The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread...SUCKAS!!

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  1. dave13

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    Retro Puppet Master
    first horror film of the month. i started watching the puppet master series back in july, and was going strong until Curse of the Puppet Master succeeded in killing all interest in the series. its taken me this long to work up the strength to push forward. fortunately this one was a step up, although its still not up to the level of the first 5 (of which i thought 3 was the best). some nice sets and atmosphere, and at least there was an attempt at new puppet effects. But the actor playing young toulon was terrible. worst. delivery. ever. i did enjoy the mummy-minions of sutek, though.

    highlight of the film: young toulon's pompous, overblown introduction followed by the worst amateur puppet show of all time. to which the aristocratic parisian audience (of about 12) applauds and gasps in admiration.

    Puppet Master: The Legacy
    is this actually a movie? i don't think so. i just skipped over all the clips and watched the wraparound story. i don't think it added up to even 10 minutes of new material. i feel really bad for anybody who rented or bought this thinking it was an actual puppet master sequel. the people who released this should really be ashamed of themselves.

    highlight of the film: watching the "filmmakers" trying to make a single cohesive narrative out of all 7 of the previous entries (including evil zombie toulon from part II and the ridiculousness that was curse). what a disaster.
     
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    3 - Children Shouldnt Play With Dead Things 10/2

    First off, its the old VCI DVD from 1999. Are any of the newer versions better? Horrible horrible transfer. The movie itself was just what I wanted. Its not a classic and it doesnt bring anything new to the genre, but its a good old fashioned zombie flick. Dug it.
     
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    My first October viewings.

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    10/02
    Pieces (1983)
    The Wicker Man (1973)
     
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    Corman's cult classic THE TERROR.Ever wanna see Jack Nicholson play a Napoleonic French soldier,here's your chance ! Pasted together by about half a dozen directors and essentially made up as it was being shot,the film still has some atmospheric moments and a nice score.Something of a legend in low budget circles,it's not as bad as you might have heard.
     
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    Movie #7 : Return of The Vampire (1943)

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    10 years after "Dracula", Columbia studios brought Hollywood's greatest vampire, Bela Lugosi, another shot in the fangs and cape. This time, though, he's Armand Tesla as opposed to Dracula. In any case, it's got great atmosphere, but is just lacking a bit of what made the Universal films so great. Definitely worth a watch, but not on par with the greats of the 30's and 40's. It also has one of the worst looking/acting werewolves I've ever personally seen in a film.
     
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    October 1st: New Year's Evil

    Wasn't that impressed. Excited when this arrived on Netflix, but now not sure why. Lackluster and one of least favorite holiday films, but not as bad as Home Sweet Home. The lead actress looked like a tranny and the acting and kills were bad.

    October 2nd: The Collector

    I know I have expressed my love for this film before, but I really like this more than any of the Saw movies. Fast paced thrill ride with great special effects for this type of film. I am looking forward to the second film. Watched it through the credits, small scene at the end I have never seen before.

    now attempting my second film for the evening..Dario Argento's Trauma.
     
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    Sole Survivor - Took a while for me to get around to watching this. Glad Code Red made a nice DVD release of it. Pretty spooky underrated gem about the consequences of cheating death.

    Meadowoods - I was actually thinking this might be cool when I realized it was filmed like the Blair Witch, but it was way too boring. Nothing happens for too long. The ending is OK, but it's gut-wrenching to make it that far.

    House of the Devil - Loved this flick! The 80's feel is there hardcore and done very well. Some definite creepy moments - the doorbell scared the crap outta me. A bit much of the "grain effect" sometimes, but overall excellent movie. Sequel please!
     
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    Oct 2 Paranormal Activity - first time I had actually seen this and really enjoyed it - kinda freaky if you let yourself get into it - like Blair Witch (which I still love)
     
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    This is the town that I live in. I remember hearing about this story when it aired. It was the only time I'd ever heard about it and I've lived here 34 years! Have no idea where in town this house is....
     
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    10/01 - Forbidden World (1982) - ‎"Can we co-exist?" Blood, guts, T&A, and shitty acting. A perfect start to the month.

    10/02 - Trip with the Teacher (1975) - Gritty, sleazy, and laughable at points... Zalman King does an ok David Hess impersonation.
     
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    10.02.

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    Don't Go in the House (1980)

    A whimpy nutcase is torching ladies at his place. He is also hearing voices in his head and he is curious about the local Disco scene. Semi-grim and partially sleazy Psycho knock off.
    October/Halloween score: 3.5/5 for including a chilly snowy atmosphere, Old Mansion, Disco Muzak, Drunk Chicks, Fight Scene, Awkward Behavior, Corpse Slapping, Crispy Undead Victims.

    The Boogeyman (1980)

    Brother and sister are haunted by childhood drama through an old mirror. Supernatural Uli Lommel Slasher with a farm setting, heaps of bad filmmaking and very memorable kill-scenes.
    October/Halloween score: 4.5/5 for including Amityville Windows on the farm house, Kitchen utensil skewering ala Carrie, Demonic Possession ala The Exorcist, Michael Myer-isms ala Halloween, Blouse Ripping, Unwanted Flashbacks, Dinner with a Priest, Kitchenknife Stabbing, Kitchen levitation, Slut-choke in Barn.
     
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    Was going to stick to one post but fuck it, I wanna add into the fun of this, hopefully I'll do a better job at keeping this up than the yearly list.

    NetFlix-style ratings system, bold are first-time viewings.

    1. 10/1. Day the World Ended-1955: ***
    Better than I expected, Roger Corman's 4th movie and you can tell it's a Corman flick. I actually thought I'd seen it before but it was just the shitty remake In the Year 2889.

    2. 10/1. The Telling-2009: *
    Stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid Anthology with a bunch of shitty Playboy Playmates trying to be actresses, it's fucking terrible and dumb.

    3. 10/1. Quarantine-2008: ****
    Fine remake of the Spanish flick [rec], never got the hate this movie seems to get from some since it's pretty damn good.

    4. 10/1. Zombies of Mass Destruction-2009: ***1/2
    Despite it beating you over the head repeatedly with it's politics it's still a decent cheap Zombie flick with some nice carnage and genuinely funny moments.

    5. 10/1. House of the Living Dead-1973: *1/2
    Dull, the ending kinda brings it up a bit though.

    6. 10/1. The Brides of Dracula-1960: ****
    For some reason I hated this the first time I saw it, the second time I like it a whole lot more. Pretty much your standard Hammer flick but it does all the usual stuff quite well and is entertaining.

    7. 10/2. Frozen-2010: ****
    Enjoyable little Horror/Thriller about three people trapped on a ski lift, nice tension and acting and yeah, it's good.

    8. 10/2. John Carpenter's Vampires-1998: *****
    I'm not exactly finished this yet but I've seen it enough times to know that 1. It's underrated as all fuck and 2. It's one of my favorite Vampire flicks of all time, easily top 5.

    9. 10/2. Chiller-1985: *
    What the fuck, Wes?

    10. The Tell-Tale Heart-1960: *
    This and Chiller serve as reminders on why not to pick up cheap $1 PD DVDs.

    11. Shallow Ground-2004: ***1/2
    Proof that not every movie that comes from The Sci-Fi Channel is terrible.

    12. 10/3. Daughters of Satan-1972: *1/2
    Stupid but I like the ending
     
  13. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Movie #8, around 3:30 AM -
    Ghoulies 2 (1987) - **1/2/5

    Of course, the carnival setting is great. And as a Gremlins rip-off, it has a lot of energy, it's actually at times more creepy, and has the notion to be more mean-spirited. But most of the time, it's just lame. A lot of the acting doesn't work, it's packed with groan-worthy cliches (the whole 'he saw her coming out of his trailer' thing was a really bad idea), and though it tries for heart (after they've already been too nasty), I don't care about anyone in the movie. A huge improvement over the first. Unfortunately, that wasn't a difficult task in the first place. Pretty darn good score by Dolls' composer, Fuzzbee Morse.


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    Movie #9, around 5:00 AM -
    Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) - **1/2/5

    There's actually a lot of charm in a movie like this, even though about half of it isn't working (especially Buck Flower, who is just annoying). It's pure stereotype but I thought DeCoteau and company made these people feel like real characters. That is, in so far as a movie like this can (save for, perhaps, the extent to which Keith whines about Lisa's transformation, and the amount of times Frankie and Rhonda complain about their hair and skin- just a set-up for the Nightmare on Elm Street-esque turn where it's like, "look at your - hair, skin - now!"). It's light and not very offensive. And the music was the best thing about it until Linnea Quigley showed up. Her chemistry with Andras Jones is excellent (too bad there wasn't a sequel, I'm a sucker for romance and their odd coupling really worked). Carla Baron is the biggest surprise though and her Bride of Frankenstein demon was very cool!


