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Title: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on September 30, 2013, 02:12:23 PM
Ok October's just a day away whose down for watching some horror movies. You know the drill the goal is to hit a horror movie a day for each day but more or less is fine too. I have quite a few unseen titles I want to knock through and will post reviews as I do. Some of the likely picks.
Let The Right One In, P2, Death Valley, Curse of Chucky, The Ruins, Pathology, Maniac (2012), Silver Bullet, Evilspeak.

So who else is contributing this year and are there any titles you look forward to checking out in the coming month? 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on September 30, 2013, 02:34:40 PM
I just bought a cheap 12-movie pack of Horror craptaculars called "Fright Fest" so I'm sure I'll be working my way thru that set for most of the month.

I also bought a used copy of "Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil" that I've been dyin' to take for a spin.

...and of course, I gotta see at least ONE of the "Halloween" series.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: voltron on September 30, 2013, 05:54:47 PM
There's a few titles I've been meaning to pick up (Axe, House On Straw Hill, The Children and others), but I've experienced a little financial snag so I'll have to wait a bit.  :bluesad: However, 90% of my collection is horror so I'll definitely revisit some of my faves this upcoming month.  :smile:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on September 30, 2013, 06:38:00 PM
I can definitely vouch for Tucker and Dale versus Evil. It is one of the best horror comedies out there. As for The Children that is a great little film that is also available for free on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGEjRKlJJhI
As is Axe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-cr8X9iPZkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-cr8X9iPZk
Also here's House on Straw Hill!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s8kbLEwjT0


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on September 30, 2013, 10:01:20 PM
Quote
I can definitely vouch for Tucker and Dale versus Evil. It is one of the best horror comedies out there.

Oh, yes indeed. I have seen it once already when it first came out on video but I'm dyin' for another go-round with it.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on September 30, 2013, 10:32:26 PM
One movie a day for October? 

I'll give it a shot.  Actually, I'm going to try for two. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 01, 2013, 09:31:59 AM
Last year I had a pathetic run, only six movies. On top of that, I enjoyed most of them. I need some brain poison. So this year I'm including a lot of films from the realm of 50-Movie Packs, three collections that I bought because it seemed like a good idea at the time. It was a bargain, sure, but then so's the place down the highway from me that offers $1 sushi and a good deal doesn't make for a good decision.

Last year I did candy-ratings. I enjoyed thinking up items to match numbers so I'll give that a spin again this year. If I do more than one movie at a time the entry won't be a big one so as to save on reading space.

1. She-Gods of Shark Reef

This is possibly the most boring movie I've ever sat through. There's a story so threadbare as to make spoilers pointless. It was shot in Hawaii, meant to take place in the Phillipines, and the focal natives are whiter than alabaster with a matriarch who may or may not have taken my order at the local diner before. Also, they all talk like this: "You no stay, is bad luck, make the spirits angry." Good Brother is goody-good and Bad Brother is baddy-bad. Also, the island is home to a pearl operation. Hmm.

It's filled with stock footage of tiger sharks that turn into on-camera  blue sharks whenever an actor is present which then become white-tips and, at least once, a stock nurse shark and a stock greak white. I'd also like to point out that all of that swapping can and does occur all within the same minute.

This is an Evil God Movie as written by an atheist. There's no evil god, ancient demon, or rubber deity anywhere to be had. There is, however, a happy tiki statue in the lagoon.

Would somebody please tell me what this movie has to do with science fiction?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t66bsqBZW6o

Rating: Pennies
Out of 5: -
I can't even... how do I start the day, no, the month with the worst possible rating. Look up there for a second. I didn't even have anything to say about the movie. There's nothing to say. On most any other Corman movie there's at least something to see but here I couldn't even figure out what the budget was spent on unless it cost the whole $50k for a stone head.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 01, 2013, 11:53:52 AM
I'm in.  Last year I started October by watching all the Friday the 13th movies, but this year I think I'll just check out whatever I'm in the mood for.  Some old B&W classics, some Hammer Horror, some cheesy '80s slashers, and whatever else appeals to me.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 01, 2013, 01:01:20 PM
I'm in. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 01, 2013, 01:04:09 PM
1st movie of the season...


Cemetery Gates
A low budget movie about a genetically modified Tasmanian devil that is released into the wild (and goes almost immediately to a cemetery).  Most of the characters are some of the dumbest people you'll have ever seen on film and the monster looks like one of those expensive Halloween props.  You know, the ones they sell in Halloween specialty stores that cost several hundred dollars and you wonder who exactly buys this stuff?  

The movie also stars Reggie Bannister.  



(http://i.imgur.com/q40O9XG.jpg?1)
This is not a picture of Reggie Banister.  This is a picture of the monster.  He's named Precious.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 02, 2013, 07:08:39 AM
Blood Lake (1987) - a Z-grade version of Friday the 13th. Some kids go to a cabin by a lake for a weekend of partying as a killer lurks about. This one is infamous for the water skiing scene - infamous not because it's scary, but because it drags on for a full 15 minutes. Two of the characters in the movie get bored and go do something else; us poor viewers get to see the whole thing though. Later on our kids play quarters for a full 5 minutes. Oh yeah, somebody was desperate to stretch the run time out to feature length. Our kids aren't a bad bunch, they're likable or at least entertainingly stupid. The writing and acting is so bad it actually creates a surreal sense of reality as this stuff is almost as lame as what people say in real life. Not surprisingly this is the only thing that most of these folks ever appeared in. Favorite scene was on the second night when two of the kids go to make out, on the same dock where a dead body was found the night before. Real Darwin award winners there. For some reason I get a kick out of stuff like this - probably due to my absolutely terrible taste in movies. :smile: 3/5.

Black Sunday (1960) - Mario Bava film about a couple of doctors who are traveling through, I dunno...Russia or someplace. They come across an old crypt and being the scientific types, don't believe in any of that supernatural stuff. So they mess about until they've managed to free the evil witch who's been imprisoned there for 200 years. There's a big curse involving her and the family that lives in the castle in the area, and before long she's possessing people and causing all sorts of problems. Great old B&W horror movie, pretty much everything you look for in an old classic. Barbara Steele plays a dual role as the witch and the woman she seeks to consume. Plenty of lurking about in secret passages and yes, the villagers show up with torches and pitchforks at the end  :thumbup: 4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 02, 2013, 09:14:48 AM
2. Kong Island

A mad scientist wants to use an army of four mind-zapped guys in cheap costumes gorillas to take over the world. Reading the disc jacket, the film promised a "descendant of King Kong" would show up at the end and destroy the whole operation. A brief scene involving implanting a gorilla with a mind controlling device set me up for the gorillas being at least passable and then I see the full creature walking around. Arm the bottle opener.

And that descendant of Kong? There isn't one. There's also no island. There are tons of misidentified wildlife, which the care-free white folk shoot at at all times (could you even haul a hippo onto a boat?), a jungle ditz and her magical chimpanzee friend, and a pointless subplot that the writers must have just given up on because it all unravels at the end.

This movie, while bad, was a lot of fun to riff. Look here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1FDAVEH7nA

Great soundtrack, huh? And that dance club, whee!  :lookingup:

Rating: Peppermint Sucker, I only like them if I'm eating one.
Out of 5: 2 (+1 riffing damage, +1 company bonus)
There's plenty to make fun of here and if you're watching the movie with others like I did then you could probably get some enjoyment out of it, otherwise you wasted an hour or so. This one hopes to lure you in with "Kong" and if I've warned even one person otherwise, my time here was justified.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 02, 2013, 09:24:49 AM
Black Sunday (1960) - Mario Bava film about a couple of doctors who are traveling through, I dunno...Russia or someplace. They come across an old crypt and being the scientific types, don't believe in any of that supernatural stuff. So they mess about until they've managed to free the evil witch who's been imprisoned there for 200 years. There's a big curse involving her and the family that lives in the castle in the area, and before long she's possessing people and causing all sorts of problems. Great old B&W horror movie, pretty much everything you look for in an old classic. Barbara Steele plays a dual role as the witch and the woman she seeks to consume. Plenty of lurking about in secret passages and yes, the villagers show up with torches and pitchforks at the end  :thumbup: 4/5.

This sounds right up my alley right now, I'm on a scary castle bender :drink:, mostly from (trying) to play Amnesia: Dark Descent. That game terrifies me.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 02, 2013, 10:59:09 AM
1) The New York Ripper 1982-Started the month off with some real sleaze! This Fulci film is notorious for its level of violence and claims of misogyny. Now much of italian genre cinema is misogynist but Fulci takes this to a whole other level here with violence largely focused on females crotches. Unfortunately you put aside the controversy and you're left with a pretty lame giallo with a quacking killer and boring investigation. Will probably stay away from this kind of exploitation fare this month and check out some more "classy" horeror movies.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 02, 2013, 11:11:26 AM
Day One:

THE ABC'S OF DEATH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDauSZCDfhw

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs,
B is for Boris assaulted by bears,
C is for ChaosTheory who went into a catatonic stupor watching this ill-advised and mostly crap anthology.  1/10


THE BAT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJppLcE9NJg

Embezzlement, murder, a spooky old mansion and a parade of red herrings fill out this thriller.  Not bad if you're a fan of Agnes Moorehead or Vincent Price.  6/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 02, 2013, 11:21:34 AM

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1FDAVEH7nA[/url]



Oh gawd I remember that theme music - they played it over and over throughout the entire movie.  My brain had turned into some sort of inert gelatinous mass by the time I got to the end.   :buggedout:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 02, 2013, 12:15:33 PM
Oct 1

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Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) (Blu-ray)

Supernatural forces are luring a young woman to Silent Hill: Demonic creatures captured her father. For some reason the first Silent Hill did nothing for me, but I found more entertainment in Revelation. The first 30 minutes are laughably silly/bad, but once the film gets going you are in for a fun time. Great visual effects and glossy gore. 3.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 02, 2013, 07:20:47 PM
Movie # 2
Wrong Turn 3 Left For Dead

For some insane reason I own the Wrong Turn trilogy on blu ray... Just one of the reasons I stay off the amazon deals page these days. Anyways the hillbilly freaks are back for more mayhem in this third installment. Right off the bat we see a bunch of young people going rafting get taken out and then were on to our main plot. Basically some prisoners need to be transferred and its up to two cops to transport them through the woods. Soon enough the hillbillies have driven them off the road and its a free for all as the convicts try to get freedom. Actually thought this twist had some promise but I soon lost interest. Everything from acting, writing, to the effects lack any real point of interest. I really have to get rid of this "collection" I don't even really like the first one all two much and the second was about as bad as this.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 02, 2013, 08:35:48 PM
Movie #2

Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein

(http://i.imgur.com/RqBivJ7.png)

There's nothing I can tell you about this movie that you don't already know.  It's just pure classic Universal Monster greatness mixed with a healthy dose of classic comedy.  


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 02, 2013, 09:32:58 PM
Movie #3
Curse of Chucky (2013)
A Chucky movie in 2013... Straight to video... How could this possibly be any good? Turns out its not just good but great! After basically turning into a joke in the last 2 entries director Don Mancini (writer of every chucky thing ever) brings back some suspense, some 80's style cheese and some great sfx and cinematography. Brad Dourif's daughter Fiona is the wheelchair bound lead of the film and is a clear highlight among the actors. As for Chucky well he does what Chucky does. Highly recommended for people looking for movies to add to their October marathon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw8rBxYC1Dw


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 03, 2013, 03:29:30 AM
10.02.13 (2)

(http://www.impawards.com/2012/posters/bay.jpg)

The Bay (2012) (Blu-ray)

Small coastal town falls victim to a deadly outbreak during their 4th of July celebration. Environmental Found Footage Horror from Rain Man (!) Director Barry Levinson, who uses all types of cams to good effect. The Bay is very similar to The Thaw (2009) so that should give you an indication of what to expect. I thought it was interesting that the film came with an actual movie score soundtrack, as most found footage movies usually don't use any for "authenticity" . 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 03, 2013, 05:13:45 AM
10.02.13 (2)

([url]http://www.impawards.com/2012/posters/bay.jpg[/url])

The Bay (2012) (Blu-ray)

Small coastal town falls victim to a deadly outbreak during their 4th of July celebration. Environmental Found Footage Horror from Rain Man (!) Director Barry Levinson, who uses all types of cams to good effect. The Bay is very similar to The Thaw (2009) so that should give you an indication of what to expect. I thought it was interesting that the film came with an actual movie score soundtrack, as most found footage movies usually don't use any for "authenticity" . 4/5


One word: eyeball. Right?

I loved watching this, the whole idea was horrific and well done :teddyr:. It was a good call to make the people with the camera a news team; as with REC, it's more real when the person with the camera has a reason to film the events. I've seen more than a few "found footage" movies where the guy filming will say, "I'm not sure why I'm filming this", or, "Yeah, it's pretty dumb to be filming this, but...". Don't do that.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 03, 2013, 06:30:49 AM
3. Blood Tide

All I knew about this movie going in was that the jacket spoke of virgin sacrifies to a monster and that it starred James Earl Jones. Holy crap. Such a name I would never have dreamed showing up in this collection. So I sat down with some family and watched it. Oh my god. This movie is the best thing ever.

A man and his wife come to a small town situated upon the hills and cliffs of an island off the coast of Greece. The man's looking for his sister, an artist who, I think, went there to become a nun and, I know, is restoring an old painting for the nuns. The mayor and most of the locals are none too keen on having outsiders around so Big Brother has to snoop around and soon finds Young Sister in the company of her friend, Frye, and his Typical Blonde girlfriend, Sherry. Frye likes to drink and speaks in Shakespear quotes. Guess who plays him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sykr9yDr1Bo

YES. I havn't seen a lot of Jones' filmography but this one is forever my favorite until either the hot or cold death of the universe. His deep baritone makes even the oddest lines kick your ear-butts and he completely takes to the role of a man escaping the world to live on his own time and by his own rules, including the proper way to open a melon: by punching the living bejeezus out of the b*****d.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l9JwH7fM4s


Frye's rules are also a bit lax in honesty with the local government, for you see Frye is a archaeologist with an appetite for treasure and has been gathering up loads of old coins from inside a cave, no doubt of which is probably off-limits,  deep under the island. These coins didn't just accumulate there by themselves, though - in ancient days, the area was beset by a horrible monster that could only be appeased by virgin sacrifice. In treasure-fueled greed, Frye blows open a bricked-off archway in the cave. Oops.

Things begin to go wrong from here and a body count slowly begins to tick upwards. Of course, the locals blame the strange occurences on the outsiders. The truth eventually comes to light when the monster helps itself to a nun-fat diet and begins to hunt down Younger Sister. Can Brother, Frye, and the Mayor pull it together in time to save her, themselves and the village from the creature?


Rating: Charleston Chew, melty and chewy goodness
Out of 5: 4 (+2 James Earl Jones, +1 location, +1 melon punching)

I think I've found the stand-out film in the Sci-Fi Classics 50-Pack. The cramped, rural town is my kind of place (even with the angry flying cats) and I'm 100% positive that after every day of shooting, Jones and José Ferrer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001207/?ref_=tt_cl_t2), the actor who played the mayor, would hang out and drink, talking and shooting the breeze with their awesome voices. The only thing holding Blodd Tide back from a full 5 is that you only see the monster once or twice and only for a few seconds. It's effective but I like the creature design and would have liked to see more of it.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 03, 2013, 07:07:02 AM
I liked Blood Tide so much I bought it on its own DVD - the Mill Creek version was preventing me from seeing the scenery as well as I would have liked  :smile:

We started watching The Fall of the House of Usher last night.  Fell sound asleep in the middle of it.  No matter how much I like Edgar Allen Poe and Vincent Price, I just don't care for this movie at all.  A guy goes to visit his fiancee in her big mansion which she shares with her brother (Price).  Price is an utterly morbid character who's convinced that his family is under a curse - for generations they've suffered from heightened senses which eventually drove most of them insane.  His sister, having absolutely no mind of her own, lets Price convince her that she's suffering from this disease even though she always appears to be in fine health.  Of course the fiancee wants to get her out of the house etc.  It's just...tiresome.  Whatever suspense or sense of dread existed in Poe's novel did not make it to the screen.  At all.

Then we started watching Dracula 2000.  It's a pretty fun vampire movie about an antique dealer who's got ol' Drac tucked away in his vault, but then some folks steal him (they can't figure out how to open the coffin but assume it must be full of something extremely valuable).  Hyde from That '70s Show is one of the thieves, and then you've got Jeri Ryan (7 of 9 from Star Trek Voyager) in it as well.  So Dracula's out again in New Orleans and causing all sorts of havoc.   Christopher Plummer as the antiques dealer adds a nice gravity to the otherwise cheesy proceedings.  We'll have to finish that up tonight.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 03, 2013, 07:44:21 AM
If I opened a coffin and a Dracula movie co-starring Jeri Ryan came out, I'd consider that treasure. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: El Misfit on October 03, 2013, 08:09:29 AM
gonna start this weekend since this week is Midterms. :I


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 03, 2013, 10:45:21 AM
Day Two:

SPARE PARTS (1979)
(NSFW, some nudity)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeZeXMNhSNk
A couple on their honeymoon get attacked by a pair of guys driving an ambulance.  The wife escapes by flagging down a trucker.  Once she's convinced him of her story the two try to work out a plan to find the husband.  More of a Robin Cook-type thriller than outright horror, this was pretty enjoyable.  6.5/10


FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
Hammer horror starring Peter Cushing as the titular doctor, who's looking to operate on a former colleague's brain in order to get him to reveal some secret formula.  Like all the Hammer pics, this has cool-looking gothic sets, tempera-paint gore and women in flimsy nightgowns.  5/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 03, 2013, 11:50:10 AM
4. The Wasp Woman

A somewhat eccentric scientists collects royal jelly from wasp queens for possible application in commercial products. I think he should scrap that idea and patent the technology that allows him to collect royal jelly from non-royal-jelly-producing insects and sell it to entomologists. His pursuits get him fired from the honey business (wasps don't produce honey, either) and he gets picked up by a cosmetics company when he brings his work in to showcase the jelly's potential uses in their products. The head of the company, see, is also its face, and she's getting old, into her *gasp* mid-30's! So she's might interested in the jelly's anti-aging/age revering properties - the best part of that scene being when the scientist uses his serum to turn an old guinea pig into a young rat.

OMG HIS GUINEA PIGS ARE ACTUAL GUINEA PIGS ROFL

Of course, the company head wants to be his first human test subject, but she eventually can't wait for results any longer and one act of desperation is all it takes to set things off on a course for disaster.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9U9s70OX8E

Rating: Twizzlers - Eh.
Out of 5: 2.5 (+1 riffing damage, +1 company bonus, +.5 for being moderate)

It doesn't stand out in particular to me. It isn't noteworthy but it's not a bad story, either. You can relate: "What would you do to hold onto the image you fought hard to achieve?" It also plays with The Dangers of Science, a perspective that I always enjoy, especially if that science is flawed because then you can make fun of it!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 03, 2013, 01:49:17 PM
Movie #3
The Beast of Bray Road

(http://i.imgur.com/27sSq5d.png)
(Kind of look like the werewolf from Thriller on Meth, doesn't it?)


So, this is my second low budget movie about a guy in a suit playing a hairy monster.  Weird.  Anyway, this is a low budget Asylum movie about a real* monster that terrorized Wisconsin.  The Beast of Bray Road ends up turning into a fairly standard werewolf flick. 


It's not that great, but it does have a nice cryptozoologist character. 

*depending on how skeptical you are**



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 03, 2013, 06:38:21 PM
Movie #4

Freddy vs Jason

(http://i.imgur.com/QtWJkAM.jpg?1)

I've also read the two sequels they did in the comics, both of which added Evil Dead's Ash and the necronomicon to the mix.  One of them even brought back ever surviving character from the previous Jason and Freddy movies.  ... there were far less of them by the end of that series. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 03, 2013, 07:32:55 PM
Nice to see some love for The Bay which I thought was absolutely great. Leave it to an old pro like Levinson to bring some new ideas to what can sometimes be a stale subgenre.

Movie #4
Rats: The Nights of Terror
After a high point with Curse of Chucky I'm right back in the crap zone with this mess from Bruno Mattei and the writer of Troll 2. In what has to be one of the worst Italian Mad Max knock offs we follow a gang of scavengers in a post apocalyptic wasteland. They stumble upon an old abandoned building and are delighted to find food, clean water and vegetation. There's only one problem, hundreds upon hundreds of stinky rats. From then on they mostly bicker with each other and occasionally get a bucket of rats thrown at them by offscreen stagehands. Obviously this doesn't work as a horror movie but unfortunately it also doesn't have that much to offer as a so bad its good movie either. There are two major exceptions one is the following scene which displays such exuberance and joy that it belongs in another better movie and a truly stupendous ending.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5idk0mu1Wc


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 04, 2013, 01:31:46 AM
10.03.13 (5)

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The Apparition (2012) (Blu-ray)

Young couple must face paranormal inactivity from a once captured and now unleashed angry spirit. This film sort of dips into haunted house territory but its really not. This film also wants to be scary but its really not. This film has a mind-blowing hilariously bad ending, but there are a few decent parts as well, kind of, which makes it hard to label it as a full fledged bad movie. On the other hand this film is not very original. It's like we've been there and done that a million times before. I can see why Warner shelved it for two years and gave it a limited release only. Rating:  :bouncegiggle:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img812/763/egdq.jpg)

Grabbers (2012) (Blu-ray)

Irish people must face terror in form of tentacles - these mutant creatures fear alcohol so the people get drunk to stay alive. Entertaining Horror-Comedy without being silly or goofy. That's how I like my Horror-Comedies. 4/5

(http://imageshack.us/a/img21/638/hgso.jpg)

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) (Blu-ray)

Smart Backwoods-Horror spoof about two sympathetic Hillbillies on vacation mistaken for bloodthirsty maniacs by a group of young students also on vacation. So funny its impossible NOT to laugh! I've actually wouldn't mind a sequel. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 04, 2013, 06:41:27 AM
The Fog (1980) - Carpenter classic about the residents of a small coastal community who find out that the town's founders committed a heinous crime in order to get the money to build a church - and now the victims of that crime are back in ghoul form to take their revenge.  What can you say, you've got Adrienne Barbeau as a DJ working out of a lighthouse, Hal Holbrook as a crazy old priest, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Tom Atkins sort of investigating the strange goings on concerning the fog.  We even get John Houseman setting the whole thing up as a scary campfire tale.  Excellent atmosphere and a good sense of suspense throughout.  I give it a 4/5 only because I've seen it quite a few times now and nothing can be terribly suspenseful on the 5th viewing.

Also finished up Dracula 2000.  It's really got a cool plot and some historical tie-ins concerning the origins of Dracula.  Pretty cheesy but in a very fun way.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 04, 2013, 07:23:54 AM
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Grabbers (2012) (Blu-ray)

Irish people must face terror in form of tentacles - these mutant creatures fear alcohol so the people get drunk to stay alive. Entertaining Horror-Comedy without being silly or goofy. That's how I like my Horror-Comedies. 4/5


I remember seeing the trailer for this and really looking forward to seeing it, only it faded from my mind. Thanks a ton, claws!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 04, 2013, 02:03:24 PM
5. The Galaxy Invader

Every character in this film has a name. About halfway through I stopped caring a bit.

An extraterrestrial being crashes to Earth over the southern United States, attracting the attention of a young man and his professor friend as well as the greedy eyes of some local... well, one's a drunk, several are hired, and I don't know what Cigar Guy is around town, really. Safe to say that he's shady. Both the alien's technology and the alien itself keep switching hands between the greedy humans who want to cash in on it and the caring humans who want to see it make good on its escape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb4YD7Q9K6Q

Rating: Giant Lollipop - It starts out looking good but after a while you wonder why you're still eating it.
Out of 5: 2 (+1 80's synth track, +1 green rubber alien)

I really wanted to like this movie with its effects and outstanding acting but after the first half things just drag along and aren't nearly as fun. It does pay out at the end with one of the most side-splitting effects shots I've seen in a long time, though.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 04, 2013, 03:24:32 PM
^ I loved that scene where the "rich" guy takes a big swig of beer and then starts talking, letting the whole mouthful of beer just run down his chin.   :teddyr:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 04, 2013, 04:07:20 PM
Movies #5 and #6

Countess Dracula and The Vampire Lovers.
(Actually Countess Dracula and the Vampire Lovers would make for a pretty cool movie title by itself.)

It's a double feature of busty Hammer vampire babes. 

(http://i.imgur.com/q4pn0sm.jpg)

Vampire Lovers is by far the better of thew two movies.  Not that Countess Dracula is bad, it just seems a bit slower.  It also doesn't really have anything to do with Dracula. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 05, 2013, 01:34:43 AM
I remember seeing the trailer for this and really looking forward to seeing it, only it faded from my mind. Thanks a ton, claws!

No problem. It is really worth checking out  :smile:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 05, 2013, 01:36:01 AM
10.03.13 (6)

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Making Contact (Director's Cut / German Theatrical Version) (1985) (Blu-ray)

The same day after his father's burial, telepathic little Joey makes contact with his dead dad through his toy telephone. When he finds a ventriloquist's dummy named Fletcher in an abandoned house next door, the evil doll unleashes deadly supernatural forces on Joey...
Director Roland Emmerich's first feature film was shot entirely in Germany, using military brats and soldiers/staff from a back then nearby located U.S. Military Installation for cast. Making Contact is one hell of a weird fantasy horror flick for kids - Emmerich basically dissected Steven Spielberg's E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and added Poltergeist for good measure. The outcome is a desperate attempt at recreating Spielberg's movie magic. Emmerich also shamelessly copies scenes from the three movies mentioned above. I'm surprised he was never sued for copyright infringement.
I watched the new released German Blu-ray of this which sadly is not English friendly. The Director's Cut / German Theatrical Version comes with German audio only, and the included U.S. Theatrical cut is letterboxed (!) with hard coded German subtitles. 3.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 05, 2013, 03:13:22 AM
Movie # 5
The Strangers (2008)
Plots don't get much simpler than this one. After a friends wedding reception a couple go back to their summer home for the night. At four in the morning a very creepy looking girl knocks on the door asking "if tamara is home", they tell her no and send her on her way. From here on in its pure horror as masked intruders terrorize the couple.
I thought this was pretty damn effective. There's almost no dialogue, brief back story and a complete lack of motivation for the "strangers". Instead of being a hindrance I found this minimalism to really increase the scares to a surreal nightmarish level. Really great direction here surprised to see it is the filmmakers only film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1TBlPelvbE


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 05, 2013, 06:46:21 AM
The Prowler (1981) - back in WWII, a girl sends her soldier boyfriend a Dear John letter.  He comes home later that year, just in time for the school dance, and meets up with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.  A pitchfork is involved.  So flash forward 35 years and the school dance is being held for the first time since WWII.  Hmmm...wonder if that pesky ol' killer will show up again?  

This was an okay slasher I guess.  There was no character development - I felt like the two main charters were just shapes on the screen.   Half the time somebody would get killed and I didn't even know who it was;  probably somebody who had two lines of dialogue a half hour ago.  I guess it had decent atmosphere - our two main people (one of whom was a cop) wanted to talk to some guy and for some reason they broke into his house.  Instead of just turning on the lights and yelling "Anybody home!?!?" they decide to spend half the movie lurking about in there, with dim lighting and scary theme music playing.  The kills were definitely good.  Fairly brutal and maybe a little bit creative.  The ending...well it started being ridiculous and within a couple of minutes I was saying "Okay guys just roll the credits now" and happily they did.  2.5/5.

Managed to make it 24 minutes into Argento's Deep Red.  I've had toothaches that were more enjoyable.   :lookingup:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on October 05, 2013, 01:09:22 PM
I can definitely vouch for Tucker and Dale versus Evil. It is one of the best horror comedies out there. As for The Children that is a great little film that is also available for free on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGEjRKlJJhI

I remember the TV spots for The Children back in the early 80's. That was a very disturbing movie, and while the original (sorry, that's newer movie) had it's share of moments, the original film was very dark. Tame by today's standards? yes, but back then, as horror was emerging in stronger and stronger doses, there were some truly disturbing films that came to the surface and this was one of them.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 05, 2013, 04:00:31 PM
After five movies in a row from the realm of 50-Packs I find myself in need of a recovery period. The cinematography of The Cold, a film apparently so bad that IMDB doesn't have it listed, and the horrid transfer quality of both Wild Women of Wongo and Prehistoric Women left my eyes and ears straining. Therefore, I'm briefly cruising the Netfilx Nexus. I need to get the next movie packed away! :o


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 06, 2013, 04:57:01 AM
10.05.13 (8)

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Dead Silence (Unrated) (2007) (Blu-ray)

Young man must return to his creepy home town in order to solve the murder of his wife, though he already has an idea of who might be the killer: Mary Shaw - an evil ventriloquist / local urban legend.
James Wan amps up the supernatural scares and boosts atmospheric settings with stylish directing. Sadly Dead Silence pretty much bombed at the box office and critics didn't like the movie very much. Technically there's nothing wrong with the film, solid genre effort in my opinion though the revealing twist montage at the end already got old in 2007. 4/5

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1160/g5pf.jpg)

Dracula (1979) (DVD)

Underrated, abundant, sexy, stylish, atmospheric and creepy. John Badham's Dracula never seems to get praised much, and I wonder why. A Blu-ray release would be nice, including "both" versions of the film. Apparently Badham prefers the muted colors version (included on the DVD) but it would also be nice to see the full colored version in HD. 4.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: voltron on October 06, 2013, 06:25:55 AM
Managed to make it 24 minutes into Argento's Deep Red.  I've had toothaches that were more enjoyable.   :lookingup:
What didn't you like about Deep Red Jack?


