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- Halloween II 1981 (mmmovieandfilmreviews.wordpress.com)
Wow, I’ve done ten editions of “What’s Their Best Film?” already. In that time I have received great response from some of my regular and my non-regular commentators. I’m sure that a lot of you have voiced your opinion of not what you thought a particular filmmaker’s best movie was; but listed your favorite film from said director instead. Hey, that’s cool; because in order to accurately give an opinion of a director’s best movie you would have had to have seen every film in their catalog. I love movies, but I will not and cannot watch movies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are more important things such as work, supporting a family and figuring out ways to get Honey Boo Boo off the air. Damn what an annoying kid and her equally annoying mother!
So why am I babbling on and on? I shall tell you. In the last ten editions of “WTBF?” it has been you, dear reader, who has voiced your humble opinion. Now it’s my turn to give you my opinion. I will list each director below and I will tell what I think is their best movie or my favorite movie; whatever you want to call it.
Is it any surprise that I’m going with Goodfellas for this one? In my opinion it’s the greatest gangster flick ever made.
Runner-up: Taxi Driver
Most of what Bay puts out is complete shit; but if I had to choose a movie of his to watch I’d go with Armageddon . At least it got the Criterion Collection treatment.
Psycho. It’s my favorite “Hitch” film and in my humble opinion it is also his best. The shower scene alone is worth the price of admission.
Runner-up: Rear Window
Two words: Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2, Okay, so that’s six words. That’s because these movies rock so hard they blow up two words and turn them into six!
Runner-up: Pulp Fiction
I loved Magnolia and watch it at least three times every year. There are just so many great performances in this film from Julianne Moore to John C. Reilly. Tom Cruise was robbed of an Oscar for his role as informercial sex guru Frank ‘T.J.’ Mackey.
Runner-up: Boogie Nights
Do you honestly think I would choose anything other than The Thing?
Jeff Goldblum had the role of a lifetime in Cronenberg’s vision of the George Langelaan short story The Fly. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Runner-up: The Dead Zone
BRIAN DE PALMA
Some might say Carrie, some might say Scarface; I’m going with Blow Out as De Palma’s best. Travolta’s performance is one of the key reasons Tarantino wanted him for Pulp Fiction.
Runner-up: Carrie or Scarface (tie)
I loved Short Cuts the first time I saw it and every time after that. Fantastic ensemble acting.
Not only is Sin City Rodriguez’ best film; but it is also the single most faithful adaptation of a graphic novel from page to screen that I have ever seen in my entire life. It’s also the movie that once again made a contender out of Mickey Rourke.
Runner-up: From Dusk ’til Dawn
Unforgiven is one of the greatest westerns ever made. It was directed by Clint Eastwood; who in turn learned a few tricks from one of the greatest filmmakers, Sergio Leone.
Runner-up: Million Dollar Baby or Mystic River (tie)
This is cheating, but I’m going with the entire Evil Dead trilogy for this one. Who needs Spider-man when you’ve got Ash? Bruce Campbell rocks!!
Runner-up: Spider-man 2
To be honest, I’ve only seen three Argento films: Suspiria, Mother of Tears and Opera. Of the three of those I suppose my choice for his best would be Suspiria. What a creepy and atmospheric film.
I have to go with The Wrestler on this one. I’ve been a fan of the squared circle for quite a long time and it’s the first film to take the subject matter seriously. Mickey Rourke was amazing as Randy “The Ram” Robinson.
Runner-up: Black Swan
I could be a complete asshole and go totally against the popular choice of A Nightmare on Elm Street as Craven’s best; but that would just be stupid. He gave us Freddy Fucking Krueger with this one, for crying out loud!
Runner-up: The Last House on the Left or Scream (tie)
Just as Craven brought usFreddy Krueger with his greatest film A Nightmare on Elm Street; so did Tobe Hooper bring us The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Leatherface 10 years prior. Watch this movie and you’ll think twice about picking up hitchhikers and eating Texas Bar-B-Que.
It may seem like a strange choice, but I pick his remake of Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes over High Tension (aka Haute Tension aka Switchblade Romance) as Aja’s best film. It’s close though; both movies are fucking brutal.
Runner-up: High Tension
Some people seem to love Rob Zombie’s films and other people seem to hate his films and his fucking guts. There’s no middle ground. What’s his best film? That’s easy: The Devil’s Rejects.
What have I said before? The Howling is the greatest werewolf movie ever made; so the choice here is a no-brainer.
