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Postby Peter Criss » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:30 am

Thanks again buddy, excited to watch
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Postby haddonfield » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:44 am

Spooky Jim wrote:does anyone have the manitou?

seconding this.

also, just watched tales from the hood for the first time and man it's so good
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Postby Canadian Todd (for Canadians) » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:11 pm

Some micro reviews of recent watches:

Demons 2 - probably more fun than the first Demons. Lot of pieces of business that get dropped inexplicably, like asia argento's fate. It dares to not only endanger a cute child, but straight up turn him into a nasty ass demon. The zombie coming out of the t.v. bit was great, and this was the same year as the video dead. kinda had a shivers vibe to the contagion that's contained within a very modern high rise complex (if lacking all the psychosexual repression/body horror). Sick soundtrack. The only bummer is that it never has a scene that looks like the one in the women's bathroom from demons 1, where there's this pale, industrial gold lighting pouring in from some unknown location.

Lords of Chaos - not really horror, but it keeps getting praise in horror circles. it's not good and is tonally inconsistent and scattered. you think it's going to be a mock, self-aware biopic, but oscillates between that tone and trying to play it straight. And then it hits you with bursts of violence replete with horror sound drops and makes you sit with protracted scenes of stabbing (two different scenes). it gets real disturbing, but immediately undercuts that with a jarring jump to bad humor. also, kinda obnoxious that it scrubs all the race/nationalist shit from that scene. it's a movie that just doesn't want to deal with it, but it's like, then why do this story? sky ferrera is a cipher who exists just to humanize the fuck main character and make his fate sad.

The Perfection - i just didn't like this. like, it's an exploitation flick that wants to trade on subversive signifiers - a biracial lesbian romance, the survival of trauma - but really just uses it as set dressing for a dumb/ugly movie that feels like an American adaptation of one of the shittier french extremity movies from 14 years ago. i mean, rape revenge is a viable exploitation genre and amazing writers like Kier-La Janisse and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas have written very thoughtful things on the potency and power of i spit on your grave, ms. 45, etc. but, like, this thing doesn't carry that weight. it doesn't have a look to it. it doesn't feel ugly and grainy or have a point of view (visual or otherwise). it doesn't have anything to say. the different acts being different genres (protege obsession, early 90s erotic thriller, pandemic horror, torture porn) is a gimmick rather than saying something about them and just feels scattershot. I read a real dumb review about shepard trying to pull a haneke with the rewind stuff, but that's such a vacuous thing to say. haneke's use of rewind is to deliberately take away the plot's catharsis and make the viewer confront/sit with the fact that ugly violence is the mechanism through which they feel satisfaction. this movie doesn't have anything to say, and once again, the rewinding is just a gimmick. it doesn't even unspool and undo the events. it just does this as a stylized way to get to a flashback. even the final shot, which everyone talks about, is like just subpar hannibal tv show shit. watch boxing helena or audition if you want that shit to look good. oh, and we're supposed to buy marnie emancipating dear white people by orchestrating a dumb series of events that leads to her chopping off her own hand. i get that plot isn't really important in these things if style, mood and tension are, but there's none of that. it's straight up netflix algorithm genre smash-up without a voice or interest in look. it's like, black swan, hannibal season 2, high tension, the piano teacher and inside thrown in a shit blender.Toggle Spoiler

starry eyes - second watch. i mean, it's a straight-up ifc midnight version of mulholland drive with some really ugly shit in it. it's fine.
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Postby aububs » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:43 pm

lords of chaos is so bad. is it really getting praise in horror circles? figures
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Postby Canadian Todd (for Canadians) » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:19 pm

all the horror pods i listen to seem to hype it up. i think it's bad.
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Postby haddonfield » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:02 am

what are some movies that feel like the mangler. or like, other 90s really atmospheric stuff.
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Postby FourLegsGood » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:08 am

In the mouth of madness?
#weirdnight
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Postby haddonfield » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:18 am

yeah good call. due a rewatch for sure
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Postby haddonfield » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:53 am

Demon Knight really scratched the itch for me tonight
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Postby Peter Criss » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 am

aububs wrote:devil times five is an absolute classic and one of the best psycho kids movies. iirc the kids kill a guy and then turn him into a snowman, one of the kids dresses up in womens clothes and puts on makeup and acts like he's gonna seduce an old man? woman gets eaten by pirhanas in the bath i think?...turns out the kids are all from a mental asylum and just kill fuckin everyone, very coolToggle Spoiler


Yeah that was dope as hell
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Postby Kevin McCallister » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:14 am

Dolls (1987) has some fun stop-motion but really tiring attempts at humour. Some of the worst British accents I've ever heard. Seemingly no continuity editor on set. Absolutely worth it for the shot of the dolls convening in the corner and reaching a democratic decision.
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Postby Peter Criss » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:52 am

FourLegsGood wrote:In the mouth of madness?


