Horror Streaming Screambox vs Shudder etc

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  1. CPT HOOK

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    Are you sure you ordered the right format? I'm seeing $13.97 for the DVD and $15.97 for the blu-ray.
     
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    Yes, the price of the Blu-ray just went up since I originally pre-ordered it:

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    Of course, Best Buy dropped the price to $14.99 today, after I was in store looking at it yesterday.

    I had ordered it off Amazon when I got home yesterday for $16.59. Today they matched the $14.99. Since it hadn't shipped yet, I went into an Amazon chat to ask if they'd do a price adjustment for the $1.60.

    The Amazon representative replied "Is $5 okay?"

    Um, yeah. LOL!

    So I guess that worked out?
     
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    Boys From County Hell gets a big meh from me. Maybe it's the ignorant American in me, but I was having a lot of trouble with the accents and they weren't even that thick. Maybe I'd have enjoyed it more if I caught all the dialogue?

    There were a couple of fun bits I guess, but it is every bit as slight and forgettable as that wave of vampire comedies in the wake of Twilight like Vampire Killers and Vampire Party. In a day or two, I'll probably have forgotten it exists and never think of it again.
     
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    Swung by my dollar tree and got Boar and syfy Truth or dare for a buck each they also had other shudder DVDs
    Gwen,last ones out the marshes.
     
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    Watched the new creepshow and I have to say 'pipe screams' is my favourite episode from the entire 2 series. Fantastic fun.
     
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    A few years back my production company helped the micro-budget coming-of-age slasher Found get distribution. It's coming to Shudder on 5/17 in the US and Canada. Back in its festival run Joe Bob Briggs called it "An after-school Lifetime movie on bullying, with multiple decapitations, full-frontal-nude massacres, a head in a bowling bag…and then there are the disturbing parts." Since he's familiar with it and it's part of a package of recent indies that I imagine will be on Shudder for a while, it would be pretty cool if it was featured on The Last Drive-In!

    https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie...may-include-gory-original-slasher-skull-mask/
     
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    Shudder just announced a slat of 12 exclusives/originals coming to their platform as a part of their "Summer of Chills" lineup.

     
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    ^ Sounds like good stuff on the way. Especially excited for The Amusement Park!

    I've already seen Son and Jakob's Wife, both of which are interesting enough to warrant a viewing. The Call is pretty bad though.
     
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    and here's the trailer for Romero's "The Amusement Park"

     
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    I'll definitely be watching The Amusement Park, but not harboring any illusions that it's a "masterpiece of horror" that's been kept from our viewing for 50 years. If it was that good, it would have been released by now. More likely, it will be a mediocre-to-poor effort, but with certain ideas that we'll recognize as being more fully developed in Romero's later and better films. Don't get me wrong, that can be interesting as hell and I love seeing things like that, but overall I'm not expecting a "lost classic" by any means here.
     
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    Agreed. I'm curious, but still have my expectations in check.
     
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    Blind bought and really enjoyed Son. Anyone see Hunted?
     
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    Yes. It's pretty boring. I think there are some reviews on the previous pages of this thread from back when it premiered.
     
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    Pre-order for Jakob's Wife blu-ray is currently $12.99. Good deal.

    Also, Simon Barrett's Seance is now available on pay VOD. It's SHUDDER produced and should be on the service later this year (along with a $12.99 blu-ray I hope!).
     
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    Anyone watch Neil Marshall's The Reckoning yet?

    Might give it a watch this weekend, if my Shudder feed is better than last week; even after re-installing it, it was freezing a lot during Dead & Buried. Not sure the reason, because I immediately watched something on Netflix and it played fine, so my connection is ok. I guess I'll find out tonight during Last Drive In.
     
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    Yeah, it was ok, nothing special,
     
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    Some trailers for their June slat.

    Caveat (June 3rd)


    Superdeep (June 17th)


    Vicious Fun (June 29th)
     
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    A few more trailers.

    An Unquiet Grave (6/24)


    The Boy Behind the Door (7/29)
     
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    I enjoyed Vicious Fun. I think for an '80s slasher throwback, they could have pushed the '80s slasher element a bit more. For instance, send the sorority/summer camp slasher guy after the two girls who are home alone watching Falcon Crest. The characters that the villains are after are too major to be expendable, so you never get the sense they are in danger. That aside, the movie is quirky, colorful, and dare I say... vicious fun? I had a good time and would definitely pick up one of SHUDDER's $12.99 blu-rays. It's easily their best Original I've seen in the past few months.
     
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