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Postby light rail coyote » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:05 pm

i love last house on the left but i can easily see where it's not someone's thing. it's a surprisingly weird movie.

i was sick all week last week so most of my horror watching was comfort movie favorites

the texas chainsaw massacre. still my favorite of the canonical horror classics. just a brutally efficient film that manages to pack so much meaning into such a lean running time. the thing that stood out to me most on this rewatch is how beautiful it is that the horror in the last act comes from how unpredictable the internal family dynamics are. pa sawyer's mixture of glee and reluctance to kill, the hitchhiker's weird need to prove himself as some kind of alpha, leatherface's terror of having people get angry at him, etc. just gives the whole family dinner scene this weird, unpredictable rhythm that makes the entire scene so tense even when you've seen it a million times. the set design is still just so perfectly musty and grimy, you can feel every inch of dirt and chicken feathers throughout the whole film. the final shot is maybe the best shot in any horror movie. perfect film.

the shining. what else can you say about the shining that hasn't been said a million times?

the blair witch project. this was one of the first horror movies i remember connecting with. i grew up on a farm in the woods in appalachia and this movie does just an unbelievably amazing job at capturing the isolation of the woods, maybe better than any horror film i've ever seen. we had this old dilapidated barn in our woods that looks a lot like the house in the movie and i was afraid to go near it for like 3 weeks after i watched this the first time. what makes the woods at night scary isn't the stuff that you see, but the possibility that you could be surrounded without even knowing it and the way that sound carries as it bounces off of trees and shrubs, and this is a film that absolutely gets that. the dynamic between the leads is so perfectly drawn, the conflict feels super real. heather is an amazing character and her refusal to accept that what's happening isn't just fantasy is still the best meta-narrative any found footage film has done. love it.

halloween III: season of the witch. HAPPY HAPPY HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN, HALLOWEEN, HAPPY HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SILVER SHAMROCK.

i only watched one that i haven't seen before:

toolbox murders i've never seen the original, but this was the tobe hooper remake. really bizarre film, and not in a good way. i think it's trying to be a horror comedy, given how over-the-top the large supporting cast is in terms of characterizations, but there's no actual attempts at jokes or any attempts to make the caricatures funny. so the result is a really bland slasher that makes a bunch of incomprehensible choices and comes out as being just a huge mess. the lead actress does a decent job, but her character barely exists and she's probably the most sketched out character in the movie. the cinematography and lighting is pretty atrocious- outdoor scenes look terrible, the kills are shot like a soap opera, and the sets are bland as hell. there's a good movie in here- the dynamics of a large apartment building lends itself to tension, there's even room for an anti-landlord thing that's hinted at in the beginning but never followed up on- but it just feels really lazy. did not like.
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:15 pm

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Postby aububs » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:23 pm

light rail coyote wrote:the texas chainsaw massacre. still my favorite of the canonical horror classics. just a brutally efficient film that manages to pack so much meaning into such a lean running time. the thing that stood out to me most on this rewatch is how beautiful it is that the horror in the last act comes from how unpredictable the internal family dynamics are. pa sawyer's mixture of glee and reluctance to kill, the hitchhiker's weird need to prove himself as some kind of alpha, leatherface's terror of having people get angry at him, etc. just gives the whole family dinner scene this weird, unpredictable rhythm that makes the entire scene so tense even when you've seen it a million times. the set design is still just so perfectly musty and grimy, you can feel every inch of dirt and chicken feathers throughout the whole film. the final shot is maybe the best shot in any horror movie. perfect film.


