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Postby hiddenicon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:11 pm

thanks, aububs. probably my last October going for 100... it's a bit much. gonna watch some arty farty shit this weekend to reset my brain.

EDIT: Here's my full list in a more easily digestible form https://letterboxd.com/hiddenicon/list/hooptober-100-2018/
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Postby odilon redon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:55 pm

my shocktober diary:
1) the vvitch
2) jennifer’s body
3) the haunting- original and jan de bont remake
4) cat people paul schraeder
5) addams family values
6) oculus
7) lifeforce
8) urban legend
9) april fool’s day
10) the ritual
11) unfriended: dark web
12) scream 2, the nightmare, the endless
13) sleepaway camp
14) scream, scream 4
15) blair witch 2016
16) chernobyl diaries
17) truth or dare
18) halloween iii: season of the witch
19) chopping mall
20) halloween 2018
21) it follows, evil dead 2013
22) ghostbusters 2016, the purge anarchy
23) sleepy hollow
24) the exorcist iii
25) the boys in the trees
26) apostle
27) cat people 1942
28) crimson peak
29) queen of the damned, blair witch 2: book of shadows
30) rosemary's baby
31) evil dead 2, halloween 2 rob zombie, halloween
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Postby Poptone » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:49 pm

31. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1982) 4/5
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Susan Tyrell is a force of nature in this sleaze-fest. Deeply uncomfortable and icky; if you're triggered by homophobic slurs avoid at all costs. THAT SAID, it's actually quite a nuanced and supportive take on homosexuality, especially for the era. Our side-protagonist is an extremely bigoted and foul-mouthed cop who is every bit as villainous and hateful as Tyrell. I wasn't expecting much from this but it really delivered.


32. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) 2.5/5
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Christopher Lee is putting in work here. Unfortunately, nobody else is. A surprising let-down. Shoulda gotten Terence Fisher for this one, Hammer!


33. Halloween (2018) 3.5/5
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Still not entirely sure how I feel about this one. Love the opening in the mental institution and the completely over-the-top production design involved. Doesn't manage to generate much tension, though? Even in the final setpiece. Jamie Lee Curtis is amazing - love some of the reversed shot nods (Laurie in the background stalking Michael, Laurie off the roof and then disappearing). Twist is weird and ultimately goes nowhere. The kills don't land as hard as they should, which might be a function of how supersized the body count in this is, compared to other entries, especially the first. Loved how physical Michael feels in this. The ending is nowhere near as cathartic or as definitive as it should be, gimme Laurie Strode throwing her whole body into decapitating the fucker. Heads should fucking roll. Feels halfway between the original and Zombie's entries.


34. Re-Animator (1985) 5/5
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It's the fucking Re-Animator. My second-favorite horror film. Peak 80s horror. Every single frame of this is magical.


35. House (1977) 4/5
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Only my second viewing of this, and the first in about six years or so. I had forgotten how completely, balls-to-the-wall ZANY this film is. It's a Japanese, Looney Tunes version of Suspiria. Drags in places but when it gets going it's a damn gasser.

I watched more this month than I ever have for one of these marathons, which is impressive given that I wasn't even feeling it at the start of the month.

Full list, date watched:
31 House
31 Re-Animator
31 Halloween
30 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
29 Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
29 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
28 Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
28 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
28 The Lost Boys
26 Hotel Transylvania 2
24 Hotel Transylvania
23 WIld Beasts
22 Night of the Living Dead
21 Symptoms
20 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings
20 Mandy
18 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
18 Night of the Creeps
17 Halloween II
16 Robin Redbreast
15 Apostle
15 Scarecrows
12 The Brain Eaters
12 Tremors
11 Green Room
10 Frenzy
09 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
09 House on Haunted Hill
08 Mako: The Jaws of Death
08 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
05 Terrifier
04 The Fifth Cord
03 Ogroff
02 Spider Baby
01 WNUF Halloween Special

And here's the horror from September if we're gonna count that (44 total with these):
30 Halloween III: Season of the Witch
27 Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
22 What Have You Done to Solange?
19 The Mangler
16 Mandy
12 Halloween: Resurrection
11 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
10 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
09 Halloween 5
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Postby emotional fascism » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:02 pm

I was off this year - only 15 movies and a full viewing of Haunting of Hill House series. didn't plan well enough. i'll allow carryover into November though.
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Postby smelts » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 pm

32. Phantom Of The Opera (1943)
Put this one in thinking it was the 1925 version, 3rd Universal Monster Movie of the month, weird to see one of these in color. Subplot of the the actor and the police chief competing for the girl is kind of amazing and so weird and over the top. Pretty whatever overall, fine for like a background watch.

33. Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)
This fuckin ruled. Holy shit is Klaus Kinski creepy and just like actually fuckin scary in the role. This is just like such a masterful execution of the story. For something that's played totally straight for the entire runtime, the scene where they're trying to figure out what to do with Van Helsing had my laughing out loud. Easily one of the best watches of the month.

34. Shadow Of The Vampire (2000)
This was pretty fun. Dafoe has a really interesting take on the character, it's pretty neat that he's doing his own thing with it and dude really disappears into the role. First one 3 Halloween day watches, decent way to kick things off.

35. The Reflecting Skin (1990)
This was not a great Halloween day watch. I went into this totally blind which is really not the best way to go into this type of "horror" movie. Alot of really cool stuff that's beautifully shot but ultimately never pays off or really goes anywhere. If you're in the mood for like a Lynch-lite type viewing this is fine, but otherwise probably would not generally recommend.

