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Sorry to hear about your fam yankeeman and your troubles as well smudge! Will send some words upstairs for y'all redface.gif

You guys are rocking the movies this month! Sorry I have not been as active as normal, been very busy interviewing and with all the other job search duties... damn this seems to get harder every time! I think I am getting close to something though so fingers crossed!

As far as kids costumes go this one takes the cake in my book!





I'll be catching up on my movie review posts this afternoon and despite the crazy schedule and utter exhaustion I have still been getting in at least one watch a day.

Oh and if you haven't seen this yet it's a must watch, great stuff! Love the Greatest American Hero bit at the end LMAO!!!
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Oh and if you haven't seen this yet it's a must watch, great stuff! Love the Greatest American Hero bit at the end LMAO!!!
At 5:35 we get the "Royale with Cheese" line from Pulp Fiction!
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Can't see that video, said something about "things wrong with Carrie." Can't be possible. Must be some mistake or is it another Illuminati spell to lull us to sleep? I can't tell anymore.
post #7474 of 9773
OK WHICH ONE OF YOU DID THIS GREAT EVIL

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2464171/Its-making-children-Police-tell-man-tone-annual-charity-Halloween-display-honour-grandmother.html


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A Halloween fan who put up a gruesome display of 'disembowelled corpses' outside his home has been asked by police to tone it down.

James Creighton, 25, was told that his scene was making children cry with its macabre reconstruction of a scene from The Texas Chainshaw Massacre.

He has put the display up outside his house in Stevenage to raise funds for charity every year since his grandmother died in 2009.
James Creighton was 'shocked' when police officers knocked on the door of his Stevenage home. He creates the annual display to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of his gran Betty, who died in 2009

But one parent complained to Hertfordshire Constabulary, concerned that the collection of 'bloody corpses and gory skeletons' was scaring young children.

But Mr Creighton said: 'I can't believe it to be honest. I can't see what I've done wrong.'

The decorations were assembled outside the front of his home at the start of the month to support Cancer Research UK.

The annual fundraiser is held in memory of Mr Creighton's beloved grandmother Betty, who died of cancer in 2009.

But on Tuesday, Mr Creighton received a visit from two police officers who asked that he make the set 'less frightening'.
An angry parent complained to police that the gruesome display was reducing children to tears


'When the police turned up I don't think they knew what to say,' he said. 'They told me there had been a complaint and that I needed to "tone it down" by taking some decorations down.

'I'm told someone walks by with young children and they are crying every time they see it.

'The police told me they want me to put a black tarpaulin across the bottom of the fence so children can't see it, but it spoils it for everyone else then.

'It's not something I want to do to be honest. I will admit some of the things I've added to the house this year are quite gory - but that's the whole point of Halloween.

'I always get young children saying "mummy look at that house" and everyone seems to love it.'

He's now hoping to save what he can of his stomach-churning pride and joy.

'I'm sure if the parent had come and spoken to me we could have come to a compromise,' insisted Mr Creighton.

'I don't know why they felt the need to go to the police about it. It's so ridiculous it's almost funny.'

Last October he raised £1,150 for the charity through donations and he has already collected more than £700 so far this year.
Mr Creighton designs a terrifying Halloween display each year to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of his gran Betty, who died from the disease in 2009


'I've been doing it for quite a few years and I've got a big Cancer Research UK banner outside, so everyone knows what it's for,' he added.

'I've always loved Halloween and decorating the house was something that my nan and mum did for me when I was younger.

'So now I'm carrying it on in my nan's memory and just trying to do my best for her and the charity - it's an excellent cause.'

A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: 'We have visited a resident of Grove Road in Stevenage concerning a Halloween display in his garden, following a complaint from a member of the public.
post #7475 of 9773
I showed that girls costume to my daughter to she if she would wear that for halloween, she said "No!, Butterfly costume!" Gotta love 2 year olds!


edit: That dude is raising money for a good cause, why don't the neighbors tell their children it is fake or don't look at it?
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I showed that girls costume to my daughter to she if she would wear that for halloween, she said "No!, Butterfly costume!" Gotta love 2 year olds!


edit: That dude is raising money for a good cause, why don't the neighbors tell their children it is fake or don't look at it?

