MikeyB's Movie Night: October Horror Movie Marathon Week 1 Oct 1st-4th

 It's that special time of year again. Thats right its October, and to me that means its time for my yearly Horror Movie Marathon! Each October I try to watch as many horror movies as I can with the hopes of getting in at least one movie a day, and this year I'm planning on doing a weekly round up of all the movies I watch each week. So lets bypass the pleasantries and dive right in!

Movie #1: Jaws (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

 This monster movie classic still holds up today. The music, the acting, the cinematography are all simply perfect. If you some how have made it through your life without ever seeing this, please do yourself a favor and make the time. Its on Netflix and is one of the few "classics" that live up to the hype. Just forget about the sequels.....I wish I could...

Movie #2: Jaws 2 (1978)
Director: Jennot Szwarc
Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

 Another holiday weekend, another killer shark. To be fair this first sequel isn't all that bad. Roy Scheider is still great and its has some cool moments and John Williams' immortal score still works, but it just doesn't add up. Its all just smells of a cheap cash grab...speaking of which..

Movie #3: Jaws 3D (1983)
Director: Joe Alves
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Louis Gossett Jr.

 Cheesy, boring, nonsensical, yet despite all that its kind of amusing. The idea of a killer shark running amok in a Seaworld amusement park is rather novel and you get to see Dennis Quaid use a dolphin as a form of transportation. File this one under "so bad its fun".

Movie #4: Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Director: Joseph Sargent
Starring: Lorraine Gary, Michael Caine, Lance Guest

 Ugh. Well this is considered one of the worst films of all time for good reason. I believe Michael Caine said it best when asked if he had watched it: "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."

Movie #5: Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Director: David R. Ellis
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips

 Its Sam Jackson and some snakes on a plane. What more do you want? Theres not much I could say about this that hasn't been said already so I leave you with the words of Ty Burr from the Boston Globe: "A movie called "Snakes on a Plane" had better be one of two things: so bad its good or so good its great. Darned if it isn't a little bit of both."

 Well that wraps it up for this week. Thoughts? Opinions? Favorites you want me to watch? Speak up in the comments below! Tune in next Wednesday for Week 2 and as always, thanks for reading!