The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    10/24 #36

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) BD

    Kenneth Branagh's version is
    a emotional roller coaster ride displaying happy scenes or sad/dramatic scenes in quick succession with no middle ground. This can be either exhausting, annoying or (unintentional) hilarious.
    Other than that you get Robert De Niro body slamming people or wrestling nude with a bare chested Branagh, both soaking wet. Be warned indeed ;) 3.5/5
     
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  2. satans-sadists

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    Oct 1: Halloween (1978)
    Oct 1: Halloween II (1981)
    Oct 1: Terror in the Aisles (1984)
    Oct 2: Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Oct 2: The Haunted Palace (1963)
    Oct 2: The Oblong Box (1969)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Energy Eater" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "Horror in the Heights" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Spanish Moss Murders" (1974)
    Oct 4: Lady Frankenstein (1971)
    Oct 4: The Velvet Vampire (1971)
    Oct 5: The Invisible Man (1933)
    Oct 5: Frankenstein (1931)
    Oct 6: The Wolf Man (1941)
    Oct 6: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    Oct 7: Horror of Dracula (1958)
    Oct 7: The Mummy (1959)
    Oct 8: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    Oct 8: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    Oct 9: Rituals (1977)
    Oct 9: Just Before Dawn (1981)
    Oct 9: Grotesque (1988)
    Oct 10: Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Oct 10: The Devil Within Her (1975)
    Oct 12: Sugar Hill (1974)
    Oct 13: Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
    Oct 13: Night of the Werewolf (1980)
    Oct 14: Day of the Dead (1985)
    Oct 15: Torture Garden (1967)
    Oct 15: Vault of Horror (1973)
    Oct 16: Insidious (2011)
    Oct 16: Hell Night (1981)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "The Ghost Talks" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Who Done It?" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Spook Louder" (1943)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "If a Body Meets a Body" (1945)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "We Want Our Mummy" (1939)
    Oct 18: Thriller "Well of Doom" (1961)
    Oct 18: Thriller "The Devil's Ticket" (1961)
    Oct 19: Messiah of Evil (1973)
    Oct 19: Shock Waves (1977)
    Oct 20: Time Walker (1982)
    Oct 20: The Dark (1979)
    Oct 21: Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
    Oct 21: Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)
    Oct 22: House of the Devil (2009)
    Oct 23: The Haunting (1963)
    Oct 23: The Legend of Hell House (1973)
     
  3. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    October 21st:

    More Brains: A Return of The Living Dead Documentary

    October 23rd:

    Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil: Hilarious
    Herschell Gordon's Lewis: The Uh-Oh Show
    Damned By Dawn.
     
  4. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Oct. 23: Had friends over for a Halloween dinner. I chose films they were not familiar with.
    EATEN ALIVE - the Hooper drive-in classic. Well received especially since Robert Englund was familiar to all and Kyle Richards who everyone knew from Real Housewives de Beverly Hills.

    FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN - folks dug the production, campy-ness and overall the film was a hoot especially with the wine we downed.

    MADMAN - everyone was set to call it a night but ended up staying for the final feature which they LOVED. Fun flick that gets right to the action. One victim attempts to hide in a refridgerator with the killer hot on their heels. This was the highlight that was met with applause. Fun times!
     
  5. Anthropophagus

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    Damn, top notch selections!!
    I had no idea that the Stooges had so many genre oriented short films.
     
  6. crikan

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    ** denotes first time viewing

    10/01 - Halloween (1978) 8/10
    10/01 - Halloween II (1981) 6/10
    10/02 - Terror in the Aisles (1984) 8/10 **
    10/03 - The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983) 7/10 **
    10/04 - Massacre at Central High (1976) 7/10 **
    10/05 - Demented (1980) 4/10 **
    10/06 - Night of the Howling Beast (aka The Werewolf and the Yeti) (1975) 6/10 **
    10/07 - Killer Fish (1979) 3/10 **
    10/08 - The Prey (Uncut) (1984) 1/10 **
    10/09 - Stone Cold Dead (1979) 3/10 **
    10/10 - Count Dracula's Great Love (1972) 6/10 **
    10/10 - Elvira's Movie Macabre: Count Dracula's Great Love (1972) 6/10 **
    10/11 - The Haunted (1977) 5/10 **
    10/12 - Night of the Demon (1980) 6/10 **
    10/13 - Curse of the Devil (1974) **
    10/14 - Pale Blood (1990) 4/10 **
    10/14 - Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973) **
    10/15 - Vengeance of the Zombies (1972) 6/10 **
    10/16 - The Devil Within Her (aka Sharon's Baby) (1975) 2/10 **
    10/17 - Final Exam (1981) 6/10 **
    10/18 - Hanging Woman (aka Terror of the Living Dead) (1973) 5/10 **
    10/19 - Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) 5/10 **
    10/19 - The Pyx (1973) 3/10 **
    10/20 - Vampire at Midnight (1988) 2/10 **
    10/21 - Hunchback of the Morgue (1973) 6/10 **
    10/22 - Love Me Deadly (1973) 3/10 **
    10/22 - The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse (1977) 2/10 **



