The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread -- 2018!!!

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  1. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    October 24th: Deadbeat at Dawn

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    Following the murder of his girlfriend by members of a rival gang, former gang leader Goose goes on a quest for revenge and, ultimately, redemption. Not a horror movie but pretty horrific in its use of graphic violence and depiction of urban decay. I'd probably lump it with The Exterminator, Exterminator 2, and Vigilante in the way it shows the ugly underbelly of the big city. What sets Deadbeat apart, though, is that even though I felt kinda sympathetic towards our hero, Goose, who shows a gentle side towards his girlfriend, we also see him attack and murder individuals with no apparent ties to his gang war (simply because they have something he wants), selling drugs, and coming close to forcing himself on a woman. No doubt about it, Goose is damaged, and he's a dangerous individual. There is the forced perspective in that some of the other characters in the same environment are even more evil, but that doesn't really excuse Goose of some of the despicable acts he commits. I felt like Goose's girlfriend - I like him, but he's a fuck-up. As for the movie itself, I liked that as well - quite a bit, actually. It's seedy, energetic, and raw. There are some spirited action/stunt scenes, and the gore is pretty good:
    In one scene, Goose imagines his dead girlfriend walking across the cemetery, her mutilated body wrapped in a bloody white cloth. When the cloth comes off, it's even worse.

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    Good stuff - I'm just glad I don't know the kind of people this movie is about in real life. :D
     
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  2. maskull

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    61) The Last Exorcism (2010): Weird choice to have a score in a found footage movie and it did distract me a couple of times, but mostly I think this movie still holds up. There are a couple of things that knowing where the movie is going kind of hurts, but it's also been long enough since my last viewing that I didn't remember everything that happened. That contortion stuff is still freaky as heck though! Great concept for a found footage movie and one of the few exorcism movies that I actually enjoy. (Yes, The Exorcist is another one).

    62) Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006): A fun set up and it's mostly really clever coming up with ways how Jason, Michael and their ilk can actually do what they're doing in a real world setting. I really enjoy that this takes place in a world where Jason, Chucky, Freddy, and Michael are real. Though it made me wonder how especially the purely supernatural ones could actually exist in the same world as this movie. Oh well, I guess I was thinking too much. It's weird how it changes from a documentary style occasionally into a traditional film style. It's really jarring, more so in the first half than when they actually commit to it in the second half. Actually my biggest problem with this movie is how it becomes a very standard slasher film after an interesting reveal. But I guess maybe that's the point. Oh well, most of this movie is one of the more clever takes on a slasher film I've seen in a long while, and the problems are minor enough that they don't really take away anything substantial from the movie for me. Plus, the mask is cool.

    63) Alone In The Dark (2005): There's a few moments of action in this movie that I would actually consider to be good-ish, but you know how all these people love Troll 2 or The Room or Manos because they're so bad they're good? Well this movie and House of the Dead are like that for me. They're my bad movie cocaine and Uwe Boll is my dealer. Plus, Christian Slater, Tara Reid (with glasses--so smart!) and Stephen Dorff fighting cg alien rip offs in the dark? I'm in.

    64) Blood and Sex Nightmare (2008): When this started I was worried it was going to turn out to be torture porn. There was a half naked woman bound and dangling from the ceiling, and a dude was there with a knife. My hopes of a fun, sleazy slasher flick were in jeopardy. But fortunately there wasn't much actual torture and the woman was offed fast. So....yay? Anyway, this movie is sleazy and it's bloody. It's also kind of bad. The lead guy is a total sex pressuring assh*le so I just wanted him to die in the worst way possible. I'd say the only decent parts of this movie are when the killer is on screen and when our female lead has her premonitions/memories. There's a certain nightmarish feel to the movie during a lot of the kills and (obviously) when she's having her visions. And there's some stoner dudes who had some cool movie posters hanging behind them. But most of the movie is just bad dialog, and truly awfully unfunny "sexy" "sitcom" skit that almost made me turn off the movie, and a bunch of unlikable people. But the second half gets a lot more gory and premonition-y so I think I'll give this a (barely) passing grade.
     
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    65) Return of the Living Dead (1985): It's still not a total love fest for me, but I really do enjoy the movie. Most of the humour works really well, the Tar Man is actually creepy as hell when he first appears, and the ending is...depressingly hilarious. I'm just not a huge fan of some of the overacting for the sake of humour in a couple of parts.

