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You should see S6 first. It was a crazy S7 opener. Try to stay as spoiler free as you can.


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It's worth watching season 6 first.
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We're into the final stretch now. Last night's watch was "Gravy" on Showtime. It's a comedy/horror about some Halloween costumed cannibals taking over a Mexican restaurant after closing hours. Three and a half basil leaves.

Agreed on watching season 6 of TWD first and I won't be watching 7 until next year.
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I've had The Purge - Anarchy (second Purge movie) on my DVR for a long time. Watched it just now. Not sure if this is horror or action, but it was pretty good, i enjoyed it but didnt go crazy over it.

This morning i watched last nites The Walking Dead opening episode of the season and it was great great great IMHO. Pushed the envelope for a tv show. This is what i want to see on tv horror shows!!

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Hey guys TCM is showing a bunch of Dracula flicks right meow!


I got as far as the Jesus dude on the walking dead today.


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Do you mean some special director's cut or just not edited for content to make it suitable for TV play?
Not edited (or cropped) for broadcast TV, which is the way I've generally seen it. Every aspect of the film (visuals, sound, etc.) is enhanced in the HD version, including the violence. Maybe I'm gettin old or somethin, but I've seen the edited TV version of HPD dozens of times (on a small screen), and some scenes were just hard to watch on Blu-ray.
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22. Tale of Tales (2015), BD, FTV

Hmm... what can I say about this movie?

Well, it's unusual. That's for sure. Not exactly your run o' the mill fantasy adventure (see The Hobbit or LOTR). And I certainly enjoyed seein Ms. Hayek in this. A very different sort of role for her.

The movie also has some striking visuals. But it also suffers from the same murkiness in darker scenes as many other digitally shot movies I've seen. The contrast between this and some of the older films made by Hammer or Roger Corman I've been watching lately is quite striking. The older stuff shot on film is almost always more appealing to my eye.

Many of the FX are practical. And there was clearly a great deal of effort and attention to detail that went into making this movie. It's just a shame they couldn't step up and capture it in a better format, because a good portion of the visual splendor in the costumes, sets and art direction is lost in the muddiness of the digital images.

The story is a bit of a jumble, which doesn't seem to completely resolve. But it's a good jumble imo. It takes its time getting where its going though, and may stretch some people's patience a bit.

The music score is subdued for the most part, and usually manifests as a kind of rhythmic cadence, that comes and goes throughout the film. Sound quality is good.

There are definitely some elements of horror in it, and some interesting creature FX (which I won't post). But it fits pretty squarely into the "dark fantasy" category, along with films like Pan's Labyrinth, and Excalibur. Its style is more "Baroque" than either of those films though.

And (as mentioned in my previous post), there is a fair amount of nudity and other adult-oriented content in this. So it's not one you'd want to share with your kids. At least not until they're more growed up.

All in all, it was a mixed bag for me.










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Off-topic question, but...

Any recommendations for a high-quality power strip that can handle high-powered home theater equipment? Don't really care if it has surge protection or not, just want to be able to power multiple home theater equipment off of a power strip (including high-powered/power sucking self-powered speakers).
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I don't have a recommendation but I'm curious what voltage and outlet type is used in Dubai.
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Hey Kain I use a cheap monoprice surge protector and a Furman M 8x2 to plug in my amps, avr, pj and PS4. It is powered and works decently. It was also pretty cheap under $50 USD. Hope this helps man!


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25. The Conjuring 2 (FTV)
A paranormal investigation couple goes to Enfield England to solve the mystery of a poltergeist tormenting a single mother and 4 children. Decent horror sequels exist! The Conjuring 2 is full of all the shocks, creepiness and jolts that made the first one a breakout hit, along with a little bit of heart as well. Director James Wan takes his time with this film, and the result is more assured and confident than his earlier work, without getting too slick and formulaic. The demonic-faced nun monster is a great invention, particularly effective during a scene involving a realistic painting. The Crooked Man character seems a bit out of place, but I suspect they may be setting him up for his own spinoff, as was done with Annabelle the doll. That complaint aside, The Conjuring 2 is a very worthy sequel that's required viewing for modern horror fans.

