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

Yours looks way more official than mine!
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^For me it depends on which I saw first: Dawn of The Dead & Stripes Extended cuts the extra stuff just sticks out like a sore thumb, but if I saw the extended cut first: Walk Hard & Club Dread, then when I watch the regular versions it seems like something is missing.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Halfway through the 100 Years of Horror having now finished the 1960s:

41. The City of the Dead (1960)*
42. Shadow of the Cat (1961)*
43. Night of the Eagle (1962)*
44. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)*
45. Strait-Jacket (1964)*
46. Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)*
47. The Undertaker and his Pals (1966)*
48. Gallery of Horror (1967)*
49. House of Evil (1968)*
50. Night Gallery (1969)*

Highlights were Shadow of the Cat, Night Gallery, Strait-Jacket and Die, Die My Darling. Avoid The Undertaker and his Pals...oy, that was horrible!
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by KaBluie
^For me it depends on which I saw first: Dawn of The Dead & Stripes Extended cuts the extra stuff just sticks out like a sore thumb, but if I saw the extended cut first: Walk Hard & Club Dread, then when I watch the regular versions it seems like something is missing.
I'm the same way. I watched the theatrical cut of Natural Born Killers so many times I dislike the director's cut, because so many of the extra shots change the timing of the music cues that it almost has the effect of listening to a song you really know well and the record skips.
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Since we are close to the halfway mark, what has been some of everyone's favorite watches?
For first-time viewings (so far), I really enjoyed V/H/S/94 (2021), Titane (2021), The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) as well as the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen.

Outside that, I've enjoyed repeat viewings of Possessor (2020), The Hunt (2020) & The Evil Dead (1981).
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Since we are close to the halfway mark, what has been some of everyone's favorite watches? Just been watching random stuff on Hulu and Amazon so far. I've quite enjoyed A Nasty Piece of Work, Personal Shopper, and The Clovehitch Killer. How about everyone else?
Queens of Evil (1970) was a great slow-burn dripping in psychedelic dream imagery. Mondo Macabro produced a bloody fantastic Blu-ray. The Dark and the Wicked was very effective trauma horror (is that a thing?). Massacre at Central High was a surprise, despite being the complete opposite of what I thought it was. Pet Sematary II (a surprising FTV), if only for Clancy Brown's gonzo performance. Had a lot of fun with Death Screams and Don't Panic (1987).

Repeats include Baby Blood, Curse of the Demon and Sweet Sixteen.

I've had a string recently of what you'd call mediocre but very watchable films. Hoping to step it up in the second half.

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Finished up Come To Daddy (2019).

The film started off on solid footing, then quickly lost all of its steam a little past the halfway point in the film. At that point, I was bored (outside one hilariously gory scene).

Way too much exposition in this one.
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Originally Posted by WillieMLF
Actually really surprised with Hunter Hunter (2020). Kind of blown away by it and wasn't expecting the ending, based on the slow burn.
Just watched this. Damn Best to go in knowing little. And bear with the slower start. And be ready for something that isn't "feel good" at all.
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My Middle & High School students won't stop referencing it, so I'm going to start Squid Game (2021) tonight
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My Middle & High School students won't stop referencing it, so I'm going to start Squid Game (2021) tonight
My husband and I just finished it tonight. Really good and deeply depressing. I'm glad I speak Korean so I was able to explain some of the mistranslations and cultural cues to my husband as we watched.
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I watched it a few nights ago. Well made, great cast, nasty and cynical script, but most Hollywood-set movies are. I liked it. :-) Gave it a 4/5 stars.
The horror elements come mostly at the very end and they're pretty gnarly.
Ya, the horror at the end was shocking. I did like the lights and scene. Also, anytime Jena Malone is in something, I like to watch. Good actress.

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Trying to get things ready to watch Halloween Kills soon... does anyone have experience with Peacock? If I subscribe to Peacock Premium (which has ads), will the movie be interrupted with an ad? Is it better to get Peacock Premium Plus (no ads), in this case?
I have it cause of WWE Network and also for the Olympics. I don't know too much about the movies, but the ads do get annoying for watching WWE specials.

