Wednesday, October 31, 2012

F This Movie! - The Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

Patrick and Mike close out Scary Movie Month with their annual franchise retrospective, this time turning their attention to the man with burns on his face, knives for fingers and hundreds of horrible, horrible jokes.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Unsung!: Bubba Ho-Tep

by JB
As I posted recently to the F This Movie! Scary Movie Challenge, Bubba Ho-Tep is clearly the best Elvis Vs. Mummy movie ever made. As it turns out, there are many other reasons to seek this film out.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Weekend Weigh-in: What's the Best/Worst Movie You've Seen During #ScaryMovieMonth?

We're in our last few days of Scary Movie Month, so let's look back and consider our favorite/least favorite titles we've watched this month. Self-reflection! Unless you're a vampire.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Oct. 26)

This is it! The last six days of #ScaryMovieMonth! And, as of this writing, we have well over 700 reviews in the Scary Movie Challenge III thread. That's crazy! And great! At the same time! Do you think we can break 1,000 comments? I don't, but let's try! Homestretch, people.

For this final installment of October trailerz, I'm joined by Patrick as we examine old VAMPIRE MOVIES! Thanks for taking one (a stake) for the team (in the heart), Patrick!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

F This Movie! at The Massacre



This past weekend, several of us at F This Movie! attended The Massacre, the 24-hour horror movie festival at Chicago's Portage Theater. This is our story.

Listen to our podcast on The Massacre here.

Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies (Scary Movie Month Edition)

Patrick knows a lot about movies. Doug has seen Vampire in Brooklyn dozens of times. In an effort to expand Doug's cinematic horizons, he'll be asking Patrick questions about movies in a column we're calling "Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies."

Sunday, October 21, 2012

F This Movie! - The Massacre (2012)

Patrick and JB are joined by first-time survivor Doug and special guest Jan B to recap the 2012 Massacre, Chicago's 24-hour horror film festival. 13 movies. Tons of Phantasming. It was a long one.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekend Weigh-in: Program Your Own 24-hour Horror Marathon

Many of us at F This Movie! are spending this weekend at The Massacre, Chicago's 24-hour horror movie festival at the Portage Theater. Look for our podcast on it Monday -- and check out the shows from 2010 and 2011 while you're at it. But now it's YOUR turn.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Oct. 19)

Only 13 more days of #ScaryMovieMonth left! Bittersweet, no? For this second-to-last Friday of October, let's take a look at some ZOMBIE FILMS from the past! Probably one of my personal favorite subgenres of horror, and, yet, there are SO MANY BAD ONES. Even the master himself, Mr. Romero, has laid some mighty big turds. Stop it already, George!

Two quick notes: 1.) If you're planning on attending the MASSACRE at the Portage Theater in Chicago this weekend, stop by and say hi! According to JB, the first 20 fans will get an "F This Movie!" button. And, as we all know, buttons are the currency of the future! 2.) Don't forget to take part in the Scary Movie Challenge III! LET'S CRUSH THIS THING.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Unsung!: The Woman in Black

by JB
I was such a fan of this film when it was released earlier this year, and my estimation of it continues to grow.  I have noticed that several readers have already posted seven-word reviews of The Woman in Black for our F This Movie! Scary Movie Challenge. Joseph Finn wrote, “No one gets out alive. Or sane.” Mac McIntire wrote, “Better start polishing that ‘Best Cinematography’ Oscar.” Noting the film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Heath Holland posted this review: “This scared the Slytherin out of me.”  Perhaps this film has already started its slow, stately, and steady progress towards being fully sung?

This is exactly the type of horror film we horror fans need to embrace. And when I say, “embrace,” I mean “hug a ghost that is full of rotting maggots and weevils.”

Monday, October 15, 2012

F This Movie! - V/H/S

Patrick and JB try to determine if the new horror anthology V/H/S is horrifying as in "reprehensible" or horrifying as in "decent" and name some of their favorite horror anthologies of the past.

Don't forget to take part in the Scary Movie Challenge III!!

My First Horror Movie (Erika's Take)

by Erika Bromley
I wish I had a really cool -- maybe even scary -- story regarding the first time I really watched a horror movie.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Oct. 12)

It's quantity over quality this week as we look at trailers for old GHOST MOVIES! Ooooohhh-Ooooo! Oooh-oh-oOooOOoOoo! There sure are a lot of them, aren't there? What's your favorite? None of them? That's not a good answer. #ScaryMovieMonth

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What Do You Want from a Horror Movie?

Patrick:  ‪Because it's Scary Movie Month, I want to try an experiment.‬ Because MAD SCIENTIST.

Doug:  ‪I'm intrigued.‬ GO ON ...

Patrick:  ‪People are tired of hearing our conversations. They want to READ our conversations.‬

Heavy Action: 10 Action Stars in Horror Movies

by Patrick Bromley
It's Scary Movie Month, but we can't forget our favorite action stars. Even they've gotten into the horror game at least once.

Don't forget about the Scary Movie Challenge III!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Unsung!: Dracula's Daughter

by JB
As a hidden gem of the now-classic 1930s Universal Monsters cycle, this film really is unsung -- not many people realize how great (some of) it is.  But Dracula’s Daughter is also completely sung for a different reason that is really nothing to sing about. So, the film is, in one sense, “some-sung”… or semi-sung. But on the other hand, it is over-sung, and still singing that same old song. Okay, now that I have cleared THAT up...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

F This Movie! - Universal Monsters

Patrick and JB go back to the beginnings of horror movies and talk about the original monsters, now available on Blu-ray for the first time.

Don't forget to take part in the Scary Movie Challenge III!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Oct. 5)

At long last ... #ScaryMovieMonth! "Yay!" -you. And, much like last year, I'm going to focus on some trailerz from horror films past. This week: SLASHER FLICKS! Not the best, or even my personal favorites. Just a handful that I wanted to feature. Why? Because this is my damn column and I can do what I want!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Movies I Love: The Funhouse

by Patrick Bromley
I won't spend a lot of time arguing that Tobe Hooper's 1981 movie The Funhouse is unsung, because JB is the "unsung" guy. But The Funhouse is pretty un-fucking-sung. And I love it.

Netflix This Movie! Vol. 11

It's Scary Movie Month, so let's check out the best horror movies Netflix Instant has to offer. After you watch all of these, add your seven word reviews to the Scary Movie Challenge III!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Our Favorite Movie Monsters

You can't have scary movies without the Something Scary. Here are some of our favorite movie monsters.

And don't forget to keep posting in the Scary Movie Challenge III! You guys are killing it so far.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Unsung!: Paperhouse

by JB
I will begin Scary Movie Month this year with a little-known film that may not even be a “scary movie” but seems to last an entire month.