The 2012 Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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    Oct 29- The Funhouse-Blu
     
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    Gee, I always lag behind with these postings! Here’s my second week of October:
    10/08 Deranged (1974) One of my favorite films. I do love the reporter intruding in some of the scenes, and the redneck setting makes the gritty realism even scarier. Best quote: “Maureen Selby, that’s the only woman I´ve ever trusted. She's fat, that's why!” Rating: 5/5
    10/09 Hatchet (2006) Had been wanting to see this for a while. Scary and brutal, while the characters keep the pace amusing. Some of the kills took me by surprise in an I-can’t-believe-I-just-saw-that way. Simple and effective storyline, takes me back to those good old Friday the 13th golden days, sans the MPAA’s butchering. rating: 5/5*
    10/10 The Cabin In The Woods (2011) Silly old me thought I’d catch it back home when I was travelling in Scandinavia earlier this year. Never thought they’d take so long to release it here in Mexico. First part is a boring Evil Dead rehash but the final third is funny as hell. The scary parts are not scary but it’s all interesting in a nerdy kind of way. Overhyped, though it kind of rewrites all horror films that came before it. rating: 3/5*
    10/11Sweet Sixteen (1983) Was impressed to see a likeable, not-so-bitchy Dana Kimmell on screen. Clever writing that takes a deeper look into that often neglected slut character from slasher tradition. Also noteworthy a theme song that is not overly annoying (like The Mutilator’s or that country-ish tune from My Bloody Valentine). rating: 3/5*
    10/12 Hatchet 2 (2010) Great to see Danielle Harris leading a film (and not getting her clothes off… I think she deserves more than that) but this film was a disappointment. Needless exposition for characters that are not even important, and seriously, when one watches a slasher the math goes like this: 8 characters/80 minutes running time=one death every 10 minutes. Here it took a full hour before anything happened. I give it two points: one because of D. H. and the other because… well, I just loved the first film! rating: 2/5*
    10/13 Slaughterhouse (1987) Whenever I see one of those lame slasher trailers on youtube I feel the need to track them down. This one looked promising but proved utterly forgettable. The slaughterhouse setting was creepy and there’s only a couple of suspenseful scenes. The cast was ugly and the movie only proves how much celluloid you could waste in the 80s. rating: 2/5*
    10/14 The Carrier (198… who cares?!?!) God, was this movie awful! It’s been a while since I really hated a film. Don’t know why I didn’t turn it off in the first ten minutes… I guess my brain got paralyzed by its awfulness. Most annoying child characters EVER, ridiculous plastic bag costumes (and why was this even set in the 40s???) and a plot that makes no sense. Never in my booze drinking life had I killed so many brain cells in one hour and a half. It’s scary for all the wrong reasons… it actually made me want to shoot myself in the head, or blind myself with a fork. Avoid! rating: 0/5*
    10/15 Quatermass And The Pit (1967) Don’t know if this one was scary back then, but at least it’s fascinating. Loved the London underground setting and this one has to have one of the most inventive screenplays ever. I guess I must be going though an overly horny period but I found that Professor Quatermass kind of hot. rating: 5/5*

