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

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    10/01/2010: Tombs of the Blind Dead
    10/02/2010: Deep Red
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    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    Really, only 5.5!
    You rated it lower than Skeeter. I strongly urge you to revisit this film as it is excellent and much more deserving of your appreciation.
     
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    10/1 - Blow Out (1981) 6/10 **
    10/2 - Psycho (1960) 6/10 **
    10/3 - Trip with the Teacher (1975) 4/10 **

    I know, it’s crazy that anyone who regularly visits a horror website hasn’t seen Pyscho. What I’ve found is that everyone has seen Psycho whether they know it or not. The film is so prevalent in our pop culture that it wasn’t surprisingly when I knew everything before it happened. Thankfully that didn’t keep me from enjoying the film because Psycho holds up quite well. It would have been a real treat seeing this film for the first time in 1960, but even with major plot points spoiled the performances of Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh are very entertaining. One nice surprise was that the film is sleazier than I expected and Jane Leigh was quite a stunner. I might try to watch the rest of the series this month.
     
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    Title: Twilight Zone: The Movie
    Year: 1983
    Director: Prologue & Segment 1: John Landis, Segment 2: Steven Spielberg, Segment 3: Joe Dante, Segment 4: George Miller
    Rating: PG
    Length: 101 Min.
    Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
    Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono
    Subtitles: Chinese, English, Portuguese


    Stars:
    Dan Aykroyd
    Albert Brooks
    Vic Morrow
    Doug McGrath

    Plot:
    1959. Friday nights. We time-traveled. Witnessed surprising twists. Entertained aliens. Experienced fear. And first journeyed to The Twilight Zone of Rod Serling's memorable TV series. And guided by four imaginative moviemakers, we traveled there again in 1983. Directors John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller fashion stories based on or inspired by classic episodes. Landis weaves the tale of a bigot who gets a walloping dose of his own hatred. Spielberg takes over with a fable of senior citizens offered a magical rejuvenation. Dante serves up a terror trip with a child who uses his cartoon-inspired powers to enslave his family. Then fright goes aloft with Miller's finale about a neurotic passenger who sees a monster on the jetliner's wing. Or does he?

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    My Thoughts:
    This is one of my old favorites. One of the first anthology horrors I ever seen. I always loved how this movie started. The prologue is a lot of fun. But I never cared much for the actual first segment of the movie. The one with the bigot finding out what it is like to be like the people he hates so much. It is a good idea for a story... and I wouldn't go so far to say it is a bad segment. It just seemed to not keep my attention as well as the rest of the movie.

    The second story is more of a fun story. Where with the help of a new resident the people in the retirement home become young again while playing outside one night. And they need to decide if they want to stay young or be old once again. Not the greatest story either... but I enjoyed it more then the first one.

    In the third segment I enjoyed quite a bit. We meet a boy that can do anything he can imagine. Of course this is from a famous episode of the series. I am still not that familiar with the series and think that all the segments are from episodes of the series. But I must admit I like the way the episode was done more then the segment in this movie. As the movie made it too cartoon-ish.

    The final segment is my favorite one in the movie. A man afraid of flying is up in a plane where he sees a gremlin out on the wing tearing up the plane. It is this segment that really made this movie for me. It pushes the movie to the next rating level for me personally.

    My Rating: 4/5


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    Movie Count: 12
    TV Ep. Count: 6
    Other Count: 0
    Time Started: 11:30am
     
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    October 1st

    01. Horror of Dracula (1958)


    October 2nd

    02. Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)


    October 3rd

    03. Bay of Blood (1971)


    October 4th

    04. Friday the 13th (1980)
     
  6. maskull

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

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    Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror: Where has this one been all my life?? Never seen it before but I loved it to it's over-acted, giant-headed zombies, nipple-chewing core. So glad I watched it finally!

    Stage Fright: Another one I'd never seen but really enjoyed. Nice kills, attractive women and an owl-masked killer. Good stuff!

    Humongous: This one was hard to watch because my copy of it was so dark I couldn't see what was going on half the time. Looks pretty promising from what I could see though.

    The Mad: Second time watching this one. Billy Zane is great in this and some excellent humour as well. Not quite as funny this time but still a fun ride.

    Wild Country: The monsters were terrible. Could've been a pretty creepy flick if they hadn't shown the monsters.

    Crazy Lips: Saw this years ago and remembered enjoying it....still do. It's weird. It's sick. It's a little pornographic. It doesn't always make sense but what the hell? I just enjoy the heck out of it!

