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View Poll Results: What's your favorite documentary on a horror film?
Best Worst Movie 4 6.67%
Birth of the Living Dead 1 1.67%
Crystal Lake Memories 11 18.33%
Document of the Dead 4 6.67%
Full Tilt Boogie 4 6.67%
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror 4 6.67%
His Name Was Jason 0 0%
More Brains: A Return to the Living Dead 4 6.67%
Never Sleep Again 20 33.33%
Room 237 6 10.00%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait 1 1.67%
The Psycho Legacy 1 1.67%
Other (specify in thread)... 0 0%
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Best Horror Franchise Doc

This October we have been treated to the encompassing horror franchise documentaries CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES and in theaters BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD. The last few years we've also been blessed with some other quality docs on series like A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD and even TROLL 2. Which doc is your favorite?
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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There's many good choices, but as far as my personal favorite, it would be "Best Worst Movie" – I can watch that one over and over just because it's so much damn fun.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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Some really great docs there, but my personal favorite is probably the hour long Sleepless Nights: Revisiting The Slumber Party Massacre. I thought the entire thing was incredibly fun, straight-to-the-point, and left me wanting more. I usually don't watch these docs more than once, but I could see myself revisiting this. Would love to see similar docs on Night Of The Demons or Sleepaway Camp.

I didn't want to throwaway my vote on "Other" though, so I went with Crystal Lake Memories. I could watch Jason related material all day. Honorable mention goes to More Brains though, as I really enjoyed the 30 minute segments on ROTLD II and III in the extra features. Can't imagine either of these movies getting a special edition release, so it's nice to have some coverage on them.

And LOL at anyone who votes for Room 237. What a joke.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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And LOL at anyone who votes for Room 237. What a joke.
I'm shocked it's gotten 5 votes so far. I'd like to hear the reasoning there...
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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I'm shocked it's gotten 5 votes so far. I'd like to hear the reasoning there...
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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Another great thread rhett. Another good choice would have been the U.K. Creepshow doc or even the recent Scream Factory Day of the Dead doc. For me, Never Sleep Again narrowly beats out More Brains. As much as I love Document of the Dead and Birth of the Living Dead, neither tell the whole story of the making of the films. More Brains and Never Sleep Again are interesting whether you like the films or not. I'm still a bit jaded that 1408 Films snuck in an anamorphic version with commentary only months after the release of the first DVD. I'm curious to see if the upcoming blu-ray from Image will feature new material (such as the reboot), though I doubt it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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As much as I really enjoy Never Sleep Again and His Name was Jason, I had to give it to Room 237, it's fascinating to watch and though some of the theories are a bit on the ridiculous side (Stanley Kubrick filmed the Apollo 11 mission... WHAT!?), the theories are told in a way that I almost found myself believing them especially from seeing evidence within the film. It's all up to interpretation, and a film as complex as The Shining, there are many ways to look at it.

Plus, The Shining is my favorite horror movie of all time. So that may have helped me decide
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #8
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Never Sleep Again I voted for such a marvelous documentary. Such a shame the blu ray box isn't that great in the transfers dept.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:39 PM   #9
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Easily Never Sleep Again. Runner-ups would be More Brains, Best Worst Movie, and Crystal Lake Memories.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:00 PM   #10
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I have yet to see Never Sleep Again. Gettin' on that ASAP.
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I have yet to see Never Sleep Again. Gettin' on that ASAP.
You'll enjoy it. I'd wait and see what the upcoming blu-ray will offer in terms of extras before making a purchase though. The four hour documentary flies by.
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I have yet to see Never Sleep Again. Gettin' on that ASAP.
Yes.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #13
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Even though the Nightmare series is far from my favourite horror series, I have to go with Never Sleep Again. It is funny and fascinating throughout, and makes the 4 hours, like already mentioned, fly by. Runner up would be the Crystal Lake Memories doc. as Friday is probably my favourite horror franchise, but it wasn't as interesting to me as Never Sleep Again. There's a few on there I still need to see, Best Worst Movie being the main one.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:12 AM   #14
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I voted for the Psycho Legacy. I like getting the whole store sometimes and to me this movie(the original) was an icon in horror. The Norman Bates character left me with so many questions and curiosity. This movie The Psycho Legacy answered some of those for me. If somebody wants to say I am lame for my choice I have one word for them WHATEVER!!!!! I liked room 227 also, but ole Norman had me thinking. I mean I liked them all, but some of those(TX chainsaw) get me all grossed out.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #15
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Okay... why do these polls HAVE to close at some specific time, under a couple months?? Seriously?

Anyway, rant-off: Never Sleep Again is the retrospective to beat, obviously. I actually saw it, by the way, on a gay porn site. I kid you not. It's been deleted since but I am sincerely grateful whoever uploaded that did so.

But... if I could vote (rant on - goddamn it - rant off), Full Tilt Boogie is the best documentary I've seen. What can I say? I have greater 90's nostalgia than 80's. Even in 2006, when I saw it. If you ever want a 90's rush, this thing's better than The Real World.
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