Friday, March 12, 2010
This Weekend: Horror Movies on TV
MTV's Home is Where the Horror Is:
MTV continues their experiment into the Saturday night horror movie-thon by airing James Gunn's Slither on Saturday night. As someone who really enjoyed the Dawn of the Dead remake written by Gunn, (relax, I love the original too) I can't believe I still haven't seen his horror directorial debut about alien slugs.
I think MTV's programming idea is pretty great. In a day and age when you don't really get destination programming much anymore, plunking down on the couch for a horror movie every Saturday night is definitely something I can get behind.
Here's the schedule they've had:
2/13 House of Wax
2/20 The Amityville Horror
2/27 Land of the Dead
3/6 The Hills Have Eyes
3/20 Deep Blue Sea
3/27 House of the Devil
Not a bad little line-up.
Plus you're getting modern movies that aren't complete crap or ancient direct-to-video garbage.
For instance Ti West's House of the Devil airs at the end of the month. That's only been on DVD for like a month!
Yes there will be commercials, but looking at the below plug it looks like we're still getting the gore.
Thanks to a tip from Vinnie Rattolle's Blog HERE, you can check out Turner Classic Movie's more classic horror fare like Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Them! and --the most interesting-- Shanks.
It's only schlock-meister William Castle's last film starring Marcel Marceau. Piqued your curiosity?
The plot revolves around Marceau playing dual roles as both a deaf-mute puppeteer and a scientist who learn to manipulate the dead like marionettes. Not available on video so set your DVRs to check out this rare-seen classic. Read Vinnie's write-up HERE.
Look let me lay it on you right now: We're not getting an Evil Dead 4.
Bruce Campbell is too old.
Sam Raimi is too busy.
And have we not learned anything from the new Star Wars films?
Be careful what you wish for... you just... might... get it.
Soooooo time to pass the torch to the new crop of wise-cracking horror movie bass-asses.
Enter Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer. If I had to summarize: What if Mario (minus Luigi) fought Freddy Krueger?
I have not seen this movie and I have heard mixed reports from "It's fun" to "Terrible, dude."
Regardless, I have seen the trailer and I see what they're trying to do and why not chance a no-risk free-watch on television? SyFy has gotcha covered on Sunday.
Whoah... deja vu.
So there are my picks. Give 'em a watch and report back in the comments on Monday and let me know what you thought.