Despite being out of town for the day, I still made it up a priority to update this thing. Now some of you may or may not care (most likely the latter) but I got to do this so my friends wont put my head in a microwave for unkept promises =P
Basically I’m gonna be reviewing a film from 1986, a very underrated horror film titled “House” starring William Katt, George Wendt (Norm from “Cheers”) and Richard Moll (Bull from “Night Court”).
Now before I get started with the review I’ll admit i approached this film with apprehension since it was directed by Steve Miner, the same man who directed the superb “friday the 13th” sequels part 2 and 3, but he’s also the man who directed the “Day of the dead” re-make, ugh.
With that out of the way I was actually pleasently surprised, I had saw the film a few times as a kid but wasnt sure if it would hold up now at the age of 21. Thankfully the film is just as good now as it was then, maybe even better.
The film deals with horror novelist/vietnam vet Roger Cobb who moves back into his childhood home to help conquer his current strain of writers block. It also turns out the house has a history of it’s own as years earlier (shown through flashbacks) Cobbs son disappeared after falling in the pool, eventually the stories of the horrors of vietnam and the disappearnce of his child both converge into an amazing finale.
Throughout the film we are introduced with a nosy neighbor, Harold Gordon (George Wendt) numerous horrific looking monsters, the kind that pop out of closets, out of chimneys, and who can forget the big marlin fish that hangs on the wall and suddenly comes to life.
This movie is great and if I had to compare it to any horror film, it’s a film infused with the humor of ”Evil Dead”/meets the chilling tension of the original “poltergeist”. Definitely worth a look this halloween season.
Dita von Teese photographed by Terry Richardson
Easily one of the coolest people on the planet.
Okay it’s not really Halloween, but that doesn’t mean my anticipation for it is any less. So periodically over the next few weeks I’ll be counting down all hallows eve on this. I know I didn’t go through with reviewing all of the “Friday the 13th” films earlier in the summer but a toothache from hell prevented that. So this I vow, over the next two months tumblr will be filled with ghosts and goblins and all kinds of halloweeny goodness.
First post tomorrow ! =D
Tammy Mullins, Food City manager.
The bible obviously, easily the most interpretable/debated book in history. Also I would remove all the violent, angry god parts =)