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Post by MrCarmady » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:49 pm

ribbon wrote:Long Weekend
membs when mrcarmady said he hates animals? don't go camping, bruh.
i hate the idea of camping as well, how fortuitous :P
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:D
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Post by Kayden Kross » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:23 pm

MrCarmady wrote: i hate the idea of camping as well, how fortuitous :P
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Post by Trip » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:57 pm

Unfriended (2014) ingenious. SO much here

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Post by Evil Prevails » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:12 pm

Trip wrote:Unfriended (2014) ingenious. SO much here

8/10
It's really screechy though. Not as much as Babadook, but still.
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Post by Trip » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:24 pm

Alone in the Dark (1982) too many characters or soemthing I don't care

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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:54 pm

Trip wrote:Unfriended (2014) ingenious. SO much here

8/10
Is it scary, though?
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Post by Trip » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:24 am

I find nothing scary. Frequently tense though.
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Post by MadMan » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:48 am

Horrorfest films I've Viewed So Far (ranked):

1. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
3. The Babadook (2014)
4. What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
5. God Told Me To (1976)
6. Housebound (2014)
7. The Conjuring (2013)
8. Late Phases (2014)
9. Vampire In Brooklyn (1995)
10. Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
11. IT (1990)
12. Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)
13. Disturbing Behavior (1998)
14. Campfire Tales (1997)
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Post by Gort » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:41 am

I thought Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) was interesting for its special effects, given the release date. Now, it's been a while since I saw it, but I don't recall the story. Only some of the effects scenes, and not many of those.

The Babadook is in my queue (or was, anyhow) but I put off watching it because I saw conflicting impressions of it. You rated it pretty highly, though. Relative to your other viewings.
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Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:10 am

Gort wrote: The Babadook is in my queue (or was, anyhow) but I put off watching it because I saw conflicting impressions of it. You rated it pretty highly, though. Relative to your other viewings.
Cease your dawdling, man. It's arguably the best horror film of the century so far.
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StageFright: Aquarius (1987) bad 4/10
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Post by wigwam » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:33 pm

Trip wrote:Unfriended (2014) ingenious. SO much here

8/10
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Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:08 am

Ganja & Hess (Gunn, 1973) - one of those rare films that you don't watch, you experience. Bizarre, lyrical, and an authentically true depiction of delirium. It's a must see--avoid the recent Spike Lee remake, though.
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Mean Old Bastard Ed wrote: Cease your dawdling, man. It's arguably the best horror film of the century so far.
Dawdling is done. Just watched.
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:25 am

Trip wrote:I find nothing scary. Frequently tense though.
Fuck you, this killed me.
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Post by MadMan » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:23 pm

I enjoyed Q. Good monster movie. And yes Babadook is the real deal.

Ed Ganja and Hess is a near great vampire movie. So much going on in that one. Duane Jones should have been a star.
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Trip wrote:StageFright: Aquarius (1987) bad 4/10
You're no fun.
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Post by Trip » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:21 am

the film was no fun, except for the sassy gay
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Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:24 pm

Dracula has Risen from the Grave best of the Hammer Drac series with the most fleshed-out characters. Also, Dracula pimp slaps a ho.
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Post by The Last Baron » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:33 am

Liking It Follows more the second time around, but the inclusion of the cellphone and the seashell-tablet thingy really seem like weird decisions when everything else feels decidedly 80s
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Mean Old Bastard Ed wrote:Dracula has Risen from the Grave best of the Hammer Drac series with the most fleshed-out characters. Also, Dracula pimp slaps a ho.
It's pretty good and I think I agree.
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Society is a movie that only could have been made in the 80s.
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Post by Trip » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:31 am

Viy (1967) 4/10 Cool effects and colours but wow this is a folk story? It's barely a story at all. Boring.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:24 pm

Dr. Jekyll and His Women is a ridiculously lovely (and sometimes just plain ridiculous) adaptation of the famous Stevenson story. Adding a fiancée, a Vermeer, and waaay too much detail about the previously unnamed "vices," Borowczyk makes the story his own. I love how hard Udo Kier works in this; he can't even stand up straight as his condition progresses, and oh, those bathtub scenes, haha! Of course, it's hard to build tension when we know full well what's going on (though the sheer ruthlessness of the action is often surprising). The photography and sound create more than enough atmosphere to make up for suspense, however. So many mirror shots... and that amazing music/noise at the end! A good start to the month.
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Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:03 pm

MadMan wrote:Society is a movie that only could have been made in the 80s.
As far as a style of film making, yes it is very 80s. But thematically, I think it fits perfectly into modern times. The 1% are crazy squishy rape monsters after all.
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Mean Old Bastard Ed wrote: As far as a style of film making, yes it is very 80s. But thematically, I think it fits perfectly into modern times. The 1% are crazy squishy rape monsters after all.
My money is still on them being lizard people.
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Post by Trip » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:40 am

A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 re 5/10

watching the rest except #2, which is great but saw not long ago
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:53 am

Finally watched Cronenberg's Rabid, yeah.

