5 Great Horror Anthology Movies

Looking for some good horror anthology movies other than the Amicus ones? Well, here are five you might like to check out:

Dead of Night (1945) – This black-and-white masterpiece was the first real horror portmanteau movie. Martin Scorsese once described it as “the granddaddy of all horror anthology films.” The Ealing Studios production certainly has some real creepy moments, and in the tradition of all good horror portmanteau flicks, it has an excellent framing story concerning an architect (Mervyn Johns) who arrives for an appointment at a house he’s never visited before. However, it’s not long before he realises he has vivid recollections of the place and all the people gathered in it from a dream. Then, one by one, each guest relates their own strange experience, as an oppressive sense of impending doom grows in the house. Among the tales told are “Golfing Story” and “The Haunted Mirror” (which features the lovely Googie Withers). But the story that really stands out in Dead of Night is “The Ventriloquist’s Dummy”, in which Michael Redgrave plays a performer who is terrorised by his wooden partner.

Black Sabbath (1963) – No, not the group, but the movie. Starring the Master of Horror himself, Boris Karloff, as the framing-story narrator (as well as appearing in one of the tales himself as a Russian vampire), this portmanteau classic brings you three stories: “The Telephone,” “The Wurdalak,” and “The Drop of Water.” The English language version of the movie differs somewhat from the Italian one, although both versions are extremely effective Gothic chillers.

Trilogy of Terror (1975) – This is the made-for-television movie that is especially noted for its story “Amelia,” in which Karen Black is terrorised by a malevolent fetish Zuni doll. Produced by Dan Curtis and based on a trio of short stories by Richard Matheson, Trilogy of Terror is an extremely entertaining, fun film, and if you ever manage to come across a copy on DVD – especially the Special Edition one released by MPI Home Video – I would highly recommend that you snap it up for your collection, as it is well worth having. A sequel, Trilogy of Terror 2, was released in 1996, in which the crazed Zuni doll returns in the story “He Who Kills,”, this time to terrorise a young female doctor.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007) – The ideal horror anthology to watch on Halloween night, as its title seems to suggest. Bearing some similarities to Stephen King’s Creepshow in its comic book credits, this movie was initially planned for a theatre release by Warner Brothers for Halloween 2007, but this fell through and so the film just went straight to DVD in 2009. A highlight of the movie is the story starring True Blood actress Anna Paquin, who plays a virginal Red Riding Hood-turned-supernatural-being. The busload of severely disturbed kids and Dylan Baker as a sinister school principal are other memorable, creepy segments. The four stories are tied together by a mysterious child trick-or-treater called Sam, who wears shabby orange pyjamas with a burlap sack over his head. This entity shows up in all the stories whenever someone flouts Halloween traditions. Over the years, Trick ‘r Treat has amassed quite a cult following.

Grave Tales (2011) – In the tradition of the old British Amicus movies, Grave Tales is a great little portmanteau film which, the instant I saw it, I just HAD to add to my DVD collection. Quite a difficult movie to fin, Grave Tales stars Brian Murphy (who played George Roper in Man About The House and George and Mildred) as an old gravedigger who’s eager to share creepy stories with a visiting genealogist (Heather Darcy), each of which relates to a certain grave in the cemetery. There are four stories in all – “One Man’s Meat,” “Callistro’s Mirror,” “The Hand,” and “Dead Kittens.” – and they are all brilliant. The late, great Christopher Lee actually starred in the original theatre release, but does not appear in the DVD release.

Wes Craven – A Tribute

Wes Craven, one of my all time favourite horror directors, sadly passed away in August 2015, aged 76. Although all we horror fans can no longer look forward to a new Craven production, we can of course always savour and revisit the wonderful legacy he left with such classic franchises as A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream.

Wesley Earl Craven was born on 2nd August 1939. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, by a strict baptist family, who did not approve of his watching the more extreme kinds of movies for which he was later to become so famous. However, they didn’t mind him watching more innocent, family oriented films like the Disney ones.

