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HorrorFest 2010, Round 6 Playlist

Here it is, folks: the last round of films for HorrorFest 2010. October has flown by and Halloween is a couple days away. Have you all got your costumes? I do, but I’m not telling you just yet. This weekend’s playlist is shorter than previous ones have been, but features what look like some promising flicks.

Rec — I tried to watch this last night but after my buddy complained that it was exactly like Quarantine except in spanish — though in reality Quarantine is exactly like Rec except in english — so I didn’t get more than twenty minutes in. From what I did see, I’m stoked to throw this one on and watch it in its entirety.

The Thing — From what I understand, this is a well-respected remake of a classic. Supposedly featuring the goriest make-up effects of its time, it’s probably lost a bit of its impact today but I’m still looking forward to it. Plus it features Snake Plissken! Wicked awesome!

I’ve got what sounds like a pretty serious party to attend on Saturday night, which could put me in the perfect mood for a powerhouse session of horror on Sunday (Halloween!). I won’t deny I get a little teary-eyed thinking about this all coming to an end soon. Sniff.

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HorrorFest 2010, Round 5 — Saw I & II

Halloween is less than a week away, and that means the unfortunate end to HorrorFest 2010. It feels like yesterday that October began and I was eagerly making my way to the video store for the first round of horror films. Sigh. Anyways, as well as Thirst, I rented Saw I & II; I saw the first one years ago but felt it necessary to refresh myself with the beginning of today’s now very successful franchise, with Saw 3D (VII) in theatres this Friday.  Continue reading

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HorrorFest 2010, Round 5 — Thirst

When I hit the video store on Wednesday evening, I had a short list of movies to keep my eyes open for, but I decided to give the New/Recent Releases section a quick perusal before heading straight to Horror. The way the store is laid out, if you proceed directly to your right from the entrance and then begin browsing at the shelves that appear on the immediate right, you’re presented with a quick selection of recent TV series releases followed by documentaries. Continuing along the same path you reach a corner where the end of the new/recent releases begins. (I always browse this way, starting at ‘Z’ and working my way to back to ‘A’. Don’t ask why — I couldn’t tell you.) As I scanned over the covers, I was struck with some familiar and slightly disturbing artwork for a movie called Thirst. Assuming by the artwork — correctly I might add — I guessed that it was a horror movie, which was exactly what I was there for.  Continue reading

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HorrorFest 2010, Round 4

Wednesday’s come again, and that means another trip to the video store to grab some more horror. It also means another installation of brief reviews of the movies I’ve viewed over the past week; this week was a doozy, collecting a total viewing of seven — yes, seven — horror films. (If you’re wondering how or why I’d watch so many horror movies in less than a week, firstly, it’s October; secondly, I screwed my back up doing some very suggestive dance moves followed by inebriated frisbee so I’ve been stuck to the couch.) On with it!  Continue reading

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The Future of The Black Keys

I’m not one to grab some cardboard (or wood), paint words of the apocalypse being nigh and strap it onto my body to enlighten the world of impending doom. That aside, a couple friends and I were discussing The Black Keys and the explosive success they’ve seen with their most recent studio release, Brothers, and how it might impact their future — or perhaps more importantly, our future as fans. As I’ve said before — numerous times — I’m an unbridled fan of the Keys, but when you start hearing their music in television commercials and they win an MTV Breakthrough Video VMA for Tighten Up*, I get a little nervous; my friends were voicing the same anxiety. (I will admit I quite enjoy the video for Tighten Up. A nice bit of humour, that.)  Continue reading

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