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Khyron

10.31.07

:: Hallow Een ::

With all of the topics I cover here in the K-Files, its easy to feel like every day is Halloween.

Although horror movies, candy, and fake blood are a part of my usual routine, I do try to make an effort to up the macabre on All Hollows' E'en. But with so many choices out there on how to spend your night, I figured I'd do you all a favor and separate the tricks from the treats.

Besides, Halloween parties are overrated...

I'll start off with the cheapest, easiest form of Halloween entertainment: The TV movie marathon.

As part of AMC's 'Monster Fest', they will be airing a Halloween marathon. Starting with John Carpenter's Halloween in the morning, the marathon ends with Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. There's no question that this franchise is a true horror classic. Personally, I recommend Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. The bastard of the Halloween series, part 3 has nothing to do with Michael Myers. Instead it follows some odd plot by a sorcerer millionaire to kill kids using Halloween masks. If you don't mind the cheesiness, the story is both original and interesting.

On the Sci Fi channel, you can expect the usual drivel that they usually play on any given Saturday. Though this time their lineup has a zombie theme. I wouldn't recommend The House of the Dead or the Return of the Living Dead sequels to my worst enemy, but Paul WS Anderson's Resident Evil (8PM) isn't a total loss.

Nothing on that interests you? Maybe you should consider popping in one of the new release horror DVD's out there.

A worthy sequel to the modern classic 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later --now on DVD--is a heart-pounding tale of zombie-esque suspense. It may fall apart at the end story wise, but it has more than a few scenes that will haunt you all night. Original Khyron.net review Here.

Based on box office numbers, odds are that you didn't see Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double feature nostalgic tribute, Grindhouse. But fear not, each movie is now available on standalone DVDs. If it's the over the top violence and dark humor of 80's monster flicks that piques your interest, Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror is for you. And although slower paced and more dialog heavy, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof is no less entertaining. Staring Kurt Russell as a serial killing ex-stuntman, its payoff is well worth the wait.

If you're considering going to the Grindhouse, I would recommend them as a rental over a purchase, however. They're good movies, but I'd hold off purchasing them until we get the inevitable combo package complete with the fake trailers featured in the theatrical release.

Don't want to dress up like a shut-in today? I guess you could always go out to a movie. Rocking the box office this week is Darren Bousman's Saw IV. If you think you can stomach is, you wont find a more intense experience at the theater. After all, if it's Halloween, it must be Saw ...

Now, no matter what you choose to do tonight, be sure to leave your late-night schedule open. Nothing wraps up Halloween like Art Bell's annual Ghost to Ghost AM radio program. He's said that the callers will be unscreened this year, so get ready for the kind of random greatness that is live radio. For best results, I recommend turning off all of your lights and listening to the show on a good ol' fashioned AM radio. Nothing says Halloween like scaring yourself to sleep.

Happy Halloween, all. The K-Files returns next week with a special surprise.


:: Dead End ::

Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

For the latest updates on the world of Khyron, bookmark http://www.khyron.net/. With content updated regularly, you're sure to find your fix for all things entertaining and paranormal. As always, feel free to send any questions/comments/suggestions to KFiles@khyron.net.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2007.


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