Lists & Countdowns

The Greatest Flicks I’ve Ever Seen

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in 80's Horror, Best of the Best, Featured, Interviews & Guest Posts, Lists & Countdowns | 0 comments

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Recently Tomeric of Guts and Grog did a staggering series of articles that listed his personal top 500 favorite films, which is a testament to the man’s passion for cinema. As a hardcore movie maniac myself, Tomeric asked me to do a guest post about what I consider the ten best films ever made.

If ever you’ve been curious about my opinion on the matter, you can check out the article here, cowboy.

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THEY EXIST: Ten Horror Remakes That Are Actually Really Good

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Best of the Best, Lists & Countdowns, Surprisingly Good | 4 comments

I recently revisited a movie that was a remake of a great horror film – and one that has been remade itself. But it is a beloved horror film by fans and regular movie buffs alike. It’s a genuinely terrifying movie, folks. You should see it if you haven’t, but more on it later.

 

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Anyway, this got me thinking about horror remakes and about how while the bulk of them are turds so big and wretched that they are nearly unflushable once looked at, there are actually some remakes out there that are great and even… dare I say it… transcend the originals. Others are merely decent fright flicks in their own right, even if they stray far from the source material. But in this day and age of watered-down tripe, it’s nice to have decency if nothing else.

So today we’re looking at my personal top ten, solid remakes, because there are more of them than we horror fans like to admit. We’re purists. I myself can get on a tall fuckin’ soapbox about how Rob Zombie’s Halloween takes all the mystery, and therefore the horror, away for mighty, mighty Myers. I also tend to hate remakes because I feel that many great horror scripts are sitting in rusting filing cabinets while beloved classics are being poorly remade, needlessly.

As Calvin and Hobbes‘ creator Bill Watterson once put it:

“You can’t really blame people for preferring more of what they already know and like. The trade-off, of course, is that predictability is boring. Repetition is the death of magic.”

 

I agree with Mr. Watterson, but some remakes, albeit few and far between, make us rethink the story they are founded upon, and really use the term re-imagining to its full potential. Those are the diamonds in the re-do ruff I care to discuss with y’all today.

 

Let’s check out my Top Ten Favorite Remakes…

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HARVEST OF HORRORS CONTEST

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 in Booze, CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS, Halloween, Lists & Countdowns | 22 comments

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It’s that darkly magical time of year again: HALLOWEEN.

 

It may only be mid-September, but we horror fans are already starting to celebrate the Season of the Witch, and the fall beers are joining us. One of our favorites at the tavern is Big Boss Brewery’s Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Big Boss to giveaway some spooky swag this Friday the 13th! While we’d love to send you the beer itself, the fuzz won’t allow it – but don’t worry, we’re making up for it with a glorious gift set. Barware, T-shirts and stickers abound, all featuring the reaper and sickle image and spouting that Danzig style font. This beer knows how to kick it wicked.

 

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Last year I whipped up this Top ten List of The Best Halloween Horror Movies, showcasing my selection for the films that best embody the spirit of the holiday. I decided to repost it here for our Harvest of Horrors Giveaway. Check it out and then find out how to enter to WIN!

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BACK ONLINE. BACK ON DUTY’S ULTIMATE 80’s LIST! (AND A GIVEAWAY!!)

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 in 80's Horror, CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS, Lists & Countdowns | 3 comments

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To celebrate the big festival convention we are co-hosting, 80’s in the Park, the Tavern has decided to host an 80’s week.

We’ve reached out to our favorite blogs, websites and writers to ask them to take a virtual time warp with us back to that glorious age of wall swatches and teased mullets, when ripped jeans became new and neon was everyone’s favorite color.

We came up with a top 8 list of our favorite eighties, and asked our friends at Dr. Terror’s Blog of Horrors, Shit Movie Fest, Guts and Grog, Freddy in Space and Back Online-Back On Duty to fill us in on their top 8 favorites as well.

