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

I watched Housebound (2014) last night. It was different than what I was expecting but I still really enjoyed it. It had it's comedic moments and still had suspenseful parts. It was a fun movie and I'd watch it again.
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I watched a bunch of movies with female killers yesterday. Starting with Carrie, which is a masterpiece. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) was pretty dull with more time spent on the love story than the Frankenstein bits. The Devil's Rejects -- my first watch of that. I liked the set-up, the sheriff, and the OTT ending, but could have done without most of the brutality in the middle (like at the hotel).

The surprise of the night, though, was The Woman (2011). It's been on my TBW list for a long time. I absolutely loved it! I liked the juxtaposition of the suburban family with all the dark secrets underneath. The father was so blithely evil. And the Woman was such a badass. And revenge was sweet. It makes me want to watch Darlin', though it sounds like a much lesser film.
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I watched Carrie as part of the subset picks and then the Carrie made for tv remake from 2003. Anybody caught that one? Angela Bettis was good, not as good as Sissy Spacek. The movie is a shot for shot remake with a bunch of police interrogation inserts that pads out the running time past 2 hours. I can't understand (beside money) why supposedly creative people want to just copy what has already been done shot for shot
In the case of this particular remake, they shot it as a back-door pilot in hopes of getting a Carrie-based TV series going. At the end of the film, the character of Carrie has survived the events of prom night and she and Sue Snell are headed off into parts unknown. I think that we can be thankful that The Wacky Adventures of Carrie (or whatever they might have called it) never went to series.
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I watched a bunch of movies with female killers yesterday. Starting with Carrie, which is a masterpiece. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) was pretty dull with more time spent on the love story than the Frankenstein bits. The Devil's Rejects -- my first watch of that. I liked the set-up, the sheriff, and the OTT ending, but could have done without most of the brutality in the middle (like at the hotel).

The surprise of the night, though, was The Woman (2011). It's been on my TBW list for a long time. I absolutely loved it! I liked the juxtaposition of the suburban family with all the dark secrets underneath. The father was so blithely evil. And the Woman was such a badass. And revenge was sweet. It makes me want to watch Darlin', though it sounds like a much lesser film.
Aren't there 3 films in this bunch. I saw one of them a few months ago, I think it was the oldest one, but I'm completely blanking on the movie.
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Aren't there 3 films in this bunch. I saw one of them a few months ago, I think it was the oldest one, but I'm completely blanking on the movie.
They all have their origins with Jack Ketchum’s book Off Season. That wasn’t made into a movie, but the sequel book, Offspring, was. Then you have the two movies you mentioned (which follow just the one character from the entire clan of cannibals)
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Bad Blood: The Movie was a nice win; good practical effects and just the right amount of campiness with a cool amphibian twist on werewolf tropes.

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Watched a flick I never heard of before from the 40s called The Boogie Man is Gonna Get You and, man, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff make for an amazing comedy team! They really should have worked more together and kind of makes me wish Karloff was able to star in the film version of Arsenic and Old Lace with Lorre. Seriously funny stuff, especially Lorre who is totally underrated for his more comedic stuff.
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Watched a flick I never heard of before from the 40s called The Boogie Man is Gonna Get You and, man, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff make for an amazing comedy team! They really should have worked more together and kind of makes me wish Karloff was able to star in the film version of Arsenic and Old Lace with Lorre. Seriously funny stuff, especially Lorre who is totally underrated for his more comedic stuff.
Peter Lorre as Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace is the highlight of the film for me.
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Peter Lorre as Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace is the highlight of the film for me.
Dr. Einstein: You got twelve, they got twelve.

Jonathan Brewster: I've got thirteen!

Dr. Einstein: No, Johnny, twelve - don't brag.

Jonathan Brewster: Thirteen! There's Mr. Spinalzo and the first one in London, two in Johannesburg, one in Sydney, one in Melbourne, two in San Francisco, one in Phoenix, Arizona...

Dr. Einstein: Phoenix?

Jonathan Brewster: The filling station...

Dr. Einstein: Filling station? Oh!

[slits throat]

Dr. Einstein: Yes.

Jonathan Brewster: Then three in Chicago and one in South Bend. That makes thirteen.

Dr. Einstein: You cannot count the one in South Bend. He died of pneumonia!

Jonathan Brewster: He wouldn't have died of pneumonia if I hadn't shot him!

Dr. Einstein: No, no, Johnny. You cannot count him. You got twelve, they got twelve. The old ladies is just as good as you are!

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Watched The Midnight Meat Train early this morning (streaming free on VUDU) and enjoyed it. When I saw that it had been out for a bit, I wondered how I had been so unfamiliar with it. I don't even recall seeing it come out. I checked for threads here and discovered it had a very limited theatrical release.

I've also been continuing to go through The Walking Dead for the first time. I'll likely finish season 3 this weekend. It's been great -- even got my teenage son hooked on it a little after some recent episodes. Does the quality hold up in later seasons as it goes on?
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I have my Lonestar ready and my Joe Bob Joggers set aside for tonight.

I already watched Terror Toons and Slumber Party Masscare 3 from his TMC days as well as a Notld remake with Savini.


Everyone is gushing over Squid Game. I dont see jt listed as horror, but it feels to have a Battle Royale feel. Is it good? Or require a wildcard.

