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bleakshaun 9th October 2018 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 590216)
As I'm enjoying interview with a vampire is queen of the damned worth watching or should I give it a miss?

Even though Jonathan Davis from KoRn makes an appearance, it's garbage

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trebor8273 9th October 2018 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 590217)
A definite miss. :nod:

Thanks,are the books worth a read?

bleakshaun 9th October 2018 07:47 PM

I liked Interview with a Vampire, ain't read the others

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trebor8273 9th October 2018 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by bleakshaun (Post 590220)
I liked Interview with a Vampire, ain't read the others

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I thought was only three books but seems to be more than a dozen!

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 9th October 2018 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 590219)
Thanks,are the books worth a read?

I haven't read them myself but have heard that they are supposed to be good.

trebor8273 9th October 2018 08:28 PM

Noticed a film called cold skin on Netflix anyone seen it?

bleakshaun 9th October 2018 08:53 PM

Hatchet 2
Starts right where we left off, Mary Beth escapes the clutches off Victor Crowley and goes to seek help. The reverend zombie, says he'll do it and brings her as well as a ragtag group of hunters to kill Crowley.
I still love this film, from the minor appearance from Lloyd Kaufman, to the great deaths (two of my all time favourite slasher kills are in this one) and it still has some humor.

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Susan Foreman 9th October 2018 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by bleakshaun (Post 590229)
Hatchet 2
Starts right where we left off, Mary Beth escapes the clutches off Victor Crowley and goes to seek help. The reverend zombie, says he'll do it and brings her as well as a ragtag group of hunters to kill Crowley.
I still love this film, from the minor appearance from Lloyd Kaufman, to the great deaths (two of my all time favourite slasher kills are in this one) and it still has some humor.

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I found her eyebrows to be really distracting in this film

**NOTE - That is not a surprised look. That is how she is throughout the entire film!


Demdike@Cult Labs 9th October 2018 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Susan Foreman (Post 590233)
I found her eyebrows to be really distracting in this film

**NOTE - That is not a surprised look. That is how she is throughout the entire film!


Perhaps the devil is growing his eyebrows back on her this time after his failure with Angel Blake.

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th October 2018 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 590225)
I haven't read them myself but have heard that they are supposed to be good.

I've bought and read and got rid of quite a few Anne Rice books in my time. I prefer the film to be honest. Even Rice liked it when she saw it after her initial revulsion at Tom Cruise getting the role of Lestat.

Violin was the last one i read. I wasn't impressed.

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th October 2018 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 590216)
As I'm enjoying interview with a vampire is queen of the damned worth watching or should I give it a miss?

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 590217)
A definite miss. :nod:

It is a miss i agree. However i have seen it a couple of times and have no intention of getting rid of the dvd.

Make of that what you will.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 9th October 2018 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 590216)
As I'm enjoying interview with a vampire is queen of the damned worth watching or should I give it a miss?

The soundtrack is pretty good, the film is rubbish. It's very odd to watch Stuart Townsend, as the front man of a heavy metal band, singing songs which are clearly voiced by Jonathan Davies from KoRn!

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th October 2018 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs (Post 590239)
The soundtrack is pretty good, the film is rubbish.

I bet if 88 released it on blu you'd buy it. :lol:

Not saying you'd be thrilled about but you do have that collecting gene.

J Harker 9th October 2018 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 590227)
Noticed a film called cold skin on Netflix anyone seen it?

Yes. Watched it a few nights back. I personally enjoyed it. Does require you to not ask too many questions though.

Demdike@Cult Labs 9th October 2018 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 590241)
Yes. Watched it a few nights back. I personally enjoyed it. Does require you to not ask too many questions though.

Is that the Ray Stevenson one?

Quite looking forward to that if so. Saving it for the old Decemberdike.

J Harker 9th October 2018 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 590242)
Is that the Ray Stevenson one?

Quite looking forward to that if so. Saving it for the old Decemberdike.

Yes. Be interested to see what you make of it Dem. It's got some great visuals and atmosphere. But plotwise logic isn't exactly a strong feature. Didn't bother me but i can imagine some finding it enough to ruin the film.

J Harker 10th October 2018 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Gothmogxx (Post 590057)
I've been genuinely blown away tonight.

