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--- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
--- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror -
--- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate -
--- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror -
--- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary -
--- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors -
--- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm -
--- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies -
--- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters -
--- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! -
--- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places -
--- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror -
--- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses -
--- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors -
--- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment -
--- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
--- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door -
--- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! -
--- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic -
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
--- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses -
--- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters -
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror -
--- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances -
--- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films -
--- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition -
--- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -


The 31 Film Subset Copy & Paste

--- 10/01: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
--- 10/02: Darth Maher - The Exorcist III (1990)
--- 10/03: SterlingBen - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
--- 10/04: pacaway - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
--- 10/05: rbrown498 - House of Dark Shadows (1970)
--- 10/06: shellebelle - The Vampire Bat (1933)
--- 10/07: tarfrimmer - Phantasm (1979)
--- 10/08: PCBreakdown - Motel Hell (1980)
--- 10/09: Darkgod - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- 10/10: Undeadcow - Deathgasm (2015)
--- 10/11: Bladz - The Descent (2005)
--- 10/12: clckworang - Bone Tomahawk (2015)
--- 10/13: cwileyy - Bloody Birthday (1981)
--- 10/14: Chad - Green Room (2015)
--- 10/15: indiephantom - Death Ship (1980)
--- 10/16: WillieMLF - Howl (2015)
--- 10/17: Dick Laurent - The People Under the Stairs (1991)
--- 10/18: Mondo Kane - The Old Dark House (1932)
--- 10/19: orlmac - Jaws (1975)
--- 10/20: ntnon - Dracula (1979)
--- 10/21: arw6040 - Hush (2016)
--- 10/22: Doc Moonlight - The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
--- 10/23: SethDLH - Stung (2015)
--- 10/24: TheBigDave - Baskin (2015)
--- 10/25: DaveyJoe - Krampus (2015)
--- 10/26: ororama - Witchboard (1986)
--- 10/27: Gobear - Southbound (2015)
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
--- 10/29: jacob_b - Goodnight Mommy (2014)
--- 10/30: CrazyMat - Satan's Blood (1978)
--- 10/31: Trevor - Halloween II (1981)


The Checklist Copy & Paste

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Code:
Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Camille Keaton -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Terence Fisher -
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
--- James Whale -
--- Jim Wynorski -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
--- Ed French -
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Drowning -
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
--- Was made in the 1940s -
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL

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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Old 10-03-16, 12:57 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

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Vampires: Los Muertos? I remember watching that on tv like a decade ago.
Yes, that was it. Jon Bon Jovi- Vampire Hunter.
I think I saw it on the Sci-fi channel a while back. I just bought it
last week for $5.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
I think my favorite new viewing of the month so far was last night's religious horror The Witch (2015). It's on Netflix, or maybe it was Amazon Prime, and creeped me out.
The Witch was great. It's become one of my favorites. I couldn't wait for day one of the challenge to see it again.
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Yeah, Mr. Bovine Joni.

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Yes, that was it. Jon Bon Jovi- Vampire Hunter.
I think I saw it on the Sci-fi channel a while back. I just bought it
last week for $5.
It was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, so it does have a little horror pedigree to it. I remember liking it ok back in the day. The only problem is I'm now envisioning watching the movie with a score of all Bon Jovi music.
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Originally Posted by numbercrunch View Post
The Jess Franco Love Train is boarding:

recommended watches - The awful Dr Orloff, Sadistic Baron Von Klaus, Justine, Eugenie, Count Dracula, A virgin among the living dead, BLoody Moon
I watched Bloody Moon, last night and it was ridiculous and fun.

Every year when the challenge starts I get a cold, this year is no different.
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I forgot to watch Drácula last year which is included with the set. I'll make amends this year.
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Might like it better than the English version iirc.
That one gets lots of love but I just can't get into it. I've tried several times but it just doesn't work for me. Being in Spanish has no bearing on that as I'm perfectly OK with foreign language films and subs.

Franco... hmmm... I recall enjoying The Awful Dr Orloff and Count Dracula but it *has* been a couple of years... I also have a copy of The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff (1973) but don't think I've watched it yet...

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Has their ever been a Stephen King story, outside of Kubrick's The Shining, turned into a great film? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy most of the films based on his work, but they always seem to at least slightly miss that 5/5 level. Plenty of 4s, and few below a 3, but I don't think I'd call any great. Maybe The Mist or Cujo or Misery get close? Thought?

