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Been sick the last couple of days but I still managed to get a few more movies in:


Oct 6th -

24. "Dream House" - "Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling."

Ok but nothing great.

2.5

25. "Creature" - "In the back country of Louisiana, a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp."

Don't waste your time or money.

1.5

Oct 7th -

27. "Outcast" - "It tells the tale of Petronella (a Scottish/Romany girl) and Fergal (her mysterious Irish traveller boyfriend). As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing locals, working its way towards our protagonists."

"Gritty urban supernatural horror" - "Unique and Refreshing Irish/Scottish Horror", to quote a couple of comments on IMDB. Slow to get going but finishes fairly strong "Outcast" is definitely worth a rent.

2.75

28. "House of 1000 Corpses" - "Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers."

Nice tribute to 70's horror done up Rob Zombie style. Not the best I've ever seen but by far not the worst.

3.5

29. "I Spit On Your Grave" (1978) - "An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge."

This film was passed uncut in Australia until December 1997. It was banned from December 1997 until June 2004. It was also banned in other countries as well.... my how things have changed.

2.75

Oct. 8th -

30. "I spit On Your Grave" (2010) - "A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead."

Not bad for a remake. In many ways the remake is better than the original. "Show me your teeth!"

3

31. "Mother's Day" - "The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests."

No ghosts or goals here just intense home invasion horror. I enjoyed this movie, although for the life of me I can never understand why when the victim gets the upper hand they newer finish off the villain but run away instead giving the villain a chance to recover and come after them. Other than that, not a bad movie. Rebecca De Mornay does a good job as Natalie 'Mother' Koffin.

3.25

32. "Prowl" - "Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends gratefully accept a ride in the back of a semi. But when the driver refuses to stop and they discover the cargo is hundreds of cartons of blood, they panic. Their panic turns to terror when the truck disgorges them into a dark, abandoned warehouse where blood-thirsty creatures learn to hunt human prey, which, the friends realize, is what they now are..."

Not a bad little vampire flix with a twist, it had it's moments. Worth a rent if you like vampires.

2.75
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Altaira, the Centipede movie for me personally is worth the buy, i have watched it as i said 3 or 4 times now. However, its not everyones cup of tea, and usually people either love it or really hate it, so its a tough call to tell you whether or not to buy it.
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On a completely different note......am I the only one who watched American Horror Story? I'm dying to get someone else's impressions on that show.

I always hate to make 2 posts in a row, but i just saw Apollo's post on AHS, so here we go.

Apollo - yes, i watched American Horror Story. Usually i am more into the gore/torture/porn ( ) type of thing, however i really enjoyed this very much, more than i expected to.

I thought the house was great looking, the cast was good, the effects fine for tv, and most important i liked the storyline and how it played out. It was creepy and scary enough for a tv show, and overall i thought it was very well done. I am looking forward to the next one, i already have my DVR set to record it.

You didnt say what you thought of it Apollo.

By the way guys, i just ordered from Amazon:
Mutants
[ REC ] 2
I Spit On Your Grave - remake
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Kenobi, take my wife to see The Thing? Are you crazy man, I could give her a diamond bracelet for going and she still wouldnt go, its a total phobia, not just a dis-like. In a week we will be together 17 years, and its been great, but she just cant watch horror movies.

In fact, as they get wilder, she is having more trouble watching regular tv shows like CSI and such due to bloody shots. I gotta go out real early this morning for a short time, but she knows i am gonna watch a movie when i get back, and my review will be below in a few hours.

Maybe if she watches something exceptionally vile the TV shows will be easier to digest

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I was an extra in this and I've never even seen it.

No kidding? You need to check it out... pretty good creature feature. What was the scene you were in?

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Now this is just plain ridiculous. I am a big fan of Z's Halloween and although the sequel was certainly no masterpiece, it is not even close to being one of the worst movies of all time. For example, turn on SyFy today and watch a few flicks. I absolutely guarantee that you'll find something significantly worse.

On a completely different note......am I the only one who watched American Horror Story? I'm dying to get someone else's impressions on that show.

We watched it, my wife loved it but I thought it has potential to go either way. I was impressed with what they did for a TV show and really enjoyed Jessica Lange. It had some pretty cool scenes and we'll watch it again next week for sure. I'm overly critical of TV shows though... Dexter has spoiled me
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8. Dead and Breakfast. Easily one of the most entertaining independent-horror movies to come out in the past ten years. It's part musical, part zombie fest, part gore, and part ho-down. "Blood is as sweet as moonshine whiskey. Why don't you come outside you can drink some with me." This is the prime definition of an insanely re-watchable movie. 7/10.

And Halloween 2 (RZ) is indeed the worst movie ever made. Nothing at all "ridiculous" about that statement. Especially when someone responds and says "well, it's not a masterpiece, but..." LOL
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You didnt say what you thought of it Apollo.

Yes I did. I brought it up again because I didn't get any responses the first time. I included my impressions of it after the post containing my last review (The Possession of David O'Reilly). Check back a few pages. To sum it up though, I thought it was absolutely fantastic.
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8. Dead and Breakfast. Easily one of the most entertaining independent-horror movies to come out in the past ten years. It's part musical, part zombie fest, part gore, and part ho-down. "Blood is as sweet as moonshine whiskey. Why don't you come outside you can drink some with me." This is the prime definition of an insanely re-watchable movie. 7/10.

And Halloween 2 (RZ) is indeed the worst movie ever made. Nothing at all "ridiculous" about that statement. Especially when someone responds and says "well, it's not a masterpiece, but..." LOL

I forgot about that movie. Good movie and funny. I know we talked about it but I can't find the thread. Must be archived. The band and songs were hilarious.

And when searching for the thread I came across a thread I started for "Flight of the Living Dead". I have no recollection of the movie. It wasn't bad from what I, and others, wrote.

larry
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Are you serious? Tell us more.

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No kidding? You need to check it out... pretty good creature feature. What was the scene you were in?

I was a movie extra from about 1992 through 1997. It seems like another life now.

I remember that The Relic wasn't a "happy" set. I was in some kind of lab scene (I think). There was a SFX screw up and something exploded behind me. Luckily, no one was hurt. I need to watch it next time it's on.

October 7: District 9 - I like this one a lot. Good story, good acting, good FX.
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And Halloween 2 (RZ) is indeed the worst movie ever made. Nothing at all "ridiculous" about that statement. Especially when someone responds and says "well, it's not a masterpiece, but..." LOL

I believe the statement was "although the sequel was certainly no masterpiece, it is not even close to being one of the worst movies of all time." I would think that most rational folks would agree with this statement.
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And Halloween 2 (RZ) is indeed the worst movie ever made. Nothing at all "ridiculous" about that statement. Especially when someone responds and says "well, it's not a masterpiece, but..." LOL

It is according to you that's all. I've seen worse, according to me.

A movie doesn't have to be a masterpiece to be watchable. And I'm NOT saying H2 is a good movie.

We're all talking about our tastes here so there's no need to make it sound like it's official and fact or something. It's too subjective.
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Thread Starter 
Watched Hellraiser II before I passed out last night. Wow! Much better than I remembered. More gore, great efx and the movie just flowed right along. Ashley Laurence whatever happened to you?

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Clive doesn't direct.
What the HELL, this has to suck
Now that's a sequel!
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Hellbound rules. Clive did have a HUGE hand in the movie, though. Tony Randal is a good friend of his. There's a good documentary on Youtube with Clive talking about it.
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Thread Starter 
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Hellbound rules. Clive did have a HUGE hand in the movie, though. Tony Randal is a good friend of his. There's a good documentary on Youtube with Clive talking about it.

Thanks I'll check that out. I would have no problem throwing this movie on again today. It's that good!
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You got it! It's in some ways, even better than the first. The movie paints the picture of Clive Barker's imagination arguably more than any of the other Barker movies out there.

Glad to hear of some positive feedback from it. It's one of the few dark, adult-horror fantasy movies out there.



I've read all of his books. This movie is indeed damn good.

"Your suffering will be legendary...even in hell!"

