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    If you’re looking for some scary films to get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday of All Hollow’s Eve, here’s a list for ya (like all lists it’s subjective and naturally contains a number of duds mixed in with the gems):

    https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies...ampaign=221008
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    If you’re looking for some scary films to get you in the mood for the upcoming holiday of All Hollow’s Eve, here’s a list for ya (like all lists it’s subjective and naturally contains a number of duds mixed in with the gems):

    https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies...ampaign=221008
    Predictable yet very appropriate #1 and #2. Cool list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Saw Smile tonight. Not entirely original and kind of a weird ending, but pretty damn scary nonetheless. Had me more on edge than Barbarian for sure.
    Just learned that Smile is based on a short film:



    Guessing they pulled the short film due to the success of the feature and that most likely they will include it on the eventual DVD release…
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    If you’re looking for some scary movies to watch this coming weekend in preparation for Halloween, KANOPY has a plethora of—IMHO—fantastic horror films available for free:

    It Comes At Night
    Susperia
    High Tension
    Knife + Heart
    Basket Case
    In The Earth
    Audition
    Amulet
    Midsommar
    Berberian Sound Studio
    In Fabric
    Hereditary
    Possessor
    The Visitor
    The Beyond
    The Lighthouse
    Triangle
    Hagazussa
    Long Weelend
    The Innkeepers
    Rabid
    Society
    Extra Ordinary
    The Blackcoat’s Daughter
    He Never Died
    The Invitation
    Re-Animator
    Stakeland
    The Signal
    Let The Right One In
    Don’t Look Now
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    Apparently this film was all the rage on the festival circuit (though today was the first I’d heard about it).
    It just got picked up by IFC and Shudder, with a theatrical run planned in early 2023 before going to the streaming service.

    https://variety.com/2022/film/news/s...rs-1235448994/

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    I just did a search; have I really not mentioned Uncle Peckerhead on this forum? I just did a rewatch, and I still like it.



    Struggling punk band, Duh, goes on tour, with a roadie who turns into a monster every night. Good (if somewhat silly) gore, plus some decent music scenes:



    And it's full of oddball humor, from the bad-sex-with-bassist-from-Pissface scene, to the hilariously awful emo-punk(?) band that opens for them (in what looks like somebody's living room).

    Ok, if you only watch highly regarded films with $eight-figure production values, this'll be a "bad movie" in your book. But, as garage projects go, Uncle Peck is kind of awesome.

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    Given that zombies are all the rage again, thanks to HBOMax’s The Last of Us, I thought I would offer up the following recs:

    7 ZOMBIE FILMS TO COMBAT YOUR UNDEAD CINEMATIC MALAISE

    1. Wyrmwood - streaming on Shudder

    2. Wyrmwood: Apocalypse - streaming on Tubi

    3. One Cut of the Dead - streaming on Shudder

    4. The Night Eats The World - streaming on Amazon Prime

    5. Ravenous - streaming on Netflix

    6. The Girl With All The Gifts - streaming on Kanopy

    7. Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse
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    Self Imposed Evil Dead Marathon

    So, last week, in preparation for the new Evil Dead Rise movie, I blitzed through 90% of the previous efforts in the franchise.

    I didn’t watch the short film Within The Woods as I couldn’t find a decent copy on the Webz.
    And I somehow missed Evil Dead: The Musical when it swung through Reno last fall.
    Other than those two exceptions, I re-visited all 4 films and binged the Ash vs Evil Dead series.

    Things I “learned”:
    I forgot how “serious” the first film is. It’s virtually devoid of the Three Stooges slapstick that permeates the second and third films and the series.

    I kinda hated the Evil Dead remake/reboot from 2013 when it came out. But watching it in succession with the other films, it really keeps the vibe of the original film intact; when it was released it came on the heels of Army of Darkness, so the “seriousness” and excessive gore felt out-of-place. It really is a spiritual successor to the original film.

    The Starz series jumps back to the slapstick of Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, but takes the un-PC humor to the extreme and amps the gore to 11.

