In the 43rd week of 2020 for Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks as part of this month’s Halloween Edition. We go into the subject of holiday horror as it’s usually based on horror films set during the Christmas season but it also happens on other days. So here are my three picks:
1. Halloween John Carpenter’s landmark horror film about a madman who escapes from a mental hospital who then terrorizes a bunch of people and kills a few along the way on Halloween. It is a true horror classic as it play into the idea of Halloween just being a big nightmare for a bunch of people as authorities try to capture the man that is Michael Myers while a young woman in Laurie Strode would end up being the ultimate final girl as she would await to meet-up with Myers all over again 40 years later in the definitive sequel to the original film.
2. Gremlins Set during the Christmas holidays, the film is about an inventor who returns home and gives his son a mysterious pet where he has to follow three rules. Don’t pour water on, don’t feed him at midnight, and have him stay away from bright light and sun light. Unfortunately, someone else didn’t listen to those rules and a whole lot of shit goes on where a bunch of creatures come in and destroy the small town and terrorize a bunch of people. Yet, they’re not actually bad creatures. They like junk food, they want to have a good time. They like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Plus, they did the town a favor by killing off that old bitch Mrs. Deagle.
3. Knock Knock Set during Father’s Day weekend, Eli Roth’s remake of an obscure late 70s thriller revolves around a guy who let in a couple of young women during a rainy night for some shelter while his family is away. Instead, they seduce him and all sorts of bad shit occur. Even as they ruin his life for the entire weekend and also rape him while one of them wears his daughter’s clothes. Keanu Reeves is great in the film as Lorenza Izzo yet the film’s real discover is Ana de Armas as one of the two women who just causes trouble as she’s just so fun to watch.
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