TTF13 - HORROR MOVIE PICKS OF THE WEEK

JEREMIAH'S PICK - 'CANDYMAN' (1992)

"Finally, a horror movie villain for the projects"

Release date: September 11, 1992 (USA)

DirectorBernard Rose

Film seriesCandyman Film Series

Adapted fromThe Forbidden

Music composed byPhilip Glass

Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) befriends Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago's Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman's description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.


DAVID'S PICK - 'POSSESSION' (1981)

"Days later and it's still on my mind. A chaotic masterpiece"

Release date: October 28, 1983 (USA)

DirectorAndrzej Żuławski

Box office: 1.114 million USD

ScreenplayAndrzej ŻuławskiFrederic Tuten

Story byAndrzej ŻuławskiFrederic Tuten

After Anna (Isabelle Adjani) reveals to her husband, Mark (Sam Neill), that she is having an affair, she leaves him and their son. Mark is devastated, and seeks out Heinrich (Heinz Bennent), the man who cuckolded him, only to receive a beating. After a series of violent confrontations between Mark and Anna, Mark hires a private investigator to follow her. Anna descends into madness, and it's soon clear that she is hiding a much bigger secret -- one that is both inexplicable and shocking.


JASMINE'S PICK - 'BLADE' (1998)

"Blade is my bad-ass guilty pleasure! I've been in love with it since my childhood and it's my "Rush Hour" of horror movies. Really great-bad 90's music, blood-raves, and a sexy Stephen Dorff. I also always love me some Wesley Snipes"

Release date: August 21, 1998 (USA)

DirectorStephen Norrington

Film seriesBlade

Box office: 131.2 million USD

Production companiesMarvel EntertainmentAmen Ra FilmsImaginary Forces

A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.


SARAH'S PICK - 'ROVDYR' (2008)

"Been years since I saw this horror film from Norway, but I remember it being intense and bloody"

Initial release: January 4, 2008 (Norway)

DirectorPatrik Syversen

Music composed bySimon Boswell

Initial DVD release: March 30, 2009 (United Kingdom)

ScreenplayPatrik SyversenNini Bull Robsahm

The summer of 1974, four young people are all ambushed and left unconscious. They wake up deep in the woods with no one around but the sound of a hunting horn.