IT

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Did Stephen King frighten us? Did the movie “IT” scare you? Will you have nightmares? And what you going to wear for Halloween? A clown with a red a balloon? Walking slowing in the middle of the road and scaring children to drop their candy for you can grab the candy for yourself? That’s a good idea to do.

What inspires him to write IT? It was Trolls living underneath the bridge or sometimes tunnels. Logically, he came up with sewers drain and the plot was pure psychologically thriller. Even though the movie version was rated “R”, but it was intentionally for NC17, meaning more gruesome and other wilder scenes for the children can do very inappropriate things, that was in the book, not in the movie. They decided to stick to the movie and edit some of the scenes and make it appropriately for rated “R”, which makes sense.

The plot is seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine is about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

Even the book was terrified to read, the description in the book gave me nightmares. Here’s a tip: never fall asleep in the book that you selected to read and do a book report for high school. My sister scared me by popping a red balloon. Even scarier, she had on clown makeup on, it was her mascara bleeding from her face and it wasn’t Halloween.

Did you know the novel “It” won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year? And it was a bestselling novel in 1986 too.

Wow, that’s impressive. The best way to learn English is to read a Stephen King novel. In 1966, King studied at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and he was a certified English Teacher in high school. He found out the teacher pay was not good enough but his writing was selling and making more money than teaching.

The first chapter of the movie will be about the kids and the second chapter will be about the adults. The movie will come either in one or two years. Just read the book.

The movie itself was scary to watch and the language of the guys was a mouthful. There a few gruesome scenes not too many and a fatal fall. Did he survey? It’s scary and gruesome to watch. So go see it.

Lesson Plan:

Horror – Power Point Presentation (ppt)

Lesson Plan for Horror 2

Notes:

http://stephenking.com/library/novel/it_inspiration.html 

 

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Unrecognizable Ross Lynch

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Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, murdered and dismembered seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He would strip the bodies of flesh and store these parts in his fridge at home so he could consume them later. The public was so outraged, he stood trial behind a sheet of bullet-proof glass. On November 28th, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death in prison by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

My Friend Dahmer is adapted from the graphic novel by the killer’s real-life acquaintance Derf Backderf and features Disney star Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) as Dahmer.

Lynch told EW last month, “I play Jeffrey Dahmer around his high school years. (The film is about) how he became the serial killer that we know him to be. I was looking for a role that would somewhat be a challenge for me. I had done a lot of work with Disney, and sort of a younger demographic, and I was excited to do something that maybe people didn’t expect from me. And I had a really good time doing it.”

My Friend Dahmer is the movie and it will be released in the Fall of 2017

Here’s the trailer

Notes

http://crimeviral.com/2017/06/10-true-crime-films-201718-everyone-will-talking/

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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When I saw Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  I was barely a teenager back then. My family and I saw the movie together, and I was mesmerized by this movie. Aliens do exist! Not really, it was just a movie. The sound track of the movie was amazing also. And I believe in UFOs.

A year later, my family and I witness a UFO flying across the night sky. It was scary to see it in the night sky. What would it do?

40 years ago, this blockbuster movie of Close Encounters of the Third Kind was coming back to theaters. It’s a masterpiece directed by Steven Spielberg, and people should see it on the big screen, because of the sound and visual is amazing. If you haven’t seen it, and you see the title on your TV while scrolling up and down to see what shows and movies are playing and caught a glimpse of it. Watch it on the big screen. The movie is old, but it is digital restore by means making the picture clear and the sound more crystal clear and the bass too. By the way, this movie won an Oscar for best Cinematography in the movie, that’s why I like photography today. Creating beautiful images with either people or objects.

Cable man Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is one of the several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain like an image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting a severe strain on his marriage. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere. Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.

Here are some fun facts of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and they are:

  • The term “third kind,” meaning physical contact with extraterrestrials, comes from J. Allen Hynek’s book The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry.
  • The aliens that come out of the spaceship were played by young girls.
  • Security for CE3K was so tight, Spielberg himself was turned away one day when he forgot his ID card.
  • When the mothership arrives at Devils Tower, an upside down R2-D2—from Star Wars—can be seen on the rim of the vessel.
  • The unforgettable five-note theme used for communication with the aliens was picked from a compilation of 100 options from composer John William.

