10 Horrifying Modern Movie Ghosts & Demons

October 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

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The Exorcist, The Shining, Poltergeist, A Nightmare On Elm Street…  Classic movie ghosts and demons have terrified us for decades.  But what about the new ghouls and spirits that haunt our nightmares?  Since The Blair Witch Project, there have been tons of horrific entities that have terrorized big screen audiences around the world.

Here are 10 of my favorites:

DEAD SILENCE
MARY SHAW

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Angry old women always make good ghosts don’t they?  Mix in creepy puppets and you’ve got a recipe for terror…  Just don’t let her hear you scream.

THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE
SIX!?

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I can handle movies about possession.  There are plenty of great ones out there especially when you include legends like Pazuzu in The Exorcist.  In terms of recent movies, this movie has always stuck with me because Emily Rose is plagued by 6 demons including Lucifer.  It’s a terrifying scene when they finally reveal their identities…

So you get Lucifer, Legion, Belial and the unnamed demons who possessed Cain, Nero and Judas.  I was already scared of 3:33 AM and The Exorcism of Emily Rose made it worse.

Is it just me or is that a lot of demons?

THE OTHERS
THE OLD WOMAN

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I suppose this “ghost” is debatable.  I don’t want to ruin the movie but if you’ve seen it you’d understand why.  Still, that grey eyed woman was creepy.

THE ORPHANAGE
TOMÁS

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This movie sat on my shelf for years and I never gave it a shot until recently.  I sincerely regret waiting so long as The Orphanage is an extremely emotional and tense tale featuring the lost souls of children like Tomás.

INSIDIOUS
LIPSTICK

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How could you not be horrified when Demon Darth Maul is chasing you?  Not to mention another ghastly old woman.

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THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
ELLY KEDWARD

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She’s the witch that kick started an entirely new genre of found footage horror films.  Was it real or not?  That’s the question we all asked ourselves when the TV spots and trailers began appearing.  Admit it, the thought of being in that basement facing a wall scared you.

SINISTER
BUGHUUL

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Bughuul caught me completely off guard.  I was expecting a scary movie but Bughuul instantly became one of my favorite horror villains.  The mere suggestion of his presence is creepy and the damage he ’causes’ in those 8mm films is absolutely brutal.

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THE GRUDGE
KAYAKO

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Okay… Meowing children is one thing but lifting up your sheets to find a horrific wide eyed ghost?  Classic.

THE RING
SAMARA

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Samara is an extremely violent yet misunderstood ghost who terrified audiences in 2002.  Plus she crawls out of televisions…

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
TOBY

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The first Paranormal Activity introduced us to a ruthless invisible demon who enjoys dragging people out of their beds while they sleep.  Watching this unseen evil was a blast to see in theaters.

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5 Awesome Gravity Defying Movie Fights

October 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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In honor of Fearless Felix Baumgartner and his ridiculous space jump, here are 5 awesome gravity defying movie fights…  Seriously, I’m still blown away that a human being essentially jumped off the planet earth.

HERO : NAMELESS VS SKY

THE MATRIX: NEO VS SMITH

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CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON: BAMBOO FOREST

INCEPTION: THE HOTEL

THE MATRIX RELOADED: THE BURLY BRAWL

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Top 10 Pulp Fiction Movie Moments

October 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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QUESNTIN TARANTINO’S PULP FICTION

It’s hard to believe Pulp Fiction is nearly 20 years old.  It seems like it was only yesterday when the movie was released and changed the way people thought about movies.  It inspired a generation of storytellers and freed many who were bound to traditional narrative structures.

Pulp Fiction didn’t just change the rules, it rewrote the book.  For me at least…

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Pulp Fiction redefined cool movies for me.  Beyond it’s unique storytelling techniques, it’s full of incredible characters, scenes, dialogue and moments.

HERE ARE 10 OF MY FAVORITE PULP FICTION MOMENTS

10. Zed’s Dead

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9. Dancing at Jackrabbit Slim’s

8. Captain Koons

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7. Foot Massages

6. All right everybody be cool this is a robbery!

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5. In the fifth your ass goes down

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4. Winston Wolfe’s Solution to the Bonnie Situation

3. Royale with Cheese

2. The Needle

The Madman strikes again!

1. Say What Again & Ezekiel 25:17

“What does Marsellus Wallace look like?”

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What’s your favorite PULP FICTION moment?

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Top 10 Quotes: Old School

October 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

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Time for another edition of Top 10 Quotes! I’d like to start by asking a simple question:

Is Old School the best pre-drinking comedy of all time?

It was when I was in college and beyond.  This movie played in the background more than any other before we went out. It’s also one of the most quoted movies ever amongst my group of friends.

People who love Todd Phillips’ Old School already know that Will Ferrell dominates this list but others managed to sneak in.  Here are:

THE TOP 10 OLD SCHOOL QUOTES

10. “THAT’S THE WAY YOU DEBATE”

Sometimes, the best lines are said while the shot dissolves to a new scene.

9. “WE GOTTA KEEP OUR COMPOSURE”

Part of me wishes Mascot Frank made the fiery jump but then we wouldn’t have this classic chair smashing rant.

8. “MAYBE EVEN A WHOLE MEAL OF FOOD…”

Hello this is Frank Ricard…

7. “I THINK WHAT MY FRIEND MITCH IS TRYING TO SAY IS TRUE LOVE IS BLIND.”
“I’M NOT A TALKER”

I recently got married and I have to admit, it was very difficult to avoid ending my speech with an Old School quote.  I didn’t do it…  But I thought about it.

6. “THIS IS ME LEAVING”

I’m not sure if this quote stuck in other circles as it did in mine but Dean Gordon ‘Cheeeeeeeeeese’ Pritchard makes this list as a result.

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5. “I THINK I SEE BLUE…  HE LOOKS GLORIOUS.”

I forgot we actually get a glimpse of Blue in heaven in the credits.  He does look glorious.

4. “WE’RE GOING STREAKING!”
“HUNNY YOU THINK KFC IS STILL OPEN?”

Admit it, how many times have you said this in or on your way to a KFC?  Especially late at night when you know it’s closed?

3. “YOU GOT A F*CKING DART IN YOUR NECK”
“I LIKE YOU…  BUT YOU’RE CRAZY”

Nobody quotes these lines using normal voice.  It has to be slow motion voice!

2. “PRETTY NICE LITTLE SATURDAY WE’RE GONNA GO TO HOME DEPOT”
“HE GON’ DO ONE! HE GON’ DO ONE!”
“ONCE IT HITS YOUR LIPS IT’S SO GOOD”

I’m a little older now so I have a full understanding of both theories here.  On one hand, Home Depot Saturdays are lame when hangovers are imminent.  But they are quite pleasant otherwise.

1. “YOU’RE MY BOY BLUE!”

Frank loves Blue and we love Old School!

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The Best Dumb & Dumber Quotes

September 27, 2012 at 12:39 am

The Top 100 Dumb & Dumber Quotes

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DUMB & DUMBER QUOTE?

It’s a hard question to answer especially if you adore the movie.  It’s easily the most quoted movie among my circle of friends and narrowing it down to one was tough.

Originally, I set out to create a Top 10 but that wasn’t easy.  There are simply too many phenomenal lines.  By the time I was finished, I had a massive list of Harry & Lloyd’s funniest moments.

The Top 100 Dumb & Dumber Quotes!

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I realized after I completed the list that it was essentially the entire script.  That’s a compliment to The Farrelly Brothers as well as Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels.

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