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Old 10-09-13, 12:25 PM
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as for Dracula 3d it is pretty terrible... if you don't mind having your Argento image shattered put Dracula Praying Mantis into a youtube search... hard to believe its the same man who gave us Susperia, Deep Red, and helped write Once Upon a time in America
Wow. That praying mantis bit is actually one of the better parts of the trailer which seems otherwise wooden and filled with budget CGI. I'm not a big fan of the done to death Dracula story, so giant killer insects might be an absurd twist. Maybe this is all a product of some sort of dementia now that Dario's 73.

It's a shame Insidious 2 is the only theatrical horror film widely screening this month (so far). ...But that's ok, the Carrie remake and something called "Big Ass Spider!" come out on the 18th, yeah! [<--sarcasm over the disappointing state of modern horror]

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Continuing to have a disappointing day Last year I was averaging at least one really good film a day and this year I've only watched one really good film. A few other decent ones, but still. Getting annoyed now.
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But that's ok, the Carrie remake and something called "Big Ass Spider!" come out on the 18th, yeah!
I hadn't heard of Big Ass Spider, but it's now watchlisted. With a name like that, I can't avoid it.
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I've watched one movie so far... it totally destroyed me. It is one of the absolute worst pieces of crap I've ever seen. And I'm not spilling the beans on what it is until my blog post goes up. I just wish you all the best of luck at staying away from it.

I need something good to get me back in the swing of things.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
It's a shame Insidious 2 is the only theatrical horror film widely screening this month (so far). ...But that's ok, the Carrie remake and something called "Big Ass Spider!" come out on the 18th, yeah! [<--sarcasm over the disappointing state of modern horror]
We had fairly close releases of some great horror movies such as The Conjuring, You're Next, and Insidious 2 and none of them were released in October. Luckily Insidious 2 was still playing in my area so I was able to catch it this past weekend. The Carrie remake looks awful, I'll be skipping that.
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I've never seen Xtro, but I have seen some people watching and commenting on it. There is an online group called RedLetterMedia that does a series called "Best of the Worst" in which they watch "bad" films and then vote which one was the better film. They watched Xtro last year. Here's the link if anyone is interested.
Thanks, I've heard of Red Letter Media, but I haven't seen this one yet, I'll check it out when I get home.
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Originally Posted by shellebelle View Post
I just watched this one today. I had a 2 movie marathon of Mario Bava. It rather reiterated how much I am not into his films. The other one of his I watched today was The Girl Who Knew Too Much. Didn't care for that one either.
Maybe you should try some of his non-Gialo films. Lust of the Vampire (aka I Vampiri) (1956), Black Sunday (1960), Black Sabbath (1963), and The Whip and the Body (1963) are more "standard" horror films. He's also done a few other multi-genre films that are pretty good: Planet of Vampires (1965 - Horror/SF), Hercules in the Haunted World (1961 - Adventure/Fantasy/Horror) are a couple I especially like.
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Tonight I returned to my traditional favorite double feature: Nosferatu and Shadow of the Vampire. It amazes me how creepy Nosferatu is, even on repeat viewings, and Shadow has such great performances (particularly Willem Dafoe).
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Nosferatu always scares the crap out of me. I've viewed it many, many times, and it still oogs me out. Maybe it's because of how Nosferatu looks. I don't know, but I'm looking forward to my viewing of it (in the daylight of course) again later this month.

Shadow of the Vampire does the same thing to me. Willem Dafoe was brilliant in it. Should try and find a copy of it to watch when I watch Nosferatu...
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Nosferatu is definitely frightening. I've never seen Shadow of the Vampire despite hearing great things about it. I need to check the film out. Have you seen the remake of Nosferatu by Werner Herzog? It's also pretty creepy.
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No, don't think I've seen Werner Herzog's remake. Will need to check it out.
I, too, am a fan of the 1929 Nosferatu. I purchased Shadow of the Vampire a year or so ago and liked it very much. Then I picked up the Herzog version of Nosferatu and was very impressed! Both Shadow of the Vampire and Herzog's Nosferatu were blind buys which were purchased solely based on comments made during the Horror Challenge. They were *great* additions to my library! One of these days I'm going to finally break down and pick up a "quality" version of the 1929 Nosferatu. All I currently have are PD copies on MC sets.
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Originally Posted by mightysparks View Post
Continuing to have a disappointing day Last year I was averaging at least one really good film a day and this year I've only watched one really good film. A few other decent ones, but still. Getting annoyed now.
I've found a number of gems just combing over other people's lists. Although watching so many horror movies back-to-back can get frustrating if you don't pace yourself, not sure if you're overdoing it.
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Here's a handy link posted today:
Every Horror Movie on TV for the rest of October

