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Title: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 01, 2017, 08:26:06 PM
My goal this Halloween season is to watch at least one horror (other otherwise spooky) movie a day and wright about it for you. 

Tonight's movie? 

Henry Portrait of a serial Killer

There's not much in the way of plot.  Henry runs into his old ex-jailmate Otis and his sister Becky and moves in with them for a bit, introducing Otis to the life of a serial killer.  Otis turns out to be evern more messed up than Henry is.   

(https://i.imgur.com/IuaXxKw.jpg)
Admittedly, an odd movie to start a Halloween season on, as it's not very Halloween at all, but it is incredibly horrific.  It's also incredibly bleak.  There's nobody in this movie that's "good".  Nor are there any cops or chances they might get caught.  At best, Becky can be seen as positive but oblivious to what they're doing. 

(https://i.imgur.com/hi11sJu.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 02, 2017, 08:39:00 PM
Godzilla vs King Kong

(https://i.imgur.com/xYAKRAS.jpg)

This is a bit more Halloween like.  Two classic giant monsters on a rampage.  What's not to love?    

There's just something fun about crossovers.  While this isn't anywhere near the best outing for either of the two title titans, seeing them together has a certain charm, even if the Kong suit does look a bit weird.  

The plot is minimal, but do we really need anything more than seeing two legendary giant monsters rip up Japan and fight each other?  Well, we have it, because they're also a giant octopus attack filmed using a real octopus.  Frankly, I've always thought those things looked creepy.  

(https://i.imgur.com/KlisQO6.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 03, 2017, 05:21:35 AM
HENRY is an excellent film! The scene where he and Otis sit at home watching they're 'home movies' is truly disturbing!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 03, 2017, 08:11:20 PM
HENRY is an excellent film! The scene where he and Otis sit at home watching they're 'home movies' is truly disturbing!  :buggedout:
Henry is a movie that makes you feel greasy and dirty just for watching it.  I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. 

As for today's movie...

It's time we got just a little more Halloween With ghosts, murders, foggy little towns, witches, skulls, jack o'lanterns, and Christopher Lee. 

(https://i.imgur.com/CJfbJk1.jpg?1)

Constable Icabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow after exasperating his superiors to solve a murder case.  What he's not told is that the murderer is a vengeful ghost that haunts the town, collecting heads of it's victims. 

While it's so loosely based on the original Legend of Sleepy Hollow that it an hardly be called an adaption at all, it's still a great movie.  Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are at their best here and remarkably restrained (for them) lacking a lot of the excess their later movies would be known for.  While it's still a Burton movie, there's also a very healthy dose of Hammer Horror to it, although with a much higher budget.   

It also has one of my favorite versions of the Headless Horseman on screen and what is probably the creepiest Christopher Walken has ever looked. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Gsp77zZ.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 04, 2017, 10:22:39 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/lM7chsT.jpg)

Yeah, I'm watching a cartoon this time.  It's got Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman in it.  It counts. 


Drac, Frank, and Wolfie have seen better days.  They're old, their loosing their touch, and there just not scary anymore.  They even have to resort to doing live appearances to pay the bills.  The New breed of monster (a Freddy/Jason combination, a Chucky rip-off, and an Aliens tribute) are embarrassed that these has been are giving all monster a bad name and have them brought up on trial for the crime of being unable to scare.  The judge gives them one last chance.  They have one day to scare a normal family.  Can they do it? 

Okay, the animation here is cheap, and they reuses it in numerous places, the designs are a bit weird looking, and they don't use the Original version of the Monster Mash (although the humorous takes on it during the credits do soften that blow) still, this is a nice tribute to the old monster movies.  It feels like one of those Halloween specials hey used to play in prime time during the holidays, so if you're in the mood for some Saturday Morning level Halloween action, you could do worse.   



(https://i.imgur.com/l2NRlSC.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 05, 2017, 11:53:20 PM
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Dario Argento's Dracula
You know Dracula movies.  The only questions are how much does they differ from the source material.  In this case.  Quite a bit. 

This movie eliminates Lucy's three suitors from the plot, as well as two of Dracula's brides (and gives an expanded role to the one bride that does appear.)  In fact, Dracula never leaves Transylvania for Europe.  In this movie Jonathan Harker comes to catalog Dracula's library for him and several days later, Mina makes the trip to the small town nearby to join him.  (That's also where Lucy lives.)

Jonathan's role is also severely cut back. 

There is quite  abit of blood and gore, a few bad CG moments, and more Dracula transformations than any other Dracula movie I've seen.  He takes the form of an owl, a wolf (and a mid-form Wolfman), a swarm of insects, a cloud of dust that is also a wolf or something like that, and a giant sized CG preying Mantis.   

Other than being a giant mantis though, Dracula isn't very memorable.  He doesn't even wear a cape, just a long black coat that wouldn't look out of place on a normal banker.  The high forehead and brown hair doesn't exactly ad to the Dracula image either. 

(https://i.imgur.com/0o74RfF.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 06, 2017, 06:03:17 AM
Argento is hit and miss for me. Though I enjoyed his giallo's-like DEEP RED and the BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE-I didn't care for SUSPIRIA at all.  I think I'll pass on his  DRACULA . I haven't seen a good Dracula actor since Jack Palance in 1974!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 06, 2017, 06:05:14 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Ya7FPAo.jpg)

ABCs of Death 2

An anthology series, with of the little films lasting only a few minutes each.  While there are a few duds and the quality, and style (even using some stop motion and animation) , varies drastically from sort to short for the most part it's a really fun series with some quiet horrifying moments. 

My favorites shorts are the ones where a woman is captured by a bunch of intelligent zombies and put on trial for killing zombies during a recent outbreak and the horror take on He-Man. 

I don't have a gif for this one.




Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 07, 2017, 08:51:37 AM
([url]https://i.imgur.com/Ya7FPAo.jpg[/url])

ABCs of Death 2

An anthology series, with of the little films lasting only a few minutes each.  While there are a few duds and the quality, and style (even using some stop motion and animation) , varies drastically from sort to short for the most part it's a really fun series with some quiet horrifying moments. 

My favorites shorts are the ones where a woman is captured by a bunch of intelligent zombies and put on trial for killing zombies during a recent outbreak and the horror take on He-Man. 

I don't have a gif for this one.





(http://68.media.tumblr.com/6327bfeee16cd4746f31fb02ff3bd56d/tumblr_orv88lA77z1ut1d6co1_r1_540.gif)

From my favorite segment, though I liked the other two you mentioned too. ABCs 1 was better overall.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Pacman000 on October 07, 2017, 10:21:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/G9jBm7H.jpg)

Dario Argento's Dracula
You know Dracula movies.  The only questions are how much does they differ from the source material.  In this case.  Quite a bit. 

This movie eliminates Lucy's three suitors from the plot, as well as two of Dracula's brides (and gives an expanded role to the one bride that does appear.)  In fact, Dracula never leaves Transylvania for Europe.  In this movie Jonathan Harker comes to catalog Dracula's library for him and several days later, Mina makes the trip to the small town nearby to join him.  (That's also where Lucy lives.)

Jonathan's role is also severely cut back. 

There is quite  abit of blood and gore, a few bad CG moments, and more Dracula transformations than any other Dracula movie I've seen.  He takes the form of an owl, a wolf (and a mid-form Wolfman), a swarm of insects, a cloud of dust that is also a wolf or something like that, and a giant sized CG preying Mantis.   

Other than being a giant mantis though, Dracula isn't very memorable.  He doesn't even wear a cape, just a long black coat that wouldn't look out of place on a normal banker.  The high forehead and brown hair doesn't exactly ad to the Dracula image either. 

(https://i.imgur.com/0o74RfF.gif)
That screenshot does have a nice 60's/70's feel.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 07, 2017, 11:17:56 AM

From my favorite segment, though I liked the other two you mentioned too. ABCs 1 was better overall.
I haven't actually seen the first one.  I need to. 


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on October 07, 2017, 04:20:24 PM
since you like anthologies, may i recommend monster club? the interstices are hilarious, and the stories are great! and of course, you simply CAN'T go wrong with both vincent price AND john carradine, right? the"stripper" scene in the club is hysterical!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 07, 2017, 06:52:29 PM
since you like anthologies, may i recommend monster club? the interstices are hilarious, and the stories are great! and of course, you simply CAN'T go wrong with both vincent price AND john carradine, right? the"stripper" scene in the club is hysterical!
I've seen it.  It's really fun.  Catchy theme song too. 


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 07, 2017, 08:01:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/IzSPS1O.jpg)

Slashers (sometimes listed as $lasher$)

Six lucky contestants are chosen to  compete in Japan's (and possibly the world's) favorite reality TV show.   For the multi-million dollar prize, all they have to do is avoid or kill the three armed maniacs that will be hunting them in the arena. 

Basically, it's a more horror themed version the the movie The Running Man.  While it does suffer from a low budgets, and less that inspiring camera work and special effects, the movie is still really fun for the premises if nothing else. 

Although I do wonder why none of the killers were Japanese if this was a Japanese show. 

(https://i.imgur.com/2DMNdlV.gif)

Spoiler!!!!!


One of the contestants is actually a serial killer trying to hide the fact from the other contestants.  Sadly, the worst actor in the movie has his role.



Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: indianasmith on October 07, 2017, 09:14:51 PM
I watched this movie a long time ago and really enjoyed it.  If I ever get the chance to snag a copy, I'd like to own it.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 08, 2017, 11:09:51 PM
I watched this movie a long time ago and really enjoyed it.  If I ever get the chance to snag a copy, I'd like to own it.
I'd love to see somebody with an actual budget remake this. 


Tonights movie...

(https://i.imgur.com/VcAU2JR.jpg)

This is a stinker. 

A group of friends break down in the middle of nowhere.  One of them goes to get help while the other two wait by the car.  Suddenly a frightened woman runs up to them and tell them how all her friends have been killed and somebody has been after her for the last two days.  Then they;'re all killed by cannibal rednecks.  Then a pumpkin monster kills the cannibal rednecks.  The rest of the movie has nothing to do with this beginning. 

In a very convoluted poorly told way, we find out that a a young man was in an accident a year ago that killed his father, left him brain damaged, and gave him the desire to wear the worlds stupidest looking hat.  I think he was supposed to be brain damaged anyway.  He stops acting that way half through the movie and just starts acting normal with no explination given.    meanwhile, a group of friends that don't seem to like each other talk about their secret that nobody else can EVER find about about.  (They caused the accident.)  A few days right before Halloween a deformed pumpkin shows up on the doorstep of the accident.  When he tries to carve it into a jack o'lantern, it bleeds.  he carves it anyway, and then the people who caused the accident start getting killed by ... something.

The movie eventually ends because .. it's daylight?  It makes no sense.  Then it finishes up with a "boy I hope somebody wants a sequel to this" hook.   

Generally the movie is poorly paced, poorly written, and bad in just about every way a movie can be bad, and not in a good way either. 

The monster doesn't look like the cover either. It looks like this.   
(https://i.imgur.com/tIPlb55.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 09, 2017, 08:53:53 PM
The House that Screamed

(https://i.imgur.com/UH1wSUe.jpg)

I love that title.

Set in 19th century France, a very strict and abusive woman runs a girls boarding school.  
Also in that school is the headmistresses son, a timid young man that she tried keep locked up and away from the girls because she claims they're no good and he needs a woman more like her.  

Some of the girls have gone missing however, and while the other girls say they've escaped, they were actually killed off by somebody lurking in the school and watching them.  


The movie is a bit slow, but heavily atmospheric.  It even gets hard to watch sometimes not due to the murders, but due to the physical and mental abuse the characters are put through by the headmistress and the girl she's taken as her protege.  


It also has a wonderfully dark ending.  

(https://i.imgur.com/XLsfXI0.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 10, 2017, 07:26:59 PM
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I really don't have much to say about this one.  You know the story; you know what happens.  This movie is a classic in every sense of the word and deserved all the praise it gets.     



(https://i.imgur.com/nv0yR4m.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 11, 2017, 09:32:03 PM
Cult of Chucky

(https://i.imgur.com/tL563KJ.jpg)

This is a new one.  I hadn't even seen it before tonight.  Neither have you.  (If you say otherwise, I'm going to assume you waited until after this post to watch the movie.)  I was actually really impressed by the last direct to DVD Child's Play movie and this one, while not quite as good, is still really great. 

It picks up after the last movie, where the sole survivor is now in a mental institution because they believe she actually killed her entire family even though she insists that it was the doll.  Things really aren't helped when her doctor brings in a good guy doll to help with her therapy.  (The doctor being a real messed piece of work himself.) 

Then there's Andy, from the original movies, he plays a big role.  He's been living alone with the living served head of Chucky that he talks to and tortures.  Of course hearing about the other woman, he decides to help out, especially when bodies start turning up. 

Also, Chucky has picked up a new trick that I don't want to spoil, but brings a lot of new life back into things. 


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: indianasmith on October 11, 2017, 09:33:27 PM
I watched this one last weekend and liked it quite well!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: ER on October 12, 2017, 08:09:31 AM
Henry was one of those movies my cousin showed me when I was in middle school, hoping to warn me off strangers and traumatize me for the fun of it. Contrary to her expectations I thought it was incredibly disturbing, yes, but also one of the better low budgets movies I'd ever seen. I'd go so far as to say it's a classic.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 12, 2017, 10:29:52 AM
Wicked Lake

(https://i.imgur.com/kSa5rUn.jpg)


A group of (insert explicative here) unlikable women go on a trip to a lake where they're constantly being all lesbian and making out with each other when they're attacked by a group of sadistic perverted, equally unlikable crazies.  Then at midnight, we find out the girls were actually witches and serial killers and the tables turn. 

There's a minor subplot about also unlikable cops investigating the murders the girls have committed. 

Not worth watching. 



Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: zombie #1 on October 12, 2017, 01:20:22 PM
I won a VHS copy of Henry in a radio competition, but somehow they messed up and sent me Jaws instead. still never seen Henry, far as I can remember...

Not seen Dracula 3D, but I've not liked any argento stuff since Terror At The Opera except The Card Player which was so bad it was funny. Might have to check it out.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 12, 2017, 01:49:00 PM
Well, then you need to go watch Henry.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 13, 2017, 02:41:31 PM
Cult of Chucky

(https://i.imgur.com/tL563KJ.jpg)





This is a new one.  I hadn't even seen it before tonight.  Neither have you.  (If you say otherwise, I'm going to assume  

Me and Tiana saw it the night it premiered on Netflix. Tiana's a big Chucky fan. I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was quite gory!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 13, 2017, 09:34:55 PM
I really love that they've moved Chucky away from the tongue and cheek camp stuff back to full horror again. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Z3puE0p.jpg)

So for today given the date, I thought I would treat myself and go to the theater.  ... it was Friday the 13th.  It's October.  Surprisingly no movies I can think of use that as a set-up.  I thought Happy Death Day was going to.  It certainly made a big deal out of using that as the release date.  Sadly, the movie doesn't take place in October or on the 13th.   

The movie itself, it's slasher Groundhog's Day.  One character even makes a comparison to Groundhog's Day.  A fraternity girl keeps waking up on her birthday and everyday it ends with her being killed by a figure in a creepy baby mask.  So she has to figure out who the killer is and how to stop them. 

It's hard to get into at first because the main character is such an unlikable b*tch.  She's the stuck-up, better than you, slutty, cheating, sorority girl type.  Now she does get a LOT better and become a much more enjoyable character as the movie goes on, but in the beginning it's rough.  Towards the end, she really reminds me of a younger Sara Michelle Geller. 

The movie is also surprisingly positive for a slasher.  As the movie goes on, she realizes that she really isn't who she wants to be and slowly starts to become a much better person. 

At one point we have a nice montage of her spying on people and getting killed and she tries to narrow her suspect list down. 

While it's not a bad movie, I'd wait for an un-rated DVD release.  The theatrical version is PG-13 and could really uses some more blood. 

Two minor things that bother me though.  One, at one point, mentions that she doesn't feel she has that many chances left and it's shown that her injuries doesn't heal completely between days, yet this isn't really followed up on. 

Second... what kind of school uses a baby as their mascot? 


   

 


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 14, 2017, 09:55:53 PM
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I gotta stop watching clunkers this Halloween season.  What's wrong with me?  I need to go back to the good stuff. 


So, Dr. Victory Frankenstein, a douchey looking tool college Professor (he teaches the Philosophy of Medicine) is buying body parts from a sleazy sketchy janitor so he can put them together and try to bring them to life. 

His girlfriend, who, like him, looks more like a college student than a college professor, has recently came back from an trip to  Egypt and they brought back with them a supposedly cursed mummy. 

Doc Frankenstein eventually finds out that his source for human body parts has been killing people for them when the janitor threatens him if he doesn't get paid more.  There's a scuffle where the janitor ends up dead and Frankenstein buts his homicidal brain in the monster he's building. 

Meanwhile, the mummy possesses somebody who then uses a sacrifice to actually bring the mummy back to life (or something.)  Both monsters become obsessed with the girl and with ten minutes left in the movie, they meet and fight each other for her. 

While I appreciate the fact that they didn't use any CG (all the effects are practice) the movie itself is dull at best.  The Mummy design isn't bad though. 


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 14, 2017, 11:54:52 PM
Yeh-yer reviewing a lot of s**t. Of course this is BAD MOVIES-so-wtf-somebody gotta do it. :thumbup:
Hell man,my sweetie Tiana added PLUTO to her Roko-which has f**king Asylum movies-and she watches them-and-as her old man-I have to watch them and be QUITE!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 15, 2017, 05:05:40 PM
Ghostbusters

(https://i.imgur.com/v8knoW5.jpg?1)

After being kicked out of the university they work for, a group of scientists start a business capturing ghosts.  Along the way, they have to put up with the EPA, a surely secretary, a possessed client, a 50 foot marshmallow man and an ancient Sumerian god. 

I said I needed to watch a few more good movies, so here we go.  One of the BEST movies every made.  if you havemn't watched this movie this Halloween season .. what's wrong with you? 

(https://i.imgur.com/Gag4Dqj.gif) 



Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 16, 2017, 09:34:43 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/gPOQcxa.jpg)

A man comes to an old creepy castle with a working torture chamber to inquire about the death of his sister.  There he finds her husband (Vincent Price) is heavily traumatized.  There's an aire of secrecy about the place as they seem to not be telling him the truth about what happened to her and his inquiries may just push Vincent's character, already teetering on the edge of sanity right over it.  That is, if his wife's ghost doesn't do it first. 


Personally, this is by far myfavorite of all Vincent Price's movies.  While a bit formulaic, the performances and atmosphere are great, with Vincent going from fearful to mournful to outright crackling evil. 

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Dark Alex on October 17, 2017, 07:22:36 AM
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I gotta stop watching clunkers this Halloween season.  What's wrong with me?  I need to go back to the good stuff. 


So, Dr. Victory Frankenstein, a douchey looking tool college Professor (he teaches the Philosophy of Medicine) is buying body parts from a sleazy sketchy janitor so he can put them together and try to bring them to life. 

His girlfriend, who, like him, looks more like a college student than a college professor, has recently came back from an trip to  Egypt and they brought back with them a supposedly cursed mummy. 

Doc Frankenstein eventually finds out that his source for human body parts has been killing people for them when the janitor threatens him if he doesn't get paid more.  There's a scuffle where the janitor ends up dead and Frankenstein buts his homicidal brain in the monster he's building. 

Meanwhile, the mummy possesses somebody who then uses a sacrifice to actually bring the mummy back to life (or something.)  Both monsters become obsessed with the girl and with ten minutes left in the movie, they meet and fight each other for her. 

While I appreciate the fact that they didn't use any CG (all the effects are practice) the movie itself is dull at best.  The Mummy design isn't bad though. 

You have my sympathy. I bought this turkey too.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 17, 2017, 07:13:01 PM
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A man comes to an old creepy castle with a working torture chamber to inquire about the death of his sister.  There he finds her husband (Vincent Price) is heavily traumatized.  There's an aire of secrecy about the place as they seem to not be telling him the truth about what happened to her and his inquiries may just push Vincent's character, already teetering on the edge of sanity right over it.  That is, if his wife's ghost doesn't do it first. 


Personally, this is by far myfavorite of all Vincent Price's movies.  While a bit formulaic, the performances and atmosphere are great, with Vincent going from fearful to mournful to outright crackling evil. 

Of Vinnie's Poe movies-it's my favorite too. Of ALL his movies-I gotta go with THEATER OF BLOOD or the PHIBES movies.

(https://i.imgur.com/uytvyfS.gif)




Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 17, 2017, 09:17:40 PM
Terrorvision

(https://i.imgur.com/YzZiwKn.png)


An alien civilization has the perfect way to get rid of their garbage.  Transform it into energy and shoot it harmlessly into space.  Well, it would have been the perfect way, if a highly eccentric human family 's satellite dish hadn't picked up the transmission by mistake.  Worse, this transmission contains an extremely dangerous and very hungry monster, and only the young son of the family knows what's going on.

This is a very fun movie.  The entire cast is over the top.  There's an 80s glam sister and her heavy metal boyfriend, the military survivalist grandpa, and swinger mom and dad, and the busty surly and even more shameless Elvira clone called Medusa. 

The monster to is top notch, looking suitably nasty and slimy and still like nothing else ever seen. 

There's also a very catchy theme song. 

(https://i.imgur.com/8YT7eri.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 17, 2017, 10:25:08 PM
 I seen it. Any movie with Mary Wornov is ok with me! :thumbup:


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on October 18, 2017, 08:11:44 PM
love terror vision, it's hilarious!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 18, 2017, 10:26:28 PM
Friday the 13th Part VI:  Jason Lives

(https://i.imgur.com/k6yPMP9.jpg)

Tommy Jarvis a survivor of one of Jason's previous massacres, decided to go back to Crystal Lake, dig up Jason's body and dispose of it once and for all.  However, when he tries, it's stuck by lightning, reviving Jason and making him more dangerous than ever.  Now Jason is on the loose, the police think Tommy is the mad man who's killing people, and a new batch of campers has just arrives at Jason's favorite slaughtering ground. 


While not the best Friday the 13th, it;s nowhere near the worst either. Plus it gets extra points for an awesome Alice Cooper theme song and being the movie that turned Jason into a killer zombie rather than just a murderer in a mask. 

(https://i.imgur.com/IuVgowX.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 19, 2017, 11:10:41 PM
Zombie Lake

(https://i.imgur.com/XH43LVv.jpg)


Dead nazis who were previously thrown into a lake near a small town are now raising from the dead to terrorize people (most undressed women) and walk around with their arms stretched out in front of them.  They also have really bad makeup that looks smeared and actually seems to be falling off in a few scenes. 

But there's lots of nice nudity.  So it's got that going for it. 

The movie itself is slow, with a dreamy like soundtrack that gives the whole thing a rather lethargic feeling.  There's also an odd subplot about a little girl being reunited with her (now zombie) Nazi father. 

It's an odd movie worth checking out simply because it's odd. 

(https://i.imgur.com/lHUvmVb.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 20, 2017, 09:14:58 PM
Trick 'r Treat

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Jack o'Lanterns, serial killers, monsters, slutty girls in slutty costumes, candy, and vengeance from beyond the grave, this movie weaves a wonder series of interconnecting anthology tales all taking place in one town on Halloween.  On top of that, there's Sam, a mysterious child sized figure that  seems to appear to enforce the rules of Halloween.  

This movie is about as Halloween as you can get with having Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi juggling jack o' lanterns.  

This is a MUST see for Halloween.  

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 20, 2017, 09:17:16 PM
I reckon I gotta see TRICK OR TREAT ! What year is this?


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: indianasmith on October 20, 2017, 09:29:31 PM
It came out about five years ago.  I loved it! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 21, 2017, 10:50:23 PM
Blade II

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A Marvel movie before there was Marvel Movies.  When a new threat even worse than vampires appears, Blade has to join forces with an elite vampire squad that's been training for years to kill him. 

I LOVE Snipes's performance in the Blade movies (well, the first two anyway) and the new type of vampire designed for this movie just looks wonderful.  Also, it's late, I'm tired, and this movie deserves a better write-up than this. 

Good movie.  It has people killing vampires with a katana.   

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 22, 2017, 08:50:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ye8xSOO.jpg)

I love that box art.  So simple and to the point. 

Arriving at a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend, Ash inadvertently unleashes dark spirits in the woods that possess and kill her, and nearly him as well.  He even has to cut off his own hand with a chainsaw to save himself.  Pushed to the limits and past the breaking point of sanity and trapped with strangers that don't trust or believe him, he has to fight off the demons until daybreak. 

Evil Dead II is a lot less nasty than the first and a lot less funny than the third, but isn't a bad movie by any stretch.  It's still quite humorous and extremely bloody and painful looking in scenes. 

I actually first watched the Evil Dead series in reverse order.  I saw Army of Darkness first, then 2, then 1.  Putting them together, I was under the impression that whatever got Ash at the end of Evil Dead 1 let him live for whatever reason and influenced him to bring a second girlfriend back to the cabin.  How he got two different girlfriends named Linda, I never quite figured out.  It wasn't until many many years later I read that the start of 2 was supposed to be a sort of remake of the end of the first one.  I suppose that makes more sense but it's less fun. 

Also, while Ash first becomes the snarky wise@$$ we see later in the series and spinoffs it's clear in this one that it's just because he was pushed far past his breaking point.  That's one thing I don't like in later comics,games, tv show, whatever adaptions.  he was a nice guy, maybe even a bit nerdy, and the deadites in this movie just break him. 

Still, great movie.  I mean, it's got a crazed, blood soaked maniac with a chainsaw for a hand, and he's the GOOD guy.     


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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 23, 2017, 10:55:45 PM
Well, here's a really odd choice for my movie watching ...

Faust
(http://i.imgur.com/wy1apYI.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wy1apYI)

A 1926, German silent movie. 

The devil and a angel with pretty impressive armor and a neat sword make a bet as to whether or not the devil can destroy what is divine in a righteous man's soul.  The subject of their bet is an aged alchemist who's town has recently been struck by the plague.  He offers his soul to the devil for power, youth, and the devil's servitude.  However he quickly grows tired of a life of debauchery and falls in love with an innocent beautiful young girl, which eventually leads to his downfall and redemption in one. 



I watched the two hour version.   Apparently there are shorter cuts of the movie, which is a good thing, because it did drag at times.  This movie is regarded as revolutionary for it's time, drastically changing how movies where shot.  It also inspired the Night on Bald Mountain scene in Fantasia, and the Prince Ali scene in Disney's Aladdin.   
 
It was a bit slow for my taste though and I can't say I really recommend it.  Of course, I'm not a big silent movie fan either. 

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 24, 2017, 08:47:27 PM
The Fear Halloween Night

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A group of friends go to the main characters grandparent's house for Halloween to inact an ancient Indian ceremony to help them face their fears.  The main guy's fear just happens to be the fact that he watched his dad kill him om when he was young and worries he might end up just like him.  The ceremony uses a lifesized wooden man called Morty, who somehow ends up coming to life and killing the people in ways that utilize their fears. 

The movie is a farily decent slasher that under utilizes it's idea.  While it builds up the physiological terror aspect, the characters don't react in realistic enough ways to sell it.  Likewise while Morty is a fair cool looking killer, his portrait is hurt badly by the budget.  he's supposed to be made of wood, but you can see the suit the actor is wearing bend in some very not wood like ways. 

And for some reason they decide to have him making wisecracks when a silent Jason or Michael Myers style killer would have worked so much better. 


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: stine.greta on October 24, 2017, 09:25:10 PM
My favorite genre, got to love horror. I will be doing a movie marathon of Wes Craven's classic, Scream (Stab the movies).



Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 25, 2017, 07:13:42 AM
I really enjoyed FAUST-but of course I love old German silent films. Murnau also did the classic NOSFERATU (1922) and Conrad Veidt's DER JANUSKOPF (1920) -a version of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (which also featured Bela Lugosi) that is now lost. It saddens me to think if he had lived longer (he died in a car accident in 1931) what more horrors he could have given us.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 25, 2017, 04:20:18 PM
Did Bela play the Jekyll and Hyde character?


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: bob on October 25, 2017, 07:40:21 PM
so far this month I've only watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show and right now John Carpetner's The Thing  :thumbup:


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 25, 2017, 10:43:51 PM
Did Bela play the Jekyll and Hyde character?

No-Conrad Veidt did. Bela played his butler.

(https://i.imgur.com/lGfhUWs.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)

Veidt is center-Lugosi is to the far right.


Veidt's character's name was changed to Dr. Warren and Mr.O'Conner due to Murnau's failure to get a copyright-hence all copies of the film were ordered destroyed by the courts.
 Murnau also failed to secure the rights to NOSFERATU-and Bram Stoker's widow sued him as well-and-again-all copies of that film were ordered destroyed. Thankfully-a few prints survived of that classic.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 25, 2017, 10:45:34 PM
so far this month I've only watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show and right now John Carpetner's The Thing  :thumbup:
You're slacking man.  You gotta get about twenty more movies in.  If you stay up for 24 ours just watching movies you can usually get about 16 of them in.   :wink:


Tonight's movie ... in the Mouth of Madness
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An insurance investigator takes a job with a publishing company looking for their top author, who has disappeared.  The investigation takes them to a town right out of the author's works, a town that shoulodn't exist.  It seems that what the author has been writing is starting to come true, and the author writes deeply disturbing horror tales.

In the Mouth of Madness is pretty much perfect in every way.  It manages to capture the feel of oppressive unexplainable horror in a way that no other movie has.  Despite not actually being a Lovecraft movie, movie ever made.  

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: indianasmith on October 26, 2017, 05:59:47 AM
I LOVE this movie!!!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 26, 2017, 11:13:13 PM
Van Helsing

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Van Helsing, an amnesiac that serves as a monster hunter for a secret religious order is sent to Transylvania to stop Dracula.  Along with a gypsy princess and a friar that serves as his tech man, they have to stop Dracula and his brides from reviving their thousands of still born vampire children.  Of course to do this, Dracula needs the Frankenstein's monster and the wolfman.

The movie suffers a bit from having too much going on and trying to explain all of it at times.  It's also a bit too glossy CG when more practical effects would have given it more of the feel it was going for.  Still, the movie tends to be a lot of fun and a nice tribute to the monster movies of old.  Especially the black and white opening.  

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: bob on October 27, 2017, 02:53:37 PM
just popped in The Shining -- Kubrick's film, not the miniseries


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 27, 2017, 04:35:12 PM
just popped in The Shining -- Kubrick's film, not the miniseries


Me and Tiana watched that 2 days ago! Perfect Halloween movie!

http://youtu.be/xxoMqs7iGqk (http://youtu.be/xxoMqs7iGqk)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 27, 2017, 05:28:59 PM
Oh, that would be a great Halloween movie ... but I don't own a copy!

Arghh!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on October 27, 2017, 07:04:53 PM
tonight we start the halloween weekend anthology marathon! we will start( and end) with my beloved monster club!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 27, 2017, 09:29:41 PM
Nice choice.  I'm interested in seeing what movies you've picked out for your marathon. 



Tonight, my movie was ...

Killer Clowns from Outer Space. 

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The movie is about ... killer clowns from outer space.  I mean, seriously.  With that kind of title, what did you expect it to be about?  Creepy clown looking aliens come down and start killing people and wrapping them up in cotton candy so they can drink their blood later. 

The movie itself is far more humor than horror, although it manages to be incredibly creepy in scenes.  The parade through town is an especially great moment.  The shadow puppet scene was also nicely done.  As far as evil clowns go, this is one of the best evil clown movies you're going to find.  Too many movies try to make them gross and horrorific.  This movie finds the nice balance of bright colorful and still deformed.     

It also has my favorite disbelieving cop of any horror movie. 

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: bob on October 27, 2017, 09:37:01 PM
Finished The Silence of the Lambs bit ago


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on October 28, 2017, 02:00:18 PM
today is -
monster club
the house that dripped blood
tales of terror
tales from the crypt
from beyond the grave
 trilogy of terror( original)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: bob on October 28, 2017, 10:20:18 PM
I'm watching Rockula right now and questioning my decision to


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 28, 2017, 10:21:43 PM
The Lost Boys

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Having just gotten a divorce, a mother and her two sons move back in with her father in a small California town.  Soon, however, the older son falls in with a bad crowd ... a group of rebellious teenage vampires!  Thankfully, the younger of the two boys makes friends with two would-be vampire hunters that work out of a comicbook shop.    


This is THE teenage vampire movie.  Accept no substitutions.  It's got both Coreys, Kiefer Sutherland, the guy from Bill and Ted that wasn't Keanu Reeves, and tons of great lines.  In fact, the last line in the movie may be one of the greatest last lines in ANY movie.  

It manages to be both scary, and funny when it needs to be.


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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 29, 2017, 09:21:51 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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A recently engaged couple's car breaks down in the rain they seek shelter in a creepy castle they just passed. The castle just happens to belong to some murderous and very *ahem* sexually liberated aliens, one of which is building his own man.


This movie is a campy tribute to old B-movies and happens to be wrong in all the right ways.  Plus it's got some excellent performances and very catchy songs.  Really though, you just can't go wrong with Tim Curry camping it up to his heart's content. 

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: stine.greta on October 29, 2017, 11:30:52 PM
The Bride - Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: stine.greta on October 29, 2017, 11:47:47 PM
Great movie suggestions that you have here, I am planning to do a horror movie marathon a day before all souls day.


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 30, 2017, 12:38:52 AM
I dunno man-the LOST BOYS seemed like MTV vampires. And I won't comment on the Rocky Horror thing because this aint the thread to do it.
Ok-I will comment on Rocky Horror.
Rocky Horror started as a stage show in NYC. At the time-my art teacher in VoTech in commercial art class pushed this s**t on us-being as she was a NY hippie. I hated it.  a Broadway show with self important hippie contentions. So when the movie came out-ugh. Just more of the same NYC art crowd that made it famous on stage-and I hated that crowd. They thought my art was "sick" and "sadistic".  Aw f**k em. I never got over that. It was 1979. f**k that movie and f**k Rocky Horror-which is a drag queen's movie--hence-I dont like it. And most drag queens that I've meet are b***hes. They were with that Andy Warhol- "I'm cooler than you" set. f**k them. Except Wayne County is alright. Wayne County is cool. I saw him at the Mudd Club. I din't talk to him-but I saw him.

http://youtu.be/9FEH4dXjUkk (http://youtu.be/9FEH4dXjUkk)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on October 30, 2017, 03:23:35 PM
yesterday was
creepshow
creepshow 2
cat's eye
tales that witness madness
asylum

today will be shorter, due to work.
red midnight
from a whisper to a scream
tales from the darkside


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: RCMerchant on October 30, 2017, 03:51:17 PM
yesterday was
creepshow
creepshow 2
cat's eye
tales that witness madness
asylum

today will be shorter, due to work.
red midnight
from a whisper to a scream
tales from the darkside


I would recommend DEAD OF NIGHT (1945) if you can find it-great British anthology.

http://youtu.be/8UCJz617E8s (http://youtu.be/8UCJz617E8s)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 30, 2017, 11:38:02 PM
One more day till Halloween Silver Shamrock.

... Okay.  it's actually after midnight as I'm writting this, but that doesn't count.  I started watching it well before midnight.  What did I start watching ...

Halloween III:  Season of the Witch

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Famous for being the Halloween without Micheal Myers, this still manges to be a great Halloween (the holiday) movie even if it's not a good Halloween (the franchise) movie.  A man's investigating a strange death which leads him to a plot to murder children across the country using Hightech black magic Halloween masks.  Bizarre, but enjoyable. 

(https://i.imgur.com/doE8F3V.gif)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on October 31, 2017, 12:02:26 AM
yesterday was
creepshow
creepshow 2
cat's eye
tales that witness madness
asylum

today will be shorter, due to work.
red midnight
from a whisper to a scream
tales from the darkside


I would recommend DEAD OF NIGHT (1945) if you can find it-great British anthology.

[url]http://youtu.be/8UCJz617E8s[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/8UCJz617E8s[/url])


oh yes! but that's one we do for winter solstice/yule . it's an amazingly good movie,isn't it?


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on October 31, 2017, 07:29:44 PM
I wish I could end this on some epic be all end all movie, but I can't.  There's no big grand finale.


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I'm watching Cabin in the Woods.  If nothing else, it probably has more monsters than most any other horror movie I've seen. 

A group of friends go to a secluded cabin in the woods ... and if I tell you any more than that, I'm spoiling it for you.  Watch it. 

My only real complaint is the stoner character that acts like he's smarter than everyone (you know the type) is often treated as right by the movie. 

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Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: bob on October 31, 2017, 09:14:13 PM
I'm watching The Blob  :teddyr: :teddyr:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/The_Blob_%281958%29_theatrical_poster.jpg)


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on November 01, 2017, 01:11:39 PM
our finale was 3 volumes of tales of terror from tokyo..and monster club!


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on November 01, 2017, 05:07:31 PM
Monster Club sounds like a nice movie to close with. 


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: beat_truck on November 01, 2017, 06:55:26 PM
I watch horror movies all year round when the mood strikes, but the last for October was:
Dracula A.D. 1972  w/ Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee
London hippies resurrect Dracula :smile: cheesy, but entertaining enough


Title: Re: The October Halloween Horror topic!
Post by: 316zombie on November 02, 2017, 01:43:16 AM
Monster Club sounds like a nice movie to close with. 
we opened the marathon with it too, lol! if it's possible to wear out a dvd, that'll be the first one.
yeah,i'm a little obsessed...;)