Sir, you are batshirt crazy if you think that's the right thing to do. To even suggest people mind their own business should get you listed on a list by the listkeeprs. Those concerned citizens did the right thing, I'm just happy that it is happening in another country and not here in America. Talk about a nightmare scenario.
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Ooooh, wouldn't it be cool to take this disembowled corpsy thing and, instead of guts, you put halloween candy in there and put it out on your porch for the kids to help themselves. Would be interesting to see the older kids laugh about it, and how the younger ones handle it. I think most would be ok and would be the thing that made their halloween night. Either for the novelty of it, or mustering up the courage and overcoming their fear to take the candy. The young ones that didn't like it, their parents would probably want to fight you because you freaked out their kid. Eh, just an idea...tongue.gif
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19 Blade Trinity, David S Goyer, 2004 EncoreHD. This was my second time watching this movie and I know it is way more of an action flick than a horror movie, but vampires in this film let it squeak in to the horror genre. The 3rd installment in the Blade series is a little long in the tooth but the action sequences and effects (let alone Jessica Biel) make it a worth while watch. Blade now has a team of vampire hunters which includes Whistler's daughter and they fight a group of vampires Hell bent on resurrecting the 'One' original vampire. I would opt for the original Blade (or part 2) movie if people have never seen a Blade movie.

2.5 Vampire Zombies

She can stab me any time.
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How's that ^^for disc art?? biggrin.gif

Slacking on my reviews but the movies have continued to roll. Here are my last 3:

14. The Lost Boys (1987)- {4/5} Blu-ray Pure 80’s fun ladies and gentlemen. I originally bought the blu-ray for 2008’s marathon and definitely enjoyed the experience, cheese and all. This time around though, I had more fun with it for some reason. It’s got so many classic 80’s elements to it; you simply can’t resist catapulting yourself back in time. The way the movie is shot and the atmosphere that it creates were the highlights for me with the never-ending fog and great set pieces. This one is in the top tier of all-time vampire movies and with my newfound respect for it, I’m bumping up my previous 3.5 rating to a 4. The last line is classic.

15. Sublime (2007)- {3.75/5} DVD If I had to describe this movie in one word, it would be bizarre. Without spoiling it for those who may not have seen it, this one is about a man who celebrates his 40th birthday with family and friends on the day before he is scheduled to have a colonoscopy. The foundation is laid when the people that he interacts with keep strangely talking about the horror stories that occur with botched surgeries and people who perform surgical exorcisms. Not really appropriate to be talking about when a guy is about to go under the knife, but it happens nonetheless. Well, things start getting bizarre once he arrives at the hospital and it dives into a strange series of events that are reminiscent of maybe a Twilight Zone episode. From that point, it moves along very methodically with various creepy and mysterious scenes until you are finally shown enough hints to figure out what exactly is going on. Not a traditional horror movie but more of a psychological thriller with horrifying elements to it. In the end, this was a very powerful movie that will most definitely have you thinking about it well after the credits roll. A complete mindbinder.

16. The Last House on the Left (2009)- {4.25/5} Blu-ray This is a revisit from Horrorfest 2010. My thoughts and rating from that review still stand. Some really fantastic performances all around and a fairly satisfying revenge story that “almost” makes up for the horrible brutality inflicted on the innocent victims. The camerawork does a good job of adding realism to the story and the part that gets me every time is the fact that the female criminal actually helps to facilitate the rape. So wrong on every imaginable level. Overall, it’s a tough movie to watch but I feel that it’s extremely well done in every area except for maybe the very end. Still seems misplaced to me.
Edited by ApolloCreed - 10/17/13 at 10:39am
post #7480 of 9773
Check out Lost Boys The Thirst. Maybe the best vampire kill ever filmed.
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In my continued spamming of this thread, this is a fun Halloween book for those with kids 2-10 years old or so.

Is a fun read, and has a nice, slightly, spooky halloween tone to it but still warm and comfy for kiddies on their way to bed.

