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Post by Apex Predator » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:13 pm

The Cat and the Canary is a worthy addition to your silent horror lineup. Some nice visuals and intertitles.

Outside of a few classic Argentos, the only giallo that I haven't seen mentioned yet that I've seen is Stage Fright (Aquarius) with some nice kills and a memorable villain.
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Post by Captain Terror » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:42 pm

DaMU wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:25 pm
Thinking about making this Halloween a spooky silent spectacular. It turns out there's a lot of silent horror I haven't seen (and I thought I was pretty studied!).

Destiny
The Haunted Castle
The Phantom Carriage

The Headless Horseman
One Exciting Night
The Monster
Wolf Blood
The Bat
The Bells
The Magician
The Student of Prague
The Gorilla
Alraune
The Terror


Bolded the ones that look especially promising. Alraune's plot sounds like it's been cribbed a bit from "The Great God Pan," and I'm all for that.
Be advised that although many of these look very much like horror films on paper, they actually aren't in reality. That's not to say you shouldn't watch them or that they're bad, just a heads-up if being spooked is your goal.
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Post by DaMU » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:44 pm

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Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:42 pm
Be advised that although many of these look very much like horror films on paper, they actually aren't in reality. That's not to say you shouldn't watch them or that they're bad, just a heads-up if being spooked is your goal.
Oh yeah, my criteria for horror movies is super-different from when I was younger. Back then, I hoped for something scary. These days, I hope for something interesting.
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Post by Captain Terror » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:56 pm

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Oh yeah, my criteria for horror movies is super-different from when I was younger. Back then, I hoped for something scary. These days, I hope for something interesting.
Cool. In that case, I've seen about half of that list, and there isn't any that I'd tell you to avoid. How about a list of the silents you have seen? I might be able to throw some more your way.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:08 pm

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The Cat and the Canary is a worthy addition to your silent horror lineup. Some nice visuals and intertitles.

Outside of a few classic Argentos, the only giallo that I haven't seen mentioned yet that I've seen is Stage Fright (Aquarius) with some nice kills and a memorable villain.
I left Stage Fright as this is among the more nebulously defined Italian horror flicks as it’s more their response to the American Slasher, so it usually gets billed as an Italian Slasher. Spanish flicks like Edge of the Axe and Deadly Manor are similarly Euro-Slashers.

There’s enough overlap that I don’t fault anyone for placing it in the genre. I always mention it when talking about Italian horror though (and after this year’s binge, think Soavi deserves mention alongside Bava and Argento)
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Post by DaMU » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:27 pm

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Cool. In that case, I've seen about half of that list, and there isn't any that I'd tell you to avoid. How about a list of the silents you have seen? I might be able to throw some more your way.
Silent horror I've seen:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Golem
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
Nosferatu
The Hands of Orlac
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(more melodrama but whatever)
Waxworks
The Lost World
(more adventure but whatever)
The Phantom of the Opera
Faust
The Cat and the Canary
The Unknown
The Man Who Laughs
(more melodrama but whatever)

Also some Melies shorts and stuff from the beginning.
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Post by Skitch » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:28 pm

Just rewatched Byzantium. What a damn good movie.
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Post by Apex Predator » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:52 pm

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Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:08 pm
I left Stage Fright as this is among the more nebulously defined Italian horror flicks as it’s more their response to the American Slasher, so it usually gets billed as an Italian Slasher. Spanish flicks like Edge of the Axe and Deadly Manor are similarly Euro-Slashers.

There’s enough overlap that I don’t fault anyone for placing it in the genre. I always mention it when talking about Italian horror though (and after this year’s binge, think Soavi deserves mention alongside Bava and Argento)
I'll definitely agree with you on the Soavi needs more hype part.