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    ** = first time viewing
    10/01 - Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988) 6/10 **
    10/02 - Frankenstein (1931) **
    10/03 - The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) **
    10/04 - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 7/10 **
    10/05 - The Exorcist [Theatrical Version] (1973) **
    10/06 - The Exorcist 2: Heretic [Full 117 Minute Version] (1977) 1/10 **
    10/06 - The XXXorcist (2006) 6/10 **
    10/07 - The Dwelling (1993) 5/10 **
    10/08 - Innocent Prey (1984) 4/10 **
    10/09 – The Cabin in the Woods (2011) 9/10 **
    10/10 – Dracula (1931) **
    10/11 – The Horror of Dracula (1958) 4/10 **
    10/12 - The Devil Within Her (Beyond the Door) (1974) 1/10 **
    10/13 - The Exorcist 3 (1990) 8/10 **
    10/14 - The Hitchhiker: The Miracle of Alice Ames (1989) 6/10 **
    10/14 - The Hitchhiker: Ghostwriter (1986) 6/10 **
    10/14 - The Hitchhiker: Man's Best Friend (1985) 6/10 **
    10/15 - Porkchop (2010) 5/10 **
    10/15 - Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind (2011) 3/10 **
    10/16 - The Devil's Rock (2011) 8/10 **
    10/17 - The Vampire Lovers (1970) 6/10 **
    10/18 - Lust for a Vampire (1971) 3/10 **
    10/19 - Twins of Evil (1971) 6/10 **
    10/19 - Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) 7/10 **
    10/20 - Malabimba [Unrated] (1979) 5/10 **
    10/20 - Elvira's Movie Macabre: Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) 6/10 **
    10/21 - Masters of Horror S1: Dreams in the Witch House (2005) 6/10 **
    10/21 - Masters of Horror S1: The Fair Haired Child (2006) 5/10 **
    10/21 - Masters of Horror S1: Jenifer (2005) 6/10 **
    10/21 - Possession: Until Death Do You Part (Possession) (1987) 5/10 **
    10/22 - Sledgehammer (1983) 3/10 **
    10/22 - House of Whipcord (1974) 1/10 **
    10/23 - Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) 2/10 **
    10/23 - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) 4/10 **
    10/24 - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 5/10 **
    10/25 - Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula (2008) 5/10 **
    10/25 - Girls Gone Dead (2012) 7/10 **
    10/26 - Murder Party (2007) 5/10 **
    10/26 - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) 7/10 **
    10/27 - Alucarda (1977) 4/10 **
    10/27 - Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) 0/10 **
    10/28 - Sorority House Massacre (1986) 5/10 **
    10/28 - Sorority House Massacre II (1990) 8/10
    10/28 - Hard to Die (1990) 6/10 **



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    Sorority House Massacre (1986) 5/10 **
    An escaped mental patient terrorizes a Sorority house with the intent of killing the little sister that escaped his familial murder spree 12 years earlier. I wasn’t feeling this one for the first 30 minutes. The lead female is a bit too sheepish for my tastes. That said, the final act is very enjoyable. The motivations of the killer are fairly satisfying, the numerous stabbings are brutal, and there is just enough quality nudity to make this one worth checking out. I can see this one getting better on repeated viewings.



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    Sorority House Massacre II (1990) 8/10
    I think the title says it all. There are numerous slashers that strive to be nothing deeper than a gratuitous T&A filled bloodbath. Of these types of slashers, this is one of my favorites. All of the girls get naked and bloody. They spend the majority of the film in skimpy lingerie. The camera is always pointed where you want it, even during the many trips up the stairs. The film strikes the perfect balance between having fun without being to goofy.



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    Hard to Die (1990) 6/10 **
    While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorized by a series of bizarre killings. This is basically the same movie as Sorority House Massacre II (1990) with essentially the same cast and crew. The only notable differences are that it takes place in an office building and mixes in some gunplay. The girls spend most of the time in lingerie and Orville Ketchum still gets abused. It’s just as fun as SHM2 but is even more ridiculous. It has a lot of fun with the similarities so they make for an excellent double feature.
     
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    10/26 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy ( La momia azteca contra el robot humano ) (1959)
    Almost an hour of this is a flashback of the first two films in the series and maybe a half hour of new footage. While the new footage would normally be good somehow they really sucked the fun out of the graveyard and mad science scenes. I guess an hour of the audience saying "get on with it!" can't be so easily over come. MST3k does a pretty good job with individual riffs here but this one really has an ad lib feel to it because of how much screen time there is with no riffing. A wasted opportunity I feel. The skits with the skeleton dogs are pretty good though and they used an old He-Man toy from my youth by the hundreds to do it so I really wonder where they came up with all of those.