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 06, 2013, 06:40:05 AM
Séance (2006) - it's Thanksgiving break and only 5 students remain at the dorm.  But there's a sixth person present - the ghost of a young girl is making the occasional appearance as well.  So our kids have a séance to contact her, but end up summoning the ghost of the sleazeball who killed her instead. Oh-oh!  :buggedout:  This is a favorite of mine, the characters are really fun and likable.  It's cheesy to be sure, and more entertaining than scary, but I always enjoy it.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 06, 2013, 07:32:40 AM
Managed to make it 24 minutes into Argento's Deep Red.  I've had toothaches that were more enjoyable.   :lookingup:
What didn't you like about Deep Red Jack?

What's always prevented me from enjoying giallos are the reviewers who write thousand word love letters to these directors declaring them to be the filmmaking reincarnation of Van Gough and da Vinci, and then seeing these movies expecting a truly extraordinary experience, but instead getting something that's pretty similar to the run-of-the-mill '70s Italian schlock you'd typically find on disk 9 of a Mill Creek 50 pack. 

With Deep Red you've got a male lead who's a block of wood, a female lead who's so awful she turns all her scenes into an unintentional comedy, annoying secondary characters who serve no purpose but to pad out the run time, no atmosphere whatsoever, and seven different camera shots of a leaky faucet.  When watching these things I'm always struck with the feeling that if I was three sheets to the wind and couldn't maintain a train of thought from one moment to the next, and fancied myself an artiste - these are precisely the sort of movies I'd make.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: voltron on October 06, 2013, 07:51:25 AM
Managed to make it 24 minutes into Argento's Deep Red.  I've had toothaches that were more enjoyable.   :lookingup:
What didn't you like about Deep Red Jack?

What's always prevented me from enjoying giallos are the reviewers who write thousand word love letters to these directors declaring them to be the filmmaking reincarnation of Van Gough and da Vinci, and then seeing these movies expecting a truly extraordinary experience, but instead getting something that's pretty similar to the run-of-the-mill '70s Italian schlock you'd typically find on disk 9 of a Mill Creek 50 pack. 

With Deep Red you've got a male lead who's a block of wood, a female lead who's so awful she turns all her scenes into an unintentional comedy, annoying secondary characters who serve no purpose but to pad out the run time, no atmosphere whatsoever, and seven different camera shots of a leaky faucet.  When watching these things I'm always struck with the feeling that if I was three sheets to the wind and couldn't maintain a train of thought from one moment to the next, and fancied myself an artiste - these are precisely the sort of movies I'd make.
I thought David Hemmings was a likeable lead. I can see what you mean about Daria Nicolodi's character, but I think that just comes down to a bad voiceover more than anything. Giallos in general can be hit or miss. They can be extremely formulaic, but I find them much more interesting than the majority of crap that passes for horror these days.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 06, 2013, 09:45:09 AM
Movie # 6
Mother's Day (2010)
Rebbeca De Mornay is the titular mother who leads a pack of twisted outlaw children. They all meet in their former home terrorizing the new owners and their friends. So after The Strangers this is yet another home invasion film but it definitely takes a far different approach. This one is a remake of an old Troma movie and carries some of that dark humor while never being as goofy or cheap as a typical Troma Production. I thought this really worked well with some great gore and more than adequate performances. Considering the title this all really falls on De Mornay and she more than delivered with this performance. Going between motherly tenderness to savage violence in an instant she is a clear highlight. Between this Curse of Chucky and The Strangers I've been having good luck with these more recent horror movies so I might stick to 00's horror for the majority of the month and catch up on some more missed titles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtFyWtFuVLY


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 06, 2013, 12:32:10 PM
6. Crowsnest

A "found-footage" film about five friends going into the mountains to spend time at a cabin who get chased by an Evil Camping Trailer. More specifically, it's Birthday Guy with his Girlfriend and Friend with his Girlfriend and Girlfriend's Sister. Groups of friends really have to stop going places in these movies. Birthday Guy got a camera for his birthday and decided to document the trip i.e. not a good reason for filming everything. On the way up they see some weird dead thing on the side of the road, hear crazy damnation talk on the radio, and stop in some abandoned town called Crowsnest to pick up beer. "You are all going to die." At one point they're even running through the woods screaming somebody's name. Really, we're in Burkittsville now, too? The film even uses one of my least favorite Surprise Plot Twists that would be completely useless if it hadn't served its one debatable purpose.

For its flaws, there's a lot to credit Crowsnest for as well. The second act of the movie puts on the suspense and dread and does a fair job of keeping it there.The actors, in my opinion, also do a great job at conveying how one would feel if actually in this situation, the one exception being the "Oh it hurts, it hurts!" line. For the scene it's in, it comes off more delerious than OH GOD NO NO PLEASE WHY ARE YOU-. Gore is used sparingly but is very effective at making you react or feel a certain way when the movie wants you to. There are also none of those annoying jump scares that so many of these films rely on for their fear factor. There's plenty of scary stuff but you as the viewer are given a head's-up to it; it's the characters that must suffer the "BOO".

"YEW AWLL GONNA DIE!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbWcS00ilvM

Rating: Bubble Gum, it's good but you're already familiar with it.
Out of 5: 3 (+2 Jump Scare Evasion, +1 Identify Bonus)

There's a right way and a wrong way to do "found footage" movies and this one manages to fall in some odd no-man's land between those poles. It has good effects and good acting born from some pretty lazy writing and plot hooks. That being said, the sub-genre is still a not-so-guilty pleasure of mine.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 06, 2013, 12:47:51 PM
I'm only curious, since I'm located in Europe I was wondering if "Crowsnest" has been available on Netflix or something for the first time in the last few days? I've been posting in several October/Halloween threads at other message boards, and everybody seems to list "Crowsnest" the last two days or so.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 06, 2013, 02:16:06 PM
Crowsnest is available on Netflix, but I seem to remember noticing it at least a week or probably two ago.  And I don't know how long it was there before I noticed it.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 06, 2013, 03:01:15 PM
I only noticed Crowsnest yesterday. With my previous films drawn from 50 Packs I wasn't checking Netflix so I don't know how long it's been up there.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 06, 2013, 04:19:53 PM
Suspiria (1977) - an American girl goes to a dance studio in Europe and discovers strange things are afoot;  could it be witchcraft?  I watched this a few years ago and didn't like it.  This time I knew to expect a quaint and quirky kaleidoscope of candy colors and not much more, and enjoyed it quite a bit.  It's definitely got some atmosphere to it, like a fairytale world.  The acting wasn't bad.  Well Jessica Harper's acting wasn't bad as she's really the only one doing any.  I enjoyed seeing Joan Bennett as the head of the dance academy as I'm used to her as Elizabeth Collins on Dark Shadows.  The theme music was interesting.  There's a music box theme that adds a nice weird mood.  The other half of the theme music sounds like what I'd expect at a fire eating show at Disneyland.  I just found that distracting.  The story was decent enough though the ending kind of didn't fit the mood of the rest of the movie.  Overall though I liked it.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 06, 2013, 04:33:44 PM
Movie # 7
Frozen 2010 (Rewatch)
When I first saw this a year or two I was greatly impressed. The premise is a simple but a great one. Two lifetime friends and one of their girlfriends are trying to enjoy a weekend of on the ski slopes. Trying to get one last run in they end up stranded on a ski lift that is stopped for the week. Facing broken legs if they jump and freezing to death if they don't they have to find a way out. So great premise and it sure worked as a tense horror thriller last time I saw it so what changed on this watch? Well the dialogue was much weaker than I remembered it being. Basically it never really elevates itself above cliches and sometimes just plain bad. Also after knowing what happens the tension is pretty much gone completely so this watch was pretty much a complete loss. Still the premise is still awesome and I did enjoy this quite a bit on first viewing so if you haven't seen it may still be worth a watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiUNsDVjCbo


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 06, 2013, 05:42:09 PM
Eight days into a new month and I've only watched one horror movie ("Demons")... I suck. Haha.

Gonna try and get back on the track tonight with "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil."


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: voltron on October 06, 2013, 05:42:48 PM
Suspiria (1977)
Jack, you didn't like Deep Red, but you liked Suspiria? I'm a bit confused.  :question: While I really like Suspiria, I found Deep Red to be a more immediate and satisfying movie. But that's just me, I guess.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 07, 2013, 02:43:04 AM
10.06.13 (9)

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Evil Dead (2013) (Blu-ray)

Well, what can I say? I really enjoyed the remake. There are a few alterations to the story I thought worked perfectly, but I also missed a few beloved things from the original that didn't make it into the remake. I guess one can't have it all but hey, did I already mention that I enjoyed this? I really did. 4.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 07, 2013, 02:45:31 AM
Crowsnest is available on Netflix, but I seem to remember noticing it at least a week or probably two ago.  And I don't know how long it was there before I noticed it.

Ahh, ok. I was only wondering why this title was suddenly showing up on pretty much everyone's watch list. Had it been on two or three, I wouldn't have noticed. But over the weekend I counted ten or more "Crowsnest" listings.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 07, 2013, 07:07:59 AM
Suspiria (1977)
Jack, you didn't like Deep Red, but you liked Suspiria? I'm a bit confused.  :question: While I really like Suspiria, I found Deep Red to be a more immediate and satisfying movie. But that's just me, I guess.

Deep Red just got on my nerves.  From the annoying drunk making exactly the kind of "deep" observations you expect from someone who's about to tip over, to the  cop investigation scene which was Z grade schlock, to our leads having some battle of the sexes type conversation which comes off as painfully dated today.  And then the camera panning over miscellaneous objects to remind me I'm watching "art".  Just not my thing at all.   :smile:

The Haunted Palace (1963) - 100 years ago a warlock (Vincent Price) lived in a mansion and was abducting the town's women for his experiments.  The villagers responded with torches and pitchforks.  Of course Price put a curse on them and ever since then their kids have been born deformed.  Now in the present, the great-great-grandson of the warlock (also played by Price) shows up as he's only recently discovered he's inherited the mansion.  The villagers aren't terribly pleased and it's not long before the spirit of our long-departed warlock takes over Price's mind.  This is a real favorite of mine, with oodles of Gothic atmosphere and Price at his evil best.  The story is based on an H. P. Lovecraft novel so it's a little different than most of the horror movies of the time.  4.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 07, 2013, 07:10:58 AM
Second film of my October Horror Hootenanny:

"Tucker and Dale vs. Evil" (2011)

This horror comedy takes ever cliche and convention of the "killer hillbilly" genre and turns them completely upside down. It's funny as hell, it's gory as hell, it's a great time!!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 07, 2013, 10:04:25 AM
Movie #7
P2 (2007)
Horror movies love trapping people in isolated situations. I've seen people stuck in elevators, coffins, ski lifts, and many a cabin in my horror viewing experience. P2's contribution to the genre is a parking garage. It's Christmas eve and our heroine needs to get to a party ASAP. Unfortunately her attempts to leave the parking garage are constantly thwarted by a creeper security guard who chains her up and tries to force her to eat Christmas dinner with him.
This was watchable throughout but overall pretty weak. Our villain seems weird enough but his performance lacks either the menace or charm that would make such a character work. The biggest problem here is that the whole thing feels like the third act of any slasher film stretched out to a whole movie. Co scripted by Alexander Aja and directed by one of the writers of Aja's "High Tension" I expected a lot more out of this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZiThcBydSA

Movie # 8
VHS 2 (2013)
The found footage shorts are back with this sequel to VHS. I think the fun of these kind of movies is going in not knowing whats going to happen in these segments so I wont talk about plots too much. I would say on average these shorts are slightly weaker than the first film but with one standout part called "Safe Haven" from director Gareth Evans. Evans shot to prominence with "The Raid Redemption" and shows with his segment that his talents go beyond action. Focusing on documentary filmmakers trying to expose a cult this segment goes directions I would have never expected and was totally tense and awesome. By far the best segment of either film. I know this series has it's detractors and I will admit that not every segment is good but I personally hope this series continues. Its a great chance to expose yourself to new directors and it is fun seeing just where their going to stick a camera next.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Tv0lhD1fw


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 07, 2013, 10:51:07 AM
Day Three
THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVERA - snarky "homage" to 1950s z-budget sci-fi movies.  It probably would have worked as a short, but as a feature it's just kind of grating and tedious and it thinks it's about 100000 times more clever than it is.  (It was like 97 straight minutes of reading El Misfit's posts.)
2/10


Day Four
Didnt' watch anything. There was a blizzard and I had no power.

Day Five
FUNERAL HOME (1980) - A girl goes to visit her grandmother and help her convert the family's funeral home into a bed & breakfast - how could that idea possibly fail?  Soon some of the more unsavory guests start to disappear and there's some strange noises coming from the basement.  This was pretty dull but there were unintentionally hilarious performances.  4/10

Day Six
MST3K: BEGINNING OF THE END - Mike & the Bots take on a Bert I. Gordon grasshopper invasion movie.  This isn't a particularly strong episode but it does feature the famous "Peter Graves at the University of Minnesota" sketch. 6/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 07, 2013, 07:20:18 PM
Movie # 9
ATM (2012)
Oh god why do I do this to myself. So I guess an hour and a half of people stuck in a parking garage/chair lift/cabin wasn't enough for me I just had to see one where they get stuck in a freaking ATM building. So exactly like P2 we start off with some christmas music and yep there's an office christmas party too just like in P2. We are introduced to our main guy whose sole quirk is being awkward and his buddy whose sole quirk is being a douche. Add in the pretty love interest and we have our trio. They decide to go the ATM that is located in the middle of the worlds biggest vacant parking lot and are promptly trapped by some guy in a parka. Yes the villain of the piece is a guy in a Parka who just stands there for the most part. Oh yeah he cant get into the ATM building because he doesn't have the right card... At one point a security guard comes by and asks them if everything is ok despite HELP being written on the glass. Excruciating makes every bad horror movie I've seen so far this month seem like pure genius.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geffQdBbKzI


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 07, 2013, 07:30:40 PM
Yesterday's movies that i forgot to write about weren't actually horror movies, but were suitably Halloweenish.  


The Elvira Show
(http://i.imgur.com/7RGl7x4.png)

An unaired pilot for a sitcom starring Elvira.  She lives with her aunt.  They're both witches, although not very powerful ones.  Then Elvira's extremely sheltered neice comes to live with them.  As far as sitcomes go, it's not bad, but not great.  You can find it on Youtube if you want.  

I also watched
Monster Mash

(http://i.imgur.com/RSFx73d.png?1)
There's probably several dozen movies and shows that use this name, but the one I watched was a cartoon by DiC.  Basically the old monsters have lost their touch and are stuck doing shows like Foolish Monster tricks to earn money.  A group of modern monsters see this and feel insulted.  The old classics are then put on trial and the judge tells them that they have 24 hours to scare a normal family or they'll be sentenced to doing children;s birthday parties forever.  

The cartoon suffers a bit from some ugly character designs and blatantly reusing animation, but it's good for a nice Saturday Morning style diversion.  I can't help but think this would be viewed as a classic if it had been done in live action instead.  

(http://i.imgur.com/upEyFzI.png?1)



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Pilgermann on October 07, 2013, 10:08:00 PM
I haven't watched too much, yet, in fact I've only watched one film in October so far:

The Dark (1979) - A mysterious creature is tearing off random people's heads at night.  The first victim was the daughter of an ex-con turned mega-popular novelist.  He gets involved in the manhunt along with a spunky reporter.  The cops act like jerks.  I was distracted during this but got the gist of it and it's got a lot of funny and ridiculous bits, especially the big climactic showdown with the alien creature at the end.  Aside from clawing people to bits it also shoots lasers out of its eyes.  6/10

Towards the end of September I kicked off my Halloween viewing with these:

Something Evil (1972) - Early Spielberg made for TV flick about a haunted house.  It had some creepy stuff here and there and is mostly enjoyable but the end is a little goofy.  7/10

The Innocents (1961) - Lovely and creepy Victorian ghost story.  The wealthy uncle of two orphaned children hires a woman as a governess to watch over his niece and nephew.  There are secrets and strange happenings in this excellent film.  8/10, possibly a 9/10

The Hearse (1980) - A recently divorced woman goes off to the country to stay a while in the house she inherited from her aunt.  The locals treat her coldly and spooky stuff happens in the house and she's also terrorized by a mysterious hearse.  She's got some nice legs, too.  Nothing amazing here but it's the comforting sort of harmless horror film I enjoy late at night.  7/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 07, 2013, 10:19:45 PM
I just watched Cry Wolf. 

I don't care enough about it to get a picture for it. 

It's a slasher movie.  In some prestigious prep school, a group of friends spread a hoax e-mail about a serial killer.  Naturally this makes the real serial killer unhappy and he starts stalking them... or does he? 

Sadly, there isn't a single likeable character in this movie.  They all come across as total pricks and the more the movie tries to get you to feel sorry for them, the less you actually care. 

On top of that, the movie stacks it's twists at the end one right after another. 

I watched the unrated directors cut version.  It's possible that the PG-13 version was better, but I doubt it. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 08, 2013, 02:36:15 AM
The Hearse (1980) - A recently divorced woman goes off to the country to stay a while in the house she inherited from her aunt.  The locals treat her coldly and spooky stuff happens in the house and she's also terrorized by a mysterious hearse.  She's got some nice legs, too.  Nothing amazing here but it's the comforting sort of harmless horror film I enjoy late at night.  7/10

This is a favorite of mine, I even saw it at the Theater when I was a kid and it scared me nearly too death back then haha.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 08, 2013, 05:35:47 AM
10.07.13 (10)

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Halloween: Unrated Director's Cut (2007) (Blu-ray)

Rob Zombie's epic white trash slasher remake split the fans but was a decent box office success nonetheless. It's loud, vulgar, sadistically brutal and constantly in your face. Quite the opposite from John Carpenter's easy going chiller. I still enjoy this for what it is but it won't ever replace the original. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 08, 2013, 07:10:26 AM
Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - while digging a new subway tunnel in London, workers find some ancient human remains.  Five millions years old.  Scientists are called in to investigate, and then they find what they think is an unexploded WWII bomb, which turns out to actually be a spaceship.  Professor Quatermass (Andrew Keir) and a group of other specialists try to get into it, and what will they find inside?  This is a lifelong favorite of mine.  I saw it when I was a little kid and loved it, so I still love it now.  Really intriguing storyline which mixes alien stuff with Satanic stuff, which is an odd combo but I think it worked really well.  Effects are a bit hokey but that adds to the charm.  The ending, well it doesn't really make any sense at all, but hey just go with it  :smile:  5/5.

Pieces (1982) - a chainsaw wielding slasher is loose on a college campus.  This is just about as dumb and goofy as you can get, but for some reason it holds a certain appeal.  A cult classic I guess.  The cops think it would be a good idea to keep the whole serial killer thing secret - what importance do a few lives have compared to the good reputation of the university?  They do absolutely nothing to catch the killer, that's all done by one of the students.  He gets ALL the girls despite looking like an older version of Screech from Saved by the Bell.  Then you've got a "Kung Fu Professor" who goes around attacking random people on campus due to having eaten some bad sushi.  And a girl who gets into an elevator with the killer but fails to notice he's hiding a chainsaw behind his back.  And on and on;  the cops send a professional tennis player in as an undercover agent.  She plays an exhibition match and it's obvious she's about as good at tennis as I am. 

The ending - the very last little bit at the very end - is pure genius  :bouncegiggle:  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 08, 2013, 08:59:08 AM
I have been away a while, so I'm going to start today.

First up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A97EOtxF2gA

I love this film, but not seen it in a while.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 08, 2013, 11:51:20 AM
Paranormal Asylum (2013) - a couple of guys decide to put some cameras in an abandoned asylum in the hopes of picking up some paranormal activity.  Typhoid Mary was once there, and, well...I guess the writers think "typhoid" is a form of demonic possession or something  :lookingup:  Anyhow there's tons of paranormal activity from the very second they arrive.  The main guy who has zero personality keeps seeing stuff and telling the second guy, who's a complete jerk, about his sightings.  He doesn't believe him.  If only the main guy would remember that he filmed every freakin' one of these occurrences and he could just show the video to the other guy.  He's not quite that smart though.

Nothing about this makes a damned bit of sense.  On the outside the asylum is in ruins, looking like it's been abandoned for a century at least.  On the inside it's a brand new hospital - it looks like they just asked the doctors and nurses to step out for a moment so they could film a scene.  Seriously, do they think anyone would actually buy into this?  That's the whole movie in a microcosm.  They catch enough paranormal activity on film in 5 minutes to fill two seasons of Ghost Hunters, yet they sit around like they've got nothing.  The jerk's fiancee gets possessed, but in keeping with his "I just met her yesterday" level of affection for her, he doesn't care.  She dyes her hair dark to look like Typhoid Mary.  Mary was a fat woman in her 40's, not a hot goth chick.   :lookingup:

1.75/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 09, 2013, 06:48:00 AM
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1992) - some kids go to a house out in the woods to do some of that naughty stuff kids like to do.  Unfortunately a psycho priest has recently escaped from a church where he'd been imprisoned for 30 years, and he's not a fan of the naughty stuff kids do  :buggedout:  This is a big favorite of mine, just brimming with '80s / early '90s "scary" slasher atmosphere.  The main girl is sweet, the other one's a bit tart, the two guys are likeable goofs.  There's a nice prologue where we learn about the killer and his motivations.  I guess it's just a typical slasher but one that, in my opinion, does everything right.  5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 09, 2013, 07:05:59 AM
Movie # 10
The Ruins (2008)
Some tourists go check out some ruins and encounter whacky weeds and angry locals. Really boring, kind of hated it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzdto154_to

Movie # 11
Eden Lake (2008)
This UK horror film is definitely the most disturbing of the 00's horror I have been watching this month. Michael Fassbender and his wife are tourists who decide to go camping on a lake in the English Countryside. Everything seems idyllic until they come across some of the most repulsive teenagers I have ever seen in movies or life. Loud violent and completely unreasonable you want these kids to be punished from the moment they appear on screen. However just when you think you have predicted the progression of this type of movie (Civilized couple are terrorized by criminal youth, pushed to breaking point, get bloody revenge) your expectations are continuously subverted.

Instead of being your typical revenge picture we get something much more disturbing in its brutality. Even as a hardened horror fan I think there are sequences that go into gratuitous territory. As a viewer we are disgusted by the teenagers from the get go so I don't really think we need an extended scene of them taking turns stabbing someone. It's tricky to judge a movie like this, on one hand it's got great acting, its tense and nicely shot. On the other hand it's sheer level of depravity with complete lack of conventional retribution makes you wonder what there is to gain from such an experience. File this with "The Girl Next Door" (Not the Elisha Cuthbert one) as exceptionally made films that you couldn't pay me to watch again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9kuMFPW0YI


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 09, 2013, 10:15:56 AM
MY MOM IS A WEREWOLF (1989)

It's got a werewolf and I found it in Mill Creek's "Pure Terror" 50 pack, so I guess I can post this here. It also has a scene set at a Halloween party.

A teenager's ditzy mom nearly has an affair, but is bitten by a werewolf instead. This clumsy and unfunny comedy might have work as a raunchy R-rated sex romp, but it's shot with the timid tone of a TV movie. The only really interesting part is a bizarre dentist scene that looks like a tribute LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. 2/5 for bad movie fans, 1/5 for normal people.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 09, 2013, 11:49:02 AM
Movie # 10
The Ruins (2008)
Some tourists go check out some ruins and encounter whacky weeds and angry locals. Really boring, kind of hated it.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzdto154_to[/url]



That was a really difficult premise to sell; the novel it's based on was more depressing than scary but I kind of liked it (the book, not so much the movie...)


Day Seven

DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS - a serial killer is targeting guys in Santa suits in this very 80s slasher.  Lots of splashy gore and nudity, somewhat entertaining but has an annoyingly typical post-HALLOWEEN slasher ending.  Also notice how nobody takes any security measures or precautions w/r/t the Santa suits even though the killer's MO is publicly known.  5/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrXZb1xT79Q


Day Eight
TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 - Jeff Goldbloom and Ed Begley Jr. are tabloid reporters sent to investigate a possible Frankenstein sighting in Transylvania in this horror-satire.  Has a good cast, but most of the jokes feel really forced. 5/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 09, 2013, 12:32:20 PM
Currently out of commission at the hospital. Major movie lag. -via ipod


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 09, 2013, 12:56:23 PM
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TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 - Jeff Goldbloom and Ed Begley Jr. are tabloid reporters sent to investigate a possible Frankenstein sighting in Transylvania in this horror-satire.  Has a good cast, but most of the jokes feel really forced.

It's cheesy, but I always liked it.  


Anyway, what have I saw recently...

I saw, The Return, starring Sarah Michelle Geller as somebody who isn't blonde. 

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It's a very very very very very slow paced thriller/supernatural mystery, about a girl who's suddenly having memories of places she's never been and people she doesn't know.  The atmosphere in the movie is great, but it just feels like nothing is happening most of the time. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: ChaosTheory on October 09, 2013, 01:58:07 PM
I know I've seen THE RETURN, but for the life of me I can't remember what happened in it.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 09, 2013, 02:24:27 PM
I know I've seen THE RETURN, but for the life of me I can't remember what happened in it.


 :cheers:

I just finished watching it and I can barely remember.  

Next movie I caught was The Strangers

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I'd heard things about it but was somewhat reluctant to see it.  After watching it, I have to say that it isn't bad.  It's not great, but it's less cliche slasher/torture porn than I was expecting it to be.  In a way it takes more after the original Halloween, as the suspense is more emphasized than the blood and there's no attempt to explain why this is happening. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 09, 2013, 07:26:55 PM
Was considering watching The Return as I have it on a dvd four movie pack but the near universal meh reaction makes me wary.

Movie #12
The Horde (2009)

Picked this one up on blu ray for 5$ today. This is a zombie film from France and focuses on police officers who go to get revenge for their killed partner. The culprits are Nigerian gangsters who reside in a dilapidated apartment complex. Just as the two parties are in the middle of their confrontation hordes of zombies begin pouring into the building. They have to put aside their differences and fight together if they have any hope of getting out.

This is definitely much more of an action film than a straight up horror movie. It actually reminded me quite a bit of The Raid Redemption even though this one came out first. To me it also had one of the same problems that the Raid did, that is full focus on the action and minor focus on the characters. I didn't really care if anyone survived this story and this didn't change as the movie went on. It's not all bad though there is some standout action set pieces and some parts did look particularly nice in HD. Probably will end up selling this though as I can't see re-watching it. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 09, 2013, 08:20:18 PM
2. Magic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx7smh7YHKg

I was brilliant. I don't think I have seen this mentioned on here before, but may be wrong.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 09, 2013, 09:12:04 PM
Oh, one thing I forgot to say about the Strangers.

It ends with one of the cheapest jump scares I've ever seen. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 10, 2013, 04:26:37 AM
You guys stop watching The Strangers before I do  :wink: It's always on my yearly October/Halloween schedule  :teddyr:

10.08.13 (11)

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Halloween II: Unrated Director's Cut (2009) (Blu-ray)
Whatever Rob Zombie was aiming for, I totally dig it. The majority may call it crap, I'd say Zombie's Halloween II egotrip is a surreal masterpiece of art  :cheers: 5/5

10.09.13 (12)

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Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) (DVD)

No October/Halloween without my favorite! 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 10, 2013, 06:48:29 AM
I saw, The Return, starring Sarah Michelle Geller as somebody who isn't blonde. 

I made it to the part where she eventually goes to the bar.   :smile:

The Undying Monster (1942) - two people are assaulted by someone...or something?  And a couple of Scotland Yard detectives are called in to investigate.  Most of it takes place in a spooky old mansion.  The characters are all well developed and the investigation is fairly intriguing.  The family who owns the mansion is harboring a dark secret and don't want to help the detectives at all.  I really liked this, except for the epilogue where everything is explained - I guess back in the '40s obstruction of justice was just something the police laughed off.  4/5.

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - camp counselors, panties, machetes...you know the drill.  This has always been one of my favorite slashers but last night I finally realized that few of these characters are actually likable.  The last girl is decent and the goofy couple who can barely stop making out for long enough to say a couple of lines are okay, but everyone else kind of turned me off.  Oh well.  Looked nice on Blu ray.  They brightened everything up so the blacks all look kind of grey, but the image is somewhat sharper.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 10, 2013, 07:34:24 AM
Last two horrors I watched:

"Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" (1964) - One of the lesser known Hammer Horror films, kind of dry and took forever to get going. 

"Ice Cream Man" (1995)... it was bad. VERY very bad.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 11, 2013, 07:45:59 AM
The Plague of the Zombies (1966) - a professor of medicine gets a letter from one of his former students - he's got a practice in a small village and people are dropping like flies, and the young doctor has no idea why.  So the Professor and his daughter travel there and try to get to the bottom of the mystery.  There's very little zombie action in this movie, it's mostly a mystery with plenty of supernatural overtones.  An old favorite of mine to be sure.  The two leads are great - the cantankerous professor (André Morell) and his cute-as-a-button daughter (Diane Clare) who cheerfully puts up with him (she's got him wrapped around her little finger of course).  Between the characters, the somewhat intriguing plot and some pretty decent atmosphere it gets a 4.5/5 from me.

Funeral Home (1980) - a young girl arrives at her grandma's house to help her fix the place up;  it used to be a funeral home but now they've made it into a a small motel.  It's not long before she starts noticing strange things happening.  Grandma's having conversations with someone in the cellar in the middle of the night, even though she insists there's no one else in the house.  And guests start disappearing on a fairly regular basis.  This wasn't bad.  It dragged a bit.  After an hour I was thinking it had already seemed like close to 90 minutes.  The plot is pretty easy to figure out, I even spotted the killer by the midpoint of the movie and I'm terrible at that stuff.  The main girl was a likable enough person.  The ending at least was fairly suspenseful with typical '80s slasher atmosphere.  3.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 11, 2013, 11:34:58 PM
Movie #13
Elevator (2011)- Yet another horror movie in a confined space this time its the old standby the elevator. Basically you got a nice variety of people, a reporter, a comedian, a shareholder and a CEO among others stuck in this elevator. Early on we learn that one of the passengers has a bomb and it's up to the assortment of people to find a way out. This is not a big film by any means shot with half a million dollars and with no known actors it doesn't have a lot to work with. Looking at in this light I think its a success. It's never boring at 80 minutes and even if the plot isn't all that, it is consistently entertaining. For a superior elevator horror movie go see "Devil" (2010) but this one is still worth a look. I watched it on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nby1FwTxT0Y


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 12, 2013, 04:50:51 AM
10.10.13 (13)

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Messiah of Evil (1973) (DVD)

No October/Halloween without this eerie classic. 5/5

10.11.13 (14)

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Roseanne - BOO! S2E7 (1989) (DVD)

My favorite Roseanne Halloween episode. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 12, 2013, 07:13:06 AM
Lady Frankenstein (1971) - so ol' Doctor Frankenstein is doing his usual thing, unfortunately his monster kills him (They used the abnormal brain again...when will they ever learn.)  No prob' though, his daughter has just returned from medical school and she's a full fledged surgeon now.  She doesn't seem quite so interested in creating life for the purpose of advancing medical science though - she's got this "boyfriend" but he's got a bad leg (can't go out with a guy with a bad leg you know) and she'd like to put his brain in the big strong body of some retarded guy who's a servant at the castle.  So yeah, she's a tiny bit shallow I guess.  Meanwhile the local detective is investigating all the murders being committed by the shuffling hulk her father created - he seems to be tracking down the grave robbers who supplied bodies to Doctor 'stein and killing them one after another.  

This is a favorite of mine;  Lady Frankenstein is as evil as she is hot, the detective and grave robber guy are very good characters, and the plot is wonderfully sick as well.  4/5.

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GRRRR!!!

Resident Evil (2002) - Milla Jovovich and a bunch of uber-cool military types go into "the hive", a large underground research complex beneath Raccoon City, where they battle a bunch of zombies and we get to listen to a bunch of Marilyn Manson music.  It has some pretty good atmosphere and the zombies are well done.  It's a fun popcorn flick, that's about all.  Best enjoyed with a few adult refreshments I think.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 13, 2013, 04:24:11 AM
10.12.13 (15)

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The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) (Blu-ray)

I still think the title is stupid. Anyway, part 2 has nothing to do with the first one. Ghosts of Georgia tells the story of a young family moving into a new rural house but the property is haunted by the spirits of the undead. The mother is gifted with second sight but tries to numb her visions with medication. The daughter has visions, too, and so does her aunt who moves into a trailer in the garden.
This was actually solid and beautifully shot. Acting was decent, and the f/x, while annoying at times (appearing/disappearing jittery ghosts) were above average.
The movie goes straight to the jugular, so to speak, because something supernatural happens about every 3 minutes or so, which is kinda tiresome in my opinion. The director must've been hyperactive or something. I prefer a set up and introduction instead of overkill from the first minute to the last. 3.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 13, 2013, 06:56:46 AM
Ringu (1998) - Japanese movie about a killer video tape - watch it and a week later you'll die.  A reporter teams up with her ex-husband to investigate it.  They've both watched the video so they're highly motivated.  I really liked this.  Though it certainly gets off to a slow start, the story behind the tape is very intriguing and the last half of the movie has some really good scary atmosphere.  It had a more raw feel to it which made it seem more real than its high-gloss Hollywood remake.  When the spooky girl came climbing out of the TV I really had to sit up and say "Whoa!", unlike the Hollywood version where she's CGI and it had no impact on me whatsoever.  4/5.

Apollo 18 (2011) - astronauts go to the moon to put some military thingie up there, but find something unexpected.  I didn't care for this at all.  Most of the movie is these two guys sitting in their space capsule, but instead of thinking they're Apollo astronauts I couldn't get past the fact that they were actors trying to portray Apollo astronauts.  It gets to be a real snoozefest after an hour.  When they find something on the Moon, it's not explained at all - there's no story behind it, it's just "We went to the moon and found CGI."  Extremely underwhelming.  It's one of those found footage things so everything's photographed from some crummy angle of a handheld camera stuck in the corner of the ship, and the editing gets really annoying after a while.  The only thing I liked was that the sets and costumes looked pretty period-authentic.  2/5.

Diary of a Madman (1963) - Vincent Price plays a judge who has a conversation with a murdered he's convicted.  The man tells him he was possessed by some evil spirit called a Horla, and sure enough the spirit enters Price and starts forcing him to do evil things.  He meets a woman and falls in love with her, but she turns out to be a gold-digger and that nasty ol' Horla forces Price to put a rather permanent end to the relationship.  My main problem with this was that the story was completely predictable, and the Horla speaking to him in the voice of some ordinary guy trying to convince him to do evil wasn't scary at all.  Still Price is always a joy to watch in these sorts of things.  3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 13, 2013, 10:28:24 AM
Movie # 14
Let The Right One In (2008)

As a horror fan I've heard nothing but praise for this Swedish film but for some reason it's taken me up to now to watch it. The plot is simple enough our main character Oskar is a lonely 12 year old who faces bullying at school. His only respite is fantasies of revenge until he meets a peculiar girl of his same age. At first she says they can never be friends but despite her best efforts she is drawn to the boy. It's revealed early on that she is a vampire and relies on her caregiver Hakan to seek blood for her.

Ok this one deserved all the hype it recieved. The first thing that stood out to me is the absolutely gorgeous cinematography. Nearly every scene has gorgeously framed still shots and elegant smooth camera movements. Apparently I am not the only one that noticed this as the cinematographer has gone on to helm such films as David O Russel's "The Fighter" and Christopher Nolan's upcoming "Interstellar". The acting is also fantastic especially from the two young leads. The boy who plays Oskar tells the story with his face from the glee he shows sledding with his father to the fear he shows in his encounters with the bullies. As for Eli the vampires performance it's tragic at parts terrifying at others a truly unique take on the vampire mythos. This is absolutely the best film I have seen in this horror marathon and one of the best movies of the past 10 years period.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICp4g9p_rgo


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 13, 2013, 11:34:28 PM
Fun-size catch up:

7. Ghost Shark

In horror movies, Great White sharks are the most numerous fish in the ocean and live off every coast and in every sea. Now you'll even find them at bikini washes and inside water coolers. Fishermen mortally wound a shark which limps off to die in a cave only to discover the secret of Jaws 4 and rises as a vengeful ghost that can manifest itself in any source of water, no matter how small. Swimming pools, Slip 'n' Slides, puddles, bathtubs, it's all fair game. The body count is high and the cheese is sharp.

Rating: Candy Corn - why can't I stop eating this, I don't like it?!
Out of 5: 5 (+1 fresh concept, +1 attractive lead bonus, +3 Ghost Shark Rage Rounds)

Shark movies are a dime a dozen so the only thing you can really have going for you is a good hook, which is an ironically fitting term. Ghost Shark manages to be outrageous and still keep a grasp on your suspension of disbelief that's just firm enough to let you enjoy the story.

More to come, there's a big catch-up period ahead, this was what I managed to catch on TV during the brief hospital stay. I'm fine, just had a long series of obnoxious tests. :thumbdown:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 14, 2013, 06:55:18 AM
The Mummy (1932) - archeologists dig up a mummy and sure enough, back to life it comes.  Unlike other movies this mummy doesn't shuffle around all wrapped in bandages - we get Boris Karloff in some pretty cool looking old age makeup.  He meets a girl who's the spitting image of the princess he was in love with 3,700 years ago and so he wants to transfer the princess' soul into this girl, kill her and then bring her back to life as an immortal mummy like himself.  Unfortunately this part gets really slow.  The girl is under Karloff's power or something so she spends the whole movie acting like she's in a daze.  Not really the movie's fault but I was feeling a bit chilly last night and pulled the blanket over myself and next thing you know I was waking up for the sixth time.  :smile:  Ah well, the first ten minutes was classic stuff and the ending brought a little bit of excitement back to it.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 14, 2013, 12:04:15 PM
Movie # 15
Seed of Chucky (2004)
After being impressed by Curse of Chucky I decided to move backward and check out the previous entry. This movie surely must rank among the most preposterous entry in any horror franchise. It has:
Chucky masturbating to fangoria !!!
A cross dressing british doll named s**thead and later glen/glenda!
Redman and John Waters in prominent roles !

Yeah so this is a total mess no longer attempting to be a horror movie at all. Instead we get a bizarre meta comedy with Jennifer Tilly playing an exaggerated version of herself as well as voicing the bride of Chucky. Tilly is definitely the best part of the movie with her charming and sexy performance. I'll give this movie credit for its sheer insanity but it's definetly a mess. I'm cool with the series going for pure comedy but aside from a couple lines its never as funny as it thinks it is. Also the "seed of chucky" is just a terrible puppet and character so that's a big problem. The dvd is pretty good with great picture quality and plenty of special features.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 14, 2013, 01:56:11 PM
Next up was The Funhouse. I had never seen it before and I loved it.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 14, 2013, 09:02:25 PM
8. The Terror From The Year 5000
Thank God for Ipods and Wireless internet or the hospital would have been pure madness.

The movie opens, as nearly all Atomic Age scifi-horror movies do, with a narrator who promises some cosmic terror from the future. This movie might as well have been called The Museum Curator From The City and The Fiance' Who Hates Him because, even though the plot features dangerous experiments and skulking about, the War For The Woman aspect seems to be constantly in the foreground. It's dull, filled with pointless plot directions, and delivers no terror at all. So how could I have possibly made it through the whole thing? This might be why. (http://"http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/25086/Mystery+Science+Theater+3000.jpg")

There's really not a lot that I can tell you without ruining some part of the plot if you've never seen the film before. There are radiation problems on the island where the scientists work and strange things begin happening once they get a call for help from the future. I'm no expert, but killing everybody that you encounter doesn't seem like a very good way of getting them to help you. Also, the monster sparkles. Not sure how I feel about that.

In an effort to give you something to take from this, I present the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DumpwAzSWYE

Rating: Mystery Bag - that black-and-orange paper package covered in ghosts or bats.
Out of 5: 1 (+1 temporal tranfer machine)

Being that this was a MST3K viewing, I could think of no better treat to compare it to than the "mystery bag". What was actually in those, anyway? I can never remember if it was black and orange taffies, sugar candies shaped like monsters, or a myriad of who-knows-what because I rarely ever got them and the contents never consistent. With Mike, Servo, and Crow acting as a comedy buffer and the skits providing breaks in between, the experience was far more of a novelty than it had any right being.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 14, 2013, 10:54:59 PM
10.13.13 (18)

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Rare Exports (2010) (Blu-ray)

The real Santa Claus is found in the mountains of Finland, frozen inside a block of ice. When evil elves (naked old men) snatch children from a nearby village, one little boy finds out the harrowing truth about Santa: he actually tortures and kills children. Little time is left to come up with a masterplan to stop Santa, because the ice is melting quickly ...

Dark-ish but amusing Fantasy/Adventure teasing the audience with the promise of gruesome Horror. This was alright but I thought the similar Saint Nick (2010) was much better. 4/5

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Stoker (2013) (Blu-ray)

Troubled girl "India" just lost her beloved father who died in an car accident. The same day her mysterious uncle appears, who she never met. Mom (Nicole Kidman) is quite fond of the charming brother-in-law, but the uncle seems to be drawn to his niece...

Coming-of-age Arthouse Drama/Thriller that doesn't shy with nasty violence and disturbing surprises. Reminded me of The Reflecting Skin (1990). 4.5/5

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Frankenweenie (2012) (Blu-ray)

Young Victor Frankenstein resurrects his dead dog Sparky and all sorts of madness ensures. Tim Burton is up to his old tricks, literally, and didn't exactly wow me with his stop motion remake. I mean, it was decent enough, but it kinda felt lazy and way too familiar (not referring to the short film). Burton definitely needs new ideas. 3.75/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 14, 2013, 11:15:58 PM
Tonight I watched "The Fear: Halloween Night" (1999), an instantly forgettable sequel to an equally forgettable early 90s direct-to-video flick about a killer wooden dummy (?) named "Morty."

Seriously, if you're trying to create a new horror icon, why would you name it "Morty?"


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 15, 2013, 06:47:01 AM
The Mummy (1959) - Hammer version of the classic tale.  Peter Cushing and some other archeologists dig up a tomb in Egypt, and of course the Mummy (Christopher Lee) comes to life and attacks one of them, driving him insane.  So they all go back to England.  Unfortunately an Egyptian guy who still follows the ancient religion is a bit ticked about the tomb being desecrated, and he heads over to England with Mummy in tow to take his revenge.  One of my favorites, Cushing puts in a good performance and the plot moves along well and is nice and suspenseful.  Very good performance from George Pastell as the Egyptian, Mehemet Bey, which added a lot to the movie.  4.5/5.

The Brides of Dracula (1960) - a naive girl is traveling through Transylvania on her way to a teaching assignment.  She's taken in by an old woman in a castle who has a son she keeps locked up in a set of rooms.  Our well-meaning girl releases him - bad news for the local population as he's a vampire.  So she goes on to the next town where she works as a teacher and meanwhile Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) shows up to deal with the problems dingbat has created.  Even though the girl has only had one short conversation with the vampire, when he comes to visit her again she immediately agrees to marry him.  Sign her up for the next season of Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire I guess  :lookingup:  Anyhow you've got Peter Cushing on the job so chances are everything will turn out okay in the end.  I'm kind of making fun of this movie but it's pretty good actually.  Plenty of Gothic atmosphere and lush colors, and the secondary characters in this were really entertaining as well .  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 15, 2013, 09:51:05 AM
V/H/S (2012): Four hooligans are hired to break in and retrieve a VHS tape from an old house; when they get there they watch tapes with short POV horror stories. The episodes range from very bad (a Skype session on VHS?) to not bad (Halloween partiers walk into the wrong house), but there is a douchey frat boy vibe to many of the segments that won't sit well with older, smarter folks. A generous 2.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 16, 2013, 07:04:35 AM
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) - a beggar is thrown in the dungeon by an evil count and left to rot down there for the rest of his life.  Eventually a mute servant girl is also tossed in the dungeon, for spurning the count's advances, and she's raped by the old beggar.  She escapes and gives birth to a little werewolf boy, and we see him as a child as his adopted parents learn to deal with his little problem.  Kind of a different way of doing a movie as the werewolf doesn't even appear until late in the film, but the whole beginning was very good so that's cool.  Eventually our guy grows up, moves out and of course has a few problems when the moon is full.  This is set in Spain which gives it a nice and somewhat different atmosphere.  Good characters, decent story, quite an enjoyable time overall.  4/5.

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) - Dracula (Christopher Lee) was killed at the end of the previous movie, but of course you can't keep a good vampire down and so he's up and about in no time.  Really cool intro with a Monsignor going up to his castle and performing an exorcism in order to get the local villagers to believe that they're out of danger.  So ol' Drac is pretty darned P.O.'s about the whole affair and decides to bite a member of the monsignor's household.  The girl is in love with a local guy and together they try to deal with all this nasty stuff going on.  This is an old favorite of mine, full of great characters and excellent atmosphere.  There are plenty of MST3K-worthy coincidences in it, like a priest falling down a hill and laying unconscious and bleeding - right over Dracula's mouth.  Or a cross falling and getting stuck in the ground -  and guess who falls right on top of that?  Another thing I couldn't figure out is that Drac's castle can only be reached by climbing up a mountain - there's no road or anything.  How in the heck did they get the building materials up there? :teddyr:  It's all good cheesy fun though. 4.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 16, 2013, 08:46:37 AM
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Monsteroid (1980) (DVD)

Watchability: 1/5
Energy drain: 5/5

Chemical factory in Colombia pollutes lake creating man-eating creature. John Carradine shows up as a Priest and burns a witch on a stake. A b***hy reporter films everything and some guys blow up the beast. Based on true story.
This was dull and dreadful viewing and made The Spawn of Slithis (1978) look good.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 16, 2013, 11:01:45 AM
10.15.13 (20)

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My Soul to Take (2010) (Blu-ray)

Hrm. I actually enjoyed this more on my first viewing two years ago. Craven is trying his hand at Psychological Horror while resurrecting the spirits of Scream and Shocker.
The outcome is rather messy, and when all logic fails I guess the audience is supposed to fill in the gaps with the Psychological angle of the story. It works for David Lynch, but not here.
Disappointing villain, one dimensional characters, fake-ish CGI blood and silly shenanigans. On the upside this was stylishly shot (love the 1990s vibe) with effective jump scares and great atmosphere. 3.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Andrew on October 16, 2013, 11:09:57 AM
The Outing (1987)

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This is your standard 80s' low budget monster movie.  The monster is a djinn released from a magic lamp.  There are some early characters used to create a body count and to show some female nudity.  The main cast includes a girl whose ex-boyfriend is a dangerous punk, but whose current boyfriend is both heroic and understanding.  There is a car chase, scenes in a school, and then a group of teenagers (main female and her new boyfriend included) who all decide to spend the night in the museum, where of course the magic lamp is being stored.  Various unlikely deaths ensure - levitated into ceiling fans, etc.



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 16, 2013, 11:37:53 AM
Movie # 16
Bride of Chucky

In this 1998 sequel Chucky finds the love of his life who comes in the form of a murder obsessed Jennifer Tilly. It takes some spells and some bloodshed but sure enough Tilly is transformed into a doll and yes Chucky has sex with it...

Unlike Seed of Chucky which was pure goofy spoof this one still has some good atmosphere and is still going for some scares. The cast was pretty interesting certainly didn't expect to see John Ritter and a young Katherine Heigel in here. After having a tough time with Seed of Chucky I found this to be a great deal better and overall was a fun watch. Having now seen every single Chucky movie and checked out a lot of the special features my opinion of the franchise has gone up. It's rare for a series to have one writer (Don Mancini) to be behind every single script one gets the feeling from listening to the commentaries that he writes these films out of love of the character rather than as a cash grab. This is especially apparent in the most recent "Curse of Chucky" which is clearly a gift for the fans that feel Chucky had gone a little too goofy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtDElSGxU8s

Movie #17
Excision (2012)
The rare horror movie that simultaneously seems to bring in influences from other films yet feels completely unique as a whole. We follow a disturbed awkward teenager dealing with a borderline insane mother and a sister with cystic fibrosis. In some ways it feels like a horror version of Todd Solondz "Welcome to the Dollhouse" with hints of "Ginger Snaps" and a bit of John Waters (who stars in this film, making his second appearance in this horror marathon) "Serial Mom". Performances are all around great with Traci Lords doing a fantastic job as the domineering mother. The highlight is the lead actress Annalynn McCord who plays the extremely homely lead. It was quite a shock to see that she looks like a model in real life because here you totally believe her as the zit faced scowling outcast who cant get a date to save her life.
Very good movie recommended for horror fans that want to see something different.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWJHOdjuOlY


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 16, 2013, 01:46:38 PM
Tonight I watched "The Fear: Halloween Night" (1999), an instantly forgettable sequel to an equally forgettable early 90s direct-to-video flick about a killer wooden dummy (?) named "Morty."

Seriously, if you're trying to create a new horror icon, why would you name it "Morty?"
Oddly enough, I just watched the original.  It was really average.  Still, Morty wasn't a bad design for a horror character.  The problem was the wisecracking.  That look would have fit a more silent Myers or Vorhees style killer better.

I also just watched the remake of Last House on the Left.  The first half was decidedly unpleasant then it turned into a standard cat and mouse slasher style movie.  I can't say i much cared for it.  The think the Hollywood glossyness really hurt the movie.  I imagine the older version with less production values would have fit the feel of the movie much better, but I haven't seen that one.  

On the opposite end of the glossyness spectrum is CHUD.  That movie just has a very grimy dirty feel to it that really helps give the movie a realistic feel.  If you've never heard of it before, it's about Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, whioch are weird glowing eyed mutants that live in the tunnels underneath New York. 

I also really have to share what it says on the back of the DVD with you. 
John Heard, Daniel Stern, and Kim Greist star in this wildly original horror shocker, filmed on (and below) the streets of New York City where hundreds of tourists every year and still devoured by actual C.H.U.D.!

So, anyone planning a trip to NY soon?    :buggedout:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 16, 2013, 04:58:31 PM
Movie # 18
Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

Kevin Corrigan puts in a rare lead performance here as Ken a man fresh out of a mental institution. He lives at home with his mother (Karen Patrick) and works at an ice cream parlor with his friend (Leo Fitzpatrick). Just as his long estranged daughter makes an appearance in his life people that have wronged him begin showing up dead. Is Ken just a quiet loner or a murderous psychopath?

This is a pretty odd film. Not really an outright horror film and not a full out comedy either. Instead the relationship between him and his daughter is largely the focus of the story with the horror stuff being more of a subplot. This is a much better film than the goofy title would imply. Performances are good and the script is pretty funny making this a recommendation.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP9rU5LvFeg


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 16, 2013, 09:01:40 PM
Movie # 19
The Loved Ones (2009)

This is one of those movies that you look up reviews for and you get nothing but praise, then you actually watch the thing and think WTF were they thinking. Maybe because it's Australian and not that well known people give it a pass, but really this is just crap. Plot is boy gets asked out to prom, boy refuses, girl and father kidnap boy and then torture him for 50 minutes. In between there is a subplot in which a short fat kid takes a goth girl to prom. They get drunk/high and she tries to jerk him off on the dance floor. This plot adds nothing to the movie and has no relevance whatsoever to the final act of the film. Not since "The Aggression Scale" have I seen such a terrible film showered with hyperbolic internet praise.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 17, 2013, 03:51:49 AM
I did a bit of catching up recently:

The Offerings
Eric's Revenge
Class Of Nuke Em' High 2
Frankenweenie
Slugs
Halloween 3 : Season Of The Witch
The Bad Seed



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: BakuryuuTyranno on October 17, 2013, 03:59:14 AM
Rewatched Wyvern recently. Despite the Syfy dogma, its better than most Hollywood horror recently. That it establishes anything about the characters that isn't plot-relevent shows they cared more about the characters than the average Hollywood. Heck, that most characters have last names is deeper character writing than most modern Hollywood horror.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: indianasmith on October 17, 2013, 06:43:51 AM
Last night I watched THE PURGE.  I found it to be pretty enjoyable and wildly improbable.  A wealthy suburban family locks their house down during the annual "Purge Night", when American citizens are allowed to commit any crime they want for 12 hours in order to rid them of their violent impulses.
  But the younger son sees a homeless man fleeing from a gang of wealthy punks, and lets the defenses down to shelter the guy.  The punks come after their quarry, and mayhem ensues.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Andrew on October 17, 2013, 07:01:22 AM
I did a bit of catching up recently:

The Offerings
Eric's Revenge
Class Of Nuke Em' High 2
Frankenweenie
Slugs
Halloween 3 : Season Of The Witch
The Bad Seed



I need to watch Slugs again,  That movie was among the first I ever reviewed for the site, because (along with, or because of their lack of menace) making a movie about killer slugs took guts on the part of the filmmakers.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 17, 2013, 07:05:20 AM
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) - Japanese movie about a haunted house and the nasty things that happen to anyone who enters it.  It took a while to get going but it wasn't long before this thing was totally creeping me out.  It just sucked me into it's world and took me for a ride  :smile:  The plot is a bit of a puzzle as new characters are continually introduced and you're left to figure out how they fit in with the everybody else;  that uncertainty added a little bit of extra discomfort to the whole thing.  The situations in this are genuinely unsettling, everything is just weird and Takashi Shimizu, the writer / director, milks that suspense for all it's worth.  I really liked it  :thumbup:  5/5.

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) - an archeologist digs up the tomb of an Egyptian princess who's perfectly preserved, while at the same time back in England his wife gives birth to a girl who will grow up to be the spitting image of the mummy.  The guy keeps all his archeological findings a secret, locked up in his basement, and he's got some sinister plans for his daughter when the stars all align correctly.  This was really slow moving, especially in the second half, but I seem to have some odd tolerance for really slow stuff.  As long as it's got atmosphere (and lots of marvelous Valerie Leon cleavage), I'm fine to just kick back and enjoy it.  The plot ends up being a bit like a video game:  collect items A, B and C to unleash evil D, but the characters and situations were interesting enough.  Kind of a favorite of mine.  4.5/5.

Event Horizon (1997) - a spaceship disappears and then mysteriously reappears years later, and a second ship is sent out to Neptune to investigate.  This could have been such a great movie if they'd done it in a serious horror fashion but the whole thing just reeks of cheese.  It's more like Armageddon than Alien.  None of the dialogue rings true, it's your typical stuff written for paper-thin characters in an action movie.  Psychological horror gets kicked to the curb and replaced with explosions and CGI effects throughout.  The drive section of the ship looks more like a medieval torture chamber than any sort of technology.  Meh...it succeeds just fine at being a fun popcorn movie but with a 50 million dollar budget I really wish they'd hire an actual filmmaker to do something memorable instead of getting Paul W.S. Anderson to babysit the ADHD kids for 90 minutes.  3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 17, 2013, 07:50:48 AM
Tonight I watched "The Fear: Halloween Night" (1999), an instantly forgettable sequel to an equally forgettable early 90s direct-to-video flick about a killer wooden dummy (?) named "Morty."

Seriously, if you're trying to create a new horror icon, why would you name it "Morty?"
Oddly enough, I just watched the original.  It was really average.  Still, Morty wasn't a bad design for a horror character.  The problem was the wisecracking.  That look would have fit a more silent Myers or Vorhees style killer better.


I saw the original "Fear" years 'n' years ago but remembered nothin' about it except that it kind of sucked, haha. But if memory serves "Morty" looked more like an actual wooden puppet/dummy in that one. In the sequel you can tell it's a guy in a (very silly looking) rubber suit.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 17, 2013, 08:12:58 AM
Tonight I watched "The Fear: Halloween Night" (1999), an instantly forgettable sequel to an equally forgettable early 90s direct-to-video flick about a killer wooden dummy (?) named "Morty."

Seriously, if you're trying to create a new horror icon, why would you name it "Morty?"
Oddly enough, I just watched the original.  It was really average.  Still, Morty wasn't a bad design for a horror character.  The problem was the wisecracking.  That look would have fit a more silent Myers or Vorhees style killer better.


I saw the original "Fear" years 'n' years ago but remembered nothin' about it except that it kind of sucked, haha. But if memory serves "Morty" looked more like an actual wooden puppet/dummy in that one. In the sequel you can tell it's a guy in a (very silly looking) rubber suit.

Oh gawd now I finally remembered that movie.  That white gangsta guy was putrid and it would have been pretty terrible even without him. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 17, 2013, 09:06:16 AM
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Isolation (2005) (Blu-ray)

Mutated gen-parasites born from infected cows wreak bloody havoc on a lonely farm in Ireland. CGI-free gory gross-fest with impressive practical f/x, tight plot and claustrophobic setting. Recommended if you dig Carpenter's The Thing. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 17, 2013, 01:13:26 PM
I did a bit of catching up recently:

The Offerings
Eric's Revenge
Class Of Nuke Em' High 2
Frankenweenie
Slugs
Halloween 3 : Season Of The Witch
The Bad Seed



I need to watch Slugs again,  That movie was among the first I ever reviewed for the site, because (along with, or because of their lack of menace) making a movie about killer slugs took guts on the part of the filmmakers.

Very true. Plus, it's an enjoyable flick.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 17, 2013, 06:42:08 PM
I haven't been posting on this board much lately.  But I really have to do this every year!

To catch up:

#1 Hatchet 2 - Pretty uninspired..  Just not very interesting.  I did like seeing Kane Hodder without makeup and just acting - he's actually a competent actor I think, though I don't think he could carry a film.

#2 Abominable Dr. Phibes.  Enjoyed this one.  Vincent Price is terrific, the pacing is mostly good (though it lags a bit in the last third), great sets, very over the top.  Just fun.  I'm looking forward to watching the sequel soon.

#3 Forbidden World.  Saw this ages ago, barely remembered.  Entertaining alien ripoff from Roger Corman's people.  Has one of the most gratuitous nude scenes I've ever seen.  Worth a watch.

#4 This is the End.  Obviously heavily adlibbed, which was interesting but led to mixed results.  Little too loose on the plot and story for how funny it is.  The scene where Danny McBride talks about what he'll do anywhere he likes is one of the funniest bits I've seen in a movie though.  Very mixed feelings overall.

#5 Sleep Tight.  Genuinely disturbing, in a very believable and sort of sad way.  I don't want to say too much, but I think this might be the horror film of the month for me - and it's "horror" in an emotional sense, if that's understandable.  Very good.

