TTF13 - HORROR MOVIE PICKS OF THE WEEK

JEREMIAH'S PICK - 'CUJO' (1983)

"An awesome monster movie (yeah, screw calling the "Saint" Bernard a dog) that uses it's sub-plot drama along with the special mother-son bond to elevate not only the stakes, but the tension, anxiety, and horror as well"

Release date: August 12, 1983 (USA)

DirectorLewis Teague

Adapted fromCujo

Budget: 5 million USD

ProducersRobert SingerDaniel H. Blatt

 

In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive. As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal.


DAVID'S PICK - 'STRANGER THINGS' (2016)

"If 'Super 8', 'It Follows', and 'Close Encounters' were all thrown into a blender you would get 'Stranger Things'. Comparisons aside. 'Stranger Things' is its own thing. It brings us lovable characters, a good story, and spot on cinematography. If you have a Netflix account do yourself a favor and binge watch this now!"

NetworkNetflix

Executive producersMatt DufferRoss DufferShawn Levy

Genres: Science Fiction, Supernatural fiction, Historical period drama, Horror fiction, Mystery

This thrilling Netflix-original drama stars award-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983 -- inspired by a time when tales of science fiction captivated audiences. When Joyce's 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.


JASMINE'S PICK - 'CRITTERS' (1986)

"I love small creatures and especially these evil fluffy tiny beasts from space. This movie has everything I want from an 80's film. Cool over the top costumes, small deadly critters, humor and horror!"

Release date: April 11, 1986 (USA)

DirectorStephen Herek

Film seriesCritters

Box office: 13.17 million USD (United States of America)

ScreenplayStephen Herek

When strange fuzzy creatures from outer space arrive on a farm, the Brown family -- Jay (Billy Green Bush), Helen (Dee Wallace-Stone), their daughter, April (Nadine Van Der Velde), and their son, Brad (Scott Grimes) -- must fend off the malevolent little aliens. Two bounty hunters with superhuman abilities follow the aggressive beasts from beyond, but the warriors aren't terribly effective, leaving the Brown family to battle the fur balls and rescue April from their clutches all by themselves.


SARAH'S PICK - 'SHARKTOPUS VS WHALEWOLF' (2015)

"Sharktopus vs Whalewolf, I mean with a title like that how could you not want to see this movie? Will be first time watching it for me and I expect it to be pretty awful, but hopefully so awful that it becomes really funny."

Initial release: July 19, 2015

DirectorKevin O'Neill

Film seriesSharktopus Series

ProducerRoger Corman

 

When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it creates the Whalewolf, and it's up to Sharktopus to stop it. Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf is a television movie that premiered on July 19, 2015 on Syfy. It is the third installment in the Sharktopus Franchise, after Sharktopus and Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda.