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2009/10/25 10:41:12 (permalink)

Horror

Anyone else out there enjoying  the abudance horror movies being shown at this time of year? I've always loved horror movies especially really bad "B" horror movies. My family really enjoys Halloween and I find that at this time of year we tend to watch alot of movies together.  Tonight on TCM they are showing Nosferatu(1922). I have my DVR all set!
What are some of your favorites?
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    Nancypalooza
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 12:15:16 (permalink)
    The one I've been pushing off on a lot of people lately is 'The Host', this great South Korean monster movie.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 12:32:40 (permalink)
    Great movie!
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 12:33:11 (permalink)
    Death Note & Death Note II (the live action ones, not the anime). Great Japanese horror movies - watch them the same night, as DN II starts up where DN ends.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 12:34:45 (permalink)
    I own almost all the ones I love so seeing them isn't that big a deal.  But our one small independent movie theatre runs a bunch of the old ones on the big screen every October, which is a real treat!
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 12:50:37 (permalink)
    Not to offend any of you 'Horror Lovers' but one of the reasons I don't go to the movies very often is due to the violence and blood in many/most of them. Even those intending to be 'spoofs' or comedy  are something I really do not like.  This is not meant to be a judgement of your preferences, just a statement of mine. I really can't stand Horror Movies...or TV.

    Not just a result of 'senior aging' I have hated these movies all my life!  When Janet rents a DVD for a 'Grandkid Movie Night' I will excuse myself and watch TV in the bedroom while they all scream and whatever !!
     
    Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy  or  Ghostbusters are about at the limit of my Movie Tolerance !!
    post edited by mayor al - 2009/10/25 12:53:36
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 13:12:21 (permalink)
    My gi-normous DVD library contains roughly 65 to 70% of the American science-fiction and horror movies made between 1931 and 1963, along with numerous European and Japanese genre films from the same period. Here's a few of my favorites: Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, The Devil Bat, Them!, The Thing from Another World, Beginning of the End, Godzilla Vs. the Sea Monster, The Giant Claw, Curse of the Demon, The Giant Behemoth, and The Slime People ( and yes, there actually is a movie with that memorable title. )  
    post edited by nocarolina - 2009/10/28 18:34:23
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 13:18:34 (permalink)
    I am still reeling from Killer Klowns from outer space.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/25 13:22:40 (permalink)
    nocarolina

    The Slime People ( and yes, there actually is a movie with that memorable title. )  


    I have never in my life met another person who owned that one!
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/26 05:24:07 (permalink)
    I like the campy horror movies, like Motel Hell , Dr Giggles, Shaun of the Dead.

    Can't watch alone:  Night of the Living Dead; When A Stranger Calls.

    Recent ones I've enjoyed are Drag Me To Hell and Zombieland (funny) and Paranormal Activity (will be sleeping with the lights on - ALL of them - indefinitely). 
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/26 07:57:30 (permalink)
    I saw 'Dead Of Night' recently - an old English film with several short stories of the supernatural done by different directors ('Twilight Zone' owes a lot to this movie). Some stories work better than others, but then at the end it goes completely off-the-tracks crazy and on a pretty disturbing note.

    Some enterprising soul somewhere should run William Castle's old fright films in theaters with the 'gimmick' setups installed (Emergo! Percepto!)
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/26 13:28:21 (permalink)
    Talking about really bad movies, anyone a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000? They now have videos on You Tube and call them Rifftrax.  They have riffed many old horror and scifi movies.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/26 21:17:21 (permalink)
    agnesrob

    Talking about really bad movies, anyone a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000? They now have videos on You Tube and call them Rifftrax.  They have riffed many old horror and scifi movies.


    Shoot, yeah! MST3K is the only way a sane person can watch "Attack of the (the) Eye Creatures" or "Manos: The Hands of Fate".

    The AMC channel has a number of B-movies on their website (amctv.com). I'm going to have to watch "Fiend Without a Face" - there just aren't enough sentient flying brain movies out there.

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    Re:Horror 2009/10/26 21:20:12 (permalink)
    agnes, I'm gonna have to check that out.  I loooooooved and greatly miss MST3K.  I feel a need to see Trumpy all of a sudden.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/27 00:36:15 (permalink)
    And I HATE MST3K.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/27 10:21:05 (permalink)
    The horror movie that I loved as a child, and can no longer find ANYWHERE for some reason, is, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" starring Michael Landon. If anyone knows where I can find it..... Please let me know.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/27 15:44:46 (permalink)
    Pogo

    The horror movie that I loved as a child, and can no longer find ANYWHERE for some reason, is, "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" starring Michael Landon. If anyone knows where I can find it..... Please let me know.
    DVDs and VHS listed below.
     
