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post #1741 of 9810
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

The Possession of David O'Reilly: 1 star - [i]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

That's too bad. I have this one arriving in the mail today and was kind of looking forward to it after seeing the trailer.
post #1742 of 9810
I always liked Near Dark after seeing it back when it was a new movie, but after a more recent viewing, I realized it hadn't aged well for me.
post #1743 of 9810
Watched SPHERE.

A combination scifi/pshycological-horror movie. Great cast, Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L Jackson. Very engaging movie, makes you really think and wonder whats going on when you watch it for the first time. I had seen it a few times, but not in awhile, but still enjoyed it.

The very end could have been better IMO, but then hey, dont we say that about a ton of movies? Overall, a very enjoyable movie. I will give it 3.75 on my 1-5 Star scale.

2011 October Ratings - 5 Star Scale
01- Return of the Swamp Thing - 2.5
02- Hostel - 5
03- Event Horizon - 3.5
04- Resident Evil: Apocalypse - 4.25
05- Sphere - 3.75
post #1744 of 9810
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Question for the experts in the movie industry. What is a good solution to re-create blood splatter pulse from an open neck vein? I'm toying with an idea for my cube decor but may can it if its not a easy design. I initially thought small fountain pump but no way to really make that intermittent pulse of pressure to make a squirt, stop, repeat rhythm.

I'm by no means an expert, however I do an annual yard haunt that is pretty well-liked by my neighborhood (they re-routed their annual hayride just to come past my house). For the most part my decorations are static although I do have a flying crank ghost and this year I'm doing a giant Jack-in-The-Box that will wiggle in the wind.

The spurting neck wound is an interesting challenge. I assume from your description you want something that would be automated and running by itself all day? If I had to try this, I would combine a small electric fountain (they sell pet fountains for cats to drink out of) with a small medical hot water bottle and a sewing machine motor (or a car windshield wiper motor). The armature of the motor could be set up to compress the hot water bottle after it filled up (from the fountain motor), but the timing wouldn't have to be exact, either way you'd get a good spurting effect. (Run a tube from the hot water bottle into the dummy's neck and then make sure you have a small drainoff tub or bowl below where the fluid can be collected and recycled back up.)

I've never tried this but in principal it should work.
post #1745 of 9810
Even simpler than that would be to get a switch that can simply turn the pump on and off repeatedly in quick succession. Radio Shack might have some kind of electronic device that could go on/off/on/off over and over, much the same way a strobe light turns on and off repeatedly. That way would probably be less prone to problems and easier to set up than my original suggestion.
post #1746 of 9810
Just saying, that the most recent Lost Boys is competent an should be watched by fans of the original. Quite possibly one of the best vamp kills ever.
post #1747 of 9810
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Originally Posted by ApolloCreed View Post

That's too bad. I have this one arriving in the mail today and was kind of looking forward to it after seeing the trailer.

Maybe it will work better for you. I was disappointing with Scream so starting this one right after it was already behind the eight ball a bit. I thought the trailer looked good too but it just had too many glaring issues for me to enjoy the things it did well.

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Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin View Post

Even simpler than that would be to get a switch that can simply turn the pump on and off repeatedly in quick succession. Radio Shack might have some kind of electronic device that could go on/off/on/off over and over, much the same way a strobe light turns on and off repeatedly. That way would probably be less prone to problems and easier to set up than my original suggestion.

Good ideas, thank you. I think I may skip it to be honest. Sounds like more effort than I want to put out and I've already got plenty of work to do with the rest of the set-up I had planned from the start. Thanks for the rec though, maybe next year.
post #1748 of 9810
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Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin View Post

I always liked Near Dark after seeing it back when it was a new movie, but after a more recent viewing, I realized it hadn't aged well for me.

+1

I don't understand why this film has so many devotees.
Different strokes I guess...


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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Watched SPHERE.

A combination scifi/pshycological-horror movie. Great cast, Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L Jackson. Very engaging movie, makes you really think and wonder whats going on when you watch it for the first time. I had seen it a few times, but not in awhile, but still enjoyed it.

The very end could have been better IMO, but then hey, dont we say that about a ton of movies? Overall, a very enjoyable movie. I will give it 3.75 on my 1-5 Star scale.

