Welcome to The Horror Hangover! A "MAD" experiment I am putting on where every Sunday, you can stop by the very blog you are reading right now, to find out what good or bad genre/cult movies are playing - while you lay on the couch all afternoon - sweating out the alcohol and other toxins you may have ingested throughout your wild weekend! I think I may actually call this segment The Hangover (so don't steal it!) since I will not limit my film choices to just horror movies all the time. However, it is Chucktober, so I will stick to the horror highway for this wonderful month! I'm not sure exactly how this will work out every week, whether I will pick one film, or a handful of films that are playing on TV, maybe it just depends on the movies themselves. I do know that the movies will always be on in the afternoon, thus the name, The Horror Hangover and they will not be on pay channels so most people will have the access to watch the movies I post. All times are Eastern too!
For this first edition of The Horror Hangover, I have three films for you to check out if you are planning on loungin' on the couch all day, and aren't a football fan...
At 11:00 AM The Headless Horseman (2007) will be on SY FY. Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, who is some one I know as the make up FX guy behind horror masterpieces like Wishmaster 2, The Dentist 2, and other such number 2's! It riffs on the Washington Irving story saying that it was not the real story, but this one is!! How scary! It's Sy Fy, so you're never exactly sure what you're getting...well, you are kinda sure that your getting shit I guess, but that's just details! I personally think it looks great, but that's just me...Mr Taste.
Next up - Disturbia (2007) is on TNT at 12:30 PM. You more than likely know this movie already as it was a somewhat popular film when it came out in theaters. I never saw it, though I always kinda wanted to, heard it was meh-to-okay. Shia Lapoop is the star, and the film is like Rear Window without Hitchcock. Nuff said.
If you are still on the fringe of tossing cookies, then the best is saved for later on in the afternoon as Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) will be on Turner Classic Movies at 2:30 PM. If you can't figure out what the movie is about based off from the title, then watch Disturbia please. This would be my pick for best Sunday afternoon movie, then again it is the only one that I have seen, so I may be biased. It's a classic in the purest form, it's straight up black and white Science Fiction with Saucer FX by the great Ray Harryhausen! How can you go wrong?!
I guess you could essentially watch all three films with a little overlap from Horseman and Disturbia if you so choose. If you have any films that you know of, I will try and have these up after midnight on Saturdays, so feel free to leave a comment if you would like to share with the rest of us. Also, feedback is more than welcome...any ideas or criticisms would be very appreciated, so please feel free! Hope you have enjoyed this first edition of The Horror Hangover! See you next week!