November 9th, 2008

Hypnotoad

This weeks viewing...


65. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)- "In the dreams of his victims, a specteral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him."  In all my years of watching and loving horror, I have NEVER seen any of the Nightmare series.  I decided to check them out...well this one was a treat...Oh and as an extra bonus we get to see a young Johnny Depp in action. This is a must see movie in all horror movie enthusiast library. Sweet dreams!!! 3.5/5

66. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)- "A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world."  I was so excited about the original movie, I went right out and got Part 2.  But OMG did this one bite!  Wes Craven did not direct number 2 and it was an abysmal failure!  This film really sucked until it could suck no more!  SKIP IT!!! 0/5

67. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)- "As Freddy Krueger continues his murdering, the kids, led by Freddie's main opponent in the first film, prepare to fight back."  Not as good as the first but soooooooooooo much better than number 2, oh and did I tell you?  This one was written by Wes Craven!  I quite liked this Freddy movie. There's some good special effects, the plot makes sense and is creative. I'll admit the actings a not the greatest and I did have some problems with the story line but overall this was very fun.  I think I'll quite while I'm ahead and stop with this series. 3/5

68. Diaboliques, Les (1955)- "The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women."  This film is totally riveting, and one of the best suspense/mysteries I've ever seen. I was always kept wondering what will happen next, and the plot shifts and turns in clever new directions. I love films that can stand the test of time and this is definitely one of those films! 4.5/5

69. Batman Begins (2005)- "The story of how Bruce Wayne became what he was destined to be: Batman."  I went right out and saw this sequel "The Dark Knight" and enjoyed the film.  But it just never hit me the way Begins did.  I went back this week and re-watched Batman Begins...IMO nothing matches the beginning.  I'm trying to figure out why???  Is it something to do with the character or the director that makes "Batman Begins" unique? I'm not sure but I can tell you, this is THE best of all Batman films!  4.5/5