Thursday, May 16, 2013

MMM: Horror Nostalgia 2000s

Incredibly, many Horror shows from the 90s survived and ran through the 2000s while even more amazing shows went on the air during the decade from 2000-2009.  It was a Horror hey-day!

Horror TV Shows of the 2000s:


Dead Zone (2002-2007)
Based on the Stephen King novel, Johnny Smith (Anthony Michael Hall) wakes six years after going into a coma to find that the woman he was engaged to has married someone else and the son they share doesn't know him. While trying to come to grips with these events, he also discovers that he has somehow acquired the ability to see into people's lives by simply touching them.



Carnivale (2003-2005)
Set during the Great Depression in 1934, a young man named Ben Hawkins with amazing psychic abilities takes a job in a traveling carnivale and finds he’s not the only one with strange powers. He begins having disturbing dreams that convince him he’s God's emissary on Earth in the fight between good and evil.



Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010)
Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt) communicates with dead people who have messages for those they had left behind.

Medium (2005-2011)
Based on the real life experiences of medium Allison Dubois, this show starred Patricia Arquette (sister of Scream’s David Arquette and actress Rosanna Arquette) who uses her gifts of seeing and talking to dead people to assist the district attorney's office in solving crimes.


Supernatural (2005-2013)
The Winchester brothers, played by Jared Padalcki and Jensen Ackles (yeah, baby!), travel the U.S. in their black muscle-car, searching out and destroying supernatural entities.
Interesting Notes:

  • Jared Padalecki played Dean Forester on the series, "The Gilmore Girls." Jensen Ackles was on "Smallville" (as "Jason Teague" - 20 episodes), on "Dawson's Creek" (as "C.J." - 12 episodes), and on "Dark Angel" (as "Alec/X5-494" - regular cast member).
  • Sam and Dean's car is a 1967 Chevrolet Impala. There are actually five of them used to shoot the series.
  • In one of the first episodes, Dean's cellphone number was given, and it was a real number. If you called it, you would hear a message from Jensen Ackles that went, "This is Dean Winchester. If this is an emergency, leave a message. If you are calling about 11-2-83, page me with your coordinates." The number is 1-866-907-3235. (Info from from crazyabouttv.com)

Destination Truth (2007-2012)
Host: Josh Gates
Reality show where a group of investigators travel the world to investigate myths and supernatural occurrences.


Fringe (2008-2013)
An off-the-wall scientist, his son, and an FBI agent investigate unexplained events involving the paranormal. The FBI section is called the "Fringe Division" and is based in Boston. As the series develops, they find the strange events lead them to believe there’s a parallel universe.


True Blood (2008-2013)
Based on the novels by Charlaine Harris, “True Blood” follows the lives of vampires, shape-changers, witches, and a psychic waitress in the fictional town of Bon Temps (French for Good Times).
Interesting Note: Every episode of True Blood is titled after the name of a popular song, many of which are religious.


Vampire Diaries (2009-2013)
Based on the novels by L.J. Smith, the series focuses on a teen girl who is loved by two vampire brothers. Vampires, witches, and werewolves all make an appearance in a show that has an amazing amount of plot twists per episode.



Horror Films of the 2000s:

American Psycho (2000)
Final Destination (2000)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Pitch Black (2000)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
The Others (2001)
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
28 Days Later (2002)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
Red Dragon (2002)
Resident Evil (2002)
The Ring (2002)
Dreamcatcher (2003)
The Grudge (2003)
Underworld (2003)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Saw (2004)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Constantine (2005)
Dark Water (2005)
Hostel (2005)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Silent Hill (2006)
Slither (2006)
Stay Alive (2006)
The Wicker Man (2006)
30 Days of Night (2007)
Deathproof (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)
The Invasion (2007)
The Mist (2007)
Planet Terror (2007)
The Reaping (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
Doomsday (2008)
Quarantine (2008)
Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Pandorum (2009)
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Splice (2009)
Zombieland (2009)


Instead of doing tomorrow's final post on the most recent TV shows and Films, for the last day of May Monster Madness I'm going to tell my deepest, darkest secrets.  Come back tomorrow for My Horror Confessions!




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