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Nordicdusk 21st October 2015 08:51 PM

I like Terror Train :peep:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 21st October 2015 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Nordicdusk (Post 465566)
I like Terror Train :peep:

See, it's just these kind of of comments that keep my interest alive. :nod:

Demdike@Cult Labs 21st October 2015 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Nordicdusk (Post 465566)
I like Terror Train :peep:

How come? There aren't any tits in it that i recall. :confused: :tongue1:

Demdike@Cult Labs 21st October 2015 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 465567)
See, it's just these kind of of comments that keep my interest alive. :nod:

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 465568)
How come? There aren't any tits in it that i recall. :confused: :tongue1:

And others that kill it stone dead. :lol:

Nordicdusk 21st October 2015 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 465568)
How come? There aren't any tits in it that i recall. :confused: :tongue1:

Im sure there was some side boob maybe under boob ;)

Justin101 22nd October 2015 08:56 AM

I watched Deathgasm last night, procured through dubious methods shall we say :hide:

It was pretty good, gory in a Peter Jackson early days way and a great soundtrack that included tracks of the first Emperor album which is always good! The 'metal god fantasy' scenes made me laugh, especially the girl one as she listened to some power metal on her CD walkman :bananarock: and one very niche joke in particular made me laugh when the Zakk said "I'm going to do a Burzum, solo project!"

I'll definitely pick up the DVD when it comes out :)

Demoncrat 22nd October 2015 10:11 AM

Well, I watched Behind The Candelabra(2013, Steven Soderbergh).
Horrible in a less predictable way, this contains many highlights. A manipulative, fading star tries to hold onto his youth by remodelling his conquests in his own image.

What Jess could have done here truly boggles the mind, my mind at least.;)

Will make you terrified of gold lame short shorts.:nod:

mlock76 22nd October 2015 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 465503)
I watched Fear Itself on the BBC iPlayer last night, I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as I did Beyond Clueless. I found the narration to be distracting in this case rather than add to the film. I think it was more to do with her voice than what she was saying, she had a very soporific tone which helped me tune out rather than pay attention! However the selection of clips was good, a little too much J-horror maybe to the point where it started registering and I was thinking 'another Japanese horror film i've not seen!'

I wish I had re-watched Slice & Dice instead!

Just looked up Fear Itself on imdb.com. Looks interesting! Is it only available to watch in the UK?

Demoncrat 22nd October 2015 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by mlock76 (Post 465599)
Just looked up Fear Itself on imdb.com. Looks interesting! Is it only available to watch in the UK?

You may get it on BBC America?

Frankenhooker 22nd October 2015 10:27 AM

I thought the use of narrator on Fear Itself was quite clever. The voice was so calming, at odds with what was being shown on screen, that it created a dreamlike atmosphere. I imagine it'd be even more effective if watched around midnight when the eyes are starting to close.

Justin101 22nd October 2015 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 465600)
You may get it on BBC America?

I think BBC Canada is better than the American counterpart so perhaps it'll be on the iPlayer there too. I know you guys get Orphan Black!

Justin101 22nd October 2015 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Frankenhooker (Post 465601)
I thought the use of narrator on Fear Itself was quite clever. The voice was so calming, at odds with what was being shown on screen, that it created a dreamlike atmosphere. I imagine it'd be even more effective if watched around midnight when the eyes are starting to close.

That was the whole thing I had a problem with :lol: it was too calming and made me lose concentration on the words she was saying! It was good though.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 22nd October 2015 04:58 PM

Love Film has sent me Bleeder.

...the second non-horror in a row! :doh: My fault this time though as I'd added it to my list so long ago that I'd just assumed it was a horror flick when I was re-organising my priority categories for October's viewing. It is in fact an intense Danish drama directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.

I should be able to squeeze in Trick 'r Treats (the '80s babysitter terroriser) later though... especially as I managed to watch both Prom Night II AND Sorority House Massacre last night.

I rather enjoyed Prom Night II - some interesting supernatural shenanigans and effects work among the atypical '80s high school cheese. It's also quite unapologetically nasty and crude in places, which I liked. It was better than expected and an improvement on the first entry in many ways. Sorority House Massacre was derivative nonsense* (Carpenter's Halloween being the victim here) but was inexplicably rather entertaining in places so wasn't a total dud.

