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Let's see if I can jiggle some folk's memories here but back in the mid 1970s when I saw "Carrie" in downtown Seattle it ran with a B-movie co-feature. That movie had the some things in it that generally weren't done at the time like the woman would go into a room and it would darken and the antagonist would suddenly appear. I looked through dozens of films of that era and about the only way I may be able to figure out what the film was would be to make a visit to the Seattle main library and look through the microfilm of newspaper movie ads of that time. The setting was the US so it wasn't Italian horror and the lead actress was famous.
Was it by chance "The Psychic"? This was also a 1977 horror movie but it was Italian but used non-Italian actors in the leads.

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Watching the football game right now and this John Carpenter like fog has enveloped the stadium. Spooky-spooky.👻

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Blood Mania (1970) - It's not a bad story but it's hard to call this one a horror movie. I have no idea how they came up with the title since there's not a drop of blood seen until about the last 10 minutes of the movie. A girl helps her sick father get to the grave a little sooner so she can start spending her inheritance. She discovers dear old dad left just about everything to her sister, so she goes after her next.
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Don't know if this has been posted, but a reminder wouldn't hurt anyway. Stranger Things Season 2 starts on the 27th.

Oh, and Creep 2 is being released on digital platforms on the 24th.

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Raw was a great movie on Netflix.

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Just realized I'll spend most of November going through everyone's lists and seeking out the ones I've not seen and you've rated highly. Curse this love of movies!

Hahaha...I know what you mean, I have already started doing this! Lots of good picks.
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Don't know if this has been posted, but a reminder wouldn't hurt anyway. Stranger Things Season 2 starts on the 27th.



Oh, and Creep 2 is being released on digital platforms on the 24th.


Can’t wait for Stranger Things!

Has anyone seen the IFC Midnight flick Killing Ground?

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23. Beetlejuice
Recently deceased couple get help from the titular "bio-exorcist" in ridding their home's pesky new owners. Beetlejuice was unleashed on an unsuspecting world before Tim Burton was making "Tim Burton" films, and people didn't know what to make of this colorful, spooky, funny and downright weird little movie when it was released way back in 1988. But thank goodness it all worked out, as this remains one of my favorite Tim Burton films for just those very reasons. Michael Keaton doesn't even show up until fairly deep into the film, but it hardly matters, we're too entranced with the sights and sounds coming from the screen. I love the hokey pre-CGI stop motion effects and the visible wires when people float. Remember sandworms on Saturn? Wynona Ryder's kooky hats? Geena Davis' shaggy hair, buggy eyes and no plastic surgery yet? And when Alec Baldwin was a harmlessly handsome yuppie? I watched this one with my daughter who was seeing it for the very first time, and she loved it too. Hmm, wonder if I can dig up a Handbook for the Recently Deceased on eBay...?

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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)
17. Halloween III: Season of the Witch 3.5/5
18. Raw 4/5 (FTV)
19. It's Alive 3.5/5 (FTV)
20. Inbred (2011) 3.5/5 (FTV)
21. Tales of Halloween 4/5 (FTV)
22. Beetlejuice 4/5










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I seen't it.
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Did a little more browsing at BB last night, and noticed that Annabelle, The Conjuring, The Alien Quadrilogy, and the restored edition of American Werewolf in London were also pretty reasonably priced on regular Blu-ray.



Haven't seen the first two yet. The restored American Werewolf is a step up in quality from the original transfer. But it's not a flawless HD transfer. Some scenes in the beginning look rather soft. And the black levels are noticeably elevated in some of the darker scenes.

There are a couple other movies I've been eyeing which are still beyond my budget, including Shin Godzilla, Justice League Dark. and this 2014 version of Beauty & the Beast...



King Arthur, Kong Skull Island, and Underworld have all jumped back up in a price.
I still have my HDDVD copy, is the transfer a upgrade worth double dipping?

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I seen't it.
Any good, worth watching?

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Any good, worth watching?
It was decent. Worth a watch for sure.

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Was it by chance "The Psychic"? This was also a 1977 horror movie but it was Italian but used non-Italian actors in the leads.
No, but I do have a copy of that movie somewhere around here.

Another "Uncork'd" masterpiece last night what "Dark Exorcism" available on Hulu. It's a New York production so wasn't too bad. Hulu's wonderful new interface made it's way to my Roku TV a few weeks back and movies I select on the website don't show up in the "watchlist". They've promised to fix that. They added a couple recent horror titles over the weekend, "Door to the Other Side" and "The Possession Experiment". I'll see if they somewhere show up in the new interface.
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Baby Driver. Really fun movie with a great soundtrack. Hardly any CGI was used on this movie and even more impressive is no CG on the car stunts. All the car driving mayhem is practical effects. In keeping with horror I also watched the latest episode of Lucifer.😉

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