Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 10 movies for Stacy in 2014

 Top 10 movies for Stacy in 2014
For many, as the new year approaches, thousands upon thousands of top lists for the best films of that year come popping out everywhere. My list is a little different. I don't just do films that came out in the present and passing year, but the ones I either first discovered/watched this year, saw in a few re-release, or seemed to watch more than ever. Here are my top ten movies that were very important to me in the year 2014.

1) Nightbreed
Is this really a surprise to anyone? I adore Nightbreed, dare I even say it's Clive Barker's greatest film. 2014 truly was a year to embrace the tribes of the moon with this long awaited re-release of the director's cut. I like a complete mad woman ordered the SE blu-ray was soon as I heard news of it. In fact I even got Peloquin tattooed on me in honor of this epic release. Now I might get shot for this, but as much as I enjoyed the director's cut, the original and the original ending will always be my favorite.

2) Amityville 1992 It's About Time
Sure, sure, sure joke all you want. Stacy does have shit taste in movies, and shit taste in sequels, but this year I couldn't get enough of my all time favorite sequel (after Waxwork II) Amityville 1992, or simply Amityville It's About Time is the 6th installment in the Amityville films, and I may say one of the better sequels from this series. I may very well be the only person who loves this film, but it's always a hoot to show friends it. In fact I'm even getting as many artists friends of mine to paint my favorite scene from this film. What can I say, it was 1992 in Stacy's head all during 2014!

3) X-Men Days Of Future Past
I might get shot saying this but super hero movies really aren't my thing. Sure I like the Batman movies, and sorta supported the Spiderman movies (due to Raimi) but I really, and I stress really loved the latest X-men movie. Sure the other films are somewhat enjoyable, but after catching First Class right around the time Days Of Future Past was about to come out, curiously got the best of me. I searched and searched and re-watched the films and decided to go into this sorta blind. I can't say enough how much I loved this movie. In fact it very well may be the best film to come out in 2014. I feel even if you aren't a fan of the past movies, or have even seen them you would love this movie no matter what kind of films you might like. This was the T2 of my generation. Also Fassbender...wooooo!

4) Ghoulies II
Another shit sequel I just adore! I outright screamed when I found out this film was getting the blu-ray treatment next spring. This is a huge guilty pleasure of mine and I love it. In fact I think it's a million times better than the original. Between the fun carnival setting, the dreamy Damon Martin (Amityville 1992), Ghoulies driving bumper cars, and a giant Ghoulie eating up little Ghoulies, this is a good time after you have a couple of beers in you!

5) Hellraiser/Hellbound Hellraiser II
Clive Barker was my spirit animal this year. I went back to all his works that he directed and wrote (on top of Scream Factory's epic re-release of Nightbreed, they also did my personal favorite Lord Of Illusions) I went back and watched the first three Hellraisers (because honey, let's be honest, the first three are the only ones that count) I have always looked at these two films as being one giant movie. + You get to see Oliver Parker as a moving man not once but twice! Sign me up!

6) Unearth & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
Out of all the films on this list, this one means the most to me. After a chance meeting at HorrorHound in 2011 I met my friends John and Justin. They were two boys from my area that were shooting a doc on the making of my favorite Stephen King film after Christine. This being Pet Sematary. I love this movie so much I even got Chruch the cat tattooed on me. This doc was something I had been following and supported for years. I made friends over the shooting of this, and learned so much about a classic that was so important in my life. (this is also one of my favorite books) In fact I was lucky enough to be invited up to Maine this past fall to see it screened after the original film and be able to see some of the filming locations. Couldn't thank John and Justin enough for such an epic time, and I was able to share it with my friends Jeanette (my good friend and old roommate, and Tara who is an amazing artist who did work for the doc herself.) Seeing the house in person brought nerd tears of joy to my eyes, and being able to see this doc on the big screen truly meant a lot to me. By far one of the greatest I've seen ever. On top of it, you see a brief clip of me drunk off my ass showing off my Pet Sematary shirt. West Sideeee...

7) Gone Girl
After a few friends my sister spoiled this book for me after I asked her what the ending was. Still, it caught my interest and after seeing who was set to direct, I was hooked. Gone Girl is a great thriller with an even greater twist. I won't say much to spoil it for anyone, but beyond a great thriller. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Props, total props.

8) Man's Best Friend
This was a gem that was discovered due to my love of VHS. I bought Man's Best Friend on a blind buy and couldn't have been happier. I have a huge love for cheesy 90's horror, this was a great title to choose from. Not exactly a film to show animal lovers, but this is the bastard cousin on Cujo. Not exactly the greatest of films, but with some brutal effects, and a dog rape (I'm not even kidding) It makes me wonder why this film isn't on DVD yet? Hummm...

9) The Hunger Games series
Me and my friend Mike have sorta an inside joke about Jennifer Lawrence (I know...EXACTLY what I gotta do.) So it took us what seemed like forever to finally see this movies. My sister couldn't stop raving about the books, and even tho I would have loved to have read them first, thanks to the magic of Netflix I was able to see the first two before seeing the third just today. Call it, The Running Man with younger adults. This is a pretty cool outlook of the future with some heart stopping tension and action. I really, and truly loved the first two movies, and somewhat enjoyed the first half of the final chapter. Can't wait to see how it all ends next year!

