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Postby Down n dirty rufus » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:15 pm

I want to watch every movie on this page
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Postby Down n dirty rufus » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:15 pm

Naturally
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:01 pm

Well that should be easy enough.
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Postby dan » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:34 pm

Oct. 18
Home Sweet Home (1981)
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An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...

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After maybe the most promising opening I've ever seen, this gets stuck in the mud as we sloooooooowly wait for the cast to get killed. It's a completely standard slasher aside from the fact that:
1. The mental patient killer is a straight up bodybuilder. Like, he's not hulking in a Jason Voorhees way, he's just absolutely massive and built like Lou Ferigno+80s Stallone. He's also dubbed despite not having any dialogue, so it's just a guy dubbing maniacal giggling and excited grunting.
2. The guy who's arguably the second lead character is a mischievous rocker permanently in mime makeup who's name is only ever given as "Mistake". Nothing about him is ever explained but he communicates with his Spanish-speaking girlfriend via guitar and occasionally performs magic.
Well unfortunately when either of these two characters aren't on screen things are pretty uneventful, the kills are brief and boring (one is a bit funny), and about 25 minutes of it is virtually unlit. Real squandered opportunity that has some bizarre choices for the curious. D+
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Postby hiddenicon » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:48 pm

yes
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Postby parapet » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:23 am

made my brother watch Blood Rage last year, definitely going with Home Sweet Home this year
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Postby jca » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:01 am

what do people (aububs?) like about triangle?
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Postby Bob511 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:40 am

Endless self-recrimination, repeatedly fighting your own fuck-ups to no avail, is a genuinely horrific motif.

Also, ghost ships are cool, it looks nice, and it builds and fits together better than average for the conceit.

EDIT: It's also, like, entirely bright, daylight horror, which is usually a neat trick to make work.
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Postby linoleum » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:44 am

The killer in Home Sweet Home is this guy! Very bizarre flick.

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Postby jalapeño ranch » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:44 am

I've been kind of obsessed with ghost ship movies this year even though none of them have been particularly good. I just like horror movies that take place on the ocean a lot I guess.
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Postby aububs » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:03 am

jca wrote:what do people (aububs?) like about triangle?


i remember enjoying the central conceit of a ship in the bermuda triangle which is not subject to the laws of regular normality and the ensuing twistiness. haven't seen it in a loooong time so can't remember the plot much beyond that vague outline but i also have an image in my mind of melissa george going into a room stacked with bloody dead bodies or something? which seemed cool at the time. and i like melissa george a lot, going all the way back to home & away lol. i'd be really interested to watch it again because i often hear people disparage it and without wanting to cast shade itt (because i have no reason to think this is the case) i sometimes suspect people decide they are cleverer than a movie and it is therefore shit, which should never be the case, especially in horror/genre movies, imo. it felt like solid enough schlock to me. but yeah it needs a revisit i guess and i'd love to hear why others dislike it.
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Postby futurist » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:38 am

jalapeño ranch wrote:I've been kind of obsessed with ghost ship movies this year even though none of them have been particularly good. I just like horror movies that take place on the ocean a lot I guess.


i really love Death Ship (1980) lol. can't say i know many more.

i didn't really like the style of Triangle, but as i said in my last post about In the tall Grass, i really love a surface level, claustrophobic, time-line jumble of a plot. don't make me thing too hard! just make it weird.

like the rocko's modern life bermuda triangle episode.
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Postby aububs » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:57 am

the sound design in death ship is fantastic. all creaking hollowed watery moaning dripping scraping noise. movie is great but try it with the images turned off

speaking of, and this is prob a thread unto itself, but horror movies are by faaaar the best type of movies to just listen to
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Postby futurist » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:08 am

older ones are, 100%.

i can't do it with modern ones because everything is so visually-based, so many jump scares you have to SEE to feel, rather than settings you can be immersed in.
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Postby futurist » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:13 am

not even just jump scares. but i still believe modern horror is way more visually-oriented than tone-oriented, i guess
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Postby aububs » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:16 am

oh yeah i just mean older ones

never really done it with anything past like, the 90s and that's pushing it. anything up to the 80s is probably gonna be good tho. might get specific in a post later. there are a few labels and blogs that cater to this need too
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:24 am

Does anybody else like Calvaire? I feel like I rep that movie into oblivion but I never hear anybody else mention it. I think it’s a pretty great example of the sound working just as well as the visuals. It feels so desolate and pathetic and the loneliness of the town is a large aspect of its unsettling vibe.

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Postby Ampersand » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:31 am

jalapeño ranch wrote:Does anybody else like Calvaire? I feel like I rep that movie into oblivion but I never hear anybody else mention it. I think it’s a pretty great example of the sound working just as well as the visuals. It feels so desolate and pathetic and the loneliness of the town is a large aspect of its unsettling vibe.



http://nessuntimore.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-dreadful-decade-part-iv-calvaire-2004.html
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Postby Momofuku » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:22 am

I lurk here, and I love to read all of your opinions, but I'm beginning to
feel like I've seen just about everything I dig-
I've really enjoyed things with a more" folk horror" slant the past few years
as I just can't stand the horrid torture porn of women mostly that took over
for quite a bit-and a lot of this stuff is new to me, and I think most of us love that first
time we see a new twist or get a new scare-

any recommendations?
my favorite movies are still The Thing, Alien, Jaws-(I have a soft spot in my heart for the OG Salem's Lot)
love all Romero-I've seen a bunch of low budget stuff-lots of Troma, etc and
and I've seen all the big stuff of the past years but I just want something new
Thanks for any suggestions
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Postby Ampersand » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:14 pm

FYI the new Are You Afraid of the Dark? Is extremely charming. Does a pretty pitch perfect job of crafting an updated vibe for the show while doing a much better job executing the “the stories are coming to life!” conceit than either the Goosebumps or Scary Stories movies.