    66) Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988): The animatronics zombies are pretty cool and there's some good gore. That's it. That's all I enjoyed about this movie. The humour doesn't work for me at all, and if I was complaining about the overacting for comedy in that last movie, well this one takes it and multiplies it by 1000. Scene after scene of people making exaggerated, stupid faces. I wanted to slap everyone in this movie! I really do hate this kind of humour. At least there's also an annoying kid. And the doctor who owns the car. I think his lines were supposed to be funny but I think he deserves the biggest slap out of everyone.


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    67) Watchers (1988): I read this book a few years before this movie came out in theatres and I remember being a really big fan of it. It was even tense and scary at a couple of points. When I heard the movie was coming, I was really excited to see it. But when I finally watched it I was so disappointed. It bore a passing resemblance to the book, but it missed out on most of the things I loved...except for the dog. Anyway, this movie is still pretty darn bad. It's way too cutesy and not at all tense and the monster looks bad and is actually easy to kill. The dog is the best part of the movie (dogs usually are) but even some of the skills the dog has are just too dumb. And he isn't even smart enough to know he shouldn't eat a chocolate bar. Dumb dog.

    At least Michael Ironside is in this playing his over-the-top psycho/government bad guy. He's always a pleasure to watch and he was pretty much the only one perfectly cast for his role in this movie...except the dog. And apparently Jason Priestly as one of the kids on the bicycles.

    68) My Bloody Valentine (1981): I'm pretty sure that I've been watching this movie (and Black Christmas, Rituals, Cannibal Girls) for more years than Friday The 13th, Halloween, and A Nightmare On Elm Street. This was a staple on Halloween on my local station and every year I would watch it. I still do, but now on disc. Maybe some people watch it on Valentine's Day, but for me this is totally a Halloween movie. And one of the best slasher films ever made. I mean I loved it when it was shown on TV in it's edited version, with most of the gore missing. Now there's an actual BLU RAY of this movie with the gore added back in. (I remember when that happened. I signed the petition for the gore to be added back into the movie rather than just be a special feature.) Now it's even better. Though that's not all that I care about with this movie. I like the townsfolk, I love Cynthia Dale's description of her party dress, I love this movie's version of Crazy Ralph being more profane, I love the setting near and in a mine, I love the mythology of Harry Warden, I love his mask, I love that Moosehead beer is everywhere (I drink Moosehead because of this movie).
     
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    62) Paranormal Activity


    63) The Blair Witch Project
     
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    Movie #28:
    Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018)
    First time viewing (Amazon Digital Purchase)
    **1/2 (out of 5)
    Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge Guideline:
    24. PUPPETS OR DOLLS: Sometimes they play back.

    Was very excited for this one because it was written by the creator of Bone Tomahawk and had gotten good buzz (especially for this franchise). Left disappointed as it was more a series of kill scenes strung together than an actual narrative. Why do the dolls come back to life now? How did they all get spread across the country? Movie doesn’t care to answer, instead it’s all about introducing characters seconds before they die in Troma-esque shocking ways. Probably the best Puppet Master movie, but not because it’s actually good.
     
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    24th - October Madness No.37 / SCV Psychotronic Challenge Day 24 - PUPPETS OR DOLLS: Sometimes they play back.
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    Pin (1988) Rewatch - Rating: 3/5
    Leon and Ursula (David Hewlett and Cyndy Preston), the son and daughter of a doctor (Terry O'Quinn) and his stern wife, grow up under the strict watch under their parents and their father's anatomical life-size medical doll nicknamed Pinocchio, or Pin for short, whom the father uses as a ventriloquist act to teach the kids life lessons and calm his patients. As they mature into adolescence, Ursula rebels against their strict ways while Leon finds comfort behind Pin, whom he's made into more than just an "invisible friend". Pin is a taut slow-burn thriller about coming of age, repression, emotional abuse, and mental illness that is both smart and creepy. While it does suffer a bit from its slow pace at times it's still a generally unnerving experience.

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    Suspiria (1977) Rewatch - Rating: 5/5
    Dario Argento's masterpiece, Suspiria is a cinematic assault on the senses and one of the most visually stunning works of art. The simple premise of an American ballerina outside her element in a strange new country and place uncovering a coven of witches is executed with both grace and brutality as multi-coloured lights, grandiose set design, fluid Technicolor cinematography, aural soundscapes, and Goblin's unsurpassed and legendary prog-horror score come to full boil in this cauldron of once-in-a-lifetime filmmaking.
     
  7. hots4

    hots4 Dogs In White

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    Why? Where have you read no 3D release for Flesh for Frankenstein?
     
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    SCV Psychotronic Challenge Day 24 - PUPPETS OR DOLLS: Sometimes they play back.

