High Season for Horror Flicks kicks off…

Here's Johnny!' Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Here's Johnny!' Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The NYDaily News has a great wrap up of its top 10 horror flicks of all time to kick-off this weekend’s Halloween scream season launch.

I have to go with their pick for number 4 as the one that scared me the most, even the trailer which just shows the elevators is scary IMO:

No. 4: “THE SHINING” (1980)
All work and no play made Jack anything but a dull boy.

Director Stanley Kubrick’s masterful adaptation of another Steven King classic (though not very loyal to the source material) divided critic, but left plenty of spilled popcorn on the floors of movie theaters across the country. The story of a writer who is possessed by demons and driven to murder as he and his family are trapped by a snowstorm in a haunted Overlook Hotel, was impossible to overlook due to the meticulousness of the film’s director. One scene was reportedly shot with 148 retakes, easily a world record.

But the final print is worth it: a ghoulish, visually stunning masterpiece that, when paired with Bela Bartok’s creepy score, evokes a terrifying mood.

Two YARM flicks open tonight: Halloween 2 and Final Destination 3D open today marking busy season for we horror fans…

As “Halloween 2” and “Final Destination” are on the verge of slashing their way through theaters this Friday, fans are split on just where today’s horror movies rank against the all-time greats. Is Rob Zombie’s Mike Myers a new, improved model over John Carpenter’s iconic slasher? Did meek (sp) Norman Bates overpower “Friday the 13th’s” Jason Voorhees? Does “Rosemary’s Baby” or “The Exorcist” possess a spot in our rankings? Do zombies or vampires scare us more?

In honor of the recent surge in movie body counts, the Daily News takes a stab at our list of the top 10 horror movies of all time.

Click on … if you dare!

Shining (1980) official trailer courtesy of cofthegs

August 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Mixed Messages to Banks: Lend More *smack* Raise More Capital *smack* Lend More *smack* Raise More Capital…

Poor Bastards. It’s like Chinatown out there.

WOTS now is they will give BofA and CITI 30 days to dump Ken Lewis and Vikram Pandit and find more TOTUS Approved CEOs

Like Jamie Dimon who Obama seems to like thus JP Morgan Chase escaped the Naughty List of baaaad banks Timmeh put together….and Capital One of all people gets off with no more capital, how the hell is that possible with the charge offs rising??

Well we know how Chinatown ended..

Forget it Jake, it’s TOTUS-Town

May 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, FDIC, Film, Finance, Mystery, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Taxes, Uncategorized, Wall St. 2 comments.

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