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Friday, February 5, 2010

Horror Movies Galore

For as long as I can remember, I've been a horror movie buff. I love creepy scenes and music setting the stage to be frightened. However, the list of decent horror movies seems to be diminishing as I get older. Every now and then a movie comes out that makes me jump, but overall, I seem to spend more time laughing at the writing, acting or dialogue.

Last week, my son asked me if I'd ever watched Mystery Science Theater 3000. I'd never heard of it but after hearing it involved a man and his two space pals watching cheesy horror flicks and making commentary about them, I had to give it a try. And soon, I was completely hooked.

If you have an XBox 360, PS3, Blue-Ray player or a Roku box and a Netflix account, you have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of downloadable movies that you watch on your TV. With the gloomy days of winter and freezing temperatures, we spend more time inside than out for now, so movies are a great way to spend family time. Our attention as of late has involved these MST 3000 movies.




After watching a number of them, my faith in myself as a writer is restored. I doubt I'll ever be the next John Steinbeck, but the writers for some of these B movies are so utterly horrible that they can't even keep their plot points straight. I loved the movie that featured Martin Sheen's brother called Werewolf. The acting was horrible, but even better was the fact that the full moon appeared four nights in a row!

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