Re-animator, of course. Those of you who disagree can get a job in a sideshow. This film brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘giving head.’
Runner-up: From Beyond
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
I haven’t seen everything by Del Toro, but I thoroughly enjoyed The Devil’s Backbone. It was an amazing little ghost story.
There is no question that Night of the Living Dead is Romero’s greatest film; the trouble is that Dawn of the Dead is every bit as awesome. Folks, we have a tie! Zombies everywhere have Uncle George to thank for their popularity.
Runner-up: Day of the Dead
I loved Session 9 and The Machinist on equal terms; but if I had to choose I’d have to go with the latter based simply on the strength of the performance from Christian Bale. The Machinist is a brilliant film about guilt and how it can affect us so deeply.
Runner-up: Session 9
The Exorcist. Nothing else need be said.
Runner-up: The French Connection
I choose May as McKee’s best for one simple reason: the deliciously disturbing performance from Angela Bettis. She deserved an Oscar for that movie.
Runner-up: The Woman
It’s going to take Sanchez a long time before he gets out from under the shadow of The Blair Witch Project. He’s been making heavy strides with films like Altered and Lovely Molly. Still, it is the witch who holds sway over all.
I’ve only seen one Bava film and that is Black Sunday. I do want to see more.
The same goes for Lucio Fulci and Zombie. I know, I know I need to watch more Fulci and Bava.
The man who gave us The Man with No Name. It’s hard to pick one great Leone film. A Fistful of Dollars? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Once Upon a Time in the West? Once Upon a Time in America? Nope, I just can’t do it.
There you go; my choices. Some are your choices as well and some are not. Opinions are like assholes; everybody has one and they make the world go ’round.
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There were reports this Halloween of a husband and wife team of zombies on the loose in Bakersfield, California. At first reports were sketchy; but then the photos began to surface. I must give you fair warning that these photos are not a pretty sight.
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SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-OCTOBER 2012-DANIELLE HARRIS
I have to be honest with you all; I really don’t know all that much about the October Scream Queen of the Month, Danielle Harris. I know that she’s beautiful; the photo above is proof of that. I know that she made her film debut as Jamie Lloyd in 1988′s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and would return to the role the following year in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. I also know that she stepped into the role of Annie Brackett for director Rob Zombie’s re-vision of Halloween and Halloween II in 2007 and 2009; a role was originally filled by Nancy Loomis in John Carpenter’s Halloween in 1978 and again in Halloween II in 1981.
Hmm, so what else do I know about Danielle Harris? Well, she has earned the title of modern day Scream Queen by appearing in genre films like Urban Legend (1998), Left For Dead (2007), The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond (2009), Hatchet II and Stakeland (both 2010) and Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 and The Victim (both 2011).
She has appeared in the non-genre films The Last Boy Scout (1991) with Bruce Willis as well as Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and Free Willy. She recently completed Fatal Call and is in post-production with Hatchet III, Dead.tv and The Ghost of Goodnight Lane.
Last but not least, I know that it is an honor to bestow the title of Scream Queen of the Month for Halloween Month 2012 upon the beautiful and the busy Miss Danielle Harris!
Born Danielle Andrea Harris on June 1, 1977
She appeared both as the on-screen ”Roseanne” (1988)’s neighbour, Molly in the TV show, and as Roseanne’s real life daughter, Jessica in a movie autobiography of Roseanne’s life.
In the mid-1990s, she was stalked by an obsessed fan. This person wrote letters threatening to kill her, and was eventually arrested for bringing a shotgun to her house.
Kept her clown costume from Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) for years and even went trick-or-treating that year around Queens as Jamie Lloyd. Years later she sold the costume to a dedicated “Halloween” fan for his own personal collection.
- Three Part 3s: Friday the 13th Part 3, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warrior and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (gawker.com)
- 31 Days Of Horror – Exclusive Interview With Actor/Director/Scream Queen Danielle Harris (biffbampop.com)
- Top 6 Danielle Harris Horror Roles (dreadcentral.com)
- Blu-ray review: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (dailyrecord.co.uk)
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Has it already been nearly a year since Written in Blood celebrated it’s first Halloween? This time of year has crept up on me like a ninja fat kid on the last slice of pizza. What with changing jobs, changing hours and all I really haven’t had much time to decorate for this frightful time. But, starting with my next review I will hopefully have the place looking a little more suitable for this fearful hell-i-day!! There, that was short and sweet! Take care and stay scared!!