As for Stage Fright, I'll admit that it might not fit all the boxes in giallo, particularly its detective/mystery elements. But it definitely has some style among the killings. And it deserves to be more widely seen/talked about.
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Post by Captain Terror » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:03 pm

DaMU wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:27 pm
Silent horror I've seen:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Golem
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
Nosferatu
The Hands of Orlac
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(more melodrama but whatever)
Waxworks
The Lost World
(more adventure but whatever)
The Phantom of the Opera
Faust
The Cat and the Canary
The Unknown
The Man Who Laughs
(more melodrama but whatever)

Also some Melies shorts and stuff from the beginning.
Looks like you've got most of the important stuff covered. My main suggestion would be Epstein's House of Usher. Make that one a priority if its available.
One recent discovery of mine is Plague of Florence which was written by Fritz Lang and is based on Poe's Masque of the Red Death. Loved that one.
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Post by DaMU » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:30 pm

Captain Terror wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Looks like you've got most of the important stuff covered. My main suggestion would be Epstein's House of Usher. Make that one a priority if its available.
One recent discovery of mine is Plague of Florence which was written by Fritz Lang and is based on Poe's Masque of the Red Death. Loved that one.
Oh, whoop, I've seen the Epstein flick. I do want to rewatch it though, it's been too long and I can barely remember it.

Noted re: Plague, thanks!
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Post by Torgo » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:34 pm

Skitch wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:28 pm
Just rewatched Byzantium. What a damn good movie.
I love it too. It's a beautiful dream of a movie. I'm surprised that the reviews are mostly middling because I think it's one of Neil Jordan's best. Ronan is amazing in it, but then again, when isn't she?
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Post by Captain Terror » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:23 pm

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Noted re: Plague, thanks!
https://corrierino.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 0#p1257830

Here's some sweet sweet stills I posted last year.
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Post by DaMU » Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:43 pm

Looks like someone posted it on YouTube with English subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsHrNH6ny-c

I would never urge any of you to pirate such things by going to

http://clipconverter.cc

and downloading the movie so you can adjust the aspect ratio and enjoy it at a crisp 1080p.

Never.
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Post by MadMan » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:17 am

Horrorfest is back on and I'm continuing to go through all the odd horror flicks I have on my Tubi list. I saw Intruder tonight and liked that one-I have a weak spot for 1980s slasher movies.
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Post by MadMan » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:18 am

YouTube is not a bad place to find older movies, particularly silent ones. It's how I watched The Man Who Laughs.
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Post by Wooley » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:09 am

Skitch wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:28 pm
Just rewatched Byzantium. What a damn good movie.
Really like that movie but the ending didn't really come together quite as well as I'd hoped. Otherwise, really nice.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:53 pm

MadMan wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:17 am
Horrorfest is back on and I'm continuing to go through all the odd horror flicks I have on my Tubi list. I saw Intruder tonight and liked that one-I have a weak spot for 1980s slasher movies.
Intruder is definitely a very groovy slasher. I rewatched the From Dusk Till Dawn DTV sequel by Scott Spiegel (the director of Intruder) and it was far better than I remembered. It's still very low budget but Spiegel really brought his Raimi influence and tried to emulate Rodriguez. It helps to have low expectations but compared to many DTV horror I watch, there's a keen sense of trying very hard from all involved that makes it very endearing to me.

The third one was pretty cool too!
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Post by Charles » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:20 pm

Light reminder that if you need another movie for October, you should watch Noroi, and eventually Occult, both of which can be found on youtube. Noroi is the best Japanese horror movie since the previous movie that held the title.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:49 pm

Charles wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:20 pm
Light reminder that if you need another movie for October, you should watch Noroi, and eventually Occult, both of which can be found on youtube. Noroi is the best Japanese horror movie since the previous movie that held the title.
I started it but the transfer on Shudder was terrible. Are all copies terrible or is there a good one I've gotta seek out
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ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:49 pm
I started it but the transfer on Shudder was terrible. Are all copies terrible or is there a good one I've gotta seek out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIYE6EG ... e=youtu.be

Hopefully it doesn't get nuked.
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Post by MadMan » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:23 am

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Intruder is definitely a very groovy slasher. I rewatched the From Dusk Till Dawn DTV sequel by Scott Spiegel (the director of Intruder) and it was far better than I remembered. It's still very low budget but Spiegel really brought his Raimi influence and tried to emulate Rodriguez. It helps to have low expectations but compared to many DTV horror I watch, there's a keen sense of trying very hard from all involved that makes it very endearing to me.

The third one was pretty cool too!
I've seen some of the From Dusk till Dawn sequels. Two seemed fun but three didn't seem to impress me very much.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:09 pm

MadMan wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:23 am
I've seen some of the From Dusk till Dawn sequels. Two seemed fun but three didn't seem to impress me very much.
Well, the one you prefer is by Spiegel so relational success!

