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With Dark Night of the Scarecrow arriving on blu, I'm thinking of calling it 'Night of the Flour Sack':

Dark Night of the Scarecrow
The Orphanage
Trick 'r Treat
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Not what all I'll end up watching yet. I did just watch Orphanage for the first time and liked it. Trick 'r Treat is a must watch every year. The Great Pumpkin of course. I've been wanting to watch Zombieland again, so that'll probably sneak in there.

On Halloween, my girlfriend's cousin always has a horror movie marathon that we go to.
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Funny you should post this!

Our projector screen pulls down across our front window. Every year at Halloween we replace it with a sheet, flip the image and play Halloween-themed movies to compliment our front-yard decorations. Never fails to get lots of "oohs" and "ahhs" from the neighborhood kids (and some of the adults!).

In the past we've shown Corpse Bride, Frankenstein (the 1931 version), Young Frankenstein, Igor...

With the re-release of Nightmare Before christmas, we may need to show that again this year.
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Funny you should post this!

Our projector screen pulls down across our front window. Every year at Halloween we replace it with a sheet, flip the image and play Halloween-themed movies to compliment our front-yard decorations. Never fails to get lots of "oohs" and "ahhs" from the neighborhood kids (and some of the adults!).

In the past we've shown Corpse Bride, Frankenstein (the 1931 version), Young Frankenstein, Igor...

With the re-release of Nightmare Before christmas, we may need to show that again this year.

I've done a couple of animated shorts that would probably make good window material:


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Sleepy Hollow
Trick r Treat
Nightmare Before Christmas
Corpse Bride
The Company of Wolves
The Leprechaun movies
Hammer Dracula movies
WCIU Son of Svengooli (shows horror movies)

more to come before Halloween
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I'll be watching 'Halloween' (1978) about a dozen times Best one by far!
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In case you guys are unaware, AVS has its own Halloween Horror Festival every year:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...068270&page=60

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In case you guys are unaware, AVS has its own Halloween Horror Festival every year:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...068270&page=60

You beat me to it

Here's my plan and what I've watched so far:

1. [REC]
2. [REC] 2
3. Isolation
4. Antichrist
5. The Human Centipede
6. Noroi The Curse
7. Atrocious
8. Cold Fish (Tsumetai Nettaigyo)
9. The Loved Ones
10. The Thing (2011)
11. Dream House (2011)
12. Dinowolf
13. The Silent House (La Casa Muda)
14. Antibodies
15. Dream Home (Wai dor lei ah yut ho)
16. The Possession of David O'Reilly
** 80's Horror Week **
17. Pieces
18. Creepshow
19. Poltergeist
20. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
21. Pumpkinhead
22. Pet Sematary
23. The Shining
** end 80's week **
24. Halloween (1978)
25. Suspiria
26. The Descent
27. I Spit On Your Grave (2010)
28. The Exorcist
29. Sweeney Todd
30. Trick 'r Treat
31. House of 1000 Corpses

List to date:
October 1st:
The Human Centipede: 3 stars - Fairly original but a little light on the gore and fewer scares than I would have liked. Still the creepy German doctor makes up for the other shortcomings.

Isolation:
2 1/2 stars - Not a bad little creature feature... good atmosphere and cinematography but not enough victims and the creature was a little unimpressive. Overall this had a lot more potential than it delivered but was still worth a watch.

October 2nd:
I Spit On Your Grave (2010): 3 1/2 stars - I've never seen the original so can't compare but this is a solid r@pe revenge flick. I have a few gripes that took this down from a solid 4 star rating but wont spoil for anyone who hasn't seen this. The r@pe scene is pretty brutal, up there with LHOTL remake but the payback is pretty hardcore!

October 3rd:
Cold Fish (Tsumetai nettaigyo): 3 1/2 stars - First off this is not a horror movie, I'm not sure why I thought it was but am thinking the trailer must have been mixed in with other foreign horror trailers I was watching at some point. This falls between drama and thriller and while it was a bit slow to get off the ground once it did it was quite a ride. The final 20 minutes were BRUTAL with enough gore to make up for the almost 2 hours of mostly dialogue.

October 4th:
Scream 4: 2 stars - Felt more like a comedy for the most part, just hard to take serious really. I enjoyed parts of it and the locale (Santa Rosa, CA) recaptured some of the original charm but otherwise it felt rather disjointed and the plot or motive was just pitiful.

The Possession of David O'Reilly: 1 star - Not much to say about this really. It tried to be a shaky cam film presented as if being filmed by one of the characters but it wasn't. The plot was predictable and it took no time to build any of the characters or premise.

October 5th:
The Silent House (La Casa Muda): 4 stars - This is definitely not something that will appeal to the masses but I really appreciated what the director did with the single continuos shot. I do have complaints that I wont voice for spoiling it for others but the claustrophobic atmosphere and camera work really added to my enjoyment of the film. I also like the way everything was wrapped up with the closing scene post credits.

