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Old 08-31-23, 02:31 PM
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Re: 2nd? Annual Early Bird Horror Watch Roulette

Originally Posted by Gobear
Is my movie the 1986 heavy metal demon movie, or the 2008 anthology? I have them both so watching is not a problem.
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I may be mistaken, but given Or suggests the 1986 movie as opposed to R for the anthology. And side note, Ozzy as a preacher deriding metal as devil music was a hoot.
Correct. Trick or Treat, not Trick 'r' Treat
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It's "Levi-OH-sa," not "Levi-oh-SAH"


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Slumber Party Massacre II -- Great. I can also count it for the Art House Challenge. .
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Oops. I didn’t realize this had its own thread. Is it too late to get in on the roulette?
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Oops. I didn’t realize this had its own thread. Is it too late to get in on the roulette?
Nope! I've added you
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I'm in!!!!
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I think I'm good! Ready for my movie!
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I watched Trick or Treat early this morning, and enjoyed it immensely.I know this challenge is about bad movies, but Trick or Treat is an absolute hoot. The film is an artifact from the 1980s Satanic Panic, when pundits and preachers warned Americans that the biggest threat to the Republic was mediocre hair metal and Satan worship run amuck. The plot involves a teenage loser (Marc Price, best known as Skippy from the 80's sitcom Family Ties) who idolizes a dead rocker and gets a recording of his last unreleased album. Playing the music unwittingly summons the rocker's spirit from Hell, and hilarity ensues. The film shares some thematic elements with Wes Craven's Shocker that came out a few years later. The film includes cameos by the Blizzard of Ozz as a televangelist and Gene Simmons as the DJ as well as Doug Savant from Melrose Place as a bully who gets what's coming to him.

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I watched Trick or Treat early this morning, and enjoyed it immensely.I know this challenge is about bad movies, but Trick or Treat is an absolute hoot. The film is an artifact from the 1980s Satanic Panic, when pundits and preachers warned Americans that the biggest threat to the Republic was mediocre hair metal and Satan worship run amuck. The plot involves a teenage loser (Marc Price, best known as Skippy from the 80's sitcom Family Ties) who idolizes a dead rocker and gets a recording of his last unreleased album. Playing the music unwittingly summons the rocker's spirit from Hell, and hilarity ensues. The film shares some thematic elements with Wes Craven's Shocker that came out a few years later. The film includes cameos by the Blizzard of Ozz as a televangelist and Gene Simmons as the DJ as well as Doug Savant from Melrose Place as a bully who gets what's coming to him.
One of the rules is having fun, so I'm glad you're following to the letter! I really tried to make an effort to find movies that are MST3K-able, so even if they're bad, you can have an indulgence of your choice and/or make fun of them with your friend and have at least an OK time. It's important to me that we all have a good experience and that's why I let in people even when there's only like, 5 days left (as I did last year) and let anyone exchange their movie. This movie came from a couple of bad movie podcasts ("RLM"=Red Letter Media), so I had hopes that whoever watched it would get some dumb fun from it.
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Chopping Mall - Heard of it... never watched it... I thought it was going to be a slasher type movie based on the name (why I've never watched it - I don't like slasher films). Boy was I wrong! It's more the automated killer robot from Robocop meets your generic "dumb teens being slaughtered while partying in a house" routine set in a mall after hours. And it's just as much campy fun as you can stand with such a premise! It also predates Robocop so is *this* where they got the idea for that one? Hmmm... It's absolutely a movie crying to get the MST3K treatment and I can't find anywhere that it did. That's a shame... If you like 80s schlock/camp teen horror movies you *need* to watch this one.
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Ok, I have a question. Where do we find our assigned movie?
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Ok, I have a question. Where do we find our assigned movie?
In the pinned post up top.
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Old 09-02-23, 04:41 PM
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Ok, I have a question. Where do we find our assigned movie?
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In the pinned post up top.
Yep! In the wikipost. If you're in the mobile skin, you'll need to switch to Full Site to view that. Anyway,aher, you pulled Ghostwatch, viewable on archive.org
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Hmmm, Death Spa. At first I thought I had watched it within the past couple of years, but turns out I was thinking of Killer Workout (Aerobicide). I don't remember when I last watched Death Spa, so now seems like as good a time as any to re-watch it.
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It's been a few challenges since I watched Killer Workout (Aerobicide) but I forgot this graffiti scene at Rhonda's Work-out.