One year, my then 4-5 year old asked for it every night in October. Got to be she could "read" it back to me by memory. smile.gif


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I've had it on my list for quite awhile. Most people seemed to really enjoy it. Someday, for sure.
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Looks like Crackle's "Kill Count 3" Halloween fest is nothing more than promoting what horror films they already have. Didn't notice any new titles. I watched "Upside Down" which is more of a sci-fi fantasy film on Netflix WI. It's a love story wrapped in a world where the poor on living in a world opposite from the rich live in the sky. The effect is quite dizzying sometimes as one person stands on the ground talking to someone hanging down from above. Must have been a tricky shoot. Stars Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess and Timothy Spall. 4 burning shoes.
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Working through NOES 5 and damn if their ain't some great camera shots in this. Vertigo inducing even.
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Sheesh.
Yeah!eek.gif

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Sir, you are batshirt crazy if you think that's the right thing to do. To even suggest people mind their own business should get you listed on a list by the listkeeprs. Those concerned citizens did the right thing, I'm just happy that it is happening in another country and not here in America. Talk about a nightmare scenario.
Too intense for kids IMO, but would work GREAT at an adult Halloween party.cool.gif

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Ooooh, wouldn't it be cool to take this disembowled corpsy thing and, instead of guts, you put halloween candy in there and put it out on your porch for the kids to help themselves. Would be interesting to see the older kids laugh about it, and how the younger ones handle it. I think most would be ok and would be the thing that made their halloween night. Either for the novelty of it, or mustering up the courage and overcoming their fear to take the candy. The young ones that didn't like it, their parents would probably want to fight you because you freaked out their kid. Eh, just an idea...tongue.gif
Man....you're one sickf_ck...tongue.gif
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Damn! we're already the 17th and I'm soooo late in my horror schedule!... I feel so useless right now biggrin.gif ....BUT, tomorrow is my day off and I'm going to see Carrie! I'll report back, dammit! smile.gif
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Can't believe it is halfway through the month already!

Last night was -
20- JEEPERS CREEPERS II – 2003. This series is a guilty pleasure of mine and I when I saw the bluray combo pack at Bestbuy for $9.95 for 1 & 2 – I could not resist. Original DVD of this looks pretty good and the bluray looks even better and audio seems a little better IIRC. Other than Ray Wise is a cast of no names but they all did a good enough job. Problem is, for some reason, I have Bill Paxton on the brain. Seems like every horror film I watch has a character that I see being done better in the Bill Paxton, Aliens or True Lies mold.

Favorite lines
“We just dropped a notch on the food chain” This would have been a great Paxton line - especially if he finished the sentence with "man." And then "We're ALL going to DIE." biggrin.gif
Ray Wise’ character – Taggert “It looks dead to me.”

3.5 creeper Zombies

My October 2013 list
1-No One Lives -2012 FTV. 3 Psycho Zombies
2-Cockneys Vs Zombies – 2012 FTV 3.5 Cockney Zombies
3-Juan of the Dead – 2011 FTV. 3 dissident Zombies
4- Shaun of the Dead – 2004. 4 British Zombies
5-SPECIES II – 1998. 3.5 procreating Zombies
6-HALLOWEEN Rob Zombie style – 2007 FTV. 3 knife wielding Zombies
7-American Mary – 2013 FTV. 3 Modified Zombies
8- The Demented - 2012 FTV. -3.5 STINKER OF THE YEAR Zombies
9- Cemetery Man - 1994 FTV. 3 dinner plate Zombies
10-Trick r Treat – 2007. 4.5 old fashioned Zombies
11-OTIS – 2007 FTV. 4 no date to the prom Zombies
12-MANBORG – 2011 FTV. 5 ridiculously awesome Zombies
13-Frankenstein's Army - 2013 FTV. 4 Frankenstein Zombies
14-Vampire Hunter D: BLOODLUST – 2000 FTV. 4 Ghibli Zombies
15-Thale – 2013 FTV. 3 coulda shoulda woulda Zombies.
16- The skin I live in – FTV. 3 cringing Zombies
17-Evil Dead – 2013 FTV. 4 self amputee Zombies
18-The amazing adventures of the living corpse – 2013 FTV. 2 not amazing Zombies
19-PACIFIC RIM – 2013 FTV. 4.75 big ass Zombies
20- JEEPERS CREEPERS II – 2003. 3.5 creeper Zombies
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20, The Exorcist Special Edition, William Friedkin, 1973 DVD, I had some time this afternoon to myself so I dug out this classic from my binder. This is my second viewing of this edition of The Exorcist and first watch on my screen. The special edition has about 10 minutes of never before scenes that were restored to the original cut of the film. This version is the 'last nail in the coffin', and this film didn't really need it, but some of the additions were straight up creepy. Even the DVD version with the Dolby EX 5.1 is gritty, effective and it goes along with the great story telling. The Exorcist encompasses all what is fearful about horror movies and the subject matter. I still cannot believe this film was made in 1973 and it hits like a sledgehammer today.