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    Hunchback of the Morgue (1973) 6/10 **

    A mad scientist works to create a monster with body parts supplied by a hunchback grieving the loss of the woman he loved. Paul Naschy is fabulous as Gotho the hunchback. While not as sleazy as most Naschy films it has plenty of gore and a compelling story. It's probably the most emotionally affecting Naschy film I've seen. It's not all mushy stuff as there are plenty of entertaining action moments like Gotho's showdown with a few dozen rats. This is the 10th Naschy film I've seen and I find it amusing that he gets laid in all of them, even as a hunchback. He is the James Bond of Spanish Horror.



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    Love Me Deadly (1973) 3/10 **

    A frigid housewife that gets off on funerals gets involved with a necrophilia cult. This can be an uneven and dull affair. The setup is interesting and there is a very disturbing murder early on. The kind that could stick with you for awhile. After that the film gets bogged down in marital drama and relationship montages with the occasional shocker sprinkled in. I found myself getting just as frustrated as the husband that wasn't getting any. On the positive side, Maria Kanellis is really growing on me. I'm starting to buy into her "This movie was soooo bad" shtick.



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    The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse (1977) 2/10 **

    A college freshman rushes a fraternity and witnesses another pledge's death during a hazing ritual. He and the other fraternity brothers try to cover up the accident and hide the body. This setup isn't uncommon in horror films and for the most part I don't care for the films that use it (e.g. HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW). There is also twist at the end that has been done in number of horror films. I don't like the films that use this particular twist either. In short, this film didn't have much of a chance for me. Even more damning, I didn't find one scene in the film interesting. No gore, no nudity, not funny, not scary.
     
  7. MorallySound

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    The Headless Eyes (1971) Rating: 2.5/5 | Sole Survivor (1983) Rating: 3.5/5 | Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971) Rating: 2/5

    Oct. 23rd

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    Terror in the Swamp (aka Nutriaman: The Copasaw Creature) (1984) Rating: 1.5/5
     
  8. Silent Noize

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    October 1st

    01. Thriller: Well of Doom (1961)


    October 2nd

    02. Thriller: The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell (1961)


    October 3rd

    03. Thriller: Trio for Terror (1961)


    October 4th

    04. Thriller: Papa Benjamin (1961)


    October 5th

    05. Thriller: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961)


    October 6th

    06. Thriller: The Devil's Ticket (1961)


    October 7th

    07. Thriller: Parasite Mansion (1961)


    October 8th

    08. Thriller: Mr. George (1961)


    October 9th

    09. Thriller: The Terror in Teakwood (1961)


    October 10th

    10. Thriller: The Prisoner in the Mirror (1961)


    October 11th

    11. Thriller: Dark Legacy (1961)


    October 12th

    12. The Black Cat (1934)


    October 13th

    13. The Raven (1935)


    October 14th

    14. Dracula (1931)


    October 15th

    15. Frankenstein (1931)


    October 16th

    16. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


    October 17th

    17. Son of Frankenstein (1939)


    October 18th

    18. Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)


    October 19th

    19. The Wolf Man (1941)


    October 20th

    20. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)


    October 21st

    21. House Of Frankenstein (1944)


    October 22nd

    22. I Bury the Living (1958)
    23. Night of the Living Dead (1968)


    October 23rd

    24. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) Blu


    October 24th

    25. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [Extended Version]
     
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  9. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    October 24th
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    46) Waxwork

    47) Fright Night (1985)

    48) Monster Squad

    49) Night Of The Creeps
     
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  10. Workshed

    Workshed A Barge Person

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    I think you meant "Waxwork" at #46, but that's an awesome four film bill!
     
  11. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, no matter how many times I watch that film I always seem to make that same damn mistake. :(
     
  12. Workshed

    Workshed A Barge Person

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    Yeah, it makes sense, since I always think of a place with wax figures as a waxworks, you know, like a gasworks, etc. But hey, at least you weren't talkin' about the Paris Hilton remake. :nervous:
     
  13. MacReady

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  14. gyhorrorfan07

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    October 24th:

    Halloween (1978)
    Halloween II (1981)
    Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
    Halloween 6: The Producer's Cut (1995)
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
    Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
    Halloween (2007)
    Halloween II (2009)
     
  15. indrid13

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    Was away for the weekend, didn't get much chance watch anything or to update.

    October 20th-
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  16. Hatchetwarrior

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    Blech! Let's not talk about that movie... unless it's this scene

    The top rated comments make me laugh :lol:
     
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    Sunday, October 23rd, 2011:
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    Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
    A loose sequel to 1932's White Zombie, this is a strange tale of a Cambodian recitation that turns men into zombies and the race to find and destroy this secret. Starring Dean Jagger from White Christmas, at only 65 minutes it still felt a bit long. Still, not too bad.

    The count so far...
    01. Scalps (1983)
    02. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
    03. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
    04. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    05. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
    06. The Child (1977)
    07. The Green Slime (1968)
    08. Zombieland (2009)
    09. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
    10. Bloody Moon (1981)
    11. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
    12. The Incubus (1982)
    13. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    14. Countess Dracula (1971)
    15. Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
     
  18. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    ^ Yeah, Revolt of the Zombies had some potential with its premise but beyond that it's a dog.

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    The Mummy's Hand (1940) :troll::troll::troll::joshua::joshua:
    Zucco is unsung as always with this by the book yet enjoyable take on mummies. The love story is fairly restrained and Cecil Kellaway adds an unexpected balance of tone between drama and levity that helps round out the film.
     
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    October 5, 2011:
    7. The Amityville Horror (2005)
    October 7, 2011:
    8. Scream 4
    October 8, 2011:
    9. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
    10. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    October 9, 2011:
    11. Troll Hunter
    BONUS: Frankenstein (1931)
    October 10, 2011:
    12. Friday the 13th Part 2
    October 13, 2011:
    13. Friday the 13th Part 3 (3D)
    October 15, 2011:
    14. Blood & Chocolate
    15. Splinter
    BONUS: Dracula (1931)
    October 17, 2011:
    16. Hollow Man
    October 18, 2011:
    17. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
    October 19, 2011:
    18. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
    October 22, 2011:
    19. An American Werewolf in London
    October 23, 2011:
    20. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
    21. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    22. Straw Dogs
    October 24, 2011:
    23. Zombie
    The Film- 8.5/10​
    PQ- 7.5/10​
    AQ- 6.5/10​

    HAPPY FULCI DAY.
    Zombie is, in my humble opinion, the single greatest Zombie movie outside of Romero's original Dead trilogy. Its high are stratospheric, with great makeup and gore effects, a creepy Frizzi score & Fulci's brilliant eye for artful composition. However, the film is not perfect. After the fabulous introduction on the sailboat, the film really does drag with exposition for over 30 minutes. Many of the characters are cardboard, fault of a director more interested in effects and cinematography than character development, and suffers from helpless victim syndrome. Warts aside, this is still an absolutely essential film for any true genre fan.
    On the Blu-ray, this one is actually a bit of a disappointment. Not that it doesn't look massively better than it ever has before; it definitely does. But consider the royal treatment that this release received, I was disappointed that, on my own sequential comparison, today's other release, Fulci's House by the Cemetery (another essential flick- review later this week), while comparatively low key, looks far better than Zombie. The film is awash in noise- sometimes it looks like filmgrain, sometimes its hard to tell, and sometimes it just looks like mosquito noise. I'm willing to think that this is a byproduct of sharpening performed in post but more and more evidence is coming to light that this is a side effectof the outdated technology that is being used by the Italian labs to produce Blue Underground's transfers. Beyond the noise, much of the film seems awash in an odd yellow haze which I don't recall on the DVDs or LaserDisc. Nontheless, while some scene are soft (a product of the original photography), many more are refreshingly crisp and show excellent resolution of fine detail.
    The audio quality is also a mixed bag. The new 7.1 DTS HD-MA mix really brings Frizzi's score alive over the opening credits. The mix is appropriately front heavy, but there are some occassional good use of surround effect- such as the grunts and moans of zombies coming from all directions. Although the score is typically great, the dialogue is less impressive. Though it may, yet again, be attributable to the original source, I find myself again describing the most of the dialogue as sounding "thin" and "shrill." Its a shame that many films of the late '60s through early '70s can be made to look so good with a quality scan from the original negative or an IP, yet the same miracles just can't be worked with some of these old mono tracks.
    While not Blue Underground's best effort to date, no one should be disappointed with this solid release.
     
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