Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Halloween (looking for a movie?)

Hey there and happy Halloween folks!! It’s that time of year when most folks start watching “scary” movies. Here’s a little site to check out . I use it whenever the urge to watch something different hits me, but it’s perfect for this time of year. Italian zombies, Japanese ghost stories, all kinds of things are here even sections on classic actors (Vincent Price), studios (American International), and even black and white/silent film stuff.

The first section is the Vault and it contains movies that the site owner considers revolutionized the way we watch horror, and I feel he gets it right for the most part. There are 29 movies linked on this page and each subsequent page has info about the film, facts and trivia. At the bottom of the main vault page are several links such as Hammer Horror, Asian Horror, EuroHorror, etc. Each one has a description of the types of cinema and is followed by individual titles (example, Hammer Horror has Curse of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing, squee!)

The Master’s Chamber is dedicated to directors of the genre, such as John Carpenter, George Romero, and Sam Raimi. Each entry contains a biography and filmography as well as why the owner felt they are masters of the craft. A few of them do not link to anything (I really wanted to read about Tsoi Hark) so apparently there are a few things left unfinished. The Observatory is an actor version with a lot more empty slots so to speak (only Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Gunnar Hansen have information). The Laboratory rounds out these type of pages, this time with special effects, unfortunately only the Tom Savini entry has information.

Horror sub-genres get a look at in the Parlor, specifically vampires, ghosts and aliens. The Dungeon is a links page, in case you need something more specific, or slightly different. Hopefully this has been helpful, informative or at least in some way entertaining. Take care and thanks for stopping by.

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