Wednesday, October 31, 2012

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 89 (SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION)


(Author's Note: Happy Halloween! Enjoy this special issue for such an occasion and enjoy perusing the rest of The Film Tome via the newly-updated navigation bar above. Thanks for your readership!)


NEW IN THEATERS




This Week
  • The Bay* / 81%
  • The Details* / 40%
  • Flight / 83%
  • Jack and Diane* 0%
  • A Late Quartet* / 83%
  • The Man with the Iron Fists
  • This Must Be the Place / 75%
  • Wreck-It Ralph / 85%

Last Week
  • Chasing Mavericks / 33%
  • Cloud Atlas / 63%
  • Fun Size / 27%
  • The Loneliest Planet* / 76%
  • Pusher* / 53%
  • The Revisionaries* / 91%
  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D / 6%
  • Sleep Tight* / 88%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES



  • The Campaign / 67%
  • First Position / 96%
  • Polisse / 88%
  • Rosemary's Baby CC / 98%
  • Ruby Sparks / 79%
  • Safety Not Guaranteed / 94%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes

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ENLISTED



Here are the top 10 horror films of all-time according to IMDb



William Friedkin (director of "The Exorcist" and this year's "Killer Joe") shares his top 10 Criterion films.




Think Christian shares "Five Horror Films Christians Should See."




Here are "10 Netflix Horror Documentaries You Must See!"


What Culture lists "20 Weird and Wonderful Performances as the Devil,"


"10 Obscure Horror Films,"


and "The Top 10 Horror Films of the 21st Century."


Are these "The 25 Most Disturbing Scenes in Horror"? What are yours? (Source: IGN)


Hitfix shares "10 of the Great Horror Movie Sequels." I bet you didn't know there were even ten good ones...

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THE GOOD
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THE BAD



Here's something truly scary, October's worst films deemed worthy of Peter Traver's Scum Bucket.



Bloody Disgusting discusses "5 Horror Movies with Horrible Endings."


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THE WEIRD



Huh. Does Tim Burton hate fat people? Examples from his films courtesy of Film School Rejects.



Seongyong Cho discusses one of the most disgusting horror films of all-time... directed by Peter Jackson!

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AND THE RANDOM




In this week's Criticwire survey Matt Singer asked what films his fellows critics are most scared to watch...

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OR THE COOL




Criterion Collection has been kind enough to round up their library's "scary movies."



Movies.com has written up "A Beginner's Guide to Italian Horror."



Slate analyses the new and scary uses of found-footage in horror films.




Need a crash course in horror movies? Here are 163 in under 3 minutes!


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS



How It Should Have Ended takes on "Paranormal Activity."

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KEEPIN' IT SHORT


I haven't given this short film segment the light of day in sometime, but what better time than now? I've got three for the price of one (free) for you today. All somewhat terrifying and all available online through the grace of the National Film Board of Canada.



"The ErlKing" 
Directed by Ben Zelkowicz

This is a stunning sand-on-glass animation set to music by Franz Shubert about the title character who steals and kills a little boy.


"The Wanderer"
Directed by George Ungar


This one is about a stranger who comes to an unassuming town and transforms into a hellish place. Sort of the opposite of "The Man Who Planted Trees"...



"Land of the Heads"
Directed by Cedric Louis and Claude Barras

And yet another animated short about a vampire stuck in a cycle of violence... because his wife demands he do so.

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TV TOO


Alison Willmore shares the best of the "Treehouse of Horror" episodes from "The Simpsons."

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1 comment:

Galyn said...

The only thing I had to take a peek at was the list, "Five Horror Films Christians Should See." Interesting. And, I just have to say that the picture of the lady representing Italian Horror closely resembles Michael Jackson in Thriller. I'm not sure when suspenseful movies cross over to Horror movies, but I can definitely say I am a fan of the former.