The 2014 Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. rift

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    Halloween Unmasked 2000 (HCC Disc 15)

    I've definitely seen this one before on an older dvd but it was nice to revisit it. I always like the interviews with producers and exec producers who are more detached from the film and just interested in the release and profit margins. Also how did I not know that Nick Castle directed Major Payne?! I love that movie!
     
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    Oct 1st

    1.Dracula (1931)
    2.The Mummy (1932)
    3.The Wolfman (1941)
    4.Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)



    This is my third year participating in this great community's horrorthon and the aim is to watch a mix of well loved classics and discover new gems which are recommended by other watchers.

    As usual I started of with the universal classics which ignited my passion for horror films when I was a kid.
     
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    from the set:
    Halloween (1978 - Theatrical Cut)
    Halloween II (1981 - Theatrical Cut)
    Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers
    Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers
    Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers (The Producer's Cut)
    Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
    Halloween: Resurrection

    Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror DVD


    I plan on getting through the rest of the set later with only 3 movies left. Maybe pairing up part 3 with Trick 'r Treat or something like that. The Rob Zombie films will be a tough watch though :D.
     
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    10/02/14 (2)

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    Day of the Ax (2007) ~ Three friends driving to a cabin for a weekend vacation encounter legendary "J.R." - a deranged axe-killer wearing a mask out to get women pregnant.
    Awful shot-on-video Backwoods Z-film ripping off Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween. For "originality" they added a brief supernatural/occult plot line. Gore effects consists of red watery paint ("blood") and most of the murders are done with a hammer. Besides that you'll get full frontal female nudity, semi-torture porn, a chubby dude tied to a table and gutted, a main girl who can't run (for real) plus cringe inducing Creed like end credits song. Hopefully the only really bad movie this month. 1/5
     
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    Mok Family is Forever

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    Geez, it's going to be hard to keep up with you guys!

    October 1st:
    Halloween 3

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    Nice! :cool: And yes horror is my most watched genre and yes, I kick it into high gear around this time.
     
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    Oct 1st
    Legion
    the Ring

    Oct 2nd
    My Bloody Valentine

    Oct 3rd
    Trick or Treat

    Oct 4
    Awakenings
    Ninth Gate

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    Oct 6
    Exorcist
    Halloween 6

    Oct 13
    Event horizon

    Oct 14th
    The Blob remake

    Oct 16th
    Wolfcop

    Oct 17th
    Untraceable
     
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  7. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Kiss of the Damned (2012)


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    Even better the second time around--this was my favorite October viewing last year, and it will be difficult to top again this year. Had a bunch of buddies over to kick off the month with beers and treats. This one is HOT!
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    October 1:
    The Legend of Hell House (1973)
     
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    3) Cabin Fever: Patient Zero: I’ve never been a fan of this series and this latest addition will not change that. Now I will give credit where credit is do, Kaare Andrews has a very distinct directing style which shows through here, and the majority of the special effects are practical instead of CGI. Outside of those two things, this movie is absolutely horrendous. This films biggest failure comes in the story telling. I think it would have benefited more if the entirety of the film took place inside the underground science bunker. But, like all bad horror films, we are introduced to a gang of stupid, one dimensional, and unlikable characters who spew out the same clichéd banter that we have heard in a million other horror films (cheap sexual innuendos everywhere). By the time the climax was in full effect I could not wait for this to end. Avoid this one by all means. I’m just hoping this is the worst thing I have to sit through this month. (3/10)

    4) Contracted: This is the best out of the three “Virus” related movies I watched today. Contracted does a great job of balancing the human drama element and the progressive spread of said deadly infection. I have to give props to the special effects team here because even with a small budget they managed to pull off some gruesome looking effects. Several times through out the film I had to cringe a little bit. On the downside of things, the acting from some of the supporting cast is a bit questionable (awkward at best) and the ending, which goes over the top in a good way to a certain extent, manages to come across some what irrational on the main characters part. Solid all around. (7/10)

