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Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:52

Doogan’s Queue for October 28, 2014

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It’s time for GripeSoda’s final Halloween themed List-o-Mantic of 2014.

We did Zombies. We did Vampires. Today, I bring you the 10 Best Multiple-Murdering Movie Maniacs...  according to me.

I’m going to get some grief for this one, but it really boils down to how watchable these monsters are over the course of the films they headline. There are two on this list that, if you’re unfamiliar with, seek them out and enjoy. Notable missings (but worth mentionings): Jigsaw, Ghostface Killer and Norman Bates[Read on here…]

10. Simon Cartwright – The Ugly

9. Death – Final Destination Film Series

8. Leslie Vernon – Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

7. Charles Lee Ray – The Chucky / Child’s Play Film Series

6. Jaws – The Jaws Film Series

5. Leatherface – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Film Series

4. Michael Meyers – The Halloween Film Series

3. Jason Voorhees – The Friday the 13th Film Series

2. Hannibal Lecter – The Hannibal Lecter Film and TV Series

1. Freddy Krueger – The Nightmare on Elm Street Series

I’ll just leave that there to fester in your eyeholes.

This week is rather light – so let’s get to looking at what I think you should be aware of.

Begin Again (Blu-ray Disc)

Begin Again – From the team that brought you Once comes the story of a New York City record producer who finds a muse to help re-find his love for music in this new world order music has found itself in. Full of ups, down, laughs and cries, it tries to recapture the magic that was Once – but it fails. Still, it’s watchable with catchy music and great performances from the likes of Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener and Hailee Steinfeld.

Deliver Us from Evil – Eric Bana plays a NYC cop who learns that the devil is real and a lot more prolific than he thought. From Scott Derrickson, future maker of Marvel’s Dr. Strange film.

Wish I Was Here – Zach Braff brings his quote unquote charm to the silver screen once again, this time with the help of an ill-advised Kickstarter campaign.

Life of Crime – A prequel to Jackie Brown, based on the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. Yaslin “Mos-Def” Bey plays Ordell Robbie and John Hawkes plays Louis Gara. Also stars Will Forte, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and Isla Fisher.

The Vanishing (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)Child of God – James Franco brings the Cormac McCarthy novel to the screen and I have to say, I’m intrigued. I’m looking forward to Franco’s adaptation of Zeroville.

Moebius – A South Korean creep-fest restricted and therefore essentially “banned” by its origin country... yes please.

The Complete Jacques Tati and The Vanishing (Criterion) – Two more Criterions are here: one is a collection of a severely underrated auteur and one a really good horror film. Both worth picking up.

Planet of the Vampires (Blu-ray Reissue) – Mario Bava’s sci-fi flick gets remastered for Blu. A beautiful but flawed film, definitely worth checking out.

There’s a lot coming next week, so get ready for a long list. Until then: keep spinnin’ those discs,

– Todd Doogan


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