#ScaryMovieADayMonth 2017 (Days 1-10)

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Chucky, if you don’t get cho ass outta here, man… YOU KNOW WTF GOIN’ ON!  #ScaryMovieADayMonth is here!  Let’s waste no time.

Day 1: IT (1990)

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No need to write about this again. Read my thoughts here: Stephen King’s IT Retrospective

Day 2: IT (2017)

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Don’t feel like reading a full length post about a dancing clown stalking kids?  I’ll squeeze you into some OshKosh B’Gosh while you’re asleep and send his ass to your house.  Click the goddamn link.

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You don’t want those problems.

Day 3: Get Out (2017)

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Remember how you felt when you watched “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” as a kid?  Yup.  I got that vibe watching this uncomfortable ass shit.  My LORD! this was a racial tension convention.  Predictability ruins movies, especially ones that spend all its time building up to an inevitable clusterfuck but Get Out is so original and brilliant, I don’t care.  Jordan Peele keeps it fresh enough to keep you invested and curious.  As far as the actors go, you can never go wrong casting LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya is outstanding!  This was already a fact but after Get Out, it’s super facts.  He keeps coming with it.  Incredible actor!  This movie is good enough to buy AFTER you already watched it.

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Day 4: Cult Of Chucky (2017)

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Chucky movies will always be enjoyable to an extent because we love Chucky and we can’t get enough of him.  He’s hilarious and his one-liners are classic.  That’s sort of my only problem with Cult of Chucky.  I wanted more Chucky!  His scenes were worth the watch alone, I just wanted more.  That’s it.  He’s what keeps us wanting more of these movies more than anything.  However, this franchise is starting to get some of the charm it had in the original trilogy.  Child’s Play fanatics might want to stick around for the credits, hint hint.

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Day 5: Life (2017)

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Is it just me or this movie is hard to hear for the first 20 minutes?  I had to rewind like 80 times to catch dialogue.  Either my audio was off or my ears were shot from the Paramore show the night before.  Once I threw the captions on, it was smooth sailing from there.  I really enjoyed it.  Being stranded anywhere is frightening.  Being stranded in outer space is fucking hopeless and it’s thrilling to watch.  The panic is 10 times worse and the stakes are far more drastic.  This movie is reminiscent of a little classic from the 70’s you may know of.

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Day 6: It Follows (2016)

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So….I didn’t take notes.  I thought maybe I would make sense of it over time but here I am not knowing what the fuck it all meant.  I caught on to the “what” really early on, I just never got the “why”.  The final scene only confused me more.  With that said, I don’t think I would enjoy it the same if I wasn’t confused.  To me, that’s what makes It Follows worth watching.  One of the best things about watching movies is the talk about it as soon as it ends.  Not everyone will appreciate this movie but everyone will feel the need to have a discussion after.  It’s one of those.

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Day 7: Lights Out (2016)

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Lights Out had its moments.

  • Decent jump scares: Check.
  • Protagonist that looks like Avril Lavigne: Check.
  • Laughable moments: Check.
  • Two actresses that can pass as mother and daughter in real life: Check.
  • Underwhelming feeling when the credits rolled: Check.

It was meh.  Can’t really expect a short film that went viral on the internet to impress anyone when it’s made into a full length feature film.  Even if it’s not, it will seem like a money grab.

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Day 8: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

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Falling asleep mid-movie always sucks.  It takes you out of it.  Even when it’s not the movie’s fault, it’s hard to enjoy the rest later.  It was a long weekend, I couldn’t keep it together, I was done.  I remember thinking, “I like where this is going” right before I passed out.  I still liked where it was going when I picked it back up, but not as much.  By the end, I was a little disappointed overall but I still don’t know if it was the movie or the nap.  I’ll blame the nap because I love crime mystery drama shit so….whatever.  The point is… autopsies are interesting.  Whether or not the ending is good, everything before that is good enough. Great, even.  Don’t watch movies when you’re sleepy.

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Day 9: Raw (2016)

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The title alone tells you it’s about to get weird.  Why is it called Raw?  Well, here’s the synopsis I pulled from IMDB; “When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.”  Before I read that, I found out this is a French-Belgian film so I was ready for weird.  Foreign films tend to push boundaries moviegoers in America don’t even believe exist for them to be pushed.  Watch movies produced in other countries, you’ll see what I mean.  It’s just different. I can’t begin to explain what I saw because it’s too weird to briefly explain.  I’ll just leave it at…it’s just different.

