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Old 10-24-21, 10:44 AM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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For today, I'm thinking some Monty Python for the European theme and maybe follow it up with The Many Saints of Newark. Another productive day in the horror challenge!
The Many Saints of Newark expires on Saturday. I need to get on it before it goes.

You could maybe/kinda/sorta make a legit argument for counting Holy Grail. It has a dragon, a 3-headed giant, and a vicious man-eating rabbit. And a wizard named Tim.

For today's theme I watched La Horde, a terrific French film that starts out as a revenge film and turns into a zombie movie. The basic set-up is that a quartet of corrupt French cops attack an abandoned tenement on the outskirts of Paris to kill the drug-dealers who killed one of their own. The gang quickly subdues the cops and are about to kill them when the zombie apocalypse kicks off, and the surviving cops and criminals have to band together. (And this is just in the first 10 minutes). It's a fun ride, and I'm surprised that Shout hasn't picked it up.
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Originally Posted by Gobear
For today's theme I watched La Horde, a terrific French film that starts out as a revenge film and turns into a zombie movie. The basic set-up is that a quartet of corrupt French cops attack an abandoned tenement on the outskirts of Paris to kill the drug-dealers who killed one of their own. The gang quickly subdues the cops and are about to kill them when the zombie apocalypse kicks off, and the surviving cops and criminals have to band together. (And this is just in the first 10 minutes). It's a fun ride, and I'm surprised that Shout hasn't picked it up.
It might be because IFC Films still owns the rights, though I know IFC & Shout have done releases together in recent years.

IFC released the DVD back in 2010.
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It might be because IFC Films still owns the rights, though I know IFC & Shout have done releases together in recent years.

IFC released the DVD back in 2010.
Amazon has a copy for $20. I'd rather pay that for a Blu.
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Devil Story ... what the hell did I just watch? Now that was a bizarre movie. I bet it would be fun to watch with a crowd MST3K style.

Now to hit up some Downton Abbey to continue my European horror theme.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Originally Posted by Gobear
The Many Saints of Newark expires on Saturday. I need to get on it before it goes.

You could maybe/kinda/sorta make a legit argument for counting Holy Grail. It has a dragon, a 3-headed giant, and a vicious man-eating rabbit. And a wizard named Tim.

For today's theme I watched La Horde, a terrific French film that starts out as a revenge film and turns into a zombie movie. The basic set-up is that a quartet of corrupt French cops attack an abandoned tenement on the outskirts of Paris to kill the drug-dealers who killed one of their own. The gang quickly subdues the cops and are about to kill them when the zombie apocalypse kicks off, and the surviving cops and criminals have to band together. (And this is just in the first 10 minutes). It's a fun ride, and I'm surprised that Shout hasn't picked it up.
Iím pretty sure its IFC Midnight

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Iím embarrassed to admit I watched Demons for the first time today. Fuck that was awesome.
I've STILL never seen it. Can never seem to find it.
Going to look harder now.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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The term folk horror was used in 1970 in the film magazine Kine Weekly by reviewer Rod Cooper describing the filming of The Devil's Touch - a film that would later be re-named The Blood on Satan's Claw, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Typical elements include a rural setting and themes of isolation, religion, the power of nature, and the potential darkness of rural landscapes.

Arguably, the first folk horror film was Hšxan, the 1922 silent film that features graphic scenes straight from medieval woodcuts depicting witches in flagrante delicto with good ol' Satan. In recent years there's been a revival, most notably with A24 films such as The Witch and Midsommar. This year the resurgence continues with Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, a documentary from House of Psychotic Women author Kier-La Janisse. In addition to limited theatrical exhibitions, it will also be included in the upcoming 19-film Severin box set All the Haunts Be Ours: A Compendium of Folk Horror.



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

Originally Posted by clckworang
Devil Story ... what the hell did I just watch? Now that was a bizarre movie. I bet it would be fun to watch with a crowd MST3K style.

Now to hit up some Downton Abbey to continue my European horror theme.
Devil Story from the last VS package? Iím in for that today.

I suffered through some not so great stuff last night. Started Spontaneous (2021) this morning on Hulu. One of the better things Iíve seen for the challenge. Based on some YA novel of which Iím neither young nor adult, but it was just what I needed. High school seniors are exploding at random, and thatís in addition to school drama. Iím off for some blood and guts for the remaider of the day.
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Originally Posted by Gobear
Amazon has a copy for $20. I'd rather pay that for a Blu.
Obviously $20 for a DVD is a bit much.

The IFC DVD release came out 11-years ago. If you looked hard enough, I'm sure you could find it locally or online used for a couple bucks.

