neve campbell

Scream (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on October 21, 2011

78. Scream (available to stream on Netflix and Amazon)

Here is the trailer for Scream.

[youtube UTWf9QGdJCQ]

Scream is what brought back scary movies in the 90s.  Released in 1996, it launched a string of scary movies released in the following years.  Not so much horror films, these movies were lacking in severe blood and gore, but lots of suspense and murders. (Spoiler alert starts now!)

Drew Barrymore GETS IT in this movie. And her little boyfriend too.

The story opens with a heinous double murder where the killer calls Drew Barrymore and taunts her like crazy with movie trivia and killing her boyfriend before eventually killing her too.  This is a BFD in the little town of Woodsboro.  We meet Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and find out that her mother was murdered the previous year.  We also meet her friend Tatum (Rose McGowan), her boyfriend Billy (Skeet Ulrich) and Tatum’s boyfriend Stu (Matthew Lillard).  Supporting cast includes reporter Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox), Dewey (David Arquette) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy).

Sidney gets stalked on the phone by the same killer and is attacked in her house.  From then on, its a string of death until we finally find out who the killer is.  Who they are, actually, but that’s all I am sharing.

I love Rose McGowan! She’s great in this movie, and her death is awesome!

This is a great addition to your October movie playlist.  It’s funny and scary and twisty and even if you’ve seen it before, it is fun to watch again.

Scream is available on DVD from Amazon for $13.89.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

The Craft (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on October 18, 2011

76. The Craft (available to stream on Netflix and Amazon)

Here’s the trailer for The Craft.

[youtube HCZ2orfUQkA]

I think everyone in my age group loves this movie.  It is SO 90s, and it’s about witches, and I love some witches/magic/supernatural stuff in my entertainment.  Witches, vampires, etc, I tend to enjoy it all. Spoiler alert starts now!

The Craft is a movie about a group of teenage witches trying to get through high school.  Sarah (Robin Tunney) moves to town, and soon enough becomes the 4th (and most powerful) member of their little coven.  We also have Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy(Fairuza Balk).

So, everything goes well for a while, they impart some mostly harmless spells, and have fun with glamouring and getting a bit of revenge on Chris (Skeet Ulrich), who wronged Sarah early in the movie.

Naturally, it all goes to hell.  The girls get deep into it one night at the beach, by invoking some big magical spirit.  Nancy gets struck by lightning and goes a bit over the edge.  Sarah starts to see that things are going too far, and after a warning by the magic store owner, she is more nervous than ever about the consequences of the magic.  Nancy ends up killing Chris with her powers, and Sarah tries to bind Nancy’s powers so that she can’t hurt anyone else.

Obviously, Nancy isn’t happy, and recruits the other to gang up on Sarah so that she comes back into the fold.  Big showdown commences, and eventually, Sarah invokes her power and protects herself from Nancy.  Nancy ends up in a mental institution, and the others end up without powers, while Sarah maintains hers.

The Craft is available on DVD from Amazon for $4.49.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }