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It gets better and many found that they couldn't stop at one episode towards the end. I finished the last three in one night. I guess if you're looking for the typical "monster movie" it may not satisfy... immediately.

It's different enough to keep me watching. I am liking the characters so far and have questions on WTH is going on.
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Pulled the trigger on Aftershock. I'm waiting until it gets darker to fully utilize the new plasma. Watched ParaNorman again last night and it's simply beautiful to behold. It looks so damn good being stop motion.


Incidentally I got my AVR back from the shop today. Best Buy sent it off for repair. A ground wire had burned into. So far it's working as expected and as good as the TV sounds on its own it can't match the AVR sound. I am happy to report that was the last time I'll set foot in a Best Buy for any of my own purchases. Being treated like a criminal to get the warranty honored and then having to go through the RMA process followed by the robo calls that it was ready for pick up and the letters that if we didn't come get it it would be thrown away were the final straws. They called my wife 10 times a day in person or robo style to tell us it was ready.
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Aftershock is pretty much a made for tv disaster flick. It has a couple of "ohshirt" kills and is paced decently. Save your cash until this is a free flick on Netflix Instant.
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I liked "Aftershock." We've been getting this steady diet of movies who log line read "four friends are locked up in a storage shed with a psychopath". IOW, most everything shot on one set because it costs little. "Aftershock" has ..... exteriors! True the first act runs a little slow to give you a backstory on the characters. Sure it actually is a "disaster film" so maybe not really "horror" though "horrific things" happen. We get a lot of films listed here which are really of the serial killer genre and more of a thriller than horror. "Aftershock" has some good twists in it too and some interesting subtext. This film was listed as new releases in theaters this weekend (all three of them apparently). The price on Amazon was the same as most rentals. I DID keep wondering if the commentary would say "we couldn't get Zachary Quinto so Eli Roth stood in for him." biggrin.gif

The prior night I watched "Truth or Die" or "a bunch of friends find themselves locked up in a cabin with a psychopath." Again more of a thriller than a horror film.
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Judging by the amount of hype on twitter for Aftershock you'd think this was better than The Exorcist but it's really just "My First Horror Movie" it seems. I would suggest Sanctum is a better choice if you need man versus nature.

Much of the hype on Aftershock seems related to the new up and coming director and his low budget but you gotta start somewhere.
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I agree with both of you guys on Aftershock. Some of the sets and effects were very "SyFy" but there's also some beautiful location shots that made me want to vacation. Eli Roth needs to stop "acting". He, like his buddy QT, are just distractions in their movies. I did like this one though. It had enough twists and turns to keep me interested and the male characters weren't the complete D-Bags we're used to getting. The ending was eek.giftongue.gifbiggrin.gif

I'd say it was worth a cheap VOD rental. Even better deal as a Redbox or Netflix stream later.
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I agree with both of you guys on Aftershock. Some of the sets and effects were very "SyFy" but there's also some beautiful location shots that made me want to vacation. Eli Roth needs to stop "acting". He, like his buddy QT, are just distractions in their movies. I did like this one though. It had enough twists and turns to keep me interested and the male characters weren't the complete D-Bags we're used to getting. The ending was eek.giftongue.gifbiggrin.gif

I'd say it was worth a cheap VOD rental. Even better deal as a Redbox or Netflix stream later.

Agree. I let all the twitter hype get to me and decided to rip it up over there. The director is now engaged smile.gif
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Anybody see Lords of Salem yet?
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Agree. I let all the twitter hype get to me and decided to rip it up over there. The director is now engaged smile.gif

Really? Lol I have to check that guy out. I tried giving Roth some props just to see if he'd retweet but it didn't work. Seems like that's all he does on there.
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Really? Lol I have to check that guy out. I tried giving Roth some props just to see if he'd retweet but it didn't work. Seems like that's all he does on there.

Director is doing the same in only retweeting positive statements.
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Great movie, guys. Destined to be a classic. Eli continues to redefine horror.
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was TREMENDOUS!!! Had an Argento feel to it! Thank You Sir for a suspenseful and pleasurable evening!!!
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Had to watch #Aftershock again. @eliroth did good. Lopez/Roth have redefined the disaster movie.

These are the typical lines Eli and the Director are spewing. So there you have it, Aftershock has redefined horror movies as disaster movies. You're all on notice now.
Edited by darthrsg - 5/13/13 at 8:36am
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LOL! I swear half of the people are making stuff up just for a retweet. Argento? Really? I almost unfollowed Roth for the Hemlock Grove RT spamfest but now #aftershock may seal the deal.
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Anybody see Lords of Salem yet?
Nope. Marketing for that film had to be the worst in the history of cinema. I would have never known about it if I wasn't in this thread. Not a single ad on TV in my area and the times I've gone to Fandango to look at showtimes when I went to see Evil Dead or Iron Man 3 it wasn't even listed anywhere on the Fandango pages. IIRC there was a trailer for it before Evil Dead but that was the most I've seen on it.
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I believe Bob McLaughlin saw it. He posted his review a few pages back. Sounds pretty promising.
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Nope. Marketing for that film had to be the worst in the history of cinema. I would have never known about it if I wasn't in this thread. Not a single ad on TV in my area and the times I've gone to Fandango to look at showtimes when I went to see Evil Dead or Iron Man 3 it wasn't even listed anywhere on the Fandango pages. IIRC there was a trailer for it before Evil Dead but that was the most I've seen on it.

I want this to be a good one. RZ has potential.
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It should be on BD by October? We should coordinate a Lords of Salem night.
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I watched REC3 Genesis last night... what a pile of poo. Really a shame to see what was a great original zombie franchise in the making wasted with such a lazy effort.
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It should be on BD by October? We should coordinate a Lords of Salem night.

What a sweet idea! I'm in. In fact, I've thought about this before with other movies as well. It seems that there are always a handful of movies that everyone plans on watching at some point in October. Why not plan to do them on the same night? Could be fun.
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What a sweet idea! I'm in. In fact, I've thought about this before with other movies as well. It seems that there are always a handful of movies that everyone plans on watching at some point in October. Why not plan to do them on the same night? Could be fun.

Seconded. I could really use the friends.
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Seconded. I could really use the friends.

Not sure if you're taking a shot at me or yourself..........either way, pretty funny biggrin.gif.
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Cary Elwes and William Hurt in a Thai horror movie? That would be Hellgate. Enjoyed the film and I am a fan Thai horror.
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It should be on BD by October? We should coordinate a Lords of Salem night.

I'm in Jerry.
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I watched REC3 Genesis last night... what a pile of poo. Really a shame to see what was a great original zombie franchise in the making wasted with such a lazy effort.

This movie PISSED ME OFF. Very good production values but there was no satisfaction to be had anywhere. It all lead to dead ends. And the fffing groom was annoying as crap. Saw this months ago and I still remember how irked I was...eek.gifsmile.gif
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Somebody sent me a link to get a version of Intruder that was uncut. I lost it.
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Cool! Lords of Salem night it shall be. smile.gif

Darth you have pm.
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One episode of Hemlock Grove to go and I can say I really enjoyed it. Enough gaps in story to keep me guessing and the gore was placed expertly and effectively and never out of place. I enjoyed the dialogue in its obtuseness and found many exchanges ranging from funny to very witty. The lead guys have a good chemistry and it's been fun to watch them step out of the roles society has placed on them. The music is also quite good and keeps the ever present dread right up front. All in all I'm really digging it and and am hopeful for season two.

It was a crying shame what Twilight did to old romantic style offerings and this is a step in the right direction even with the flaws it has. I thought it took nearly 4 episodes to really get going but once the Hardy Boys solidified it picked up nicely. It lends itself nicely to second screening as well. Several terms came up that required some googling and the insight gained filled in some gaps in things I had seen or things they said. Quite enjoyable.
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American Mary is available on VOD this week. Best horror movie of 2013 (so far). smile.gif
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American Mary is available on VOD this week. Best horror movie of 2013 (so far). smile.gif
Thanx for the info.
Saved to my NF queue.cool.gif


Does anyone know if Hemlock Grove will become available on disk sometime in the future?
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American Mary is available on VOD this week. Best horror movie of 2013 (so far). smile.gif

Really good movie all around actually.
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Thanx for the info.
Saved to my NF queue.cool.gif


Does anyone know if Hemlock Grove will become available on disk sometime in the future?

Well, HOUSE OF CARDS is being released on disc next month. But then, LILLYHAMMER still has no release date. But horror/mystery/suspense genres are usually good sellers so I'd assume the answer is yes...sometime in the future.
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Well, HOUSE OF CARDS is being released on disc next month. But then, LILLYHAMMER still has no release date. But horror/mystery/suspense genres are usually good sellers so I'd assume the answer is yes...sometime in the future.
OK, hopeful here they will.
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