The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. satans-sadists

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    Oct 1: Halloween (1978)
    Oct 1: Halloween II (1981)
    Oct 1: Terror in the Aisles (1984)
    Oct 2: Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Oct 2: The Haunted Palace (1963)
    Oct 2: The Oblong Box (1969)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Energy Eater" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "Horror in the Heights" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Spanish Moss Murders" (1974)
    Oct 4: Lady Frankenstein (1971)
    Oct 4: The Velvet Vampire (1971)
    Oct 5: The Invisible Man (1933)
    Oct 5: Frankenstein (1931)
    Oct 6: The Wolf Man (1941)
    Oct 6: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    Oct 7: Horror of Dracula (1958)
    Oct 7: The Mummy (1959)
    Oct 8: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    Oct 8: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    Oct 9: Rituals (1977)
    Oct 9: Just Before Dawn (1981)
    Oct 9: Grotesque (1988)
    Oct 10: Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Oct 10: The Devil Within Her (1975)
    Oct 12: Sugar Hill (1974)
    Oct 13: Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
    Oct 13: Night of the Werewolf (1980)
    Oct 14: Day of the Dead (1985)
    Oct 15: Torture Garden (1967)
    Oct 15: Vault of Horror (1973)
    Oct 16: Insidious (2011)
    Oct 16: Hell Night (1981)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "The Ghost Talks" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Who Done It?" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Spook Louder" (1943)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "If a Body Meets a Body" (1945)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "We Want Our Mummy" (1939)
    Oct 18: Thriller "Well of Doom" (1961)
    Oct 18: Thriller "The Devil's Ticket" (1961)
     
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    TV #14 -
    Tales from the Crypt - Season 7 (1996), Episode 3 - "A Slight Case of Murder" (directed by Brian Helgeland) - [​IMG]

    Very slow to start and French & Saunders' Patrick Barlow has clearly done better than this but, as it progresses, it actually becomes rather surprising and clever. The ending, especially, gets downright funny- the editing and camerawork as much as the dialogue. The twist has some pretty clear logic problems (none bigger than: how did the "killer" know how many bullets their intended victim would fire so that they would run out at the exact moment the victim realizes who they are?) but, for an episode from this extraordinarily weak, dismal season- it's better than you'd expect. Good damn music score too.


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    Tales from the Crypt - Season 7 (1996), Episode 4 - "Escape" (directed by Peter MacDonald) - [​IMG]

    Not a lot to say. The acting was fantastic. It was exciting. I found myself rooting for the villain (in this case the protagonist) and was kinda pissed off at the ending even though it was likely technically fair considering what kind of person he was. The ending was extremely predictable though. And, this irritates me to no end: I don't know very much about war but... he slimes over the snitch, okay. But... why the hell did the British leader call 3 prisoners of war in their prison, enemies (I assume) of the British, "3 good men"??? Aren't they THE ENEMY??? Why the fuck does this dickhead take the guy betraying the OTHER side so personally???
     
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    35) Psycho (1960)

    36) The Wolfman (1941)
     
  4. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    October 18th: CEMETERY GIRLS (Naschy/"Dracula/Great Love") and VAMPIRE HOOKERS.
     
  5. maskull

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

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    Yeah I realized that after making that post. I don't think I realized that 7 even existed until I was hunting for cover art to post. Now I have to go find that one as well. Thanks for mentioning it.
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Hellraiser (1987)
    Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
    Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)
    Candyman (1992)
    Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh (1995)
    Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    When Halloween Was Forever (1986) [The Real Ghost Busters] :troll::troll::troll::joshua::joshua:
    Eh, didn't seem quite as good as the last time I saw it. Samhain didn't put up much of a real threat, the convoluted script never really explains why things started and the ending doesn't make a lick of sense (why are ghost re-arranging spot lights by towing anyways?). Also had some really lazy character designs, which up to this episode was pretty good in season 1. Infact the Sandman episode just prior to this one had some very good human animation which is always the most difficult. Anything good was clearly lifted from Disney's Night on Bald Mountain. It almost feels like the first Halloween episode was done more because of external forces than any internal inspiration. Really bad for a first Halloween Special, they do much better later on... I hope.

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    The Manster (1959) :troll::troll::troll::joshua::joshua:
    A movie that will bring about deep philosophical questions like, "Who is Terri Zimmern," "Why haven't I heard of her before" and "Why haven't we seen anything of her since Manster?"

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    I try to keep my knowledge of a film a complete blank slate before watching, and my recent experience with I Eat Your Skin and now Manster reinforce that policy. There's not much more for me to love than bizarre 50's Japanese slightly sleazy horror films like this one. A satisfying surprise.

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    Elvira hosts this with her seemingly every other episode style of just laying on a couching making stuff up, which again ain't half bad. Many of the jokes seemed unpolished though, with perhaps a little more forethought needed to give them the right delivery. Her solution to her deportation dilemma being a good example of not thinking things through. :shrug: I like it anyways.
     
