#Halloween Treat: 34 #Horror Movies I’ve Loved 1972-2015 #listopia Plus Quick Book Mention #Fantasy

Hello all!

Today, I want to share something with you – a list of 34 horror movies I’ve loved since I was born in 1972.  There would have been a LOT more in this list, but the rules of the meme (and the reason to share this list with you) requires I give no more than 25, so I’m already WAY over the limit.

samp17470948fba02348The brainchild of this meme is  Bish Denham, who did so to celebrate eight years of blogging.

Here rules were: 
All you have to do is sign up in the linky thingy below, grab the banner, and make a list. I suggest you keep your list to between 5 and 25 items long. We’ll visit each other on October 26th.

You can list whatever you feel like (except for adult type content). That’s it! Of course, if you’d like to help spread the word, I’m not going to fuss at you.

And, if this bloghop does well, it will become an annual October event!

 

So, without further ado, here’s my list:

NOTE: I tried to shrink it to 25, but this is as small as I could make it – don’t hate me!

  1. The Last House on the Left (1972, Written and Directed by Wes Craven)
  2. The Exorcist (1973, Directed by William Freidkin)
  3. Jaws (1975, Directed by Steven Spielberg)
  4. The Omen (1976, Director by Richard Donner)
  5. Carrie (1976, Directed by Brian De Palma)
  6. The Hills Have Eyes (1977, Written and Directed by Wes Craven)
  7. Halloween (1978, Directed by John Carpenter)
  8. Dawn of the Dead (1978, Written and Directed by George A. Romero)
  9. Alien (1979, Directed by Ridley Scott)
  10. The Amityville Horror (1979, Directed by Stuart Rosenberg)
  11. Salem’s Lot (1979, Directed by Tobe Hooper)
  12. The Shining (1980, Directed by Stanley Kubrick)
  13. Friday the 13th (1980, Directed by Sean S. Cunningham)
  14. The Evil Dead (1981, Directed by Sam Raimi)
  15. An American Werewolf in London (1981, Written and Directed by John Landis)
  16. The Howling (1981, Directed by Joe Dante)
  17. Halloween 2 (1981, Directed by Rick Rosenthal)
  18. Poltergeist (1982, Directed by Tobe Hooper)
  19. Return of the Living Dead (1985, Written and Directed by Dan O’Bannon)
  20. Day of the Dead (1985, Written and Directed by George A. Romero)
  21. Aliens (1986, Directed by James Cameron)
  22. Silence of the Lambs (1991, Directed by Jonathan Demme)
  23. Misery (1990, Directed by Rob Reiner)
  24. Jacobs’ Ladder (1990, Directed by Adrian Lyne)
  25. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola)
  26. Interview With The Vampire (1994, Directed by Neil Jordan)
  27. The Ring (2002, Directed by Gore Verbinski)
  28. 28 Days Later (2002, Directed by Danny Boyle)
  29. Shaun of the Dead (2004, Directed by Edgar Wright)
  30. The Descent (2005, Directed by Neil Marshall)
  31. Let Me In (2010, Directed by Matt Reeves)
  32. The Woman in Black (2012, Directed by James Watkins)
  33. The Cabin in the Woods (2012, Directed by Drew Goddard)
  34. The Conjuring (2013, Directed by James Wan)

Quick Book Mention: SNOW ON CINDERS

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00025]Blurb:

How far would you go to protect your family?

A peculiar metamorphosis has taken shape since the final days. And the planet is in the throes of healing.

Fulvio McTullan leads his family and a band of misfits to form a new settlement, far from Tallas and it’s nefarious Elites. Their journey takes them into uncharted territories where strange creatures are lurking. It’s a battle of survival, not only from the creatures, but the mutated earth as well.

Meanwhile, Pomfrey Addler, an oppressive Elite squashes the insurrection in Tallas. Suddenly, citizens begin to vanish in the middle of the night and his daughter, Paniess is hell bent on revenge.