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    10/26 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Zombie Nightmare (1986)
    It's weird to go years without seeing Tia Carrere and then in a week's time see here in two movies. Not that I'm complaining. Adam West is pretty awesome in this and really livens the film up when he appears halfway through. He reminds me of a more hateful but still lovable version of Frank Miller's Commissioner Gordon. I'm glad they included his character in the finale as that really helps to make for a satisfying conclusion. This is something of an odd choice for MST3k to do a modern horror film but it pays off. The voodoo skits are all great especially with the Mads dressed like witch doctors. The extras on the DVD say there's Turkey Day versions with Adam West and now I HAVE to find this. I mean, just look at this slab of beefcake:
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    10/27 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
    This is one of the better poverty rows that Bela appeared in as it has a fairly clever plot that moves briskly. There's a great gag where Bela pretends to be a corpse that's the funniest thing he's ever done. MST3k featured a lot of repeated material from their cable station days here. Joel does his invention exchange better the second time around but Crow's barber routine was much better the first time. The riffing is fairly modern here though and they were really getting into the groove of the Joel years.
     
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    hopefully they'll replay it as we near halloween. It was damn funny and great to see the team back in action.
     
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    SPAWNINGBLUE'S 2012 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE WATCHING

    Bold = first time viewing. Rating out of 10.

    October
    1
    The Evil Dead (1981) 8/10
    Jeepers Creepers (2001) 7.5/10
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    Corpse Bride (2005) 5.5/10
    Bubba Ho-tep (2002) 8/10
    Malevolence (2004) 7/10
    3
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) 7.5/10
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    Leprechaun 3 (1995) 5.5/10
    Evil Dead 2 (1987) 8.5/10
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    City of the Living Dead (1980) 7.5/10
    Burial Ground: Nights of Terror (1981) 6.5/10
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    Crocodile (2000) 5.5/10
    The Forest (1983) 5/10
    Don't Go In the Woods...Alone! (1982) 6/10
    7
    The Omega Man (1971) 7/10
    Halloween Wars S:2 - Evil Clowns (2012) 7/10
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    Waxwork (1988) 8/10
    Saw 2 (2005) 7.5/10
    The Oblong Box (1969) 6.5/10
    9
    Return to Horror High (1987) 5/10
    Scream and Scream Again! (1969) 6/10
    Return of the Living Dead (1985) 8.5/10
    10
    Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) 2/10
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    Motel Hell (1980) 7.5/10
    Deranged (1974) 7/10
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    Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) 6/10
    Saw 3 (2006) 5/10
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    Night of the Living Dead (1990) 8/10
    Shaun of the Dead (2004) 8/10
    14
    Big Bad Wolf (2006) 3.5/10
    The St. Francisville Experiment (2000) 5.5/10
    15
    Halloween Wars S:2 - Battle of the Vampire Killer (2012) 7/10
    Sole Survivor (1983) 6.5/10
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    Salem's Lot (1979) 8.5/10
    Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) 6.5/10
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    The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) 8/10
    Terror Train (1980) 8/10
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    The Bat People (1974) 4.5/10
    Murder Party (2007) 8.5/10
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    Tourist Trap (1979) 8/10
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    Chillerama (2011) 7/10
    Inferno (1980) 8/10
    Saturday Night Live - Best of Halloween (1999) 6/10
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    Frankenweenie (2012) 7/10
    Halloween Wars S:2 - Science Gone Wrong (2012) 7/10
    The Innkeepers (2011) 8/10
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    The Phantom of the Opera (1989) 4/10
    Fright Night (2011) 7.5/10
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    The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) 4/10
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    Saw IV (2007) 6/10
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    Waxwork 2: Lost in Time (1992) 6.5/10
    The Fat Albert Halloween Special (1977) 6.5/10
    Alien 2: On Earth (1980) 6/10
    Halloween Wars S:2 - Zombie Wedding (2012) 7/10
    Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) 7/10
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    Orphan (2009) 7/10


