FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Jan 23, 2016

The Weekend-ening

My bootleg Freddy Krueger candle and I have decided to take the weekend off. It's not that I'm putting off watching Freddy's Dead, oh no, not that! It's that...uh...I've been too scared to sleep after watching all the other Nightmare movies and I just need some rest before watching the scariest of them all! Yes, that is it. That is definitely it. But I–nay, we–won't be safe forever. The Nightmare-ening will resume on Monday with Part 6, the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, and maybe more. Who knows. It depends how bootleg Freddy Krueger candle and I feel. Right now I think he's in pain? Or he's hypnotized? Or he's trying to hypnotize us? It's hard to tell.

In the meantime, you can read this article about Martyrs that appeared in The New York Times yesterday. (If you are here because of the article, hello, welcome!) I was interviewed for it and that's great because I could talk about Martyrs forever. And I kind of feel like I have been.

Are you getting snowmageddoned today? I say we all watch something winter-flavored this weekend in solidarity. You know, like The Shining, The Brood, The Thing, The Children, Cold Prey...whatever your favorite is. Or watch your least favorite! Look, I'm not here to run your life down to every last detail.


Yummy Pizza said...

Shredder it is then. Snowmaggedon has happened in Sweden too.

Stacie Ponder said...

Shredder, wooo! That's a good one to watch...I haven't seen it since I reviewed it, come to think of it.

Eliot Blades said...

My winter-themed movie recommendations would include

The Last Winter - I even like that last shot which a lot of people hated.
Wendigo - my love for Larry Fessenden snows no bounds.
Frost - a surprisingly decent found-footage film from Iceland
Sint - Dutch film about a killer St. Nicholas. Loved it.

Stacie Ponder said...

Heard good things about SINT...need to track it down!

The Horrorist said...

I'm from Holland/The Netherlands myself and I can't really recommend watching Sint. It's the kind of movie with 30 something actors playing 16 year olds. The premise of the story is good, but the execution is horrible. A real shame since the previous horror movies from director Dick Maas (The Lift and Amsterdamned) are so good. Here's the youtube link for Amsterdamned with english subs: There's even an homage in it of the first ANOES when Nancy takes a bath.

I hope one day you will watch and review it Stacie. It's a real good slasher with a very original fresh approach to it. One you haven't seen in any slasher movie before: a diver in the canals of Amsterdam killing of people.

Stacie Ponder said...

Oooh thanks for the rec (and the link). Sounds interesting...I'll check it out later this week!