5 Capt. Howdy Zombies
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meh
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Hmmm PA crew didn't want to release during Oct, I wonder if the press screening went south?
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20, The Exorcist Special Edition, William Friedkin, 1973 DVD, I had some time this afternoon to myself so I dug out this classic from my binder. This is my second viewing of this edition of The Exorcist and first watch on my screen. The special edition has about 10 minutes of never before scenes that were restored to the original cut of the film. This version is the 'last nail in the coffin', and this film didn't really need it, but some of the additions were straight up creepy. Even the DVD version with the Dolby EX 5.1 is gritty, effective and it goes along with the great story telling. The Exorcist encompasses all what is fearful about horror movies and the subject matter. I still cannot believe this film was made in 1973 and it hits like a sledgehammer today.


5 Capt. Howdy Zombies
This movie still freaks me out,agreed the special edition has some creepy footage.The scene on the stairs I will always remember.
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Hmmm PA crew didn't want to release during Oct, I wonder if the press screening went south?
They couldn't find a writer if memory serves.
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Ok, getting caught up here...



October 14th:

The Thing (2011) - 3.5 CGI zombiethings
This movie was for the most part a bad idea... we already know how the norg camp ends up so spelling it out is inevitably going to be an updated version of the 1982 masterpiece that can not be outdone. The movie losses additional points for too much damn CGI! I had always hoped if they had to do a sequel it would be The Things and maybe have a Kurt Russel return as he stumbles down a hill looking over a town like the one from 30 days of night... something to progress the story and move the creature into higher populated areas. At any rate I did find the leads in this to be mostly enjoyable and the idea that someone else was out there when all was said and done was a nice touch. The movie also does an excellent job in matching scenes to what was shown in the 1982 film when they discovered the norg camp. 3.5 CGI zombiethings

October 15th:

I Spit On Your Grave 2 - 3.5 sick effing zombies
This one has seemed to get mostly high marks (oink excluded of course) so I was anxious to see it. NF had a long wait so I watched it via Vudu. Top marks to the writers for not regurgitating the same story AND setting. They put a nice twist in this early on that I thought was brilliant. Unfortunately the torture just lasted a bit too long for my stomach and by the time the revenge should be at its peak it feels they rushed the finish the last 20 minutes instead of doing it right and letting the movie run a full 2 hours. Easily one of the best straight to DVD sequels out there but it needed the same out of the box writing and care that it was given in the fist hour to finish stronger. 3.5 sick effing zombies

House on Haunted Hill (1959) - 3.5 black and white zombies
Vincent Price is fantastic in this and mostly saves it from being too slow. It was nice to finally see this and draw some comparisons to the remake and still be able to appreciate Geoffrey Rush who is just a brilliant actor IMO. The movie mostly plays out like a game of Clue with few scares but great atmosphere and still very enjoyable and fitting for October. 3.5 black and white zombies

October 16th:

Session 9 - 5 mind effing zombies
This one has been reviewed to death but I will just say this IS psychological horror at its best! Jus t a brilliant film and cooks slow and delivers a stomach dropping closing that keeps your wheels turning slowly in a dark place. My wife gave me the nastiest look at the end and I knew I was not alone in the feeling it left us with even on a repeat viewing. Excellent movie and filmed in a real abandoned insane asylum made all the difference for an atmosphere that simply can not be created but the best set designers. 5 mind effing zombies.

