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Halloween Movie Madness: Days 22-31

There were a whole ton of movies watched in the past few days. So I'm including them all in one big post.

It: Chapter Two
Pet Semetary
Us
The Curse of La Llorona
Unfriended
Unfriended: Dark Web

A new thing we learned about is Crypt TV on Youtube. It's a free web channel where you can watch brand new content. The content tends to be on the shorter side, but that just means you get to the good parts faster. I highly recommend it.
books

Book a Week: Weeks 39-43, Book 25

I read The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski. This is the first book in The Witcher series. I have loved playing the video games, and I'm anxious to see the new series. I wanted to make myself more familiar with the actual source material, so I ordered all of the books. That's eight in all. This is an interesting first book because it's a collection of short stories that are loosely connected. It was fun to read about these characters I already knew. Some of the stories were in the games, but some were new to me. I especially liked how fairly tales were explained through the true histories of the events. I'm looking forward to the next book.


"Shut up, Civril. Immediately."
Civril stopped laughing. Immediately.


They fell, shattering the stair balustrade and, with a deafening crash, landed on the table. The table had the right not to withstand the blow, and it didn't.


Bonus points for the usage of castellan, congress (2) , scarpered, investiture (2), and voivode.
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Halloween Movie Madness: Days 19-21

We had a busy couple of days. We decided to watch quite a few movies. We started with The Conjuring 2. The main reason we watched this was to get to the next movie, The Nun. C2 just felt like one long preview for the other movie. They were both okay. Nothing terribly new or exciting there.

Then we watched a really interesting movie called One Cut of the Dead. It's a Japanese zombie movie. The first part is all in one take about 35 minutes long. Then we go into the backstory of the movie, which then leads us into the final act of watching them make the one cut movie from the beginning. It really has a unique flavor, even if it's not really on the horror side. But it's worth the watch just for the novelty of it all.

I finished up Monday night with some Supernatural. I'm in season five, and it looks like we're about to wake the Horseman of Death.

It's a little harder to watch movies right now. Gregg's schedule is different, and so I would have normally been watching them around 7pm. Now I'm not starting until after 8pm, and I like to get to bed early. So I have to watch shorter movies.
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Halloween Movie Madness: Days 17-18

Today I'm watching Hollow Man.  I wanted to see it when it first came out, but I just never did. It's been languishing on my list every year. So this is the year. I'm hopeful because it's directed by Paul Verhoeven. He did some of my favorite movies like Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers. It star Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue. It's like a modern take on The Invisible Man, a book I love. I have to say I'm surprised by how good the effects look. Maybe that's just me. I really liked the movie.
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Halloween Movie Madness: Days 11-13

It's been a few days, and I haven't watched anything.  It's a little tougher now that I don't have the free time in the world.  Oh,the hassles of spending time with the love of your life.  But that's okay.  Since I have been spending time with my sweetie, I decided to do a little TV watching.  I stopped watching Supernatural back before we moved. So it's been awhile. I'm at season 5, so I need to truck along. It'll help goose up my totals.
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Halloween Movie Madness: Day 10

When I was younger, I wasn't allowed to watch scary movies. My older sister loved them, but my mother thought they would be a bad influence on me. So there were many movies I never saw. Those included everything by George A. Romero. So I started watching all his films, in order. I'm up the to Land of the Dead (2005). One of the things I love about his movies is that there are all kinds of people who are zombies. This movie is no exception, starting off with the hilarious brass band. But this movie is different because we start to see some intelligence in the zombies. I also loved the zombie that got caught in the beach umbrella and Tom Savini's cameo. I think it's a really good movie that focuses on the evil of man in the aftermath of the zombie takeover. It was also really fun to see Sasha Roiz since I'm so used to seeing him in Grimm.
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Halloween Movie Madness: Day 9

Tonight I went for something different.  It's a documentary called Haunters: The Art of the Scare.  I love haunted houses, and I love learning more about the technical side.  It's interesting to see so many different types of haunts from backyard to extreme. I personally wouldn't want an extreme experience. I don't like the style. I've always wanted to have a haunt for Halloween. Maybe some day I'll have one.
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Halloween Movie Madness: Day 8

Tonight I watched The Day of the Triffids (1963). This is an old movie, and I guess it's more sci-fi than horror. However, recently I read the book because I wanted to watch the movie. Then I found out it wasn't streaming any longer. So when I saw it was available tonight, I grabbed the chance to see it. Howard Keel stars it in, and I loved him in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It's a good piece of horror historia.