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I've also been continuing to go through The Walking Dead for the first time. I'll likely finish season 3 this weekend. It's been great -- even got my teenage son hooked on it a little after some recent episodes. Does the quality hold up in later seasons as it goes on?
I think a lot of people would say no. Personally I loved the show for the first few seasons. But I just completely bailed on it a couple of years ago. I don't think it was a giant horrible "jump the shark" moment. But just gradually I found myself enjoying watching it less and less, until it almost felt like a chore.
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Everyone is gushing over Squid Game. I dont see jt listed as horror, but it feels to have a Battle Royale feel. Is it good? Or require a wildcard.
I'm enjoying it a LOT. While there is a Battle Royale aspect to it, it reminds me even more of Lost. I wouldn't classify it as horror, but that's just my opinion. Take an hour, watch the first episode, and if you think that it qualifies, then you're fine. If you don't, you can always pick it back up in November, or you can do like I'm doing and watch it anyway. I'm just not listing any of the episodes in my Challenge totals.



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Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian
makes me wish Karloff was able to star in the film version of Arsenic and Old Lace with Lorre.
As a huge fan of both Karloff and the film, I'd always wanted to see him do that part too. The closest I ever got was hearing the radio version the Broadway cast did. Apparently, Karloff also appeared in a version of the play recorded for TV in the 50s, but I've never had the chance to see it (or even know if it's available anywhere).
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Watched The Midnight Meat Train early this morning (streaming free on VUDU) and enjoyed it. When I saw that it had been out for a bit, I wondered how I had been so unfamiliar with it. I don't even recall seeing it come out. I checked for threads here and discovered it had a very limited theatrical release.

I've also been continuing to go through The Walking Dead for the first time. I'll likely finish season 3 this weekend. It's been great -- even got my teenage son hooked on it a little after some recent episodes. Does the quality hold up in later seasons as it goes on?
It does not hold up. The seasons get more extended and would be broken up. The show got such attention for its surprises and cliffhangers that it starts leaning into them more and more while allowing other episodes to just tread water. The premieres and the finales contain a lot, but the episodes in between start getting less and less. All that being said, I'm going down with the ship and am still watching it.
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I happened to have a theme compliant movie sitting on my DVR from a few weeks ago, so took the opportunity to free up some space. Where I live there is a hosted movie show that shows B Movies every Saturday night at midnight, called Off Beat Cinema ​​​​​​. A few weeks ago they played The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies. And since I saw it listed on the Joe Bob hosted link, I figured why not.
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As a huge fan of both Karloff and the film, I'd always wanted to see him do that part too. The closest I ever got was hearing the radio version the Broadway cast did. Apparently, Karloff also appeared in a version of the play recorded for TV in the 50s, but I've never had the chance to see it (or even know if it's available anywhere).
Is this it?
Hallmark Hall of Fame 1962 - Starring Tony Randall & Boris Karloff -

EDIT: Wikipedia answered my question: "He had been unable to appear in Frank Capra's 1944 film due to a scheduling conflict, but had played Jonathan on television once before, in a 1955 adaptation for the CBS anthology series The Best of Broadway. So, not the one you were looking for.

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Could tonight be the night he finally shows Halloween III (since MonsterVision)? The guests are associated with Halloween Kills and AMC has secured the rights to H3, which is airing four times during FearFest. Maybe a Tom Atkins surprise appearance? Darcy all but hinted one will be Terror Train. I'm content either way as long as it's not a Blumhouse film.

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Angel? Interesting.
Does this even count?
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Im using a wild card. The Joe Bob Face book groups are either blowing a gasket about Angel or mocking those blowing a gasket,
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The prostitute movie? Weird choice.
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Fucking Terror Train? Fuck.
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Being back to work after having the first 4 full days of the challenge off has made it difficult to keep up the early pace. Just going to keep plugging away until I hit the final week of the month when I take my last paid vacation week of the year. I haven't hit 100 in years and would love for this to be the year I finally pulled it off again.
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Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian
Watched a flick I never heard of before from the 40s called The Boogie Man is Gonna Get You and, man, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff make for an amazing comedy team! They really should have worked more together and kind of makes me wish Karloff was able to star in the film version of Arsenic and Old Lace with Lorre. Seriously funny stuff, especially Lorre who is totally underrated for his more comedic stuff.
I don't remember having seen this movie. And looking through my collection, I actually own the DVD set that has that movie. The Icons of Horror Collection also has The Black Room, The Man They Could not Hang, and Before I Hang. And I don't remember seeing any of these movies. Maybe one of those hanging movies ... there were a few movies from that time with really similar stories. I'll have to watch them all this October! The brisk running times (average length of 65 minutes) will make it easy to fit them in.
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Made my first big mistake of the challenge.

My wife and I had another couple over last night (first time I had met them) and they wanted to watch a horror movie. My wife isn't a horror movie fan (or really any movies in general) but the other couple said that they love horror films. I was going through various choices and trying to decide what they might like. I asked if they wanted more horror fun/comedy or horror scary/intense. They picked intense. So I went a little overboard with my choice of Eden Lake (2008). I honestly think it is a 5 star movie and have always loved it but I guess it has been a few years since I had seen it and forgotten how brutal and unflinching it is.

My wife walked out in the middle and left to clean up the kitchen. The other wife stayed but watched with head turns, holding her hands over her face looking like she was gonna puke at any moment or a combination of both. The guy was okay but I don't think he was expecting it to be so heavy and seemed a little shell-shocked when it was over.

So I ruined the mood of this first time get-together and had a fun conversation with my wife after they left on why I would find a movie like that appealing and actually view it numerous times. That was fun.

So moral of the story...pick a fun movie when choosing for stuff like this unless you really know your audience. Lesson learned.

But for those who haven't seen it...I still highly recommend it and give it 5 stars.
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