Macabre Media: Gone Girl, The Calling, Before I Go To Sleep

Today at Macabre Media, it’s all about the women .


Ogre and I  recently saw Gone Girl in the theater. I was really caught up in Rosamund Pike’s performance and she is definitely the star of this film. Gone Girl is a great date movie, if you want to have some in-depth conversation with your partner after seeing it.

We missed The Calling (which I included as an “& LATER” selection in a past blog) when it was playing on the big screen, but we rented it via Redbox. (I don’t think it had much of a run.) This is not a typical serial killer movie. I’m not even sure I’d call it a thriller. It was, however, a serviceable canvas on which Susan Sarandon could paint a complex and realistic character.

Neither movie is precisely horror, so for those of you who want something a little more seasonally appropriate this week, have a look at my Netflix streaming suggestions.

At the theaters:

Gone Girl (2014) R

In Redbox:

The Calling (2014) R

On Netflix:

I rounded up my recommendations for Halloween-appropriate movies which are now available through Netflix streaming in the post:

Almost Halloween: reminders and shortcuts for this week.


If we go to the movies on Saturday or Sunday (once Halloween is done) we’ll probably see either Horns (which I mentioned last week) or this one:

Before I Go To Sleep (2014) R

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Starring Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth
Opening on October 31st, 2014

As usual, I’ll send a heads-up out on FB & Twitter & G+ when we get a little closer to the release date.