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Oct 4th..Frankenstein
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10/5

Isolation

A little over-rated on Netflix IMHO, but still a watchable flick. "Alien" on a farm. Good atmosphere and fine acting. 'Dumb-@ss' move of the movie: trying to drive a tractor around in 5 feet of water. Come on, even I know you can't do that

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BMaugans, that movie always looked weird to me and not in a good way like Lost Highway. Will be skipping it!


It's funny you say that, because even though I hated it, I would still recommend that you try and watch it. The fascinating thing about the movie (at least for me) is not the film itself, but it's people's reaction to it.

It's kind of like liver: I think most folks know deep down inside that they should not be eating it, but there's that certain type of person that just can't help themselves. (I can't stand liver either, btw...).
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I squeezed in an extra one today...

5. Frankenstein (1931)
The old original. The makeup is still incredible after nearly 80 years, the best part is the monster himself. This is the movie that made Boris Karloff a star overnight. I still get upset by the scene where the monster throws the little girl into the pond, maybe even moreso now that I'm a dad. If you've never watched this one, give it a try!

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Make sure you guys are also visiting Cinemassacre.com and watching Monster Madness.

James also has 2007-2009's monster madness videos up as well. It's a great way to broaden your horror viewing.
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Oct 4th..Frankenstein

Guess we're on the same page!

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Make sure you guys are also visiting Cinemassacre.com and watching Monster Madness.

James also has 2007-2009's monster madness videos up as well. It's a great way to broaden your horror viewing.

Thanks for the tip, there is some awesome stuff there!

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#7 - Se7en - And no I did not plan this it just ended up being what I reached for...weird. Ok, so maybe not a "horror" movie but it is a dark movie with psychologically disturbing content and some graphic images so I felt it was a good fit. I'd also been itching ti watch it since I got it on blu. 5/5, excellent film.

Recap:
1. Return of the Living Dead 1985 - Rating 3/5. My first zombie movie as a kid, saw it when I was about 12. To this day it is campy and fun. The wife didn't appreciate it but oh well. Friday night was a late start so we just got the one in.
2. Man Bites Dog - Rating 3/5 - Interesting movie and very original.
3. An American Werewolf in London - Rating 5/5 - My all time favorite werewolf movie, nothing else comes close in my book.
4. Hostel - Rating 4/5 - I remember enjoying this one less the first time around but it was actually done very well.
5. Amityville Horror (2005) - Rating 3/5 - I enjoyed this remake and like both the leads. I just got my bluray copy so it was nice to see and hear this in a way I hadn't before.
6. In The Company of Wolves - Rating 4/5 - I'd never seen this before so wasn't sure what to expect but I found it to be very original with some excellent fx and creature creations for its time.


On the agenda for tonight is Splice... we'll see if it's as lame as the trailers looked.

btw - Anyone interested in AMC's line up this year they still haven;t updated their Fearfest calendar for last year but I did find this on the futon critic from today:

AMC FEARFEST's programming specials include :

AMC PREMIERE EVENTS

Among a vast library of horror favorites, AMC FEARFEST will present premieres of the following:

· House of Wax and debuting October 22, 10pm ET

· Dead Silence debuting October 23, 12 :30am ET

· 28 Days Later debuting October 24, 8pm ET

· Jeepers Creepers 2 debuting October 24, 10 :30pm ET

· Evil Dead II debuting October 30, 10pm ET

· Dawn of the Dead debuting October 31, 8pm ET

· From Dusk Till Dawn debuting October 31, 8pm ET

In addition to the AMC Premieres events, AMC FEARFEST will feature horror favorites from the vintage to the contemporary including :

· Friday the 13th parts 1-9 airing together for the first time, in celebration of the franchise's 30th Anniversary airing primetime, October 18-22

· Halloween I-V airing primetime, October 25-27

· Stephen King classics Cujo, Pet Sematary, The Shining, Sleepwalkers and Graveyard Shift airing throughout the day on October 9

· Night of the Living Dead (1968), Frankenstein (1931), Dracula (1931), The Wolf Man (1941), and many others

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#7 - Se7en - And no I did not plan this it just ended up being what I reached for...weird. Ok, so maybe not a "horror" movie but it is a dark movie with psychologically disturbing content and some graphic images so I felt it was a good fit. I'd also been itching ti watch it since I got it on blu. 5/5, excellent film.

Great movie and choice. From wikipedia:

"Horror films are movies that strive to elicit the emotions of fear, horror and terror from viewers. Their plots frequently involve themes of death, the supernatural or mental illness. Many horror movies also include a central villain."

Se7en definitely fits the bill. If it was made today the last scene would have close-ups of inside the box and those images would also be plastered all over the poster/trailer/blu-ray box/facebook page.


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Straight to the sewer for tonight's film!

C.H.U.D. (1984) DVD

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers! Toxic waste in the NY sewers is creating monsters and the government tries to cover it up. Pretty cheesy but has a charm to it. The lead cop plays it over the top and that's great for some laughs. Corny monsters, Daniel Stern and a young John Goodman also add to the goodness. C+


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Straight to the sewer for tonight's film!

C.H.U.D. (1984) DVD

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers! Toxic waste in the NY sewers is creating monsters and the government tries to cover it up. Pretty cheesy but has a charm to it. The lead cop plays it over the top and that's great for some laughs. Corny monsters, Daniel Stern and a young John Goodman also add to the goodness. C+

You did better than me, I had my first eject of the month.

8. Splice - Rating 1/5 - Terrible and stupid all in the same low bidget looking CGI. Ejected after 40 minutes of rolling my eyes at the creature and the blond from Dawn of the Dead who was terrible in this.

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You did better than me, I had my first eject of the month.

8. Splice - Rating 1/5 - Terrible and stupid all in the same low bidget looking CGI. Ejected after 40 minutes of rolling my eyes at the creature and the blond from Dawn of the Dead who was terrible in this.

That's a shame, I had high hopes for this one.

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6. The Flesh and Blood Show (first-time viewing)
Lots of flesh but not enough blood. This 1974 movie doesn't hesitate to get all of its actresses in various stages of undress, oh, every 5 minutes or so, but unfortunately as a movie (let alone a horror movie) it is very lacking. An acting troupe in an old creepy theater on a pier getting picked off one by one by an unseen killer; sounds like it has potential, right? But it all takes way too long for any kind of tension to build up and if you can't figure out who the bad guy is moments after he's shown onscreen, then you haven't seen many movies. Oddly, none of the actors seem particularly scared by any of the deaths. And neither is the viewer.

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1. Sugar Hill, 1974. Blacksploitation, racism, voodoo, zombies, tale of venegenance. 3/5
2. The Video Dead, 1987. Killer zombies come out of a TV and kill everybody with big hair. 3/5
3.Shock Waves, 1977. Nazi mutant underwater zombies trash a hotel. Death by sea urchin and glass bottom boats. 3/5
4. John Carpenter's Pro Life (Masters of Horror), 2006. Right to life activist raids a clinic to save the spawn of a demon. 2/5
5. Survival of the Dead, 2009. Probably my least favorite "of the Dead" ever. 1/5
6. The New York Ripper, 1982. Solid, gritty, gory, cop flick. 3/5
7. Lake Mungo, 2008. I dug this. It was creepy and convincing. The dark atmosphere and subject matter were portrayed nicely. 5/5
8. Tombs of the Blind Dead, 1971. Didn't know it was a series, now I want to see the rest. Great classic horror flick and beautiful women as well. 4/5
9. Crawlspace, 1986. Enjoyed Klinski the most in this one, such a quiet, reserved freak. 4/5
10. Daughters of Satan, 1972. Nice mystery feel, good soundtrack and Selleck. 2/5
11. The House of the Devil, 2009. Wow. My faith in modern horror is on the verge of being restored. Very cool flick. If you think they did it better back in the day, see this. Great soundtrack, great period piece. 5/5
12. Borderland, 2007. Slow starter but the last half had its moments. Run from the crazed satanic drug gang! 2/5
13. Thirst, 2009. A great vampire flick, refreshing to say the least with the market jammed with "Team Stupid." Chan-wook is pretty awesome. 5/5
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You guys ever notice the artwork on some of the older flicks, posters/vhs etc? Some are way more twisted than the movies.
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Guys I saw Splice in the theater and it was insane. I've never been to a movie where people laughed and screamed at the screen as much as they did. It was like a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! I just don't get why this movie got so much praise. If it was supposed to be like something in the vein of ReAnimator or From Beyond I can understand but I don't think that's what they were going for. Eh maybe I'm wrong?

darth check out www.wrongsideoftheart.com for tons of crazy old horror/grindhouse movie posters. Some NSFW stuff there so beware!


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Oct 5th..13 Ghosts/w Illusion-o!!
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Last night's:

Fausto 5.0


Retelling of the Faust mythology from Spain. It was watchable and interesting at times, but I came away feeling as though the film lacked something, but can't really put my finger on it. Not overly gory and most of the gore involved medical procedures that you'd see on any episode of CSI.

6.5/10
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The Midnight Meat Train

Creepy and violent at the same time. A pretty good recent horror film.
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I really hope Netflix sends my copy of Monster Squad. Short wait my bedonkadonk.
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Anyone hitting the theaters for anything this month? I'm kinda interested in My Soul to Take, I Spit On Your Grave (remake), and Let Me In. Maybe Saw if the reviews are decent.

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The Midnight Meat Train

Creepy and violent at the same time. A pretty good recent horror film.

I tried to watch that thing twice in the past week, but unfortunately my Panasonic Blu-ray player keeps choking on two different BD discs that Netflix has sent me. I want to see that movie so badly, and I refuse to watch the SD DVD, so I finally gave up.
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I tried to watch that thing twice in the past week, but unfortunately my Panasonic Blu-ray player keeps choking on two different BD discs that Netflix has sent me. I want to see that movie so badly, and I refuse to watch the SD DVD, so I finally gave up.

It's $10.99 new on amazon right now... even if you watch it and sell it you'll still only be out a few bucks. I loved this movie and bought it after a rental.

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Another loser tonight...
9. Nightmare on Elm St. (2010) - Rating 2/5 and that's generous. What a failed opportunity to re-create the great wheel the original was. I mean there so sooo much that could have weighed this story down with somesolid jaw drop discovery of new elements. Didn't happen and not only that I had to check the box when it was done because this looked like PG-13 gore all the way.

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Messiah of Evil and Let's Scare Jessica to Death. Great quiet creepy horror double feature. Is 31 days of horror enough?