*well, more blatant in its derivation than the bulk of 'copycat' slashers are anyway

Inspector Abberline 22nd October 2015 05:22 PM

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Demdike@Cult Labs 22nd October 2015 05:22 PM

My choices last night were the superb and eminently watchable Sleepy Hollow and the slightly less well known The Virgin of Nuremberg.

I'm sure Shriek Show's Nuremberg transfer is desperate for a HD release. It looks stunning even as a dvd. Surely someone will pick it up as the now deleted dvd is starting to escalate in price.

trebor8273 22nd October 2015 05:55 PM

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MacBlayne 22nd October 2015 06:34 PM

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Fun, but minor Fulci. It shows off his knack for visuals (provided by the legendary Sergio Salvati) but you can tell that he's not all that committed to the premise.

Still, a half-arsed Fulci is a lot better than most at their best, and he keeps things moving about nicely. Patrick McGee is perfectly cast, and it's always nice to see from Mimsy Farmer and David Warbeck.

Taking a minor break from films tonight as I just downloaded this for the PS4...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GPf3MdVOKI

trebor8273 22nd October 2015 07:20 PM

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bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 22nd October 2015 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 465626)
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I guess you didn't like this trebor considering you now have it listed for sale! :lol:

trebor8273 22nd October 2015 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 465643)
I guess you didn't like this trebor considering you now have it listed for sale! :lol:

I loved it, but I received two copies zavvi mistake this time is my gain! I could return it but I've had so much trouble with them before, it's karma

trebor8273 22nd October 2015 09:12 PM

Finished the Omen and the ending when he turns around and smiles still gives me the chills after all these years

MacBlayne 22nd October 2015 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 465654)
Finished the Omen and the ending when he turns around and smiles still gives me the chills after all these years

It's such a beautifully shot film as well. Did you ever listen to Richard Donner and Stuart Baird's commentary. It's a funny recollection of the mishaps that happened during production, such as the time Donner found himself fighting off wild baboons with a broomstick.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 07:51 AM

Updated viewing:

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MacBlayne 23rd October 2015 08:19 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp_d96GUyu0

:ghost: :vamp: :broomstick:

Justin101 23rd October 2015 08:25 AM

Final Destination 5 for me last night as I needed another franchise horror for my checklist. By far the worst in the series, the deaths are gruesome though and most of them made me wince. The first 30 minutes and the last 10 minutes were enjoyable but the middle 45 was just dull dull dull!

Updated list for the month, 25 down 6 more to go, I need to watch a Tobe Hooper film, another Wes Craven and one more made before 1970 to complete the challenge!

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MacBlayne 23rd October 2015 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 465679)
Final Destination 5 for me last night as I needed another franchise horror for my checklist. By far the worst in the series, the deaths are gruesome though and most of them made me wince. The first 30 minutes and the last 10 minutes were enjoyable but the middle 45 was just dull dull dull!

I actually thought Final Destination 5 was an improvement over the fourth one. Although, I may not be qualified to make a statement on the series. I love them all. It's one of the few modern horror series that takes a delightful approach in death and destruction, and it doesn't go for the "you should be ashamed to be watching this" moral cop-out.

In case you're wondering, I find the second film to be the best.

Justin101 23rd October 2015 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by MacBlayne (Post 465681)
I actually thought Final Destination 5 was an improvement over the fourth one. Although, I may not be qualified to make a statement on the series. I love them all. It's one of the few modern horror series that takes a delightful approach in death and destruction, and it doesn't go for the "you should be ashamed to be watching this" moral cop-out.

In case you're wondering, I find the second film to be the best.

It's 3 for me! I actually enjoyed 4 though haha, I like them all but 5 is the worst!

The best thing 5 had though was that building up to the death the scenes it keeps leading you up the garden path and you're putting the pieces together to invent this really extravagant death but then it turns out to be something a bit more straight forward. I thought that was clever. What I didn't think was clever was the whole 'these are the rules' (again...) and the guy who's girlfriend was the gymnast going off the rails and becoming the 'big bad' for the last 20-25 minutes.

