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Pulled the trigger and nuked my windows box today. Loaded up Manjaro, took all day to figure out how to get my media server up but it's done. That's just about all I use the machine for. Gaming days are over I think.
THO: "THE END TIMES ARE COMING :eek:" "What's next books, wine in a box..where does it end :oops::eek:"
Tenth drinks his Orderville and ponders what he just walked into..:whistle:
 

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Night of the Lepus (1972)
Shout ! Blu-Ray.
Best $ 22.00 bucks I ever spent.



One of the finest..erm...funniest eco-vengeance cinematic horrors ever captured on celluloid .

Director:William F. Claxton
Writers:Don Holliday (screenplay), Gene R. Kearney (screenplay)
Stars:Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh aka (Marion Crane) , Rory Calhoun , DeForest Kelley aka (Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy ) dammit Jim I'm a doctor not a killer rabbit specialist.

A Rabbit that has been injected with hormones and mutated blood, escapes from a laboratory and grows into a giant rabbit; and others soon follow. They start to go on the rampage and eat people, horses and cattle.
"Night of the Lepus" resembles an offering of Atomic Age cinema from the 1950s, with camerawork to sell the illusion of average rabbits as unconquerable murderers, keeping humans on the run as they work out plans to fight back. Splashing ketchup on animal faces and bodies helps the gore factor. So hysterical.

"Night of the Lepus" is so thoroughly entertaining. The trick of "Night of the Lepus" is that while it deals with a supremely silly premise, it takes everything seriously, trying to examine the rabbit apocalypse with complete concentration on the animal world eco-vengeance details of the uprising.

What makes Night of the Lepus so memorable is the use of live rabbits, the kind you would find in any local pet store. The filmmakers use quick cuts, close-ups, slow motion and just about every other cinematic trick to make the rabbits look as menacing and bloodthirsty as possible. They really wanted to scare or worry people with the possibility that huge rabbits could wreak havoc.

With its horde of man-eating bunnies and straight-faced performances by an especially earnest cast, Night of the Lepus falls into movies that are so bad, they're good. It is a must watch.
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🎃 October 31 days of Halloween viewing 🎃
1. Becky (2020) F.T.V. 9/10
2. Cat People (1982) F.T.V. 8/10
3. The Lodge (2019) F.T.V 9/10
4. Gretel & Hansel (2020) F.T.V. 7/10
5.Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987) 9/10
6. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) 8/10
7. The City of the Dead (1960) 8.5/10
8. The Grudge (2020) F.T.V. 6/10
9. Phase IV (1974) F.T.V. 8/10
10. The Hunt (2020) F.T.V. 9/10
11. The Blood on Satans Claw (1971) F.T.V 8/10
12. The Entity (1981) F.T.V. 9/10
13. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) 8/10
14. fear dot Com (2002) F.T.V. 8/10
15. The Turning (2020) F.T.V. 7/10
16. Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) F.T.V 8/10
17. Proxy (2013) F.T.V. 9/10
18. The Bad Seed (1956) F.T.V. 7/10
19. Laviathan (1989) 9/10
20. The Abyss (1989) 8/10
21. DeepStar Six (1989) 8/10
22. Deep Rising (1998) 8/10
23. The Uninvited (1944) 8/10
24. Snatchers (2019) F.T.V. 7/10
25. Gremlins (1984) 10/10
26. Horror of Dracula (1958) 8/10
27. A Nightmare
on Elm Street (1984) Live Cinema Showing 10/10
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. Night of the Lepus (1972) 8/10
 

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32. Beetlejuice (1988)

A Halloween classic. Viewed on cable.



33. Horror of Frankenstein (1970)

Dark humor and gothic horror are blended in this 1970 entry in the Frankenstein franchise by Hammer, featuring Ralph Bates as the mad but even-tempered doc, and David Prowse (the actor who played Darth Vader in Star Wars) as the monster. With Kate O'Mara, Veronica Carlson and Jon Finch as "Lt. Becker". Viewed on DVD.
 