10) Annabelle 
I love me some James Wan and Leigh Whannell. In fact just last month I went to see Saw since it's been 10 years since the original was released (can you believe that?!) I really loved Wan's follow up films, including The Conjuring. Now let's be honest, the best part of that movie was the creepy ass doll Annabelle. I was thrilled when I found out there was a spin off for this movie. Now I may be one of the few that really enjoyed this movie, but it reminded me of the old elegant gothic horror from the 1960's and 70's. In fact my tattoo artist even gave me an Annabelle poster which now graces a spot with my Dead Silence poster.

So there you have it. What's yours? 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top underrated 90's horror films

 Top underrated 90's horror films
So many people say that the 90's was the complete death of horror. I'm going to have to disagree here. There are tons, and I mean tons of underrated horror films and thrillers made in this time. This is a subject I always love going back to since everyone in a while there's a few hidden gems that pop up and you remember watching and loving from this decade.

Man's Best Friend


When A Stranger Calls Back

Mother's Boys


Amityville 1992 It's About Time

Wes Craven's New Nightmare.

Hellraiser III Hell On Earth

Warlock 2 The Armageddon 

Waxwork II Lost In Time

Posion Ivy

Night Of The Living Dead

Lord Of Illusions

Class Of 1999

Candyman II Farewell To Flesh

Phantasm III Lord Of The Dead

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The top ten worst gifts you could ever receive!

 The top ten worst gifts you could ever receive!
With just a few days left before Christmas many of us are going into the stores like the zombies from Dawn Of The Dead. Just looking around without so much as a care in the world, dreaming of when we can get home and knock back some booze. Well here is a list of don'ts when you find yourself shopping this holiday season!

10) Anything from Curious Goods
- As much as my fantasy is to live/work at Curious Goods (aka to just live with John D LeMay), I really wouldn't enjoy getting a gift from this store. They sell it all. Snow globes, mirrors, dolls, makeup kits, cameras, playhouses, and even pool sticks! Stupid Uncle Lewis made a deal with the Devil, causing every object that's been sold to be cursed and more than likely resulting in death. Yep, no thanks.

9) The Amityville lamp
- One of the first "cursed" objects from the famous Amityville house and based off the bestseller novel Amityville The Evil Escapes. This lamp is so ugly...it's pretty. Looking like a giant tree with arms, it not only has the longest cord in the history of lamps...but also has a demon living inside it!

8) The Amityville mirror
- Another cursed object from Amityville house. Not exactly a welcoming piece of furniture, but still one Hell of a Yankee Swap gift ifyaknowwhatImean!

7) The Amityville clock
- Ah my favorite out of all of them. a cursed clock from Amityville that can fast forward and reverse time as well as possess and kill? Hey if Damon Martin came with the clock wrapped in a bow I would be all set!

6) Anything from Needful Things
- Just like Curious Goods, this is another store that you shouldn't visit during the holiday shopping season. Sure such items as a first edition of Treasure Island, Elvis' sunglasses, and even rare baseball cards seem awesome...but in reality it's just junk and tricks sold by the devil. Remember to save your sales slip!

5) The Hellraiser puzzle box
- I would buy this little brain tease only if I could get Oliver Parker to hand deliver it? No? Well this isn't the best stocking stuffer, seeing that giant hooks will spring out and rip your flesh away once you sold it. Best get a gift card instead.

4) A ticket for a swamp tour over at Honey Island
- A vacation can sometimes be the best kind of gift to give...as long as it's nowhere near Honey Island Swamp! Talk about an awful way to spend the New Year!

3) Annabelle 
- I'm still sorta stunned this was given as a nursery gift. I mean how creepy can you get?! I would rather get Billy the puppet from Dead Silence than this lady! Not the best surprise to find under your tree!

2) A Silver Shamrock Mask
- If you hate children then this is the perfect gift to give away. Just remember you need to have taped the big giveaway so they can wear the masks and watch it. If not it's sorta a lack luster gift.

1) Chucky the Good Guy doll.
- Ah Chucky...the gift that just keeps on giving all year! Goes to show you, whatever is the hit toy that year, don't buy it from a homeless man in a black alley! You never know if the soul of a serial killer might be trapped inside!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Best movies to watch around the holidays.

Best movies to watch around the holidays.

With two weeks off ahead of me I see in my future lots of egg nog, booze, and of course non-stop movies. Trying to get into the spirit of things, here is my top list of holiday themed flicks that are a must to watch around this time of year.


Night Of The Comet

Black Christmas

Black XMas

Silent Night Deadly Night

Silent Night Deadly Night 3 You Better Watch Out!

Silent Night Deadly Night 5 The Toymaker 

Maniac Cop 2

Jaws The Revenge

Die Hard


Tales From The Darkside - Glim Glim

Tales From The Darkside Seasons Of Belief