MacBlayne 23rd October 2015 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 465682)
It's 3 for me! I actually enjoyed 4 though haha, I like them all but 5 is the worst!

The best thing 5 had though was that building up to the death the scenes it keeps leading you up the garden path and you're putting the pieces together to invent this really extravagant death but then it turns out to be something a bit more straight forward. I thought that was clever. What I didn't think was clever was the whole 'these are the rules' (again...) and the guy who's girlfriend was the gymnast going off the rails and becoming the 'big bad' for the last 20-25 minutes.

I did think the finale was rushed, but I assume the filmmakers were determined to stay around a 90 minute runtime. Which, if so, I have to applaud.

I loved the scene in the gymnasium. Quite possibly the best scene in the series.

And as for the final two minutes - :clap: :clap: :clap:

Demdike@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 12:34 PM

Halloween viewing up to date.

Halloween Resurrection
The Unnamable
Cat People (1982)
The Reaper
Doomwatch
Burnt Offerings
Evil Dead Trap
Wild Zero
Willow Creek
Goodbye Gemini
Cry of the Banshee
Curse of the Crimson Alter
The Old Dark House
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Cave of the Living Dead
The Fog
The Dunwich Horror
Wrong Turn 5
Sleepy Hollow
The Virgin of Nuremberg
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
I Walked with a Zombie

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 12:37 PM

Mindflesh is currently pending dispatch from Love Film.

An actual horror film this time! :happy:

Demdike@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 465699)
Mindflesh is currently pending dispatch from Love Film.

An actual horror film this time! :happy:

Love that one!

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 465700)
Love that one!

I have high hopes... I think it was Frankie and yourself discussing it that pre-empted me adding it to the list.

trebor8273 23rd October 2015 06:40 PM

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MacBlayne 23rd October 2015 10:03 PM

Had a couple of hours with Outlast. It's a fun enough game but it doesn't terrify me. The enemies are always spotting you as you walk down a blood-covered hallway, so after a while the suspense factor is gone. It's not like Alien Isolation where you're praying that you won't get discovered as you try to sneak by.

Anyhoo, I'm moving from bloody hallways to...

http://www.gstatic.com/tv/thumb/movi...70_p_v7_aa.jpg

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 10:07 PM

Took half-a-day at work today and decided to watch Trick or Treat and The Hands of Orlac.

I have The Love Butcher lined up for tonight.

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bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 10:08 PM

Oh, and...

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Demdike@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 465802)
Took half-a-day at work today and decided to watch Trick or Treat and The Hands of Orlac.

Is it the Trick or Treat rock star movie or another? If it is it's the one i'm going to watch in a while.

Just discovered i've another Halloween movie to watch - All Hallows Eve - i'd completely forgotten that was in the to watch pile until i picked out Trick or Treat.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 465806)
Is it the Trick or Treat rock star movie or another? If it is it's the one i'm going to watch in a while.

The very same!

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 465806)
Just discovered i've another Halloween movie to watch - All Hallows Eve - i'd completely forgotten that was in the to watch pile until i picked out Trick or Treat.

I didn't think much of All Hallows Eve, Dem. Hopefully you'll enjoy it more than me.

Demdike@Cult Labs 23rd October 2015 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 465809)
The very same!



Does it still stand up all these years later?

Justin101 24th October 2015 10:35 AM

I watched Slice and Dice doc last night and The Girl Who Knew Too Much this morning, both re-watches but only one of them stood the test of time, the Bava.

The Bava has a ridiculous story for sure, but it's the proto-giallo so you would expect so, the cinematography and direction is great. It builds up a nice suspense and the editing is clever. It seems off watching it in Italian when it's clear that the actors aren't speaking the language but I didn't fancy watching the Evil Eye version of the movie, maybe the next time I pick this up I'll put that version on instead.

Slice and Dice, while still be pretty entertaining looks unpolished when you compare it to Callum's later films such as 42nd Street and the cannibal doc. Nothing is really gleaned from the talking heads, they're just keen to get themselves seen on the screen and give some opinion rather than any facts or anecdotes.

I think it's TCM for me tonight :chainsawkill:


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