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32. The Thing. No CG. Kurt Russell's beard.
33. The Thing. CG. No Kurt Russell's beard.
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Awaiting the season premiere of The Walking Dead.
That was INTENSE! The trough scene was crazy!
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9. Event Horizon (Netflix Streaming, FTV)
Somehow I'd never seen this. Has been coming up often in this thread and elsewhere so I made sure to watch this month. Should have watched it sooner. Also never knew it was Paul W.S. Anderson until recently. I suppose he'd have a better rep if he didn't always choose no-win projects.

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I guess I knew this was a parody when I saw it, so I happened to think it was pretty great. I haven't seen it since the first watch around the time it was released though I did purchase a copy on Blu-Ray in the super discount bin a few years ago. I might re-watch this season, but I just loaded up my Netflix, Hulu and Amazon accounts.
I definitely liked it, I was just expecting and in the mood for something with a darker tone. There was a lot of little details and subtle nods to other horror franchises throughout the movie, and it was really well thought-out for a lower budget movie. I'm sure I'll enjoy it even more the next time I watch it, knowing what I'm in for.

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Dreadit talks a good game but they are pretty middle of the road most days of the week and think Cabin In The Woods is a stellar horror flick. Any place that downvotes Manborg needs ISIS to behead them.

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Will check out Prince of Darkness, seen the other 2 already and they were def scary with surround sound. Although did not like the ending of Drag Me to Hell.

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Man I love The Thing. Jesus those effects are the best.
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Holy smokes that was intense! I can't believe what they are getting away with in the gore dept.

Watched the replay and that opening scene had some serious impact. Oh my.
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Holy smokes that was intense! I can't believe what they are getting away with in the gore dept.

Watched the replay and that opening scene had some serious impact. Oh my.
I waited an hour till my better half was fast asleep and that episode was worth the wait! Very good and hope the rest of the season is like the first episode!

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@DARTH , I agree Rob Bottins work is stellar in the Thing! I might have to give that a watch this afternoon!
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Catching up on my weekend watches:

Friday
11. Fright Night (1985) – 4.0

I don’t think I have anything new to say about this, I’m sure everyone is familiar with it. Classic ‘80s vampire movie.

I managed to squeeze in a triple-feature on Saturday. We had a couple of friends over to watch a movie. I wanted to make sure I picked a crowd-pleaser, so we started out with Return of the Living Dead, which is a classic and one of my favorites. While we were all talking afterward I started up Pieces to play in the background. We made it through about 30 minutes of that before the wife requested either Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Monster Squad as background noise, so I switched to Monster Squad. We ended up making it all the way through that before our guests left. After they were gone, I went back to Pieces and finished that up. No FTVs, but a strong lineup:

12. Return of the Living Dead (1985) – 5.0

There is nothing I don’t love about this movie. Watching it with a group really accentuated how good Clu was, because there were people to laugh along with you. He was such a natural badass, it felt like he was making the whole thing up as he went (and he may have been). Also, I think I’m going to have to adopt “dick-brain” as my new go-to insult.

I just reviewed these two for my 2013 list. If you’re interested, they’re numbers 11 & 32 in the list linked in my sig.:

13. Monster Squad (1987) – 4.0

14. Pieces (1982) – 4.5

15. Brain Damage (1986)(FTV) – 3.5

Oh yea, now we’re sinking into the filth, but in a good way. Brian wakes up one morning to find a weird turd-looking parasite has attached itself to his brainstem. It occasionally injects his brain with its juice, causing euphoria, in exchange for being fed human brains. It’s a simple concept, executed well, full of ‘80s cheese, but also with a ton of gross out nightmare-fuel including two of the least sensual sex scenes ever filmed (For me…so far, although I think I have a few movies on the list that may top this, we’ll have to wait and see). Also, the voice they went with for the creature was absolutely hilarious to me.

