The Streaming Horror!!! Episode 10
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Directed By: Richard Donner
Starring: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw, Harvey Stephens, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, Robert Rietty, Tommy Duggan, John Stride
The Omen is a true classic horror film! An epic tale of a child vying for the love of his father. His father just happens to be Satan. Damien, an adopted boy secretly switched with a politician’s stillborn child, just happens to be the Anti-Christ. As the child grows into a young boy, his evilness becomes more apparent. Soon it becomes a battle of good vs. evil, adopted child vs. parents. This movie is on almost any true horror fan’s top 10 list, and on most peoples’ top 5 horror movies of all time. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I command you to watch! If you haven’t seen it in a few years, I implore you to re-watch.
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10!
Directed by: John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Griffin Dunne, Jenny Agutter, John Woodvine, Frank Oz, Paul Kember, Don McKillop, Anne-Marie Davies, Paddy Ryan, Lila Kaye
This movie was so good that Michael Jackson told John Landis “Hey, direct my next music video! Schamoan, he he!” The music video I’m talking about was of course Thriller. David Naughton is the man in this movie. It’s too bad he never amounted to much more after this. David plays David Kessler, a backpacker in England who gets bitten by a werewolf while trying to find shelter one night with his college friend Jack (played by Griffin Dunne). David goes through a series of follies as he tries to find a cure to his newfound werewolf-ism. This movie is a dark comedy as much as it is a horror movie. And I should mention it won an Oscar for best special effects for the werewolf transformation scene. The scene that really won it for them is posted bellow. If you don’t mind a little spoiler, or just want to watch it again, just click the link bellow. Keep in mind this is before CGI so this scene is all done with makeup and air bladders.
Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Directed by: Phillip Ridley
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, Viggo Mortensen, Loren Dean, Grace Zabriskie, Lou Myers, Kate Harper, Mel Cobb, Josse De Pauw
One of my guilty pleasure is this indie gem about a naive young man named Darkly Noon (played by Brendan Fraiser). After surviving of a brutal attack on the religious cult in which he was raised, he comes across Callie (played by Ashley Judd) a beautiful young woman who lives in a house in the woods. Callie takes care of Darkly, but he soon develops a strange obsession with her. While Callie doesn’t seem put off at all by Darkly, there is one thing in the way of a potential romance. Callie’s free spirited lover Clay (played by Viggo Mortensen) whom she is hopelessly devoted to. Darkly, being as sheltered as he was, doesn’t know how to deal with his confusing feelings and goes absolutely nuts. While no individual piece of this movie is great (acting, directing, plot) it makes for something that deals with feelings I think anyone can relate to. Some of the imagery is really great as well, including a viking funeral.
Overall Rating: 7 out of 10
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