(My DVR just got a bit busier...)
Is there such a list for HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc.?

I can't watch movies cut or with commercials which takes out a majority of that list.
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Maybe you should try some of his non-Gialo films. Black Sunday (1960),
As it is one of my favorite horror movies ever, I cannot recommend Black Sunday enough. Great, great movie.

I'd certainly not avoid Bay of Blood either if more Bava is the idea.
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I wasn't as much a fan of Prince of Darkness which was annoyingly cryptic. While there were compelling ideas, I wanted more development and more of a pay off. Of course, you have to love Jameson Parker's 'stache and Lisa Blount's 80s-tastic hair.
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I'm with you on this one. I love me some John Carpenter, but it's probably my least favorite of his films. The setup is nice, I really like the score, it's got some good atmosphere...but absolutely nothing happens for an hour and a half, and then it's over. More like Prince of Obtuseness.
OK... now I'm worried. I picked up Prince... as part of the "John Carpenter: Master of Fear 4 Film Collection" which has The Thing/Prince of Darkness/They Live/Village of the Damned. I already own The Thing and purchased the set as it was about the same price as Prince of Darkness by itself. If They Live doesn't live up to reviews I'll be a bit disappointed. I'm not too concerned about Village... simply because I have the original so if it's not very/as good it's no big deal.
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Originally Posted by Undeadcow View Post
I've found a number of gems just combing over other people's lists. Although watching so many horror movies back-to-back can get frustrating if you don't pace yourself, not sure if you're overdoing it.
I made up a watchlist beforehand, so I'm just following that for now. I normally skim other people's lists for recs for the next year though.

I was watching a lot more last year but because I was getting that one good film in a day, I didn't have much trouble. I'm not pushing myself that hard this year, but I must've just chosen a lot of duds
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I've watched one movie so far... it totally destroyed me. It is one of the absolute worst pieces of crap I've ever seen. And I'm not spilling the beans on what it is until my blog post goes up. I just wish you all the best of luck at staying away from it.

I need something good to get me back in the swing of things.
Anxiously awaiting your blogpost!

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Continuing to have a disappointing day Last year I was averaging at least one really good film a day and this year I've only watched one really good film. A few other decent ones, but still. Getting annoyed now.
For the most part, the same has been happening to me too. I'm thinking back to all the movies I've rated on my diary at Letterboxd since the start of the month and the highest rating I've given so far is 3. But 2 and 2 have completely taken over a majority of ratings. I'm still having fun though (As Always!) BTW, since I'm approaching 50 movies now, I'm completely surprised that I haven't seen one zombie movie yet. That might finally change tonight.
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Is there such a list for HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc.?

I can't watch movies cut or with commercials which takes out a majority of that list.
This might help somewhat

