Hello, I am Robert G. Male. Welcome to WraithStop. Here you will find links that I think are of interest. Furthermore these are links that I want to keep track of because they have given me either ideas or some other form of inspiration for my writing. Links are listed in order lowest to highest both in the date they are given and the order in which they appear (meaning: read them from the bottom up for a certain day's list). Some of these sites may require you to sign up for free. Without further ado, the links...
October 31, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 13 The Amityville Horror (2005)
Happy Hallowe'en! I hope everyone has enjoyed these thirteen nights. The Amityville Horror (2005) is here on this night for a reason. It's a pretty awesome remake. I don't know if it's my top pick as far as the presented remakes go or not, but it is such a classic story I wanted it for... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 30, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 12 Friday the 13th (2009)
Tonight I chose Friday the 13th (2009). I thought this was a great reboot. It's not really a remake since it condenses the first three original movies in the franchise into just the first part even as it builds its own foundation to construct on top of. This Friday's writers are Damian Shannon and Mark Swift who both also wrote Freddy vs. Jason (2003). It is directed by Marcus Nispel the director from... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 29, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 11 The Thing (1982)
It just couldn't be Halloween without an entry actually from the man most synonymous with Halloween (1978), John Carpenter. Thankfully he had a horror remake, The Thing (1982). John only wrote Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) and Halloween II (1981). He both wrote and directed Halloween, Someone's Watching Me! (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988)... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 28, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 10 The Crazies (2010)
At the centre of The Crazies (2010) are the Sheriff played by Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell as his wife. Timothy was in Scream 2 (1997). Meanwhile, Radha has been in Pitch Black (2000), Visitors (2003), Silent Hill (2006)--yeah!--Rogue (2007), and will be back for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012). Joe Anderson was in Creep (2004)--sounds interesting--and The Ruins (2008). Danielle Panabaker was in... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 27, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 9 Night of the Demons (2010)
I have not seen the original of this Night of the Demons (2010) remake. This movie is fun. That was the overall impression I was left with. Just go with it. There are a lot of shallow connections to start. It stars Monica Keena, the star of Freddy vs. Jason (2003)--man the torpedoes!--and she was in an episode of Ghost Whisperer (2005) in 2007. She's will also be in a forthcoming film... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 26, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 8 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
You knew it would come to this. You knew it would get remade. You definitely knew I would have to cover it. I don't think you knew where in the list it would go and really it's just kind of random placement. Here is the Freddy remake. Before I dig into the names let me just say... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 25, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 7 Halloween (2007)
Here it is, the remake of Halloween. Malcolm McDowell tackled the role of Dr. Loomis. Malcolm has been in Cat People (1982), Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002), and will be in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012). Scout Taylor-Compton is the new Laurie Strode and can also be seen in the direct to video release of the April Fool's Day (2008) remake. Tyler Mane is the adult Michael Myers in and... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 24, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 6 The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) certainly has a good number of connections between it actors and creators in the movies and series they have been involved with. Topping the list for The Hills Have Eyes is Aaron Stanford who was in the episode Echoes of Fear Itself (2009), which was directed by Rupert Wainwright from last night. Just for reference Aaron was Pyro from X-men 2 (2003) and... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 23, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 5 The Fog (2005)
Tonight I'm running late and it's all about the connections. In fact a number of the actors and actresses' connections connect up not only amongst themselves, but again with other nights. Here they are... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 22, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 4 House of Wax (2005)
Tonight I have a special effects extravaganza for you. The House of Wax (2005) remake usually doesn't get the benefit of the doubt, but it should. It stars Elisha Cuthbert who appeared in the Are You Afraid of the Dark TV series, both the original ending in 1996--although she only appeared in 1 episode--and the revival of the series starting in 1999 where she was a show regular. Chad Michael Murray plays Elisha's brother and is set to appear in the forthcoming... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 21, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 3 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Tonight's movie is one of the early millennium modern remakes and the earliest of the huge named horrors to be redone. It has its connections to other horror movies through its cast and creators, but I was a little surprised they didn't go that deep overall. Sometimes though it is nice to see people who work in other genres step into horror. A fine example is Jessica Biel... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 20, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 2 Willard (2003)
Like last night tonight's movie at the outset doesn't look like it has that many notable people are involved or that many connections to be made. The most obvious first person to look at is Crispin Glover as Willard. He really makes the movie, and good thing too for the amount of screen time he has. Crispin traces back to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) before showing up in Back to the Future (1985)--I know, not horror--and The Wizard of Gore (2007) remake. Willard was directed by Glen Morgan and co-produced with his creative other half... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 19, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011: Night 1 The Blob (1988)
Welcome to the first of this year's 13 nights. Settle in with your popcorn and beverage and I'll get right to it. The Blob is a serious horror remake of a not so horrific original film that was more of a matinee monster movie.
I never know it ahead of time, but so many of my movie selections for these nights every year have such interesting horror film lineages; weird family trees that sprout their gnarled branches every which way. The Blob's director is... Read it all at R.G. Male's Dark Corners.
October 4, 2011
13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011
Welcome to the 13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2011. Here is a list of all thirteen movies. Hit your local video store, snail mail rental services or legal download/streaming service and watch along. Click the cover to buy a copy from Amazon.com. Each day you can click the movie's name underneath the sales tiles to read the R.G. Male's Dark Corners' blog about the movie.
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