Monday, October 28, 2013

halloween movies; week 4

This list puts me at 22 out of 31 movies. I'm okay with that number, and seeing as how I have a busy work week ahead of me, I don't see myself getting a chance to watch too many more. Except maybe on Halloween night. I've been saving Hocus Pocus! We still don't have any major plans for the night, mainly because we work early the next morning. We'll probably just be taking Adrian's little brother trick or treating and then watching movies or something. There will definitely be candy involved, though! What are your plans for Halloween?

Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Amy Acker, Richard Jenkins, & Bradley Whitford.

Plot Summary | Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. There's far more going on however than meets the eye as the five campers are all under observation.

Paranorman (2012)
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, & Jeff Garlin.

Plot Summary | In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.

Trick R Treat (2007)
Starring: Quinn Lord, Dylan Baker, Tahmoh Penikett, Britt McKillip, Brian Coz,  & Anna Paquin.

Plot Summary | Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband.

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Starring: Aaron Stanford, Emilie de Ravin, Dan Byrd, & Ted Levine.

Plot Summary | An idyllic American family travelling through the great American southwest. But their trip takes a detour into an area closed off from the public, but more importantly from society. An area originally used by the U.S. Government for nuclear testing that was intended to be empty...or so they thought? When the Carter's car breaks down at the old site, they're stranded...or are they? As the Carters may soon realize that what seemed like a car casually breaking down, might actually be a trap. This trap might be perpetrated by the inhabitants of the site who aren't pulling a prank, but are out to set up a gruesome massacre.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, & Christopher Walken.

Plot Summary | The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone.

Scream (1996)
Starring: Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Jamie Kennedy, Courtney Cox, & David Arquette.

Plot Summary | A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

The Birds (1963)
Starring: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright, & Suzanne Pleshette.

Plot Summary | Spoiled socialite and notorious practical joker Melanie Daniels is shopping in a San Francisco pet store when she meets Mitch Brenner, who is looking to buy a pair of love birds for his young sister's birthday; he recognizes Melanie but pretends to mistake her for an assistant. She decides to get her own back by buying the birds and driving up to the quiet coastal town of Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends his weekends with his sister and mother. Shortly after she arrives, Melanie is attacked by a gull, but this is just the start of a series of attacks by an increasing number of birds.

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