Today I have two awesome Halloween movies for you to watch, the first being Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
I saw this on TV years ago, and missed most of it as I was in New Orleans at the time. Just this year I've managed to find it online, and it's better than I remember. It goes through movies everyone has seen, and some you've never even heard of and it makes you want to watch them all. (With some exceptions. Audition
comes to mind.) For a person who talks through movies no matter what, it was great to see some of my favorite horror scenes dissected by those who love them as much as I do.Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments
- Part I (100-76)
- Part II (75-51)
- Part III (50-31)
- Part VI (30-11)
- Part V (10-1)
Next up is a movie I found through 100 Scariest Movie Moments
. Basically after seeing them describe it, I couldn't not
watch it. They said all the magic words: 80's, vampires, road movie, Bill Paxton.
The movie is Near Dark.
But before we get to that, let me explain my love affair with Bill Paxton. If he is in it, I will watch it.Spy Kids, Titanic,
I do not care. The man is a beast. He has been in a million movies, and not one of them has earned him the recognition that he deserves. He is a character actor. He is that guy who's name is mentioned twice, and who gets killed off in the goriest way imaginable, Near Dark
being no exception. Aliens. Tombstone. Predator 2. Terminator.
Bill Paxton is the heart and soul of grunge, so-bad-they're-good 80's movies. He's Kevin Bacon and Micheal Biehn, all rolled into one, glorious goofball package. Watch Twister
again, sometime. Would it be the same without Bill Paxton swearing, driving fast, and yelling at tornadoes? I don't think so.
Okay. Now let's discuss Near Dark.
It is a vampire western. It's a road movie. It's like From Dusk Till Dawn
and John Carpenter's Vampires
got together and had twins. One of which is The Forsaken
. And the retro elder brother is Near Dark.
Okay, bad comparison, but it's true!
But best of all of that? The music is done by Tangerine Dream, the German geniuses who created the awesome music for Ridley Scott's Legend.
They are the
80's electronica band.
So, seriously. If 100 Scariest Movie Moments
doesn't convince you, then Tangerine Dream should. Watch it.Watch Near Dark