agree with everything you said here it's one of the greatest movies in the history of cinema imo across all genres even tho martin scorsese might disagree on that (lol jk maybe he loves it...he damn well should) and also want to say that the sound design and score are mind blowing too like basically really good musique concrete, it's like 50% of the movie's greatness to me
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Postby emotional fascism » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:41 pm

aububs wrote:
light rail coyote wrote:the texas chainsaw massacre. still my favorite of the canonical horror classics. just a brutally efficient film that manages to pack so much meaning into such a lean running time. the thing that stood out to me most on this rewatch is how beautiful it is that the horror in the last act comes from how unpredictable the internal family dynamics are. pa sawyer's mixture of glee and reluctance to kill, the hitchhiker's weird need to prove himself as some kind of alpha, leatherface's terror of having people get angry at him, etc. just gives the whole family dinner scene this weird, unpredictable rhythm that makes the entire scene so tense even when you've seen it a million times. the set design is still just so perfectly musty and grimy, you can feel every inch of dirt and chicken feathers throughout the whole film. the final shot is maybe the best shot in any horror movie. perfect film.


agree with everything you said here it's one of the greatest movies in the history of cinema imo across all genres even tho martin scorsese might disagree on that (lol jk maybe he loves it...he damn well should) and also want to say that the sound design and score are mind blowing too like basically really good musique concrete, it's like 50% of the movie's greatness to me


yeah good post aububs. i'm past due for a rewatch.
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Postby dan » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:39 pm

Oct. 21
Film Freak (1999)
Six years ago newspaper intern Rachel lost her parents on Friday the 13th to her psychotic horror film obsessed ex-boyfriend. Thinking he was in an insane asylum the boyfriend breaks out wearing a Michael Myers costume and begins to head for her once again killing and dressing up as various serial killers from films including Freddy Krueger - Ghostface and Jason Voorhees!

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Postby futurist » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:37 pm

ohh! any chance you could put that in the DB? no seeders on CG at the moment.
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Postby dan » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:26 pm

futurist wrote:ohh! any chance you could put that in the DB? no seeders on CG at the moment.

it's available here (don't scroll down the description or you'll ruin some incredible music cues) one of the directors other movies is on the channel(I guess it's him there's literally no info about this guy anywhere)

Or alternatively, if you want it in even better worse quality this is the version I watched http://veehd.com/video/4905574_Film-Freak-1999, same channel I got 60% of the other stuff I've posted over the years. This version also has a preview at the beginning that really gets you pumped up.

either will be infinitely faster than me trying to upload on my current internet connection
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Postby futurist » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:31 pm

rad! thank you!
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Postby Spooky Jim » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:10 pm

Oh, I'm glad Last House on the Left came up. I watched it last week and meant to post about it. When I was a teen, my brother and I were in a big Wes Craven, and I remember we rented last house on the left, and my brother ended up watching it without me and told me it wasn't very good and I shouldn't even bother watching it. Over the years, his review crystalized in my mind as if I had watched it myself and just vaguely remembered that I didn't like it. Last week I saw it was free on Amazon Prime, so I decided to watch it despite this notion in my head, and then realized I had never seen it and was surprised by how bad it was. The tone of the film is so flimsy, it comes off as a comedy in the sense that the violence is treated so flippantly, but somehow at the same time it feels like the film wants to be taken seriously. The portrayal of the impact of the daughter's death on the parents seems so inconsequential that their revenge on the killers almost seems out of character! The 70's CBS Friday night made for TV movie, Terror On The Beach, I think is essentially the same film but I think is a lot more effective in presenting the "fear of the counter culture HIPPIE DROP-OUTS on suburbia" and inside that perspective of terror.

Another thing that stood out to me though is the bad guy's name, Krug. And then of course later, Wes Craven made Freddy Kruger. I wonder what it is about that name that stood out to him as being perfect as his arch-villian?
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:20 pm

The poster for Last House On The Left is fantastic.

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Postby Kevin McCallister » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:20 pm

Spooky Jim wrote:Another thing that stood out to me though is the bad guy's name, Krug. And then of course later, Wes Craven made Freddy Kruger. I wonder what it is about that name that stood out to him as being perfect as his arch-villian?


I think I remember reading that the name was based on a school bully.
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Postby light rail coyote » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:29 pm

fwiw the last house on the left remake with garrett dillahunt as krug is one of the few truly good horror remakes and id definitely suggest it.