Yeah, I dig this movie too.

Dustin Hoffman is superb in this one.
Makes everyone else look like amateurs.
post #1749 of 9810
Sheriff tried to serve the ex a restaining order and she got wind of it and split. She hit me where it hurt. Before leaving the house, she either hid or stole every stinkin' HT remote control. My daughter is beyond mad. Our whole October horror movie schedule is in shambles at this point.
post #1750 of 9810
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

Sheriff tried to serve the ex a restaining order and she got wind of it and split. She hit me where it hurt. Before leaving the house, she either hid or stole every stinkin' HT remote control. My daughter is beyond mad. Our whole October horror movie schedule is in shambles at this point.

Sorry, dude.

Your dream girl is still out there, keep a stiff upper lip and keep plugging away....I've been there myself.
post #1751 of 9810
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Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

Sheriff tried to serve the ex a restaining order and she got wind of it and split. She hit me where it hurt. Before leaving the house, she either hid or stole every stinkin' HT remote control. My daughter is beyond mad. Our whole October horror movie schedule is in shambles at this point.

Sounds like a trip to best buy for a universal remote asap! Sorry to hear about your drama man. I gotta say though it kinda reminded me of that bit from Pablo Francisco about psycho chicks
post #1752 of 9810
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Sorry, dude.

Your dream girl is still out there, keep a stiff upper lip and keep plugging away....I've been there myself.

I've actually gave up on looking. I figure if there is one out there, she'll pop up. I don't really see any other options.
post #1753 of 9810
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Originally Posted by wizzack View Post

This sounds like a must see! Netflix has it on "save". The hunt is on to track it down.

Could be long wait, but hey i heard that the movie is public domain so it's should be easy find in google.
post #1754 of 9810
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Originally Posted by FendersRule View Post

I've actually gave up on looking. I figure if there is one out there, she'll pop up. I don't really see any other options.

Really there ISN'T other options.
Unless one wants to become a stalker.

OTOH, being in the right place at the right time helps.
post #1755 of 9810
I just got my $45 region free bluray player... hooked it up on a late lunch break and success! Looking forward to watching The Loved Ones and The Silent House B locked blurays this week!

I'm checking out the first disc of the extended Girl With The Dragon Tattoo now and I could have sworn the US theatrical cut was a 2:35 aspect ration but this is 1:78 Airboss, have you looked at yours yet?
post #1756 of 9810
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Originally Posted by FendersRule View Post

I've actually gave up on looking. I figure if there is one out there, she'll pop up. I don't really see any other options.

Oh, they're out there. Just too busy to look when you're working non-stop and raising a daughter. Believe it or not, it's all good. Besides (and don't hate me), I got everything in the divorce!

Rule #1 in life guys..."never stick your 'you-know-what' in crazy."
post #1757 of 9810
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I just got my $45 region free bluray player... hooked it up on a late lunch break and success! Looking forward to watching The Loved Ones and The Silent House B locked blurays this week!

I'm checking out the first disc of the extended Girl With The Dragon Tattoo now and I could have sworn the US theatrical cut was a 2:35 aspect ration but this is 1:78 Airboss, have you looked at yours yet?

Yep, I've got mine also although I probably won't watch it until Nov though.

The Extended Discs show the aspect ratio as: "16:9 (Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1)"

My US releases of the trilogy show the following aspect ratios:

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - 2:35.1

The Girl Who Played With Fire - 1.85:1

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - 1.85:1
post #1758 of 9810
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Originally Posted by Airboss View Post


Yep, I've got mine also although I probably won't watch it until Nov though.

The Extended Discs show the aspect ratio as: "16:9 (Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1)"

My US releases of the trilogy show the following aspect ratios:

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - 2:35.1

The Girl Who Played With Fire - 1.85:1

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - 1.85:1

I can understand the goal to keep a consistent visual flow but I DO NOT like alteration/cropping of the original aspect ratio. I wonder if the US release will be the same?
post #1759 of 9810
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!
post #1760 of 9810
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Originally Posted by ApolloCreed View Post

That's too bad. I have this one arriving in the mail today and was kind of looking forward to it after seeing the trailer.

I found David O'Reilly to be average when I last viewed it. Not terrible, but nothing spectacular. Definitely has some creepy moments and kept me entertained.