    Official Counters
    Almost-gags (times I almost had to cover my mouth): 1 (House by the Cemetery)
    Jumps (times I actually leapt in my chair): 2 (Hell Night, Nightmare on Elm Street 5)
    So far watched: 3 TV episodes, 9 Movies (by 7:00 A.M., October 2nd)
     
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    Title: Dracula: The Legacy Collection
    Year: 1931
    Director: Tod Browning
    Rating: NR
    Length: 75 Min.
    Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
    Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, English: Dolby Digital: Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish


    Stars:
    Bela Lugosi
    Helen Chandler
    David Manners
    Dwight Frye
    Edward Van Sloan
    Herbert Bunston

    Plot:
    Although there have been numerous versions of Bram Stoker's classic tale, none is more enduring than the 1931 original. The ominous portrayal of Count Dracula by Béla Lugosi, combined with horror specialist director Tod Browning, help to create the film's eerie mood. 'Dracula' remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.

    Extras:
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    My Thoughts:
    This is the first movie I ever watched with Bela Lugosi in it. And one of my favorite versions of Dracula. I think Bela Lugosi does an outstanding job in the title role. What with this movie being over 75 years old... I wasn't expecting much from the audio and video on this release. But I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. Though I did have to turn the volume up on my surround sound a little... the quality was impressing. There was some noticeable dust on the video... but nothing that bad at all. It was a very good presentation... and the DVD gives us a nice collection of extras. though I only watched the Theatrical Trailer so far... I like to watch those before the movie to help me get in the mood for what I am about to watch.

    My Rating: 4.5/5


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    Movie Count: 8
    TV Ep. Count: 2
    Other Count: 0
    Time Started: 3:15am
     
  15. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    I just watchedBlack Sunday which as we all know is absolutely amazing. A classic if there ever was one. Not much to say about this that hasn't already been said. If you have never seen it, do so NOW!

    I've only watched two films so far and tomorrow's football. Looks like I'm starting the month off slow.
     
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    Dracula: The Series: Volume 1
    For centuries he has ruled the night, inspiring dozens of plays, scores of movies and millions of nightmares. His enduring legend is known and feared everywhere. Now, Dracula seeks global domination as Alexander Lucard, international billionaire power broker, who is relentlessly building a hi-tech network of white-collar vampires. Two young American brothers know his secret (and his weaknesses!) as they join their uncle – a lifelong vampire chaser – to follow the trail across Europe and the U.S. in a desperate race to expose Lucard and his undead army of corporate vampires. The hunters become the prey as Lucard seeks to eliminate their threat to his eternal conquest.

    Children of the Night
    In this series opener, two American brothers, Max and Chris, are left behind in Europe with their eccentric uncle Gustav while their mother travels on business. While Chris spends his time pining for American television and attempting to romance a young music student also living with Gustav, the younger brother, Max, who happens to be a supernatural enthusiast, is positive that his uncle is a vampire and goes to see multi-millionaire Alexander Lucard for help. Little does he know that the rich businessman is hiding a secret of his own.

    My Thoughts:
    This is a cute series from 1990. Is a family show that aired Saturday mornings. I never seen this show when it originally aired. I would say it is just a step up higher from Goosebumps. The vampires are done well without looking too scary (family friendly after all). And I liked how they did the effects for when a vampire gets staked. The effects of Dracula turning into a bat is pretty cool as well. This first episode is a good introduction to the characters. And it pretty much keeps to the Vampire mythology... though they do add the fact that Vampires cannot resist poppy seeds. Not sure what brought that idea on... or how I feel about it. But this is a very good episode of an entertaining family oriented vampire series.

    My Rating: 4/5

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    TV Ep. Count: 3
    Other Count: 0
    Time Started: 5:00am
     
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    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    Well, I managed to squeeze in another movie, although once again I strayed from horror.