Go see this classic coming out this Labor Day weekend!

 

Notes

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/close-encounters-third-kind-1977-review-947485 

https://www.moviemistakes.com/film285/plot  

https://parade.com/596570/walterscott/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-close-encounters-of-the-third-kind/

Phoenix Forgotten

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It was 1997 when I heard the news of a UFO sighted over Phoenix Arizona; it was the same year I graduated from ECSU. The same year I believe in UFOs do exist, and the whole town saw it, and even the network news broadcast the UFO. I saw my UFO encounter when I was a teenager, and it was real.

The movie version of Phoenix Forgotten totally took it in a realistic possibility of what if this could be real. Ridley Scott, producer, and director of hit blockbuster movies such as Aliens, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and The Martian. Produced the movie along with the first-time director Justin Barber created an epic adventure of three teens who investigated the Phoenix Lights in 1997 and they vanished out of thin air. It was 20 years later when the sister wanted to know what happened to her brother and his friends. She found a second camera and tapes that he recorded the events and being abducted by aliens. The movie is being compared to The Blair Witch Project, but totally different.  It’s a found movie, which is popular in film making. His sister found the missing tapes and cameras that he used to investigate. It was a great story by T.S. Nowlin and Justin Barber.

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This movie was quite scary and good; they used real footage of the UFO that was sighted and the governor of Arizona doing a mockery that aliens and UFO don’t exist, but later on, he confessed that he believes in UFO’s and aliens do exist.

Cast of PHoenix Forgoten

The actors are Chelsea Lopez, Florence Hartigan, Justin Matthews, and Luke Spencer Roberts.

If you haven’t seen it, you should rent it and watch it. And don’t watch it alone watch it with a friend.

Notes:

http://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/phoenix-forgotten/

Annabelle: The Creation

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If you love horror movies and suspense, Annabelle: The Creation will scare the crap out of you. Ever since, the first Annabelle movie wasn’t that scary enough, but it was a true story in the 1970’s when two nurses found this old Raggedy Ann doll laying around somewhere and decided to keep it and not knowing it was evil, this was a true case file from the Ed and Lorraine Warren a Roman Catholic couple who were highly controversial American paranormal investigators.

When you watch this movie, this movie will suck the air out of the theater leaving you breathless. The quietness and the stillness will make it scarier and creepy. Everything is standing still until a movement that scares the crap out of you, and you pee in your pants.

This movie will make you jump,  but don’t watch it alone, bring a friend and a pillow.

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Polio-stricken Janice (Talitha Bateman, above ) and her BFF Linda (the lively Lulu Wilson, below), who basically are shunned by the older girls and forced to bunk together. In no time, they discover the dead daughter’s old bedroom, as well as one used as a space for designing doll outfits!  They see the demonic doll, and it takes the life of its own and stalks the inhabitants of the house.

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David Sandberg, the director, finds inventive ways to position her around the house without losing the idea she is just a doll and not a living organism. For example, like Chucky from Child’s Play. Chucky Child’s Play is based on the same premise as Annabelle, but scarier.

The Conjuring universe as created by James Wan, and, like Conjuring 2, has ratcheted up the stakes for all to follow. And you can bet that if moviegoers react like the crowd, I saw it with an audience and it was good. I pee twice in my pants. There will be more, Wan and Peter Safran produced for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, which unleashes the terror on Friday.

By the way, if the movie is too scary. You can leave, but make sure you watch a hilarious TV show or movie – especially comedies to get the horror images and sound from the movie out of your head. You will never know what will follow you and if you hear creepy noises in your house alone or with a couple friends with you. Watching horror movies can have that affect on the mind with the images and sound.  Watch the movie in the afternoon and later go to church.

Do you plan to see Annabelle: The Creation? Let us know what you think.

Notes

http://deadline.com/2017/08/annabelle-creation-review-conjuring-spinoff-sequel-james-wan-1202143757/

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

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If you haven’t seen it, and you think it’s ridiculous, and probably you will see it Sharknado 5 on the Syfy channel. One thing it is a parody of one of the adventure movies from the 1980’s, well one of them. And they have very witty, clever lines and word play (more like Easter eggs in the movie or reference either to the actors or other movies.) And we were laughing at them. It was meant to do that. Make us laugh at them. We were their laugh track for the movie.