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    Waxwork 2: Lost in Time (1992) - This movie doesn't live up to the excellence of the first film, but it is still a lot of fun. This time they are travelling through time, although it feels more like they are traveling through horror films with settings running from a zombie outbreak in a mall to a haunted house to a spaceship with an alien on the loose. The biggest problem is there are a lot less set pieces in this one, with 2/3rds of the movie taking place in the medieval times with a rather bland story involving a dark wizard trying to switch bodies with the king. It slows the movie down to a snails pace and doesn't pick up again until the final fight where the hero and the wizard battle throughout various worlds, which is too little too late. I did love the black and white haunted house scene though with Bruce Campbell nailing the Stooges gimmick once again as he is tied up with his ribcage exposed and gets various things thrown at him such as salt and vinegar. Another stand out scene is when Jack the Ripper is transported into a Nosferatu setting. This series definitely knew how to have a lot of fun, but again it's a shame that so much of the film was stuck in the medieval times.



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    The Fat Albert Halloween Special (1977) - I haven't watched an episode of Fat Albert since I was a child, so I didn't remember it at all. The animation is limited and of course the message in in your face here but that didn't stop me from enjoying this episode. I loved the characters, the costumes and there's something about cartoons from that era that have a great dark atmosphere to them. Like the old Scooby Doo sets, it truly feels like night time, where as these days the scenes would be a lot more brightly lit.



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    Alien 2: On Earth (1980) - This movie was far from great. Awkward editing, characters you don't care all that much about, bad dialog, no story, and a lame monster that is pretty much a bloody goop. For some reason though I found some enjoyment in this one, and most importantly was never bored. Maybe it was the great looking Blu-ray that helped keep my attention, or the dank cave setting, or the decent gore, but for some reason it wasn't a struggle to get through this one.



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    Halloween Wars S:2 - Zombie Wedding (2012) - The final episode of Halloween Wars was a very close race, coming down to the green team (Who I have been rooting for since the beginning) and the orange team (Who really stepped up their game last episode). I was disappointed to see the orange team win the first round as I thought their sawed off foot was kind of boring, but they both stepped it up for the final zombie wedding sculpture and I thought it was anyone's game.
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    came out on top and took home the $50,000. I had a lot of fun watching this four part series and will definitely be back next year! Hopefully Tom Savini will be returning, and it would be great if they got some better horror related guest judges as well, as this year was kind of weak. It's too bad they couldn't do a Christmas Wars or something.



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    Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - This movie was a lot of fun if not a little slow at times. Most of the gags worked well, with Lou Costello stealing the show. It was also really cool to see all the monsters together in one movie and Bela back as the Count. I definitely need to check out some of the other flicks from this great comedy duo, although I am disappointed to find out that Vincent Price doesn't play the Invisible Man in the next film even though he voices the monster at the end of this one.



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    Orphan (2009) - For some reason I went into this film thinking it would be something like The Omen films, when in reality it has more in common with The Good Son, only with a more shocking ending of course. It was a really well made film with some really grisly scenes, it was also nice to see a recent horror film that relies on good actors instead of young CW teens. The only problem I had with the film isn't really a problem at all but more of a personal issue I have, and that is how frustrating it is that the girl gets away with everything and the Mom is labeled crazy. This is a staple for these type of films and you couldn't have a film without these plot issues, but it can really grating at times, and somewhat unbelievable. I guess it makes the ending that more bittersweet, but it can still be cringeworthy getting there. Definitely worth a watch though and one of the better films of recent years.
     
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    October 30th:

    Stephen King's It (1990)
    Clownhouse (1990)
    The Funhouse (1981)
    House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
    Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
     
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    I caught this one too, although completely by accident. my wife really loves reality tv - reno shows and cooking shows. normally i can't stand the stuff, but i just happened to walk in and she told me what she was watching. "the guy who directed friday the 13th is one of the guest judges!" she said proudly. Wow, I thought, I wonder if it's Sean Cunningham or Marcus Nispel? Of course, then I saw Tom Savini as judge and told her it was actually the effects guy for friday the 13th. "Whatever," she said. So I watched. It was pretty cool. Those zombie wedding sculptures were pretty incredible. Savini acquitted himself pretty well.
     
