Halloween Movies: Top 13 [part four]

5. Mirrors.

What do you see while catching a glimpse of yourself in the looking glass? Do you see the desperation in your eyes?

Do you see your fear, your temptation and your own inner weaknesses?

Because this mirrors could reflect your worst nightmares.

If you see yourself dying in the mirror – it’s probably going to happen in reality. Join our heroes into an adventure of discovering the essence of the killing mirrors.

They have the power to deform but spirituality can create a barrier against them.

Do you have what it takes…?

4. Silent Hill.

A deserted place with strange things going on. When a little girl has visions about this place – the only thing that could help you understand the mystery is to bring her here.

But this place is darker than you’ve imagined.

Unknown forces dwell in here – ready to destroy everything they encounter.

Inspired by the game with the same name – Silent Hill is a story of survival in a hostile teritorry. Unreal characters – people led by fanatic and sinister individuals – who would do anything to keep others under their influence.

A good motion picture for a gory celebration. Muhahaha…

Dracula: Resurrection

I don’t know how many of you know about this little adventure game – but even if it’s not the best you’ll play – the gothic horror scenery is enjoyable.

Dracula: Resurrection isn’t a hard game – but with a few puzzles that are very easy and do not bring any struggle into the gameplay. Honestly – the game is too easy. Just a few puzzles but with lots of indications so that you cannot get stuck only if you aren’t paying attention to them, at all.

The story is also poor – as in nothing could attract you. You play as Jonathan Harker who must rescue Mina from Dracula’s castle.

After visiting some old tunnels and caves you end up at the castle. You must find clues about where Mina is and you also accomplish a few tasks for an old lady-magician who is seeking revenge against the Count.

In the end all you do is little stuff and watch sequences that are not quite filling up the story. But for those who seek some puzzles it’s good.

Halloween Movies: Top 13 [part three]

8. Dead Silence.

Possessed puppets are awesome and able to scare the shit out of everybody.

When a theater full of demon puppets starts to reveal its secrets – there will be lots of blood, terror and fear, mixed into a single story: Dead Silence.

The plot gets us to an angry spirit who managed to remain on this planet through some wooden dolls. The problem is that is you are scared when seeing one of the dolls and you scream – you die.

It is a perfect movie for the Halloween evening – with a great atmosphere and great characters.

So, try not to shout…

7. Jeepers Creepers.

Ohh – this was a must-mention on this list.

Jeepers Creepers – the story of the mysterious creature that appears only every 27 years to collect fresh meat.

Half man, half bat – this creature uses its victims flesh to gain power and strength. It also can replace damaged body-parts with ones from the victims.

Everyone fears it but til now, nobody had the courage to investigate its whereabouts.

In its nest – there are found  large groups of bodies – which is alarming.

But more creepy is that Jeepers Creepers song…hopefully you will only hear it in the movie…not coming out from your closet…

6. House of Wax.

If you enter this quiet town – you’ll see that most of the things around here are made out of wax.

This grotesque wax master house has more sinister secrets. You can see a lot of human-models but are they really made out of wax?

Join Elisha Cuthbert on this adventure to see that the citizens here were sometime ago alive…

Full of action and interesting ideas, the movie captures the struggle of survival into a hostile territory – where nobody can be trusted.

Just perfect for you while enjoying a piece of pumpkin pie.

Playstation Phone

Rumors were true. Sony PlayStation came after all with this new console that resembles a cellphone.

With 512MB of Ram, 1 GB of ROM, a multitouch screen and a soft allowing you to download games – the PlayStation phone is perfect for travels.

The phone supports MicroSD cards and it’s not a PSP2 but rather an experiment of creating a Sony Ericsson with a PSP interface.

The release date it’s not fixed yet – but probably later in this winter or early spring the device can be purchased.

Halloween Movies: Top 13 [part two]

Yes. The party can continue. We still have a lot to go. I was saying that this is a top of the best horror movies – guaranteed to make your Halloween more enjoyable.

11. 1408.

Good stories that people love to hear – tend to be more realistic.

When inspiration leaves your corner – you have to look for something to make you create amazing things. A ghost-story novelist is seeking for material for his next book.

So, informed by a secret person he finds out that there’s a haunted hotel room – which could provide very good artistic ideas.

So, our hero ends up confronting the dark forces that were raised there.

Scary but genial. A perfect movie to frighten your family.

10. Child’s Play.

I don’t think that there are persons who are not knowledgeable of the presence of Chucky.