Not a great movie but still a fun watch. It definitely does its darnedest to throw as many red herrings at you as possible but I think I had the killer figured out early on. The gratuitous aerobics scenes serve as a nice palate cleanser between the various murders and body bogs -- customers are dropping like flies but they gotta get their burn on!



I found this recent podcast with Marcia Karr. She said this movie was done on the cheap (duh) and apparently catering was done by Popeyes Chicken. Nike was a sponsor too which explains the shot of the guy's shoes when he hopped out of the car. A real gym was used for the movie and apparently Marcia Karr was ill during shooting and had surgery when production wrapped. What a trooper!



Finally, the movie theme "Only You Tonight" by Donna De Lory is pure '80s and I love it!
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Thanks for my movie pick of Evil Tapes IBJoel! It's a great pick as I'm afraid of clowns! Hope to get to it sometime this holiday weekend!
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My pick was The Video Dead.

Its been a good eight years since I first watched this film as part of a double feature release by Scream Factory. The story of Zombies coming out of a TV is really good and the acting is solid. Only downside is I thought the last act was a bit of a let down.
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Last Broadcast. Never heard of it.. thats a good thing
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I've got Evil Bong, which I have looked at for a number of years for the Checklist item watch three movies in a franchise so this will give me a chance to see if it looks like it might be good for this. And any movie starring Tommy Chong should be fun to watch!
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Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama - That is 80 minutes of my life I will never get back!
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The Amityville Haunting wasn't the worst thing I've ever seen, but it was pretty close. I thought it was never going to end. The best part was probably when the dad tried fighting the ghost.
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I watched my pick - Evil Bong.
Man, this would have been fun with a RiffTrax or Joe Bob commentary. It was REALLY a stinker.
A chemistry nerd moves into an apartment with 3 other guys, all of them stoners. If you think watching young 'dudes' who are unemployed and just sit around smoking dope all the time is hilarious, this movie is for you! One of them buys a bong that's supposedly haunted from a classified. The thing is huge. They begin to smoke from it (all but the nerd) and one-by-one disappear into the bong where there is a kind of one-room, cheap-o stripper nightclub. Only the nerd and the original bong's owner, Tommy Chong, can save them!

I'd rate it 1 star out of 10. But we did get a few laughs from it. Thanks for the challenge!

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Originally Posted by Gobear
I watched Trick or Treat early this morning, and enjoyed it immensely.I know this challenge is about bad movies, but Trick or Treat is an absolute hoot. The film is an artifact from the 1980s Satanic Panic, when pundits and preachers warned Americans that the biggest threat to the Republic was mediocre hair metal and Satan worship run amuck. The plot involves a teenage loser (Marc Price, best known as Skippy from the 80's sitcom Family Ties) who idolizes a dead rocker and gets a recording of his last unreleased album. Playing the music unwittingly summons the rocker's spirit from Hell, and hilarity ensues. The film shares some thematic elements with Wes Craven's Shocker that came out a few years later. The film includes cameos by the Blizzard of Ozz as a televangelist and Gene Simmons as the DJ as well as Doug Savant from Melrose Place as a bully who gets what's coming to him.
Not even my assigned movie, but I'm going to watch this tonight.
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Sounds like that Mystery Box is getting more and more appealing...
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Not even my assigned movie, but I'm going to watch this tonight.
It's a subset movie for Oct 31, so I plan to watch it then. It's also one of the films I need to finish the They Shoot Zombies list. So I'm glad to hear it's good! Looking forward to it.
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Thank you again to IBJoel for hosting this prechallenge event; I watched the pick.

I watched The Devil's Doorway and it whet my appetite for more horror. DD was a period horror film shot in style mimicking an older camcorder set in a religious woman's asylum awash in themes of systematic sexism and church ordinated bias accounted for by supernatural (downright blasphemous in theme and content). The setting worked at times seeming gothic and ripe with corner of vision eeriness built into the architecture but other times it seemed cheap/unconvincing (we shot our film in a dark hallway) but with a subtlety that shines. Obvious clichés abound in a horror film set in an asylum about religious people. There is a psychological bend to the film that is the best part of it but at the cost of confusing some of the setup, it teeters between being a curious brain puzzle and not making sense (substance falls victim to theme). ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰
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