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Update:After spending 4 1/2 hours inER,Mum broke 2 bones in her hand,couldn't let her drive home so she spent the night.Talked to wife this mornings and got yelled at for having her mother over.No win situation. :-( It's noon somewhere.I'm drinking!

Trying to wrap my head around this. The mother-in-law came over on her own accord, smashes her own hand in the car door, the two of you spend 4 1/2 hours in the ER, and the wife yells at you? Time to give your wife a written plot summary and ask for a different reaction. rolleyes.gif
post #7862 of 9781
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Man, talk about a shyte night... what a total effing drag!
I feel kinda bad about my earlier rants,the poor woman did break her hand and it is only a movie I can catch another time.But just how the hell do you slam a car door on your own hand,on your own?
post #7863 of 9781
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Trying to wrap my head around this. The mother-in-law came over on her own accord, smashes her own hand in the car door, the two of you spend 4 1/2 hours in the ER, and the wife yells at you? Time to give your wife a written plot summary and ask for a different reaction. rolleyes.gif
The mother in law stopping over unannounced and wife yelling is almost an everyday occurrence.I can't figure out how she slammed her hand in the door.Not to sound crude,but the Latinas have a way about them. smile.gif
post #7864 of 9781
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Aliens (1986) - My favorite of the "Alien" franchise. As much as "Alien" broke the mold for sci-fi horror, "Aliens" put it into warp drive. Wher "Alien" was a slow build, "Aliens" ramped up the action without losing its focus. Ripley is back on Earth, working a menial job after being stripped of her certification. "The Company" contacts her in need of help. Seems a colony was sent to LV-428 to terraform. Surprise! Contact has been lost. Ripley agrees to go back as an advisor with a group of heavily armed Marines. You've seen the movie...you know the rest. This is one sci-fi movie I have never grown tired of over the years. No matter how much you know the plot inside and out, it keeps you on pins and needles. Sigouney Weaver breaks the mold as to how a woman reacts to terror. She meets it head on and kicks its ass. (4.5 out of 5 Semper Fi zombies)
Agreed, except.....5 outta 5 for me.wink.gif

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The mother in law stopping over unannounced and wife yelling is almost an everyday occurrence.I can't figure out how she slammed her hand in the door.Not to sound crude,but the Latinas have a way about them. smile.gif
Wives can be replaced...sanity, not so much.wink.gif
post #7865 of 9781
Sunday is Farmer's Market day downtown and last year they had the booths pass out candy. This year they went all out and had more booths stretching through Main Street with with Halloween stuff. It was a mess. I gave up on the line at Starbucks and just picked up what I needed at the market and split. This town's demographic is 30 somethings with kids.
post #7866 of 9781
Time to do some more buying on Amazon. "The Shining" is going for $7.99 on blu-ray, "Evil Dead (1981)" for $9.01, and "Trick 'r Treat" for $6.49. For anybody that's into it, "Scream: the Five Film Set" is going for $16.49.
post #7867 of 9781
Well our movie night was a big hit! We had about 14 guests and everyone just had a great time. We spent about 2 hrs socializing, drinking, and eating before starting the movie around 9ish. We had a bourbon and bacon bar, appetizers, and some great decor compliments of the missus. The lights went out and the reactions from our guests during the film were priceless... screams, omg's, and several tension building moments of "I hate this, why am I watching this".... followed by the real shrieks of terror towards the end. It was an awesome night and a perfect movie to watch with company for Halloween.

