TTF13 - HORROR MOVIE PICKS OF THE WEEK

(GUEST) DEVON'S PICK - 'FROM DUSK TILL DAWN' (1996)

"Vampires, gore, comedy, awesome casting, great directing...what's not to love? "

Release date: January 19, 1996 (USA)

DirectorRobert Rodriguez

Featured songDark Night

ScreenplayQuentin Tarantino

ProducersGianni NunnariMeir Teper,Doug McCallie

On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard (Quentin Tarantino), hightail it to the Mexican border. Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family's RV and hole up in a topless bar. Unfortunately, the bar also happens to be home base for a gang of vampires, and the brothers and their hostages have to fight their way out.


DAVID'S PICK - 'MOST LIKELY TO DIE' (2015)

"Taking heavy inspiration from 90's slashers like 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' and 'Scream'. Director Anthony Diblasi takes a stab at catching some of the magic from this specific era. He accomplishes the feel in small glimpses but overall things fall short. The film is bogged down by bad acting, forgettable characters, and boring dialogue. With a little more polish this could have been something special."

 

DIRECTOR

Anthony DiBlasi

PRODUCERS

Fernando Szew Sharon Bordas

WRITER

Laura Brennan

A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each's senior yearbook superlative


JASMINE'S PICK - 'TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D' (2013)

"Surprisingly a lot better than I expected. After watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, I didn't have much hope for this, but it actually turned out pretty good. Nice gore (except that end scene with, fuck bad CGI) and pretty good acting. But Alexandra Daddario needs to learn how to run without falling"

Release date: January 4, 2013 (USA)

DirectorJohn Luessenhop

Film seriesThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Box office: 47.2 million USD

Budget: 20 million USD

Decades ago, residents of Newt, Texas, long suspected that the Sawyer family was responsible for the disappearances of many people. When their suspicions finally were confirmed, vigilantes torched the Sawyer compound and killed every member of the family -- or so they thought. Much later, a young woman named Heather (Alexandra Daddario) learns that she has inherited Texas property from an unknown relative, and she is unaware of horrors that await in the mansion's dank cellar.


SARAH'S PICK - 'BLACK CHRISTMAS' (1974)

"(Black Christmas) has a really creepy atmosphere, and I do like the death scenes"

Release date: December 20, 1974 (USA)

DirectorBob Clark

Box office: 4.053 million USD

Budget: 620,000 USD

ScreenplayRoy Moore

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb's friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.


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