#8bitGoreFest Week 2 Suggestions

07
Oct
2014

Here we are! Week 2 of #8bitGoreFest – the best time you’ll have this month garuanteed or Jeremy will pay you 5 bucks!*

 

Here are this week’s horror movie recommendations!


 

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012)

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Directed by Drew Goddard (Sinister Six) and starring Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins, The Cabin in the Woods follows “five friends who go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.”

This is one of the greatest horror films of the last 10 years, hands down. It is full of twists and turns, jump scares and jokes, and not to mention a butt load of references to other classic horror films. This one is less of a suggestion, and more of an assignment. Go watch this movie. It’s fantastic.

– Special note: this film was also written/produced by our boy Joss Whedon. If that helps sell the movie to you.


CARRIE (2013)

carrie_2013_movie_poster-chloe_grace_moretzWe here at 8bit are fans of the classics, such as the original Carrie. If you’d rather watch that one – do so. But we thought we’d spice it up by suggesting the new Carrie starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, and Judy Greer. It’s pretty much the same story as the original – Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom – but told with a modern setting for the current generation.

It’s a fun watch, not the greatest re-imaging, but overall pretty good. There are moments it feels like they cut back on the violence/terror she unleashes on her small town, other times it feels like the went all out because they had the means and technology to do so that they lacked in 1976. Regardless, give this one (or the original) a watch this week.


 

As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the movies we recommend, so make sure to use the #8bitGoreFest hashtag while you watch the film. We’ll read out some of the reviews on our Monday night shows, as well as announce the next batch of movies for you to enjoy.

 

*Jeremy will not pay you 5 bucks. It, as well as the cake, was a lie.