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The Countess' companion, played by Andrea Rau, is one of the sexiest women to appear in a vampire film (or perhaps any film).

I could have watched 100 minutes of Andrea Rau doing just about anything, that's for sure! Those lips, those eyes...very cool lesbian vampire movie.


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Ok, so we are having a cube decorating contest at work (ues I'm stuck in an office) 1st place is $75 AMEX gift card. All I bought was 2 pints of blood the rest I had but I'm hoping for first place... sorry for th OT but I had to share.




Back OT, I watched Sweeney Todd last night... probably one of my top 10 maybe top 5 all time favorite movies! Everything about the movie was absolutely brilliant!! It probably helped that I was not familiar with the story or music going into it but this was easily my best blind buy ever. Picture and sound on blu are both fantastic!

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Your cube has my vote Kenobi. Way to go!!!!

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Back OT, I watched Sweeney Todd last night... probably one of my top 10 maybe top 5 all time favorite movies! Everything about the movie was absolutely brilliant!! It probably helped that I was not familiar with the story or music going into it but this was easily my best blind buy ever. Picture and sound on blu are both fantastic!

It would be cool if that was a real co-worker slain on the table. I have thought about such a thing many times in the past. As for Sweeney Todd, it was definitely a well-done movie. I will have to remember to add it to next year's list.
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HAHAHA! That is one awesome cubicle!

I had an auditor at my desk this morning, it would have been great to greet her with those decorations!

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Very cool cubicle, General Sir.

The plastic reminds me of one of Dexter's "rooms."
The blood spattering reminds of the murders on Wonderland (sorry, watched the film last night).

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If you didn't win first place I want to see the one that did! That's fantastic General K.

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Thanks guys! Winners will be announced Mon so fingers crossed!

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Kenobi good luck! hahaa! You better win the saw is a great touch

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Children of the Corn 2009
Prince of Darkness
Halloween 2007
Carver
Shutter
The Amityville Horror 2005
Conjurer
Feast
Zombieland
Gremlins
The Lady in the Water
Mother of Tears
Ghoulies
The Gathering
Near Dark
Grace
Carrie
The Mist
The Guardian
The Thing
Halloween 2
In the Company of Wolves
The Brain Eaters
Ferryman
Poltergeist
Desert of Blood
The Beast Must Die
Seventh Moon
Deadgirl
Drag Me to Hell
Friday The 13th part 2
Ghost Story
Return of the Living Dead
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So my wife has become addicted to the Saw series, well at least as far as #1 & #2. So we watched #3 tonight which is my second favorite of the series but I guess I'd forgotten just how graphic this one was. Needless to say I think it pushed my wife to her limit with the drilling and sawing on the skull cap, the "rack", and of course the ribcage device and aftermath of a shotgun collar.

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So my wife has become addicted to the Saw series, well at least as far as #1 & #2. So we watched #3 tonight which is my second favorite of the series but I guess I'd forgotten just how graphic this one was. Needless to say I think it pushed my wife to her limit with the drilling and sawing on the skull cap, the "rack", and of course the ribcage device and aftermath of a shotgun collar.

Lucky you. Damn, i wish i could get my wife to watch ANY horror, but she has that damn phobia about them. Push your wife, the more she sees this stuff, she will get used to it.

I love the Saw movies, and as i said before, i had watched 1 thu 4 last month, so i didnt put them on my list for this month, but i will them for next October and probably go thru the whole series, 1 thru 6 (and see number 7 probably in the theater, i hope).

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32. Fear(s) of the Dark (first-time viewing)
Great little creepy animated feature! Six different French animators explore dark themes in stark black and white. Don't expect big, broad "Hollywood" type scares. Rather, sit back and soak up the dread, the discomfort, and the atmosphere. One of the segments truly didn't belong--an angsty philosphical piece that didn't seem to fit the overall theme--but aside from that, I was entranced. The final segment is required viewing for those of us lucky enough to have total blackout home theaters.

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7. The Fearless Vampire Killers
8. The Girl Next Door (2007)
9. Deep Red
10. Deadgirl
11. Frightmare
12. Zombieland
13. Paranormal Activity
14. The Nightmare Before Christmas
15. Deathdream (aka Dead of Night)
16. Trick 'r Treat
17. Mother of Tears
18. A Tale of Two Sisters
19. Dance of the Dead
20. Nightmare
21. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)
22. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
23. Blacula
24. Them (aka Ils)
25. Hour of the Wolf
26. Silk
27. Phantom of the Opera (1962)
28. Blue Sunshine
29. Opera
30. Wizard of Gore
31. Daughters of Darkness
32. Fear(s) of the Dark

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Oct 30th

114. "Daughters of Darkness aka Les lèvres rouges" - A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide."

A beautifully shot, atmospheric and hypnotic movie.

115. "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" - "A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger."

Beautiful cinematography, great sets and an interesting story.

Twelve year old Kirsten Dunst steals the spotlight with her amazing performance as Claudia.

Best of the Day - "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles"

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Today is Halloween, and i just watched INFERNO. I was suprised by what i thought was a slow plodding plot, however, the brilliant Argento style saved the day for me in this movie. I loved the great use of color, and his directing was fantastic with brilliant camera angles, great shots, superb use of close-ups and moving the camera in and out on things, he really did a great job on this movie visually.

This should be my final movie for the month as i have things to do in the afternoon and must watch the world series tonight. I still have trouble believing i actually DID make the 31 this month, barely, but i made it.

Here is my final list, with final ratings on my personal 1-10 scale:

MOVIES WATCHED ON DVD AT HOME:
1- Hostel II - *9*
2- House of 1000 Corpses - *9*
3- Devils Rejects - *9*
4- The Hills Have Eyes - (remake) *9*
5- Captivity - *8*
6- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)- *7*
7- Imprint - *8*
8- Chaos - *6*
9- Silence of the Lambs - *10*
10- The Shining - *10*
11- Mother of Tears - *8*
12- Rest Stop - *7*
13- Inside - *9*
14- Cannibal Holocaust - *7*
15- The Thing (remake) - *10*
16- Frontiers - *10*
17- Broken - *7*
18- Quarantine - *8*
19- Cloverfield - *9*
20- Martyrs - *7*
21- Planet Terror - *9*
22- Barricade - *6*
23- Event Horizon - *9*
24- House of Wax - *7*
25- Deadgirl - *9*
26- Inferno - *7*

NEW MOVIES SEEN IN THE THEATER:
27- Pandorum - *2*
28- Jennifers Body - *4*
29- Zombieland - *7*
30- Paranormal Activity - *5*
31- Saw VI - *8*

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Children of the Corn 2009
Prince of Darkness
Halloween 2007
Carver
Shutter
The Amityville Horror 2005
Conjurer
Feast
Zombieland
Gremlins
The Lady in the Water
Mother of Tears
Ghoulies
The Gathering
Near Dark
Grace
Carrie
The Mist
The Guardian
The Thing
Halloween 2
In the Company of Wolves
The Brain Eaters
Ferryman
Poltergeist
Desert of Blood
The Beast Must Die
Seventh Moon
Deadgirl
Drag Me to Hell
Friday The 13th part 2
Ghost Story
Return of the Living Dead
Orphan
The Amityville Horror 1979
Dracula 1979

These will wrap up Horrorfest 2009:
Army of Darkness
Paranormal Activity
The Uninvited


Total "scream" to do this. With all of your lists I can probably do this for the next 3 years. Again, total fun. Watch out for razorblades in apples tonight.
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Happy Halloween guys!

yankeeman - great job dude! I'm in Philly so you can understand it's been crazy around here. I'm not a a big baseball guy so I'll secretly root for the Yanks with you. Ha! Plus I can't stand Philly sports fans.

Darth - real nice list. Some of my favorites on there. I'd like to knowwhat you thought of Paranormal Activity if you get a chance.

Late this week I started the final lap with Shaun of the Dead and last night was Maniac.

Wrap it up today with Orphan, Trick or Treat and of course the Carpenter classic once the sun starts to go down. Good times ya'll!

