Saturday, October 31, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/30)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 4
Total Movies Watched: 96
Total First Time Views: 34
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $2716.80

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.


Friday, October 30, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/29)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 3
Total Movies Watched: 92
Total First Time Views: 34
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $2603.60

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/28)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 4
Total Movies Watched: 89
Total First Time Views: 34
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $2518.70

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/27)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 3
Total Movies Watched: 85
Total First Time Views: 34
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $2405.50

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/25 - 10/26)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 6
Total Movies Watched: 82
Total First Time Views: 34
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $2320.60

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.


Monday, October 26, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/24)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 7
Total Movies Watched: 76
Total First Time Views: 34
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $2150.80

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/22 - 10/23)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 3
Total Movies Watched: 69
Total First Time Views: 33
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $1952.70

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/20 - 10/21)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 3
Total Movies Watched: 66
Total First Time Views: 32
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $1867.80

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.




Tuesday, October 20, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/18 - 10/19)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 3
Total Movies Watched: 63
Total First Time Views: 31
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $1701.00

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/17)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 5
Total Movies Watched: 60
Total First Time Views: 31
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $1491.00

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Saturday, October 17, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/16)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 3
Total Movies Watched: 55
Total First Time Views: 27
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $1344.75

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Thursday, October 15, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/14 - 10/15)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 5
Total Movies Watched: 52
Total First Time Views: 26
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $1271.40

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/13)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 4
Total Movies Watched: 47
Total First Time Views: 21
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $1071.60

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

THE VISIT (2015) movie review



DISCLAIMER: This is less of a review than a blatherfest, so just know that going in. I don’t intend to give anything resembling a coherent critical assessment – this is just fingers flying free on the keyboard during the October Challenge, where I never take this much time or space to talk about any one certain movie. But I’m going to make the exception here. Because I have some things to say.

Like many folks, I had no idea that this new Blumhouse film was another M. Night Shyamalan effort, a director whose output following his 1999 breakout film has been a unbroken streak of continual disappointments, dropping in satisfaction almost like clockwork (though I admit to liking Unbreakable more than The Sixth Sense nowadays, it wasn’t always that way). Signs had more than its share of logistic flaws, The Village was an extended B-grade Twilight Zone episode, Lady in the Water was pretentious and scattershot, and The Happening was – following the opening 10 minutes of mass suicides – forehead slappingly awful. So I gave up. The Last Airbender? Didn’t bother. After Earth? No thanks. It was a sharp move on Jason Blum’s part to minimize MNS’s presence in the marketing materials because, like Nicholas Cage, seeing his name on the marquee is actually more deterrent than attraction these days. The secret didn’t stay under wraps for long, obviously, but I was hearing positive buzz about The Visit before I heard it was another Shyamalan effort, so that says something.


OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/12)



Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 2
Total Movies Watched: 43
Total First Time Views: 18
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $898.70

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Monday, October 12, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/11)



Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 5
Total Movies Watched: 41
Total First Time Views: 18
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $719.55

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.





Sunday, October 11, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/10)



Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 5
Total Movies Watched: 36
Total First Time Views: 16
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $622.80

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Saturday, October 10, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/9)



Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 2
Total Movies Watched: 31
Total First Time Views: 14
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $536.30

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Friday, October 9, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/7 - 10/8)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched: 4
Total Movies Watched: 29
Total First Time Views: 14
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $501.70

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/6)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 4
Total Movies Watched: 25
Total First Time Views: 11
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $393.75

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/5)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 4
Total Movies Watched: 21
Total First Time Views: 8
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $330.75

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefiting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Monday, October 5, 2015

THE SENTINEL (1977) Blu-ray Review



The Sentinel (1977) d. Michael Winner (USA) (92 min)

Seeking space from her lawyer beau (top-billed Chris Sarandon, sporting a truly hideous mustache), beautiful model Alison (Cristina Raines) rents out an NYC brownstone apartment and finds that in addition to sharing a rooftop with some decidedly bizarre neighbors, her new residence just happens to be the mailing address for a doorway to Hell, guarded by a blind priest (John Carradine) on the top floor. Things only get weirder when she starts hearing strange noises at night, losing consciousness during the day, and seeing visions of her long-dead father wandering the halls.


OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/4)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 5
Total Movies Watched: 17
Total First Time Views: 7
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $264.35

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

WE ARE STILL HERE (2015) Blu-ray Review



We Are Still Here (2015) d. Ted Geoghagen (USA) (84 min)

After their teenage son is killed in a car crash, grieving couple Anne (Barbara Crampton) and Paul (Andrew Sensenig) purchase a vacant New England home to escape the painful memories. As the horror fates would have it, though, the new residence – a former funeral parlor, no less – hosts a congregation of restless spirits that may or may not be using their child’s aura to mislead them. To further complicate matters, the local human residents are a close-knit and superstitious lot, believing the angry afterlifers to be demanding of a sacrifice; “This house needs a family,” they say, with forked tongues flicking. Paul and Anne call their hippie spiritualist friends May (Lisa Marie) and Jacob (Larry Fessenden) to help them conduct a s√©ance and things just get livelier from there.


OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/3)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 5
Total Movies Watched: 12
Total First Time Views: 4
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $180.60

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefitting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Saturday, October 3, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/2)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 4
Total Movies Watched: 7
Total First Time Views: 3
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $98.35

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefitting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.



Friday, October 2, 2015

OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE (10/1)


Challenge Totals to Date:

Movies Watched Today: 3
Total Movies Watched: 3
Total First Time Views: 2
Amount raised: $40.65

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2015 (benefitting PLANNED PARENTHOOD and GREENHOUSE SHELTER) at any time, drop an email to drach101@gmail.com to say how much you would like to pledge. Your donation is tax deductible and, seriously, even a penny per film helps.