Posts Tagged halloween

Vote for Tequila!

Oct 28th, 2011 Posted in Chihuahuas | no comment »

Tequila is entered in a Halloween Costume Contest at Ask Away.   She would love your vote.   She is offering cyber puppy wags and kisses and future cute pictures for your trouble 😉

You can vote once every 24 hours at the link above.  She is the 3rd one down.

Here is a preview of her costume.  This was sent to us by my friend’s mom.  I had bought her a orange/black dress that could be used after Halloween as well rather than a costume per se, so I was really thrilled with this one.   She wore it to her vet visit yesterday and it was a huge hit with everyone there 🙂

Movie Remakes

Dec 28th, 2010 Posted in General Musings | no comment »

Since there are no original ideas coming out of Hollywood anymore and everything now days is just remakes, all my favorite movies are being remade.  Some of them have been pretty well and some have been total misses, in my opinion.

The original Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis is, of course, a cult classic horror film and one of my favorites.   That franchise has been pretty much done to death and any true fan doesn’t even acknowledge Halloween 3: Season of the Witch.

So when Rob Zombie remade Halloween, I was dubious at best, but could not resist.  I had actually not seen any other of Zombie’s previous movies, so didn’t know what to expect, but we decided to bite the bullet and actually see the Rob Zombie version of Halloween in the theater.

I actually liked it quite well.   He kept the same characters, but gave them a bit of a different back story and went more into detail on that back story and I enjoyed it.

His remake of Halloween II was ok, but I wasn’t that big of a fan of the original Halloween II so he didn’t have too big of a hurdle to get over there with me.

The remake of Friday the 13th was not too bad.  There is not much to work with there, since it’s pretty much a true slasher flick, though it does have some back story, which the remake handled well.  It also had Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) and Danielle Panabaker (Mr. Brooks) in it, who I like so it got bonus points for that alone.

That brings us to A Nightmare on Elm Street, which is one of my very favorite horror movies of all time.  Wes Craven did an amazing job on the original, in my opinion and I will give anything that Craven does a watch as a result.   I don’t always like his movies, but I will always watch at least once.

The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street was directed by Samuel Bayer and it was beyond disappointing.   In fact, it really wasn’t a remake by my definition so much as it was A Nightmare on Elm Street X (or whatever number they would be up to now).   John called it A Nightmare on Elm Street 1.5 because he felt like it was more like the original than I did, I guess.

I expected it to be more like Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake.  The same characters with a revamped story.  The remake did sort of have 2 of the most iconic scenes…sort of.  One of them was cut much shorter so it had much less impact and by the time the other one rolled around, I was so disappointed in the movie and it just felt like it was trying to use popular stuff from the first one to save it.

The Freddy in the remake was dreadful, as well.   I am not sure what they could have done, but if you are going to remake Freddy freaking Krueger, he needs to sound scary!   The actor who played him,  Jackie Earl Haley, we just saw in Shutter Island and he was fine in that.    I don’t think he’s a bad actor.  He’s just not Freddy 🙁

I’m glad we didn’t go to this one in the theater.  The only thing good would have (potentially) been the $12 popcorn!