Scary Saturday (hosted by Al Lewis as "Grampa"--he wasn't allowed to call himself Grandpa Munster for legal reasons). I enjoyed the hell out of it then, and still do today. The same production company also made a couple of other HG Wells stories into movies: The Island of Dr. Moreau and Food of the Gods (same basic concept as Empire, except with giant mosquitoes, grubs, and rats).
Zombi 2 was only my second Fulci movie, so I thankfully didn't have it overhyped for me (City of the Living Dead being my first). The Beyond, unfortunately, was kind of overhyped for me. I genuinely like it, but I've always preferred City and House by the Cemetery.
I have yet to see Insidious 2 (I'll probably see it this month, after I watch Creep, The Loved Ones, and [hopefully] Goodnight Mommy), let alone 3. I like James Wan, though. I love the way his movies always seem like they're going to be fully resolved, only to have a "not so fast" moment.
I'm dragging my wife to Crimson Peak next chance I get. I told her I would do that after she dragged me to some chick flick or another.
|Germ - October 10, 2015 (06:22 PM)
I caught Food of the Gods the same way, it was a great laugh. Really interesting to know the same people were responsible. I've seen the first two Insidious movies, but they didn't really do anything for me and I think I'll skip the third.