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Old 7th August 2019, 05:47 PM
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Black JFK and Elvis working together to rid their retirement home of an ancient Egyptian Mummy that is stalking the place and sucking the souls out of the residents.

I have watched this film a few times and i just can't get into it i find it slow and boring even the humor does not work for me. Maybe i'm missing something because most people seem to love it or really like it at least but its just not for me.
I'm with you on this. First time i saw it i really couldn't see the point, second viewing i loved it, third time went back to not being overly impressed.

I think it must be a mood thing.
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Old 7th August 2019, 05:53 PM
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I'm with you on this. First time i saw it i really couldn't see the point, second viewing i loved it, third time went back to not being overly impressed.

I think it must be a mood thing.
Yeah i must be a miserable bastard and never in the right mood

My mate kept on to me to try it again and gave me a loan of it looks like i'm gonna have to break is little heart tomorrow when i tell him i wasn't impressed.
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Ive only watched it once, years ago and thought it was decent enough, might give it a rewatch to see how I feel now
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Old 7th August 2019, 07:01 PM
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When called to an insane asylum for a job interview Dr. Martin has no idea exactly what sort of strange procedure he will have to go through to secure the job. For this job Dr.Martin will have to do a practical hands on interview where he must talk to all the patients in the asylum and pick out which one is the Doctor who originally offered him the job who has recently gone from Doctor to patient himself.

Asylum is another great anthology from Amicus telling four different tales from the perspective of four of the patients of the asylum each one leaves you questioning the very sanity of the storyteller and has you questioning if the person belongs in the hospital or have these horrific things been done to them rather than by them.

"Frozen Fear" Tells the tale of a man who will do anything to escape his marriage which has gone stale and elope with his mistress but his wife has plenty of money and walking away wont get him and of her money so he comes up with a more gruesome plan which backfire in a very bizarre but fantastic way.

The "The Weird Tailor" is a tale of a tailor whose business is struggling and he cannot afford the rent. When is landlord gives him is final extension he has only a few days to pay of his debt or he will lose his home and business. Shorty after he is offered a very strange job where he must tailor a suit from a very unusual material but only during the night at some very odd hours and he must not start a second before or work a second longer. But when the suit is finished things only get stranger from there on.

"Lucy Comes To Stay" Lucy returns home from a mental institute but it seems like her brother is doing everything in his power to make sure she is not cured and when her troublesome friend starts showing up to the her everything turns to chaos pretty soon as then plan to escape her brother and runaway together.

"Mannikens of Horror" this is the story that binds them altogether where the last patient is making dolls and putting parts of himself inside them in order to escape the prison of a hospital.

Each story is short and sweet and never overstays its welcome and they are all very interesting and engaging. They all come together nicely ending with a great little twist to finish it off.

Well i wouldn't of gotten the job because i couldn't of picked out which one was the Doctor

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Alien (1979)

Despite HR Giger's alien creature being possibly the most convincing er' alien, in screen history, Ridley Scott's classic film still leaves me a little cold at times. Mainly in it's first hour. It's clearly a very good film and it's mixture of sci-fi and dare i say it, Gothic horror, works quite well, i do think it tends to plod along, albeit around tremendously designed sets, with for the most part under written characters - I mean, let's be honest. In a cast of just seven people, both Yaphet Kotto (Practically a crime when you consider his scene stealing villain in Live and Let Die a few years prior) and Veronica Cartwright are instantly forgettable. The same could also be said of John Hurt up to the fifty minute mark when he features in the movies' best known scene.

Giger's alien creature is fascinatingly hideous. The fact it's merely a man in a rubber suit is superbly hidden by both Scott and the behind the scenes crew thanks to eerie lighting and ingenious photography, but when we are afforded glimpses of the creature in full focus it really is a thing of beauty. If the first half of the film moves at a crawl the second half is pure cat and mouse horror (especially cat in the case of ginger moggy Jonesy who definitely has more screen time than Cartwright) and touches on both our sense of horrified wonder at the creature itself and our morbid fear of the dark and what may be lurking in it.
Good review, Demdike. I understand what you mean about it being a film which leaves you "a little cold" as it's not the film that leaves the viewer with a warm and fuzzy feeling afterwards! 2001: A Space Odyssey engages me on an intellectual rather than an emotional level, which is why I like to watch is a double bill with Silent Running, which is a much more emotional experience.

