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Old 10-29-23, 08:47 AM
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

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I did a double feature of Jeepers Creepers (2001) & Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) and both of those hold up really well.

Justine Long should do more horror. After JC and Barbarian, he just seems to have a good, expressive face for it. Any other horror movies that he did well in?
House of Darkness (2019, streaming on Hulu) is another Justin Long starring horror movie fhat came out recently; directed by the guy who made the Wicker Man remake might give the necessary forewarning. I enjoyed HoD but it's a got a very different pacing and structure - Long works with Kate Boseworth and they both chew scenary. (In addition to the stellar Drag Me to Hell Long is also in Tusk, Lavender, After.Life, Ghost Team, and Yoga Hosers but talk about a range of quality).
Its not a horror movie but after the challenge The Wave (on Prime) with Justin Long is good twisty scifi.
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House of Darkness (2019, streaming on Hulu) is another Justin Long starring horror movie fhat came out recently; directed by the guy who made the Wicker Man remake might give the necessary forewarning. I enjoyed HoD but it's a got a very different pacing and structure - Long works with Kate Boseworth and they both chew scenary. (In addition to the stellar Drag Me to Hell Long is also in Tusk, Lavender, After.Life, Ghost Team, and Yoga Hosers but talk about a range of quality).
Its not a horror movie but after the challenge The Wave (on Prime) with Justin Long is good twisty scifi.
Drag Me To Hell is great! I hated Tusk and Yoga Hosers, though. I've not seen any of the others.
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It's curious to see social trends in horror movies. This month I've stumbled on a number of sincerely pro-queer movies, which is refreshing since my daughter is a lesbian - Bad Girl Boogey, Summoning Sylvia, Swallowed, Revealer, and maybe a few more. Its a big change from the 'sexual deviants' and 'cross dressers' being the evil killer we see in a number of older novies.
This reminds me... I just watched IT! Chapter Two. It had some weirdly retro anti-gay stuff. It opens with a gay couple being followed from an amusement park and bashed. It was by far the most horrifying scene in the movie. It's *awful*. And they never resolve it. They don't mention the victims or the killers again. Then, near the end, The clown teases Richie about his "big, dark secret" and Richie is crying and ashamed and then we see him carve "R+E" as a kid in a flashback. So apparently his big dark secret was that he was gay and in love with Eddie. But even as a grown man in ch 2, he's ashamed and in denial? No way Richie wouldn't have been out by then.

The novel was written in the 80's. But the movie felt more contemporary than that, especially with the out couple in the opening scene. So the stuff with Richie felt very off and out of date.

I've got Hellbent (2004) on my list for Halloween. It's a gay slasher. And I was going to watch My Animal (2023) last night. But after Brotherhood, Blind Beast (1969), which I hated, and Return of the Fly, I let hubs pick the last horror movie and he chose the Joe Bob Halloween Fear Fest special, which is *finally* up on Amazon for AMC+ subscribers. It was fun to watch.
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Re: 100 Movies. 31 Days. The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31)

Watched Werewolf of London last week and really liked it. Recognized Warner Oland from the Fu Manchu movies. That guy sure seems typecasted.

Justin Long is also in Barbarian. Gotta check out the others soon.
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite
I did a double feature of Jeepers Creepers (2001) & Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) and both of those hold up really well.

Justin Long should do more horror. After JC and Barbarian, he just seems to have a good, expressive face for it. Any other horror movies that he did well in?
I watched Jeepers Creepers 2 for this challenge, and I was surprised how much fun it was. I love how they weren't afraid to show the creature, and in broad daylight too. Great creature design. A bus full of football players and cheerleaders being picked off? Now that's a good time!
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Another trope for possible future theme night or checklist might be marriage proposals...

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I haven't had the motivation to watch anything over the last week.

Going to try to remedy that and see how many films I can watch over the next day or two.
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I decided to compile my previous challenge totals. As expected, my highest was in 2020 when we were still locked down and I was fully working from home. I hit 181. My next highest is 138, which I hit in 2012 and 2017. I just finished 131, so I have a chance at a personal best since 2020 is an anomaly.

I actually lost a lot of time the last couple of days because of having to do friend stuff. I had to pick up a friend late Friday and was kept up, which made me sleep in. Then there was the thing last night where I stayed longer than planned (and then slept in). I guess it's a good reminder that life is getting ready to get back to normal.

I don't really have the dog to deal with today. She had a ball last night. My friend lives on a pretty big piece of land and has dogs that get along with mine. Needless to say, she's still beat. She's also in my usual viewing spot, but I'll allow it. For now.
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Watched Werewolf of London last week and really liked it. Recognized Warner Oland from the Fu Manchu movies. That guy sure seems typecasted.