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Day 10: Clown (2014)

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We all like a good comeback.  When something that appears to be unsalvageable redeems itself before it’s too late, it’s given more credit than it originally would have had if it wasn’t a disaster at all.  Clown managed to entertain me after some hilariously ridiculous moments early in the movie had me convinced I couldn’t get jiggy with this shit.  Great shots, great makeup, one character had one of the greatest slips in movie history.  She busted her ASS, you can tell it was real.  Not the best movie at all, not even close, but I had fun.

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Days 1-10, over.  See y’all in like a week.

*lights self on fire and leg drops tub full of dynamite*

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The Dopeness: TV Dramas

These shits right HERE?!!  Dopeness.  Keep in mind, these are dramas.  They contain a lot of emotion which naturally requires good acting.  That’s what draws me in.  Not the amount of deaths, sex scenes or adultery going on.  The acting that convinces you into thinking for a short moment that what’s going on in the screen is actually real.  I’m only mentioning shows I’m watching at the moment.  Let The Flames Begin!

Friday Night Lights

Obviously, this show is about football.  But then again, it’s NOT about football.  It’s about the lives of those who affect other people’s lives by playing football, coaching & cheer leading.  THEN it’s about football.  The acting ain’t all that except when it comes to Coach Taylor.  He’s the man.  It’s a good show.  You don’t have to like football to enjoy it.  It can be inspirational for anyone.  I’m only just finishing Season 1, so I can’t speak for the entire series.  So far, it was enough for me to want to watch all five seasons.  Also enough to make me want to be in a football team.  “CLEAR EYES!  FULL HEARTS!  CAN’T LOSE!”

The show ended in 2010, so it’s available in its entirety on Netflix.  WIN!

The Walking Dead

Zombie shows and movies never really satisfy me with anything other than zombies being dismembered and decapitated left and right.  That’s what i sat and watched the series premiere of The Walking Dead for.  And unexpectedly, I got MORE than that.  Along with great makeup, blood and guts everywhere… this show is carried by great actors.  The character development, what some might consider filler moments, is as good as the zombie killings.  The suspense, realism, and revelations in this show are fulfilling even when it doesn’t turn out how you wanted it to.  Not all questions are answered but what’s the fun in knowing everything?  Season 2 finished recently and it was CRAZY!  Can’t wait for the next.

As of now, only Season 1 is available on Netflix.

Grey’s Anatomy

Imagine someone’s life slipping away right in front of you.  And you have to find out why they’re dying, how to save them and how much time you have before it’s too late.  On top of that, your future job as a surgical resident depends on how you perform and handle the situation.  Then go through the same thing or worse the next day.  Being a doctor is NOT easy.  This show does a great job at portraying that.  It’s also good at glorifying their hectic schedules resulting in co-workers doing “the nasty” in the on-call rooms to relieve stress.  Oh yeah! This show is dope as fuck!  It’s humorous, tragic, educational and sexy at the same damn time!  Every mid-season and season finale is a butt clencher.  If this show was a rock band, they’d be named “Intensity In Ten Cities”.  Eight whole seasons, still going strong.

Seasons 1-7 available on Netflix.  MARATHON!

Breaking Bad

Just look at the picture.  Big ass containers filled with the purest crystal meth and a butt load of cash.  *Hails*  YOU’RE THE MAN, MR. WHITE!  EVERYTHING about this show is just perfection.  Before you go judging it by the picture, just don’t. Watch that shit!

Walter White’s job is to teach chemistry to a bunch of disinterested high school students.  After work, he goes to work….at a car wash.  This, along with a bunch of other bullshit, makes Mr. White realize how much his life sucks.  And then he was diagnosed with lung cancer.  The struggle came crashing down on this poor man.

I feel like I said too much already.  Just look at the picture.  Why does he look like a boss, you ask?  Well….just put Netflix on and start watching NOW.  The 1st 3 seasons are available.  It’s the father from Malcolm In the Middle for crying out loud!  Bryan Cranston is excellent!  That goes for the entire cast as well.  Season 5 begins tonight and my sphincter is tight with anticipation.  And don’t you even dare land on AMC when you’re flipping through channels later tonight.  You gotta watch from the beginning.

Breaking Bad is easily the best show on television.  No question.

There you have it.  The dopeness that I currently am subjecting myself to.  For the record, every one of these shows have given me some serious goosebumps.  The kind you get when you watch a blockbuster movie in IMAX.  … Yup.  Dopeness.

Alright guys.  Hope you take heed to the dopeness I’m trying to supply y’all with in confidence.

OUT!   *ghost rides whip into tornado*