Sunday, October 18, 2009

Scary Movie Binge

After putting in a lot of hours earlier in the week, I was able to leave work around noon on Friday. I decided that it would be a good day to have a "free" shopping day and watch some scary movies to put me in the mood for Halloween.

My first stop was Bellevue Square mall, where I had my "free" shopping time. I was armed with a coupon for a free 2 oz. bottle of aromatherapy lotion from Bath & Body Works, and a coupon for a free panty and $10 off any purchase at Victoria's Secret. At Victoria's Secret, I picked out my free panty (I've probably gotten around 10 of them by now), and found a spray scent on sale for $10. Fabulous, free free free! Except that when the girl rang up my things, she informed me that the coupon was for $10 off any regularly-priced items. Well, crap. I ended up having her ring up the spray for the full price and take the $10 off of it, so I paid a little over $5, which is half the current price. Not bad. Next store was Bath & Body Works, where I found the 2 oz. aromatherapy lotions (I got the stress relief one), discovered a lovely seasonal scent, and picked out a vanilla bean hand sanitizer for $1.50. Great success! I also bought gyros for Stacy and I at the Greek Kitchen, but that wasn't part of my little game.

After coming back to a very excited roommate who was practically salivating at the sight of the gyros, I left to go pick up some movies at Blockbuster. I got The Lost Boys, Cronos, Behind the Mask, Green River Killer, A Tale of Two Sisters, and Children of the Corn. I watched a couple by myself, then watched Green River Killer with Stacy. Just some advice for my beloved reader(s): don't waste your time or dignity by watching this movie. The cinematography is horrible, it doesn't tell the whole story, and it's graphic both with sex and violence.

Children of the Corn was creepy, but wasn't really scary. The special effects are certainly not what they are now.

Cronos was a bit odd, but just as with Guillermo Del Toro's other movies, I felt a little let down.

The Lost Boys was fun but not scary in the least, and watching 80s movies is always fun. Love the outfits and hair! I think that this was the first movie I've seen with the "other" Corey - Corey Haim.

Behind the Mask was a comedy/horror movie. Basically, it was a documentary news crew following around a guy who was planning on becoming the next big slasher villain. Seriously hilarious, but the plot twist at the end was way too predictable.

Still haven't seen A Tale of Two Sisters, but I'm guessing that it will put me more on edge. I've heard that Asian horror movies are a completely different level of terror. I can't wait.

Tomorrow night I'm going to Mariko's for a scary movie sleepover. Besides everything pumpkin, I think scary movies is another reason to love October.

1 comment:

  1. Ashley made me watch Children of the Corn... blaaaaaaah. If you'd followed my advice about scariness, you would've been much happier.