Those quotes like that are just awesome!!!!!!!
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I love the Hellraiser films! The movies are great fun and I enjoy the fantastic scores by Christopher Young.
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Originally Posted by fendersrule View Post

8. dead and breakfast. Easily one of the most entertaining independent-horror movies to come out in the past ten years. It's part musical, part zombie fest, part gore, and part ho-down. "blood is as sweet as moonshine whiskey. Why don't you come outside you can drink some with me." this is the prime definition of an insanely re-watchable movie. 7/10.

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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.
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Watched BERLIN UNDEAD.

A short movie, just over an hour long, but due to the fact that it didnt spend 30-40 minutes setting up the characters and situation, its a fine length for the story to unfold.

A zombie flick mixed with a good character study of a man looking for his lost girlfriend in an apartment building in Berlin. Low budget but very well done, i enjoyed this a lot, and i think a lot of you guys would like it even more than i did, as it really is a big character study as much as a zombie film. I will give it a 3 rating, and if you havent seen it, check it out.

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
07- The Human Centipede - 3
08- Berlin Undead - 3
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13. Frontier (s). 3 out of 5 Vudu

The lead actress in this one is the star. Some really great scenes but it feels like Hostel to me. This puts it over into the torture pron area which I feel is taking over the “horror” genre. Never the less, a great flick with some stuff that will stick with you.

14. Incident on and Off a Mountain Road. 3 out of 5 Netflix Instant

Pretty good short story. Good blend of two themes. Girl gets taught how to survive by her jerk husband and then puts all the training to use on a freak in the woods.

15. The Guardian. 5 out of 5 Netflix Instant

Being a new family this means a lot more now than it did when I saw it years back. They got the baby audio right, the new parent insecurities, and a tree that eats dudes. Really well done story that could be sold as a mystery or horror and it is rooted in just enough mystical stuff to not go crazy. Great conventional effects in this.

16. Deathwatch. 3 out of 5 Netflix Instant

Gritty, dirty, and bleak. Mud, rain, rats, and bodies in the water. A little slow but worth the watch. For some reason it reminded me of those old Eerie Comics.

17. Graduation Day. 1 outof 5 Netflix Instant

Normally I dig Troma stuff but this was bad. Best part would be the music and the non-augmented women. Nowhere near Class of Nuke ‘em High in quality. At times it is very dramatic then decides to be a slasher flick. Mostly it was work to get through.
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7. The Ghoul (1933) (first-time viewing)
A stern title card from the British Board of Censors at the beginning of this movie should have warned me I was about to be ripped off. This was the British attempt to get in on the early 30's horror boom started by Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy. But alas, despite having Boris Karloff himself (not to mention the incomparable Cedric Hardwicke), they should have left this one to the experts at Universal. An ailing millionaire (Karloff) living in a creepy old mansion procures an Egyptian jewel that will give him eternal life--but at what cost? There's a priest who is not what he seems, an Arab man played by a British man in brownface who likes playing up his nationality to win the ladies, and a simple-minded butler. Despite these great setups, nothing much happens, and when it finally does, it's all explained away. And although Karloff is given star billing, he is on the screen less than nearly every character. Wasted potential.

8. Hidden (2009) (first-time viewing)
The Norwegians (who brought us Trollhunter) have done it again, this time spinning a great little ghost story/haunted house yarn. A man is wracked by the guilt of knowing that when he escaped his abusive childhood, his freedom may have come at the cost of another boy's life. This film is very effective at generating scares, a few of the jumpscare sort, but mostly through good old fashioned darkness, sound, and atmosphere. No torture porn or CGI monsters are to be seen. This may not be the most original film, (there are a couple sly (and not so sly) references to Kubrick's version of "The Shining") but it is very well-done. I also enjoyed the way the story was presented, as each scene advances the plot as it unpeels another layer of mystery at the same time. Even if you're reluctant to watch a movie with subtitles, don't deny yourself a viewing of this fine film.

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
6. Frontier(s)
7. The Ghoul
8. Hidden (2009)
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"Happy Birthday To Me" is on Crackle.com but I can't get it to play for more than a half hour.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082498/
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Thread Starter 
Bob, you should be writing reviews for a website. Those are great man!

