Tuesday, October 21, 2014
operationfailure:

My Favorite Scene From Poltergeist (1982)
The internet has failed me, so I figured I’d write a little bit about my favorite scene from the film Poltergeist. You see, the most amazing thing about Poltergeist isn’t the effects or the big set pieces, it’s the small moments.
There’s a scene that comes in the middle of the film, sometime after Carol Anne has succumbed to the house, trapped somewhere between the worlds of the living and the dead. As you can imagine, the family isn’t having the easiest time dealing with such a fantastical situation, but they are doing their best to carry on.
Carol Anne’s mother Diane (Jo Beth Williams) is carrying some laundry down the hall, when she hears Carol Anne seemingly crying softly from the other side of her bedroom door. Now, Diane is no fool, so she hesitantly places her hand on the door, and softly begs to know if it’s Carol Anne. When she finally pulls the door open, a massive scream penetrates the hallway, and chaos erupts from inside the room. Diane slams the door shut, and collapses against it. All she can do is sob and softly whisper how sorry she is. 
The scene isn’t necessarily played for the big scare, but the small one. What you have is a mother grieving the loss of child, one she cannot get to, one that she cannot be positive is still safe. It’s frighting, and heartbreaking, and just. So. Powerful. There’s a special kind of horror that can make you feel a sadness that’s almost undefinable.
Poltergeist is and always shall be, a masterpiece.

Halloween Day 21

operationfailure:

My Favorite Scene From Poltergeist (1982)

The internet has failed me, so I figured I’d write a little bit about my favorite scene from the film Poltergeist. You see, the most amazing thing about Poltergeist isn’t the effects or the big set pieces, it’s the small moments.

There’s a scene that comes in the middle of the film, sometime after Carol Anne has succumbed to the house, trapped somewhere between the worlds of the living and the dead. As you can imagine, the family isn’t having the easiest time dealing with such a fantastical situation, but they are doing their best to carry on.

Carol Anne’s mother Diane (Jo Beth Williams) is carrying some laundry down the hall, when she hears Carol Anne seemingly crying softly from the other side of her bedroom door. Now, Diane is no fool, so she hesitantly places her hand on the door, and softly begs to know if it’s Carol Anne. When she finally pulls the door open, a massive scream penetrates the hallway, and chaos erupts from inside the room. Diane slams the door shut, and collapses against it. All she can do is sob and softly whisper how sorry she is. 

The scene isn’t necessarily played for the big scare, but the small one. What you have is a mother grieving the loss of child, one she cannot get to, one that she cannot be positive is still safe. It’s frighting, and heartbreaking, and just. So. Powerful. There’s a special kind of horror that can make you feel a sadness that’s almost undefinable.

Poltergeist is and always shall be, a masterpiece.

Halloween Day 21

Poltergeist (1982) - trailer

Halloween Day 21

31 Days of Halloween 2014 from DarcHawc on Vimeo.

Halloween is fast approaching. Here once again is my 31 Days of Halloween video for 2014. Please watch, because I think you’re awesome. 

Here’s the clips I used:

1. Frankenstein (1931)
2. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
3. Black Sunday (1960)
4. The Guest (2014)
5. The Beyond (1981)
6. The Mummy (1932)
7. Witch’s Night Out (1978)
8. Halloween (1978)
9. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
10. Twin Peaks (1990)
11. The Shining (1980)
12. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
13. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
14. Hocus Pocus (1993)
15. Poltergeist (1982)
16. Evil Dead II (1987)
17. Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983)
18. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
19. The Mad Doctor (1933)
20. Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later (1998)
21. Trick or Treat (1952)
22. The Tingler (1959)
23. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
24. Drag Me To Hell (2009)
25. Dracula (The Horror of Dracula) (1958)
26. Candyman (1992)
27. The Haunting (1963)
28. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
29. Tales From the Hood (1995)
30. Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)
31. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
32. Nosferatu (1922)
33. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
34. Scream (1996)
35. It (1990)
36. The Skeleton Dance (1929)
37. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
38. I Sell The Dead (2008)
39. Dressed to Kill (1980)
40. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
41. The Legend of Hell House (1973)
42. Mr. Boogedy (1986)
43. Carrie (1976)
44. Night of the Creeps (1986)
45. Death Becomes Her (1992)
46. The Dead Zone (1983)
47. Roseanne, Season 2 Episode 7 “BOO!” (1989)
48. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
49. Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Season 1 Episode 2 “The Tale of Laughing In The Dark” (1992)
50. The Addams Family (1991)
51. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
52. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 4 Episode 4 “Fear, Itself” (1999)
53. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
54. The Monster Squad (1987)
55. The StoryTeller, Season 1 Episode 1, “The Soldier and Death” (1988)
56. Phantasm (1979)
57. Suspiria (1977)
58. and back to Frankenstein (1931)

horroroftruant:

"Poltergeist" (1982) | Tobe Hooper

Halloween Day 21

"This house has many hearts." - Poltergeist (1982)
Halloween Day 21

"This house has many hearts." - Poltergeist (1982)

Halloween Day 21

Monday, October 20, 2014

classichorrorblog:

Dracula (1931)

Directed by Tod Browning

The vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Dracula (1931)

Halloween Day 20

classicmoviehub:

Born Today, October 20, in 1882 the Legendary Bela Lugosi…"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make." -Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula (Dracula 1931)Over 115 film and television roles including Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, White Zombie, Son of Frankenstein, The Body Snatcher, Ninotchka, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Plan 9 from Outer Space -and of course Dracula! :)

Halloween Day 20

classicmoviehub:

Born Today, October 20, in 1882 the Legendary Bela Lugosi…

"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make." -Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula (Dracula 1931)

Over 115 film and television roles including Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, White Zombie, Son of Frankenstein, The Body Snatcher, Ninotchka, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Plan 9 from Outer Space -and of course Dracula! :)


Halloween Day 20


"The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly… The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield." - Dracula (1931)
 Halloween Day 20

"The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly… The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield." - Dracula (1931)

Halloween Day 20

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Candyman (1992)

Halloween Day 19

I am the writing on the wall, the whisper in the classroom. Without these things I am nothing, so now I must shed innocent blood. Come with me.

Candyman (1992)

Halloween Day 19

You are not content with the stories, so I was obliged to come.

Candyman (1992)

Halloween Day 19

"They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What’s blood for, if not for shedding?" - Candyman (1992)Halloween Day 19

"They will say that I have shed innocent blood. What’s blood for, if not for shedding?" - Candyman (1992)

Halloween Day 19

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Addams Family (1991) - trailer

Halloween Day 18

The Addams Family

The Addams Family (1991)

Halloween Day 18

The Addams Family (1991)

Halloween Day 18