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Happy Halloween guys!

yankeeman - great job dude! I'm in Philly so you can understand it's been crazy around here. I'm not a a big baseball guy so I'll secretly root for the Yanks with you. Ha! Plus I can't stand Philly sports fans.

Good times ya'll!

Thanks wizzack. Hey, Philly fans have a bad reputation, most of them are really rough on the opposition, worse than New York or Boston. You better root in SECRET for the Yankees. However, i really appreciate you telling me that, and i love the fact that you are honest about the fans there and about rooting for the Yankees. Have a great Halloween bud.

And Happy Halloween to all in this great thread, its been so much fun!

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Just finished Inside. I don't even know what to say.........maybe I need more time to collect my thoughts before posting final impressions.

And the verdict is??

My schedule today will probably be similar to wizzack. I'll watch Halloween (1978), Orphan (our main feature tonight, should go well with Thai takeout), and I will probably put on Trick R Treat again. I already watched it this month but it was just too fun and too well themed not to watch on Halloween night.

Big thanks to everyone that participated in this, I had a total blast and enjoyed changing my list up based on feedback from others. I will post a final list tomorrow with ratings and my top 3 favorite movies I'd seen for the first time.

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Happy Halloween guys!

yankeeman - great job dude! I'm in Philly so you can understand it's been crazy around here. I'm not a a big baseball guy so I'll secretly root for the Yanks with you. Ha! Plus I can't stand Philly sports fans.

Darth - real nice list. Some of my favorites on there. I'd like to knowwhat you thought of Paranormal Activity if you get a chance.

Late this week I started the final lap with Shaun of the Dead and last night was Maniac.

Wrap it up today with Orphan, Trick or Treat and of course the Carpenter classic once the sun starts to go down. Good times ya'll!

Will see it at 2pm today, I expect greatness
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Darth I agree but appreciate the effort.

There used to be a show called "Fear" on MTV years ago and P.A. comes nowhere close to the effect that had on me. I was truly scared for those kids in some of the episodes! I wonder what horror movie will be the "talk of the net" next year.

If anyone saw the baseball game last night then you saw the weather in my neck of the woods. The rain throughout the day killed the Halloween mood. Still managed to watch the movie but I saved Orphan and Trick r Treat for today.

Like blood, my marathon has spilled over into November. Heheheheh...

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Oct 31st

116. "The Haunting (1963)"- Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten more than they bargained for as the ghostly presence in the house manifests itself in horrific and deadly ways."

Without the use of blood, guts and gore, a genuinely scary movie and psychological thriller.

Highly Recommended!

117. "The Birds" - "A wealthy San Francisco playgirl pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness."

A classic which just gets better with age!

118. "The Birds II: Lands End"- "A biology teacher and his wife take their two children to an island summer house to enable him to write an important thesis while getting over the death of their son. While they are there, large flocks of birds appear and begin to attack individual humans for no apparent reason."

A travesty!

119. "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" - "Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance."

Better than Rob Zombie's remake....but that's not saying much.

120. "Orphan" - "A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be."

One of the better horror movies I've seen in a while and still thrilling upon 2nd viewing.

"According to the Estonian mental institute records, Esther was born on April the 20th - Hitler's birthday."

"The film seems to have been loosely inspired by the case of Treva Throneberry, a woman who conned social services from various states into believing she was an orphaned teenager well into her late twenties."


Isabelle Fuhrman's performance as 'Esther' is amazing!

121."Taxidermia" - "Taxidermia contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete -- a speedeater -- in the postwar pro-Soviet era. The grandson, a meek, small-boned taxidermist, yearns for something greater: immortality. He wants to create the most perfect work of art of all time by
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stuffing his own torso.

Historical facts and surrealism become intertwined as magical realism, like in the works of Gabriel GarcÃ*a Marquez or the Hungarian writer Lajos Parti Nagy; the script is based on two of the latter’s stories. Palfi added the third story, that of the grandson the taxidermist.