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What better for Halloween than a zombie comedy (not a spoof of zombie movies). 'The Dead Don't Die'. Don't go by the trailer, it's Jarmusch, give the film a shot. It's an ode to Romero zombie movies more then a spoof of the genre. It's funny :) The film references other films/other characters some of the actors have played, Romero films, and the film itself. Watch and listen carefully, there are things going on at several levels. Zombies follow the Romero school of zombie-ism vs. the Snyder school. Watched on Cinemax.
The Dead Don't Die (2019)


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The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director:
Jim Jarmusch

Writer:
Jim Jarmusch
 

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Isn't there a 31 Days of Horror rehab place to check into in November? We probably will need it. ;)

I watched "The Sandman", which was mentioned here recently, last night. Three sand dunes.
The real horror is outside :eek:, rehab is manufactured horror inside away from... :D
 

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THO: "THE END TIMES ARE COMING :eek:" "What's next books, wine in a box..where does it end :oops::eek:"
Tenth drinks his Orderville and ponders what he just walked into..:whistle:
Really just wanted to force myself to do the work and learn something else. I can do Windows in my sleep.
 

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Well I am back for my yearly post in this thread although I do read it all year long. I love the banter and all the recommendations even though I dont contribute.

I will just start off with what I have watched so far with almost everything a FTV
Friend Request - 2016
Hellfest - 2018
Wish Upon - 2017
The Hunt - 2020
Slender Man - 2018
The Strangers - Prey at Night - 2018
Haunt - 2019
Room for Rent - 2019 - bad, really bad IMO
Black Box - 2020
The Jack in the Box - 2019
The Invisible Man - 2020
Shutter Island - 2010 - this was a re-watch as I have always wanted to see it again - not really horror though
The Taking of Deborah Logan - 2014
The Houses October Built - 2014 - this and Deborah Logan reminded me why I dis-like found footage for the most part
Countdown - 2019
The Lie - 2018
Fragile - 2005
Bone Tomahawk - 2015 - this has been on my watchlist for awhile and it did not disappoint

I have also been re-watching the series Kolchak - The Night Stalker. I think this has to be my very first introduction to horror as it was on tv back in 1974 and I was only 7 years old. Pretty tame compared to what we watch nowadays but loved it back then and am enjoying it nonetheless. Its either this series or the old movie Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte that I remember seeing on tv when I was young that would have been my first horror experience.

Also watching the series on Netflix - The Haunting of Bly Manor. Its been okay so far, have only watched 5 or 6 episodes so far but is starting to pick up a little.

And for a little change of pace - I have had a PS4 for a few years now and have only played Rock Band 4 (the only reason I bought it) so I decided to dust it off and play a horror survival game. Always wanted to play more games and thought this was a great time to do it so I picked Soma and it has been fun. I am almost near the end of it and I think I will pick another and keep at it for a bit.

18 movies so far with one week to go so hope to get in at least 4-5 more along with finishing Bly Manor.
 

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I watched three movies over the past couple of days. First I followed Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots from Fright Night to Green Room, where a member of a struggling punk band on tour accidentally walks in on a crime scene backstage. The party responsible decides to scrub the scene of evidence and witnesses.

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I stayed with Imogen Poots and watched Black Christmas (2019) next. This second remake of the 1974 classic has a completely different story. The only things it has in common with the others are the title and it takes place at college during Christmas break. I have nothing against positive female messaging in movies but this one went a bit overboard with the male contempt. Otherwise I liked it.

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Since 28 Weeks Later was the last Imogen Poots movie I had left in my library I watched that one too. If you are tired of zombies that slowly drag their feet in your general direction this one is for you. The infected in the 28 Days/Weeks Later films are damn fast. In this sequel to 28 Days Later a rage virus outbreak occurs in an East London survivor colony under the watchful eye of U.S. military forces.

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1. The Craft
↑ Breckin Meyer ↓
2. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
↑ Robert Englund ↓
3. Lake Placid: The Final Chapter
↑ Jonas Talkington ↓
4. Lake Placid 2
↑ Cloris Leachman ↓
5. Young Frankenstein
↑ Peter Boyle ↓
6. Species II
↑ Michael Madsen ↓
7. Bloodrayne
↑ Meat Loaf ↓
8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
↑ Patricia Quinn ↓
9. Lords of Salem
↑ Bruce Davison ↓
10. Insidious: The Last Key
↑ Joseph Bishara ↓
11. Annabelle: Creation
↑ Lulu Wilson ↓
12. Becky
↑ Ryan McDonald ↓
13. Halloween: Resurrection
↑ Katee Sackhoff ↓
14. Don't Knock Twice
↑ Javier Botet ↓
15. It Chapter Two
↑ James McAvoy ↓
16. Split
↑ Betty Buckley ↓
17. Carrie
↑ Sissy Spacek ↓
18. An American Haunting
↑ Donald Sutherland ↓
19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
↑ Donald Sutherland ↓
20. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
↑ Kevin McCarthy ↓
21. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
↑ Kevin McCarthy ↓
22. The Howling
↑ Kevin McCarthy, Belinda Blasky, Dick Miller, John Sayles, Joe Dante ↓
23. Piranha (1978)
↑ Keenan Wynn ↓
24. The Devil's Rain
↑ Ernest Borgnine ↓
25. Deadly Blessing
↑ Jeff East ↓
26. Pumpkinhead
↑ Lance Henriksen ↓
27. House (2008)
↑ Michael Madsen ↓
28. Hoboken Hollow
↑ Lin Shaye ↓
29. Tales of Halloween
↑ Grace Phipps ↓
30. Fright Night (2011)
↑ Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, ↓
31. Green Room
↑ Imogen Poots ↓
32. Black Christmas
↑ Imogen Poots ↓
33. 28 Weeks Later
 