Fraught with mishaps, Fulvio finally locates the perfect place to settle. They begin to rebuild until they receive a call. A call which will lure them back into the clutches of Tallas.

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Find the author, Cathrina Constantine

Amazon Author’s Page | FacebookBlog |@cathconstantine 


What about you guys? You love horror? Any of your faves on my list? Do you love lists? What about this awesome book? 

Coffin Hop: What’s your preference of #horror, and my #Halloween Box Set!

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Many of you will know I”ve relocated from Dubai recently. I’ve therefore been completely offline for over two weeks – a horror story in its own right – but I’m back (online and in the UK)! And just in time to share my Halloween offer, and to get involved in this meme and share my Halloween Box Set. But first the Coffin Hop!

I was reminded about this awesome hop for horror writers / readers by Julianne Snow – author of mega zombie fiction and all round brain of survivalist matters. She’s also a really cool chic. 🙂 Go read her Coffin Hop post where she asks several authors if you could change one thing about the horror industry, what would it be?’. You’ll meet few awesome authors, read their answer to this question, and have the option to get involved with her Rafflecoptor giveaway! My entries are in. 🙂

I’m can’t claim to know much about the horror industry, so my perspective is simply down to my own tastes in horror.

My horror preference:

I don’t have a need for gore in my horror movies / books, but I’m not averse to it as long as it’s not the sole focus for horror. I want to be terrified, hiding behind pillows, challenged to keep watching, or intrigued by a horrific mystery, bending my psyche to the brink as we explore a character. I don’t want to watch unending intestines, slashing of throats, popping of eyeballs, ripping of limbs type-gore.

Some of this list did gore well.

Check out this awesome list of creepy movies you can view on Neflix. Here’s one which I just have to get m hand on…. scary!!

What’s your preference?


 

And now for my Halloween offer.

Many of you will know I’ve been working hard to get three horror shorts of mine ready for publication. One, a novella, is up on preorder now for $1.99 (not available until 30th). The other two shorts are up for 99c each, for now. But from 30th October until 5th November, I’m offering ALL THREE for ONLY 99c 🙂

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All the blurbs can be found on their Amazon pages, so, get theeself off to Amazon and pick up your copy before I take away this box set. 🙂 Oh, and have a pumpkin-tastic, scary-thrill-ride of a Halloween! 🙂 X

What are your Underrated Treasures? Music, Books & Movies @alexjcavanaugh

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So, the lovely and creative Alex Cavanaugh has devised another blogfest for us all to post about. This one asks: “Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure! On Monday, September 22, post about your favorite unknown – MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!”

This is going to be great because I just know I’m going to discover some hidden gems on this hop! Hope you find some here. 🙂

Here are mine.

Movie.

I could tell of many movies I’ve watched, loved and never heard of again, over the years. But this is the one which jumped in my mind when I read the blogfest description, so I chose this one.

An incredible movie which never got the big break it deserved was The Basketball Diaries.

 

 

The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, and Mark Wahlberg from the non-fiction work of the same name. Wikipedia 

Jim Carroll, an American author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician (Movies: The Basketball DiariesPoetry in Motion,  ObsceneAlbums: Catholic BoyPools of MercuryJim Carrollbut was best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries, which inspired this movie, in which Leonardo played Jim Carroll.

The Basketball Diaries is the….

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll’s epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.

As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad; Jim’s life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia; a coach (Swifty”) who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team; teenage sexual angst; and an unhealthy appetite for heroin — all of these begin to encroach on young Jim’s dream of becoming a basketball star.

Soon; the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother’s mounting concern for her son. He can’t go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals; robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie; an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim “picked up a game” now and then; is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity.”

Why is it awesome?

The performances, most notably that of Leonardo who played Jim, were brilliant. IF we had a place for underrated actors, Leonard would be featured here. Yes, I know he’s a bigtime movie star and earning a buzzillion for each movie, but I mean critical acclaim. I mean Oscars!

