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bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 30th September 2014 04:25 PM

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Nordicdusk 30th September 2014 04:31 PM

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Demdike@Cult Labs 30th September 2014 04:35 PM

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Any reason for picking up Varsity Blood and Rites of Spring Baka?

I have Rites but not watched it yet, by all accounts its a bit different from the norm with it's two separate plot strands.

Varsity Blood is from the director of Bloody Homecoming, again a film i own but not watched, supposedly very old school. Like you i was saving it, except this time for my Christmas marathon.

Look forward to your verdict on both of them.:)

BAKA 30th September 2014 05:04 PM

I've never seen either, but Rites Of Spring seemed to get a lot of praise from various people I follow and at places I visit. There was a really nice feature on it in The DarkSide magazine. It helped that it was around the 5 mark. :o

Varsity Blood was from the writer of Bloody Homecoming, Jake Helgren used to post at a, sadly now defunct, slasher forum I posted at, and I find myself compelled to check it out. I hate that it's become a common criticism of modern slashers that just because they don't do anything new, means they're somehow not worthwhile. I love the subgenre, faults and all, the formula works, and I see no issue with a filmmaker choosing to adhere to it, and Jake seems to feel the same way, so I'm looking forward to it.

I'm hit and miss on a lot of modern horror films, often I get more from those films that are respectful of the foundations that have been laid before them, and from what I've read, these seem to be.

Demdike@Cult Labs 30th September 2014 07:35 PM

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Can anyone recommend the Martin Sheen film The Believers or the Jim Belushi film Retro-Active?

trebor8273 30th September 2014 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 419528)
Can anyone recommend the Martin Sheen film The Believers or the Jim Belushi film Retro-Active?

Not seen retro active but enjoyed the believers, which might not be the greatest film but is enjoyable with some good acting. While not scary it has a disturbing atmosphere. If you like movies about voodoo it's worth a shot but don't expect some as great as the serpent and the rainbow.

Demdike@Cult Labs 30th September 2014 08:42 PM

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Not seen retro active but enjoyed the believers, which might not be the greatest film but is enjoyable with some good acting. While not scary it has a disturbing atmosphere. If you like movies about voodoo it's worth a shot but don't expect some as great as the serpent and the rainbow.

Thanks Trebor. :)

It's part of Amazon's 4 for 10 dvd's.

trebor8273 1st October 2014 12:39 PM

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Nordicdusk 1st October 2014 01:10 PM

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Anyone seen these 1 each so not a big loss.

demonknight 1st October 2014 02:39 PM

Dawn of the Dead Blu from Umbrella :)


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