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Ooh, I read the Exorcist twist. Interesting.
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Ooh, I read the Exorcist twist. Interesting.

Just started it this morning. I'm liking it.

 

Already posted my anecdote in another thread but... saw the writer/creator's name and it rang a bell from when I used to hang around CHUD (I'm pretty sure it's the same Jeremy Slater, at least).

 

Train to Busan is worth a watch, if we're making recommendations.

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Just started it this morning. I'm liking it.

Already posted my anecdote in another thread but... saw the writer/creator's name and it rang a bell from when I used to hang around CHUD (I'm pretty sure it's the same Jeremy Slater, at least).

Train to Busan is worth a watch, if we're making recommendations.

This is like the fourth time I've seen or heard Train to Busan recommended in the last three days. I guess the Universe is trying to tell me something.
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An Ode To BAD MOON, The Best Werewolf Film Of The ‘90s

 
 
 
"Werewolf movie fans are a jealous lot. While we sit and watch good to great films being made every year about vampires, ghosts, ghouls and slashers, finding a watchable werewolf movie is as difficult as trying to reach that last silver bullet that's fallen out of your pocket as you tried to reload your gun in panic.

 

The Howling. An American Werewolf in London. Ginger Snaps. The Company of Wolves. Scooby Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf. The list of really solid werewolf films is frustratingly short. And even then there are the werewolf film sub-categories. Every werewolf movie fan has their preferences. Do you like your werewolves to live in a hippie nature-centric commune? Or do you prefer the idea of a damned solitary soul struggling with this curse? Do you like four-legged hellhounds or bipedal manbeasts? Or, god forbid, are you one of those crazies that enjoy it when a werewolf film uses real wolves. It's hard out there for a werewolf fan.

 

In recent years, finding a solid werewolf film has gotten even harder with the advent of CGI. It used to be, at the very least, even if the film was bad we were given a great looking creature effect to feast our eyes on. See, for example,Project: Metalbeast - a 1995 film in which Kane Hodder plays a werewolf who, as part of a government experiment, is given bulletproof skin. While the execution maybe left a little to be desired, we can all agree that this is an awesome concept. And, good news, the film featured an even more awesome monster! In contrast, the biggest werewolf film of the century so far featured a giant telepathic CGI wolf. Carlo Rambaldi weeps."

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Kim Morgan on Rouben Mamoulian’s masterpiece of pre-code horror Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

http://thenewbev.com/blog/2016/10/dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/?utm_content=buffer89963&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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The 10 Scariest Films of the 1990s

 
"The 1990s have a bad rep of being the “off” years of horror, but this is one of my fave decades. While SCREAM ushered in a neo-slasher boom, we were also still seeing some creatures roaming the screens like in MIMIC, THE RELIC, and DEEP RISING. Additionally, indie filmmakers reclaimed stakes in the horror markets, and international films, specifically Japanese horror flicks, were making their way around the globe to a small but growing fan base of US viewers."
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I saw that Bad Moon headline on BMD. I haven't seen Bad Moon since it came out. I remember the sfx being great but nothing else. I gave it a spin the other night. What a slog. 80 minutes felt like 120. SFX are fine but man does the film draggggg. Pretty shitty acting across the board too.

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I like it in a B movie kind of way.  More now than then, actually. I'm really curious about the Director's cut. However, in my opinion, the great 90's werewolf flick is Nichols' WOLF.

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I like it in a B movie kind of way.  More now than then, actually. I'm really curious about the Director's cut. However, in my opinion, the great 90's werewolf flick is Nichols' WOLF.

Well you shouldn't be curious. The so called Director's cut on the Shout disc is just the theatrical cut with the werewolf transformation trimmed down because Red didn't like the way the old CGI looked. I was hoping for the unedited opening but it's only included as a deleted scene on the disc.

 

You aren't wrong about Wolf. I have the blu-ray as well and it's a really cool movie. Actually a little shocked Nicholson did that movie back then.

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Kim Morgan on Rouben Mamoulian’s masterpiece of pre-code horror Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

 

http://thenewbev.com/blog/2016/10/dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/?utm_content=buffer89963&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

That's a great piece.  I'm still waiting eagerly for a Blu-ray release of the movie, because it's a pretty essential example of 1930s horror.

