the Horror…the Horror…

Here are some of my favorite horror films (I didn’t type “scary” movies because I am an aficionado/film nerd). Not a list of greatest/most influential, just what Iike. I couldn’t decide whether to list them by sub-genre or decade or actually rank in order, so I did none of those.  Just a random list. If you like horror, check these out.

Event Horizon:

imagine if Hellraiser and Star Trek had a baby.

28 Days Later

no, not a rom-com, but one of the better fast zombie films. I am strangely drawn to any dystopian, apocalyptic setting, and I am a blast at parties.

American Werewolf in London

classic. great combination of horror and comedy. It’s a comed-orror! Or a horremedy!

The Beyond

I like Italian horror. that’s where the snob part comes in. Slow zombies.  Good scares.  No discernible plot whatsoever and confusing ending. but what do you expect from European films?

Let the Right One In

I am not that big into Vampires, but this movie is hauntingly sad.  the vampire is a little girl. and she takes up for a little boy who is bullied. Don’t watch the US remake. Subtitles, like PG films, never killed anybody.

The Thing (Carpenter)

wow. the score, the snow, the isolation, the gore.  probably in my top 5 if I were to rank them.


it’s claustrophobic, kinda slow, but powerful.  one of the few horror films with an all female cast. the real-life horror parts of the film would have been scary enough without the monsters

Return of the Living Dead

the zombie from the barrel creeped me out and gave me nightmares as a kid just seeing the commercial on cable.  gross and scary with a little humor. acting and dialogue provide the comic relief.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!    What do you like or plan to watch this week?

Greatest Twits. #narcissism #ICYMI

Just because it’s my blog and for fun, here are some of my personal favorite tweets from the last few months.  (context in parenthesis when necessary)


I’ve yet to figure out if my goldendoodle is a narcissist, a full-fledged psychopath, or simply an extrovert
So, it’s just a matter of time until Brittany Spears and Miley Cyrus are dating…on a Reality TV show, right? We’re like 14-18 months away

#DearCongress , Not really surprised, I had already lost faith in you when you allowed an American remake of #Oldboy

Someday, I hope to have the kind of loving relationship with my wife, that she has with our goldendoodle. #puppylove


Does anyone else picture Bobcat Goldthwaite when you hear Eddie Vedder sing? Or just really miss Bobcat Goldthwaite? (before I saw him in the Robin Williams Snickers Commercial)

So, there’s a new show called “dads” about annoying/overbearing dads, and a new show called “moms” about annoying/overbearing moms? #sigh

Newschannel 5 anchorwoman dressed like she graduated from Prof Xavier’s School for Gifted Mutants #nashville (funky leather)

“Keep it real, bro.” -Carl Rogers

Buying gas in 2013 is like gambling. Do I fill up in case it jumps 20 cents or only put in $5, hoping it drops. #Syria


some days I feel like an artist trapped in a scientist’s brain & other days I just put Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Little Wing” on repeat & all is okay

My wife just made me kill a spider instead of doing it for me #toughlove

Because of my growing hatred of mosquitos, I may have to change my long-held position on spiders. #enemyofmyenemyismyfriend

HEY, #Falloutboy, keep your stupid songs out of my dark/business. Thank you.

When I listen to “Hail to the King” by #AvengedSevenfold, I pretend they are a #Christian rock band, at least during the chorus

My neighbors are going to think I am a devoted Catholic: my bug checking/swatting routine closely resembles the “sign of the cross”

I put “exercise” in my daily planner, but added an “?” to give myself an out.

Why do we have a marriage problem in this country? People freak out about a 2-yr #commitment to THEIR PHONE!!

Why does so much of current rock sound like Nine Inch Nails shattered into a 100 tiny pieces?

Had a great time at a family reunion today. Of course, it wasn’t my family, so there’s that

My kids have been constantly sharpening pencils on electric sharpener; thinking about how old I would be when I got out of prison…

you can follow, ya know, if you want to: @briannicklaus