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I need to watch the whole Freddy saga. I have had the blu ray set for almost three years and it's
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I am watching an Horror movie every night this month and so far I saw :
-Insidious
-Insidious 2
-Insidious 3
-The Exorcist
-Doghouse
-Unfriended
-American Werewolf in London
-Poltergeist
 

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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.
I just watched this after seeing you guys rave about it in here, god, it fucked me up bad. I loved it. I love the 80's throwback feel, and it was legitimately unnerving & brutal. I'm not even one of these that finds Clowns scary at all, and this managed to get me. Whoever played the Clown in this movie is seriously excellent, the mannerisms & expressions were something else. There was one kill in particular that got me good (I actually had to turn away) & I've seen SAW/Hostel & plenty of torture porn type shit, still got me. You know which one I'm talking about.

I will say though, I thought the first parts of the movie were the best. I thought the whole Diner scene was unnerving as fuck. I would have noped the fuck out of there real quick. :lol

Great film. (Y) I guess the plot & such could be considered a negative, considering there wasn't much of it, but I'm guessing they were intentionally going for that 80's slasher feel.
 
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So Santa Sangre wasn't exactly the sort of movie I was looking to watch tonight, but I'm just so glad I stumbled upon it. Although you see the second half coming, the whole thing is still done so beautifully. The dying elephant and the whole lead in to the funeral and its aftermath was just so captivating. And the bits with the graves, god.

Did a bit of reading afterwards and turns out this was one of Jodorowsky's more accessible works and now I can't wait to watch the rest of his stuff :mark: I'm still in the middle of covering Bergman, but I guess I can fit in El Topo and The Holy Mountain for now.
 

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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.
I was ok with the kid beyond some crunmy acting. I actually liked how Freddy used him as a catalyst, sort of the natural progression following The Dream Child, maybe.

Lifeforce was something else. Weird as all fuck. I wish there were more moments of THE ULTIMATE FEMININE draining the life out of people over guys talking about it, but it was really interesting and I'm content with what we got. Funnily enough I felt that way about another watch a couple days ago - Fascination. Amazing feminine wanting to sexually ruin men, and me wishing there was more of it despite liking the film a ton. Every Hooper I've seen before Lifeforce was mainly a more isolated story so I like that I got to see him take the reigns of a horror that wrecked an entire major city. I'll be watching Spontaneous Combustion this month and IDK much about it so I might get to see it again, who knows. I mean some know but I won't yet.

Ok, nothing on today. Getting 3 done I don't care what happens. Gonna do The Dead Zone, Begotten, and a rewatching of Scorsese's Cape Fear. T'is time.
 

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Watched Better Watch Out earlier. It was pretty decent. Enjoyable Comedy-Horror film with a nice spin on the Home Invasion premise.

I need to watch the whole Freddy saga. I have had the blu ray set for almost three years and it's
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You really should do that, like now. Go!

Seriously though, I absolutely love the Nightmare films. They are so much fun. Definitely very cheesy, but so good. There's a couple that kind of suck, but I got enjoyment out of all of them. The second one has a reputation for being a bit gay though. :lol
 

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I was ok with the kid beyond some crunmy acting. I actually liked how Freddy used him as a catalyst, sort of the natural progression following The Dream Child, maybe.

Lifeforce was something else. Weird as all fuck. I wish there were more moments of THE ULTIMATE FEMININE draining the life out of people over guys talking about it, but it was really interesting and I'm content with what we got. Funnily enough I felt that way about another watch a couple days ago - Fascination. Amazing feminine wanting to sexually ruin men, and me wishing there was more of it despite liking the film a ton. Every Hooper I've seen before Lifeforce was mainly a more isolated story so I like that I got to see him take the reigns of a horror that wrecked an entire major city. I'll be watching Spontaneous Combustion this month and IDK much about it so I might get to see it again, who knows. I mean some know but I won't yet.

Ok, nothing on today. Getting 3 done I don't care what happens. Gonna do The Dead Zone, Begotten, and a rewatching of Scorsese's Cape Fear. T'is time.
That's a far better way of looking at it, but I dunno, even knowing the kid was in the mix, it just grated on me so much this time and I'm unsure why. Maybe watching the entire franchise back-to-back showed me the joy of not having some dense child freaking out or being an anchor, and then this happened. But at least there was the part at the funeral; that still delivers. (well, it all does, but yeah, kid sucks, etc)

THE FEMININE IN YOUR MIND. Me last year hearing that was like "oh shit, speak to me" then I swooned hard. It's all built around her and the destruction that takes place because of it. And they're all so powerless to stop it, because here comes a naked woman walking around, but she's offering sex, so lets not raise any eyebrows, but whoops there goes the entire city. The lure of the space vampire.

I won't say anything about Spontaneous Combustion, as if you're unsure, just go on in. I did the same, so it's worthwhile. (very underwhelming praise by me atm for something I LOVE) Here's hoping you try The Mangler down the line for Hooper, too. They're all pretty mind-blowing, but this one REALLY is. I have to finish the rest of his films that are hanging out there. :hmm:

Cape Fear, though. I watched 25 minutes of it and already was hhhnnggg. Lets see how this goes on take two.
 

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I won't say anything about Spontaneous Combustion, as if you're unsure, just go on in. I did the same, so it's worthwhile. (very underwhelming praise by me atm for something I LOVE) Here's hoping you try The Mangler down the line for Hooper, too. They're all pretty mind-blowing, but this one REALLY is. I have to finish the rest of his films that are hanging out there. :hmm:

Cape Fear, though. I watched 25 minutes of it and already was hhhnnggg. Lets see how this goes on take two.
I didn't even know The Mangler was from him, even though I've heard of it. If I don't see it by next year I'll definitely watch it October 2019.

