Cult of Chucky


2017    Rated R     Horror,   1:30   Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif, Zak Santiago, Jennifer Tilly

 

So ANy’s all grown up and has apparently gotten a head of the game. (All Puns intended) Oh wow! this is The original Andy from the very first movie!

Nica having spent 4 years in an asylum for the criminally insane and was made to believe she, NOT Chucky murdered her entire family. WTF! If Chucky’s head is served on a platter How is a new doll also possessed? (Did I miss a movie?)  There’s a part or 2 I got that Nightmare on Elm street feeling though Nightmare 3 was also in a mental health facility.

Oh now its not just a doll but is he possessing people too?  Why would Andy send out another doll that’s evil? Or is it evil?  I don’t know but for a sequel honestly it was just nice to visit an old friend! Er Frenemy? Speaking of which the Halloween Issue of Entertainment Weekly has an ‘Interview’ with Chucky

 

Chucky #1 “It behooves us to watch our step”

Chucky #2  “Behooves, listen to you, You sound like Hannibal Lechter. Can’t Belive they cancled that show”

 

There may be times it was a bit silly and a little Nightmare on Elm street like in parts maybe that’s why I enjoyed it.

I’d say give it a watch, it’s the right time of year for it!

 

Just a note. there’s  was an  UNRated version on the disk

 

 

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Stephen King’s It (2017)


This is part of my Classic Cut’s signature series where we look at an original movie (or franchise) and the new version.

Stephen King’s IT       (The Original)

So I get my wish to see the original before the new movie comes out

TV-14    3 hours 12 minutes  1990

Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Annette O’Toole, Richard Masur, Dennis Christopher, Harry Anderson

I thought this was filmed/aired in the 80s  due to the styles of clothing of padded shoulders but IMDB has it as released in 1990. But then again who knows how long it took for them to film movies and series. So some parts may well have been filmed in the late 80s.

We start when the group of friends are already adults, and get calls from Michael who stayed in Maine because a girl has gone turned up, and not only that but Georgie’s photo at the site as well. Once they arrive back in town, they start to remember what happened 30 years ago.

As for Pennywise…aside from his bulbous head you could light a room with..heck a mansion or castle even… and those pointy teeth that if were any bigger could be impaled on…plus he can ‘shapeshift’ or at least make you think you see a loved one (I believe it’s only those that have already died that he can take their shape)  Pennywise really is not scary. I found Tim Curry’s portrayal a little camp or pardon the pun Clownish and after watching this I think Micheal Keaton used parts as inspiration when portraying Beetlejuice.

Now this is what you call a long movie, but I believe was shown in a couple of parts.

It’s a good story, something which you don’t get these days. I hear the remake’ will be as 2 movies the first when they are children and the 2nd when they are adults. (how the mini -series should have been done)

 

WAIT! Did IT inspire this Harry Potter Story Line?

 

It 2017 Everything you need to know

REmember: IT Movie’s Plot Changes Were Given Stephen King’s Blessing

10 facts remake pennywise probably didnt know

clowns-gearing-up-to-protest-it-over-negative-clown-stereotypes

Why We Should Enjoy ‘IT’ 2017 Without Comparing to ‘IT’ 1990

IT

Part 1: The losers Club

2017     Drama fantasy Horror      Directed by: Andy Muschetti  

Run time: 2:15   (but I think its 2 hrs without the end credits) 

Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jeremy Ray Taylor  more on IMDB

 

The Only Way To Get Through It Is To Remember That The Clown Is Bae In Real Life

13 facts probably didnt know pennywise

While the novel was written over 3 decades ago and the mini-series premiering over 20 years ago.

The First thing to know about the movie is  Its not a Remake,Redo or Reboot. A remake would entail using the 1990s mini-series as the source material.  This is of its own adapted from the book. Also they are both 2 separate entities.  What was able to be adapted to network or cable TV guidelines in 1990 would be different to what is is aloud today, however still there would be limitations if it were on  television. Honestly even if the 1990 mini series was made for the the theater, there is different regulations to what would be shown in the final edit. We would likely get a darker version now, then what could, should, would have been if it were made for big screen then. 

So the 2017 movie should be a better adaptation of the book (though I have not read it yet). Honestly as far as watching the Mini-series I was a little confused at first when the flashbacks kept coming up. At first it felt as tho it was 2 different stories. The way the story was told I thought the Losers club as adults were the parents and their kids were the losers club. then I figured it out.. but that was the way it came off to me. 