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    31 Days of HorribluHalloween

    Blu-ray
    DVD
    Streaming
    October 1, 2011:
    1. Torso
    2. The Others
    October 2, 2011:
    3. My Soul to Take
    4. Case 39
    October 3, 2011:
    5. The Haunting in Connecticut
    October 4, 2011:
    6. Bereavement
    October 5, 2011:
    7. The Amityville Horror (2005)
    October 7, 2011:
    8. Scream 4
    October 8, 2011:
    9. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
    10. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    October 9, 2011:
    11. Troll Hunter
    BONUS: Frankenstein (1931)
    October 10, 2011:
    12. Friday the 13th Part 2
    October 13, 2011:
    13. Friday the 13th Part 3 (3D)
    October 15, 2011:
    14. Blood & Chocolate
    15. Splinter
    BONUS: Dracula (1931)
    October 17, 2011:
    16. Hollow Man
    October 18, 2011:
    17. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
    October 19, 2011:
    18. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
    The Film- 6/10​
    PQ- 4/10​
    AQ- 3.5/10​

    I'll catch some flack for this one, I'm sure. Yes, Henry is captivating as a character study. Yes, there are few good scenes such as the murder of the back alley black market electronics dealer. However, as entertainment, it doesn't cut it... it moved too slowly and the narrative is lacking any satisfactory conclusion. The downer ending works, but couldn't be more predictable.
    As far as the Dark Sky Blu-ray... awful. Though it may be somewhat attributable to the source, the 4:3 image never more than approaches HD levels of detail or clarify. Often, the image on screen is nearly indistinguishable from a good DVD or LaserDisc. This cannot all be due to the source, as if Henry was shot on film, then there would be either more detail evident (if shot on 35mm) or more grain structure evident (if shot on 16mm.) As it, it really looks like a 1" tape master has just been transferred to Blu-ray. I'm sure this isn't actually the case, but the results are disappointed... especially from the outfit that brought us the fabulous Texas Chainsaw Masacre blu-ray! The audio is worse than the video with hiss and pop occassionally evident and long periods where dialogue is nearly inaudible at even moderately-high volume levels.
     
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    Suicide Space Bastard!

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    I just finished Lucky McKee's The Woman a few minutes ago. While filled with disturbing stuff, I don't think it ever went all that far to warrant the several reported walkouts, or for that guy in that Sundance video to be that offended about it.

    I found it to be pretty excellent overall with a few problems. Solid acting, especially from The Woman. And she's actually got a solid black metal rasp when she's growling at people. She could be in Gallhammer or something. The main problem for me, and I admit this isn't all that big of a deal, the music. It seemed like every couple of minutes some fucking awful soft alternative rock kind of music would start up. Completely out of place, and worst of all, really stupid, terrible songs. The vocals in the song about 40 minutes in were so shrill it was actually causing my ears discomfort. That song made me long for the high pitched squealing sound during the gunshot next to the ear bit. This would've been a great no score/soundtrack movie. Just my opinion of course, didn't ruin the movie or anything.
     
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    Oct 1: Halloween (1978)
    Oct 1: Halloween II (1981)
    Oct 1: Terror in the Aisles (1984)
    Oct 2: Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Oct 2: The Haunted Palace (1963)
    Oct 2: The Oblong Box (1969)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Energy Eater" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "Horror in the Heights" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Spanish Moss Murders" (1974)
    Oct 4: Lady Frankenstein (1971)
    Oct 4: The Velvet Vampire (1971)
    Oct 5: The Invisible Man (1933)
    Oct 5: Frankenstein (1931)
    Oct 6: The Wolf Man (1941)
    Oct 6: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    Oct 7: Horror of Dracula (1958)
    Oct 7: The Mummy (1959)
    Oct 8: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    Oct 8: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    Oct 9: Rituals (1977)
    Oct 9: Just Before Dawn (1981)
    Oct 9: Grotesque (1988)
    Oct 10: Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Oct 10: The Devil Within Her (1975)
    Oct 12: Sugar Hill (1974)
    Oct 13: Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
    Oct 13: Night of the Werewolf (1980)
    Oct 14: Day of the Dead (1985)
    Oct 15: Torture Garden (1967)
    Oct 15: Vault of Horror (1973)
    Oct 16: Insidious (2011)
    Oct 16: Hell Night (1981)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "The Ghost Talks" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Who Done It?" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Spook Louder" (1943)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "If a Body Meets a Body" (1945)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "We Want Our Mummy" (1939)
    Oct 18: Thriller "Well of Doom" (1961)
    Oct 18: Thriller "The Devil's Ticket" (1961)
    Oct 19: Messiah of Evil (1973)
    Oct 19: Shock Waves (1977)
     
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    10.19.11 "Stephen King Day" Part 1

    Sleepwalkers DVD
    Graveyard Shift DVD
    Silver Bullet DVD
    Maximun Overdrive DVD
    The Dark Half DVD
    Cujo DVD
    Pet Semetary DVD
    It DVD
     
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    Blood Relatives (1977) Rating: 2.5/5

    I have the Canadian CIC VHS whose cover resembles this foreign release.
     