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 I finally watched Trick R Treat last night. It was fun, but not as good as I thought it would be.

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8o
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I think Trick R Treat is a hoot.
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It's ok, I guess. It's no "VHS."
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Just got back from that new OUIJA movie. I never gave the first a shot, but put down the cash for this one because I'm a fan of Flanagan. I'd heard they let him go wild and do his own thing.


It was shit. Easily the movie mediocre and uninspired horror film I've seen in theaters in a long time. Nothing new in story or approach. I can't believe I was suckered into sitting through one of these lameass nu-horrors.
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That's how I felt about "The Conjuring 2" and "Lights Out."
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It's ok, I guess. It's no "VHS."


The second VHS was a massive improvement over the first. The zombie POV was clever.

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The Scariest Films of the 2000s

 
"It’s October, and everyone is on a quest to find some highly scary viewing for the Halloween holiday. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the decades, highlighting the absolute scariest horror films from each.

 

The new millennium brought some fresh horror movie trends including an onslaught of Asian remakes, torture films, zombies, and found footage. We also saw a lot indie films pushing their way to the top, as well as some terrifically terrifying international horrors. "

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That list is questionable.
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The 30 Weirdest Horror Movies of the 1970s

 
"The 1970s produced acclaimed horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Exorcist, Jaws, Carrie, and Halloween. But the decade also unleashed cinematic oddities galore, most of which were low-budget entries that gleefully pushed the boundaries of good taste. You say “cult movie”—we say “essential.”"
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Cannibal Ferox is amazing.  Also, Cannibal Apocalypse is worth a watch.  Stars John Saxon and Giovanni Lombardo Radice(John Morgen).  Not much gore in it but the concept is pretty ridiculous.  There is a scene early in the movie where police throw a tear gas grenade at GLR and John Saxon says something to the effect of "You know what to do right?  Piss on it."  and GLR(or the guy dubbing his voice) replies "yeeaaaahhhhhh.  piss on it".  I actually recorded that dialogue and put in on a Halloween mix I made a couple years ago.  It's also directed by Antonio Margheriti

 

Antonio Margheriti, that says a lot right there. I've seen some of his movies before and they tickle me pink, but what a low budget purveyor. Plus, what a bizarre idea to have concerning tear gas grenades.

 

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This is like the fourth time I've seen or heard Train to Busan recommended in the last three days. I guess the Universe is trying to tell me something.

 

I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen 2 months ago... I had no luck with the bad crowd I saw it with (mainly, a couple who I literally probably would have had a confrontation with if they hadn't have left immediately when the end credits hit) but even then I recognized it was a great movie.

 

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Just got back from that new OUIJA movie. I never gave the first a shot, but put down the cash for this one because I'm a fan of Flanagan. I'd heard they let him go wild and do his own thing.

It was shit. Easily the movie mediocre and uninspired horror film I've seen in theaters in a long time. Nothing new in story or approach. I can't believe I was suckered into sitting through one of these lameass nu-horrors.

 

I have heard mixed reviews about the new Ouija. The advertising made it look cliche to me so I am not rushing out to see it.

 

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The 30 Weirdest Horror Movies of the 1970s

 

While I haven't seen enough of the movies on the list, from what I tell it looks to be a pretty decent representation of the weird shit that came out in the 1970's.

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I saw The Autopsy of Jane Doe last night, and it's really really good. I won't spoil anything about it, and recommend going in blind. Definitely check it out. 

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I saw The Autopsy of Jane Doe last night, and it's really really good. I won't spoil anything about it, and recommend going in blind. Definitely check it out. 

I've been hearing some really good things.  Doesn't appear that I'll get a chance to see it until December, but I'm thinking it will be worth the wait.

post #16574 of 19235
Yeah, totally. I won't overhype it, but it's definitely worth checking out for horror fans. I wasn't sure when it was getting released, I saw it at my local film fest. But hey, December isn't really that far away now.
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I saw The Autopsy of Jane Doe last night, and it's really really good. I won't spoil anything about it, and recommend going in blind. Definitely check it out. 

