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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I just don't get the hate for 2003's House Of The Dead. I mean, where else are you going to see a movie where average people suddenly become weapons experts after two minutes of training and get their own 360 degree "matrix" shots while killing dozens of waiting in the wings zombie after zombie to pounding techno music??? And then get to witness romantic couple hook-ups with them making out right after almost being killed by hundreds of zombies? Fantastic!

Seriously...it is funny how the zombies just sit and wait to attack while one is fighting a person. Is that just bad direction or where they truly going for the "video game stereotype" action fights? Plus it seems they can't make up their mind if they want slow or fast zombies. Some sputter around like the zombies of old while others move and run like Olympians. The trampoline jumping zombies are great. Who knew so many had springs in their legs?

And each hero getting their own 360 degree "portrait" upon their death is so great.

I find this movie truly one of the better more recent "so bad it is good" horror movies. It's pretty damn enjoyable if you go into it with the right attitude.
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
So for today's theme, it's buried alive? So at one point in the movie, someone has to be buried alive, correct? And that will count?
Buried alive definitely counts, but the category is just underground horror, so anything that happens in caves, subway tunnels and so on. From the IMDB list attached to today's theme:

"The real underground horror films, where the bulk of the film takes place in caves, tunnels, sewers, etc. The common factor is the dark, claustrophobic atmosphere and grim, remorseless predators (and perhaps mole people)"

So movies like Tremors, Mimic, Death Line, The Midnight Meat Train, and C.H.U.D. all count.
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The discussion thread link for The Severed Arm is broken. I was hoping to figure out where people are watching this, but then I discovered Amazon has the SD rental for 99c.

Question: On the chronological category, I can't recall if it was decided that we had to watch all 3 subset picks for it to count for the subset list check off? Or just one? I've seen all three films, though I wouldn't hate watching them again.
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Originally Posted by jholmes
The discussion thread link for The Severed Arm is broken. I was hoping to figure out where people are watching this, but then I discovered Amazon has the SD rental for 99c.

Question: On the chronological category, I can't recall if it was decided that we had to watch all 3 subset picks for it to count for the subset list check off? Or just one? I've seen all three films, though I wouldn't hate watching them again.
Pic just one, I forgot last year LOL
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
Anyone else have trouble deciding what to watch on these streaming services, hoping it might be good, but not 100% sure if you want to take the gamble?
I'll do some quick research, like checking out IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, or see if anyone else watched and commented on it here. Not perfect, but can usually at least help me dodge the outright garbage. I've learned to be careful of low budget movies that are only mentioned on IMDb, but the handful of viewer reviews are glowing. And then the movie is utter garbage, and its clear that the crew (or friends and family of the crew) must have been the ones leaving the reviews.
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Finished watching Malevolent (2018) on Netflix last night after it being in my queue for 3-years

The film started off well in its first 15-20 minutes, thanks to a mostly grounded cast (led by Florence Pugh) and early scares. After that though, the film just drives off of a cliff in its remaining time due to some unwanted tonal changes.

I also finished up the final film in the The Fear Footage series, The Fear Footage: 3AM (2021). I absolutely love Found Footage films whether they are good or bad and was looking forward to this film since I heard of its initial announcement.

Wasn't the perfect end to the series but still enjoyable. Not much happens in the first 30-minutes of the film but (as per usual in this series), the fun-house antics rear their heads in the later portion of the film. The simple & low-budgets scares in this series have shredded my nerves since 2018.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I ended up doing almost exclusively a 3d day yesterday. It was a lot of fun: Silent Madness, Venom, Hellbenders, Friday the 13th Part III, and It Came From Outer Space.

I stayed up really late and am paying for it today. Really late start. I plan to get today's subset film in. After that, I'll have to see what I'm in the mood for. I might hit up Netflix or another streamer.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by jholmes
The discussion thread link for The Severed Arm is broken. I was hoping to figure out where people are watching this, but then I discovered Amazon has the SD rental for 99c.

