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

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

Since next Sunday is Halloween Trivia Question #4 will be delayed until tomorrow night (10/25) and run through Monday, 11/1.

That being said, the trivia question #3 winner will still be revealed momentarily.

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

The winner of The Sunday Night Trivia Question #3...

numbercrunch

Congratulations! You're now the winner of the HamiltonBook.com Prize Pack #3:

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The Top 3 Folk Horror Films:
1. The Wicker Man (1973)
2. An A24 tie - The Witch (2015) / Midsommar (2019)
3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Honorable Mention (4-way tie):
The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) / The Ritual (2017) / Pet Sematary (1989) / Children of the Corn (1984)


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

Originally Posted by jacob_b
Is it that good? RT destroyed it and most reviews aren't great.
it's astonishingly brutal and dark!
and relentless! 8 thumbs up
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
Is it that good? RT destroyed it and most reviews aren't great.
Inside has 85% at RT. For those willing to go along for it's excruciating ride, it's very good. I saw it when it came out, and I'm not sure it's one of those movies I want to revisit. I remember that was a time when there was buzz around a number intense French horror movies (also including Haute Tension and Martyrs).

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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.
If you have access to HBO Max, it sounds like you'd enjoy his series 30 Coins. I watched it recently and thought it was a fun ride.
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Inside has 85% at RT. For those willing to go along for it's excruciating ride, it's very good. I saw it when it came out, and I'm not sure it's one of those movies I want to revisit. I remember that was a time when there was buzz around a number intense French horror movies (also including Haute Tension and Martyrs).
OOOO I'm looking at the remake I think, the one that came out 10 years later. That explains a lot.
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
Is it that good? RT destroyed it and most reviews aren't great.
I saw this for the first (and so far, ONLY) time during the 2018 Challenge. Here's what I wrote about it then:

Wow, but this film is intense! Part of the wave of French films that came out in the late aughts that were hyper-gory and nihilistic, Inside is the tale of a pregnant woman whoís attacked in her house by a woman who wants to steal her unborn baby. And, really, about 90% of the film takes place in her home, with her trying to defend herself from this crazy woman. I normally donít have a problem with gore in films, but this one is the rare exception that made me squirm. Itís exceptionally well-made, but I canít really say that itís enjoyable. Iím glad that Iíve seen it, but Iím probably never, ever going to watch it again. Iím not prone to nightmares, but I wonít be surprised if this one rears its bloody head in my dreams tonight.

Every once in a while, I flash back to the final image of the film and get a chill. I appreciate the film for its power, but, like The Strangers and 1972's The Last House on the Left, it leaves a pall hanging over the viewer's psyche that takes a while to shake off.
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I saw this for the first (and so far, ONLY) time during the 2018 Challenge. Here's what I wrote about it then:

Wow, but this film is intense! Part of the wave of French films that came out in the late aughts that were hyper-gory and nihilistic, Inside is the tale of a pregnant woman whoís attacked in her house by a woman who wants to steal her unborn baby. And, really, about 90% of the film takes place in her home, with her trying to defend herself from this crazy woman. I normally donít have a problem with gore in films, but this one is the rare exception that made me squirm. Itís exceptionally well-made, but I canít really say that itís enjoyable. Iím glad that Iíve seen it, but Iím probably never, ever going to watch it again. Iím not prone to nightmares, but I wonít be surprised if this one rears its bloody head in my dreams tonight.

Every once in a while, I flash back to the final image of the film and get a chill. I appreciate the film for its power, but, like The Strangers and 1972's The Last House on the Left, it leaves a pall hanging over the viewer's psyche that takes a while to shake off.
I might just have to pay for it as I don't see it streaming for free anywhere. Wondering, what made The Strangers like that for you? I was kind of let down by that film.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Didnít we do Inside as a theme last year or 2019? Iím still squeamish on that one, and I watched the remake that year too.

Congratulations numbercrunch
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Congrats on the win numbercrunch!
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Yeah, it's many hours later and images of Inside are still with me. Say you removed the gore from this movie (which, I gather, for many is the primary draw), this movie works as an amazing suspense thriller. As others have said, it's very well made. Now toss in the gore and that's where you will squirm, even some of the most steadfast horror watches here I'm sure as it goes into territory that, well, might be one of the last taboos to cross in a genre that has crossed so many. Again, I can't think of a film that has made me look away from the screen and close my eyes in my adult life but this one did it. I'd be like: "They are NOT going to do that" and then, ack, "THEY ARE!"

And, yes, there were moments that actually disturbed me.

