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darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 06:37 PM 10-24-2014
51. The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is a very pretty movie and the kid seemed to like it but I'm no Burton fan. I like BeetleJuice and Edward Scissorhands but mostly his art style does very little for me.

52. ParaNorman. This I like a lot and so does the kid. Stunning visuals and lots of little nods to other bigger scarier flicks.

darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 07:41 PM 10-24-2014
53. The Purge: Anarchy. FTV. I enjoyed the first entry in the series despite its flaws and the same goes for this one. The narrative is tighter and bigger in scope. We get to see some more layers to this alternate America. While the movie itself isn't scary some of the places your mind can wander under the new rules are. Stepping outside the home invasion roots of the first one this is more Judgment Night as a rag tag crew try to make it through the night in one piece. To impede their progress are an array of wild loonies and some more organized groups, some in favor of The Purge and others not so much. I liked it for what it was but I can see why many would pass. I think they need to amp up the gore.
The Mice's Avatar The Mice 10:05 PM 10-24-2014
Just got through the worst part of my schedule at work this week and decided to watch a movie which I recorded off of the "Encore Avenue" channel on TV earlier this month that I'd almost forgotten about called The People Under The Stairs from 1991. I believe this movie has already been mentioned in here recently. Anyway, for me, it is a first-time viewing. I have to admit that I fell asleep about 30 minutes into the movie just due to general tiredness and ended up re-starting it, but thankfully I had enough in me to get through it the second time around. This movie and the people under the stairs themselves were not quite what I was expecting, but film serves up a reasonably good mix of action and horror with a bit of comedy. I did have a laugh-out-loud moment when Leroy made a comment about the dog after his first encounter with it! Overall, not as good of a film as I'd hoped for but still not bad at all and I would give it 3 out of 5. It was good to have seen it but I doubt I will re-visit it again for a few years.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 10:47 PM 10-24-2014
54. Exists. FTV. A slight rip off of my Sasquatch idea from a while back. They changed enough so I can't sue them but now I know the source of the leak. It's one of you.

Anyways this is what Willow Creek should have been. If only it were a non found footage movie. There are way too many and go pro must be funding the hell out of them. If Willow Creek let you down this will make up for it. It needed more gore and could have been a five out of five if it had it.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 09:32 AM 10-25-2014
55. I Spit On Your Grave 2. Wife wanted to see this and I'd forgotten most of it. Pretty brutal and not my cup of tea. I'm usually one and done and don't typically repeat view this stuff. 2 Nuts in a vice.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 10:04 AM 10-25-2014
56. Dreamworks Spooky Stories Volume 1 and 2. FTV. Saw these on Netflix Instant this morning. Bluray will be here Tuesday. Shrek and the Monsters vs Aliens guys aka Susan tell spooky stories and they ooze character and Halloween charm. They'll be perfect to have on in the background for the trick or treaters.
Brian Conrad's Avatar Brian Conrad 02:11 PM 10-25-2014
Netflix added "Mr. Jones" yesterday which is a found footage supernatural horror about a couple who go to the woods to find the creator of some mystical sculptures. Put this in the "weird" column. I gave it 3 tantric scarecrows.

And it was a double feature night and though I did not intend it to be I wanted to check out one film I had in my queue called "Proxy". It has a high rating and is listed as Thriller, Horror, etc. Starts out like a Lifetime movie about a young pregnant woman who loses here child after a violent attack. At about the 30 minute mark things begin to go awry. This is a very unusual film and reminds of times like a Hitchcock thriller and towards the end a little Tarantino. And the high ratings are well deserved for this indie film shot in the midwest. I give it 4 bricks.
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 03:03 PM 10-25-2014
I did two Halloween movies back to back last night.