Craven graduated with an Honours Degree in Psychology and English, later attaining a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Writing. He then went into teaching, and while he was in this profession he made a short action feature with a student film club in Potsdam, New York. Much to Craven’s surprise, this film actually made a fair amount of money for him, and this undoubtedly encouraged him to pursue film making seriously.

Craven’s first major feature film was the notorious horror The Last House On The Left (1972), on which he collaborated with Sean Cunningham. This movie, about two travelling teenage girls who are viciously attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of psycho killers, shocked audiences all over America, and even made the video nasties list. And the movie’s notorious reputation was only exacerbated by the fact that it came out just a few years after the horrific Charles Manson murders at Sharon Tate’s home.

In 1977, Craven directed his second horror masterpiece: The Hills Have Eyes. This movie centred on a group of tourists who fall victim to a group of dysfunctional cannibal killers in the vast desert. Craven, apparently, got the inspiration for this movie from the 16th century story of the notorious Sawney Bean Clan, who were said to have committed similar atrocities along the costal pathways of Ballantrae, Ayrshire.

When Craven made A Nightmare On Elm Street in 1984, he certainly brought something outstandingly different to overdone slasher genre in the form of the hideously disfigured dream killer, Freddy Krueger. The Elm Street series of movies – although becoming a bit too facetious for some horror fans with all those Freddy wisecracks – went on to become one of the largest, lucrative franchises in American cinema history.

In 1988, Craven temporarily departed from the slasher genre to make The Serpent and The Rainbow. This was a voodoo/zombie movie reminiscent of the kind of films made so famous by such directors as George A. Romero and Lucio Fulci.

Twelve years later, Craven repeated the success of his Elm Street franchise when he made Scream. The creepy white mask that the black-hooded killer wore in this movie, and in all the sequels, became so synonymous with the Scream franchise, and has even become a popular item to wear with Halloween trick-or-treaters.

Aside from all the aforementioned movies, Craven did make some pretty good lesser-known films like Deadly Friend (1985), Cursed (2004), Dracula 2000 (2000), My Soul To Take (2010), and many more.

The tenth episode of the Scream TV series was dedicated to Wes Craven’s memory.

Dario Argento’s Dracula

Being a big fan of the Hammer Dracula films starring Christopher Lee (who, in my opinion, was the best Dracula ever), I always tend to view modern reboots of Stoker’s famous vampire lord with a certain degree of cynicism. For me, all the Dracula films since Christopher Lee’s have failed to recapture the magic and sheer entertainment value of the Hammer vampire, concentrating far too much on making the Count a sad, misunderstood, teen-appealing pinup boy rather than the traditionally terrifying, bloodsucking monster that we all come to expect. However, in regard to the latest take on the Dracula story – this time from Italian horror director Dario Argento – I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, for it wasn’t a bad little movie at all. And I liked it that much that I am even keeping it my DVD collection, something I rarely do, especially in regard to modern vampire flicks.

Without giving too much away, I will say that Dario Argento’s spin on the Dracula saga is, for the most part, quite stunning and unique, for it includes certain elements (e.g. the way Dracula changes form and becomes not only the customary wolf but other animals too) which I have never seen before in a Dracula movie. There are also some quite sexy scenes in this movie too, which will raise quite a few eyebrows among those who are used to the tamer kind of vampire movie.

The photography, the costumes, the use of colors and the gothic set designs all combine beautifully to evoke great memories of the vampire movies of old. The fact that Argento made the storyline a little different to that of the Stoker novel did not at all detract from my general enjoyment of the movie, for it was quite interesting to see where the plot was going next, and after a couple of shocks I hadn’t seen coming (especially the one involving the village axeman), I even thought that maybe this story would not have the happy ending we have seen time and time again in a Dracula movie, with the vampire hunters staking Dracula in his coffin as the young hero rescues his captured fiancee from the Count’s clutches in the nick of time. It was such a dark, vicious, edgy movie that I even feared that Van Helsing himself might come to a grisly end at the hands of this monstrous, seemingly omnipotent vampire lord. Rutger Hauer – whom I loved in The Hitcher and who has played a vampire himself (in Dracula III Ascenscion and in the remake of Salem’s Lot) – is fantastic in the role of Van Helsing, and I was really on the edge of my seat at the climax of the movie when he confronts Dracula and tries to save Mina, whom Dracula has hypnotised into believing that she is his for the taking.

