Friday, August 30, 2019

Ed Gein Inspired Horror Movies- 61 Days To Halloween

Ed Gein (1906-1984) The Butcher of Plainfield was a murderer and body snatcher who exhumed bodies of women and made ghoulish trophies from their skin and bones. Although he confessed to only two confirmed murders, it is the surprising way he made use of the corpses that have made him so infamous and the subject of so many horror movies. There are at least 11 movies that are inspired by the events of Ed Gein's murders as well as serving as the model for Norman Bates, Leatherface and Buffalo Bill.

Psycho (1960)

Three on a Meathook (1972)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Deranged (1974)

Maniac (1980)

The Silence of The Lambs (1991)

Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

Ed Gein/In The Light of The Moon (2000)

Ed Gein The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)

Ed Gein The Musical (2010)

Child of God (2013)

The Best And Worst 3rd Franchise Movie- 62 Days To Halloween

The 10 Best

10. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection

9. The Purge: Election Year (2016)

8. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)

7. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

6. Paranormal Activity 3 (2006)

5. Predators (2010)

4. The Exorcist III (1990)

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

2. Day of the Dead (1985)

1. Army of Darkness (1993)

The 5 Worst

5. Amityville 3-D

4. Jaws 3-D

3. Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: You Better Watch Out

2. Carnosaur 3: Primal Species

1. Witchcraft III: The Kiss of Death

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Horror & Thrillers Set In Hospitals- 63 Days To Halloween

Coma (1978)
After a string of deaths in a local hospital, a medical resident goes undercover to investigate a possible conspiracy.

Halloween 2 (1981)
After a bloody encounter with Michael Myers, Laurie Strode is sent to the hospital but is followed by Michael and his psychiatrist

XRay (1981)
A mad man searches a hospital for a woman who turned down his offer to be her valentine 19 years ago.

Visiting Hours (1982)
After surviving an attack in her home, a female tv journalist recovers in the hospital but is pursed by the same person intent on killing her.

Exorcist III (1990)
A police detective investigates a series of murders that mimic the style of a deceased serial killer, only to discover that something darker is at work.

The Crazies (2010)
After a military accident contaminates the local water supply a deputy and his doctor wife fight to survive as the townsfolk are turned into violent predators.

28 Days Later (2002)
A  man wakes up in an abandoned hospital after being in a coma for four weeks to learn that the city is overrun by crazed hordes of infected people looking to attack any survivors. 

Infection (2004)
A physician in a run-down hospital makes a mistake that results in the death of a patient. His attempt to cover it up leads to a series of horrific consequences when he treats another patient he had ignored beforehand.

Fragile (2005)
A nurse struggles to protect her child patients from an evil force that infects the hospital after a massive train wreck brings in a wave of injured victims.

The Bay (2012)
The events of a tragic 4th of July event are shown in this pseudo-documentary that shows a parasite outbreak in a small town and their local hospital.

Nurse 3D (2013)
A serial killer disguised as a nurse seeks out victims and seduces a novice nurse but finds it challenging to keep up her deception.

The Void (2016)
A police deputy and his ex-wife are trapped in their rural hospital with a mysterious group of robed cult members who won't allow them to leave.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Horror Movies That Were Banned- 64 Days to Halloween

Blood Feast (1963) 
The 1963 splatter movie directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis was ahead of its time. To draw attention to the film the producer David Friedman suggested vomit bags be provided to the audience. He also had an injunction filed purposely in Sarasota, Florida to gain publicity for the film. These promotions worked and gave the film some notoriety for its release. Years later, Blood Feast would be added to the United Kingdoms infamous Video Nasty list and would not be release uncut for over 40 years.

The Last House on the Left (1972)
Wes Craven's first film featured a plot involving rape, murder, and revenge. The movie gained a negative reputation with some audiences demanding the film be destroyed. The film was added to the UK Video Nasty list but gained a following among fans of extreme and controversial cinema.

The Exorcist (1973)
After the release of The Exorcist, the film faced protests in the UK by Christian groups and citizens concerned about the nature of the film. During its release on video, the film was pulled and not allowed back for five years. In the US the film was briefly banned in Boston, Massachusetts and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In other communities, strict age restrictions were enforced to discourage teens and young kids from watching.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Inspired by the crimes of Ed Gein, Tobe Hooper's film caused controversy despite the movie showing little blood and minimal gore. The film was banned briefly in the Uk, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, W Germany.

Faces of Death (1978) 
What is regarded as one of the most infamous and controversial movies ever made, Faces of Death claims to be banned in 40 over countries. The reality is that Faces of Death was only banned in Australia, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, and the UK. Despite the movie using staged events and fake scenes of death, the pseudo-documentary has remained a popular title over the years based on the taboo subject matter.

I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
This infamous 1978 rape-revenge film faced controversy overseas and was banned in Ireland, Norway, Iceland, and West Germany. It was banned in Canada but then left to the provinces to decide. The extreme scenes of prolonged rape and violence gave the film a dubious reputation that led to its being included in the infamous UK video nasty list. The film was allowed in the UK in 2001 but only after cuts were made.

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Ruggero Deodato's cannibal film faced controversy when it was released due to the intense sexual violence and killing of animals onscreen. The film was advertised as being banned in 50 countries, but this was a marketing gimmick. In Italy, the director faced accusations of making a snuff movie and obscenity. After proof was shown that the deaths confirmed were fictional, the charges were dropped, but Deodato did face legal trouble for violation of a law concerning cruelty to animals. At one time prior to 1984 Cannibal Holocaust was banned in Australia, United States, Norway, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, and Singapore.

The Evil Dead (1981)
Sam Raimi's directorial debut is a celebrated classic, but the film was banned Malaysia for the excessive violence and gore shown on screen. The 2013 remake also faced scrutiny in Ukraine for excessive violence and gore.

Possession (1981)
This psychological horror movie directed by Andrzej Zulawski was included on the UK's Video Nasty list but would be released after 2000 on DVD.

A Serbian Film (2010)
This Serbian exploitation horror-thriller faced immediate scrutiny for its plot involving pornography, rape, necrophilia, and sexual abuse of a minor. The movie was removed from Netflix and banned in Spain, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. Given the controversial nature and subject matter of the film, it has become a sought after film by fans of extreme cinema.

Monday, August 26, 2019

25 Must Watch Mumblegore Movies- 65 Days to Halloween

Here is a collection of horror movies classified as Mumblegore, they are dialogue-driven movies that focus more on the interaction of the characters than the plot of the movie. Most of these are low budget independent films but all are worth watching including some of the best horror movies of the past 15 years.

Coherence (2013) 

Blue Ruin (2013)

 Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

  Cheap Thrills (2013)

  Goodnight Mommy (2014)

  The Guest (2014)

  The Invitation (2015)

  You're Next (2011)

  Sightseers (2012)

  The Endless (2017)

  Creep 2 (2017)

  House of the Devil (2009)

  Kill List (2011)

  Red White and Blue (2010)

  The Battery (2012)

  Creep (2014)

  Resolution (2012)

  The Ritual (2017)

  Frozen (2010) 

  The Sacrament (2013)

  The Signal (2007)

  Baghead (2008)

  Late Phases (2014)

  Starry Eyes (2014)

  Sun Don't Shine (2012)