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Halloween Horror Countdown 2009 Day 10 October 16, 2009

Posted by vorpalkeith in Film Thing.
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American Psycho
2000
Directed by Mary Harron

People die with axes and chainsaws in this! It makes the deaths that were done by a simple gunshot pale in comparison.

I don’t know what’s scarier about Christian Bale’s character in this movie. It could be that he murders and dissects people. I think it’s probably that he’s a total 80’s Wall Street yuppie though. Now THAT is a terrifying brand of monster.

Best kill? Girl getting stabbed in the back by chainsaw hurled down a stairwell.

I give it three spooky pumpkins out of five.

Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers
1956
Directed by Fred F. Sears

I’m sorry 1950s, but I really don’t think the Army would instantly shoot the saucer people if they landed, at least without a “Hey, how ya do?”

I know what you’re going to say. “Keith, this is a science fiction movie, not a horror movie!” Okay. . . .First, get off my back. Secondly, this came from the era when science fiction and horror films were fairly interchangable commodities. So there, Mr. Smartypants.

It’s your fairly standard old 50’s sci-fi flick. Aliens come to conquer, mankind needs to fight back, an action scientist (all scientists back then were of the action variety) saves the day with some good old fashioned American know-how, national landmarks are destroyed.

The real star of the movie is the special effects, done brilliantly by Ray Harryhausen.

I give the film two and a half spooky pumpkins out of five.

I give Harryhausen’s effects five spooky pumpkins out of five, though.

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