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Last night was "Minutes Past Midnight", an anthology collection on Hulu. There are some good flicks in this anthology so 4 minute hands.
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16. The Girl With All The Gifts (FTV)
A fungus turns most of humanity into bloodthirsty "hungries" (zombies) aside from a small group of children who are in some ways immune, but in other ways very much a new species of human. This was a nice fresh take on the zombie genre from the British, which manages to avoid most of the tired cliches that we've seen so many times before while being a decent action thriller as well. The girl in the title role plays it straight as a very well-mannered young British child despite being part monster. It's interesting to see her retain these characteristics even as an "infected" one, and to see the three very different relationships she has with each of the adults in this film: the motherly teacher, the cold calculating scientist who's trying to find a cure, and the sergeant who's just interested in survival. If you want something a little different in the zombie genre, give this one a try.

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FTV denotes first-time viewings
1. The Addams Family 3.5/5
2. Dead & Breakfast 4/5 (FTV)
3. It Comes at Night 2.5/5 (FTV)
4. I Didn't Come Here To Die 3.5/5 (FTV)
5. Train to Busan 4/5 (FTV)
6. Wendigo 3/5 (FTV)
7. Goodnight Mommy 4/5 (FTV)
8. Little Evil 3/5 (FTV)
9. The Stuff 3/5 (FTV)
10. The Atoning 2.5/5 (FTV)
11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 3/5(FTV)
12. The Driller Killer 3/5 (FTV)
13. Child's Play 4/5
14. The Babysitter 3.5/5 (FTV)
15. The Others 4.5/5
16. The Girl With All The Gifts 4/5(FTV)






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16. The Girl With All The Gifts (FTV)
A fungus turns most of humanity into bloodthirsty "hungries" (zombies) aside from a small group of children who are in some ways immune, but in other ways very much a new species of human. This was a nice fresh take on the zombie genre from the British, which manages to avoid most of the tired cliches that we've seen so many times before while being a decent action thriller as well. The girl in the title role plays it straight as a very well-mannered young British child despite being part monster. It's interesting to see her retain these characteristics even as an "infected" one, and to see the three very different relationships she has with each of the adults in this film: the motherly teacher, the cold calculating scientist who's trying to find a cure, and the sergeant who's just interested in survival. If you want something a little different in the zombie genre, give this one a try.

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1. The Addams Family 3.5/5
2. Dead & Breakfast 4/5 (FTV)
3. It Comes at Night 2.5/5 (FTV)
4. I Didn't Come Here To Die 3.5/5 (FTV)
5. Train to Busan 4/5 (FTV)
6. Wendigo 3/5 (FTV)
7. Goodnight Mommy 4/5 (FTV)
8. Little Evil 3/5 (FTV)
9. The Stuff 3/5 (FTV)
10. The Atoning 2.5/5 (FTV)
11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 3/5(FTV)
12. The Driller Killer 3/5 (FTV)
13. Child's Play 4/5
14. The Babysitter 3.5/5 (FTV)
15. The Others 4.5/5
16. The Girl With All The Gifts 4/5(FTV)


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For me this week has been mixed, and movies have helped me! This one in particular is just kinda fun!

Being an adult at times is tough. Dealing with life, family, my sanity, work and death all in two days has been nuts! Not complaining because it can be worse for me. But you know what, this group is a good group of folks and that is a good thing! I like coming here and see what folks are up to!

Netflix has Cube for streaming and that is what I am checking out now!


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It's good to have a support system. Movie watching should be all about getting as much enjoyment as you can. I went into the Mummy trying for that just enjoy what it has to offer. I liked the two ladies, audio, dead buddy and visuals. Dr Jeckyl was cool too! Cruise doesn't cut it for me as a rogue-ish character. He is in great shape, but still looks more boyish than rogue-ish to me.


Still was better than The Roost which was an early Ti West effort. He may have still have been in middle school for that one.

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Hey there, BSZ.

Didn't realize you're going thru a rough patch. As you said there's a great group of people in this thread. Everyone has each other's back. Talking about movies here can be therapeutic. Hang in there, amigo.
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That does look good...that tagline though: "They should have gone to Vegas." Ouch.
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It's good to have a support system. Movie watching should be all about getting as much enjoyment as you can. I went into the Mummy trying for that just enjoy what it has to offer. I liked the two ladies, audio, dead buddy and visuals. Dr Jeckyl was cool too! Cruise doesn't cut it for me as a rogue-ish character. He is in great shape, but still looks more boyish than rogue-ish to me.


Still was better than The Roost which was an early Ti West effort. He may have still have been in middle school for that one.
I agree with you about Cruise in this role. He just didn't have the savoir-faire like Brendan Frasure had. I still enjoyed the movie tho.
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17. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Your basic Halloween mask company pagan ritual corporate conspiracy horror movie posing as a sequel to one of the most popular slashers of all time. What could possibly go wrong? To say that this movie is problematic is an understatement, it's amazing that it got greenlit at all. But I've always enjoyed this movie, despite its clumsy Scooby Doo plotline and revelations, or perhaps because of it. Forget the title, this movie is wholly original and stands on its own, the redheaded stepchild of the Halloween franchise that understandably confounded and angered fans of the first two. It's often hokey as all get out, and seems to exist in its own weird vaccuum, yet at the same time it really has the feel of Carpenter film despite the fact that it was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. The strangeness is very unsettling and creepy, the violence is as brutal as it is unlikely; actually everything in this film is unlikely, but at the same time oddly prescient. Corporations finding a way into our children's brains via a video screen--sound familiar?

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2. Dead & Breakfast 4/5 (FTV)
3. It Comes at Night 2.5/5 (FTV)
4. I Didn't Come Here To Die 3.5/5 (FTV)
5. Train to Busan 4/5 (FTV)
6. Wendigo 3/5 (FTV)
7. Goodnight Mommy 4/5 (FTV)
8. Little Evil 3/5 (FTV)
9. The Stuff 3/5 (FTV)
10. The Atoning 2.5/5 (FTV)
11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 3/5(FTV)
12. The Driller Killer 3/5 (FTV)
13. Child's Play 4/5
14. The Babysitter 3.5/5 (FTV)
15. The Others 4.5/5
16. The Girl With All The Gifts 4/5(FTV)
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I agree with you about Cruise in this role. He just didn't have the savoir-faire like Brendan Frasure had. I still enjoyed the movie tho.
Obviously, hard to compete with Brendan Frasure, no chance there. But, I was thinking maybe a 50 year old Harrison Ford vibe. Clearly, still would have been a class, or two down from Brendan, but came across more virginal than rogue-ish. The conversation about Cruise and the hot scientist hooking up, I don't think that happened - even in movie land.
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For me this week has been mixed, and movies have helped me! This one in particular is just kinda fun!

Being an adult at times is tough. Dealing with life, family, my sanity, work and death all in two days has been nuts! Not complaining because it can be worse for me. But you know what, this group is a good group of folks and that is a good thing! I like coming here and see what folks are up to!

Netflix has Cube for streaming and that is what I am checking out now!


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Man so sorry to hear, boy do I know that struggle. Hopefully you can find some relief in movies and the little things in life that bring joy.

I had written off The Mummy since the trailer just looked bad but I may give it a rent after hearing y'alls feedback.

I just watched a couple catalog favorites the last few nights but got my Shudder going so will be watching Among the Living next.

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Man so sorry to hear, boy do I know that struggle. Hopefully you can find some relief in movies and the little things in life that bring joy.


Good choice! We have one as well, white and beige and about 2yrs old. He's a good pup... mostly.
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"Meet the Blacks" is a comedy horror take off on the "purge" genre that's on Netflix. It's got some good yucks. Netflix has added the "Slasher" series today as well as one new horror film: "Residue".

I note that Starz has "Halloween III" if you have that service.
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The Babysitter (2017) - That was fun. I liked it even though it got some harsh reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Those guys take themselves too seriously.


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Would make a great double feature with 'The World's End". This reminds me of an Edgar Wright film.

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The Babysitter (2017) - That was fun. I liked it even though it got some harsh reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Those guys take themselves too seriously.


