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In the deep mists of time that are yesterday, all the talk was of hiding
for dear life from the superfrankenfragelisticexpialidownpour that was
swirling our way from the briny deep and bracing for, at minimum, a few
days sans power. Well, in Baltimore, it seems like we lucked out, but
that didn't stop me from spending what very probably could have proven
to be my final few hours with electricity (for quite a while) marathoning
horror(ish) movies and albums.
|1||Do Make Say Think|
The Nightmare Before Christmas - Just dipping my toes into the Halloween spirit
with this one, really, which I hadn't seen in years. To tell the truth, it's a lot
flimsier than my 90s self remembers it being, but that doesn't do anything to
undercut the still-great Oogie Boogie.
[Rec] - Really, really good. That final 10 minutes in particular is fantastic. I
typically hate horror movie sequels, but in spite of myself I'm tempted to check out
[Rec]2. (The DVD cover alone for the third, however, is proof enough that I don't
need to lose a second's thought debating whether to see it.)
|3||Further Seems Forever|
The Moon is Down
Bug - More of a psychological drama than a horror movie, I guess, but still pretty
seriously unsettling, especially the reliably is-this-guy-actually-a-human?
performance from Michael Shannon.
The Descent - For a long time, I consistently got this movie confused with The
Cave. I'm sincerely sorry to The Descent for that.
|5||How to Dress Well|
The Crazies - As soon as you cast Timothy Olyphant as any sort of law
enforcement (see: Deadwood, Justified, Stop-Loss [sorta]), you've got a tried-and-
true recipe for success. Add in that awesome carwash sequence (with its
hilariously devastating tag), and that's almost all you need.
On-deck movies: The Host, Frailty, The Changeling, The Tunnel, probably more,
|replace the changeling with gran torino|
shutter island, death proof, alice in wonderland (the original), butch cassidy & the sundance kid