I pass the church from this nearly every day, afaik it's still not actually being used and there is this creepy subdivision built around it
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Postby shacky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:11 am

holy shit the doctor sleep trailer the overlook the score i am all in on this

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Postby shacky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:13 am

i haven't read it so no idea what to expect plot wise but they've cast dick and young wendy and young danny and those recreated shots rule and have me all :ryan:
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Postby shacky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:17 am

the shining is probably my favourite movie and ive been thinking lately how there's very few like, "holy fuck i can't believe _______ is getting made" things left to be made for me, i got episode vii, twin peaks s3, m b v

i need this to be good
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Postby emotional fascism » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:18 pm

yeah it looks better than expected. Flanagan has me all in no matter what.

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Postby jalapeño ranch » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:45 pm

Uploading a few more movies I've enjoyed recently.

Spasms (1983)


The Initiation (1984)


Pledge Night (1990)



I also uploaded Mom the other day, might as well mention it here.
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Postby futurist » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:18 pm

two episodes in on Freddy's Nightmares and it's pretty bad. kind of nice to have on in the background though
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Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:06 pm

the shining is my all-time favorite flick but that doctor sleep trailer rubbed me the wrong way

like it seems fine but there wasn't really anything scary about it. more just like "hmm weird"

also i accidentally read a spoiler for the book and now i know why mike flanagan signed up
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Postby shacky » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:13 pm

Buzz Fledderjohn wrote:also i accidentally read a spoiler for the book and now i know why mike flanagan signed up


do i wanna know what this means?
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Postby Buzz Fledderjohn » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:23 pm

BOOK ENDING SPOILER:

well apparently adult danny runs into a ghost version of his dad stuck in the overlook and they emotionally reconcile...?Toggle Spoiler
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Postby shacky » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:26 pm

okay yeah i was mostly curious about what you think the impetus for flanagan's involvement was but if it's the ending i don't think i wanna click that
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:29 pm

Are any of these movies particularly worth checking out?

Humanoids From The Deep (1980)
Cannibal Girls (1973)
Death Warmed Over (1984)
Deranged (1987)
Ruby (1977)
Killer Workout (1987)
Mausoleum (1983)
The Spider (1991)
The Pyx (1973)
Hack-O-Lantern (1988)
Humongous (1982)
Spookies (1986)
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
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Postby futurist » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:19 pm

jalapeño ranch wrote:Are any of these movies particularly worth checking out?

Humanoids From The Deep (1980)
Cannibal Girls (1973)
Death Warmed Over (1984)
Deranged (1987)
Ruby (1977)
Killer Workout (1987)
Mausoleum (1983)
The Spider (1991)
The Pyx (1973)
Hack-O-Lantern (1988)
Humongous (1982)
Spookies (1986)
There's Nothing Out There (1991)


if your standars are as low as mine...

loved Hack-o-Lantern
loved Humanoids from the Deep
loved Mausoleum (McLoughlin's, aka One Dark Night. never seen Dugan's. both came out in 82/83)
loved Spookies
liked Ruby
liked Killer Workout
meh on Humongous
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:05 am

Oh man, Humanoids from the Deep is so good. This boardwalk sequence is incredible.

I meant the Dugan Mausoleum but I downloaded both so maybe I’ll watch them back-to-back. Thanks!
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Postby aububs » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:18 am

if you mean death warmed up as opposed to death warmed over? yeah that's def worth watching too

kiwi movie about a guy who is brainwashed to kill his parents by a mad scientist (who lives on a cool remote island, obvs). it has zombies, motorbikes, and a lot of gore

haven't seen it in years but remember liking it a lot
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Postby Spooky Jim » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:20 am

I also recommend Humanoids from the deep.
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Postby Ampersand » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:24 am

jalapeño ranch wrote:Are any of these movies particularly worth checking out?

Humanoids From The Deep (1980)
Cannibal Girls (1973)
Death Warmed Over (1984)
Deranged (1987)
Ruby (1977)
Killer Workout (1987)
Mausoleum (1983)
The Spider (1991)
The Pyx (1973)
Hack-O-Lantern (1988)
Humongous (1982)
Spookies (1986)
There's Nothing Out There (1991)


Yes watch all of these.
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Postby Ampersand » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:25 am

Words you'll never hear me utter: "oh, don't watch that 70s/80s horror film"
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Postby aububs » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:01 am

lol

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