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100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt 2

Old 10-07-16, 12:14 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

Originally Posted by ntnon
Phantasm manages to have two great (subtle) moments very close together that both fulfill and buck genre conventions.

1. When confronted with a moving, bleeding-yellow severed finger, the kid [acting stupidly; genre convention] picks it up so he'll have tangible proof [very wise; bucking convention].
2. He shows the finger to his brother, and a) it hasn't mysteriously disappeared, and b) his brother believes him! Fantastic. Subtle, yet smart.
Yeah that is an annoying omnipresent trope.

"But it was just here!"
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Only going to have time for one film tonight, so it's going to be Phantasm: Ravager. Reception has been typically mixed, but I find myself always having fun with the films. Not sure if I've ever seen all of OblIVion, but I do own the DVD.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

I'm planning on catching all five Phantasm films in HD for today's theme if time permits thanks to super saver credits and my SF Blu-ray. I snuck in the original early this morning and it gave me goose pimples seeing it that pristine. Waiting until next year for the complete box set is going to be hard.

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I have a question regarding format. I run a filmclub locally here and we do screenings of films, does that count as a "live event"? And even if it is shown from DVD/BluRay, does it count as a different format since it is a screening?
Yes. As long as it's an outside "event" away from your normal viewing space and involves other people. And yeah, you can count it as either.

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I somehow missed that HGL passed away last month. I managed to be one of 500 to get a pre-order in for Arrow's Shock and Gore set; sure wish I had that today.
Congrats! That sucker went quick. I attempted it, but only the UK version had remaining stock left. Unfortunately it wouldn't let anyone with an American address order it.

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Since tonight is about watching films with recently deceased actors, I'm going to throw on The Hunger when I get home to celebrate the amazing David Bowie and, if I have time, the Fright Night remake with Anton Yelchin. I already covered today's theme with 2,000 Maniacs for HGL.

It's a pity Prince never made a horror film, although a few horror films like Innocent Blood and Scream 2 include Prince songs on their soundtracks.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

Originally Posted by Chad
Congrats! That sucker went quick. I attempted it, but only the UK version had remaining stock left. Unfortunately it wouldn't let anyone with an American address order it.
Just FYI, you can get the slimmed down edition for around $100 shipped from Amazon UK right now. It is limited as well but I think to 1500 or 2500.

All you are missing is the book and the other superfluous stuff but the money savings appears to be worth it.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

watched the Ti West 2011 film the innkeepers. i found it to be a run of the mill ghost story that took too long to get going. Seems to me that some of younger directors have no feel for building suspense beyond jump scares
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

Originally Posted by Gobear
Since tonight is about watching films with recently deceased actors, I'm going to throw on The Hunger when I get home to celebrate the amazing David Bowie and, if I have time, the Fright Night remake with Anton Yelchin. I already covered today's theme with 2,000 Maniacs for HGL.

It's a pity Prince never made a horror film, although a few horror films like Innocent Blood and Scream 2 include Prince songs on their soundtracks.
Good choice!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

After years of enjoying the first Phantasm, but none of the sequels, I think they're finally growing on me. In the middle of Part 3 right now. Only Oblivion and Ravager to go...
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Well, I have to say that this year's "Award" for most disturbing scene I've ever witnessed in a horror movie, or any movie for that matter, goes to Mindwarp.

That little girl, Claude, seemed so cute and innocent...

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...and then she's thrown into a conveyer belt that deposits her into a chopper/masher, which then pushes her blood into fountains and the communal tub. And of course if that wasn't bad enough, we get to see everyone drink the girl. And if that wasn't bad enough, the Judy character spends the rest of the film with little girl juice on her mouth and neck. Sure, wasn't "real" in the movie, but that's some pretty intense gore to sit through no matter what!
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I was out of town a few days and my tablet decided to crap out on me so no movies watched. I am so far behind. Tomorrow, back to the grind.

