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Postby Orichalcum » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:28 am

I picked up this six pack of Stephen King movies the other day and decided to give Bag Of Bones and Secret Window a try because why not? Hadn’t seen em.

Wow to both, they are so incredibly dumb it’s not even funny, Bag Of Bones was total a cringey experience to sit through with some weirest exposition dumps and hammy acting to boot.The payoff would make Supernatural proud at least.

Secret Window is just so strange, Johnny Depp plays dirt and the ending twist doesn’t pay off whatsoever, it’s kinda like ayyyy I killed you, who whoulda thought even though Inhavent showed one human emotion since the start of this flick.
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Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:33 am

Hey guys I last watched the Fred Dekker movie The Monster Squad.

Good movie and the best Gillman suit since the original Creature From The Black Lagoon. But did anybody notice the massive flaw? When they open the portal to limbo all the monsters have been shot, stabbed or impaled by that point. So why bother? All it does is banish Frankenstein's Monster who was a good guy. The only detail is that Dracula actually does get back up from being impaled and is subsequently banished to limbo.

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Postby KManX89 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm

I watched the first few episodes of S1 of the ScyFy Van Helsing series on Netflix. It's okay so far, though the premise is kinda wonky.

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Postby Leviarex » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:22 am

Saw 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' on Thursday of last week. Definitely one of the most creepy and compelling (despite certain cliches) horror movies we've gotten in recent years. I had mixed feelings about the ending though.
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Postby Komenja » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:48 am

Started watching "Megabeast Investigator Juspion" (Or "Space Wolf Juspion," which is the way cooler title) after the blu-ray finally arrived in the mail. I've never seen any of the Metal Hero shows beyond random gifs or whatever stock footage was recycled for "Big Bad Beetleborgs." It's bonkers and I love it so far!
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Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:51 am

Leviarex wrote:Saw 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' on Thursday of last week. Definitely one of the most creepy and compelling (despite certain cliches) horror movies we've gotten in recent years. I had mixed feelings about the ending though.

What the Goosebumps movie should had been.

That said really enjoyed it myself and more so after the disappointment IMO that was It: Chapter Two.

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Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:34 pm

Rambo: Last Blood

I last watched Rambo 5: Average Blood.

Title Pun aside. The movie wasn't bad. But it is a middling movie.

If Rambo series, Rocky series, Cobra, Demolition Man and back in the day Cliffhanger and Daylight were top-tier Stallone films.

With Escape Plan and Expendables 3 being bottom-tier Stallone films.

Rambo: Last Blood is middle tier alongside Expendables 1 & 2.

Action scenes were great and impactful but backloaded to the end of the movie.

Plus the overall atmosphere of the movie doesn't feel the same as the other Rambo movies. You could tell this was the case from the trailers though.

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Postby eabaker » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:32 am

We watched The Innocents last night. I loved The Turn of the Screw when I read it in high school, so I'd been wanting to see the movie for a little over... (checks watch)... 22 years(!), and I'm so glad I finally got around to it!

I'm a sucker for ambiguous horror that can be read as either supernatural or psychological, and both the book and the movie are among the all-time classics of this mode. In this case, the way it transitions from feeling like something supernatural is happening to feeling like it's probably all a delusion is completely organic (despite being achieved by using multiple screenwriters to revise each others' work).

And Freddie Francis was just such a brilliant DP. Wonderfully subtle lighting, flawless deep focus, and astonishingly graceful camera movement.
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Postby Terasawa » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:00 pm

^That's one of the spookiest movies I've ever seen. It plays well as a companion piece to The Haunting.
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Postby eabaker » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:23 pm

Terasawa wrote:^That's one of the spookiest movies I've ever seen. It plays well as a companion piece to The Haunting.


Yes, the whole time through I was thinking about the visual, tonal and thematic similarities!
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Postby KManX89 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:53 pm

I just saw Zombieland: Double Tap, that was a good, fun time. While it didn't measure up to the original in terms of pacing, it has more heart than a lot of sequels and still manages to bring enough laughs and zombie fun while adding just enough new elements to keep it fresh. Oh and Woody Harrelson kills it (no pun intended) as always.
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Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:52 pm

Been having my annual monster/horror movie then

Last watch were Them! and Cult of Chucky

Both were excellent. Them was the best non-Japanese classic monster flick I've seen and Cult was everything I wanted in a Chucky movie and then some.

10/10 for Them, 8/10 for Cult
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Postby kingkevzilla88 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:01 am

The Trick or Treat Picture Show

this isn't a movie, it's a collection of two failed shorts, failed documentary, two terrible cooking videos and old drive-in consetion adds, all set to the same looping, public domain synth music. Thank God for the fast forward button.

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:03 pm

Final watched the new Halloween. It wasn't bad but I do feel it rushed through things a little too fast and the deaths just lacked the same impact of the original. They didn't do much to develop most the new characters either. They're pretty much introduced solely to be fodder for Michael. All in all it was decent enough but I felt there should have been more to it.
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Postby Julia Bristow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:17 am

Dracula (1931): 8/10
Dracula 1931 Spanish Version: 8/10
Frankenstein (1931): 9/10
The Invisible Man (1933): 8/10
The Mummy (1932): 8.5/10
Bride of Frankenstein: 9/10
The Wolf Man: 8/10
Hellraiser: 8.5/10
Hellbound Hellraiser II: 8.5/10
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth: 8/10
Dracula's Daughter (1936): 7.5/10
Van Helsing (2004): 5.75/10
The Mummy (1999): 5.50/10
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man: 7/10
House of Frankenstein: 7.75/10
Creaure From The Black Lagoon: 8.5/10
Joker (2019): 7.75/10 (J Phoenix is (IMO) the best live action Joker I've seen since Jack Nicholson in the '89 Batman film)
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Postby kaijumilitia » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:36 pm

I’ve been watching all the Halloween movies and I’m trying to figure out what is appealing about these movies? I like the first one but I don’t see how Michael Myers is that exciting to watch.
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Postby eabaker » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:04 pm

kaijumilitia wrote:I’ve been watching all the Halloween movies and I’m trying to figure out what is appealing about these movies? I like the first one but I don’t see how Michael Myers is that exciting to watch.


The original is one of my favorite movies of all time, but there's literally only one of the sequels that I consider a particularly good movie (Halloween 4). I don't think the character was ever suited to carry an ongoing franchise.
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Postby KManX89 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 am

eabaker wrote:
kaijumilitia wrote:I’ve been watching all the Halloween movies and I’m trying to figure out what is appealing about these movies? I like the first one but I don’t see how Michael Myers is that exciting to watch.


The original is one of my favorite movies of all time, but there's literally only one of the sequels that I consider a particularly good movie (Halloween 4). I don't think the character was ever suited to carry an ongoing franchise.


Yeah, the original Halloween is the only one that's well-received, not counting the 2018 rebootquel.
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Postby Jeff-Goldblum2 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:04 am

Howling III: The Marsupials

I last watched the movie Howling III: The Marsupials. I appreciate some of the things that are going on in this movie. It's the only movie I know of that features a Werewolf God and that it also depicts the werewolves as the 'good guys'. The movie also feels very weird from beginning to end.

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Postby kingkevzilla88 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:37 am

Let The Corpse Tan

If this movie had come out this year, it would have be in my top ten of the year. It is filmed in such a way that makes you remember why widescreen is amazing and the movie has incredibly strong style that is a feast for the eyes. This is the sort of movie that all of you should be watching instead of what ever crap fest Disney farts out.


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