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post #1531 of 10802 Old 09-17-2011, 02:45 AM
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Cassandra Peterson's birthday today.

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Added a few new titles to this year's list. I had an Amazon gift card that needed to be exhausted so I ordered 4 new blu-rays today.

Stake Land
The Lost
Bereavement
My Bloody Valentine (1981)

Looking forward to all 4, but the special edition of My Bloody Valentine is supposed to have deleted scenes added back to the movie. Should be entertaining to say the least.

2 weeks to go..............
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Idk if this one deserves it's own thread or not, but here is the new teaser for [REC]3:Genesis


Of course that deserves it's own thread! Is this supposed to be a prequel?

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Cassandra Peterson's birthday today.

larry

She's still lookin' good!

Today was a great day. Me and my wife aka great sport drove down to Baltimore for Monstermania 20. I usually try to catch the ones in NJ but had to hit this one because I missed Carpenter when he was here.

I haven't been an "autograph" guy until I started collecting horror posters last year. Now I'm addicted and need to get them ALL signed.

First up was the Halloween room. John Carpenter was OK. Didn't seemed too enthused. He dug the poster but then when I mentioned Nick Castle signing it he went silent and didn't say anything after. Ha! Oh well. PJ Soles was AWESOME. We talked to her for long time. What a cool lady. Totally!

Then onto the Re-Animator folks. Jeff Combs chatted for a while about the poster artist and some other things he worked on. Barbara Crampton LOVED the poster and said it's one of the coolest things she's seen. Barbara's a huge fan of Pardee and follows him on twitter. She had no idea this poster even existed and I got the feeling she wanted it. Oh and she's still smokin' hot! Sorry!

Time for some Oktoberfest. Beer me!







Custom Zombie vs. Shark toy (I can has?)


And a Cannibal Holocaust one (yikes! nsfw)


Danny Miller for Cinema Overdrive. 19x25"



Alex Pardee for Alamo Drafthouse. 24x36"




Methane Studios for Alamo Drafthouse. 19x25"



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Went Blu-ray shopping yesterday and my daughter was begging me to get her "Friday the 13th" and "Halloween." She was REALLY drawn to the SAW franchise movies. Still said no. When she was little little, instead of having me read her Charlotte's Web, she insisted on reading the Goosebumps series.

Great posters and what looks like an awesome time, wizzack. Everybody needs a hobby and you certainly found yours.

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Cool stuff wizzack!!

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Cool, Wizzack! I want that zombie/shark toy!

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Watched Pirahna last night, it bubbled to the top of my Netflix list. Not first rate but a TON of fun.

Some over the top stuff for sure, but a classic in my mind.
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Thanks guys! I should have taken more pics of the other "toys" that guy was selling. I was amazed at what he was able to do with different Barbie dolls. lol

He made a set of zombies from Dead Snow that looked exactly like the movie. Anything you could imagine, he made it. The zombie vs shark took the cake though. Speaking of cake....he did that Creepshow scene it was unbelievable.

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Welcome Back Bob! Did you and the kids make any new horror movies? Or have they already gone and left for Hollywood?
We haven't made our horror movie yet (although yes, I am planning one), thanks for asking! We did make a movie called "Too Many Addies", earlier in the year (see it here: http://vimeo.com/19913675), and our car chase movie "Fast Cars, Bad Kids" is closing in on 50,000 views (see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf_mYUTssro). We're currently working on a western, which has been a royal pain to edit since it's mostly greenscreen work.

I think I will try to put together a preliminary alphabetical A-Z list. I can still make changes on the fly, since I'll have 5 extra letters to work with, and I have a good catalog to fall back on in case Netflix doesn't time things right.

Wizzack, you are one lucky man! I would love to meet all those people! I wonder if there is some kind of friction between Nick Castle and John Carpenter?

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She's still lookin' good!

Today was a great day. Me and my wife aka great sport drove down to Baltimore for Monstermania 20. I usually try to catch the ones in NJ but had to hit this one because I missed Carpenter when he was here.

I haven't been an "autograph" guy until I started collecting horror posters last year. Now I'm addicted and need to get them ALL signed.

First up was the Halloween room. John Carpenter was OK. Didn't seemed too enthused. He dug the poster but then when I mentioned Nick Castle signing it he went silent and didn't say anything after. Ha! Oh well. PJ Soles was AWESOME. We talked to her for long time. What a cool lady. Totally!