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    Some catching up

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    Rec 3: Genesis:
    It did not feel like a Rec film. Not sure why they switched from found footage to normal film part way through the film. Also the tone was very inconsistent. One moment everything is serious, the next it turns into Evil Dead 4 and the acting wasn't the best. Still, for a zombie movie...or people possessed by demons that act suspiciously like zombies...it wasn't bad. It just had so much more to live up to by putting Rec as the title.

    Paranormal Activity: Wasn't sure if this would work as well on a second viewing. After all, I pretty much know what's going to happen when they go downstairs in the dark. So I wasn't as tense, expecting things to jump out at any time but the atmosphere and creepiness is still there and still mostly works. Micah was a dick and the ending(s) are still a little bit silly.

    Livid: I dunno. It starts out as a movie where three kids break into a comatose old woman's house in search of hidden treasure, then it becomes...weird. I'll have to watch it again I think.

    Frostbite: In a way it's the same concept as 30 Days Of Night. Takes place in Sweden where it stays dark for 30 days...great place for vampires, no? This one has a lot lighter of a mood though. More Lost Boys than 30 Days. A lot of the jokes worked and there was decent enough gore. Enjoyed it.

    Dark Age:
    Barely a horror movie. It does have a giant killer croc eating people, but the movie is more about the fight to save said croc and bring it back to it's natural habitat. Lots of fun over-acting and croc kills so it's worth checking out.

    Howling VII: I've now seen every Howling movie and have enjoyed all of them to some extent...except this one! FUCK THIS MOVIE!!! It's more about the opportunity to show lame country musicians playing live and groups of people line dancing. It's more a showcase for stupid one-liners. It's more a re-cap movie, taking a lot of clips from previous Howling flicks and putting them into this one to pad out the time. It's more of an opportunity for the director to make a movie so all his ugly, ugly friends can be in it...and not one of them can act. I honestly think they forgot they were doing a werewolf movie and then at the last second decided to ad in some scenes that felt like they were shot at another time and place and then hastily did the worst werewolf transition scene ever put in a film! It looked like paper mache...unfinished paper mache...that they just stuck some lipstick on. Seriously. I hope no one involved in this film ever was involved in the movie business ever again! This might be worse than Death Tunnel.
     
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    Halloween II (1981)
     
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    Creepshow (1982) - Yep, still a classic.

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    The Devil's Tomb (2009) - Ugh, Lord, what a waste of a film. Stupid "zombies" staying the same stupid, creepy cultish shit they always say in bad movies. Cuba sleepwalked through this one, and I don't fault him one bit. Escape any way you can, Cuba!
     
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    29 (39) ~ Piranha 3DD (2012) 4/5 BD
    29 (40) ~ Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012) 3.5/5 BD
    30 (41) ~ The Hole (2009) 3.5/5 BD
    30 (42) ~ Tales from the Crypt: The Secret, Season 2.18
    30 (43) ~ Tales from the Crypt: Split Second, Season 3.11
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    10/30:
    HALLOWEEN 3 Season of the Witch - newbies watched with me. They really liked it. One friend wants to drive up to Eureka and see the area.
    THE FOG and PROM NIGHT - Jamie Lee double feature. PROM NIGHT was on "loop" all night long since I fell asleep watching it. Woke up this a.m. to the scene where the head rolls on to the stage runway. Good times!!!
     
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    Oct 30- The Devils Rejects- Blu
    Nine Lives. Real bad movie on demand The Movie Chanel
    What the hell is Paris Hilton doing in this UK movie.At least they kill her off in the first half hour.
     