I like the 3rd because of the peculiar wraparound relating to Ambrose Bierce and his Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. It’s also got a hell of a cast for DTV (Michael Parks, Rebecca Gayheart, Orlando Jones, Danny Trejo, etc). I’m also a sucker for western horror as there are so few of them let alone of any level of quality. I also rewatched Tremors 4 and enjoyed that as well.
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Post by MadMan » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:26 pm

I like western horror sometimes because a lot of is really cheesy even for me. That is a good cast though. I'll have to watch them all the way through before offering final verdicts. I liked the From Dusk till Dawn series but I haven't watched the last season all the way through yet.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:11 pm

MadMan wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:26 pm
I like western horror sometimes because a lot of is really cheesy even for me. That is a good cast though. I'll have to watch them all the way through before offering final verdicts. I liked the From Dusk till Dawn series but I haven't watched the last season all the way through yet.
If you watched the other seasons, the final season is par for course. Eiza Gonzales remains among the most watchable actresses I’ve seen.
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Post by Torgo » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:49 pm

Would anyone recommend the Friday the 13th TV series from '87? I'm in the mood for a spooky series and I'm a fan of Warehouse 13, the series it inspired.
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Post by Captain Terror » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:36 pm

Torgo wrote:
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Would anyone recommend the Friday the 13th TV series from '87? I'm in the mood for a spooky series and I'm a fan of Warehouse 13, the series it inspired.
Sorry, keep forgetting to respond to this. I LOVED this show when it originally ran, never missed it. Then a few years ago I tried to revisit it and found it terribly dated and wondered what I ever liked about it. So...yeah. Not sure if that helps.
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Post by Torgo » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:34 pm

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Sorry, keep forgetting to respond to this. I LOVED this show when it originally ran, never missed it. Then a few years ago I tried to revisit it and found it terribly dated and wondered what I ever liked about it. So...yeah. Not sure if that helps.
Thanks, I'm afraid that would be the case. I loved Captain Power and the Soldiers from the Future, which also came out in 1987, and after watching some of the episodes again, I had a similar reaction. Not every show from the '80s holds up like Star Trek: The Next Generation has, apparently.
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Post by Captain Terror » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:43 pm

Torgo wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Thanks, I'm afraid that would be the case. I loved Captain Power and the Soldiers from the Future, which also came out in 1987, and after watching some of the episodes again, I had a similar reaction. Not every show from the '80s holds up like Star Trek: The Next Generation has, apparently.
1987 Me had a thing for the redhead in Ft13th, so that might be relevant as well.
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Post by Apex Predator » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:41 pm

I totally reworked my HorrorFest plans in 2020. This is what it looks like now:

Netflix:
Tales from the Hood 2 (2018)
We Summon the Darkness (2020)
Cadaver (2020---coming later in October)
The Witches (1990)

Prime:
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
The House that Dripped Blood (1971)
The Cat O'Nine Tails (1971)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
The Flu (2013)
By Day's End (2020)
Pandemic (2016)
Wake Wood (2011)
An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

Tubi:
Gozu (2003)
Art of the Devil (2004)
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988)
The Last Showing (2014)
Intruder (1989)

Peacock:
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Pluto TV:
Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

Rental:
Get Out (2017)

Of these, only Cube 2 and perhaps Werewolf in Paris are rewatches. Also, I might get started a bit early to hopefully tackle all of these by Halloween night.
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Post by Apex Predator » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:42 pm

Also, has anybody heard from Rumpled? I hope we get our contest next month.
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Post by Torgo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:48 pm

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Also, has anybody heard from Rumpled? I hope we get our contest next month.
He posted a list today, so he hasn't abandoned us...yet.
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Torgo wrote:
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He posted a list today, so he hasn't abandoned us...yet.
Hurray! :)
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Post by Charles » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:13 pm

I dunno what my entire October list will be.

