F*ck creepy dolls. There, I said it. Now because I’ve said it, I’ll probably be murdered in my sleep by Rosemary – my very own personal creepy doll that you can read about HERE. When I watched The Conjuring last year, I was kind of hoping for a spin-off featuring Annabelle, the cute murderous pig-tailed doll who wears too much blush. Well, the studio didn’t waste any time because the Annabelle movie raced into production to meet it’s October 3rd release date, and the teaser trailer was released yesterday!
Ok – I have to say that I’m on the fence now. Yes, the Annabelle doll is possibly worth the price of admission alone. And yes, this will be coming out in time for Halloween which in my opinion is a better option than a new Paranormal Activity movie. But something seems a bit rushed and desperate with this one. The acting in the teaser trailer is suspect, and the acting in The Conjuring was one of the elements that made that movie so strong. Also, Annabelle was written by Gary Dauberman, who gave us such Syfy Channel worthy movies like Blood Monkey and Swamp Devil.
My main concern is that if this does suck, it will taint the success and admiration of The Conjuring. I think you can see why I’m on the fence here, but I can assure you that I’m not completely out. My expectations are a bit low, and It’s good to go into a movie like this with those low expectations, because the payoff can be even more sweet. So, stayed tuned for more info and trailers on Annabelle as they come in and mark your calendars for October 3rd!
Wow. 2014 is upon us and we’re still not even close to having those super-cool hoverboards from Back To The Future Part 2. Have no fear though, because we do have some pretty sweet horror flicks from 2013 to soften the non-existent hoverboard blow. So without further adieu, I present Dirty Horror’s Top 10 Horror Movies Of 2013! Continue reading →
Creepy dolls. Creepy possessions. Creepy 70’s clothing. If that ain’t enough creepy for you, then I don’t know what is! Time to keep this Halloween required viewing train chugging along, but not before we stop to pick up our next passenger: 2013’s, The Conjuring.
What’s that you say? A movie from 2013 made the required Halloween viewing list? Yep. Yessir. Yes Ma’am. And good news is that this nifty little throwback to old school horror comes out on DVD/Bluray on October 22nd, just in time for your Halloween night festivities! Long story short, I loved The Conjuring and if you want to read all about my gushing, head over to my review HERE. But I’m strictly talking here about why this movie is required to be viewed on Halloween night.
From the opening title sequence, The Conjuring screams ‘Halloween Night’. I just love that feeling I get when a horror movie knows what it’s doing and knows how to give an accurate homage. In fact, I encourage you to do a back-to-back viewing of this and the 1980 ghost story classic, The Changeling. Hmmmm. I just realized something. The Conjuring. The Changeling. The Conjuring. The Changeling. They sound alike! And it’s a bit of a tongue twister if you say them right after one another really fast. I’m getting a bit off track here, but the bottom line is that The Conjuring is a textbook spooky story that’s smarter than most movies of it’s kind.
Lots of jump scares and a lot of eye-numbing imagery make this one a must see this Halloween. Don’t worry, you can still get your fix of The Shape and Dr. Loomis’ trench coat, but in addition to that you need to make sure you give The Conjuring it’s deserved viewing. If you don’t, I’m going to have that creepy ass doll in the movie come track you down and hop into bed with you. Don’t think I can’t do it? Try me.