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Old 09-13-23, 12:30 PM
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Re: 2nd? Annual Early Bird Horror Watch Roulette

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Anyway, I decided to keep the Aerobic horror theme going with either a Killer Workout (Aerobicise) or Murder Rock double feature, but instead stumbled across the just released Murdercise for $1.99 on Prime. If you take into consideration it's a crowdfunded 80s throwback with some sleeze and gore done on a microbudget, it ain't half bad, despite being a little sluggish the first half. The only recognizable name was former porn star Ginger Lynn who plays a horny mafioso wife, and yes, she's still doing full frontal. Kansas Bowling was fantastic as the slightly psychotic lead; I'll be keeping an eye on her in future projects as I'm sure she'll be a genre name to remember.

Thanks for doing this again, Joel.
Is the premise of that movie that... they're making a music video essentially like the one for "Call on Me" by Eric Prydz? I watched the trailer and it gave me the same vibe a lot of 80s throwback stuff does: too clean, too polished, too brightly-lit, and the cast looking just... off (Kung Fury REALLY had these problems). This one of course has the excuse of zero budget, compared to Totally Killer from Amazon. And what's with super indie/homemade movies always going with metal as their music?

I know I haven't watched Murdercise, but if they shot it on video, instead of digital, I think that would add A LOT to the vibe of it.
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Was finally able to get my movie watched last night. I had EVIL TAPES to watch. I'm not a huge fan of clowns or anthology films, and this movie was about 70 minutes too long. I thought it was made in the 70s but to my surprise it was made last year. If you like very strange anthology films, this one is for you. I can't say I liked it but it was something to watch while laying in bed!
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Originally Posted by shellebelle
Was finally able to get my movie watched last night. I had EVIL TAPES to watch. I'm not a huge fan of clowns or anthology films, and this movie was about 70 minutes too long. I thought it was made in the 70s but to my surprise it was made last year. If you like very strange anthology films, this one is for you. I can't say I liked it but it was something to watch while laying in bed!
Yeah, can we all get over the clowns thing in horror? They're so trite at this point and overdesigned. If anyone has a fear of clowns, I think that's perfectly understandable, but I think they're just played out in horror movies.

If you're stuck in bed, feel better soon!
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Re: 2nd? Annual Early Bird Horror Watch Roulette

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Is the premise of that movie that... they're making a music video essentially like the one for "Call on Me" by Eric Prydz? I watched the trailer and it gave me the same vibe a lot of 80s throwback stuff does: too clean, too polished, too brightly-lit, and the cast looking just... off (Kung Fury REALLY had these problems). This one of course has the excuse of zero budget, compared to Totally Killer from Amazon. And what's with super indie/homemade movies always going with metal as their music?

I know I haven't watched Murdercise, but if they shot it on video, instead of digital, I think that would add A LOT to the vibe of it.
It could easily work as an SOV flick. But yeah, pretty much, although that video has at least 10x the production value and probably budget. They're shooting an exercise video that's funded by the mafia to capitalize on the workout fad of that time. The main protagonist is a prudish Ronald Reagan worshipper that doesn't like some of the other dancers "salacious" behavior, thus taking things a bit too far. Throw in a couple of serial killers posing as cops that join the party and that's essentially the movie.

I wouldn't be surprised if they took advantage of some empty office space on the cheap during the pandemic since the majority of it takes place in 3 or 4 generic office rooms.

BTW, I've talked up this movie way more than it deserves.

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Old 09-14-23, 11:36 PM
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It could easily work as an SOV flick. But yeah, pretty much, although that video has at least 10x the production value and probably budget. They're shooting an exercise video that's funded by the mafia to capitalize on the workout fad of that time. The main protagonist is a prudish Ronald Reagan worshipper that doesn't like some of the other dancers "salacious" behavior, thus taking things a bit too far. Throw in a couple of serial killers posing as cops that join the party and that's essentially the movie.

I wouldn't be surprised if they took advantage of some empty office space on the cheap during the pandemic since the majority of it takes place in 3 or 4 generic office rooms.

BTW, I've talked up this movie way more than it deserves.
Honestly, this sold me on it a little more 😂
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Old 09-15-23, 01:29 PM
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Well guys, I also ended up eating a bullet. Jeruzalem is one of the worst films I've ever seen. It can't decide if it wants to be a crappy zombie movie or a crappy eschatological movie, so it ends up playing out as "they're zombies, but with demon wings that they never really use!" Oh and nothing horror-related actually happens to the (terribly written and acted) characters until halfway through. It does nothing with its conceit of being set in the Holy City.
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Finally had time to watch my movie. I lucked out last year when Dracula (1958) was chosen for me, and lucked out here again by getting to pick from the best shlock tier (RLM). I seriously enjoy all of the movies on that list.