The first episode is on YouTube. Check it out.

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Postby dan » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:42 pm

Oct. 19
Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)
Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare.

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Was not prepared for this one. The first half is average schlubby husband Mike's marriage breaking down resulting in him going to Sunnyville mental hospital twice, first for cutting his face off at a campsite, then again months later for attacking his ex-wife and her boyfriend. He cuts his face off again and permanently dons a ridiculous copper mask he made at Sunnyville (I don't know how) and stops speaking. When he makes a break for it the movie goes full tilt into insanity and does not hold back on the senseless violence. It then turns into live action Grand Theft Auto (or even closer to Postal if you know those games) as Mike wheels around town doing over the top slayings at a dizzying pace. This is all so absurd that it's almost impressive that it still manages to feel icky and troubling in a real way. Knew I had to watch the rest of the pentalogy after this. B++

Truth or Dare 2: Wicked Games (1994)
Detective Gary discovers that his wife is having an affair. Despondent, he drinks and discusses his problem with friend Dan, a police detective. When someone in a copper mask begins slaughtering people connected to Gary's life, Dan begins suspecting Gary, whose cousin Mike had a similar slip of the gears.

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8 years later we're back (and now on video with what I assume is about 1/20th the budget) with Mike's cousin Gary who has the same genetic disorder where you go nuts after your wife sleeps around and you kill everybody while wearing a mask. The video is obviously awful looking, but I the sound in the VHSrip I watched was astonishing even to my seasoned ears. Everything is as blown out as I've ever heard in a movie, it's like someone ran all the audio through the biggest, shittiest bass speakers ever straight into a police megaphone. It adds quite a bit to the movie, as does the sound design during all the killings where CopperMask just screams "DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" in a Cannibal Corpse growl every time he kills someone, which happens a lot. The sleaze, sex, and nudity go way up this installment as does the misogyny which was creeping underneath the surface of the first movie and now motivates pretty much every scene in this one. Some slight mystery elements have been added to the plot but it's all totally unnecessary. Truth or Dare 2 makes me feel even worse than the first one, part for how it's fully leaned into being MRA revenge porn, and part for still somehow making me want to watch the other 3. C++
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Postby aububs » Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:03 am

dan wrote:Oct. 19
Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)


looove this movie. me and my horror pals have been drunk to it many times
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Postby futurist » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:03 am

tim ritter is so blunt. when it works, it works (truth or dare, killing spree, maaaaaybe creep,) but when it doesn't, it really misses lol
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Postby dan » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:36 pm

Oct. 20
Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. Along with the mummy rising, slaves who were buried in the desert thousands of years before, also rise, with a craving for human flesh.

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Harmony Gold teams up with Frank Agrama (director of guilty pleasure QUEEN KONG) to raise some mummy mayhem. Not a full on Italian production, but certainly feels Italian enough (see: the use of pop song "Hey Mister Boogie Man"). The whole fashion crew is amusingly disrespectful to the (fake) archeologists, and act like they want to disturb the hidden tomb as much as possible (the photographer claims with certainty that a fashion shoot inside of a musty tomb will put them in "every magazine and newspaper in the world") Well anyway the hot lighting they use for the shoot really pisses off the Mummy and eventually he rises and takes out most of a small village with his slave buddies. The mummy himself has a stature like Manute Bol which is pretty amazing to watch although sadly he doesn't get enough screentime, nor is he given any personality. The movie is dingy as hell (maybe there's a better transfer somewhere) but was still moves along at a good clip and side characters add some spice (incredible acting when graverobber Rick finds the gold chamber). It all devolves into gory zombie slaughter that's lacking flair and things unravel towards the end. Still not a bad time. C+
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Postby mancubz » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:44 pm

I tired to watch last house on the left but man once they got into the woods I got like actually really nauseated ?
I think after reading about earons so much it was just tooooo much
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Postby FourLegsGood » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:52 pm

I can't get through "Last House On The Left", though I appreciate it for its historical value, I guess.
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Postby Down n dirty rufus » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:40 pm

Dang, I had such high expectations for The Last Horror Film after hearing it was a spiritual successor to Maniac filmed without permits at the 1981 Cannes festival. But that way oversells it, it was mostly boring.

I love Last House On The Left but it is definitely hard to take
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:04 pm

I haven’t seen the original Last House on The Left in ages. Would like to revisit it.
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Postby aububs » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:03 am

i really like the last horror film. love spinell and munro. i often think about that old mansion in the countryside that they go to, for some reason. i guess because it's cool and i want to live there

I've never heard of it referred to as the spiritual successor to maniac. it def ain't that. it has a smiliar vibe/scenario to fade to black, i think. horror movies about the movies
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:38 pm

Is there a good rip of Them That Follow around anywhere? It's available on Vudu, I can't find a rip of it though.
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