Jeffrey Combs is one of my horror hero’s and I’ll save the long story about his brilliant career and obsession with H P Lovecraft for another article but I’m sure hes no stranger to anyone reading my blog so I’ll dive right in.
Re Animator (1985)
Whenever I think of Jeffery Combs the first movie that comes to mind is Stuart Gordons, Re-Animator. It’s one of those Cult Classics that never gets old and is a staple for any horror fan, even if you don’t like it, it’s cemented its place on the path to horror enlightenment. Combs plays Dr Herbert West a slightly deranged and very determined scientist who may have found a way of bringing the dead back to life he’s energy in this role is outstanding, as he experiments on anything that crosses his path, no man or beast is safe. Things get out of hand in this horror comedy with hellish overtones, but Comb’s love for everything Lovecraft really shines in this role alongside the infamous Barbara Crampton.
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Here we go, the final list, the top 50, these films are treasured a bit more than all the others, just a bit more. The previous lists are here..
Megalo boxing is a popular sport where the boxers fight while wearing a metal frame — something that makes their attacks even more lethal. Junk Dog fights in the underground illegal rings with fixed fights, but the young kid breaks through to the big central tournament but nothing goes right for him and he becomes Gearless Joe. I really adore this remake of the 1980’s Anime Ashita no Joe. The sheer grit and determination is sublime in this dynamic animated movie, It’s hard not to fall in love with Joe dream and his tiny side kick and friends, a wonderful journey that almost puts Rocky to shame.
49 The Borderlands / Final Prayer (2013)
After reports of strange phenomena in a rural English church, a team is sent by the Vatican to see if what is happening qualifies as a miracle. At first skeptical, and mistrusted by the locals, they soon learn that they may have found something far darker and more potent than they could possibly have imagined. One of the better found footage style movies out there from Elliot Goldner, co starring Robin Hill. Bold heavy folklore horror undertones in the style of Ben Wheatley. Continue reading Top 250 of the Decade :finale TOP 50
The third installment of the epic list,
you can get the first part and introduction of 250 – 201 here
and 200 – 151 here
There’s something very mysterious in Jeremy Saulnier’s cold thriller where children are suspected of being carried off by a pack of wolves. Once the retired naturalist and wolf expert(Jeffrey Wright) arrives in the secluded Alaskan town to begin his investigations he realises that there is something more tribal going on within the community, but can he solve the new spate of killings that have taken hold of the town before it’s too late? An unusual story which really divided Saulniers fan base, but I feel we need more experimental films like this to appreciate.
149 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
It’s not easy turning a generations favourite short story anthology into a movie, especially when so many cherished the books. But there were a lot of wise decisions for this creepy terror revolving around some of the loved tiny tales and a few new additions work well within the cultured mix. Ends with a chance of a sequel so watch this space. Continue reading Top 250 of the Decade 150 – 101
Welcome to my longest list to date, 250 of my favourite movies of the last decade 2010-2020, like every decade before has broken all the records, prices of cinema tickets go up all the time so movies gross more money. The ability to make films gets more expensive and yet at the same time modern technology means that we’re able to use a mobile device for an entire movie so the variety of talent and ideas get bigger.
I love to search out those slightly lesser know projects from all over the world and from all styles and abilities so this should be diverse. I don’t really like grading films, I’m happy to give my opinion on a movie but saying one is better than another can be troublesome for me, so the top 50 are slightly dearer to me but the other 200 are just as awesome as each other in my humble opinion.. Now this is all clear, buckle up for round 1..
250 Трудно быть богом / Hard to be a God (2013)
Finally finished after the directors death, this second remake of an outstanding science fiction novel is very different but while the atmosphere is very different it’s so wonderful in its own right. A dark and vile medieval planet called Akanar is infiltrated by otherworldly scientists to help a medieval civilization and to rescue intellectuals. I needed a strong stomach to get through the disgusting medieval antics but it’s a very different breed of science fiction story, masterly retold by a fearless genius.
249 Little accidents (2014)
A mining accident sets off a chain reaction of misfortune involving the only survivor, a lonely wife and a teenage boy with blood on his hands, as they all try to deal with their secrets and interacting with each other means there’s nowhere to hide. Bittersweet and difficult movie with menacing overtones. Continue reading Top 250 of the Decade : 250 – 201