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πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 27 & 28 πŸŽƒ

What’s this all about? See the first post.

Day 27 – Your favorite guilty pleasure

For a movie about warring angels, Legion (2010) is amazingly chock full of overwrought action and massive explosions. While kind of an interesting conceptβ€”the Archangel Michael rebels against God to save humanity, it just doesn’t solidly land. But, man, I do love watching Paul Bettany kick people’s asses. Plus, that little old lady is pretty darn creepy. This is another movie I went to see in the theater with my sister. Aw, good times…

Day 28 – Your favorite horror film that no one’s ever heard of

(Note: The trailer isn’t entirely SFW.)

I don’t think my tastes are super obscure; so instead, I just want to toot the horn of a horror film I really like that might not have gotten in front of enough eyeballs. Green Room (2015) is the exact opposite of a film like Legion. There are no great-balls-of-fire explosions or aesthetically pleasing fight sequences. There are no supernatural forces, unless you count Patrick Stewart’s dead-eyed portrayal of a Neo-nazi head-honcho. It is, instead, a brutal and realistic survival flick. Anton Yelchin makes a second appearance on this list as the lead singer of a punk band who finds themselves in a very bad situation.


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3 thoughts on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 27 & 28 πŸŽƒ

  1. What I liked best about Green Room was you really have no idea who’s gonna survive. I didn’t watch it until August 2016, so it was a hard one for me because of Anton’s passing – so young, such a BS way to go out…

    Huge fan of Kevin Durand (he played Gabriel) so of course I gotta agree with your choosing Legion πŸ€“ Did you enjoy Priest (2011) too? Another good one with Paul Bettany kicking butt.

    1. I wasn’t at all familiar with any of the actors when I saw Green Room and there was no obvious “main” character that was bound to survive (or annoying character destined to die). That really upped the tension.

      I’ve seen Priest. It’s one of those movies I think is better with the sound off. πŸ˜‰

  2. I did like Legion, and have rewatched it a couple of times. Anything with Paul Bettany is worth watching more than once.

    Green Room was a good one. I should watch it again, but it will be tough because of Yelchin. I really adored him so anything with him in it is heartbreak. 😦

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