We have taken a look at the hundreds of reviews on MovieSnobs to determine what Halloween-type movies were the absolute best, and which ones were the absolute worst.
First, the best…
The only horror/thriller/remotely scary movie that received a five-star review was 1408, starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. It was one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King work ever.
Our four-and-a-half-star scary movie reviews:
The Descent – one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen.
Saw II – the first sequel that launched the Saw franchise. It starred Donnie Wahlberg and Tobin Bell.
Saw III – An intimate look into the mind of Jigsaw and his accomplice Amanda.
Resident Evil: Extinction – the third in the Resident Evil series. Milla Jovovich kicks more zombie ass, this time with Ali Larter by her side.
Our four-star scary movie reviews:
Saw IV – The latest in the Saw series proved to be bloodier, more gruesome, and yet somehow gave us insight into one of the most fascinating fictional characters created. Granted, he’s a serial killer, but he’s still fascinating.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse – The second in the Resident Evil series was more of Milla Jovovich kicking zombie ass. That’s pretty much it.
Hostel II– A sequel to Eli Roth’s movie Hostel that launched the term “torture-porn.” Ewww.
Cursed – A weirdo werewolf flick starring Christina Ricci and Judy Greer.
The disc kicks off with Slipknot’s “Vermillion,” a great starting track. It’s the kind of hard rock you’d expect from a zombie movie – screaming vocals, heavy guitars, and pounding drums. This track flows into “Just A Little” from The Used. I haven’t listened to The Used since college, so this track reminds me of my spiky, jet-black hair days. It’s a good track if you like “screamo” music, as they’ve been called (or crap, as my college roommate used to call it). It’s a typical track from The Used, so if you like their music, you’ll love this track.
Tracks 3 & 4 aren’t my favorites. I’m not a fan of either The Cure or Lacuna Coil, so their tracks (“Us or Them” and “Swamped” respectively) don’t really interest me. The Cure track isn’t bad; I’m just not a fan. I really like the music on the Lacuna Coil track, but I’m not a fan of the vocals. At times they sound almost like an SNL skit of what rock music sounds like.
On the other hand, I’m a big, big fan of A Perfect Circle. I also happen to be a fan of Renholder’s (aka Danny Lohner) remix work, so the “Resident Renholder Mix” of “The Outsider” is my favorite track on the disc. (I also like the Renholder mix of the APC track “Judith” on the Underworld soundtrack.)
The MovieSnobs team stayed up extra-late (playing Guitar Hero III) to see if the WhySoSerious.com site had a trick up its sleeve for Halloween, since the pumpkin has been rotting faster than the actual pumpkins we carved. At midnight it changed over to look like this:
When you click on the paper pieces, they pop up with a city name and a clue. Below is the clue for Boston.
Boston’s Old City Hall is located on School Street in Downtown Boston. We’ve figured out that “quaver” refers to a music note, but we’re not sure what the “mus” is. The site is filled with Benjamin Franklin information, so it might have something to do with him. Can anyone help us out?If you figure out the mystery clue for your city, let us know so we can play along.