October 26th:

37. The Conjuring - 5 demonic zombies
Second time viewing but sure was a treat to watch it on my HT with the sound blasted and all the lights out. We had about 14 people over for this showing and it did its job scaring the hell out of them well! We even had one guy that left eek.gif Just a fantastic movie that has likable characters that are relatable, fairly well developed, and best of all convincing. The film builds tension perfectly and definitely delivers when its time for fireworks. The reactions of our guests were priceless! 5 demonic zombies






post #7868 of 9781
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Well our movie night was a big hit! We had about 14 guests and everyone just had a great time. We spent about 2 hrs socializing, drinking, and eating before starting the movie around 9ish. We had a bourbon and bacon bar, appetizers, and some great decor compliments of the missus. The lights went out and the reactions from our guests during the film were priceless... screams, omg's, and several tension building moments of "I hate this, why am I watching this".... followed by the real shrieks of terror towards the end. It was an awesome night and a perfect movie to watch with company for Halloween.

October 26th:

37. The Conjuring - 5 demonic zombies
Second time viewing but sure was a treat to watch it on my HT with the sound blasted and all the lights out. We had about 14 people over for this showing and it did its job scaring the hell out of them well! We even had one guy that left eek.gif Just a fantastic movie that has likable characters that are relatable, fairly well developed, and best of all convincing. The film builds tension perfectly and definitely delivers when its time for fireworks. The reactions of our guests were priceless! 5 demonic zombies






Looks like a damn good time.You know how to do horror.I just married into it.LOL
post #7869 of 9781
Playing catch-up here in the last 48 hours. Had some time so I polished off:

"The Mist" (2007) - With Stephen King movies, it's either hit-or-miss. This one I've enjoyed over-and-over again. Thomas Jane plays David Drayton, who designs horror picture posters. A large window in his home is destroyed by a storm moving into the area. He and his boy go into town for repairs. While there, a mist envelopes the town and as a result, gets trapped in a supermarket. Yep, there are monsters out in that mist. One local surmises a nearby top government installation has opened up another dimension. Two great things about this movie. One, it's not one monster but many and each has its own macbre way of doing in people. Two, when society breaks down, our own monsters emerge. Don't look for a "happily ever after" ending. Every father's nightmare. (3.75 out of 5 "clean-up on aisle 6" zombies)
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Well our movie night was a big hit! We had about 14 guests and everyone just had a great time. We spent about 2 hrs socializing, drinking, and eating before starting the movie around 9ish. We had a bourbon and bacon bar, appetizers, and some great decor compliments of the missus. The lights went out and the reactions from our guests during the film were priceless... screams, omg's, and several tension building moments of "I hate this, why am I watching this".... followed by the real shrieks of terror towards the end. It was an awesome night and a perfect movie to watch with company for Halloween.

Thems the kind of parties to have! Wish I was there, if for no other reason than to revoke the man card of the guy who left.
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We had a bourbon and bacon bar...


That is the best idea EVER!
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What movie did they show to him eek.gif

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Wow, what a fun-looking movie party! I love the branches with the crows, and that's a cool picture collage you made there!

I just wrapped up our kid's afternoon movie party, we had about 8 kids and 5 parents, we showed "Hotel Transylvania" in the Cellar Cinema, had lots of candy and popcorn and everyone had a great time! The kids and parents all loved the outdoor decorations, and since it was daytime no little ones got too scared by 'em. I didn't think to take pics. mad.gif

Now for the real horror show, the Steelers/Raiders game...
post #7874 of 9781
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

Sunday is Farmer's Market day downtown and last year they had the booths pass out candy. This year they went all out and had more booths stretching through Main Street with with Halloween stuff. It was a mess. I gave up on the line at Starbucks and just picked up what I needed at the market and split. This town's demographic is 30 somethings with kids.

It sounds like your Farmers market was a destination for a lot of people! I miss the one we had when I lived in Campbell, I got some of the best stuff to cook with!
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

Well our movie night was a big hit! We had about 14 guests and everyone just had a great time. We spent about 2 hrs socializing, drinking, and eating before starting the movie around 9ish. We had a bourbon and bacon bar, appetizers, and some great decor compliments of the missus. The lights went out and the reactions from our guests during the film were priceless... screams, omg's, and several tension building moments of "I hate this, why am I watching this".... followed by the real shrieks of terror towards the end. It was an awesome night and a perfect movie to watch with company for Halloween.