 

Oh nice, a movie from the Trollhunter director.

 

Between last night and tonight, I saw four of the Hammer Christopher Lee as Dracula sequels. Really, they shouldn't have made as many of those films as they did.

 

Dracula: Prince of Darkness was alright. I just wish that some things would have been shown instead of told and the lead couples weren't so annoying.

 

Taste the Blood of Dracula made me laugh due to wackiness. Three posh gentlemen meeting with a guy obsessed with the occult and seeing him do a weird ritual: pretty preposterous. I did laugh that one of the guys was Geoffrey Keen. Seeing the Minister of Defence from half a dozen Bond movies cavorting with whores and watching a green/blue haired woman dancing around with a python on her shoulders: something else.

 

Scars of Dracula, wow were the fake bats phony-looking, and you see them a lot. At least they caused bloody damage. The Not Penfield servant character was at least pretty cool, and Lee had more to do than typical of the sequels. Typically, he had a pretty small role. Also, I guffawed that a cad tried to score with one of Dracula's brides, and the Count came in to stop this and the guy tried to choke Drac, presumably because he was prevented from having sex.

 

Dracula A.D. 1972, it wasn't quite what I was expecting. I was hoping for the wacky image of Dracula actually wandering around swingin' London, but nope. He's barely in this. I at least laughed at the movie's version of hippies. Cushing's presence and strong role really helped the movie out; otherwise, I'd probably be disappointed at the nonsense that was presented.

 

The last three were fine, overall. There were good moments along with the bad.

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It's cool cause it's totally different from Troll Hunter. I saw a quote from the director explaining that he wanted to show his stylistic range and show that he can do very controlled, deliberate camerawork, framing, etc and not just the handheld verite found footage thing. He definitely succeeded, it's clearly the work of someone with a strong command of cinematic style and technique and the particular vocabulary of the genre.
post #16577 of 19235
Just watched Lake Mungo.

Yeah, it got me.

Brain tingles with the footage and pictures.

And THE scene.

Great study on how families handle grief.

The last scene with the psychic was heavy.

Highly recommend.
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Why Wes Craven's Scream is the perfect horror movie to watch this Halloween

 

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/24/scream-wes-craven-halloween

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I do plan on watching Scream before the weekend is over.

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This Is Dope:

 

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This Is Dope:

 

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Does that make Cochran Principal Vernon?

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It's cool cause it's totally different from Troll Hunter. I saw a quote from the director explaining that he wanted to show his stylistic range and show that he can do very controlled, deliberate camerawork, framing, etc and not just the handheld verite found footage thing. He definitely succeeded, it's clearly the work of someone with a strong command of cinematic style and technique and the particular vocabulary of the genre.

 

Ooh, very interesting then. It does sound quite promising to me.

 

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The 10 Scariest Movies from 2010s …So Far

 

I now know what the doll looks like in The Boy; they did nail the Uncanny Valley aspect quite well.

 

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This Is Dope:

 

Definitely. I saw that elsewhere and I certainly did laugh.

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Wanted to pass this list along, because it champions some unheralded, rarely seen horror films:

 

http://www.citypaper.com/film/film/bcp-102616-screens-horror-list-20161025-story.html

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Wanted to pass this list along, because it champions some unheralded, rarely seen horror films:

 

http://www.citypaper.com/film/film/bcp-102616-screens-horror-list-20161025-story.html


Some interesting stuff in there, and it mentions a few movies that are still on my "to watch" list.

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Watched The Funhouse today and was disappointed.

I had read the Dean Koontz book back in jr high, and the movie is essentially the last 100 pages of the book...oh well.

Between The Mutilator and Happy Birthday to Me, which is more enjoyable?
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME is much more my thing. From the amazing opening music it grabs me.
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Watched The Funhouse today and was disappointed.

I had read the Dean Koontz book back in jr high, and the movie is essentially the last 100 pages of the book...oh well.

Between The Mutilator and Happy Birthday to Me, which is more enjoyable?

