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Old 05-11-02, 06:49 AM
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Reviews of these horror films+DVDs please???????

I love horror films and have a number on DVD and video that I love including:-
CHRISTINE - 4/5
CRONOS - 5/5
DEAD ALIVE (BRAINDEAD) - 5/5
FINAL DESTINATION - 5/5
JAWS - 5/5
JEEPERS CREEPERS - 5/5
MIMIC - 5/5
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ME - 5/5
RE-ANIMATOR: ME - 5/5
RING - 5/5
SOCIETY - 4/5
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (carpenter) - 4/5

the following are films that i have had the intentions of either getting on DVD or renting...could anybody who owns any of these or has seen the films comment on them such as whether the story is good, extras, picture etc.

a man called hero (not horror I know but looks interesting)
biozombie (Japanese zombie flick)
black christmas
changeling
church
clownhouse
creepshow
creepshow 2
dentist
dentist 2
evil dead trap
faust: love of the damned
house by the cemetary
let sleeping corpses lie
opera
sleepaway camp
sleepless
slumber party massacre
stepfather
storm riders (not horror again but looks interesting)

Thanks for any help on these


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Old 05-11-02, 09:12 AM
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church 2/5
creepshow 2 3/5
dentist 1/5
house by the cemetary 1/5 (ugh!)
let sleeping corpses lie 3/5
opera 4/5
stepfather 2/5


However, I doubt you agree with me.

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Pennywise: ...here are some sites where you can find reviews of the 'genre' movies/DVDs you want to know more about before renting/buying...

...for instance:
- Opera
http://www.icehouse.net/cultcuts/darioargentoopera.htm

...for instance:
- The Dentist
http://www.dvdtown.com/reviews/revie...43&reviewid=64

...and:
- The Dentist 2
http://www.lightviews.com/dentist2.htm

...not forgetting the 1932 W.C. Fields short
(available on a CC compilation DVD, I think)...
http://www.rinkworks.com/movies/m/w....ist.1932.shtml

...for instance:
- Clownhouse
http://www.awcm.com/caps/Caps27.htm#clownhou

...for instance:
- Evil Dead Trap
http://www.insane.nu/kult/edtrap.htm

...not forgetting Evil Dead Trap 2 and - surprised? - Evil Dead Trap 3...

...for instance:
- Sleepaway Camp
http://www.hit-n-run.com/cgi/read_re...=42606_wyldfyr

...not forgetting Sleepaway Camp II and - guess! - Sleepaway Camp III...

...for instance:
- The Slumber Party Massacre
http://www.rinkworks.com/badmovie/m/...cre.1982.shtml

...would it really surprise you to know that there is an SPM II, not to mention an SPM III?... didn't think so...
http://www.culturedose.com/review.php?rid=10002680
http://www.dvdangle.com/reviews/review.php?Id=1051

...and for all those who just can't get enough, there is
The Last Slumber Party...
http://zombie.dreamhost.com/reviews/slumber4.html

...and so on... and on... and on...

. . . . . .

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thanks for teh site lists, kinda useful.........I searched for other reviews of these titles, came up short and posted here to find others views on them to get a range of ideas on the films.

any other help would be useful
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Re: Reviews of these horror films+DVDs please???????

Originally posted by Pennywise
black christmas
changeling
church
clownhouse
creepshow
creepshow 2
dentist
house by the cemetary
let sleeping corpses lie
opera
sleepless
of the above ones that I have seen and/or own. I highly recommend:

Black Christmas
The Changeling
Opera
and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

Black Christmas was one of the first, if not the first, great slasher flick. The Changeling is just a great creepy haunted house flick that never becomes stupid or inane. Opera is one of my favorite Argentos and one of his most depraved and visually impressive (I recommend picking up any Argento film......even his lesser films have something recommendable in them....I haven't gotten around to watching Sleepless yet so cannot comment).
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie is definitely one of my favorite zombie films. I think for some reason there is something fresher and more creepy about this film that makes it stand out above most other zombie films. I'd recommend trying to track down one of the Anchor Bay tins that are still around if you like tins.
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as for the others you mentioned.....
I also own The Church and House By the Cemetery and recommend them but would suggest finding out more about them before deciding. The Church is a Michele Soavi film who was Argento's DP, so there are some similarities. HBtC is a Fulci film and different people like different Fulci's. I enjoy all of his work on some level or another.....even the crappy stuff....it can serve as mindless fun when needed.

I liked the Creepshow films when they came out when I was a kid, not really interesting to me now. Haven't seen Clownhouse since I was young either....thought it was scary then but doesn't seem like it would really hold up for me now. I've heard many others talk about how bad it was.....hard to say.
I thought The Dentist was rather stupid, but I saw it on tv so that may not be a fair assessment.
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Originally posted by garmonbozia
House By the Cemetery...HBtC is a Fulci film ....it can serve as mindless fun when needed...
Piercing fun I guess.

Just found the post funny, I was 14 when I saw HBtC and I had some bad nightmares after that.
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This site could be useful:

http://www.horrordvds.com/reviews/all.shtml
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Here are some reviews:

Black Christmas:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/322.shtml

Biozombie:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/436.shtml

The Changeling:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/241.shtml

The Church:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/642.shtml

Faust:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/533.shtml

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/307.shtml

Opera:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/517.shtml

Sleepaway Camp:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/215.shtml

Sleepless:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/618.shtml

Slumber Party Massacre:
http://dvdreview.com/quickpeek/collect/236.shtml

Hope this helps!

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