Back In The Day

Way back in the day, when things were simple, and there was far less to bitch about.

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The Thing

The Shining

The Evil Dead Trilogy (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness)


Shaun of the Dead (comdey/horror)

Dead and Breakfast (same vein as Shaun of the Dead)

Night of the Living Dead

Dawn of the Dead (The original, by Romero)


A Nightmare on Elm Street





A Clockwork Orange

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The Exorcist


Blade Runner

The Matrix


Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Grindhouse (Both Planet Terror and Death Proof, but Planet Terror is MUCH better, in my opinion. If you can manage to find a version that includes all of the awesome faux trailers and the “missing scenes”, watch that, because it gives you the full experience of going to a Grindhouse showing. Mind you, that’s two movies, back to back, so be prepared.)

The X-Files: Fight the Future (the first movie. I also recommend the entire series because it is pure joy.)



17 Responses to “Sci-Fi/Horror”

  1. richardsblah said

    No ‘The Mist’? 😛

    • Cantankerous Panda said

      Har! You know how I feel about that one, dear :D. How have you been, anyway? I keep meaning to stop by your blog but I’ve been swamped with things like apartment hunting and stuff that I’ve barely had time for my OWN blog :P. Actually, screw it, I’m heading over to your place now!

      • richardsblah said

        Hey, Panda. I’ve been good. Blogging about the World Cup a lot at the moment. Thanks for stopping by my blog again. You’re always welcome. How’s the apartment hunting going?

        • Cantankerous Panda said

          Yeah I would have commented on the World Cup but that’s not really my thing at all :P. I have found an apartment, though, so I will eventually be moving! Yays!

          I’m glad things are going well :D. I should probably add your blog to my blogroll for others and for myself so it’ll be in my face more :P.

          • richardsblah said

            Yeah, add me to your blogroll, Panda. I’ve added you to mine. 😉

            I figured you weren’t much into the World Cup. I’m kind of enjoying writing about it at the moment. Makes a change from movies and bitching about the world. 😛

            • Cantankerous Panda said

              Haha, I can understand that! I just don’t enjoy watching it so much, but I can get why people do. I’ve been watching all of the West Wing these days (I never watched it while it was on TV) so that’s been my new obsession :P. Adding you now!

  2. That girl that you know said

    I think “The Descent” is a pretty good one, but I know you disagree.

    • richardsblah said

      You don’t like The Descent either? 😛

      • That girl that you know said

        No she doesn’t. I think it’s pretty good, though some parts are arguably problematic. Panda can be a pain in the ass about movies sometimes, though.

      • Cantankerous Panda said

        The Descent just kinda started off poorly because of the whole super-ridiculous ‘NO ONE KNOWS WHERE WE ARE GOING AND I HAVE NO IDEA IF WE CAN SURVIVE’ thing which is just generally infuriating, especially because of how ‘superior’ this film was supposed to be. I will say it IS creepy, but I honestly don’t remember much of the movie, and that’s kind of a bad sign for me, especially when it comes to horror films. I just found it to be fairly predictable and not so terrifying, but maybe it’s because I don’t ever plan on going spelunking in unknown caves. I don’t know, it just didn’t hit any of those sweet spots for me. I was kinda disappointed.

        • richardsblah said

          I really liked it. It was extremely claustrophobic. If you watch it completely in the dark, it’s so atmospheric. My only complaint was that you saw a little too much of the monsters. They were scarier when you didn’t really know what they looked like. Still, it wasn’t as good as The Mist. 😛

          • Cantankerous Panda said

            Whoa, I totally missed this. Yeah I guess it was atmospheric, but there were too many stupid setups for me to get behind. Maybe I’ve just turned into a horror film snob, but it’s just so annoying when all that is happening is 100% due to stupidity. I mean, there are other films where they make stupid decisions but they have good reasons why (at least, they believe they do). Here it was just like ridiculousness following ridiculousness. And don’t even make me start ranting about The Mist… God I hated that movie and the stupid ending (once the weapon came out, I KNEW that would happen, and it’s obscenely ridiculous that they barely waited 30 seconds for the reveal that made the whole thing so ‘awful’).

            Ugh. Did not like :P.

            • richardsblah said

              I guess we’re going to have to agree to disagree on The Mist, because I LOVED that movie, including the ending. 😛 The Descent too. 😛 Most horror movies need a little bit of stupidity to drive them onwards.

              I’ve started a blog that’s completely dedicated to movies now. Branching out with specialised blogs. Just wrote a new post about remakes, if you’re curious. 😉

              • Cantankerous Panda said

                Ooo yays, a movie blog! I’ll have to add that to my blogroll, too! Forgive me for not being particularly chatty and all tonight, though– I am exhausted and my brain is pretty much dead for now, so I’ll have to put off on reading your entry and updating the blogroll until tomorrow. But I am definitely going to check it out!

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