#6 House at the End of the Park.  Predictable, not very interesting.  Meh.  The title is very misleading too, in tone and plot has nothing to do with the 70s movies it reminds you of.

#7 The Bay.  Interesting take on found footage, some parts of it are very creepy and effective, and the overall "horror" is good.  But, it doesn't really build to anything.

#8 Sweatshop - Interesting to randomly come across this on NetFlix instant.  Sort of old school slasher, but with literally ZERO explanation of who the killer is or anything about the things that help him.  However, it had some of the most OOOH-OUCH and most effective gore shots I've seen in any slasher.  Worth a watch for gore fans.  Also, the ball-gag is...  Uh.  Memorable.

#9 Night of the Creeps.  It's an enjoyable film, always worth a rewatch.  Love Tom Atkins.

#10 My Bloody Valentine.  Finally watched my uncut DVD.  Kind of sad about the shape of the footage, and it seems clear more is missing.  Still makes the film a little better.  Some good atmosphere, but the film is definitely rushed - feels uneven.

#11 Warhammer 40k: Ultramarines.  Poor animation, characterization, and weak action scenes.  Decent vocal talent is all it has.  Skip it.

#12 Ghostbusters.  It's a classic.  What else is there to say?  Hilarious, great effects, great characters.

#13 Basket Case.  I quite enjoy the whole trilogy, though the first is definitely the best.  Ultra grimy and gritty, and gives a good peek at pre-cleanup early 80s Manhattan.  When it comes to low budget grimy gore flicks, this is one of the best. 

#14 Doghouse.  Kind of meh on this one.  Not nearly as funny as it wants to be, though I like the variation on the "zombie" concept.  It's especially rare as this basically has a group of "hero" zombies, those which are made up more specifically and easy to spot, rather than large crowds of average ones.  A few good bits of gore.  I didn't really care for any of the characters though.  Oh, and it completely drops a couple subplots.  it was OK.

17 more to go!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 17, 2013, 08:05:12 PM
I just watched The Return of the Vampire (1944).  I've never seen it before but somebody suggested it to me.  It stars Bela Lugosi as not-Dracula, and give him a Reinfeild like werewolf servant.  The movie easily stands along side the Universal classics.  However there are a few oddities that stand out.  Having the World War II bombings take place and be plot points in the movie gives it more of a dated feel than most of the other similiar movies and the werewolf isn't your typical wolfman either. 

Sure he looks like a typical wolfman, but there's no mention of the full moon at all.  He's just a werewolf every night.  He also seems to retain his intelligence and ability to speak.  I really don't have a problem with this, but he was also almost over powered by two regular men at one point and was shot by non-silver bullets that seemed to do quite some damage.  It just makes him come across as a bit weak. 

Still, the atmosphere is great and Bela is as always, perfect int he role of the vampire. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 17, 2013, 09:58:11 PM
Movie #20

Kill List (2011)

The set up of this make it seem like your typical crime thriller but this is truly a horror movie through and through. We are introduced to a struggling British family. The husband hasn't worked in 8 months and his wife is at the end of her rope. They have a young boy but this does not stop them from arguing incessantly. An old friend visits with news of a job offer. Three people to kill with a huge payout.

This is a really disturbing film. From the outset there is a thick atmosphere of dread that only intensifies as the movie continues. At times I didn't understand exactly what was going on due to the thick accents and strange plotting but it only added to the experience. Mark Kermode liked it too and his review is better than mine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghXzL_sqQUo


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: BakuryuuTyranno on October 18, 2013, 03:54:55 AM
I watched the much-hated Episode 50. It was pretty much a generic Grave Encounters/Paranormal Activity movie archetype. Minor differences, but other than the third act, quite generic.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 18, 2013, 06:53:51 AM

#3 Forbidden World.  Saw this ages ago, barely remembered.  Entertaining alien ripoff from Roger Corman's people.  Has one of the most gratuitous nude scenes I've ever seen.  Worth a watch.

It's funny because I was watching some of the special features on the Alien Blu ray set and Roger Corman originally agreed to finance the movie lol.  Thankfully they got more money from somebody else.

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973) - a young surgeon is following in Dr. Frankenstein's footsteps, and is arrested for wizardry and sent, coincidentally, to the same insane asylum as the good doctor.  Turns out Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) is up to his old tricks and creating another monster.  These things always turn out so well in the end, don't they?  :smile:  Pretty cool monster in this one, sort of like an ape man;  unfortunately he doesn't really do much, and when he does get a bit rambunctious he's brought back under control fairly easily.  I dunno, the whole idea that creating a living being from lifeless parts had kind of lost its scary supernatural luster at this point.  Still good though.  3.5/5.

The Omen (1976) - the US ambassador to the UK (Gregory Peck) and his wife (Lee Remick) adopt a baby.  Due to some mix-up at the hospital they're sent home with the antichrist.  Still he seems better behaved than the average 5 year old you typically see at Walmart.  Anyhow, much drama follows.  The first hour of this was pretty slow;  it's got some memorable scenes but I remembered them from the last time I saw this, and other than that it's just the characters finding out things that the audience already knows.  It picks up nicely in the second half though when Peck's character realizes what's going on and starts to investigate.  4/5.

We watched about three-quarters of part 2 last night and will probably finish that up tonight.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 18, 2013, 10:38:59 AM
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Fallen (1998) (Blu-ray)

Detective is stalked by an ancient evil being who's spirit can enter human bodies (and animals) by touch. Smart and nearly flawless supernatural thriller. This is a slow burner but offers quite a few chilling moments and jump scares. 4.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 19, 2013, 03:26:22 AM
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The Strangers (Unrated) (2008) (Blu-ray)

Young couple with lover's spat spent the remaining night in a family-owned rural vacation cabin after attending a wedding. Shortly after arrival the young couple are terrorized by three strangers wearing masks...
Instant scary-classic in my opinion, filled to the brim with creepy atmosphere. Even though the makers claim their film was inspired by the Sharon Tate/Manson murders, I can see how some folks came to the conclusion that The Strangers was based on the infamous and brutal Keddie Murders.
Either way, I'm happy I finally bought this on Blu-ray. It was on my to-buy Blu list for years, but for slacking reasons I never got around purchasing it sooner. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 19, 2013, 06:53:58 AM
Damien: Omen II (1978) - Damien's now a teenager, living with his uncle and enrolled in a military academy.  Anyone who suspects him of being the antichrist dies in some bizarre fashion.  My favorite was a guy in an elevator, and the thing falls and falls but then stops on the 3rd floor.  Whew, lived through that!  Nope, there's two counterweights up at the top and they come plummeting down, with a steel cable stretched in between them.  That's gonna be messy.  It almost gets a bit silly as this happens again and again to anyone who looks at Damien the wrong way.  Eventually his uncle figures out that something's a bit odd with this kid and sets out to destroy him.  Instead of a climax we just get a setup for the sequel.  Still pretty good;  a lot more happens in this one than the first, though the scary scenes aren't quite as effective.  4/5.

Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) - Damien's all grown up and played by Sam Neill this time.  He's inherited his uncle's business and turned it into the world's biggest conglomerate.  He's all set to start taking over the world but unfortunately the second coming of Christ is coming up.  We even get some astronomers tracking some stars that will align at a certain time and mark his birth.  This started out really good with Neill doing a good job as the antichrist and a nice intriguing plot and all, but after an hour the whole thing just stopped dead in its tracks.  Damien's got a girlfriend and her son is under Satan's spell and will she figure out that Damien is bad?  That wouldn't be too bad (well actually it would because it drags the entire movie to a halt...and it's boring as hell) but we've seen this exact same scenario fifteen times in this trilogy already.  And you're putting the whole fate-of-the-world plot line on the back burner so we can sit through this incredibly dull romance?   :lookingup:  So eventually we get the big showdown between good and evil - God vs. Satan - oh boy this is gonna be good.  Yeah...a light shines down from the sky and the credits roll.  You gotta be kidding me.  It was beautifully photographed and the soundtrack was really good too.  There was a fox hunt early in the movie that was about the most epic fox hunt I've ever seen.  Ten times more epic than the climax unfortunately.  3/5.

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - watched the colorized version on Blu ray.  It's cheesy looking like most other colorized stuff.  Favorite part was when Eros is having a fight with one of the earthlings and after it's over, his face is bright green for a few seconds  :bouncegiggle:  It looks like they used a pretty crummy old print and I'm sure they cleaned it up and it looks much nicer than it did originally, but it's still far from great.  There are vertical scratches in some parts and in dark scenes it'll be really dark on one side of the picture and fairly light in another part.  The colorization really highlights Wood's incredibly cheap sets, which are mostly a few bushes in front of a black curtain.  It's always amusing to see a camera shot of one guy, outside in broad daylight, and the next shot is of a guy at night in front of the black curtain lol.  Fun time though, 3.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 19, 2013, 07:35:16 AM
Watched "C.H.U.D." on Netflix last night for what's gotta be the dozenth time. Still a hoot.

I used to own the old Media Home Entertainment VHS version of the flick with the "diner" scene (with John Goodman and Jay Thomas) at the end of the movie.

This was the first time I'd seen the flick with that scene inserted back into the middle of the movie, which was where the director intended it to go. As I understand it, the studio wanted the diner scene @ the end to set up the inevitable sequel.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 19, 2013, 04:23:38 PM
Terror Firmer ( cheers JayJayM12 )
Body Bags
Bucket Of Blood
The Gore Gore Girls.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 20, 2013, 12:19:38 AM
Movie # 21

Terror Tract (2000)
Obscure anthology film in which John Ritter shows a couple some homes for sale. Turns out Ritter is a terrible real estate agent as instead of telling the couple the virtues of the home he instead relegates them with horror stories of what happened to the past owners. The first story isn't very good and neither is the third really. But I still liked it because the middle segment steals the show. It's an epic "monkey shines" style showdown between Bryan Cranston (!) and a monkey his daughter befriends. To see Cranston wielding a shotgun against this beast is worth the price of admission alone. Add to that a completely insane ending and I would say this is worth a watch on youtube (as i watched it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43fZZhLPaTI
This is the second appearance of John Ritter in my horror marathon (he was also in Bride of Chucky) I decided to check out what he was up to during this time period and I came across this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=785AOiUHVnY


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 20, 2013, 01:54:36 AM
10.19.13 (25)

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Breeders (1986) (DVD)

Watchability: 5/5
Energy drain: 0/5

Doctor at Hospital in Manhattan is concerned: young women who appear to be brutalized are brought in for recovery. Doctor teams up with an investigating Detective and soon finds out that evil aliens are trying to impregnate women of earth in order to take over earth!
Trashy sci-fi Z-film with awful but cool gore and practical effects, lots of gratuitous nudity and bad but fun acting.

Nightmare Weekend (1986) (DVD)

Watchability: 5/5
Energy drain: 1/5

Three high school students take part in an behavior-experiment conducted by a b***hy lady who is abusing the powerful computer of her rich employer at his mansion.
The slutty girls forcefully swallow silver spheres which were transformed by the computer from their personal belongings, turning the students into slutty zombified maniacs. This all didn't make a lick of sense but who cares? Nightmare Weekend is like a train wreck, one can't stop watching. A personal favorite bad movie for sure


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 20, 2013, 06:52:03 AM
The Giant Gila Monster (1959) - so there's this lizard wandering around on some miniature sets - they poured some pink paint on top of him to make him look more ferocious.  Meanwhile there's this guy named Chase.  Chase is the nicest, most friendly, polite, helpful, selfless individual you could possibly imagine.  When people start disappearing, Chase does the sheriff's entire job for him.  When the kids have a big dance, it's Chase who gets the hottest DJ in all the land to come and play music for them.  When Chase's little sister, who's got MS, needs leg braces, it's Chase who spends every cent he has to buy them for her.  And when she falls down in her valiant attempt to walk, it's Chase who sings about nine verses of "Laugh Children Laugh" to cheer her up (and teach us all the importance of laughter!).  Oh and when that nasty ol' gila monster needs blowing up, guess who's got the nitro glycerin to do the job?  Yup, it's Chase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgZiIDaRVQU

^ So you may suffer as I did.  

This actually was kind of fun in spots, when it was dealing with, well...anything other than what a super duper guy Chase was.  2.5/5, maybe 3/5 if you FF through Chase's singing.

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) - some people go to a castle and as one might guess, Dracula (Christopher Lee) awakens and has a little nibble.  They flee to a nearby monastery where a wizened old monk (Andrew Keir) helps them formulate a plan to combat the forces of darkness.  This was pretty good though not one of my favorites.  The plot was pretty bare bones and the characters never rose above your basic archetypes:  scared woman who didn't want to go to Dracula's castle, confident guy who thought her fears were silly, etc.  The Blu ray looked great, it didn't have the sort of extreme detail as today's movies but they cleaned up the print to near perfection and the colors were bright and vibrant without ever being obnoxious.  Pretty decent watch overall.  3.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 20, 2013, 09:20:42 AM
Movie # 22
Cherry Falls (2000)

Forgotten post Scream entry in the slasher genre in which the people getting killed are virgins. Turning the tables on the typical slasher rule (have sex and die) virginal teenagers are dying off and it's up to the local sheriff's department to deal with the situation. The teenagers react to this news by arranging a big orgy but will it be too late...

This is an odd little film that got torn apart big time by the MPAA and never ended up in US theaters because of it. It's kind of a shame because you can tell there was more potential here. All of the violence is cut awkwardly now and there are weird incesty subplots that go nowhere. Brittany Murphy is our lead final girl and puts in a fine performance, very sad she died so young. Instead of the meta humor of scream this is more of a sex comedy and there are definitely some funny parts. Overall though you really feel the cuts in the version I saw (below) and it feels disjointed and incomplete. Was still pretty enjoyable overall though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTok7NDbf4g


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 20, 2013, 01:10:56 PM
Movie # 23
Campfire Tales (1997)

Horrible Anthology in which some teenagers sit around the fire and tell some stories to pass the time. Too bad all of the stories are all crap. This feels like worst episode of Are you afraid of the Dark ever stretched out to 80 minutes. Many of the actors here have gone on to successful careers but its no thanks to this crapthology. I'd rather watch Terror Tract 500 times in a row than watch this again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr7aLm2kQwI



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 20, 2013, 09:38:55 PM
Movie # 24
Demons 6 aka The Black Cat

This is definitely the strangest movie I have come across in this marathon. Directed by Luigi Cozzi this was originally intended to be the conclusion of Argento's Three Mothers trilogy. Cozzi had worked on several Argento projects as a writer and 2nd unit director before and his influence is very clear in the lighting of some of these scenes. Suspira is actually mentioned early on and a characters states that 100's of movies could be made from the plot, that is how genius that movie is! It was titled The Black Cat to tie in with Edgar Allan Poe but also somehow ended up being titled a "Demons" sequel (which like Fulci's "Zombie" has endless unrelated films listed as follow ups)

So what is the end result? A big ol mess in what has to be the most incoherent of all the italian genre films of I have seen (which is a lot, and if you know anything about Italian Horror films even the best are at least mostly ridiculous). What little plot there is involves the making of a sequel to Suspira which for some reason angers a witch... Sorry I would go on but I really have no clue what was happening at any point here and as I write I am watching the last 10 minutes. Cozzi has some understanding of the lighting that goes into a classic Ital Horror film but his camera movement and editing are rather atrocious. The main appeal of this film is it's obscurity (never released on dvd to my knowledge) and it's bizarre connection to the Argento mythos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mvwNIlfP8A


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 21, 2013, 02:28:36 AM
 10.20.13 (28)
Classic Tale - New Twist Triple Feature

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Saint Nick (2010) (Blu-ray)

Supernatural Slasher about evil Saint Nick returning every 5th December, but only if there's a full moon, to revenge his death. The first hour and set up are simply excellent, but the movie runs out of steam in its final act. Still, I think this is much more enjoyable than the similar Rare Exports (2010). 4/5

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) (Blu-ray)

Loud, fast, gory. This was fun. Also, great casting. Always nice to see Famke Janssen, and Cold Prey's Ingrid Bolso Berdal making her U.S. debut. 4/5

The Woman in Black (2012) (Blu-ray)

This was pretty much what I've expected. They original was a simple but effective creepy little flick with a cult following. The remake adds new stuff and comes off a bit bloated. Still very atmospheric and I loved the setting. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 21, 2013, 02:37:27 AM
Movie # 24
Demons 6 aka The Black Cat

This is definitely the strangest movie I have come across in this marathon. Directed by Luigi Cozzi this was originally intended to be the conclusion of Argento's Three Mothers trilogy. Cozzi had worked on several Argento projects as a writer and 2nd unit director before and his influence is very clear in the lighting of some of these scenes. Suspira is actually mentioned early on and a characters states that 100's of movies could be made from the plot, that is how genius that movie is! It was titled The Black Cat to tie in with Edgar Allan Poe but also somehow ended up being titled a "Demons" sequel (which like Fulci's "Zombie" has endless unrelated films listed as follow ups)

So what is the end result? A big ol mess in what has to be the most incoherent of all the italian genre films of I have seen (which is a lot, and if you know anything about Italian Horror films even the best are at least mostly ridiculous). What little plot there is involves the making of a sequel to Suspira which for some reason angers a witch... Sorry I would go on but I really have no clue what was happening at any point here and as I write I am watching the last 10 minutes. Cozzi has some understanding of the lighting that goes into a classic Ital Horror film but his camera movement and editing are rather atrocious. The main appeal of this film is it's obscurity (never released on dvd to my knowledge) and it's bizarre connection to the Argento mythos.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mvwNIlfP8A[/url]



There was an interesting article in Fangoria once on how Caroline Munro got burned making this movie. Apparently the production was troubled and chaotic right from the beginning. Munro was only paid half of her salary which led to embarrassing scenes on the set. I always wanted to see The Black Cat though. Thanks for the youtube link :)


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 21, 2013, 06:52:29 AM
Zombie Lake (1981) - some zombies live in a lake and if you go swimming in there they'll kill you.  They also come into town for a bite once in a while.  This was 20% porno and 80% Z-grade zombie schlock.  Good for a chuckle or two:  the zombies were bright green and one of them walked around like a hippie on an acid trip.  When the villagers decide to go kill the zombies, well it's just 10 or so extras and all they do is stand there, but they manage to do so in a hysterical manner.  One old guy looks so excited you'd think he just won the lottery  :bouncegiggle:  I had to FF through a bit of it though.  Yeah those boobs are nice but I don't need to look at them for another 5 minutes.  2.5/5.

Phone (2002) - Korean movie about a female reporter who's written some story exposing a sex scandal.  She's getting threatening phone calls from the people involved in it so she changes her phone number - to a haunted phone number.  Yup, a ghost starts calling her, and her niece answers one of the calls and seems to become possessed.  Over the course of the movie we find out the whole story behind the ghost.  I don't know if I was just in a really weird mood last night or what, but this is my favorite movie I've watched this month.  Oh it's got some problems:  the middle is confusing because you don't know what's happening now and what's a flashback;  it borrows a bit heavily from Ju-On and Ringu;  the little possessed girl's acting goes over the top to comical territory on one occasion, and the sound of that damned phone ringing is really annoying.  But I think the good more than makes up for the bad.  It's got great acting and the atmosphere is just terrific - dark stormy nights, Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata setting a somber mood, great photography, lighting, etc.  And the whole explanation of the origins of the ghost worked really well for me, it's interesting and told in an exciting way.  5/5.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) - another Korean movie.  I don't know what to say about this, it's like spending two hours watching a meandering dream inside the mind of a crazy person.  The reviewers who like it say you need to watch it twice to figure out what the hell's going on;  I could barely finish it the first time.  And there's a big reveal halfway through that explained everything to my (dis)satisfaction.  2/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 21, 2013, 11:23:10 PM
Just watched "The Stuff" (1985) for the first time in dog years. It hasn't aged well at all. When I was fourteen, I thought the humorous bits were hysterical and the monster bits were creepy. Now that I'm middle aged, the attempts at comedy fell flat and the monster scenes were just silly looking.

What a drag it is getting old.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 22, 2013, 04:14:26 AM
 10.21.13 (30)

Double-Feature based on this vintage Drive-In Ad

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Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (1978) (DVD)

Watchability: 3/5
Energy drain: 2/5

The dog of Dracula and his human sidekick must travel from Romania to L.A. in order to find the last descendant of Dracula. Without a master those two can't survive. They eventually find him, and his family, on a camping trip. Dracula's dog bites other dogs and soon enough a whole pack of vampire dogs close in on the camping family.
Pretty original take on the old blood-sucker tale with some tense animal action. The rest is a mix of dull and fun cheese.

Blood Mania (1970) (DVD)

Watchability: 3/5
Energy drain: 2.5/5

Beefcake doctor with money problems teams with nymphomaniac daughter of a wealthy but mean patient he takes care off. They speed up the dying process but the last will makes a long lost lesbian daughter the sole heiress.
Thriller-Drama with a healthy dose of 1960s psychedelica and lots of sex and nudity. Though not really horror but it somewhat leans in that direction thanks to erotic zombified dreams and over-the-top blood-splatter kill-scene in bathroom.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 22, 2013, 07:06:27 AM
Twisted Nightmare (1987) - some kids go to a farm out in the woods for a weekend of partying.  One of the girls had a brother who was killed at one of their get-togethers years earlier...or was he?  Very typical slasher, I just couldn't get into it.  Probably didn't help that the 240p Youtube video I watched had such bad quality that I was just looking at human-shaped blobs walking around most of the time.  I found it extremely predictable and the theme music didn't do anything to make is suspenseful.  The characters were at least okay though.  I dunno, maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it.  2.5/5.

Snakes on a Train (2006) - so this Mexican girl is under a curse that causes her to puke up snakes.  Her boyfriend's trying to get her to LA where a witch doctor will hopefully be able to take the curse off her, but that's a 16 hour train ride away, and sort of bad news for everyone else traveling Amtrak that day.  I enjoyed this, it's fun and has some decent characters.  Good little subplots with the secondary characters keeps things interesting.  No masterpiece but a pleasant enough waste of 90 minutes.  3.5/5.

Ghosts of Mars (2001) - some ancient spirits on Mars have taken over the bodies of a bunch of miners who work there (Mars has been terraformed), and turned them into a bunch of Road Warrior rejects.  It's up to Natasha Henstridge and Ice Cube to save the day.  I've watched this about 5 times now and always enjoy it.  Kind of a tongue-in-cheek B movie but I liked the atmosphere of it and the characters are a lot of fun.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 22, 2013, 07:17:56 AM
Movie # 25
Invitation to Hell (1984)
1984 was one hell of a busy year for Wes Craven putting out his classic Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes 2, and Invitation to Hell. The most obscure of these is the latter being a made for tv movie. This is pretty much Craven's version of the "Stepford Wives" with a couple sci fi twists thrown in. We have your typical 80's family moving into a new neighborhood. Turns out dad has a great new job at a tech company and has invented a suit that can withstand heat and shoot lasers! All is not perfect though there's a local health club that will seemingly stop at nothing to get the family to join.

Despite having some talent behind the camera including cinematographer Dean Cundey (All John Carpenter movies, Jurrasic Park etc...) and a great synth score this never rises above it's tv movie roots. The biggest culprit is the writing it's just so corny it makes the family scenes pretty unbearable. Well at least I'm one step closer to seeing every Wes Craven movie...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNfvLtfjfhY

Movie # 26
The Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990)
The first Gate movie was a childhood favorite that I can remember watching over and over again. Even back then though I remember not having much for this sequel but could remember much of it.
Taking place a couple years after the first one our nerdy hero is traumatized by the events of the first Gate film. Despite this he still muddles with the Gate yet again getting interrupted by some neer do well teenagers this time. This causes a minion to pass through the gate bringing with it the ability to make wishes come true.

This is a better film than I remembered but still not great by any means. It's clear they were dealing with a much lower budget as for most of the running time we only see one tiny little creature. There is a dark melancholy tone to much of this especially with Terry's relationship with his alcoholic father. Touches like this show that the creators wanted to make something more than just a cash in which makes me appreciate this a bit more. Still the best horror sequels up the ante but this one dials it down considerably making it a disappointing sequel.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2-BhBxnKOU


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 22, 2013, 11:07:31 AM
Over the last couple of days:

Cheerleader Camp
Chopping Mall
Killer Holiday (one of the worst things I have seen, not in a good way)
Evil Laugh
Neon Maniacs
Evil Speak

I have had some time on my hands recently.



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 22, 2013, 03:51:08 PM
Movie # 27
Altitude (2010)

A group of teenage friends get into a small commuter plane in order to go to a Coldplay concert and spend some time together. Our female lead has limited flying experience but decides to embark on the trip regardless. Thing's go badly when she loses sight of just where she is going and the plane begins to malfunction. If that wasn't bad enough there's some kind of monster outside.

The biggest problem with this movie is the characters. Their generic as can be (the artist kid, girl who films everything, the jock etc..) but worse than that we never understand why they would be friends. Right from the get go they are arguing and there is no sense of them having ever been friends. Once the action gets going things get a bit better and I was actually reasonably engaged. The ending tries to go for an M Night kind of twist but it just doesn't work at all. The creature itself is actually pretty impressive looking very HP Lovecraft inspired problem is you only see it for a minute tops. Avoid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXLfTJzC8GUt


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 22, 2013, 05:59:06 PM
Just watched

Student Bodies

The Gingerdead Man - This was the first time I had seen it and I thought it was pretty funny.

Finally caught up.

What next :question: :question:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 22, 2013, 06:33:15 PM
I liked Student Bodies


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 22, 2013, 07:16:22 PM
Movie # 28
The Woman (2011)
Relentlessly disturbing tale from the mind of writer Jack Ketchum (The Girl Next Door). When hunting one day a family man finds a wild feral women roaming around the forest. He decides to capture her take her home and "civilize her". His wife and daughters largely watch on hopelessly while his son is more than eager to participate. Torture, bondage and rape follow for about 100 or so minutes.

This is a sick repulsive movie maybe a bit less so than Girl Next Door but not by much. Ketchum seems to like genital mutilation, imprisoned women and abuse as they featured prominently in both films. What makes these films difficult to dismiss outright is that you cant deny there is some serious craft going into making them. Excellent cinematography, interesting music choices and good acting are present in both features. Some have pointed out feminist themes (men certainly don't come off to well here) in this work and I can see them throughout. However if the best a male director/writer team can come up with for their pro feminist film is 90 plus minutes of violence against women maybe it's better they explore some other philosophies in their work... Again I didn't completely hate this I liked the initial premise quite a bit and the last 10 minutes are pretty great but the middle is quite the slog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbukZwDE0w



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 22, 2013, 11:06:36 PM
10.22.13 (32)

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (Blu-ray)

What can be said that hasn't been said before about this classic? TCM i's always a pleasure to watch. 5/5

Torso (1973) (Blu-ray)

I can see where John Carpenter got the mask and piano music idea for Halloween (1978)  :teddyr: Great tense proto-slasher, not recommended for feminists  :wink: 4.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 22, 2013, 11:12:18 PM
Just watched "Nazis at the Center of the Earth," an utterly off the wall little sickie from the Asylum. Total hoot.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 23, 2013, 07:05:15 AM
Super Hybrid (2010) - a homicidal shape-shifting car is loose in a parking garage and it's up to a team of mechanics and their a-hole manager to stop it, or at least survive the night.  This is a favorite of mine, the premise is ridiculous but it's played (pretty much) straight and it's a lot of fun.  It actually manages a bit of suspense from time to time and the characters are an entertaining bunch.  Especially Shannon Beckner in her tight little tank top  :smile: 4/5.

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Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: crackers on October 23, 2013, 11:40:47 AM
I liked Student Bodies

Yeah me too. I thought it was a blast.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 23, 2013, 07:05:59 PM
Movie # 29
Farmhouse (2008)

We follow a couple driving cross country obviously in some kind of trouble. When the husband falls asleep at the wheel their car crashes causing them to seek refuge in a local farmhouse. The occupants of the farmhouse are a couple who certainly seem nice enough inviting the stranded couple in for dinner and a place to stay. Before you know those nice owners of the farmhouse turn out to be kind of meanies as they tie up our couple and the torturing begins.

From the surface this just sounds like more torture porn garbage but it actually was surprisingly good. The film is interspersed with flashbacks to just why the main couple need to run away, and these add intrigue and drama to the proceedings. By keeping me engaged with the characters back story I felt that this never got boring like some of these torture movies get. Good acting and solid writing makes this a lost gem that deserved better than to be sent to dvd purgatory (now residing in youtubeland.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgww9ocReK8&list=PLC2C9BFC77856C976 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 23, 2013, 08:14:57 PM
Hansel & Gretel (2007) - Korean movie.  You know that "It's a Good Life" episode of The Twilight Zone where the little kid has supernatural powers, he's turned his house into a children's wonderland, and the adults live in terror of doing something that would displease him?  This is like the movie version of that.  Towards the end it takes a dark turn and they do their best to manipulate some tears out of the audience.  At least I hadn't seen the ending before, unlike the first hour of this.  It was artfully photographed, that's about it.  3/5.