Then onto the Re-Animator folks. Jeff Combs chatted for a while about the poster artist and some other things he worked on. Barbara Crampton LOVED the poster and said it's one of the coolest things she's seen. Barbara's a huge fan of Pardee and follows him on twitter. She had no idea this poster even existed and I got the feeling she wanted it. Oh and she's still smokin' hot! Sorry!

Time for some Oktoberfest. Beer me!







Custom Zombie vs. Shark toy (I can has?)


And a Cannibal Holocaust one (yikes! nsfw)


Danny Miller for Cinema Overdrive. 19x25"



Alex Pardee for Alamo Drafthouse. 24x36"




Methane Studios for Alamo Drafthouse. 19x25"


Damn wizzack, that rawks! I had a major crush on PJ when I was younger... Halloween and Stripes sold me. Great stuff, love the zombie/shark toy! Between your HT and now this I'm feeling a bit envious!

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Watched Pirahna last night, it bubbled to the top of my Netflix list. Not first rate but a TON of fun.

Some over the top stuff for sure, but a classic in my mind.
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Damn wizzack, that rawks! I had a major crush on PJ when I was younger... Halloween and Stripes sold me. Great stuff, love the zombie/shark toy! Between your HT and now this I'm feeling a bit envious!

Thanks man! Don't be too envious because I think the bulb is going on my projector and I'm BROKE. I might be watching movies this year on the 26" TV. Now that's REAL horror!

btw - there's a small package coming your way.

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I put together a preliminary A-Z list, plus five titles that begin with numbers. I had to come up with a backup plan for each letter of the alphabet in case my Netflix (or Qwikster, or whatever they're calling it next month) titles don't arrive on time. Luckily I own a horror title for almost every letter of the alphabet!

One thing I like to do is make changes on the fly in case a particular new title is catching everyone's interest, so having an alphabetical list may take some of the spontaneity out of this, but I might find ways of working them into the list anyway. Or I could watch more than one movie on some days, although that is not likely to happen on weeknights!

Anyway, here is my preliminary list for my Horror Movie Alphabet...

10/1/2011 A Antichrist
10/2/2011 B Burning Bright
10/3/2011 C The Crimson Cult
10/4/2011 D Dead of Night
10/5/2011 E Evil Dead 2
10/6/2011 F Frontiers
10/7/2011 G The Ghoul
10/8/2011 H Hidden
10/9/2011 I I Can See You
10/10/2011 J The Janitor
10/11/2011 K Kill Theory
10/12/2011 L The Last Excorcism
10/13/2011 M The Midnight Meat Train
10/14/2011 N Night of the Living Dead
10/15/2011 O The Old Dark House
10/16/2011 P The Picture of Dorian Gray
10/17/2011 Q Q: The Winged Serpent
10/18/2011 R Rabid
10/19/2011 S Stake Land
10/20/2011 T Tales that Witness Madness
10/21/2011 U The Unborn
10/22/2011 V Valley of Gwangi
10/23/2011 W The Wolfman
10/24/2011 X X The Unknown
10/25/2011 Y YellowBrickRoad
10/26/2011 Z Zoo
10/27/2011 4 4 Flies on Gray Velvet
10/28/2011 5 5ive Girls
10/29/2011 7 The 7th Victim
10/30/2011 75 7eventy 5ive
10/31/2011 2001 2001 Maniacs

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Wow, are you organized Bob!!!! Way to go.

I was just looking thru my collection earlier today and figuring out what to watch, gonna go with favorites and sci-fi/horror flicks as i have said before, really looking forward to this.

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Couple things.

First, Wizzack. What a sweet event!! I always loved Stripes as a kid so it would have been awesome to meet PJ Soles (along with the rest of folks there of course). Sorry to hear about your projector though. Watching movies on a 26" screen is indeed horror when you're used to a big screen.


Bob, that is quite the list. Your "Q" and "X" entries look especially horrific
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This was scary as hell. Even the trailer gives you chills. :O

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Thanks man! Don't be too envious because I think the bulb is going on my projector and I'm BROKE. I might be watching movies this year on the 26" TV. Now that's REAL horror!

btw - there's a small package coming your way.

As soon as I read that I thought "OH YEAH!" in a Vector Despicable Me voice... I know I'm weird. I'm still waiting on Silent House so you probably wont get it until early next week. If you can work with region 2 dvd's let me know... I could send you something Atrocious

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This was scary as hell. Even the trailer gives you chills. :O

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Excellent, thanks for the rec! I've really enjoyed what I've seen from Korean film makers recently. I Saw The Devil and The Man From Nowhere were both fantastic. I'll be adding this to the list!

