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ANGST wins again.

The atmosphere in that, oh my goodness. Thick, insane, & unrelenting. It's truly the essence of the film. I'll probably stick with a few first-time Giallo watches today, but I know this month isn't gonna be ANGST-free. The film on blu-ray is a next level experience.
 

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Today's entry;



That Michael Myers kid got nothing on this dude :woah

All he wanted to do was look at some porn :mj2

Brilliantly rubbish. Naff acting, terrible dialogue, dodgy 80's dubbing and lots of gore. You even get Bruce Le in cameo as the Kung Fu Professor.

80's horror in all its g(l)ory. It does exactly what it says on the tin, it's so bad it's good and I bloody love it. Love it.

That poor waterbed.
 

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Terrifier is 100% a total new favorite of mine. Holy shit, this is a nightmare come true. It's put me in a total manic sense of ecstasy after it. Love, love, love it.

Saw this a few months ago and wrote about it in the Last movie watched thread



Art the Clown is one of the most effectively creepy creations ever put on film. It's like Pennywise meets Freddy Krueger. Just insane looking. Him just sitting in that fast-food restaurant gave me chills.


There's a movie called Judy from 2014 that was directed by Emanuele De Santi. I think that TERRIFIER took inspiration from it for their character. There's a clown in there that is absolutely nightmare-inducing.
 

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I loved everything, but I got to probably call out my favorite bits being Art the Clown's silence, so whenever the first two dames turn around and see him either standing or sitting, it's solely his face and expression with the silence of the scene itself that stands out as being monumentally terrific. The scene in the car felt like a comparison to Jurassic Park (of all things), in how he opens up the door, sits down, and she realizes that it isn't her raven-haired friend. It's the killer clown who just trapped her. The selfie bit post-demise was the topper. Nobody has a laugh at his expense.

Then there's the whole scalping and wearing the skin bit, that just shot everything to a different level. Mocks the depravity while stalking in the dark. This film existing is a great thing.
 

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I loved everything, but I got to probably call out my favorite bits being Art the Clown's silence, so whenever the first two dames turn around and see him either standing or sitting, it's solely his face and expression with the silence of the scene itself that stands out as being monumentally terrific. The scene in the car felt like a comparison to Jurassic Park (of all things), in how he opens up the door, sits down, and she realizes that it isn't her raven-haired friend. It's the killer clown who just trapped her. The selfie bit post-demise was the topper. Nobody has a laugh at his expense.

Then there's the whole scalping and wearing the skin bit, that just shot everything to a different level. Mocks the depravity while stalking in the dark. This film existing is a great thing.



That scene with the saw though. :monkey



I agree. His silence added to his mystique and made him larger than life. He was just the perfect centerpiece for what felt like a grindhouse movie in many ways. The world and atmosphere that they built for TERRIFIER is worthy of praise. There's moments when Art's facials terrified me more than the actual moments of violence. Like that last scene when he's trying to get out of the garage to kill the girl. Insane. Insane. Insane.
 

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Aye, I loved the world around it all. The darkened streets, a silent night of Halloween, hanging until the wee-hours, and when you think things are winding down, the clown comes. It does well for another Halloween built up lore, too. It feels like that may be a constant, but in a way, it kind of isn't out there. Now I wouldn't say the very idea of Art the Clown extends only to terrorizing on said holiday, but it is great that this is kind of where it "begins". Granted, there aren't any answers, forwards or backwards. Another aspect I love. It's all a mystery.
 

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A TERRIFIER sequel absolutely needs to happen. TERRIFIER itself is a spinoff of All Hallows' Eve, so it's not like there wasn't branding in mind with this concept. Luckily, the budget on TERRIFIER wasn't too big, so a sequel sticking close to home is a relatively safe investment to make. There's way too much potential for this series to reach a cult following with horror movie buffs. I also love how this feels like a throwback to the 80s. The movie could've been made decades ago with how it was produced and shot. Great stylistic touch.
 

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Started watching Terrifier but it opens with an interview of a victim so I guess need to catch All Hollows' Eve first so watched something else...

October 5 - Ghost Stories () Anthology film framed by a skeptical professor researching 3 cases, is good although you get the feeling you've seen it before like Lights Out or even Cabinet of dr Caligari.

Friday the 13th Revision (Fan edit) - Revision or Revisited or something, claimed to have all 83 kills... First 5 movies were like a mix tape with some additional music, then it becomes more straight forward. Actually got me thinking if there is an edit with 2 3 and 4 (and maybe 5 kills) in there (although the remake would cover that ground, I guess)

October 6 - Mandy the Doll (Haunted doll) Not good at all, they tried to create some creepy moments but maybe was better for a tv episode as the film goes for 1 hour and 15 minutes and they needed filler with the origin of the hauting, an opening kill and an seemingly unrelated epilogue while the main story dragged and was weaker than the filler stuff. Not recommended.

