The 2013 Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Maximum Overdrive (1986): An annual tradition for me and a movie that never disappoints.

    The Reef (2010): Just when I thought there was a chance I might go swimming in the ocean again...pretty tense, great use of murky water, above water/underwater and the decision of whether to stay with the capsized boat or try to swim to safety...good stuff.
    Unfortunately there's a little too much use of jump scares and right at the end there's a bit of cgi that took me right out of the movie, not to mention that the way the ending happened didn't ring true. I know it's "based on a true story" but let's just say it didn't seem likely that the ending wasn't tweaked for the movie.
    Anyway minor complaints aside, if you're fascinated/terrified by this kind of movie then it's definitely worth a watch. I felt a dread throughout the whole thing that doesn't happen much anymore while watching movies.
     
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    October 1st

    01. Night Gallery: The Cemetery


    October 2nd

    02. Night Gallery: Little Black Bag


    October 3rd

    03. Night Gallery: Finnegan's Flight


    October 4th

    04. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) Blu


    October 5th

    05. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) Blu


    October 6th

    06. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) Blu


    October 7th

    07. Night Gallery: Class of '99


    October 8th

    08. Night Gallery: The Return of the Sorcerer


    October 9th

    09. Night Gallery: Aunt Ada


    October 10th

    10. Night Gallery: A Question of Fear


    October 11th

    11. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Blu


    October 12th

    12. The Shining (1980) Blu


    October 13th

    13. The Fog (1980) Blu
     
  3. dave13

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    Tales from the Crypt: Four-Sided Triangle (Season 2, Episode 9)

    This was a decent one, if not great. I was wondering if it would have some connection to the 50's Hammer sci-fi film of the same name, but it didn't at all, besides the fact that the title is referencing a love triangle with four participants. It was pleasantly morbid, and all the actors perform well. Nothing that blew me away, but it didn't disappoint either. And Patricia Arquette is damn hot.

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    Tales from the Crypt: The Ventriloquist's Dummy (Season 2, Episode 10)

    Blech. This episode was a complete waste of time. Not scary. Not suspenseful. Not interesting. I thought this was dull from start to finish. I don't mind Don Rickles, but there was virtually nothing amusing about this episode which is apparently trying very hard to be funny.

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    Tales from the Crypt: Judy, You're Not Yourself Today (Season 2, Episode 11)

    I'm of two minds about this one. I did find the story to have a crazy manic energy to it, which I enjoyed. There was a really bizarre sense of humor, and Carol Kane, in particular, I've always found strangely fetching. But on the other hand, the score occasionally just became too much. It felt like it never stopped, and so by the end of the episode, I felt kind of exhausted.
     
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    25) Storage 24: Underwhelming story, overdone concept. The inspiration from Alien and Predator are very apparent, yet it doesn't try very hard to do much different. The CGI is D grade at best and the finale is beyond predictable. (5/10)

    26) Terror Within: Another obvious Alien clone, but with more heart and soul. That said, this is a Corman produced film, so the production level is low and the creature is hysterically cheesy. But, when it gets is right, it gets it right. Plenty of action and gore and a guilty story to keep my interest. (6/10)
     
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    October 11th and 12th

    26. Black Sunday (1960)
    My favorite Bava film . cant find any fault with this movie, a real lesson on how to make a great horror film without a big budget

    27. The 7th victim (1943)
    First Time Viewing. atmospheric and moody, suspense was built up slowly and allowed the movie to build up to an exciting last 15 mins but i thought it was unusual for an old film to have such a melancholy ending.

    28. Castle Of Blood (1964)
    Similar in tone and style to Black Sunday , good spin on spending a night in a haunted house type movie. genuinely creepy with a real eerie atmosphere , my favorite rewatch of the month so far.
     
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  7. msw7

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    I'm not sure I could have sat through such a weird jumble of movies all in one day - it would be easier for me if there was a theme of some sort, or something they all had in common... but this? Jeesh - random!

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    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    October 12th:

    President's Day (2010)-8/10
    Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)-10/10
    Waxwork (1988)-9/10
    976-Evil (1988)-8/10

    October 13th:

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)-10/10
    Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)-7/10
    Halloween 5 (1989)-7/10
    Curse of Chucky (2013)-8/10
     
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    10.12.13
    Prison Blu-ray
    Retribution DVD
    The Nesting Blu-ray
     
  10. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    October 13:

    Had the Thanksgiving dinner thing today so I only had time for two movies:

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    Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954):
    I've watched this one a bunch of times and always enjoyed it, though this time Julie Adams screaming every other scene or falling down when she's being chased got on my nerves. Not nearly enough to sully this movie for me though. On the positive side, the boat captain Lucas is awesome so it all balances out. It still amazes me some of the things they pull off underwater.

    Phantom of the Opera (1943): First time watch. I loved it! Lots of great performances, music, costumes, humour, chandeliers, and all filmed in Flaming Technicolor!
     
  11. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    I'm sorry, but the words 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Flaming Technicolor' in the same paragraph made this inevitable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QKSQ1TmXwk

    :D
     
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    One of my favorites. I've been tempted to order the Blu-ray but I'd like some confirmation that it isn't cut before I part with $20.
     