October 26th:

37. The Conjuring - 5 demonic zombies
Second time viewing but sure was a treat to watch it on my HT with the sound blasted and all the lights out. We had about 14 people over for this showing and it did its job scaring the hell out of them well! We even had one guy that left eek.gif Just a fantastic movie that has likable characters that are relatable, fairly well developed, and best of all convincing. The film builds tension perfectly and definitely delivers when its time for fireworks. The reactions of our guests were priceless! 5 demonic zombies







Awesome party man! You go all out and I like it!

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Playing catch-up here in the last 48 hours. Had some time so I polished off:

"The Mist" (2007) - With Stephen King movies, it's either hit-or-miss. This one I've enjoyed over-and-over again. Thomas Jane plays David Drayton, who designs horror picture posters. A large window in his home is destroyed by a storm moving into the area. He and his boy go into town for repairs. While there, a mist envelopes the town and as a result, gets trapped in a supermarket. Yep, there are monsters out in that mist. One local surmises a nearby top government installation has opened up another dimension. Two great things about this movie. One, it's not one monster but many and each has its own macbre way of doing in people. Two, when society breaks down, our own monsters emerge. Don't look for a "happily ever after" ending. Every father's nightmare. (3.75 out of 5 "clean-up on aisle 6" zombies)

I will be watching this one this week!





33, The Conjuring, James Wan, 2013BD I will say I have been patiently waiting to watch this at home since i saw it in the theater back in August. I will not give the movie away since a lot of members will be renting/buying this movie to watch next week. James Wan hit a home run with this movie and i liked the 'old school' way he told this story that was based on true event from demonologist Ed and Lorainne Warren. A/V is top notch and the bass pressurized my room! This movie gave me goose bumps all the way till the credits were over. The ominous soundtrack is perfect and definitely gives the story it's atmosphere! This is one horror movie that should be sitting on all fans of this genres shelf!



5 Hangin' Ten Witch Zombies






34, 30 Days of Night, David Slade, 2007FoxMovieHD, This was my second time seeing this film since I have owned it on DVD and I dvr'd this sucker a couple of days ago because I wanted to see a HD version of this film. First off, why haven't I seen this movie more! It is survivor horror at it's best with mal formed Vampires! This movie must've been a sleeper back in 2007 because I never heard a lot of people talking about it! Gore/blood hounds should love this movie and the action is great in it too! Fit and finish of this movie adds to the good story line too! My favorite movie that starred Josh Harnett (sp?)


4 Deadly Vampire Zombies
Edited by BornSlippyZ - 10/28/13 at 4:24am
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Kenobi, that party looks sick. When you do stuff you do it right. :notworthy:
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Time to do some more buying on Amazon. "The Shining" is going for $7.99 on blu-ray, "Evil Dead (1981)" for $9.01, and "Trick 'r Treat" for $6.49. For anybody that's into it, "Scream: the Five Film Set" is going for $16.49.
I can't find Amazon's link for this....confused.gif

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You know how to do horror.I just married into it.LOL
Join the club, Steve.wink.gif

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Kenobi, that party looks sick. When you do stuff you do it right. :notworthy:
+100000000
Total awesomeness.cool.gif
post #7879 of 9781
Watched The Conjuring last night. Very good movie. My only complaint is I thought the "end game" was too rushed considering the way they had exposed things up to until the end.

larry
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I was given a $25 gift certificate to Target, and there is nothing I really want there for that amount, HOWEVER, i bet i could find one or two horror dvd's. Maybe i will zip over there this morning as today we get a break and are not going to the hospital. Hopefully that will also give me time today to watch another movie for this month. This month has been so disappointing for me. frown.gif
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51. Dark Skies. One of the top horror films of 2013 as far as I'm concerned. Keri Russell is doing some great work recently and the production crew at Blumhouse is kind of on fire lately with a track record of solid films. This one depicts a family that is getting the screws turned on it by an unknown. It does take a minute to get moving but it's not a problem as by the end you should be properly embroiled in the story and their actions. Even my wife watched and I never said anything about her biting her nails. 4.5 stars

