THE THING - Such was also the case with The Thing, the John Carpenter classic which featured a fantastic ending that sparks its own debates. This remake of an earlier 50's film (and also an adaptation of a short story), definitely gives off an Alien vibe. Not that I'm complaining because both films sure are fun. But this one gets an added edge with the inclusion of the "trust no one" plotline that enters into the film once we see what The Thing is truly capable of. I gotta say, I was truly entertained.
LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH - Another obscure 70's film I wanted to watch purely for the title alone. And what do you know? It actually happened to be pretty darn creepy. It was a little slower too, but I really enjoyed the unsettling tone that is ever present in the film. The last bit doesn't make a whole lot of sense (by today's horror standards and myths...) but it's definitely fun and creepy! (Also in case you're wondering, that isn't Jessica...that's just one of the "people" trying to scare her to death. And yeah if it were me that'd probably work.)
EVIL DEAD II - A few years back I saw the first film and only now am I getting around to its two sequels...but it was well worth the wait. Evil Dead II is just as outrageous and fun as I always hoped it to be. The site gags are completely over the top, and everything is just nonsensical.....but a thrill ride filled with hilarity. I was laughing the whole time. This film definitely is my favorite of the trilogy (though I must admit I do need to see the first film again to truly say that with confidence since I quite enjoyed that too..)
ARMY OF DARKNESS - A little campier than its predecessors, this film probably has some of my favorite lines from the trilogy. It had some nice homages to other horror films, but I think I like Evil Dead best when it's being purely Evil Dead. Still...you can't really go wrong with sassy Ash.
Anywho that's it for now. But stay tuned, they'll be more to come!