March & April Horror Movie Watching Thread 2020 - Coronavirus Edition!

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  1. Jamie

    Jamie Member

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    I missed out on this thread when it started so thought Id add on a few things.. First, +1 for Smithereens.

    I rewatched Breaking All The Rules recently. I love that movie and I know a few here do too. When I was a kid, my best friend loaned me a tape of it when it came out so I've always been a fan of it. In general, I like 70s-80s movies that were filmed at theme parks anyway.

    Aside from the plot, it's just like a nice slice of the 80s preserved on film. Carolyn Dunn, Rachel Hayward, and Michele Scarabelli are all beautiful and great in it. It's really too bad there hasn't even been a widescreen version of it released still. Last year there was speculation that Walt was going to rescue it. I think this is one of those movies that deserves it.

    Also been watching some Terrahawks and Space 1999 on tv.
     
  2. Paff

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    Yeah, really good movie, I'll definitely get it at the next Criterion flash sale (yes, I know about Barnes and Noble, but when I buy from Criterion I get those points. 500 and it's a $50 gift card).
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    So far, this is me, though as work has ramped up a lot, this will grind to a halt:

    Back to the Future 1-3, Outbreak, Deep Impact, 2012, The Core, Molly’s Game, Lethal Weapon 2-4, Social Network, Dirty Harry, Rise of Skywalker, Jaws, Air Force One, Avatar, Avengers: End Game, Star Wars: Rogue One, I, Tonya, Zodiac, Toy Story 4, The Rescuers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Pinocchio, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Palm Springs

    The House on Straw Hill, Season of the Witch, There’s Always Vanilla, Vamp, Chud II: Bud the Chud, Psychos in Love, Disconnected, Double Exposure, Devil’s Wedding Night, Necromancy, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Village of the Damned, Up From the Depths, Simon: King of the Witches, The Guardian, The Great Alligator, Monster Club, Edge of the Axe, Crimes of Passion, Destroyer, Blood and Lace, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Dunwich Horror, The Nest, Eliminators, Dungeonmaster, Black Candles, The Amityville Curse, Devil’s Nightmare, Edge of Sanity, Symptoms, The Dead are Alive (The Etruscan Kills Again), Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut, Sonnyboy, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, Estigma, El Caminante, The Blood Spattered Bride, Evilspeak,Mind Ripper (The Hills Have Eyes III), Death Walks on High Heels, Death Walks at Midnight, The Fifth Cord,The Slasher …is the Sex Maniac, Splatter University.

    So... I've been busy.
     
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  4. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Got bitten by a nostalgia bug on Saturday and watched the VHS (Tri-Star "Drive In Classics" series) of "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" and then "Teenage Frankenstein". Was mulling watching the VHS of Elvira's presentation of "Frankenstein's Daughter" but found an old tape of nothing but Drive-In concession stand ads. Totally fun!
     
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  5. scott71670

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    Spent the last couple months poisonin my skull just snortin dvds in my total isolation scene complete with MREs. Groovin on mostly boots of abandonware, as thats been the route I hadda go. Saw Fort Ti in 3d recently (William Castle, 1963), Silent Madness in 3d, Can you keep it up for a week?, a ton of don kirschners rock concert and Solid Gold, Bwana Devil 3d, Hallucination Strip, the mysterious dr. Satan, The truth According to satan, The big bang (cartoon from around 84), Dr. Frankenstein on campus, Andy warhols my hustler and Chelsea Girls, Elevator Girls in Bondage with the Cockettes, Alabama's Ghost, The Goddess Bunny documentary (she of the cursed gif!),Carry on up the jungle, Just a gigolo (bowie, kim novak, marlene dietrich), Tilt with brooke shields, old drive in intermission reels, and catching up on Dark Shadows, Love American Style, High Chaparral, and the Gary Coleman cartoon show, Jana of the jungle, and next step beyond and a ton of titles that were on USA Up...All Nite like Oddballs, A polish vampire in burbank (and lookin up rhe Ronda bumpers on youtube), and some that shoulda been like Jokes my folks never told me, The night they robbed big bertha's, and Best chest in the west with Dick Shawn hosting. So its been a wild time in isolation. Pretty much completed my dvd collection and now just diggin dvdr sludge.
    And for listening still digging my collections of Have a nice day super hits of the 70s and Dim lights thick smoke hillbilly music. About 60 discs of music there.
     
