We have a very special epsiode for you this week. This week, to celebrate the Horror Genre, our resident self-proclaimed “Big Horror Guy” Chris Tanski took to the streets and canvassed the vaunted “Horror Community”, trying to ascertain what people’s favorite Horror Movies of all time were! He obtained contributions from 13 different horror afficianados, including bloggers, fans, and horror magazine contributors in order to compile a listing of their 50 favorite Horror films!
A whopping 240 movies were nominated via this process, so the top 50 certainly had to earn their keep!
To help present the Top 50, we invite back Ben Scrivens of Fright-Rags.com, and first time visitor Jesse Bartel of Liberaldead.com. Together, the four of us list out 50-11, and then break down the top 10 in depth! What makes the cut? Which ones do Tank and I like unreasonably in comparison to others? How did your favorite horror movies fare?
Give a listen to find out!!
You can download it directly, here, or as always, look for us on Stitcher Radio and iTunes by searching for (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!
It’s that time of year again… the time when people turn their attention to Horror movies.
Though they’re fun all year round, the holiday of Halloween brings them out in full force. Global horror movie consumption increases thousand fold.
We discussed this topic last year, but it’s worth repeating. What’s your favorite? Do you favor the classics? Maybe low-budget fare is your style… Maybe you’re one of those that stays away from them altogether. There are far too many to list out… the horror genre is far too expansive.
There are very few movies in history that you can look at and point to and say… There. That one started it. With the “it” being an entire genre (or sub genre) of film. A bona fide lineage of films that follow in its footsteps.
“Halloween” is one such movie.
There are 293 films on IMDb with the keyword “Slasher Flick”. Of those, only 12 were released prior to “Halloween”, of those only six were American movies. Of those six, the highest user rating is “The Gore Gore Girls” at 5.2.
You can be assured that none of those films launched the slasher movie craze that dominated horror through the 80s and most of the 90s.
The second episode of the “Title Pending Movie Podcast” with Tank and Fogs is up, and available for download through iTunes, or for mp3 download at buzzsprout.
In this episode, Tank and I turn our attention to horror movies! We go over some of our favorites, talk about the different paths movies take to try to scare us, we break down the “Horror Movies That Everyone Should See”, and give out a couple of special, seasonal recommendations.
I’d like to thank everyone for all the positive feedback we received last time, and point out that we have a new email address now, specifically for the podcast – email@example.com
Give us a shout if you have feedback, comments, questions, suggestions, heckles, whatever!!
LOL. Grown man… collecting toys. Geez. (snikkggh, snikkgghh Ok I can’t hold back. I have to stand all my stuff back up and get some photos submitted to that site… I feel like this could become an arms race!)
Drew: Hello? Fogs: Hello. Drew: Yes? Fogs: Who is this? Drew: Who are you trying to reach? Fogs: What number is this? Drew: Well, what number are you trying to reach? Fogs: I don’t know. Drew: I think you have the wrong number. Fogs: Do I? Drew: It happens. Take it easy.
[SHE HANGS UP... PHONE RINGS AGAIN, SHE ANSWERS]
Drew: Hello? Fogs: I’m sorry, I guess I dialed the wrong number. Drew: So why’d you dial it again? Fogs: To apologize Drew: You’re forgiven… bye now. Fogs: Wait, wait. Don’t hang up. Drew: What? Fogs: I wanna talk to you for a second. Drew: Tuh… They’ve got 900 numbers for that. See ya!
[SHE HANGS UP... PHONE RINGS AGAIN, SHE ANSWERS]
Drew: Hello? Fogs: Why don’t you wanna talk to me? Drew: Who is this? Fogs: You tell me your name, I’ll tell you mine. Drew: I don’t think so.
[checks popcorn] Fogs: What’s that noise? Drew: Popcorn! Fogs: You’re making popcorn? Drew: Uh huh. Fogs: I only eat popcorn at the movies. Drew: Well, I’m getting ready to watch a video. Fogs: Really, what? Drew: Oh, just some scary movie. Fogs: Do you like scary movies? Drew: Uh huh. Fogs: What’s your favorite scary movie? Drew: I dunno. Fogs: You have to have a favorite, what comes to mind?
“Paranormal Activity 3″ is the second sequel in the Paranormal Activity franchise. So by now, I presume you all know what the deal is. Two sisters have been plagued since childhood by a malevolent spirit… when the ghostly phenomena begin to manifest themselves, someone close to them sets up cameras in order to capture the occurrences on film. We’re treated to the views from these cameras during the night (or day at times in this one), and a round of “What’s going to move?” ensues.
This third chapter goes back to the girl’s childhoods in order to explore the root causes of their curse, and the addition of the children, plus the mythology the film crafts around the source of the events give this film enough variation so that it doesn’t feel like the total retread that the second one did. It can safely be called a “Return to Form”.