The Strangers 2

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SYNOPSIS: Follows a family suffering from the present economic crisis that’s forced to relocate to an old and fairly deserted trailer park, where they find themselves terrorized by the same trio of masked strangers from Strangers 1

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Inspired by Actual Events – A Horror Incentive

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Based on actual events.’ ‘Inspired by actual events.’ Both phrases are often used to market movies, especially horror movies. Nothing drives fans in flocks to a movie theater faster than watching “real life” horror flash before their eyes. The mere idea of something frightening actually happening to some poor bloke makes audiences scream with excitement and gets their adrenaline running. But what are these ‘actual events?’ We go into a movie thinking that whatever is … Continue reading

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Top 10 list of Horror Films Involving a Mask

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Let’s face it – masks and horror movies go together like cold beer on a warm day. They’re inherently creepy for all sorts of deep-seated, psychological reasons and are usually more than a little awesome. So, we figured it’d be fun to do our round-up of the Top Ten Horror Movies to Feature a Mask. Dust off your dead skin mask, put on some Slipknot and heat up the popcorn. 10 – Predator (1987) Any … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Strangers (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: In this heart-pounding thriller, young suburban couple James (Scott Speedman) and Kristen (Liv Tyler) welcome the peace and quiet of a secluded family vacation home — that is, until three masked home invaders make them realize how dangerous isolation can be. Written and directed by Bryan Bertino, the film also stars Australian supermodel Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Glenn Howerton and Laura Margolis. REVIEW: Strangers hits a high mark for intensity, and suspense. In this … Continue reading

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Masking What’s Underneath

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Masks are often used during Halloween as part of costumes. We use the opportunity to transform ourselves into something or someone else. Sometimes we like to mask ourselves as a famous actor or person. Other times, we like to delve into our dark side and become some kind of monster. Masks have also been used during rituals, ceremonies, and celebrations throughout time. Mardi Gras anyone? Regardless of how or when they are used, it all … Continue reading

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