Don't Breathe 2016 is one of THE prime examples of how to do a horror film completely right and also shows that modern horror isn't as bad as people say it is. Thankfully as someone in my 20's I can enjoy both the really, really old stuff, then the stuff from the 70's-90's and now the modern age. I truly pity anybody my age who refuses to enjoy horror films because "its too old". But on the flip side, I really can't stand how people hold up the old days in such high esteem and just immediately dismiss everything that came afterwards. Both have their own screw ups so what's the issue? Why not just enjoy all of them regardless of when they came out, as i'm sure pretty much everybody on this forum does?

I'm going off topic here so back to it: Jesus Christ this is a modern masterpiece not just of horror, but film overall.

Not since The Descent has there been a horror film which has so much tension, claustrophobia or suspense. So basically the three younger characters go to rob this old blind guys house which on paper seems like an easy task. Except it all goes horribly wrong: This guy may be blind but he means business. I don't think its a spoiler to mention that since the back of the Blu Ray basically says so. It completely turns the home invasion sub-genre on its head and makes the inhabitant the threat: and a very sinister one at that. David Hess may be the go to guy to play a bad character for a home invasion movie, but even the characters he plays like Krug and Alex would potentially meet their match here if they broke into this house.

There's only so much I can say, and I don't even want to go into the cat and mouse chase that takes up the majority of the film, along with some other stuff you find out as it goes on. I don't even want to put spoiler warnings in case somebody just decides to say "screw it" and reads it anyway without having seen it.

I've thought carefully about how to rate every film on this list but not this one, it doesn't need a second of thought. 10/10

WATCH this movie, don't look up the major spoilers or what happens: just watch it and have fun.

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 590058)
Here's what i said about Don't Breathe last December. [emoji38]

Don't Breathe (2016)

This tale of three young burglars who take on more than they bargained for when they try to steal a wad of cash from a blind army veteran.

Merely okay. I felt it would have worked better in a 25 minute slot in an Amicus anthology film as repetition kicks in as we seem to be treading over the same ground throughout - keep quiet and still and hope the blind man doesn't shoot you. It's all fairly derivative and cliche in the way early plot points are laid on thick just so you don't forget them forty minutes later - Ladybirds, anyone?

As for the three burglars? I wanted them dead. Robbing folk, smashing their things, pissing on the floor of their victims. Deserved everything they got and more!

The film poster suggests that this is the best American horror film in twenty years. If it is then God help us!

So based on these two slightly conflicting reviews I decided to check this out.
What a bloody mess this film is.
Not to say I haven't enjoyed it, but these sorts of films live or die by the viewers ability to care for the characters. Unfortunately the all over the shop morality of all four players means it's damn near impossible to really care about anyone and by extension anything that happens. Jane Levys characters has some semblance of a sympathetic story going on but it doesn't justify her actions. The other lad is just a weasel and the guy that seemed to be the leader got as Dem said what he deserved. As for Stephen Langs blind war veteran, well he's admittedly a very good character, almost animalistic in his performance. Had he just been what he first appears to be (I don't want to give to much away cos this is worth a watch) then I think we'd have had a much better film.
Decent waste of 90 mins? I suppose.
Horror masterpiece? Heck no.

trebor8273 10th October 2018 12:48 PM

With getting those Hellboy graphic novels will be watching Hellboy later , but does it really count as a horror?

Paul Zombie 10th October 2018 02:33 PM

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The Wolf Man.

Larry Talbot(Lon Chaney jr) returns to his family home after the death of his brother and is reunited with his father(Claude Rains). and later when visiting a antiques shop he takes a shine to the sexy shop assistant (evelyn ankers) and buys a walking stick with a silver wolfs head. afterwards when he takes her and her friend out to see a gypsy fortune teller, he gets bitten by a wolf that is in fact a werewolf.

I have to say that i like this one the most out of the Universal monsters. Lon Chaney is very good in deed as the tortured chap who is forever cursed to change into a werewolf on the night of the full moon and go out to kill. and the funny old gypsy woman is superb as well with her classic werewolf poems about wolfsbane and seeing pentagrams in the palms.
Actress Evelyn ankers is so pretty too, and knocks most modern hollywood actresses into a cocked hat,:loveeyes: and i like her very much in the role of damsel in distress. And Bela Lugosi has a small part as well as the old gypsy woman's son who is also under the curse too.

Yes, this is well worth watching. and has nice misty woods scenes and creepy music and atmosphere. and the werewolf effects look quite effective too considering when it was made, and have to say that i much prefer practical effects like this than cgi which looks even more fake in my opinion. 88 out of 100.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 10th October 2018 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 590240)
I bet if 88 released it on blu you'd buy it. :lol:

Not saying you'd be thrilled about but you do have that collecting gene.

