The 2012 Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. spawningblue

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    Finally, someone else that appreciates the greatness that is Murder Party! I watched this for the first time last year and loved it. It is now added to my yearly October viewings; can't wait to watch it this year. It's a shame that not enough people have seen this and/ or talk about it. It delivers the goods as a smartly written and fun horror film and doesn't feel cheaply made like other low budget films. Like Trick r' Treat, it also does a great job with the halloween theme, costumes (Blade Runner and The Warriors costumes!), decorations, Halloween parties, ect. I think if more people saw it you would see it added to a lot more lists.

    PS I am jealous, damn you have already watched a lot of horror flicks!
     
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    I agree. Still need to see the rest of the Universal Monster movies (Hope to pick up the Bluray set this month) but this is as good if not the best of the classic monster films in my opinion. I had a blast watching this one and was surprised how evil the title character was, as well as how good the SFX were. Can't wait to check this one out again.
     
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    October 1st

    01. Murders in the Zoo (1933)


    October 2nd

    02. The Strange Case of Dr.Rx (1942)


    October 3rd

    03. Calling Dr. Death (1943)
     
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    Oct. 3rd.
    Friday The 13th Part 2-A slasher film with a great cast, some solid acting and very well executed suspense. Genuinely scary in a few places. As mentioned in another thread, burlap sack Jason was so much more effective than hockey mask Jason-I love Warrington Gillette's portrayal of the character.
    Not a fan of slasher films, but this one is pretty entertaining.
    3.5/5
     
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    October 2nd-

    Was my day off so I was able to rock a few films yesterday.

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  6. maskull

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    October 3:

    Two pretty bad but completely fun zombie flicks (though Zombie Holocaust is actually more cannibals than zombies...weird) :

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    Total so far: 10
     
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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
    2
    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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    Bubba Ho-tep (2002) - Like most movies, this is one that I didn't fully appreciate until my second viewing. What a great movie and a great performance from Bruce Campbell as an aging Elvis. It's more drama then horror or comedy, meshed together so well that it allows such a ridiculous concept to work as a smartly written drama. How ridiculous is it you ask? It revolves around Elvis Presley and JFK (A Black man who says the government bleached him black) fending off a soul sucking mummy in a retirement home. Did I mention the mummy obtains their souls from their a-holes? It all seems absurd, and in the wrong hands it would probably be a terrible movie. Thankfully Don Coscarelli of Phantasm fame shoots it all with a realistic and sincere tone, and makes it all work without question. Amazing movie, and one of Campbells best!




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    Malevolence (2004) - This is a movie I had heard good things about and even though I have owned it for a few years, I am just getting around to watching it now. I was always under the impression it was a torture porn movie, which is something I have to be in the right mood for, so it sat unwatched. Thankfully I was completely wrong, as this movie is more in line with 80s slasher flicks, right down to the masked killer, Friday the 13th like score and blue hue. It really feels like a low budget lost gem from the slasher golden age. The villains has a great look, very similar to Jason from Friday part 2, and even though the kills are nothing special, the movie delivers with its' atmosphere. It's nothing new or mind changing, but it definitely stands out as being one of the better slasher films from the last 10 years.




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    Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) - I forgot how much fun this film is. Death by melting pies, cotton candy cocoons, t-rex shadow puppets, popcorn guns, ect. The old school effects are all very well done, especially the masks for the alien klowns. The acting is nothing special but they do all their jobs well enough and are for the most part likeable. Again though, the highlight of this film is its' creativity at bay. Great campy fun! Hopefully if they do a sequel, which has been rumored in the works for a while now, they can mange to include this films' charm.
     
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    October 3
    Halloween II - 1981
     
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 - Freddy's Revenge (blu)
     
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    Movie #10, around 8:00 PM -
    Night Warning / The Butcher, the Baker, and the Nightmare Maker (1982 / directed by William Asher) - [​IMG]

    Woo-wee, is this one LOADED! I barely see the point of trying to even analyze it. There are several substantial murders with a bit of blood (be there an unrated/uncut version floating out there somewhere?), but not as much as you'd expect for one of the infamous "Video Nasties." It seems maybe this film made that cut for its' story content instead. Which, again, I don't really want to bother with. I'll just say: the detective is way too into this and comes off as the real predator as opposed to the basketball coach and Susan Tyrell... LICKS the actor playing her son in this movie. See, the former is genuinely disturbing and the latter is ridiculous. To the movie's credit, there's no question what side of the issues it falls on. It's got a very big heart and I appreciate that. But, as a horror film, it is very messy. If any of it was aiming for camp, it failed. I was excited to see Susan Tyrell in the credits but I was hoping they wouldn't make her plot into: Psycho Hag Tries to Force Herself Onto Men and Won't Take No for an Answer. As a frumpy, hair-tussled loony, she's not the Bette Davis type. And for every adult character getting involved in the boy's life- we don't see him having any life of his own that isn't tied directly into Tyrell's story. I loved Julia Duffy in this movie and even her character - the strongest and most brave - is abruptly just thrown like a lamb to Tyrell's lion. And I'll be damned if it isn't the World's Greatest Cinematic Stretch to make that bloodbath at the end look like the work of a 17-year old boy who spends over 40% of the movie in a drugged-out daze.
     