I think a re-adaptation was wise and that they have done it as a movie having a first part as the subtitle notes will obviously be focusing on the part with the young children.  When in the original I think we meet the adult versions (or a few of them) first then get flashbacks to their traumatic time when Pennywise takes one of the kids younger siblings this time it will be over the summer of 1989.

The re-adaptation I’d say was well timed with the Regan Era nostalgia of Netflix’s Stranger Things, and Ernest Cline’s  Ready Player One Novel with a movie adaptation on the way for March 2018. (read the book first! I LOVED it!  You can find a review on this blog as well as I made a ‘database’ for all the pop culture mentions) The movie should be darker than what would have been aloud in the 1990’s or even on tv today.  Even if it were a remake or reboot as I said the timing is right. unlike how quickly Spiderman  was rebooted after Tobey Maguire.3 Way too soon. I am waiting to see the new one.

Another reason why I think it needed a form of update, to me Tim Curry’s Pennywise came off too Clowny (forgive the pun… but I’m not afraid of them, I just never liked them even when I was little, they to me are more annoying than funny. Also I’d say a bit campy if not the performance then overall.

Now as part of the Skarsgard family we know Bill has got the looks and like brother Alex he played a vampire (half) on Netflix’s hemlock Grove, but the guy can be quite scary as well and that is without the make-up! He can make some really sinister faces, and that thing Pennywise does with his eyes, is basically Billy’s ‘Stupid human pet trick’ that wasn’t Computer FX people.

I saw this right after American Assassin in the theater (which I enjoyed) as soon as credits rolled, I got up and went into the IT theater.  I thought Alamo put clips shows on before all the movies, but there’s now been a few there hasn’t. Not sure if it was because of day and time or just that sort of movie. Sadly I missed what they had of the clips montage. I made it in for the last one. It was from India which I can only guess was their version of (the original) IT. There was a kid by a pool and saw some clown.

This one is definitely more menacing, and scarier. The 90s mini-series is a mouse compared to this one! Oh holy Hel was that Jaws?!!?!?!? Yeah like I said; definitely more menacing and scarier! During a lighthearted (and possible red faced moment for those who went through the phase) we have an ironic gag, the new kid in school (although they graduated today) is listening to New Kids on the Block! He and the girl have a NKOTB pun-ny song jokes.

They do a good job of mixing the scary with some funny as well, which is good as this had a darker tone and felt more intense than the mini-series. Though this is not to be compared to the original as they are 2 separate entities from 2 different eras and both based on the novel. Only with a movie could you give the novel a proper adaptation. 

The girl reminds me of Amy Adams which there is a sort of joke  in the movie about.

Oh my I haven’t heard the song Busta Move (I think by Young MC)  in so long I nearly screamed!  The ‘monster’ house (or as destination channel calls it…Zombie house) looks familiar, I think I saw something that said what it was seen in before, like maybe it was the original house in the Munsters or something.

That is weird Bill Sakrsgard can do that thing with his eyes, can make them move to the upper corners of his eyes. No VFX used

The bathroom scene with the sink I think was more sevre than the TV version and kind of reminded me of Johnny Depp in Nightmare on Elm street.

YES! Anthrax’s Anti-social and a kid wearing my favorite Metallica shirt “Metal up your Ass”

Well that was some Jeepers Creepers like crap there. A junk pile ‘mobile’ . You know that painting in Ghostbusters 2? The Creepy one in the Museum? Well there’s a scene Where PennyWise looks like that painting.

By the end of the movie my refills of soda caught up with me. I had to pee so bad , that if this didn’t literally scare it out of me, nothing will. (However a couple parts I found funny I nearly had an accident. I had to try for an hour not to laugh or anything else.

So people are finally comparing Pennywise to Freddy Kreuger.. really? Did anyone do that when the book came out (I have yet to read it) or when the tv-movie was? Because I saw it from the first time I watched the movie!~ The only thing is Pennywise is an alien of some sort, Freddy was a ‘real’ man in that story. There were some parts in the movie that did seem similar to those in the Nightmare on Elm st. series

Have to love he kid in the glasses.. He’s got to be the one that becomes the comedian or whatever played by Harry Anderson in the TV movie (yep same character name.) He was the one that gave me a few laughs not to mention maybe said the things the audience all thought.

