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Doogan’s Queue for October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014 - 1:47 pm   |   by
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Welcome back to GripeSoda’s List-o-Mantic.

Zombies were the thing last week. Vampires is this. I bring you the 10 Best Vampire Movies according to me.

This go-round, I’m including likeminded films in the same number standing – so rather than sequels or series, this time, it’s versions. Basically it’s kind of a potpourri of the best Dracula films at number 3 and the films you should check out to embrace Nosferatu (who, I know is Dracula, but just stop and let me have my dang list please). Please to enjoy what I think about Vamps.  [Read on here…]

10. George A. Romero’s Martin

9. ‘Salem’s Lot (the original 1979 ABC Television version, not the 2004 TNT)

8. 30 Days of Night

7. From Dusk Til Dawn

6. Fright Night (the 1985 original, not the 2011 3D remake)

5. Near Dark 

4. Let the Right One In / Let Me In

3. Dracula (1931) / Horror of Dracula / Bram Stoker’s Dracula

2Nosferatu (1922) / Nosferatu the Vampyre / Shadow of the Vampire

1. The Lost Boys

Keep in mind, this list is mine – I’m sure you’ll have your own opinion on what could drop out, be added and on number placement. That’s the great thing about lists and nipples, everyone has a couple. Honorable mentions go to Chronos (11), Thirst (12), The Hunger (13), Interview with the Vampire (14) and Vamp (20-something, I’m sure).

Snowpiercer (Blu-ray Disc)I feel also compelled to remind those that bother to read this column that this is not a complete list of everything that’s coming out this week. This is a list of stuff I would recommend to a friend who asks me if I know any good movies that are coming out to watch or titles that I will be personally checking out or adding to my library. If you want a complete list, check out the Release Dates & Art tab on the front page.

Snowpiercer – This is a brilliant movie and you should jump in knowing nothing and just enjoy it. That’s what I did and I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time I watched this.

Life After Beth – Zombie love stories are a dime a dozen these days. But not all of them have a cast made up of Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly – so yeah, check this one out.

A Letter to Momo – One of Production I.G.’s resident genius’, Hiroyuki Okiura, returns to the silver screen (having not made a film since Jin-Roh) with this elaborate story about love, loss, death and, best of all, imps.

The Purge: Anarchy – I just watched the first Purge film the other day and I’m curious about this world. In my mind, it would almost work better as a comic book series or TV show (give it time, I’m sure) but I’ll give this one a shot.

Pee-wee's s Playhouse: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)Sex Tape – This one is here just because of the size of it. I WILL watch it, but I hate everything about it, so I doubt I’ll have a good time.

The Vincent Price Collection: Volume II – I will forever promote Jahnke’s Oktoberfest, so check out his review of this set here.

F for Fake and La Dolce Vita (Criterion) – Fake is a Blu upgrade, but this is Vita’s first appearance with a spine number. Looking forward to seeing the 4k transfer on this.

TV Releases of Note – Mad Men: The Final Season – Part 1, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series

That’s it for this week. Next week the lists continue. I think I’ll be looking at my favorite murderers. Lots of good choices for a top 10 here.

Until next time, keep spinnin’ those discs,

– Todd Doogan



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