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Halloween Horror Movie Marathon

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  1. anstro76

    anstro76 Fluent In Nonsense Moderator VIP Member TailGator Chef

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    They re-titled it, Let Me In.
     
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    I'm watching Airplane right now. One of my good HS buddies is a commercial airplane pilot and knowing him either he is either LHAO or he is in horror.

    "I speak jive". "Looks like I picked the wrong time to quit sniffing clue". :D:D:D
     
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  3. anstro76

    anstro76 Fluent In Nonsense Moderator VIP Member TailGator Chef

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    The Blood Spattered Bride 1972 ‘La Novia Ensangrentada’ :star::star:1/2
    Directed by Vicente Aranda

    A young newlywed woman begins to have disturbing nightmares just after settling into the old mansion that has belonged to her husband’s family for centuries. When her sinister dreams come true, the innocent bride is caught in a maddening maze of unspeakable horrors.
    One of those strange '70s vampire films where there is underlying political commentary, but the message is not quite clear, not much in terms of scary, but definitely a trip.
     
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  4. anstro76

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    Dracula (Horror of Dracula) -1958 :star::star::star::star:
    Directed by Terence Fisher

    After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker’s fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker’s friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.

    Christopher Lee was solid, Peter Cushing as Dr. Van Helsing crushed it, now Michael Gough, who I usually find good, made some choices here that are bonkers. One real negative was set design. Felt too much like a sound stage. Could've used it for Sound of Music—otherwise, a classic take on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
     
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  5. anstro76

    anstro76 Fluent In Nonsense Moderator VIP Member TailGator Chef

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    Going to watch The Conjuring in chronological order:
    • The Nun (1952 / 1971)
    • Annabelle: Creation (1943 / 1952 / 1955 / 1967)
    • Annabelle (1967)
    • The Conjuring (1968 / 1971)
    • Annabelle Comes Home (1968 / 1969 or 1971 / 1972)
    • The Curse of La Llorona (1973)
    • The Conjuring 2 (1976 / 1977)
    • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (1980/81?)
    We'll see how it goes.
     
  6. anstro76

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    The Nun 2018 :star:
    Directed by Corin Hardy

    When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

    Filled with horror/possession tropes and jump scares, little else.
     
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    Saw most of these. Didn't care for the Annabelle ones much but the Conjuring ones were really good as was the Nun. Not sure what the Curse of La Llorona is. Have to look that one up.
     
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    anstro76 Fluent In Nonsense Moderator VIP Member TailGator Chef

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    Turns out, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (1980/81?) is still in production. So it's off the list.
    I did not enjoy the Nun or Annabelle: Creation, not very good story-wise, with weak premises just to set up jump scares that are in every scary movie.
     
  9. anstro76

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    Annabelle: Creation 2017 :star:
    Directed by David F. Sandberg

    Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation—Annabelle.

    So far, it's 0 for 2, the Nun now this. Paper-thin stories to set up tense moments designed for jump scares. My daughter died, so a demon tricked us into letting possess her doll, so no good reason was found for all this.
     
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    The two Conjurings are good. The second one is about is good as the first which usually doesn't happen. I like that they start with the Warren's past cases in the opening scenes and the one where she puts herself in the place of the Amityville Horror killings was pretty cool.
     
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    Also started the Insidious movies. Interesting take on demon possession. Only made through the first one though.
     
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    anstro76 Fluent In Nonsense Moderator VIP Member TailGator Chef

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    I have those, never watched them. Maybe I'll check one out. I guess being laid off is doing wonders for my movie watching; unfortunately, the pay and benefits are shit.
     
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    The ending had a nice twist too.
     
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    Some others that are pretty underrated:
    Session 9
    Audition
    Prince of Darkness
    The Innocents (1961)
    The Blackcoat's Daughter
    Cube
    The People Under the Stairs
    Drag Me to Hell
    Bubba Ho Tep
    Hush
    Jacob's Ladder
    Dog Soldiers
    Or just have a David Cronenberg festival: Rabid, The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, The Fly, Dead Ringers
     
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    some good scary scenes in Alien
     
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    Drag me and Jacobs Ladder were good and scary.
    Under the stairs is more campy and really funny in some parts than scary.
     
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    My son and I watched the Curse of My Sharona (LL Larona) last night. Wasn't as good as the Conjuring but had good effects. Story was a little weak.
     
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    This title keeps popping up in my feeds, I'll have to check it out.
    Always down for some body horror.
     
  19. anstro76

    anstro76 Fluent In Nonsense Moderator VIP Member TailGator Chef

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    I took a road trip to see the folks in Tennessee, so I haven't watched as many movies, but last night I got one in, and boy was it something!

    The Vampire Lovers
    1970 Directed by Roy Ward Baker :star::star::star:

    A true Hammer Film Productions vampire movie. They have a very distinct style to their '70s vampire/horror movies. A deep dive is well worth it.
    In the heart of Styria, the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog, whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a stake through their diabolical hearts. One grave he cannot locate is that of the legendary beautiful Mircalla Karnstein. Years of peace follow that grisly night until Mircalla reappears to avenge her family’s decimation and satisfy her desire for blood.
    Another vampire film with Peter Cushing AKA Grand Moff Tarkin
    I had to include the Film Poster for this one...

    and the cast:
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