“He’s Leaking Hamburger helper” 

I am very happy they did the movie as the story of the kids first encounter with Pennywise. I’m sure i mentioned it before, and I thought those flashbacks in the TV adaptation took away from the story. They were just distracting especially the way they did them. I thought the kids and the adults (until I noticed the same names in both) were in the same time. That the kids were the adults children. They should have done some of the story of the young kids first for a bit. However now that this movie is out I’d rather re-watch this over and over again compared to the tv adaptation. (Honestly thank goodness I had DVR’d it while I was looking after my aunt’s cats and hosue while they were away cause I might have fallen asleep if I had not.)

Going to have to look up that AIRWOLF shirt. Sounds familiar but I can’t remember if it was TV or movie. (turns out both)

I can confidently say that the new Pennywise is one of the best movie monsters since the ’80s, driven by a gripping performance from Skarsgård that is downright Oscar-worthy. Comparisons have been made to Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker, and you won’t find me disagreeing.” – John Squires of Bloody Disgusting

(I grew up near an Elm street so I’ll give him 2nd best. But Bill did a great job! Wonder if he’ll help me out on halloween! )

[Video] Bill Skarsgård Doing the Pennywise Smile Without Makeup is Even Creepier

 

7 clowns more ‘terrifying’ than Pennywise

Here’s a review I haven’t even watched  nor read I don’t know if they liked it or not I do this so you know I am being fair   Here’s Movie Babble’s review & a video review

It achieves horror greatness as pennywise becomes horror icon for the ages

(not sure about that as Freddy Kreuger still seems to be making an impression on the new generations of horror fans but in the creepy clown aspect I’d agree (with the American Horror Story one following in its wake)

10 stephen king stories possibly too weird for adaptation

 

Bloodnight: Legend of Mary Hatchet


2009   R   1:23  Horror  Cast

I missed some of the beginning but in short Mary Hatches ends up in Kings Park Asylum in Long Island is raped by an orderly or guard has the kid and is told it died.

There’s a local holiday ‘celebrating’ the night she killed everyone called ‘Blood Night’. It seems to be celebrated as  Halloween once was with throwing eggs, Toilet (TP ing) Papering and whatever they do with the tampons. She had some condition with her menstrual cycle (happens to often or is excessive)  and makes her go Psycho.

Its basically the average fare for this sort.

Life


Rated R     2017   BR  1:43  Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal,  Rebecca Ferguson ,Hiroyuki Sanada

A crew of the international space station discovers a one celled organism in a sample collected from Mars.

The ‘creature’ which starts out looking like I guess a tape worm, starts to show signs of freakish intellect.

Apparently this thing is likely the reason Mars looks like a desert wasteland.

They keep showing a rant in a cute but oppressive harness, looks weird like they are sort of going to take it for a walk but the harness is more like a handcuff. Sadly I think I know what the rat’s fate will be.  The tape worm alien breaks the guys fingers and hand and …well no child or one with a love of animals should see what happens next. Traumatizing.

WEll Reynolds in a sense just got Probbed, (and was so wishing for a deadpool quip for it) each time it grows it looks like something else… now it sort looks like a star fish maybe more like a space squid…and can even camouflage itself (or make itself invisible altogether who knows) .. talk about an invasive species!

Its also like a shark and can smell blood from however far away (I think it was on the other side of the space station) I wasn’t expecting that ending! certainly that was a twist. But when or how did that happen? ‘Trick shots’

It was ok for a watch at least it didn’t take the form of the others like the alien in Dreamcather and I can’t think of the other title, but you get the point.

 

 

The Reef


2010       R      1:28   blu-ray

Five friends  out on a yacht on the Great Barrier Reef grow weary with a sinking capsized boat in shark infested water.

I think I’ve seen this before (but its been so long) or its a remake of some other shark movie. I wasn’t thrilled about this one though. here’s not enough of story.

The people especially the girls were so stupid thrashing around or well maybe not thrashing you swim silently not splashing but then maybe they missed shark week cause if you panic the shark will think you are an injured fish not to mention swimming INTO the bloody water surrounding your friend that was just attacked. First off that damn shark is coming back to eat the other half of your friend and   Predators smell fear….makes you tastier!

