Sunday, October 21, 2012

Theresa's Movie Challenge-Week 3

I must be fooling myself to think that I'm EVER going to break this streak of three movies per week...

Anyway, here's what I managed to watch on Week 3 of the annual Halloween horror film cram!

1. Monster Ark (2008).  This was a SyFy Original Movie, and therefore, doesn't require much commentary, lol.  It wasn't the worst thing I've seen, but it was far from the best, which was disappointing as the concept was interesting.  Apparently, Noah had ANOTHER mission, conveniently left out of the Bible stories that most of us grew up with!

2. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.  This was a Guillermo del Toro film, so I had high hopes for it, and I did enjoy it.  Even though the "monsters" were kinda silly, their silliness WORKED for them.  However, I did find myself during much of the movie not being scared of the little buggers, but devising ways of how I would eradicate them in horribly painful ways if it were ME they were messing with.  And...like many of del Toro's works, I was left at the end wondering if I missed something important...I just didn't quite GET the end of this one.

3. Sinister!  Aaron took me out on a much needed date night, and this is the movie I chose.  I really liked it, but I will agree with Aaron on one thing...while this was a supernatural movie dealing with a supernatural being, the actual content bordered on the "torture porn" genre.  Also, it was really, really predictable and I'm guessing some critical scenes were edited out before it hit the theater, as there were some aspects that felt incomplete.  There were some pretty good jump-scares, though, and the overall concept was darn creepy!

Bonus Holiday Movie:
Luke and I stayed in Saturday night, snuggled on the couch, fixed some popcorn and watched Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman.  Too cute!  I loved Alvin and the Chipmunks when I was little, plus...I love Halloween and scary movies.  This was the perfect bit of nostalgia that I got to share with my little boy, who also loved it.

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