Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Friday, September 18, 2015

Trick or Treat

Halloween is just around the corner and will come quicker than you think. So I wanted to take the time to showcase some great horror/Halloween classics, some that have horror elements, and also promote some amazing parties with some incredible authors.

Now this isn't going to be some list taken from IMDB, or even a list that was compiled by voting. This selection was chosen exclusively by The Writers Revolution.

First on our list: Saw II

Despite this being the sequel, this is the movie that catapulted the Saw franchise. The first movie was well written, but lacked some of the fear and intensity that the sequel produced. The traps were more intricate and followed a group of people that had something in common (unlike the first movie where it focused on the two main characters in the room and sporadically showed others falling victim to Jigsaw's traps). This was also the beginning of the tagline; "If it's Halloween, it must be Saw". This was one of the first good horror movies in half a decade.
Next up Friday the 13th II

Quite frankly, this is one of the best in the horror field. I loved the first movie and that in itself should be listed. However, I decided to go with the second in the series due to the appearance of Jason Vorheese. His appearance as the hockey faced psychopath that massacred those at Camp Crystal Lake spun the series in a frightening way. The scary stalker music signified his arrival was immanent, he appeared out of nowhere, and was a man that could not die.
Halloween (2007)
Now, it's hard to admit it when a remake surpasses the original. This one comes as close as humanly possible. The remake of Halloween was directed by Rob Zombie and was more brutal and sadistic than the original. I felt the acting was more realistic than its predecessor and it gave more insight into the mind of the killer, Michael Myers.
One of the craziest and funniest movies to have some horror elements added to it. In one of Tim Burton's classics, Beetlejuice showcases a side of Michael Keaton that we never thought we would see and have yet to see since. This has been one of my all time favorites and still has a massive cult following. But be warned...Don't say his name 3 times or you'll regret it.

Nightmare on Elm Street
By far my favorite horror movie of all time. It was the first of many in the series where Freddy Kreuger slices and dices his victims while they sleep. It was the first and very few instances where I felt legitimately afraid of a horror movie (when I was much much younger of course). The taunting and teasing of his appearance freaked out many, but it was the song the creepy kids sang which haunts everyone the most. 1...2...Freddy's coming for you.

October 5th-9th, Check out Octoberfest
Hosted by Samantha Soccorso and Christine Gorri

On October 15th, Join in the excitement as we help reveal the cover to Andrew Hess's new book Scorned (the follow-up to Campus Killer)
Hosted by Loving the Book Launch Party and Andrew Hess

For fans of erotic paranormal fiction, check out the Naughty Night of Terror on October 16th
Hosted by Author Classifieds.

On October 22nd, check out: All Hallow's Haunting
Featuring authors: Anne Conley, Wren Michaels and Melanie Macek.

October 25th at 5pm, join us at Monsterocity 2015
Hosted by Lauren's Book & Media Club

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