Shark 4…Humans 1

(in Jaws theme)  BORE-dom    Bore-dom     boredom    boredom     boredom….

Skip this and watch the Blake Lively in The Shallows…be sure if you have a blu-ray player  (esp. if you have 4k or 3d tv ad blu-ray to get that! a standard DVD just wont do the scenery justice.

American Horror Story season 7:


SO you have

1- Murder House  (I keep calling it Hell House, maybe because of a book of short ghost stories I have)

2-  AsylumBinge worthy

3- Coven

4-Freak Show

5-Hotel

6-  Roanoake and now

7- CULT

american horror story season seven plot reveals a modern day tale with paulson and peters set to return

 

In the first week we get a whole lot of clowns dancing around the AHS logo for the season. I hear our favorite wide smiled  (and most horrifying) clown will be back Then other teasers show up in the following weeks.. Are there any clues in them?)   Clowns, and honey Combs  seem to be the main symbols and to me there are some parts that remind me of A Clockwork Orange.

When I first heard that it was based on the events around the 2016  Presidential Election I thought great it’s going to be another season I don’t like.  Watching the teasers, I’m not so sure; even if they are very bleak and show nothing really about the story. At least not until the trailer came out maybe a week or a few days before with coming attracting for the first episode of the season.

I think I’m going to call this the year of the clowns! First Trump is President, then Cult is announced with Clowns and Stephen King’s It gets a remake with a Skarsgard as Pennywise.

So far I think season 1 and Coven were the best, but I also liked Hotel as well. One was because of the mystery, the other actual ‘horror’ besides I’ve always liked witches and mom calls me one! Hotel was basically put, was Vampires in a way (which I have always been infatuated with since I was little!) Freak show I enjoyed as well. The AHS clown IS the reason to be afraid of them just by looks…frankly I think he’s scarier looking than pennywise! Then when he takes the mouth piece off looks like a rotting jack O’lantern.

The biggest horror of the show this year is the Trump masks. I swear I want to put his face in a tub of bleach. That is the WORST fake tan I’ve ever seen! All the money he’s got he should be able to find someone that actually has a clue. Or did he get his skin ‘stained’. Of course I am angered they have to use the stupid election as a story base. as if his b.s. speeches do not interrupt my shows, as if they are so important (most of the time it could have waited to just be highlighted in the news. Stop tweeting about him, stop giving him the attention, he does not deserve it. Its just so he can make more money on his real estate etc ventures. I’m sick of hearing people say this… You don’t have to completely delete your accounts, just stop following that person remove the mobile notifications. Half the people that have tweeted about him since (and seemed only that I have unfollowed.)

As for the ‘Bingeworthy’ award… for me that excludes Asylum which I kept falling asleep while it was on! And I was so disappointed with Roanoke at reveal and after the season ended.

I do and don’t like the season so far but then I have only watched 2 episodes. I’m not digging that it takes place basically in current time, but the Freakish clowns I am digging! Turn out the lights and watch. I do think the ‘Cult’ has something to do with the clowns or maybe the blue haired character played by Evan Peters.  I am getting a kick out of Billie Lourde  who plays Winter and reminds me of what Wednesday from the Addams Family may be today. (The all black, especially that outfit in episode 2)  Only her hair is a grey/white color. She is quite creepy I will say that. Aside from her I don’t care much if at all for any of the other characters. I think she would be the only one I would actually miss (like I do Scream Queens and Scream series on Mtv)

Posting early and leaving room for improvement in my view. What are your thoughts on the ‘CULT’  season? Which was your favorite season?

ryan-murphy tackles trump’s america in daring american horror story cult

Arbor Demon


2016      Kevin J Ryan Fiona Dourif, Jake Busey1:30       Horror Thriller

had no idea this movie existed. I was actually looking to watch IT FOLLOWS on my Steam dor app.

When the movie came on, I see a familiar Face, that of Kevin J Ryan (Maguire on Copper) so I said hey why not watch.

A rocker goes camping with his wife before he goes on tour for six months. They camp out in the territory of an old legend. Not sure about the title as the ‘Arbor demon’ reminds me more of wood nymphs or is it Nyads (spirits of the trees) until they are revealed you think its a werewolf or some bigfoot creature stalking the people in the area.

I was a bit disappointed at the end, though the suspense was pretty good

Arbor Demon info on IMDB