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~Jasper Fforde

Friday, July 23, 2010

My Guilty Pleasure

Today, I decided to spoil myself by purchasing a new movie (well, not exactly...I used a gift card that I had won in a raffle last weekend, so I guess it wasn't spoiling myself, but...) It's actually one of my favorite movies: The Wolfman. This is the old, 1941 movie starring Lon Chaney Jr., rather than the new film that came out a few months back. Personally, I'm not sure if I want to see the remake; I think it would ruin it for me.

But, getting back to the topic of my guilty pleasure...I love horror movies! Well, not all horror movies, but I love the old ones from the 1930s and 40s with Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney Jr. The classics like Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein (both of which I have to see :x), House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, Dracula, and The Ghost of Frankenstein (all of which I have seen and loved), and even the comedic classics Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Abbot and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

So, right now, I'm just taking a break in the middle of my current movie: The Old Dark House, starring Boris Karloff, which I will review on here in the next few days :)

I'm a bit of a movie freak :P And I love the classic horror films, because they scare you, but they don't gross you out. You'll never see Lon Chaney Jr. in a slasher film, and Boris Karloff movies never get too racy. I like these movies because they are good, clean fun. Just a nice little scare, but that's all.


  1. I'm just loving your summer! I don't know why I can't find time to have a summer like yours... I guess I work, and when I'm not working, I just sleep so I can get through the next horrible shift. Haha! You are so great. Thanks for being such an amazing commenter. I look forward to your messages so much!

  2. Two words... Frank Langella

  3. @Chess...

    Haha, thanks, Chess! I love getting your comments, too :) And I'm glad you're enjoying my summer :P This is probably going to be one of the last times I can have a summer of books and movies and musicals since I'm going to hopefully get a job next year, but don't worry, I'll stil make time for fun stuff, and I'll be sure to blog about it later ;)

  4. The Blob from the fifties. Then see the Blob from the late eighties. You'll like them both as they are same story about 30 years apart.

    Back in the eighties my stepdaughter and I were seeking out the worst of horror movies and we found some good ones while we were looking for bad ones. We found some really bad ones. If she still talked to me I'd get you a list but mostly I don't remember the titles though I remember the movies. Her mother and carried on into the ninties until we exhausted the movie rental stores.

  5. I looked them both up at the library, but so far, I can only find the 1958 version. I'll keep looking though.

    And as for old horror films, if you do remember any (good or bad) please let me know. I mostly like the old films, though, because they're scary and weird without being too intense or gross (I could never watch "Saw").

    Thanks for the ideas :)

  6. The Bruce Campbell cult movies starting with "Evil Dead" has all the horrific scenes but it's a comedy and it won't give you nightmares. I used to have the entire series but I've been borrowed to death. I think Bruce Campbell is genius.
    Another cult movie is "The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and it's sequel. I was borrowed to death with those too.
    Although it's not horror the cult movie "the Big Bus" is a must see. It's a spoof on "Airplane". Which came out when I was still an airline pilot (another life) and I of course loved it. I can't help but think you would like it.

  7. Thank you, Oldfool :) I watched the trailer for Evil Dead, and sadly, it looks a little too gory for me :( But, I did request Airplane and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Having a little trouble finding Big Bus, but I'll keep searching. ;)

    Thanks for the suggestions!

  8. The trailer for evil dead is out of context the movie is a spoof on all the gory horror films ever made. Every horror scene ever made is somewhere in this film and in "Army of Darkness".
    After watching Airplane watch The Big Bus. Airplane is spoof and The Big Bus is a spoof on Airplane. Enjoy.


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