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After a really crazy week at work (I work Sundays so it ain't over yet), nothing was going to keep me from Dracula Untold. As a Dracula origin story it's pretty good and does blend in the history of the real Vlad the Impaler with Dracula as we know him. It's more supernatural than horror at times (It's PG-13) and once it gets going it gets pretty kick-ass. It you're into Dracula movies vs.just the vampire genre you'll get into it. Think of it as Dracula with a little Game of Thrones thrown in.
Thanks for the review. The trailers looked well done but I had to wonder how this could work at pg13?

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Unfortunately I had a fatal playback issue with Pontypool last night, so I ended up substituting it out for Grave Encounters which I'd also never seen before. While not the best horror movie I've seen, I have to say that I was impressed by the fact that it put a few genuine scares into me and gave me goosebumps at other times. I am largely desensitized to horror movies at this point and not many movies do this to me, so that was definitely a plus. Of course I took some advice ahead of time and watched it in the total dark with the volume turned up!
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So Grave Encounters is worth a watch? I'm also immune to a lot of stuff but I find certain parts of movies to be scary and I love getting a jump scare.
14- Grave Encounters 2011 (FTV) This was a mixed bag for me. Great location and good concept for the shaky cam. I liked a lot of the actors, and for a million dollar budget they did a good job. But-

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Still, a creepy vibe to this and well done for the money.

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Cabo’s 2014 Octoberfest movies

1- Deadbefore Dawn (FTV) .5 Pathetically Bad Zombies

2- Piranha2010 4 Swimming Zombies

3- Screamers– the hunting (FTV) 3 Walking Dead, Laurie look alike Zombies

4- AFFLICTED (FTV) 2 One night stand regretting Zombies

5- Eden Lake 3 pen knifewielding Zombies

6- GODZILLA2000 (FTV) 3 Godzilla never gets old Zombies

7- Friday the13th, Jason takes Manhattan (FTV) 3 Kane Hodder Zombies

8- The QuietOnes (FTV) 3 Zombies armed with hair pins

9- Brotherhoodof the Wolf (FTV) 2.75 Frenchy Zombies

10- MIMIC 3.5Zombie bugs

11- ROGUE 3.75Aussie Zombies (FTV)

12- Hellbenders2.5 finger chomping Zombies (FTV)

13- ResidentEvil 4.5 Zombies with bad teeth

14- GraveEncounters (FTV) 3 rat eating Zombies

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Watched the replay and that opening scene had some serious impact. Oh my.
That was a pretty brutal episode.Looking forward to this season.
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11. The Hole (FTV)
A teenage boy and his kid brother find a seemingly bottomless pit under a locked trap door in the basement floor of the old house they recently moved into. It isn't long before strange things start happening--and things start coming up from the darkness. Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Matinee) has produced that rarest of beasts--a family-friendly horror movie that produces genuine scares. Don't let that phrase "family-friendly" fool you--this is a PG-13 film, not for the young kiddies, but teens (and adults) who love a good scare will like the characters, and 21-year-old Haley Bennett as the girl next door is pretty darn easy on the eyes too. This film very much has the feel of a lost film from the 80's, even though it was released in 2009, and Dante's fingerprints are all over it. I can see why this unusual film didn't find an audience theatrically, but I'm surprised I haven't heard much buzz online about such a fun and scary little horror movie. This one is now in the front running for my "discovery of the month" award.

4 out of 5 stars.

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FTV denotes first time viewing
1. From Beyond The Grave (FTV) 3/5
2. Bad Dreams (FTV) 3.5/5
3. Bug (1975) (FTV) 2/5
4. The Sacrament (FTV) 3.5/5
5. The Funhouse (FTV) 4/5
6. The Atomic Submarine (FTV) 4/5
7. 13 Sins (FTV) 4/5
8. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 3.5/5
9. Stir of Echoes 4.5/5
10. Dead Snow 3.5/5
11. The Hole (FTV) 4/5









I was a huge fan of this picture as well. Definitely a hidden gem. I do enjoy this genre as well. Brings back some childhood.
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Hey guys, sorry for the halfassed effort but life is a mess at the moment. I've squeezed in a few and don't have the time to do my normal review/recap and rating but here is what I have watched:

I Saw the Devil
House of the Devil
Wolf Creek 2 (FTV)
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (FTV)
Devils Pass (FTV)

All the FTV's were worth a watch with Wolf Creek 2 being my favorite. Not sure how many I will get in this month but am hoping to have a bit more time in the evenings as the month goes on.

