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Postby fresh salad » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:04 pm

Halloween 4 is boooring.
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Postby fresh salad » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:58 pm

But The a Loved Ones was not!
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Postby all of the world » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:03 am

Play Hooky (2012)/Catatonia (2014)
the first movie is "teens" skip school and after exhausting all other possibilities end up at a supposedly haunted asylum where a security guard who looks like chris farley could be their last hope...OR A KILLER. far from the worst but not worth watching. the sequel takes a very different approach and is mildly more interesting and deals with the survivors, one of whom is catatonic. you wouldn't have to watch Play Hooky to see Catatonia. in fact i think Catatonia would play better as a standalone. but still not worth it.

Charly, Días de Sangre (1990)
argentina sov definitely worth a look. the dad in this movie is an absolute nut and fun to watch. the basic plot is kids in a cabin get killed but it's enjoyable. "So much evil, Inspector!" "I love evil..." "Huh?" "I hate evildoers!"

Wolves at the Door (2016)
so people think this is disrespectful of sharon tate and friends since it's an inaccurate take on the night they were killed. i kept forgetting it was even supposed to be about manson until the obligatory final news clips of the real thing at the end. the entire movie has the feel of the opening sequence in fincher's Zodiac. i swear it had to be intentional. anyway, it's nothing special but it's slick and i personally found it entertaining although it started to grate on me toward the end.

Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
this is the third time i've watched this movie and i still end up feeling the same way: i like it and appreciate Zohra Lampert's performance but i don't love the movie. it seems like a movie i should love. but i don't.

House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
another movie i've seen a few times but this one it seems like i should hate since i generally don't get into movies with a sadistic streak. but David Hess is just great in this and even better is the bloodied face of Christian Borromeo. Radice is also good. something about the people and their faces make this movie work for me more than i feel it should.

The Black Crystal (1991)
what if Jim Rockford was 18 years old in the 90s and ran afoul of cult members dressed like blue collar workers? good sov stupidity.

Odd Noggins (2000)
aliens are taking over women and making them gruesomely kill their lovers. most of this movie is the women getting home from work, taking baths and chatting. they all work as clowns or things like that and they're all very plus sized which is not common. some of the gore is lots of hilarious fun but that's mostly toward the end

Creeptales (1989)
this was in the db so i gave it a shot. anthologies are so hit and miss but for me this one was fairly consistently enjoyable. thanks!

A White Dress for Marialé (1972)
gorgeous giallo with an insane sequence in the basement that seems like they wandered onto the set of Fulci's The Beyond and a terrific costume party. really liked this a whole lot. see it if you haven't.

Raw (2016)
everyone's seen this by now. i liked it.

Cult of Chucky (2017)
enjoyed this and really liked Fiona Dourif. probably like it more than all the other sequels. this isn't a franchise i love but i also don't dislike any of the entries.

Home Sweet Home (1981)
last time i watched this i didn't think much of it. not sure if i was in the wrong mood or what. this time it cracked me up quite a bit. the killer is like Lou Ferrigno and he overacts like he's auditioning for Ricky's role in Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.

A Night to Dismember (1983)
still fucking awesome. i also think this might work just as well if you only listened to the audio, which is insane.

Child Eater (2016)
another one i tried out because it was in the db. enjoyed it.

Anima Persa (1977)
this isn't really a giallo even though i've seen it described as such. it has some elements of that but it's more of a mystery. and it's fantastic. loved it.

The Shivers (1998)
todd sheets sov about a house where lots of people are gruesomely killed. if you're squeamish, don't worry, it's so poorly lighted you can't tell what's going on about a third of the time. not good.

House by the Lake (2017)
this has baltar from nuBSG as a dad of an autistic child. along with his wife they head to his parents' HOUSE BY THE LAKE for some peace and quiet. this is pretty mediocre, with the child seeming to be in contact with something in the lake but the parents blow it off (and all the drawings). there is one truly good thing here and that is the very end. i'm going to write what happens on the off chance anyone wants it spoiled but it is the end so here come the spoiler tags:

while baltar and his wife scream at each other, a giant fishman comes and takes the little girl into the lake. cut to: baltar and his wife looking real bummed driving home. ha haToggle Spoiler
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Postby dan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:36 pm

Oct. 23 - Image(1972)

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A young Seminole Indian returning from Vietnam finds his only comfort in caring for snakes, but his disgust at the outside world begins to push him over the edge.