Dream Home (Wai dor lei ah yut ho): 4 stars - I really enjoyed this slasher with a unique twist on the genre in the way it told the story flashing back to fill in the history. Some dark humor and solid gore earned this little gem a solid spot in this months line up!

October 6th:

Yellowbrickroad: 1 star - I guess this really deserves no stars because it is my first ejected title this month. After an hour I just couldn't stand to hear me tell myself "this is so stupid" once more. The trailer looks decent but expect disappointment.

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I'll probably watch Citizen Kane and The Bridge On the River Kwai.

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Maybe Predator ultimate hunter, watching that disc makes my skin crawl
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1. [REC]
2. [REC] 2


Are those the blu, or the dvd? Are they still only available on Spanish blu-ray?
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Dark Night of The Scarecrow, never seen it before.

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Are those the blu, or the dvd? Are they still only available on Spanish blu-ray?

blu, Canadian release

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blu, Canadian release

I just snagged the two pack on ebay. So add those to my list.

A movie a day though, that would mean even less sleep.
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I'll probably watch:

The Thing (1982)
The Exorcist
Evil Dead
The Shining
Halloween
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original)
Alien
The Fly
Hellraiser
Videodrome

Premium horror movies.
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With Dark Night of the Scarecrow arriving on blu, I'm thinking of calling it 'Night of the Flour Sack':

Dark Night of the Scarecrow
The Orphanage
Trick 'r Treat

I usually refer to it/him/them as "Sacky McSack Face"
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Definitely Trick R Treat. I've also want to see [REC] again, but I don't think it's on Blu. I've got House of the Devil at the top of my Netflix queue. I might also do Halloween.

Other than that, there are far too many good movies coming out this month to focus just on Halloween.
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I'll probably watch:

The Thing (1982)
The Exorcist
Evil Dead
The Shining
Halloween
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original)
Alien
The Fly
Hellraiser
Videodrome

Premium horror movies.

Wow, that's pretty much my list too!
I need to add Halloween 2 this year, also Vamp, Friday the 13th 1-3 (picked up all 3 for $10 at BB!), Mimic, and Dead Alive. Oh! Almost forgot The Crow!

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Pitch Black (UK Theatrical Cut)

First time I've heard of this--is it a substantially different/better version?
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Strictly Blu-Ray:

The Terminator
Aliens (Theatrical Cut)
Jurassic Park
Alien (Theatrical Cut)
King Kong (1976)
A Nightmare On Elm Street
The Fly
Predator
The Thing
Predator 2
Halloween
Hellraiser
Gremlins
Poltergeist
Alien 3 (Assembly Cut)

Runner-Up Blu-Rays:

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick's European Cut)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth (Theatrical Cut)
Pitch Black (UK Theatrical Cut)
Event Horizon
Ghosts of Mars
Child's Play
A Nightmare On Elm Street 5
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4
Halloween II (1981)
Creepshow
A Nightmare On Elm Street II: Freddy's Revenge
Return of the Living Dead

And hopefully these will be out on Blu-Ray next year:

Jaws
King Kong Lives
Razorback
Little Shop of Horrors
House
House 2: The Second Story
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
The Stuff
Arachnophobia
eXistenZ
In the Mouth of Madness

Those should be on the must watch list IMO.

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Halloween
Young Frankenstein
Scream
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Harry Potter 1-7

Oh yea....a christmas carol (09 jim carrey) cause i luv the 3D.

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Young Frankenstein on repeat. Duh.
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Over the last 6 nights I've watched,

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers - 1956 ok so it wasn't blu-ray not my fault.

These are blu-ray movies though,

"Psycho"
"The Others"
"Cloverfield"
"The Exorcist"
"Halloween"

Soon to be viewed over the coming days, and weeks,

"The Thing" - 1982
"Dawn Of The Dead" - 1978 & 2004 version
"The Mist"
"Event Horizon"
"Final Destination"
"The Fog" - 1980
"From Hell"
"Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" - 1978
"My Bloody Valentine 3D" - 2009
"The Ninth Gate" I know, not a true horror flick but still good month to watch
"The Orphan"
"The Relic"
"Return Of the Living Dead"
"Scream Trilogy"
"Species"
"Sleepy Hollow" This movie is a Halloween tradition for wife and I.
"Van Helsing"


Halloween films that I wish we're on blu-ray,

"The Changeling" - 1980 (George C. Scott movie)
"The Haunting" - 1963
"The Thing" - 1951
"War Of The Worlds" - 1953
"Race With The Devil" - 1975
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Halloween films that I wish were on blu-ray,

How about the original Wicker Man?
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I've also want to see [REC] again, but I don't think it's on Blu.


You might want to go back and read a couple of the posts above yours
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Nice to see a fellow fan of The Relic! Fantastic under-appreciated creature feature.

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I cannot decide on what to watch at all if I am honest.
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28 Weeks Later
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Trick R Treat
The Ruins
30 Days of Night
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The original Halloween of course. That's tradition in our house.
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