I always wanted to love Salem's Lot, some great moments in there, but something's missing. Watched the Rob Lowe remake just now. Not awful, but also not as good as I think it should have been.
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I always wanted to love Salem's Lot, some great moments in there, but something's missing. Watched the Rob Lowe remake just now. Not awful, but also not as good as I think it should have been.
Rob Lowe remake of Salem's Lot?
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Originally Posted by Dick Laurent View Post
Foreign films can sometimes be annoying and confusing with what language track to choose. I'm watching Arrow's recent release of The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and since it's Italian, and IMDb states language is Italian, that's the track I chose. But dubbing was way off. So I switched to English and the lips are synced nearly perfect. But English subtitles were still on, and the subtitles were drastically different then what was spoken in English! I know re-release and multi-country dubs makes film tracks confusing, but can the BD distributer at least state what the preferred or intended track is?
Going with the "original" language for Italian genre movies of the 60s, 70s, and 80s is nearly impossible because of how they were made. Most movies were dubbed in the studio (even if all the actors were speaking Italian). And many featured international casts who could all be speaking different languages on the set (which somewhat explains why many performances come across as awkward). For example, in Argento's Deep Red if you listen to the english-language track you'll hear the male lead's (David Hemmings) actual voice while the female lead (Daria Nicolodi) is dubbed. But if you go with the "original" Italian language track, the male lead is the one who's dubbed. Bava's Black Sabbath is a tough one for me. The Italian language version edit is superior (to the English language version), but it's just so off putting and distracting to hear Karloff dubbed into Italian.

While I consider myself a "purist" when it comes to dubbed movies, I generally listen to the English language track for Italian genre movies from those decades (at least if I see some stars who aren't Italian).

Franco's Awful Dr. Orlof was alright. Maybe because Franco's own "style" hadn't yet emerged, and it was trying to ape superior movies by Bava and Franju. I remember quite enjoying The Diabolical Dr. Z ... his own style was emerging, production values were solid, and it entertained. I haven't seen the late 60s/early 70s movies that are considered his "classics" (like Succubus, Count Dracula, Female Vampire, Virgin Among the Living Dead, Venus in Furs, Vampyros Lesbos) in over 20 years so maybe I need to revisit them. I did recently watch and kind of enjoy The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein. While not what I would call a "good" movie, it was interesting and batshit insane.
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Has their ever been a Stephen King story, outside of Kubrick's The Shining, turned into a great film? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy most of the films based on his work, but they always seem to at least slightly miss that 5/5 level. Plenty of 4s, and few below a 3, but I don't think I'd call any great. Maybe The Mist or Cujo or Misery get close? Thought?

I always wanted to love Salem's Lot, some great moments in there, but something's missing. Watched the Rob Lowe remake just now. Not awful, but also not as good as I think it should have been.
I'm probably not the right person to answer this as the *only* film based on his work I've ever liked is The Shining (well... add The Running Man as I just discovered it, too, is from him writing as Richard Bachman). Everything else feels like a bad made-for-TV type film and/or a clone of another film based on his writings. I'm considering ordering a copy of Pet Sematary simply because reviews are not bad and the BR is $5 at Amazon but should just probably not. I still have copies of It and Rose Red (admittedly in the made-for-TV camp) in the unwatched pile - both blind buys because they were cheap ($3 or less each). I've not been able to bring myself to watch either because of my aversion to his works (I don't care for his books either).

So... to answer the question. I'd say no.
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I don't like much Franco but I think the slow-moving Oasis of the Zombies is kind of ok. Kind of.

(Ilsa the Wicked Warden IS good IMO...but it's not horror)
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Originally Posted by BobO'Link View Post
I'm probably not the right person to answer this as the *only* film based on his work I've ever liked is The Shining (well... add The Running Man as I just discovered it, too, is from him writing as Richard Bachman). Everything else feels like a bad made-for-TV type film and/or a clone of another film based on his writings. I'm considering ordering a copy of Pet Sematary simply because reviews are not bad and the BR is $5 at Amazon but should just probably not. I still have copies of It and Rose Red (admittedly in the made-for-TV camp) in the unwatched pile - both blind buys because they were cheap ($3 or less each). I've not been able to bring myself to watch either because of my aversion to his works (I don't care for his books either).

So... to answer the question. I'd say no.
I would consider The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me and Misery to be great films.
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Curiously what is 'wrong' with Netflix user ratings? It's hard to find anything horror with more than 2 star user ratings tops; even some of the better movies.
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Has their ever been a Stephen King story, outside of Kubrick's The Shining, turned into a great film? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy most of the films based on his work, but they always seem to at least slightly miss that 5/5 level. Plenty of 4s, and few below a 3, but I don't think I'd call any great. Maybe The Mist or Cujo or Misery get close? Thought?