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Christina Raia is an aspiring writer, director and producer. She is currently trying to raise the funds to get her first feature film, “Summit” into production. When I spoke to her she was concerned that her answers would be long-winded and would need to be edited. I assured her that her passion for her craft shines with every word and that nothing would be changed.
What was the moment of clarity in your life when you woke up and said “Hey, I want to make movies for a living.”?
It‘s really hard for me to say what that defining moment was that made me decide to be a filmmaker. I started writing stories when I was 5 and actually wrote my first screenplay (or what I thought was a screenplay) at 9 years old. I got my first video camera at 13. I know that when I was 15 I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t going to pursue anything else in my life other than filmmaking because writing and directing was my passion and I didn’t care if it was impractical or a gamble as some family members and teachers told me. But my mom tells me that I would say that I was going to make movies when I grew up when I was 6 years old. So, that desire was there very early on. When I was around that age, I would become infatuated with specific films and just watch one every single day for weeks and pick up on new little things every time. Then I’d move on to another after a while and repeat the process. I would watch so many movies but I was always drawn to very dark and fantastical ones. Tim Burton played a huge part in why I wanted to make movies and why I was inspired to use my imagination. I saw “The Nightmare before Christmas” when I was 4 (the year it came out) and I was in awe, not just of the story but of the visuals and I suppose the entire cinematic achievement of it, everything. I doubt I decided I was going to make movies at 4 years old and I doubt I could have even articulated why I enjoyed the movie so much, but I’m sure that was a very influential moment. Also, growing up, I wasn’t a huge Spielberg fan, as kids tended to be. I like more obscure things. I watched an array of different films. My mom monitored what I watched but she was also really lenient. I discovered various genres, including horror films; it made me see the completely open fountain of stories that could be told, not just the ones for kids. Of course, there are films/directors that have inspired me as I’ve gotten older (the classic ones that people always say) but whenever I’m asked about why I wanted to be a filmmaker, I always go back to when I was a kid because that’s when it really started for me. Anything I’ve discovered since then and have become a fan of has simply reinforced my love for movies and my belief that it’s what I’m meant to do.
You’re a filmmaker, therefore you have influences. Name one. No, name three.
Well, as I said, Tim Burton would be one; although I have to admit that I’ve been rather disappointed with his recent work. I have always been and am still a huge fan of John Carpenter. I absolutely love how John Carpenter would take a basic premise and make it much deeper than what was on the surface of the story. He would explore social issues in a purely entertaining manner, like his body horror films of the 80′s. One of my favorite movies of all time is “The Thing”. My film, “Summit”, is actually, in some ways, homage to “The Thing”. It has nothing to do with shape-shifting aliens but there’s definitely this theme of survival in a dire situation and not knowing who to trust. I absolutely thought of “The Thing” while writing “Summit”, especially because I set it in the snow, and trying to survive the conditions is also a factor in my movie. His use of music in The Thing is great too. It will definitely inspire the music in “Summit”. And of course his other films are inspirations as well, “Halloween” is huge. “Halloween” is the first slasher film I ever saw and it made me want to make slasher films. I once wrote a paper for class on the evolution of the final girl from “Halloween” to “Scream” (because I’m nerdy like that) and “Summit” definitely works with the final girl trope. There are just so many inspirations; I could go on forever. But I’ll stop here. I do think that you’ll see a little of who inspired me in the final product of “Summit” but I definitely will be bringing my own style to the genre; and there will be something new and original about how I execute this very common plot set-up.
Why horror movies?
Why horror movies? Well, the short answer is one that I say when asked why I like the horror genre so much compared to other genres: Within the horror genre, social issues can be addressed and allegories can be utilized. It’s such an intriguing and exciting genre that can be fun and grotesque, as well as insightful and profound. It’s that drastic contrast that makes me love the horror genre so much. I’ve always loved how audience members have such a visceral experience with it. I guess I aim to really affect people on multiple levels of interaction in the way that the horror genre is capable of doing.