    5) Errors of The Human Body: Much like Wake In Fright (a film I talked about in a previous post) this is more of a psychological drama over a horror film. But unlike Wake In Fright I was not emotionally invested in this one. There is a lot of soap opera-esque, uninteresting fluff going on through out, and the actual Contagion element of the film doesn’t come into play until about the last half hour. Plus we get a nonsensical plot twist towards the end that doesn’t do much to benefit the film as a whole. “Errors…” is by no means a terrible movie, it looks great from a directing/cinematography stand point, but the story is underwhelming. (5/10)
     
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    October 1

    1. The Others (2001)
     
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    Halloween 35th Anniversary Commentary + Extras (HCC Disc 1)

    I didn't buy the 35th Anniversary blu ray when it was released as my double dipping days were long gone (ha!) and I really wasn't buying physical media at that point anyway. Apparently the Extended Cut on disc 15 uses the same transfer and it looks really good to me, honestly the best it's ever looked.

    The first audio commentary with John Carpenter and JLC was good fun. Carpenter basically lets JLC take charge and she is very enthusiastic throughout, obviously having a good time watching the film. Carpenter keeps trying to steer her towards more technical talk about how scenes were shot, but JLC sticks to the plot and the scares with some anecdotes about continuity errors peppered in.

    The second commentary with Dean Cundey and TLW is more technical, but not as dry or in depth as you might think (or prefer). There's a decent amount of sitting around and watching the movie going on, which is a bit of a shame.

    The Night She Came Home doc held my interest for the most part. I go back and forth in my feelings for these horror conventions and the fans who attend them. It's not something I have ever felt like taking part in, and part of me feels sorry for people whose lives are so wrapped up in these old scary movies, but another part of me understands and sympathizes with them.

    On Location: 25 Years Later is a great supplement that I wish was much longer. Living in Los Angeles, it's so cool learning about places I've been to or driven through that were locations for this iconic film. Would've loved to have interviews with current occupants and original crew members who worked on the locations and sets.
     
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    The Lodge - A very unoriginal flick with uninteresting characters and a dismal climax. We've seen this before, but done way better.

    Hellraiser - Ah, that's better. I needed this after that last horrible flick. A great entry into a classic series, although it dips after Part 2, imo.
     
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    Oct. 1
    Dracula Has Risen From The Grave(1968)
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre(1974) 40th Anniv. Blu
    Curtains(1983) Synapse Blu
     
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    The French Sex Murders (1972)
     
  15. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    The Hidden (1987):

    Explosions, car chases, body transfer, aliens, murder, bitchin' metal soundtrack, drug use...and that's only the first half hour of this movie! The pace doesn't really let up for the rest of the flick either. Squibs galore, expensive cars destroyed, strippers, Kyle MacLachlan, gun fights, a really gross slug creature and just so much more with a nice 80's sheen to the whole affair. Really, really loved this one! Also a cameo by Danny Trejo.

    Without Warning (1980): Apart from a few unintentionally hilarious moments (David Caruso's shorts, Larry Storch, and Jack Palance screaming AAAAALLLLIIIEEENNNN!!!!!!), one creepy moment inside a house, and a pretty awesome cast, this movie alternates between boring, confusing, silly and just plain annoying.
     
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    Oct.1.
    Annabelle (2014). 8/10.
    Oct. 2.
    Final Exam (1981). 1/10. Rarely have I seen a film so dull, I struggled against sleep and lost. The opening sequence was so poorly executed it seemed comedic.
     
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    Yeah Final Exam is pretty awful...it was hilarious when it became the hipster flavor of the month at one point last year
     
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    October 1st continued-

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    Hadn't watched Hell On Earth since the '90's. Fun, but oh so dated and cheesy. Man oh man Paula Marshall was hot in this movie.

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    Bloodline was a lot better then I remember it being. Reminds me a lot of the Marvel Hellraiser comic.

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    Between Hellraiser films I watched a few episodes of Ray Bradbury Theater.
     
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    Yeah honestly I feel like looking at them now, Bloodline is actually the stronger movie than Hell on Earth. If only we could finally have access to the director's cut...
     
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    October 1

    The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
    The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

    October 2

    Curtains (1983)
     

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