Oct. 30, 2008
Hello again everyone, Dan Meyers here and welcome to my second movie blog of the season. I hope you guys took the time to check out the previous titles I suggested and enjoyed them.
In the second blog of the season with Halloween right around the corner, I thought it would be fitting to devote this one entirely to Horror flicks. To be honest, I myself have always been somewhat of a chicken when it comes to horror, but I love and respect the genre.
When I was younger I remember certain classic horror movies frightening me beyond belief. Those experiences really played a huge part in my developing fascination with cinema. I will be adding new input from my teammates every week. This week I will choose two of my favorite horror films, which I strongly suggest you guys check out.
This Week's Flicks - Oct. 30
1. The Shining - Check It Out On IMDB.com
This film is one of the best horror movies of all time. Done by legendary director Stanley Kubrick it has all the elements of not just a thrilling horror movie, but a fantastic flick as well. Jack Nicholson gives an unforgettable performance as Jack Torrance. He and his family volunteer to house sit an isolated hotel through the winter. During their stay they encounter the dangerous spirits left in the hotel due to its deadly past. This 1980 film will hold its own as one of the best horror classics. If you have not seen it yet be sure to rent it ASAP and enjoy the brilliance of Kubrick and Nicholson. Be sure to look out for one of the most repeated movie lines in history......"Heeeeeere's Johnny!"
2. 28 Days Later - Check It Out On IMDB.com
I chose 28 Days later as one of my favorite horror films because I personally love the zombie genre. The premise of 28 Days Later is interesting because unlike the usual living dead films, these zombies are human beings infected by a virus. Although a virus like the film's is still a stretch from reality, it has a certain sense of realism as if it could happen. The movie is directed by British indie director Danny Boyle and begins with the main character Jim (Cillian Murphy) awakening in an abandoned hospital. He then ventures into an empty London, which I believe is one of the coolest shots in all of cinema. The movie then picks up intensely when Jim realizes that everyone is either dead or infected. The movie's strong points are its acting and cinematography. One of my favorite character actors, Brenden Gleeson, has a big role as one of the survivors Jim encounters. This film includes a brilliant character study to see how people would react in such a situation. Also, the film has an underlying political tone of what could happen in the future with all the threats of chemical warfare. Please watch and enjoy...
*Both Movies are rated R so please keep the young ones occupied while you enjoy!
Favorite Horror Flicks Around The Locker Room
Chris Davis - Mothman Prophecies
Justin Braun - The Exorcist (cried in pure terror as a child when I first saw it)
Brett Watson - Saw ( only the first, the rest of them struggle )
Martin Nolet - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original 1970 version)
Will Ortiz - Leprechaun
Brian Keane - The Sixth Sense
Matt Gedman - The Princess Diaries
Chris Davis' Movie Snack Of The Week: Bunch a Crunch
Alex "Big Bear" Berry has one of the most impressive memories when it comes to quoting movies. So I thought it would be fitting to include a weekly movie quote from the man who never runs out. Look out for them in each upcoming blog.
This weeks is from a childhood classic The Sandlot:
"Remember kid, there's heroes and there's legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you'll never go wrong." - The Great Bambino
Also, I want to give Julie from www.Hockeybuzz.com a shout out for reading the blog, hope you enjoy the movies!
Thanks again for checking out my blog everyone, be sure to see a good movie every now and then, but more importantly, be sure to come to our game this Friday night for our home opener against Providence at 7 PM. With it being Halloween Night, be sure to wear your favorite costume to the Mullins Center!
See you at the rink!
Check Out Blog No. 1 - Oct. 19 - Kingpin/Last Samurai