    Eye of the Beast: A lot better than expected. Mostly because they managed to get some characters that I actually liked. Also, even though cgi was used, there were also some practical effects thrown in. Kind of nice to see. One of the better Man Eaters.
     
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    Sneaked in a double bill of Haunted house classics 2nite.

    8.HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL(1959)
    The amazing Vincent Price starring in director william castle's classic haunted house pic. Apart from Vincent's great performance it seems the house is alive and is a great supporting character. A very atmospheric b-movie which builds up the tension and dread to a great climax. 5/5

    9.THE HAUNTING(1963)
    my very favorite haunted house pic, so much better than that 90s remake. One of the few films that still scares me witless when i watch it alone and with the lights out. 5/5
     
  8. DVD-fanatic-9

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    Movie #17, around 10:00 AM -
    Frogs (1972) - ***/5

    Needs a few more passes in the writing department and it's more than a little boring toward the middle, but this has all the right pieces. Genuinely freaky shots of nature looking menacing, schlocky (and fun) shots of devious bugs and animals, an excellent music score (I can't think of another one that sounds anything like this), and a mostly amuisng series of one-by-one death scenes in a somewhat unusual setting for your average horror film. I just don't see nearly enough swamp or jungle horror films that don't revolve around scientific experiments or naked cannibal tribes.


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    Movie #18, around 3:30 PM -
    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (aka- The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue) (1974) - **1/2/5

    Sorry, folks, but unless you're easily willing to forgive a film for being way too overbearing, this one just has a little atmosphere and nice gore which can only take it so far before it runs out of gas. And, sure, I was gunning for the main character... But as you know the ending, what good does any of that do? Intriguing premise with the sonic pollution angle but could they possibly have loaded this thing up with more us-vs-them cliches? And I'm all for showing police and so-called psychological experts as ego-driven, psychotic, vigilante freaks but this one just brings up important arguments and drops them again for a chase sequence. And for all that struggle against the main antagonist, it ends with a simple strangulation? While the really savage killing at the end is saved for a sexy nurse who gets her boob ripped off? This movie's priorities are all screwed up.


    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: 6 TV episodes, 18 Movies (by 5:15 P.M., October 4th)
     
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    The Vampire Lovers (1970) Was great. Good atmosphere, a beheading or two and lovely women.

    Bloodsuckers (1972) On the other hand was more psychedelic action movie then horror. The vampire element was not that big a part of the film.
     
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    8) Paintball: Not as bad as a lot of website have been making it out to be. Loved the rogue, shaky cam style used which added to the realism. My only real gripe is they never once explain the motives of this secret organization. But since it leaves itself opened for a sequel I can only assume I'll find out then. (7/10)

    9) 30 Days Of Night: Dark Days: When I first saw the trailer for this film I was convinced it was going to be total garbage. Surprisingly enough it was quiet entertaining. The CGI and production value was great, especially for a low budget DTV horror film. But I have to admit I saw a lot the twists and turns coming from a mile away. (6.5/10)
     
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    Title: Campfire Tales
    Year: 1996
    Director: David Semel, Martin Kunert, Matt Cooper
    Rating: R
    Length: 87 Min.
    Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
    Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: DTS: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
    Subtitles: English, Spanish


    Stars:
    James Marsden
    Amy Smart
    Rick Lawrence
    Jay R. Ferguson

    Plot:
    Horror takes a detour deep into the woods in this terrifying cross between Scream and Tales From The Crypt, starring Christine Taylor (Dodgeball) and Ron Livingston (Office Space).

    Returning home from a concert and driving recklessly, four teenagers crash their car on a deserted road. To ward off the cold, they build a fire and wait for help. But the hair-raising stories they tell around the fire put a deeper chill into the night. Each tale is more lurid, more horrifying, more shocking than anything they've heard before. Yet for these unlucky teens in the woods, the biggest shock is still to come...

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    My Thoughts:
    This is an Anthology Horror that I discovered in just the last couple years. And it quickly became my favorite Anthology movie I ever seen. There is a very short opening story Which admittedly is not that great. It is like most the stories in this movie... based off a well known urban legend.

    Next we get to the wraparound story... which I love. Best one I ever seen on any of this type of movie. the wraparound story is well done and has great atmosphere of it's own.