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Haunt (2019) FTV
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Streamed via Shudder

Since I seem to be doing the extreme haunted house theme this week, I figured let's keep it going! This is one that I had been wanting to save for the final week leading up to Halloween, so last night was the perfect time to watch it. I thought this one was pretty decent as a whole. It did have one jump scare that very much caught me by surprise (I have mixed feelings about these), but it also had several moments that made me cringe or squeamish (mostly in a good way). There are some pacing issues but also a couple of twists to the usual formula and the gore factor was definitely there. Overall a solid watch.


One Dark Night (1982 but released 1983)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Streamed via Shudder

The nostalgia is strong with this one for me! I had not seen it since I was an (older) kid with my parents during the original theatrical run in 1983 at the old Jasper Cinema on 101 Avenue and 156 Street here in Edmonton. This was around the time when I was truly being introduced to horror movies. I liked it then and I still like it now. Later that same year was the first time that I saw Poltergeist, another favourite of mine. Anyhow, in this movie, a girl wants to join clique of 'Sisters' at a school and her initiation into the fold involves her staying the night alone in a mausoleum. What could go wrong, right? Adding to the twist is that a newly deceased man with kinetic powers is entombed there. Let's just say that the whole thing really turns into a show and that karma rears it's head here! While this movie does move somewhat slowly as it builds up, the story is good. The special effects and such are for sure dated but it ends up being a wild ride and the payoff is worth it. My rating might reflect some of my nostalgia but it was really awesome to see this again and to recall fond memories of originally seeing it. A good time.
 

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Jericho
(2007 Video Game)

I don't really game any more. I was supersized my XBOX 360 powered on. I spent a few hours reminiscing before Denver Bronco NFL Football Game . Back in the day this was one of my all-time freakiest and favorite video games
Clive Barkers writing and art rendering are sublime.
Product Information Author, painter, and filmmaker Clive Barker lends his writing talent to Jericho, a supernatural shooter that has players leading a diverse strike force against an ancient evil. The seven-person squad, known as the Jericho Team, is armed with more than conventional weapons. Each male and female soldier is an expert in the arcane arts, from clairvoyance and alchemy to exorcism and blood magic, allowing the team to solve puzzles and to more easily defeat a ghastly assortment of hell-spawned creatures hoping to make Earth their new playground.

Players control Captain Ross, who has the unique ability to leap into each squad member's mind and body. This talent allows Ross to use each character's paranormal proficiencies in creative ways, such as manipulating the direction of bullets or even spontaneously setting creatures on fire. Each soldier is also skilled in specific weapon types, ranging from rail guns to sniper rifles to swords. Levels will send the squad through the following five eras in its ongoing battle to stop the primordial armies: modern day, World War II, the Crusades, Ancient Rome, and Sumerian times.



 

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36. Blair Witch (2016) - FTV

Been meaning to watch this for some time. More shaky found footage. But in a little higher quality than the original. Viewed on TBS.
No excuse for "shaky cam" anymore. Even my $100 4K action cam has electronic image stabilization and gyro. Piece of trivia: Android wasn't developed to be phone but for image stabilization for cameras.
Really just wanted to force myself to do the work and learn something else. I can do Windows in my sleep.
Windows in sleep would give anyone nightmares. Windows is like buidling a jet airline by adding things to an old biplane.