    The story of a withdrawn young man, his maybe living love doll and the sweet girl that come between them. There's Udo Kier being Udo Kier as a nosy neighbor to add to the film's strange charm. Makes a good double feature with Lucky McKee's May. Not quite in that film's league, but a good companion piece.
     
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    10/23/18

    HORROR EXPRESS (1972)

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    I just can't justify an October horror marathon without Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The two actors did 22 films together, many of which were made by Hammer or Amicus Productions. Horror Express was made by neither studio, filmed in & around Madrid. Been a little while, so it felt like the right time to revisit the Severin Blu-ray release.

    British anthropologist Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee) discovers a prehistoric humanoid creature frozen in Manchuria. Could it be the missing link? The plan is to hopefully transport his secret find as "under the radar" as possible on the Trans-Siberian Express from China to Moscow. Professional colleague and sometimes rival scientist Dr. Wells (Peter Cushing) is not part of the team, but happens to be in this part of the world and another passenger on the train. Saxton's crate draws all kinds of attention as he tries to dismiss the contents as nothing more than a collection of fossils. The creature thaws out on the crowded train and all kinds of mayhem ensues. Mind you, it's not the predictable sort of mayhem.

    Horror Express operates on a smaller budget. It does not get the attention of say the Hammer and Amicus output of the two lead stars. It does however deserve a larger audience. Monster on a train could work in theory, but we get more than that here. This is more akin to a cryptozoology beast with a strong supernatural component to the story. Said creature shows an advanced intelligence and dispatches victims in a unique manner. Intolerant viewers may criticize the use of miniatures in some of the exterior train shots or the "eyeball shots." I'm more forgiving than that and can appreciate the imaginative things that were done on limited funds.

    Some surprises arise with the passengers, though one should not be in some respects. First impressions given by the traveling priest (Alberto de Mendoza) are likely accurate. He's a raving madman that looks as though he arrived for a Rasputin the Mad Monk audition. Screen badass Telly Savalas makes a strong impression as a Russian Cossack officer. It's a smaller role comparatively speaking, but very much one of quality. Lee and Cushing play very well together and have a good script to work with.

    Horror Express is an underrated creature feature that also has a cool soundtrack. At times some of the themes incorporate a bit of a Spaghetti Western flavor. It's the little things and some more prominent items that make this film a journey worth taking.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    I couldn't find it at first, but I was looking in the wrong place. Basically there are a lot of technical issues that Morrissey doesn't want to admit and apparently doesn't want to pay for the digital 3D conversion process:

    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/flesh-for-frankenstein.332754/page-2#post-4127259

    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/flesh-for-frankenstein.332754/page-2#post-4127312

    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/flesh-for-frankenstein.332754/page-2#post-4127379

    In general it just seems like Morrissey doesn't want to play ball and the proof is in the pudding that we don't have a decent release some four years after these original comments. Another case where someone has to die before any meaningful advancements can be made.
     
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    Well, I'm just glad I got to see Frankenstein in 3-D TWICE theatrically, before my eye injury rendered 3-D films useless to me forever. There's just nothing like Udo Kier giving a long rambling speech as one of his internal organs dangles above your head.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    It's explained in a piecemeal fashion at bad points in the movie, but Toulon had been crisscrossing the US for forty years building and selling these dolls. His master plan was apparently to unleash them upon a hapless America as The Fourth Reich aka The Littlest Reich. But he died prematurely and his metaphysical control of them was limited by distance so it was only now when a majority of dolls were gathered again within the vicinity of his tripped out tomb that he could enact his revenge. It's a dumb plan that I could barely put together. Overall I'd have to blame the directors though; a lot of the plot moments are bits and pieces that have to contend with other happenings on screen. If you don't know what to focus on it can be missed. It just had a lot of tonal problems with Troma/Full Moon fun mixed with modern Saw aesthetics and neither came off well. Hopefully the proposed sequel and prequel (with Udo Kier) will even that out.
     
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    October 23rd:

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    House aka Hausu (1977) (blu-ray) - This is a movie I had never seen, despite buying the blu-ray when it was first released. There was a theatrical screening here in September, but I was out of town. I figured it was finally time to see it and see what the fuss was about… and I can’t say that I was into it at all. Pretty boring movie, then every so often something wacko happens. The characters are boring and the plot doesn’t make any sense, so there’s really nothing to cling to aside from the occasional bout of weirdness. The making-of on the blu-ray was pretty interesting though, it made me wish I liked the movie more.

    Haunted Episode 3 & 4 "Demon In The Dark" & "Children Of The Well" (NetFlix) - I really enjoyed the first two episodes of this series, they even creeped me out quite a bit. I watched these episodes alone last night before bed, hoping to recapture that feeling. Unfortunately, both of these are rather generic ghost stories like you’d see on My Haunted House. They didn’t creep me out in the slightest, in fact I went right to sleep the second they were over.

