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Adrenaline addiction is Base Jumping....watching horror movies is its opposite.

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Finally got the wife in for The Conjuring. Two great jumpsqueals and heart attack. While watching in near pitch black conditions, the kid, who we thought was fast asleep, came running into the room with a glowstick from trick or treating earlier this evening. The quick shuffle of her feet and the glow coming at the wife out of nowhere made the old lady jumpscream so loud it scared the kid. I saw her coming and just sat back, so funny.
I am not sure which of these posts are this weekend's funniest....biggrin.gif

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I watched that one last month when it was available on NF for streaming. It's not too scary but the story was interesting enough. Think B horror with good acting.
Watched tonite and really enjoyed (for the reasons you stated).

FWIW, here is plenty of stage blood and livestock intestines splattered around to satisfy gore-hounds.

Also, the Big Bad is definitely wickedly nasty.

I thought the original story went a long way.
I honestly can't recall a tale quite like this.smile.gif
And for me, that's important.wink.gif

I give it 4 creepy and fun Zombies.

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FWIW, here is plenty of stage blood and livestock intestines splattered around to satisfy gore-hounds.

The Devil's Rock has buckets of gore.
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Finally got the wife in for The Conjuring. Two great jumpsqueals and heart attack. While watching in near pitch black conditions, the kid, who we thought was fast asleep, came running into the room with a glowstick from trick or treating earlier this evening. The quick shuffle of her feet and the glow coming at the wife out of nowhere made the old lady jumpscream so loud it scared the kid. I saw her coming and just sat back, so funny.

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Finally got the wife in for The Conjuring. Two great jumpsqueals and heart attack. While watching in near pitch black conditions, the kid, who we thought was fast asleep, came running into the room with a glowstick from trick or treating earlier this evening. The quick shuffle of her feet and the glow coming at the wife out of nowhere made the old lady jumpscream so loud it scared the kid. I saw her coming and just sat back, so funny.

Lol sounds like you guys had a fun time!

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Crap....here I was hoping there would be an unholy explanation for my "problems."tongue.gif

Here's an article complete with a 14 minute talk about horror films on Vimeo:
http://nofilmschool.com/2013/10/psychology-behind-why-we-watch-horror-films/

I still want to find the book and author I heard interviewed.
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I am not sure which of these posts are this weekend's funniest....biggrin.gif
What does it mean if I like both?

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Finally got the wife in for The Conjuring. Two great jumpsqueals and heart attack. While watching in near pitch black conditions, the kid, who we thought was fast asleep, came running into the room with a glowstick from trick or treating earlier this evening. The quick shuffle of her feet and the glow coming at the wife out of nowhere made the old lady jumpscream so loud it scared the kid. I saw her coming and just sat back, so funny.

LOL! too funny! biggrin.gif
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It means you don't drink enough beer.....tongue.gif

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I know Halloween was a few days ago, but I thought some of you may appreciate it or be inspired by it. I got the idea when I saw a 3D scull cake mold (by Wilton) on Amazon. The idea of a skull cake is cool, but why stop there? And with that, an idea was born.

Inspired by the meatloaf hand found on not martha, I used the mold to make a 3D meatloaf head to go with the hand:



This was only a test, so forgive the lack of presentation, it should have been put on a platter with some greens or something, but the results prove that it will work. The next time I make this, I'd change the eyes. A pearl onion cut in two stuffed with a black olive would work perfectly. I'd also change the cheese selection. This was mozzarella, and I think either provolone or cojack with peppers would work better. The onion teeth could also be improved, and the two halves of the head need to be held together (probably using a cut up chopstick as a dowel). I also thought about putting a thin layer of catsup under the cheese, so it would kind of ooze out when cutting into it. All that can be improved for next year.

And, yes, it tasted great.

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Great Scott!

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Dude that is awesome! And I love meat loaf!

Nice work srw1000!

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This was only a test, so forgive the lack of presentation, it should have been put on a platter with some greens or something, but the results prove that it will work.
That is disgustingly awesome! I kind of like the presentation on butcher's paper.
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My favorite meatloaf topping is 1/4 cup of tomato sauce, one teaspoon of dry mustard and one tablespoon of brown sugar. It tastes great and is a nice dark red blood color.
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That would be excellent to serve during a screening of "The Burning"!

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OK, here are my "best of"' categories:

Weirdest: "Uzumaki" & "Taxidermia" (tie)
Goriest: "Mum and Dad"
Most creepy: "Absentia"
Best Foreign: "Sleep Tight"
Best-looking: "The Woman in Black"
Best Family Horror: "Frankenweenie"
Best Throwback: "Malevolence"
Best Comeback: "VHS 2"
Most Fun: "Juan of the Dead" & "The Revenant" (tie)
Best Cast: "Eye of the Devil"
Most Wife-Friendly (results may vary depending on wife): "The Awakening"
Best Villain: Dad in "Mum and Dad"
So Bad You'll Laugh: "Color Me Blood Red"
Worst Dubbing: "Blood and Black Lace"
Most pointless remake: "Carrie"
Movie that angered me the most: "Eden Lake"

Very nice. I would have PERSONALLY liked to take out the Dad in Mum and Dad.