http://horror.about.com/od/horrormov...horrorontv.htm
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I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't seen many Peter Cushing films, or any of the Hammer horror films. I always made it a priority to watch the classic Universal horror films first, and never got around to the Hammer era.
While I'd seen quite a few Cushing films I'd not watched many of the Hammer horror films until a few years ago. When I was younger I'd dismissed them, especially the Dracula/Frankenstein/Mummy films as pale imitations of the originals. I don't know just what it was that brought them back to my attention (possibly the Challenge...) but after watching a few I found I'd too easily shrugged them off. Many are quite good but, like Universal, they have some stumbles. I also found a few favorites from that era were Hammer films (The Gorgon, One Million Years B.C., X the Unknown, The Quatermass Xperiment, and The Abominable Snowman). Something I'd never payed attention to when much younger.
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Just thought I'd give a recommendation if someone's looking for something different. Detention was like watching a schizophrenic attack After Effects. The best way I can describe it is that it's a Scott Pilgrim version of a slasher. I could see it not being for everyone's tastes but if it sounds interesting, I'd definitely check it out. Plus it fits for the horror-comedy slot on the checklist without having to resort to the Scary Movie things.
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Anyone have opinions on Deathwatch (2002)?
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Do you usually count A Clockwork Orange as horror?
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Continuing to have a disappointing day Last year I was averaging at least one really good film a day and this year I've only watched one really good film. A few other decent ones, but still. Getting annoyed now.
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I hadn't heard of Big Ass Spider, but it's now watchlisted. With a name like that, I can't avoid it.
That may be the reason for your current disappointments. With a name like Big Ass Spider, there's no way in hell I'm watching it! (jk, I'd probably watch it too.) I haven't really been all that disappointed with any of the films that I've watched so far. Of course, this will probably change as i delve into the Lost Boys sequels and some of the more obscure Hammer films I just received in the mail. At the moment, I've pretty much been sticking to a couple horror lists on icheckmovies.com.

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OK... now I'm worried. I picked up Prince... as part of the "John Carpenter: Master of Fear 4 Film Collection" which has The Thing/Prince of Darkness/They Live/Village of the Damned. I already own The Thing and purchased the set as it was about the same price as Prince of Darkness by itself. If They Live doesn't live up to reviews I'll be a bit disappointed. I'm not too concerned about Village... simply because I have the original so if it's not very/as good it's no big deal.
I will say that while I didn't particularly like the film, it was totally watchable and has some freaky moments. Honestly, contemporary horror films are not my forte so I usually ask a lot of them if they were produced after the 1960s. (I loves me some crappy 50s/60s horror!) I watched Prince of Darknesswith a friend who absolutely loves the film, and I could definitely see why. The themes are ambitious and disconcerting. I think this is why I wanted so much from the film; it isn't a simple slash-and-dash flick.
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Just thought I'd give a recommendation if someone's looking for something different. Detention was like watching a schizophrenic attack After Effects. The best way I can describe it is that it's a Scott Pilgrim version of a slasher. I could see it not being for everyone's tastes but if it sounds interesting, I'd definitely check it out. Plus it fits for the horror-comedy slot on the checklist without having to resort to the Scary Movie things.
I would second that! It's a wild little film with some truly bizarre moments. Thankfully, most of those moments are also totally awesome! It does some really fun things with genre expectations and meta-humor as well.
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Detention is a lot of fun, it's absurd but not too slapstick and plays it serious enough to be enjoyable for a sci fi teen angst slasher musical comedy thing.
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...the absolute worst pieces of crap I've ever seen. And I'm not spilling the beans...
Night of the Dribbler? Amateur Porn Star Killer? Did that Jess Franco checklist item catch up to you? You've got to warn us before one of us stumbles upon this filth ourselves.
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We had fairly close releases of some great horror movies such as The Conjuring, You're Next, and Insidious 2 and none of them were released in October...
Good point, I'm excited to watch The Conjuring when it comes out on the 22nd but a bit disappointed there's not more theatrical feastivities. Say what you want about Saw(s) or Paranormal Activity(s) but at least they were something seasonal/halloweenish/horror in the theater each year.
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I freaking love Detention but it appears to be very much a love it or hate it film. I tried to promote it on my forum, with ratings being either 8/9 or 1/2 :P

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That may be the reason for your current disappointments. With a name like Big Ass Spider, there's no way in hell I'm watching it! (jk, I'd probably watch it too.) I haven't really been all that disappointed with any of the films that I've watched so far. Of course, this will probably change as i delve into the Lost Boys sequels and some of the more obscure Hammer films I just received in the mail. At the moment, I've pretty much been sticking to a couple horror lists on icheckmovies.com.
Most of the films I'm watching are 'legit' :P Some are just in there for checklist items or theme nights, but others are taken from various iCM horror lists.
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Do you usually count A Clockwork Orange as horror?
I guess I meant more of a "is it good" opinion.
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