The long answer to that question is that it’s a desire that I’ve always had. It’s simply a genre I have always really wanted to be a part of. It makes perfect sense that my first feature film would be a horror film. My love for horror movies also goes back to my childhood. I discovered a love for horror movies at an absurdly young age. I first saw “Pet Sematary” when I was 5 and for some reason just loved it. It freaked me out; I had nightmares that the mom’s sister was creeping up my stairs to come and get me; for some reason she was the most frightening part of the movie to me. But I kept watching it over and over because I just loved how it scared me, how it lingered even after watching it. That screenplay I mentioned at 9 years old, it was a slasher film. It was about 11 pages and I, of course being 9, thought that would translate to a 2 hour movie. I actually still have the pages I typed up somewhere in a box. I had just seen “Scream” and felt like writing something similar. The story was pretty much “Scream” but with 10 year old characters and the boyfriend died in the first scene, came back as the killer for a twist ending, but then it turned out that he was just being used by his best friend and was really not the killer. I thought it was brilliant and that I was going to be a famous horror film director because of this script. I would make my friends rehearse their lines even though I didn’t even have a video camera at the time. I just naively believed that I would be able to make this movie; I honestly don’t know where I thought I would get a camera from. But, anyway, I tell you this story because it really shows that for some reason I was always just drawn to horror movies. I was always watching them and writing horror stories. I did it again when I was 13. I wrote a script about a group of teenagers making a slasher film and then the cast and crew members started getting picked off one by one. It was called “Cut”. I never made it but I tried so hard to; I just didn’t have the resources then. I finally made a short film almost 3 years ago called “Do Over”; it wasn’t a slasher, more like a psychological thriller. I’m proud of it but it’s very flawed. It was my first independent short and my first real step into the genre. But that’s not the film that I would want to define as my horror film. I feel like I really need to make “Summit” because I’ve always been trying to make my mark on the horror genre and the timing was just never right until now. I have this great script that pays homage to the genre while also bringing something completely different to it; and I have these awesome people committed to the film and working to help make it happen. It’s just the right time for me to finally make my horror film, my directorial contribution to the genre. Then who knows from there? I can definitely see myself staying in the genre but I don’t know for sure. I just know that “Summit” is really a passion project that I have to make happen. I suppose it’s the film that all my little childhood ideas were building up to.
Why would I as a horror film fan want to see your movie?
Well, it’s like I said; it stays true to the typical formula in some ways but definitely brings something very new to the table. Its five friends going on a ski trip that end up at the wrong location, and things take a gory twist from there. That’s a plot set-up that you, as a horror film fan, already know and love. But it’s not just going to be more of the same. It’s very unlike slasher films of the past decade that just regurgitate the same formula from start to finish. The way the story plays out is fresh and original. It explores survival in a different way. It has the death and bloody gore that you’re used to and want to see but it also is very character-based and thrusts you into the story and leaves you immersed in this survival experience with the characters in a way that isn’t typical to slashers. If you’re a fan of the genre, I believe that it will not disappoint you or your standards for the genre; but it will definitely surprise you in unexpected and enjoyable ways.
Every great slasher film has had an iconic villain. “Texas Chainsaw” had Leatherface, “Halloween” had Michael, and “Friday the 13th” had Jason. Who is your horror icon going to be?
That’s a tough one because, unlike those films where the killer is known from the beginning, this one is left ambiguous for a good portion of the film. You know someone is taunting and killing these individuals but you don’t know who or why. That’s part of the original aspect of the film. It’s a slasher film that also has a mystery component to it. The killings are done in a slightly (the 1st) “Friday the 13th” POV kind of way; but not exactly like that either. You’ll really just have to wait and watch the film once it comes out to see who the horror icon for “Summit” will be.
Christina, your answers have been passionate and honest. But now, here comes the Big Kahuna question. You’re trying to raise $12,000 to get your movie, “Summit”, off the ground and into production. Now, we all know that right now there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of filmmakers out there with that same goal in mind. So, tell me Christina why should we as horror fans want to contribute to the making of “Summit”?
Summit is a film that you should want to be a part of. We’re not just asking for funding and then wiping our hands of everyone that contributed. We intend to maintain a certain level of interactivity with our backers. You’re our future audience, we know that. If everything I’ve said about the film thus far intrigues you then helping make this film happen will benefit you. By backing the film, you’re essentially signing up to watch it in the near future. It’s not just a donation, it’s an investment. We intend to share exclusive behind the scene photos and videos with our backers. You want to see how we manage to axe a character in the chest? We’ll upload a video and show you exactly how we did it. Through our facebook page we intend to share videos from the set where you’ll bear witness to our trials and tribulations during production, as well as all the poignant and magical moments when a scene works out perfectly. I don’t just want money; I want a relationship with the people that have an interest in the film. I think that by backing Summit, you’ll not only feel like you’re contributing to the funding of the film, but also that you’ve become a part of the team that’s making it.
