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Discussion in 'General' started by thing, Jan 5, 2014.
I would have a tough time calling any of these "famous," outside of perhaps Troll 2. :joshua:
But why bother in the first place? That's my mindset. If you already know something isn't going to be that good, why waste your time on it? Oh sure, there's the occasional decent sequel, but that rarely happens more than 2-3 films deep into a series. At that point it's pretty much a money grab, cashing in on the name only. The talent behind and often in front of the camera has long moved on to better things.
And also Blacula. Along with Blackenstein, and the Blunchblack of Blotre Blame. Funky.
And this is why I've never watched an Uwe Boll film.
Or even been curious to see one.
Cuz despite often being let down, I'm a "glass is gonna be half full and there will be something worthwhile to this probably shitty sequel" kind of guy. Hard to defend it is, although I sometimes just look at it as learning. I read plenty about The Fog remake before hand and was hoping for a disasterpeice* like House of the Dead. Unfortunately it didn't even have any of that going for it, so I threw the dvdr in the trash and started the cleansing process. But I often do find something to like from plenty of bad sequels, be it a gore gag (like in Jason to Hell unrated), or nudity or just a cool scene here and there. Then I also get to have an opinion on them. People who haven't seen a film but act like they have from reading about it don't deserve any say in if it's bad or good, or even why IMO.
* so bad it's fucking awesome!
Im not sure how it happened. For a long time (until I was about 32 or 33) I had never seen any movie with Al Pacino in it. It was kind of 'my thing.' Eventually I caved and watched The Godfather. Then the floodgates just opened up. Maybe I am clinging to the Jaws thing to make me feel special.
There are a few films I have never watched due to extreme hype when they came out and my thinking they wouldn't entertain me. I passed on Titanic until a girl forced me to watch it in 99 (forced is strong and wrong, but it was watch and get laid or don't do either:eek1. I still have not seen Forest Gump for these reasons (and no with sexual ultimatums thrown at me). I'm fairly sure with all I'm gathered about Gump, I probably would like it, but having it as a "never seen" is fun in it's own way.
But any horror I've missed has not been by choice, just circumstance.
I should add Alice, Sweet Alice to the list.
The Brood is airing on FLIX this month, so I'll get to cross that one off my list.
I really had to sit and think about this one, but here is the list of Classics that I have yet to see:
Cabinet of Dr.Caligari
Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
I Walked with A Zombie
Black Cat (1934)
Village of The Damned (1960)
Invisible Man (1933)
House of Wax (1953)
Don't Look Now
I also haven't seen a lot of the sequels to the old Universal horror films (House of Dracula, Son of Frankenstein, etc.)
House on haunted Hill (1959) - This is the biggest one for me being the huge Price fan that I am, and I've seen the remake many times. I've seen enough of it on TV, but never sat down and watched it from beginning to end. Been hoping for a Blu release, and the Paramount DVD never goes down in price.
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - I finally got the Blu set so I will remedy these soon.
Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D (1954)
The Mummy (1932)
Rear Window - Finally got Hitchcock Blu set, will be watching these soon!
The Fly (original) - Need to grab Blu.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - Need to grab Blu, disappointed in lack of extras.
Last House on the Left - Rape on film really disturbs me, but I have the remake and I Spit on Your Grave, just haven't grabbed this for some odd reason.
Cannibal Holocaust - Waiting for Blu. Held off because of animal violence.
Freaks - Holding out for Blu.
Carnival of Souls - Waiting for Criterion to release on Blu.
Cabinet of Dr.Caligari - Waiting for Criterion to release on Blu.
Eyes Without a Face - Will be grabbing Criterion Blu eventually.
The Innocents - Waiting for Blu I guess.
Alice, Sweet Alice - Waiting for Blu I guess.
Battle Royale - Been trying to find book version of Blu.
Ringu - Seen remake, need to grab DVD collection. Not a huge fan of J horror.
Ju-on - Own, but just haven't got around to watching. Not a huge fan of J horror.
Human Centipede - No rush to see but I'm sure I'll check it out one day.
Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom - No rush to see this.
Serbian Film - Don't know if I care to watch this.
Bride of Chucky + Seed of Chucky - No rush to see this, but I'll eventually watch them when I grab the Blu box set.
I wouldn't really say all the straight to video sequels for Hellraiser, Children of the Corn, Howling, ect. are famous or essential so I'm not listing them. Most of the sequels that hit theatres I have seen.
Human Centipede - probably wont
Don't wait for Blu. Just. See. It.
Let the Right One In is still on Netflix: Watch Instant and I have to (finally stop being a prick and) watch The Innkeepers, so I'll make sure to put that one on the same night's menu.
I took your advice on Wicker Man and blind bought the theatrical version. And watched it.
Anyway, I also watched about 6 on my list = Freaks, Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978, Lair of the White Worm, Phantasm III, Return to Salem's Lot, Lifeforce, Remote Control, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, also Nosferatu the Vampyre which I forgot to make a note of, and... I finally found a copy of Possession.
The CHUD films
Watch Glengarry Glen Ross as fast as possible. One of the greatest casts ever assembled (Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Al Pacino, Ed Harris, Jack Lemmon, Jonathan Pryce and Alec Baldwin). One of my top ten greatest films ever.
Congrats on breaking the seal! A word of warning though: with the exception of the HBO movie about Jack Kevorkian, you can pretty much skip everything he did after 1999.
I never seen "don't laugh" Hellraiser. or any of the sequels.
A Serbian Film (don't care to, though)
Repulsion is great!
First one is the only one that is essential, the rest are mediocre to awful.
Update: I have still not see anything from my list. I did re-watch Leprechaun recently and will try to make my way through all the sequels (none of which I've seen) so I've got that going St. Patrick's Day weekend. :evil:
You know something I don't?
Repulsion is awful!
If you can say the one, I can say the other.