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Old 10-04-21, 07:51 AM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, I strongly recommend checking out their seasonal pumpkin beer. It's not quite as good as Pum King, the gold standard for October beers IMO, but it's darned tasty,


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Originally Posted by Spiderbite
House of 1000 Corpses is still Rob Zombie's best movie and I will fight anyone who disagrees.
As an overall film, I enjoy The Devil's Rejects (2005) more.

House of 1000 Corpses (2003) is my 2nd favorite Rob Zombie film.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

One of today's subset picks in The Phantom Carriage (1921). I had never seen it before and after watching it, I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't seen it.

I was able to stream it for free on Youtube with no ads and it appears to be an upload of the Criterion Blu-ray. It looked great.
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Old 10-04-21, 09:28 AM
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I looked at today's subset pick and I'm torn between watching a movie I haven't seen before and watching a favorite in The Frighteners. I might have to find time to do both...

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Originally Posted by exharrison
I looked at totday's subset pick and I'm torn between watching a movie I haven't seen before and watching a favorite in The Frighteners. I might have to find time to do both...
This is the first year for me having a hard time to choose. I'll likely go with Phantom Carriage, and pick up the rest before the end of the month. Great choices all.
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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?
Yeah...it is a little disgusting picture. I have seen it a dozen times but watching it with my 17 year old son last night, even though he likes horror movies, he seemed a little put off by it. I was surprised but also sat there thinking...why do I like this or find it so cool? What is wrong with me? I always viewed it as a better update of Texas Chainsaw Massacre than the remake was.

I just don't enjoy(?) The Devil's Rejects as much. Basically it is humorless, white trashy and comes across as trying too hard to be disturbing. Which it is. At least 1000 Corpses seems to have a little mythical/supernatural quality to it (Dr. Satan, the creature at the end, all the weird humor, etc.). Rejects takes away all that and just follows several awful people doing awful things for 2 hours and then wants them to be viewed as heroes. I have seen it multiple times trying to get what I am missing that everyone else sees but it falls short to me. I like disturbing movies but it just seems to try to hard. Kind of like Zombie's Halloween movies. Those are both so white trash that it is nearly unbearable.

In other news...for those of you who may have insomnia one night...watch Werewolf In A Girl's Dormitory (1961). Despite the title, it is a real snoozer.
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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?
I watched all three movies this weekend and enjoyed all of them. I liked the way everything was linked together.
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Old 10-04-21, 11:13 AM
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Because this is the 80th anniversary for The Wolf Man, I think that will be today's theme watch. For the checklist: Peter Jackson has a director's cameo in The Frighteners. Michael J Fox bumps into Jackson as Fox exits the newspaper office.

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Holy crap, this terrible liqueur that I bought only because of it's promo glassware and that will now forever darken my liquor shelves due to how repellent it taste is in the movie I am watching!!!




And they are drinking it straight! Blah

Also 50th Anniversary of A Bay Of Blood this year.

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I haven't seen The Frighteners since it came out, so I'm really looking forward to that one. I've seen all the picks, so I plan to sub in She-Wolf of London for 1946 and Orlac''s Hand for The Phantom Carriage. Orlac's Hand is 1924, but it's the spirit of the thing.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I'm taking advantage of the new car. It comes equipped with Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. So I picked up lunch, found somewhere to park and started episode 1 of Midnight Mass. I can't do this every day, but it will give me a chance to get some bonus viewing in.
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Here I am, sitting in a doctors office, waiting for my wife to have a dental procedure, with my laptop and an external DVD drive about to do the Bay Of Blood audio commentary. You know, like a totally normal person...



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I sat down and watched Bingo Hell after I finished The Severed Arm. I searched out Bingo Hell, because I'm not a huge fan of Rob Zombie, but I sure do love Richard Brake and the sleazy characters he usually plays. Bingo felt like a real slog because the message seemed too positive, when I'm really looking for the underbelly.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
House of 1000 Corpses is still Rob Zombie's best movie and I will fight anyone who disagrees.
I agree, his best by far. I give it 2.5 out of 10.
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Weather here looks perfect for a horror night. Itís getting ready to storm here.
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Looks like there is no discussion thread for A Bay of Blood?