It's like Billy Jack but with snakes in place of guns. It's utterly ridiculous and every time it touches on actual serious issues and emotions it only gets sillier (he has a strained relationship with his burlesque dancing mother...and it boils over when she bites the head off a snake in her act). Alex Rocco plays a lecherous snakeskin magnate with a goon named Crail. And then there's an unhinged coke snorting hippy hitman named "Psycho" who is now one of my favorite characters ever. There's all sorts of other zanyness but still the film is mostly sedate and brooding, fairly long, and not very focused. It started to lose me after it killed some snakes (and a frog) for real :evil: , but I still do have to say I enjoyed it. B
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Postby hiddenicon » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:48 pm

i'm at 93 on the month... should make my batshit 100 goal. Watching Der Samurai right now.

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Postby hiddenicon » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:56 pm

i'm never doing this shit again :)
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Postby mancubz » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:29 pm

i'm watching 'the midnight meat train' featuring bradley cooper and oh my god this is pure garbage
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Postby Poptone » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:32 pm

mancubz wrote:i'm watching 'the midnight meat train' featuring bradley cooper and oh my god this is pure garbage


i have an inexplicable soft spot for this particular garbage heap
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Postby futurist » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:35 pm

mancubz wrote:i'm watching 'the midnight meat train' featuring bradley cooper and oh my god this is pure garbage


the original story is such a great opening for books of blood tho. really unfortunate.
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Postby mancubz » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:36 pm

oh wait nvm there's some real sensual ass-eating in this
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Postby dan » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:35 am

Oct. 24 - THE IMP (1981)

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A security guard with a pregnant wife becomes the target of a malicious imp who seeks to be reborn into this world as his child.

First 2/3rds are mostly just casual hanging out in an 80's Chinese mall, restaurant, park etc. occasionally punctuated by a crazy curse death. All this I liked. The the last 1/3rd things get dark (literally) and its pretty standard trudging through poorly lit zombie halls (with one really neat looking sequence shown in the screencaps). This I did not like. A mixed bag with some really enjoyable sequences but a lot of tedium toward the end. C+
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Postby emotional fascism » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:11 pm

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Jean Rollin is my vibe
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Postby Poptone » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:12 pm

emotional fascism wrote:Image

Jean Rollin is my vibe


is that still from Iron Rose?

soooooo good
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Postby emotional fascism » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:48 pm

yeah... watched it again last night for the first time in a few years.

got Fascination and The Nude Vampire on the docket for tonight.
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Postby shacky » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:32 am

i dunno how you guys do it, i think after 23 i might be all spooked out

19. the crazies (2010)
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just a straight-up solid zombie flick that brings nothing new to the table which is a little underwhelming for something made in 2010 but it's a fast-paced and witty enough diversion.

20. return of the living dead part ii (1988)
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hey it's bobby from twin peaks!!

21. dead and buried (1981)
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it was okay!!

22. land of the dead (2005)
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gross nu-metal aesthetic, embarassing sub-ballard social satire, wasted dennis hopper, shitty boring zombies, bla bla im sure it's all been said before. the most interesting thing for me though was that i can't think of any other single movie with more unintentionally detestable characters and uncharismatic performances from all the leads...but with actual "name" actors in the roles. look at those dumb fucking heads. seriously spent the first 30 minutes thinking "leguizamo and baker are gonna be eaten any second now right? and then the real protagonists will be introduced right?? right???" then asia argento showed up and my brain just seinfeld.giffed outta there.

23. housebound (2014)
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slept on this. new zealand indie horror-comedy that manages to be unusually successful in both respects, like, i enjoyed it way more than anything peter jackson's done. it was also surprisingly plotty but in a fun, knowing way. im so used to modern horrors, comedies and horror-comedies just treating plot as an afterthought, a loose, generic framework to hang jokes and/or scares on so it was really refreshing the way this bothered to create a mystery and let it continually grow and unfold and grow again, taking increasingly absurd and subversive and gruesome twists and turns.
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Postby shacky » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:42 am

should i go to this this weekend even though i might have to go alone/my brain might melt?

Astor Theatre '24 Hour Spooktacular' wrote:Ok Creepers, here is the run order for the day!

2pm THE MONSTER SQUAD – 30th Anniversary
3.45pm THE GATE
5.15pm THE HILLS HAVE EYES - Rare 35mm Print! – 40th Anniversary!

7.00pm DINNER BREAK

7.45pm THE BEYOND – 35mm Print Imported from the USA!
9.30pm HALLOWEEN 2
11pm BLOOD DINER

AFTER 12.30am it's a mystery which film will run next - also expect another super secret SURPRISE film mixed in! Embrace the unexpected!
EFFECTS - 4K AGFA restoration!
A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN
HALLOWEEN 3
WAXWORK

Breakfast Break on morning of 29th with two final films to follow.
THE WRAITH
LEPRECHAUN
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Postby shacky » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:45 am

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i probly should go huh
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Postby all of the world » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:26 am

i agree LOTD sucks but imo ROTLD2 is a far more offensive dropoff from its predecessor
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Postby all of the world » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:38 am

Crocodile (2000) / Crocodile 2: Death Swamp (2002)
the first one is a thoroughly average dtv killer animal movie but it's directed by Tobe Hooper and that is a bummer. the second one is slightly more entertaining because the first chunk of the movie has a bank heist/airplane hijacking/airplane disaster before the crocodile shows up to finish everyone off. the second one isn't directed by Tobe Hooper yet there isn't a noticeable difference.

