In honor of World War Z’s release today, I would like to reblog this post from over a year ago titled, “Zombies and Terminators.” It is a funny poem I wrote which parodies Robert Frost’s famous poem “Fire and Ice.” If you are unfamiliar, Frost’s short poem is about how the world ends through either fire or ice. Since zombies and terminators also deal with the end of the world it all just fell right into place. I think this is something all movie fanatics would get a kick out of. Enjoy! =)
Knowing that [REC] is the movie that Quarantine was based on, you may be hesitant to go see this movie. I’ve already gone over the difference between the two and reviewed the sequel which continues right from where this movie left off so it’s about time I finally reviewed the original.
I consider myself a horror movie connoisseur as I’ve been watching horror movies since I was a kid. I understand that the standard for judging horror movies generally have to be lower than other movie categories and that really good horror movies are few and far between. Then you have those guilty pleasures where you know it’s an enjoyable movie because of the killings and horror scenes even though the story itself is really nothing special. I just love that roller-coaster ride of fear and panic that a good horror movie can send you on.
All that being said, I really have to admit that in my opinion [REC] is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. Once everything started spinning out of control my heart was racing and by the end of the movie I was literally up off my couch freaking out.
Author Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson) is writing a fiction novel about an IRS agent, Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), who lives a very mundane and lonely life. In fact, she is writing about the days leading up to his tragic yet poetic death. The only problem is Harold Crick is actually a real person. He is every bit as real as Karen Eiffel accurately depicts him to be to the slightest detail. Somehow, as Mr. Crick lives his life, he is able to hear Karen’s words in his head as she is typing out her story. He at first tries to ignore the voice but it becomes so distracting it begins to effect his job.
Eventually he hears the voice say, “Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous act would result in his imminent death.” This sets off the panic alarm for Harold. He visits a psychologist and eventually literary Professor Jules Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman) to help him make sense of it all. With the aid of Professor Hilbert, Harold Crick has to determine why this omniscient voice seems to know of his “imminent death” so he can prevent it from happening.
Finally, a fresh take in the “found footage” horror genre. This movie is “bugged” out in the literal sense of the word. If an infestation of bugs is on your list of worst fears then this movie will freak you out!
The Bay takes you for a ride of widespread panic as we watch an unexplained and fast-spreading outbreak takeover the unsuspecting town of Claridge. The community members try to enjoy their annual Fourth of July Festival. Unfortunately for them, deadly microscopic parasites infest the bay that hosts their festival and caters their drinking water.