The Shaft (2001) - the Millennium building in New York has a problem:  it's elevator's gone homicidal.  For some reason the head repairman can't find anything wrong with it, so it's right back in service;  rinse and repeat.  The apprentice elevator repairman however teams up with a tabloid reporter (Naomi Watts) to solve the mystery.  It's a ridiculous premise and just gets more ridiculous as it goes on.  Fun stuff LOL.  Naomi is awesome as always and Ron Perlman and Michael Ironside are in this too.  The owner of the building is played by the guy who narrates all those A&E Biography shows  :thumbup:  A good time was had by all.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 23, 2013, 08:48:50 PM
Big fan of The Shaft! Wait that doesn't sound too good does it...Such a hilarious b horror I was laughing all the way through. Director Dick Maas is no novice when it comes to killer elevator movies or shafts he also brought the world 1983's "The Lift". Here is just one of my favorite scenes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDpVnR1Fo3U


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 24, 2013, 01:55:51 AM
10.23.13 (35)

Vestron Video Classics on DVD Triple Feature

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Cannibal Apocalypse (1980) (DVD)

Watchability: 4/5
Energy drain: 2/5

Vietnam vet encounters war buddies infected with virus causing violent behavior and the urge to eat human flesh. Italian Action-Horror with typical awkward U.S. setting and innovative camera work. Some neat gore and obvious stock footage add to the (cheesy) fun.

The House on the Edge of the Park (1980) (DVD)

Notorious sadistic rape/crime/thriller that appears cheesy at first glance but really isn't. The violence isn't all that explicit by today's standards, and the cast give unusual good performances. "Hot Diggity" remains a classic, though. 4/5

Hell of the Living Dead (1980) (DVD)

Watchability: 4.5/5
Energy drain: 1/5

Special unit squad battle zombies in exotic location. Classic Z-Movie that will tickle your funny bone throughout.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 24, 2013, 07:21:52 AM
Last night I watched "Halloween Night" (2006), which was the Asylum's attempt to piggy back on Rob Zombie's "Halloween" remake.

Needless to say, they failed. This flick has a huge body count and some decent gore (plus some utterly gratuitous girl-on-girl action) but the script, direction, and acting are craptastic.

Still liked it better than Zombie's "Halloween II" or most of the later sequels in the "real" Halloween series, but that's not exactly high praise is it?  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 24, 2013, 11:32:12 PM
I saw the RiffTrax live of Night of the Living Dead.  I thought it was kind of meh.  I also kept getting pulled in by the movie, then taken out by the riffing.  I have to say, I'm not really a fan of riffing on an actually solid film...  Just doesn't seem to work.  The riffs were so-so on the whole as well.  Oh well.  It was worth seeing once.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 25, 2013, 01:01:58 AM
Another Vestron Video Classics on DVD Triple Feature

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Sweet Sixteen (1983) (DVD)

Melissa is the new girl at school, but all her dates end up dead ... Slasher with small town setting, lots of sympathetic characters and engaging mystery plot. The climatic everybody-is-sitting-on-the-ground ending was kind of corny and seemed rushed. Love the very ending which left the door open for a possible sequel. 3.5/5

Strange Invaders (1983) (DVD)

Divorced teacher and tabloid writer team up to solve mysteries in a small town inhabited by aliens. 1950s sci-fi homage not poking fun at the genre. The director had a keen eye for mood, atmosphere, setting. This film actually feels and looks like it was made in the 1950s. 4/5

Sole Survivor (1983) (DVD)

Survivor of a plane crash is haunted by the spirits of the dead... Long time fave and October-regular. This creepy little gem is filled with eerie chills and thrills. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 25, 2013, 06:55:29 AM
Anthropophagus (1980) - some people go to an island that's supposedly a popular tourist destination, but are surprised to find it deserted.  They walk around a lot.  They also sit around and do some standing around.  Oh and lest I forget (which is pretty easy), there's also a killer on the loose.  One of those Italian things - extremely stilted and unnatural dialogue, acting to match, and the directing...I spent a good deal of this movie pondering if the director didn't realize how stupid this stuff was or if he just didn't care.  Example:  a couple are walking through a basement and a girl jumps out of a vat of wine and starts stabbing the person nearest her.  The other person - who's right next to the one getting stabbed - just stands there seemingly unconcerned.  No reaction at all.  Later on a girl falls in a well (the killer's at the bottom).  She's hanging from a rope but there's a ladder running inside the well she needs to climb up to escape.  It's a foot away from her.  I dunno, most arms can reach a foot, but I guess hers can't.  She swings towards the ladder, and they show her feet clumsily trying to get a grip.  She tries again and finally uses her hands this time.  She's uninjured, and one would thing she'd just climb out, but no;  she keeps stopping to see if the killer is following her.  Over and over again  :lookingup:

I started watching the English dub, which was horrible.  The Italian wasn't much better.  Seriously, you could watch this whole movie in Italian without subtitles and not only would you not miss a thing, you'd probably think it was better than it is because you wouldn't realize how awful the dialogue was.  2.5/5.

Ouija Board (2004) - Korean movie.  A girl's getting picked on at school so she puts a curse on her tormentors.  Little does she realize that the spirit she's summoned has a long history in the village and is out for more than just revenge against a few schoolgirls.  This was okay.  I didn't feel like I knew the characters on anything but the most superficial level, so that left only the plot and I found it too simple to really keep me interested for 90 minutes.  A revelation is made, you spend 30 minutes listening to people go blah blah blah until the next revelation is made, repeat a couple more times.  This director REALLY loves the spooky girl from The Grudge and there must be 50 shots of girls leaning forward with their hair falling in their face and one spooky eye looking at you from between the hair.  Spookily.  Dude, it's getting really old.  The big reveal at the end was somewhat good and it had some nice cinematography.  3/5.

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Boo!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 26, 2013, 06:44:32 AM
Noroi: The Curse (2005) - a paranormal investigator is going around Tokyo with his cameraman (this is a found footage movie, so a professional cameraman is much appreciated), doing the usual interviews of people who have had strange experiences.  It's not long before you notice these experiences are all somehow linked;  there's even footage from TV variety shows which will prove to be pertinent later.  The whole plot is basically like a puzzle and the pieces fall into place throughout the movie.  I thought this was great.  Halfway through my wife and I had to put it on pause and go do something else for a while because it was creeping us out.  That's about the highest compliment I can give a horror movie  :thumbup:  It's a paranormal investigation so the whole thing is NOT normal;  this unpredictability creates a great undercurrent of discomfort and vulnerability because you've just got no idea what will happen next.  You're completley out of your frame of reference.  Although Phone is probably still my favorite movie I've seen this month, Noroi is definitely the scariest.  5/5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilHmpETJgZ0

Murder Mansion (1972) - I've tried watching this twice before and fell asleep both times.  Finally made it to the end last night  :smile:  It's not a bad movie, just slow moving.  A group of travelers end up staying at a spooky house due to heavy fog which makes driving impossible.  The woman who lives there tells them stories about old legends involving vampires and stuff.  So it gets late and they all go to bed - though nobody gets much sleep.  A young couple start investigating the place, a drunk wanders around and hits on the women, and there's also a mysterious woman and her chauffeur wandering about.  The usual scary stuff happens.  This had nice atmosphere and the characters weren't bad.  Kind of managed to build a bit of tension as it went along.  3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 26, 2013, 09:35:53 AM
I saw the RiffTrax live of Night of the Living Dead.  I thought it was kind of meh.  I also kept getting pulled in by the movie, then taken out by the riffing.  I have to say, I'm not really a fan of riffing on an actually solid film...  Just doesn't seem to work.  The riffs were so-so on the whole as well.  Oh well.  It was worth seeing once.

Me too. I mostly agree with your take, but it worked OK for me---but only because I've seen the movie so many times it was a fun and refreshing to see it presented as ridiculous instead of scary. I think the woman next to me was seeing NotLD for the first time, because she kept jumping in her seat at the scary parts and seemed shocked when Ben died. I fear that this would be a terrible way to see this movie for the first time.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 26, 2013, 01:12:18 PM
10.25.13 (41)

Vestron Video Classics on DVD & Blu-ray Triple Feature, Vol. 3

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Splatter University (1984) (DVD)

Watchability: 2.5/5
Energy drain: 4/5

New teacher at University run by strict Catholic priests gets entangled in murder - somebody is slashing students and teachers. Filmed in 1981, picked up by Troma who then added 10 minutes newly shot footage in 1982, and finally released in 1984. The outcome? Messy because added silly Troma footage (punk/rock 'n' roll soundtrack, typical Troma humor minus typical Troma nudity, characters appearing/disappearing) is sticking out like sore thumb.

Mutant (1984) (DVD)

Two brothers from the city get mixed up with unfriendly backwoods-ish people while on vacation. The brothers discover toxic waste shenanigans turning small town folk into blue-skinned zombified mutants craving human blood. Solid C-Film with B-Film qualities. 3.5/5

The Company of Wolves (1984) (Blu-ray)

Engaging coming-of-age Folklore/Fantasy/Horror/Drama with dazzling practical f/x and dream-like, at times nightmare-ish setting. Lots of creepy moments bursting with rich atmosphere. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 26, 2013, 02:27:40 PM
Kairo (2001) - the afterlife has apparently run out of room for additional souls so the recently departed are stuck here on earth as ghosts.  The story follows a couple groups of people who's friends have met these ghosts, after which they become listless and simply fade away a day or two later.  I enjoyed this overall as it's got likable characters, a good mysterious plot, and nice atmosphere to boot.  On the downside though, the plot has no resolution whatsoever.  Is there some "point" to it?  That life is lonely I guess.  Though that's buried so deep that most people would probably miss it.  Meh, I've seen plenty of movies with great suspenseful buildups and no payoffs, at least this one is so enigmatic that it leaves you more confused than disappointed  :smile:  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 27, 2013, 03:57:11 AM
10.26.13 (44)

Witching Hour Triple Feature

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) (DVD)

Down on her luck Z-Film Horror-Hostess Elvira must travel to small prude town to collect inheritance. Its revealed that Elvira is actually a natural born witch with special powers, but when towns folk get a whiff of the news they are on to the Mistress of the Dark! Charming cult comedy with Elvira at her peak. 4/5


Terror (1978) (DVD)

Filmmaker is haunted by the spirit of a once executed witch. Entertaining Slasher/Supernatural Slasher/Supernatural Occult Terror Flick from B-Schlock Meister Norman J. Warren. This is one of his more easy accessible brainless fun movies. Lots happening, a bit cheesy with genuine thrills. 4/5

Superstition (1982) (DVD)

Family moving into new (old) house are haunted by the spirit of a once executed witch. Grim tale and quite nasty at times though there's a nice steady flow of entertaining cheese. This movie feels like one of those awkward Italian productions but its actually American. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 27, 2013, 06:58:31 AM
Reeker (2005) - some kids traveling through the desert run out of gas and end up stranded at an abandoned diner.  It's not long before a phantom type guy with an electric drill for an arm and all sorts of nasty attachments starts knocking them off.  The characters are a likable bunch (Arielle Kebbel is adorable as Cookie) and it's all a bit tongue in cheek.  There's a big twist at the end;  I've seen this movie before so any surprise was gone.  I dunno, if you're going to tell us that our whole perception of what was going on was wrong, you really need to make us feel that something was a bit off throughout the movie, so the big twist causes us to say "Aha!  That explains it."  This was a pretty standard slasher and it's kind of hard to convince me that it was anything more than that, so the twist was "Oh okay.  I guess that works...sort of."  Oh well, it was decent.  3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 27, 2013, 09:55:50 AM
Breeders - This was pretty enjoyable for the bad acting, pretty girls, and 80's vibe. The way they shot the ending was noteable for how stupid and bad it was.The girls are pretty I wonder how in the world this guy got them to be in the movie, much less frolic around in the ooze pool. If I had to guess I'd say cocaine. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 27, 2013, 11:33:33 AM
Breeders - This was pretty enjoyable for the bad acting, pretty girls, and 80's vibe. The way they shot the ending was noteable for how stupid and bad it was.The girls are pretty I wonder how in the world this guy got them to be in the movie, much less frolic around in the ooze pool. If I had to guess I'd say cocaine. 4/5

I can confirm that cocaine is the best way to get pretty girls to frolic in the ooze pool.

"Cocaine-Fueled Frolic in the Ooze Pool" would make a great title for a bad movie.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 27, 2013, 11:40:39 AM
44 movies claws! Unbelievable! I have been slacking and need do some serious catching up before this month is over.

Movie # 30
The Collector (2009)
Intended as a saw prequel this will certainly please fans of that series. This time our jigsaw character (the collector) is much spryer and has set up a house with traps on every surface. Pretty bad choice for a house to rob as our down on our luck protagonist finds out. Some really great traps here and some really crazy violence. Even animals don't get off easy here. Fun if your down for some really insane gore and set pieces.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba_MRHfVxx0

Movie # 31
Friday the 13th 7: The New Blood (1988)
It's the same old Jason stuff here with the sole innovation of having the final girl have psychokinetic abilities. She's pretty good as the disturbed girl dealing with the death of her father while dealing with an exploitative doctor. Other than that this movie is pretty much pure crap when either Tina or Jason is not on screen. You can really feel the MPAA cuts on this one as the kill scenes (which are some of the coolest of the series) are harshly edited making for a frustrating viewing experience.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBw5AQH5kt8


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: indianasmith on October 27, 2013, 07:13:20 PM
Last night I watched a low budget urban cannibal gore-fest called THE BUTCHER BOYS.
It was one of those movies that left you asking "What the HECK did I just watch??"

Four teens in a car are leaving a fancy restaurant and get in a drag race with two punks after the daredevil girl keys their car.  The punks run over a dog owned by four Hispanic gang types all wearing black.  The sinister gang figures kill both the guys that hit their dog, then take out after the teens.  Turns out they are supplying human meat to some upscale restaurant that caters to an elite clientele of cannibals, but the gang types have gotten addicted to human flesh.  Lots of gratuitous cannibalism (including boobie munching!), gore, profanity, and torture, not a lot by way of actual storyline or plot.  There's even some "let's eat the exposed brain while the victim is still alive" ACTION a la HANNIBAL.  The final girl escapes with the aid of a couple of Mexicans as the demented cannibal pursuers attack a gang of animal rights protestors outside the restaurant . . . I TOLD you it made no sense!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 27, 2013, 08:24:54 PM
Movie # 32
Jason X
Decided I might as well watch all of the F13 movies that I've yet to watch. It is inevitable that any horror franchise will end up in space at some point and F13 is no exception. Frozen in time for hundreds of year Jason is reawakened by a stupid scientist looking to make some money off him (!?). The people along for the ride make the crew of Prometheus look like a bunch of Einsteins. Even though we are in space the creators basically dragged along the typical stereotypes you would see in any F13 film. There are a couple exceptions namely in cyborg lady, a Tony Todd impersonator and the final girl who was also frozen in time with Jason.

This one plays it mostly for laughs and clearly realizes that the audience wants to just see Jason go crazy. Thankfully at this point the MPAA was much looser with what could be shown and so we don't have to deal with cut to hell kill scenes. I'll give this entry credit with trying to do something other than "Jason kill kids at camp crystal lake" and for keeping the pace going.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sv8eWDEFsM

Movie # 33
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI
This is the last film of the original F13 series that I had yet to see. This like Jason X is going for comedy at least half of the time but in this one I think it works way better. Whereas in 7 and X I pretty much hated everybody I thought the characters here were much less annoying here than in most of the other films. Very nicely shot as well and looks pretty great in hd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCRALDHxlGQ


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 28, 2013, 01:11:21 AM
10.27.13 (48)

Embassy/Charter Video Classics on DVD

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Psychic Killer (1975) (DVD)

Watchability: 4/5
Energy drain: 1/5

Man wrongly accused of murder seeks revenge on those who he thinks are responsible for the death of his mother - with the help of an amulet and a book about voodoo his spirit is able to leave his body and go on a killing spree. This is much better than its reputation. Strong performances by the investigating Detective and the female psychiatrist, and the sizzling dance scene with the hot nurse was just amazingly done.

The Manitou (1978) (DVD)

Watchability: 4.5/5
Energy drain: 0.5/5

Evil Manitou comes back to life by reborn-ing himself in form of a rapidly growing tumor on the neck of a young woman. Charming and fun cheese with a ridiculous but intriguing plot, solid cast and one hell of a showdown. It would be interesting to see a remake of this.

The Velvet Vampire (1971) (DVD)

Watchability: 3.5/5
Energy drain: 1.5/5

Erotic Arthouse Horror about a female Vampire seducing her house guests in the desert. I was sort of blown away on my first viewing but it lost some of its appeal on my second viewing last night. Its still entertaining with an interesting take on vampirism.

The Evil (1978) (DVD)

A group of people fixing up old mansion are suddenly trapped by Evil lurking in the cellar. Nice take on the haunted house genre with nods to The Legend of Hell House. The hand/saw scene remains quite effective! 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 28, 2013, 07:00:32 AM
The Fear (1995) - some people go to a cabin in the woods for a group therapy session.  There's a wooden mannequin there named Morty who they tell all their fears to.  Soon enough Morty is appearing in various places and scaring people - is someone moving him around for a joke...or is Morty alive?  This wasn't as bad as I remembered it being - probably because I remembered it being about a 1/5.  Almost all the characters are really unlikable (except for the cute Swedish girl, I liked her a lot  :smile: ).  I'll give them credit for at least trying something different with the quasi-slasher story being based around each person's fears.  The execution left a lot to be desired though.  It did build a bit of suspense and tension in the second half, when it wasn't getting bogged down with some backstory stuff complete with flashbacks that we'd already seen earlier in the movie.  :lookingup:  2.5/5.

Evidence (2012) - two couples go on a camping trip.  One guy is making a documentary about the other guy, so that gives them an excuse to film the whole thing on a handheld camera.  The characters at this point are quite likable and it gets a bit suspenseful as they see a strange animal and start hearing scary noises form the woods.  But then the guy who's filming it all turns into a gigantic a-hole.  He insists there's nothing to worry about (it's a found footage movie; how's that for nothing to worry about?), and when one guy disappears he insists that he just went back to the city.  Yeah, he walked there.  Right.  I was very seriously thinking about turning it off at this point because this guy is absolutely intolerable.  Thankfully he gets eviscerated a short time later  :thumbup:  So the creepy critters attack the RV and the whole second half of the movie is the two girls running around terrified using the handheld camera for a light source.  I kind of liked the plot - it's one huge WTF? that leaves the audience to come up with their own explanation for what they were seeing.  It's very tense and action-packed, if you don't mind watching the whole thing through a camera that's constantly being jostled around, is constantly shorting out and freezing up, with a light that's constantly turning off and on.  I don't know too many people who don't mind that lol.  I thought it was all exciting enough to make it worth the effort though.  Netting the good against the bad I'll give it a 3.5/5.

Started watching another movie called The Tunnel (2011) which is really good so far.  I'll report back tomorrow on that.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 28, 2013, 07:09:26 AM
Yay, glad you enjoyed Evidence. I really liked it  :smile:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 28, 2013, 07:18:09 AM
Yay, glad you enjoyed Evidence. I really liked it  :smile:

I'd never even heard of it before but I was watching some movie trailer on Youtube and it came up as a suggested video.  Glad I found it!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 28, 2013, 04:59:55 PM
Movie # 34
Crystal Lake Memories (2013)
I watched a large portion of the mammoth documentary. If you've seen other documentaries about the F13 series you will notice some overlap here. But as a whole this is an absolutely incredible undertaking going into detail about the making and reception of each of these films. It's a lot of fun seeing who aged well and who didn't and we get to meet all the major players. Still got hours of stuff to get through but I would say this is a must seek out for any fans of these movies.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 28, 2013, 06:00:19 PM
I still can't believe Jack gave Marina Monster 3.5.  The idea of that...


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 29, 2013, 03:23:40 AM
10.28.13 (50)

Unrated Haunted House Double Feature
Asian Ghost Kids vs. Spanish Ghost Kids

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The Grudge: Unrated (2004) (Blu-ray)

American family moves into haunted house in Japan and become victims of a deadly curse. One of the rare occasions where the movie actually benefits from the unrated version. Creepy and scary, when jittery pale Asian ghost kids were all the rage. 4/5

Darkness: Unrated (2002) (Blu-ray)

American family moves into haunted house in Spain and become victims of a deadly occult ritual. Again, this movie works best in its unedited form. Lots of well-placed jump scares and atmosphere. Spanish ghost kids kind of pale in comparison to Asian ghost kids, but the creepiness factor increases by not showing too much of them. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 29, 2013, 07:10:42 AM
I still can't believe Jack gave Marina Monster 3.5.  The idea of that...

That was because it had a lot of women who, while not actually good looking, were oddly sexy.  That's how my 100% completely objective rating system works  :teddyr:

Dracula: The Vampire & the Voivode (2008) - documentary about Bram Stoker's Dracula and the real life Vlad the impaler.  Had a lot of info about Stoker's life - he was an invalid child an unable to walk until he was 7.  He grew up at the height of the Irish potato famine, which apparently didn't have much effect on his family as he went to college and got a job (working in a castle) as a court clerk.  He never actually went to Transylvania but used travel journals and other books to research the area.  He chose Transylvania as a location because at the time nobody in England had heard of it, so it was suitably remote and mysterious, yet it was part of Europe so close enough for people to be worried about these vampires.  As far as Vlad, they cover his wars against the Ottoman empire pretty well, and make it clear that although he impaled a ton of people he never actually drank their blood.  Well not that they know of at least  :smile:  At one of the suspected sites where he may be buried they performed excavations, and although they didn't find Vlad they found a mass grave with 200 headless skeletons.  Pretty good show, pleasant presenters, worth a watch if you're interested in that stuff.  4/5.

The Tunnel (2011) - a TV reporter and her crew go into some tunnels under Sydney to do a story on homeless people who are supposedly disappearing.  Fabulous setting for a horror movie - these things are huge, pitch black, maze-like and make you feel like if your flashlight batteries died you would NEVER find your way out again.  So they poke around down there for a while and some really spooky things start happening.  It was great for the first half, but this is yet another one of those movies that's all buildup and no payoff.  The "climax" is just people hyperventilating as we watch night-vision camera footage (with a cracked lens and the thing constantly shorting out) and I'm just sitting there for 10 minutes going "Is that a wall...or the floor?  This is borderline unwatchable."  All we ever see of whatever's down there are a couple of eyes glowing in the camera light.  Throughout the movie the two people who survived the ordeal are shown in interviews interspersed throughout the underground footage, so any surprise about who lives and dies is pretty well out the window.  Still worth it for the first hour though.  3.5/5.

The Awakening (2011) - set in around 1920, a school had a student die under mysterious circumstances which they think might be related to a haunting.  They call in a ghost hunter girl (complete with gadgets) to get to the bottom of it.  She soon solves that case but feels that there actually is something strange going on at the place, so continues to investigate.  There are tons of major plot twists later on, unfortunately I could only get a basic idea of what was going on because the characters like to talk really quietly and with enough of an English accent that I just couldn't make it out.  The main character was quite likable and interesting, sort of a modern girl but not judgmental about the customs of the era.  Almost like it was written by an adult.  Very slow moving and I didn't find it too suspenseful though.  3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on October 29, 2013, 07:26:10 AM
Re-watched "City of the Walking Dead" (aka the "American" cut of Umberto Lenzi's "Nightmare City") last night... I never get tired of that one.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 29, 2013, 12:19:34 PM
I've actually watched  alot more movies, but I've been busy so I keep forgetting to come here and right them down.

I did however recently grab a 4 pack for $9 that contains The Mummy, the Wolfman, The Invisible Man, and The Claude Raines Phantom of the Opera. 

I'd actually never seen the Invisible Man before.  I really loved the story it's based on though and they did a great job capturing that here.  The Invisible Man is probably one of the most monstrous of all the Universal Monsters.  The guy was just laughingly evil.  The specifiable effects, while dated, can still look pretty cool at times, especially when the people are just running around trying to chase the floating shirt. 

On the flipside, Claude fairs much worse in the Phantom of the Opera.  The movie just seems to lack any real teeth to it (although the Phantom makeup is pretty good.)  It often seems to come across as more of a romantic comedy than a true horror film.  The movie also seesm a bit out of place in the four pack.  Everybody knows that the real Universal Monsters Phantom was Lon Chaney.   :wink:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 30, 2013, 03:57:28 AM
10.29.13 (51)

In honor of the upcoming UK Blu-ray release I've re-watched

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Hellgate (1990) (DVD)

Watchability: 4/5
Energy drain: 1/5

Where to begin? Three friends in a cabin tell each other urban legend stories and one is about the Hellgate-Hitchhiker: back in the 1950s the beautiful daughter of a man who runs a ghost town/tourist attraction called "Hellgate" is kidnapped and killed by a motorcycle gang. The father resurrects his dead daughter with a magical Krystal that either: A - resurrects dead animals and make them explode and B - turns the living into grotesque beings and make them explode. Either way, the living dead daughter now haunts the roads of Hellgate seducing and killing men. 30 years later her father has turned into a Terminator-like protector of his daughter and townsfolk are now ghostly zombified beings. This is where part 2 of the story picks up - the three friends + another friend who had a run in with the daughter visit Hellgate and all hell breaks loose.
Bad movie extravaganza with odd looking female casting (one looks like she has down syndrome), so-bad-so-good practical f/x, acting, dialogue. The plot is all over the place and there's something hilarious bad happening every minute or so. Certainly not boring! I will gladly buy the Blu-ray once released.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 30, 2013, 08:32:31 AM
Blood Frenzy (1987) - a group of people head out to the desert for a group therapy session.  You got the nympho, the guy who thinks he's still in Vietnam, a-hole characters both male and female, a happy drunk, a girl who doesn't like to be touched, and of course the doctor.  I guess the filmmaker's first priority was to firmly establish the a-holes as a-holes, which they accomplish by having the first 5 minutes be nothing but yelling.  How pleasant.  It gets a little better after that;  not much though.  Dialogue and acting is pretty terrible.  I had a little fun guessing who the killer was.  There are a couple so-bad-they're-good scenes, like where the Vietnam guy commits suicide by blowing himself up with dynamite.  This takes place off-screen but other characters see it and it makes us think he actually killed himself.  They even find a severed hand afterwards.  But it turns out he just faked it lol.  I guess he brought a severed hand along because he had foreseen that he might want to fake his death via dynamite.  There's another scene where the nympho girl finds some dead bodies and is totally freaked out, but then her and a-hole woman get it on right afterwards - like 10 seconds afterwards.  I think nympho girl was cute, though I can't say for sure as I was watching it on a lousy 240p Youtube video.  I don't think I'll be spending $40 for an ex-rental VHS copy of this to see if I was right  :bouncegiggle:  I'd kind of recommend you skip this one.  2.5/5.  And that's extremely generous.

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/bloodfrenzy_zpsb590e819.jpg)

^ About half of the movie looks like this.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 31, 2013, 09:58:34 AM
Galaxy of Terror (1981) - some people on a spaceship go to another planet where they find a mysterious pyramid that causes them all to realize their worst fears.  I don't like this movie  :bouncegiggle:  It's probably a bad movie favorite and I'll admit the art direction is awesome, but the script is nonsensical crap and should have been thrown in the trash.  Half the stuff these people say is just drivel and the characters themselves are so bad they don't even qualify as characters, just one-note cartoons.  The plot is dopier than an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  Sigh.  2/5.

Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) - a girl spends the night at a remote, abandoned village and is killed by undead Templar knights.  Two of her friends then go to the village, accompanied by a couple of smugglers, to try to locate her.  Looks like a nice feast for the undead blind guys.  This is a favorite of mine.  Very slow moving but I could relate to the first girl who got killed, and the rest of it is such sleazy cheese it's just a hoot.  4/5.

Return of the Evil Dead (1973) - some idiots built an entire village around the tombs of the undead Templars and that's bad news for the inhabitants on the 500th anniversary of their execution.  We follow a group of people who take shelter in a church and try to stay alive until morning.  I originally didn't care too much for this but this is about the third time I've seen it and it's kind of grown on me.  The characters are such sleazeballs it's just entertaining to see what sort of horrible thing they'll do next - like lead a little girl out of the church, knowing full well she'll start screaming when she sees the walking corpses, and using her as a diversion so they can make it to the cars  :thumbup:  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 31, 2013, 10:35:26 AM
So Halloween is here and that means this marathon is coming to a close. I'm going to try to knock out a few more movies today as I have a day off work. As well I'm going to do a recap of all the films I watched, what was the best, the worst, the grossest etc...

Movie # 35
Mulberry Street (2006)
On the same day an apartment complex is being evicted rats begin spreading a deadly infection across New York city. It's similar to a zombie infection with one big difference the people who get bit transform into rat people!

I was super impressed with this movie even before knowing it was shot on the nothing budget of 50k. It has a fantastic gritty feel to it in everything from the locations, hand held shots, and acting. Reminiscent of 28 Days Later in a good way this is a fantastic debut film from Jim Mickle and I'm not surprised he has moved on to bigger projects.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on October 31, 2013, 06:16:48 PM
Movie # 36
Trick R Treat (2007)
I've been hearing nothing but great things about this anthology film and was looking forward to it. I can see why it is popular (it looks great, some good humor) but I have to say I wasn't crazy about it. Maybe I'm just sick of horror movies at this point of the marathon (a very real possibility) but I really only liked the stuff with Dylan Baker with the other stories leaving me cold.

Movie # 37
Fade To Black (1980)
Our main character Eric is a movie addict. He spends every waking moment watching old films, quoting movies and spouting movie trivia. Living with his aunt he is constantly berated that he is wasting his life so he pushes her wheelchair down the stairs. On his own he gets up to no good commiting acts of revenge against his enemies while stalking a Marilyn Monroe look alike.