I'd be far from thrilled if they announced it, you're right about that!

However, if there was a number on the spine and it was part of a collection, I'd pay the money to avoid any OCD traits-related stress, yes!

Demdike@Cult Labs 10th October 2018 03:03 PM

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Flesh Eater (1988)

It's virtually impossible to be too unkind towards a film in which Bill Hinzman reprises his role of 'graveyard zombie' in this low budget, often clumsily acted, T&A gore fest.

Basically that's the film. It's set on Halloween, Hinzman rises from the grave and kills and zombifies all he comes across. It's impossible to get behind any of the cast because they are just there to be slaughtered in all manner of ways as Hinzman goes from farm to farm, meaning eventually there are zombies everywhere and we appear to be back in Romero's Night of the Living Dead territory with locals taking pot shots at anything that moves.

This isn't a good film but it's heart is in the right place (Unlike the girl with the heart in her belly button - at least that's where zombie Bill ripped it from in the film).

bleakshaun 10th October 2018 06:18 PM

Dolls
A father, his mistress and his daughter get stuck in the woods during a storm and find a house. Some other guy and a couple of girls arrive. They all plan to stay the night. But unfortunately for them there's killer toys.
Killer toys and overacting are what you get from this. It's great and also creepy. Not Stuart Gordon's best work, but it ain't terrible. It's better than robot jox to be honest.

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Demdike@Cult Labs 10th October 2018 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by bleakshaun (Post 590298)
Dolls
A father, his mistress and his daughter get stuck in the woods during a storm and find a house. Some other guy and a couple of girls arrive. They all plan to stay the night. But unfortunately for them there's killer toys.
Killer toys and overacting are what you get from this. It's great and also creepy. Not Stuart Gordon's best work, but it ain't terrible. It's better than robot jox to be honest.

Must admit i thought Dolls was excellent.

I hadn't been binging Puppetmaster beforehand though. :lol:

bleakshaun 10th October 2018 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 590300)
Must admit i thought Dolls was excellent.

I hadn't been binging Puppetmaster beforehand though. [emoji38]

I didn't hate it, i will say the acting is better than Puppet Master, but it ain't got a thing on ghoulies

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trebor8273 10th October 2018 06:25 PM

Was going to watch magic ( Anthony Hopkins ) as not seen it is it worth a watch?

Demdike@Cult Labs 10th October 2018 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by bleakshaun (Post 590301)
I didn't hate it, i will say the acting is better than Puppet Master, but it ain't got a thing on ghoulies

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Seriously? Ghoulies?

I couldn't wait for it to end. :lol:

Oh well, each to their own and all that. I do like the fourth film but that has more to do with the PVC clad Stacie Randall than the titular glove puppets.

trebor8273 10th October 2018 07:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBxTF_DxN8k

Strange and disturbing things start happening after a police office ( Eric Bana) is called to a crime scene in which a woman throws her baby into a lion pit. Part police procedural and demon possession film. While there are better films out there it's enjoyable and creepy. 7/10


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCmYN6TLd8A

Excellent, well acted throughout with some great locations and sets. Gives a lot more insight into the life of a vampire than the usual murderous monster seen in most films. Claudia is a tragic figure , a young girl doomed to never grow up, also i found a homoerotic vibe running through out the film 9.5/10

Now watch Magic.

Justin101 10th October 2018 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 590311)
also i found a homoerotic vibe running through out the film

Understatment of the thread :lol:

MrBarlow 10th October 2018 07:25 PM

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The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death. 2014

During WWII, a group of children are evacuated to Eel Marsh house where the hauntings and sightings of the Woman In Black start again.

IMHO, this sequel was severely over hyped from the first movie, the acting wasn't that great, the so called jump scares were predictable and was spoiled by the trailers that came out, I think a lapdance from a 90 year old gran would have been better viewing than this.

The Changeling 1980.

After the death of his wife and daughter, John Russell is persuaded to rent a a house to work and help with his grief but soon finds out his new house may be haunted.

This is like old school ghost house haunting, George C Scott at his finest as composer John Russell, there is a slow build up but gets a lot better, there is a great dark atmosphere within the walls off the house and brilliant story to it as it was based on a true story of Henry Treat Rogers Mansion. Worth the watch.

Crimson Blade 10th October 2018 07:28 PM

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Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter(1972).

Captain Kronos, played by Horst Janson, is a vampire hunter and master swordsman who travels the countryside with his trusty hunchbacked assistant and a beautiful gypsy girl, Carla, the delightful Caroline Monroe.