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Actually really surprised with Hunter Hunter (2020). Kind of blown away by it and wasn't expecting the ending, based on the slow burn.
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Queens of Evil (1970) was a great slow-burn dripping in psychedelic dream imagery. Mondo Macabro produced a bloody fantastic Blu-ray. The Dark and the Wicked was very effective trauma horror (is that a thing?). Massacre at Central High was a surprise, despite being the complete opposite of what I thought it was. Pet Sematary II (a surprising FTV), if only for Clancy Brown's gonzo performance. Had a lot of fun with Death Screams and Don't Panic (1987).

Repeats include Baby Blood, Curse of the Demon and Sweet Sixteen.

I've had a string recently of what you'd call mediocre but very watchable films. Hoping to step it up in the second half.
Any of these streaming anywhere?
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Ya, the horror at the end was shocking. I did like the lights and scene. Also, anytime Jena Malone is in something, I like to watch. Good actress.



I have it cause of WWE Network and also for the Olympics. I don't know too much about the movies, but the ads do get annoying for watching WWE specials.





Any of these streaming anywhere?
Check out justwatch.com, which lists where movies stream.
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Any of these streaming anywhere?
Hunter Hunter is on Netflix.
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Child's Play reboot digital code to trade for anything horror-y that I don't already have.
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Actually really surprised with Hunter Hunter (2020). Kind of blown away by it and wasn't expecting the ending, based on the slow burn.
Thanks for the tip. I just watched the trailer and it looks awesome. I hope to watch it in the next few days.

Last night we watched the Joe Bob Halloween special with Angel. I've never seen the film and I liked it. The Joe Bob stuff was great.
It was 2:55 - does that count as 2? 1.5? Or just 1?
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Thanks for the tip. I just watched the trailer and it looks awesome. I hope to watch it in the next few days.

Last night we watched the Joe Bob Halloween special with Angel. I've never seen the film and I liked it. The Joe Bob stuff was great.
It was 2:55 - does that count as 2? 1.5? Or just 1?
People may do it differently but if it is just one film, then I just count it as one. What was the other stuff that made it an extra hour and a half? Behind the scenes or skits or something? Guess you could count the extra junk as one as well and make it 2 total.
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People may do it differently but if it is just one film, then I just count it as one. What was the other stuff that made it an extra hour and a half? Behind the scenes or skits or something? Guess you could count the extra junk as one as well and make it 2 total.
Yeah, there was lots of Joe Bob time. He had David Gordon Greene.
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Yeah, with it being an hour and a half added, I would throw just that extra stuff down as a whole one. That is like watching a long feature length documentary/extra and since it is part of it, I would count it as two. But that is just my opinion.
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I hit 60 movies today, so I'm feeling optimistic about getting to 100 if I can keep up this pace. I'm going to see Hadestown at the Kennedy Center tonight, so I can check off the optional live event, but it is going to take away my movie watching time. I'll have to watch some of the Karloff pictures from the Monogram sets this weekend to make up for it.
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If you hit 60 today, you can afford to lose a little time on your momentum. Unless you have a couple more days later this month that will be very low count. All in all, sounds like you're making great progress.
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Hunter Hunter is on Netflix.
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Going by my star ratings, my favorite first time views at the halfway point are: Malignant, Road Games, Why Don't You Just Die!, The Queen of Black Magic (2019 remake), and The Man They Could Not Hang.

Why Don't You Just Die! I counted as a wild card. It's an ultra-gory Russian black comedy/thriller. I see it described as "Tarantino-esque", which I suppose is reasonable (not just the tone, but with a twisty story construction where you jump forwards and backwards through time eventually filling in all of the characters' background and motivations).

Watching more of my Karloff sets, Before I Hang had me shaking my head again at the "good" character's attitudes (and had me thinking how little society evolved for some in the 80 years between the movie and now). Karloff's character is a kindly doctor who is on trial for euthanizing a patient. The patient was old, had a terminal condition with no cure, and was suffering greatly in life. At the end of the trial, the judge pompously lectures Karloff about how life is sacred and only God has the authority to take a human life. The sentence? Death by hanging, of course!

Being a Karloff horror movie, you can guess that things don't go as planned though While enjoyable, it may have been the weakest movie in the set for me. It eventually settled into the old formula (old even in the 1940s) of a person being transplanted with something from a killer, which of course turns them into a killer.
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In preparation for Monday I’ll ask now. Does Death Proof count? I don’t really care I’m gonna watch it anyway as part of Grindhouse. Just need to know if I can count it.
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
Any of these streaming anywhere?
The Dark and the Wicked is on Shudder. Pet Sematary II on Netflix.

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