    'Dr Giggles.  The Doctor is In-sane.' 
     
     
    http://www.google.com/products?q=I+WAS+A+TEENAGE+WEREWOLF+DVD&hl=en&aq=f 

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    Re:Horror 2009/10/27 16:11:58 (permalink)
    The Dentist starring Corbin Bernson is on my list tonight


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    Re:Horror 2009/10/28 13:59:25 (permalink)
    Second the recommendations for The Host and for Fiend Without A Face...that's one of my favorites. The brains don't really fly....it's more like jumping. Just adds to the charm, in my opinion.

    I've rented Drag Me to Hell for tonight. Can't wait to see it.
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/28 18:31:58 (permalink)
    One of the "jumping brains" from Fiend Without a Face makes a cameo appearance in the 2003 Warner Bros. film Looney Tunes: Back in Action, which stars Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and virtually every other cartoon character that WB owns. It's a terrific movie. 
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    Re:Horror 2009/10/28 19:34:46 (permalink)
    Has to be "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (with those great props that were used!)
    And an unforgettable cast: Tor Johnson, Vampira (recently deceased) & Bela Lugosi's final on-screen appearance!
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    Re:Horror 2009/11/02 15:04:50 (permalink)
    Watched Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell Saturday. Great movie, genuinely frightening and it's nice to Raimi back on top after the misfire that was Spider-Man 3.

    Caught the new movie Paranormal Activity Friday. Really liked it. It reminded me a lot of Blair Witch Project, thought I think Paranormal Activity will hold up a lot better on repeated viewings than Blair Witch did. It also reminded me of the classic ghost story The Innocents. The 2 movies have the same atmosphere on unrelenting tension.
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    Re:Horror 2009/11/02 18:24:47 (permalink)
    improviser

    Watched Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell Saturday. Great movie, genuinely frightening and it's nice to Raimi back on top after the misfire that was Spider-Man 3.

    Caught the new movie Paranormal Activity Friday. Really liked it. It reminded me a lot of Blair Witch Project, thought I think Paranormal Activity will hold up a lot better on repeated viewings than Blair Witch did. It also reminded me of the classic ghost story The Innocents. The 2 movies have the same atmosphere on unrelenting tension.


    Well, that's it then, I'm going to have to catch Drag Me To Hell. I'd heard it was based on M.R. James' 'Casting the Runes', which was the source for Jacques Tourneur's sublime Night Of The Demon. And I did enjoy the Evil Dead series.

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    Re:Horror 2009/11/02 19:15:09 (permalink)
    Vince, you probably already knew this, but Night of the Demon is the same film as Curse of the Demon, which I mentioned earlier in this thread. This British movie, which played theaters in the UK in 1957 under its original Night of... title, was released in this country by Columbia in 1958 with the altered title and, unfortunately, minus thirteen of its ninety-five minutes of running time. Short version or long, it's a really great film; one of the true classics of the 1950s ( scary as hell, too. )
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    Re:Horror 2009/11/03 18:28:22 (permalink)
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    Vince, you probably already knew this, but Night of the Demon is the same film as Curse of the Demon, which I mentioned earlier in this thread. This British movie, which played theaters in the UK in 1957 under its original Night of... title, was released in this country by Columbia in 1958 with the altered title and, unfortunately, minus thirteen of its ninety-five minutes of running time. Short version or long, it's a really great film; one of the true classics of the 1950s ( scary as hell, too. )


    Oh yeah - in fact I bought the DVD that curiously has both cuts on it. It's a testament to the filmmaking that I always jump at unscary things like kids in masks jumping from behind a tree, or a door opening in a hotel corridor, or a guy walking into a tree limb.
    Remakes always make me leery, but I heard Kenneth Branagh was thinking about doing this one, and I would like to see him do so.

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    Re:Horror 2009/11/07 18:38:33 (permalink)
    nocarolina

    Vince, you probably already knew this, but Night of the Demon is the same film as Curse of the Demon, which I mentioned earlier in this thread. This British movie, which played theaters in the UK in 1957 under its original Night of... title, was released in this country by Columbia in 1958 with the altered title and, unfortunately, minus thirteen of its ninety-five minutes of running time. Short version or long, it's a really great film; one of the true classics of the 1950s ( scary as hell, too. )


    Hi Bob,


    That is so funny. There have been some good suggestions and I know that with us, giant critters rule, but the first movie that came to my head was Curse of the Demon. That is a excellent film that not too many people know about, but if they read Famous Monsters, they'll recognize the demon. I always have felt that this would be a great film for a...update. I bet you'll disagree.

    One film that I know I need to see is The Hidden. I have heard great things about it. And I too, agree with The Host.
    The best way to celebrate Halloween is to show trailers to B-movies.

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    Re:Horror 2009/11/08 06:39:14 (permalink)
    The Hidden is definitely a must see, Mark. I am a fan of trailers in general but really do enjoy those of old movies, particulary B-movies.
    I do hope that whoever does remake the Curse of the Demon, and I'm sure someone will eventually,  is able to capture the same atmosphere of it and give me that same creeped out feeling!
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