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Saw films are back on Netflix, watched VI, not as much fun as IV and V but does connect the story together. Also watched more AHS :Cult...Ally isn't crazy all that _______________ is real.
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18. Raw (FTV)
(French/Belgian with subtitles.) Freshman female vegetarian studying to be a veterinarian suddenly develops an appetite for raw flesh after a hazing ritual. Whatever you do, don't eat while watching this movie! Every once in a while someone makes a really effective "gross-out" horror film, one that genuinely makes you uncomfortable, makes you look away from the screen, or just plain makes you feel a little bit sick for even watching it. This is such a film, but don't let that scare you away--Raw is genuinely a good horror film, well made and watchable despite how gross it can be, and at times even artful. I don't want to spoil too much about the plot because this movie works best when it keeps the viewer guessing how it's going to unfold. There are some influences here such as Gaspar Noe, known for his cinema of discomfort and depravity, and also a bit of a Peter Greenaway vibe (think "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover". But really this one is quite original, so for anyone tired of the same old same old, give Raw a chance.

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2. Dead & Breakfast 4/5 (FTV)
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4. I Didn't Come Here To Die 3.5/5 (FTV)
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6. Wendigo 3/5 (FTV)
7. Goodnight Mommy 4/5 (FTV)
8. Little Evil 3/5 (FTV)
9. The Stuff 3/5 (FTV)
10. The Atoning 2.5/5 (FTV)
11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 3/5(FTV)
12. The Driller Killer 3/5 (FTV)
13. Child's Play 4/5
14. The Babysitter 3.5/5 (FTV)
15. The Others 4.5/5
16. The Girl With All The Gifts 4/5(FTV)
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"Residue" on Netflix was very interesting and the kind of horror most of you are looking for. I also watched the first episode of "Slasher" though a little underwhelming compared to the other "Netflix Originals" though I know it was really a summer Canadian series.
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October fun: 31 days of Horror, Blood, Guts and Gore! (and zombies, too....)

Among the Living - FTV 3 stars - Three boys in their early teens stumble upon a young woman held captive in a car trunk while visiting around in a local abandon movie set town. A man living there with a very umm odd relative wants them silenced and you can sort out where it goes from there. This was done by the same folks that brought us Inside and Livide so my expectations were high. Unfortunately this one lacks the shock and unexpected that Inside gave us and the creepy charm of Livide. I did enjoy the story and found the movie entertaining and would recommend watching it. That said I kept waiting for it to really "get me" but I just didn't get there with this.

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Case 39 (2009) - A social worker rescues a not so innocent little girl from a bad home situation and ends up with custody of her. I wasn't sure what to expect from a Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper horror movie but it was pretty good. I probably would have passed on it but since it's one of Rob Zombie's picks on HDNet Movies I gave it a look.
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Among the Living - FTV 3 stars - Three boys in their early teens stumble upon a young woman held captive in a car trunk while visiting around in a local abandon movie set town. A man living there with a very umm odd relative wants them silenced and you can sort out where it goes from there. This was done by the same folks that brought us Inside and Livide so my expectations were high. Unfortunately this one lacks the shock and unexpected that Inside gave us and the creepy charm of Livide. I did enjoy the story and found the movie entertaining and would recommend watching it. That said I kept waiting for it to really "get me" but I just didn't get there with this.

In other news I finished my pumpkin

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Among the Living - FTV 3 stars - Three boys in their early teens stumble upon a young woman held captive in a car trunk while visiting around in a local abandon movie set town. A man living there with a very umm odd relative wants them silenced and you can sort out where it goes from there. This was done by the same folks that brought us Inside and Livide so my expectations were high. Unfortunately this one lacks the shock and unexpected that Inside gave us and the creepy charm of Livide. I did enjoy the story and found the movie entertaining and would recommend watching it. That said I kept waiting for it to really "get me" but I just didn't get there with this.

In other news I finished my pumpkin

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"Residue" on Netflix was very interesting and the kind of horror most of you are looking for. I also watched the first episode of "Slasher" though a little underwhelming compared to the other "Netflix Originals" though I know it was really a summer Canadian series.
I assume you mean the movie, not the TV show ?
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