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Post by Trip » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:43 pm

Alice Sweet Alice (1976) Brusque, Hitchcockian decoupage. Best kills I've seen in some time actually. For fans of Don't Look Now ;)

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Trip wrote:A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 re 5/10

watching the rest except #2, which is great but saw not long ago
Dream Warriors eh. some neat effects. this premise really makes no sense. 4.5/10
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Post by Fist » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:38 pm

we've watched so many since mid September is lunacy. Um, The Brood was good but crazy for people to place it near the top of Cronenberg heap
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Post by JediMoonShyne » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Fist wrote:Um, The Brood was good but crazy for people to place it near the top of Cronenberg heap
Yeah, don't quite understand this...
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Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:17 pm

I am also marathoning the Elm St. series, but enjoying the awesomeness because not a sillyperson. Original still brings the scary.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:33 pm

Trip wrote:Vampire's Kiss is amaaazing.
You weren't kidding!
Nicolas Cage is so good in this, throwing himself into the role and landing somewhere between Ed Wood and American Psycho. Brat-pack jerk, slapstick clown, silent-film villain, tragic loser; he does it all here, and it's all perfect, full of just the right amount of energy and pathos. I love the way certain spaces (and tones and gestures) don't add up at the start and, piece by piece, we find out why. It's hilarious, too, until the moment we can't laugh anymore because it's horrible.

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Post by Mean Old Bastard Ed » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:48 pm

Of all the things that may be said about ANoES2: Freddy's Revenge I shall say that it has maybe the best Freddy make-up of the series.
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Rabid is underrated Cronenberg. And it's a great zombie movie, also.
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Post by Trip » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:36 pm

The Boarding School (1969) aka The House That Screamed aka La residencia

hey, kills to rival Alice Sweet Alice. Well, one. I was pretty into this. Is it girls' boarding schools? The set is particularly handsome. Something was def cut in the version I saw. Still real good.

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I liked Pontypool a lot even if it did go a little incoherent in the end
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Post by MadMan » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:28 am

Yeah that's a good one Baron.

The Final Terror is a great and chilling slasher film. I rented the Shout Factory copy.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:12 pm

The Last Baron wrote:I liked Pontypool a lot even if it did go a little incoherent in the end
That one's next for me!
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:31 pm

La setta is wacky and playful and surprisingly meticulous: so much care with the mise en scène, so many rabbit's eye point-of-view shots! Clues are foreshadowed and themes telegraphed in paintings and reflections. The plot is pure crazy, of course. Strange scenes just end and are never spoken of again. It's all completely weightless. I did love the idea that the cult's mind control efforts, while powerful, can't guarantee the desired emotions. She really loves bunnies, though, haha!

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Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:07 pm

Turner Classic Movies calls A Quiet Place in the Country a giallo on acid. I can't beat that for pithiness. Franco Nero is an artist with painter's block and disturbing dreams and Vanessa Redgrave plays his wife/agent, who sets him up in a country estate to help him get back on track. I can't say much more without giving plot away. I can say it's stylish to a fault, with big bursts of montage and an insistent score that's occasionally like nails on a chalkboard. It's always entertaining, though, with a very fitting ending.
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Post by MrCarmady » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:23 pm

Shieldmaiden wrote:You weren't kidding!
I'm so confused by people who class this film as 'so bad it's good', I fully understand hating it, but thinking that the lunacy of the film is in any way accidental is so silly. Cage's accent, Cage eating the cockroach, Cage dramatically reciting the alphabet, the totempole monologue, it's all there plain as day. It shares a writer with After Hours, and while Bierman is obviously no Scorsese, I always go back and forth on which of the two I prefer - they're both hilarious and construct this vision of New York that both feels authentic and completely ridiculous. Top 10 performances of all time for me, for sure.
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:59 pm

MrCarmady wrote:Top 10 performances of all time for me, for sure.
Yeah, he's terrific. I can imagine people tossing this in with his over-the-top performances that are... less thoughtful, shall we say? But he's just right, in this.
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Post by The Last Baron » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:39 pm

Shieldmaiden wrote:That one's next for me!
Can't wait to hear your thoughts :)
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Post by MrCarmady » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:57 am

Shieldmaiden wrote:Yeah, he's terrific. I can imagine people tossing this in with his over-the-top performances that are... less thoughtful, shall we say? But he's just right, in this.
yeah, he brings the same intensity to all his roles, but he does pick some pretty awful scripts as well, so you have this thing where he's enjoyable regardless of the movie's quality, but he can't actually make films good all by himself. thankfully, minion and the fact that everyone else plays it pretty straight (my pick for funniest line isn't actually something that loew says, it's the psychiatrist's "very good peter, you know your alphabet") makes the film honestly great, and not one of those trespass/kick-ass/deadfall deals
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:03 pm

Pontypool was so intense! It's about time I watched something scary for this thread, haha. I loved watching Stephen McHattie's face as the ordinary tensions of the radio show slowly morph into bewilderment and terror. Such a great idea to limit the action to one claustrophobic room, while the horrors are seen only in our over-active imaginations. Then, when the danger moves in, it's almost too much! The way people are effected is eerie and amazing, though it's much more powerful before they start to (apparently) figure it out. Even then, it manages to end on a suspenseful, ruefully satisfying note. Really enjoyed this!

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Post by The Last Baron » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:49 pm

I thought the explanation was really interesting, but I definitely see how it takes away from the film a bit. Really liked that it's a zombie movie that just doesn't care all that much about showing zombies. The Walking Dead does that to some extent, sure, but I never found the acting to be of the level in Pontypool, so it works well here.

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