The awesome special effects in this movie – especially where the staked vampires dissolve into dust – were the icing on the cake, and whilst the actor who played Dracula (Thomas Kretschmann) did not really have the creepy, menacing look that Christopher Lee had, he certainly made up for this when he launched into his ferocious attacks and his stunning transformations, in which he dispatched his victims in the most bloody way imaginable.

All in all, Dario Argento’s Dracula is quite an impressive movie, and whilst I would not go as far as to say that it equals the brilliance of the Hammer Dracula films, it certainly is one I would highly recommend to any vampire fan to check out.

Movie Settings for the Canon Eos 1300D or Rebel T6 DSLR Camera

The Canon 1300D or Rebel T6 is an excellent camera for shooting both stills and movies and these are the best settings to shoot movies. In order to make any changes in the 1300D for video you need to be in the Video Mode. Turn the Dial Mode round to the very bottom option which shows a video camera, and you will hear that the mirror inside the camera pop up. That enables you to see through the viewing screen at the back which is the only way you can shoot video on this camera. It also gives you access to the menu tabs which are dedicated to video and the first thing that you really need to do here is choose your video system. This was developed when TV systems were very different and if you wanted to show your videos on a TV screen you had to align what was shot on the camera to the TVs that you are going to be showing the video on. There are two systems, one is PAL and the other is NTSC. NTSC tends to be the system which is operated in the United States and PAL tends to be the system which is operated in Europe and other parts of the world. There’s not an enormous amount of difference. However it does change the way that the camera operates very slightly. So when you start to look at the frame rates you will see that under NTSC you get a frame rate option of 60 frames per second or 30 frames per second. When you’re in PAL you get the option of 50 frames a second and 25 frames per second. They’re the real differences that you will notice. Most people these days don’t shoot on DSLR in order to show their videos on televisions. They tend to use it for social media or showing on a laptop. In which case it doesn’t make really any difference. But in order to change that you need to go into the menus and you go to Tab 2 and down at the bottom you have the option to change Video System.

The second thing you need to think about is file size and frame rate. These things are quite important because they will decide the quality of the videos that you shoot. This camera is pretty good – it’ll shoot 1080p which is full HD and it will also shoot 720p which is standard HD – both of which are perfectly acceptable for social media platforms. In order to make those changes we go again into Video Tab 2 and find Movie Recording Size. If we press on that option then we get four choices. Depending on whether you’ve chosen NTSC or PAL, you maximum rates will be either 60fps or 50fps.

The third thing you need to think about when shooting movies with this camera is exposure. When you’re shooting stills with the Canon 1300D you have lots of choices. They’re all on the Mode Dial and they go from entirely manual to semi-automatic and then to entirely automatic options In most of these Modes the camera is trying to get the best exposure for the stills that you’re shooting within the given parameters that you have presented to it. With movies it’s different. You have two options – you can either shoot Automatic or you can shoot Manual. With Automatic in the movie setting the camera will try to get the best possible exposure for you and in many cases it works very well, so I would suggest that initially at least you shoot in Automatic just to get a feel for how the camera works and you don’t have to worry then about the exposure because the camera will do the best it can for you. However, if you want to go into Manual there are different ways of changing the various parameters for Manual that are different to the way that you would do that for stills. In the Menu, Movie Exposure is in Video Tab 1 and you get the two options, Auto or Manual. If you choose to go into Manual then you have much more control over the settings that you can have. You will see that you have options for setting the Shutter Speed for setting the Aperture and for setting the ISO. For the Shutter Speed, rotate Main Dial. By depressing the AV button here and rotating that Main Dial you can change the Aperture. The ISO is changed by pressing the flash button and rotating the Main Dial.

