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I missed watching any movies last night for Scarowinds. We all had a blast though, they did a really good job this year.
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i can't watch a damned thing with the Yanks. oh well.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i can't watch a damned thing with the Yanks. oh well.
I'm not a Yankees fan, but this game tonight has pulled me in as well.
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^Ditto. I had 2 movies lined up before midnight (I'm on the west coast), but it looks I'll only have time for just one.
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I finally got my list caught up. I have been neglecting it big time. Now hopefully I'll actually keep it up to date.
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), first time viewing. Not a bad movie, interesting film in general mixing court room drama with supernatural. I watched it via Fearnet.com, and it's the first film I watched in full through that site. There streaming quality seems to have severely diminished lately though, and the film was shown in 1.78:1 instead of 2.35:1. Also looking the film up on movie-censorship.com, it was the PG-13 version that was available for viewing despite the 'tv-ma' rating before it began.

Videodrome (1983). Finally, I get a Cronenberg film watched after never getting to them in past challenges. This aired completely uncut on TCM believe it or not! It's an excellent and very twisted film though. It's still a bit confusing, though I sort of 'get it' more now than I did in the past. In fact, i didn't find the film as 'slow' as I did in the past and it moved at a nice pace.


Jaws 2 (1978), while i've seen most of the film in parts on tv growing up. I don't think I ever watched the entire thing in one viewing until now! I'd say it's a pretty dull sequel, that does have a few great set pieces. It's pretty tame compared to the first film as well, which is a shame. Seeing more of the shark doesn't help either and takes away from any suspense. However there is some great underwater photography, and some great scenes and shots with the shark fin surfacing and bolting through the water. However the first film remained entertaining from begining to end, whether it took place on land or sea, and is just perfect. So it's a shame the sequel didn't have the same atmosphere to keep ones interest.


The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) talky, sleazy very old school trash. I saw the cut version via the MGM vhs. I've seen the uncut version years ago on tv, and I'm confused about one thing. The title card at the end of both versions is completely different. The uncut version has a "The Head That Wouldn't Die" title card. While the cut version has "The End" and a 'atlas something, Feb1962' copyright notice on it. So which version was originally released in theaters? I always heard this cut 70 minute version was a tv edit. But the different end title cards is perplexing and I can't imagine the uncut version getting past the censors at the time for theatrical release. So what's the story on this films release history?
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Remind me never to watch "The Mist" again.

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I don't know whether to scream or cry my eyes out (technically, I did both, since I was screaming at the screen while lying on the floor crying, and I KNEW what was going to happen since I've seen it before).
Old 10-18-09, 07:31 AM
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^^ You've just mentioned two of my favorite movies of all time Julie.

Jaws is the best film ever*, so the sequel had no chance of coming close to it. Still, for a sequel it was pretty good.

The Brain That Wouldn't Die was one of those films that shaped me into the twisted film fan I am today. It is one of the first horror films that I can remember, and I re-watch it often. The MST3K version is very funny. The wiki and IMDB pages offer some good trivia and background. The film had at least two possible titles before being released in theaters under the current name.

* I'll sometimes say the same thing about Ordet, or Ben Hur, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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Originally Posted by edwardnortonfan
Remind me never to watch "The Mist" again.

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I don't know whether to scream or cry my eyes out (technically, I did both, since I was screaming at the screen while lying on the floor crying, and I KNEW what was going to happen since I've seen it before).
You always say these crappy movies are good, then you take a good movie and make it sound bad?
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Originally Posted by Darkgod
You always say these crappy movies are good, then you take a good movie and make it sound bad?
How did I make it sound bad? I LOVE "The Mist." It's one of my favorite movies. It just really upsets me and makes me cry at the end. Sorry I feel human emotions. And I take exception about the "crappy movies"comment. I like a lot of different movies. If other people want to say those movies are crappy, that's their loss, not mine. I'm not snipping on everyone's posts and telling them every movie they say they like is crappy. People have different tastes; it makes life interesting.
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Yeah The Mist is great, it just turns into a snuff film.
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Originally Posted by chuckd21
Yeah The Mist is great, it just turns into a snuff film.
Yeah...