Most of all, I enjoyed the tense, dark atmosphere, the incredible poetry of Jim Carroll, the story of decline propelled by abuse of self and others, and finally, a possible redemption. This is still popular amongst fans today, perhaps even a cult classic, but it won no accolades at the time.

I have not watched this in over a decade, and though I imagine it’s very dated now, it’s incredibly memorable.

Stream it if you can find it to download, otherwise buy it. If this subject (drug abuse, child abuse, poetry, Jim Carroll) intrigues you, the book is apparently much darker, less Hollywood (positive), but better. Aren’t they all? You can buy that here.

I should mention, Jim Carroll wasn’t hugely happy with the finished product, but wasn’t utterly appalled by it either.

Music.

I’ve long loved the music of Icelandic folk, and I’ve mentioned before how much I loved Ane Brun, a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist originally from Norway, for example. Here’s a video of one of my fave of her songs. 🙂

Ane Brun on Amazon

But here is my latest find.

Eivør, born in the Faroe Islands in 1983 (now based in Denmark) is a vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter with a voice of rare beauty and power and character. Many of her songs are in Faroese, some are in Icelandic and the most recent tend to be in English, which is better me 🙂 Her music covers a wide musical and emotional range, with themes of love, loss, memory, freedom, and nature. She has been described as “a pure Viking goddess”, and as having “an extraordinary presence”, who produces music that is “painfully beautiful”.

Find her music on Amazon

Interesting fact: **A remix by Cato of Eivør’s track “So close to being free” from the “Larva” album was selected in one of the trailers for Season 4 of “Game of Thrones”**

Here’s an extraordinary video: haunting and beautiful. Enjoy.

And finally…

Book

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

BLURBS

The Guardian

“From its uncompromising prologue – a young woman being bludgeoned to death in a ditch – Haynes’s powerful account of domestic violence is disquieting, yet unsensationalist.”
Read the full review..

NewBooks Magazine

“A very impressive first novel; it tells the story of Catherine who starts off as a lively, fun loving party girl until she meets Lee.”
Read the full review..

The Bookbag

“There’s real dramatic tension in this book and when I got to the end the first thing that I did was to turn back to the beginning again.”
Read the full review..

They said all these wonderful things, but no one that I know has even heard of the book or the author?

Into the Darkest Corner on Amazon

Book Description

 February 14, 2011

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated.
Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, struggling to overcome her demons, Catherine dares to believe she might be safe from harm. Until one phone call changes everything. This is an edgy and powerful first novel, utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, and a tour de force of suspense.

 

My full review can be found HERE

 

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Haynes is a police intelligence analyst. She started writing fiction in 2006 with the annual challenge of National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) and the encouragement of the creative writing courses at West Dean College. She lives in a village near Maidstone, Kent, with her husband and son. Into the Darkest Corner is her first novel. Visit her website at www.elizabeth-haynes.com.

So why did I choose to feature this book

Because I love spec-fic, you might have expected something in the fantasy, sci-fi or horror genre to be featured here. But no! Why have I chosen to feature a suspense / thriller instead?

Three reasons:

  1. Because I can it’s a book which stands out from all the other books I’ve read over the past five years, and one I cannot forget. When I forget so very much!
  2. It was written by a British author, so I doubted most of my blog’s readers (mostly from US or outside of UK) had heard of her or her book, which seemed a shocking shame and fit well with this blogfest.
  3. This book is above all dark, and speculative or not, that’s what I tend to go for in any genre.

At the time of publication, I invested my 99c and downloaded this book to my Kindle, intrigued to read it, mostly because it was a huge success of NANOWRIMO! She wrote this (first draft) on her third Nano attempt. Much revision later, this became the finished article and a huge success.

Awesome right? I thought so, but why aren’t other folks talking about it?

After finishing the book, even having felt I’d been steamrolled by the intensity of it, I didn’t really expect it to have such a profound affect on me–longterm. In fact, I gave it 4/5 on my review originally (but I’ve since upped it to 5/5 because of sheer staying power).

