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Old 09-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #16
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Girls Nite Out - Good 80's slasher given everything else that came out in that time period.
This sort of implies that shit was being released at the time in 82-84 (which I disagree with), lol
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #17
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MORTUARY has a very TV-movie feel and it's almost devoid of blood and gore but what it lacks in this area is made up in atmosphere. I saw the movie when I was about 8 or 9 in a theater and it gave me nightmares for a while. I suppose there's a bit of nostalgia in my loving the film as much as I do so I don't think anyone who hasn't seen the film under similar circumstances will appreciate it the same way.

THE FINAL TERROR is only behind Just Before Dawn as the best backwoods slasher flick ever made IMO. There's just an intense sense of dread throughout the movie, you can almost feel the wet dampness of the forest as you watch the events unfold.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #18
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This sort of implies that shit was being released at the time in 82-84 (which I disagree with), lol
Ha, not what I meant at all. My point is there's a bunch of movies that came out in this period and I felt it was one of the better ones. Held true to the campy slasher flavor I love.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #19
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Ah! Gotcha. Words dumbfangle me again.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #20
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I got Sole Survivor confused with the Eliza Dushku pic Soul Survivors. I have actually seen Sole Survivor and thought it was okay. It has a nice sense of dread throughout but is overall pretty dull. Cool idea that in my opinion wasn't presented as well as it could have been. I would rather watch any of the Final Destination movies over this one.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #21
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Ah! Gotcha. Words dumbfangle me again.
No, you're right - I should have been clearer. I thought the same thing for a sec when I first typed it. I love that era too!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #22
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Mortuary-I thought this one was really dull. Sold my copy soon after purchasing it.

Silent Scream-Pretty good. I need to eventually buy it.

Evil Laugh-Fun 80's cheese.

Girls Nite Out-Another fun one.

The Toolbox Murders-I really liked this one.

Night of the Comet-I love 80's cheese but this one has never done it for me.

Deathdream-Bob Clarke does it again.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:05 AM   #23
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Tell me about Humanoids from the Deep, California Axe Murders, Anthropophagus, Madhouse, Island of Death and the Night Train Murders?

I've already seen it and don't liking it much the first time, but should I give The Funhouse another chance? I haven't seen it in a long time.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #24
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Tell me about Humanoids from the Deep, California Axe Murders, Anthropophagus, Madhouse, Island of Death and the Night Train Murders?

I've already seen it and don't liking it much the first time, but should I give The Funhouse another chance? I haven't seen it in a long time.
Humanoids and Anthropophagus are both fantastic. Humanoids is sleazy beyond measure, and Anthropophagus is great slow-building euro-horror.

Night Train Murders is...ok. It basically wants to be Last House on the Left on a train, and to a certain extent succeeds. Not as affecting though.

I was a little underwhelmed by The Funhouse the first time I saw it as well, but it's grown on me. I'd say give it another shot.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #25
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Sole Survivor - Not one of the greatest CodeRed releases, but fairly well done and a decent watch. You're not missing much if you skip it, but shouldn't be regretting if you do get it.
I disagree. I have 90% of Code Red's initial output (before Bill went private), and I would say Soul Survivor is one of the best films of the whole bunch in terms of actual quality.
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Tell me about Humanoids from the Deep, California Axe Murders, Anthropophagus, Madhouse, Island of Death and the Night Train Murders?

I've already seen it and don't liking it much the first time, but should I give The Funhouse another chance? I haven't seen it in a long time.
Which Madhouse are you talking about? If it's the Price version from 1974, it's a lot of fun and definitely worth a watch! The only other film I've seen on that list is Humanoids from the Deep which is also a sleazy good time!

As for The Funhouse. I felt the same way when I first saw it. After all the hype I heard for it I came away very disappointed. It doesn't do enough with the cool funhouse premise and it's not really a slasher film. It kind of has that TV movie of the week feel, where it's more of a drama with horror elements. That being said, I picked up the Scream Blu-ray and am excited to give it another chance. A lot of the other movies I was disappointed with at that time, I have given a second viewing and came away very happy so, sometimes expectations can ruin your opinion of a movie.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #27
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I disagree. I have 90% of Code Red's initial output (before Bill went private), and I would say Soul Survivor is one of the best films of the whole bunch in terms of actual quality.
Well, I had to watch it 3 times to get through it without falling asleep
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Humanoids from the Deep - I'm honestly not a huge fan of this movie, but Shout Factory's blu-ray is gorgeous. Probably the best transfer of their Corman line. Excellent disc, so-so movie.

Anthropophagus - I love this movie, but I would hesitate to recommend it. It's flawed and somewhat plodding, however it has atmosphere like no other. The setting is just so gorgeous and creepy that I find it wholly engaging.

Madhouse - Is this is the 1981 slasher movie that Dark Sky released? If so, I thought it was okay, but it's not something I would ever watch again. If you skip it, you're not missing much.

Island of Death - It has been a long time since I've seen this, so I don't remember much about it. Personally, I prefer Nico Mastorakis' lighter efforts like The Zero Boys, Grandmother's House, or The Wind. But I'd still recommend it.

Night Train Murders - I'm not a huge fan of Italian films or overly sleazy movies, so I avoided this until the Blue Underground blu-ray. But when I finally did see it, I was very impressed. An effective and well-done re-do of Last House On The Left. Recommended.

The Funhouse - When I used to see this movie on TV as a kid, I thought it was just okay. But then I saw it in 2.35:1 widescreen and was completely blown away. It was like seeing a completely different movie. I think it's an atmospheric masterpiece and it is now one of my all-time favorite horror movies.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:17 PM   #29
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Tell me about Humanoids from the Deep, California Axe Murders, Anthropophagus, Madhouse, Island of Death and the Night Train Murders?

I've already seen it and don't liking it much the first time, but should I give The Funhouse another chance? I haven't seen it in a long time.
Humanoids from the Deep -cheesy sleezy fun, must have.
California Axe Murders - cheap 70's exploitation of sorts, worth a watch, but can be somewhat dull.
Anthropophagus -good zombie flick. must have.
Madhouse - Assuming you mean "There was a Little Girl", I've only watched it once a while back and thought it was a decent slasher from that great era.
Island of Death - So sleazy and funny, I found it to be a must have. Not for the faint of heart.
Night Train Murders - never seen it.
Funhouse - must have, cmon guy.
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Well, I had to watch it 3 times to get through it without falling asleep
3 times the awesomeness.
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