Saturday, October 19, 2013

halloween movies; week 3

This week I watched Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Psycho, The House of the Devil, House at the End of the Street, and Toy Story of Terror (I'm counting it). I'm afraid I'm not doing very well with this movie watch. At this point I've watch 15 movies in 19 days. I'm not going to be too upset if I don't watch a full 31, but it'd be nice to complete it succcessfully. Oh well, we'll see. Anyway, spoilers for the above movies below.

Behind the Mask: Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Starring: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Robert Englund, & Scott Wilson.

Plot Summary| The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them. 

Psycho (1960)
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles,  John Gavin, & Janet Leigh.

Plot Summary| A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

The House of the Devil (2009)
Starring: Jocelin Donahue,  Greta Gerwig, Tom Noonan, & Mary Woronov.

Plot Summary| In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.

House at the End of the Street (2012)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, & Elizabeth Shue.

Plot Summary| When a teenager and her mother move to a little town, the girl finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. But things get complicated when she befriends a boy who is the only survivor in the accident.

Toy Story of Terror (2013)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers, Kristen Schaael, & Timothy Dalton.

Plot Summary| The toys go on a road trip, when an unexpected event leads them to a roadside motel, after one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious, monstrous, and terrifying sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate. 

Toy Story of Terror was so adorable! It is Pixar's first television movie and I only wish it was longer. It was interesting to see Jesse as the lead in this, rather than Woody or Buzz. I love Jesse so I was happy about it. Carl Weathers as the G.I. Joe (?) was a really funny addition. I would love it if they made more Toy Story TV movies, as I don't imagine we'll be getting another Toy Story movie, at least not any time soon.


  1. Is House at the End of the Street worth watching?

    1. Nope! I was really disappointed in it. :/