I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
another Tobe Hooper film i hadn't seen. okay it's a tv movie. there's a cursed aztec cloak. Mädchen Amick is the lead. Anthony Perkins has a smaller role as a professor. sounds like it should be fun but it's only barely enjoyable.

Creep 2 (2017)
i totally forgot about Creep (2014) and how much i enjoyed it. this is essentially more of the same. Mark Duplass is back as Aaron but this one doesn't work nearly as well. it's okay with good moments but the first one was much better. apparently Creep 3 is in the works and my advice is: no don't make Creep 3!

Tormented (1960)
Bert I. Gordon directs this hammy tale of a man engaged to be married who allows his secret lover to fall from a lighthouse to her death and then the haunting begins. late in the movie there is one decent scene but the rest is very pedestrian.
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Postby aububs » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:31 am

weird that they made a sequel to creep

agree with shacky that housebound is great

I probably wouldn't go to that 24 hour spooktacular thing myself. I dunno. the programming seems kind of uninspired.
no buddy not really
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Postby Wrong Titus » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:58 am

Like half the horror films on Amazon Prime are worn out VHS rips. I haven't graduated into a Turkington-like aesthete yet so this has been a bummer. I suffered through The Boogeyman, but was hoping to see Messiah of Evil and Curtains in their restored glory. Oh well.

I'm gonna have to check out the sequel to Creep, even if its a stinker. The original is a favorite.
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Postby Poptone » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:30 am

Wrong Titus wrote:Like half the horror films on Amazon Prime are worn out VHS rips. I haven't graduated into a Turkington-like aesthete yet so this has been a bummer. I suffered through The Boogeyman, but was hoping to see Messiah of Evil and Curtains in their restored glory. Oh well.

I'm gonna have to check out the sequel to Creep, even if its a stinker. The original is a favorite.


pretty sure i have good copies of both Messiah of Evil and Curtains i can throw in the db later
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Postby hiddenicon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:37 am

So, Shudder sent out old school, anaglyph 3D glasses to promote this shitty looking horror film debuting on their app today. Thought I'd take advantage and try to hunt down a better use for em, and found 3D versions of The Creature from the Black Lagoon and House of Wax. First time using red/blue glasses on an HD TV... works surprisingly well.
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Postby Poptone » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:51 am

that's neat, guess i didn't get those because i subscribe to shudder through amazon.
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Postby emotional fascism » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:13 am

Leatherface was a piece of shit, huh?
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Postby hiddenicon » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:35 am

Poptone wrote:that's neat, guess i didn't get those because i subscribe to shudder through amazon.

they sent out an email to sign up for em... since I had just subscribed, I actually opened what I'd normally figure was just junk.
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Postby all of the world » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:34 am

everything i've read about Found Footage 3D has been positive but that doesn't mean much since half or more of the horror review sites seem to be run by people who adore garbage. i mean i guess a lot of what i like is crap too but uh it's a different kind of crap? i get a bad feeling when i read things like "instant halloween classic" and "best found footage since Blair Witch" but still, i sort of hope it's all true (even if I'm not a Blair Witch fan)

amazon prime sucks for transfers of older stuff but they are the absolute best thing to happen to modern horror because anyone can upload any piece of shit they made on their camera in a week for $20 with their friends and i can see it. god that sounds like i'm being sarcastic but i'm not. it of course means i have a hell of a lot of absolute shit to wade through but that's part of the fun for me.

also if i gave the impression Creep 2 sucks, it doesn't. i think if you enjoyed the first one you will enjoy the second, just not as much.
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Postby Peter Criss » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:32 pm

emotional fascism wrote:Leatherface was a piece of shit, huh?


that seems to be the consensus - haven't watched it myself yet but a couple guys did up thread

a better quality version since leaked but I'm in no rush to see it
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Postby Poptone » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:36 pm

Peter Criss wrote:
emotional fascism wrote:Leatherface was a piece of shit, huh?


that seems to be the consensus - haven't watched it myself yet but a couple guys did up thread

a better quality version since leaked but I'm in no rush to see it


it's real fuckin' bad

worse than any of the post-2000 TCMs
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Postby goofjan » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:26 pm

Amazon has these horror movie Criterion blu rays on sale for $20 each:

Pan's Labyrinth
Eyes Without a Face
The Blob
The Innocents
Kuroneko
The Uninvited
Carnival of Souls
Kwaidan
The Brood
Cat People
plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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