The Frighteners

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Dec 8, 2018 at 5:55pm PST I love introducing the kids to my favorite horror films. I love introducing the kids to my favorite directors. The Frighteners is a horror film by one of my favorite directors – Peter Jackson. What’s […]

Friday the 13th Part 2

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Nov 23, 2018 at 6:55pm PST So my DVR is doing this weird thing, where shows disappear and reappear at random. I had recorded this for the us to watch on the last Friday the 13th, but it had disappeared. Lily […]

Victor Crowley

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Oct 14, 2018 at 5:40pm PDT My husband records the weirdest movies. At first I thought it was a typical slasher movie, but then it went all meta, a survivor writing about a massacre ten years ago and then a group […]

The Silence of the Lambs

A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Jul 24, 2018 at 12:49pm PDT I am now entering the third phase of my children’s film education. Phase 1 was the off-the-wall kid stuff, like the 60s Batman and Howard the Duck. Phase 2 was the slightly more PG-13 and adultish stuff – everything from Army of […]

Split

I haven’t watched an M. Night film since…Signs – holy shit, that was 16 years ago! But my son watched Split and said it was pretty good, so I decided to give it a spin. A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Feb 19, 2018 at 3:20pm PST Split was amazing from beginning to end. […]

Texas Killing Fields

Based on a True Story…I LOVE “Based on a True Story.” I love bullshit and nothing is more bullshit than “Based on a True Story.” (Technically, the film opened with “this story is inspired by true events” – but that’s pretty much the same thing.) Being a local, I’m more than a little familiar with […]

Texas Frightmare Massacre

How does Parrish Randall know what dog vagina tastes like? I guess there are just some questions that I’ll never know the answer to…although, I bet I could ask my 3 year old, because she won’t stop letting the dog lick her open mouth, no matter how much I scream at her. I guess I […]

Grindhouse

It took almost a year, but I finally got around to watching the other half of Grindhouse…Death Proof. I’d watched Planet Terror almost a year ago, during my maternity leave movie marathon, but I had never gotten around to Death Proof until now. I’ll start off with Planet Terror. Rose McGowan stars as Cherry Darling, […]

Hot Fuzz

Edgar Wright does for Policemen what Edgar Wright did for zombies. Simon Pegg does a complete 180 from his role in Shaun of the Dead in Hot Fuzz as Nick Angel. He’s a lean, mean law-enforcing machine. In fact, he’s such a good cop that he makes the rest of the department look bad – […]

Saw II

Any film that involves the psychological torture of a member of New Kids on the Block is ACES in my book. Add to that the fact that one of the little bitches from 7th Heaven is being slowly poisoned and coughing up blood…you’ve got a horror film guaranteed to satisfy. Saw II has the definite […]