The fourth thing you need to think about is sound. The Canon 1300D does not have an external microphone socket. It just has an internal microphone, so sound can be a bit limited with this camera. But if you go into Menus and on Shooting Tab 2, the second one down is Sound Recording and you can set that to one of three options. You can have either Auto, Manual or Disabled. I would argue against disabling it entirely because sometimes it’s useful to have sound, even if you don’t intend to use it in the final cut. Auto is not bad but it will try to pick up as much sound as possible and you may not want that – you may not want the ambient sound. Manual is not too bad provided you’re reasonably close to the source of sound. There is a decibel bar going across the bottom and, as with most cameras, the objective is to try to peak on about 12. In terms of its recording in itself it’s actually pretty good, so I wouldn’t be adverse to using the internal microphone, you just have to be a little bit careful.

The next couple of options that we are going to look at are in Video Tab 3 and it may seem that they’re less important than other options, but they do affect the way that your video looks and so they are worth checking out. If we go to Video Tab 3 then at the bottom is the Picture Style option. These are the same options that you get with stills and you can choose to have Vivid or Sepia or many other options and some of them are set so that they bring out the best qualities for portrait and landscape. With video it tends to be better to try and shoot video as flat as possible and so the best option to start with is neutral and so you should always set that to neutral for video until you make the decision that you want to change the Picture Style and shoot something differently. The one just above that in Video Tab 3 is Custom White Balance. It’s very important for shooting videos because if you start moving around and shooting things in different light then the one stable element – the one constant – will be the white balance.

Romantic Movies With Witches To See On Halloween

I Married a Witch (1942)

‘I Married a Witch’ with Veronica Lake and Fredric March could be the foremother of all romantic comedies about a witch in love with a “mortal man”. It is based on a novel ‘The Passionate Witch’ by Thorne Smith.

The movie begins during the Salem witch-hunts. Veronica Lake’s witch character Jennifer, and her father, are burned, and she casts a spell on the witch-hunter, Jonathan Wooley, played by Fredric March. He and his male descendants will always marry the wrong woman. After an expose of generations of Wooleys miserable in their marriages, we enter the present day, where the current Wooley, played by March, is about to marry. The witches’ spirits are released from the prison where they have been waiting after their bodies burned, and they start haunting Wooley. Things turn, and Jennifer falls in love with Wooley, just as we knew she would.

Will she be able to stop his marriage? Will her father be able to stop her from marrying Wooley? Will he love her even after he knows she’s a witch?

Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)

‘Bell, Book, and Candle’ is not based on a book, but on a play. In it, a witch, Gillian (played by Kim Novak) tries to spoil a man’s engagement to her college enemy, but she falls in love with him in stead, and loses her magic. The man, Shep (James Stewart), finds out that she’s a witch, and goes to another witch (who happens to be Gillian’s mentor), who breaks Gillian’s love spell, and Shep leaves Gillian. Will he manage to get his fiancĂ©e back? Will Gillian get her magic back?

This movie has some interesting sidekicks, like Gillian’s brother, also a witch, played by Jack Lemmon.

‘I Married a Witch’, ‘Bell, Book, and Candle’ and the 60’s TV series ‘Bewitched’, have very much in common. The movies were probably the reason why the television series was created.

Bewitched (2005)

This movie is based on the television series popular in the 60’s. The movie doesn’t manage to create the charm of the television series, and many fans of the original series were very disappointed with the movie. I saw the movie before seeing any episode of the series, and I thought it was rather charming.

The movie depicts the making of a remake of the television series. Will Ferris plays Jack, the actor going to play Darrin. He wants to find an unknown girl to play Samantha, and finds Isabel, played by Nicole Kidman, who happens to be a witch in real life. Isabel falls in love with Jack, but when Jack finds out she’s a witch, he can’t deal with it. It all ends up well, of course, as this is a romantic comedy, and the end of the movie has some lovely nods to the ‘Bewitched’ series.

