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Originally Posted by terrycloth
i drove an hour to and back to check out this and had and awesome mix of people in a packed theatre of male females, teenage girls, kids etc...and was waiting for reactions...NOTHING. imo by the time anything happened no one cared. I guess it just wasnt for me.

the review that sums it up forme is the 10 yr old kid that got up after it was over and said "what the hell"and left with his mom
Well, that's disappointing. Maybe this is one I'll watch at home where I can control the environment (and the 10 yr old).
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Is it cool to counting Helter Skelter, the 1976 docudrama about Charles Manson, as part of the challenge or should I use a wildcard? IMDB lists the movie as a "thriller."
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Pitch Black movies?
Mummy movies?
The Omega Man?
Pan's Labyrinth?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Originally Posted by Undeadcow
Is it cool to counting Helter Skelter, the 1976 docudrama about Charles Manson, as part of the challenge or should I use a wildcard? IMDB lists the movie as a "thriller."
you checked allmovie.com?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Originally Posted by Quake1028
Pitch Black movies?
Mummy movies?
The Omega Man?
Pan's Labyrinth?
Yes. No. I don't know.
Yes, but only the first. (assuming you're talking about the remake)
Yes.
No.

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Originally Posted by Chad
Yes. No. I don't know.
Yes, but only the first. (assuming you're talking about the remake)
Yes.
No.
That last no is for Pan's Labyrinth. Might I send a gentle reminder to you that you have a character from stated movie on the banner for this challenge. I kind of thought (or was hoping) that made it an exception...
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Originally Posted by Dick Laurent
That last no is for Pan's Labyrinth. Might I send a gentle reminder to you that you have a character from stated movie on the banner for this challenge. I kind of thought (or was hoping) that made it an exception...
I knew someone would bring that up!

That's just my personal opinion and obviously he can count it if he wants. I just feel it's more in the fantasy realm than horror.
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Originally Posted by Chad
I knew someone would bring that up!

That's just my personal opinion and obviously he can count it if he wants. I just feel it's more in the fantasy realm than horror.
Ahhh, as does IMDB. I just had to be "the one" to bring it up! I agree, BTW.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Re: Darkman

Originally Posted by Dick Laurent
Iíve been looking forward to watching this for the challenge, but your write-up doesnít exactly sell me on it. HmmmÖ
Don't get me wrong, it's worth a watch. Liam Neeson is excellent, as well most of the other cast, it just didn't seem as solid as I remembered it. That's not to say it's a bad movie or anything.

Death Bed is next to my PS3, ready for it's initial viewing tomorrow night!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

I'm debating what I want to pop in before bed... the options are:

The Shining
Blair Witch Project
something else, i'm not really picky haha
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Originally Posted by DRG
Using your post as a springboard, I found this:
Le spectre rouge (1907) (Youtube link)
Very cool. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Dimension X
One Hell of a Christmas (2002) - Haven't seen this one yet. I'll probably watch it in early Dec.
Santa Claws (1996) - I've seen this and wouldn't recommend it, but you have Psycho Santa on your list and it's worse.
Thanks added. I actually own the second. Not sure why I kept it after viewing it once however.
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Seconded. Laid to Rest (So far) tops my list of favorite discoveries.
Available on netflix instant. Added to my queue, watching tonight if I can stay awake.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Originally Posted by clckworang
Anyone getting close to finishing the optional checklist? I'm very determined to finish it as soon as I can, rather than the last day like last year. But each time I start to think about how close I'm getting to finishing it, I realize I have a lot more stuff that needs to be watched.
I usually never even look at the checklist until the last week of the challenge. Most of the time I've ended up nearly completing the list almost completely at random.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Originally Posted by Julie Walker
I was just thinking of Taxi Driver and how some said that wouldn't count as horror. I'm a bit torn on the issue, since I do think the film could practically count as a horror film. A real life horror film, since it follows a disturbed individual going over the edge, and shows a pretty bleak world view of the city around him. The film is extremely disturbing and really gets under my skin. What makes it scary,is it's very realistic in that people can snap like they do and go insane for a variety of reasons. So that psychological stuff really freaks me out more than werewolves,zombies and vampires which I know are fictional things.

If horror is meant to frighten and disturb,unsettle and freak you out. Then something like Taxi Driver where such mental madness is quite possible does fit the horror label.

Sure the film is mainly labeled a 'drama', but the same case could be made for Carrie(1976). It hardly has any 'horror' elements and the telekinis is hardly used throughout the film, as we just follow the not so pleasent life of this character, until finally her fury is unleashed in the finale and it becomes 'obvious' horror. But until then,it's mostly a psychological 'drama' if horror is supposed to be 'fantastic' instead of more 'realistic'.
Originally Posted by clckworang
I find Schindler's List very unsettling and disturbing. I think it presents a decidedly bleak world view -- and it really happened! That doesn't make it a horror movie. Or The Pianist. I find the choice that Sophie had to make and the effect on her life to be very disturbing and sad, but it's not a horror movie.

I won't deny that Taxi Driver can be a disturbing, unsettling movie, but it is NOT a horror movie. You can mention a lot of titles that might have elements that are disturbing, unsettling or bleak, but that doesn't mean it's horror. And I think the style and the way Carrie was acted and directed was more in line with a horror movie even before the telekinesis made it "obvious horror," as you put it, than a film like Taxi Driver.

For me, one of the most brutal and frightening films I've ever seen was Touching the Void. That film just got under my skin. The first time I saw it, I was watching with my mouth agape and was more nervous and apprehensive than pretty much any horror movie has made me. But you know what? It's NOT a horror movie, despite the emotional response it gave me.
It's interesting that you say that. On the Criterion laserdisc commentary, Martin Scorcese specifically says he used all the same beats and editing as a Horror movie. He then named off some of the Horror films that scared him as a kid and they were the Val Lewton flicks. He emulated those kinds of Horror movies where the scares are more subtle. Not to say that Taxi Driver is a Horror movie, but we have it from the horse's mouth that stylistically, it was made as though it were.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Decided to watch I Am Legend for the first time... while I was no way in love with it, it was a pleasant surprise from a movie I had little desire to watch.
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The Phillies game ending at 2:15 am is fucking with my movie watching.
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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper
It only takes two steps actually...turn off the dvd player and head outside. Lord knows I need to.
I tried that and only got a few feet out the door before being drawn back in by an unseen force. The Devil made me do it?
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Originally Posted by clckworang
Anyone getting close to finishing the optional checklist? I'm very determined to finish it as soon as I can, rather than the last day like last year. But each time I start to think about how close I'm getting to finishing it, I realize I have a lot more stuff that needs to be watched.
I'm trying to get it done. Waiting for damn Netflix to send me my next batch. I just went from 2 to 6 at a time and I swear they're slower now.......

I'd like to watch some movies I've never seen so I hope they speed it up.
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Tonight I ventured down memory lane into vhs territory, and a reminder of just how bad the MPAA used to be on horror films. I viewed Intruder(1988), R rated version from Paramount. It's a fun flick to, with some unique camera work. I just never understood why they opted to include major spoilers on the cover, photos on the back of the box and if anyone has seen the trailer,spoilers there to.
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Originally Posted by LickTheABCs
The Phillies game ending at 2:15 am is fucking with my movie watching.
I had a decent setback yesterday myself. Not sports-related but my stupid smoke detector system chose to go off for no apparent reason. We've got a hard-wired system in place so we had to call the fire department and stand outside for the better part of an hour. By the time we got back into the house, I'd lost the desire to even finish what I'd started.

The whole full-time job where I can't watch movies all day fucks things up a bit too but that's another rant for another time,lol.


Originally Posted by ZOMBIEDAVE
I tried that and only got a few feet out the door before being drawn back in by an unseen force. The Devil made me do it?
Riiiiiiiight. You have to be really determined to break his grip. I snuck out yesterday afternoon to bring my wife to work without being noticed. Since I'd pulled it off successfully, I decided to take a nice Sunday drive with my son. Definitely a better time than watching any silly movies.

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Ugh. I was checking out the HD on Demand channel on Time Warner and they had Rocky Horror Picture Show in HD for $3. I pulled out my DVD and popped it into my PS3 and synched it up with the HD version and it turns out that it is simply upconverted standard. It looks identical to my DVD. I'm going to call to get a refund.
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Well, thanks to both a long weekend with bad weather and getting off work early a few days, I made my personal goal of 31. Now any movie I watch will just add more icing to the cake, and if I make 100, so much the better. Jeepers Creepers was my goal making movie.
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Originally Posted by caligulathegod
It's interesting that you say that. On the Criterion laserdisc commentary, Martin Scorcese specifically says he used all the same beats and editing as a Horror movie. He then named off some of the Horror films that scared him as a kid and they were the Val Lewton flicks. He emulated those kinds of Horror movies where the scares are more subtle. Not to say that Taxi Driver is a Horror movie, but we have it from the horse's mouth that stylistically, it was made as though it were.
I wasn't even saying that it didn't have some of those elements. In that instance, I was more defending Carrie's inclusion as a horror movie.

But regardless of his audio commentary, the issue is whether or not Taxi Driver should be counted as a horror movie. Do you really think it should be?
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Not sure, but she does make a compelling case. I don't know if I would compare it to Carrie, though. It's almost one, in tone and how it builds and builds towards a final violent catharsis.
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Added EMBRYO (1976) starring Rock Hudson, Roddy McDowall, Barbara Carrera and Diane Ladd. Also updated my list with and icons. Guess which one got used more...
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Originally Posted by SethDLH
Decided to watch I Am Legend for the first time... while I was no way in love with it, it was a pleasant surprise from a movie I had little desire to watch.
I really enjoy that movie. Nevermind it's history and other incarnations, I think it's a great watch. There's something about Will Smith and his dog having NYC to themselves for most the movie that really fascinated me.

However, I wished I hadn't watched the alternate ending. I think that was a mistake to include with the DVD.

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