Oh and Walking Dead last night was awesome!

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To avoid the Sunday night "let's watch Netflix after football" congestion I rented "The Signal" on DVD from RB. It's not really horror other than it's storyline might be a bit of a horror (or mess). Maybe I got a good clue when I ran the commentary and the writer/director was about talk about what gave him the idea for the movie then his ADD took over and was off on some other subject. Interesting idea not well executed. Two and a half biohazard suits.
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12. Shivers (FTV)
Debut David Cronenberg's 1975 feature film has a nasty sexually transmitted parasite wreaking havoc on an upscale island high-rise community. All hell breaks loose as the parasites cause the residents to act in depraved and violent ways. I'm a big fan of Cronenberg, and his debut film has been frustratingly out of print for some time, so I was glad to see it arrive as a Netflix streaming title. Despite the low production value (the sound is TERRIBLE, as if the microphones were buried in mud) the film is efficiently shocking and nasty. All the familiar Cronenberg tropes are already in place: invasion of the human body by a foreign biological element, sexual themes, pseudo-science, wry social commentary for those who look for that sort of thing, entertaining jolts and a few guilty laughs. I'd give it 4 stars if the sound weren't so bad.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

Bob's October 2014 Horror Movie List
FTV denotes first time viewing
1. From Beyond The Grave (FTV) 3/5
2. Bad Dreams (FTV) 3.5/5
3. Bug (1975) (FTV) 2/5
4. The Sacrament (FTV) 3.5/5
5. The Funhouse (FTV) 4/5
6. The Atomic Submarine (FTV) 4/5
7. 13 Sins (FTV) 4/5
8. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 3.5/5
9. Stir of Echoes 4.5/5
10. Dead Snow 3.5/5
11. The Hole (FTV) 4/5
12. Shivers (FTV) 3.5/5









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A bunch of stuff is going on in my personal life right now, so I am not gonna be able to make my 31, but i will watch what i can and do the best i can. Wont do the Saw series like i had intended to, cant give up 7 movies for one series now.

Just watched FRONTIER(S) - yes yes yes!!! I love this movie, one of my absolute favorites. A French film, this really has it all (except nudity dammit!!). Great gorey scenes very well and realistically done, capture, torture, cannibalism, crazy family, Nazi influence, some great underground sets, and so on. This is what a horror film should be, really well done. I gave Sharknado-2 a 5 rating just for the sheer fun of it, but this one is truly a 5-rated movie for a HORROR MOVIE.

2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIES
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01- DEADGIRL - 4 zombies
02- INFERNO OF TORTURE - 3 zombies
03- RESIDENT EVIL APOCALYPSE - 4 zombies
04- NEIGHBOR - 3 zombies
05- HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES - 5 zombies
06- DEVIL'S REJECTS - 4-1/2 zombies
07- V/H/S - 2-1/2 zombies
08- FRANKENSTEINS ARMY - 3-1/2 zombies
09- SHARKNADO-2 - 5 zombies
10- FRONTIER(S) - 5 zombies

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A bunch of stuff is going on in my personal life right now, so I am not gonna be able to make my 31, but i will watch what i can and do the best i can. Wont do the Saw series like i had intended to, cant give up 7 movies for one series now.

Just watched FRONTIER(S) - yes yes yes!!! I love this movie, one of my absolute favorites. A French film, this really has it all (except nudity dammit!!). Great gorey scenes very well and realistically done, capture, torture, cannibalism, crazy family, Nazi influence, some great underground sets, and so on. This is what a horror film should be, really well done. I gave Sharknado-2 a 5 rating just for the sheer fun of it, but this one is truly a 5-rated movie for a HORROR MOVIE.