Pacific Rim - 4.5 LFE MONSTER ZOMBIES
This one is a bit out of place in the standard October lineup but holy crap am I glad I rolled the dice and picked this up in 3D on a blind buy. I've read my fair share of complaints on the movie but really had only a couple myself. This is just an amazingly funass popcorn flick! The monsters and robots look badass and the 3D presentation is stunning. Benchmark audio and LFE presentation. I liked the lead female in this, I have a hard time deciding which accent is sexier, Japanese or Russian.... hmmmm. The only male character that was interesting and convincing was Stacker Pentecost, the actor that played him was also in Thor and although his role in that was brief I enjoyed his character there as well. Wrap it all together and you have a damn fun home theater exercise that is sure to be worth repeat viewings with company or solo. My only complaint is that most of the film and the fights take place in the dark or dark places. It worked well here and perhaps in the sequel (if there is one) we will see more diversity in the locations. That said by the final battle I was a tad disappointed we weren't treated to something in the forest, tropics, or some place with a more bright colorful backdrop. A minor gripe at best and while I'm tempted to give this a full 5 star rating there were some minor things that held it back for me, especially as an October entry. 4.5 LFE MONSTER ZOMBIES
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They couldn't find a writer if memory serves.
I guess that was a sign if others are going on to other projects, I will rent this though when I am done with all the new releases coming out this fall/winter.
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This movie still freaks me out,agreed the special edition has some creepy footage.The scene on the stairs I will always remember.

That scene is just wrong and gnarly at the same time, it also felt like it was made in the past 10 years. The film makers were ahead of it's time that is for sure!


Ok, since 2 vets on this thread put up Pacific Rim, I will do the same!

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21, Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro, 2013 3DBD. Ok I am a bit bias because I have grown up with being a mecha/Japanese manga fan and I always thought how cool would it be to pilot one of those giant Mechs. The past Godzillas' were cool, Robot Jox was a joke ha, Cloverfield came close and then GDT stepped in and did it! I watched this in 3D and in 2D, if you have the capability 3D is the way to go on this film. One thing that stands out in this film is SCALE, everything is huge and it should be! Other than that what a fun ride and seeing your childhood dreams become 'reality'. PQ and SQ was superior and this was a 3D post conversion. The sets alone were awesome to look at it was seamless with the CGI. Monsters were very cool and all looked different/menacing! Worth the buy if you are into Robots and Monsters.

4.5 300FT Zombies
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I wanted a land battle between Kaiju and Jaegers.
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I wanted a land battle between Kaiju and Jaegers.

Part 2 next to the great wall of China! tongue.gif
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Part 2 next to the great wall of China! tongue.gif

Some hot Jaeger on Jaeger between Russia and US would be cool too: I MUST BREAK YOU
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Some hot Jaeger on Jaeger between Russia and US would be cool too: I MUST BREAK YOU

I will admit the Russian characters were perfectly cast! Inside their mech/costumes was also pretty cool! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I like how the Russian mech had a 'roll of quarters' in his hand before he hit the Kaiju!
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I wanted a land battle between Kaiju and Jaegers.
You must have missed that middle part o f the Hong Kong battle wink.gif

I agree... again, something in the daytime in a forest, tropics, or maybe mountains but my eyes were ready for some color. I'm a plasma guy so blacks are beautiful but of course colors are splendid as well biggrin.gif
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You must have missed that middle part o f the Hong Kong battle wink.gif

I agree... again, something in the daytime in a forest, tropics, or maybe mountains but my eyes were ready for some color. I'm a plasma guy so blacks are beautiful but of course colors are splendid as well biggrin.gif

Nope didn't miss it, just not enough of it and I should specify DAYLIGHT land battle. smile.gif
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