    Then we finally get to the first of the 3 actual stories. Which is a pretty good one. There is a newlywed couple that are driving around in a camper... and they get lost and stranded in the back streets somewhere. Has likable characters and pretty good atmosphere. I liked how they handled the things in the dark... as you never get a good look at them. Though it was on the predictable side as it is based of a well known urban legend.

    The second story has a young girl with an intruder in the house. Also off a well known urban legend so you know what to expect. I know what you are thinking... why watch something that you know how the stories are going to end. And I would normally agree with you... but these are done so well you don't mind the fact that you know where the stories are going... you just enjoy the journey of getting there.

    The last story is my favorite of them all. A guy on a motorcycle (Glenn Quinn of Roseanne fame) stumbles onto a house where a beautiful mute girl lives... and it seems she lives in a haunted house. This is the one of the 3 stories that I do not recognize from an urban legend.

    From here we find out the end of the wraparound story... which is also done well.

    this is a great movie over-all even if it is predictable. Definitely one I would recommend to any horror fan.


    My Rating: 4.5/5


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    Movie Count: 13
    TV Ep. Count: 6
    Other Count: 0
    Time Started: 5:00pm
     
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    Psycho 2 with the wife...good sequel,but man,it does drag.More gore needed,too,like part 3 has. Everybody is pretty on-point as far as acting goes,but Meg Tilly falters at times,like she gets tired of being there and half-asses it.
     
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    October movies #17-20

    Deep Rising-1998: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    A movie I've seen dozens of times and still love, it's a great blast of a Monster movie and it's a shame Stephen Sommers hasn't done anything this good since.

    Hell Night-1981: 4 out of 5 stars
    Enjoyable 80s Horror flick, probably one of the better movies Linda Blair has done. Some nice kill scenes, too.

    The Witch's Mirror-1962: 4 out of 5 stars
    Damn good Spanish flick, loads of atmosphere and some nice little shots and stuff, it's also pretty short so that helps.

    Cry of the Banshee-1970: 4 out of 5 stars
    Poor man's Witchfinder General
     
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    Hydra & Carny: Monster shows up. Dumb people get killed. There's one person who's smarter than the rest and saves the day. Ya know, basically what you'd expect from these kind of movies. Entertaining enough if you shut your brain off but nothing exciting.
     
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    kind of light on plot, but all in all, pretty good. Herbert Lom and Udo Kier make for a pretty decent master/student duo (although its a shame Kier didn't do his own dubbing like Lom did). Lom especially is really menacing in his role. The music is also very effective. The out-of-tune strings really add to the film. The torture scenes are plentiful, and although most of the effects look obviously fake, the filmmakers get an A for effort. While its not as good, this would definitely make a great double feature with Witchfinder General.
     
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    Movie #19, around 7:00 PM -
    Blue Sunshine (1977) - ***1/2/5

    The detective stuff is boring, but the intense, personal moments (of which there are many) are really good. Especially the conversation between the detective's friend and wife (though I cracked up during the pudding interlude). The lead actor Zalmon King is sometimes really good and sometimes a total joke. The music score is quite good too. A lot of masterful sequences- this is Jeff Lieberman's Larry Cohen film. Though not his best.


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    Prom Night (1980) - **1/2/5

    This film's true strength is characterization. Sometimes it seems like a parody of Halloween plot devices (no need to list them, you know 'em all already), but damn it all the characters are very well-written. In fact, the whole film pretty much works for awhile. Though the cop stuff isn't interesting or memorable in the least. The thing that really sinks the movie is how utterly stupid the killer looks. Glittery black hood? Skintight cat-suit (okay, they're jeans but you'd never that in most of the running shots)? And the slick gymnast leaps and jumps? What is this- ballet or a slasher film? And that awful whispering...


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    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: 7 TV episodes, 20 Movies (by 10:30 P.M., October 4th)
     
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    October 3rd
    The Curse (1987). **/5

    From the trailer, I really was hoping this was going to be some eighties gem I missed at the video store. The film moves rather slow and from seeing the executive producer, Olivio Assonitis (genre rip offs like Beyond the Door, Piranha 2), I was suspect. Effects were okay but nothing special from other films of the decade. Wil Wheaton stars and the only other name of mention was the director , David Keith(actor from Firestater). Basically a meteor lands on a small farm which leaks toxic chemicals into the water supply. From that madness and genetic mutations spread amongst the family which should have been a great Lovecraftian feel, but fails to deliver. Passed the time okay but figured I could be watching something better. Oh well...hopefully part 2 offers some worthiness now that expectations have been lowered.
     
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