#29, Halloween (RZ 2007), IFCHD...I decided to give this movie another shot and try to enjoy it for what it is. I will say I enjoyed this movie more when I just 'forget' about JC's OG film. But it is really hard to wipe the OG one out of my mind while watching this movie. I did though enjoy the first half way more than the last half and Dr. Loomis/little Mike characters 'carry' the movie better than the rest of the characters. My favorite RZ film is still House of a Thousand Corpses. 2.5 Boogie Man Zombies



#30, Halloween, JC' OG one, I always have this movie in rotation for Halloween and it is a must for all horror fans! I think everyone here and people that don't watch horror movies have seen this film at least once in their life! IMHO, and I do have my biases, but this film is a classic and never gets old! By today's standards this movie is low budget but as you look how this movie was made and the camera angles, you soon appreciate the sense of dread and horror John Carpenter brings to the table! My two favorite scenes are the beginning young killer Mikey killing his sister. I always get the creeps as he puts on his mask and how the POV is behind the mask! Second, is when Jamie Lee Curtis is hiding in the closet and Mike breaks through the slotted wood door! That shot is awesome because of that bulb swinging around casting different shadows in that little space! 5 Boogie Man Zombies!


Sidebar about the original Halloween is back in my single days I use to live really close to Pasadena (I lived in Arcadia), where Halloween was filmed. My friends and I use to find the actual streets/Homes and walk around the neighborhood, checking out the different places.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 03:14 PM 10-25-2014
I heart that younger JLC. A lot.
CoreyM's Avatar CoreyM 03:41 PM 10-25-2014
22. Pontypool (NF Streaming, FTV)
I quite enjoyed this even though the concept of the "conversationalist" virus was a bit of a stretch for me. But the idea of losing all our modern information streams and basically getting second hand info on an outbreak like this and wondering WTF is going on was very well done. And the radio host had a very authentic radio voice which added to the credibility of the setting.
GoCaboNow's Avatar GoCaboNow 04:18 PM 10-25-2014
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#30, Halloween, JC' OG one, I always have this movie in rotation for Halloween and it is a must for all horror fans! I think everyone here and people that don't watch horror movies have seen this film at least once in their life! IMHO, and I do have my biases, but this film is a classic and never gets old! By today's standards this movie is low budget but as you look how this movie was made and the camera angles, you soon appreciate the sense of dread and horror John Carpenter brings to the table! My two favorite scenes are the beginning young killer Mikey killing his sister. I always get the creeps as he puts on his mask and how the POV is behind the mask! Second, is when Jamie Lee Curtis is hiding in the closet and Mike breaks through the slotted wood door! That shot is awesome because of that bulb swinging around casting different shadows in that little space! 5 Boogie Man Zombies!


Sidebar about the original Halloween is back in my single days I use to live really close to Pasadena (I lived in Arcadia), where Halloween was filmed. My friends and I use to find the actual streets/Homes and walk around the neighborhood, checking out the different places.
I like the way he positions Mr Myers in some of the shots. Americana as the camera pans and then Uh Oh, there is MM standing next to the house across the street. Blending in with the suburbs yet still standing out. Those kinds of subtleties really bring the creep factor for me.

We did Hotel Transylvania last night.
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 08:19 PM 10-25-2014
#31 , Dark Skies, BD, FTV for the wife...Looking for a movie that can bring in the creep but not overwhelm my better half, Dark Skies fit that need. This movie has some terrific sound on BD and the story kept my wife's attention on the movie the whole time. For me this movie does a great job of being emotionally unsettling because you cannot do a lot to stop 'them' from messing with your family. The film makers made a great choice by obscuring the alien for most of the film so you get a sense of the family's dread. At the end my wife said "that is it?", I guess she wanted more but I told her yes that was it! This is one of the very rare PG13 Horror movies I really like! Great choice for people that cannot handle the harder horror. 4.0 Grey Alien Zombies!
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 09:21 PM 10-25-2014
Just got done with a 20 year class reunion. Scary.
The Mice's Avatar The Mice 11:31 PM 10-25-2014
I decided that this is the year that I must finally watch all of the movies from my Wolf Man Legacy Collection that I bought a couple of years ago and meant to get to last year, so tonight after work I got the ball rolling with...you guessed it...the 1941 classic The Wolf Man. Just as good as I remember, very interesting throughout and not too long at just 69 minutes. I will tackle the rest of the set over the course of the week. I still have not quite decided what my Halloween night movie will be this year. Usually I go with a first time viewing for Halloween night and it has generally been more miss than hit in recent years but hopefully I luck out this time with something decent!

