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« on: October 26, 2006, 01:44:25 AM »

So what sort of "scary" movies are you fine peoples watching this weekend? I have the original "The Omen" en route to Casa de Skim which My Fair Lady and I will watch Monday night. Since she's out of town this weekend I also have "SARS Wars: Bangkok Zombie Crisis" coming because, let's face it, that's one of the greatest titles in CINEMA HISTORY!! Whether it's good or not remains to be seen but it had me at the title. So what's everyone else doing?
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006, 02:00:04 AM »

i rented slither earlier tonight

and once it gets a bit closer to halloween ill have to break out my dvd of dead alive... but its not quite that time... yet
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006, 02:02:12 AM »

Monster House!
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006, 03:16:54 AM »

I have the European movie, "Calvaire" at home.  I don't know how scary it is though. 
I'm also going to be watching "Hard Candy" and some type of zombie movie this weekend.  Maybe the original Day or "Dawn of the Dead".
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006, 03:27:48 AM »

Not scary, but you must watch The Nightmare Before Christmas the day after Halloween.

Rent the Dentist movies, those are ... kinda funny scary.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2006, 03:39:49 AM »

Tivo Suggestions has been grabbing some fantastic stuff for me automatically for the last couple weeks, and has a bunch of stuff on deck.

The great pumpkin Charlie Brown airs Friday, along with "Americas Scariest Halloween Attractions", which is a serious must see..   Also Tivo automagically recorded;

Dawn of the Dead
The Village
Wolfen
Final Destination 1 and 2
Nightmare Before Christmas

Whats nice is entering "Halloween" into Tivo search brings up literally dozens of things I would love to watch this weekend.


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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2006, 03:55:16 AM »

Two Halloween-time staples for me are:

The Haunting (original B&W version)
Young Frankenstein

And then some Halloween special Simpsons when I can find them. smile

(Oh yeah, I want to check out Monster House too. Looks good.)
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2006, 12:32:26 PM »

My wife has "The Notebook" in from Netflix; does that count?
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 09:52:10 PM »

Damn. Apparently my local Netflix facility did not have "SARS Wars: Bangkok Zombie Crisis" in stock so they had to send it from Massachusetts. Weird.
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2006, 10:01:07 PM »

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My wife has "The Notebook" in from Netflix; does that count?

you poor bastard - yes that very well might count as the scariest prospect on this list
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 10:37:02 PM »

Well there's always "Halloween", the original scary movie with a very young Jamie Lee Curtis. It's great because it's scary with not a lot of blood splattering.
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 11:15:39 PM »

I have a tentative double bill of The Shining and Near Dark on tap(dvd).   The first movie for atmosphere and creepiness, the second for the visceral thrills.
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2006, 09:00:15 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on October 26, 2006, 02:02:12 AM

Monster House!

 First of all I really want to see that movie. While not what I think of as the perfect Halloween movie, still I`m sure it would fit the bill.
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2006, 09:00:47 AM »

Quote from: JLu on October 26, 2006, 12:32:26 PM

My wife has "The Notebook" in from Netflix; does that count?

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  I do like the idea of watching the Shining again. Hmm, maybe psycho also???
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2006, 12:48:23 PM »

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Quote from: JLu on October 26, 2006, 12:32:26 PM

My wife has "The Notebook" in from Netflix; does that count?

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  I do like the idea of watching the Shining again. Hmm, maybe psycho also???

If I wanted to be beaten to death by the London Philharmonic Orchestra then I'd watch The Shinning (shh!) again. icon_twisted
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2006, 02:46:22 PM »

Saw III the second I get out of work tomorrow. smile
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2006, 04:42:43 PM »

Unbelievable that no one has suggested Rocky Horror.
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2006, 09:05:13 PM »

Prince of Darkness is a really good one, oftentimes overlooked. The original Texas Chainsaw is always fun, and the remake of that one is cool too. Maybe Last House on the Left? And I always thought Children of the Corn was freaky
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2006, 10:11:09 PM »

Quote from: Harpua3 on October 27, 2006, 09:00:15 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on October 26, 2006, 02:02:12 AM

Monster House!

 First of all I really want to see that movie. While not what I think of as the perfect Halloween movie, still I`m sure it would fit the bill.
Watched it last night with family and friends (including whiteboyskim and fireball). Completely not what I was expecting from the previews. It has a dark/mature streak in it that surprised me.
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2006, 10:55:41 PM »

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Quote from: Harpua3 on October 27, 2006, 09:00:15 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on October 26, 2006, 02:02:12 AM

Monster House!

