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Discussion in 'General' started by maskull, Sep 26, 2013.
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)-8/10
Intermedio: First question: why, if you're going for a hike through caverns would you take a girl with a broken foot and crutches? Second question: Why did I watch this? Bad.
Bloody Moon (1981): Terrible movie but I watch it every year so Franco must've done something right. Right?
The Shining (1980): I've watched this a few times over the years but have never really gotten into it. This time I was enraptured. I suddenly totally love this movie! I thought the blu looks really nice too.
Creepshow (1982): Another I've never really gotten into. First off, I'm not a huge fan of anthology movies. Second, I found most of the stories to have very similar endings ie. some gross thing exacts revenge for some wrong. It's an ok film but I much prefer part 2.
I've always liked this one too. I enjoy Headless Horseman mythology.
So what did you think of Fatal Pulse? Do you have a good copy? My bootleg looks like shit.
I'd like to see Elvira revisit this one with a better print. I did a little looking into the film later and found that the Elvira version has a few minor cuts that removed the lesbian tendencies of one the characters. That would have made the film even better, but it appears that the Elvira version looks the best so its still the way to go.
I have the exact same feelings towards both. I never got why Father's Day got so much love, for instance - I find it neither particularly scary nor humorous. Creepshow 2, on the other hand, keeps things lean with only three stories, two of which are very good (The Raft & The Hitch-hiker).
October 18th: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
The introduction of an unengaging new set of Strodes and a flawed elaboration of Michael's background impairs this sequel quite badly. Jamie's chase is nicely edge-of-your-seat, but even this is trumped by the successes of earlier instalments. I did enjoy the old lady's recounting the history of Halloween, and I like the idea (but not the execution) of Smith's Grove being the site of the final showdown.
Verdict: Inferior to every Halloween except Resurrection / 10
Have you checked out the Producer's Cut Kim? It's not a night and day improvement. But it features more Donald Pleasence, more traditional arrangements of Carpenter's themes, less ridiculous gore (no exploding heads), a few more character development scenes, more suspense-building, and a completely different final section (after Kara goes out the window). I'd put the Producer's Cut on par with H5. They're both lousy. But I enjoy them both a lot. The alternate H6 has Halloween atmosphere in spades. For me at least, that makes it a worthy entry in the series.
It's still no classic. So your mileage may vary.
I haven't been able to find the producer's cut, but I'd love to see it. It's interesting that you mention the arrangement of Carpenter's score, because that was definitely one thing that worked against Curse. I don't consider Halloween 5 lousy, by the way, except in terms of continuity.
01. Night Gallery: The Cemetery
02. Night Gallery: Little Black Bag
03. Night Gallery: Finnegan's Flight
04. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
05. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
06. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
07. Night Gallery: Class of '99
08. Night Gallery: The Return of the Sorcerer
09. Night Gallery: Aunt Ada
10. Night Gallery: A Question of Fear
11. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
12. The Shining (1980)
13. The Fog (1980)
14. Christine (1983)
15. They Live (1988)
16. The Thing (1982)
17. Prince of Darkness (1987)
18. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
19. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
20. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
21. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
22. The Mummy's Curse (1944)
** = 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) **
10/11 - The Hitchhiker: A Whole New You (1991) 1/10 **
10/12 - The Hitchhiker: True Believer (1986) 4/10 **
10/12 - The Hitchhiker: W.G.O.D. (1985) 5/10 **
10/12 – Doctor Jekyll vs. The Wolfman (1972) 6/10 **
10/13 - Crimson (The Man with the Severed Head) (1973) 1/10 **
10/13 – Berserker: The Nordic Curse (Berserker) (1987) 4/10 **
10/14 – Victims! (1985) 4/10 **
10/15 – Elvira's Movie Macabre: The House That Screamed (1969) 7/10 **
10/16 – Elvira's Movie Macabre: Maneater of Hydra (Island of the Doomed) (1967) 3/10 **
10/17 – Death Ship (1980) 5/10 **
10/18 – Ghost Ship (2002) 6/10
Death Ship (1980) 5/10 ** – Blu-ray
Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors aboard and killing them off one by one.
An hour in, the only thing that had really grabbed my interest was the fine score. The eeriness of the ship wasn’t affecting me and I didn’t find the characters all that interesting either. That did change in the final 30 minutes. The film finally ramped up the scares and it was a thrill to see George Kennedy lose it. Definitely worth a watch.
Ghost Ship (2002) 6/10
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that "strange things" happen.
I was really taken by the excellent sets and the gore scenes top notch. The cast is good and the story behind this tragedy is pretty cool. This is one I can see re-visiting once a decade.
40) World War Z: I don't want to sound like one of those snobby "The book is soooo much better than the movie!" type of people, but this was a real waste of good source material. Personally, I always envisioned an adaptation of the book as a faux documentary in vein of of "Last Broadcast" or "Lake Mungo," which would better utilize the universe Max Brooks created. But, instead, we get a very glossy Hollywood downgrade that simplifies something that is so complex and intricate. It also doesn't help that the first half of the film moves at a nauseating, break neck pace, removing character development in favor of high tense action scenes. Now I don't want to sound like a complete tool because I did like a few of the action sequences, particularly the one on the airplane which was fucking fantastic, but overall we get a hyper stylized cinematic experiences when this was really meant to be a character driven one. (6/10)
41) Cockneys vs. Zombies: A good horror-comedy is hard to find, and this one is actually pretty good. A descent amount of laughs, a lot of gore, and an original story. Towards the end it seems to run out of steam with a lot of "We seen this before" moments, but overall it's a fun ride. (7/10)
42) 100 Bloody Acres: A fun, dark comedy filled with plenty of gore. The cast is charming, the story fun, although it nods its head at "Motel Hell," and a number of laugh out loud moments. So far this is one of 2013's better horror movies. Recommended. (7.5/10)
6. American Horror Story Coven: Boy Parts
I commented about this in the AHS thread already, but I just love this show so much. I like The Walking Dead too, but we pretty much know what we're getting week-to-week in TWD. I have NO IDEA where they're going with Coven, but I can't wait to find out. Even if they end up going as disjointed as they did in Asylum, you sure can't say you saw it coming.