    I just finished watching Exit Through The Gift Shop, an excellent documentary on street art, it's artists, and a man who through filming renowned artists such as Banksy becomes a prolific street artist in his own right. Less on technique and more on the transformation of a film-maker into artist, I recommend this to anyone, but mostly those who enjoy documentaries and the fine line between what is and isn't art.
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Rise Of The Gargoyles: Bad cgi, so-so acting, and a fairly typical plot...though not quite as typical as you'd expect. Usual from the Maneater Series but a good time waster.

    The Ferryman: Kind of cool body-swapping story but a little too much melodrama and mostly annoying characters. Also The Ferryman is pathetic looking. Warning animal cruelty :(

    Spring Break Massacre: Bad acting, bad script, not as much nudity as you'd expect, and a silly plot. But somewhat fun nonetheless.

    The Giant Gila Monster: Miniature car and train crashes. Drunk driving. Bad singing. A monster that seems to change size depending on what's needed for the scene. A Good Time Was Had!!

    The Horde: Not sure about this one. Some cool fight scenes and a couple of bad-ass characters but also a lot of melodrama, BAD cgi, and some lazy film making/writing. Worth a watch but nothing I would buy.

    Primal Rage: Thank you Code Red for releasing this one!! Lots of fun! Some nice kills, awesome Halloween costumes, and over-the top infected killers. Also some good moments of ewwwww! Too bad a couple of the kills weren't shown.

    The Dead Are Alive: Another Code Red release. Kind of confusing plot, but I was tired so maybe it'll make more sense when I watch it again. Decent giallo but not necessary.
     
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    Title: Dracula's Daughter: The Legacy Collection
    Year: 1936
    Director: Lambert Hillyer
    Rating: NR
    Length: 71 Min.
    Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
    Audio: Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono, English: Dolby Digital: Mono
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish


    Stars:
    Otto Kruger
    Gloria Holden
    Marguerite Churchill
    Edward Van Sloan
    Gilbert Emery

    Plot:
    Picking up where Dracula left off, Dr. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), thinking he has rid London of all vampires, is instead arrested for murder. Meanwhile, the beautiful and mysterious Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden) appears in London seeking the understanding Dr. Garth (Otto Kruger), Von Helsing's psychiatrist. A mysterious sequence of events leads Von Helsing and Garth to set off to Transylvania after the elusive countess and to rescue Garth's beautiful fiancée (Marguerite Churchill) in this classic thriller.

    Extras:
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    My Thoughts:
    I really enjoyed this one quite a bit.The quality... both audio and video... was very good. I have no complaints on this movie what so ever. This movie is the oldest I ever seen where it was about a female vampire. I really enjoyed Gloria Holden as Dracula's Daughter... but I have to admit I really liked this girl that was only in a small part of the movie as one of her victims... a girl named Nan Grey... she was a very attractive girl... with a sweetness about her that she actually left an impression with such a small part. Unfortunately this is the only movie I have with her in my collection.

    My Rating: 4/5


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    TV Ep. Count: 3
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    Time Started: 7:00am
     
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    Dracula: The Series: Volume 1
    For centuries he has ruled the night, inspiring dozens of plays, scores of movies and millions of nightmares. His enduring legend is known and feared everywhere. Now, Dracula seeks global domination as Alexander Lucard, international billionaire power broker, who is relentlessly building a hi-tech network of white-collar vampires. Two young American brothers know his secret (and his weaknesses!) as they join their uncle – a lifelong vampire chaser – to follow the trail across Europe and the U.S. in a desperate race to expose Lucard and his undead army of corporate vampires. The hunters become the prey as Lucard seeks to eliminate their threat to his eternal conquest.

    Double Cross
    Gustav's old friends, Peter and Anna Dyson, visit for a short time while Max takes the Cross of the Magyars (an artifact which prevents vampires from entering) from the house to be blessed. When Lucard finds out the cross has been removed, it is a race to see whether the cross can be replaced before Lucard pays the household a visit; but how did he find out that it was gone...?

    My Thoughts:
    Another enjoyable episode. I liked the storyline in this one. Despite this being a family series... with younger kids in mind.. I forgot how much I enjoyed this show. Though I must admit Brittany (my daughter) is right... the theme for this show has to go!

    My Rating: 4/5

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    TV Ep. Count: 4
    Other Count: 0
    Time Started: 10:15am
     

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