Louisville Magazine

OCT 2018

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 10.18 113 Hack-O-Lantern "Satanic cults, hair bands, Hal- loween-based human sacrifice and somebody in their early 30s playing a troubled teenager. The clichés are in full force, but not in the way you're expecting." Basket Case "I won't spoil this for you. You'll get what's happening pretty quickly, but much like Hack-O- Lantern, it's got its own flavor on how everything is revealed and executed." Mandy "Nicolas Cage marauds through a gorgeous Hellraiser-Mad Max-David Lynch nightmare-land hunting down a cult for revenge." Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich "This is a super-duper-offensive new film that has everything you love about '80s horror cheese, mixed with some of the best practical effects in recent memo- ry. Oh, and the puppets are Nazis, so it's World War II on a smaller scale — pun intended." Wish Upon "The definition of a generic, cash-grab, PG-13 horror film. The writer really attempted to go above and beyond while devel- oping the characters, and it's an amazingly epic fail. The movie is so bad that I kind of love it." Jefferson Holman is general manager of Baxter Avenue The- atres, whose midnight series this month includes Vampires, Ghosts of Mars, Halloween and more. (Bax- ter will also broadcast two live performances of Frankenstein onstage in London.) Sister theater Village 8 will screen the best of '80s horror, from Poltergeist and Gremlins to A Nightmare on Elm Street and An American Werewolf in London. Here, Holman provides a list of five of his favorite scary movies. "The first two are if you're looking for some of the best low-budget, practi- cal-effect-heavy, truly creepy movies that really define why we think of the '80s when it comes to classic horror films," he says. "For these two, VHS-hunting may be required." READ LIST LISTEN LIST WATCH LIST Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill "It's the author's debut horror novel. Scary and fun equals scary fun." I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson "Classic fiction — vampires and the end of the world — that set the standard for so many to emulate." Daniel Meyer is author of the new book Kentucky Haunts, an overview of more than 40 of the state's scariest places (hotels, restaurants, roads, parks, etc.). The Shining, by Stephen King "Stephen King's best. Misery is a distant second." Live Girls, by Ray Garton "Vampires that are scary and sexy is so difficult to pull off." The God Project, by John Saul "The tone has stayed with me for more than 30 years." Kimberly Greenwell is the creator and host of the regional television show My Southern Home (airing here Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on WBNA-21). "The best part of my job is not the gorgeous homes I get to see in Louisville, Lexington and Nashville," she says. "It is the opportunity to glimpse the personal style of the person who lives there." "My Old Kentucky Home," by Linkin' Bridge "Being a Bardstown gal, my playlist would be incomplete without a tribute to the state I love, by a Louisville band that has made it big." "Our House," by Madness "'Our house was our castle and our keep.' The best homes are those that are lived in and aren't perfect. I love visiting a home when it is a little unkept, loud and full of kids running around." "Bring It On Home to Me," by Sam Cooke "No list is complete without a Motown love song." "The House That Built Me," by Miranda Lambert "Life gets busy. Sometimes you just have to step back, reflect and remember who you are and where you come from." "Mama, I'm Coming Home," by Ozzy Osbourne "And sometimes you just have to go home and see your momma."

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