Wow, I can't believe The Wolf Man is my 39th horror movie of this year's marathon! I thought for sure I would never be able to top last year's 32 movies. I guess that Exorcist all-day series marathon earlier this month and watching all three Poltergeist movies in one night pushed me over the top!
Waboman's Avatar Waboman 02:20 AM 10-26-2014
Strippers vs Werewolves (FTV) Where do I even begin? Let me start by saying I loves my some cheese when it comes B movies. Probably more so than most. But this movie makes the Syfy movie of the week look like a Spielberg production. With that said, I like both the Syfy movies of the week and strangely enough, I found myself enjoying this. Granted I'd never watch it again. We'll chalk it up to being a Saturday night and the adult beverages were flowing. I'm surprised they had enough in their budget to get Duran Duran's Hungry Like The Wolf. 1.5/maybe 2 (if you've had enough alcohol) stripper boobs.
tenthplanet's Avatar tenthplanet 04:25 AM 10-26-2014
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Just got done with a 20 year class reunion. Scary.
They sure are
tenthplanet's Avatar tenthplanet 04:40 AM 10-26-2014
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I would say one because many of our tribe, don't consider Death Proof to be a horror movie.
I looked at some of the more recent posts, OMG what have I done
Well I'll get my mop and start cleaning the blood off the floors, the walls, etc,etc.
Ken.F's Avatar Ken.F 04:45 AM 10-26-2014
Trick 'r Treat (2007) - "Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween."

This is another one of my favorites. I've been thinking about it since spotting the Sam decoration in Bob's pictures. I love how they used the nonlinear structure to connect the stories.
Bob McLaughlin's Avatar Bob McLaughlin 11:30 AM 10-26-2014
24. The Haunted Strangler (FTV)
Jekyll & Hyde type tale has Boris Karloff playing a novelist researching an old murder case, not realizing the murderer is literally right under his nose the whole time. This is minor Karloff but as a huge fan it's always a treat to watch something I haven't seen before starring the master. A few racier-than-normal scenes at the local house of ill repute are of interest, and the way Karloff transforms into a whole second character without a bit of makeup is amazing and a bit funny at the same time.

3 out of 5 stars.








25. Dead End (2003) (FTV)
Dysfunctional family on their way to a Christmas dinner takes a shortcut and ends up somewhere in the Twilight Zone. Ya know, I like Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, West Side Story), and I like Lin Shane (Insidious) but this movie was a stinker. First of all, each of the characters is completely unlikeable and you really just don't want to spend 90 minutes on a car ride with them--but too bad, that's the whole movie. It never knows what kind of tone it's supposed to strike--sometimes it seems like it's trying to be funny, sometimes satirical, sometimes trying to be scary, and at its worst moments it's trying to be serious, and it fails on all accounts. Maybe the whole thing went over my head, but I just didn't get it.







1.5 out of 5 stars.

Bob's October 2014 Horror Movie List
FTV denotes first time viewing
1. From Beyond The Grave (FTV) 3/5
2. Bad Dreams (FTV) 3.5/5
3. Bug (1975) (FTV) 2/5
4. The Sacrament (FTV) 3.5/5
5. The Funhouse (FTV) 4/5
6. The Atomic Submarine (FTV) 4/5
7. 13 Sins (FTV) 4/5
8. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 3.5/5
9. Stir of Echoes 4.5/5
10. Dead Snow 3.5/5
11. The Hole (FTV) 4/5
12. Shivers (FTV) 3.5/5
13. Resolution (FTV) 4/5
14. Big Ass Spider! (FTV) 3/5
15. Jug Face (FTV) 2.5/5
16. The Hand (FTV) 3/5
17. Cockneys Vs. Zombies (FTV) 4/5
18. First Man Into Space (FTV) 3/5
19. Village of the Damned (1960) 4/5
20. The Birds 5/5
21. 100 Bloody Acres 3.5/5 (FTV)
22. The Innkeepers 4/5
23. Event Horizon 4.5/5
24. The Haunted Strangler (FTV) 3/5
25. Dead End (2003) 1.5/5 (FTV)
Brian Conrad's Avatar Brian Conrad 03:08 PM 10-26-2014
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Just got done with a 20 year class reunion. Scary.
Scarier yet I have my 50 year next year if I get an invite and go. I did go to my 20 year because I was back living in my hometown. I surprised some folks because I was on the "dead list" for the 10 year. I should have shown up as a zombie.

