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post #16601 of 19250
Where'd you find the director's cut? It's not on Amazon.

:'(
post #16602 of 19250
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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.

I mentioned elsewhere (maybe this thread) that I thought the insane hype helped it from a box office standpoint but it hurt it with horror fans overall. There was just no way to live up to that "PEOPLE ARE PASSING OUT AND SHITTING THEMSELVES AT HOW INTENSE THIS FILM IS!" hyperbole that came out of SXSW. I was pretty underwhelmed when I finally saw it. 

 

It's still fucking genius from a marketing standpoint. That movie made coin and certainly didn't hurt Ash vs. Evil Dead getting greenlit. 

post #16603 of 19250
I like the remake. Yes, Shiloh Fernandez is a human dial tone, but his character dies. So yay.
post #16604 of 19250

I ended up renting it via Vudu. First time I've used the service. $3.99. Not terrible.

 

I actually forgot about whatever hype there was before the movie came out. The only thing I could really remember from my first viewing was the beginning and the tongue scene. Some of the violence is definitely intense but the movie as a whole just sort of is. I suppose it doesn't help that most of the characters are paper thin (especially the girlfriend) and you really don't care what happens to any of them.

 

Also watched the extended cut of My Bloody Valentine. The extra footage was pretty bad quality-wise but it actually made the whole thing a little creepier. I hadn't seen the movie in decades. Ehh.

post #16605 of 19250
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Also watched the extended cut of My Bloody Valentine. The extra footage was pretty bad quality-wise but it actually made the whole thing a little creepier. I hadn't seen the movie in decades. Ehh.

Yeah, those effects are great and I like the rough quality, too. Makes it feel like a bootleg, which is very fitting for how nasty and grimy those early 80s slashers were. 

post #16606 of 19250
I need to see the unedited original. The cuts they made were so jarring.

Heard the remake is one of the better ones, plus Tom Atkins eh??
post #16607 of 19250

I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE isn't that great. In fact I kind of hated it. Ruth Wilson was delightful though.

post #16608 of 19250

 I have nothing against the remake of Evil Dead, but its not creative like the original, nor is it as weird. In the remake, once someone is possessed, they just get violent or swear. There is nothing creepy like singing lullabies and yelling out what is on a playing card.

post #16609 of 19250
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I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE isn't that great. In fact I kind of hated it. Ruth Wilson was delightful though.


I just got done watching this, too.  I don't disagree.

post #16610 of 19250
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Originally Posted by Call Me Roy View Post

I need to see the unedited original. The cuts they made were so jarring.

Heard the remake is one of the better ones, plus Tom Atkins eh??

It's okay. I like it better than the remakes for A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Halloween. Some decent kills but the reveal of the killer is a bit clunky. 

post #16611 of 19250
If they'd cast Gillian Jacobs in the lead as originally rumored, I'd have been way more into that Evil Dead remake.
post #16612 of 19250
I'd have liked your post more if it had been written by Gillian Jacobs!
post #16613 of 19250
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Wanted to pass this list along, because it champions some unheralded, rarely seen horror films:

 

There are plenty of films on there I haven't heard of before; some of the titles I only know because they were brought up on Letterboxd. I hope I can track down a few of those titles in the future.

 

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Watched the Uncut version of the Evil Dead remake last night.

 

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post
Where'd you find the director's cut? It's not on Amazon.

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If it wasn't there before, it is now. I'll likely rent it tomorrow night, even though I also did not care for the theatrical version. I was reminded while rewatching the original The Evil Dead tonight how that is much better and much more entertaining & fun than the remake.

post #16614 of 19250
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I'd have liked your post more if it had been written by Gillian Jacobs!

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I've always liked you.
post #16615 of 19250
But seriously, she was going to be in the movie? I wonder what happened.
post #16616 of 19250
Hey, whatever, man.
post #16617 of 19250

Living with Len Wiseman sure has taken a toll.

 

post #16618 of 19250
Would be a better poster if it were Gillian Jacobs.
post #16619 of 19250
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Living with Len Wiseman sure has taken a toll.

 

They are getting a divorce! Finally my chance.....

post #16620 of 19250
They have already DIVORCED themselves from the idea of making decent movies. (Duke Fleed RIP)
post #16621 of 19250

I was at a screening of Dr Strange, and they showed this little gem.

 

You could literally feel the audience recoiling away in disgust.

post #16622 of 19250
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Would be a better poster if it were Gillian Jacobs.

A poster filled with nothing but abs. All the way down.
post #16623 of 19250
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Originally Posted by felix View Post
 

I was at a screening of Dr Strange, and they showed this little gem.

 

You could literally feel the audience recoiling away in disgust.

 

That may be the most terrifying movie trailer I've ever seen. I think I threw up in my mouth at one point.

post #16624 of 19250

I watched Witchboard 2​ last night, which, to my surprise, was actually released theatrically.  It's slightly more entertaining than you're thinking (the ghost story's not bad initially, but it falls apart by the end), but this definitely isn't something anyone needs to see.  One interesting factoid: it stars Ami Dolenz, daughter of Mickey Dolenz (of the Monkees).

post #16625 of 19250
Watched The Conjuring.

Enjoyed it, yet ultimately realized growing up in a house devoid if spirituality robbed me of being able to have these movies unnerve me.

I would like to be unnerved, but these type don't do it. Lake Mungo hit me closer to home than this. From a technical standpoint however, I really enjoyed the look and some of the camera angles used. Especially coming up from looking under the bed and the 180 up from the staircase.

Watching The Blob remake after it was suggested earlier and realized it had been awhile.
post #16626 of 19250
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Originally Posted by Call Me Roy View Post

Watched The Conjuring.

Enjoyed it, yet ultimately realized growing up in a house devoid if spirituality robbed me of being able to have these movies unnerve me.

I would like to be unnerved, but these type don't do it. Lake Mungo hit me closer to home than this. From a technical standpoint however, I really enjoyed the look and some of the camera angles used. Especially coming up from looking under the bed and the 180 up from the staircase.

Watching The Blob remake after it was suggested earlier and realized it had been awhile.

You're not alone in having that reaction to THE CONJURING.  Some people have difficulty "buying in" with a story that hinges on taking religious stuff seriously, but it's good that you were able to appreciate some of the craft involved; regardless of the subject matter, it's a really well-made movie.

post #16627 of 19250
I will definitely watch the second one. Yea, I think having legitimate fears of possessiin helps in the case of enjoying these movies on a more primal sense, but not necessarily required.
post #16628 of 19250
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Originally Posted by felix View Post

I was at a screening of Dr Strange, and they showed this little gem.

 

You could literally feel the audience recoiling away in disgust.

 

Oh yeah, that Fallen movie. Poor Addison Timlin; at least I have heard good things about her Little Sister movie, a comedy/drama that came out just recently.

 

Tonight, I did watch the unrated version of the Evil Dead remake. Even if I had seen the theatrical again, I'd have the same reaction: I hated the movie even more than before. The graphic gore is interesting and all but when you hate the characters except for bearded hipster Eric and the story is horrible nonsense, who cares? It is basically misery porn and I thought it was a miserable experience. Why couldn't have it been fun like the original?

post #16629 of 19250

Watched Paranormal Activity 3 yesterday for the first time, and I have to say not only were the characters enjoyable and there were legitimately creepy moments (the Bloody Mary scene with the assistant getting scratched!), but the mythology is surprisingly tight.

 

I love the way the second movie takes place immediately before and after the first movie, and how the third reveals the "robbery" from the second movie was for those tapes. Very nice and organic.

 

So even if they're of lower quality, are the next few movies worth it? I read a little bit about 4, The Marked Ones and Ghost Dimension and they sound a bit wonky (time travel at some point?), but if they're free on-demand, worth a spin?

post #16630 of 19250
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Watched Paranormal Activity 3 yesterday for the first time, and I have to say not only were the characters enjoyable and there were legitimately creepy moments (the Bloody Mary scene with the assistant getting scratched!), but the mythology is surprisingly tight.

 

I love the way the second movie takes place immediately before and after the first movie, and how the third reveals the "robbery" from the second movie was for those tapes. Very nice and organic.

 

So even if they're of lower quality, are the next few movies worth it? I read a little bit about 4, The Marked Ones and Ghost Dimension and they sound a bit wonky (time travel at some point?), but if they're free on-demand, worth a spin?

4 and Marked ones are both watchable. Marked ones especially is interesting with an ending that never pays off. Ghost Dimension is a fucking travesty though. It made me angry.

post #16631 of 19250

Watched a double feature of LAST SHIFT and LET US PREY this eve. I enjoyed LAST SHIFT quite a bit, there isn't much of a story there, but it gets by on some good atmosphere and a few creepy effects. The real surprise, though, was LET US PREY. It's stunningly shot and cast (it stars Liam Cunningham and The Woman's Pollyanna Mcintosh) and features a pretty insane second half. Don't want to say too much more than that since it'd ruin the fun but if you're into supernatural thrillers, give it a shot.

post #16632 of 19250
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Originally Posted by Evi View Post
 

Watched a double feature of LAST SHIFT and LET US PREY this eve. I enjoyed LAST SHIFT quite a bit, there isn't much of a story there, but it gets by on some good atmosphere and a few creepy effects. The real surprise, though, was LET US PREY. It's stunningly shot and cast (it stars Liam Cunningham and The Woman's Pollyanna Mcintosh) and features a pretty insane second half. Don't want to say too much more than that since it'd ruin the fun but if you're into supernatural thrillers, give it a shot.

