Monday, October 27, 2008

now that's what i call OVERKILL

I love movies where a bunch of strangers end up in an old mansion under mysterious circumstances (usually lured for a dinner party by an anonymous threatening letter), find themselves locked in and are slowly killed off one by one. Even more, I love movies that parody such movies.

Ten Little Indians (1965)

Based on the classic book by Agatha Christie, this one probably set the standard. Though the ending is different, and slightly less awesome, I think, than the original, this movie is still tons of fun and has a very 60's feel.
Body Count: 8

Clue: The Movie (1985)
Who among us has not enjoyed the board game Clue? This dark comedy takes the wellknown characters, rooms and weapons, throws in a stupendously entertaining Tim Curry as butler Wadsworth, gives the option of three separate endings and comes out with a masterpiece.
Body Count: 7

Murder by Death (1976)
Starring the incomparable Peter Sellers, and featuring an unspeakably awesome cameo by Truman Capote, this is just brilliant.. As you can imagine with Peter Sellers as the star, this is a witty spoof, and absurdly fun.
Body Count: "Yes...killed good weekend"

So, if you can't find anything to do on Halloween, a Dinner-Party-Gone-Awry Movie Marathon might be in order? Yes, I think so. Just make sure you're not in a big, old, spooky house

16 comments:

Keith said...

Great choices in movies. I've got a few parties I can choose from on Halloween. One is actually in a really old home that my buddy inherited from his great-grandmother. I'm not sure if that would be the best party to attend. Sounds like the one that some killer would strike at. lol

Female Action Star said...

LMAO! That guy in the second photo was also in Scary Movie 2! The look on his face is priceless and that movie always cracks me up like to the point of tears... hahahaha

Aretha said...

I love the Agata Christie books (so does my mom hehe), and that movie with Peter Sellers is just a classic!

bellefantaisie.net said...

i love those films too. i do get angry though, when they run upstairs when there is obviously no way out that way!
x

$ouLphate said...

thanks for stopping by and comment =) hahah i don't really like these sort of movies.. maybe when watching with a big group, definitly not watching this alone!

this wheel's on fire said...

whoah!! how did i not know that clue had a movie?!

Alix d'Laire said...

ten little indians was my first agatha christie novel. very yes. such movies and books have ambience of a time gone by, and I love them for it.

Miss Karen said...

I've been meaning to watch Clue: The Movie for about a million years. I really should get it sorted out for Halloween!

PS. Oh yes I LOVE forever changes - I was playing it all day yesterday! The slight Manson family connection is pretty interesting too :)

AsianCajuns said...

A Dinner-party-gone-awry movie marathon is brilliant! I must go rent Clue - it sounds perfect.

Krystal said...

thats a great idea for halloween! and you can be anita, and ill be anita, and well have the coolest costumes

xx
K

Katelin said...

i absolutely love clue, and yeah i definitely own it too. such a great one.

Annie said...

Clue is such a fun movie. Tim Curry is always amazing..

surimay said...

haha parodys of scary films are the best! i can't really stomach watching real horror movies though. i get too easily freaked out! lol. shall definitely check these ones out though, especially Clue! :D

hannah said...

i love clue: the movie. it is one of the best!

Sister Libby said...

Yes...I wish I was in the US right now, and I would netflix them and sit at home and eat a bag of candy. But in sweden, I can't do either of those things. You're so witty. Also, why is it so entertainng to watch people die?

Dasha said...

That is a great idea; I hope I can convince my best mates to ditch the cheesy horror flicks in favour of these ones this year.

I notice a few of your interests are similar to mine, many are quite different, but nevertheless, I really enjoyed this blog. Have you gotten into any old-skool progressive rock yet? (Like Yes or King Crimson.) I'm sure Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd will really suit you.