Unless you've been living (or dead) under a rock, you know by now that
Blu-Ray won the much over-hyped high definition format war. This worked
out well for the Horror Guy as Cridafer and I were already proud owners
of a Playstation 3 system. And yeah, I'm goin' somewhere with
So being the hi-def whore that I am, having the PlayStation 3 to play Blu-Ray discs meant that I could starting pickin' up my fright flicks and watchin' 'em in all their 1080p glory. I've found a bit of time lately to watch a handful of these bloody beauties and let me tell ya...
...28 Weeks Later was pretty much kick-ass all the way around. I'm not sure why I didn't seem to really care for it when Crid and I saw it in the theater, but watchin' it at home on a hi-def video and audio system that sounds better than most theaters I get out to these days was a screamin' little treat! The video quality is amazing and with the DTS HD, I could hear every entertainingly agonizing screech of the victims of the rage virus loud and crystal clear. Forget what I said before about this one; 28 Weeks Later is definitely worth yer time.
...I'm kinda on the other side of the fence with 30 Days Of Night. In a prior entry I wrote about how much I enjoyed the film, even calling it one of my top 5 for 2007. Now I'm sorta wonderin' why. I mean, it was pretty to look at I guess, but as the entire thing takes place at night, it was a bit difficult to enjoy much of its hi-def-ish-ness. And slow. My godz, it felt like we were witnessing all 30 days of the vampire siege of Barrow, Alaska. I guess I have to reverse my opinion on this one as well. Not nearly as entertained by it at home as when I caught this one at the local cinema.
...John Carpenter's Halloween looks amazing in HD. It's PCM 5.1 surround track brings that classic movie theme to life and reminds me once again why this is and likely always will be the Horror Guy's all time favorite horror flick. However...
...Ghost Rider beats the hell outta EVERYTHING I've seen on Blu-Ray to date! Yeah, I know it's cheeseball of a flick and barely even qualifies as a horror movie, but it does have demons and flaming skulls and Peter Fonda as the devil so I feel it's not too out of place to be listed here. This things rips, roars and snorts across my audio-visual senses with an unbelievably dazzling spectrum of color and sound that keeps me glued to the sofa and grinning like a crazed Jack-O-Lantern! I've driven Cridafer a bit nuts with the repeat viewings but that's the price one pays for shackin' up with the Horror Guy.
...speakin' of Crid and apropos of nothing else in this rant, check out this beastie that was terrorizin' him and the house cats earlier today. This is right on the deck of our li'l hovel we call home. Good thing these creatures aren't usually known for snatching small-ish pets.