This is a cheesy little flick that has a decent concept but really overdoes it with the movie references. Pretty much everything out of Eric's mouth is a movie quote and this becomes annoying pretty quick. Mickey Rourke appears in one of his first movie appearances in a small part. So does Tim Thomerson (Trancers) who despite being a professor who works out of a police station still finds time to snort cocaine and whale on the harmonica. Has some charms but overall doesn't work and is badly shot (I counted two boom mics.)


The List
1)The New York Ripper (1982)
2)Wrong Turn 3 Left For Dead
3)Curse of Chucky
4)Rats The Nights of Terror
5)The Strangers
6)Mother's Day
7)Frozen
8)P2
9)VHS 2
10)ATM
11)The Ruins
12) Eden Lake
13)The Horde
14)Elevator
15)Let The Right One In
16)Bride of Chucky
17)Excision
18)Some Guy Who Kills People
19)The Loved Ones
20) Kill List
21)Terror Tract
22)Cherry Falls
23)Campfire Tales
24)Demons 6: The Black Cat
25)Invitation to Hell
26)The Gate 2: Trespassers
27)Altitude
28)The Woman
29)Farmhouse
30)The Collector
31 Friday the 13th 7: The New Blood
32)Jason X
33)Jason Lives: F13 6
34)Crystal Lake Memories
35)Mulberry Street
36)Trick R Treat
37)Fade to Black

Worst-In terms of sheer ineptitude I would give the prize to Bruno Mattei for Rats: The Nights of Terror. Campfire Tales was just lame. ATM had the stupidest characters and was frustrating the whole time.

Best-Curse of Chucky is a great return to form. Let the Right One in was gorgeously shot and a great twist on the vampire mythos. Excision was the most original. Kill List had the best atmosphere of any of these films. If I had to rewatch any film on this list it would have to be Mothers Day which blew me away with its mix of dark comedy, sadism and action. Others: Mulberry Street, The Collector, Farmhouse

Most Disturbing-The Woman and Eden Lake both just made me feel dirty watching them. I can see that talent went into making them but ultimately I didn't enjoy either at all. However in a way these were the "horrifying of them all" so I have to give them credit for that

Scariest-The Strangers-The simplicity of this films premise and the lack of motivation of "The Strangers" made this quite the unsettling experience. More than once I have thought about those masked intruders when I'm alone in my house at 2 in the morning.

Just Plain Forgettable-Altitude, P2, Gate 2, The Ruins, and Invitation to Hell all had very little to remember them for although I wouldn't say I outright hated any of them.

Weirdest-Demons 6: The Black Cat

Best John Ritter Appearance-While he was ok as the domineering father in Bride of Chucky it was the demented real estate agent from "Terror Tract" that will stand as this months champion.

Thanks for everybody for participating, and feel free to do your own look backs at the films you watched this month. What worked, what scared you, etc....


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: bob on October 31, 2013, 11:15:31 PM
Here's a complete breakdown of every movie I watched this month that can fall into the category of horror as well as what I thought of it and on what day it was viewed.

October 1 Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) 5/5
October 2 Dracula (1931) 5/5
October 3 The War of the Worlds (1953) 5/5 *
October 4 Saw (2004) 5/5
October 5 Saw 2 (2005) 5/5
October 6 Bride of the Monster (1955) 5/5
October 7 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 5/5 *
October 8 Saw 3 director's cut (2006) 5/5
October 9 Saw 4 (2007) 5/5
October 10 Ghostbusters (1984) 5/5
October 11 From Hell (2001) 4/5 *
October 12 Interview With a Vampire (1994) 5/5 *
October 13 White Zombie (1932) 5/5
October 14 Frankenstein (1910) 0/5
October 15 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 5/5
October 16 The Birds (1963) 5/5
October 16 Hannibal (2001) 5/5
October 17 Robot Monster (1953) 5/5
October 18 The Evil Dead (1981) 5/5
October 19 Hellraiser (1987) 5/5 *
October 20 Red Dragon (2002) 5/5
October 21 Ghosts of Mars (2001) 5/5 *
October 22 The Omen (1976) 5/5
October 23 Nosferatu (1922) 5/5
October 24 Poltergeist (1982) 5/5 *
October 25 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 5/5 *
October 26 The Sixth Sense (1999) 5/5
October 28 Alien (1979) 5/5
October 29 House on Haunted Hill (1959) 5/5 *
October 30 The Last House on the Left (1972) 5/5 *
October 30 Halloween (1977) 5/5
October 30 Halloween 2 (1981) 4/5
October 31 Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982) 3/5
October 31 Halloween (1977) 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: indianasmith on October 31, 2013, 11:58:16 PM
I capped off my month of horror by re-watching the excellent, creepy film MIRRORS with Kiefer Sutherland . . . my daughters joined me for that one, and we all liked it - a second viewing for me.
After that, I watched V/H/S 2 which was one of those rare cases where the sequel IMO was way superior to the original.  Four tightly woven vignettes connected by a very simple, straightforward narrative - not nearly as hard to follow as the original.  Probably my favorite was the guy who got the prototype for a new computerized eye after losing his in a car accident.  But all of them were solid, something that could not be said for the first film in this series.

I have two others I rented Wednesday night, but I will have to watch them tomorrow.
It's been a fun month!  Here is my total list:

Oct. 5 - FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD
Oct. 11 - ZOMBIE HUNTER
Oct. 16 - THE PURGE
Oct. 18 - VAMP U
Oct. 20 - STALKER
Oct. 22 - REEL EVIL
Oct. 25 - THE CONJURING
Oct. 27 - DEAD IN TOMBSTONE
Oct. 31 - MIRRORS
Oct. 31 - V/H/S 2
 
Not as many horror titles as some of you managed, but pretty respectable for a schoolteacher in a very busy time of the year!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on November 01, 2013, 04:18:51 AM
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After Midnight (1989) (DVD)

Too bad we are still stuck with the letterboxed MGM DVD. This anthology certainly deserves better. I love the stories, especially the first and second which are oozing with great atmosphere. The film kind of runs out of steam in the third act but the wild ending of the wraparound story makes up for it. 4/5

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Creature from Black Lake (1976) (DVD)

Two 40something students from Chicago come to hick town Louisiana researching Bigfoot activity involving death of a hunter. Townsfolk are tight-lipped and the local sheriff is threatening but the two students are still able to gather enough information. Once settled in the forest things get tense as the students encounter a hairy beast.
One of the better 1970s Bigfoot exploitation flicks with a decent/charming cast, gritty setting, some humor and thrilling moments of Bigfoot carnage. 3.5/5

Halloween: Extended Edition (1978/1981) (DVD)

Slasher-Classic expanded with added TV Version footage. Not a definite version by any means but an interesting for sure. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on November 01, 2013, 04:35:51 AM
My October viewing list:

01 (01) ~ Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
02 (02) ~ The Bay (2012)
03 (03) ~ The Apparition (2012)
03 (04) ~ Grabbers (2012)
03 (05) ~ Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
04 (06) ~ Making Contact (Director's Cut) (1985)
05 (07) ~ Dead Silence (Unrated) (2007)
05 (08) ~ Dracula (1979)
06 (09) ~ Evil Dead (2013)
07 (10) ~ Halloween (Unrated Director's Cut) (2007)
08 (11) ~ Halloween II (Unrated Director's Cut) (2009)
09 (12) ~ Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
10 (13) ~ Messiah of Evil (1973)
11 (14) ~ Roseanne S02E07 - BOO! (1989)
12 (15) ~ The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
13 (16) ~ Rare Exports (2010)
13 (17) ~ Stoker (2013)
13 (18) ~ Frankenweenie (2012)
14 (19) ~ Monsteroid (1980)
15 (20) ~ My Soul to Take (2010)
16 (21) ~ Isolation (2005)
17 (22) ~ Fallen (1998)
18 (23) ~ The Strangers (Unrated) (2008)
19 (24) ~ Breeders (1986)
19 (25) ~ Nightmare Weekend (1986)
20 (26) ~ Saint Nick (2010)
20 (27) ~ Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
20 (28) ~ The Woman in Black (2012)
21 (29) ~ Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (1978)
21 (30) ~ Blood Mania (1970)
22 (31) ~ The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
22 (32) ~ Torso (1973)
23 (33) ~ Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
23 (34) ~ The House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
23 (35) ~ Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
24 (36) ~ Sweet 16 (1983)
24 (37) ~ Strange Invaders (1983)
24 (38) ~ Sole Survivor (1983)
25 (39) ~ Splatter University (1984)
25 (40) ~ Mutant (1984)
25 (41) ~ The Company of Wolves (1984)
26 (42) ~ Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
26 (43) ~ Terror (1978)
26 (44) ~ Superstition (1982)
27 (45) ~ Psychic Killer (1975)
27 (46) ~ The Manitou (1978)
27 (47) ~ The Velvet Vampire (1971)
27 (48) ~ The Evil (1978)
28 (49) ~ The Grudge (Unrated) (2004)
28 (50) ~ Darkness (Unrated) (2002)
29 (51) ~ Hellgate (1990)
30 (52) ~ After Midnight (1989)
31 (53) ~ Creature from Black Lake (1976)
31 (54) ~ Halloween (Extended Edition) (1978)

The good: Evil Dead (2013), Stoker (2013) and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) turned out to be better than I expected. The Bay (2012) and The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) weren't too shabby either. While I'll have to admit that Rare Exports (2010) and Frankenweenie (2012) are certainly well made but both left me slightly disappointed. Especially Frankenweenie.

The bad (ass): most fun re-visit - Hellgate (1990), and I sort of enjoyed Blood Mania (1970) more on my second viewing.

The ugly: Monsteroid (1980) gives a new meaning to the word "dull" while Splatter University (1984) remains to make me feel torn. In some way I despise the added Troma footage but on the other hand it also adds to the movie, although making it a different kind of movie as the director intended.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on November 01, 2013, 07:31:19 AM
Night of the Seagulls (1975) - a doctor and his wife move to a horrible little village where all the residents are very unfriendly.  They soon find out this is because they're sacrificing maidens to the blind dead at night and don't really care to talk to any newcomers about it.  This is a big favorite of mine with excellent atmosphere and a good cast of characters.  4.5/5.

The Ghost Galleon (1974) - a couple of models get stuck on a spooky old ghost ship out in the ocean.  After meeting their fate via the blind dead, another group of people come looking for them and also end up stranded on the galleon.  After much cheesiness they come up with a kind of neat and commonsensical plan to defeat the ol' zombie menace.  I always like the atmosphere in this one but last night it got a bit dull, maybe because it was the 4th Blind Dead movie we watched.  Even the adorable Blanca Estrada couldn't save it:

(http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww28/jackc8/blancaestrada_zps41504c46.jpg)

Though she saved that part she was in  :teddyr:  3.75/5.

The Mummy (1999) - Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz find the lost Egyptian city of Hamunaptra and inadvertently unleash The Mummy.  It's up to them to stop it before its evil force takes over the whole world!  Many many special effects follow.  This is another favorite of mine, just pure dumb fun from start to finish.  4.5/5.

We watched a ton of movies this month, partly because our daughter joined us for our horror movie marathons quite a few times;  my wife and I would have been happy to watch 2 movies and be in bed by ten but she's like "Oh c'mon, just one more!"   :teddyr:  They never change from when they were five years old, do they lol.  We had a great time, nothing like some blood and guts to bring the family together  :cheers:

DVD / Blu ray:

Dracula 2000 (2000) - 4/5
The Fog (1980) - 4/5
Séance (2006) - 4/5
Suspiria (1977) - 4/5
The Haunted Palace (1963) - 4.5/5
Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - 5/5
Pieces (1982) - 4/5
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1992) - 5/5
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - 4/5
Countess Dracula (1971) - 4/5
The Plague of the Zombies (1966) - 4.5/5
Lady Frankenstein (1971) - 4/5
Resident Evil (2002) - 4/5
The Mummy (1932) - 4/5
The Mummy (1959) - 4.5/5
The Brides of Dracula (1960) - 4/5
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) - 4/5
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) - 4.5/5
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) - 4.5/5
Event Horizon (1997) - 3/5
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973) - 3.5/5
The Omen (1976) - 4/5
Damien: Omen II (1978) - 4/5
Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) - 3/5
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - 3.5/5
The Killer Shrews (1959) - 4/5
The Giant Gila Monster (1959) - 2.5/5
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) - 3.5/5
Snakes on a Train (2006) - 3.5/5
Ghosts of Mars (2001) - 4/5
Super Hybrid (2010) - 4/5
Ouija Board (2004) - 3/5
Anthropophagus (1980) - 2.5/5
Pit and the Pendulum (1961) - 4.5/5
Murder Mansion (1972) - 3/5
Reeker (2005) - 3/5
The Fear (1995) - 2.5/5
Dr. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) - 4/5
Missile to the Moon (1958) - 4/5 (not horror)
Feast (2005) - 4/5
Curse of the Devil (1973) - 4/5
Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) - 4/5
Return of the Evil Dead (1973) - 4/5
Night of the Seagulls (1975) - 4.5/5
The Ghost Galleon (1974) - 3.75/5
The Mummy (1999) - 4.5/5

Netflix:

Black Sunday (1960) - 4/5
Apollo 18 (2011) - 2/5
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) - 5/5
Zombie Lake (1981) - 2.5/5
White Zombie (1932) - 3/5
Kairo (2001) - 4/5
Dracula: The Vampire & the Voivode (2008) - 4/5 (documentary)
The Awakening (2011) - 3/5
Galaxy of Terror (1981) - 2/5

Youtube:

Blood Lake (1987) - 3/5
The Prowler (1981) - 2.5/5
The Undying Monster (1942) - 4/5
Burial Ground (1981) - 3/5
Funeral Home (1980) - 3.5/5
Ringu (1998) - 4/5
Diary of a Madman (1963) - 3/5
Phone (2002) - 5/5
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) - 2/5
Twisted Nightmare (1987) - 2.5/5
Noroi: The Curse (2005) - 5/5
Evidence (2012) - 3.5/5
The Tunnel (2011) - 3.5/5
Blood Frenzy (1987) - 2.5/5

Favorites:  got into some Asian horror this month and I think Phone was my favorite.  It wasn't perfect by any means, but I thought it had excellent horror movie atmosphere, great characters and the story was told in an exciting manner.  

Most scary:  Noroi: The Curse.  Really took us out of our comfort zone and provided some good creepiness.

Worst:  Didn't really see anything terrible this month, though Apollo 18, Anthropophagus and A Tale of Two Sisters all disappointed.  


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 01, 2013, 12:01:59 PM
Re-watched TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL last night. Still a good time.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on November 01, 2013, 12:22:15 PM
My month in horror:

Demons
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
Hellraiser: Deader
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Ice Cream Man
The Fear: Halloween Night
C.H.U.D.
The Stuff
Nazis at the Center of the Earth
Halloween Night
Tremors III
Nightmares in Red, White & Blue
City of the Walking Dead aka Nightmare City

Total: 13 (plus some family friendly, seasonally appropriate stuff like "Ghostbusters" and "My Babysitter's a Vampire" with the kids.)

... I just realized that this is the first October in recent memory where I didn't watch at least one of the Halloween series... which is actually OK, cuz to be honest I've seen most of them so many times over the years that I'm kinda burnt out on them (esp. the first three).


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on November 06, 2013, 04:22:17 PM
Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) - a girl spends the night at a remote, abandoned village and is killed by undead Templar knights.  Two of her friends then go to the village, accompanied by a couple of smugglers, to try to locate her.  Looks like a nice feast for the undead blind guys.  This is a favorite of mine.  Very slow moving but I could relate to the first girl who got killed, and the rest of it is such sleazy cheese it's just a hoot.  4/5.

Return of the Evil Dead (1973) - some idiots built an entire village around the tombs of the undead Templars and that's bad news for the inhabitants on the 500th anniversary of their execution.  We follow a group of people who take shelter in a church and try to stay alive until morning.  I originally didn't care too much for this but this is about the third time I've seen it and it's kind of grown on me.  The characters are such sleazeballs it's just entertaining to see what sort of horrible thing they'll do next - like lead a little girl out of the church, knowing full well she'll start screaming when she sees the walking corpses, and using her as a diversion so they can make it to the cars  :thumbup:  4/5.

The Blind Dead ROCK!!! The other two films in the series are Ghost Galleon and Night of the Seagulls. A very worthy series of movies, and a unique take on the living daed. The Blind Dead are truly cool!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on November 06, 2013, 05:22:52 PM
Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) - a girl spends the night at a remote, abandoned village and is killed by undead Templar knights.  Two of her friends then go to the village, accompanied by a couple of smugglers, to try to locate her.  Looks like a nice feast for the undead blind guys.  This is a favorite of mine.  Very slow moving but I could relate to the first girl who got killed, and the rest of it is such sleazy cheese it's just a hoot.  4/5.

Return of the Evil Dead (1973) - some idiots built an entire village around the tombs of the undead Templars and that's bad news for the inhabitants on the 500th anniversary of their execution.  We follow a group of people who take shelter in a church and try to stay alive until morning.  I originally didn't care too much for this but this is about the third time I've seen it and it's kind of grown on me.  The characters are such sleazeballs it's just entertaining to see what sort of horrible thing they'll do next - like lead a little girl out of the church, knowing full well she'll start screaming when she sees the walking corpses, and using her as a diversion so they can make it to the cars  :thumbup:  4/5.

The Blind Dead ROCK!!! The other two films in the series are Ghost Galleon and Night of the Seagulls. A very worthy series of movies, and a unique take on the living daed. The Blind Dead are truly cool!

Yeah they're favorites, I think I've watched them all about four times now  :teddyr:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: bob on December 18, 2013, 06:32:38 PM
I think this can be unsticked because it's the middle of December.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: fulci420 on September 10, 2014, 03:42:47 PM
Hey everybody good to see my thread still stickied after an entire year! You must really love me, is anybody down for another horror marathon, Ive started mine over at http://letterboxd.com/fulci420/list/september-october-halloween-horror-massacre/ (http://letterboxd.com/fulci420/list/september-october-halloween-horror-massacre/) but will happily post my reviews over here as well if other people want to participate.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 01, 2014, 05:25:42 PM
10/01/14 (1)

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Crocodile (1979) ~ Hurricane sets giant Crocodile free and starts destroying small villages while eating people on the side. A Doctor, his friend, a Reporter and a sailor are trying to stop the beast. Thai-Trash Jaws ripoff that would've made Ed Wood proud: fugly non-actors reading their lines, stock footage, real animal violence, continuity errors, choppy editing, disco muzak, awkward dialogue, failed attempt at humor and comic relief. As expected, the roaring Crocodile also changes its size by the minute. Under appreciated bad movie. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 02, 2014, 07:02:44 AM
disco muzak

I'm sold  :teddyr:

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) - a guy buys a statue that's got Pinhead, the box, and a bunch of his victims carved into it - yeah this probably ain't gonna end well.  Terry Farrell stars as a reporter investigating the case.  It won't be long before she's battling cenobites and Pinhead who are trying to take over the world.  I liked this, it's pretty cheesy but plenty of fun and some good gross-out stuff.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 02, 2014, 02:08:39 PM
And so it begins. I have a busy schedule at the moment so I'll likely be jamming several films together whenever I can.


1. Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
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Man, early movie posters were great.

Here's a question: When is Lon Chaney not Lon Chaney? Answer: When he's a police commissioner. Yeah, I thought he was going to be the gorilla, too. What we have here is a love triangle between a plantation owner, his wife, and the plantation foreman. The foreman removes a corner of said triangle with a constrictor that is somehow both poisonous and deadly within seconds (let's hear it for b-movie herpetology!) only to come down with a case of the "Ook-ooks" during his wedding to the plantation owner's widow after the obligatory resident mystic/gypsy/soothsayer witnesses the whole thing and curses him with an Eviiiil Plaaaaant!!!

Rating: 4/5 (+2 decent gorilla suit, +1 Cool Mirror Shot, +1 Angry Orchard)
Candy Rating: Nerds

I will always eat Nerds, all those flavors mixed together in tiny crunchy bits. It surprised me that I'd enjoy a man-in-a-gorilla suit movie as much as I enjoyed this one but I think it has a lot to do with the execution. Well, there was hard cider, too, but some of it comes from the execution. While this is a gorilla suit movie, the suit itself is only on-screen three times and for no longer than a few seconds. Also, even for the short amount of time that it can be seen the suit is actually pretty good; it's certainly one of the better gorilla suits I've seen. The film is also nicely ambiguous when dealing with the question of whether the foreman is actually a gorilla or not. I say this because, while you do see the gorilla, it's only under very specific circumstances. So if you feel that your b-movie diet lacks gorilla, this is a good source; much better than Kong Island.

Trailer - Bride Of The Gorilla (1951) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbQOkNKxGag#)


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 02, 2014, 04:55:45 PM
10/02/14 (2)

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Day of the Ax (2007) ~ Three friends driving to a cabin for a weekend vacation encounter legendary "J.R." - a deranged axe-killer wearing a mask out to get women pregnant.
Awful shot-on-video Backwoods Z-film ripping off Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween. For "originality" they added a brief supernatural/occult plot line. Gore effects consists of red watery paint ("blood") and most of the murders are done with a hammer. Besides that you'll get full frontal female nudity, semi-torture porn, a chubby dude tied to a table and gutted, a main girl who can't run (for real) plus cringe inducing Creed like end credits song. Hopefully the only really bad movie this month. 1/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 03, 2014, 06:42:26 AM
There's Nothing Out There (1991) - some kids go to a cabin in the woods. One of them watches a ton of horror movies and is paranoid that everything that happens in those movies is going to happen to them; and of course he's right. The cheesiest monster imaginable comes after them. This was actually a lot of fun (except for the horror movie guy who was really annoying). Lots of silly humor and lots of hot babes. Some of the dialog was actually clever too "Yeah you mix water and dirt and you get mud...learn something new every day."  :smile: 4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 04, 2014, 12:45:07 AM
10/03/14 (4)

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The Silent Scream (1979) ~ Student Scotty must look for accommodations off-campus and finds vacancy at a mansion on the beach run by a creepy guy and his strange mother. Soon enough Scotty and her three housing mates fall victim to a deadly secret hidden behind the walls of the mansion. Solid Terror Flick with good performances and thrilling moments of suspense. 4/5

The Unseen (1980) ~ Three female journalists stuck in rural county without a place to stay overnight find vacancy at an old house owned by a creepy guy and his strange wife. Soon enough the three women fall victim to a deadly secret hidden behind the walls of the house. A bit on the campy side with misogynistic undertones and a mind blowing unintentional hilarious ending. 3.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JoeTheDestroyer on October 04, 2014, 01:37:53 AM
If I weren't studying for my Central Service exam, I would be watching the crap out of my DVDs and Netflix.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 04, 2014, 05:59:01 PM
2. Severed: Forest of the Dead (2005)

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How many ways can you create a zombie: radiation, asteroids, cosmic rays, genetic testing, black magic, toxic waste, viruses? How about trees?

A logging company tests genetically engineered trees on a remote island in a bid to increase the lumber yield. A group of hardcore environmentalists set up camp on the island in an attempt to stop the logging in general. A chainsaw accident results in a sap-contaminated wound that turns the unfortunate logger into an undead flesh-eater. The infection spreads across the island and communication is lost. The CEO sends his son in to check on the investment. Junior finds zombies have overrun the island and the loggers and "ecos" that still survive have banded together in a bid to escape. But this being a zombie movie with a big company in it, things aren't what they appear to be.

Severed: Forest of the Dead Trailer (2005) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk8A0d5OYUk#ws)

Rating: 5/5 (+1 zombies, +3 lumberjack equipment and heavy machinery, +1 horror devices)
Candy Rating: Comic Book - Holy Crap!

One year when I was in middle school a big group of us got together and went door-to-door as a final hurrah. I remember that year not only because it was the last year I went out but also because there was one guy giving out freaking comic books, three for each kid. That's probably the coolest treat idea ever.

Zombie movies follow a pretty predictable pattern so they usually only have the make-up, setting, and use of horror going for them. I wasn't expecting anything from Severed but what I got was totally worth watching. Some of the zombies look pretty goofy early on but they're used to good effect. They're slow and stupid but there are always more of them than there are of you and on an island there's only so many places to hide. Also, imagine you've chained yourself to a tree before the s%$t hit the fan and now you're trapped by your own hand as a horde shambles towards you; this zombie is leaning in to take a bite out of your face and you can't back away, you can only look into its mouth.

The reasons for the two groups of survivors to be at odds are also much better than, "Everything's gone crazy, give me your stuff!" The loggers and the environmentalists already had a number of reasons to resent and distrust each other before the outbreak even occurs and for some of them the need to band together now hasn't changed things.

There's also lots of zombie squashing via heavy industrial machinery and logging equipment which is really why we've here anyway. :cheers:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 05, 2014, 07:35:28 AM
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) - some college kids get their hands on a barrel of that trioxin stuff and have the brilliant idea of selling it as a drug.  And there's a big Halloween rave coming up.  This was fun, very tongue-in-cheek, with a hot babe in the lead.  Other than that pretty standard stuff.  3.5/5.

Buried Alive (2007) - some kids go to a cabin in the woods but [insert family folklore here] a ghost is out to get them.  Likable characters, plenty of likable T&A, just a nice sense of fun about it.  Ah heck, 4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 05, 2014, 09:00:55 AM
10/04/14 (5)

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Blood Massacre (1991) ~ Four psychopathic criminals seek shelter on a farm after robbing a video rental store (!). They take the family of four hostage, but things get out of hand when they realize the family is actually a clan of ... cannibals.
Fun and bloody Don Dohler trash filmed in 1987/1988 but not released until 1991. Apparently the producers disappeared with the original master footage, leaving Dohler only with a workprint for release. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 05, 2014, 07:17:07 PM
Rough beginning of October for me, horror movie wise.  But yesterday, as part of a party, watched two slasher films. 

Curtains - Canadian slasher film.  Was very hard to get into because everyone watching made fun of it, and it's clearly going for an eerie, suspenseful feel, which is ruined by mockery.  So, I found it hard to judge.  But, I'd still say it's a bit of a mixed bag.  Some of the performances looked good, and some of the imagery was pretty effective.  I dunno, I can't really give it a fair shake as far as a rating though.

Cold Prey - this was watched later, with fewer people who were more receptive.  Thought this was a solid entry.  Genuinely creepy and suspenseful early on, with some good scare bits later.  Very low body count and gore for a slasher, by the way.  Not an amazing film, but a solid slasher.  7/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 06, 2014, 06:25:07 AM
Pit and the Pendulum (1961) - a guy travels to a remote castle to investigate the death of his sister, who used to be married to Vincent Price's character. Price's cute sister lives there too. This is definitely a favorite of mine, with good acting, lots of suspense, and enough Gothic atmosphere for several movies. 5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 06, 2014, 10:05:09 PM
3. Alien Abduction (2014)

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I saw trailers for this through internet banners and thought it looked scary. While some shots were effective at instilling a sense of dread, most of the film does a lot wrong. Stock aliens that do random creepy stuff? Check. The worst example that I've yet seen for filming everything? Check. Oh, yeah, this is a "found-footage" movie. Annoying family? Check. Token ignorant redneck? Check.

Rating: 1/5 (+1 for some good shots, -4 every-damn-thing else)
Candy Rating: Those mummies and vampires made out of chalky powder

It looks good but tastes awful, I'd rather watch Prometheus.


4. Blood Glacier (2013)

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A group of scientists doing research on a glacier discover a strange red organic substance melting out of the ice that causes major mutations in any organism that consumes it through water or gets exposed to it through blood contact. All hell naturally breaks loose when all sorts of dangerous animals get discombobulated and mashed together in a blender.

Rating: 2/5 (+1 make-up and creature effects work, +1 location, -3 dubbing)
Candy Rating: Pretzel M&M's - I'll eat them if they're around but they're not the same as chocolate-covered pretzels. I don't get that.

I went in blind and very interested with this film. What I watched conjured up memories of Alien and The Thing which for me wasn't a bad thing. The setting was spectacular as well and the ideas were interesting so it's really a shame that the dubbing was so horrible. Many scenes lack emotion due to wooden dialogue reading and more than once I would get the impression that these characters somehow didn't give a damn about their situation. I would probably rate this one higher if I could get a copy of the film in its original language.

Also, if anyone can explain "Random Girl" to me I'd love to know. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on October 07, 2014, 12:01:30 AM
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[1]The Seventh Sign (1988): a pregnant woman named Abby Quinn (Demi Moore) fears for her unborn child after meeting a mysterious stranger named David who seems to lead her to believe signs of an impending apocalypse are unfolding all around her. Is she going crazy or is this all really happening? This has some good and disturbing moments, some rather startling horrific imagery, a sense of mystery that keeps one intrigued yet this still feels a tad overlong, a little less scary that one really wants, and a tad bit predictable at times. It also offers up some pregnant Demi Moore nudity if that's your thing. Not bad of its type but not particularly scary. Overall, just a decent supernatural thriller.

[2]Fright Night (1985): Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a teenage boy with an healthy obsession for two things: classic horror films starring and featuring horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) and his girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse). However Charley soon finds himself battling another more disturbing problem: his next door neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon) might just be a murderous, blood-sucking vampire but no one will believe him. Eventually Charley turns for help to the only "vampire killer" expert he knows: horror movie star Peter Vincent.

