The Empty Man - October 23rd

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  1. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    With most of the major movies having fled their 2020 theatrical slots, 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox) announced a wide theatrical release of their horror film The Empty Man last Friday... just 7 days before the movie hits theaters on October 23rd!



    Kind of last minute, but with Halloween Kills and Candyman having fled their October release dates, this October was looking pretty empty in terms of theatrical releases (for obvious reasons).

    Pretty crazy to not even have a trailer from a major studio until one week before it's released, but these are the times we live in.

    As for the movie, it looks like a mix of My Soul To Take and The Bye Bye Man.

    After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.
     
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    Holy shit, two of the WORST movies of the last 10 years.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    I am absolutely salivating to get back into a theater. I checked my local listings......saw this one is out. 137 minutes long! Gawwwllee, no thanks.
     
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    I was tempted as well, but that running time is a big fat NOPE.

    It's not playing here, but Synchronic is supposed to be in theaters this weekend. Supposed to be pretty cool, directors of The Endless and Spring. If you see that playing nearby, it could be worth a shot?

    I'm thinking Freaky will be the movie that gets me back in theaters, but we'll see how the world looks by then.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    "The Call" looks promising enough to catch. Tobin Bell and Lin Shaye.....running time of 90 minutes roughly. Takes place in the late 80s..."prank goes wrong". We'll see.
     
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    I haven't seen and first time hearing of The Bye Bye Man. But My Soul to Take was pretty bad. The Empty Man seems to have a good premise. Kind of like the say the ghost name in the mirror horror movie that I can't remember the name of right now. I don't think that movie was that good though. But for The Empty Man, it looks like once they start the detective stuff the movie will be kind of dull. I would prefer a Nightmare on Elm Street type setup with the kids figuring out how to escape.
     
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    This played at out drive in on a double bill with elm st 84
     
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    Well after seeing this image I think I'm going to have to check it out.
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    If the movie is good, then a long running time isn't a problem.
    As long as it doesn't waste my time, with barely anything happening during the first hour.
     
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    Yeah run time doesn't concern me if the content is good. BvS is a 3 hour movie for example, and it never feels nearly that long when I watch it.
     
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    Now available to rent on VOD for $5.99.
     
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    I hope it comes to dvd soon. At 137 minutes, that raises my curiousity. Every time I have seen a horror flick with a longer runtime I have enjoyed. Such a sizequeen. It started with A Cure for Wellness... love that movie.
     
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    Even before having seen the movie, I said it looks like a mix of My Soul To Take and The Bye Bye Man, and that was pretty much dead on. So if you ever wanted a 2 hour 20 minute version of those films, then The Empty Man is the movie for you. The pre-credits opening scare alone goes on for a hefty 22 minutes before we finally see the title and we start from scratch with our main character. It's a long journey to get to an eye-roll of an ending. I enjoy movies about cults, and there is some decent cult stuff in here (I liked when he stumbles upon the cult in the woods). It's also extremely well made, with that 20th Century Fox studio money. I'm a little uncertain as to why they would make this movie though, as the script is pretty bad. I guess they were pretty much ripping off The Ring, except instead of a cursed video tape you aren't supposed to blow into a bottle? Huh? Apparently this was made in 2017 and has been sitting on a shelf, and I can see why.
     
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    Yeah this was terrible and far worse than I was expecting. It's even more annoying as I found the opening rather interesting (till the bit just before the title where it got clieche). After that it was an utter slog for the most part, with very little of interest happening during its long runtime. I was left feeling very disappointed.
     

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