Apr 29, 2010

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Top 7 Gory Vampire Movies of All Time

Movie lovers have always loved vampire movie from the very early days when Hollywood was not a happening industry. However, with more and more directors coming up with horror movies the trend of vampire movies became popular and Hollywood saw a new era of vampire movies being made till date. Vampires are just a mythological character that sucks human blood for their existence and idea is derived from vampire bats.  The idea of vampires was more common in Europe but American directors took the concept of vampires to the next level and tried to scare the audience with some gory vampire movies.



If you are looking for some of the best and gory vampire movies, than you cannot keep Blade out of the competition because it revived the trend of vampires towards the end of twentieth century. Blade was all about a half human half vampire Marvel character who tries his best to protect humans from being vampire victims. The movie was an instant hit because of the action and gore that was shown and soon two sequels were made to entertain the masses with same kind of script.



Underworld surely reminds us about the history of vampires through its original script. The movie was released in 2003 and was one of the biggest hit of that year. The movie is about a vampire who is hunting Lycans but falls in love with a human and than gets targeted by Lycans. The movie received a lot of appreciation for its action and gore scenes that were truly a treat to watch. Underworld also had two sequels after the first movie was declared as successful.

30 Days of Night


30 Days of Night was released in 2007 and became an instant hit with the masses for its gore and action. The movie is based on a comic book of the same name but director David Slade gives his movie a more horror appearance to scare the audience. The story is about an Alaskan town where vampires live and flourish when the town enters a thirty days time of darkness. The movie received a lot of appreciation for its slasher scenes.

Against the Dark


Against the Dark is a 2009 action horror film that involves a lot of action and gore because of the vampire-based story. The movie is directed by Richard Crudo and stars Steven Seagal who is seen for the very first time in a horror flick. The movie has a lot of slasher scenes that might not be comfortable to watch but if you love slasher films than you will certainly enjoy this movie for sure.

Van Helsing


Van Helsing got the box office success because of its action and horror combination where a vampire hunter gets into the battle with various kinds of vampires. The movie was an instant hit and people were really scared to see some of the gory scenes on the big screen. The movie stars Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale in the lead role.

The Forsaken


If you are looking for a good vampire gore movie than watch The Forsaken which was released in 2001. The movie is a about a vampire hunter who is hunting a group of vampires. Though the movie did not do well at the box office it received a lot of appreciation from the audience all over the United States.

Fright Night


Though, the movie does not have some of the best visual effects, Fright Night is a good vampire movie that can give you enough chills if you are watching this flick alone at night. The movie has some excellent scary and gory scenes that will keep you on the edge of the seat.

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Apr 21, 2010

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5 Horror Flicks That Can Keep You Up All Night

The trend of horror movies have always dominated the world audience because it has the potential to play games with the psychology of a human mind. Many people claim that they are not scared of horror movies but once they have seen the movie the same images and sound effects keep them up all night and they feel as if the same scenario is happening with them and that’s the power of horror movies that tricks your mind into believing something that isn’t really there. There are many such horror movies that might keep you awake all night but these 5 movies are truly a masterpiece of horror.

The Shining – 1980


Directed by Stanley Kubrick this horror flick is based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. The Shining stars Jack Nicholson as a tormented writer along with Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd in the leading role. The movie has a slow pace but soon it takes over the mind and intense drama and tension is revealed that keeps you involved into the movie and scares you to the core. The initial response to the movie was dull but gradually The Shining received a word of mouth publicity to become one of the scariest movies in Hollywood that can give you nightmares for months.

The Exorcist – 1973


If we are talking about Hollywood horror flicks than we cannot forget The Exorcist that change the trend of horror cinema. Directed by William Friedkin, the movie stars Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn and Max von Sydow in the leading role. The movie is inspired from a documented exorcism that was performed on a fourteen year old child. The movie had some of the best special effects and sound effects that scared a lot of people. The spiderwalk scene of the movie became the scariest scene of the movie that promised sleepless nights to the audience. The movie also won an Academy Award for Best Sound and became the most profitable horror movies of all time.