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    10/16 Deathdream (1974) My second favorite film from the seventies (the first being Texas Chainsaw), here’s a film that’s heart breaking and scary at the same time, with one of the most twisted endings I’ve ever seen. Great cast and suspenseful Psycho-esque music score by Carl Zittrer. 5/5

    10/17 Sinister (2012) I was hesitant to see this: derivative title, Ethan Hawke, and produced by the people behind Insidious and Paranormal Activity, but it turned out great. Hadn’t seen an audience get genuinely scared in a theater before. *SPOILER*Could have done without the supernatural elements, since madness and serial killers are far more terrifying and I never thought the whole narco-executions-videos style would ever catch up with Hollywood films. 4/5 *

    10/18 Return of the living dead II (1988) First time viewing in like 15 years. A lot better than I remembered. Some 80s film are scary just because of the hairstyles but this one is also a lot of fun, and just watching those zombies conjures the most fetid smells! And what’s with the middle finger gags in trashy horror cinema? 4/5*

    10/19 Without Warning (1980) Scary, gory, bizarre. Aliens=scary. Killer in the woods=scary. Ignorant hillbillies=scary. Freudian suckling creatures=gross and scary. This movie has it all! Completely deserves some special edition digital release. Too bad I don’t remember the musical score. 5/5*

    10/20 Blood Beach (1980) Another one I had heard a lot about. Disappointing. Nothing happens, and the beach attacks are dry to say the least. Wasted opportunity, with a creepy film score, amazing theatrical trailer and cool B-movie poster. The opening credits are the best in the film. Movie needs more gore, less expository dialogue (I mean, in Jaws it was ok, but here…?) and more chase sequences/carnage mayhem. 3/5*

    10/21 Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) What’s not to love? Vampires jumping, Asian bare breasted girls running, rivers/fountains of blood and kung fu fighting! How could I have lived without having watched this? The vampires look like taken out of one of those Santo movies of the sixties, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Roy Ward Baker is starting to become one of my favorite directors. 5/5*

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  18. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    This was what I showed at my Halloween party. I set out a bunch of choices and these choices were the consensus for the night. I also showed a bunch of short cartoons but I wasn't paying any attention to them so I'm not going to try and include those.

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    10/27 Frankenhooker (1990)
    There were some reluctance from the lady folk on seeing this but my sister and I help sway any preconceived notions. It was a fairly rowdy screening with everyone laughing and throwing in their own quips throughout. The drill scenes really silenced the house though as even in this context it was fairly disturbing. The supercrack brought down the house of course. Afterwards I talked with all the ladies and from the honestly in their eyes I could tell they all enjoyed themselves. "Take my word for it. If you want to make out with a young lady, take her to see Frankenhooker."

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    10/27 House ( Hausu ) (1977)
    I was a little worried about this one, and it did seem to create some general confusion among those watching what the plot was so I'd have to explain a few things. It's slow to start but again everyone was laughing and rowdy so it didn't seem to take long before we got to the really good stuff. The phrase, "Why not" was quickly adopted by all of us whenever something bizarre happened. I enjoyed that fact most of all because it really shows how this opened some minds. I think I got the best riff in when everyone commented on Mac not really being fat and I called her "Japanese Fat." That quip got repeated then by others throughout the screening. Score one for X!

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    10/27 Doctor X (1932)
    This one was my vote and went over very well. The two strip technicolor wowed people with the agreement seeming to be "why do you need more than two colors?" And the ladies commented a lot about how they adored what Fay Wray was wearing. The comedic reporter was especially despised but I had warned them before hand about the character so people were able to look past him early on. Everyone seemed to enjoy the incompetent maid much more. But the finale was the real show stealer with everyone commenting how even though it was so late at night it really jolted them awake. "SYNTHETIC FLESH" will be our new meme for years to come I'm sure.

    Overall a great party and there's already talk about a Christmas showing for this year since people can hardly wait to see more weirdness.
     
  19. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    I agree, it's a minor masterpiece, and I wish Blue Underground would revisit it on blu ray.

    October 30th: When a Stranger Calls (1979)
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    An absolute classic. I remember finding the remake okay - but the 1979 movie is so much more elegant! It generates chills with every viewing, and the choice to have the second act change gears to humanize the monster is a clever move - at that point, the director has already proven what he can do in the scare department (which he revisits for the finale anyway).
     
