Thursday, January 7, 2010

Custom Movies For My Followers!

I think I’ve gotten to know many of you quite well through the blog world. One of my favorite things is to tell someone I know about a movie I think would particularly be one they would enjoy. Hooking people up with the right movie is a fine art. I’m going to try to hook up some of my regular commenters with the movie they “must see.” Let me know if you’ve seen it or if you end up seeing it. I’d love to see how accurately I picked a movie for you. Mind you, these are all of the horror/SciFi/Fantasy genre.

NOTE: If for some crazy reason, I didn’t get regular commenters on my list, please let me know and I’ll hook you up with the right movie for you.

Above the Norm: “In Dreams” (1999) Annette Bening. A woman has dreams about a killer taking little girls. Then her little girl is killed. Is she insane or prophetic?

Better Than Cured: “Stir of Echoes” (1999) Kevin Bacon. After being hypnotized, a man begins to have images of a girl who was killed in his home.

Celtic Dreamscape: “Ondine” (2009) Colin Farrell. The story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a mermaid.

Compass That Doesn’t Point North
: “Reincarnation of Peter Proud” (1975) Michael Sarrazin, Margot Kidder. A man begins to have repetitive dreams of a place he feels he’s been before. He finds the town and begins to think he might be reincarnated as he begins to meet people from his “past life.”

Dreaming of Rosemary: “Half Light” (2006) Demi Moore. After the tragic drowning of her son, a writer goes to a cottage on the Scottish coast to be alone and meets up with a mysterious lighthouse keeper and a potential haunting.

: “Deathwatch” (2002) WWI, British soldiers find an abandoned German Trench and stay during inclement weather only to start turning on each other in madness.

Felt Musings From Sycamore Moon Studios: “Trick R Treat” (2008) Five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night—Halloween.

Gummerfan Monster Hunter HQ:
“The Car” (1977) James Brolin. A town’s sheriff in the desert has his hands full with an angry driverless car out to get the citizens.

Haunt Jaunts: “Tourist Trap” (1979) A group of travelers break down near an isolated museum and find out the museum-keeper can control the mannequins.

Histories, Mysteries and Strangeness: “Signs” (2002) Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix. Aliens leave crop circles and signs that they are about to invade. An ex-minister who has given up his faith after the loss of his wife has to help his family survive.

Magikalseasons: “Something Evil” 1972. Steven Spielberg just starting out. Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin. A family moves into a Pennsylvania farmhouse and an unseen force begins to take over the mother.

Marbella Jewelry Designs: “The Uninvited” (1944) Ray Milland. A brother and sister move into an old seaside house they find abandoned for many years on the English coast.

Mikey at the Movies: “Prophecy” (1979) A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.

My Favorite Monsters: “Reign of Fire” (2002) Christian Bale. Matthew McConaughey. Dragons take over the world and only a few survive.

The Osborne Family: “Knocking on Death’s Door” A paranormal investigation team of husband and wife go to investigate a home where a boy was murdered.

Pangs: “Dead Silence” (2007) A man suspects his wife’s death is related to a ventriloquist from his hometown, one that’s been dead for a long time…

Places With Character: “Sauna” (2008) Finnish movie. In the 1500s the Russians and Swedes stop warring and now must map out their boundaries. A team wanders the north country to map their boundaries and run into a very strange village.

Season of Shadows:
“Shattered Silence” (aka “When Michael Calls”) 1972. Michael Douglas. Around Halloween, a woman keeps receiving phone calls from a nephew who died long ago. Is his ghost calling her?

Thoughts Usually With Attitude: “Darkness Falls” (2003) A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.


  1. I will certainly check that out as soon as I get a break in my reading list!

  2. Lol! Dead on! I love The Car! And I'd almost forgotten about "Peter Proud" and "Something Evil"! I need to watch those again.

  3. Thanks much for doing this Autumnforest!!
    I will definitely check out "Reign of Fire" and het Matthew is kinda cute too:-)
    Like Gummerfan I had completely forgotten about "The Car" and "Peter Proud" -I would actually like to check out the Proud movie again as I was very young when I first saw it.
    It was very kind of you to do this-as it was with your Christmas wishes and short stories-During my coming (dont know exactly when) three weeks off blogging I hope to get better caught up on friends work-and I should think of some fiction/non-fiction each of my blog friends might enjoy-so thanks for giving me that idea!
    best to you as always my friend and i hope to chat soon!!

  4. Yep, I thought Signs was great! It was such an awesome title too - you go in thinking the title is a reference to the crop circles, but by the end of the movie, you realize the 'signs' are the signs from God that lead the Mel Gibson character (can't remember the character's name) back to his faith.

    Good choice...some of those other one's sound pretty good too!

  5. Hey ya'all, I thought you'd enjoy seeing other folks' titles too. If you end up seeing yours and hadn't seen it before, let me know. I'd like to see what you thought of it.

  6. lol, this is great! i do love that movie and will check out some of the others on the list that i haven't seen. i used to love michael sarazzin.

  7. Sandra;
    I think I went through my whole childhood up until my teens madly in love with Michael Sarrazin. Oh, heck, let's admit it--I had a crush on just about everyone, but he was my most "ideal" guy when I imagined a guy I'd like to date.

  8. ...and ya know... I have not seen that. Thanks.

  9. @eloh; it's very dark and moody and spooky and the relationship between soldiers is a complex and interesting one. This was my favorite soldier-themed scary movie.

  10. SWEET! Yep, this is a GREAT pic for me. Never seen it, never heard of it, but guess what? Immediately went and loaded it in my Netflix queue. THANKS for listing all these. You are SO funny how you can suggest for all your different followers. I might even check some of theirs out.

    (Or was reminded of ones I enjoyed in some cases. Like Reign of Fire...I liked that movie, and not just for the eye candy. Matt's cute, but I'm also a nut for Christian Bale. And both in one movie? Be still my beating heart!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  11. Courtney;
    My favorite scene ever--when the two are shirtless and fighting--yummers!