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Demdike@Cult Labs 7th October 2014 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 420370)
Thanks. :)

Obviously personal mood plays a massive part, but I think it can become a bit of a chore if you strictly and repeatedly adhere to a marathon over a set period. I sometimes start watching the end of September or earlier to break myself in gently. Plus, sometimes it can be fun if there are a few people doing it, meaning that the 'competitive' and regimented nature of it doesn't feel as taxing... forced or chain watching can certainly kill the fun pretty quickly though.

My Christmas marathon is a pure joy as they are all films which are new to me.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 7th October 2014 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 420373)
My Christmas marathon is a pure joy as they are all films which are new to me.

I always try and mix some new to me films into any marathon I do to keep things fresh. I don't really do a Christmas marathon though, other than (usually) watching both It's a Wonderful Life and Black Christmas (now there's an unconventional double-bill!)

Demdike@Cult Labs 7th October 2014 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 420374)
I always try and mix some new to me films into any marathon I do to keep things fresh. I don't really do a Christmas marathon though, other than (usually) watching both It's a Wonderful Life and Black Christmas (now there's an unconventional double-bill!)

Not related to my horror marathon but related to It's a Wonderful Life.

I watched a film called The Shop Around the Corner with James Stewart for the first time early last November. It was on one of those 4 disc TCM Legends set on region one. Little did i know it was a beautifully funny Christmas film.

That will be one to rewatch with the tree lights twinkling.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 7th October 2014 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 420379)
Not related to my horror marathon but related to It's a Wonderful Life.

I watched a film called The Shop Around the Corner with James Stewart for the first time early last November. It was on one of those 4 disc TCM Legends set on region one. Little did i know it was a beautifully funny Christmas film.

That will be one to rewatch with the tree lights twinkling.

I've never seen that... will have to check it out. :nod:

Jinx_Barkman 8th October 2014 06:35 AM

7th. Videodrome

Much can be written/discussed about this spectacular film but I will spare everyone with only a few anecdotes. Videodrome explores the idea of television altering our perception of reality brilliantly and almost as a warning. Cronenberg's treatment of the television as a living organism and an extension of our mind and body is marvelous and poignant. I feel like it could be an allegory for religion at times as well. This is easily in my top 5 films of all time. Long live the new flesh!

Demdike@Cult Labs 8th October 2014 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 420148)
My viewing so far has been.

1st - Hallowed Ground
2nd - Happy Hell Night
3rd - Corridors of Blood
4th - Madison County

5th - Prophecy
6th - Samhain / Isle of the Dead
7th - Devils of Darkness

Jinx_Barkman 9th October 2014 08:06 PM

8th. The Funhouse

God, I love this film. It just oozes atmosphere and impending doom. I know not everyone feels the same but this is certainly a highlight in Tobe Hooper's oeuvre for me.

Jinx_Barkman 10th October 2014 07:18 AM

9th. Fear No Evil

An incredibly ambitious film that some how manages to miss the mark but still hit it somewhat. Wonderful horror imagery in the beginning of the film doesn't really match the tone of the rest of the film and feels underdeveloped. The film really falls apart going into the third act but recovers to give us a wildly energetic finale. Overall, I found it quite a good watch with some obvious flaws. This was the first time I've watched it in about 10 years. Great soundtrack!

Does anyone care to list all of the Halloween themed horror films you can think of? These are a few the top of my head:

Halloween films
Trick Or Treats
Trick Or Treat
Trick 'r Treat
Night Of The Demons films
The Lady In White
Satan's Little Helper

Demdike@Cult Labs 10th October 2014 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Jinx_Barkman (Post 420793)
9th. Fear No Evil

An incredibly ambitious film that some how manages to miss the mark but still hit it somewhat. Wonderful horror imagery in the beginning of the film doesn't really match the tone of the rest of the film and feels underdeveloped. The film really falls apart going into the third act but recovers to give us a wildly energetic finale. Overall, I found it quite a good watch with some obvious flaws. This was the first time I've watched it in about 10 years. Great soundtrack!

Does anyone care to list all of the Halloween themed horror films you can think of? These are a few the top of my head:

Halloween films
Trick Or Treats
Trick Or Treat
Trick 'r Treat
Night Of The Demons films
The Lady In White
Satan's Little Helper

Dead Scared (2004) US title The Hazing - a personal fave of mine
The Pumpkin Karver (2006) - another fave of mine.
Halloween Night (2006) - reasonable enjoyable slasher even if it's from the Asylum.
Idle Hands (1999)
American Nightmare (2002) - cheapie slasher starring Debbie Rochon. Again i quite like it but it may not be to all tastes.
Pumpkinhead aka Vengeance the Demon (1988) - also a Halloween fave with me, even though i'm not entirely sure it's set around Halloween, although it features ripe pumpkins so it must be i suppose.
Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (2002). - Porn stars n' strong gore.

BAKA 10th October 2014 01:38 PM

I'm curious to check out All Hallow's Eve. That's set around Halloween, but it's a bit pricier than this type of fare usually is. Hopefully Fopp will have it cheap, as I'll be in London when it comes out.

I seem to recall the Creepshow films being set around Halloween. Dark Night Of The Scarecrow. I recently saw The Guest, which was set around Halloween, but not really Halloween themed. Very interesting film from Adam Wingard.


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