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    ** = first time viewing
    10/01 - Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988) 6/10 **
    10/02 - Frankenstein (1931) **
    10/03 - The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) **
    10/04 - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 7/10 **
    10/05 - The Exorcist [Theatrical Version] (1973) **
    10/06 - The Exorcist 2: Heretic [Full 117 Minute Version] (1977) 1/10 **
    10/06 - The XXXorcist (2006) 6/10 **
    10/07 - The Dwelling (1993) 5/10 **
    10/08 - Innocent Prey (1984) 4/10 **
    10/09 – The Cabin in the Woods (2011) 9/10 **
    10/10 – Dracula (1931) **
    10/11 – The Horror of Dracula (1958) 4/10 **
    10/12 - The Devil Within Her (Beyond the Door) (1974) 1/10 **
    10/13 - The Exorcist 3 (1990) 8/10 **
    10/14 - The Hitchhiker: The Miracle of Alice Ames (1989) 6/10 **
    10/14 - The Hitchhiker: Ghostwriter (1986) 6/10 **
    10/14 - The Hitchhiker: Man's Best Friend (1985) 6/10 **
    10/15 - Porkchop (2010) 5/10 **
    10/15 - Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind (2011) 3/10 **
    10/16 - The Devil's Rock (2011) 8/10 **
    10/17 - The Vampire Lovers (1970) 6/10 **
    10/18 - Lust for a Vampire (1971) 3/10 **
    10/19 - Twins of Evil (1971) 6/10 **
    10/19 - Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) 7/10 **
    10/20 - Malabimba [Unrated] (1979) 5/10 **
    10/20 - Elvira's Movie Macabre: Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) 6/10 **
    10/21 - Masters of Horror S1: Dreams in the Witch House (2005) 6/10 **
    10/21 - Masters of Horror S1: The Fair Haired Child (2006) 5/10 **
    10/21 - Masters of Horror S1: Jenifer (2005) 6/10 **
    10/21 - Possession: Until Death Do You Part (Possession) (1987) 5/10 **
    10/22 - Sledgehammer (1983) 3/10 **
    10/22 - House of Whipcord (1974) 1/10 **
    10/23 - Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) 2/10 **
    10/23 - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) 4/10 **
    10/24 - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 5/10 **
    10/25 - Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula (2008) 5/10 **
    10/25 - Girls Gone Dead (2012) 7/10 **
    10/26 - Murder Party (2007) 5/10 **
    10/26 - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) 7/10 **
    10/27 - Alucarda (1977) 4/10 **
    10/27 - Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) 0/10 **
    10/28 - Sorority House Massacre (1986) 5/10 **
    10/28 - Sorority House Massacre II (1990) 8/10
    10/28 - Hard to Die (1990) 6/10 **
    10/29 - The Mummy (1932) **
    10/29 - The Mummy (1959) 5/10 **
    10/29 - The Devil Inside Her (1977) 8/10 **




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    The Mummy (1932) **
    In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. I’m glad I saw it for the first time on blu-ray. It looks fantastic. It’s a slow burn but I enjoyed it. My 5-year-old was bored to tears. He kept asking when it was going to be scary.



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    The Mummy (1959) 5/10 **
    In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. So far I haven’t cared for Lee’s Frankenstein monster or Dracula but I loved his Mummy. He’s the right build and very menacing. The film can be a bit of bore at times, but it had its moments.



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    The Devil Inside Her (1977) 8/10 **
    This 70’s porno is much better than it has any rite to be. Most of it takes place in the woods near a farm. The farmer is a religious fanatic with two virgin daughters. One of the daughters is jealous of her sister’s budding romance with the hunky farmhand and offers her soul for his affection. From then on the devil, who I believe played cowbell for KISS, begins to take the form of each of the players and coerces forces then into different sexual situations. The acting is surprisingly decent and the film rarely gets bogged down in sex scenes. It slowly ratchets up the depravity which keeps the sex interesting. Outside of the sex there are some compelling scenes. I especially enjoyed the witch creating the love potion. If you enjoyed the ALICE IN WONDERLAND porn and you can handle some real filth, this disc from Something Weird Video is worth seeking out.
     

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