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    Thanks for asking, Paff. I start watching at least one or two around midnight, get some rest, go to work for a couple hours (I'm off weekends, so there's more time), then come back home and watch the rest. If there's a TV show I want to watch, I usually DVR them and try to catch up with them later. I try to watch at least 5-7 a day, sometimes 8 if I make the time.

    I'm trying to beat last year's 139 movie count.
     
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    I've had a lot of trouble making 3 movies in a row without tanking into bed now for hours. Which is disappointing because I had a real schedule I worked out to get my usual 4 hours sleep, work, and get at least 6 movies in per day. But... my interest, in addition to my awakeness, wains. Today I was desperate to play a video game. I didn't. I watched a movie instead and yawned through most of it. (I was legitimately tired.)
     
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    October 3rd

    The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

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    Hot damn, my second viewing was just as enjoyable as the first. I think there are several scary moments in this otherwise clever sprint through horror film-making. Love it.

    edit: And sitting through the credits revealed that Joss Whedon directed the Second Unit.
     
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    October 4: Torture Garden , and The House That Dripped Blood

    I love anthology films, and these two did not let me down. House was better than Torture, but still both are very entertaining.
     
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    Elvira's Movie Macabre: Legacy Of Blood & The Devil's Wedding Night double feature



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    Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

    Four hours of Elm Street extravaganza: All you ever wanted to know or didn't know can be found on this documentary. Enjoyable and Interesting however, some of the actors didn't age well (Tuesday Knight, wtf?) while others look better now than they did back then (Lisa Wilcox, Kim Myers). 5/5
     
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    October Madness #6: Ghostkeeper (1980)
    Rating: ★★½

    A trio of friends out snowmobiling in the Canadian Rockies find themselves at an abandoned hotel called the Deer Lodge. With the heat still on although according to the registry no one's checked in in five years, the three friends decide to hole up when a storm passes over. But soon they discover that they are not alone!

    Atmospheric and desolate, the wintery landscape of the barren Rockies during a full-fledged Canadian winter supplies the main chills of Ghostkeeper. Although a lot of the film moves at a snail's pace, most of the time to it's disadvantage, Ghostkeeper does offer some claustraphobic horror with its naturally lit settings and creepy old lady who looks after the Deer Lodge. While there isn't a whole lot of plot development or characterization, Paul Zaza's score keeps the eerie vibe going while the acting remains unmemorable. With its pluses being the visual and audio experience and the negatives being the actual story and execution, Ghostkeeper most likely will have horror hounds cold with boredom rather than fear.

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    October Madness #7: Female Vampire (1973)
    Rating: ★★★★★

    Lina Romay plays Countess Irina Karlstein, a mute vampire who's family curse leaves her sexual appetite a blood lust. Stricken by the pain of being alone with an insatiable appetite for blood Irina can only succumb to her vampiric impulses, which she takes out on men and women alike at the height of their orgrasms.

    Ultra erotic horror film from Jess Franco who is here at the top of his craft. Beautifully photographed with lush settings, misty exteriors, bright coastal colours, and a sense of sexual frustration and ecstasy that clash head on into a tale lust and loss. Lina, as stunning as always, plays a fragile women who happens to be a vampire who cannot control herself, a damaged soul who's only power is to exert her sexuality. Featuring long takes, minimal dialogue, and a simple yet transgressive story, Female Vampire is a masterpiece of art house erotic horror.
     
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    My work schedule would allow me to watch seven films in a month if I'm lucky.
    I often go two weeks without turning on the tv, and have not been to the movies since April.
    I do love my work so it's ok though.
     
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    yeah, i'm kind of in awe/envious of those who can fit so many movies into a day (any day, eve a weekend). i was off to a good start - was able to watch a horror film on october 1st. "hmmmm," i thought, "maybe i'll be able to do one a day this year?" no. my 4-month old got a fever and had to be taken to the emergency room. we spent all yesterday there, and i'll be back again tonight when i finish work. i had a nice stack of films that i was hoping to work though, too. oh well. i SUPPOSE the health of my child is more important than a month-long extravaganza of horror films....sort of.
     
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    8) Absentia: Refreshing as far as supernatural films go. The film spends a good chunk of its run time fleshing out the characters and building on the mystery behind the husbands disappearance. Thankfully there are no jump scares, and the few moments when the creature/ghost attacks, it's done mostly in shadow. Very effective through out. (7.5/10)

    9) House Of Voices: I'm really on the fence on this one. The directing, acting, and production value is superb. But, the story really, really fucking drags along. Honestly, 45 minutes in I almost forgot I was watching a ghost movie. You could do a whole lot worse, but don't go in expecting much in terms of action. Descent at best. (6/10)
     

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