This movie is so much freaking fun. I always have a blast watching this one. Definitely one of the most fun 1980s horror films for me with terrific charm, a sense of love for the classics of the genre, wonderfully gooey and creepy FX, startling makeup, and a great cast. Has some decent genuine scares too every now and then and some great comedy moments too. A rare mix of the two that seems to really work well but which wasn't terribly unusual for the 80s.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 07, 2014, 06:32:50 AM
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) - some people are travelling through Europe and end up at a castle owned by some guy named Dracula.  Hmmmm...sounds safe  :smile:  Kind of slow to get moving but eventually picks up.  Gorgeous Gothic everything.  My wife watched the first half of it with me but then she had to go watch Dancing With The Stars  :teddyr:  4/5.

Phantoms (1998) - some people arrive in a small town in the mountains and find the place deserted and strewn with dead bodies.  But people...or something...still seem to be around;  they just can't find them.  This was a cool concept and had an okay sense of suspense about it, but was dragged down by a listless cast.  Peter O'Toole was the only one who put in a performance.  3.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 07, 2014, 08:56:24 AM
10/05/14 (7)

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The Hearse (1980) ~ After a dirty divorce that caused a mental breakdown, Jane has enough of the big city life. She quits her job and moves into her dead aunts house somewhere in the sticks. Townsfolk aren't friendly ("City-b***h!") because the house has a history of hauntings. Soon enough Jane must face evils from the past trying to kill her.
Low budget Crown International chiller that became a favorite over the years. It's not very original but I do enjoy the set up and how the story unfolds. 4/5

The Nesting (1981) ~ After suffering through a series of anxiety attacks, Laura has enough of the big city life. She packs her stuff and moves into an old house somewhere in the sticks. Townsfolk aren't friendly ("You city women wan't all the same") because the house has a history of hauntings. Soon enough Laura must face evils from the past trying to kill her.
This starts off pretty good but once they arrive at the house things get quite mediocre. Still good enough for a watch. 3/5

I was surprised at the similarities The Hearse and The Nesting share . Two women starting new all over after a traumatic event, both seeing a psychiatrist, both leaving the big city behind. Both living in a haunted house with dark secrets somewhere in rural hicksville. Both women receiving a flower from admirer, both women chased and rammed in their cars, and - both women drinking a glass of milk  :buggedout:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 07, 2014, 06:46:19 PM

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That's an awesome poster for all its simplicity.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 08, 2014, 01:23:45 AM
10/06/14 (8)

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Scanners III: The Takeover (1991) (First Time Viewing) ~ Young scanner-woman suffering from side effects (headache) steals untested drugs from her stepfather who owns a pharmacy company. The drugs bring out the evil within and soon enough she wants to challenge her scanner-brother who's been living in Thailand with monks trying to control his scanning powers.
Mind-blowing Trash that made me rub my eyes because wow, talk about taking a dump all over Cronenberg's brilliant idea. You know you're in B-Movie heaven when evil scanners take mind-control over kickboxers and make them attack the good scanner  :bouncegiggle: This movie is full of ridiculous yet amazing ideas (transmitting sexual pleasure to people on live TV) so in the end you're somewhat highly entertained for all the wrong reasons. 3.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 08, 2014, 07:13:03 AM
Watched "There's Nothing Out There" again (saw it on Netflix before and now I got the DVD).  Listened to the commentary track too.  It was mildly amusing.  Apparently the lead actress was a real witch with a capital B, and they told some stories about her antics.  There were 4 or 5 people on the track but the director probably did  99% of the talking.  4/5 for the movie and 3/5 for the commentary track.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 08, 2014, 01:55:56 PM
For our podcast we are going to be doing "Netflix Spooktober Fest". We started with 2012's V/H/S last night. Unfortunately, this movie sucks. It's a compilation movie that is all shaky camera found footage crap. Yes its EXTREMELY cheap to make but this movie fails in so many ways. A - Nothing is explained. Nothing. It's "Well to make this scary we need to have X happen" without any care as to WHY X happens. It just does. Poorly conceived and lazy says me. Some of the makeup was decent though.

This movie is for - Teenagers who want to use it as a launch-pad for making out, basement dwellers who enjoy gore-porn, film students who want to learn how NOT to do it.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 08, 2014, 05:39:24 PM
For our podcast we are going to be doing "Netflix Spooktober Fest". We started with 2012's V/H/S last night. Unfortunately, this movie sucks. It's a compilation movie that is all shaky camera found footage crap. Yes its EXTREMELY cheap to make but this movie fails in so many ways. A - Nothing is explained. Nothing. It's "Well to make this scary we need to have X happen" without any care as to WHY X happens. It just does. Poorly conceived and lazy says me. Some of the makeup was decent though.

Funny, I watched it and enjoyed V/H/S last night.  Nothing spectacular, but I thought it was generally well-acted, had some creepy moments, good gore, and good use of a low budget.  Some parts were stronger than others, for sure (the part with the couple traveling cross country was very meh, I thought).  Going to watch the sequel, has Jason Eisner (Hobo With a Shotgun) and Gareth Evans (Raid and Raid 2) directing parts, along with the director of the Blair Witch Project.  I'd give it...  A 7/10 I guess.

Also, SLIGHT spoilers I guess, about VHS...


I find it kind of bland how practically every horror anthology has the same ending.  That is, where the main characters "Lose" if you understand me.  Why can't anthology horror films have happy endings?  It makes them very predictable.



I also saw Reeker last night.  I liked it..  OK.  It was decent.  Fairly good acting and some creepy scenes.  Didn't add up to much though.  6/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 09, 2014, 06:35:57 AM
It! (1967) - Roddy McDowall stars as a timid (and somewhat psycho) assistant museum curator who discovers that by placing a secret scroll in the mouth of a really fearsome looking statue in the museum, it comes to life and he can control it.  At first he uses it to get rid of a few people he doesn't like, but things eventually spiral out of control.  This is an old favorite of mine;  McDowall creates a great character and watching the statue lumber around, infinitely strong and completely indestructible, is just so cool  :teddyr:  It has a nice sense of suspense as well.  Jill Haworth costars as the super cute love interest.  4.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 09, 2014, 11:59:27 AM
 Going to watch the sequel, has Jason Eisner (Hobo With a Shotgun) and Gareth Evans (Raid and Raid 2) directing parts, along with the director of the Blair Witch Project.

Well knowing about THAT now I may be talked into doing the second one. Jason Eisner is brilliant and I have really high hopes for his career. "Youngbuck" in ABCs of Death was AMAZING (other the "Dogfight" this compilation movie is NOT for viewing).


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 09, 2014, 12:44:10 PM
10/07/14 (9)

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The Mighty Peking Man (1977) ~ An expedition into the Himalayas to find the legendary Peking Man turns into a sexy encounter when Johnny meets Samantha - Jungle babe Sam was raised by the giant ape, now she's raising Johnny's hopes of fame and fortune when he brings PK and Sam to civilization. Excellent SB Trash cashing in on the back then King Kong remake. 5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: SynapticBoomstick on October 09, 2014, 07:54:22 PM
Hyperdrive time! :drink:

5. The Sadistic Baron von Klaus (1962)

Rating: 4/5 (+2 setting, +2 characters)
Candy Rating: Snickers - I love 'em, I just need to be really hungry.

I don't think I'll ever really understand the jazz soundtrack but I like the European architecture and ragtag cast of jolly rogues, especially Hanzel and Theo.


6. Hercules Unchained (1959)

Eh, these are cramped and tiny, forget posters for now.

Rating: 2/5 (+1 comical fights, +1 dumb sidekick)
Candy Rating: Warhead - If I'm feeling daring (almost never) I'll eat one but only after running water over it for a few seconds.

I've seen a bunch of different Hercules movies from several collections as well as on TV and I've decided that they're all pretty much the same movie. The acting is bland compared to the set design and the villain throws hordes of ineffective spears and soldiers against him yet he gets captured by a net. So I had to settle on finding little things to enjoy about this movie. The terrible fight scenes are always a mood booster and the sidekick here has a few effective comic bits but that's it.


7. Evidence (2013)

Rating: 3/5 (+1 Rusty truck stop of DOOM, +1 twists, +1 effective scares)
Candy Rating: Jolly Rancher - middle of the road

Police pour through the collective tapes and phones of murder victims found in a burned-out truck stop to figure out who the culprit it. It's "found-footage" so you know what to expect in the camera work and acting department. Red herrings abound and you just wish everyone would shut up sometimes. That said, the setting is visually interesting and many of the scares are effectively scary instead of eye-rolling. I personally like the twists.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 10, 2014, 06:15:22 AM
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) - a monsignor sticks a big crucifix on the front door of Dracula's castle...doesn't make ol' Drac too happy.  He follows the monsignor to his home town and bites his daughter - will her boyfriend be able to save her in time?!?!  This is another old favorite of mine.  Great characters and some fun subplots, and plenty of nice atmosphere.  4.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on October 10, 2014, 11:45:42 AM
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3. The Werewolf of Washington (1973): Watched via Elvira's Movie Macabre, this is the story of a reporter named Jack Whittier (Dean Stockwell) who takes an assignment in Budapest where he unexpectedly gets bitten by a werewolf. Sure enough, he gets called back the United States to work for the President (Biff McGuire) as a press assistant and shortly thereafter there's a werewolf roaming around the White House and Washington, D.C. usually targeting hapless female victims. The government tries to use it to place the blame on their political enemies and control the media while a werewolf continually stalks the night in their midst.

This movie is just so completely wacky. Yeah, it's a bit of a total howler so to speak. Hmm, let's count the ways. (1)The director has a weird thing for bathrooms as they frequently appear interspersed throughout the film often with two male characters going to the bathroom together?! One scene even starts filmed from the perspective of inside a toilet bowl?! (2) Mysterious bizarre characters briefly appear throughout the film and in the background only to disappear out of the film without explanation. Particularly bizarre is Dr. Kiss (Michael Dunn), a dwarfish mad doctor conducting experiments in the White House basement who has an henchmen seemingly constantly shadowing the President. (3) The werewolf seems to be able to teleport from place to place given how we see him locked in a room in one scene (or just leaving a room) and then seconds later he's mysteriously somehow in a completely different location. The werewolf also likes to bark and pant like a dog, and seems particularly like a demented, angry, horny hairy dwarf in some scenes given he's often much shorter than other characters in the film including those he attacks and he most often pounces on or towards female victims. (4) The acting is way over the top by most of the players involved including Stockwell. Jane House also stands out in this regard as the President's daughter Marion.

This tries to be some sort of 1970s political satire suggesting those in government just might be wolves in disguise but really fails to get its point across as it's chock full of so many "What the hell? Did I really just see or hear that?" scenes and sequences. A bizarre oddity but also a potential bad movie classic. Best enjoyed in my opinion with Elvira in the Elvira's Movie Macabre version but certainly ripe for riffing on its own.  


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 10, 2014, 12:51:27 PM
The misses and I did two last night:

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Student Bodies - its a horror spoof from 1981. It's not great but there's some pretty funny moments and jokes. Definitely recommended.
On Amazon Prime for free: http://www.amazon.com/Student-Bodies-Kristen-Riter/dp/B001ZDYWHS (http://www.amazon.com/Student-Bodies-Kristen-Riter/dp/B001ZDYWHS)

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The Monkey's Paw - well....it's ok. Starts out pretty slow but picks up towards the end. A solid DTV effort, but a little too preachy for my tastes. Still worth a view.
On Netflix streaming: http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70294881 (http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70294881)


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Anthony Fallone on October 11, 2014, 06:00:26 PM
Personally my favorite horror/thriller movie is "Turkey in the Straw" sadly it is kind of obscure and i really wish it would get more recognition. It is basically about a loner named Adam Hills who tries to go on a date with his co-worker Stacy on Thanksgiving but she refuses and he goes on a rampage killing people. The kills are really unique especially one scene where Adam takes a hose and jabs it into this guy's neck then he turns the faucet causing the guy's head to swell up until it explodes. The soundtrack is also amazing, it is very eerie and creepy. The music was composed by Dick Klein who also worked on "Scanners" and "The Exorcist"


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 11, 2014, 10:55:17 PM
10/08/14 (12)

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The Sender (1982) ~ remains criminally underrated. 4/5
One Dark Night (1982) ~ Spooktastic 4/5
Sole Survivor (1983) ~ Creepy 4/5

10/09/14 (13)

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The Jackhammer Massacre (2004) ~ Jack goes from riches to rags - once a successful businessman, now a homeless drug addict. After taking a fatal PCP drug mix Jack becomes a psychopathic paranoid junkie. Working as a janitor in a small warehouse Jack ever so often grabs a Jackhammer to kill "intruders".
Sort of ambitious shot-on-digital-video cheapie with urban setting, The Jackhammer Massacre is quite the experience. Director Joe Castro had a vision that translated well to the (small) screen. The message is a bit unclear however (drugs are bad?), but the homoerotic undertones are more than obvious. Unlike his colleague David DeCoteau, the camera does not linger on schoolboys in whitey tighties. Though Castro finds the most ridiculous reasons for his muscular male actors to go shirtless, which in my opinion enhances the unintentional funny factor. There is female nudity as well, decent blood splatter and handmade gore, bad acting, limited setting, trippy images, and a filthy dirty gutter junkie atmosphere throughout. 5/5

10/10/14 (14)

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Schizo (1976) ~ Ice Skating Celeb Queen Samantha is about to get married, but a dark secret from her past emerges and starts stalking her: William, her mother's former lover and alleged killer. No one seems to believe Sam's stalking concerns but when dead bodies pile up Sam must fear for her own life.
Pete Walker slasher/shocker is a bit uneven and kind of mediocre at times. It still delivers the goods but only in small doses. 3.5/5





Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on October 12, 2014, 08:45:20 PM
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4. Count Dracula's Great Love (1973): Viewed via Elvira's Movie Macabre DVD, this tells the story of five people who get stranded in the Carpathian mountains and wind up seeking refuge in a sanatorium recently purchased by a mysterious doctor named Dr. Wendell Marlow (Paul Naschy). Unfortunately for them, this castle has a reputation for its long ties to the legendary Count Dracula.

There's some good moments and a creepy atmosphere present for a lot of this one. Also the vampires in this one do come across as being particularly aggressive, evil, and diabolical. Unfortunately the film gets bogged down by a slow pace, perhaps too much focus on erotic softcore undertones (although the ladies cast as certainly easy on the eyes and many of them end up in states of undress), and a rather corny ending that doesn't seem to ring true to what has been previously established. Naschy gives a good performance in this one but well it doesn't rise this above being at best trashy, guilty pleasure fun. I really enjoyed Elvira's comments on it during her Elvira's Movie Macabre segments which made this even more fun for me.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 13, 2014, 01:25:29 PM
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This film looks SOOO good for the tiny budget it was on.  Nothing looks bad at all. However!  The sound quality is atrocious and without really paying deep attention half the dialogue is just gibberish.  Way too much shouting and screaming over dialogue. But from what I could determine the dialogue is pretty poor anyways.  I really like the cinematography but the screenplay is just too meh for it to be as praised as this film is. 5/10

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This was a total surprise. I had always heard that any of these aside from 4 were not worth viewing. This was a GREAT time with lots of silly fun in it. Really enjoyed it. 7/10

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This was the winner of the day. This movie is just SOOOO bad that it instantly moved into my Hall of Fame's honorable mentions. I loved it. The plot makes 0 sense and seems like it was written by the kid at realultimatepower.net. Tom Atkins basically has every women in the film falling all over him. And the effects and makeup are pretty fun as well. Really great with a group of bad movie friends. 8/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 14, 2014, 07:26:15 AM
The Haunted Palace (1963) - Vincent Price moves to a remote village to take possession of a palace he's inherited.  Unfortunately one of his ancestors (also played by Price) was an evil warlock and soon possesses our new Price causing him to turn evil as well.  This is a big favorite of mine, Price at his menacing best, good characters, great atmosphere, excellent theme music.  4.5/5.

Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) - so this guy (Andrew Keir) went on an expedition to Egypt and discovered a mummy - a perfectly preserved hot babe mummy (Valerie Leon).  At the same moment he found the mummy his wife, back in England, gave birth to a daughter (also played by Leon) who has grown up to look exactly like the mummy.  The time has come for the mummy to rise from the dead and unleash her evil upon the world - but will the forces of good be able to stop her in time?!?!  This is another favorite of mine.  It's extremely slow moving at the start but has some good atmosphere and lots and lots of this to look at:

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4.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on October 14, 2014, 10:41:40 PM
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5. Legacy of Blood (1971): Watched this piece of old dark house/lurid trash via Elvira's Movie Macabre. Basically it's the story of a group of potential heirs, the majority of whom seem kooky as can be, to the fortune of Christopher Dean (John Carradine), an evil, twisted old bastard who forces them to spend a week in his mansion together in order to earn their inheritance. Despite its lurid moments, its twisted characters, and its inventive gore surprises, this falters mainly because it's overly dull, none of the characters are the least bit likable and/or sympathetic, and the many twists and turns and surprise reveals are way, way too predictable. Still it is kind of fascinating in a way to watch once well-reputed stars such as Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue, Carradine, and John Russell slumming in this piece of trash. Also on hand are Brooke Mills and Richard Davalos for an potentially incestuous subplot. Buck Kartalian plays the more traditional old dark house demented servant Igor while Ivy Bethune plays the equally spooky Elga. Obviously this takes said traditional old dark house plot and throws it on its ear adding in elements of slasher, twisted lurid melodrama, and general sleaziness. Sadly it's never as good as I perhaps made it just sound. I'm glad I watched this on Elvira's Movie Macabre as I'm not sure I would have made it through this in one sitting without her. She definitely made watching this trash a lot more fun.

6. Count Dracula (1970): A young man named Jonathan Harker (Fred Williams) finds his life and that of those around descending into horror after he travels to Transylvania to visit the castle of Count Dracula (Christopher Lee). Upon his return, a weakened and mentally exhausted Harker is placed into the care of Dr. van Helsing (Herbert Lom) and Dr. Seward (Paul Muller). Soon his fiancee and her friend visit him and they all find themselves the potential prey and pawns in the games of horror played by Count Dracula.

This adaptation of Stoker's novel directed by Jess Franco was somewhat better than I expected. It is atmospheric and creepy and relatively true to the spirit at least of its movie predecessors. Like the classic 1931 film however, this is perhaps a tad too slow-moving at times. Still I really enjoyed the acting performances in this one especially Lom as van Helsing and Lee as the Count. Klaus Kiniski is also on hand to give his take on Renfield which was interesting to watch although not quite as good as Dwight Frye IMO.  This film though has a definite badass edge going for it with a surprising level of aggressiveness from both the Count and those who try to stop him. The stuff with the taxidermy animals at times seemed cheesy, at other times it felt creepy. Overlooking that, I kind of dug this edgy take on the old story.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 15, 2014, 06:39:31 AM
Frankenstein (1931) - our good Dr. Frankenstein creates his monster and it's not long before it's running amok killing villagers and even ruining the doctor's wedding.  Of course we end up with a mob of villagers with torches and I think I spotted a few pitchforks, burning down a big windmill with the creature inside.  Very much a classic but I've seen it a few too many times now and it seemed really slow moving, especially all the time wasted with the wedding and the zero chemistry "romance" with his fiancee.  3.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Trevor on October 15, 2014, 07:14:46 AM
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is on TV here this weekend: I haven't seen it since it was first released.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 15, 2014, 09:02:29 AM
Unfortunately, my first horror movie of 2014 was a real loser.

DOCTOR JEKYLL AND THE WEREWOLF (1972): A werewolf (Paul Naschy, playing the role of Waldemar Daninsky for the sixth time) travels to London (eventually) to seek a cure for his lycanthropy from the grandson of Dr. Jekyll. This setup sounds impossible to mess up, but Naschy manages to do it with a script that's ridiculous and incredibly slow-moving at the same time. Things pick up once he gets to London after an interminable first half in Transylvania, but I had lost interest at that point and was barely paying attention.  1.5/5, very generously.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: claws on October 15, 2014, 12:29:31 PM
10/12/14 (17)

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Rites of Spring (2011) ~ Since 1984 every spring young girls disappear from a small town never to be seen again. When two young women wake up tied in a barn after being drugged and abducted they realize they are being prepared for a deadly ritual.
Gory Indie Slasher that reminded me of Malevolence (2003) and You're Next (2011). 3/5

Afflicted (2013) ~ Two blogging dudes documenting their trip across Europe encounter a beautiful woman in France who gives one of the guys something "special". Soon enough he starts changing with a deadly urge to kill.
Entertaining found footage horror with a neat twist. I quite enjoyed this. 4/5

10/13/14 (18)

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Scanners II: The New Order (1991) ~ Not too shabby sequel I haven't seen since first released to video. I remember reading the Fangoria article where they said that three versions of Scanners 2 was being made: A soft TV version (heart attacks instead of exploding bodies), a regular R-Rated version and a gorier version for the Asian market. I sometimes wonder if they actually did film the TV and gorier version. 3.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: major jay on October 15, 2014, 03:11:20 PM
LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1974)
It's been at least two years since I've watched this and I was reminded why I've always dug it. It's a Spanish/Italian production of an old school zombie flick, but what puts it over the top, for me, is the beautifully atmospheric English countryside locations.  5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 15, 2014, 07:09:53 PM
I saw Wolfcop last night.  I'll say I don't feel it quite lived up to the trailer and poster (which is awesome).  I did find it moderately entertaining though - with some funny lines, good effects work, gore, and a likeable lead actor.  It's also very short, which was a plus.  It's surprisingly amateurish in its production at times for a $1 million film (sometimes the lighting is weak, and a lot of the editing is sketchy, though it looked more like a lack of footage than a bad editor).  Yes, $1 million is cheap, but compare this to You're Next, which was also a $1 million film.  Or, for that matter, Take Shelter.  I suspect an inexperienced director and crew.

6/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 16, 2014, 08:42:32 AM
Dead Space (1991) - Marc Singer stars as sort of an intergalactic problem solver who gets a call from a genetic research lab on a remote planet.  They've created a nasty little alien beasty and it's on the loose.  So basically a low budget Roger Corman version of Alien.  The characters were decent and kept me somewhat engaged, and the special effects were enjoyably cheesy.  Nothing special but a good time overall.  3.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 17, 2014, 09:47:48 AM
EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC (1977): Four years after Father Merrin died casting a demon out of young Regan, a priest investigates the affair and discovers the demon isn't completely gone; further investigation takes him to Africa in search of the evil spirit's roots. With dreamlike flashbacks, locust-cam and Richard Burton warning everyone about the power of "eee-vil," John Boorman's nutty sequel isn't much like the original; but, although it has a lot of issues, being boring isn't one of them. 3/5.



Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 17, 2014, 11:14:43 AM
I saw Wolfcop last night.  I'll say I don't feel it quite lived up to the trailer and poster (which is awesome).  I did find it moderately entertaining though - with some funny lines, good effects work, gore, and a likeable lead actor.  It's also very short, which was a plus.  It's surprisingly amateurish in its production at times for a $1 million film (sometimes the lighting is weak, and a lot of the editing is sketchy, though it looked more like a lack of footage than a bad editor).  Yes, $1 million is cheap, but compare this to You're Next, which was also a $1 million film.  Or, for that matter, Take Shelter.  I suspect an inexperienced director and crew.

6/10.
That's too bad to hear. Had high hopes. Where did you see it at?


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 17, 2014, 11:21:42 AM
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Stake Land - Finally threw down on this and I waited WAY too long. This is a great film. I really enjoyed the story and the acting. There was on problem I had with it and its basically the climax. They threw in something completely unnecessary that watered down the whole plot for me, but it's a brief enough bit that I was able to get over it.

7/10

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The Town that Dreaded Sundown - Not great but still worth the time. Its nice because it's based on an ACTUAL true story (not like Texas Chain Saw Massacre - which is VERY loosely based on anything that happened) but there was some weird comedy themes in it that just didn't fit with the story. However, I am now going as the Phantom killer for Halloween.

5/10

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Phantoms - HOLY cow is this one terrible. Anyone in this film is lucky they got out with their careers alive (I'm looking at you Ben Affleck). Every performance is laughable even Peter O'Toole (with the exception of Liev Schreiber - who basically had nothing to work with). It's very close to being Dreamcatcher bad. How did Dean Koontz ever become a thing... in a word - STUPID.  But still a really good time if you are looking for a bad movie to make fun of.

3/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 17, 2014, 12:12:02 PM
The Terror Within (1989) - post-apocalypse, some folks are living in an underground bunker.  One of their scouting teams finds a pregnant woman and brings her back to the base - of course what she's pregnant with will prove to be a bit of a problem for everyone  :teddyr:  This was kind of uninteresting at first but once our creepy critter got the cast whittled down to 2 or 3 people, I always find it becomes rather engrossing.  Despite the cheesy monster - really should have kept him in the shadows.  But a good time overall.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on October 17, 2014, 08:19:07 PM
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7. The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959): A disloyal, villainous husband is haunted by the ghost of the wife he so greatly wronged, a ghost who wants revenge.

This film plays somewhat like a classic tragedy. There are some great moments here and there as we watch events unfold knowing how twisted and evil several of our leading characters are yet somehow this film maintains our interest in them and their actions even if it makes us long for their undoing. There's some particularly good and nightmarish ghost reveals that really pack some punch yet somehow this film never proves quite as scary as one would like although it does work quite well in terms of the consciences of guilty men coming back to haunt and terrify them. There's definitely some very effective make-up work done in this one particularly as it relates to the main victims of the villain of this story. The disfigured faces do prove very memorable and disturbing. All in all though, this is a story of evildoers meeting a great comeuppance. It's effective in that way but never quite as scary as perhaps it could have been.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 17, 2014, 10:10:00 PM
Big Ass Spider - Title says it all.  It's definitely a step above an Asylum film, even though that's what it looks like initially.  It has some solid comedic performances, a couple good character actors, a short run time, and a likable lead.  It didn't quite gel as well as that sounds for me though, and I found it's lackadaisical plotting lost me at times.  Still, I'd give it a 6/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: indianasmith on October 17, 2014, 11:24:23 PM
AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY (2012)
  An unemployed filmmaker moves into a house where a family was brutally murdered by the father, who then committed suicide, in order to write a book about living in a haunted house.  This movie takes a LONG time to get going, and was shot on a budget of $10,000.  No fancy special effects, no CGI, and it's not yet another found footage PARANORMAL ACTIVITY ripoff.  But I will say that the scares, when they do come, are surprisingly creepy, the performances are very solid, and the final payoff is worth the hour and forty minutes it took to get to it.  I actually jumped at the end, even though I could see it coming.  This one surprised me by how much I actually liked it once it got going, especially since I had spent the first half hour griping about how slow it was.  I'll give it a 4/5 for the last fifteen minutes alone!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 18, 2014, 12:22:52 AM
Humanoids From The Deep.  Wow, I hadn't seen this since I was around 10 years old, and I can't believe I didn't like it back then.  Or maybe I can, considering the content.   :tongueout:

Entertaining from start to finish, there's always something going on, and it barely pauses for the entire runtime.  Surprisingly gory for the year it came out, and a ton of pointless nudity. 

Not AMAZING, but fun.  7/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: major jay on October 18, 2014, 02:11:58 PM
BURIAL GROUND (1986)
Forgot how gory this one is. And what a plot! Six adults and a child go to the country for a restful retreat and are attacked by zombies for the remainder of the film. That's all there is and that's all I needed. :thumbup: 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: indianasmith on October 18, 2014, 11:27:01 PM
I just watched a horror film called CHEMICAL PEEL.  One of the most gruesome things I have ever seen - a group of girls trapped in a country cabin when a train wreck unleashes deadly chemical fumes into the air, forcing them to remain in the cabin as the air grows worse and worse . . . and all their petty jealousies and rivalries emerge in their desperation to survive.  Hard to say what was uglier - the effect of the chemicals on their skin, or the effect of the crisis on their personalities.  AMAZING film, but very disturbing.  I'll be replaying some of those scenes in my head when I try to sleep tonight.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 19, 2014, 01:56:40 AM
BURIAL GROUND (1986)
Forgot how gory this one is. And what a plot! Six adults and a child go to the country for a restful retreat and are attacked by zombies for the remainder of the film. That's all there is and that's all I needed. :thumbup: 4/5

Are you forgetting the dwarf/short person actor who is supposed to be the son of the one character, and the moment where she randomly tries to breast feed him (he's supposed to be like 12-13, but the actor is way older)?  Strange movie.  Probably the only movie I've seen where a zombie chucks a throwing weapon quite effectively.

I watched Mega Shark VS Meka Shark.  To be honest, I was only half watching as I was sorting cards from Legendary Encounters.  The sorting was more interesting.  It was better than Mega Shark VS Giant Octopus by quite a bit (stuff ACTUALLY HAPPENS, for example), and was generally competently shot.  Still pretty awful and kind of dull, even though there was some laugh out loud awful moments (the opening tail slap).  I liked playing "spot the stock footage".  At least it was short.  3/10.

I also watched You're Next.  Seen this one several times, never fails to entertain.  9/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 19, 2014, 08:14:40 AM
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) - a guy runs a sort of carnival featuring our puppets, and hires a slow guy to carve the parts for a new puppet.  His hot young daughter falls for the guy.  Complications ensue.  This was good cheesy Full Moon fun, a bit slow in parts but it's kind of one of my favorites of this series.  3.5/5.

