Halloween Horror: The Mummy (1999)

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Let’s end the chapter of 90s horror films with a production I love: The Mummy. With Brandon Fraser and Rachel Weisz in the leading roles, this movie spawned several sequels, spin-offs, and remakes!

The Plot:

Hell is about to break loose when adventure seekers – including librarian Evelyn Carnarvon and scoundrel Rick O’Connel – uncover the cursed tomb of Imhotep…

The Rating:

What is there to say about The Mummy?
It has a great Raiders of the Lost Ark-vibe with amazing characters and an enchanting setting.
For me, Evelyn is one of the coolest horror film characters ever as she doesn’t fit in any of the stereotypes. She smart, yet a bit clumsy. She brave and a librarian. I want to be best friends with her!

Moreover, it’s been far too long since I’ve seen a Brendan Fraser film. He is such a great actor and starred and many good movies. The Mummy is no exception. He is (sort of) the Indiana Jones in this picture with a little less respectability and a bit more humor.

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Movie Mania: The Lovely Bones

This supernatural crime drama set in the 1970’s was brought to the big screen by Peter Jackson in 2009. Based on the award-winning novel by Alice Sebold which was published 7 years before this movie had to face high expectations.

 

The Plot:

Susie Salmon is your average teenage girl. She deals with her first love, annoying siblings, parents who don’t understand her. But soon something very unusual is about to happen to Susie. She is murdered. While her family has a hard time coping with her death  her dad continues to try to find her murderer. In the mean time Susie is captured in some kind of intermediate world. There she meets other girls who were murdered by the same man who killed her. One of the girls urges her to let go of her family and the world she had to leave. It’s the only way for her to move on the heaven. After some time Susie realises that her hatred inflicts the lives of the ones she left behind. She makes her peace and moves on. Her father and sister finally find out who killed Susie and get to make their peace as well.

 

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