I won't spoil it but there's a very smart twist on the original's plot that adds a ton of tension in a very clever way
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Postby light rail coyote » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:34 pm

I still need to watch last house on dead end street but it's reputation makes it one of the few movies that I'm genuinely anxious about watching

it's been on my list for like 5 years but I can never bring myself to actually put it on
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Postby aububs » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:44 am

oh you gotta watch that, lrc
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Postby dan » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:49 pm

Oct. 22
The Chilling (1989)
Universal Cryogenics is doing a booming business in freezing the bodies of the recently dead in the hopes of defrosting them later when science has discovered a way to cure what ails them. Things are going well until the storage facility loses its power during a storm, threatening their frozen clients. To make matters worse, a lightning strike causes the bodies to revive as homicidal zombies.

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The first 40 minutes or so feel like a soap opera or a hospital drama on CBS where we're introduced to about 10 different characters including the bank robber son of a wealthy businessman who gets cryogenically frozen after being shot in a botched robbery and the corrupt head of Universal Cryogenics who is selling their customers organs to Mexico. It's weird but also bland and very beige (one of the most beige movies). Then when we hit the 40 minute mark we essentially change protagonists to Dan Haggerty (incredible as always) playing a night security guard who's breaking in his new partner at the Cryo lab. When the power goes out Dan has the brilliant idea to take all the cryo-pods and put them outside where it's cooler but unfortunately lightning hits them which causes the goo they've been filled with to electrify them back to life and become mylar-wrapped zombies. Sadly it's more fun to talk about the silly plot than to watch, because most of this is horribly lit, tension-free, standard issue zombies shuffling around, with the only fun innovation being a forklift kill. Nothing else of interest to note other than the fact that I could swear all of the sound effects for the medical procedures were done but some guy making sucking noises with his mouth. D+
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Postby a long gush from your hole » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:28 am

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just saw this

it was only sporadically good
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Postby hiddenicon » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:11 am

i liked it quite a bit. it does seem tailor made to my tastes though.

just got back from a 4K remaster of Prince of Darkness... the 7PM sold out (decent sized theater at that) but the 10PM had some elbow room. The Fog restoration next week :)
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Postby futurist » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:24 am

does anyone have any luck downloading from veehd nowadays?
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Postby dan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:07 am

futurist wrote:does anyone have any luck downloading from veehd nowadays?


I hadn't used it in awhile when I posted that link, now that I look further it seems like the whole site is broke and most links are dead. I tried download managers and loading the flash video and still got nothing. It's a shame, I only got to download part of the Komrads channel and there's definitely some very rare and obscure stuff there. Sorry.
I can try to upload Film Freak to the DB if you really want but like I said it's gonna take a long time and the version on youtube is essentially the same.
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Postby futurist » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:10 am

no worries! I actually watched the Film Freak on youtube and absolutely loved it, so charming. those music cues were so good like you said.

even so that playlist is a treasure trove, excited to check it out and see if i can scope out some of those tiles elsewhere. thanks for posting it!
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Postby dan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:28 am

that's cool, I think I will do the same and copy the names and directors of everything on that channel and see how much else I can find. Looking in the forums it seems like Veehd could potentially shut down early next year if the domain isn't renewed so I guess I'll see if there are any other channels that could basically serve as playlists. I don't know if it's possible to contact Komrads or find them elsewhere, they haven't logged on in 2 months :| . Well here's what I did manage to download from his VeeHD if people are particularly interested in it, though please keep in mind stuff will be slow, hopefully I can get better internet sorted out next year.
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I do think I got everything that was uploaded to their Vodlocker which wasn't up very long (vid quality on these is pretty bad due to vodlocker)
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Postby Spooky Jim » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:32 am

I watched The Stuff last night. Super good, some really great line deliveries. "Sometimes you just gotta eat shaving cream"
I was wondering if anyone knows what the John Birch guy says to the kid in the quarry raid scene about never losing a war.
John Birch guy - "Can't stand up to American bullets. Because of them, we've never lost a war."
Jason - "what about the vietnam war, sir?"
John Birch guy says something back, which clearly is a joke but I missed it and my girlfriend didn't want me to rewind it.