We need to show poor Mario Bava some love
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Seance (2021) was my first disappointment of the challenge thus far. I've been a fan of Writer Simon Barrett's work for a long time now, as he's responsible for the scripts of You're Next (2011), A Horrible Way To Die (2010), The Guest (2014) & Blair Witch (2016).

As he's usually worked with Director Adam Wingard, I thought his debut feature would be his breakout, showing that he can indeed both write & direct. Sadly, this film wasn't it.

In comparison to his other scripts, the film is incredibly pedestrian on all fronts, essentially a Horror/Mystery version of Mean Girls (2004). Even Suki Waterhouse phones in her performance and looks bored as hell 85% of the time.

Not sure why Simon Barrett decided this was the script that he would make his debut with.

I also finally watched Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020). I never got to see the film during its limited theatrical run last year, so I was looking forward to watching this film as well.

The film is well-made but it lacks so much of what made the original film great, including its originality.
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So far I am keeping on pace to hit 100 by the end of the month. Iíve been averaging about three movies a day for the most part . For tonightís theme I decided on She-Wolf Of London ​​​​​​. I had only seen it once before, but did enjoy it when I did watch it. Plus I have long been a fan of June Lockhart, ever since I watched Lost In Space as a kid.
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I have been revisiting the Universal Frankenstein films. Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman was a childhood favorite. Used to catch it on Saturday night Chiller Theater. Of course, the big debate was Bela's performance as the monster. Apparently he was blind from the end of Ghost of Frankenstein, but when Lon Chaney asks the monster where Dr. Frankenstein keeps his records, he sure wasn't blind in that scene!
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I just realized there are 3-days this week where I won't be home at all.

Going to try to watch as much as I can today and throughout the week to make-up for that.

Just trying to get to 31-films again this year
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Originally Posted by numbercrunch
Looks like there is no discussion thread for A Bay of Blood?

We need to show poor Mario Bava some love
It's here. All the links are working.

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I have been revisiting the Universal Frankenstein films. Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman was a childhood favorite. Used to catch it on Saturday night Chiller Theater. Of course, the big debate was Bela's performance as the monster. Apparently he was blind from the end of Ghost of Frankenstein, but when Lon Chaney asks the monster where Dr. Frankenstein keeps his records, he sure wasn't blind in that scene!
There's an episode of Gilbert Godfrey's podcast with Rick Baker and David J. Skal where they discuss that in detail and Universal monster films in general. It's a great listen if you haven't heard it.
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There's an episode of Gilbert Godfrey's podcast with Rick Baker and David J. Skal where they discuss that in detail and Universal monster films in general. It's a great listen if you haven't heard it.
Thx a bunch. ill check it out
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So far I am keeping on pace to hit 100 by the end of the month. Iíve been averaging about three movies a day for the most part . For tonightís theme I decided on She-Wolf Of London ​​​​​​. I had only seen it once before, but did enjoy it when I did watch it. Plus I have long been a fan of June Lockhart, ever since I watched Lost In Space as a kid.
Watching it right now! Like the vibe so far. First time viewing.
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I wasn't a huge fan of Brandon Cronenberg's debut feature Antiviral (2012) but I absolutely loved Possessor (2020).

Here's hoping it isn't another 8-year wait until we see another film from Brandon Cronenberg.
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I was about to watch my 88 Films Blu of Cold Hearted Beast, that is, until reading the synopsis and realizing I already owned and watched it last year on a Raro Blu-ray under the alternate title Slaughter Hotel. I then switched to The Hand That Feeds the Dead, another Klaus Kinski film. I thought I'd made the same mistake twice at around the halfway point due to striking similarities to another Kinski film, which was Joe D'Amato's Death Smiles On a Murderer. Kinski played the psychotic doctor with gusto as usual, but stared directly into the camera once too many times. Between films that are almost indistinguishable from one another and labels that use alternate titles, well, it sometimes gets a bit confusing.

Now on to Jess Franco's Killer Barbys.

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