The main stars are Ian Ziering and Tara Reid. The story of the movie is quite simply Fin and April travel around the globe to save their son who’s trapped inside a Sharknado vertex porthole. April got eaten by a shark and turned into an indestructible android with nuclear powers.

This time the movie was much better than last year Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens. Crazy title, but the plot was when Fin and his family and the cosmos have been blissfully Sharknado-free in the five years (in the future) since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornados are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places. You must see it.

The CGI was quite good too with the sharks and the tornado not realistic but appropriate realistic for the movie. Will it get nominated for an Emmy? I guess.

Anyway, the cameos are one of the who’s who in the entertainment business and they were:

Jena Sims as NATO Delegate Lee

Cassandra Scerbo as Nova Clarke

Masiela Lusha as Gemini

Olivia Newton-John

Dan Fogler

Charo as Queen of England

Lucy Pinder as Swedish Ambassador

Cody Linley as Matt Shepard

Gilbert Gottfried

Chris Kattan as British Prime Minister

Katie Price as Prime Minister’s PA

Caprice Bourret as Polaris

David Naughton as David Naughton

Margaret Cho

Chloe Lattanzi as Electra

Fabio as The Pope

Kathie Lee Gifford as Herself

Hoda Kotb as Herself

Al Roker as Himself

Bret Michaels

Tony Hawk

Greg Louganis

Russell Hodgkinson as Steven Beck

Ross Mullan as Dr. Wobbegon

Abby Lee Miller

Clay Aiken

And they were hysterical to watch, either they were eaten by sharks or if the sharks spit them out! It was funny.

Rent it if you get a chance. Or Netflix and chill for a date night in front of your TV, and watch it with the kids. They might like it too.  The encore for Sharknado 5 is on Saturday, August 12,  2017.

Notes:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/sharknado-5-global-swarming-2017

http://tvline.com/2017/08/06/sharknado-5-recap/

The Power Rangers

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The Power Ranger was epic. Do you know why they decided to open they movie on March 24, 2017? It’s an epic date to remember? Do you remember five teenagers being locked up doing detention, instead of the library they were in the basement of the school?

Do you remember the Breakfast Club? The plot line was March 24, 1984, but the movie released was in February 1985, they are both similar.

Anyway, this was the rebirth and reboot of the Power Ranger, the first group of the Power Rangers were stripped of their power and they gone missing.

The team consists of Jason Scott (Dacre Montgomery), the future Red Ranger, a juvenile delinquent with a barely disguised noble streak. Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott), aka Pink Ranger, a depressive who’s in detention for texting an embarrassing private photo of a classmate and she punched a guy. Billy Cranston (RJ Cyler), aka Blue Ranger, who’s got a spectrum disorder in this version and a black nerd. Becky G as Trini, the Yellow Ranger plays a gay character, but doesn’t express it, but forced to pee in the cup when she told her family that she was abducted by aliens and they gave her superpowers. And Ludi Lin as Zack, the Black Ranger, who is Asian, which is great.

The teens were trained by Zordon (Bryan Cranston), and the robot assistant (Bill Hader as Alpha 5) and the iconic laughter was seen and heard.

Zordon wants them to defend the Earth against his nemesis, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) and she was a former Power Ranger herself too. Rita has a gigantic golden warrior called Golda!- That’s not good.

There’s a plot about the Rangers trying to protect a crystal hidden inside a Krispy Kreme donut shop – so if they get hungry, they would eat the donuts and find the crystal in the sprinkles of the donut. A weird place to hide a crystal in a donut shop!

There was a great battle scene between the power rangers and Golda, and it was that close when they fell in the pit and morphed into a gigantic power ranger and the epic battle scene!

Remember this movie is PG-13 due to violence and language in the movie, it is not the PG version of the TV show. It is entirely different and dark. You are watching way too much of Riverdale on the CW, by the way, it is a great show, you should watch it. I like it this way. So parents, even though you grew up watching the TV series and your children are watching it, make sure you have insurance for the house. We don’t want children to imitated violence in the home. Let your kids take karate lesson at the Y.

Go see it !!