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I got Troll 2 LOL. honestly I love Troll 2. I have the Eureka set with both films and the worst film doc. Ill probably rewatch all of them lol
That "worst film" documentary is one of the most fun documentaries on a film out there.

I have that same set and I need to give those another spin this challenge.
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Amc Fear fest
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That "worst film" documentary is one of the most fun documentaries on a film out there.

I have that same set and I need to give those another spin this challenge.
Agreed, except for the Laura Gemser snub.
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I just finished watching Mon Mon Mon Monsters and really enjoyed it. I particularly found the climax quite moving, and really enjoyed the morality play present throughout. It's like, who is the real monster?
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Everyone, the picks for the September Halloween Giveaway are up! You can find them in the wiki of this thread.
Thank you to IBJoel for the giveaway.
I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) as my pick, which I enjoyed more than I expected to. Blasphemy perhaps but Dracula has never been my favorite 'classic horror' story (fatigued by so many versions of the same story) and I'm not sure I ever watched Dracula (1992) all the way through. I thought it was well paced with ghastly practical effects. Gary Oldman is a master who brings a humanity to Dracula but Keanue Reeves (who admits to being off in the film) and Winona Ryder both seem a little too stoic. I don't usually like backstory but here Dracula as a 'Christian warrior' adds a lot more richness to the character and I liked the day walking aspect. The production values were refreshingly high but sometimes bordered on unintentionally funny camp cheesiness (stabbing a stone cross to drink random blood, etc). I remember being floored by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) years ago so might revisit that one soon.
Edit: The STD commentary is sometimes too on the nose but seems to make it a tad more socially relevent; although sometimes too casual like when Keanu and Winona (his wife) are casual discussing infidelities with demonic women over dinner (my wife would not be laughing or even calm).

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Thank you to IBJoel for the giveaway.
I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) as my pick, which I enjoyed more than I expected to. Blasphemy perhaps but Dracula has never been my favorite 'classic horror' story (fatigued by so many versions of the same story) and I'm not sure I ever watched Dracula (1992) all the way through. I thought it was well paced with ghastly practical effects. Gary Oldman is a master who brings a humanity to Dracula but Keanue Reeves (who admits to being off in the film) and Winona Ryder both seem a little too stoic. I don't usually like backstory but here Dracula as a 'Christian warrior' adds a lot more richness to the character and I liked the day walking aspect. The production values were refreshingly high but sometimes bordered on unintentionally funny camp cheesiness (stabbing a stone cross to drink random blood, etc). I remember being floored by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) years ago so might revisit that one soon.
Didn't know you'd never fully seen it, but glad you enjoyed it! To my knowledge, all effects were done in-camera, which definitely adds a layer of flair. I think the scene where they go to kill Lucy is super creepy no matter what age I am and I love the score.
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When I first heard about Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) I thought "Why do we need yet *another* version of the story?" and completely avoided it for years. When I finally caved and watched it I was surprised at just how good it is! It quickly became my 2nd favorite version of the story, shoving Hammer's Dracula (1958) into 3rd place.

According to what I've read about the vfx - the only thing *not* done in-camera is the blue flames in the fields during the night carriage ride to the castle.
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When I first heard about Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) I thought "Why do we need yet *another* version of the story?" and completely avoided it for years. When I finally caved and watched it I was surprised at just how good it is! It quickly became my 2nd favorite version of the story, shoving Hammer's Dracula (1958) into 3rd place..
Horror of Dracula in 3rd place? blasphemy
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Watched Horror of Dracula, tonight and thought it was great. It moved along really quickly, and Lee was quite beastial in the role, no coy conversations with Van Helsing or anything, I thought that was refreshing. I also really liked that it was cold in a lot of scenes, I got that nice autumn chill from the movie.

Lee Dracula also kept a much nicer castle than Bela Dracula, and now I'm starting to think Bela Dracula is a bit of a slob.
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Anyone here been to the Halloween Horror Nights activities at Universal?

My son just started college in Orlando and we are going to visit him next month and he mentioned the Horror Nights fest so we may attend one of the nights.

Is one night enough? Is it worth the money if we are already going to be down there? Any other tips and/or thoughts would be appreciated from those here that have been before.
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Anyone here been to the Halloween Horror Nights activities at Universal?

My son just started college in Orlando and we are going to visit him next month and he mentioned the Horror Nights fest so we may attend one of the nights.

Is one night enough? Is it worth the money if we are already going to be down there? Any other tips and/or thoughts would be appreciated from those here that have been before.
When I lived in Fort Myers, my friends would go up each year and it seemed to be very enjoyable even doing only 1 night.

ETA: Confirmed with a friend of mine. She said 1 night is totally good.

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Anyone here been to the Halloween Horror Nights activities at Universal?

My son just started college in Orlando and we are going to visit him next month and he mentioned the Horror Nights fest so we may attend one of the nights.

