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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Top Ten Horror Movies of All Time: Number 3 – The Ring

The Ring was one freaky movie.  It started the trend of Japanese horror movies being remade for the American audience, and although subsequent movies were not always up to par, they hit this one out of the park.  The Ring immediately gripped me with a girl dying seven days after watching a video.  Although the Read More…

Top Ten Horror Movies of All Time: Number 4 – The Shining

The Shining is the ultimate in psychological horror.  It has a slow build, with Jack Torrance starting off as a seemingly ordinary man in  a bit of a strange circumstance, staying in an empty hotel with his family for the winter.  That setting provides the first hint of some very dark times ahead.  The audience Read More…

Thor

I had a chance to see Thor this weekend.  Although I had mixed opinions on the movie, the prevailing one is that it was a fun movie worth watching.  Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor, brought a lot to the table with his humor and his ability to portray an action hero.  Anthony Hopkins as Odin Read More…

Top Ten Horror Movies of all Time: Number 5 – Frailty

This is probably the least known of all the movies to crack my list, having made only $11M domestically and $17M worldwide at the box office.  I had no expectations going into the movie and was mesmerized by the intricate plot, the chilling murder scenes and the mind blowing flip that occurs at the end Read More…

Top Ten Horror Movies of all Time: Number 6 – Seven

One word can describe this movie: gritty.  Everything about it, from the setting where the rain never stops, to the acting by Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey, to the gruesome detail of the murders.  It was sick; it was twisted; it was all kinds of good fun.  There’s been a zillion different serial killer movies Read More…

Top Ten Horror Movies of all Time: Number 7 – Sixth Sense

This was the little movie that could.  It had a small budget and little fanfare coming out, but thanks to M. Night Shyamalan’s brilliant writing and direction, this movie rightly earns its spot as one of the greatest horror movies ever.  As I watched this movie in the theater, I was riveted the entire time, Read More…