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The Month in Movies: Shocktober 2013

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My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now.  I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.

I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.

It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading

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4 Days of Blood: Part II – The Horrors of Space

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Space is an endless landscape for humanity to explore. The idea of colonizing the vast unknown and taking humanity to the stars has been a dream of humanity for centuries. This dream has led to a vast array of fictional voyages into space.

Still, there’s something inherently terrifying about the idea of space travel and the isolation that goes with it. The same unknown that inspires humanity also has the power to ignite our morbid sides. Take a group of humans, put them in a confined space millions of miles from other humans, and horrific monsters won’t be far behind. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: Gravity [Extended Trailer] (2013)

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Release Date: October 4th, 2013

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Writers: Alfonso CuarónJonás Cuarón

Stars: Sandra BullockGeorge Clooney

The above alternative poster was found here.

This week’s Trailer Tuesday is, admittedly, my first repeat. Back in May, I featured the teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s highly anticipated space thriller Gravity. The movie features Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts stranded in low Earth orbit, fighting the vacuum of space for survival. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: Gravity (2013)

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Release Date: October 4th, 2013

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Writers: Alfonso CuarónJonás Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón has been MIA since he made one of my favorite movies of the last decade, Children of Men (Blu-Ray worthy). Now he’s back and releasing a movie called Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney right smack in the “Year of Sci-Fi” that is 2013. Continue reading