2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIES
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01- DEADGIRL - 4 zombies
02- INFERNO OF TORTURE - 3 zombies
03- RESIDENT EVIL APOCALYPSE - 4 zombies
04- NEIGHBOR - 3 zombies
05- HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES - 5 zombies
06- DEVIL'S REJECTS - 4-1/2 zombies
07- V/H/S - 2-1/2 zombies
08- FRANKENSTEINS ARMY - 3-1/2 zombies
09- SHARKNADO-2 - 5 zombies
10- FRONTIER(S) - 5 zombies
Dude it is cool that you are participating this year! Stuff comes up and when you get through that, there can always be time for horror movies! Keep your chin up dude!
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A bunch of stuff is going on in my personal life right now, so I am not gonna be able to make my 31, but i will watch what i can and do the best i can. Wont do the Saw series like i had intended to, cant give up 7 movies for one series now.

Just watched FRONTIER(S) - yes yes yes!!! I love this movie, one of my absolute favorites. A French film, this really has it all (except nudity dammit!!). Great gorey scenes very well and realistically done, capture, torture, cannibalism, crazy family, Nazi influence, some great underground sets, and so on. This is what a horror film should be, really well done. I gave Sharknado-2 a 5 rating just for the sheer fun of it, but this one is truly a 5-rated movie for a HORROR MOVIE.

2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIES
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01- DEADGIRL - 4 zombies
02- INFERNO OF TORTURE - 3 zombies
03- RESIDENT EVIL APOCALYPSE - 4 zombies
04- NEIGHBOR - 3 zombies
05- HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES - 5 zombies
06- DEVIL'S REJECTS - 4-1/2 zombies
07- V/H/S - 2-1/2 zombies
08- FRANKENSTEINS ARMY - 3-1/2 zombies
09- SHARKNADO-2 - 5 zombies
10- FRONTIER(S) - 5 zombies
Good viewing so far,hope everything works out for you.Hang in there.
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10. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)- {3.75/5} DVD (FTV) It took 8 years, but they finally came up with a sequel to the surprisingly solid Wolf Creek. It starts out the exact same way with a blip about the number of people who go missing in the Outback and it was nice to see the original killer back in action for round 2. Similar to the first one, the sequel has some great shots of the landscape (to a lesser extent than the original) that looked wonderful on my projector. The first scene is totally badass and it is immediately noticed that they committed to upping the ante gore-wise for this installment. This movie had the exact same premise as the original, just with different victims so for those hoping for a little back story or maybe a different twist on the premise, you may be a little disappointed. Bottom line is that you don't have to see the original to enjoy the sequel as there is no building on the first story. The sequel is bigger in every way.....gore, action, kills.....all taken to the next level. For me though, when it was all said and done, I prefer the more subdued approach of the original. Can't really put my finger on why, but it had something to do with the killer taking center stage in many of the scenes with a lot of dialog. It seemed like it was just too much even though his character is very entertaining. In the end, I ranked this one a notch below the original, but it still gets a high recommendation from me for those that haven't seen it.


11. Devil's Due (2014)- {2.5/5} Blu-ray (FTV) It appears that I enjoyed this film more than most as I was fully aware of the negative reviews going in. Aside from the rehashed idea of a "devil child" and the use of the ever-popular found footage format, I can't say that I hated the movie at all. I should point out that it's not really found footage though. The scenes are pieced together from a number of different recorded video sources and its almost as if they should have just filmed the movie traditionally since its never really explained how we got to see this footage (like the supermarket security cam video for example). Aside from those issues though, I thought the acting was solid and there were some really great scenes. Groundbreaking horror movie of the year.....absolutely not. Worthy of being on my list for this year's marathon.....sure.



I started Haunt on Netflix streaming last night but fell asleep before it got rolling. So, we're gonna give that one another try tonight and hopefully another one if time permits. Maybe The Hole after hearing the positive reviews.
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Been busy with work and it being the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend but I did manage to get a new copy of Pontypool and watched it just now. Actually not too bad of a movie. It doesn't look like it would have cost a whole lot to make but the story does keep you interested in what might happen next. I agree it doesn't have the greatest ending but it is a neat and unique entry into the genre and certainly worth seeing once in your life.
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I know when I watched this I got that X-files crossed with David Lynch feel out of it, which could have been interesting, had it have worked.