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2. Baskin (FTV) 4/5
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (FTV) 3.5/5
4. 10 Cloverfield Lane (FTV) 4/5
5. The Watcher in the Woods (FTV) 3/5
6. Slugs (FTV) 3.5/5
7. Clown (FTV) 4/5
8. The Visit (FTV) 2/5
9. Cell (FTV) 3/5
10. American Mary (FTV) 3.5/5
11. Terror Train 3/5
12. The Thing 5/5
13. Livide (FTV) 4/5
14. Grabbers (FTV) 3.5/5
15. What We Do in the Shadows (FTV) 4/5
16. Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) 3.5/5
17. The Wailing (FTV) 4/5
18. A Christmas Horror Story (FTV) 3/5
19. It Came From Outer Space (FTV) 3/5
20. Microwave Massacre (FTV) 2.5/5
21. Rob Zombie's 31 (FTV) 3.5/5
22. The Entity (FTV) 4/5
23. The Neon Demon (FTV) 3.5/5
24. Fender Bender (FTV) 2/5
25. The Conjuring 2 (FTV) 4/5








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I just use basic, high Joules support surge protectors to handle my PJ, Emotiva amps (XPA-1, XPA-2, XPA-100x3) and Behringer 4000 for my ib subs.

Last night I decided to go for some body horror.


#35 Contracted 2013 FTV. This is kind of like Cabin Fever meets Mean Girls. It was fun to cheer as the characters you are supposed to root for get sick.


2.5 Ignorant Zombies



#36 Contracted II 2015 FTV. A little better than part 1.


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Last night was "Dark Skies" which I wasn't sure if I'd seen before but apparently did. I may round out this week with some "oldies but baddies" and then Friday try to rent the BD of "Purge: Election Year."
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Some more that the GF and I watched in the past 2 weeks:

Darling - 5/10 - The main character really annoyed me. She was just a really weird/strange person and movie was such a slow burn overall. Enough weirdos on the Subway so no need for me to watch a movie about it. This is one of the few movies that many recommended here but that I really disliked.

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil - 9.5/10 - Seriously, we watch this every year now. I thoroughly enjoy it and laugh every time at the same jokes. Now I am on hunt to find other really funny horror movies. Going to start with Motel Hell next.

Carrie (1976) - 7/10 - Somehow missed this one. I really enjoyed it especially the last quarter of the movie. One time watch for me but def a goodie.

Regression - 6/10 - Nice twists but had much higher expectations. Did have some freaky parts for sure. They could have done a lot more with it IMHO.

The Curse of the Crying Woman - 3/10 - I typically love older movies but this was GARBAGE. Even watched it in the original Spanish language to get the original feel. Luckily, I did not pay for this as my GF's uncle had this on DVD.

What Lies Beneath - 5/10 - Was not really a fan of this movie but did like the twists. At least, it showed how beautiful the state Vermont is so now we plan to visit next fall.

Dog Soldiers - 6/10 - This used to be my second favorite Werewolf movie. Havn't seen it in years however this time both GF and I were like why did we like this movie so much?? The first half was a snooze fest. Won't ever watch it again. Funny how we change overtime huh?

Trick 'r Treat - 8.5/10 - Haven't seen this one in years so forgot the story/details. Really enjoyed it throughout and will watch it again in 2 years or so.

I Saw the Devil - 8/10 - Ended up watching it twice this month since my friend had not seen before. Very good thriller. I guess it can be considered horror?

Now off to find some good comedy horrors! :c)

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"Lights Out", the trailer of I saw on "The Conjuring 2" disc hits the streets and streaming today. It looked like something worth watching. Cheapskates like me will probably wait until the 22nd when it hits the box. Looks like it has a good "creep factor."
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Some more that the GF and I watched in the past 2 weeks:

Darling - 5/10 - The main character really annoyed me. She was just a really weird/strange person and movie was such a slow burn overall. Enough weirdos on the Subway so no need for me to watch a movie about it. This is one of the few movies that many recommended here but that I really disliked.

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Carrie (1976) - 7/10 - Somehow missed this one. I really enjoyed it especially the last quarter of the movie. One time watch for me but def a goodie.

Regression - 6/10 - Nice twists but had much higher expectations. Did have some freaky parts for sure. They could have done a lot more with it IMHO.

