Saturday, September 26, 2009

Movies to scare myself with

I came up with what I thought was a brilliant plan, watch 31 scary movies in October the only catch being that they had to be ones I hadn't already seen. I told the bf of my plan and he shot me down, "that's a movie a day, you can't do that", then Netflix shot me down because they are sadly lacking many of the movies I looked up. And then I shot myself down because I remembered that school starts back up on Tuesday. So I went with 22. To compile the list I used what was already in my queue and also Ed Hardy's post (and the lists from the post's comments) from last October, "31 Films that give you the Willies"

Dark Water
Witchfinder General
Pulse
Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Kaidan
Gozu
Marebito
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
Knife in the Water
Deranged / Motel Hell
Cannibal Holocaust
The Burning
Kill Baby ... Kill!
Repulsion
Audition
Tombs of the Blind Dead
Who Can Kill a Child?
Vampyr
A Tale of Two Sisters
Blackout
Black Christmas
The Stepford Wives

Where there was an American remake of a foreign original I went with the originals. I hope I manage to sleep next month.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tonight on Professor Fred's Movie Marvels



1959 AIP gem, produced by Roger Corman's brother Gene and written by Leo Gordon who also wrote Wasp Woman and The Terror both for Roger Corman. This is a B-movie at its discombobulated best as Prof. Fred would say. Human-sized leeches are living in an underwater cave in the Everglades, the leeches are capturing the townsfolk, holding them captive in their cave and draining their blood. A game warden, his girlfriend and her father investigate the disappearances. The leeches are of course men in silly rubber suits that look nothing like leeches, but it is pretty gross when they are bloodsucking their victims.

This one has reverted to Public Domain and is available for download at the Internet Archive for those of you who aren't in Seattle and therefore can't watch Professor Fred.