Even if you weren't entirely won over, I would advise making the time to watch it again with Ridley Scott's commentary because, as far as I can remember,, it's an extremely informative and enjoyable commentary which always makes me wanting to watch it again in your case, perhaps the director's cut to see if the additional scenes make any difference to your enjoyment.
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Cannon Films, certainly knew how to come up with greatest ideas for what now seems pretty bizarre, but back then seemed the norm. So the writers obviously thought, lets mix Death Wish with a slasher film, and they manage to go a step farther by having the serial killer naked, hard to imagine Michael Myers or Jason Vorhees butt naked while there slaughtering teen girls,( then again that's probably a good thing, I just had a vision of Joe Spinell in Maniac, doing his thing tackle out.) And while Ten to Midnight is not as violently gory as your regular horror come slasher movies, but it is has an air of sleazy seediness as our handsome nutter goes around annoying women, and then killing them starkers...Of course no Cannon film is complete without a Chuck, and in most films they could be interchangeable, in this case we have Chucky Bronson, who seems a lot more chirpier than he does in his other grumpy old man with a gun, and in this case a badge flicks. It really is hard (no pun intended) not to be drawn to the killers bits, when he is doing his dirty deeds, its not that its flagrantly in the viewers face, its usually hidden by a pot plant or a marrow lying on a kitchen table, its just weird but mildly intriguing, feel sorry for the fools who only saw the pants version...
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I've always considered Alien to be the weakest installment in the franchise personally. It looks grand and all that but it just lacks something. It's a very cold affair in which I find it hard to really care.
I honestly prefer parts 3 and 4. And Prometheus for that matter. Covenant was ok too but felt more of a popcorn flick than a Ridley Scott film.
It just goes to show different tastes and views here.
I think ALIEN is fracking brilliant. One of my favourite films of all time.
I'm reading The Making Of Alien book at the moment and love every thing about it from concept to screen.
I love ALIENS, it is an awesome sequel but if I had to pick only one out of the franchise it would be ALIEN over all.
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It's clearly a very good film and it's mixture of sci-fi and dare i say it, Gothic horror, works quite well
It does lend itself to the Gothic at times, doesn't it? This is perhaps why it's my favourite installment of the franchise. I do like all of the films in the franchise (barring the post-Resurrection pish that is). Aliens is decent but suffers a little from 'Dawn of the Dead' syndrome where it is essentially an action film with some horror chucked in. Alien 3 is probably my second favourite despite the flaws and I never understood the hate for Resurrection. It toys with some interesting ideas, plus has a great cast and some nice set pieces.

Also, the original Alien remains one of my all-time favourite cinema going experiences when I managed to catch it on a re-release in the early 2000s.
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I have watched this film a few times and i just can't get into it i find it slow and boring even the humor does not work for me. Maybe i'm missing something because most people seem to love it or really like it at least but its just not for me.
I couldn't make it all the way through this. I've yet to give it another go, but I found it a struggle for the same reasons you listed above.
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It does lend itself to the Gothic at times, doesn't it? This is perhaps why it's my favourite installment of the franchise. I do like all of the films in the franchise (barring the post-Resurrection pish that is). Aliens is decent but suffers a little from 'Dawn of the Dead' syndrome where it is essentially an action film with some horror chucked in. Alien 3 is probably my second favourite despite the flaws and I never understood the hate for Resurrection. It toys with some interesting ideas, plus has a great cast and some nice set pieces.

Also, the original Alien remains one of my all-time favourite cinema going experiences when I managed to catch it on a re-release in the early 2000s.
I really like the directors cut of Alien 3.

Thought Resurrection was superb when i saw it at the cinema. It was almost Xenomorph porn the way the camera lovingly examined them in their cages on the ship.

It's only let down to me was the hybrid alien, i dunno, it just wasn't necessary. Then there was that swimming sequence. At least one of our party died three times attempting to hold their breath for the length of time characters spent underwater.
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