Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thursday Movie Picks #42: Halloween Edition: Snow / Winter Horror

 


Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!




This week's theme is: Halloween Edition - Snow / Winter Horror!


So, you are probably wondering just "what kind of horror movies take place during the winter time?  I mean, isn't that something reserved for Christmas?"  Well, there were a couple of horror movies that actually took place during the winter time or just has snow in its scenes and I will be listing some winter horror movies that interested me!










After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material, the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed.

No, this is not the 1998 film that starred Michael Keaton (although that film is easily forgotten about).  This is actually the horror movie about a psycho killer turning into a snowman and murdering his victims in that form.  Yes, this was actually a pretty ridiculous  movie!  Snowman killing people...











A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Yes, I know.  I've featured this movie so many times at this point.  But seriously!  This is one of my ABSOLUTE favorite movies of all time!  The last half of this film takes place during the winter time and it seriously has one of the best chase scenes in the snow ever made (Jack chasing his son Danny through the hedges)!













A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Oh man...I still haven't seen this movie yet...but it's definitely a classic horror film that many people seem to love and what's more horrifying than being stranded in a distant snowy place when a monstrous creature is after you?  That's THE THING in a nutshell!














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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals of 2020!

 


THE DAY HAS COME!  IT'S AMAZON PRIME DAY!!!

The event will be held on October 13th - October 14th in 2020 and that means that there will be fantastic deals for prime members!  But before we get into some lucky deals you guys can get, here's the lowdown on Amazon Prime Day!


WHAT IS AMAZON PRIME DAY?

So, you're probably wondering: just what is Amazon Prime Day?  Well, Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest online shopping events of the year!  Basically, you can shop for top-rated products and brands at discounted prices for a limited time (in this case, for two days).  There are lots of products to choose from such as fashion deals, smart home and home gadgets where the prices will be marked down.  And if you would like to have some nifty headphones for your Amazon Kindle or some cool cameras to take pictures of your outdoor adventures or to record your videos, then there's lots of great deals on those!


DO I NEED TO BECOME A PRIME MEMBER TO SHOP FOR THESE GREAT DEALS?

Yes.  You have to be an Amazon Prime member to shop for these Prime Day deals.  However, if you aren't a prime member, but you would like to shop for these prime deals, there is a way you can do this.  You can sign up for a free Prime membership trial for 30 days.  Within these 30 days, you can take advantage of these prime day deals. Afterwards, if you don't want to be a Prime member anymore, then you can cancel your trial before the 30 days run out or you can keep your membership by paying $119 per year.

However, if you've canceled a Prime membership in the last 12 months, then you won't qualify for a free trial Prime membership.  If this happens, then the best suggestion would be to try out the one month Prime membership for $12.99.  Just remember to cancel it before the next month begins.

WHAT COUNTRIES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT?

The following countries will be participating in this event:

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Canada

China

France

Germany

India

Italy

Japan

Luxembourg

Mexico

Netherlands

Singapore

Spain

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

WHAT ARE SOME WAYS I CAN SAVE MONEY ON AMAZON PRIME DAY?

If you become a prime member, you can use some coupons that are exclusive to Prime members.

WHAT ARE SOME DEALS I SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR?

You can shop for anything you like!  But, if you want items to help make your movie viewing experience or your reading experience much better, then here are some deals you should check out!




































If you want to search for more Prime Day deals, then check out this page! 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

[HORROR MOVIE CORNER] The Babysitter (2017)

 



Hello horror movie fans! Welcome to the all-new "Horror Movie Corner," where I talk about the horror movies that I have seen over the years!  So, this week's horror movie that I will be reviewing is the crazy Netflix film, "The Babysitter!"







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Title: The Babysitter

Starring:  Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Judah Lewis, Bella Thorne

Genre:  Comedy / Horror / Action

Company:   New Line Cinema

Directed by: McG

Year: 2017

MPAA Rating / TV Rating: TV-MA

Buy on:   Blu-Ray.com





This movie has graphic violence and strong language and some sexual content.  