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I don't get it. I just don't. Even if I would probably suffer, even if there was no chance I would make it, I would want to try. I don't get how everyone reached a consensus that "yep, let's all kill ourselves when we run out of gas, K?" was a good idea. It leaves me furious every time.
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Originally Posted by edwardnortonfan
Yeah...

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I don't get it. I just don't. Even if I would probably suffer, even if there was no chance I would make it, I would want to try. I don't get how everyone reached a consensus that "yep, let's all kill ourselves when we run out of gas, K?" was a good idea. It leaves me furious every time.
I just saw it for the first time last weekend i think but I already knew the ending. something that gets me besides your spoiler is
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that after the gunshots and he is the last one, it seems that not a minute or two go by and the whole of the military is right there. I mean, how could you not hear all that noise of tanks and marching and stuff. besides, you knew you were going to run out of gas, why not syphon some out of the many cars that are out on the roads and stuff with no passengers around. is not like is that much of a higher risk that driving for hours and all you have survived up to now.

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anyone see Satan's Blood? I saw it last night and thought it was great, but I'm a bit confused as to the whole premise. is it to recruit more satanist or
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just to show an awesome black mass orgy scene? I thought it mentioned more than once the woman being pregnant and some potential questionable actions with the lover's brother that it might be some sort of satan's spawn type thing but it wasn't it
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Originally Posted by BuddhaWake
anyone see Satan's Blood? I saw it last night and thought it was great, but I'm a bit confused as to the whole premise. is it to recruit more satanist or
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just to show an awesome black mass orgy scene? I thought it mentioned more than once the woman being pregnant and some potential questionable actions with the lover's brother that it might be some sort of satan's spawn type thing but it wasn't it
Saw it 4-5 years ago and really enjoyed it. I haven't watched it since but I plan on watching the DVD I got a while back for the first time since I don't remember much about it except for a few images.
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Re:edwardnortonfan and The Mist

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A quick death by gunshot to the head is IMO far more preferable to being eaten alive by unholy critters from another dimension

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^ The Mist is great. And I felt like jumping in the TV and strangling that fucker after that particular scene.

Anyway, I picked up the Ringu Anthology yesterday and currently I'm in the middle of a lazy Sunday Ring marathon ...minus The Ring Virus and Ring 2 (shitty American sequel).

Just finished watching Ringu for the second time and while I respect it, it's not even remotely scary to me. The American remake may rely on a few cheap jump scares and CGI, but it's just plain scarier and more suspenseful, IMO. The one time they actually got it right.

I sincerely hope the sequels and prequel don't suck...
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^ be prepared to let down. The sequels are terrible, for the most part.

I like Ringu and the only reason, I prefer it to The Ring is the editing. I loved The Ring but the editing was terrible like
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when Samara comes out of the TV at the end and it cuts away to Rachel trying to contact Noah instead of letting the scene play without interruption.

That's one of the reasons why even though I like the remake, I still prefer the original.
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Originally Posted by edwardnortonfan
Yeah...

Spoiler:
I don't get it. I just don't. Even if I would probably suffer, even if there was no chance I would make it, I would want to try. I don't get how everyone reached a consensus that "yep, let's all kill ourselves when we run out of gas, K?" was a good idea. It leaves me furious every time.
It makes perfect sense to me

Spoiler:
People commit suicide all the time over some of the lousiest things, I think a quick shot to the head is much better than being torn apart by a monster. It's not an easy ending to watch but I think it's a good one. It's a bleak story from the start so a bleak and tragic ending fits the bill quite nicely.
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Originally Posted by Trevor
I might have raved about this set some last year, but now that I'm watching it again I like the films even more.

Six Films to Keep You Awake, a set of Spanish horror films released last year, is excellent.

They are short, about 80 minutes each, and may have been produced similarly to Masters of Horror. But these are like Citizen Kanes to MoH's Ishtars. As cheap as $10 used, and several of them are worth that price alone.
Nice recommendation. Sounds really cool.
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I just went through my list, and was surprised to find that of the 69 films I've watched so far for the challenge, 34 of them were ones I'd never seen before.

That ratio will get less impressive from now on though, since the rest of the DVDs I have are of films I've already seen. I've actually been spending the past 10 days or so clearing out my unwatched list, as well as watching the additional horror DVDs I've bought this month. I'm looking forward to finishing those in the next couple of days, since I still have some older DVDs I really want to watch before the challenge is over.

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Originally Posted by Darkgod
You always say these crappy movies are good, then you take a good movie and make it sound bad?
I'm not sure how she's saying it's bad. She's just stating her particular experience with it. Either way, if she did think the movie blew, it's just an opinion...not gospel.

At any rate, I've hit a massive wall these last few days with my list. Middle of the month and I'm completely exhausted from work. I'm on vacation as of right now so I ought to squeeze a few more in. Planning some trips to the theater too.
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Originally Posted by BuddhaWake
I just saw it for the first time last weekend i think but I already knew the ending. something that gets me besides your spoiler is
Spoiler:
that after the gunshots and he is the last one, it seems that not a minute or two go by and the whole of the military is right there. I mean, how could you not hear all that noise of tanks and marching and stuff. besides, you knew you were going to run out of gas, why not syphon some out of the many cars that are out on the roads and stuff with no passengers around. is not like is that much of a higher risk that driving for hours and all you have survived up to now.
That gets to me, too. And

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it seems like the mist clears like, five seconds after they all get shot. I understand why that happens, and it makes the scene more powerful, but it just adds to my screaming "how the fuck did you NOT hear that?!?!?!?!" It's a small quibble to me, but it makes my frustration more heated at the end.


Also, Gobear and takingchase:


I understand the decision they make, I just think
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that it seems like they're giving up and not giving themselves a chance for anything else to happen; for any kind of salvation. If they'd clung to each other, gotten out of the vehicle, and then he'd shot the people outside after he heard those loud noises, I'd feel better about what they did. It just makes me so angry the finality of it and the despair of what happens right after that when it could have been avoided. The look on the little kid's face when he sees his dad about to shoot him gets to me too. I'm not saying it's a bad ending, on the contrary, I think it's a very good ending if it elicits this kind of emotion and discussion from me. Some endings make me yell because I think the characters make illogical decisions, but in this case, I fully see why they do what they do, but it's totally not what I'd do in that situation because I'd want to give myself every chance to survive and I'm so mad at them for ending it the way they did. I'm probably carrying a lot of personal feelings and experiences about suicide into my reaction, and I think that's ok...if a movie can make me think about those things, it's definitely a good one in my book. I just get so upset at what those characters do because even before we find out that the military is right outside the window, I'm still screaming at them "No, stop! Give it a chance! At least TRY to keep going! Don't give up!" It was a powerful experience for me, probably moreso this year than it ever has been for me before, and that's why I wanted to come here to discuss it, not to rag on the movie or say it's bad, just to share that the mix of emotions I feel during that scene makes it hard to watch.
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The Thing with Two Heads aired on broadcast television last night. I could have watched Rosey Grier, Ray Milland's head and Don Marshall zip around the countryside on a single motocross cycle for the entirety of the film's runtime. No plot. No dialogue. Just long extended shots of the three (two-and-a-half?) characters perpetually riding towards the horizon on a dirtbike.

I would put the movie on my list; but it was on broadcast television, and I tuned in about ten minutes into the film. That's the second opportunity that I've squandered in so many nights to add a "two-headed monster" movie to my list.

Possible wildcard: The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XX" airs on Fox tonight. The series' writing may be in steady decline, but the Halloween episodes are usually kind of fun. Check your local listings.
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Originally Posted by edwardnortonfan
That gets to me, too. And

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it seems like the mist clears like, five seconds after they all get shot. I understand why that happens, and it makes the scene more powerful, but it just adds to my screaming "how the fuck did you NOT hear that?!?!?!?!" It's a small quibble to me, but it makes my frustration more heated at the end.

Spoiler:
Just my opinion, but the key is the boy's death. I think, prior to Tom Jane shooting the kid, there were no army trucks and the mist was never going to clear. Killing the child shifted their reality into a world where the mist was successfully destroyed. If the child had not been killed, they would have been stuck in the mist forever. Just my $.02.

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