Question: On the chronological category, I can't recall if it was decided that we had to watch all 3 subset picks for it to count for the subset list check off? Or just one? I've seen all three films, though I wouldn't hate watching them again.
That thread seems to be working now.

And the chronological is four films now, not just three.
My OCD compels me to watch all four, but you only need one to check the box.
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Does anyone have the streaming service Screambox? Recommend it?
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Reminder the first Sunday Night Trivia Question starts tonight.

Originally Posted by jholmes
The discussion thread link for The Severed Arm is broken.
The link is now fixed.

Originally Posted by clckworang
I stayed up really late and am paying for it today. Really late start. I plan to get today's subset film in. After that, I'll have to see what I'm in the mood for. I might hit up Netflix or another streamer.
Same here. I just sincerely regret the film I stayed up for was Grizzly II: Revenge. I was struggling to stay awake during Revenge of the Mummy this morning, and I'm a huge Naschy fan.


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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Hi all! Hope the challenge kicked off spooktacular for you.

As previously mentioned, the challenge for me this year I am doing something different:
-A horror film from every year starting at 1920 to 2020, 100 years of horror!
-I only find the flick right before I watch it
-It has to be one I've never seen before

Finished the 1920s today which proved tougher than I thought. I'd seen the popular flicks and not as many horror were made as I believed there would be. I guess Hollywood was waiting for Universal. Had to burn two wild cards but discovered this amazing short called Prelude from 1927. It's on Youtube. Highly recommended.

Here's what the 1920s looked like for me:

1. Genuine (1920)*
2. The Haunted Castle (1921)*
3. The Headless Horseman (1922)*
4. Felix the Ghost Breaker (1923)*+
5. The Hands of Orlac (1924)*
6. The Monster(1925)*
7. Midnight Faces (1926)*
8. Prelude (1927)*+
9. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)*
10. The Unholy Night (1929)*

Onward to the 1930s while waiting for tonight's trivia!

As always, thanks Chad for putting this together year in and year out. I don't hang on the site much anymore but always come back for this.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I’m 16 in and 10 are first time viewings. I’m going to try to keep it above 50%
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Finished up Saint Maud (2019), which has been on my watch list for a while now.

Solid debut from Director Rose Glass, anchored by a fantastic performance from Morfydd Clark.

I enjoyed the film's approach on trauma, religion & isolation but the script isn't weighty enough to earn the film's final act.

Originally Posted by Toddarino
I’m 16 in and 10 are first time viewings. I’m going to try to keep it above 50%
Awesome! I'm trying to do that as well.

I started teaching at a new school in August, not leaving me too much free-time when I get home each day. With that limited time this month, I'm trying to dedicate it solely to catching up on new films or films in my queue.
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Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian
Hi all! Hope the challenge kicked off spooktacular for you.

As previously mentioned, the challenge for me this year I am doing something different:
-A horror film from every year starting at 1920 to 2020, 100 years of horror!
I love this idea. Maybe I'll try it some year. I'll still working on the They Shoot Zombies list - the 300s and 400s this year. The Hand of Orlac is on my list this year too. I find silent movies a little challenging to stay focused on with no dialogue.
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Sunday Night Trivia Question #1: The Banner Edition

Once again, this year's banner is bigger than last year's and contains more images than previously used in the the past.

All you have to do is NAME 10 MOVIES USED IN THE BANNER. There's hundreds of images used, so plenty to choose from.

Easy access for the lazy:

Spoiler:




Hints:
1. A few images are from sources other than film posters (i.e. fan art, Blu-ray cover art, etc.).
2. Some films have multiple images used.
3. Some images have been slightly altered.
4. International posters are often used.
5. There's the usual few repeats from past banners.
6. Some are outside the horror genre, and those can be used as well.
7. Some answers lie within the subset posters.


Everyone that gets at least 10 correct answers will be entered into a drawing and Random.org will decide the outcome.