Cape Fear is still nope with me. Not as annoyed by it as last year but, eh. De Niro and the score rules, though.
 

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I didn't even know The Mangler was from him, even though I've heard of it. If I don't see it by next year I'll definitely watch it October 2019.

Cape Fear is still nope with me. Not as annoyed by it as last year but, eh. De Niro and the score rules, though.
Nor did I at the time. Kind of just put it on because of how good the poster was, then the credits told me Tobe Hooper + Robert Englund. Sold.

PS: Noooooo. God damns you all to hell.
 

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October 2 - Wish Upon (Supernatural slasher) Low rent Final Destination lacking the budget for an elaborate accident for the opening. Instead we got a murderous Monkey's Pawn like Chinese music box. Sounds pretty bad, but didn't hate it, had some potential and raised some moral dilemas here and there but they were not too original nor were fully developed. At least was somewhat entertaining.

October 8 - Wither (Evil Dead in Sweden) a group of young adults go to an isolated cabin in the woods for some party time but things go wrong as they are possesed or infected by a Wither. Maybe too derivative of the timeless classic or who knows, ppl familiar with the folklore could say different. The film does have its charm, maybe because it looks like a "back to basics" deal.

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So the first quarter of the month had

1- Night 1990 / Hell House LLC 2
2- Wish Upon
3- Ghostland / Late Phases
4- Man Vs
5- Ghost Stories / Friday the 13th revisited (fan edit)
6- Mandy the Doll
7- Upgrade
8- Wither

Only Mandy tD was really bad, the rest from passable (I'm very forgiving) to good.

October 9 - Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (ZA) Horror-comedy a la Zombieland although no actual guide in here. The early part of the movie has horror being played somewhat straight and then it just goes full spoof with some homages thrown in... some ppl may hate that kind of comedy but I enjoyed the outrageous comedy, don't think I'll ever watch it again but OK time waster.

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Saw Halloween on the big screen. Carpenter isn't lying when he says it was made to be seen that way. Beautiful.

Unfortunately it was full of people who hadn't seen it before and people who clearly only watch James Wan horror movies because they were laughing pretty much all the way through and the comments I heard coming out of it were insane. 'Glad films aren't like that anymore' and 'lamest horror movie ever, who was that for? People who don't like horror films?' Etc etc.

So I've decided as awesome as it was seeing it in that format, the best place to watch Halloween is at home alone.
 

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I've decided that long ago.

But at least the confirmation of the awfulness out there has been established.
 

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More of a horror-thriller than a straight up horror movie but it's a very good, really well shot movie. Set in Amsterdam amongst the canals, giving the killer a unique edge and creating a sub genre in aquatic slashers. There's not much in the way of gore, sans the odd limb shot and the opening kill, but it's a taut thriller. Features some excellent shots from under the water and you easily get that sense of dread from not knowing when the killer will strike next.

It contains a thrilling James Bond inspired speedboat chase through the Dutch canals. Amsterdamned manages to mix the B-movie vibe of a masked psychopath with the cultural trademarks of a top European destination.

Dick Maas does an extremely good job of making his movie stand out and making it a Jaws type slasher. It does drag a tad in the middle where there's sub plots and characters stories seemingly going nowhere, but overall it's an enjoyable and intriguing watch.
 

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Best Director name ever. DICK MAAS. Not a film I'm gaga about, but like I said last time it made the rounds, the canal boat chase scene is great. How many times do you get to say that about a Horror film?

Still rocking and rolling with the Giallos. Naked Girl Killed in the Park. These titles never get old. Title lived up to its name, too. Although, it was more of a general kill, rather than the one that the film was centered on. Very Giallo logic. This was an underrated one, had a very cozy nature about it watching the events unfold. The use of the amusement park for the scenes within it were the highlight. Especially with the unfortunate fate at the end + POV camera work while on the rides. I love that.
 

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Yeah there is no way I'd be able to sit in a theatre watching a favourite with people saying "I'm glad movies aren't like this any more."
 

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Currently watching NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in colour for the first time, don't really know how I feel about this.
 

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Rewatched Torso. It's still got this indefinable status about it that I love, even in the wake of feeling...I suppose "seen" before given the cynical state of all the slashers that would come after it. But it's right there along side A Bay of Blood in being that kind of first peek into how things would turn out. What I took away most from this second time around is how much it kind of reminded me of Scream; granted Wes took from Martino rather than other way around. Only, you know, without the awareness. There's even the red herring of a lover possibly being the killer, then the lass is skeptical to trust him in the midst of an altercation. We're on that level. Third act in this is still a game-changer. And dummy deaths are a thing that could come back to Horror films and I'd be 100% supportive.
 

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Saw Halloween on the big screen. Carpenter isn't lying when he says it was made to be seen that way. Beautiful.

Unfortunately it was full of people who hadn't seen it before and people who clearly only watch James Wan horror movies because they were laughing pretty much all the way through and the comments I heard coming out of it were insane. 'Glad films aren't like that anymore' and 'lamest horror movie ever, who was that for? People who don't like horror films?' Etc etc.

So I've decided as awesome as it was seeing it in that format, the best place to watch Halloween is at home alone.
:fuckthis I hate those people. I remember back in high school a mate of mine watched Halloween and he called it a "boring piece of shit" I threw my pen at him and got kicked out of class. Worth it.
 

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Casually with "I threw my pen at him" :lmao Awesome.

Both Torso and A Bay of Blood are on my list for this month @ Frog Lover. HYPED. Actually you know what I'm getting back on the giallos next. Will start with The Whip and the Body because HJHJDGDJFGHSJSHG.

Watching The Sentinel (1977). Been a solid ride so far, though the religious tones might turn some away. EDIT - The final ten minutes had some awesome shit in it. Some of the make-up ruled.
 
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