The Omen – 1976


The story of Omen is very much similar to The Exorcist but the execution of the story is so unique that you will not mind watching The Omen and find yourself sweating. The movie revolves around a wealthy US ambassador who adopts a child when he is informed that his wife gave birth to a stillborn child. Directed by Richard Donner, the movie stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick in the lead role. The movie has a haunting background score that will not let you sleep for weeks and some gore scenes are capable enough to keep you away from having a sound sleep. The Omen does not have the regular horror scenes but the movie has a very creepy feel and penetrates deep inside our subconscious to scare the hell out of us.

The Silence of the Lambs – 1991


To be very honest, The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 thriller movie but the movie is a blend of thriller and horror genre and believe me you will not sleep once you have watched this awesome movie. Directed by Jonathan Demme, the movie stars Anthony Hopkins in one of his best performances ever as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist and a cannibalistic serial killer. The movie won all the top five Academy Awards including Best Picture and people appreciate some of the scenes which were nothing less than horror. The movie also stars Jodie Foster who won the Best Actress Academy Award for the same movie.

Jaws – 1975


Jaws is another thriller movie which is nothing less than a horror movie and had such great impact on the minds of the audience that people began to fear water and many people across United States decided that they will never step into the sea again in their lifetime. Jaws became one of the most successful thrillers of all times. The movie was released in 1975 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is about a fictional Amity Island where a number of beachgoers become a victim of the great white shark. The movie is rated as one of the best horror movies of all times even though there are no ghosts or evil spirits in the movie.

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Apr 14, 2010

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5 Animated Movies Kids Should Not Watch

Cartoons have always attracted all kinds of people because they are really funny and have a nice story line which is equally good for the elders as well. In the last decade, animated movies received a lot of appreciation and applause for their different script and state of the art technology that takes animation to the next level. Many Hollywood studios like Disney and Pixar came out with their own versions of animated movies that created a new movie record in terms of popularity and box office collections. However, there are a few animated movies that your kids should not watch for various reasons.

Pom Poko


Pom Poko is a Japanese animated film that was released in 1994. The movie was directed by Isao Takahata and the story revolves around a group of Japanese raccoon dogs who are very well known in Japanese folklore. These raccoons are usually termed as Tanuki in Japanese culture and are known for their social behavior but they are mischievous as well. In the movie, these animals are shown as realistic animals that seldom wear clothes and are always eating and having fun in the woods. Soon these raccoons are attacked by industrial labors and these tanukis try hard to attack the humans with their testicles which should not be a part of any animated film because it is certainly not the right thing for the kids to watch.

The Incredibles


The Incredibles is a 2004 animated film by Pixar and the movie is directed by Brad Bird. The movie is all about a superhero family who has been gifted with super powers but the government forces them to live a normal life. Though The Incredibles received a lot of appreciation for its fresh story and animation, you can clearly avoid The Incredibles for your kids because the story has a lot of action that can have a negative impact on your kid.



The next on the list is Cars which again is an animated movie produced by Pixar Studio and directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. The movie might be unique in its own ways but it completely wipes off the existence of humans. The movie is all about anthropomorphic cars that talk and do almost everything that humans do. However, when they race they race with all their might and Cars is loaded with all kinds of car stunts and accidents that is something that our kids should avoid at least till they are aware about traffic manners.

Spirited Away


There are some movies that so imaginary that they can be scary for the kids and Spirited Away is one such movie that is directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The movie has received a universal acclaim and it is one of the highest grossing movie in Japanese box office. The movie is about a teenage girl who is soon moving to countryside where she faces her adventures with spirits and monsters. The movie shows a friendly relation between spirits and monsters and that is too much for your kid to digest.

Chicken Run


Chicken Run is a British animation movie which is directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park that shows the cruelty that humans do on chickens. The movie is about an intelligent hen named Ginger who tries to save her other friends from being dead. The movie makes fun of how people are crazy about chickens and eggs and portrays humans as barbarians who are always ready to slaughter chickens for having a hearty meal. Soon after the release of the movie a video game was also released for the audiences.

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