The Curse of the Crying Woman - 3/10 - I typically love older movies but this was GARBAGE. Even watched it in the original Spanish language to get the original feel. Luckily, I did not pay for this as my GF's uncle had this on DVD.

What Lies Beneath - 5/10 - Was not really a fan of this movie but did like the twists. At least, it showed how beautiful the state Vermont is so now we plan to visit next fall.

Dog Soldiers - 6/10 - This used to be my second favorite Werewolf movie. Havn't seen it in years however this time both GF and I were like why did we like this movie so much?? The first half was a snooze fest. Won't ever watch it again. Funny how we change overtime huh?

Trick 'r Treat - 8.5/10 - Haven't seen this one in years so forgot the story/details. Really enjoyed it throughout and will watch it again in 2 years or so.

I Saw the Devil - 8/10 - Ended up watching it twice this month since my friend had not seen before. Very good thriller. I guess it can be considered horror?

Now off to find some good comedy horrors! :c)
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I also enjoyed Tale of Tales, it does have its flaws but it's so appealing visually and just so imaginative and fun. I'm hoping the director gets a chance to do another movie, I'll be following!
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I have about 2.5 episodes left of TWD season 6. I like the pacing and it feels like season 1-3! That is a good thing. I like how they stormed the Negan compound but the military in me said, "scout out that area for a few days before you attack!" I know they were under the gun to get those guys but that was ballsy to say the least!


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Watched THE COLONY on Neflix. Not bad, not great. Underground living due to an ice age, and going to another underground colony finds canabalistic creatures there, basically human.

Good cast, first half slow, picks up, and last 1/3 had a lot of decent gore (you guys know thats important to me). Not a high rated movie, but good enough to watch.

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26. The Forest (FTV)
A woman searches for her missing twin sister in Japan's notorious "suicide forest" where she was last seen. I was a bit surprised by the pretty much universally low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes for The Forest, I found it to be watchable, the main character to be likable enough, and despite a few annoying jump scares, an effectively creepy film. There's even a bit of psychological horror involved, since the woods have a way of disorienting and making people see things that aren't there, and a family trauma backstory mystery. Sure, it's pretty light on plot and the "white people lost in the woods" concept has been done to death, but for the most part this movie delivers on its premise.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

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1. The Boy (FTV) 3.5/5
2. Baskin (FTV) 4/5
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (FTV) 3.5/5
4. 10 Cloverfield Lane (FTV) 4/5
5. The Watcher in the Woods (FTV) 3/5
6. Slugs (FTV) 3.5/5
7. Clown (FTV) 4/5
8. The Visit (FTV) 2/5
9. Cell (FTV) 3/5
10. American Mary (FTV) 3.5/5
11. Terror Train 3/5
12. The Thing 5/5
13. Livide (FTV) 4/5
14. Grabbers (FTV) 3.5/5
15. What We Do in the Shadows (FTV) 4/5
16. Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) 3.5/5
17. The Wailing (FTV) 4/5
18. A Christmas Horror Story (FTV) 3/5
19. It Came From Outer Space (FTV) 3/5
20. Microwave Massacre (FTV) 2.5/5
21. Rob Zombie's 31 (FTV) 3.5/5
22. The Entity (FTV) 4/5
23. The Neon Demon (FTV) 3.5/5
24. Fender Bender (FTV) 2/5
25. The Conjuring 2 (FTV) 4/5
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Watched another movie on Netlfix, RITES OF SPRING. Twisted plot with kidnaping and a dysfunctional family that goes after everyone and so on. Decent amount of gore. Not the strongest plot for sure, but typical of these movies. As usual, worth one watch, thats it.

I find as i am older my taste in horror gets higher standards, i really only enjoy great movies. So-so ones just dont cut it for me anymore.

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"The Prowler" sneaked into the neighborhood last night courtesy of Showtime. It's a so-so 1981 slasher film. Two and a half pitch forks.
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I am about 30 minutes into TWD season 7 opener. Damn, this is pretty hardcore for AMC! Jacked up but it sets up the new baddie on the block. I have questions about The Saviors and how they knew more than Rick and the gang.


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I have questions about The Saviors and how they knew more than Rick and the gang.
How they new more about what?
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