Totem (1999) - real zero-budget Full Moon cheapie.  Six people are mysteriously drawn to a cabin out in the woods where some little puppets want 3 of them to kill the other 3, then the puppets can take over the world!!!  Utterly absurd plot but for some reason I've watched this probably 4 times now.  Just enjoy the silliness of it I guess.  3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 19, 2014, 04:53:33 PM
I watched Creature.  Terrible film all around.  Sid Haig tries, but even he's just so-so.  Just badly made all around, though the shooting and lighting is competent.  I guess it ought to be, it's a $3 million film.  Also, I'm getting tired of so many shot on digital films looking nearly identical (the color, focal lengths, etc).  Seriously, they look SO similar.  It kind of reminds me of how Golden Age technicolor films all have a similar color and dynamic range, but it's a much blander look.  Creature I'd give a 2/10 in terms of a serious rating..  For bad movie fans, I'd probably put it around a 5 or 6.  It's not boring.

I also watched Cockneys VS Zombies.  Couple of familiar British faces in this one, including p***y Galore (Honor Blackman).  It's well-made and entertaining, generally light.  I enjoyed it.  Also, has the most surviving cast members of any zombie film I've ever seen. with an R-level of violence (discounting more "family friendly" zombie films like Warm Bodies).  7/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on October 19, 2014, 06:19:00 PM
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8. I, Frankenstein (2014): Frankenstein's creation, here named Adam (Aaron Eckhart), finds himself caught in the middle of a war between the forces of good (gargoyles) and the forces of evil (demons). Said war goes on unseen by humans but when said war threatens the reanimation of more Frankenstein-like creature, Adam feels compelled to get more involved.

This basically turns Frankenstein's Monster into a comic book superhero. The CGI battles between the two supernatural factions do seem to go on much too long and I must admit I found them hard to follow and rather dull for the most part. I didn't care for most of the CGI in the film to be honest. I did like the performance of Eckhart in the lead role although this Frankenstein Monster is far more attractive than most other versions I've seen put to film before with a few exceptions. There's really very little plot here beyond the most basic, the most compelling viewing comes from watching the character of Adam grow and seeing which decisions he will make. Back in my teen years, I might well have loved to read something like this in comic book form. As a modern day CGI popcorn action thriller, it feels somewhat lackluster aside from the Adam character. Really though, his origin story which is just glazed over here is far more interesting.

9. The Doomsday Machine (1972): Viewed on Elvira's Movie Macabre, this is yet another really bad movie best enjoyed with Elvira. After spies learn the Chinese have created a doomsday weapon capable of wiping out all life on Earth, a planned manned space trip to Venus is taken over by martial law and three male crew members are replaced unexpectedly by three new female crew members just as qualified. We eventually learn this has been done to ensure the continued survival of the human race if the doomsday machine goes off.

At times I actually enjoyed this mish-mash film, particularly the space opera stuff in the middle. On a guilty pleasure level, I have to admit to getting a kick out of this at times particularly during this section of the story where we see three couples more or less pairing off although one male member of the crew (actually played by Grant Williams of Incredible Shrinking Man fame) turns into something of a lustful leech once he learns the real purpose of the ladies on board. Other actors on board for this one are Bobby Van, Ruta Lee, Mala Powers, Henry Wilcoxon, and James Craig.  Also look for Casey Kasem and Mike Farrell in brief roles. This is basically an uncompleted film where they decided to film unrelated extra scenes and add in stock footage to complete the movie which apparently sat uncompleted for years. The end result is a mess of a movie that laughably has about four different versions of what is supposed to be one spaceship (one looks like a rocket, another a space station, another a moving space station), poorly mismatches stock footage from Gorath, The Wizard of Mars and other films into the movie, has a tacked on beginning and ending that both seem unrelated to the rest of the film. The middle space opera section is enjoyable in a so bad it's good kind of way but the ending proves terribly disappointing as you could tell they couldn't get the original actors to shoot a few concluding scenes so we get tacked on narration and a nonsensical, dull ending instead. There is one moment of horror in this one involving characters accidentally opening the space shuttle doors at one point. The rest is pretty unconvincing and laughable.

10. The Return of Dracula (1958): A visitor from the Balkans named Bellac Gordal (Francis Lederer) comes to America to stay with his cousins the Mayberry family. However we know he is in reality the notorious Count Dracula in disguise.

This had some good atmospheric moments in its favor. It also has a certain quiet charm yet doesn't fail to deliver moments that do successfully leave a chill or two. It's kind of like taking Count Dracula and mixing him and what he gets up to with small town folks in rural America. Lederer does quite well in the lead and I was surprised that this black and white classic had some surprisingly gory moments towards the end clearly designed to startle viewers in the time. Still compared to Horror of Dracula, which came out the same year, this film feels kind of tame. Biggest problem with this one is some scenes are not as convincing as one wants them to be, the lack of vampire fangs and bats, etc. Still well worth watching and quite enjoyable for Lederer's performance and that of his potential victims Virginia Vincent and Norma Eberhardt.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 20, 2014, 06:47:36 AM
Inseminoid (1981) - some people at a research facility on another planet (a Horror Planet!) find a cavern and...I dunno, something explodes and an ancient alien comes back to life. Poor little Judy Geeson gets raped by it, becomes pregnant and spends the rest of the movie killing off the other crew members - which is pretty easy because they're all idiots with no survival instincts whatsoever. This pretty much defines the word "sedate"; I think all the cast members were chosen for their ability to speak in a soothing monotone. But I saw it way back in the '80s on TV and it's always held some weird place in my heart ever since then. 3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 20, 2014, 08:56:24 AM
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996): Two vicious criminals take a preacher's family hostage and head for a rendezvous at a biker bar in Mexico, but it turns out that the establishment is run by the undead. Contains some very good set pieces (like Salma Hayek's amazing bikini dance), and the campy second half almost redeems the nihilistic first part, but overall it's annoying to see a filmmaker deliberately working below his talent level. I had big expectations for this first Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez collaboration when it first came out, but was hugely disappointed. Years later I only feel a slightly more generous towards it. 2.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: voltron on October 20, 2014, 09:47:44 AM
Watched Don't Look In The Basement a couple of nights ago. One of my favorites since I was a kid and it still holds up well after many years. 4/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 21, 2014, 07:12:35 AM
Curse of the Devil (1973) - another one of those Paul Naschy films which, like every other one, has an ancestor of his executing a witch who puts a curse on his family, and in the present day Naschy starts turning into a werewolf.   Good atmosphere, a couple naked babes...and on the other hand it's incredibly slow moving and I don't think Naschy acts at all.  Oh well, 3.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 22, 2014, 07:15:13 AM
Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy (1998) - archaeologists discover a really cool tomb of an evil Egyptian prince named Talos.  They bring the sarcophagus and mummy wrappings back to the London Museum and sure enough, as soon as the planets align correctly people start turning up dead.  It's up to an American detective and a really cute British babe to get to the bottom of it.  Other than some rather chuckle-inducing CGI I thought this was really good.  A decent plot, likable characters and a cool ending too.  4/5.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) - Some "archaeologists" lol find the skeleton of a werewolf and soon enough various people start developing a little problem with lycanthrophy.  A really cheesy and laughable movie, and the guys have quite a fun time ripping it a new one.  I dunno, I've got a rotten cold and wasn't exactly feeling in a joyous mood, but still managed to get a few chuckles out of it.  A very generous 3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 22, 2014, 06:42:03 PM
Watched Slaughter High.  Kind of sloppily made at times, but I found this a likable film - the people who made this really wanted to make a slasher, and are sort of amateurish but the genuine desire to make a film is there, if that makes sense.  The film is generally fun because of this.  Not great, but worth a watch.  6/10.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: indianasmith on October 22, 2014, 09:27:52 PM
WRONG TURN 5 nearly put me off the popular Cannibal Mutant Hillbilly series for good.
It was mean-spirited torture porn from start to finish with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
But I hadn't seen a CMH movie in awhile, so when I saw WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT was out
this week, I decided to give it a spin and I am glad I did.

Danny is a failed Wall Street lawyer recovering from an emotional meltdown when he receives
word that he has inherited a nineteenth century resort hotel in the Appalachians.  With his GF,
her brother, and several friends in tow, he heads up to Hobb Springs resort to check out his new
acquisition.  The friends are an annoying, shallow bunch of slasher bait, but the curators of the
hotel are two of Danny's long lost cousins, Jackson and Sally - and Three Fingers and his deformed
brethren are keeping a watchful eye on the place from the woods.

What follows is the now predictable pattern of nudity, gore, and cannibalism we have come to
know and expect from this franchise, but served up with a bit more humor and a lot more plot
than the last 2 entries.  I enjoyed this one way more than I should have!


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on October 22, 2014, 11:12:15 PM
ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2. 

First, I should mention I found the original film a mixed bag.  It had a couple moderately likable characters, fairly competent acting, a menacing film, and some of the best gore I've ever seen in a slasher.  In particular, I thought its combination of CG and practical gore was the best of both.  But, it had serious pacing issues, and wasn't totally satisfying.  Still, I liked it enough to watch the sequel...

And man...  **SPOILERS ABOUND FOR SEQUEL AND ORIGINAL!*



What a piece of crap.  The gore is still pretty amazing, but that's practically the only thing of note here. The direction is worse, the acting is worse (two or three decent performances, a couple forgettable ones, several bad ones), the plot is convoluted and poorly explained.  This also has to have the STUPIDEST CHARACTERS IN ANY SLASHER FILM EVER.  Seriously, I've seen dozens of slashers, and the stupidest high school kids going into dark basements of abandoned buildings are ten times smarter than the police in this film. 

More importantly though, large parts of the film are dull and boring.  The plot is just a mess.  Ugh.  The movie made me kind of angry at times.  And the ending?  STUPID. 

Also, can I say that having ChromeSkull still be alive after what happens to him in the first film is really silly?  They basically retcon the repeated batswings to the skull, by the way, only showing one in the flashback. 

**END**


So..  3/10. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 23, 2014, 06:44:05 AM
Shrieker (1998) - some college kids are living in an abandoned hospital where, unbeknownst to them, 7 people were murdered 50 years earlier.  Soon weird symbols are found burning in the hallway and scary shrieks are heard in the night.  Will anyone survive to see the dawn?!?!  This is an old favorite of mine, a fun Full Moon supernatural slasher.  Characters and acting are good, plot is at least a little bit different, and the creature is kind of cool.  4/5.

Phone (2002) - Korean movie about a female reporter who starts getting weird phone calls.  Her niece answers one of the calls and gets really freaked out - soon she becomes hostile to her mother and is just a general pain in the butt.  The reporter is living alone in her sister's house, which seems to be haunted.  Are these things connected?  This is the second or third time I've watched this so I was finally able to make sense of the whole thing;  the first third or so seems like a bunch of random stuff thrown together that doesn't make sense until you've seen the ending, and it mixes in so many flashbacks to stuff that happened before the movie that it's hard to tell what's going on now.  But it had good atmosphere with never-ending rainstorms and Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata playing, likable characters and a pretty cool plot once you figure it out.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 24, 2014, 07:24:12 AM
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990) - scientists are experimenting with alien DNA and I'll give ya one guess what happens  :bouncegiggle:  A security guard gets killed early on and his two daughters show up at the research facility looking for him, getting in the middle of the big stop-motion monster cheese fest.  Gotta love it.  Well at least I enjoy it   :smile:  Dianna Flaherty co-stars as the younger sister and she's smokin' hot.  Other than that - silly, cheesy, goofy, good for more than a few chuckles - I'm pretty sure I caught one of the actresses trying to stifle a laugh at her colleague's ridiculous dialogue.  4/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 24, 2014, 08:57:01 AM
WITCHING & b***hING (2013): Small-time crooks bump into a coven of witches while on the run. Funny, squirmy, and horrific, with one crazy scene after another (punk witch Carolina Bang humps a broomstick while drizzling the blood of a toad over herself), this mad Spanish import is the movie FROM DUSK TILL DAWN always wanted to be. Whoever approved the English language title should be burned at the stake, however. 4.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 25, 2014, 06:54:44 AM
Silent House (2011) - a girl gets trapped in an old boarded up house with no electricity, so it's dark and she can't get out.  There's some mysterious intruder lurking about so she's really scared.  This just didn't work for me at all.  The setup - she hears a noise, her and dad check it out and don't find anything, dad leaves the room, she hears another noise and then she can't find dad so she spends literally the next half hour creeping from one room to the next to the next acting terrified - I'm sorry but that's not scary.  The girl needed to go from calm to confused to nervous to scared etc. - from normal to terror stricken in the blink of an eye ruined it for me.  There's obviously a cameraman following her around the entire time which borders on the comical - at one point she's hiding under a table, somebody grabs her leg, she takes off up the stairs and the cameraman runs after her;  I'm like "well if the bad guy wants to catch her he'll have to shove the cameraman out of the way first."  Then toss in an Asian style twist ending which was so clumsily foreshadowed at the beginning that it's obvious...1.5/5.

Noroi: The Curse (2005) - a paranormal investigator documents a bizarre series of seemingly unrelated events in Japan.  Slowly, we learn the strange connections between these events and things get weirder and weirder until we're totally freaked out  :thumbup:  I've seen this before so I knew what was going on, but it still managed to be weird as hell in a really effectively tense way.  One of my favorites.  4.5/5


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on October 26, 2014, 10:44:13 PM
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11. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933): Reporter Florence Dempsey (Glenda Farrell) desperate for a good story stumbles across a great scoop and winds up in the middle of a murder/body snatching mystery we as an audience know has been perpetrated by a mysterious hideous-looking fiend.

I really love this classic and even prefer it over its remake. To me, it's more fast-paced, has that 1930s pre-code style, doesn't reveal its hand too quickly. It features a great performance from Lionel Atwill plus Fay Wray does quite well too as the damsel in distress. I like its style, its feel. I just get totally lost in this one's world when I watch it and I personally find the time flies. Some people complain about Farrell's character being too energetic and talkative but that really didn't bother me too much. Characters like her reporter weren't so uncommon in 1930s murder mystery stories which this is at heart. My girlfriend really loves this one too and also prefers it to the remake.

12. House of Wax (1953): A murderous, body-snatching fiend terrorizes old New York at the turn of the century. Police try to unravel the mystery and bring him down.

This remake is very similar to Mystery of the Wax Museum. Many moments and elements are borrowed outright. There are a few notable changes though. Glenda Farrell's reporter character is replaced here by a witness to the fiend's crimes named Sue Allen (Phyllis Kirk). The tone here is more squarely in the horror vein than in mystery. Vincent Price gives a good performance and this film has many enjoyable moments, especially some pretty good scares and some decent suspense but I just can't take to it so well as its predecessor. To me, it's all a bit too obvious who's behind things here which I feel isn't quite so clear in the first film. Still this is quite a good movie nevertheless and has some moments that border on great. Look for Charles Bronson in a early bit role as a mute henchman.

13. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979): In yet another retelling of the Count Dracula story, Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) is sent to meet with Count Dracula (Klaus Kiniski) in Transylvania to negotiate the purchase of a house in Wismar, the neighborhood in which he and his young bride Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) reside. Terror and  much death await.

The major difference here from other Dracula stories is the vampire here more resembles Murnau's Nosferatu played by Max Shreck of which this is something of a remake. This film is nowhere near as effective and nowhere near as frightening as Murnau's. This is much more arty and evocative. It does feature some good acting performances most notably by Kiniski in the lead who adequately gets across the despair, loneliness, and isolation of living the way he does. Also Adjani comes across a very powerful woman in this one who isn't easily manipulated. There are some scary moments of Kiniski's Dracula creeping up on characters but this film is in no way as scary as the 1922 classic which I've heard some call the scariest film they've ever seen to this day. I know one person who refuses to watch it again. Me and my girlfriend both enjoyed this but well it's kind of disappointing next to Murnau's classic.

14. The Vampire (1957): Dr. Paul Beecher (John Beal) accidentally takes some pills which turn him into a primitive blood-sucking monster. Meanwhile, local authorities led by Sheriff Buck Donnelly (Kenneth Tobey) try and uncover the mystery of bodies piling up all seemingly dying from a rare blood disease.

This little horror chiller was actually really enjoyable. It takes the traditional horror movie monster and gives it a bit of a science fiction twist. Here we get a vampire who's quite a deviation from the traditional model we usually get in film. Here the monster is an aggressive Mr. Hyde-like beast who snarls and growls with rage as he pursues and attacks his victims. Our lead here is a cursed man (kind of like the Wolf Man) who never asked for this curse and fears what he's become. A really enjoyable little film, this one surprised me by how really good and enjoyable it really is. A fun little horror romp. Of course, I am a bit prejudiced as I do tend to love these types of films.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on October 28, 2014, 11:38:33 AM
Beneath Loch Ness (2001) - some researchers are messing around in the Loch and sure enough the ol' CGI monster shows up.  A few people get eaten but of course the local constable doesn't believe any of it.  Not a genre cliche left unturned in this.  Pretty uninteresting really.  Characters weren't much, at least Lysette Anthony added a bit of a spark as the spunky cute chick.  Fairly slow moving with lots of standing around talking and it never generated any real drama. 3/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: StinkerMadness on October 30, 2014, 11:39:13 AM
Witching & b***hing
Currently streaming on Netflix. This is a Spanish film (from Spain) so be ready for subtitles. I quite liked it though. It was a nice change from Hollywood's current trend of horror movies with 0 creativity (see: cats jumping out of cupboards in every movie). It is similar to Dusk til Dawn with the start of the movie not being about the main conflict of the film. Its supposed to be a comedy horror but I think because of the subtitles the humor gets lost because the jokes are all dialogue based. But it looks great with good special effects, some general crazy business and lots of action. Never a dull moment.

6/10


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 30, 2014, 12:22:23 PM
Witching & b***hing
Currently streaming on Netflix. This is a Spanish film (from Spain) so be ready for subtitles. I quite liked it though. It was a nice change from Hollywood's current trend of horror movies with 0 creativity (see: cats jumping out of cupboards in every movie). It is similar to Dusk til Dawn with the start of the movie not being about the main conflict of the film. Its supposed to be a comedy horror but I think because of the subtitles the humor gets lost because the jokes are all dialogue based. But it looks great with good special effects, some general crazy business and lots of action. Never a dull moment.

6/10

I loved W&B! 4.5/5 from me!

I posted mini-reviews of MR. JONES (3 stars) and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (4 stars) in another thread, though they probably belonged here instead.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on November 01, 2014, 05:47:12 AM
Black Sunday (1960) - some gents go and undo all the precautions taken 200 years earlier to keep a witch in her tomb;  not too much later she comes back to life and wants to take over the body of a prince's daughter who she just happens to look exactly like.  This is usually a favorite of mine but I think that because I'm still recovering from a lousy cold, I just couldn't enjoy it as much as usual.  Plot took forever to get going and the characters really weren't much.  3/5.

Alien (1979) - what can I say - great characters, awesome monster, excellent suspense, great atmosphere and sets, etc.  5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jim H on November 01, 2014, 01:53:50 PM
Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990) - scientists are experimenting with alien DNA and I'll give ya one guess what happens  :bouncegiggle:  A security guard gets killed early on and his two daughters show up at the research facility looking for him, getting in the middle of the big stop-motion monster cheese fest.  Gotta love it.  Well at least I enjoy it   :smile:  Dianna Flaherty co-stars as the younger sister and she's smokin' hot.  Other than that - silly, cheesy, goofy, good for more than a few chuckles - I'm pretty sure I caught one of the actresses trying to stifle a laugh at her colleague's ridiculous dialogue.  4/5.

This is also an interesting film to note as it is a sort of indirect sequel to The Deadly Spawn.  I noticed the creatures similarity, but not much else.  I think it's an enjoyable little film though.

On Halloween, I watched Trick R Treat.  Love this film, and hope the supposed sequel gets made.  I'm contemplating going as Sam for next Halloween.  9/10. 


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: voltron on November 01, 2014, 10:09:30 PM
Silent House (2011) - a girl gets trapped in an old boarded up house with no electricity, so it's dark and she can't get out.  There's some mysterious intruder lurking about so she's really scared.  This just didn't work for me at all.  The setup - she hears a noise, her and dad check it out and don't find anything, dad leaves the room, she hears another noise and then she can't find dad so she spends literally the next half hour creeping from one room to the next to the next acting terrified - I'm sorry but that's not scary.  The girl needed to go from calm to confused to nervous to scared etc. - from normal to terror stricken in the blink of an eye ruined it for me.  There's obviously a cameraman following her around the entire time which borders on the comical - at one point she's hiding under a table, somebody grabs her leg, she takes off up the stairs and the cameraman runs after her;  I'm like "well if the bad guy wants to catch her he'll have to shove the cameraman out of the way first."  Then toss in an Asian style twist ending which was so clumsily foreshadowed at the beginning that it's obvious...1.5/5.
I actually didn't mind that one Jack. I dug the camera work (which is kinda cliche now, but whatever). It was also nice that the girl's cleavage was pretty much the main focus of the whole film.  :smile:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: JaseSF on November 02, 2014, 12:34:30 AM
Finished out my Halloween viewing with the following over the 30th and 31st.

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15. Carnival of Souls (1962): After surviving a car crash into a river, an organist named Mary Henry (Candice Hilligoss) finds herself haunted by a mysterious figure and inexplicably drawn to a nearby abandoned carnival.

This low budget horror classic chiller has some great moments of suspense and was arguably years ahead of its time with its clever twist. What really makes this film stand out though is the setting especially within the Saltair Pavilion. There's always something not quite right in this movie, something a bit "off". This movie feels very akin to The Twilight Zone but seems more low budget an effort. There are some problems here and there particularly with a cast of unknowns playing most of the roles but for what it is, it's extraordinarily good.

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16. Dementia 13 (1963): The Halloran family are an Irish family who return home every year to partake in a morbid tradition, a remembrance ceremony in honor of the family's youngest daughter Kathleen who tragically drowned in a nearby pond as a child. Things take a turn for the unexpected this time around however when an axe murderer begins to target family members and those around them.

This murder mystery was also arguably years ahead of its time and definitely has slasher film elements we'd see turn up again years later such as leaving a body to be found and surprisingly gory murder sequences for the era if nothing compared to modern standards. What's best about this one is it has a great atmosphere and some fine acting performances what with William Campbell, Patrick Magee and Luana Anders on board for this one. Better than you might expect this early directorial effort from Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Roger Corman. 

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17. The Innocents (1961): Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) somewhat reluctantly becomes governess to two orphaned children named Miles (Martin Stephens) and Flora (Pamela Franklin) but feels something is amiss and "off" with the children. In time, she becomes convinced the grounds are haunted and begins to suspect something evil might be influencing the children.

This film is so amazingly good. It really leaves you guessing as to what's really, truly happening. Is the place really haunted or is this all the imaginings of a disturbed mind? Great acting and some unsettling spooky scenes and a great atmospheric setting that lends itself to chills, whether imagined or otherwise. Delivers the chills in a quiet unexpected way. Has surprising punch and power.

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18. Trilogy of Terror (1975): This anthology movie describes three different tales of horror and suspense each starring Karen Black in a leading role. The first story "Julie" tells the story of a seemingly demure schoolteacher that becomes the target of a college student with a taste for the twisted only everything isn't quite as it appears. The second story "Millicent and Therese" tells the story of two twin siblings whose hatred for one another takes a murderous route only with an unexpected twist in the end. The final and by far the best story "Amelia" tells the story of a young woman with an overbearing domineering mother who buys a Zuni Fetish Doll as a surprise for her boyfriend but gets quite the horrifying surprise herself when the evil looking doll seemingly comes to life. The first two stories were O.K. but nothing really extraordinary for the era even though Black does quite well in her roles. The third story is what makes this film special and is undoubtedly one of most suspenseful, scariest conclusions to a TV movie ever.

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19. Black Sabbath (1963): The anthology film adapts three terrifying horror stories. The first "The Telephone" is  a suspense filled tale about an anonymous caller who seems to be stalking a terrified woman named Rosy (Michèle Mercier) in her apartment somehow knowing her every move. The second and I'd argue the best story is "The Wurdalak" which tells the story of a Russian Count (Mark Damon) who stumbles across a family who fears they might be cursed when their father Gorca (Boris Karloff) returns from tangling with a suspected vampire. The third story "A Drop of Water" tells the story of a young woman named Helen Chester |(Jacqueline Pierreux) who is called late at night to use her nurse's training to attend to a recently deceased woman whose corpse has taken on a gruesome visage.

The odd vibrant colors and atmospheric look of Black Sabbath is just so well done. This film has many downright chilling scenes and sequences. While the first story is more mundane (we've actually seen similar plots done quite often in modern suspense thrillers), the last two stories pack more of a punch. Particularly memorable as the chilling scenes of family members no longer truly living stalk the premises of those whom they loved most in life, staring in windows in scenes that could inspire nightmares. The final story has some great suspense although honestly it's never as fully convincing as I'd like it to be, the drop of water a great build to some terrifying surprises. On a personal note, I have to admit I actually enjoy the Americanized version of this more which I feel has a better placement of stories and it's just much more neat to hear Karloff's voice. I actually watched the Italian version in this case though.

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20. The Woman in Black (1989): Arthur Kidd (Adrian Rawlins) is a likable young solicitor and family man who is sent by his law firm to settle the estate and affairs of a recently deceased old widow is the seaside town of Crythin. He soon begins to discover there was more than meets the eye to the story of this widow who friendless lived in an isolated, oft cut-off part of town which the townspeople seem to go out of their way to avoid. How does this all tie to the mysterious woman in black (Pauline Moran) seemingly sighted by only Kidd himself at the old widow's funeral?

This little TV adaptation chiller never fails to chill me to the bone especially it's big night invasion sequence which brings to mind the Old Hag visitation. The acting in this is quite good and the story builds leaving clues that eventually weave together, bits and pieces that eventually weave into a terrifying whole. Just a perfect choice for Halloween IMO.

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21. Halloween (1978): Speaking of perfect choices, it wouldn't be Halloween without revisiting the story of Michael Myers who fifteen years after murdering his sister Judith as a young boy returns to Haddonfield, Illinois on a murderous mission.

As always, the suspense is terrific in this one which perfectly builds and builds to climax. There's so many scenes where Myers just stands in the background stalking and waiting for his moment to strike. For Halloween, this is to me the choice fright fest with Myers as the Shape seemingly representing the unstoppable force that is evil. Not saying everything is perfect here (the heavy breathing had Darth Vader-esque undertones at times and one wonders just why no one notices him before they do, still this works a lot more than it doesn't). Arguably spawned the whole slasher genre although clearly giallo and some 60s horror were inspiration.

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22. Calling Dr. Death (1943): Dr. Mark Steele (Lon Chaney Jr.) is a doctor/hypnotist who fears that, during a weekend blackout in terms of his memory, he may have murdered his wife Maria (Ramsay Ames). However he's not the only suspect, his wife's lover Mr. Duval (David Bruce) is another. Steele decides to have his pretty young nurse/assistant Stella (Patricia Morison), also a possible love interest, to hypnotize him so he can finally learn the real truth. What this murder mystery investigation led by Inspector Gregg (J. Carrol Naish) eventually reveals takes us down yet another path.

This was a very enjoyable little murder mystery which some hypnotist hogwash thrown in and some clever twists here and there. Chaney is enjoyable as usual from this era even if this story really wasn't anything overly special. Morison and Ames also do quite well here. The most horrifying element here is the fact that acid was used to disfigure the murdered woman's face and the horrifying idea of not knowing whether you committed a murder or not. Enjoyable start to the Inner Sanctum mysteries.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Jack on November 02, 2014, 06:38:47 AM
Silent House (2011) - a girl gets trapped in an old boarded up house with no electricity, so it's dark and she can't get out.  There's some mysterious intruder lurking about so she's really scared.  This just didn't work for me at all.  The setup - she hears a noise, her and dad check it out and don't find anything, dad leaves the room, she hears another noise and then she can't find dad so she spends literally the next half hour creeping from one room to the next to the next acting terrified - I'm sorry but that's not scary.  The girl needed to go from calm to confused to nervous to scared etc. - from normal to terror stricken in the blink of an eye ruined it for me.  There's obviously a cameraman following her around the entire time which borders on the comical - at one point she's hiding under a table, somebody grabs her leg, she takes off up the stairs and the cameraman runs after her;  I'm like "well if the bad guy wants to catch her he'll have to shove the cameraman out of the way first."  Then toss in an Asian style twist ending which was so clumsily foreshadowed at the beginning that it's obvious...1.5/5.
I actually didn't mind that one Jack. I dug the camera work (which is kinda cliche now, but whatever). It was also nice that the girl's cleavage was pretty much the main focus of the whole film.  :smile:

That's the one thing (er...two things) that kept me going through to the end  :teddyr:


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 02, 2014, 04:06:27 PM
My Halloween night viewing was

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004): Two London losers get a new lease on life when the zombie apocalypse strikes and gives them a chance to become heroes. The greatest of all zom-coms is clever and character-based, with lots of in-jokes (and intestines) for living dead fans. 4.5/5.


Title: Re: October Horror Movie Massacre!!!
Post by: RCMerchant on December 23, 2014, 09:54:40 AM
17. The Innocents (1961): Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) somewhat reluctantly becomes governess to two orphaned children named Miles (Martin Stephens) and Flora (Pamela Franklin) but feels something is amiss and "off" with the children. In time, she becomes convinced the grounds are haunted and begins to suspect something evil might be influencing the children.

I just seen this for the first time-
British kids are creepy enough,
British kids possessed by ghosts...brrr!  :buggedout: