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« on: May 07, 2008, 09:35:13 PM »

Reader review by KYGOTC.  A young boy discovers that the local funeral home is filled with horror and mystery.  Flying metal spheres with drill attachments, a shapechanging Tall Man, and drums filled with killer Jawas are just the start of Michael's nightmare.

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 07:55:42 PM »

Holy s**t! I can put up with a lot of things, but not this. Maybe you should start watching Hollywood s**t fest and give up pretending to be a B-movie fan. You have lost your mind.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 08:11:18 PM »

Holy s**t! I can put up with a lot of things, but not this. Maybe you should start watching Hollywood s**t fest and give up pretending to be a B-movie fan. You have lost your mind.

I've been waiting for an intelligent response!

Unfortunately, that wasn't one.


What would you expect from somebody who uses a piece of s**t movie like Cannibal Holocaust for their name?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 09:14:46 PM »

Holy s**t! I can put up with a lot of things, but not this. Maybe you should start watching Hollywood s**t fest and give up pretending to be a B-movie fan. You have lost your mind.

KYGOTC,
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Didn't seem like he liked your review very much.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 09:48:04 PM »

Maybe you should start watching Hollywood s**t fest and give up pretending to be a B-movie fan.


Hmmm..."Hollywood s**t Fest". Don't think I've heard of that one, but it sounds promising. I'll youtube it and see if it's worth buying.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 09:54:37 PM »

Maybe you should start watching Hollywood s**t fest and give up pretending to be a B-movie fan.


Hmmm..."Hollywood s**t Fest". Don't think I've heard of that one, but it sounds promising. I'll youtube it and see if it's worth buying.

Good comeback  Thumbup
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2008, 10:24:09 PM »

I hated the fact that in this movie and all the sequels (haven't seen IV) that the Tall Man is COMPLETELY UNSTOPPABLE and ALWAYS pops up at the very end and those evil little gnomes grab whoever is left of the good guys at the end.

Oh well at least II had that great four-barreled shotgun that Reggie modified. It was pretty funny when he blew through four of those little jawa/ugnaut mutants away. Michael's flamethrower was kind of cool too, especially when he lit the fire place.

As frustrating as these movies are, they are sad because it seems the Tall Man just keeps winning in the end.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2008, 11:34:41 PM »

I'm going to guess you aren't a real big fan of surrealistic movies.  No worries, they aren't for everyone.  A movie called "Phantasm" isn't going to be a straight forward movie (or at least is shouldn't be).
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2008, 11:39:46 PM »

You will probably want to stay clear of the "Hollywood s**tfest."  I believe it involves multiple Richard Gear (I don't think I spelled his last name right) movies. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2008, 01:16:20 AM »

I recall trying to watch this when it was shown on TV when I was a teenager in the 80s.   I mostly found it confusing and boring.  I fell asleep too!  I never saw enough of it to grasp what was supposed to be going on, except that it had to do with a tall creepy guy in a mortuary and something about another dimension.

I remember the commercials with the flying silver orbs, and I remember hearing how great it supposedly was, but I could never see what all the fuss was about.
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2008, 11:39:13 AM »

I saw this movie years ago when it was in the theaters.  The girl I was going out with liked scary movies, and the ad for this one said, "If this one doesn't scare you, you're already dead."

Yeah.

My first thought in the opening scene, when the girl stabs the guy after sex, was, "Substantial penalties for early withdrawal."  The movie wasn't scary at all, and would have been far better given the MST3K treatment.

It didn't make any better sense on the big screen, and to be honest, I kept wondering if I'd missed some important detail that would have melded it all together.  Your review pretty much mirrored my feelings from about 1979, and I've never bothered to watch it again to see if it gets better on the repeats.
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2008, 11:45:33 AM »

Oh; one other thing I did find entertaining in the movie.  The flying orb blood spurt caused me to bust up laughing in the theater, because it looked just like the blood spurting from the severed limbs of the Black Knight in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".  The only thing missing was the victim saying, "It's just a flesh wound.  I've been 'urt worse."

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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2008, 09:23:51 PM »

about time somebody give an honest review of this crappy movie. the only explanation for the many "its great!" lines is mass psychosis
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2008, 10:16:16 PM »

KYGOTC and I have talked about Phantasm numerous times in the past.

Personally, it's a favorite of mine.  That being said, it obviously is not a film for everyone.  Hell, I despised it with a passion the first time I saw it.  Further viewings have opened numerous layers within the film for me, and it holds a special spot for me.
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2008, 11:27:38 PM »

Yikes! Funny how some people get worked up when you don't like something that they do, especially movies. I've gotten into arguments with people numerous times because I said a few negative things about a film they enjoyed. The only time I become enraged is when someone says they don't like "Slither." I promptly jam my ovipositor down their throat and lay hundreds of eggs in their belly.  Wink

"Phantasm" is definitely not for all tastes. The first one is actually my least favorite (next to "OblIVion") but I respect it, own two copies of it (the MGM and Anchor Bay releases repspectively), and I've seen it quite a few times. It moves a bit too slowly, (ok, yeah I admit it, this flick drags in spots) but dang it, Coscarelli really knows how to build up a creepy, dreamlike atmosphere. Parts II and III were awesome in my opinion!
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