Bob - Great list, I may have to poach a title or two from that. My wife tells me this weekend that she is taking the kids to her moms for a few days around the second weekend of October... you know I have a one track mind lately when the first thing I think of is "horror marathon" "OH YEAH". Maybe I can give Airboss a run for his money even if only for a couple days

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My wife tells me this weekend that she is taking the kids to her moms for a few days around the second weekend of October... you know I have a one track mind lately when the first thing I think of is "horror marathon" "OH YEAH". Maybe I can give Airboss a run for his money even if only for a couple days

Haha, I'm getting the same way. My brother just sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to come over to play poker on a Friday night and my first thought was "How will I be able to squeeze in a movie that day?" It's a sickness, I tell you!

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Bob, I'm loving your list man! You added an extra level of fun. I wondered what you were going to come up with for Q.

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Thanks! Q, X and Y were a bit of a challenge (lots of Zombie movies under Z!) There were a number of helpful horror sites that grouped movies alphabetically, but the challenge was finding stuff that would be available on Netflix, and rated at least fairly well.

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Ok, with only 10 days to go it's time to get my mental list typed in so I don't lose anything. I will be starting @ 12.01am with you other diehard's. I will be making changes as I go and see other lists from y'all but here is what I have so far (in no particular order).

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

I will likely add more as I have every intention of pushing towards the 40 mark


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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:
2.5 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): 3.5 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): 3.5 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.

October 7th:
The Loved Ones: 5 stars - Fantastic movie from the first frame to the last. Exceptional performances all the way around but Robin McLeavy as Lola was amazing... scarily convincing psycho chick! Not a lot of "scary" moments but plenty of tension and discomfort blended with excellent pacing and a very fitting score/soundtrack to back it all up!

The Relic: 4 stars - I reviewed this one last year so all I'll say is it is a great creature feature with a healthy blend of CGI and good ol fashion prosthetic creature creating. Too bad we see such an over use of CGI instead of blending like this these days.

October 8th:
Sweeney Todd: 5 stars - I can't really say anythin I've nod said in years past about this movie. One of my top five favorite films of all time. Brilliant music, brilliant performances, brilliant transfer... Tim Burton at his best!

Hostel II: 3 stars - As much bad press as I heard about this I really expected it to suck but it was ok. A little light on the torture from what I expected but still not a bad follow up.

October 9th:
Boo: 1 star - Everything about this was bad... highschoolers try to spend a Halloween night in an abandoned hospital where bad things happened... blah blah... bad writing, bad acting, bad everything... avoid it.

October 10th:
The Lost: 2 stars - First off this is NOT a horror movie, more like the biography of an overly emotional psychotic teen. The movie started off strong but really dragged until the last 15-20 minutes. It included a scene towards the end that had my thumb on the eject button because it bothered me but I finished watching it. The lead character Ray was played very very well, scarily convincing but all in all the movie did not fit the "horror" genre, was a bit dull for me and the last 5 min or so didn't sit well.

October 11th:
[REC]: 4 stars - Fantastic Spanish zombie film with a nice twist on the "virus" origins. Good shaky cam work that created claustrophobic feeling throughout. Manuela Valesco as Angela is a nice perk The audio track is pretty aggressive for a horror movie, plenty of scares from all 5.1 My only complaints: the ending was a bit Hollywood, it could have been longer, and the deleted scene with the nail hallway should have been left in.

[REC]2: 3.5 stars - The only thin that held this one back was the parallel footage from the teens. It took me a bit out of the film and I thought it was rather distracting. Overall this was a solid sequel that dove more into the origins of the virus and had some better close ups of a few bloody zombie faces.

October 12th:
Suspiria: 4.5 stars - Although I've seen this classic before this was the first time on bluray now that I'm region free Although the bluray has some flaws it is still a pretty obvious upgrade on all fronts. The soundtrack, set design, and lighting create a mood for this film that is awkward yet artistically evil at the same time. Love this film.

October 13th:
Calvaire (The Ordeal): 2 stars - This is a Belgian film with a couple pretty solid psychological horror segments that begs the question: "what.... the.... fawwwkk!@#$!" It was rather hard to feel much sympathy for the victim because he was such a moron and a sissy. Overall the film kinda flatlined when it should have climaxed and there were too many missing elements regarding the villagers. I wont say more for sake of spoiling but it had much more potential than it delivered unfortunately.