The first section begins with a disembodied voice pontificating obliquely about creation and three generations, explaining that if something has to end, the beginning has to be important. Immediately we see the grandfather, Vendel Morosgoványi (Csaba Czene), who is berated by his lieutenant in a remote outpost, with only the lieutenant’s fat wife and two beautiful daughters around. He retreats into the realm of gratification, no matter how extreme. He peeps in the daughters’ bath, drinks the girls’ dirty bathwater, masturbates until his penis emits flames of fire, and sleeps with the lieutenant’s wife. She becomes pregnant and the lieutenant blows off Vendel’s head — but raises his child, Kálmán.

In the second part, Kálmán (Gergõ Trócsányi) has become obese and competes for Hungary in eating competitions that their backers hope will be recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Against a backdrop of empty Communist spectacle and military poseurs, Kálmán strives to win. He meets up with an oversized woman, Gizella (Adél Stanczel), another speedeating competitor, and the two get married, although she has sex with his teammate during the wedding party. She and Kálmán embark on a long honeymoon, returning to their respective factories to practice. Gizella gives birth to a tiny, tiny son, Lajos.

Section three, which is contemporary, is calmer, less manic than the previous two. Lajos (Mark Bischoff) has become a quiet taxidermist who has no prospects in love; he is rejected by the supermarket cashier, for one. He is as frustrated in his way as his grandfather was in his, but Lajos’s fertile imagination will prove to work in a very different way. His father, Kálmán, has reached enormous proportions and can no longer move. Kálmán’s wife has long ago left him, so Lajos brings food and cleans the apartment where Kálmán (now Gábor Máté, in a fatsuit) sits amidst boxes of food and the three cats he pushes to overeat. One day Lajos finds Kálmán dead, possibly having exploded from overeating or having been mauled by one of the cats. He stuffs him, and immediately after, begins stuffing himself by locking his body onto a board surrounded by perfectly attuned machines. At the end of the procedure, a glass blade he has set up decapitates him and an electric saw severs his right arm. The two men are found by a customer, Dr. Regõczy (Géza Hegedžs D.), who puts them on display at a chic art exhibition. Dr. Regõczy, whose lecture is a continuation of the voiceover at the very beginning of the film, maintains that one can mount one’s father and oneself but can not mount the essence, that being what Lajos felt at the moment the blade cut off his head. The camera moves into the black void beyond Lajos’s bellybutton. --© Regent Releasing"

I first viewed "Taxidermia" in early 2007 (comments here) and have never forgotten it. This is one of my all time favorites which I saved for last.

This is a strange and grotesquely bizarre horror/black comedy/drama that's disturbing yet mesmerizing. If you can handle it, this is one film you will not forget anytime soon! A masterpiece!

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33. Halloween
The first and best of the "Halloween" movies, I know it's a bit of a cliche to watch this on Halloween night, but what the heck. Still effective after dozens of viewings. Donald Pleasence really raises this to something more than just a teen slasher. Strange to see Jamie Lee Curtis so young.

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5. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
6. Ju-On
7. The Fearless Vampire Killers
8. The Girl Next Door (2007)
9. Deep Red
10. Deadgirl
11. Frightmare
12. Zombieland
13. Paranormal Activity
14. The Nightmare Before Christmas
15. Deathdream (aka Dead of Night)
16. Trick 'r Treat
17. Mother of Tears
18. A Tale of Two Sisters
19. Dance of the Dead
20. Nightmare
21. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)
22. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
23. Blacula
24. Them (aka Ils)
25. Hour of the Wolf
26. Silk
27. Phantom of the Opera (1962)
28. Blue Sunshine
29. Opera
30. Wizard of Gore
31. Daughters of Darkness
32. Fear(s) of the Dark
33. Halloween

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Best year ever, guys! Thanks for all the great recommendations, I will be referring back to this thread for months just to catch up on all the great horror I might have missed. Thanks to everyone for keeping this great tradition going!

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Great year guys, congrats to all here.

A bunch of great lists and reviews too, i have already bought and watched some movies because of it, and will go back and look at the lists for more suggestions for the future.

Today i printed a return label from Amazon to return my defective disc of Suspiria, and i told them i wanted a replacement. When that comes, i will watch it, and while it wont count towards the October watches, i will let you guys know what i thought of it in this thread at that time.

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The wife and I both really enjoyed Orphan last night. Great take on the evil child thing and it had us immersed in it within minutes!

