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One of the best recent micro budget releases. Everything you're hoping for when you roll the dice on an Indie.
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I just watched I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER and I dug the hell out of it.  What's the consensus on the board?

It's on my "Top 10" list for the year.  Max Records really delivers an excellent and layered performance.  Really love the wintry, small town atmosphere, too.

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Very good movie. Particularly nice when you go in cold and don't know what to expect.

 

And since I keep getting the two movies confused, anybody seen JACK GOES HOME? Worth looking into?

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It's on my "Top 10" list for the year.  Max Records really delivers an excellent and layered performance.  Really love the wintry, small town atmosphere, too.

He was excellent as was Lloyd.  I went into it cold and it went to places I wasn't expecting.  Really enjoyed it.

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Collins’ Crypt: Spending All Night With Dario Argento

The New Beverly had a marathon of six Dario Argento classics
 
 
"In November of 2015, the New Beverly celebrated Friday the 13th in the best possible way: showing all eight Paramount entries of the same-named series back to back on 35mm, the first time a marathon of the films had been shown without any digital sources. For last May's Friday the 13th, they opted to give the same treatment to Jason's biggest rival: Freddy Krueger, showing the first seven Nightmare on Elm Street entries (as a non-fan of Freddy vs. Jason, I was delighted that they had one less entry for Freddy rather than match the Jason-thon's count by showing their underwhelming team-up). But for this past Friday the 13th (the first one since last May), they didn't go with a Halloween or Hellraiser-thon, eschewing the "franchise" concept in favor of a specific filmmaker. And who better than Dario Argento, whose gialli films of the '70s played a part in making the blueprint for American slasher movies like Friday the 13th?"
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Swiss Army Man isn't a horror film, but it makes a very interesting double feature with The Autopsy of Jane Doe.
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Darren Bousman’s ‘Abattoir’ is the Best 2016 Horror Movie You Didn’t See

 

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3421306/darren-bousmans-abattoir-best-2016-horror-movie-didnt-see/

 

 

Looks interesting. And it's currently out on VOD.

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Wow, that certainly sounds worth a look. Dayton Callie is a great goddamn actor.
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I just might have to watch that today.

Also, can I get a Top 5 Argento from people. It's time I dive in to this mans work.
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Ouija: Orgin

 

Was waaaaayyyyyy better then it had to be.  It was really great.   Great scares.   Mike Flanagan is going places.

 

 

 

I also saw the Netflix produced Clinical and it was a fun crazy-ass b-movie thriller.  It's a watch if you got nothing else going on.  


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Huge, huge Flanagan champion! I loved everything he made and hadn't seen the first (and reviled) QUIJA, but heard the producers pretty much let Mike do whatever he wanted with the sequel. So that got me pretty excited.

So imagine my dismay when I really didn't enjoy it at all. The scares felt way too manufactured and "studio PG-13", if that makes sense. It seems like the same scares work better in other, not even that great horror films like THE POSSESSION and INSIDOUS.

The one thing I can say is that I legitimately loved the main family, their life situation. Just the overall attention to character. But when it needed to be scary or creepy, it never got close. I'm still just as much in love with Flanagan, though.

SPOILERS: Did you notice the OCULUS mirror in their home? Flanagan revealed on Twitter that it's more than likely that had something to do with their situation, too.
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Fans hoping for a third Hellboy film should check this out:

 

https://twitter.com/RealGDT/status/821812881893244929

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Also, can I get a Top 5 Argento from people. It's time I dive in to this mans work.

 

I haven't seen every Argento, but I've seen most of his 70's-80's work.  You really can't go wrong with any of those films.

 

1. Suspiria - His most famous, so just watch it. lol.  Great use of lighting and color.  Emphasis is more on atmosphere than plot.  Side note:  When I was in Tokyo last year I went to Golden Gai, and there is a bar there that is Suspiria themed.  The wallpaper on one wall is an exact match of what is in the movie.  Pretty cool.

2.  Phenomena - Young Jennifer Connelly, trippy dream sequences, Donald Pleasance, all-star heavy metal soundtrack(Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Goblin) and...BUGS!!

3.  Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) - Amazing soundtrack.  Probably his most straightforward movie, but a giallo classic.

4.  Tenebre - Honestly, I don't remember much of this one(been awhile), but I remember liking it a lot.  Also, the theme song was sampled by Justice for their song "Phantom"...not that it matters.  ;)

5.  Inferno - If I remember correctly this features a ballroom(?) in a basement, that is filled with water, which is really odd.  It's early in the movie, so not really a spoiler.

6.  Four Flies on Grey Velvet - Perfect 70's vibe.  Twist is a bit odd, but worth a watch. 

 

 

Sorry, that's 6, but you can't really go wrong with any Argento from this period.  Opera and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage are also worth checking out if you dig these. 

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Love Bird with the Crystal Plummage, Deep Red and Suspiria.

Everything Argento, post Suspiria, leaves me cold..
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Love Bird with the Crystal Plummage, Deep Red and Suspiria.

Everything Argento, post Suspiria, leaves me cold..