 First of all I really want to see that movie. While not what I think of as the perfect Halloween movie, still I`m sure it would fit the bill.
Watched it last night with family and friends (including whiteboyskim and fireball). Completely not what I was expecting from the previews. It has a dark/mature streak in it that surprised me.

Monster House is a dark, wierd, and often twisted movie.. I rather didn't like it much.  We saw it a week or so before it hit theaters on some private invite screener by the studio that produces it.  Comments were mixed from talking to the survey people at the screener.
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2006, 11:32:32 PM »

I vote the evil dead trilogy

Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2006, 04:21:59 AM »

We just finished Monster House, I have to admit, second time around it was much better. Probably because I have a general dislike for Movie theaters, and stuff is *MUCH* better to watch laying down on my leather sofa infront of a lovely fireplace.
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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2006, 03:41:03 PM »

Showed Monster House to My Fair Lady last night and she dug the heck out of it. Personally, I enjoyed it at Crayola's house despite his dog standing in front of the tv for half the movie while chewing a toy. :slywink: But I dug the flick and seeing it again and being able to focus on it made it a lot better.
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2006, 04:58:26 PM »

Probably going to do the Hellraiser thing with a dash of Saw/Saw II and The Ring on Halloween. Perhaps some Stir of Echos or House on Haunted Hill?  Fun fun fun!
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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2006, 06:28:00 PM »

Can any recommend a good horror movie that is actually scary?  I don't mean using cheap scare tactics, but a movie that is genuinely piss-your-pants scary?
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2006, 06:37:08 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on October 30, 2006, 06:28:00 PM

Can any recommend a good horror movie that is actually scary?  I don't mean using cheap scare tactics, but a movie that is genuinely piss-your-pants scary?

The only horror movie that has ever scared me as an adult was The Shining; so I can't help there...
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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2006, 07:36:58 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on October 30, 2006, 06:28:00 PM

Can any recommend a good horror movie that is actually scary?  I don't mean using cheap scare tactics, but a movie that is genuinely piss-your-pants scary?
The Innocents is genuinely creepy.  I love it because it doesn't contain any gore or bad language, but still manages to get under my skin.
A Tale of Two Sisters and Exorcist 3 also come to mind as great atmospheric horror flicks.   

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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2006, 07:40:39 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on October 30, 2006, 06:28:00 PM

Can any recommend a good horror movie that is actually scary?  I don't mean using cheap scare tactics, but a movie that is genuinely piss-your-pants scary?

The Ring gave me nightmares.  (I'm gonna keep pretending that I still don't have em ok?)
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2006, 09:54:55 PM »

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Completely not what I was expecting from the previews. It has a dark/mature streak in it that surprised me.

the commercial with the 12 year old kid referencing female genitalia didnt tip you off as to this?  im as ridiculously far from a prude as you can imagine, but that kinda made my jaw drop when i heard it - in a "i cant believe they went there" sort of way
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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2006, 11:44:17 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on October 30, 2006, 06:28:00 PM

Can any recommend a good horror movie that is actually scary?  I don't mean using cheap scare tactics, but a movie that is genuinely piss-your-pants scary?

i'm not sure i'd call it 'scary,' but The Exorcist is an absolute classic horror flick and easily one of the most unsettling movies i've ever seen.  it's definitely one that could keep you up thinking about it all night.
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« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2006, 02:25:12 AM »

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Completely not what I was expecting from the previews. It has a dark/mature streak in it that surprised me.

the commercial with the 12 year old kid referencing female genitalia didnt tip you off as to this?  im as ridiculously far from a prude as you can imagine, but that kinda made my jaw drop when i heard it - in a "i cant believe they went there" sort of way
Quite frankly, no it didn't. I had the same reaction you did, but I wouldn't call the joke mature. Worldly, perhaps, but it strikes me as more immature than anything else. And certainly not near as lewd as, say, certain portions of Shrek.  The darkness/maturity I was referring to was in the tone of the story and, particularly, the origins of the house. That aspect of the film went places I never would've expected the film to go from the glimpses we got via its marketing.

The more I think about the film, the more I like it.

BTW - The production design and animation on the house itself is spectacular and worth the price of admission alone for any animation geeks out there.
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« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2006, 02:28:40 AM »

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 30, 2006, 03:41:03 PM

Showed Monster House to My Fair Lady last night and she dug the heck out of it. Personally, I enjoyed it at Crayola's house despite his dog standing in front of the tv for half the movie while chewing a toy. :slywink: But I dug the flick and seeing it again and being able to focus on it made it a lot better.
Hey now! It's not my fault the squeaky toy in the film spurred his imagination. Normally he's quite docile when we're watching the TV. *shrug*
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