Movie Recommendations: Horror

Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

The third film in the Evil Dead series, this one finds our hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) travelling back in time to help a medieval village fight against an army of the dead. Directed by Sam Raimi, and co-starring Embeth Davidtz.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Nicole, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Black Christmas (2006)

Black Christmas (2006)

The remake of the 1974 film is about a killer who terrorizes a sorority house with phone calls before he begins to murder various sorority sisters during the holiday break. Stars Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Katie Cassidy, Andrea Martin, Jessica Harmon, and Oliver Hudson

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This movie is recommended by Brandon and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Black Swan

Black Swan

Nina is poised to become the featured dancer at the New York Ballet. When she is cast as the lead in Black Swan, she has trouble getting in touch with the black swan portion of the character. She begins to worry that new dancer Lily is seeking to take her place. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, it stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and Barbara Hershey.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Day Watch

Day Watch

Sequel to Night Watch, Day Watch picks up where the other film left off. Anton has a new protege, Svetlana, who is herself a great light power. There are plots aplenty by leader of the dark forces, Zavulon, which involve Anton's son, Yegor, Anton's neighbors, and Anton himself. And throughout, there is the ongoing mystery of the Chalk of Fate.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Grindhouse

Grindhouse

Consisting of two films, Grindhouse pays homage to the grindhouse films of the 1970s. Planet Terror, directed by Robert Rodriguez, tells the story of a group of survivors of a biochemical disaster and their struggle to survive. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Death Proof depicts an aging stuntman having a little fun with some girls on the open road. Until he chooses the wrong girls. Stars Rose McGowan, Freddie Rodriguez, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell, Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hostel

Hostel

Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them

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This movie is recommended by Bonster and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer

It's the fourth of July and four friends Julie, Ray, Helen, and Barry are celebrating along with graduation. On their way home they hit a pedestrian walking down a curved corner. They make a pact to keep it a secret in hopes of saving their futures. While dumping the body in a near by sea, the body becomes alive and tries to attack Helen. They throw him in, never return to that site again. One year later, Julie returns home from college for summer break. In the mail she receives a letter that states "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Julie freaks out and gathers up her old friends who are now separated, miserable, and not speaking to each other. They all decide to find out who saw them that fateful night and in the process of tracking the suspect down, the body count goes up. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

In Indiana Jones' second outing, which takes place before the first, he and his sidekick Short Round are joined by nightclub singer Willie Scott. The three start out in China and find themselves in India after a plane crash. Once there, they have to find sacred stones take from the village where they've been taken in, as well as the village's missing children.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Hoppy, Morgan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Night Watch

Night Watch

Among normal humans live the "Others", those possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and dark, who abide by a truce. The forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others roam while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to limit the damage they do.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Psycho

Psycho

Marion Crane is a decent woman who gets herself in to a lot of trouble and flees town. She ends up at the practically empty Bates Motel, run by the mild-mannered Norman Bates. When Norman's mother enters the picture, well, we all know what happens next.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Scream

Scream

One year after the brutal murder of her mother, Sidney Prescott and her small group of friends become the target of a masked serial killer. Two of her classmates have already been murdered and Sidney must try and find out who the killer is before he kills again. Starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rose McGowan, and Drew Barrymore.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Julie, Holly, Bonster, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Scream 2

Scream 2

It has been two years since the tragic events at Woodsboro. Sidney Prescott and Randy Meeks are trying to get on with their lives, and are currently both students at Windsor College. Cotton Weary is out of prison, and is trying to cash in on his unfortunate incarceration. Gale Weathers has written a bestseller, "The Woodsboro Murders," which has been turned into the film, "Stab," starring Tori Spelling as Sidney. As the film's play date approaches, the cycle of death begins anew. Dewey Riley immediately flies out of Woodsboro to try to protect Sidney, his "surrogate sister." But in this sequel to the 1996 horror film, the number of suspects only goes down as the body count slowly goes up! Starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Brandon, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Scream 3

Scream 3

After the terrifying events that occurred around Windsor College, Sidney is now living alone in a secluded Northern California mountainside. Still haunted by her past, frightening images of her dead mother reappear time after time in her head as she tries to get on with her life. She now gives advice, under a fictional name for safety, to women in crisis via telephone. Soon enough though, her comfort turns to fear as she receives a threatening phone call from an anonymous source who informs her on the recent murders committed around the Hollywood set of "Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro, the third and final chapter to the 'Stab' series. Sidney decides to visit the set when she finds out that with every victim, the new killer leaves behind a different photo of Sidney's deceased mother, Maureen Prescott. Eventually the cast of "Stab 3" start dying one by one and more photos of Maureen appear. Mark Kincaid, an LAPD detective, is sent to investigate the strange murder and becomes friendly with Sidney. Meanwhile, Gale visits the set of "Stab 3," after she hears of the murders. Ironically, she meets up with Dewey, who is now working behind the film alongside his actress/girlfriend Jennifer. Gale, Dewey, and Sidney rejoin along with the actors and actresses of "Stab 3," who are all shaken up by the rest of the cast being killed off. As the secret to Sidney's past unfolds, the three discover that in the trilogy, anything can happen. Starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Patrick Dempsey and Liev Schreiber.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Brandon, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

29-year-old Shaun is stuck in a dead-end job and spends most nights hanging out at the pub with his slacker friend Ed. His girlfriend Liz wants something more out of life, so she breaks up with him. It just so happens that said break-up occurs on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. Loser Shaun must become a very unlikely hero if he wants to save his family and friends, and win back his girlfriend. Star Simon Pegg also co-wrote the script with director Edgar Wright. The film also stars Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis and Dylan Moran.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, Morgan, Julie, Chelsea, Nicole, Meaghan, Hoppy, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Sin City

Sin City

An adaptation of Frank Miller's stories based in the fictional town of Sin City. Released in 2005, and stars Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Clive Owen and Benicio Del Toro.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Julie, Meaghan, Bonster, Brandon, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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