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    The Goldbergs "Mister Knifey-Hands" (DVR / ABC) - I have never seen this show, but I tuned in for Robert Englund as Freddy. Unfortunately, he’s limited to a 2-minute cameo near the very end of the episode. The rest is fairly standard family sitcom fare, not really my thing. There was a fun scene near the beginning inside a video store, so that was fun playing "spot the horror movie" among the VHS cases. Overall, very disappointing, just catch the Freddy scenes on YouTube if you must.

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    Mr. Boogedy (1986) (DVD) - This might be my favorite haunted house movie, save for maybe Night Of The Demons. Certainly one of my most watched movies of all time, as I can still recite it ("I have a son your age. He’s… unusual"). My grandparents had this recorded on a VHS tape and I’d watch it every time I’d go there, so as a kid I saw it over and over. In fact, I joined the Disney Movie Club specifically to get this DVD. It’s so much fun! The atmosphere is fantastic, the cast is so much fun, and it’s as creepy as it is silly. The perfect Halloween treat!

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    Bride Of Boogedy (1987) (DVD) - I’m less familiar with this sequel, as this was only my third time seeing it. It's not terrible, it just doesn't work for me. Only four of the cast members return (Richard Masur, Mimi Kennedy, David Faustino, and Howard Witt as Mr. Boogedy), so there’s a lot of recasting here. It’s also double the length of the original, and it drags quite a bit. The Bride Of Boogedy aspect the title promises is reserved solely for the last ten minutes. There's fun atmosphere, it'd be a great Halloween movie for kids, but it really doesn’t work the way the first movie does.

    American Horror Story: Apocalypse Episode 7 "Traitor" (DVR / FX) - The first ten minutes of this episode are highly recommended. Joan Collins is in the cast this season, and the beginning of the episode is a re-do of "And All Through The House" from Tales From The Crypt, with Collins reprising her role. It’s a lot of fun! Once that’s over, we go right into the typical Coven garbage that has made this season a huge bore. Like with Freddy on The Goldbergs, check out the killer Santa snippet on YouTube and skip the rest.

    Haunted Episodes 5 & 6 "Alien Infection" & "Stolen Gravestone" (NetFlix) - The final two episodes of this series. Episode 5 isn’t even ghosts, it’s about a woman who believes she has been abducted by aliens. The final episode is a fun ghost story, where a girl winds up with a stolen gravestone and the ghost it belongs to becomes attached to her. Really, there is no difference here between this show and something like My Haunted House, the only perk is this one allows nudity and the f-word.

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    Riverdale Season Three Chapters Thiry-Six - Thirty-Eight "Labor Day" & "Fortune And Men’s Eyes" & "As Above, So Below" (DVR / CW) - I know what you’re thinking, not horror. But this season has cults, satanic murders, and a horned skeleton creature roaming the woods. So close enough. You can tell the creators are genre fans. I thought it’d be fun to catch up on the new season before Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina premieres this weekend. Love it! This show is so much fun!

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    A long neglected near-classic, for a while even getting a decent quality DVD was a bit of a hunt. Was a quick decision Blu upgrade for me, and on the list of keepers.
     
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    21 10/15 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) [theater]
    I usually like to play this the night after Halloween as it's more of a Christmas movie to me but the dollar theater was showing it so I couldn't pass it up. The line was pretty long again for this one and I showed up before the doors opened a half hour early. Lots of kids in costumes from the film. A favorite of mine and it's a combination of the rich production design and Danny Elfman's songs which are all quiet excellent. I recently watched Forbidden Zone which features the Elfman Bro.'s original Oingo Boingo minstrel routines which includes black stereotypes loving dice so Oogie Boogie suddenly clicked for me as a big ole' black caricature dressed in a white burlap sack. I had to smirk that a more modern Disney movie got away with that and is still getting away with it by always selling new merchandise. But you know stereo types loose their power as the years go on and that's only a good thing.