October 14th:
Husk: 2 stars - This one actually had potential to be more than another flop After Dark film. Some teens are forced to crash near a corn field by crows splitting on the windshield and find out the scarecrow has plans for them. This had some decent atmosphere but just not enough substance to make sense of the back story and too many holes in the rest.

October 15th:
The Thing (2011): 4 stars - Just saw this and enjoyed it even going in skeptical being such a huge fan of the 1982 version. I would like to have seen about 40% less CG and more of the "real stuff" and this did not recreate the atmosphere Carpenter so brilliantly created but I thought they did a good job of connecting the two films and really enjoyed it. My only real complaints are that it did not bring anything new to the story but in Hollywood fashion just elaborates on the original and:
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If the ship could start up and leave why the hell didn't the Thing leave 100 million years sooner? Also I thought the Norwegian set charges to blow the ice from it??

Even in light of these gripes if I really enjoyed it and think watching both this and the 1982 version back to back would flow very well.


House of the Devil: 4.5 stars - Great film! second time viewing since release but really enjoyed it both times. You can really tell this director is someone who gets horror. Takes time to set the stage, set the mood, and build to something worth while. My only complaint is that once it finally got going it didn't let up to give the viewer the suspense roller coaster.

Antichrist: 3.5 stars - Wow, what a freakin weird movie. I don't even know how to classify this...p@rn, drama, horror... not sure but it was very very well done with breathtaking cinematography and outstanding performances. Definitely a film worth checking out and open for much discussion afterwards.

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October 16th
The Shining: 5 stars - Not much I can say about this one that has not already been said. Simply put: Masterpiece!

October 17th:
Pieces: 2.5 stars - Probably more stars than it deserves but it is such quality cheese you can't help but lurv it

October 18th:

Re-Animator: 3.5 stars - First time viewing this one and what fun it was! I'll be getting a copy of this on blu when it comes out for sure... gore galore and a good bit of dark humor as well, really enjoyed this one!

Pumpkinhead:
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- I've seen this more times than I can count but still love it. Good ol bumpkin creature feature!

October 19th:
Prince of Darkness: 3 stars - First time viewing, not a bad 80's horror flick. Lots of familiar faces too! I enjoyed the story but felt like it was building to a slightly larger climax than was delivered. Still very enjoyable though!

October 20th:
Dark Night of the Scarecrow: 3 stars - Another solid little 80's flick that I'd never seen. Again some familiar faces but fewer scares than I needed to take this to the level it had potential to be at. Fewer accidents would have been good

October 21st:
The Serpent and the Rainbow: 4 stars - I remember seeing this for the first time when it was originally in theaters when I was a young teen and it scared the hell out of me. Really a well done film that is almost ruined by a terrible "boss fight" cheese-ball ending. It did enough right in the rest of the film to be rounded up to a 4 star. The dream sequence in the beach house is still a fantastically creepy scene too!

October 22nd:
Creepshow: 4 stars - Campy, classic, and original, love this one! The meteor story with King is the only one I don't really care for. Crate monster FTW!

The Thing (1982): 5 stars - One of the best horror films ever made IMO. A great example of Carpenter at his best and an art of creature creation that I would love to see recovered and reinvented in the current CGI Hollywood world.
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October 23rd:
Dawn of the Dead (2004): 4 stars - Funny thing is when this came out I probably would have only given it 2.5 or 3 stars but as many horror films do with me it has aged well. I do prefer slow moving zombies but Ving Rhames + Sarah Polley + great gore + a dash of J. Cash = way too much fun!

October 24th:
The Descent: 5 stars - Another movie that I loved the first time I saw it but even more with age. Fantastic claustrophobic atmosphere and plenty of gore to spare. I love the non-theatrical ending as well, it's the only way to watch it. I have the AUS bluray and it is an exceptional transfer, I even prefer the more robust DTS-HD MA track to the US PCM.

October 25th:
Atrocious: 3 stars - Rented this from Vudu tonight and mostly enjoyed it. This is a Spanish film done in the shaky cam style. It started out interesting but started losing me with it's somewhat flat direction and shallow character development. The pacing just felt generally off as it didn't really flow, it went from 0-60 with a blink. That said once it was going it did have some good moments of great tension and a few good jumps. Ending was decent and while it may sound like I'm kinda down on the movie I did enjoy it and would recommend it for a rental. At only about 75 minutes it's worth the time.