This book entertains, with it’s tense, dark intrigue, it’s incredibly rounded characters, and the raw reality of the plot. But it also illustrates the grim reality of certain issues and how they might come about, like domestic violence, OCD and living in perpetual fear of …everything.

This is certainly not one for the faint of heart, I admit. But if you do take the plunge, you’ll be glad you did, and be prepared to be marked by it for long after you finish. No many books can claim that, especially debuts.

What does the author say about her writing process (she’s a panster like me) and about the creation of this book? CLICK HERE> It’s interesting. 🙂

So, hope I’ve opened your eyes and have spurred you on to try something new. If not, there’s no accounting for taste no biggie 😀

 

See you at your blog!

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Fifteen 2013 Movie Reviews! (Celebrate the Small Things)

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UPDATE: This was supposed to go live on Friday, not Monday. My head is all over the place so it looks like I popped the wrong date in the publish panel. *Groan. Anywhoooo, hope you enjoy it, even though this means I’m way previous on the Friday meme. Urrgh! 

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This post is part of VikLit‘s blog hop, Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, then be post every Friday about something you’re grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  

 

Today, I’m celebrating movies. As always, I’ve been watching lots of movies.

I LOVE movies, if you didn’t already know, so I thought it’d be nice to share some of the movies I’ve seen, and to include a little review.

The reviews below are all of movies released 2013. I’ve also included a list of the movies I’m desperate to (will at some point) see.

Have you seen any of these movies? Do you agree with my reviews?


The Great Gatsby (2013) – I love this story and it’s theme – Life is not about the accumulation of things which mean nothing without someone to share them. I didn’t like the directors choice to play contemporary music in place of music which would have been played at Gatsby’s parties, though. Why? It irritated me throughout. But then I hate dance music anyway. The movie, the performance, the classic tale still earned it 8/10

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) – I enjoyed this darker take on the classic tale. I always enjoyed this story as a child, and this retelling added layers without cliché or annoying and unnecessary re-writing. Well acted and fun. 7/10

Mama (2013) – Scary, creepy! If you like spooky horror about the link between hell and earth, between good and evil, this is a good choice. 8/10

Beautiful Creatures (2013) – This was only okay, for me. I’m glad I watched it because overall I enjoyed it, but think it was more focussed on the younger crowd (13 – 16 yrs) unsurprisingly.  I would watch the next in the series but it hasn’t made me rush out to read the books.6.5/10

Warm Bodies (2013) – Oh my, I just LOVED this movie. I must get the book. I only watched this because nothing else grabbed me. I’m not a huge fan of mixing horror with romance or humour, but this TOTALLY works. Highly recommended. 10/10

LOVED THIS MOVIE!

Iron Man 3 (2013) – Not my favourite, probably the worst so far. But considering I think the whole is series is damn good, that’s not saying I didn’t rate it. I still want the box set 😀 8/10

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) – This had huge possibility and yet… Bleh! Okay, I’ll say 5/10.

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) – Nice enough – not a patch on the original. 6/10

World War Z (2013) – Didn’t totally believe in Brads choice of bride or in their pain of separation and I wasn’t overwhelmed with the tenuous ending. Also, apparently the only thing the movie had in common with the book (I haven’t read it, have you?) is the title and the zombies? But… the rest of this non-gore zombie horror was entertaining 7/10

The Host (2013) – I read the book when it first came out, and although I loved the story, I’d say Stephanie Meyer enjoys writing overly long books, and this was no exception. I should write a review at some point. I’d say this was a really enjoyable book,  and the movie did it justice (without the wordiness). 8/10

The Conjuring (2013) – I really loved this horror. Seriously spooky, some great scary moments, the story wasn’t massively original, but hey, I’m giving this a 9/10! So there 🙂

The Lone Ranger (2013) – Johnny Depp (I am a fan usually) plays Captain Jack dressed as a native Indian (so I’m immediately disappointed). The rest of the movie was enjoyable enough, but nothing special. I hoped for more, but I can see why it bombed (so far).  6/10