    Hoping to see the new film within the next week and will be curious to see where it fits in.
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    When the first one came out, we immediately treated it as an audience interaction type flick And started our own commentary. But ya, probably because it was serious but in some way ridiculous and bad. I think that unintentional reaction by teens like us led Sam and Bruce to lean into it and make 2 more ridiculous and camp. IDK, but I l remember we almost walked out on it until we shifted gears and looked for comedy in the carnage

    Reading interviews last week, I was sad to see Bruce saying he was done playing ash and wouldn’t do so again. Sucks getting old and losing your heroes

    PS- ya gotta include Shawn of the Dead in a zombie list

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    PS- ya gotta include Shawn of the Dead in a zombie list


    That Zombie film List I posted above wasn’t meant as a “Greatest” or “Top” list, merely a list of newer zombie films currently streaming that prove the genre hasn’t died.

    SotD is all-time!
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    RE: Evil Dead

    Another thing I realized is how much Evil Dead II changed the landscape of horror films.
    You can clearly see the influence it had on Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive.

    That said, however, both A Nightmare on Elm Street and House pre-dated EDII in terms of having comedy infused into the gory and scary horror…
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    So, I succumbed and watched a number of recently released and in some cases highly lauded horror movies.
    Guess what?
    For my tastes, they all sucked.
    And if these films,—actually there is no “if” about it—represent the state of the modern horror film, then we’re screwed.

    HALLOWEEN ENDS
    I was pretty sure this final entry in the Halloween franchise was gonna be horrible based on the previous film. But I held out hope as a good buddy of mine was one of the credited screenwriters. I don’t know what he contributed to the film, but it’s a convoluted mess. For a trilogy that pretty much disavowed all the films after the original and attempted to re-canonize the legend of Michael Meyers, they sure borrowed a ton of plot elements from all the films between Halloween II and Halloween Resurrection, as well as the two Rob Zombie reboots.
    This is just a horrible mess whose only redeeming factor is the John Carpenter score.

    THE BLACK PHONE
    Okay, so Ethan Hawke serves up an uber creepy performance.
    That’s it for this film.
    There are so many moments where logic is tossed out the windows in favor of the over-the-top Rube Goldberg ending that the film turns into a frustrating mess. To say any more would spoil the entire film for anybody thinking of watching it, though I would advise you finding better ways to waste 103,minutes of your time.

    SMILE
    The first 10-minute of this film are indeed promising, thanks to interesting camera work and an unnerving score.
    Sadly, the rest of the film reeks of deja vu thanks to ideas culled from much better—and scarier—films like It Follows and Ringu. Derivative and uninspired seems to be the new modus operandi for horror films.


    M3GAN
    Yet another derivative endeavor, this one following the tried-and-true “technology gone bad” trope. Which wouldn’t have been all that bad had the screenwriters come up with some new and intriguing concepts, but they don’t. I was initially turned off by the trailers, all the hype, and the PG rating. But the main screenwriter, Akela Cooper, was responsible for the thoroughly bonkers Malignant, so I figured I’d give it a whirl. I sadly think she may be a one-trick pony as the other film of hers I’ve seen—Hell Fest—was also derivative and lackluster.

    Other than being mediocre-to-bad, perhaps the worst thing about these films is that they are making money and as such are becoming a sort of blueprint for the modern horror movie. That, and in many cases, they are getting sequels greenlit, thus meaning more mediocre horror films are on the way.
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    WHEN EVIL LURKS - streaming on Shudder
    Writer/director Demian Rugna’s latest effort ain’t perfect, but it’s light years ahead of the dreck drenched horror films Hollywood keeps churning out.
    Laden with glorious practical effects and a story cobbled together from folk horror, possession, and contamination genres, it is a bleak endeavor that offers up some scares, some thrills, and several moments of gonzo wtfuckery. Rugna’s strengths lie in pacing and also tension; there are several scenes where you know the outcome, but he winds the audience’s anticipation up to 11 before delivering the death knell.

    Oh yeah, if you haven’t seen his previous film, TERRIFIED, do yourself a favor and watch it, too.

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    Okay so just watched both Mia Goth movies. “X” and “Pearl”. Fantastic.

    I watched them out of order and had no idea they went together so was a cool surprise for me.



    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18925334/

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13560574/

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    I went to college with the main actor in THE QUEUE

    iHorror Awards 2024: Explore the Nominees for Best Horror Short Film:

    https://ihorror.com/ihorror-awards-2...or-short-film/
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    I wasn’t able to see this in the theater, but it’s got serious buzz.

    Dropping on Shudder 4/12.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvt-mauboTc

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    Spring, ‘tis the season of horror?

    https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3...-want-to-miss/
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