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No Tell Motel (2012) - Dirty little secrets are exposed when five friends become stranded at an abandoned motel haunted by a dark secret of its own.
This one is more of a ghost story than slasher. The jump scares weren't very effective and it's short on action. The acting is weak and the dialog isn't all that interesting. Like The Descent most of it is filmed in the dark so it's hard to see what's going on. It gets better midway through but there's nothing we haven't seen before. The ending was predictable. I liked the story but it isn't very well done.

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33. Would You Rather. FTV. One percenter puts the 99% into overtime on the Physical Challenges. 10 grand for a vegan to eat meat for example. Would you rather beat a guy with a cane or stab somebody with an icepick?

16 FTVs considering I thought this year was dry.
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33. Would You Rather. FTV. One percenter puts the 99% into overtime on the Physical Challenges. 10 grand for a vegan to eat meat for example. Would you rather beat a guy with a cane or stab somebody with an icepick?

16 FTVs considering I thought this year was dry.

Yep, streaming through various avenues has really opened the door for me as far as FTVs are concerned. With regard to Would You Rather, I actually enjoyed that movie. Which was quite a surprise given the stupid title. I was bored earlier in the year and watched it on HBO. Can't say that I regret that decision.


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Raze - 1 1/2 never go full r3tard zombies
This was not really a horror movie now that I've sen it. Kind of a really crappy blend of Hostel meets Fight club where these chicks are captured and forced to fight to the death with no weapons for the viewing pleasure of upscale gamblers as part of some long running secret society. Predictable, contrived, poorly written, even more poorly acted, etc. /Fail

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Was just able to watch CLOVERFIELD.

This is a really good movie, shot in first-person shaky-cam style done really well, you really feel part of the movie. Great attack on New York City, with superb city special effects, good pacing, keeps you in suspense, this is one very enjoyable movie.

Plus i like that fact that they rode the Wonder Wheel (a big ferris wheel for those of you un-familiar with Coney Island). I rode it as a little kid, and just about 2 months ago i went up to New York on a vacation and rode it again, approx 60 years from when i rode it as a 6 yr old kid (I am now 66) - how many times do you get a chance to do a ride 60 years apart in your life? The same ride, not something similar. That was great, and so is this movie. I will give it a 4.25 rating, might deserve higher really as i love how NYC is used.

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I got about halfway through "Elfie Hopkins: the Cannibal Hunter" before I started to fade out last night. I may try to finish it off tonight. It seems to be okay but not great. Sort of a UK produced teen dark comedy horror film.
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12. Haunt (2013)- {3.5/5} Netflix Streaming (FTV) This movie is about a family that moves into a house that was reportedly haunted due to the misfortune that fell upon the previous owners. Not the most original idea for a movie, no doubt, but the way this one is executed is what made it a very enjoyable experience. It starts with a good scene that loosely explains what happened to the prior family and then it goes into a narrative from Jacki Weaver ((who does an excellent job of playing the mother (and sole survivor) of the tragedies that happened to the rest of her family)) as she basically explains that this story is no different than any other ghost story in the way that it begins. Which is certainly true given the overall premise, but its the back story and how it all plays out that gives it it's own identity. The subtle scares as well as the jump scares all worked pretty well for me. I also liked the fact that it hid much of what was going on until the last several minutes. I remember being disappointed that the movie was not explaining anything and that it was an overall half-baked effort. However, when it was all said and done, it came together in a pretty cool story. At the center of the story was a budding relationship between the two teenage main characters and when it started to progress, I was having flashbacks of Twilight. Thankfully, this goes in a different direction and was able to create a solid tale full of creepy images and good surprises. All of the acting was pretty good but as stated before, Jacki Weaver (in a semi-supportive role) was awesome, especially in her narration of the story. Good times.
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Can I beat a guy with a cane that has an ice pick attached to it? I'll take cash.
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