Sep 30, 2019

Monthly Movie Recap - September 2019

Well, this is certainly the shortest Monthly Movie Recap ever!
Read on to find out why.

Tomorrow starts the month long Countdown to Halloween so be sure to tune in!


Streaming

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix) - This 12 hour series (and feature length making of) is where most of my spare movie watching time went this month and I don't regret a single second of it. Some will say this is blasphemy but I'd love to see them remake/expand the movie. Also, I'm ready for my Labyrinth sequel.

Scream: The Series (Netflix) - I don't think I even knew there was a third season. The first two seasons were on MTV and this one went "straight to VH1". It was pretty good, basically a 6 hour slasher flick.

Silver Screen


I not entirely sure how I feel about this overall as a movie but damn they absolutely nailed the 60s horror vibe. From the colors, the clothes, and the (intentionally) bad acting you'd almost swear this was shot 50 years ago. I say almost because there is a brief scene with a cell phone plus computers in a couple scenes. I say if you're going to commit, go all in.
If you dig the trailer, check it out. I will say it's a little longer than I think it needs to be as I found myself checking how much time was left at one point. Otherwise, it's a beautiful throwback love letter.

Rating: 7/10


Head Count (2018, Netflix)
I really liked the lore behind the creature and that we never find out too much about it. This really is a great example of less being more, until they decide to give us a full view of the creature which is nowhere near as scary as what you could imagine. Not that the movie gets really scary at any point but there are a couple of creepy bits. I still have questions about why it dispatches its victims the way it does. The door was definitley left open for a sequel (with a cliche ending) so maybe I'll get some answers down the road.

Rating: 6/10

Suicide Squad (2016)
I thought it was decent. I don't really read DC so I'm not hung up on how it stacks up to the original comics. When I saw the first trailers I thought it was trying too hard to be the next Guardians of the Galaxy and I stand by that a little. I feel like they went a little overboard with the soundtrack. Other than that, The Harley and Deadshot Show was solid. Leto's performance as Joker was great but I still am not a fan of the look of this incarnation.

Rating: 6/10

Month
New: 3   Rewatch: 0

Year to Date
New: 55  Rewatch: 2

Sep 4, 2019

Halloween Interview Victims Wanted

Did I say victims? I certainly meant volunteers!


Every October I join in with a group of bloggers and we do the Countdown to Halloween where we post about all things spooky every day of the month. For the past few years, I've been doing email interviews with people to share their experiences and thoughts on Halloween and posting them.

If you haven't done one yet and would like to, email dex1138 (at) Gmail.com with the subject Halloween Interview and I'll send you the questions. As a little incentive this year, anyone in the US that participates will get a postcard from Salem, MA!

If you want to see what you're in for first, click here.

As you might imagine, 31 blog posts don't just happen over night. The next few weeks leading up to October may be a bit quiet around here as I'll be using my normal weekend blogging time to get things in gear for October.

Sep 1, 2019

Monthly Movie Recap - August 2019

With Labor Day around the corner, who is ready for HALLOWEEN? I'll tell you who, Dinosaur Dracula who kicked off his annual Halloween Countdown Friday.

Things may be a little quieter than normal around here for the next month as I gear up for the blogger Countdown to Halloween. 31 days of posts don't just happen over night...unfortunately.


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