Is one night enough? Is it worth the money if we are already going to be down there? Any other tips and/or thoughts would be appreciated from those here that have been before.
My wife and I went for the first time last year and had a blast. We went on a Thursday, early Oct. and one night was enough. Might not be if you go closer to Halloween and on the weekend, though.
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Horror of Dracula in 3rd place? blasphemy
It is what it is... FWIW it's a *very* close 3rd...
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Noting that today; Sept 7 is Dario Argento's 82nd birthday.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/dario_argento

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Watched Horror of Dracula, tonight and thought it was great. It moved along really quickly, and Lee was quite beastial in the role, no coy conversations with Van Helsing or anything, I thought that was refreshing. I also really liked that it was cold in a lot of scenes, I got that nice autumn chill from the movie.

Lee Dracula also kept a much nicer castle than Bela Dracula, and now I'm starting to think Bela Dracula is a bit of a slob.
Horror of Dracula is excellent. One of my favorite movies.
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Red case reminder. No idea if they're doing another Halloween sale this year, but just happy these should actually arrive Pre-Halloween. A Haunted Turkish Bath House is calling my name. Actually, all four of them are.

DON'T FORGET!

Our four new limited edition Blu-rays go on sale tomorrow morning at 9 AM Pacific/12 noon Eastern/11 AM...

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Anyone here been to the Halloween Horror Nights activities at Universal?

My son just started college in Orlando and we are going to visit him next month and he mentioned the Horror Nights fest so we may attend one of the nights.

Is one night enough? Is it worth the money if we are already going to be down there? Any other tips and/or thoughts would be appreciated from those here that have been before.
I went on my Honeymoon many moons ago. I had a good time viewing the setup and themes, but it’s essentially a bunch of haunted houses, which usually annoy me rather than scare me. That being said, it was a fun time. It’s a real shame they closed the Monster Cafe. That place was open year round and was classic monster themed.
Have fun man.
As for Universal itself, we spent one day in one park, one day in the other and then we floated between the two on the third.
I’d like to go back one of these days. I went to the L.A. one too soon after my divorce. That was a poor choice.
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Red case reminder. No idea if they're doing another Halloween sale this year, but just happy these should actually arrive Pre-Halloween. A Haunted Turkish Bath House is calling my name. Actually, all four of them are.

DON'T FORGET!

Our four new limited edition Blu-rays go on sale tomorrow morning at 9 AM Pacific/12 noon Eastern/11 AM...

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Do you happen to know when they do this best sales? I feel like I own some of their discs but have never purchased from them
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Just ordered Mark of the Vampire and Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde bluray's. Both are due out in October ( of course ), Theese are from the 1930's I believe. At least Dr. Jeckyl. is I know. But two nice additions to my movie collection.
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Do you happen to know when they do this best sales? I feel like I own some of their discs but have never purchased from them
To my recollection their Halloween sale is the only actual true sale where their entire back catalog is discounted. Most of the random Thursday morning LE drops are just to get the red numbered cases with booklet that you don't get with the standards. And earlier. That said, they did recently start offering bundles for the LEs where you do save a bit ...a whopping $4 for the latest. They'll also occasionally have red case leftovers from the previous drop that are sometimes offered at a discount.
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The Werewolf By Night (2022) trailer dropped. Lookin' goooood.


Tons of references/homages in the trailer and probably the movie..? One I haven't seen yet, is that there's at least a dash of everyone's favorite 70's werewolf whodunit, The Beast Must Die (1974). Also (Giant Size) Man-Thing!

It's 60 minutes (qualifies for minimum movie length), rated TV-14 (so it's got some edge). I say let's just call it a Original Net Movie (what we would have called a TV Movie in the last millennia). Available on Disney + on October 7th and hopefully Blu not too long after.
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I’d be in for this too…still three weeks in September after all

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Here is everyone I have marked as participating for a random September watch (Alphabetical order). Please let me know if you would like to be added or removed.
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Clckworang
Darkgod
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Indiephantom
Mallratcal
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Numbercrunch
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Shadokitty
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Tbone22
Toddarino
Travis McClain
Trevor
Undeadcow





In case you missed it: To win one of the IB prize packs this year, you must watch a randomly assigned horror movie during the month of September and let me know when you've done so. Once this is completed, you will be entered to win and I'll send out the prizes mid-October.

P.S. I have already assigned films for those listed and 5 of you are "taking the bullet"
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I watched the movie that was picked for me, Cell, and it was actually pretty good. I thought the premise was interesting and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
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I’d be in for this too…still three weeks in September after all
fiver, for your crime of late arrival against the State of DVDTalk, you have been sentenced* to watch the film Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

*By which I mean, I went to my Letterboxd, filtered horror films, blind-pressed a sorting method, and then blind-pressed a random film after scrolling erratically. I didn't look at my screen after filtering horror, so you could have just as easily gotten... I don't know... Society or The Shining
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