Man of Steel (2013) A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. 143 mins of a darker, more intense dose of the Super-duper hulk from Space. 9/10

Kick-Ass 2 (2013) The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costumes. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass loves. I adore this double-act. The first movie took me by surprise. I thought it’d be a children’s movie and a bit crass. Nope. I was simple AWESOME! This lost out on the surprise element, but it was still a great and entertaining movie. 9/10

Star Trek: Into The Darkness (2013): My hubs and I really enjoyed this movie and it sets up the next one nicely. Great villains, great hers, great settings, and a dash of humour and revelation. Marvellous for fans and newbies alike. 9/10

Some movies I’m bursting to see:

This Is the End (2013) While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) When Jane Foster is targeted by the denizens of the dark world of Svartalfheim, Thor sets out on a quest to protect her at all costs.

Oblivion (2013) UPDATE: I saw this, and it was okay – 7/10. I’m not a huge Tom fan, but this movie was original and well done, just lacked a certain something. A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. (124 mins.)

Star Wars: Episode VII (2015)  A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas. Director: J.J. Abrams   Stars: Harrison FordMark HamillCarrie FisherBilly Dee Williams.

 

What about you? Which movies have you seen lately? Which were your favourites and which ones are you just bursting to see?

 


 

Unrelated Announcement:

Must announce that on 23rd of September my first ever Goodreads giveaway began and lasts for one month. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/1duJm1o. Please go enter to win one paperback copy of Finding Esta. If you would, please mention it somewhere, that would also be wonderful!

Also, the same day (I stupidly forgot to mention this huge detail in the recent newsletter I sent out – blame the brain fog) my review tour will begin. Details can be found on the My Writing page. This is so exciting, but also nerve-racking. Wish me luck that the reviews are good, or at least not horrendous. :/

I’ll be mentioning these details for a while, on the odd blog post, just to ensure everyone is up to date with the news. 🙂

Getaway: A Movie ‘Frankenstein’

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Let’s Celebrate The Small Things!

This post is for VikLit‘s blog hop/meme – Celebrate the Small Things. To participate, follow the link and pop your name on the Mr.Linky list. Then remember to post every Friday (I’m awful at this) about something special, something which makes you feel grateful.

Go take a look – It’s FUN and reminds you to appreciate something about your world or yourself, at least once a week!

What fun we have today! I’m celebrating MOVIES and PLOTS  and what they can teach us about story structure. To help me do this, I’m using a rather yummy guest post. Hope that’s okay with everyone? I think you’ll like it. 🙂

I received this in my inbox, and as I receive a lot of unsolicited requests to blog here, I wasn’t overly excited. Most of them are little more than spam. But I really liked how this dissects a movie (or the story of the movie) into body parts and shows how interchangeable stories can be. As an author, I found this a tiny bit fascinating :D.

First, in case you didn’t know:  (I didn’t) Wikipedia says…“Getaway is an upcoming American action thriller film starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez. Directed by Courtney Solomon and written by Gregg Maxwell Parker and Sean Finegan, the film will be distributed worldwide. Initial release: August 29, 2013 (AustraliaGenres: Crime Fiction, Thriller, Action film.”

Take it away, Adrian!


As someone who also loves movies, it is easy to see how one movie is influenced by another. We all heard the arguments that Avatar was simply Fern Gulley meets Dances with Wolves, or that Shutter Island was The Sixth Sense in prison. Sometimes the comparisons are simple, but often times a movie comes along that has influences which span a greater distance than one movie.

When I saw the trailer for the new Ethan Hawke/Selena Gomez movie “Getaway” I noticed these elements. There were bits and pieces of the movie I knew I had seen before, but shown in a different way. I realized this movie was Frankenstein’s monster. It has an arm from one movie, a leg from another movie, a torso from a third and so on.  In order to figure this out, I put on my white lab coat, dug up some movie body parts and made Getaway my personal movie Frankenstein.

CLICK for Source of this incredible image!

