52- “Super Mario Bros.” #52PickUp

This is it! I saved the ultimate nostalgia film for last; the very first in a long time of high quality video game adaptations, the celebrated 1993 classic:

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Catch all the thrills? What the actual fuck?

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35- “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare” #52PickUp

It’s that time again; Halloween Season! And since I’m a few weeks behind (and I have more than four Halloween-themed movies to watch) I’ve decided to begin early.

When I decided that I would watch classic films from my childhood, I knew that a film from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series had to be included.

What I didn’t realize was how difficult it would be to choose. See, I love all of them, as Freddy Krueger is my favorite horror villain (yes, even over Jason), and each film has its own personality. One of my favorites was the sixth film in the series: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, but I didn’t think it represented what I enjoyed about the series, even though the dreams are awesome, and the kills are unique (first comics, and now video games, yo!).

Then it hit me. What better way to fully represent not only the film’s history, but my love of fourth-wall breaking and the idea of creating film and the mythos involved, but to talk about the seventh film:

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26- “Fluke” #52PickUp

There are few things in life that can get me to cry, (especially so today), but nothing made me cry like this 1995 film from my youth:

 

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When my brother and I first rented this film, we assumed it was a family friendly flick about some dog. Whoop-de-doo. The trailer sold it as such, so we took the chance.

What we discovered is that the film was one of the saddest things that we would ever see. Fluke follows a workaholic man who dies in a car accident and is reincarnated as a golden retriever.

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