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    TV #16 -
    Tales from the Crypt - Season 7 (1996), Episode 5 - "Horror in the Night" (directed by Russell Mulcahy) - [​IMG]

    Easily Mulcahy's weakest episode of Crypt (he also directed "Split Second," "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime," and the superb "People Who Live in Brass Hearses"). Like every episode thus far this season, it's a callback to a better episode in one of the previous seasons. This time it's Season 2's "Television Terror." The twist is truly inconsequential as is the set-up and a lot of the "creepy hotel" goingson are boring, cliched, or just plain icky (as is the weird kind of Species-esque moment). Although, there is one killer scene: the bloodbath room. Matter of fact, that may be the one thing here that puts this episode over the halfway line (though James Wilby is very nice to look at and Elizabeth McGovern - who I swear I know from somewhere but can't place her - makes an engaging enough "mystery" woman).
     
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    17. Tucker And Dale vs Evil (2010)
    18.Grave Encounters (2011)
     
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    TV #17 -
    Tales from the Crypt - Season 7 (1996), Episode 6 - "Cold War" (directed by Andrew Morahan & Robin Bextor) - [​IMG]

    The editing could really use some tightening up, but the camerawork is very high energy and the performances are incredible (well, everyone has an off moment or two). The music is fun. An almost Arakian banter dialogue and violent shopping calamity piece becomes a relaxed and amusing social commentary. The whole thing is an odd mix of... (are you ready?) Pulp Fiction, The Doom Generation, Candyman, and, of course, Season 4's "Werewolf Concerto." Good idea too, writing the black guy as being a classist (at the very least, you know it could stick because you've seen these kinds of characters playing villains in other movies / shows). I don't know why this episode gets such a bad reputation. The best answer I can come up with is that people are annoyed by the characters. They are annoying but I think that's intentional. I really enjoyed it.


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    Tales from the Crypt - Season 7 (1996), Episode 7 - "The Kidnapper" (directed by James H. Spencer & Robin Bextor) - [​IMG]

    Huh... here's another one that's got me a bit puzzled. This episode, along with perhaps "Whirlpool," has the reputation of being the worst Tales from the Crypt episode in fans' eyes. But I didn't think it was nearly as bad as I've heard. As a matter of fact, it seems to me that it's just the subject matter and the disturbing nature of scenes like the attempted rape (which feels pretty effective to me) that rubs people the wrong way. Even though, this being a thriller in every way, it couldn't be lighter on scares- I was thoroughly unnerved, bought the psychologically screwed up and socially awkward kidnapper character, and didn't feel the episode cheated or held anything back. Great, unexpected twist as well (and really- think about it). Of course, with them trying to find a place to put some comedy in- I can't be sure any of that aspect worked but it does fit with the twisted tone of the series. I'm just surprised that there's more to this than I expected.


    Best to Worst of the Season Rank (Thus Far)
    Episode 6 - "Cold War"
    Episode 4 - "Escape"
    Episode 7 - "The Kidnapper"
    Episode 5 - "Horror in the Night"
    Episode 3 - "A Slight Case of Murder"
    Episode 1 - "Fatal Caper"
    Episode 2 - "Last Respects"
     
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    October 1st

    01. Thriller: Well of Doom (1961)


    October 2nd

    02. Thriller: The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell (1961)


    October 3rd

    03. Thriller: Trio for Terror (1961)


    October 4th

    04. Thriller: Papa Benjamin (1961)


    October 5th

    05. Thriller: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961)


    October 6th

    06. Thriller: The Devil's Ticket (1961)


    October 7th

    07. Thriller: Parasite Mansion (1961)


    October 8th

    08. Thriller: Mr. George (1961)


    October 9th

    09. Thriller: The Terror in Teakwood (1961)


    October 10th

    10. Thriller: The Prisoner in the Mirror (1961)


    October 11th

    11. Thriller: Dark Legacy (1961)


    October 12th

    12. The Black Cat (1934)


    October 13th

    13. The Raven (1935)


    October 14th

    14. Dracula (1931)


    October 15th

    15. Frankenstein (1931)


    October 16th

    16. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


    October 17th

    17. Son of Frankenstein (1939)


    October 18th

    18. Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)


    October 19th

    19. The Wolf Man (1941)


    October 20th

    20. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)
     
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    Dark House (2009)
    - I was pretty damn tired while watching this one so I kept spacing out. Not sure if that was out of boredom or exhaustion...I suspect a bit of both. The plot was kind of blah and the over-use of cheap cgi got a little annoying after a while. I'll try again some time when I'm not so tired.

    Bloody Moon (1981) and Hatchet II (2010) were both movies that I have seen many times now and were chosen because 1. they were light entertainment and 2. if I fell asleep, it wouldn't really matter because I basically have these movies memorized (I actually managed to stay awake). Anyway I enjoyed them as usual. I think Hatchet 2 is growing on me more and more each time I watch it. Just wish they hadn't added all the Crowley back story. I makes the movie drag.
     

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