Chucky is probably the main reason I started watching horror films. I encountered him when I was really young.

The movie is 22 years old – just like me.

I enjoyed it and appreciate the sensations this movie could offer me. As a young boy – of course I was scared and I still remember I had a vision about a doll moving around in my apartment 😐

Child’s Play is a good movie that teaches us not to fuck around with dolls. Recommended for a Happy Halloween.

9. Hostel II.

Tarantino’s Hostel movies were obscenely grotesque.

Hidden inside the lust and born from fear – the feeling of joy while inflicting pain upon others – is tasted by the villains of these movies.

I especially enjoyed the second part because of the good ideas of torture – some of them inspired by real medieval rumors.

We see the man at his best when destroying lives.

In order to survive you must offer them the same present – a cruel and merciless attitude. It is morbid but it can be fascinating. Don’t miss this one if you’re into a good celebration mood.

Halloween Movies: Top 13 [part one]

With the Halloween coming up this weekend I realized I should start some articles regarding it. Here, in Romania we do not specifically celebrate this, even if we have some folklore involving those dark elements [Dracula, vampires, ghouls and other forms of the Undead].

We have the All Saints Day something similar to the Day of the Dead – when people remember their deceased ones – and they work on their graves – putting flowers and candles – saying prayers and remembering the period when they were alive.

As a Catholic I was raised to believe in a higher power – that there’s good and there’s evil. Of course I still go to church and I still have my believes – but I became fascinated by the dark side. So, in search for more info about it – I found myself into this crazy world of horror tales, movies and books. And trust me – it is quite interesting to see others and their perception upon evil.

That’s why – just like many others out there I’d like to propose a top of the movies that are welcome while celebrating Halloween.

TOP 13 HALLOWEEN MOVIES

13 – Stay Alive.

Why this movie? Because it has some local historical value throughout the plot. It’s a game – but not a regular game. If you die in the game – you die in reality too.

Stay Alive is set to the imaginary mansion of Elizabeth Bathory – who was a real personality – and as the folklore says – she did some nasty things. [An article about the Countess will be up soon]

Known as the blood Countess – she lived in the 15th century and she was a serial killer. The number of the victims is undetermined but speculations show that the number is approaching 600.

In the movie – she is the villain – trying to keep you away from her estate. In reality Elizabeth tortured and killed for blood bathing. She believe that blood could make her younger – even offering immortality.

Stay alive is a Halloween choice for the morbid atmosphere that the film presents. Join the characters through their horrifying adventure.

12 – Alien.

What would scare the shit out of you if not some blood-thirsty aliens.

A spaceship used for economical purposes receives a signal from a distant planet – apparently deserted.

Set on this primitive planet without any form of life-supporting environment but actually a good place for the creatures to hatch, the action is then continued to the spaceship where the adventuring crew has to confront the demons who managed to get in.

Alien is one of the best films I’ve seen – and every time I re-watch it – I’m still amazed.

Great action and great set of the story. The infernal battle just keeps the viewer’s mind occupied. A great choice for this celebration of the dark side.

[to be continued…]

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai

I’m not really digging into watching new shows because I hate waiting for each episode – but this time I made an exception because one of the series from the fall season.

As the title says – Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai – translate as There’s no way my Sister can be this Cute – is a comedy involving a cute girl [obviously] who is into doujinshi and eroge stuff.

Kirino and her brother Kyousuke didn’t have that close relationship as siblings. But one day – Kirino’s wondering what her hobbies reflect upon other people.

So – starting with her brother – she chooses to let him know about her secret. A large amount of DVDs, figures and artbooks – depicting a certain passion for little sisters. From here it’s just a matter of time til she makes her brother play one of her favorites eroges.

As a piece of advice – her brother tells her to look up for other people like her and try to meet them. So Kirino ends up in a otaku-tea-party where Kyousuke plays as her guardian angel – looking out for her from aside.

Kirino is now able to get more involved into her passions – but still one thing makes this harder. Because of a stupid accident – her father finds out about her passion – so her brother must fight for her and help her.

From now – their relationship gets complicated but they tend to be closer – looking out for each other even if they don’t let it see.

I think of this as a start for a clicheic brother-sister complex – and hopefully this is not going to evolve to some sort of Kiss x Sis thing.

The story is good – and you don’t get that crappy feeling of hasty-ecchi. So, something good might come our way through this anime. 🙂