As much as I love zombie movies, I really don't think any of them have ever made me go "awwwww, how cute!" until Fido. A twitterbud (@Heavenztrash) described it as Lassie with zombies, which is a more succinct synopsis than I can come up with (trying not to start chanting "succinct synopsis"). The acting is fab, especially Billy Connolly as Fido. He says more with his facial expressions than a lot of actors can do with a 10 minute monologue. Anybody who enjoyed Shawn of the Dead will love this film. I really want a pet zombie...
These were some of the 2009 horrors that I hadn't managed to see before getting started on the #towatchlist (and were consequently added).
Drag Me To Hell
I thoroughly enjoyed this film from Sam Raimi. I liked the humor in it as well as the action. It wasn't scary, just entertaining.
The Hills Run Red
A little trashier than Drag Me To Hell, it was still an entertaining (if brainless) watch.
This one was technically released in 2008. I didn't hear about it til the end of 2009. To see my thoughts of The Children, head on over to The Paradise of Horror for my guest post.
Another series that I never watched in my youth was the Child's Play franchise. Even when I was at the age where I was allowed to hire out horror, Child's Play was never permitted. I don't think it's because my folk thought it would be extra scary, I just think they had no intention of ever sitting through it themselves! But now, thanks to some suggestions from a friend of mine, I have seen all of the Child's Plays and Seed of Chucky. The only one I haven't seen is Bride of Chucky.
So what do I think? I think it plays out much like a lot of horror franchises. The first is a relatively scary and entertaining horror film and it all goes downhill from there! Seed was ridiculous, but entertaining. I just hope they stop making them, though. The madness has gone on long enough.
That's the end of part ni. Come back tomorrow for part san :)