Haunted House Movies

Dog’s Movie House: “Haunted Mansion” A Delightful Homage To The Classic Disney Ride!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I have to tell you the the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland is one of my favorite rides at the park. I was one of the first three rides I went on as a wee child of seven and it continues to enchant all these years later. Spooky without really being scary, it’s the perfect haunted house for the whole family! The same can be said for Justin Simien’s very entertaining film of the same name, improving on it’s mediocre predecessor from 2003 (that one starred Eddie Murphy) and providing a smart script that fleshes out the living, so to speak!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Winchester Provides Solid, Old-Fashioned Thrills!”


Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog!

Helen Mirren in “Winchester”


The saying “they don’t make them like they used to,” is often reserved for old fuddy-duddies like me who grew up during the 80’s and have a love of all things cinematic during that time.  It was the era of Spielberg, Lucas, Tobe Hooper, Richard Donner, and John Carpenter, among others.  They are obviously legendary directors but the fog of nostalgia has a tendency for us to transform them into cinematic deities.  As we get older, we think that nothing new could possibly compare to what came before and often we are proved right when the latest slam-bang, CGI-fueled piece of soulless entertainment comes our way.  Fortunately, every once and awhile a film comes along that reminds us that, yes, they occasionally “make them like they used to.”  In this case the film is “Winchester,” a good old fashioned haunted house movie.

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