Justin Long is also in Barbarian. Gotta check out the others soon.
Oland also played Charlie Chan in 16 Charlie Chan feature films from 1931 to 1937 (a series that kept Fox from going under in those years). He was Swedish yet typecast as Oriental for most of his career.
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Watching the UHD of Frankenstein. I'm glad I finally sprang for these sets. It was well worth the upgrade. Frankenstein is a good example of the perception of genre. While IMDB does have it marked as such, I've had people look at me real odd when I've mentioned Frankenstein is a horror and science fiction film. They're like, what do you mean sci-fi? Once they actually think about it, it becomes obvious.
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Watching the UHD of Frankenstein. I'm glad I finally sprang for these sets. It was well worth the upgrade. Frankenstein is a good example of the perception of genre. While IMDB does have it marked as such, I've had people look at me real odd when I've mentioned Frankenstein is a horror and science fiction film. They're like, what do you mean sci-fi? Once they actually think about it, it becomes obvious.
Yeah, Frankenstein is pretty much the achetype of the mad scientist.

Anyone else see Unwelcome? It's on Shudder. It's a weird mix of stories, essentially taking the plot of Straw Dogs (a couple with a weak husband move to countryside to get away from violence, only to be terrorized by the locals) and adding goblins The movie builds up the goblin part slowly. I'd say them getting involved would be a spoiler if the cover image for the movie gives it away. Despite being listed as a comedy first on IMDb, I didn't find it much of one (though the little guys are endearing in a gory psychotic way). Colm Meaney is surprisingly menacing.
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I got my prize pack in today, and the wife picked out Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf Too. Ugh, that sequel surely sucked but they were both fun. Watching Brotherhood of the Wolf, and Mani sure looks familiar. This movie is 2.5 hours long. Drinking margaritas and looking forward to watching something else after. Hope everyone is having a good night.
Mani is Mark Dacascos of Double Dragon and I am Omega fame! (I know, Iron Chef, John Wick 3 and Hawaii Five-0 are probably far more recognizable)
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Saw FNAF this afternoon. I had a great time. I’m only vaguely familiar with the game(s) via my kids but I enjoyed it. My only complaint is that despite being called “Five Night At FREDDY’S”, the character is pretty minimal, especially compared to the other animatronics.
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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 Häxan. 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!



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I've been keeping some TV held back in anticipation of a Simpsons or Bob's Burgers Halloween special. Now I discover the Simpsons one isn't until next week. I really hate when they do that. From the episode descriptions of Bob's Burgers I've read, I'm not even sure if they're having one this season. Boo. And not the good I'm-trying-to-scare-you boo.
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Earlier today, I watched It Follows (2014) & Scream (1996) for the millionth time.

Absolute blast re-visiting these films, especially Scream, as I own the Uncut Japanese DVD release.
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Yikes. That price. I've had a fun times with these, but really haven't learned a single thing I didn't already know. Still haven't caught III yet, though. But $80 is a tough sell for a 90s edition, and $120 for an added T-shirt is insane.

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Yikes. That price. I've had a fun times with these, but really haven't learned a single thing I didn't already know. Still haven't caught III yet, though. But $80 is a tough sell for a 90s edition, and $120 for an added T-shirt is insane.

https://90shorrordoc.com/
I bought the 80s science fiction edition, In Search of Tomorrow, on digital for $10 from Amazon , but $120? GTFO!

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Just did a back to back of dumb people interact with killer animals... Beast and Black Demon.

Beast was atleast watchable. Some dumb parts.. like a game warden walking down by water and two crocs dive under the water, and the "experienced" hunter decides to wade into the water to hunt the lion.
Black demon was just horrendous. Add the dumb people interacting with animals and just add dumber stuff... like body parts floating underneath the water to show where the meg is hunting.. when the home depot guy is the dramtic force of the movie... its just bad.
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Yikes. That price. I've had a fun times with these, but really haven't learned a single thing I didn't already know. Still haven't caught III yet, though. But $80 is a tough sell for a 90s edition, and $120 for an added T-shirt is insane.

https://90shorrordoc.com/

I don't care enough about 90's horror to justify buying it. The 90's are my least favorite decade, by far, when it comes to horror movies.
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That random movie generator is cool as shit! I will definitely be using that in the future!

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Just did a back to back of dumb people interact with killer animals... Beast and Black Demon.

Beast was atleast watchable. Some dumb parts.. like a game warden walking down by water and two crocs dive under the water, and the "experienced" hunter decides to wade into the water to hunt the lion.
Black demon was just horrendous. Add the dumb people interacting with animals and just add dumber stuff... like body parts floating underneath the water to show where the meg is hunting.. when the home depot guy is the dramtic force of the movie... its just bad.
Ah, that's it. I knew that guy from something, but I was shell-shocked by that movie, I couldn't think straight.
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I rewatched Halloween Ends over the weekend. I really dug it this time around. I didn't hate it the first time, but it was such a deviations from the expected. The deconstruction of how violent tendencies manifest and how things become mythologized worked really well. Having watched while the Lewiston, ME shooter was still unaccounted for gave me some more perspective on how residents of a sleepy town both real and fictional could feel in light of such horrific crimes.

Also watched Ghostwatch, which was creepy late at night.

Warlock II: The Armageddon was dumb fun.

Also visited Halloween filming locations in Pasadena!

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