HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! My favorite holiday and I would like to share some of my favorite horror films with you. Most of these films are an acquired taste. Most of these are horror films are direct to video. They are in no particular order.
MY LITTLE EYE (2002)
Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras. Each has their reason for wanting to be there – fame, money, adventure. The prize – $1 million. The rules – if one person leaves, everyone loses. It becomes the ultimate morality test. When Danny’s beloved grandfather dies, does his greed overcome his love? When the skittish Emma finds blood on her pillow why does she still stay behind? And what dark secret does the house harbour that leaves them feeling as though they’re being watched by more than just a million pairs of eyes? Horror film.
Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride.
C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller) (1984)
A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them in this horror film from the eighties.
Written By: Philip Brubaker
C.H.U.D. 2 (Bud the C.H.U.D.) (1989)
A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleashed upon a suburban neighborhood.
(The first film played it for horror and didn’t really come close, but it’s a fun flick to watch. Part two is basically just for fun. Terra)
Night of the Lepus (1972)
Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.
A scientist (Bradford Dillman) experiments with mutated insects freed by an earthquake, making matters worse.
On the quiet campus of the remotely-located SouthwesternUniversity, something strange is happening; all of the dogs in the area, once loyal, gentle pets, are now banding together in wild, feral packs and hunting down their former masters. Could the strange transformation have anything to do with the secret government experiments being conducted in the school’s physics laboratory? More importantly, can the dogs be stopped before it’s too late?
Written By: Jean-Marc Rocher
(This starred one of my favorite actors, David McCallum. I saw it on TV, but the IMDbPro page says it was in theaters also. This film gave me the creeps and still does to this day.)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Rock opera version of “The Phantom of the Opera” with elements of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and the legend of Faust. Evil record producer Swan steals both the singer (Phoenix) and the music from composer Winslow Leach. With a mutilated face covered by a silver owl-like mask, he searches for other ways to have his revenge. However, Leach signs a contract with Swan to complete his rock opera based on the life of Faust only for Phoenix. Betrayed by Swan, who hires glam-rock singer Beef as the lead singer of this rock opera, Leach exacts his vengeance. However, Leach discovers the dark secret of his contract: Swan has sold his soul to the devil for eternal youth – 20 years ago.
Written By: R. Kessen
(The soundtrack of this film is awesome. Terra)
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of towns folk in a remote hotel.
Written By: Ross Horsley
So, here are some of my favorite and little known films to watch today.