Submit your answers to me via PM or email (one entry per person).


You'll be playing for the very well-stacked HamiltonBook.com Prize Pack #1:

Spoiler:


One extremely lucky winner will receive (USA only please):




Courtesy of...



Random.org will determine the winner.

Contest is open until next Sunday's trivia question begins.


Good luck!



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I just finished a first time viewing of 2020s The Invisible Man. OK... I don't know who's giving this disaster of a film all the good reviews but I'd say they watched a different film than the one I saw. It's not an "Invisible Man" horror film but a rather pedestrian "woman who's a victim of a controlling/abusive man" thriller with some rather cliche' invisibility vfx thrown in. It's also at least 30 minutes longer than needed to tell the story. This film has practically nothing in common with Wells' novel, the 1933 film, or any of the sequels. Frankly, I'd rather watch either of the 2 prior films in Universal's attempt to relaunch their Monster franchise than this one again. For the record, those are Dracula Untold and The Mummy.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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I just finished a first time viewing of 2020s The Invisible Man. OK... I don't know who's giving this disaster of a film all the good reviews but I'd say they watched a different film than the one I saw. It's not an "Invisible Man" horror film but a rather pedestrian "woman who's a victim of a controlling/abusive man" thriller with some rather cliche' invisibility vfx thrown in. It's also at least 30 minutes longer than needed to tell the story. This film has practically nothing in common with Wells' novel, the 1933 film, or any of the sequels. Frankly, I'd rather watch either of the 2 prior films in Universal's attempt to relaunch their Monster franchise than this one again. For the record, those are Dracula Untold and The Mummy.
Agreed with your thoughts on The Invisible Man. I was pretty miserable watching it. I just don't get the love for it.
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Tremors is a movie I've never gotten tired of... but I laugh every time at this line and I don't know why:

Earl: You ever seen anything like this, Doc?

Val: Oh, sure, Earl. Everybody knows about 'em. We just didn't tell you!


I wish they'd still continue on with the series despite the ending of the last one. So much fun.
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Opinions on the Fear Street movies? I'm just starting the first one. What am I getting myself into? Any good?
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House of 1000 Corpses is still Rob Zombie's best movie and I will fight anyone who disagrees.
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House of 1000 Corpses is still Rob Zombie's best movie and I will fight anyone who disagrees.
That used to be my favorite horror movie but I watched it last year and damn that last act really drags and goes away with the rest of the movie.
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Whatever happened to that director's cut of House of 1,000 Corpses? That was at least a decade ago, if not longer.

All-American Murder was one strange concoction; a hybrid of slasher, giallo and erotic thriller that's VERY 1990s dated. Looked to also have some influence from DePalma's Body Double. Christopher Walken definitely elevated the film, and I immediately recognized Charlie Schlatter as Ferris Bueller from the series.
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While I liked HO1000C I remember I took a normal person with me to see it in the theater for some reason and was so embarrassed as they squirmed in their seat next to me. I am not sure what I was thinking at the time, maybe expecting it to be a more slow creepy picture? Anyway yeah I purposely never bought the DVD because I read about the upcoming Directors Cut, wth?
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Tremors is a movie I've never gotten tired of... but I laugh every time at this line and I don't know why:

Earl: You ever seen anything like this, Doc?

Val: Oh, sure, Earl. Everybody knows about 'em. We just didn't tell you!


I wish they'd still continue on with the series despite the ending of the last one. So much fun.
I think they will as long as the movies keep making enough money. If they don't...I guess we'll probably just get a remake in a few years. I wish they could have gotten the Lost Monsters show off the ground. I bet it wouldn't have lasted long, but I'm a sucker for monster of the week style entertainment.
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I can't believe how riveting The Severed Arm was! Even though I watched a wretched copy on Plex, I soon forgot about how bad the picture was (especially on my 86" TV) and was glued to the story! Very well done little B picture!

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