November 1, 2014 was a day that will go down in Horror movie Hall Of Fame. We were told that the house where the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was about a hour away from our house. We decided to take a trip out to see this house, the drive was quite a ways out there and we were feeling like we would miss it. About 1 hour into the drive we decided to stop at a gas station to get directions ( typical horror movie movie right there.) the guy had no idea of where country road 336 was, this was were the house was. Using google maps we finally found where the road was and it was about 15 minutes away. Passing though a town called Taylor, all I could think about was a corrupt town ran by hillbillies that lured people to the house and eat them. Finally arriving at the house we saw this sigh This was at the beginning of the driveway and it put a little damper on our adventure. Though we could not venture into the house, you can still feel the energy of the place. Fiction or not it is a crazy story, and you can feel the energy of the place. I wanted to cross the lines so bad it was hard to contain myself. Our Friends went with us and they feared for their lives. This will go down as a great adventure of our time in Texas.
Halloween is a staple in the horror world, and in the Halloween world. It is a movie about a mysterious killer after his little sister. This was a movie that was a guarantee on the tv line up for the halloween season. This is a movie that was scary every time when we were kids. Still was, I had the opportunity to watch this movie on the big screen and it was quite a treat. Michael myers is a horror Icon, and what makes him so scary? Is it the fact that he doesn’t talk? You don’t really see his face? Growing up Halloween was know as the horror that started the series of movies. When Halloween 2 cane out it was a good extension of the first movie. After that it takes a life of its own. Jamie Lee Curtis was the star in the movie and it was a time when the teen age girls were like 21 or so, under age drinking was common and so was sex. Jamie teaches you how to talk to a cop while stones. That is quite a talent.
July of 2013 we moved to Austin Texas, We moved to Travis County, Buda Texas. This movie is a staple in horror movies and the original was a scary 70’s movie that had people at the end of their seats. Sometime ago I recorded this movie on vhs. I would watch it about once a month, and be freaked out every time. Texas Chainsaw was based on a story of a serial killer named Ed Gien, a real life killer. Leather face was a deranged killer just protecting his family. I would say that the Hewitt family was very close and we all should learn a lesson about family values from them. The beginning scenes from both the original and the remake is a great reminder that we should never pick up hitchhikers, unless you me and have to walk 30 miles back home and no one would pick you up. Sometimes this movie would remind me of a little town Star, Idaho. This was a movie that made you think it was real life experience.
I worked for a pizza restaurant in Eagle Idaho back in 1998, working with a young kid changed my life completely with the B rated horror. Troma Videos took horror to a new level and made quality and low budget cool. I remember the conversation very clearly when I was talking about horror movies and this kid told be about a movie called Redneck Zombies, this movie is a cult classic. It was the most affective zombie movie ever. I think Walking Dead was and Night of the Living dead was inspired by this movie. Like all Troma movies, there is toxic waste involved, spilling in to some Moonshine. People started drinking the moonshine and BAM! Zombie time. The characters are poorly developed, and the plot was great. People would go camping, trip on acid. I learned that if you want to figure out a zombie dissect it while tripping out on acid. Troma has a nice feel about their movies and it is fun entertainment for everyone. Through out the years I would play this movie to a vast variety of people and the reaction has been the same.
Back in the early 80’s was a raw innocent time, when you can take things the way they are, no questions asked. There was a time when Dumpster diving was a normal thing and no one thought twice about it. We would go a lot back then and find all kind of gems. I didn’t realize that one dumpster run would change my horror viewing forever. I found a magazine that was about horror movies. This was back in 1983, so Friday the 13th part 2 was still fresh. Movies had a longer life span back then. A movie was still new even if it was a year or two old. I miss that old magic.
This movie was state of the art horror; I think it could be my all time favorite of the Friday the 13th franchise. This takes place a few years after the first one and people think that a different side of the lake is okay to camp at after the murders from part 1. The whole feel of the movie is eerie and raw. Jason is a hillbilly with a pillowcase over his face and a flannel shirt. There are some memorable scenes that shaped my childhood forever. Head in the fridge, guy in a wheel chair, which was stolen from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the famous mothers head. You get to see Jason at the end with his face that was a terrifying scene. My favorite was the little shack in the woods; we would reanimate that on the farm in Elma. We would pretend feedbags were Jason and we would chop it up bury it drown it and even burn it, which then he would be reincarnated and do it all over again.( this was before The Final Friday). The little pump house was Jason’s shack and we actually chopped the door down with an axe. The sack mask was my favorite and I believe it is a cult classic favorite as well.
During the 1980’s there was one man who terrorized or night sleep and I think it is the reason why there is a huge Insomnia problem in the USA. His name is Freddy Kruger. My sister who is a Co-Author wrote this piece and it is brilliant. Nightmare on Elm Street part 1. One of the true classics and probably the only time Johnny Depp, in his debut performance, has ever been turned down by any female in history. Which is the true “horror” to me.
The setting is small town USA and as we know… Every town has an Elm st. A group of teens are hunted by the notorious child murderer Freddy Kruger. In their dreams.
Nancy, played by Heather Langenkamp is the lead in this group and the only one to survive. Sorry Johnny. Although he does have one of the bloodiest kill scenes in horror movie history while watching Ms Nude World.
Lots of great kills along the way including the great character of Nancy’s drunk mother and one of the scariest parts in the film when Tina is being dragged through the halls of highschool in a body bag. Good stuff.
Nancy learns, not soon enough to save anyone but herself, that you just don’t “believe” in Freddy and he has no power.
Although for me, I will always be haunted and freaked out by that nursery rhyme… One two Freddy’s coming for you…I saw it in the 4th grade and had nightmares thinking my friend Jennifer’s acrylic nails were Freddy’s knives and she would rip my heart out through my back because she was possessed by Freddy.
Myranda had a thing with her dreams, May there is a little freddy in all of us if we look deep enough. We lived in the suburbs of Seattle called Burien. Next door was our Aunt Lee and Uncle Duke, they had a shed that we would play it, It ending up being a Freddy Kruger Shrine. were we used wooden chair legs as his fingers and made claw marks. Freddy was a little different. He had a intimate piece in your soul, Maybe because he was in your dreams instead of real life?
I am going deep with this one and there will be a few movies I will be review in this series. The first is Blood Diner. This movie is not really main stream, but it is a 80’s gem. Two guys who own a diner Decide to bring back the goddess Shitar. They need the help from there uncle who is a talking brain. how could it get any better then that. The influence this movie had was when Adam and I ran Sawtooth Luces Restaurant and watch this movie. It inspired us to be better chefs. We would not kill people like in the movie. One of the cooks in the movie would watch wrestling while cooking and get mad and throw stuff. We would reference that when ever it would get stressful in the kitchen. I wish I had a talking brain. The jokes are corny and the acting is terrible. This was one of the movie I had on vhs Recorded on a tape. There was a phase were I would try to fit 3-4 movies on one tape. This movie I would watch a lot. Back in the day you coul rent VHS tapes and record them on a dual VCR system. Some were getting smart and block your content. More to come on movies I recorded