Knowing NOTHING going in outside of what I read on the IMDB single line plot description a few minutes before selecting it, I was not ready for this flick.
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holy cow! thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
I might just have to pay for it as I don't see it streaming for free anywhere. Wondering, what made The Strangers like that for you? I was kind of let down by that film.
It was the film's unrelenting tone of nihilism that got to me. There was no hope for the characters from the very beginning, and things just spiraled down into a really dark place.

I'd still rather watch it again than Inside, though.

Also, belated congrats to numbercrunch!
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Originally Posted by jacob_b
OOOO I'm looking at the remake I think, the one that came out 10 years later. That explains a lot.
Ah, completely forgot there was an American remake (of Inside).
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From Chad's posting:
The Top 3 Folk Horror Films:

1. The Wicker Man (1973)
2. An A24 tie - The Witch (2015) / Midsommar (2019)
3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Man, I love The Wicker Man, and I had to ensure there Chad didn't' think it was the Nic Cage remake. I'm also happy to see some love for the two that tend to get a good bit of hate on social media. Glad I'm not completely alone in my admiration for Midsommar and The Witch.
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Inside was definitely a subset choice a couple years back. Good flick.

Originally Posted by rbrown498
It was the film's unrelenting tone of nihilism that got to me. There was no hope for the characters from the very beginning, and things just spiraled down into a really dark place.

I'd still rather watch it again than Inside, though.

Also, belated congrats to numbercrunch!
You must really hate Funny Games.
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Originally Posted by rbrown498
It was the film's unrelenting tone of nihilism that got to me. There was no hope for the characters from the very beginning, and things just spiraled down into a really dark place.
Agreed. I just watched it in my quest to watch the They Shoot Zombies movie list. Home invasion isn't a trope I watch much of because it's all too plausible and it creeps me out. Liv Tyler was phenomenal. Her emotions were so real. But yeah, you knew where it was going and when it got there, it was hard to take. I'd still rate it highly because it was really well done, but not a fun viewing experience.

L'Interieur -- also a mite too brutal and bleak for me though, again, I can appreciate that it's effective and well-made.
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Congrats to numbercrunch!

Due to family commitments and general exhaustion, I only watched one movie yesterday. StilI, I'm only 10 movies away from 100, so I think getting there is still doable. For today's theme I watched Wither, a Swedish film that is essentially a rip-off of The Evil Dead. I've already finished the checklist, so my goal for the week is to whittle down my unwatched pile.
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What say one of these years we all check into this place to do a weekend of the Horror Challenge LIVE? :P

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What say one of these years we all check into this place to do a weekend of the Horror Challenge LIVE? :P

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Ha, they have these available too:

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Stanley Hotel features a variety of rooms with high paranormal activity including the famous Stephen King Suite 217, the Ghost Hunters' favorite room 401, as well as 407, and 428. These are among our most-requested rooms, availability is limited.
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Ha, they have these available too:

"spirited" Rooms

Stanley Hotel features a variety of rooms with high paranormal activity including the famous Stephen King Suite 217, the Ghost Hunters' favorite room 401, as well as 407, and 428. These are among our most-requested rooms, availability is limited.
Yes, I saw those. Indeedy around Halloween and New Years Eve, Shining fans snap those up quick. Next year's Halloween is already booked out. But, still, pretty cool thought once travel eases. If we all bought Chad a round to thank him in person guy might not be able to stand up straight for weekend horror-a-thon, though.
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Inside was definitely a subset choice a couple years back. Good flick.

You must really hate Funny Games.
Man, oh man, don't I though! So much so that I've never even thought about watching the director's English-language remake.

However, I appreciate Michael Haneke as a first-class provocateur. I thought Cache was intriguing but somewhat exasperating, and I think that Amour is one of the great films of this millennium, mainly due to the devastating performances by its two leads, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. I think that Riva's performance may be the single best performance that I've ever seen.
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I think that Amour is one of the great films of this millennium, mainly due to the devastating performances by its two leads, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. I think that Riva's performance may be the single best performance that I've ever seen.
Amour is one of those films that I'm glad I saw but cannot bear to watch ever again.
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So I’ve been planning on picking up Nosferatu In Venice for a while and boy am I glad I didn’t. I discovered it was on Shudder so I decided to check it out there first. Does this get “good”? I was expecting an unintentionally campy experience, but this is just boring as hell.
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Man, oh man, don't I though! So much so that I've never even thought about watching the director's English-language remake.

However, I appreciate Michael Haneke as a first-class provocateur. I thought Cache was intriguing but somewhat exasperating, and I think that Amour is one of the great films of this millennium, mainly due to the devastating performances by its two leads, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. I think that Riva's performance may be the single best performance that I've ever seen.
Speaking of devastating, Iíve got Hereditary queued up. Even when I know theyíre coming, there are several gut punches and intense scene that get to me every time.

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