Getting ready for Halloween is one of my cherished times of the year. I start hoarding skull travel cups from the drug stores, I blueprint what costumes I can make for my kitties, and finally, it’s considered “normal” to binge watch a lot of my favorite films. Instead of making a list of the best horror films to watch this season (I hope we all have seen the Shining, Halloween, and the Exorcist by now), I ruminated over a different kind of list… Most of these could be considered sci-fi or psychological thrillers, and even “tame” in the eyes of many horror cinephiles, but I prefer creepier— more imaginative— horror plots. Here are my own recommendations for everyone who’s in the mood for something spine-tingling, sinister, disturbing, shocking, but nonetheless— human (even when they are monsters).
8. Altered States (1980), directed by Ken Russell.
This one is for the sci-fi lovers out there— A doctor who experiments on himself with hallucinatory drugs and isolation chambers, this movie comments on creation and the power of the human ego. It’s packed with visceral visuals, accompanied by bits of pseudo-intellectual gab.
As everyone knows, in the classic film “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly time travels to October 21, 2015 to save his family. It’s been twenty-six years since the 1989 movie hit theaters, and that glorious day is finally here. Chicago Cubs were predicted to win the World Series, television screens will be HUGE, and everyone is supposed to be riding hover boards.
To commemorate #FutureDay, AMC, Regal and other North American theater chains will screen the trilogy today, Wednesday (AMC at 4:29 p.m. local time, the time Marty arrived). The movie trilogy is being re-released on Blu-ray, and Pepsi is selling bottles of”Pepsi Perfect,” the cola McFly orders in the second film.
Here’s another post from a long, long time ago in our lead up to Star Wars day this Sunday. If you’re planning a long weekend some time soon, why not take a look through some of these galactic travel ads before you book?
A poster from Disney’s Frozen showing off Arendelle’s chocolate. Looks like a treat.
We found a bus featuring two projects we worked on. Both Delivery Man and Frozen are hitting theaters this month, so check them out!
Frozen Official Site
Delivery Man Official Site
It’s Halloween, so happy trick or treating from everyone at the agency! If you’re looking to get in the holiday spirit, find out how to make your own pumpkin keg or check out last year’s Halloween hit list.
Kick-Ass 2 is hitting theaters this August. Since each hero and villain is so distinct, we took a shot at creating minimalist posters showcasing each of their identities. As a bonus, these also make great iPhone wallpapers, so feel free to use them!
If you want these in a bigger size, check out our Tumblr.
EDIT: Since there seems to be confusion, we wanted to clarify that we created these as fan art in anticipation of Kick-Ass 2.
In light of Star Trek Into Darkness’ release today, I thought I’d take a look at the tag lines of this week’s movie releases and review them for their effectiveness on a 5 Star Scale. Star Trek Into Darkness was released yesterday, but the other two come out tomorrow so be sure to check them out as well.