 

Youre right about LET US PREY.  That finale is nuts.

post #16633 of 19250

Last Shift I think is the stronge rmovie. Has some real Evil Dead shit going on. I liked Let Us Prey but there is an even towards the end that didn't feel earned.

post #16634 of 19250

"Happy Halloween! 10 more Blu-ray treats coming in 2017!"

 

https://www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD/posts/866464516823894:0

 

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- TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995) – The often-requested anthology film (Executive Producer by Spike Lee!) will finally make its Blu-ray format debut.

 

- DEADTIME STORIES (1986) – Another fun and highly-requested anthology movie that many remember from the 80s which features Scott Valentine, Melissa Leo and a title sequence song that you’ll never get out of your head!

 

- FIRESTARTER (1984) – Stephen King’s fiery psychic tale is planned for the Collector’s Edition treatment and will receive an all-new 2K film transfer!

 

- DEMENTED (1980) – Many remember this obscure exploitation revenge outing because it was originally on the early Home Media VHS label (once the home for Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and other classics) and its cover art was in video stores everywhere. Stars Harry Reems (of Deep Throat fame)

 

- WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN? (1971) – Debbie Reynolds and Shelly Winters star in this offbeat and melodramatic thriller that has its fair share of fans. Also stars Dennis Weaver and Agnes Moorehead in supporting roles.

 

- THE SCREAMING SKULL (1958) – We head back into the 50s bring you this enjoyable spooky gem about newlyweds that scared plenty back in its day.

 

- PSYCHO (1998) – Gus Van Sant’s ambitious and highly-publicized (at the time) remake of Hitchcock’s classic makes its debut on the Blu-ray format.

 

- THE VAGRANT (1992) – Bill Paxton and Michael Ironside star in this interesting and unique comedic horror film executive-produced by Mel Brooks!

 

- THE ANGRY RED PLANET (1959) – A trip to mars turns into terror in this campy sci-fi thriller classic.

 

- VIRUS (1999) – Speaking of Sci-fi thrillers, we have another one to add…but this one stars legendary Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis! Also features William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland and has been long due for reevaluation.

 

post #16635 of 19250
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Last Shift I think is the stronge rmovie. Has some real Evil Dead shit going on. I liked Let Us Prey but there is an even towards the end that didn't feel earned.


If you dug Last Shift, you should check out Anthony Diblasi's previous film DREAD. It's a really strong psychological horror, based on a Clive Barker Short. Stayed with me for quite a while after watching it.

post #16636 of 19250

I need to check out LAST SHIFT.  Its been sitting in my Netflix queue forever.

post #16637 of 19250
That Vagrant poster, with Bill Paxton clutching his face in terror, is one of the silliest of all time.

And is Virus really due for reevaluation?
post #16638 of 19250
Another Firestarter. Super awesome @_@ Psycho is the very definition of unnecessary.

And Virus suuucks.

But Tales from the Hood? Haha yeah I'll lay down some cash for that..
post #16639 of 19250
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

That Vagrant poster, with Bill Paxton clutching his face in terror, is one of the silliest of all time.

 

 

It's a HOME ALONE joke. '92, so the Culkin movie was still a fresh pop culture reference. And intentionally or not, it is riffing on that movie's basic scenario somewhat.

post #16640 of 19250
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Psycho is the very definition of unnecessary.

 

 

PSYCHO is a gorgeous film. I'm a fan. And no film by an important director/ artist is unnecessary.

post #16641 of 19250
A shot for shot remake of Psycho that brings nothing new to the table was needed?
post #16642 of 19250

The Legend of Hell House on Netflix now.  Any good?

post #16643 of 19250
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The Legend of Hell House on Netflix now.  Any good?
HELL YES
post #16644 of 19250

I'm on it!

post #16645 of 19250
LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE is a pulpier, more perverse version of THE HAUNTING. The ending is kinda wonky, but it's deliciously eerie up until that moment.

Definitely recommended.
post #16646 of 19250

I second the HELL HOUSE recommendation.  Great atmosphere.  It waters down some of the stronger elements of the novel (which I also recommend), but it still feels like a pretty dark tale, which I appreciate.  It's essential Roddy McDowall.

post #16647 of 19250
Oh goodie...I blind bought Legend of Hell House blu for $4.75 brand new when a Hastings was shutting down and I haven't given it a whirl yet. It'll be on my portable but so what.

TONIGHT'S A GOOD NIGHT
post #16648 of 19250
Debating Sleepy Hollow vs Last Shift. For the grand finale.
post #16649 of 19250

The Last Humanist: In Defense of THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE

Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino square off in one of the most under-appreciated movies from the '90s.
 
post #16650 of 19250
Sleepy Hollow is always my go to Halloween movie. That Art Direction, though...
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