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Postby aububs » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:10 pm

haha that looks great
no buddy not really
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Postby Peter Criss » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:15 pm

love the Gugino/Greenwood casting
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Postby hiddenicon » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:16 pm

she doesnt kill him by kicking him in the balls?

maybe i'm misremembering... i read it as an age appropriate 13yo.
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Postby emotional fascism » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:34 pm

hiddenicon wrote:she doesnt kill him by kicking him in the balls?

maybe i'm misremembering... i read it as an age appropriate 13yo.


she does - probably still does, but they left it out of the trailerToggle Spoiler

this looks amazing
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Postby light rail coyote » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:50 pm

starting my halloween horror watching a month early because why not. watched both of these this weekend thanks to the always wonderful "faculty of horror" podcast:

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can't believe it took me this long to watch this despite the fact that it's been on my list forever. completely lived up to the hype for me- the actress who plays lola is outstanding and the way it situates itself within a teen romance comedy without constantly winking at the audience about it is refreshing for a horror comedy that's trying to do a genre parody. also loved the way it played on daddy-daughter dance/purity ball type stuff as i've always felt that those are some of the creepiest social rituals we have. the side-plot with the chubby stoner dude and goth girl going on their awkward date was super charming and acted as a fun contrast to what it was doing with lola- you have a villain who's terrifying because she's essentially internalized certain types of cultural messaging about sex and relationships and girlhood to the degree that she's become sociopathic in her desire to obtain them and that gets contrasted with what actual awkward teen dating is like in practice. great movie. the only downside is that i've had "aaam i nooot preeetty enooooough" stuck in my head for like 3 days now.

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pretty basic "crocodile chases some people in a swamp" type horror film, so nothing that really stands out but also surprisingly engaging. similarly, i was surprised at how small this movie was, basically being a bottle piece where the main cast is stuck in the same grove of trees where the boat tips over for most of the duration of the story. i dunno if i'd go out of my way to recommend it but it's fun for what it is.
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:02 pm

I'm attempting the dumbest version of Hooptober imaginable wherein I attempt to watch 100 horror films by Halloween. I'm currently at around 35 movies. Although I'm including every episode of Masters of Horror as separate movies since they essentially are. I may also include the spinoff series Fear Itself which I never knew I existed until last week. Has anyone seen Fear Itself? Worth checking out or should I not bother?
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Postby futurist » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:52 pm

started my Halloween watchlist early when Hooper died. trying to catch up on lots of classics / older horror

Tobe Hooper's Dance of the Dead (2005) - i haven't seen a ton of the other Masters of Horror, some have been a little flat for me. but I love nu-metal Tobe Hooper. like Mortuary or that "lost texas chainsaw" trailer i posted above, the bright colors and dated digital effects are way up my alley. the story is whatever but who really cares, i loved watching this. total hell ride.

The Nesting (1981) - so-so flick about an agoraphobic woman in a haunted house in the country. I liked The Hearse better, similar setting.

The Incubus (1982) - awesome

The Death Wheelers / Psychomania (1973) - great score, great imagery, like a spooky exploitation feature. loved it.


Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) - loved the atmosphere but a little too slow for me. still interested in checking out the rest of the series, loved the Templar Knights.

Bride of Frankenstein (1932) - haven't seen since i was a kid. cartoon-y and responsible for most Frankenstein cliches we've come to know, but still so much more than that. gonna try to watch through the rest of the Frankenstein series.

House of Wax (1953) - the dialogue and the characters were extremely boring and obnoxious, save for Vincent Price of course. but i could watch his silhouette running through the city over and over and over. would love to see this without dialogue...

Witchouse (1999) - meh. kind of just wanted to get this out of the way to see the second one.

The Brotherhood (2001) - wasn't this supposed to be a porno? i guess i knew what i was getting myself into. need to balance these watches with some trash
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Postby futurist » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:50 pm

is it too early for a halloween folder in the dropbox? :twisted:
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Postby fuckyoudad » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:51 pm

Fuck no
Note: mildly comedic.
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Postby futurist » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:54 pm

started a spooky flix folder
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Postby BlackSugar » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:06 pm

if somebody could put in friday the 13th pt 5 I would appreciate it so that I can stop getting owned in that one thread
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Postby futurist » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:47 pm

unfortunately i don't.

gonna start uploading a bunch of trash unless anyone has any requests i can help with. i don't have a lot of major titles, but if you're looking for a certain theme or certain vibe i'd be happy to oblige.