I have Linux on this machine as well as some others. The other day I nuked a bunch of apps on my MacBook Air SSD including Visual Studio and Xamarin. A friend who worked at Microsoft and on Visual Studio asked if I didn't need those for cross development. But Macs being they have BSD work like Linux so I have an external drive I can boot to with my development tools and installation of Catalina and lots of space which I use for work. It's like having two MacBooks.

Hulu's "Bad Hair" was last night's pick. It's a bit of dark comedy and horror and well done. I like the story involved a music video channel. Three and a half hair brushes.
 

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When I got my PS3, I only bought a few games before hanging up my controllers. Of the handful of games I had....Jericho was one of them. Cool game, but I just remembered that I never finished it.
 

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24. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (guest reviewer)

Since Nightmare is an acknowledged classic I have reviewed here in prior years, I once again invited my 15-year-old daughter Jillian, who was seeing the film for the first time, to be the guest reviewer. Take it away, Jillian!

A dead murderer is terrorizing and murdering teens through their dreams.

I found this movie to be actually frightening, and it had a good balance of things that scared me immediately, and things that stuck with me after the movie that frightened me. I found that the move was perfectly suspenseful, maintaining fear in the right places for the right amounts of time so that my interest didn't drop off. The dream logic was absolutely on point. I could honestly believe that those were real dreams that a person could actually have, unlike in some other movies that handle dreams. I'm looking at you, Inception.

I also really enjoyed the kills in this movie. They were very creative in my opinion, and thoroughly disturbing as well. The effects were absolutely fascinating, and I love them with all my heart. The mother in this movie actually scared me more than the rest of the movie did, because I just felt really bad for her and I could see where she was coming from, but also seeing her so broken was just horrific.

Near the end, the logistics of what a person could get done in a very short period of time were definitely stretched, but that's forgivable. The ending was a bit odd, but as somebody who often struggles with having dreams in dreams, I can easily see that just being another layer to a nightmare. However, it definitely felt unsatisfying and clunky to me. I would've found perhaps an inclination that he was in the real world much more effective, because even though that could've been the real world, it definitely felt like a dream. Overall, this was just a really good movie that really spooked me. I don't think it really introduced many new concepts to me or anything, but it was very well done.

I want to rate it higher than Dead Alive, but I don't feel like it's quite at five stars, so I'll just say that it's four and half out of five stars.

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Bob's October 2020 Horror Movie List
*FTV denotes first-time viewings
1. Viy (1967) 4/5 (FTV)
2. Night Visitor 3/5 (FTV)
3. Tigers Are Not Afraid 5/5 (FTV)
4. I Trapped the Devil 4/5 (FTV)
5. Vivarium 3/5 (FTV)
6. The Kiss of the Vampire 3/5 (FTV)
7. The Invisible Man (2020) 4/5 (FTV)
8. Horrors of Malformed Men 3/5 (FTV)
9. Come to Daddy 3/5 (FTV)
10. Dead Alive 4/5
11. Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things 3/5 (FTV)
12. Swallow 4/5 (FTV)
13. One Cut of the Dead 4/5 (FTV)
14. 3 From Hell 3/5 (FTV)
15. Scared Stiff (1987) 3/5 (FTV)
16. Zoltan: Hound of Dracula 3/5 (FTV)
17. To Your Last Death 2/5 (FTV)
18.The Lodge 4/5 (FTV)
19. Zombie For Sale 4/5 (FTV)
20. The Wind (1986) 3/5 (FTV)
21. The Silent Scream (1979) 3/5 (FTV)
22. Dream Demon 3/5 (FTV)
23. Z (2019) 3/5 (FTV)
24. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4.5/5











 

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We resume the saga of the Rage virus on the heels of of the outbreak. Britain is decimated and the US is moving in to help rebuild. As people are moved into the green zone they begin to do people things, as they do when locked down. In the green zone things are feeling normal but just outside the remnants of life before are molding away.

A couple of kids, recently reunited with their father sneak out of the green zone to go home. What they find are also the remnants of life before. It's not long before the green zone is red.

You've got a strong cast and can see the infusion of cash from the success of the first film. It feels like a more by the numbers affair but still very good. The infected are fierce and terrifying but the acts of violence don't get to linger on the screen. Instead you get to linger in the quiet places between chaos as the brooding soundtrack pulls you in. I always appreciated the grainy look of these films as well. Top notch all around. One thing of note is this is from 2007 putting it in the time range similar to the classics I grew up with as it relates to my child and other kids her age. Good company. We got Return of the Living Dead and they get 28 Days/Weeks later.


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