Directed by Brian Clemens, this is an interesting and different adaption of the vampire story. And although it still retains the similar old style setting that was typical in the Hammer films, this one mixes more of a swashbuckling tale, combined with a bit of western and horror.
Vampires no longer drink the blood from their victims either and instead drain them of their youth and turn them into old and shriveled up shells.
Another interesting aspect as well is the methods of killing vampires have changed too which now include burning, hanging, and a sword of steel forged from a cross.
And I also liked the curious idea in the film when the hunchback buries dead toads in boxes that come back to life again if a vampire passes. Certainly different.

Overall though, not a bad effort at all, and loads of fun. But I did think Kronos was an idiot leaving Caroline Munro behind at the end. What guy would do that? :lol:

7.5/10.

Nosferatu@Cult Labs 10th October 2018 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by trebor8273 (Post 590311)
i found a homoerotic vibe running through out the film

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Originally Posted by Justin101 (Post 590312)
Understatment of the thread :lol:

Yeah, the sexual tension between Louis and Lestat is about as subtle as a brick.

Justin101 10th October 2018 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Nosferatu@Cult Labs (Post 590315)
Yeah, the sexual tension between Louis and Lestat is about as subtle as a brick.

Gay couple adopts a young girl :lol: could easily be the synopsis for Interview...

One might think that I don't like the film but I actually love it, it's one of my favourites :lol:

trebor8273 10th October 2018 08:59 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY1oeoVD_zI

Anthony Hopkins plays a magician who is laughed of stage ,a year later he comes back and is a huge hit with his new act that includes a ventriloquist dummy called fats. He goes off to to see a old crush he had when he was a kid and too escape his manager . As time goes on Corky (Hopkins) begins acting strangely and kills his manager , he slowly begins a decent into madness as the film goes on its left up too the viewer to decide if he is using the dummy to project his desires and what he is unwilling to do or is the dummy alive in some way? A fantastic piece of acting from Hopkins and expertly directed Richard Attenborough. Not partially scary but very chilling and atmospheric. 9/10

Was thinking of watching leatherface tomorrow.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 10th October 2018 09:12 PM

Nice to see you enjoyed Magic, trebor.

An under-rated gem in my opinion. :nod:

Demdike@Cult Labs 10th October 2018 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs (Post 590325)
Nice to see you enjoyed Magic, trebor.

An under-rated gem in my opinion. :nod:

Unlike the Godawful Deliver us from Evil and Woman in Black Angel of Death which people have watched today.

Gothmogxx 10th October 2018 10:40 PM

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974 is another historic film. Like Last House on the Left, its shot in a documentaryesque (if that's even a word) fashion, which helps give it a more effective look.

This is a violent film, but you actually don't see that much blood. Like Halloween, Leatherface kills people but in very well directed scenes. Every kill in this movie is memorable.

In fact the psycho family are also a memorable thing here. Leatherface may be the front man but this isn't just about him. Nubbins/Hitchhiker is a demented man, who despite not being in the film to long, has such memorable scenes in the van and later on at the end that he leaves an impression. The Cook/Drayton is very weird. In some scenes he seems repulsed at what he and the family are doing to Sally at the dinner table then in others, he seems to do a double take and likes it. Truly horrible.

Its not my favourite but I hold it in high regard. I think I might "enjoy" others in the franchise more but I obviously concede that this is unquestionably the best made and directed film in the whole franchise. 8/10

MrBarlow 10th October 2018 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 590329)
Unlike the Godawful Deliver us from Evil and Woman in Black Angel of Death which people have watched today.

Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like The Woman in Black: Angel of Death film

J Harker 10th October 2018 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MrBarlow (Post 590337)
Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like The Woman in Black: Angel of Death film

Nah, tis dull as.

MrBarlow 11th October 2018 12:05 AM

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Horns 2013.

After the murder of his girlfriend, Ig developes horns and uses his new found gift to unlock everyone's secret and looks for the killer.

This has it all, mild horror, crime, mystery, Sex and comedy, this is the first time I have seen this film all the way through and it was great, may not be for everyone but worth a look. Daniel Radcliffe plays Ig, he was great in this especially with a American accent, it can be seen like the seven deadly Sins added extra, who said confession was never good for the soul. 8 out of 10

MrBarlow 11th October 2018 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by J Harker (Post 590338)
Nah, tis dull as.

Try telling that to my other half, she thinks it's the best movie made since The Haunting 1999 version


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