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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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Today I caught Malum. I don't exactly understand someone making the conscious decision to remake a film that's only 9 years old. You get a bigger budget, a bigger backstory for the cult, a new lead and a bigger police station (with a gymnasium). The original is clearly the superior film, and I think a lot of that can be attributed to the lower budget feel.
I saw Malum (2023) on its initial theatrical release and although I thought the film was visually strong, I prefer Last Shift (2014) in almost every other area.
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Giving Revenge (2017) a first-time watch. As much as I hate to admit, I'm really enjoying it despite some weird shooting choices, such as the decision to shoot a closeup of this overweight dude eating his food that added nothing but ick factor to the movie. There's a lot of blood here, though, and the main lead is hot as hell, even if her character started out as a doucehbag. Everyone else here are worse douchebags, though, so she's the one to root for...
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Iím off this week from work so hoping to make some good strides to 100. Iíve watched some not so good films this time around for the new ones so it is wearing me out fast. Need to put on something genuinely good to bring me back around again.
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I just finished a double feature of both A Quiet Place movies as part of a watch party on Discord. Both were actually first time views. In general, I found the first one to be the better movie. However, the second had a local connection of being filmed where I live. So seeing recognizable landmarks bumped up my rating a little.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)



Sunday Night Trivia Question: The Final Chapter

A centennial celebration of horrific excellence.

The four Warner brothers, Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack, began making movies in Los Angeles as early as 1918, yet the studio Warner Bros. wasn’t incorporated until 1923. But you're not here for a history lesson, and that and more can be found in the docu-series 100 Years of Warner Bros. streaming on MAX. For our purposes it all started 95 years ago in 1928 with the horror short The Haunted House followed by Seven Footprints to Satan the following year, both starring Thelma Todd (who died from mysterious circumstances) and from Danish director Benjamin Christensen best known for Hšxan. The 1930's kicked off the fright with John Barrymore in Svengali and the first color horror film with Doctor X and later Mystery of the Wax Museum, which both starred Fay Wray. The 1940s brought us some class with Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace and some B-Movie goodness with The Beast with Five Fingers. The 50s gave us atomic radiation scares in Them! and a 3-D remake in House of Wax starring Vincent Price, who died 30 years ago this Wednesday (10/25). The 1960s begged the question What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? while the 70s proved to be an excellent decade for an exorcism in The Exorcist. The 80s were full of Gremlins and the MTV-inspired horrors of The Lost Boys to a bad case of hydrophobia in Cujo. The 90s brought their A-list game with Interview with a Vampire and the aughts introduced a homicidal Orphan. The 2010s led off with the based-on-a-true story horrors of The Conjuring to an almost 40 year later sequel with Doctor Sleep. Evil Dead Rise covers the now. So, here's to celebrating 100 years of Warner Bros. frights, and here's to the next 100!



Name 3 of your favorite Warner Bros. horror films.

A list, 2 to refresh your memory.





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Enter "zombie movie" or "vampire movie" into the Google search box.
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Congratulations WillieMLF
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

I'm on my final vacation week of the year, so my plan is to bear down and make a big push towards 100. The next one my son and I watch will be number 68. Having him join me in the challenge definitely helps to keep me motivated. He's not as big a fan of the genre as I am, so he can be a bit tough to please. He's only 20 though, so he doesn't quite have the same nostalgia towards a lot of the movies that I do. It's still enjoyable having a tag team partner and introducing him to as many random horror flicks as possible.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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The winner of The Sunday Night Trivia Question #2...

WillieMLF

Congratulations! You're now the winner of the HamiltonBook.com Prize Pack #2:

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1. The Wicker Man (1973)
2. The Void (2016)
3. Mandy (2019)
Well, this is a surprise! Thanks Chad, and Random Number Generator, and Hamilton Books!
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If I hate myself I'll revisit The Girl Next Door, that's a 'true' film that has probably created the biggest negative reaction with me.
Thatís a film Iíll likely never re-watch. Too disturbing.
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What was the first horror movie you saw in a movie theater?
My memory isnít the greatest, but it could have been Jaws. I was only 10, and I know my parents mostly stuck to Disney and family fare for us before that. But Jaws was a huge sensation and we had a cousin in town, so they relented and we saw it at the Tysonís Corner Mall theater.
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Can’t believe how much of this month is over already. Guess I worked a lot, have a part time sorta job at a comic store now, and I’m trying to read 100 comics too, but holy crap is it really the 23rd already.

