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Demoncrat 31st October 2014 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 423306)
It did drag a little in places for me too, but I overall really enjoyed it. I still need to check out some of Dupieux's other work.

I highly recommend Wrong Cops then.

HIGHLY. :nod:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 31st October 2014 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 423832)
I highly recommend Wrong Cops then.

HIGHLY. :nod:

Duly noted good sir.

Jinx_Barkman 31st October 2014 04:17 PM

Happy Halloween!

27. Halloween
28. Halloween II

Tonight I will try and watch 4,5 and finish the night off with Season Of The Witch.

Don't miss the horrorthon and don't forget to wear your masks kiddies!

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 31st October 2014 06:10 PM

Jinx_Barkman 1st November 2014 05:59 AM

Ok, so Halloween has officially been over for nearly two hours in my neck of the woods, my stomach is packed full of sweets and popcorn, and I've just finished my marathon. Hope to be able to do all of this again next year. Thanks to everyone in this thread for keeping it active.:halloween:

29. Halloween 4
30. Halloween 5
31. Halloween 6
32. Halloween 6: The Producer's Cut
33. Halloween 3

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 1st November 2014 08:09 AM

A run-down of the horror(ish) films I watched this October:

1st: Disconnected (1983)
2nd: Dogs (1976)
3rd: The Seasoning House (2012)
4th: Dogs of Hell (1982)
5th: Don't Open the Door! (1975)
6th: Drive-In Massacre (1977)
7th: Encounter with the Unknown (1973)
8th: The Scarlet Claw (1944)
8th: Under the Skin (2013)
9th: Confessions (2010)
12th: The Hazing (2004)
12th: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
13th: Equinox (1970)
13th: The Evil (1978)
14th: Fatal Games (1982)
15th: The House of Fear (1945)
16th: The Unholy (1988)
17th: Fiend (1980)
18th: The Forest (1982)
18th: Frankenstein Island (1981)
19th: Frozen Scream (1975)
21st: Bedlam (1946)
21st: Here Comes the Devil (2012)
22nd: Graduation Day (1981)
23rd: The Galaxy Invader (1985)
24th: Garden of the Dead (1972)
25th: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
26th: The Ghost Dance (1980)
26th: Corpse Bride (2005)
31st: Lesson of Evil (2012)
31st: Trick 'r Treat (2007)
31st: Halloween (1978)

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st November 2014 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 423938)
A run-down of the horror(ish) films I watched this October:

You missed Dead Scared or was that September?

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 1st November 2014 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 423947)
You missed Dead Scared or was that September?

That's 'The Hazing' - it seems to go by that alternate title too. :nod:

BAKA 1st November 2014 10:50 AM
[27] Halloween
There isn’t a lot you can say about Halloween that hasn’t been said before, many a time. I think it’s often forgotten how light Halloween is, in terms of plot. It’s been posthumously bogged down in lore by a variety of poor sequels. It’s primarily style and razor sharp execution, Myers having a hype machine in the form of Dr. Loomis, rather than an articulated back-story to convey motive. It’s the perfect movie to watch at Halloween, it’s become intertwined culturally with the season, synonymous with it.
[28] Halloween II
Halloween II is where they started to flesh out Michael Myers, to provide motive to method. It sadly has a negative effect on the original, the unnerving random acts of violence thematic gone. But by closely following the formula (apparently due to some post production tinkering from Carpenter to Rosenthal’s film) and by directly following on from the events of the original it manages to lumber closer to the original than any subsequent entry would.
[29] Halloween H20
Halloween H20 has such a bad reputation at present, which is bewildering to me. It was very well received on release, deftly took the Halloween mould and infused it with a self-awareness that aided in revitalising the subgenre thanks to films such as Scream. It’s respectful of the characters and lore of the series, laced with references aimed at subgenre fans, filled with heart and maturity so far beyond anything prior entries could muster. Tapping Steve Miner to direct was a stroke of genius. There’s a gaping Donald Pleasence sized hole, but there isn’t a hell of a lot that can be done there.
[30] Trick Or Treat
Trick Or Treat is a guilty pleasure. It has a silly premise; a social outcast receives messages from a dead rocker he idolised by playing one of his unreleased records backwards, which brings the dead rocker back to life to wreak havoc. It’s another of those 80s films which overused the smoke machine, had an overabundance of glowing electric effects, and is riotously enjoyable, often for the wrong reasons, but endearingly so. It features a fantastic soundtrack and some scene stealing cameos, particularly Ozzy Osbourne, with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
[31] Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker is another of those films whose social values make for curious viewing to a modern audience. The homophobic traits a couple of characters display (most notably Bo Svenson’s Detective Carlson) are a little shocking, particularly the occasional slur, but it draws to a close with a conclusion morally ahead of its time. Susan Tyrrell’s completely over the top, unhinged performance fuses everything together. Boiling over with sexual deviancy, it’s likely tamer in terms of gore than a lot of people remember. The print on the recent Code Red DVD release is revelatory compared to prior VHS releases and bootlegs.

It's been a great Halloween. Managed to hit my target, and been treated to a variety of fantastic films. My highlights, in watched order: Don't Go To The Reunion, The Night Of The Hunter, Death By Invitation, Spirits Of The Dead, Night Of The Creeps, Dead Of Night, Robin Redbreast, my personal trilogy of Halloween (Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween H20; none of the other sequels exist), Trick Or Treat and Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker. A couple of discoveries, a few I haven't seen for such a long time, but most gems I revisit time and time again. Hope you all had a wondeful Halloween. Until next year! :broomstick:

Demdike@Cult Labs 1st November 2014 12:48 PM

Some great posts throughout the month.

Nice one Baka. :thumb:

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