MikeyB's Movie Night: October Horror Movie Marathon Week 4: Oct 19 - 25

 Okay so weeks one, two, and three are in the books, so that means its time for week four! After three weeks with different themes for each, I realized that the themes are severally limiting my choices. For this week I decided to just go with whatever I felt like watching, and while I'm still behind, choosing a movie didn't feel like a chore anymore. I believe I'm going to keep this up for the remainder of the month and hopefully reach my quota! So now that you're caught up, lets dive right in to week four's roundup!

Movie #17: The Raven (2012)
Director: James McTeigue
Starring: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans

 Plot: After a series of murders patterned after his more horrific works, Edger Alan Poe is recruited by the Baltimore police to help solve these grisly crimes.

 Opinion: Poe is a role that John Cusack was born to play. You can tell he is having a blast and his performance elevates what could have been a run of the mill "who done it" to something special. The twists and turns keep you guessing right up to the end and the crimes themselves are appropriately bloody and gruesome.

Movie #18: Angel Heart (1987)
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet

 Plot: In 1955 New York, Private Detective Harry Angel is hired to track down a nightclub singer by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, who is not not quite what he seems.

 Opinion: Its a shame this movie just falls apart at the end, because 90% of it is a great supernatural detective thriller. That ending though. Rushed, out of place, and featuring absolutely laughable effects. Truly disappointing.

Movie #19: Jaws (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Roy Schieder, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss

 Plot: A giant man eating shark is terrorizing a small island town. Its up to the chief of police, a marine biologist, and a salty fisherman to stop it.

 Opinion: Spielberg's monster movie classic is just as thrilling and scary today as it was forty two years ago. Simply one of the best monster movies ever made and totally deserving of its "classic" status, and is worth watching even if you don't like the genre.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

 Plot: Two rivals who have taken a magical potion to keep them young forever, find out that immortality isn't all it is cracked up to be.

 Opinion: This macabre splatstick comedy is one of my favorite comedies from the nineties. Willis gets to display his comedic chops and Streep is hilarious as the venomous and vain Madeline Ashton. (I'm probably cheating on adding this one to the tally but the themes and effects certainly fit into the genre.)

Director: McG
Starring: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell

 Plot: Young Cole's life is hard. He's afraid of just about everything, he still has a babysitter and is bullied relentlessly. Lucky for him his babysitter is his best friend. Theres just one problem. She's into human sacrifice, and need's Cole's blood for her next ritual.

 Opinion: I went into this Netflix original not expecting much, but came away having had a blast. All the actors fit their roles perfectly, the script is smart and funny, and the gore effects are appropriately gruesome and over the top. Honestly one of the best surprises this year.

 Okay that wraps up week 4! I'm still behind on my quota but I always have a strong push towards the end, so hopefully I can make it to the full 31 for the month. Until then I'd love to hear any of your opinions on the films I watched and am always open to suggestions what to watch next. So feel free to hit me up in the comments below, and as always thank you for reading and I'll see you next week!