Some key guests couldn't show up to our DOTD party and we nixed the movie. Those in attendance said we want to see the best horror movie you have. Easy choice since Halloween is being saved for 10/31.

When that finished up we went the comedy route and after that took the path of ridiculous. Tucker and Dale was good fun. Whoever played Alley belongs in the stickied thread up top. Somebody get on that, thanks.

Troll 2 is a brain melter. So horrible but so horribly good. I couldn't wait to get to bed after that one. Today I'm ready for some sophisticated Giallo.

10/8 Triple Feature

The Thing (1982)
Isolation sucks
No chicks, now an alien?
You'd go crazy too.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Hillbillies bad luck
Leads to scoring a hot blonde
A cute horror film?!

Troll 2 (1990)
How does this exist?
No Trolls. No Actors. No Skills.
The best worst movie.
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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.

I thought the second one was better than the first one.


Oct. 8: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)



A cool horror/comedy from director Don Coscarelli (The BeastMaster, Phantasm, etc.) There is even a social message about how we treat the elderly in this country. There are a few slow spots, but the good parts make up for them.

I'll just say that if you are a Bruce Campbell fan, you will want to see this one.
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Is it safe to say that most every one here is a bigger fan of conventional effects over CGI?
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Is it safe to say that most every one here is a bigger fan of conventional effects over CGI?

While i dont think i dislike CGI effects as much as most here, i still love conventional effects over CGI anyday, as long as the conventional effects are done well.
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is it safe to say that most every one here is a bigger fan of conventional effects over cgi?

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9. Dead Alive. The Blu-ray actually isn't bad at all. It's raw and wasn't mastered at full 4k, but it still looks very film-like (no tampering was done). I seemed to have heard the soundtrack better than ever, but that could be due to my Denon. Anyhow, this movie is insanely awesome, and one of Peter Jackson's best films. 8/10.

10. Scary Movie 2. Scary Movie 2 is by far the stupidest of the sequels. But it's also by far the most entertaining IMO. The humor I dig, especially the halarious butler. This one is a guilty pleasure, and probably the only "Scary Movie" title that I would own on BD. 7/10.
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Had a day/night double feature yesterday. Almost attempted to make it a triple, but opted out due to time constraints.

8. Siren (2010)- {3/5} (First-time viewing) This one is more of a sexy suspense/thriller than it is horror. Some good eye candy but for the amount of time they dedicate to enticing you with sexuality, it certainly could have delivered more than it did. The tension builds up nicely as the movie progresses and I loved the cinematography and surround presentation. It reminded me of Triangle in a way, but not executed nearly as well. It appears that many people really dislike this movie; however, I didn't think it was that bad. In fact, I sort of enjoyed it (except for the ending).

9. Pumpkinhead (1988)- {3.5/5} (First-time viewing) I'm glad I finally took the time to watch this. To my dismay though, I accidentally picked up the full-screen version from Blockbuster. Very disappointed in myself with that move. The movie itself was surprisingly good. Solid story, excellent atmosphere and good special effects for its time (although the limitations in technology showed themselves during the choppy action sequences). My favorite scene is when Pumpkinhead initially rises from the grave. Most of the acting was adequate, but Florence Schauffler does an absolutely fantastic job as the witch. Overall, a great addition to Horrorfest.
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Is it safe to say that most every one here is a bigger fan of conventional effects over CGI?

I'd say that 98% of the time I prefer conventional effects. Once in a while, if the CGI effects are excellent, I'll like that, too.


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9. Pumpkinhead (1988)- {3.5/5} (First-time viewing) I'm glad I finally took the time to watch this. To my dismay though, I accidentally picked up the full-screen version from Blockbuster. Very disappointed in myself with that move. The movie itself was surprisingly good. Solid story, excellent atmosphere and good special effects for its time (although the limitations in technology showed themselves during the choppy action sequences). My favorite scene is when Pumpkinhead initially rises from the grave. Most of the acting was adequate, but Florence Schauffler does an absolutely fantastic job as the witch. Overall, a great addition to Horrorfest.

Lance Henricksen is the man!
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The real scare today was how poorly I shot I guess tonights movie should uplifting by contrast.

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