Monday, 16 December 2019

10 gifts for people who love films

The last topic of the year from Long and Short Reviews, and it was an interesting one. I could maybe come up with one or two gift ideas, but ten? So, since I love films myself, I thought about what I would have liked and the best film-related presents I've received.

A subscription to Shudder. This is a streaming service focused on horror films and is one of my favourites. It's where I discovered the next item on my list...

Hell House LLC. This and its sequels are some of the best horror films I've ever seen. Even if you don't usually like found footage, they're extremely effective.

Heavenly Creatures. Not a horror, but one of my favourite films of all time. Kate Winslet plays Juliet Hulme, one of the two teenage girls who murdered one of their mothers in New Zealand's most shocking murder case of its time.

A multi-region player. Because some of the best films are international and can't be got within my region code.

The Conjuring 1 and 2. Two more of the best horror films of all time in my opinion.

The James Bond Collection. I love James Bond films, despite the obvious misogyny of the earlier ones, and I love being able to dip into them whenever I want.

Sense and Sensibility. I don't only love horror, and Emma Thompson's version of this Austen novel is a classic.

A jar of pork crackling from Snaffling Pig. Well, I don't like popcorn, and I'll need something to snack on during the films. Which also leads to...

A mini fridge. So that you don't have to pause the film to go and get a drink.

Happy Holidays to you all!

14 comments:

  1. Oooh… I'd never heard of Shudder. My daughter is a horror movie freak and would love it! Thank you :-)

    I'm here today: http://www.mariannearkins.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-gifts-for-people-who-love/.

    Have a great holiday break and we'll see you in January!

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    1. There are some great exclusive films on there - it's well worth it!

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  2. Love horror movies...and you have some great one there. You are right about Heavenly Creatures (and Hulme "grew up" to become one of my favorite mystery writers). My post is here.

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    1. I've never read any Anne Perry, but I should give her a try.

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  3. Heavenly Creatures sounds like such an interesting film!

    My post.

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    1. It tends to fascinate people until they get to the end, which is admittedly hard to watch.

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  4. Nice! You've given me ideas for the tot for Christmas. He LOVES his horror movies and is a aficionado of George A Romero. Thanks! I love the way everyone is interpreting this prompt, too!

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  5. Some one else who had trouble with the gift list. LOL. I can't watch horror, my overactive imagination works overtime when I got to sleep. Thought growing up I LOVED Alfred Hitchcock films. I too tweaked the topic. Here's mine https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-12-18-19-going-to-the-dogs/

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  6. The mini fridge idea is positively inspired. I'd love a subscription to horror movies, but anymore I can barely find time to watch them. Oh, well.

    My list is here.

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    1. I used to have one but it got thrown out in a move - I need to get another.

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  7. Every year between Christmas and New Years wife and I watch all the Bond films. One year we start at the first and other we go backwards in time. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2019/12/ten-gifts.html

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