The movie starts off with a 12-year-old boy named Cole Johnson who was constantly bullied at school and was always afraid of everything.  But despite all this, Cole is good friends with his babysitter Bee and they would do all sorts of things together.  One day, Cole's parents went on a getaway trip and they left Cole with Bee.  At first, things were going well between Cole and Bee as they enjoyed playing various games with each other.  But as soon as Cole goes to bed, he starts hearing Bee playing some games with her friends downstairs.  Cole then goes downstairs to see what Bee and her friends were doing and it turned out that Bee and her friends were performing a human sacrifice!  It was then that Cole realized that Bee and her friends are in a cult and that they planned on performing human sacrifices in order to have their wishes come true and Cole is the next victim on their list!  Now Cole has to do everything in his power to escape from Bee and her friends!




Wow! I'm actually surprised that I enjoyed this movie as much as I did!  At first, I thought that I wasn't going to like this movie because the premise sounded ridiculous.  But once I watched this movie, I was quite impressed by how funny and scary this film was!  I really loved the performances of all the actors and actresses in this film as they really got into their roles and they made the movie so entertaining to watch!  I especially loved the performances from Samara Weaving as Bee and Robbie Amell as Max as they were the most entertaining characters in the movie!  I loved the way that Robbie Amell made Max into such a comical character, despite the fact that he's an ax-crazy killer.  I also enjoyed Samara Weaving's performance as Bee as she made Bee so friendly yet deadly at the same time.  I also liked the fact that the movie had a nice balance between comedy and horror as there were many scenes that were quite intense.  But at the same time, I was laughing out loud at how over the top the actors' performances were.




The main issue that I had with this film was that I felt that the characters weren't that well developed as I don't know anything about their backstories.  The characters that I was the most curious about were Bee and her friends as their motivations to perform human sacrifices seem a little flat to me because I don't know much about their backgrounds and how they even know about performing sacrifices to have their wishes come true.

Overall, "The Babysitter" may seem like a silly horror comedy film, but it is definitely entertaining to watch because of how over the top the characters' antics are.  And I loved the way that this film turned many horror tropes on its head and made a pretty entertaining movie out of it!






Thursday Movie Picks #41: Halloween Edition - Based on a True Story

 


Hey! Welcome to Thursday Movie Picks where you get to share your movie picks for each topic presented every Thursday!  Based on the theme presented each week, you can pick up to 3 to 5 movies and explain why you picked those movies! This meme is being hosted by Wandering through the Shelves!




This week's theme is: Halloween Edition - Based on a True Story!


Now, I have seen a lot of movies that were BASED off of true stories, so since it's October, we are focusing on horror movies that were based off of true stories!








The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Wes Craven got the idea for this film when he read an article in the Los Angeles Times about a family of Cambodian refugees with a young son who had terrible nightmares.  The son told his parents that he was afraid of going to sleep because he was afraid that if he fell asleep, the thing that was chasing him in his nightmares would get him.  So he would stay awake for days.  Even though I only seen bits and pieces of this movie, the scene where Johnny Depp gets sucked into the bed and blood comes up always stayed with me; I was surprised that this movie was actually based off a true story about a young child having nightmares and being afraid to go to sleep because of them.













A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Stephen King's novel was based off the Stanley Hotel in Colorado where the guests there have reported in seeing ghosts there.  While the movie didn't take place at the Stanley Hotel, the fact that this movie was based off the true story about actual hauntings at a hotel actually makes this movie even more creepy!














A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

This film was based off of the true story of serial killer Ted Bundy who, like Buffalo Bill in this film, wore a fake cast and also of Ed Gein who actually skinned his victims in real life.  It was also based off of the 1980s killer Gary Heidnik who also kept his victims in a basement pit.  Even though I still haven't seen this movie yet (I know, I know, I should have watched this movie a long time ago), it's actually terrifying that there are serial killers in real life who perform these horrific acts against their victims and this movie definitely reinforces that terror.







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