And speaking of the team, I think that’s also a big part of why people would want to contribute to the film. You wouldn’t just be supporting me and my movie; you’d be supporting an entire team of creative and talented people that have committed so much time and effort to this project. And I don’t just mean the crew. It’s not so common that you’ll see a film on kickstarter.com almost a year before production that already has the cast; and definitely not a cast that is eager to be a part of the fundraising campaign like ours is. They are truly proud to be a part of the film. I have “Meet the Cast” videos planned as updates over the next couple of weeks and it’s the cast, in their own words, discussing Summit and why they’re excited about the film. This campaign is truly a collaborative project with a community of people that are passionate about this fresh and original Horror film. We want you to be a part of that community. We want to make this film and share it with you. We just need $12,000 to do that.
Christina, it has been great talking to you and I wish you the best of luck with ”Summit“.
Thank you. I appreciate this opportunity. I’ve really enjoyed answering these questions. I hope your readers will enjoy getting to know a little about me and my passion for horror movies and filmmaking, this project in particular. And I do hope that this interview has sparked some interest in “Summit”. If anyone is interested in supporting the film, please check out our kickstarter.com campaign; even just telling a few people about it is a huge help! And if anyone would like to get in contact with me to discuss “Summit” further they can send me a message through the “Summit” facebook page or through the kickstarter.com campaign page as well. Thanks again!
For those of you interested in more information on Christina Raia and “Summit” all you have to do is click on the link below. Thank you.
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Katie Featherston is not the first woman that you think about when the subject of Scream Queens comes up in a conversation. But then you take a look at her page on the Internet Movie DataBase and you begin to change your mind a bit. Take a look at her credits; Paranormal Activity-horror, Paranormal Activity 2-horror, Paranormal Activity 3-horror, Psychic Experiment-horror, Mutation-you guessed it, horror. The Texas born beauty was born October 20, 1982 and graduated with a BFA from Southern Methodist University after majoring in acting in 2005. She says her favorite scary movie is Candyman and that Halloween is the perfect time of the year for horror movie marathons. She is vicious, malicious and oh so delicious. She is Katie Featherston and she is the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month for June, 2o12.
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SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-JANUARY 2012-ANNA PAQUIN
She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Piano at the age of 11. She has starred in 2 X-Men films as the “you can look but dare not touch” Southern belle Marie aka Rogue. She’s starred in the films Darkness (2002), Trick ‘r’ Treat (2007) and Scream 4 (2011). But what our lovely Scream Queen of the Month for January, 2012 is most famous for is being the go-to girl for vampires Bill Compton and Eric Northman and the werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the hit HBO series True Blood. I get a feeling the ladies tune in to see the how this little ménage-a-quartet develops over time. The men tune in for a different reason altogether. But whatever the reason, the lovely Anna Paquin is the inaugural Scream Queen of the Month for January, 2012!
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Okay, so Halloween will soon be upon us like a vampire upon the neck of a slumbering beauty. Soon the streets will be filled with ghosts, witches, Batmen and Batgirls, Snookis, Charlie Sheens and many more monsters, heroes and celebrities in between. My wife and I don’t have any kids and we’ll both be working that night. Her sister will be at our house passing out candy from a black cauldron of delights. It sounds corny because it is corny.
But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about your kid’s safety. Trick or Treating for a child can be a fun and exciting thing, but you have to follow certain precautions. It’s not like when we were kids and we lived in neighborhoods where everybody knew everybody and we all got along for the most part. There are people in this world who want nothing more than to cause harm to a child. If you think I’m trying to scare you, you’re right, I am. I want you and your children to have a safe and Happy Halloween. I want your children to all come home with huge bags of candy. I want them to go to school the next day and compare their hauls with that of their friends. The worst thing I want to happen to your child is a tummy-ache from eating too much candy.
One of the best ways to find out what houses, streets or neighborhoods are safe to take your children to is to visit the FBI Sex Offender Registry website. The site offers a state by state registry. You merely have to click on the state you live in and it will take you to a new page. Each page is a little different for each state, but it’s all pretty simple to follow. For most states you can search by city, name, and zip code or within a predetermined radius of a city or school. It’s simple and it takes very little of your time. Isn’t it important to you to know that your child will be safe this Halloween?
Here’s wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Thank you for your time. The FBI Sex Offender Registry address is below.
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