We took a few nights off to catch up on our Fall TV shows. I swear, there are 14 new things on our DVR each night and they pile up quickly!

Saw Stake Land last night and was fairly disappointed and somewhat bored. I'll add a quick review to my list when I get time this evening.

Side note: I have a Toshiba XDE-600 that should be delivered today. This is supposed to do a fantastic job with upconverting, so I've been holding off on viewing anything on DVD until this arrived. We'll see how well it works...
post #1761 of 9810
5. Evil Dead 2
Director Sam Raimi takes splatter and combines it with slapstick, giving birth the the "splatstick" genre which later gave us such fine films from "Brain Dead" (aka "Dead Alive") to "Shaun of the Dead". This is also the first movie where we get to see Bruce Campbell really ham it up, creating his own cult of fans who love all things Bruce. This movie still has a very punk ethic: low-budget, lean, snotty and doesn't take itself too seriously. Today's dreary torture porn filmmakers could learn something from this one. Best exchange: Witch:"I'll swallow your soul!" Ash:"Swallow this!"

Bob's A-Z 2011 Horror Movie Marathon
1. Antichrist
2. Burning Bright
3. The Crimson Cult
4. Dead of Night
5. Evil Dead 2
post #1762 of 9810
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Saw Stake Land last night and was fairly disappointed and somewhat bored. I'll add a quick review to my list when I get time this evening.

I loved Stake Land. On my list of top movies I've seen this year. It was refreshing to see a vampire movie with no sparkles, plenty of grit in it for me. A harder edged Zombieland. Sometimes you don't need a happy ending.
post #1763 of 9810
Thread Starter 
Scream 4 last night. Great sound on the blu-ray but I swear the DB's are JACKED up for the jump scares. That was annoying! I liked Allison Brie's shoes.

Scream 4 (2011)

Unnecessary
but it's still entertaining
I'd rather watch Stab.
post #1764 of 9810
Here's what I watched yesterday... Took a break from the blood and gore (except for "Wicked Lake") and watched some 50's horror.

Oct. 5th -

20. "Wicked Lake" - "Two clans of deranged males make the mistake of stalking four young women they assume to be easy prey, only to find out that at the stroke of midnight the tables will be turned and all hell will break loose."

Lots of nudity... some gore... stupid story... poor acting...

"Lesbian vampire ghouls vs. ill-mannered, sex-starved mental defectives." = boring!

1.5

21. "The Bad Seed" - "Christine Penmark seems to have it all: a lovely home, a loving husband and the most "perfect" daughter in the world. But since childhood, Christine has suffered from the most terrible recurring nightmare. And her "perfect" daughter's accomplishments include lying, theft and possibly much, much worse. Only Christine knows the truth about her daughter and only Christine's father knows the truth about her nightmare."

Some may not consider this a 'horror' movie but according to IMDB it is a "Drama | Horror | Mystery". It's not horror in the sense of demons and goals or blood and gore, it's horror dealing with pure evil. One of my all time favorite movies, if you have not seen 'The Bad Seed' you should check it out. Patty McCormack is outstanding as Rhoda Penmark.

4

22. "The Thing From Another World" - "Scientist at an Arctic research station discover a spacecraft buried in the ice. Upon closer examination, they discover the frozen pilot. All hell breaks loose when they take him back to their station and he is accidentally thawed out!"

I love 50's Sci-Fi/Horror and this is one of the best ones around. This is a classic!

4

23. "It! The Terror From Beyond Space" - "In 1973, the first manned expedition to Mars is marooned; by the time a rescue mission arrives, there is only one survivor: the leader, Col. Edward Carruthers, who appears to have murdered the others! According to Carruthers, an unknown life form killed his comrades during a sandstorm. But the skeptical rescuers little suspect that "it" has stowed away for the voyage back to Earth..."

More 50's Horror/Sci-fi... by many this is considered the original "Alien". Outdated but delivers.

3
post #1765 of 9810
Watched this morning WRONG TURN 3 - first time watching this sequel, in fact, i had only seen the first one, still havent seen the second one.

This one is not as good as the original, but it starts very well. After that though, there is a long 30+ minute part with no gore in it, not something good for a real gore-hound like me unless the movie is so great that you dont need it for awhile.