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Day 4: The withdrawal is setting in.

Lolz!

Nothing for me Friday and Saturday night. Saturday we had my 8 year olds soccer team over for Monsters University in the theater. Note to self, have the kids come over earlier for time to spazz out before they get in my pretty theater. Eight kids, 8-9 year olds and good athletes, with LOTS OF ENERGY. Should have taken a picture of the damage. Popcorn, pretzels, chips...everywhere. eek.gif

Finally got it cleaned up, and no permanent damage, and got in SCANNERS last night. Cronenburg, that I have only really seen bits and pieces over the years. Kind of cheezy but the final fight scene was pretty cool and iconic.

Without further ado -

2013 October Awards

Most intense – Evil Dead 2013
Best gore – Evil Dead 2013
Best revenge kill – Jeepers Creepers II
Best new villain/creature – Kaiju
Best surprise - MANBORG
Biggest disappointment - THALE
Funniest moment/best line – Tie
OTIS - “Rectum? Damn near killed him.”
Pacific Rim – “Today, we are CANCELLING the apocalypse.”
Biggest cringeworthy moment – Reveal, The Skin I Live In.
Hottest Horror Babe – Anna Falchi - Cemetery man (OINK would probably vote Dee Wallace from Lords of Salem)
Honorable mention, Tanit Phoenix
Funnest – Pacific Rim
Best, true HORROR picture of the month, for October 2013 – EVIL DEAD*
*Did not get The Conjuring in.

Fun with numbers
Average Zombie rating for 2013 3.23 including a negative rating for Demented. (2012 was 2.71)
Movie type
Creature Feature – 23
Supernatural – 5 (just ghosts and unexplained entities. Does not apply to Vampires, werewolves or other mystical beings)
Human originated horror – 11
First time viewing – 30 out of 39 movies

Really fun this year and enjoyed everyones comments and travails!
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You had a 3.23 avg zombie rating, i had a 3.37 - thats pretty damn close!!!

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Day 4: The withdrawal is setting in.

I need a redo.


Hungry for meatloaf.

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Hungry for meatloaf Anna Falchi.

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You had a 3.23 avg zombie rating, i had a 3.37 - thats pretty damn close!!!

Obviously, you are not NEARLY the critic that I am! LOL! wink.gif

I gave Demented a negative 3.5, so if you substitute with an average 3.0 flic, adds a positive 6.5, and brings the average all the way up to your neighborhood. FUN WITH NUMBERS. tongue.gif


Last year I had a lot of dogs and 2.71 is fairly representative of 2012.
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Numbers are only relevant with movies not seen before.
Old Favs skew the data.

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Mmmmm...Anna Fulchi. I think I mentioned dinner plates in my review and it applies to something with her - and not about eating. biggrin.gif

Googled her after I watched Cemetary Man. For some reason the movie did not seem that old to me, and then I see the googled pics of her. eek.gif

Good news is she seems to like to show her body. Bad news, the movie is 20 years old and she is very young and fresh faced in it then, not so much now. I did not follow the celebrity, euro gossip scene for the past 20 years, but it looks like she was quite the party gal and early twenties looks alot better than her early 40's does now. smile.gifmad.giftongue.gif
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Numbers are only relevant with movies not seen before.
Old Favs skew the data.

True. And then you dig deeper in to the numbers and see how many FTV's, compared to not.

Then, I suppose, you could qualify the FTV's as were they fairly well known movies, and just not seen before by the viewer. If so, you would assume the number to average higher due to positive connotation to the movie and, most likely, why it was picked. Then again, clearly, horror movies require the most suspension of disbelief of any genre, which makes it harder to be consistent from viewer to viewer. And I am just getting started...tongue.gif
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And with that said, I finally purchased "Trick 'r Treat", "Event Horizon" and (lord help me) "World War Z." I'll wait for "The Conjuring" and "Evil Dead" remake to come down in price. Thank goodness I possess patience...
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And with that said, I finally purchased "Trick 'r Treat", "Event Horizon" and (lord help me) "World War Z."
Those are some pretty good purchases IMO.

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I continue to dip in to my new Universal BD Monster Collection...

Tonite was Creature of the Black Lagoon.
This always scared the sh!t out of me when I was a kid.

Until tonite, I hadn't noticed the very close resemblance:



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And with that said, I finally purchased "Trick 'r Treat", "Event Horizon" and (lord help me) "World War Z."

WWZ was surprisingly good, much better than I expected.
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I continue to dip in to my new Universal BD Monster Collection...

Tonite was Creature of the Black Lagoon.
This always scared the sh!t out of me when I was a kid.

Until tonite, I hadn't noticed the very close resemblance:

And that makes for a sweet Halloween costume too!


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