John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)

The horror movie Halloween by regisseur John Carpenter is about Laurie Strode, who shall babysit Thommy Doyle, a friend of her, Annie Brackett shall babysit in the opposite house of the Doyle’s so they agree on meeting while they are babysitting. But Laurie feels haunted. In the meantime one get to know that Michael Myers just broke out of the jail where he were supposed to spent his life because he killed his sister when he was 6. His doctor Mr. Loomis is sure that he will kill again. One proof for this is the missing thombstone of his sister Judith. And so it is, when Laurie and Annie babysit, Annie brings Lindsey Wallace, who she babysitted to Laurie because she wants to meet her boyfriend Paul. But will she ever meet him because Tommy sees the Black Man lurking around the Wallace’ house?

All in all the the movie is – in my opinion – a bit boring except of the last 15 minutes. Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie) is convincing. Laurie’s friends are a bit weird and the fact that killing Michael Meyers is so difficult is strange. I think the movie is not really scary and except that Laurie and Tommy carve a pumpkin it has nothing to do with Halloween.

However one should watch it because it is a classicer and like I said the last 15 minutes are really exciting!
Stars: 3.5 of 5

Pet Semantary (1989)

The movie is based on the same called book by Stephen King (because of this we watched it, no I did not read it but my father has it).
It is about Dr. Louis Creed, who moves with his wife Rachel and his children Gage and Ellie to a house right next to a highway and near to a pet cemetery in Ludlow. When his wife and his children spent their weekend at their grandparents, he has to watch after their cat Church. When Church, the beloved cat of his daughter, gets overruned by a truck. Louis new friend and neighbor Jud Crandall shows him a an old Indian place, where Louis should bury the cat instead of on the pet semantary/cemetery. Louis does what Jud says and the next day Church is alive again although he is a bit more aggressive and bloodthirsty. After Gage got killed by a truck a short time later, Louis buries him at the Indian place too although Jud says he should not do it. Louis does not want to hear what Jud said. So he digs Gage out and buries him there. As soon as Gage returns he kills Jud and his mother, who returned from her parents to look after Louis. When Louis sees what Gage died he poisons him. He thinks that Gage just got crazy because he was already too long dead when he buried him at the Indian place so he takes his dead wife immediately and buries her there. She returns but is she still the same? Ok guys this is almost the whole movie. There is no big excitement. The movie was over really fast but almost nothing happened. The story is okay but the implementing is really bad. The actors are okay, Fred Gwynne is the best. It looks funny when Gage kills someone.
To sum up, the film is a bit boring, but it is a must-see for classic movie fans and if one want to laugh. It was not scary.

The Ring (2002)

The Ring is a remake of a japanese movie called the Ring (1998).There are only a few differences like – of course – the names, and about the family which has to do with the video. The rest is the same. I cannot understand why the film was new filmed.
The Ring is about Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) who is asked to find out why her niece Katie died. She meets friends of her niece, who tell her that Katie watched a video seven days before her death. Who the video watches, gets a call and dies seven years later, supposedly. The mysterious thing is that 3 other friends, who watched the video with Katie, died too. So Rachel tries to find the video. She finds it and watches it. When she gets a call and looked as blurred as Katie and her friends on photos she is convinced that she is going to die in a week. Because of this she tries to find a way to stop it. Her Ex-husband, who also saw the video helps her. When her son Aidan sees the video too, she really wants to find a way to stop it…
To be honest, the movie was not really scary, the only disgusting thing was how the corpses look like. Apart from that the movie is thrilling but in the end I was wondering when the movie is over. (This was maybe only because I was tired;) ) Sometimes I was asking why Rachel does something like on the boat when she stays with the horse, which gets more and more aggressive. Naomi Watts is a good actress and persuasive. Martin Henderson (Rachel’s Ex-husband Noah) is sometimes a bit annoying. But the little girl was always frightening.
All in all the movie is exciting and first I was afraid to watch the movie too. It is a good movie but I do not think that is a good horror movie!

Made it! :D

Hi!
First things first: I’ve made it, I don’t have to stay down a year! At the half of this year I had in 5 subjects (history, biology, maths, PE and music) too bad grades. But somehow I managed to improve all my grades except of PE but that is okay bc it was my only bad subject. So I am happy and looking forward to get holidays tomorrow!