On it right now is:

Midsommar
Synchronic (IF THAT COMES OUT ONE DAY)
Kairo, rewatch
Cure, rewatch
The Thing From Another World, rewatch
Ghost Stories
Planet Of The Vampire

I'll see if something good came out on netflix in the last 2 years.
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Post by DaMU » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:55 am

Re-evaluating the plan, skewing right now toward

SILENT SUSPENSE
The Golem - Kanopy
The Haunted Castle - Kanopy
The Plague of Florence - YouTube
Wolf Blood - YouTube

GIALLO? JEEPERS!
Blood and Black Lace - Kanopy
Torso - Kanopy
Don't Torture a Duckling - Vudu Free
Who Saw Her Die? - Tubi

SOUTH-K SCARES
I Saw the Devil - Hoopla
The Wailing - Hoopla
Moebius - Kanopy
R-Point - Kanopy

SWINGIN' SEVENTIES
The Fury - Hulu
Phase IV - Hulu
The Car - Netflix
DeathDream - VuduFree

MODERN MACABRE:
Mom and Dad - Hulu
Depraved - Hulu
The Shallows - Hulu
Resolution - Hoopla
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:09 am

I rarely have a plan for what I watch the month of. I just drift from film to devour to other.

What I do plan are my horror movie screenings which will now be backyard screenings (I really need to figure out a better audio system though as my AC unit really jacks with the experience).

My initial plans were double features of originals and remakes:

The Thing from Another World/The Thing
The Fly
The Blob
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Maniac
Suspiria
Dawn of the Dead

Were the main ones.

Now, I'm starting to think I should just screen an all time favorite and a rip-off to laugh at/with. Think along the lines of the Birds and Birdemic.

But that will take more planning and purchasing on shorter notice.

May just scrap it all together.
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Post by DaMU » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:54 am

The Babysitter / The Babysitter: Killer Queen - B- / C-

In their effort to evoke '80s cheese, these two films unfortunately inherit some of that era's macho nonsense, where it's important to this boy's development that he become a man by hitting the most obvious signifiers (beating up a bully, getting his first fuck), to the point that a shirtless fratty bro pauses a stalk-and-slash to encourage him. It also has a retrograde idea of how to handle its black character; his humor consists of extremely old-fashioned non sequiturs. This all presents as Outrageous Satire, and some people might enjoy picking at the knottiness of this tension, but I think it's Indulgence in a tacky mask, and also I'm not one of those people. (I also didn't care for the whammo text-on-screen to tell me when a what-the-fuck moment had officially what-the-fucked.) The first film has the benefit of Samara Weaving's nimble acting and a relative freshness in McG's direction. Weirdly, the first flick looks better than his Terminator movie, more considered. The second film keeps the creativity but has a bizarre flatness in its color grading that I am ready to dub the Netflix Look (Palm Springs had a similar washed-out tan-heavy scheme). The larger problem, though, is that by the middle of the second film, you realize this concept is spinning its wheels, and it only really had the one.
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Post by DaMU » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:42 am

I just learned that Mick Garris directed a telefilm in 1998 that was Lawnmower Man adjacent called Virtual Obsession, and it stars, are you ready

Peter Gallagher, Mimi Rogers, Bridgette Wilson (Sampras), Jake Lloyd, and with a very special appearance by Robert Vaughn

and it's on Tubi

so that's my night.

EDIT: Oh no.
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Post by Gort » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:59 pm

Last Christmas I got the Blu-ray set Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-film Collection.

I've watched or re-watched all but two of the films (slept through them on only attempted viewing so far). Several were things I watched as a kid on TV. Bride of Frankenstein is the only one of the films I have ever seen projected theater style. It was in my first film class at the University of Memphis in Fall 1970. I eventually bought seven of the films on VHS. Those all mildewed in my mother's basement as my 2-6 month tenure in her house became 5-then-10-then-17 years. But the Blu's replaced them nicely.

Viewing them as an adult made me realize just how much humor is in James Whale's films for Universal horror.

Also, as has been noted about other films posted about in this thread, hardly any of these are really creepy, and none are remotely scary.

Were they in the 1930s and 1940s? Honestly, I can't develop enough of a mindset for that time period to imagine that anyone older than 12 might have ever even convinced themselves that there was anything scary. But they are interesting, and wacky in some cases.

The first two Creature films are in 3D, which makes them interesting samples of that 1950s tech.

I have listened more than once to all 13 commentaries in the set. Also, the way the package is put together is by combining feature sets for each of 7 monster characters. So there are duplicate discs in the set, when the same movie occurs in 2 or more of the individual monster sets. "30-movie" means that's how many individual titles there are. There are a lot more instances of "a movie" than that!

