Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Madness: Holidaze Week 4

This is week four of the Madness.  I thought this was our last week but I was wrong, next week is the last week so I am releasing this separate and with my limited time, will have to do so without the pictures.


Anna is a wild card this year on account of her movie TRICK OR TREAT.

Almost Famous (2002, 122 minutes, 666 1/2):  This rock movie qualifies this year with Anna playing one of the Band-Aids in her supporting role.

The Good Dinosaur (2015, 93 minutes, 66 1/2):  Anna provides the voice of Ramsey in this movie.

X-Men:  Days of Future Past (2014, 151 minutes, 666):  This is the Rogue Cut version which gives Anna little bit bigger role than the extremely short cameo in the first version where she reprises her role as Rogue


Bruce is someone that we use every year as a wild card no matter what the theme.

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002, 92 minutes, 6666):  This is one of my absolute favorite movies and one I feel belongs in the same breath as classics as GONE WITH THE WIND, CASABLANCA and THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Bruce plays an aging Elvis who now lives in a nursing home and teams with a former president to take on a mummy.

Darkman (1990, 96 minutes, 666);  Bruce Campbell has a cameo in the end and is billed as "final shemp" in the credits.  Sam Raimi created this superhero film when not getting the rights to the Shadow and Batman and is one of the earlier films for Liam Neeson to show his violent tendencies.  This also might be when we started to question why anyone would want to attack Liam Neeson.

Fargo (1996, 98 minutes, 666 1/2):  Bruce's part in this movie is when the character Gaear is watching television  and the show he is watching is Bruce Campbell.


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994, 123 minutes, 666):  No explanation on this counting where scientist Victor Frankenstein who becomes obsessed with life and death and creating life.

The Lazarus Effect (2015, 83 minutes, 66):  This is about bringing back people from the dead starting with a dog, then with Olivia Wilde and the consequences of their actions.


The Boxtrolls (2014, 96 minutes, 666):  The boxtroll characters should make this animated movie count.


The Last Exorcism Part II (2013, 88 minutes, 66):  I used the first one in week one of the Madness, now I use the last week for the sequel where Ashley Bell reprises her role of Nell and not being able to escape the evil force possessing her.


The Housemaid (1960, 109 minutes, 666):  This Korean film should count with the craziness on the title character.  One of my favorites and maybe the most disturbing watched on the list.


6 Souls (2010, 112 minutes, 66):  Julianne Moore must contend with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers' many personalities and the unique way he obtains them.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2016, 88 minutes, 66):  This was the live tv musical adaptation of the classic musical.  Laverne Cox plays Dr. Frank-N-Furter and the original one Tim Curry plays the narrator.


Nic is not a wild card but had some qualifying selections so made a category for this man.

Ghost Rider (2007, 114 minutes, 66):  Nicolas Cage's turn as a superhero where he plays Johnny Blaze who makes a deal with the devil to save his father and is forced to be the title character.  Not the greatest but was worth it to me to see Peter Fonda play a devil character.

Pay the Ghost (2015, 94 minutes, 66):  Mr. Cage's son disappears and after a year is haunted by ghostly images and looks to find him along with his estranged wife.

Season of the Witch (2011, 95 minutes, 66):  Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman teaming together to transport an accused witch but find there is a lot more to it.


P.J. is a wild card this year on account with her work on the HALLOWEEN franchise.

Halloween (1978, 91 minutes, 666 1/2):  Jamie Lee Curtis is a wild card this year and I gave her a category in the first week so now I felt the need to include P.J. who plays Jamie Lee's best friend.


Isle of the Dead (1945, 71 minutes, 666):  Some classic Karloff horror, enough said.


Ryan is not a wild card but had multiple selections so I made him into a category.

R.I.P.D. (2013, 96 minutes, 66 1/2):  Ryan stars as a murdered police department who joins the Rest In Peace Department with his partner played by Jeff Bridges so no explanation to get this counted.

X-Men Origins:  Wolverine (2009, 107 minutes, 66):  This superhero flop should count with all the mutants in it.  Ryan plays a pre-Deadpool Wade Wilson which in the first DEADPOOL movie he admits he had to kiss the ass of a man whose name rhymes with Polverine.  Reynolds did kind of make this worth a watch, especially at the end.


I am Not a Serial Killer (2016, 104 minutes, 66 1/2):  Max Records is a high schooler who has a fascination with serial killers and looks to destroy serial killer Christopher Lloyd.  Nothing great but watchable.


The Amazing Spider-Man (2012, 136 minutes, 666):  Andrew Garfield makes his debut as the web-slinger and feel this should count with Dr. Curt Connors' transformations into the Lizard.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014, 142 minutes, 66):  Garfield makes his second and last appearance as Spider-Man before the Marvel Cinematic Universe got its hands on the character with Tom Holland.  I would argue this to count on the things that Electro was able to do and for the appearance of the Green Goblin.


This author is a wild card this year so I have a couple of his selections.

It (2017, 135 minutes, 666):  This is the remake from the 1990 mini-series.  This will be a two-part series and this is the first one.  Bill Skarsgaard makes a good Pennywise.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 142 minutes, 666 1/2):  This prison movie counts this year as it is based on a short story by Stephen.  Possibly the best prison movie of all time if not one of the best movies of all time.


The Beastmaster (1982, 118 minutes, 66 1/2):  I think this has enough dark fantasy in order to qualify.  There are witches, beast like barbarians, animal communication, etc.


Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014, 122 minutes, 6):  This is a Spike Lee vampire film and was very difficult to watch.

Horror of Dracula (1958, 82 minutes, 666 1/2):  A very iconic Dracula and the first for Christopher Lee which started quite the Dracula franchise for Hammer Films.

Saturday the 14th (1981, 75 minutes, 66 1/2):  This was a horror spoof that spoofed many horror films up to this era so it could have been done into many categories but I put it into Vampires with the vampire character that Jeffrey Tambor played.

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