Finished re-watching Cub (2014) though it felt like a first time viewing because I had never seen it with subtitles

Great premise, shot well but filled with un-likeable characters. Also could have benefit from a bit of character development from both the protagonists & antagonists.
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Speaking of podcasts, I really enjoy Mick Garris’ Post Mortem. Been going for years, even longer if you count the archives of stuff he has from before podcasts, with tons of great guests.
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Devil Story from the last VS package? Iím in for that today.
That's the one. Within the first minute, I was already asking myself what I had gotten myself into. That feeling never let up.
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Originally Posted by Gobear
For today's theme I watched La Horde, a terrific French film that starts out as a revenge film and turns into a zombie movie. The basic set-up is that a quartet of corrupt French cops attack an abandoned tenement on the outskirts of Paris to kill the drug-dealers who killed one of their own. The gang quickly subdues the cops and are about to kill them when the zombie apocalypse kicks off, and the surviving cops and criminals have to band together. (And this is just in the first 10 minutes). It's a fun ride, and I'm surprised that Shout hasn't picked it up.
Thanks for the reminder - this is one of the few I have left to watch on the They Shoot Zombies... list. I will try to get to it this coming week.

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Giving some praise for 2002's Deathwatch. Had never heard of it and was quite a creepy little psychology horror set in the trenches of WWI
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What does everyone think of the Hell House series?
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Finally hit 100 yesterday with the hokey but fun Grave Secrets. Before that I opened the new Blu of the WNUF Halloween Special to wash out the bad taste that was Halloween Kills. That really gets better with each viewing. It's a shame the 90s set sequel got pushed back due to Covid, but they also don't appear to have met their goal of $50,000. I just hope it doesn't turn into another Before the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon ordeal.

Originally Posted by clckworang
Devil Story ... what the hell did I just watch? Now that was a bizarre movie. I bet it would be fun to watch with a crowd MST3K style.

Now to hit up some Downton Abbey to continue my European horror theme.
That's one you never forget. A few of us in here caught it back in 2014 (confirmed by a search) when it was up on YouTube. My recollection is a guy in a bad Halloween mask roaming the French countryside, and a mummy for some reason.
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What does everyone think of the Hell House series?
The first one's great. The sequels not so much.
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The first one's great. The sequels not so much.
What didn't you like about the sequels? I actually enjoyed II and thought III tied it up decently.
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Not sure how much more I will get this month. Iíd like to watch more, but if yesterday was any indication, I wonít get much more in. We got a new puppy yesterday, and I didnít get anything at all in, because Sparky kept me on my toes, and even when laying down, he was in bed right in my face.
New puppy! Puppies are the best. Enjoy!
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What didn't you like about the sequels? I actually enjoyed II and thought III tied it up decently.
I just didn't find them genuinely creepy like the first one. The second was decent, but regurgitated a lot of the same scares, and spent too much time recounting the previous events on the TV show. Other than liking the clown scene, the last felt like a clip show with all the flashbacks, some godawful CG, and by the time of the final disappointing reveal I was too bored to care.
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That's one you never forget. A few of us in here caught it back in 2014 (confirmed by a search) when it was up on YouTube. My recollection is a guy in a bad Halloween mask roaming the French countryside, and a mummy for some reason.
And the demon horse. One cannot forget to mention that.
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
What does everyone think of the Hell House series?
I enjoyed the first two immensely. Didn't feel the same about the third film.
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Over 10 years of these October challenges, hundreds of horror movies, and just when I think I've seen all the genre has to offer comes 2007's Inside.

It's been five minutes since the credits rolled and I just looked at the black screen, eyes had to be widened, thinking two words:

HOLY
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SHIT!

I've seen many horror films but none like this. I can't really think of a movie as an adult where I had to close my eyes or turn away from the screen but this flick had more than one scene where I had to do this.

What an insane bloody French Christmas Eve gorefest!

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Over 10 years of these October challenges, hundreds of horror movies, and just when I think I've seen all the genre has to offer comes 2007's Inside.

It's been five minutes since the credits rolled and I just looked at the black screen, eyes had to be widened, thinking two words:

HOLY
fucking
SHIT!

I've seen many horror films but none like this. I can't really think of a movie as an adult where I had to close my eyes or turn away from the screen but this flick had more than one scene where I had to do this.

What an insane bloody French Christmas Eve gorefest!
Is it that good? RT destroyed it and most reviews aren't great.
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Inside was something. It just kept going and going like the fight in They Live but the entire move. I have got to show it to the wife at some point. I rated it a 4/5 back in 2017.

Also just going to have 1 tonight. 1 quart.




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I just finished a first-time viewing of Alex De La Iglesia's film, The Day of the Beast (1995)

Previous to this, I was only familiar with previous work in The Last Circus (2010) & Witching & Bitching (2013), both of which I enjoyed.

This was a solid pitch-black Horror/Comedy which warns of religious fanaticism (amongst many other things). Not for everyone but I enjoyed the wild ride.

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