I'd say Opera is his most recent film that I thought was decent.  Everything I have seen after that has been a mixed bag, and by mixed bag, I mean mostly bad.

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I guess tix for the all-nighter at the New Bev sold out in like a minute. I can't stay up that late. Three movies in a row is my limit.
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DEEP RED, CAT O' NINE TAILS, OPERA, and SUSPIRIA are my favorites.
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Thanks you guys!

Supposed to be cold an rainy the next few days so now I can have something good to watch.

I feel like I saw some of Opera a few years back..

Is there a scene involving a woman tied to a post and a large splinter?
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SPOILER:

Woman tied to post, eyes held open bloodily with needles, forced to watch something horrible.
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The inauguration?
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The inauguration?

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And since I keep getting the two movies confused, anybody seen JACK GOES HOME? Worth looking into?

 

I can't say that I have. Apparently not too many people around here have seen it either. I suppose I should try to watch it sometime soon so I can give my take.

 

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Collins’ Crypt: Spending All Night With Dario Argento

 

That sounds amazing. I wish I could have done it myself.

 

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Darren Bousman’s ‘Abattoir’ is the Best 2016 Horror Movie You Didn’t See

 

Looks interesting. And it's currently out on VOD.

 

I am hoping that it's not another case where the Amazon description reveals too much, but without having seen it, I think it is possible.

 

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Side note:  When I was in Tokyo last year I went to Golden Gai, and there is a bar there that is Suspiria themed.  The wallpaper on one wall is an exact match of what is in the movie.  Pretty cool.

 

That sounds amazing. I wish I could go to Cambiare; as I doubt I'll be going to Tokyo anytime in the near future...

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Jack Goes Home is an impressive but self-indulgent debut from Thomas Dekker.  You can tell he loves convolulted psychological thrillers by DePalma and Argento.  Starts off fine and Rory Culkin is terrific, as is Lin Shaye as his mother, but the last 10-15 minutes just falls into the "what you watched isn't what you REALLY watched" dramatic angle.  I hope his sophomore effort is better, because he does have a real talent behind the camera, but Dekker just bit off a tad more than he could chew here.
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Oh yeah, that does sound disappointing. While I won't know for certain just based on hearsay, it sounds like the type of ending that would leave a bad taste in my mouth.

 

Tonight, I rewatched V/H/S. I wasn't a fan when I saw it around this time 4 years ago, and my opinion hasn't changed. Amateur Night and 10/31/98 are cool; otherwise... meh at best and "incredibly infuriating" at worst; overall I don't rate the movie too highly. TI West's segment is still boring as shit but at least I did not find it repugnant as some of his other work. Even after how Blair Witch turned out, Adam Wingard being responsible for the atrocious wraparound segment is still astounding to me. It won't be too long before I see Siren, which I hope was as entertaining as Amateur Night; Hannah Fierman returning as Lily has my attention, as she was awesome in Amateur Night. Then again, I am a rare person who did not like V/H/S 2 either and even thought the much-beloved Safe Haven segment was utter shit & was stupid & was filled with asshole characters, so your mileage my vary.

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​Victor Frankenstein​ was certainly something.  In our current era of reimagining classic stories, this one might take the cake as the most unnecessary.  The film has more creative visuals than most would expect, but this flick left me cold.

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......Did anyone see The 9th Life of Louis Drax?


I just remembered it was a movie..

Then I saw it made 400,000 at the B.O.

Poor Louis Drax
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That sounds amazing. I wish I could go to Cambiare; as I doubt I'll be going to Tokyo anytime in the near future...

 

The interesting thing about Golden Gai is each bar has a unique theme.  There is a bar called Deathmatch in Hell which is completely horror themed.  Like floor to ceiling it is covered in posters/VHS/DVD covers and oddly Yngwie Malmsteen DVD's(the owner is a huge fan).  I ended up talking to the owner for awhile about Eli Roth, John Carpenter, George Romero, Takashi Miike, etc.  It was really cool.  The funny thing is I didn't know where Cambiare was so I figured he would know.  He said it was right across the alley, like 20 feet from his bar on the 2nd floor but...he said he had never been there.  Thought it was a bit odd since he is clearly a horror fan.

 

The first bar I went to in Golden Gai was movie themed.  Pictures of old movie posters(including a pic of Asia Argento sitting at the bar) and such.  I ended up getting in a conversation with a local whose favorite director was Peter Hyams.  First time I have met anyone who loved Hyams so much.  He was shocked that I knew most of his films as most people in Japan have no idea who he is.  It was a great experience.

 

Here is a video that shows some of the nightlife in Golden Gai and specifically Deathmatch in Hell.  Tokyo was an amazing experience, especially for movie/video game/anime fans.  I highly recommend anyone going out there if they get the chance. ;)

 

 

Random note.  Golden Gai is primarily about drinking and most bars hold less than 10 people, so there are very few restaurants, but the best ramen I had in Tokyo was at a place there called Nagi.  The broth was sardine based which made me not want to eat it at first, but it was...phenomenal(and not fishy at all).

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