Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

I finally got to go to the theater last night and check out Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.  I have been looking forward to this movie very much since the teaser trailer released a couple of months ago.  It is not revolutionary or comperable to the original movie by any means, but I did enjoy myself.  I liked the fact that this movie took place right after the end of the original movie and paid tribute to it with the intro.  I liked that Bill Moseley was cast to play the head of the family, Drayton Sawyer, due to Jim Siedow’s death.  I also appreciated the Gunnar Hansen cameo.  The critic reviews have been stellar, but I went into the movie with an open mind.  I thought that the plot was not the deepest I’ve ever seen, but it was a fun ride.  The 3D effects looked pretty good, and with the exceotion of Trey Songs, the actors did a decent job.  I enjoyed the twist ending and am hopeful for a sequel due to the movie being left open for one.  If you get a chance, check out this movie in the theater.  Lets be honest, it was a lot better than Texas Chainsaw The Next Generation. 

Evil Dead The Musical

Last night I took my wife to see the Kanawha Players production of “Evil Dead The Musical in Charleston, WV.  I wasn’t expecting a giant Broadway production… just a fun, campy local musical with a little bit of arterial spray… and that is what they delivered.  Given the chance id love to see a big budget Broadway production of this show.  I bought some raffle tickets for my wife and of course she was victorious and walked away with DVD copies of army of darkness and my name is Bruce.  Last night was the final performance.  Hope you checked it out while it was in town.  Until next time!

House at the End of the Street

The other night I went to the theater to watch a movie.  I have seen most of the current movies that interested me, so I decided to give house at the end of the street a shot.  This movie is about a mom and daughter that move into a new neighborhood.  The house next door has a shady past though… a double murder.  The killer was never found and was believed to still be living in the woods nearby.  I was pleasantly surprised by this movie.  It looked run of the mill and corny but I became very interested in it.  There were a couple of twists that were unexpected and added a lot to the film.  This isn’t the best horror movie I’ve ever seen by any means, but I am not sorry I watched it.  If you’re looking for something to do for a couple hours, I suggest checking out this film.  Good to see Hollywood making a horror/thriller that isn’t a remake or completely mindless.  Until next time.

Fast vs Slow Zombies

With the looming return of The Walking Dead, I am thinking about zombies today.  I was always a bigger fan of the slow zombies rather than the faster than a Marathon runner ravenous zombies.  My favorite zombie movies are George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Lucio Fulci’s “Zombie”.  I like seeing hordes of slow zombies surround a house or a building filled with survivors.  There is more thought and strategy involved.  This is why I love the walking dead so much.  Its like an updated dawn of the dead.  Slow, flesh eating zombies.  You know there is never an end to the numbers.  When there is no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth!  I’m pumped!  Braaaaiiiinnnnsssss!!!

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

At the movie theater the other day I saw a poster for Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.  I don’t know if it is a reboot or what… but I love the franchise.  The other night I watched part of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.  As a child it was one of my favorite horror movies.  Bill Moseley is so funny in it and Dennis Hopper showed why he is the man.  RIP Lefty.