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

I am not sure I would call this a romantic comedy… Sure, it tells the story of three witches, who wish romance into their lives, and end up getting more than they can handle… Or so it seems. I think it is more a story of friendship and girl power, than about love. Nevertheless, it is funny, sexy and has magic, demons, witches and weird things happening, so I add ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ to this list of romantic witch movies to watch at Halloween.

This movie has a great cast: the witches are played by Susan Sarandon, Cher, and Michelle Pfeiffer and the romantic male lead is played by Jack Nicholson. Veronica Cartwright as the Christian wife of the local newspaper editor, is wonderful in her role. This alone would be reason to watch this movie.

‘The Witches of Eastwick’ is based on John Updike’s novel by the same name, but the movie is quite different from the book.

Practical Magic (1998)

The art directing of ‘Practical Magic’ is absolutely wonderful. The house was built just for this movie, and also demolished after the movie was done, but the interior decor was amazing. The cast mentions the decor having had influence on them. You can watch the movie just to get some ideas on how to decorate a witch’s house.

‘Practical Magic’ is based on a book by the same name. It follows the story close enough so that the times when it doesn’t, irritate me. Many others have said that they love this movie, so give it a try, despite my minor objection.

‘Practical Magic’ tells the story of a family of witches with a curse. Any man who falls in love with a woman in the family, will die tragically. In the current time, there are two sisters, Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman). Their mother died “from a broken heart”, when their father died, and they are being raised by their mother’s sisters, played by Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest. Everyone in the village knows about the women being witches, and use their services during the night hours, and ostracize the women during the day. The girls are bullied all their childhood, and Gillian leaves the town, but Sally falls in love, gets married, has children and lives happily – until the curse hits her. Some time later Gillian is in big trouble, and she asks Sally to help her, which she does, but the trouble follows them home. How could this story end happily? Because, happily it ends, being a romantic comedy.

‘Practical Magic’ is partially very dark, including demonic possession and exorcism, but the end is very sweet.

10 Must-See Movies to Netflix Now

Most films have been released for 2010, but I thought I would take time to highlight 10 little-seen gems that you can get right now off Netflix. You’ll save money and find some terrific films if you use my list to fill your queue.

10) Mysterious Skin– My favorite director (Gregg Araki) and his best movie ever. Mysterious Skin is about two boys linked together by a horrible childhood trauma. At turns graphic, disturbing, yet filled with beauty and hope it’s one of the best films of the decade. Joseph Gordon Leavitt (no longer that kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun) is nothing short of amazing.

9) Dead Man’s Shoes– Paddy Considine is excellent in this brutal revenge drama from director Shane Meadows. The film is about a brother’s quest for revenge after his mentally challenged brother is brutalized by some Midlands thugs in the squalid UK countryside. Some critics mistakenly called this an art-house torture porn, but it’s light years better and more compelling than anything the overrated Eli Roth could ever come up with.

8) Frailty-Frailty is a horror gem starring and directed by Bill Paxton. A grisly tale of a seemingly loving father who believes he and his sons are the hands of God. He searches out people he believes to be demons and cuts them to pieces. Fine period detail and acting, especially from the young boys, Frailty is about religious devotion run amok and turned into madness. A must see.

7) In Bruges – In Bruges has the best screenplay of last year and some of the best acting of Collin Farrell’s career. Clever and brutal, funny yet extremely violent, it’s the film Guy Ritchie keeps trying to make, and one that keeps eluding him. One of the best films of last year.

6) Smiley Face – Director Gregg Araki’s last film is a very funny stoner comedy starring the awesome Anna Faris. Sublimely silly movie that went direct to DVD, even though it’s much funnier than many comedies that get theatrical releases these days.

5) Rules of Attraction – A sharp and sharply funny look at some nasty spoiled college students courtesy of author Bret Easton Ellis and writer/director Roger Avary. This is probably the best of the Ellis film adaptions to date (American Psycho with a terrific Christian Bale is another must see) and despite its lothsome characters, I loved every shocking and entertainig moment of the film.