In the holidays (in Germany it lasts 6 weeks) in the first week I am going to redecorate and clean up my room. Maybe I am going to do something with  my mother too, my sister is with the scouts in Austria the first and second week. The second week I want to meet my friends. Unfortunately there are all in vacations in the third week. I will go with my family to Southern France in the fourth and fifth week and in the sixth week I will do something for school like sorting and archiving my school things from last year and prepare it for the new one.
What’s about you? What are you doing in your (summer) break?

To react to my last post Summer: The party was a bit boring because only the parents of my uncle and my family was invited. We had a barbecue and the rest of the time my cousin Kira and I watched horror movies – we love it, although I know, I know I wrote that I don’t like horror movies not a long time ago…! We watched The Ring and Pet Sematary (Friedhof der Kuscheltiere). The movie review I am going to post in a moment… It was funny.
I said I would post about our camping trip: We went camping for two days and one night. We took the train and the bus and did not have to take our luggage with us because our tutor came late and brought it with her. It was really hot and we made a hike through the mountains. It was soooo exhausting and took 3 hours. After that we went to a restaurant and I ate a Salami pizza <3. Then we went to the camping side and welcomed our tutor and set up our tents. After that we started our barbecue and sat around the bonfire and ate our food we brought with us. The night was relaxed because everybody went to sleep but unfortunately I was alone in the tent because my partner got ill. The next day we ate breakfast and went asap home. This time everyone had to carry his/her things. The trip was okay.

Something different: While I am running – it is my most creative part of the day – I thought about what I could post on the blog and thought I should post 2 times a month my favorite recipes because I really love to cook and bake. What do you think?
And I want to write about something I really like once or twice a month…
Sounds great doesn’t it?

Sunday evenings

Good evening, or for all my readers (Yeah I checked it out, all my readers are from the US – but that’s great, I really want to visit the US some day, I was close to visit Chicago this year but unfortunately the flight was too expensive :`-( ) good (after)noon!!!
Like I said yesterday I was really lazy yesterday so I had to do everything today. Ok but first I had a fight with my father today morning. My sister is at a class trip ’til next friday and my mother was working so I was alone with my father. We cleaned up the dishing machine and I wanted to put the glasses in the cupboard. One was already in and I wanted to put the other into it – like always, to save space – but it was not completly in the cupboard so it fell out when I wanted to put the other onto it. I wanted to catch at least one but I forgot that I had still one glass in my hand left so one of the falling glasses fell on the glass in my hand and both broke into pieces and the third one fell on the ground and – exactly – broke into pieces, so I destroyed three glasses at once! My father was really upset and wanted me to go away, that is why I went into the woods. Yeah, I know the woods are often the location where horror movies take place, by the way I do not like horror movies, once I tried to watch Halloween at Halloween alone (I think it was 2013) I stopped after the first 5 minutes. I do not know why anymore but I think it was because I was scared that I could not sleep anymore after I finished the movie.The last two years, especially this year – I know this year only has 2 months – I watched a lot of horror movies not because I really want to more because many of my age say they like horror movies and I do not want to be an outsider so I watch it. And to be honest some are not scary but funny). So in the woods first I was not scared but then it sounds one animal kills another and I paniced and ran out of the woods and bak home. This was after one and a half hour. I wanted to go back anyway because it started to get cold. Back home I did not was in the mood to make homework so I backed a cake (chocolate and nuts). It took me 2 hours and then I had to start with my homework. I began with PE. Although it is a group work I made everything. Even though we split it up I do not think my group members – 2 boys who think they are the kings but nobody likes them – will not have done anything and we have to submit it tomorrow and I do not want to get bad grades so I made everything. Ok it only took 4 hours. Then I printed out 5 pages about the Goeze-disput. Now I only have to do the general homework for mathematics and German OMG and history! I totally forgot. Whereever! I want to watch the German crime series ‘Tatort’ now so buy guys.

Oh and my mother pinched the head of Frau Schröder in the terrace door. I have to look after her now. Hopefully she is not hurt!

CU and a nice day and night! Becca