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Another so-so horror movie released this month is Case 39. This movie should've remained on the shelf and never released to theaters. It would've made a decent direct to video though. There's absolutely nothing original here, and nothing that surprises anyone older than 5. But as formula goes, it's a decent effort.
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1. Sugar Hill, 1974. Blacksploitation, racism, voodoo, zombies, tale of venegenance. 3/5
2. The Video Dead, 1987. Killer zombies come out of a TV and kill everybody with big hair. 3/5
3.Shock Waves, 1977. Nazi mutant underwater zombies trash a hotel. Death by sea urchin and glass bottom boats. 3/5
4. John Carpenter's Pro Life (Masters of Horror), 2006. Right to life activist raids a clinic to save the spawn of a demon. 2/5
5. Survival of the Dead, 2009. Probably my least favorite "of the Dead" ever. 1/5
6. The New York Ripper, 1982. Solid, gritty, gory, cop flick. 3/5
7. Lake Mungo, 2008. I dug this. It was creepy and convincing. The dark atmosphere and subject matter were portrayed nicely. 5/5
8. Tombs of the Blind Dead, 1971. Didn't know it was a series, now I want to see the rest. Great classic horror flick and beautiful women as well. 4/5
9. Crawlspace, 1986. Enjoyed Klinski the most in this one, such a quiet, reserved freak. 4/5
10. Daughters of Satan, 1972. Nice mystery feel, good soundtrack and Selleck. 2/5
11. The House of the Devil, 2009. Wow. My faith in modern horror is on the verge of being restored. Very cool flick. If you think they did it better back in the day, see this. Great soundtrack, great period piece. 5/5
12. Borderland, 2007. Slow starter but the last half had its moments. Run from the crazed satanic drug gang! 2/5
13. Thirst, 2009. A great vampire flick, refreshing to say the least with the market jammed with "Team Stupid." Chan-wook is pretty awesome. 5/5
14. 100 Feet, 2008. In the vein of The Entity. I enjoyed this one. Nice build of tension with only a few plot holes. It has some really great horrific scenes. 5/5
15. The Midnight Meat Train, 2008. As a genre fan it was pretty good, I do not like cgi blood effects. 2/5
16. Session 9, 2001. To me it was more suspense than horror, kept me guessing WTF the whole time. 2/5
17. Three...Extremes, 2004. One of the shorts is pretty damn good, worth it for that one alone. 3/5
18. The Church, 1989. Nice mood but a little too political for me. 2/5
19. The Gravedancers, 2006. This was great. A little bit of Poltergeist, a little bit of Entity, a lot of NEVER dance on a grave. Not a lot of CGI which is nice. I thought the pace was perfect. 4/5
20. From a Whisper to a Scream, 1987. AKA The Offspring for some reason, a very good anthology of stories in the vein of Creepshow, told by Vincent Price, with a very traditional way to them. Not a lot of gore but it doesn't need it. 3/5
21. Creature, 1985. This one was on the "do not let your kids watch it" list way back in the day at the local mom and pop video rental place. 2/5
22. The Deaths of Ian Stone, 2007. Not great but not terrible, decent story and good effects. 3/5
23. The Monster Squad, 1987. Absolute perfection. Pacing, comedy, and monsters. Equal to the Goonies. You can even see the strings on the bats. 5/5
24. Wicked Little Things, 2006. Kinda dry, it starts strong but then fizzles. Good ideas but you've seen it before done better. 1/5
25. The Burning, 1981. Summer camp prank gone wrong. I think this is a template for a lot of 80's slasher movies. Great genre entry. 2/5
26. Bram Stoker's Dracula, 1992. Visually excellent and well acted, re-telling of the old story. How did Twilight even come from this source? 4/5
27. Splinter, 2008. Pretty good. If you like Night of the Creeps or The Blob you should dig this. Creepy beasty, made me jump. Extra points for Jill Wagner. 4/5
28. The Thaw, 2009. Solid creature feature, light on gore, high on creepy. Plays on fears of global warming and bugs. I dug the "realism" of some touches like the tire tracks in grass. 3/5
29. Frozen, 2010. Excellent suspense. Kept us asking what we would we do the entire time and how we would do it. 3/5
30. Dead Snow, 2009. Nazi zombies want their gold. A ton fun here for zombie fans. 4/5
31. Imprint (Masters of Horror), 2006. Miike is twisted. 3/5
32. Creepshow, 1982. I remember feeling like I had seen something I shouldn't have seen with this back when I was a kid. This flick is a classic and a gateway to others. All horror anthologies are measured by this in my book. 4/5
33. Fright Night, 1985. Welcome to Fright Night, for real! 5/5
34. The Last Man on Earth, 1965. So cool, Vincent Price is a king. Let's go on a stake through the heart montage, come back home and fire up a jazz record on the hifi. Sweet. 4/5
35. Devil's Den, 2006. B grade but takes some interesting pokes at the genre. Some funny bits throughout. 2/5
36. Night of the Demons, 2009. A remake of the 1988 version, I liked it. Good story, some funny stuff, some pretty good gore. Overall a great Halloween movie.
3/5
37. Dead Silence, 2007. I loved this one. Great use of audio. Creepy dolls and curses. One of the best so far. I only regret watching it on AMC, commercials yank you right out of this excellent flick. 5/5
38. Pet Sematary, 1989. I dig King's books but most of the movies are pretty bad, this one is pretty good. The torment of that decision carries the flick. I think this is a classic among non horror fans. 2/5
39. Triangle, 2009. Very trippy. More like a Twilight Zone or Hitchcock thing going on here. 4/5
40. Jenifer Master's of Horror, 2005. Weird, not too great, not too bad. 2/5
41. Fido, 2006. Very funny, very cool. Quite a different take on a boy and his dog so to speak. The integration of zombies into suburbia was well displayed and zombies weren't even as twisted as some of the normal people. 3/5
42. Fair Haired Child Master's of Horror, 2006. I liked the twist but not much else. 2/5
43. The Exorcist, 1973. Timeless classic, never once does it feel like it's from the early 70's. I still get white knuckled watching it and have to tell myself to breath. 5/5
44. The Devil's Rejects, 2005. Not so much a horror flick by my rules but a great flick with great characters. I dug the cinematography and soundtrack. 3/5
45. Saw 3D, 2010. Didn't need the 3D. Plenty of gore and I think it had a plot. Nice technical execution of kills. 2/5
46. Sleepaway Camp 2, 1988. Formulaic slasher with tons of fun. Pokes fun at other teen slasher flicks like Nightmare on Elm Street. Angela's one liners and dead pan delivery are highlights. 2/5
47. Sleepaway Camp 3, 1990. Formualic slasher with tons of fun. Pokes fun at other teen slasher flicks Friday the 13th. More great one liners and social commentary. 2/5
48. Halloween II, 1981. I love the first the best, this one always felt like it was forced. Brutal kills save it. 3/5

My rating system:
1. These are work.
2. I liked parts and pieces, such as effects or story. I'd suggest it to a genre fan.
3. Complete packages here, well done all around. Genre fans will probably enjoy also. Strong likes.
4. Moving into loving it. Probably becomes repeat viewer and purchase, gets suggested to others and defended if others hate it.
5. Loved it. Definite buys, definite suggestions if asked. Not only a great horror movie but great movie in general. These stay with you and set the bars.
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7. Three...Extremes (first-time viewing)
Three prominent Asian film directors do separate installments in this horror anthology, going for the jugular. All of them explore different territory: the lengths a woman will go to retain her youth, a disgruntled movie extra tortures a famous director and his wife, and a ghost story about two contortionist daughters of a magician. The first movie in particular will be disturbing to women, but none of these are for the faint of heart. Each of these films is successful at what they set out to do.

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1. Severance
2. Happy Birthday To Me
3. The Howling
4. Dark Night of the Scarecrow
5. Frankenstein (1931)
6. The Flesh and Blood Show
7. Three...Extremes

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Watched Trick r Treat and Frozen last two days.

Frozen - 4/5 - Very entertaining and unique. Some gross-out spots without crossing the line into torture porn. Sadly, the glaringly obvious things they could have done differently to survive is hard to overlook.

Trick r Treat - 3/5 - Fun movie, could have been one of my favorites if it spent a little more time refining some of the stories. Very well done inter-twining of the 4 stories though.
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Last night's movie (10/6):

Zombieland


I get the praise for this one. It's been in my Netflix list for a while, so I moved it to the top in anticipation of this month. I'm sorry I didn't do it sooner. Loved every single minute of it and will probably be purchasing the BD soon. Excellent, excellent movie with some of the funniest moments I can remember in recent memory.

9/10
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