Been largely absent here and even missed the first two contests! But I took this week off, so I’m not back to work until November 1st. So hopefully I actually make my list, keep up the pace to hit 100, and post here more.

Just caught up in the thread and love the conservations, sorry for being mia.
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I threw in The Haunted World of El Superbeasto with the thinking that Rob Zombie couldn't be as bad as usual in animated form. Good God, his writing is juvenile and there's more tits and ass in this movie than any of his live action movies. He's a guy with so much potential that he continues to waste on childish projects.
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Since I'm off this week, I made it to the drive-in tonight. I came solo since I couldn't find anyone able to go out tonight. That might sound sad, but I actually really enjoy it.

I got here about 10 minutes before posted start time. Only about a dozen cars here. Perfect. They actually started the trailers early, right after I got here. Even more perfect.

This is basically my view. Don't let the pic fool you. The actual picture quality on the screen is much better than this snapshot.
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Saw X has been done for a little while now. There's about half a dozen cars left. They started the first one early. The second one was supposed to start almost 10 minutes ago. Let's go! Pretty please.
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I was getting a little worried, but the trailers for the second feature finally started 20 minutes late, but there appears to be no subtitles. I guess they're counting on most people around here speaking Spanish. Should I stay or go? Ugh.
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Til Death with Megan Fox horror?
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If anyone's looking for some horror-themed comedy, I noticed that Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is available on Amazon Prime.

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I was getting a little worried, but the trailers for the second feature finally started 20 minutes late, but there appears to be no subtitles. I guess they're counting on most people around here speaking Spanish. Should I stay or go? Ugh.
When Evil Lurks?
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Since I'm off this week, I made it to the drive-in tonight. I came solo since I couldn't find anyone able to go out tonight. That might sound sad, but I actually really enjoy it.

I got here about 10 minutes before posted start time. Only about a dozen cars here. Perfect. They actually started the trailers early, right after I got here. Even more perfect.

This is basically my view. Don't let the pic fool you. The actual picture quality on the screen is much better than this snapshot.
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Looks like a good time to me. Have fun!
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Tonight I watched one of my old favorites, Prince Of Darkness, which it turns out was released 36 years ago tonight, October 23rd 1987.



I watched it on Prime, and I was sure the movie was shot super-wide, and what I was seeing wasn't the proper picture. I snapped a picture of the screen, and afterwards compared the framing to my digital file, and I was astonished with how much of the picture was missing. Probably as much as a third. I've noticed this before, where streamers zoom in on movies so they fill our widescreen TVs from top to bottom. Essentially, its pan and scan videotapes all over again. I actually regret watching this version of the movie (I was projecting it on a big screen), feeling like I cheated myself.
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When Evil Lurks?
Yep. In case something like this ever happens to anyone else, it took me a while and attempts with a few different apps before I finally found the transcription mode in Google Translate. it wasn't perfect. It didn't always pick up some of the background stud or the demonic voices. The plot summary on Wikipedia helped fill in major blanks, but it's not the same.

But if you have a regular dialogue-driven movie without English subtitles, I can see where Google Translate in transcription mode would be very effective. If you don't put it in that mode, it won't continuously translate.

As for the movie, I guess I liked it. I just feel like I missed a lot of the setup in the early going while I was trying to figure out my translation options. There were some shocking moments. It has elements of demons, possession and folk horror. I'd definitely recommend it. I plan on catching it again when it's on Shudder.
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This month has flown by. i have a trip planned thursday through sunday so im barely gonna break the 100
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Originally Posted by SterlingBen
Til Death with Megan Fox horror?
IMDB labels it just as a Thriller but the description sounds like Horror to me. And Just Watch labels it as Mystery/Thriller/Horror so I would think you are more than good.

Honestly, it used to bug me years ago, but I have mellowed. I went back and looked at some posts by me during the Second Horror Challenge and saw I was getting butt hurt about what people were listing at the time. Granted some of those were listing or wanting to list stuff like Planet Of The Apes and Spider-Man...so I guess it made sense that I was irritated but the challenge was young then and so was I. Now I don't give a shit.
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