 

 

More like the last 100 pages of the book, is the movie. The screenplay was written, the film was being made and Koontz was hired to do the novelization. He just padded it out with a bunch of backstory bullshit that doesn't have anything to do with Tobe Hooper's film. I actually found the book to punishingly dull. I do, however, unabashedly love THE FUNHOUSE. It's creepy as shit and as a technical exercise, it's leagues better than the majority of first wave slasher films. 

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After seeing The Funhouse about 3 times it's become a minor favorite of mine. The atmosphere is perfect.
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Buzzfeed ranked the Halloween​ franchise:

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/the-definitive-ranking-of-the-halloween-movies?bftw&utm_term=.akEpM7jgx#.lgxdLWEQg

 

I'm glad Rob Zombie's ​Halloween II​ got a decent spot; I still think that one's underrated.

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Buzzfeed ranked the Halloween​ franchise:

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/the-definitive-ranking-of-the-halloween-movies?bftw&utm_term=.akEpM7jgx#.lgxdLWEQg

 

I'm glad Rob Zombie's ​Halloween II​ got a decent spot; I still think that one's underrated.

I disagree with much of that ranking!  Mine would look like this...

 

    1.    Halloween
    2.    Halloween II
    3.    Season of the Witch
    4.    H2O
    5.    The Return of Michael Myers
    6.    The Revenge of Michael Myers
    7.    The Curse of Michael Myers
    8.    Zombieween II
    9.    Zombieween
    10.  Resurrection

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Resurrection should be buried underneath Hell.

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Ooh! Ooh!

1. Halloween
2. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
3. Halloween 2
4. Zombieween 2
5. H20
6. Zombieween
7. Halloween 5
8. Halloween 4
9. Resurrection
10. Halloween 6
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1. Halloween

2. Halloween II

3. ​Season of the Witch

4. H2O

5. Halloween II​ (Zombie)

6. The Return of Michael Myers

7. The Revenge of Michael Myers

8. Halloween (Zombie)

9. The Curse of Michael Myers

10. Resurrection

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For you MTV "Scream" watchers out there, a two-part Halloween episode aired recently.  The special gets away from the formula a bit, and it's definitely one of the more interesting things the series has done (which isn't saying a whole lot).

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For you MTV "Scream" watchers out there, a two-part Halloween episode aired recently.  The special gets away from the formula a bit, and it's definitely one of the more interesting things the series has done (which isn't saying a whole lot).

Yeah I watched that. The ratings aren't great but apparently Netflix has the rights everywhere but America so they are paying half of the production costs for a third season with only 6 episodes so at least they can wrap everything up. The Halloween special wasn't bad but it's kind of funny that when it's all over they can say they have faced off with 3 different sets of killers. I mean I guess you can count seasons 1,2,and whoever it is in 3 as one group of killers but then that's still 2 separate instances. Although are we saying that they were working for the new killer or was the time on the payphone the first time he ever talked to him? Before his death he did say "alright I did what you asked". Did he mean the murders or something else? I hope the new killer really is Brendan James but I doubt it.

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More like the last 100 pages of the book, is the movie. The screenplay was written, the film was being made and Koontz was hired to do the novelization. He just padded it out with a bunch of backstory bullshit that doesn't have anything to do with Tobe Hooper's film. I actually found the book to punishingly dull. I do, however, unabashedly love THE FUNHOUSE. It's creepy as shit and as a technical exercise, it's leagues better than the majority of first wave slasher films. 

Oh dang.. I didnt know that about the production/novelization aspect.

The atmosphere is indeed pretty great, and I can get behind the picture they paint of the carnival and some of the inhabitants...

I watched it at like noon with different expectations going in, I will give it another shot sometime.

And regarding Koontz, I probably convinced myself more often than I should have that some of that stuff was good, even as a younger reader.
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So I just watched the Eli Roth produced Clown. It was actually pretty good. Much less of a comedy than I thought it would be. 

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Watched the Uncut version of the Evil Dead remake last night. I didn't care for the movie when I saw it in theaters but sometimes watching a horror film in theaters can be underwhelming. I watched it for the second time last night, alone, in the dark, headphones on, etc. Still a snoozefest. It's bursting with style and has a couple of wince-worthy moments but aside from that, it's pretty bad. It feels like a Platinum Dunes remake. Pretty to look at but otherwise boring.

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