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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Finally got around to watching my assigned September film, Troll 2.

I have seen Troll 2 four times now. i watched the Eureka Blu Ray which looks amazing. Ive listened to all the audio commentaries. This most recent watch has me coming to the conclusion that this "Good Bad Film" doesn't hold up to repeat viewings. The novelty of seeing over acting/bad acting along with alot of silly one liners simply falls flat once you have seen it multiple times. Its still a fun movie, but it became a slog for me to get through this fourth watch.
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Old 09-17-22, 08:45 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

A couple of links for pre-built double features (most of them horror) at the Internet Archive:

HORROR NIGHT AT THE BIJOU (double feature) -- Just a handful, but they're all horror
Shocker Internet Drive In -- The motherload. They're not all horror, but there are over a hundred double features and a lot of them are horror

Useful if you're feeling tired or lazy.

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Old 09-17-22, 09:27 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

R.I.P. to both Henry Silva and Cristóbal Jodorowsky (Santa Sangre, son of Alejandro Jodorowsky).

Henry Silva met the qualifications for entries and was added to the recently deceased list. IMDB doesn't recognize Trapped (1982) as horror, which is why I listed 6 entries.
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Old 09-17-22, 09:35 PM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Another subset savings alert. This time for Hell High and Microwave Massacre.



https://www.diabolikdvd.com/arrow-vi...22-to-10-3-22/

Runs until October 3rd. Hell High is currently out of stock but should be restocked soon. They also have the LE Raging Fury version for $5 more.
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Old 09-18-22, 05:53 AM
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Yesterday I ordered a copy of Ghosts of Mars for $4 for this challenge. Plus I added a bonus of 5 random movies based on the genres you ordered for an additional $10. I look forward to seeing what I get.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Stumbled across this on YouTube. It recreates the Blumhouse trilogy as retro TV trailers using the first three films. It's also sort of ironic they're using Halloween III for Ends as there's a fan theory out there saying Michael has a possessed mask from Silver Shamrock. I'd take back every single bad thing I said about the new films if that turned out to be true.

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Old 09-18-22, 08:58 PM
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Same here. If they manage to tie in III and Atkins makes an appearance, I’ll do a 180.
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Old 09-18-22, 10:31 PM
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This came up in a social media feed. Based on this description, it seems like this classic should count.
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Old 09-19-22, 07:42 AM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Last night I took my September assigned film for a spin. I used to work with this guy who swore that Price of Darkness was Carpenter's peak. At the time, I had never seen it, but when I did finally, I was nonplussed as to how to respond. It's been a good 10 years since I last saw it, so I was eager to revisit, The first thing that I noticed was that the 'students' all looked to be 30-40 years old. This one really dragged for me, and finally got going in the last 15 minutes. Some of the visuals were great here, but I didn't think it lived up to what I expected.
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Last night I took my September assigned film for a spin. I used to work with this guy who swore that Price of Darkness was Carpenter's peak. At the time, I had never seen it, but when I did finally, I was nonplussed as to how to respond. It's been a good 10 years since I last saw it, so I was eager to revisit, The first thing that I noticed was that the 'students' all looked to be 30-40 years old. This one really dragged for me, and finally got going in the last 15 minutes. Some of the visuals were great here, but I didn't think it lived up to what I expected.
I love Prince of Darkness throughout, but that's pretty insane to call it Carpenter's peak. I never really had an issue with the graduate students though. I've seen so many faces that look much older or younger than their real age that I'm mostly numb to that issue.

I will say that all of Carpenter's work outside of Halloween for me has improved considerably on re-watch, including this one.
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Personally, I think Prince Of Darkness is Carpenter's last good movie.
The score is his and Alan Howarth's best. I've played the record literally hundreds of times.
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Personally, I think Prince Of Darkness is Carpenter's last good movie.
The score is his and Alan Howarth's best. I've played the record literally hundreds of times.
I think that cut off is least 5 years too early, maybe even 7 but definitely 1.

Have you checked out the music Carpenter has put out in the last decade? I was pleasantly surprised. Fun to listen to at work while I imagine movies that were never made.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 18th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

New Hellraiser trailer.


I think it actually looks good and I'm looking forward to it.
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Cool. Good looking trailer but I have been burned before.

I had already planned to hopefully go through all the Hellraisers again this Challenge so it will be nice to add this one to the list.

By the way...is Trevor still alive? Just checking because he is usually all over the Halloween Challenge threads and comics book area and he hasn't been around for 3 weeks. Just unusual for him. I didn't know if anyone has contact with him in meatspace.
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Personally I think a lot of the Hellraiser sequels are under-rated. I had a blast marathoning the franchise (wow - apparently that was 11 years ago).
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By the way...is Trevor still alive? Just checking because he is usually all over the Halloween Challenge threads and comics book area and he hasn't been around for 3 weeks. Just unusual for him. I didn't know if anyone has contact with him in meatspace.
He posted in the DVDTalk Facebook group within the last week. My bet is he's deep in the Criterion challenge.
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Apparently no one likes They Live?
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I think that cut off is least 5 years too early, maybe even 7 but definitely 1.

Have you checked out the music Carpenter has put out in the last decade? I was pleasantly surprised. Fun to listen to at work while I imagine movies that were never made.


Apparently no one likes They Live?
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Trailer is impressive. I thought they were initially going with The Hellbound Heart for the title since it's not a straight up remake. I guess familiarity and brand recognition always wins out.

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I think that cut off is least 5 years too early, maybe even 7 but definitely 1.
Is that Body Bags or Memoirs for the first? It's Madness for me.

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Personally I think a lot of the Hellraiser sequels are under-rated. I had a blast marathoning the franchise (wow - apparently that was 11 years ago).
I need to catch the rest of them some day. Like the Saw franchise, I don't think I've gone past part 5 or 6.

That 8-film set is currently going for $160 on Amazon, BTW.



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I think that cut off is least 5 years too early, maybe even 7 but definitely 1.

Have you checked out the music Carpenter has put out in the last decade? I was pleasantly surprised. Fun to listen to at work while I imagine movies that were never made.
Yes! I'm very happy he's continued to put out music, those albums also get lots of play. I never used to listen to music when I worked, because it interfered with my concentration. But John Carpenters work (as well as other film scores like stuff from The Goblins) keeps me focused and enhances my thinking.
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Apparently no one likes They Live?
Oh, I definitely love it. I'm even sort of a fan of Memoirs of and Invisible Man.
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Oh, I definitely love it. I'm even sort of a fan of Memoirs of and Invisible Man.
Now that’s crazy talk.
John Carpenter is my favorite director and that one is incredibly tough to watch.
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Now that’s crazy talk.
John Carpenter is my favorite director and that one is incredibly tough to watch.
I've only seen it once, but I mostly found it enjoyable. Have you seen Black Moon Rising, written by Carpenter? That's got a similar-ish plot and got slightly better reviews.

For my money, the worst thing Carpenter has done is Pro-Life, which is just such a baffling short in what, if anything, it's trying to say or viewpoint it's supposed to have. I also think Starman is mostly annoying and too long.
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Black Moon Rising is alright. I’ve only seen it once or twice.
As for bottom Carpenter it’s either the Ward or I hate to say it… Dark Star.
I’ve tried so hard to like that movie.
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If Masters of Horror entries count then I'll skip ahead 11 years and say Carpenter's last best work was Cigarette Burns. Best last guilty pleasure viewing (if that's a thing) goes to Ghosts of Mars. Always love to throw some love for it, and mention last year's JC interview on it in issue #28 of Delirium magazine.

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