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This movie has:

Keri Russell.
J.K. Simmons in need of insurance of the fourth kind.
12 gauge shotgun.
Kids acting weird.
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Oink, here ya go. I see that Bob has already posted one link. My apologies for not following through with my own originally. Lots of horror movies listed. Whether they are all at a rock bottom price is up to debate. Enjoy.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=s9_dnav_bw_ir02_s?node=2625373011,!2901003011,!2901007011,2921749011,672573011&search-alias=movies-tv&field-format_browse-bin=2650305011%7C6259461011&bbn=672573011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=0EWRAK5EYWXQM4YNYKZ1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1617107882&pf_rd_i=2921749011
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I was given a $25 gift certificate to Target, and there is nothing I really want there for that amount, HOWEVER, i bet i could find one or two horror dvd's. Maybe i will zip over there this morning as today we get a break and are not going to the hospital. Hopefully that will also give me time today to watch another movie for this month. This month has been so disappointing for me. frown.gif
I was at Target this past weekend and I did see the Dusk Till Dawn quadpack for $5 iirc.
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51. Dark Skies. One of the top horror films of 2013 as far as I'm concerned. Keri Russell is doing some great work recently and the production crew at Blumhouse is kind of on fire lately with a track record of solid films. This one depicts a family that is getting the screws turned on it by an unknown. It does take a minute to get moving but it's not a problem as by the end you should be properly embroiled in the story and their actions. Even my wife watched and I never said anything about her biting her nails. 4.5 stars

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This movie has:

Keri Russell.
J.K. Simmons in need of insurance of the fourth kind.
12 gauge shotgun.
Kids acting weird.

Even though I did not watch this movie this Oct, this was other break out sleeper horror hit of the year.
post #7885 of 9781
27. Maniac (FTV)
Elijah Wood: migraine-prone loner, mannequin refurbisher, serial killer. The gimmick here is that nearly the entire movie is done in first-person so you get to see things through the killer's eyes. If that sounds like it could be potentially tedious or dizzying shakey-cam, don't worry, for the most part the filmmakers do well with the concept and play to its strengths. By seeing the killer's side of things at all times, we get to empathize a little more with him and realize he is less an evil person than he is just a sick person. The movie does have a cheap and at the same time overdone feel to it, and the motives for the killer's mindset seem a bit too familiar, but overall this was a decent change of pace. 3 out of 5 stars.

28. Hotel Transylvania (FTV)
Enjoyable animated Romeo and Juliet tale, except "Juliet" happens to be Dracula's daughter and "Romeo" is an easygoing backpacking dude who walked down the wrong path while hiking in Transylvania. Lots of monsters, ghosts and mummies populate Dracula's hotel, which is a refuge from the world of humans, who the the monsters are convinced are nothing more than torch-bearing, pitchfork-wielding maniacs (and for good reason, given the past). I watched this with a group of kids and adults and they quite enjoyed it. as did I. There was a bit too much of things swooping around needlessly, seems every kid's film these days has to have a requisite chase scene, and a rock and roll number where the rebel shows the squares how to chill out. What was more intriguing to me was the reluctant friendship that arises between Dracula and his daughter's new human love interest, both realizing that they want what's best for her. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

29. Eden Lake (FTV)
Yuppies' romantic camping weekend turns into a nightmare as the locals teens go medievel on them. This film's fatal problem is that we have absolutely no one to root for. Are we supposed to like the interloping yuppies because they're young, good-looking and rich, and are in the process of gentrifying a remote British hamlet with a planned gated community? So maybe we're supposed to root for the psychopathic local teen hoods, whose idea of menace is to swear and yell a lot and talk like they have a mouthful of marbles, and enjoy torturing adults and setting kids on fire? How about the town of abusive grouches who have nonexistent customer service skills? And even though no one in this movie does anything resembling a rational decision, they all at some point demonstrate expert tracking skills as they find people in the deep woods over and over again--a prim nursery school teacher becomes Rambo in no short order. About halfway through this film I was just waiting for it to end. 1 out of 5 stars.

