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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 25: Slasher: Guilty Party

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 25: Slasher: Guilty Party

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Last year I reviewed the Canadian Horror tv show Slasher, which I very much enjoyed but don’t really know if I would recommend it per se unless you’re a dedicated and forgiving fan of the genre. Well, now they got that Netflix money and made a VERY solid season two with a brand new story and much gnarlier kills that make it worth the watch. The cabin-in-the-snow “who dunnit” storyline isn’t totally fresh but the acting is pretty decent and as someone who isn’t above watching MTV’s Scream, I didn’t mind the overly stylized soap opera aspects.

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 24: Willow Creek

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 24: Willow Creek

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I’m fairly certain that I’m the right audience for this movie because I am very forgiving about annoying characters and shaky found footage. That being said, I can understand exactly why people didn’t like Bobcat Goldthwait’s Big Foot movie, Willow Creek. Though it is a slow build, I liked the use

of scary sounds and implied “baddies in the woods” during the realistic scene inside the tent and I also felt the payoff at the end was satisfying.

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 23: Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

31 Nights of Horror VI, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

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First of all, a big ol’ LOL that this movie was released on Christmas day in 2007 and had one of the taglines as “This Christmas, there will be no peace on earth”. Okay, we’ve officially reached the “jump the shark” moment for the Alien franchise in AVP: Requiem and that’s OKAY. I mean, this is the only entry where we get a full glimpse of the PREDALIEN and that is cool enough for me and at least this tangent of the franchise went full throttle action and gore instead of metaphysical bologna.

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 22: Alien vs. Predator

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 22: Alien vs. Predator

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After Alien Resurrection happened we went a few years without seeing our xenomorph friends on the big screen. Luckily, that all changed in 2004 when Paul W.S. Anderson decided to finally bring the Alien versus Predator comic book to life. I don’t really care what you or any critic thinks – you can file this movie under “Films I Can Watch a Billion Times and Still Love”.

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 21: Alien Resurrection 

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 21: Alien Resurrection 

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Sigourney Weaver was literally bribed to do this movie and it shows. However, it is chocked full of xenomorph action and that’s all we can ask for in an Alien film, not to mention that it has Winona Ryder and Ron Perlman and that’s awesome. Ripley is cloned so that everything that happened in Alien 3 goes away and there’s a human looking alien who thinks she’s it’s mother so that’s where we are at with the franchise at this point. 

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 20: Alien 3

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 20: Alien 3


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DONT THINK WE FORGOT ABOUT THIS ONE, DAVID FINCHER. Basically Ripley’s luck has gotten so bad that at this point she has to fight xenomorphs and rapists (at least she gets a badass haircut). Despite production issues -including shooting without a script- the Alien threequel happened, it’s not THAT bad (in fact I agree it’s kinda Ballsy), and it was even nominated for an academy award for special effects.

Bonus sentence: I just learned that David Fincher tried using a real dog in an alien suit to create the look of “the runner”. Haha! So cute. https://halloweenlove.com/xeno-pooch-remembering-the-time-alien-3-tried-to-use-a-real-dog-in-a-suit/

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31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 19: Aliens 

31 Nights of Horror VI, Night 19: Aliens 


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Who says sequels are never good? Hell, Aliens is a better film than the first in my opinion – mostly due to Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. I only kid… Aliens is a damn good horror movie because it amps up the xenomorph carnage (hey, Queen!) but also explores another danger –  how fucked up humans are in their quest for power and fortune (hey, Burke!)

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