I took the whole day off this year - cleaned the house and trekked out for snacks and supplies - and of course the now truly traditional Friday night meal to kick off the movies:
|Papa Murphy's Take-n-Bake Jack O'Lantern Pepperoni Pizza!|
And then - just after 7pm - the films began! (SPOILER ALERT - the following images may present spoilers, plus there is an ongoing body count for each movie - if you haven't seen all of these movies beware...)
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
My buddy Ray and his girlfriend Melinda joined me and my wife Suze for this one. I always snap pictures right off the screen - trying to get a good one to use in social media - to let everyone know what we're up to - and it's always in the hopes someone extra will join us - though that's not yet happened.
|This was the shot used on social media.|
|Don't worry, the cat is not part of the body count.|
Ray, Melinda, Suze, and me.
|The conductors don't appreciate practical jokes - and no one knows who's really in that snake costume...|
|Michy's legs were a draw to take this shot.|
|This is the social media shot.|
|Ray's carved buddy Jack is the mascot for the second Body Count shot.|
Night of the Demons (1988)
Ray, Melinda, Suze, and me - and James joined us near the end.
|Linnea Quigley looking pretty damned demonic...when there's only one picture from the movie of course|
it is the shot used in social media...
|Snacks and an adult beverage flank our ever growing BC.|
Laid to Rest
Ray, Melinda, Suze, James, and me. The biggest attendance for the weekend. *sigh*
|Sean Whalen buys it. Doesn't he kind of look like Mrs. Bates from the end of Psycho here?|
|My door decoration holds up the next BC - with a little help if you look down his arm...|
And that wrapped us up for Friday night - it was after 2am...
Saturday morning - shortly after 9am - and now it's just James and me for the rest of the fest!
George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead
|A group shot.|
|As the credits roll and we hit a nice round number, my cat Eva Gabor photobombs the BC pic...|
|Trying to catch a good shot of Mick...|
|There it is! And this is the social media shot.|
|My Canadian buddy Elaine's Halloween card spruces up the next BC shot.|
The Invisible Man Returns
Though old movies are not James's thing - I mandated an old school scary movie to honor my start as a kid in watching horror. I gave him two choices. First - Boris Karloff or Vincent Price. He chose Price. Second - The Invisible Man Returns or House of Wax? He chose the one not to see.
|Not a great shot of Mr. Unseen (Vincent Price) but I'm always a sucker for a leg shot.|
|Here's the social media picture.|
|But I kept shooting - isn't she a babe?|
|Almost got used for social media.|
|More of our snacks appear - and The Invisible Man barely makes the Body Count rise at all.|
I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
|A nice try at a shot, but ends up a little busy.|
|In trying to keep the photos PG-13 at most - but still present something creepy - |
this guy and his knife was about my only option. This is the social media winner.
|This was voted on for the social media shot - but I went with the other one because the knife has |
gone invisible here.
|Friday the 13th dominates this BC pic.|
|Not the greatest picture, as the double exposure of the next shot is already dissolving in, |
but I love these stop motion werewolves you get the briefest glimpse of...
|There's the machine itself, in all its glory! My combo VHS/Blu-Ray player! And that's The Howling disc|
about to come out for the next feature...
|An interesting mid-dissolve shot - kind of cool, but not what I'm looking to post ...|
|Trying to catch the doom trap and the guy in the same shot - fail.|
|Trying to catch a good shot of Our Hero...not that great.|
|Trying for the guy and the trap again - more fail.|
|Let's try catching the killer then. The lighter looks good - but he's still in motion and soft focus as a result...|
|Not a perfect shot - but a good one - and this is the one I used.|
|Jason V is almost knocked over by a single film body count that rivals his across eleven movies!|
Another choice for James - a sequel to one of the movies we had watched, or a remake of one of the movies we had watched? He couldn't decide at first - eventually saying whichever was newer. 2010's I Spit On Your Grave gets pushed to next year by 2014's:
Wolf Creek 2
|I did get this pic - which makes Mick look really creepy eyed - until you realize those are his |
fingertips and not crazy eyeballs.
|Our dinner - wings - and James's drink of choice - Rum-n-Pepsi - are shown off for the next BC picture.|
|Trying to catch her horrifically changed eyes. Fail.|
|Trying to catch the full effect again. Fail.|
|Better, but still not quite what I was looking for.|
|Bam! Putting on makeup with the messed up eyes and mouth? Winner winner chicken dinner! Sent this one out.|
|Another gruesome eye shot.|
|Jack returns for the next BC shot. Not a huge number of bodies - but we were good and creeped out!|
|James said "there's your shot right there." He was right - the movie title and some gore? Perfect!|
|James always does a "dead guy" shot for the HHs.|
That wrapped us up for Saturday night - nine movies - a good day well spent. We were all done shortly after 2am again.
Sunday morning - back at it around 9:30am....
Trailer Park of Terror
|Hard to catch a good shot in this movie as there's lots of fast moving people and camera shots.|
|A prop from my favorite horror convention!|
Feast III: The Happy Finish
The previous two CMW: HHs had ended with the previous two Feast movies - so we closed out the trilogy this year.
|This was actually a bathroom break pause - but this movie has so much fast moving stuff to challenge me|
taking a pic that I just went ahead with it.
And as has become another tradition - I jump on camera for the Body Count Final Total.
|FIVE HUNDRED AND TWO! Can you believe it?|
So, the second poorest turnout for any Crazy Movie Weekend - only the very first one had lower attendance with just three people - and a bunch of entertaining movies with an incredible body count. Too bad for those invited - Sandra, David, April, Natalie, Brett, Rebecca, and Jeff - who didn't make it. Maybe next year. James and I had a blast, and I was happy Ray, Melinda, and Suze made it for Friday night's movies.
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With Several Movies, Cause I Am Outta Here!