Anyone programming that set for this Halloween season?
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by crumbsroom » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:14 am

I think for the first time I should do a horrorcram. It always seems silly to me since I cram horror year long, but I have kinda watched less of it recently, so maybe its time to get back on that horse in style.

It will be right after my move though so it might be a little tricky considering the person I will be living with is no real fan of the genre.
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by daakmore » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:13 am

DaMU wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:42 am
I just learned that Mick Garris directed a telefilm in 1998 that was Lawnmower Man adjacent called Virtual Obsession, and it stars, are you ready

Peter Gallagher, Mimi Rogers, Bridgette Wilson (Sampras), Jake Lloyd, and with a very special appearance by Robert Vaughn

and it's on Tubi

so that's my night.

EDIT: Oh no.
I mean I'm kind of curious as to what the "oh no" edit is for.
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by Captain Terror » Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:25 am

Gort wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Viewing them as an adult made me realize just how much humor is in James Whale's films for Universal horror.
Gort wrote:
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Also, as has been noted about other films posted about in this thread, hardly any of these are really creepy, and none are remotely scary.
Have you seen Whale's The Old Dark House? It's the most overtly humorous Whale film I've seen, and it also features one character that I find legitimately disturbing, even in 2020. (And it's not Karloff!) Highly recommended if you haven't seen it.
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by Rock » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:07 am

Gort wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Anyone programming that set for this Halloween season?
I am not but do plan to watch some Bela Lugosi movies in the coming month. White Zombie, The Black Cat, maybe a rewatch of Dracula to see if it wins me over (as I seem to be enjoying every movie I watch at least a little bit more this year) and there's a good chance I'll check out Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla before my real horror watching starts.
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by Rock » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:08 am

daakmore wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:13 am
I mean I'm kind of curious as to what the "oh no" edit is for.
He hasn't posted all day... :shock:
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by Wooley » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:09 am

DaMU wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:42 am
I just learned that Mick Garris directed a telefilm in 1998 that was Lawnmower Man adjacent called Virtual Obsession, and it stars, are you ready

Peter Gallagher, Mimi Rogers, Bridgette Wilson (Sampras), Jake Lloyd, and with a very special appearance by Robert Vaughn

and it's on Tubi

so that's my night.

EDIT: Oh no.
I'm waiting...
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by Wooley » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:11 am

Captain Terror wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:25 am
Have you seen Whale's The Old Dark House? It's the most overtly humorous Whale film I've seen, and it also features one character that I find legitimately disturbing, even in 2020. (And it's not Karloff!) Highly recommended if you haven't seen it.
Love that movie.
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by DaMU » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:42 am

re: oh no

Upon starting, the story (which is about experimentation re: transferring human consciousness into a computer interface) anthropomorphizes its AI as Albert Einstein. Like... an actor dressed up like Albert Einstein apparates and tells Gallagher (and us) plot stuff.

Now, on the one hand, this is an efficient way to soften the blow of exposition.

Now, on the other hand, this is a dull actor in a Halloween wig appearing and fading away as the plot requires, and a credible actor like Peter Gallagher has to react to this like it is Normal and Good. Maybe a voice-over with a wave form thing in a monitor would've been better. A HAL situation.

Do not hate the flick, though, largely because so far it's operating on a low level of stakes and letting Gallagher and Rogers anchor things.

[He said hopefully, like a fool.]
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by DaMU » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:45 am

PETER HENRY GALLAGHER NO YOU HAVE A WIFE
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by DaMU » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:59 am

Are those hundreds of screaming Peter Gallagher heads rushing through the CIRCUITS OF CYBERSPACE well would you guess that they are?
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Re: Horrorcram XV: Let's Scare Corrierino To Death

Post by Captain Terror » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:56 pm

So if we haven't heard from Rumpled by Saturday Oct 3, I'm gonna try to put together a horror quiz for October.

I thought about allowing people to PM me their guesses instead of posting to the thread, that way you won't lose a point just for being later than the other guy. Thoughts? Are PMs a pain if you're viewing the site on a phone? Are people just going to post their guesses to the thread anyway? Should we stick with the first-come-first-served method?

I have no life thanks to COVID so it's irrelevant if one method is more work for me than the other. I've got nothing to do anyway.

Rump, if you're reading this and intend to post your quiz this year, you can save me some trouble by chiming in now. :) :up:
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