When it comes to endings, sometimes you’ve got to take the advice of Jesus (as played by Jerry Cantrell in Jerry Maguire) and hang your balls out there to be great. So while all of these endings are awesome, most of them aren’t exactly happy. It’s not that I’m against happy endings, but often they clash so harshly with the film’s overall tone and theme that you just know they’re tacked on compromises.
As often as the importance of endings is stated, it can never be stated loud enough. Can you have a reasonably enjoyable film with a bad ending? Sure, there are plenty. Just as there are more bad films than good films, there are more bad endings than good endings (even amongst good films).
Nick Idell is the owner of AlleyCat Comics and one of the co-founders of the hot new publisher 44FLOOD alongside Ben Templsmith, Menton3, and Kasra Ghanbari. For most, it’s a tough feat to offer a list of all-time favorite horror movies, but you can tell a lot about a person based on their taste in horror. As a special October treat, Nick chimes in with his top 10 favorite horror films of all time with running commentary. Check it out below! READ MORE
As often as the importance of endings is stated, it can never be stated loud enough. Can you have a reasonably enjoyable film with a bad ending? Sure, there are plenty. Just as there are more bad films than good films, there are more bad endings than good endings (even amongst good films). We’ve all got our share of favorites that start sputtering around the end of act 2. Sunshine comes to mind. It’s an absolutely brilliant film for much of its running time and it might be regarded as a classic if it hadn’t turned so many people off in the final reels.
But whether or not a film is good or bad – the ending is the last impression its audience will have. A bad one can devalue an otherwise good film or it can be the cherry on top of a truly bad one. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 5 Horror Films With Horrible Endings. Notice I didn’t say the worst endings – I figure it’ll take another few pieces to get to the bottom of that. Also, if you’re in need of a pick-me-up check out 5 Horror Movies With Amazing Endings!
Head inside to check it out! And submit your votes in the comments for which bad endings should make the next piece! READ MORE
The kind gentlemen of metal band Emmure were gracious enough to send me their Top Ten Horror Movie list. A few movies were in here that I’ve never seen mentioned before and needless to say I was very happy with their picks. Their new album “Speaker Of The Dead” will be in stores February 15 on Victory Records. You can pre-order the album HERE.
Devildriver commit aural assault and battery with each and every record that they put out. The quintet has built its most explosive arsenal to date with Pray for Villains. The album bursts at the seams with incendiary groove metal riffs, double bass witchery and some sinister lyrics about gunslingers. Given their penchant for telling stories with songs, the Devildriver guys sat down with Bloody-Disgusting.com to talk about their favorite horror movies.
Dez Fafara (Vocals), Jeff Kendrick (Guitar) and Jon Miller (Bass) talked about what terrifies them cinematically in this exclusive feature. Read on for their picks. READ MORE
Atreyu’s always paid homage to the horror genre. Take the cover of their 2004 breakthrough album, The Curse. It featured a super hot, scantily clad vampire chick, instantly giving the album a pronounced darkness. Infectious cuts like “Bleeding Mascara” and “Right Side of the Bed” didn’t hurt their case either. Also, the fact that the SoCal metalcore quintet named itself after a character from The Neverending Story is pretty scary in and of itself…
Number one is going to be John Carpenter’s Halloween. I think it’s rad how Michael Myers never runs and the film is not that gory; it’s just intense. Michael is always there. You can’t get away from him! The music was super creepy. On the DVD’s behind-the-scenes feature, they said the movie actually didn’t get picked up until they added the special piano track to it that John Carpenter wrote. Once he wrote that, the film got distribution. It’s cool because it was an independent movie that became huge. This is definitely my number one horror film!