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Discussion in 'General' started by The Joker, May 12, 2016.
...from any era to see on the big screen, which would it be?
Me? Probably The Changeling.
Too difficult to narrow it down to one, but it would probably be a John Carpenter film from the late seventies/early eighties. Halloween, The Fog and The Thing would all look fantastic shown on film on a big screen. The original Dawn of the Dead and The Shining would be top candidates as well. Oh and Carrie. Better stop there...
FYI, Fandango partners with TCM to show classic films on the big screen, basically every month. The Shining will be shown in October. We're definitely going to see it. You should check if any of your area theaters will have it.
Dawn of the Dead (1978).
The Thing 1951, Godzilla 1954, Dawn of the Dead 1978, Blood Feast, Gore Gore Girls...to name just a few. I'd love to see Predator on the big screen again also.
As much as I love movies like Halloween or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, I tend to enjoy legitimately scary movies best on my own or in a very small group. If I could pick any horror movie from a bygone era to watch on the big screen, it would probably be something with an offensive element to it, like Cannibal Holocaust, Island of Death, Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS, or I Spit on Your Grave, just to get the reaction of the audience.
Hellraiser. I did see it in the theater on its original release, but I'd love to see it again on the big screen.
Dawn of the Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre
I made the dream a reality and ran a monthly midnight screening series at a local theatre for 7 years, showing films only on 35mm and over the years have booked and run over 80 features. I'm actually about to resurrect it again this summer, although not as frequently. Some of the horror-specific highlights included the original Night of the Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw 1 & 2, Cannibal Holocaust, Poltergeist, The Thing, The Shining, The Monster Squad, Blood Feast, Burial Ground, Warhol's Frankenstein, City of the Living Dead, Zombie, Re-Animator, Scanners, The Brood, etc. I also screened everything in between and across the cult genre from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Barbed Wire Dolls to Flesh Gordon to The Italian Stallion to Thunderbirds Are Go to Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS.
Night of the Living Dead
The theatrical reboot/reimagining of the cult TV series Supernatural.... from 2043.
Zaat, Two Thousand Maniacs, The Night God Screamed, I Drink your blood double feature. Also would like to see the blood spattered bride and I dismember mama without "pulling at ten-fifteen down at the Bijou."
Psycho (1960), Bride of Frankenstein, Them (1954), Carpenter's The Thing and The Fog, would be a good start
Fright Night and Escape From New York.
Return of the Living Dead for me
I'm old, so I've seen a lot of these on the big screen either from original release or through revivals. But, for ones that I haven't seen, it would definitely be a pristine print of a Bava. Probably "Kill, Baby, Kill"
Though I will joyfully see Shining any chance I can get.
A pristine 35mm print of Suspiria. I've seen it once before theatrically, but the print was really faded. Still amazing to see though.
It would have to be 35mm though, not digital.
Yes, exactly. I know sometimes they show older films at the local cineplex, but they don't look all too good. I like Tarantino's description of it being "public TV". I'd just assume stay home and play the video.
That's really cool. Too bad for me you're in Canada. A bit too far of a drive.
Sorry. I've had John Carpenter on the brain today. I'll change my second pic to The Fog instead.