October 26th:
Noroi: The Curse: 3.5 stars - This is a Japanese flick filmed in a Blair Witch style of interviews that are being put together to establish a story. The style and story of the film are both effective albeit a tad slow but solid in development. I would have rated this higher if there had been more of a climax but this is the type of film that does more up and down than gradual ascent. That said I really enjoyed it and definitely got the hebbie jebbies more than a few times. Another solid installment from Asian horror cinema and worth checking out!

October 27th:
The Exorcist: 5 stars - Although there are plenty of other horror films that are worth a 5 star rating in my book this film is the pinnacle of perfection in horror cinema as far as I'm concerned. Nearly 40 years since it was made and it is still one of the scariest films created. I have zero gripes with this film and consider it completely flawless.

October 29th:
House of 1000 Corpses: 4 stars - This has become a favorite Halloween flick for me. Not sure what it is but hits a sweet spot for the season. RZ had some good sets and atmosphere and who doesn't like fried chicken and gasoline!

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings: 1 star - More like negative 5 stars for this steaming pile of pig crap! Where can I even begin? I guess it starts and ends with the writer who should be burned alive with every copy of this film. This is what's wrong with Hollywood filmmaking. A few tid bits of decent gore but everything else was so bad I'm pissed I even bothered. The only Wrong Turn film that is any good is the first one. YMMV.

October 30th:
Halloween (2007): 3.5 stars - I really like this remake regardless of the hate it gets. I think RZ took on a big risk to do this and it really succeeded in many ways for me. It made Michael Myers scary again, it brought some brutality and gore back to the franchise, really a lot of great things going on here. The problem that keeps this from a 4.5 rating for me was the overcooked white trash cast and script, it was all celebrated to the point of overkill, tone it down a few notches and would would have been a real winner.

October 31st:
Trick 'r Treat: 4.5 stars - Four interwoven stories told in a very Creepshow esq fashion, fantastically fun with great atmosphere, dark comedy, and Sam! Instant classic!

Halloween (1978): 5 stars - This is the iconic film for this night... the music, the mask, the characters, it is all fantastic and will remain a timeless classic in our house.

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You guys are getting me so pumped, i didnt want to make an exact list yet, but i can you that the ones below are definite watches for me:

Event Horizon
Alien
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I can see the sales of night lights are going to skyrocket in October.

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These lists get better every year guys. Kenobi I'm digging the 80's week idea. I hope you enjoy Pieces. It's a good one to watch with some friends and I think the dvd even included a pretty cool audience reaction track.

Yankeeman, is that the THHE remake or original? Are you getting psyched for a Yankees vs Phillies WS?

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Is it wrong to want a kid just for Halloween? Ha! I'd dress the little thing up like Sam from Trick 'r Treat. All you dads out there are so lucky.

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Is it wrong to want a kid just for Halloween? Ha! I'd dress the little thing up like Sam from Trick 'r Treat. All you dads out there are so lucky.

I'll loan you my almost nine-year old. Actual conversation this morning:

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I'll loan you my almost nine-year old. Actual conversation this morning:

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Is it wrong to want a kid just for Halloween? Ha! I'd dress the little thing up like Sam from Trick 'r Treat. All you dads out there are so lucky.

LOL, I already tried that and Mrs. Kenobi shot me down She was on board for being a zombie family though... my almost 4yr old a zombie princess, 1yr old zombie baby, and well you get the idea.

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daughter: Then can we get SAW 1 and work my way up?

Too funny! I've been letting my daughter watch Star Wars with me on blu but skipping some scenes I didn't want her to see. I asked her if she wanted to be Princess Leia and she said "no I gonna be Darth "B"ader". Guess the dark side is strong in October.

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Yeah, it's almost a crap shoot as to what you can and can't show your kids at a certain age. Only you know (and you can't be lazy about it.)

Now for her Halloween costume. She wants to be...a werewolf! I swear I don't know where she gets this macabre love of Halloween.

Looking at my own dance card in October. I'll only have four nights for myself so I'm going to be very, very picky with my horror movies.

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Yankeeman, is that the THHE remake or original? Are you getting psyched for a Yankees vs Phillies WS?

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The newer one, the remake. I am a lover of most remakes in the horror film genre, when i talk about a movie, unless i specify, its the remake, the newer one.

Yes!!! I am totally psyched for a Yankees - Phillies world series, the two best teams in my opinion. Phillies have better pitching, Yankees have better hitting.

Back to this thread though, as to using night-lites, not here, i have to do the opposite to watch horror films in my house, as always, i have to get up early in morning while my wife is still sleeping and watch a horror movie with headphones on!!! So pitiful, but she has a phobia about these movies.

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