Bob's October 2013 Horror Movie List
FTV denotes first time viewing
1. Some Guy Who Kills People (FTV)
2. Uzumaki (FTV)
3. The Pact (2011) (FTV)
4. Midnight Son (FTV)
5. Excision (FTV)
6. Absentia (FTV)
7. Sleep Tight (FTV)
8. Lunacy (FTV)
9. Frankenstein's Army (FTV)
10. The Woman in Black (FTV)
11. Color Me Blood Red (FTV)
12. Chained (FTV)
13. Frankenweenie
14. Mum and Dad (FTV)
15. Malevolence (FTV)
16. V/H/S/2 (FTV)
17. Juan of the Dead (FTV)
18. The Awakening (FTV)
19. Blood and Black Lace (FTV)
20. Naboer (Next Door) (FTV)
21. Carrie (2013) (FTV)
22. Eye of the Devil (FTV)
23. Splinter (FTV)
24. The Shining (1980)
25. Taxidermia (FTV)
26. Poltergeist
27. Maniac (FTV)
28. Hotel Transylvania (FTV)
29. Eden Lake (FTV)

Edited by Bob McLaughlin - 10/28/13 at 7:12am
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Slant Magazine is doing an article on the top 100 horror films of all time. They are going to publish 20 per day all week, here's the first installment. Slant can sometimes tend toward the movie-snob set, but it's a fine list so far:
http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/100-greatest-horror-films-of-all-time
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Slant Magazine is doing an article on the top 100 horror films of all time. They are going to publish 20 per day all week, here's the first installment. Slant can sometimes tend toward the movie-snob set, but it's a fine list so far:
http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/100-greatest-horror-films-of-all-time

That is a decent list!
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Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin View Post

Slant Magazine is doing an article on the top 100 horror films of all time. They are going to publish 20 per day all week, here's the first installment. Slant can sometimes tend toward the movie-snob set, but it's a fine list so far:
http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/100-greatest-horror-films-of-all-time

Putting movies in order is so up to personal taste, for instance i cant believe INSIDE is number ONE HUNDRED, thats a TOP TEN for me!!!! Plus they say its like Audition, geez, for me personally Audition sucked. Audition is an hour of NOTHING happening, and then when she finally tortures the guy at the end he is paralyzed and cant scream and losing those screams of agony ruins the torture for me!!!! I never agree with the order of any lists, i think i have totally oddball taste compared to most people.biggrin.gif
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That is a decent list!
But the reviews of them aren't by horror fans, I'm not surprised about the number of Carpenter films that make their list because Carpenter is a suspense director which happens to have a knack for horror. The same can be said about Wes Craven and Hitchcock masters of suspense again. James Wan also seems to be progressing that way.
There are horror directors per se. In the few films he's done Clive Barker is a horror director. There are others. The minute I read evocative in a review I'm out of there.
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Putting movies in order is so up to personal taste, for instance i cant believe INSIDE is number ONE HUNDRED, thats a TOP TEN for me!!!! Plus they say its like Audition, geez, for me personally Audition sucked. Audition is an hour of NOTHING happening, and then when she finally tortures the guy at the end he is paralyzed and cant scream and losing those screams of agony ruins the torture for me!!!! I never agree with the order of any lists, i think i have totally oddball taste compared to most people.biggrin.gif
Now this is how a horror fan writes! , take note movie snobs! (whoever you are). Thanks Yankeeman smile.gif
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