Man vs Horror State of the Union Address

rip-van-winkle-3Hello all and welcome back to Man vs Horror, the web’s premier site where an average film junkie who loves horror tackles said genre head on.  I’ve been gone for quite some time due to several personal problems that have arisen within the past 4 months.  Not to go into too much detail but there have been several life altering events that have changed my life within the past year which has lead to me neglecting this site and my fans (the six of you who are out there; you too President Denis Sasso Nguesso, leader of the Republic of Congo).  Below are my pledges to you, the fans.

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Suggestions for which horror film to be featured on HDTGM!!!!

Hello all and welcome back to Man vs Horror.  One of my favorite mediums of entertainment are podcasts and the one podcast I listen to religiously is How Did This Get Made? over at Earwolf.  Every two weeks the hysterical group of comedians, Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas, and June Diane Raphael discuss bad films.  In the past they’ve done Jaws 4: The Revenge, The Room, 88 Minutes, The Wicker Man, and other crappy movies that really does beg the question, how did this get made?  If you haven’t heard their show yet, I suggest downloading them on iTunes or from Earwolf.  Fans of cinema will appreciate their humor as they poke fun at ridiculous films.  Continue reading

Movie Poster “FRIDAY”

Hello everyone and welcome back to Man vs Horror.  I’ve been a bit busy so I apologize for not posting anything for the past week and a half.  To make up for it, I’ll do a Special Edition of Movie Poster Monday in honor of today, when the biggest and most anticipated superhero movie of all time is released (or until Marvel releases Avengers II).  That’s right folks, I’m talking about The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Bat mythos.  As an avid comic book fan and a die hard Batman fan, I decided to go off the horror track and offer you a Batman themed edition of Movie Poster Monday.  Without further adieu:

Batman (1989)

Nicholson!  Keaton!  Batman!  A simple yet effective poster that conveys one simple message:  WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!  IT’S BATMAN WITH NICHOLSON AND KEATON!!!!!  This poster is what built the hype machine for Batman in 1989 and brought a new generation of viewers/readers into the world of Gotham City. Continue reading

The 30 Day Horror Challenge Part 1

It’s been a while since my last post, due to the last few weeks of school and the start of my new internship, so I thought I’d reconnect myself into the world of horror by partaking in this horror challenge, condensed into a few posts.  This will get me back into the habit of writing and it will give you guys an idea of the type of horror films that I do like.  Also, several of categories can be filled by one film.  Best vampire and film I relate to could both be Let the Right One In, but I did not want to repeat any because I felt that I really wanted to make this a challenge.

1.  A horror film that no one would expect you to love, but you do:

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I was very vocal to colleagues, friends, and family about this movie when I saw the trailer and heard that the villain was a bunch of plants……..plants?????  Once I sat down and watched it, I fell in love with it.  The only problem is, I didn’t tell anyone else I liked it, so they still assume I hate it.

Top 10 Horror Themed Wrestlers

**If you like this post, check out my article on wrestling stables and my sabremetrics approach to picking the best one**

When I was a kid, I used to LOVE wrestling.  Wrestling in the 90s and the early 2000s was my favorite sport (I use that term loosely because even though the match results are pre-determined, you still have to be a good athlete to be a pro wrestler.  Don’t believe me?  Watch the main event of Wrestlemania XI, Bam Bam Bigelow vs Lawrence Taylor, a pro wrestler vs an NFL football player.  Taylor was so tired at the end of the match he had to be carried out of the ring.  And he’s a freaking football player!!!!!!). Continue reading

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

A big Happy Halloween to all you readers out there in the Horrorverse.  As I sit here on my front porch, writing this article while handing out candy to the kids, I think back to my Halloween days as a kid: dressing up, trick or treating, eating too much candy, get a sugar high, throw up, and miss school the next day due to a sugar poisoning.  Those were the days.  God I miss my early 20s.  I mean………my days as a kid.  Yeah. Continue reading