Tag: Insidious

Weekly Roundup: June 7 – 13

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Two weeks down and I haven’t gone crazy… yet. This week I watched six movies (which surprised me since I didn’t get started until Wednesday):

  • The Damned (2013)
  • Human Centipede III (Final Segment) (2015)
  • Insidious (2010)
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
  • Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Of these six movies I would only give one a hard pass (Human Centipede III (Final Segment)… not sure if that was another Human Centipede pun… if so, I pray it’s the last). As for the others, here’s how I rate them:

  • Worth Seeking Out (i.e. Worth Paying For): Insidious (2010) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Worth Watching via Free Streaming: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
  • Worth Watching on an International Flight or While Doing Work: The Damned (2013) and Insidious Chapter 3 (2015)
  • Worth Avoiding and Doing Something Better with Your Time: Human Centipede III (Final Segment) (2015)

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new (full post). Most of next week will probably be a mix of rounds of Netflix Roulette and revisiting a few classics. I really enjoyed the watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre this week, and if Netflix keeps choosing haunted-house movies for me, I may need to cleanse my pallet with a few other classic slasher films (maybe Halloween and/or Friday the 13th). I also really want to see the half-documentary The Nightmare (I loved Rodney Ascher’s last movie, Room 237, which was weirdly frightening, even though it was only about wacky theories surrounding The Shining)… so, maybe I’ll try to seek that out later in the week…

That’s all for now… until tomorrow…

me

Weekly Roundup: June 1 – 6

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I’m one week into this crazy experiment and it seems to be going well. All told, I watched six movies:

  • Devil’s Pass (2013)
  • The House at the End of Time (2014)
  • Housebound (2014)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Poltergeist (2015)
  • Suspiria (1977)

Of these six movies I would only give one a hard pass (Devil’s Pass… no pun intended). As for the other five, here’s where I rate them:

  • Worth Seeking Out (i.e. Worth Paying For): Housebound
  • Worth Watching via Free Streaming: The House at the End of Time, Poltergeist (1982), and Suspiria
  • Worth Watching on an International Flight or While Doing Work: Poltergeist (2015)
  • Worth Avoiding and Doing Something Better with Your Time: Devil’s Pass

I’m not sure what next week holds for me and, as I mentioned yesterday, I’ll probably be a bit light on movie watching for the next couple of days. However, later in the week I’m sure I’ll play a few more rounds of Netflix Roulette (even Devil’s Pass couldn’t scare me away), I’m thinking I might revisit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and I may do a marathon of the Insidious movies. I’ll hopefully be doing the last one with a friend of mine, who, in general, is more forgiving of horror movies than I am. She thoroughly enjoyed the first Insidious, while I was less impressed… but more on that next week.

Lingering thought: The more I reflect on The House at the End of Time the more I think about The Orphanage. I had this feeling about halfway through watching the movie, but I didn’t include it in my original post because I thought it may be a bit reductionist. In other words, I was afraid that I was comparing the two simply because they were from Spanish speaking countries. Now, though, the more I think back on the film I feel that there are some legitimate parallels. I can’t really say what they are as they would give away key plot points (of both films), but if any of you have seen both I like to get your thoughts on this… am I crazy (not in general, because I already know I am, but crazy for seeing similarities between these two movies)?

That’s all for now. Until next week.

me