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Postby jalapeño ranch » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:59 pm

Is there anything I need to do to get access to the DB besides PM the person who created the thread in the members forum and wait? I've got some stuff I could throw into the spooky flix folder.
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Postby dan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:37 pm

futurist wrote:
The Brotherhood (2001) - wasn't this supposed to be a porno? i guess i knew what i was getting myself into. need to balance these watches with some trash


You must clearly be unfamiliar with the director. He doesn't make pornos.
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Postby futurist » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:44 pm

yeah... knowing DeCoteau i was hoping for something dirtier. that was just boring.
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Postby goofjan grievens » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:51 pm

isn't that the guy who shot A Talking Cat?! during the day and porn on the same set at night?
plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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Postby dan » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:56 pm

He's a HPN movie series legend, his talking animal family films always manage to have several twinks playing in the pool or just taking their shirts off for no reason.

And he's made it onto the new Eyes of Laura Mars blu!
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Postby futurist » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:00 am

how many times is this movie going to coming out? :roll:

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Postby fuckyoudad » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:15 am

the rob zombie effect
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Postby futurist » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:29 am

this is literally the third time this director has refilmed and released this boring short, I mean.

any good amateur or indie horror recommendations from the past two years? i dug flanagan's efforts and The Barn, though none of these were really anything particularly outstanding.
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Postby fuckyoudad » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:31 am

ahhh
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Postby all of the world » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:51 am

i genuinely enjoyed And Hell Awaits despite taking about half the length to warm up to it. it's a pretty pitch black comedy with a great punchline although i fully expect to be in the minority on this so maybe i shouldn't really recommend it. also the couple other films i've seen from daniel falicki are garbagey.

on the topic of films i have enjoyed but haven't read anyone else's opinions on, what are anyone's thoughts on The Chair (2007) or my all-time favorite found footage movie June 9 (2008)

i watched all 13 of decoteau's 1313 films and i still don't get who the audience is. me?
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Postby futurist » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:07 am

And Hell Awaits sounds like a cool watch. i'll finally sit down for june 9 now as well, thanks.

i watched all 13 of decoteau's 1313 films and i still don't get who the audience is. me?


the idea of doing this popped into my head the other day and i laughed out loud at the thought.
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:01 am

It's not new by any means, but I'll use any excuse to post one of my favorite shorts.
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Postby Ampersand » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:07 am

all of the world wrote:on the topic of films i have enjoyed but haven't read anyone else's opinions on, what are anyone's thoughts on The Chair (2007) or my all-time favorite found footage movie June 9 (2008)


I wrote about June 9 back in 2012:

Looked at one way, June 9's structure is better than that of some: as hints of menace begin to creep into frame from the peripheries, a gaggle of boneheaded teens use a camera to record their middle class suburban malaise and tasteless pranks played upon a neighboring town with a cursed past. There's even a fun framing device wherein a mysterious party views the tapes after the fact, a device used to similar effect in superior FF outing Evil Things (2009). Looked at in a different way, one could call this approach a diligent producer of tedium. The film's structure is more the latter than the former because its cast of (actual!) teenagers is only as likeable as a cast of teenagers can be (not very): they film themselves attempting to smoke cigarettes through their nostrils, breaking mailboxes for kicks, and engaging in philosophical exchanges about the nature of existence ("Ezra said to take a left turn" "Yeah, well, Ezra is a fag"). Their collective sole redeeming quality is their insistence upon hanging out with their overweight, misfit pal Berty, who is suitably endearing in his headphones-strapped solitude. The film does eventually segue into a pretty effective Two Thousand Maniacs!-esque climax (softened only slightly when the cultish townspeople begin tapping the teens on their skulls with obviously rubber mallets). It's at this moment that the film pulls its only inventive FF conceit by passing off the camera to one of the villains (a little boy townie) for a ten-minute post-credits wrap-up showing us the flipside, or how the cheery murderers live. An intriguing way to conclude, even if it features the film's most knuckleheaded moment: the child, focusing the camera in on a praying mantis he's found in the grass, exclaims, "Hello, grasshopper." June 9, a day that will live in obscurity.
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Postby Ampersand » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:08 am

Also the HPN Movie Series will be tackling another DeCoteau film very shortly. Not one of the 1313s, exactly, but close.
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Postby futurist » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:46 pm

woohoo
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Postby all of the world » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:31 pm

hm i thought Evil Things was decent until the camera switched to the killer. for me June 9 was something that for the most part genuinely felt like found footage plus the look is great. i've only seen it twice though and the last time was in 2010 so maybe my opinion would be different now.
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Postby ratbag » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:19 pm

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Postby manvstrees » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:22 pm

oh shit should i watch death note now
i got it comes at night finally
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