However, the gore picked a lot and there were some very good kills. This one is interesting in that in addition to the usual young people being hunted, this one brings in a bunch of escaped tough convicts in the woods. Its enjoyable enough to watch this month for sure.

I would give it a 3-star rating on my 1 to 5 scale.

2011 October Ratings - 5 Star Scale
01- Return of the Swamp Thing - 2.5
02- Hostel - 5
03- Event Horizon - 3.5
04- Resident Evil: Apocalypse - 4.25
05- Sphere - 3.75
06- Wrong Turn 3 - 3
post #1766 of 9810
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The Bad Seed[/url]"[/b] - "Christine Penmark seems to have it all: a lovely home, a loving husband and the most "perfect" daughter in the world. But since childhood, Christine has suffered from the most terrible recurring nightmare. And her "perfect" daughter's accomplishments include lying, theft and possibly much, much worse. Only Christine knows the truth about her daughter and only Christine's father knows the truth about her nightmare."

Some may not consider this a 'horror' movie but according to IMDB it is a "Drama | Horror | Mystery". It's not horror in the sense of demons and goals or blood and gore, it's horror dealing with pure evil. One of my all time favorite movies, if you have not seen 'The Bad Seed' you should check it out. Patty McCormack dis outstanding as Rhoda Penmark.

+1

You end up wanting to strangle that little b*tch!

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Originally Posted by yankeeman View Post

Watched this morning WRONG TURN 3

Ooh doesn't part 4 come out this month? Might have to check that out.
post #1767 of 9810
Great to hear all the good buzz on "Stakeland", that's my letter "S" movie this year!

Just bought "The Bad Seed" last month, it's a classic!
post #1768 of 9810
I just noticed this thread. We do a Halloween Fest every year. (Of course, it's pretty much a Halloween Film Festival all year round here.) In our case, it yours truly, the wife, who makes hubby sit through what he refers to as "weird" films. He's a good sport about it and naps if the film isn't entertaining for him.

There isn't really any overall theme this year.

Oct 1: Dog Soldiers
Oct 2: Tokyo Gore Police
Oct 3: Aliens
Oct 4: Audition
Oct 5: Masters of Horror Imprint. And, I Married A Monster From Outer Space
post #1769 of 9810
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Originally Posted by LugNutX View Post

I found David O'Reilly to be average when I last viewed it. Not terrible, but nothing spectacular. Definitely has some creepy moments and kept me entertained.

We took a few nights off to catch up on our Fall TV shows. I swear, there are 14 new things on our DVR each night and they pile up quickly!

Saw Stake Land last night and was fairly disappointed and somewhat bored. I'll add a quick review to my list when I get time this evening.

Side note: I have a Toshiba XDE-600 that should be delivered today. This is supposed to do a fantastic job with upconverting, so I've been holding off on viewing anything on DVD until this arrived. We'll see how well it works...

I use my HD-A2 for upconverting and it does a good job as well.
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Originally Posted by wizzack View Post

Scream 4 last night. Great sound on the blu-ray but I swear the DB's are JACKED up for the jump scares. That was annoying! I liked Allison Brie's shoes.

Scream 4 (2011)

Unnecessary
but it's still entertaining
I'd rather watch Stab.

+1, the Stab movies looked awesome And yes, Wrong Turn 4 - 10/17
post #1770 of 9810
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Originally Posted by Altaira View Post

I just noticed this thread. We do a Halloween Fest every year. (Of course, it's pretty much a Halloween Film Festival all year round here.) In our case, it yours truly, the wife, who makes hubby sit through what he refers to as "weird" films. He's a good sport about it and naps if the film isn't entertaining for him.

There isn't really any overall theme this year.

Oct 1: Dog Soldiers
Oct 2: Tokyo Gore Police
Oct 3: Aliens
Oct 4: Audition
Oct 5: Masters of Horror Imprint. And, I Married A Monster From Outer Space

Not sure how I missed your post but welcome! Great list too! Audition is probably my favorite Asian horror film. I know it is too slow for many but I just love it... a very old school style of a slow build to a body slam in the last 15 minutes. "kitty kitty kitty kitty" eeek!
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