This made me want to go back and watch Bad Taste, haven't seen that in a long time now.
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Postby Bob511 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:24 pm

"We lost that war at home, sonny."
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Postby dan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:31 pm

Oct. 23
Lunch Meat (1987)
Six high school seniors on a camping trip are ambushed by killer rednecks who kill their victims & sell the remains to a local hamburger joint.

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This was a surprisingly intense, upsetting, horrific movie somehow in spite of the fact that 2 of the 4 hillbillies could be straight out of Hee-Haw and another is accurately described as "a mad dog with shit for brains". The rednecks are as filthy and backwoods as you'll ever see, but for some reason they drive to Los Angeles to sell their their people-burger meat, which is where they spy the "high school seniors" on their way to the Mt. Edgar. Lots of dynamics and storylines and in-fighting is set up between the high schoolers which is entirely (and rather shockingly) discarded right before the 30 minute mark as they start getting hacked apart very fast. The remaining hour is all just chasing and chopping though the woods with no other locations or characters getting introduced. Anytime someone on either side gets caught the result is brutal, drawn-out, and fairly grounded in how its done (though one fake head does fly off). If you're into just seeing unpolished, probably improvised killing with no plot this is alright but it just gives you the same stuff over and over relentlessly for a full 2/3 of the runtime. D+
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Postby futurist » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:51 pm

ok let's see

The Uninvited (1944) - pretty timid and light-hearted, even compared to other films from the time, but good atmosphere at times and good characters

Husk (2011) - not as bad as i'd been lead to believe, but also so much wasted potential. kinda gory, kinda supernatural, but i always love a good scarecrow story

Sledgehammer (1983) - once i realized this was david a. prior i immediately threw it on after skipping for so long. dreamy, weirdo, slasher. accidental outsider stuff like all his other films

Shock Waves (1977) - also an embarrassing oversight. this was way more atmospheric and somber than i ever expected, considering the subject matter is underwater nazi zombies. great score, great scenery

Cursed Woods (1983) - decent british gore short. excited to see more from whoever this is and hear some more spooky synth work

Criminally Insane (1975) - i love fat ethel. wanted to rewatch this before finally watching the second, but got so caught up with how great this movie is i forgot to watch the second. maybe this weekend

Friday the 13th: Halloween Night (1994) - fun fan film by some teens w a camera. i always love early 90s suburban autumn vibes

Are You Afraid of the Dark (2019) - first two episode only. was actually pretty decent, probably the only enjoyable "outcasts solve a mystery" story i've seen from the past few years

HalloweeNight (2009) - heartbreaking and charming tribute by Mark Polonia to his deceased brother. you already know what you're getting into with a Polonia flick but this one really has some emotion holding up the story

Deadtime Stories (1986) - great effects, great intro sequence, but boring segments and looked terrible

The Mutilator (1984) - unoriginal, but hits every note. i kind of already forgot about it...

Society (1989) - finally watched the unrated restored version. god i love this movie

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) - every further Argento i watch ends up being my favorite. really puts Deep Red and Suspiria way down the list for me

Sick-o-Pathics (1996) - not as sick as i always hoped but this was so up my alley. gross death metal horror anthology. and i love this sleeve.
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Haunt (2019) - not bad, not good. mostly unmemorable

Pet Sematary (2019) - wasn't terrible but was definitely unnecessary

Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark (2019) - they actually did a good job bringing these characters to life, but again, i am sick of this plot line in modern horror. i don't care about these kids.
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:02 pm

Is there a good rip of Scary Stories out now? I saw it pop up last week but the audio was taken from a cam rip.
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Postby futurist » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:16 pm

looked good enough to me! i wasn't fully immersed though
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Postby Disko aka Disco » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:36 am

might have to check out this girl on the third floor flick..
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Postby thrang » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:23 am

futurist wrote:
The Mutilator (1984) - unoriginal, but hits every note. i kind of already forgot about it.


This is definitely a standard slasher, but I guess this was originally called Fall Break and the theme song played over the opening and closing credits cracks me up. It sounds like it was recorded for a teen sex comedy.
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Postby linoleum » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:54 pm

Mutilator has one of the coolest posters
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