October 7 - Upgrade (Body Horror) A man is left in a wheelchair after an attack that also took his wife's, he is offered a procedure to return the use of his legs. OK, Deadly Friend came out 30+ years ago and Hollywood has not learned a thing about computers since then, also somewhat reminiscent to Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2. Still, this was fun and entertaining, horror was kept light but raised some interesting ideas and the action scenes were also pretty good, a mashup of a bunch of thing that works better than expected.

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Pieces is awesome and the water bed scene is an all timer.

I hadn't heard of Terrifier until this thread and a quick Google confirms it's must watch.
 

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Never heard of Terrifier either. Maybe next year. Or maybe next year I make no set list and just watch whatever comes to me.

Finally watched Wes Craven's New Nightmare. FUCK. Craven has a way of making me actually give a shit about the characters in his films, and actually hoping they survive; which is near-impossible in anything resembling a slasher because why the fuck else am I watching if not to see slashing. I was not expecting it to get so awesome come "why are you calling me Nancy?," that blew me away. So happy this exists after that dire "Final Nightmare" made Freddy bordering on a laughing stock for me. Then again I giggled like a twit at most of Freddy's lines in Part 4 and 5 so maybe don't listen to me.

I was supposed to watch 3 films today but nope. So now it's either Begotten or Lifeforce before bed. Begotten is short but.....I just googled what Mathilda May looks like in Lifeforce so yeah that wins. See y'all tomorrow.

OCTOBER
 

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I've downloaded Terrifier and plan on watching tonight. Do I need to watch All Hallow's Eve first?
 

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ANGST wins first, now Terrifier takes over. This is OCTOBER.

Never heard of Terrifier either. Maybe next year. Or maybe next year I make no set list and just watch whatever comes to me.

Finally watched Wes Craven's New Nightmare. FUCK. Craven has a way of making me actually give a shit about the characters in his films, and actually hoping they survive; which is near-impossible in anything resembling a slasher because why the fuck else am I watching if not to see slashing. I was not expecting it to get so awesome come "why are you calling me Nancy?," that blew me away. So happy this exists after that dire "Final Nightmare" made Freddy bordering on a laughing stock for me. Then again I giggled like a twit at most of Freddy's lines in Part 4 and 5 so maybe don't listen to me.

I was supposed to watch 3 films today but nope. So now it's either Begotten or Lifeforce before bed. Begotten is short but.....I just googled what Mathilda May looks like in Lifeforce so yeah that wins. See y'all tomorrow.

OCTOBER
Lifeforce vs Begotten is like the most perfect quality battle pairing I can think of. It's Hooper's large scale, beautiful (in everything + Mathilda May) sci-fi Horror craziness. Then Begotten is...black and white, grainy, mutilated disfigured faces and bodies everywhere that is about as glorious as a pit of despair can be. How about that. :hmm: This is useless pandering, I just found it neat to see those two next to each other because of these opposites.

New Nightmare rules, but that fecking kid nearly kills it for me, while it's all too good to let an aspect like that do that kind of damage. AT THE SAME TIME. It's weird. But I love it. Stupid god damn kid, though. Could he like have NOT been in 95% of the film? Screaming like a jackass. Tbf, the last three NOES films (pre-Freddy vs Jason) each had a character in it I hated and didn't die, so I shouldn't let this bother me too much, I guess. I dunno. Stuff like Wes talking about the script & the meeting at New Line is enough to still pump it into obviously great territory. Plus, you know, the way Freddy looks/acts & Heather/Nancy's ultimate trauma of the exact experiences.
 

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Started watching Terrifier but it opens with an interview of a victim so I guess need to catch All Hollows' Eve first so watched something else...
I've downloaded Terrifier and plan on watching tonight. Do I need to watch All Hallow's Eve first?
Not at all. It's nonsequential for the most part. You can watch ether before the other, or skip All Hallow's Eve entirely and still enjoy TERRIFIER

Never heard of Terrifier either. Maybe next year. Or maybe next year I make no set list and just watch whatever comes to me.
I started on a linear path with my list, and completely went rogue after The Lost Boys. :lol

Lists are too conservative. EMBRACE THE CHAOS!!!
 

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Started another Giallo film atm, and it begins with a mirrored look at two people engaging in some carnal action. Turns it wasn't that, but merely a massage, so still kind of fits into that. SLEAZE LOGIC.

70's Europe sure seemed hip.
 

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Black Belly of the Tarantula.

Great title; and this film actually has a reason for it too. Almost a rarity.
 
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