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    22 10/16 Mad Monster Party? (1967)
    So I had to watch the stop motion special that started it all and you want to talk about stuff you can't get away with in cartoons these days how about a girl on girl "cat fight" with real cat hissing sounds? Or Francesca rejecting a man until he slaps her around a bit and she falls hopelessly in love with him! Even with all the spectacular stop motion EFX and Mad Magazine riffs this is still rather dull and the big reason is probably the terrible songs that would be boring in an adult feature none the less a kid's one. Karloff's great in this though. Somehow animation voice work brings out the best in the man and I think him knowing this would be for children is a big reason why. Ironically King Kong is referenced only as "It" when about a decade later Universal would prove it to be a public domain character and fair use. I'd almost like to see a remake, retaining Karloff's voice work, and rework it with an animation team able to fulfill more of this concept's potential.
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    00 10/16 Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters (1972)
    Something of a prequel to Mad Monster Party? and a bit livelier too with no musical numbers to speak of this time. With its brisker pace this is able to hold on to one's attention a bit better, the character design work is great and the animation is decent for a TV one shot. It's also at least consistently funny with more gags that I think kids could appreciate; although the Invisible Man squabbling with his wife throughout the whole thing is tedious even for adults. There's still some nice adults gags like witch's popping out of the Bacherlor's cake. And of course the bride herself...

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    I hate when movies are described as an "acquired taste". But I think it fits House. There really is nothing you can compare it to. When I first saw it, it had been called a "Japanese Suspiria", and that's not even close to being true. So I too was disappointed on my first viewing. But when you can see it as the nonsensical dreamlike horror comedy that it is, it's a lot of fun.
     
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    OCTOBER 25TH:
    Galaxy of Terror
    Dead Space
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    Screamers
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    It Conquered The World
     
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    Manifest TV -

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    I was going to wait until after the October month to start Manifest. But then I saw another commercial and it hit me that the theme reminds me of those old Twilight Zone episodes. There are a bunch of good ones with missing planes, planes in unknown areas, planes on the verge of disaster, etc. And I check the wiki on plane disasters on occasion. Something the average person should never do as you'll end up like that lady in the one Twilight Zone episode. I read this shocking one about blocked ports recently. No survivors.

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    Manifest is ok. I watched a few episodes so far. As expected there is drama with the characters and they will slowly reveal the mystery of what happened with the plane. I'll stick with it. The lead actress is cool. In the first episode there are some good close ups where the light shows her really pretty eyes. The guy who plays Charming in Once Upon a Time is in this as well. I'm behind on that show and haven't watched it in 2 or 3 seasons if not more. Also that exotic actress from The Expanse on Syfy is in Manifest as well. I still need to continue watching that show. It was so good I stopped watching so I could watch the full show again along with the second season. That had a horror element as well with a space bio weapon that had a really nasty effect on people.


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    Not a real movie but an old arcade video game that is basically a playable cartoon. I've purchased this game many times in the past. But this is probably the end all version of it on PS4. I don't like promoting the company that released this in limited quantities like they did with Night Trap. However I think modern audiences don't like Dragon's Lair or its sequel and Space Ace that much and prefer the games to tell you which direction and button to press. So the limited version is taking a while to sell out. I mentioned it also because the game has a bit of a mystery spooky feel too. Some of the levels have skeletons and creepy demon type characters. And the main character's death scene has him falling to pieces.

     
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    Day 25

    95. Zombie Holocaust (1980) Blu-This was from the Severin 2 disc set. I watched the Dr. Butcher version last year, so thought I would roll with this one this year. Been too long since I watched so don't remember what the differences were. Like the movie well enough. Still haven't used the barf bag ;)

    96. Sleepaway Camp (1983) Blu- Haven't watched this one in a few marathons, so this year was the time. Like the movie. Loved Ricky's attitude. Not willing to take shit even though he's small. Oh, and the ending...

    97. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) Blu-Did not like this at all. I had a choice to make. I have every Vestron title so far and my ocd forced me to buy this to keep the numbers in order with none missing. This was a title I had never seen, wasn't interested in, and it didn't disappoint my expectations. Probably will not watch again, but I have the number! Side note, noticed that MVD has numbers as well. Saw this on Abominable. Nice marketing strategy for the ocd.

    98. City of the Living Dead (1980) Blu-I just like these old Italian horror movies. This is one of my more favorites. Lots of atmosphere and the soundtracks usually add to the film in a positive way. This was the old Blue Underground disc. Haven't gotten the Arrow UK disc like some have.

    99. Hobgoblins (1988) Blu-This movie is just crazy and random. That's what makes it enjoyable for me. I was noticing how much you were seeing the Hobgoblins, which was less than I had remembered. Goofy as hell movie, but entertaining because of that.

    100. The Stuff (1985) DVD-And even more Larry Cohen. He has played a big part in my viewing this year. Haven't seen this one in awhile, but enjoyed it. Probably grab the Arrow version to get the upgrade. The DVD was fairly bare bones with next to nothing in the way of extras.

    So much to watch and so few days left as part of the yearly binge. Not quite to burnout, but getting there. I'll let off the gas on the 1st.

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    Spent plenty of time on both Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. Timeless stuff.

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