I always wanted to love Salem's Lot, some great moments in there, but something's missing. Watched the Rob Lowe remake just now. Not awful, but also not as good as I think it should have been.
No love for The Dead Zone?
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^^^So you're saying It is a great film? I forget if I've seen it yet.
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Rob Lowe remake of Salem's Lot?
Sorry, he was just the lead actor in the 2004 TNT mini-series.
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I love Re-Animator and I think the sequels (Bride of Re-Animator / Beyond Re-Animator) are okay at best, but Jeffrey Combs is magnificent in all three.
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Cujo is probably the best major motion picture adaptation of a King horror book in my opinion. Misery is very close as well (if they had only done
Spoiler:
the hobbling
like the book it would be near perfect).

The Shining gets a lot of raves as a standalone movie but it sucks balls if you go in expecting the book.

Pet Semetary is pretty close to the book but parts of the movie can come across as cheesy where in the book it just plays better.

Everything else I have seen are always really poor adaptations unless I am forgetting one. Stand By Me is really good and close. Same with Green Mile and Shawshank. But none of those are horror so I don't tend to rewatch those movies much if at all.
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I started off today's Spooky House theme with Crimson Peak and The Woman In Black 2.

I was really looking forward to Crimson Peak. And the sets/location didn't disappoint. The house was amazing. Unfortunately, the story didn't impress me. It's like Guillermo thought, "I have a great idea for a house" and wrote a script around it. But I'll watch it again just to see those sets.

I wasn't expecting much from Woman In Black 2. The first one was just ok. This one was a mess. Just one empty jumpscare after another. And it was too dark to see anything. I don't think I've ever seen a movie this dark before. Which is a shame, because the house and locations were the best parts of the movie, but you couldn't see any of it.
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Originally Posted by alyxstarr View Post
Speaking of 1970s satanist movies, the version I linked earlier is dubbed in English -- now there's one in the original Spanish too. (All other foreign-language films are in their original language, as far as I know.) Also added a bunch of random commentary tracks; later I'll add particulars (or at least generalities) of who is on each commentary track.


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^^^So you're saying It is a great film? I forget if I've seen it yet.
I'm not sure I'd say It is a 'great' film because IT's been so long since I saw IT; as a miniseries it's probably overly long but that clown sure is effectively creepy. As far as IT being objectively good I can't say; but in terms of subjective scariness - I'll admit the clown got me like no other horror creature has (other than maybe the Blair Witch).
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alyxstarr, you ROCK! Thank you so much for adding links. It has helped me a lot
+1 to that; my living room blu-ray player has been on the fritz (I ordered something to clean it) so those streaming links bailed me out a few times on subset films.
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Unfortunately, I'm off to a very slow start, having only watched four movies in the first four days (well, three and dusk+) and no FTVs! Hoping the rest of the week (and month) will be better!
I'm going to try and make a conscious effort to revisit films I haven't seen in awhile and cut back on the FTV obsession this year. Watched Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things yesterday and actually enjoyed it the second time around. It definitely helps to be in the right mindset with its slow build-up. The Blu-ray wasn't as bad as I was led to believe either.

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I watched Bloody Moon, last night and it was ridiculous and fun.
Yeah, that's probably one you don't have to be a Franco fan to enjoy.

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Curiously what is 'wrong' with Netflix user ratings? It's hard to find anything horror with more than 2 star user ratings tops; even some of the better movies.
Everything. It's the equivalent of getting reviews from the IMDB boards or YouTube comments section.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/

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I started off today's Spooky House theme with Crimson Peak and The Woman In Black 2.

I was really looking forward to Crimson Peak. And the sets/location didn't disappoint. The house was amazing. Unfortunately, the story didn't impress me. It's like Guillermo thought, "I have a great idea for a house" and wrote a script around it. But I'll watch it again just to see those sets.

I wasn't expecting much from Woman In Black 2. The first one was just ok. This one was a mess. Just one empty jumpscare after another. And it was too dark to see anything. I don't think I've ever seen a movie this dark before. Which is a shame, because the house and locations were the best parts of the movie, but you couldn't see any of it.
Woman in Black 2 was disappointing. After the first film, it just didn't make too much sense.

As for Peak, I enjoyed it. I love Tom and thought the twist was interesting. Loved the look as well.
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Speaking of King, how's Sometimes They Come Back? That one rarely gets a mention.
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