Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Favorite Horror Movies Part 3...

Now we're going to take a look at two of my favorite genres in the horror genre... Werewolves and Vampires. It is no surprise to those that visit my blog often, that I love vampires. After all, I've been writing a vampire book for the past six years. I think vampires are creatures that we all secretly would be... power, strength, abilities beyond belief, and a world of darkness. I love traditional vampires, but I can appreciate movies that allow their vampires a little more freedom... Blade for instance. However, as in all the evil creatures of horror, there has to be a way to kill them. Someone has to survive, good overcomes evil, and there must be a slim chance of hope. In Underworld we have the best of both worlds... vampires and werewolves. A battle that has been hundreds of years in the making is played out between the two rivals right before our eyes. This is a great movie. I have seen all three and have to say that I love the first and third ones... the second one was good, but doesn't live up to the other two. I think Bill Nighy plays the king vampire, Victor perfectly. He is brilliant in all three, but in The Rise Of The Lycans, he is GREAT! There are many interesting stories within the story of Underworld. We do get to see how vampires truly want to be private individuals which I contribute to their vulnerability during the daylight hours. It's a war that has been raging for hundreds of years and it is played out so well in the first Underworld. It is a great movie and I recommend seeing all three! Check out the trailer below!

(2003) R
Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene (Kate Beckinsale), who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a peace-loving male werewolf, Michael (Scott Speedman), who wants to end the war. Think Romeo and Juliet with a big hickey!

Dog Soldiers is my favorite werewolf movie of all time. I have seen it probably four or five times. I was on an Irish/British movie kick for a while and saw the actor Sean Pertwee in a few other movies... Wilderness and Seven Days To Live, and became a fan. He leads of group of soldiers on a training mission, only to learn that it is not training... it's a battle to survive. There is so much action and attitude in this movie. Several twist that keep the movie fresh and interesting. The werewolves look similar to the ones in Underworld, but are actually more believable in my mind. The struggles to believe what is actually happening to these soldiers is key to how this movie works and as soldiers, once they realize the danger, they go to work to "fix" the problem. Trapped in a house with a young woman they don't know, leads to the fight of their lives against a monster outside and inside the house... I love this movie! Check out the trailer below and give this movie a watch!
Dog Soldiers
(2002) R
In Neil Marshal's directorial debut, a squad of soldiers is sent out on what should have been a routine military exercise in the wilds of Scotland. But the excursion turns into a waking nightmare when Sgt. Harry Wells (Sean Pertwee) and his men discover the bloody corpses of Capt. Richard Ryan's (Liam Cunningham) battalion. As the sun goes down, the soldiers are tracked by a pack of werewolves determined to feast on their flesh.

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