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    ** = first time viewing
    10/01 - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) 5/10
    10/02 - Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) 6/10
    10/03 - The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) 4/10 **
    10/04 - Black Sunday (1960) **
    10/05 - World War Z [Unrated] (2013) 6/10 **
    10/05 - Stripperland (2011) 4/10 **
    10/06 - A Bay of Blood (1971) 8/10 **
    10/07 - Female Vampire (1973) 1/10 **
    10/08 - Student Bodies (1981) 5/10 **
    10/09 - Return to Horror High (1987) 6/10 **
    10/10 - Kill Baby, Kill (1966) **
    10/11 - Lisa and the Devil (1973) **


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    Kill Baby, Kill (1966) ** Netflix Streaming
    An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.

    Mario Bava sure knows how to create atmosphere. I wish there would have been some more exploitative elements like bloody kills or gratuitous T&A, but the characters were strong enough that I was never bored. The paranoid villagers were very entertaining. Strong finale.


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    Lisa and the Devil (1973) ** DVD
    Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre.

    Beautifully shot but the story kinda wore me out. It had me thinking WTF just a bit too much. I’ll make a note to watch HOUSE OF EXORCISM next October.

    I just love Telly Savalas. He is fascinating in every role I’ve seen him in. I was surprised to see the lollipops. I thought that was a Kojak thing.
     
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    10.13.13 (18)

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    Rare Exports (2010) (Blu-ray) [​IMG]

    The real Santa Claus is found in the mountains of Finland, frozen inside a block of ice. When evil elves (naked old men) snatch children from a nearby village, one little boy finds out the harrowing truth about Santa: he actually tortures and kills children. Little time is left to come up with a masterplan to stop Santa, because the ice is melting quickly ...

    Dark-ish but amusing Fantasy/Adventure teasing the audience with the promise of gruesome Horror. This was alright but I thought the similar Saint Nick (2010) was much better.

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    Stoker (2013) (Blu-ray) [​IMG]

    Troubled girl "India" just lost her beloved father who died in an car accident. The same day her mysterious uncle appears, who she never met. Mom (Nicole Kidman) is quite fond of the charming brother-in-law, but the uncle seems to be drawn to his niece...

    Coming-of-age Arthouse Drama/Thriller that doesn't shy with nasty violence and disturbing surprises. Reminded me of The Reflecting Skin (1990).

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    Frankenweenie (2012) (Blu-ray) [​IMG]

    Young Victor Frankenstein resurrects his dead dog Sparky and all sorts of madness ensures. Tim Burton is up to his old tricks, literally, and didn't exactly wow me with his stop motion remake. I mean, it was decent enough, but it kinda felt lazy and way too familiar (not referring to the short film). Burton definitely needs new ideas.
     
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    After Death [a.k.a. Zombie 4: After Death] (Claudio Fragasso, 1989)

    While Zombi 3 was a pleasant surprise, this one pretty much lived up to my low expectations. No plot to speak of, it just jumps straight to zombie-voodoo-demon-machinegun action. there's a 20-year jump early in the picture that isn't even addressed until an hour later, so if you're not paying rigorous attention, you could easily miss it. this would imply that the people in the beginning are in the late 60s. did they have uzis in the 60's? a quick wikipedia search shows they did, but still - the people in the early scenes are definitely sporting 80's hair and clothes. any way, the story is non-existent. people in the jungle run from zombie-ninjas who usually say nothing, but occasionally say a whole lot. also, apparently zombies know how to use guns? there's enough slow motion camerawork to draw attention to itself, and that does tend to make the action scenes a little more graceful than they perhaps have any right to be. and there's some decent zombie makeup as well, with lots of bile-drooling and festering sores. but this is an overwhelmingly bad movie. I was kind of hoping for a little more entertaining craziness from the director of Troll 2.
     
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    27) The Surgeon: The smartest move they made with this one is changing the title, which was "Exquisite Tenderness," makes it sound like a soft core porn, and considering the direction and cinematography that is what it looks like. It starts off strong enough, but thanks to a pointless red herring early on they mange to kill off a large amount of suspense in favor for low brow melodrama and medical jargon. It does pick it self up and pull it together during the finale, but the "got'cha" ending was ridiculous and unnecessary. (6/10)

    28) Brain Dead (1990): The B movie Jacob's Ladder is the best way to describe this one. Even with a limited budget they manage to pull off a quality film with an engaging story. Once again, like every Corman film, the cheese factor is high, it stars Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman which only increases this, but not too much that it's distracting. The "is it a dream or is it real?" aspect to the story telling helps it along and overall it's a fun watch. (7/10)
     
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    Friday, October 11th:

    Amityville 3, the 3D version, which was better than expected

    Saturday, October 12th:

    Fright Night 2 with Williams Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, not the recent one that just came out.

    Sunday:

    Didn't watch movies because of the KC Chiefs game that my husband was watching, and several other games he was watching Sunday night.
     
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    October 13th (#9)

    I traveled for work last week, so my viewings took a hit. But as soon as I returned home yesterday, I tried:

    This is the End (2013)
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    I had no idea what to expect here, but there was gore and plenty of apocalyptic scenery, along with one good jump scare. The actors are laughing at themselves the entire time, of course, and some of the jokes--well, most of them--are a little too insider-y. You need to be familiar with these actors' perceived personalities in order to "get" the bulk of the jokes (Franco is pretentious, etc.). I loved Michael Cera's turn, though! What a riot. And Jonah Hill reminded me a bit of Cartmen--in a good way.
     
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