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I thought I would take a break from all the real world craziness today and take a cue from many of my friends by gearing up for Halloween with some scary movies. Not scary likeĀ  Bridget Jones’s Baby. I’m not that brave and I want to sleep again in 2016. More like Rosemary’s Baby, who yeah- you don’t want to sit next to in a classroom, but you’re never going to have to provide Rosemary with a list of food allergies before going to her apartment for a vegan sleepover/spa treatment. Full disclosure: I don’t actually know anything about Bridget Jones.

I thought I would start out with the Lovely Bones, by director Peter Jackson. It’s more suspenseful than scary and in true Peter Jackson fashion, the cinematography is lush and distinct. But of course, all of that takes a backseat to the performances. I have to say that I thought it was a great breakout performance from genre newcomer DeForest Kelley. Particularly in light of the fact that he had died ten years prior to the release of this film.

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Whose heart wasn’t in their throat when Stanley Tucci chased Bones out of underground treehouse (groundhouse day- remember this for later) into that field and then the Enterprise couldn’t get a lock on him and he had that final tearful moment when he knew he would never see Spock again? Goosebumps, people. Goosebumps. I would recommend this movie without reservation to anyone in need of a good fright fest or some catharsis. But as well conceived and executed as it was, I’m not sure how necessary that lesser known sequel was.

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Maybe Butterfly Effect 2 necessary? Anyways, honestly you should watch The Lovely Bones and tell me what you think.

Spookily Yours,

Martin

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