Okay, digging around for a horror movie last night found that "The Canal", an Irish horror film, was 99 cents at Vudu. This is a haunted house film with some scares in it. Unfortunately it didn't exactly knock me out but I couldn't complain paying only 99 cents and playback in HDX crystal clear. Two and a half old film clips.

If you have Netflix they have posted episodes of Darknet which will suit the crew here.

YouTube (Short URL)

darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 03:25 PM 10-26-2014
57. Slither. Pretty fun creature feature with piles of gore. Like The Faculty in some respects The Blob in others.

Splinter is up next. I've only seen it once and it's been a while.
BornSlippyZ's Avatar BornSlippyZ 04:18 PM 10-26-2014
No one did a 20 year reunion at my school, oh well I probably couldn't have gone anyhow.



I agree Bob with Dead End, I didn't get the movie either!


I need to finish up Witching and Bitching that I started last night! Gotta love the cartoon characters in the first part!
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 04:41 PM 10-26-2014
You guys need to pony up for Exists. Came out of nowhere.
Ken.F's Avatar Ken.F 05:03 PM 10-26-2014
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You guys need to pony up for Exists. Came out of nowhere.
I noticed it on Vudu and Amazon. Is it worth the $6.99 to rent?
Ken.F's Avatar Ken.F 06:00 PM 10-26-2014
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - "In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion."

A remake of the 1956 horror classic that's been sitting on my server begging to be watched. This one has Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum and Donald Sutherland in their prime. It was on Epix this morning and I couldn't not watch it.
CoreyM's Avatar CoreyM 06:19 PM 10-26-2014
Had friends over last night, got a little marathon going.
23. Nightmare on Elm Street (Bluray)
Original and best of the bunch, though not necessarily my favorite overall. There are a few moments of terrible 80s ness that provide laughs and Freddy has some snappy dialogue, but otherwise this one stands alone for playing it mostly straight.
24. Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (Bluray)
Has one of my favorite one liners of the series, Freddy's response to "We're here to help you" and of course now that this film is out of the celluloid closet it is hard not to love even though it never fit properly with the rest of the series.
25. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors(Bluray)
My personal favorite, came out when I was in 7th grade and the first one I saw in theaters. Dokken, Patricia Arquette, "Larry" Fishburne, what's not to love. The balance between one-liners and horror was pretty perfect here, and there was just the right amount of 80s cheese to date the film but not ruin it. I haven't seen it in who knows how long but pretty amazing how I remembered almost all the one liners, although that may be because I watched Never Sleep Again earlier this year.

Probably try to run the rest or at least through Freddy's Dead tonight.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 07:20 PM 10-26-2014
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I noticed it on Vudu and Amazon. Is it worth the $6.99 to rent?
I'd say yes.not having a ton of ogre was my biggest gripe. It was begging for it.
Ken.F's Avatar Ken.F 07:31 PM 10-26-2014
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I'd say yes.not having a ton of ogre was my biggest gripe. It was begging for it.
The last good movie I saw with a ton of ogre was Shrek.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 07:38 PM 10-26-2014
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The last good movie I saw with a ton of ogre was Shrek.
DAMN YOU AUTOCORRECT! Gore it should read.
darthrsg's Avatar darthrsg 07:28 AM 10-27-2014
58. Splinter. Another great creature flick with Jill Wagner being all hawt and stuff. I liked how the beast plugged victims in and was like a weird puppet.
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