I picked Silent Night, Deadly Night 2, as I have not seen it in a very long time, and I'd forgotten how funny the movie is. The first time I watched it I did not like it. I thought the first half of the movie jut being flashbacks to the first Silent Night, was cheap, but really it's giving you all of the best parts of Silent Night, Deadly Night (lol at those kids seeing 2 Santa's getting gunned down in front of them).
All of the stuff with Ricky is gold because of his strange line delivery and weird dialogue, and everything from the movie theater scene to the end is high comedy. My only complaint is that because of the flashbacks to the first movie we don't get enough of Ricky butchering people/dialogue.

Thanks for doing this again this year Joel. It turned a bad day into an enjoyable evening!
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Re: 2nd? Annual Early Bird Horror Watch Roulette

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Well guys, I also ended up eating a bullet. Jeruzalem is one of the worst films I've ever seen. It can't decide if it wants to be a crappy zombie movie or a crappy eschatological movie, so it ends up playing out as "they're zombies, but with demon wings that they never really use!" Oh and nothing horror-related actually happens to the (terribly written and acted) characters until halfway through. It does nothing with its conceit of being set in the Holy City.
You gotta give to to Jerusalem for at least having an interesting setting and competent effects though. If it truly is one of the worst films you have ever seen it is time for recalibration with The Outwaters.
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You gotta give to to Jerusalem for at least having an interesting setting and competent effects though. If it truly is one of the worst films you have ever seen it is time for recalibration with The Outwaters.
No I do not, because it doesn't have those things

I followed it up the next day with Bacurau and that was incredible, by comparison
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I just watched Jeruzalem (it just happens to be one of the movies they're showing this week on OtherWorlds TV). It wasn't very good, but I've seen a helluva lot worse.
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I just watched Jeruzalem (it just happens to be one of the movies they're showing this week on OtherWorlds TV). It wasn't very good, but I've seen a helluva lot worse.
I've definitely seen worse. I think you have the Jerusalem sequence in World War Z, which is SO much more expansive, visiually striking, innovative, and better at giving an idea of what's going on in the city itself, while also feeling much more like it's taking place in (a fairly shallow depiction of) Jerusalem and truly apocalyptic.

Even The Night Eats the World makes a confined zombie apocalypse (in Paris) feel more immersive in the city and event and interesting in the point of view of someone just being stuck in the catastrophy.
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Am I too late for this?
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howling 7 still holds my cherished place as worst horror movie ive ever seen basically because its not a horro movie but a country line dancing video
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Am I too late for this?
Nope! Your movie is...
The Curse of Crom!
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howling 7 still holds my cherished place as worst horror movie ive ever seen basically because its not a horro movie but a country line dancing video
I've given 14 horror movies 1 star or 1/2 star on Letterboxd
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I've given 14 horror movies 1 star or 1/2 star on Letterboxd
Thanks, I didn't realize you could sort them and find out how many you have rated that low by genre.



Edit: That number's not bad at all, compared against how many horror films I've watched and rated 2 1/2 stars and higher. That makes me very happy.

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Thanks, I didn't realize you could sort them and find out how many you have rated that low by genre.

Now I know what to watch for the challenge
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Now I know what to watch for the challenge
I was secretly hoping others would share screenshots.
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I was secretly hoping others would share screenshots.
Can do.
I discovered that instead of separate screenshots for each rating, you can set a range by dragging your cursor across the ratings:


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Okay. I'm watching it right now! I saw it once before and I remember the old guy ordering the take out and leaving it open on the porch but I didn't remember why or anything else so it's just like a first time watch.
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I watched this for last year's Horror Challenge and I gave it 4 out of 5, and coincidentally it was on tubi! Last night I did fall asleep about an hour in because I was tired but I watched the rest of it this morning and I'd still give it 4 out of 5.


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35. Curse Of Crom: The Legend Of Halloween (2022) tubi
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Originally Posted by KaBluie
I watched this for last year's Horror Challenge and I gave it 4 out of 5, and coincidentally it was on tubi! Last night I did fall asleep about an hour in because I was tired but I watched the rest of it this morning and I'd still give it 4 out of 5.


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I looked to see if this was watched when I was making some lists and before I assigned it to you, I remembered ONE person watched it last year. I thought, "Pretty low chance it's kaBluie"

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I crossed out Jennifer's Body because I saw it when it came out and I definitely would re-evaluate it. Yes, I gave The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1&1/2 stars. The last 20min of non-stop shrieking is just irritating. If a film has sexual assault, great chance I'm giving it a low score.


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I've definitely seen worse. I think you have the Jerusalem sequence in World War Z, which is SO much more expansive, visiually striking, innovative, and better at giving an idea of what's going on in the city itself, while also feeling much more like it's taking place in (a fairly shallow depiction of) Jerusalem and truly apocalyptic.
I was in Jerusalem last year--the idea of trying to evade zombies in the narrow alleys of the Old City would make a more horrifying film.

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Even The Night Eats the World makes a confined zombie apocalypse (in Paris) feel more immersive in the city and event and interesting in the point of view of someone just being stuck in the catastrophe.
Night Eats the World was excellent, similar in theme to #Alive, another movie about a lone man trying to fend off zombies in an apartment building, this time in Seoul.
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Note to Self: This is the year I actually create a Letterboxd account and maybe even load in some of my reviews.
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