The Torso:

The torso, the largest part of a body, is the main plot. The plot of Getaway involves a man who has to commit crimes around his city in order to get back his wife, who is being held ransom.  An innocent person being told to do things from a killer can be seen in thrillers such as Phone Booth, and Joy Ride, but the movie I am using as my upper torso is the Tom Cruise/Jamie Foxx thriller Collateral.

In Collateral, hit-man Tom Cruise jumps into the taxi cab of driver Jamie Foxx, and forces Foxx to be his driver as he murders key witnesses in an upcoming, high-profile case. This plot of an innocent man forced to do illicit acts by a criminal has come up in movies before, but Collateral wins out because of its must-see ending.

The Arms:

The arms of my Frankenstein monster are going to be the means in which the criminal in Getaway communicates with his victim. Getaway’s villain only speaks to the hero via his cell phone. This tactic has been used in movies before (Phone Booth, Joy Ride, Ransom, and The Call), but the movie that fits Getaway the best is the Chris Evans movie Cellular.

In Cellular, Chris Evans talks with a woman who has been kidnapped, and must do criminal-looking acts in order to save her and her family.  Getaway mirrors this plot closely, but the biggest relationship the two have with each other is the use of a killer whose voice you hear via the cell phone.

The Legs:

Since legs get you where you’re going, I am going to make my monster’s legs about a car.  Movies such as Getaway feature the car as its own character. There are varying degrees of doing this, and I am not counting Herbie the Love Bug, or KITT in this…that’s too obvious.  I am talking about movies where the car is iconic enough to be its own character. Ryan Gosling’s Malibu in Drive, Jason Statham’s Audi in The Transporter, or even Steve McQueen’s Mustang in Bullitt. All became their own characters. The car that I am using as my monster’s legs is the only car that has its own name, and that’s Eleanor.

Eleanor is the Mustang GT500 that is featured in both the original and the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. Gone in 60 Seconds is about stealing cars, in which the thieves give each car a female’s name; Eleanor being the most iconic.  Other than being a non-anthropomorphic car with a name, the other reason why I chose Eleanor is because, like Eleanor, the hero’s car in Getaway is also a Mustang.

The Head:

The head of my monster, because it’s the first thing that people see, is going to feature the one thing most people are talking about when it comes to this movie: Selena Gomez’s character. Selena Gomez plays an “innocent” (in quotes because she tries to carjack the hero) character in the game being played with our hero. It’s hard to distinguish an innocent third-party character from a sidekick in movies, so there has to be some qualifications to go over.  Innocent third-party victims can’t willingly go on a journey with the hero, so that takes out some Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies.  A third-party victim can help, but cannot be a central part of the original hero/villain struggle. This would take out Justin Long’s character in Live Free or Die Hard.  This leads to my monster’s head being Ruby Rhod, Chris Tucker’s character from The Fifth Element.

Tucker plays a radio host who is supposed to spend time with Bruce Willis’s character on a cruise ship, but gets caught up in the action as Bruce Willis tries to disarm a bomb.  Tucker is essentially the comic relief of the movie, which I don’t believe Selena Gomez is intended to be, but he has no personal stake in the plotline of the movie. After trying to carjack Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez gets caught up in the movie as well, without personal stake tied to the characters or main plot.

Frankenstein’s Movie:

So after looking at the trailer, and after researching movies by my own personal library and some On Demand, I have put my Frankenstein’s Getaway monster together.  It’s the body of Collateral, the legs of Eleanor the Mustang, the arms of Cellular, and the head of Ruby Rhod. Mashing the body parts of this movie together (with a little lightning); I created the upcoming movie Getaway. Only upon watching the movie can we see how well my monster was put together.


Here’s the trailer for Getaway. Watch it and see if you agree with Adrian’s dissection.

 

AUTHOR: Adrian Rawlings
BIO: Adrian Rawlings is a TV and entertainment blogger.  Look to him for the scoop on hit movies and TV shows, sports, tech reviews, how-to’s, and more.