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    Curious if you (or anyone) have been watching. I've found that some of the earlier episodes aren't as strong as some season 2 and 3 outings, but there's plenty worth watching.

    One standout episode was about a Black academy student, recruited before graduation to go undercover, since he'd be unrecognized on the street. His personal car is damaged in a chase, and he loses his fiance due to the danger of the job. At the conclusion they do get the intended target, but this guy is seriously reconsidering his career choice.
    The second was this past weekend with Darren "Kolchak" McGavin investigating a series of brutal murders of gay victims. This episode was WAY ahead of its time, and was far more progressive in its portrayal of gay characters than shows and movies 10 and even 20 years later. No stereotypes, and in a nice touch McGavin is more tolerant than his much younger partner (Mod Squad's Michael Cole). One moment I particularly enjoyed was when an attractive woman was interviewed by the pair, but when its eventually realized she's gay, the younger cop laments that he could have liked her. McGavin replies, "Can't you still like her anyway?"
    Pretty good stuff for something all the way back in 1973.

    This weekend has one of the episodes I mentioned earlier, Kurt Russell as the hayseed police academy recruit.
     
  7. ImmortalSlasher

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    Funny you mention it, I'm a bit into the first episode which is a two part according to the DVR. So far the setup is pretty good. I put the show on my list and I'll probably watch the whole series one day. But it will just be the two part for now. I'm attempting to get ready for Halloween. Clear up old shows on the DVR and see what is on for free to get the watch list ready. Although, I'm sure no one is trick r treating this year. And something else I wanted to get for October will probably wait till next year. I still want to have good viewing days of at least two movies a day.
     
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    Movie says mmm....
    Last night I caught 1970s Doctors' Wives starring Dyan Cannon, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, George Gaynes, Richard Crenna, Richard Anderson, and more.
    Hopping on the Valley of the Dolls ambulance, the story revolves around a group of doctors and their soap opera miseries.
    A nymphomaniac wife is shot by her husband and the bullet goes into Punky's dad (!), then things get far outerer from there. Alcoholism, interracial affairs, criminal escape attempts during brain surgery (theres a cliche), morphine use (cause just who doesnt have that layin round the house), frigidity, closet lesbianism, all swirled in a patina of thick rubber gloves, gigundous cars, Pucci prints, and a Mama Cass theme song that is beaten around the track until it dies of exhaustion. A fun bridgegap between Valley of the Dolls and Dallas filled with scenes of "groovy" slang that was probably cringey in 1970. As a doctor's wife, my copy of the original Frank Slaughter novel always sits on display. Now I just have to develop a drinkong problem and get a lesbian lover for my afternoons after tennis club (it may be difficult as a reclusive gay dude, buuut, could happen)

    And inbetween "mah pitcher shows" am catching up on the latest technology and am the proud owner of an Intellivision console, playing hours of Astrosmash, Buzz Bombers and Shark Shark.
     
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  9. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Some time ago, I watched my Criterion Blu Ray of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - blown away by how great it looked and sounded. The viewing gave me the worst kind of nightmares and, given the themes one can draw from the film, made me feel just horrible for the world in general. A true nightmare.
    9/8/2020 - just watched the amazing Synapse Blu Ray of LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE - same thing. The themes and some images in the film are very current. Had nightmares that night about the film and after watching it again the next night with the solo commentary and he noted many themes that really cut to the heart of what I'm seeing in the world right now.
    Both films are classics in my eyes, but man - they are pretty heavy if all you're looking for is nostalgic thrills.
     
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    Yeah it's the best the film will ever look.
     

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