Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Horror Movie Challenge: Your Favorite Made-for-TV Horror Movie

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Tagline: The end of the world is just beginning

Synopsis: 

When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each.




It's one of those movies and stories that just leaves an impression. Once again I saw this one as a teenager and waited painstakingly each and every week for the next episode. They did such an amazing job bringing the right parts of the story onscreen. Gary Sinise made the whole movie, in my opinion. Coming off awards season or right before his portrayal of Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, he nailed it.

I tried to wade through King's book after the movie and even tried as an adult to do so but I must admit I'm not a big King fan. His books are just too meandering. But I loved the themes of good and evil and love and redemption.

A lot of the Vegas shots were in the Salt Flats in Utah and some of the extras were locals so there was a lot of news coverage about it as well. So it's fun seeing some of that too.

Check out the trailer here.

Your Favorite Psychological Horror Movie

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Tagline: Some games you play, some you survive

Synopsis: 

When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house.





























The best psychological horror! I loved this one. Carla Gugino is flawless. She had to be to carry this whole movie. One of King's best story-lines too. The mind games and terror are freaking scary. I rewatch this one every Halloween!

Check out the trailer here.



*Part of the 30-day Horror Movie Challenge hosted by Leah at Unleash the Flying Monkeys.

4 comments:

  1. Read both books, but only watched The Stand. It's one of the more affecting adaptations of King's work. The dead bodies everywhere stays with ya... apocalyptic type stories do that to me though. I couldn't sleep right for months after I read then watched The Road. Shoulda only done one or the other.

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    1. The Road! OMG! I still can't even think about that one. So disturbing. I was planning on reading the book after the movie but once I saw it, I knew I couldn't live through a whole book that would take hours to read...

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  2. I loved that mini-series. Can't wait to see what they do with the remake. I listened to The Stand on audio and found it very entertaining. Have you tried listening to his books on audio. Personally, I love his books, though some more than others.

    Gerald's Game was really good. I finally watched it a while back. My mom says the book is excellent. Carla Gugino is a favorite of mine. :)

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    1. I love Carl Gugino too. King's books, most of them anyway, are too long. I love the ideas of his stories but most are just too long. He needs a good editor. Plus his early stuff has some pretty shitty BS with female characters and such. It was not a great read for me. But I did enjoy the Green Mile.

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