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Old 10-05-08, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by acdcrocks1980 View Post
How do you get films from 1890, 1900, 1910 for you checklist? I searched 1890 on imdb, and all of the films that were horror, were very short.
You're not reading our lists apparently Links to them in some of the posts.

Almost all films from those decades were short, some even only seconds long.

Just use them as wildcards or don't number them at all, but they'll still count for the checklist.
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For some reason, I thought Caligari was from 1919, but it was 1920. Got to find something else for 1910 now. All the horror silents I have are from 1920 onward.
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OK I have a couple of movies I was wondering about whether or not they would classify as horror. Here is my list to yay or nay:
The Rapture (1991)
The Bone Collector
Brotherhood of The Wolf
The City of Lost Children
Edmond

thanks for your help...
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For some reason, I thought Caligari was from 1919, but it was 1920. Got to find something else for 1910 now. All the horror silents I have are from 1920 onward.
Original Frankenstein is 1910 and all over the internet, youtube.
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OK I have a couple of movies I was wondering about whether or not they would classify as horror. Here is my list to yay or nay:
The Rapture (1991)
The Bone Collector
Brotherhood of The Wolf
The City of Lost Children
Edmond

thanks for your help...
I'd say yes on Bone Collector and most definitely on Brotherhood of the Wolf (a fantastic film). Haven't seen others.
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Sorry to have another question, but I picked up a Hitchcock Dollar DVD at walmart about a year ago, and still haven't watched it, are any of these horror?

Jamaica Inn
Sabotage
The 39 Steps
Easy Virtue

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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Original Frankenstein is 1910 and all over the internet, youtube.
You know, I was telling myself that I needed to watch that one and then I completely forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.
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I would say NO to the Hitchcock's listed above. I personally wouldn't classify very many of his films to be Horror outside of Frenzy , The Birds, and Psycho.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I would say NO to the Hitchcock's listed above. I personally wouldn't classify very many of his films to be Horror outside of Frenzy , The Birds, and Psycho.
I'm nowhere close to where I want to be in Hitchcock knowledge, but in my limited experience, that sounds about right.

But then, I'm all for liberal interpretations, so if someone find them scary, I'd be okay with counting most of his thrillers.

I wouldn't blind watch them hoping they'd count, except for the three Chris mentioned.
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I'm stating my own feelings on each film and not rating it on how the majority feel it should fit in the cosmos of horror films. In cinema watching, not everyone loves Gone with the Wind or Titanic. And in the horror world, I would believe not everyone loves Night of the Living Dead or The Cat People. Some people love gore, some love a complicated plot and some love a fast pace. I like it all but I do tend to like monsters, vampires and such.

I'm also keeping my rating of a film simple: Either I liked it or not.
I'm going with my own feelings approach. No real rating. I think ratings sway people from watching something for themselves, just because someone else didn't rate it well. Of course my biting words for the films I don't like probably don't help much either...
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I'm nowhere close to where I want to be in Hitchcock knowledge, but in my limited experience, that sounds about right.

But then, I'm all for liberal interpretations, so if someone find them scary, I'd be okay with counting most of his thrillers.

I wouldn't blind watch them hoping they'd count, except for the three Chris mentioned.
Alright Thanks Chris and Trevor, I haven't watched any hitchcock flicks, and had only really heard of Pyscho and the Birds. I guess I will watch those in November
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Kudos to Trevor for finishing the bingo card, and being the first.

On an unrelated note. Last night I was asleep, and woke up when my cat jumped on my leg. The exact moment I woke up, a bug landed on my ear and flew into the hole. I could hear the friggen thing flapping its wings, and it sounded like I was being attacked by a giant moth. I ended up having this thing in my ear for about a half hour, until I snorted nasal spay in my nose, and it most have turned around, cause it imediatly flew out.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I'm nowhere close to where I want to be in Hitchcock knowledge, but in my limited experience, that sounds about right.

But then, I'm all for liberal interpretations, so if someone find them scary, I'd be okay with counting most of his thrillers.

I wouldn't blind watch them hoping they'd count, except for the three Chris mentioned.
One could maybe make an argument for a couple of other films, but the only other one that I could think of that I wouldn't argue against would be The Lodger, one of his silent films. It's about a landlady who suspects her lodger is a serial killer. Maybe others wouldn't consider it, though.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
OK I have a couple of movies I was wondering about whether or not they would classify as horror. Here is my list to yay or nay:
The Rapture (1991)
The Bone Collector
Brotherhood of The Wolf
The City of Lost Children
Edmond

thanks for your help...
I second The Bone Collector and, for sure, Brotherhood of the Wolf. I would say no to The City of Lost Children (a wonderful movie, FWIW.) I haven't seen the others.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I would say NO to the Hitchcock's listed above. I personally wouldn't classify very many of his films to be Horror outside of Frenzy , The Birds, and Psycho.
Exactly. I have seen quite a few of Hitchcock's movies, but I can't speak for everything. Of what I've seen, only the ones mentioned above are horror.
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Wow, anyone see Zombie Strippers? Geez it's bad...
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Wow, anyone see Zombie Strippers? Geez it's bad...
So bad it's awesome or so bad you can barely sit through it? If you look at my list, you'll see I like bad movies. I haven't even started with any Herschell Gordon Lewis yet!
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
OK I have a couple of movies I was wondering about whether or not they would classify as horror. Here is my list to yay or nay:
The Rapture (1991)
The Bone Collector
Brotherhood of The Wolf
The City of Lost Children
Edmond

thanks for your help...
I've seen all of these ... and I think you're fine with Bone Collector, Brotherhood of the Wolf, and Edmond. The other two are great movies though (the best of this bunch IMO).

Originally Posted by acdcrocks1980 View Post
Sorry to have another question, but I picked up a Hitchcock Dollar DVD at walmart about a year ago, and still haven't watched it, are any of these horror?

Jamaica Inn
Sabotage
The 39 Steps
Easy Virtue

Thanks
None of these are remotely close to horror. 2 spy thrillers, a crime drama, and a domestic melodrama.
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Would you say Dust Devil is better/worse/equal to most direct to video horror movies, like the ones from Asylum?
Oh, definitely better. I still think it's a pretty good flick, just not anything special. It isn't "Alien Vs. Hunter" or anything.
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Wow, anyone see Zombie Strippers? Geez it's bad...
I did, and I quite enjoyed myself. No, it isn't a very good "movie", but entertaining as hell. IMO, of course.
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I did an IMDB search for X rated horror movies, and I was surprised to see that one of them I watched was rated X. Even more surprising because it was ridiculously silly. I was also surprised that a few Herschell Gordon Lewis films were given X ratings originally. And I don't know how strict we're going to get. Some were rated X and then re-rated later.

If anyone wants to do a search, you can go here: http://www.imdb.com/list

I just chose the genre and put in USA:X for Rating Certificate. Happy hunting!

Edit to add: Can't remember if anyone has mentioned this one already or not, but I was just looking through my horror DVDs and found that I had one G rated flick: the original version of The Haunting. So that's a good option for those looking for a G rating.

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So I'm looking through On Demand and I see Grindhouse (Theatrical Double-Feature release with trailers). My first thought was I should watch Planet Terror and Death Proof separately, so I get two movies for the challenge count. Is that just wrong?

I ended up watching it. Love those trailers.

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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
I did an IMDB search for X rated horror movies, and I was surprised to see that one of them I watched was rated X. Even more surprising because it was ridiculously silly. I was also surprised that a few Herschell Gordon Lewis films were given X ratings originally. And I don't know how strict we're going to get. Some were rated X and then re-rated later.

If anyone wants to do a search, you can go here: http://www.imdb.com/list

I just chose the genre and put in USA:X for Rating Certificate. Happy hunting!

Edit to add: Can't remember if anyone has mentioned this one already or not, but I was just looking through my horror DVDs and found that I had one G rated flick: the original version of The Haunting. So that's a good option for those looking for a G rating.
Great catch.
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Maybe I wasn't in the mood for so bad it's good but I guess Zombie Strippers fits that description. It had some interesting moment, one involves two strippers and a pool ball O_o

On another note just finishing off The Morgue (2008) before work and my god this is just bad. The editing alone makes no sense. That or I was dozing off and mere seconds seem to have been cut. Early on a girl is laying in a coffin, she sits up and turns and gets off except when she turns she teleports to the floor but it's obviously a bad edit and they continue on from there. The plot is senseless and the acting, oh my...

After work is Feast 2, hopefully it's better than this and the first...
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Originally Posted by beebs View Post
So I'm looking through On Demand and I see Grindhouse (Theatrical Double-Feature release with trailers). My first thought was I should watch Planet Terror and Death Proof separately, so I get two movies for the challenge count. Is that just wrong?

I ended up watching it. Love those trailers.

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Even though they are packaged together, they should be two movies on lists.
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Ughhh... I had all last week off, back to work now. I'll be lucky if I get in one movie a night.
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