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Alex’s Halloween Countdown- Wrap-Up, Pt. 2

3 Nov

Monsters (2010) From my perspective, this fall- colloquially known as “Oscar Season,” looks very bleak. Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter looked horrendous. 127 Hours looks cool, but I kind of lost faith in Danny Boyle after the sub-par Slumdog Millionaire, which in my opinion was wholly undeserving of an Academy Award and could be considered to be [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown- Wrap-Up, Pt. 1

2 Nov

Halloween may already be over, but I feel compelled to three different horror-themed pop culture events I experienced over the weekend. Up first is my review of… The Walking Dead (2010, TV series) Of all the new series premiering on television this year, AMC’s adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel series was the one I [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 7

31 Oct

Horror-Themed Videogames Alan Wake- The Writer Alan Wake is without a doubt one of my Top 10 games of the year. It has one of the best stories ever written for a game, and innovative gameplay that helps it stand apart from other survival horror titles. The game’s rated T for Teen, which made me [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 6

25 Oct

Unfortunately, I’ve learned I’ll have to be working on Halloween till probably around 10 pm. So I’ll still get to party, but I won’t be able to dress up. Still… the countdown must press on. Today I review: The House of the Devil (2009) Continuing my recent obsession with demonology and the occult, I decided [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 5

18 Oct

Paranormal Activity (2009) My second viewing of last year’s sleeper hit was understandably less terrifying than my first. This was due in part to the fact that I knew what was going to happen, but more so because I was watching it on my TV without surround sound. In fact, since I was streaming it [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 4

14 Oct

Today, I’ve decided to do the first half of my Fall TV Roundup for the fourth installment of my Halloween Countdown, focusing exclusively on the horror & sci-fi shows I watch. As you know, I love me some sci-fi/horror. Probably don’t even need to say this, but SPOILER ALERT. Fall TV Roundup, Part I- Horror [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 3

13 Oct

Carriers (2009) I mostly wanted to see this movie because I kinda have a man crush on Chris Pine (c’mon… he’s Captain Kirk), but I’m also genuinely afraid of pandemic scenarios. Nothing is truly scarier than an invisible and virulent plague that strikes without warning, decimates the population before the world’s governments can properly react, [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 2

8 Oct

Pandorum (2009) I had had a passing interest in Pandorum when it was released last year with little fanfair, and even considered seeing it by myself one lonely afternoon. I’m glad I didn’t, because while decent, the film wouldn’t have been worth New York’s exorbitant ticket prices. I was drawn to it because it had [...]

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 1

3 Oct

It’s October, and you know what that means- Halloween!!! Which really, is just an excuse for me to watch horror films and blog about them. Here’s the first installment, a recap of the screening of The Exorcist I attended at MoMa. The Exorcist (1973) The Exorcist has become a bit of a divisive film as [...]