4) Sex Drive – The teen sex comedy gets updated with hilarious results. Amazingly this was a box office dud but it was easily the funniest film of last year. The leads are likable and amusing and James Marsden all but steals the entire movie as the homophobic older brother bully character. Seth Green lends strong support as a sarcastic and smarmy Amish know it all. RUMPSRINGA!

3) Mirror Mask– Alice in Wonderland meets The Wizard of Oz by way of Neil Gaiman. MirrorMask is a thrilling and well-acted fantasy film meant for teens and adults. The worlds created are wholly original and star Stephenie Leonidas is perfect as the punky Emo goth who wants to run away from her creepy circus existence and gets more than she ever bargained for.

2) Cashback – Original and visually stunning comedy/drama about a young man who breaks up with his pretty girlfriend and learns he has the ability to stop time. His insomnia produces a chance for him to paint random subjects with time frozen and the film could be creepy in the wrong hands, ends up being delightful and something worth seeking out. All props go to the director for making a low-budget feature look like something with a bigger budget.

1) This Is England – Writer/director Shane Meadows returns with an autobiographical look at his childhood and his alliance with a young gang of skinhead thugs. Well-acted, at times hard to watch, and thoroughly compelling, This Is England may be about the UK but its themes of racial intolerance and hatred could take place anywhere in any country at any time. It could have been called This is America. The movie is brilliant, blistering stuff.

How to Get Kerasotes Theaters Discount Movie Tickets

Do you want to go to the theaters more often to see the upcoming movies that you have long been waiting for? Probably see a number of movie sequels that you have waited for years to come out? While it’s easy enough to say that you are going to the movies, it’s not as affordable as before. If you are planning to see a movie in Kerasotes Theater, remember a few of these things to make sure that you save on the next movie you watch.

If you just would like to watch a movie and you can do it any time of the day, choose to see the matinee screening because the price is way cheaper. If you are going out on a date, arrange for the movie to be earlier so you get the discount movie tickets instead of the regular-priced ones.

You can also opt to get the student discounts if you are one. All you have to present is a valid ID proving that you are still a student. If you are going with a big group, you can also get discounts because Kerasotes and other theaters give discounts if you purchase movie tickets in bulk. Some require you to buy at least 50 tickets, while some require you to get just 20.

Check different websites, starting with the main website of Kerasotes. If you can’t find a deal that you like from their website, there are hundreds more you can check out offering different discount codes to different movie theaters. Your search for discounts will be easier this way.

You can also check out local retail stores if you are living near one. Costco is one example of a store where you can get discounts on movie tickets. If you are in luck, you can even get multiple discounts for one movie.

Do you want to see a movie for free? If you know someone who is working at Kerasotes, you can ask him for a free pass. But that’s just if you’re really good friends with him.

Best Movie Tattoos

Blood In Blood Out – From the small cross tattoo Miklo (Damian Chapa) gets tattooed on his hand to the large detailed prison tattoos blood in blood out portrays tattooing prominently. The fake tattoos where designed by Freddy Negrete and Gill Montie both are tattoo artist and both had small extra roles in the film. The main tattoo design is a snake wrapped in a circle eating its own head, it signifies entering into a gang that you can only leave threw death. There are also several characters that have full sleeve tattoos everything from traditional Aztec tattooing to Nordic images. Also released under the name Bound by Honor, Blood In Blood Out is truly the gold standard of movie special effects tattooing.

Eastern Promises – Also prison style fake tattoos but from Russia. Nikolai’s (Viggo Mortensen) tattoos where intricately designed to tell the life of a Russian gangster each image being a sort of badge showing his rank in the Russian under world. There where 37 individual fake tattoos designed for Eastern Promises, from larger back pieces to small detailed finger tattoos. The tattooed images while appearing religious in nature are actually symbolic of a criminal lifestyle. Eastern promises uses the fake tattoos as a plot vehicle and the story could not be told without the tattoos.

