I don’t know about you, but I love the turn of the century British ghost story. Something about the big, gothic homes and the air of uncertainty. Our Marie Gilbert wrote about one of my favourites, The Others, not long ago. Released this past week is a kindred spirit to that film called The Awakening, featuring Rebecca Hall, one of the upcoming stars of Iron Man 3.
Check out the trailer and then read our review after the jump!
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I don’t watch a lot of TV and if I’m not with my grandchildren, I’m either ghost hunting or writing paranormal stories. When I do watch, I like stories that deal with the supernatural, science fiction, or horror, so it was really hard to come up with just five favorites. “The Walking Dead” is my #1 favorite and my reviews of this brilliant show can be found here at Biff Bam Pop! I’m also a fan of “Doctor Who” and “Firefly,” but I will save my reviews of these two for another time. So let’s begin with my Top Five after the jump.
No, go ahead and answer the door. I’ll wait right here for you. Those sweet-toothed, crazy kids!
So, what’s popular in the world of Halloween costumes this year? Potter? Iron Man? Princess? And what kind of candy treats are you handing out, anyway? Jawbreakers? Chips? Caramilk? Kit Kat? Oh, I love the Kit Kat! Or are you more of a “trick” kind of person? You know, when I was trick or treatin’, back in the day, I always applauded the adults that performed magical tricks for the kids. It didn’t make me want chocolate any less, but I politely clapped. And hey! I know there’s at least one Biff Bam Popper out there that actually hands out comic books for Halloween! That, sir, is both a trick and a treat!
And that brings me to this week’s comic book of choice. Whether you’ve picked it up to read for yourself or, maybe, to hand out to a deserving kid tonight, Ghosts #1 is sure to joyously haunt… Read the rest of this entry
Paranormal Activity 4 was released this weekend just in time for the Halloween horror cash grab, and although it was exciting to be part of the ‘fan voted’ advance screening in Toronto, the movie doesn’t really make my cut. In the same spirit as the Oren Peli created Paranormal Activity, this movie relies on a variety of filmed footage to reveal the plight of a family being haunted by evil spirits.
If you’re a fan of the first 3 movies, this continues the story of Katie, Hunter and the bizarre coven. Minimal spoilers – the movie doesn’t rely very heavily on the original storyline.
I didn’t find this to be a scary or compelling horror movie, but Paranormal Activity 4 does have its moments for those seeking a fun “jump out of your seat” date night. Check out the trailer and more after the jump.
The Paranormal Activity franchise rolls on this October with the release of Paranormal Activity 4, which looks as though it’s aiming to try to tie everything together. This new trailer definitely has some creepiness to it, but I have to say I’m nowhere near sold on this new girl who seems to be the focus of the film. That being said, I’ll still be there opening night to hopefully have the crap scared out of me. Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be seeing Paranormal Activity 4!
While I’m no actor (though I did play a brilliant Puck in an arts camp production of A Midsummers Night Dream when I was seven years old), I would imagine that the biggest fear for an actor is the idea of getting typecast. For instance, it was that fear that stopped Josh Hartnett from signing a multi-picture deal to star as Superman a little less than a decade ago. If you’re reading this and asking who is Josh Hartnett, we’re probably in agreement that it wasn’t the smartest move.
Then there’s the case of Daniel Radcliffe, known to us all as Harry Potter. Through eight films we watched Radcliffe grow into manhood, but how easy would it be for fans of the Boy Who Lived to see him as anybody else than Harry? How easy would it be for the actor to get cast in roles that wouldn’t simply try and mirror his most famous character?
With The Woman In Black, Daniel Radcliffe plays a part far removed from the wizarding world, and pulls it off fantastically well.
Despite the fact that I am no longer a kid (damn!), Halloween remains my all-time favourite holiday. I live in a condo so unfortunately I don’t get to decorate or hand out candy every year – so I indulge in other ways. Mainly by scaring the crap out of myself with horror movies! (Oh okay, and maybe also by inhaling mini chocolate bars like they’re going out of style..but that’s irrelevant).
I’m an amature horror buff year-round but there are a few key films I watch every Halloween. Some of them are scary (to me anyway!), some, not so much. Without further hesitation, I present you with a few of my MUST-WATCH Halloween favourites: