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Old 10-18-10, 09:32 PM
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6 off the checklist: Elvira, Paul Naschy/Jose Marins, Vampires, 1970s, Viewing Format, PG rating (don't let that fool you though, there are still plenty of boobs)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/32277/elvi...las-great-love

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Old 10-18-10, 10:29 PM
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6 off the checklist: Elvira, Paul Naschy/Jose Marins, Vampires, 1970s, Viewing Format, PG rating (don't let that fool you though, there are still plenty of boobs)
Thanks for posting that. I finally caved and started on the expanded checklist. Figured I didn't do any of them the last two years, so might as well shoot for all three this year (+ 100 watches, fingers crossed).
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Another fan of Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, checking in. Now that's how a zombie movie should be made. Heavy metal and fast cuts aren't what make a zombie movie good.
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I also want to recommend Day of Wrath http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036506/
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If I had only one word to describe the remake Sorority Row it would be "lackluster."
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
Another fan of Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, checking in. Now that's how a zombie movie should be made. Heavy metal and fast cuts aren't what make a zombie movie good.
+1

I bought a Blu-Ray copy to replace my DVD at Weekend Of Horrors a handful of months ago. I'll have to break open the seal sometime during this challenge and watch it

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days was so much better than I thought it would be. Props to everyone involved for keeping that completely pitch black tone.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Just finished Penny Dreadful (from the After Dark Horrorfest line). It's a variation on the classic psychotic hitchhiker story, where Penny and her therapist are stalked by a guy in the mountains. The movie never bothers to be more complicated than that, and the majority of the film takes place in the car which is quickly trapped between two trees (somehow). The segments of the killer toying with Penny are genuinely creepy, but the rest of the film is pretty weak. It clocks in at just around 90 minutes...which is probably 20 minutes longer than it needed to be.
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Just bought tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical. Would that necessitate the use of a wildcard?
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After watching Freddy Vs. Jason and Night Of The Demons (2009) during this challenge, I'm officially annoyed with Monica Keena.
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I just watched 'IT'(1990) tonight on vhs to view the original version of the film over the lousy cut and cropped dvd release. I remember the film scaring the hell out of me when it first aired. Of course it's not 'that' scary today, but is still a pretty good film and still has some creepy moments in it, along with some cheesy bits as well.

I'm also slowly reading the book and was at 400 pages when I left off a month or so ago. The book is 1000+ pages long, and it'll take me awhile until I finish it since I get caught up reading other stuff as well. It's a great book so far however and I could almost see it turned into a one or two season mini-series if they really wanted to flesh out the story onscreen. Of course not everything from the book would work onscreen and so some changes would be needed, since what works on the page may seem very corny and laughable onscreen.

The perfect example of this is in the two versions of The Shining.
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The ax and hedge maze in Kubricks version were far more memorable and visually effective than the faithful tv mini-series with the mallet and living animal garden which both were laughable onscreen.
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Really loving Netflix streaming as of late for all the stuff that isn't on DVD. Two personal favorites, Blood and Lace and The Initiation of Sarah, were both recently added with gorgeous prints. I had only ever seen the former via shitty looking, slightly trimmed versions, so to see it undedited and looking terrific was a great surprise. The latter is the best of the Carrie rips and looked equally great. I actually like it more than the De Palma film. I also finally caught up with Stuart Gordon's long OOP The Pit and the Pendulum on there, as well as finished off the Curse series with Catacombs. I see that they have Spellcaster on there too, so I look forward to revisiting it soon.
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watched DAYBREAKERS for the second time last night and enjoyed it a bit more this time around. not sure why exactly but i've come to like the film quite a bit.
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Hey Chad, will Scream 2010 awards on Spike tonight count as an entry?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (Oct 1-31) P

Saw my first theatrical film of the month yesterday, Let Me In.

I'm fairly torn on it. If it wasn't a remake of the Earth's best film of 2008, Let the Right One In, I'd probably praise it as the best horror film of 2010, and a solid B+ or so overall. But compared to the original, it's weaker in several areas. It's a bit more rushed and graphic than the original, less of the great tension and mysterious storyline slowly building in the original. That was felt needed for American audiences I guess. But the acting is very strong. The two kids are almost as good as in the original, and the great Richard Jenkins is amazing as always. There is a sequence involving a car that is tense and very well shot. So I guess I give it a recommended, but it is definitely inferior to the original.
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Hey Chad, will Scream 2010 awards on Spike tonight count as an entry?
Sweet, thanks for the reminder. It would definitely count as TV programming i guess, so two hours for one entry.
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Just finished up Leviathan (1989) and while it owes its entire existence to The Thing it was a fun movie to watch and had some great FX. Ernie Hudson being gold as usual doesn't hurt a thing.
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Originally Posted by SethDLH View Post
Just finished up Leviathan (1989) and while it owes its entire existence to The Thing it was a fun movie to watch and had some great FX. Ernie Hudson being gold as usual doesn't hurt a thing.
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Stupid fucking shark attack outta nowhere.
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Spoiler:
Stupid fucking shark attack outta nowhere.
No idea why it happened but it was so good! hahaha

My favorite line of the movie-

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head honcho woman: telling the crew at least they're out of trouble
Ernie Hudson "we still down here bitch!"
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Originally Posted by SethDLH View Post
Just finished up Leviathan (1989) and while it owes its entire existence to The Thing it was a fun movie to watch and had some great FX. Ernie Hudson being gold as usual doesn't hurt a thing.
I think it owes a good chunk of it's existence to the flood of undersea movies that came out around that time. That's the only thing I remember about it.
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Short of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes there seems to be a shortage of movies for the "Attack of..." checklist item, any recommendations before I settle on the filth that is Attack of the Virgin Mummies?
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Short of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes there seems to be a shortage of movies for the "Attack of..." checklist item, any recommendations before I settle on the filth that is Attack of the Virgin Mummies?
attack of the 50 foot woman?
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
Short of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes there seems to be a shortage of movies for the "Attack of..." checklist item, any recommendations before I settle on the filth that is Attack of the Virgin Mummies?
I'm about to watch Attack of the Puppet People, think it satisfies a couple other checklist items too. Streams on Netflix.

Edit to add: There are over a dozen mainstream ones that qualify, iirc, but I think the above is the only streaming one at Netflix.
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Just bought tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical. Would that necessitate the use of a wildcard?
yes, since it's neither 'film' or video.

can Eastwood's Hereafter qualify as a wildcard - I think the film is about afterlife and spirits.
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Originally Posted by Julie Walker View Post
The perfect example of this is in the two versions of The Shining.
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The ax and hedge maze in Kubricks version were far more memorable and visually effective than the faithful tv mini-series with the mallet and living animal garden which both were laughable onscreen.
The only thing memorable thing about that mini-series was...



Gives Bob a run for his money.


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Hey Chad, will Scream 2010 awards on Spike tonight count as an entry?
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Short of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes there seems to be a shortage of movies for the "Attack of..." checklist item, any recommendations before I settle on the filth that is Attack of the Virgin Mummies?
If you're into cheese:

Attack of the Eye People (aka "The Eye Creatures")

Attack of the Crab Monsters - Only 62 minutes long.

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^ Also the hopefully awesome Attack of the Galactic Monsters also on archive.org.
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