American History X – Arguable the most powerful scene in the movie takes place as Derek Vineyard (Edward Nortan) pulls his shirt down showing the swastika tattoo on his chest and spouting “see that..that means not welcome” a scene that could not have taken place without the fake tattoo. The charterer has several upper body tattoos all nicely done. The tattoos are well done and look very realistic with over ten separate pieces designed and applied.

Great Moral Value in "PS I Love You" Movie

Death can suddenly comes to life of people and make their life also suddenly stop for a while when their beloved one is taken by the death. The movie entitled P.S. I Love You shows us that even though our beloved one meets the death, he would join us through the tough days in our life. In this case, at least he accompanies you from beyond the grave.

“Excellent” is a proper word to describe Cecelia Ahern, the author of P.S I Love You. In her very young age, 21, she succeeds to be the author of the best seller novel worldwide. Cecelia, whose father is Bertie Ahern, the prime minister of Ireland, describes a hard life of woman named Holly after the death of her husband, Gerry. The idea of death and happiness of life in this novel is so interesting so that finally P.S I Love You comes in movie with million audiences.

P.S I Love You tells about Holly Kennedy (Hillary Swank)’s life suddenly stops when her beloved husband, Gerry (Gerard Butler), develops cancer and dies. Holly is devastated and her best friends, Denise (Lisa Kudrow) and Sharon (Gina Gershon) try to cheer up her. But nothing seems pull Holly out of her mourning after the death of Gerry.

Mourning days that is faced by Holly finally turn to be cheerful because she receives some love letters from Gerry which he writes before his death. The letters gives her some stories and instructions about the things she have to do. After Holly has done the instructions one by one with the help of her friends and family, she has found out that Gerry has prepared those letters to make her survive after his death.

Many people think that P.S I Love You is one of the most romantic novels. This novel becomes more and more popular after it comes to movie. Best performance from Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler as Holly and Gerry in this movie completes the romantic side of P.S I Love You. It is a good movie that gives you a great value about love in life.

Fulfill Your Movie Fantasies at Universal Studios, LA

Most of us have an inner movie geek, who comes out at the name of our favorite movie. For me that happens every time someone mentions the words Harry and Potter in the same sentence. But regardless of that, even if you’re not a big movie fan, Universal Studios can still provide you with a lot of entertainment. The place is a fiction heaven to be honest. Here’s what you should do if you go to Universal Studios. (Oh if you’re going to fly there, make sure you look into offers from Virgin Atlantic Flying Club).

1. Take a studio trip

The Universal Studios at LA provides you with the facility to take a tour of the whole set and see with your own eyes how movies are made. You can see live action shooting while on the tour along with remnants of old movie sets that have been long abandoned but work as tourist attractions now. Scattered across the studio are several souvenir shops which provide with a wide variety of things to buy from based on your favorite movie.

2. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Even if you’re not a big fan of Harry Potter, this place is still highly recommended. You get to take a step out of your normal life and step into a world filled with magic, even though that’s for a really short amount of time. You get to buy Wizarding robes and wands and have snacks at the famed ‘honey dukes’. These and so many other souvenirs of the Harry Potter world are also available here. So not only can you enjoy it there, you can also take home the memories that you made. And if you don’t like anything, just sit on the Hogwart’s Express and run away!!How exciting is that!

3. The Theme Rides

Universal Studios offers a lot of themed rides. One of the most popular themed rides is the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, a minion themed ride which is visualized in a set similar to the house of the main protagonists of the Minion films – Gru and his three daughters. This is a motion ride and allows its rider to get the full experience of living among the minions. Because the que for this ride tend to be quite long, people are given profile information of different characters and different quizzes to help pass the time.

4. The Jurassic Park Ride

This ride is literally a roller coaster of emotions. It will first take you up top to meet the 50foot T-Rex that started it all and then bring you way down and into the wild waterfall. One thing is for sure, if you go on this ride you are bound to get drenched, so make sure you’re ready for that when you sit on this ride.