Check out the earlier posts:
The Tavern of Terror
Shit Movie Fest
Freddy in Space
Guts and Grog

As part of this week, we have a contest going with a truly grand prize. One lucky winner will receive TWO FREE PASSES* to all three days of 80’s in the Park in Melbourne, FL – featuring a cult film fest, min-horror con, faux prom, retro arcade and multiple concerts by 80’s legends such as Quiet Riot, Warrant, Slaughter, Tommy Tutone, and more.

Each day will post a new article by one of our rad guest writers, and each day you will have another chance to enter… to the max! The more articles you check out and share, the more chances you have to win!

*Two free adult passes to 80’s in the Park, includes both days at the Pavilion and the movie festival at Cinemaworld. This prize does NOT include travel expenses, lodging or cost of any food, autographs or merchandise bought at the event.

 

Let’s kick it with
BACK ONLINE. BACK ON DUTY’S
ULTIMATE 80’s LIST!

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GUTS & GROG’S ULTIMATE 80′S LIST! (AND A GIVEAWAY!!)

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in 80's Horror, CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS, Lists & Countdowns | 10 comments

80sparty-TOT

 

To celebrate the big festival convention we are co-hosting, 80’s in the Park, the Tavern has decided to host an 80’s week.

We’ve reached out to our favorite blogs, websites and writers to ask them to take a virtual time warp with us back to that glorious age of wall swatches and teased mullets, when ripped jeans became new and neon was everyone’s favorite color.

We came up with a top 8 list of our favorite eighties, and asked our friends at Dr. Terror’s Blog of Horrors, Shit Movie Fest, Guts and Grog, Freddy in Space and Back Online-Back On Duty to fill us in on their top 8 favorites as well.

Check out the earlier posts:
The Tavern of Terror
Shit Movie Fest
Freddy in Space

As part of this week, we have a contest going with a truly grand prize. One lucky winner will receive TWO FREE PASSES* to all three days of 80’s in the Park in Melbourne, FL – featuring a cult film fest, min-horror con, faux prom, retro arcade and multiple concerts by 80’s legends such as Quiet Riot, Warrant, Slaughter, Tommy Tutone, and more.

Each day will post a new article by one of our rad guest writers, and each day you will have another chance to enter… to the max! The more articles you check out and share, the more chances you have to win!

*Two free adult passes to 80’s in the Park, includes both days at the Pavilion and the movie festival at Cinemaworld. This prize does NOT include travel expenses, lodging or cost of any food, autographs or merchandise bought at the event.

 

We are totally stoked for
GUTS & GROG’S ULTIMATE 80’s LIST!

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SHIT MOVIE FEST’S ULTIMATE 80’S LIST! (AND A GIVEAWAY!!)

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 in 80's Horror, CONTESTS & GIVEAWAYS, Lists & Countdowns | 8 comments

80sparty-TOT

 

To celebrate the big festival convention we are co-hosting, 80’s in the Park, the Tavern has decided to host an 80’s week.

We’ve reached out to our favorite blogs, websites and writers to ask them to take a virtual time warp with us back to that glorious age of wall swatches and teased mullets, when ripped jeans became new and neon was everyone’s favorite color.

We came up with a top 8 list of our favorite eighties, and asked our friends at Dr. Terror’s Blog of Horrors, Shit Movie Fest, Guts and Grog, Freddy in Space and Back Online-Back On Duty to fill us in on their top 8 favorites as well.

Check out Monday’s list by the Tavern of Terror!

As part of this week, we have a contest going with a truly grand prize. One lucky winner will receive TWO FREE PASSES* to all three days of 80’s in the Park in Melbourne, FL – featuring a cult film fest, min-horror con, faux prom, retro arcade and multiple concerts by 80’s legends such as Quiet Riot, Warrant, Slaughter, Tommy Tutone, and more.

Each day will post a new article by one of our rad guest writers, and each day you will have another chance to enter… to the max! The more articles you check out and share, the more chances you have to win!

*Two free adult passes to 80’s in the Park, includes both days at the Pavilion and the movie festival at Cinemaworld. This prize does NOT include travel expenses, lodging or cost of any food, autographs or merchandise bought at the event.

 

Pump up the jam with SHIT MOVIE FEST’S ULTIMATE 80’s LIST!

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