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.

TTF13 - HORROR MOVIE PICKS OF THE WEEK

JEREMIAH'S PICK - 'NIGHT OF THE COMET' (1984)

"Yeah yeah, this is the second time I chose this film, but screw off, this is my pick and you can't possibly get too much of 'Night of the Comet' anyway. Its cheeky, fun, desolate and really stays with you long after the credits roll. Watch it, again."

After a rare comet sighting, teen sisters Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Samantha (Kelli Maroney) find that they're among the only survivors of a zombie attack. The girls partner with another survivor, Hector (Robert Beltran), but as they try to avoid the zombies, they're sought by scientists who want to experiment on their bodies in the hope of finding an antidote. Dodging both the doctors and the undead, they keep moving in the hope that they can continue to stay alive

Initial release: November 16, 1984

DirectorThom Eberhardt

Box office: 14.4 million USD

Initial DVD release: March 6, 2007

Budget: 3 million USD


DAVID'S PICK - 'HALLOWEEN II' (1981)

"Little times do sequels live up to the original. I personally think this one may top it"

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), Michael Myers (Dick Warlock) has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

JASMINE'S PICK - 'WILD ZERO' (1999)

"What a ride this is! Zombies, Sex and Rock 'n Roll! This movie has the best drinking game ever, plus you can never go wrong with some guitar wolf!"

Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies.

SARAH'S PICK - 'FROZEN' (2010)

"Great atmosphere, intense and I can truly feel the cold throughout the movie"

Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death

Initial release: January 24, 2010

DirectorAdam Green

Box office: 3.1 million USD

Initial DVD release: September 28, 2010

ScreenplayAdam Green

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FROGE BROS - HORROR MOVIE PICKS OF THE WEEK

Jeremiah's pick - 'In the Mouth of Madness'

When horror novelist Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow) goes missing, insurance investigator John Trent (Sam Neill) scrutinizes the claim made by his publisher, Jackson Harglow (Charlton Heston), and endeavors to retrieve a yet-to-be-released manuscript and ascertain the writer’s whereabouts. Accompanied by the novelist’s editor, Linda Styles (Julie Carmen), and disturbed by nightmares from reading Cane’s other novels, Trent makes an eerie nighttime trek to a supernatural town in New Hampshire.
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David's Pick - 'American Werewolf in London'

David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he’s plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.
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FROGE BROS - HORROR MOVIE PICKS OF THE WEEK

David W. - Halloween (2007) - Quote from the film, "These eyes will deceive you, they will destroy you. They will take from you, your innocence, your pride, and eventually your soul. These eyes do not see what you and I see. Behind these eyes one finds only blackness, the absence of light, these are of a psychopath"

Jeremiah R. - Boxer's Omen (1983) - "Its abstract and weird as shit, enough so that I'd consider Boxer's Omen more of an experience than anything. Like a fever dream experience. Like one after having bad sushi and a binge on Kung-Fu films. Regardless how you categorize it, anyone who's seen it will agree, this is the best case argument for Shaw Brothers Horror."