7. Trapped Ashes
Ugh. This movie has been a chore to watch, and not just because of the content. The first copy I got from Netflix wouldn't play in either my Blu-Ray player or my DVD-only player. Sent it back, got a replacement. Suffered through the four lame stories of this tepid anthology film, only to have the disc freeze as the last story ended and the host told everyone to reveal the shock endings to the stories. Disc wakes up again on closing credits. I tried cleaning the disc to no avail, and finally decided I didn't care how the stories ended. Nothing was gonna make them interesting, and I was wasting time that I could be spending getting the piece of crap back in the red envelope. Only decent moment: The combination of animation and live-action in the finale of the Japanese segment.
8. Beyond Evil
How about Beyond Shitty? First off, the transfer itself looked horrendous. I have laserdiscs that look better than this. The movie itself isn't any better. I watched this because Quentin Tarantino showed it at one of his film festivals, but I'm starting to rethink my idea of importing that list into my Netflix queue.
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th, Part 2
Friday the 13th, Part 3
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning
The only copy I have is pulled off YouTube so not so great. As for the movie itself, pretty standard late 80's slasher. Nothing too interesting or much to get excited about.
The Walking Dead “The Suicide King” (2013)
The Walking Dead “Home” (2013)
The Walking Dead “I Ain’t A Judas” (2013)
The Walking Dead "Clear" (2013)
The Walking Dead "Arrow on the Doorpost" (2013)
The Walking Dead "Prey" (2013)
The Walking Dead "This Sorrowful Life" (2013)
The Walking Dead "Welcome to the Tombs" (2013)
The Fog (1980)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Psycho II (1983)
Psycho III (1986)
Baron Blood (1972)
Lisa and the Devil (1974)
American Horror Story: Asylum "Welcome To Briarcliff" (2012)
American Horror Story: Asylum "Tricks & Treats" (2012)
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
Twins of Evil (1971)
American Horror Story: Asylum “Nor’easter” (2012)
American Horror Story: Asylum “I Am Anne Frank Part 1” (2012)
American Horror Story: Asylum “I Am Anne Frank Part 2” (2012)
American Horror Story: Asylum “The Origins of Monstrosity” (2012)
Race With the Devil (1975)
American Horror Story: Asylum “Dark Cousin” (2012)
American Horror Story: Asylum “Unholy Night” (2012)
Virgin Witch (1972)
American Horror Story: Asylum “The Coat Hanger” (2012)
American Horror Story: Asylum “The Name Game” (2013)
American Horror Story: Asylum “Spilt Milk" (2013)
American Horror Story: Asylum “Continuum” (2013)
American Horror Story: Asylum “Madness Ends” (2013)
Oct 19th -
Jason Goes To Hell : The Final Friday (blu)
Boy - cut or uncut this movie sucks - worst in the series - even Freddy vs Jason and the remake blow this one away. The only thing that makes the uncut version slightly better IMO is the tent scene. I'm looking forward to watching Jason X next - so bad its good!
Bloody Homecoming (2012)
Graduation Day (1981)
Breeders (1986) (DVD)
Doctor at Hospital in Manhattan is concerned: young women who appear to be brutalized are brought in for recovery. Doctor teams up with an investigating Detective and soon finds out that evil aliens are trying to impregnate women of earth in order to take over earth!
Trashy sci-fi Z-film with awful but cool gore and practical effects, lots of gratuitous nudity and bad but fun acting.
Nightmare Weekend (1986) (DVD)
Three high school students take part in an behavior-experiment conducted by a bitchy lady who is abusing the powerful computer of her rich employer at his mansion.
The slutty girls forcefully swallow silver spheres which were transformed by the computer from their personal belongings, turning the students into slutty zombified maniacs. This all didn't make a lick of sense but who cares? Nightmare Weekend is like a train wreck, one can't stop watching. A personal favorite bad movie for sure
How crazy was that??
October 1st: Friday the 13th (1980) (3/5)
October 2nd: Bereavement (2/5)
October 4th: Friday the 13th Part 2 (3/5)
October 4th: Switchblade Romance (5/5)
October 5th: Return of the Living Dead (1985) (5/5)
October 6th: Gravity (3D) (5/5)
October 8th: And Soon the Darkness (2010) (3/5)
October 11th: Friday the 13th Part 3 in 2D (2/5)
October 11th: Suspiria (5/5)
October 15th: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2.5/5)
October 17th: Friday the 13th part IV (4/5)
October 18th: Grindhouse (theatrical blu) (5/5)
October 19th: Movie 43 (2/5) - Meh. The homeschooling bit was funny, as was the tampon commercial.
October 19th: Maniac (2012) (2/5) - well made but just not enjoyable.
October 19th: Descent (2007) (2/5) - bleak and slow, even Rosario Dawson couldn't save this one.
October 19th: Night of the Demons 2 (3/5) - I like this movie; it may not be 'great', but it's fun to watch.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II DVD
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Blu-ray
Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf DVD
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II DVD
Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh DVD