Synapse To Put Out The Dorm That Dripped Blood(Pranks)

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  1. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Haha...fair enough.
     
  2. Matt89

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    Fuck, I actually love Dorm. And there are a bunch that I've revisited and been quite disappointed. I love the atmosphere of Dorm too, the music? Creepy as hell. Gore? Fucking great kills.

    ~Matt
     
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    Saw DORM in the theatre and it was delightfully grainy on the big screen--almost verite, except the cinematography is really solid IMO, (although a hair dark.) Grungy, the way I like it. I actually LOVE the killer's stupid motive. I found it totally believable and well-conveyed by the actor (and the final girl.) Bad-ass ending.
     
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    marshall, do you recall what theater you saw it in? it most likey is gone by now.. quess you saw it in 83.
     
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    I saw it at the "Hawthorne 6" (CA.) I believe it was an AMC theatre, and yeah, that whole mall is closed now. Double feature with STRANGE INVADERS. A month later DORM played on a local pay-TV channel as PRANKS.
     
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    Movies like Dorm are products of their time. True, many were derivative and stupid and were only made to cash in on the post-Halloween and Friday the 13th slasher craze, but you have to admit that these movies have a certain charm and style that you will NEVER see again, not in a remake, homage or reboot and no matter how "true to the original" these music video directors claim they want to emulate. I'll take Dorm over I Know What You Did Last Summer any time.
     
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    Yeah movies these days are generic produced shit.
     
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    ya know when modern day horror movies went bad. with stuff like scream and i know what you did, when they had the young cast on the front poster, no creativity in the poster art. I love the late 70's early 80's poster art. it was cool and creative . not like today where its all CGI looking and plain boring ect...
     
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    Though I would generally agree with you guys about modern horror, The Dorm That Dripped Blood is probably not the best movie to prove that point.
     
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    It's a million times better then any turd being made nowadays.
     
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    The bar isn't too high in being better than a turd.
     
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    Finally got around to watching DEATH DORM last night.

    Its amusing to re-visit this thread. There are pages and pages of “Awesome!” and “I really love this one” before Synapse’s disc was released. After release, pages and pages of “meh”.

    First off, I’m glad I supported Synapse’s effort with my cash. I wish every 80’s slasher, even crap ones like THE MUTILATOR, received the super deluxe treatment that Synapse gave THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD. Don deserves an award (and a big ole pile of cash) for what he’s given us. I really love the transfer and I didn’t notice the addition of new effects (it was my first viewing of the film).

    That said, the film is a bit of a bore. Even by slasher standards the acting is atrocious and the characters aren’t that interesting. Slasher fans often complain about clichéd characters. Well PRANKS could have used a jock, jokey fat guy, wiry nerd or a dumb blonde. There are some gore effects that make the film worth seeing. I’m still a bit nauseated from Daphne’s (off screen) head pop and the drill sequence is worth the price of admission. I wish the killer’s motivations were more elaborate or interesting but the final 10 minutes is still worth sitting through.

    Anyone that considers themself a slasher fan needs to pick up Synapse’s THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD. It’s not 88 solid minutes of good movie watching but there are some things worth seeing (mostly boobs and blood). And I can easily think of a dozen slashers that are worse.
     
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    I think it's very much a "meh" film. It's got good bits but for the most part it's pretty slow and boring. Like you said, the characters aren't all that interesting. They're so much the same that I was confusing some of them for being the same person.

    Cool release though nonetheless.
     
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    I dunno, I like this movie much more now than I did before. I think it's quite well-done.

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