Phantasm

I’m going to get this out of the way and just say it… I’m not a huge fan of death.  Yeah, I might watch a lot of horror movies where people get their heads cut off of get limbs severed from their bodies, but I don’t really want that to happen to me anytime soon.  I’m lucky in the fact that I’ve only had one person close to me die, but Mike and Jody Pearson aren’t so lucky.  Just a short time after their parents are killed, one of their good friends is brutally murdered in a cemetery.  After attending his funeral, Mike notices a suspicious man stealing their friend’s casket with his corpse still in it.  He goes to investigate the man, but ends up finding something a lot more sinister than just a grave robber.

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Let Me In

I’m always skeptical of new horror movies that I see in the theater.  Very rarely do they have the scariness or “Oh DAMN” factor that I’m looking for; and I’ve yet to come across anything with a story that engulfed me and actually made me take a step back and think about how meaningful a movie can be… until now!  Let Me In is a remake of the Norwegian movie titled Let the Right One In.  Normally remakes of any kind are garbage, but if you prefer to be 100% in the dark about the movie let me just say that every horror movie fan NEEDS to see this, and preferably in the theater!

*** SPOILERS BELOW ***

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Puppet Master 2

If you haven’t had a chance to read my review for the first Puppet Master you probably should before continuing.  The original story leads into number two so it’s kind of important.  It’s been a few years since the puppets rebelled against Neil and killed him.  This time a few paranormal researchers and an old ghost hunter (Camille) arrive at the Bodega Bay Inn to investigate the strange events that seem to plague this place!  They are following some pretty crazy claims from a mental patient named Alex Weather.  Alex just happens to be the only person left from the group of psychics who came to the inn before.  The only other survivor was the owner of the inn Megan Gallagher, and after we found out she was the true puppet master she was brutally murdered by having her brain extracted through her nose!  So now who is the master?

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Puppet Master (1989)

Puppets!  Sometimes cute, always terrifying!  It doesn’t matter if they are the creepy looking life like puppets or the funny ones employed by Jeff Dunham in his comedy/ventriloquism routine.  There is just something about puppets that weirds me out, and I think a lot of people feel the same way.   Even when they are just sitting there you half expect them to sneak up behind you and shove a knife in your back.  In the end most are harmless, but how cool would it be to be able to control some puppets, or at least have them as buddies.  They could get you things, scare away Jehovah’s Witnesses, and even kill people who piss you off… oh to dream!  Well dream no longer because Andre Toulon (William Hickey) has the secret of turning inanimate objects into life-like creatures with a soul!

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