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Originally Posted by clckworang
But to be honest, I know Seven is widely considered a horror film, but that isn't really what I would label it. I wouldn't label Silence of the Lambs as horror either. They both seem more like psychological thrillers or crime thrillers to me. I guess the killings and the gore put them into that category. But then why don't more serial killer procedurals, basically a genre by itself, qualify as horror, like all those cheesey Ashley Judd ones and such?
I'm with you. Seven isn't a horror movie. Actually I would put it with the Kiss the Girls and the like, more of a crime thriller as you called it. Serial killer does not automatically equal horror.

Going back to the lowered expectations from earlier, I have a prime example, Turistas. The only reason I even have it is because it was free. Just from what I knew of it and the 4.8 IMDb rating I was fully expecting it to be awful. Turned out it wasn't so bad after all. Mediocre maybe, but not anything close to what I expected.
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The Body Snatcher - Another fine performance by Karloff. Story is a bit basic, but definitely suffices. Lugosi is a bit wasted and the ending is a tad predictable as you see it, but still cool.

The Gorgon - It's a bit (well, quite a bit) dull in parts, but Lee's hammy performance is almost at Loomis like proportions and the scenes with Megaera were all fuggin' great. Not to mention cool cinematography. This is definitely the little Hammer that could (I remember wanting a VHS of this one so bad years ago) and I respect it for being something a bit different than their norm. Ultimately, as much as I do enjoy their films, it is again another example of why I find AIP superior to Hammer in most cases; they just move along quicker and Price is a more interesting character actor.

Onibaba - A great film, but not traditional horror in the least.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

so i decided to relive part of my childhood and watch a couple vhs' of Goosebumps a friend let me borror for the challenge. The first was already rewound but the 2nd wasn't... now I remember why vhs was a pain in the ass hahaha
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Originally Posted by Dick Laurent
Great review. I didn't catch this on any of your challenge lists(?). I'm gonna have to start running my future watches through you, first.
I think I watched it in 2007 but I don't remember if I counted it for the challenge. That would indicate how fried my brain was that year.
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Originally Posted by SethDLH
so i decided to relive part of my childhood and watch a couple vhs' of Goosebumps a friend let me borror for the challenge. The first was already rewound but the 2nd wasn't... now I remember why vhs was a pain in the ass hahaha
I found a bunch of those DVDs for $5 each at Walmart today and thought about buying them.

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Originally Posted by smashthesymbols
Can anyone recommend any horror westerns? I watched The Burrowers today and it made me want to see more.
I really like PURGATORY. HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER is an interesting choice, caligulagod. I would also definitely consider MACBETH (especially the Polanski version) a horror film.
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Originally Posted by edwardnortonfan
I found a bunch of those DVDs for $5 each at Walmart today and thought about buying them.
I always think about buying them too. If they released them as double or triple features I probably would spend $5 on them
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I'm finding myself conflicted. Amazon just marked down the Friday the 13th Pt. 3 Blu-ray. I want to get it, but I always told myself I was going to wait until the inevitable big boxset. Not sure if I feel like waiting anymore.
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There are several good-to-awful horror Westerns: Dead Birds, a bunch of Confederates on the run encounter a Lovecraftian monster; Curse of the Undead, a preacher fights a vampire gunfighter; Deadwalkers, cowboy zombies; Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter; Billy the Kid Meets Dracula.
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tonight i will enjoy this double feature:


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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Originally Posted by Doc Moonlight
I really like PURGATORY. HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER is an interesting choice, caligulagod. I would also definitely consider MACBETH (especially the Polanski version) a horror film.
You would consider Purgatory a horror movie?
Just wondering here, if it is considered a horror movie
i'd use it for my list. I never thought to use
Purgatory as a horror movie. What do you think?

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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

I watched an old bootleg I had of Night of the Comet last night at my gf's house. We let it run through the end credits and afterwards a 2 1/2 min. video came on of Kelli Maroney working out... topless. We were surprised, to say the least.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I watched an old bootleg I had of Night of the Comet last night at my gf's house. We let it run through the end credits and afterwards a 2 1/2 min. video came on of Kelli Maroney working out... topless. We were surprised, to say the least.
got any clue as to what thats from?
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
got any clue as to what thats from?
Not really. A quick online search found that this was a video she did post-NotC and was one of the only times she's ever been nude on screen. Not sure where the guy who made the bootleg found it, though.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
I'm finding myself conflicted. Amazon just marked down the Friday the 13th Pt. 3 Blu-ray. I want to get it, but I always told myself I was going to wait until the inevitable big boxset. Not sure if I feel like waiting anymore.
I had the same conflict. This is what I did: Best Buy has it on DVD for $9.99, so I opted for that one for now (I really like the slipcover), and will get the BD when it is a boxset. That way I have the movie with a cool cover, and I'll eventually end up with four "Jason" 3-D glasses.
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I just watched Undead or Alive and I actually liked it. I know it's over the top and stupid but it was fun and Brian Posehn as a zombie? So awesome.
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
tonight i will enjoy this double feature:
Good picks! I've yet to sneak Night Of The Demons into my viewing.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Not really. A quick online search found that this was a video she did post-NotC and was one of the only times she's ever been nude on screen. Not sure where the guy who made the bootleg found it, though.
found it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102862/
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Originally Posted by Dick Laurent
I had the same conflict. This is what I did: Best Buy has it on DVD for $9.99, so I opted for that one for now (I really like the slipcover), and will get the BD when it is a boxset. That way I have the movie with a cool cover, and I'll eventually end up with four "Jason" 3-D glasses.
Hmm, you make a compelling argument. Right now Part 3 on Blu-ray is only $14.99 at Amazon. I think I can justify spending that right now and then waiting for the boxset. Thanks for talking me into it!
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Originally Posted by Gobear
There are several good-to-awful horror Westerns: Dead Birds, a bunch of Confederates on the run encounter a Lovecraftian monster; Curse of the Undead, a preacher fights a vampire gunfighter; Deadwalkers, cowboy zombies; Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter; Billy the Kid Meets Dracula.
Is Dead Birds any good? I've got it in my Netflix queue, but don't want to waste time if it's mind-numbingly bad.
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Man I got alot of movie watching ahead. Got Drag me to Hell and Audition on BD and the infamous Death Bed arrived. Need to update my list.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Good mail day - Trick 'r Treat, Audition, Drag Me to Hell, Happy Birthday to Me and Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics.

I was expecting some Netflix to catch up on a few 31 Films titles, but they're dragging their asses as usual.
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I forgot to add Trick 'R Treat to my queue until the other day. I doubt I'll get it in time for this month, 'very long wait'.
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I just ordered Trick OR Treat. I plan to have a rock 'n roll triple feature later in the challenge = Trick or Treat - Rock 'N Roll Nightmare - Black Roses
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I know it's been a mixed bag on these boards, but I just got done watching Trick R' Treat and it lived up to all my expectations.

It was a whole lot of fun and one scene in particular had me laughing and grinning ear to ear.

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