I have several movies that I wanted to see and will be watching throughout Nov before the Christmas movies start.
Yet to be watched:
The Changeling
Sick Nurses
Scanners
Eden Lake
Dead Alive
Pumpkin Head
The Company of Wolves
Night of the Creeps
Taxidermia

My completed list is here... what a great time! Thanks again to everyone for making this so fun!
October 2009 - list of 31

1. Something Wicked This Way Comes 3 1/2 stars... good fun!
2. Wrong Turn 3 1/2 stars; Predictable redneck cannibal slasher but I liked it!
3. Saw 4 stars - very original with a great story
4. A Haunting in Connecticut 3 1/2 stars - Better than expected with some pretty creepy scenes but still pretty predictable
5. Trick 'R Treat 4 stars, instant new classic campy and fun, didn't find much to dislike
6. The Shinning 4 stars... classic!
7. The Midnight Meat Train 4 stars - great movie with a story that gets better as it goes
8. Poltergeist 5 stars - an all time favorite, not too scary anymore but very well done and a must for Halloween
9. Pontypool 4 stars - excellent, original, and creative. An asset to the zombie genre and a must see for any horror fan.
10. Session 9 5 stars - Disturbing with a real creepy backdrop that can't be made on a movie set.
11. Paranormal Activity 3 1/2 stars - overhyped but still pretty damn creepy and worth seeing (probably best viewed at home)
12. Creepshow 4 stars - original and fun, excellent score and the monster in the crate will never get old!
13. The Descent 5 stars, one of the scariest creature flicks in the past ten years.. easy.
14. The Thing (1982) 5 stars - A perfect horror horror movie... pretty much says it all.
15. Audition 5 stars - disturbing and well worth waiting for the last 15 minutes!
16. Deadgirl sick and disturbing, not horror but very original if you can stomach it
17. Saw III 3 1/2 stars - My second favorite in the series
18. Saw II 3 stars - enjoyed this one more the second time around for the story but the buff guys is just too damn annoying!
19. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) 4 stars - One of the best remakes, amazing PQ on blu and great featurette on the read deal.
20. House on Haunted Hill (remake 1999) 3 stars - a prefect example of a fantastic remake screwed by cheesy CGI in the las 20 min.
21. Sweeney Todd 5 stars - In my top 10 (maybe 5) of all time favorite films... simply brilliant!
22. Ravenous 2 stars - not a bad movie but it just didn't do it for me
23. The Relic 4 stars - Excellent creature feature with an original story and well done effects from the creators of T2 and Aliens.
24. The Girl Next Door 4 stars - exceptionally disturbing but I wouldn't necessarily place it in the horror genre
25. An American Werewolf in London 5 stars - easily the greatest werewolf movie ever made and one of the all time best horror films.
26. Interview With A Vampire 5 stars, probably the best vampire movie ever made imo
27. The Hills Run Red - 3 stars - A couple good plots twists and some solid slasher moments
28. Orphan 4 stars - great movie with a nice twist towards the ends, very enjoyable take on the evil child story
29. The Entity - 2 1/2 stars - Not poorly done but the story did not really hold my interest
30. Suspiria - 5 stars - Very well done, good story, good audio track, and excellent backdrop
31. Mother of Tears 2 1/2 stars - This one had an excellent story but the acting was so poor it could not be saved.
31. Halloween (1978) 5 stars - Campy, classic, slasher bedrock, what's not to love?

"Twilight Zone The Movie: Horror At 20,000 Feet" 5 stars - I only watched this short out of the whole movie but it is fantastic, creepy, and wll done! Highly recommended!

Of the movies watched for the first time my favorites were Suspiria and Pontypool.

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Well, happy belated Halloween to everyone. It has been a few days since I posted (due to relatives being here for the weekend) but we ended out the challenge as expected with Inside (Thu), House of 1000 Corpses (Fri) and Halloween/Orphan double feature for Halloween Night. 4 great choices to finish off my list!! My official page has been updated and completed.

I had an absolute blast as this year was even more fun than last. Thanks for everyone's participation, recommendations and reviews. See you all in about 11 months!! Hopefully everyone will be back.

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