36. The Witches (1990)
Great way to cap off the night. I don't think I'd ever seen more than just clips of this here and there, pretty basic plot but alot of fun. Anjelica Huston is just goddamn amazing, been seeing Rowan Atkinson everywhere lately and it's always a delight. This was a must-watch for me this year and I'm glad to have gotten it in at the end.
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Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:07 pm

watched 40 minutes of the conjuring and had to turn it off, what a vanilla slog

does it go anywhere remotely interesting/scary
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Postby smelts » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:09 pm

Full tally:

1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
2. Mandy
3. All Cheerleaders Die
4. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (Night Warning)
5. Ogroff (The Mad Mutilator)
6. Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
7. Dracula (1931)
8. May
9. Body Melt
10. Pranks
11. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
12. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
13. Thankskilling
14. Demon Wind
15. Starry Eyes
16. Halloween: Resurrection
17. TerrorVision
18. Phenomena
19. Halloween (2007)
20. The Stuff
21. The Mummy (1959)
22. Apostle
23. Frightmare
24. Ernest Scared Stupid
25. The Babysitter
26. Frankenstein (1931)
27. Body Bags
28. Halloween II (2009)
29. Halloween (2018)
30. Troll 2
31. Maximum Overdrive
32. Phantom Of The Opera (1943)
33. Nosferatu The Vampyre
34. Shadow Of The Vampire
35. The Reflecting Skin
36. The Witches

6 years in and biggest year yet. Definitely helped doing it with the gf for most of em, got about 28 in together and both ended up at 36, but having a partner in crime is a big help motivator. Probably take a little break for November, gonna watch both Hauntings and then jump into Hill House, start getting through Channel Zero, and might tear through the Psycho franchise if I'm feelin it, but more or less get a little break in before getting real into December and Christmas horror :twisted:
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Postby Poptone » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:43 pm

Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:watched 40 minutes of the conjuring and had to turn it off, what a vanilla slog

does it go anywhere remotely interesting/scary



no not really
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Postby odilon redon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:48 pm

yeah the conjuring 1 is def over spoken for. the sequel is better though
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Postby Poptone » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm

odilon redon wrote:yeah the conjuring 1 is def over spoken for. the sequel is better though


i think 1 is bland but servicable, 2 didn't even approach those heights for me and i almost had to turn it off at the dang Elvis sing-along
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Postby odilon redon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:59 pm

yeah i know conjuring 2 gets no love round these parts and it’s for sure bloated and overwrought but it has some really clever effective demonic scares imo which elevate it above the original which like i said i also find to be pretty pedestrian
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Postby madness and chaos » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:05 pm

I wish I knew the best rare horror flicks to watch. Ones that deliver. I've been bummed besides Body Melt.
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Postby madness and chaos » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:05 pm

Butcher, Baker NightMare Maker looks tight
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Postby Poptone » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:05 pm

i only paid like 25% attention for the back half of the film so i probably missed that stuff ha
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Postby shacky » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:07 pm

i just like the second one because of the 70s kitchen sink aesthetic and because the real life story is fascinating (tho 'the enfield haunting' TV movie w Timothy spall is better)
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Postby Poptone » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:10 pm

madness and chaos wrote:Butcher, Baker NightMare Maker looks tight


do iiiit
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:36 pm

madness and chaos wrote:Butcher, Baker NightMare Maker looks tight

One of the highlights of my marathon.
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Postby madness and chaos » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:54 pm

dl now
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Postby manvstrees » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:30 am

did suspiria/halloween double feature today
suspiria was mindblowing and incredible if not perfect
halloween was fun but not the sublime horror i wanted in comparison
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Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:11 am

new suspiria sure is polarizing

i give it like a 7.1/10
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Postby odilon redon » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:42 am

suspiria 2018 10/10 ryde or die babeee
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Postby odilon redon » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:45 am

manvstrees wrote:did suspiria/halloween double feature today
suspiria was mindblowing and incredible if not perfect
halloween was fun but not the sublime horror i wanted in comparison


this sounds like a blast. next year my samhain marathon is going to be this + lords of salem it’s already decided
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:00 am

anyone have strong opinions on the 2007 vs 35th Anniversary blu ray releases of Halloween?
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Postby Poptone » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:04 am

Rainbow Battle Kid wrote:anyone have strong opinions on the 2007 vs 35th Anniversary blu ray releases of Halloween?



i *think* have the 35th anniversary version? i dunno. it's overseen by Dean Cundey and that's good enough for me! looks amazing.
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:06 am

yeah it looks more like, "WELL DONE" but then looking at the comparisons, the 2007 one looks more AUTUMN-y, but i dunno. guess i should defer to the cinematographer..
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Postby Poptone » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:13 am

Rainbow Battle Kid wrote:yeah it looks more like, "WELL DONE" but then looking at the comparisons, the 2007 one looks more AUTUMN-y, but i dunno. guess i should defer to the cinematographer..


i guess his input wasn't huge but he did make tweaks.

i actually think the slightly more bleached-of-color of the 35th anniversary edition matched autumn more than the more vibrant color but that's just a personal preference. color timing stuff like that never even registers with me once i'm actually watching the film, anyway. my visual memory isn't strong enough to pick up anything but the most egregious color changes (see: all that ugly-ass green tinting Peter Jackson inserted into Fellowship's blu-ray)

lots of good screengrabs here:
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/61716/h ... y-edition/
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Postby Peter Criss » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:13 am

I've seen both versions over the past year and the 35th anniversary version is definitely preferable, this review has a good summation of it compared to the 2007 release https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Halloween-Blu-ray/54082/#Review
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Postby Poptone » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:18 am

i also wear blue-tinted sunglasses so i obviously just hate vibrant color
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