And that Black Mama, White Mama blu has my name on it so go ahead and send it to me now.
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All you are missing is the book and the other superfluous stuff but the money savings appears to be worth it.
I don't know about "superfluous" for all the extras. A few of them, yes, but I'm looking forward to the 7" and both books. I'm curious about the novelization. As for cost, I paid $100 for special edition T2 laserdisc back in 1996. And that was for one movie.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

watched the new scream factory blu ray of texas chainsaw II. Looks great and loaded with special features. Now, on the Texas Chainsaw 3d!!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge (Oct 1-31) Pt

Originally Posted by numbercrunch
watched the Ti West 2011 film the innkeepers. i found it to be a run of the mill ghost story that took too long to get going. Seems to me that some of younger directors have no feel for building suspense beyond jump scares
I feel exactly the opposite--I LOVE The Innkeepers and thought that it was one of the best "slow burn" films I've seen in a long time--even equaling the same director's House of the Devil.
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Well, busy day at work and my car overheated on my way home. Pretty much ruins my day's viewing. Fortunately, I finished Dark Night of the Scarecrow this morning. Reasonably effective for a tv movie. Also got in Green Room last night. That was not quite what I expected but pleasantly tense.
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Originally Posted by rbrown498
I feel exactly the opposite--I LOVE The Innkeepers and thought that it was one of the best "slow burn" films I've seen in a long time--even equaling the same director's House of the Devil.
i didnt think much of house of the devil or sacrament either so maybe its just me and Ti West don't jive together!
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Originally Posted by numbercrunch
i didnt think much of house of the devil or sacrament either so maybe its just me and Ti West don't jive together!
I feel exactly the same way.
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chainsaw 3d suffers same fate as many of the modern retellings of classic franchise - casting of kids straight out of GQ magazine, no character development or we end up hating the characters and cant wait to watch them die.. silly ending.

I wish the new guard directors would focus on what made the old horror films great - memorable characters and a good story
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite
I feel exactly the same way.
i used to live in birmingham spiderbite. i was CFO at eastern health system
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Originally Posted by numbercrunch
I wish the new guard directors would focus on what made the old horror films great - memorable characters and a good story
Fixed that for ya...
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Fixed that for ya...
true dat!
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Another unseen gem discovered in this (almost) All 80s Challenge...

Curtains from 1983.

Really loved Blue Monkey, too. I think Stranger Things has refueled my love of old 80s synth scores.
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Savage Weekend (1979)

Savage Weekend is a sleazy slasher before slashers were a thing. It was filmed in 1976, two years before the release of Halloween, which is funny, because the killer's mask kind of reminded me of a gnarlier, more gruesome version of Michael Myer's mask. It follows a group of friends taking some time off in a small, backwoods town. Typical of 70s horror, it features a pretty deliberate pace with certain dream-like elements, and most of the violence doesn't really kick into gear until the final act. The ladies are hot, the guys are dorky, the locals are gruff, and the gay guy invites trouble at the bar because honey, he can take care of himself.

This is one sleazy slasher. The first hour is full of sex scenes, fantasies, adulteries, and many nude scenes. Before you get excited, know that it's not particularly classy or tasteful. The classic movie Ghost features Patrick Swayze embracing his love and guiding her hands over a clay vase as romantic music plays. Savage Weekend features a grizzled hillbilly taking a married woman's hand, and gently guiding it to caress a cow's udder as he helps her milk it. Is the scene arousing? Yes. Will it make you feel dirty? Very much so. But if you're a fan of slashers, you're sure to appreciate this movie, sleaze and all. The killer is pretty creepy, the Deliverance-esque music is fun, and I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't see the final twist coming.




The Vampire Bat (1931)

This forgotten classic is like a vampire horror, mad-scientist drama, and murder mystery all rolled into one. It's as if they took all of the popular Universal movies of the time and jammed them together in a movie that doesn't really have the same impact as movies like Dracula or Frankenstein. Locals are turning up killed and drained of blood, with puncture marks in their neck. This film features everything you'd expect from an early 30s horror. Angry villagers with torches, fast-talking men with thin mustaches, and women who just seem to be there to be scared and obedient. Apparently Fay Wray was in this but I couldn't tell you what she did, because the females aren't given anything to do. Anyway it is the product of its times, and that may not be entirely fair, because my favorite character is Auntie. She has all of the best lines, and is like a walking, talking Web MD. She goes around making up illnesses and attempting to diagnose everybody with crippling diseases, she even concocts her own remedies, which mostly just make her gassy.

Movies of this era can be so funny in a strange way. The movie ends with a murder-suicide, and not 30 seconds later a dashing hero makes a corny joke and practically winks at the camera before THE END flashes on the screen. A total 180 in tone in mere seconds. The film is only an hour long, but if you dislike talky, pre-code dramas, this movie won't impress you. It doesn't transcend the genre and it's certainly not timeless like Nosferatu. However, if you're a fan of 30s horror films, there's a lot going on that should entertain, even if it seems rather unoriginal.
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Woooah, anyone see Night Warning from 1982. This was unexpectedly good and I had never heard of it before!00000000

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