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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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I started with a classic.  -

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24/9 - Dawn of The Dead (1978 - Romero Cut)
26/9 - Life (2017)
1/10 - I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
6/10 - The Final Destination (2009)
7/10 - Night of The Living Dead (1968)

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Best horror film of all time. And a great film period.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Awesome! Thanks for starting this. Can't wait to start getting some horror film watching in this fall!
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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Kicking things off with these two classics.

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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"A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth."

A nice looking, but pretty forgettable, Sci-fi Horror.  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Big Grin]

Started off 1st September. My ratings out of 10 for what I've watched so far:

September:

Don't Do It! (2016) - 6
Haunt (2014) - 6
House Of Darkness (1948) - 6
The Order (2003) - 7
The Hollow (2015) - 5
Annabelle: Creation (2017) - 5
Wolf Creek II (2013) - 7
Xmoor (2014) - 6
The Night My Number Came Up (1955) - 7
Don't Look Now (1973) - 7
Blood Of Dracula's Castle (1969) - 6
Blood Mania (1970) - 4
Shut In (2013) - 7
IT (2017) - 7
The Devil's Hand (1961) - 7
Big *** Spider! (2013) - 6
Nina Forever (2015) - 6
Invaders From Mars (1986) - 7
Virus (1999) - 7
King Kong Lives (1986) - 5
The Madmen Of Mandoras (1963) - 6
Bride Of Chucky (1998) - 6
The Evil Dead (1981) - 8
PopFan (2014) - 1
A Haunted House (2013) - 6

October:

Idle Hands (1999) - 7
They Came From Beyond Space (1967)- 7
Starry Eyes (2014) - 7
Maniac Cop (1988) - 7
Dead Silence (2007) - 8
Honeymoon (2014) - 6
The Return Of The Living Dead (1985) - 6
Death Screams (1982) - 7
The White Buffalo (1977) - 8
Demons (1985) - 7
The Slayers (2015) - 4
The Fly (1958) - 8
Demons II (1986) - 7
House Of Wax (1953) - 7
The Vault Of Horror (1973) - 8
Tales Of Terror (1962) - 8
Three Cases Of Murder (1955) - 9
Prince Of Darkness (1987) - 10
The People Under The Stairs (1991) - 8
Friday The 13th (1980) - 7
Costume Drama (2017) - 7
Sleepy Hollow (1999) - 7
Halloween (2007) - 6
House On Haunted Hill (1959) - 10
Derek Vs The Evil Halloween Pigeon (2017) - 6
The Visit (2017) - 7
Thinner (1996) - 6
Vampire Academy (2014) - 5
The Number 23 (2007) - 7
Carnival Of Souls (1962) - 8
Halloween II (2009) - 7
Hocus Pocus (1993) - 7
The Witches (1990) - 8
Hatchet (2006) - 7
Jack Attack (2013) - 7
Betty Boop's Halloween Party (1933) - 7
Halloween (1931) - 6
Halloween Party (1953) - 7
Black Cats And Broomsticks (1955) - 6
Monster House (2006) - 8
A Dark Song (2016) - 5
The Grandmummy Returns (2017) - 5
Worst Halloween Ever (2017) - 6
The Candy Gran (2017) - 8
Children Of The Corn (2009) - 3
The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular (2017) - 7
Aaaaaaaah! (2015) - 5
What We Do In The Shadows (2014) - 5
Happy Death Day (2017) - 6
The Ghoul (2016) - 5
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) - 7
Spooky Bats And Scaredy Cats: A Halloween Tale (2009) - 8
Trick 'R Treat (2007) - 10
Season's Greetings (1996) (Dougherty) - 8
The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween (2016) - 5
Halloween (1978) - 10
Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982) - 10
Cat-Women Of The Moon (1953) - 6

November:

The Haunted Pumpkin Of Sleepy Hollow (2003) - 7
Prevenge (2016) - 6
The Hunger (1983) - 8
They Live (1988) - 8
V For Vendetta (2005) - 8
A Halloween Hassle At Dracula's Castle (1984) - 7
Trick Or Treat (1952) - 7
Treaters (2017) - 7
Tank 432 (2015) - 4

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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A bit over hyped but still entertaining 2016 horror thriller which features a cool setting (derelict part of Detroit),a good cast though other than Stephen Lang who plays the blind veteran there all new to me and a fun but progressively daft storyline this was rather entertaining overall and made for a fun 1 hour 28 minutes.

I'd say Certainly worth checking out 7.5/10


https://youtu.be/76yBTNDB6vU - Don't Breathe trailer (2016).

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Ick!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Lol! I thought I remember you liking it Helen [Big Grin]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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30 minutes into this 2016 horror thriller I thought I was watching a gem of a new flick but just as I was thinking that it took a downwards turn with one too many ridiculous moments to follow and an ending that was just too bizarre to comprehend!

Still the cast was great as was the bleak looking Minnesota winter setting!

Many folk raving on about this one but it didn't quite cut it for me and from reading all the hype prior to viewing just made it all the more disappointing!

6/10

https://youtu.be/DNjQoD_o6X8 - I Am Not A Serial Killer trailer (2016).
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Deranged (1974)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071408/

Starring wicked Roberts Blossom, nasty Tom Savini sfx and nice overall desolate atmosphere. 7/10

The Zero Boys (1986)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092288/

First time from Arrow release. Classic stuff 10/10

Cannibal Ferox (1981)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082700/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Ultra nasty Umberto Lenzi film. Didn´t like those animal killings though. 7/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Idle Hands (1999) - Started October off with this fun horror comedy about a guy with a possessed hand set at Halloween. 7/10
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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I Know...(1997)

A '90s classic. [Razz] Honestly, this is a guilty pleasure of mine.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
It's fun. I haven't seen the sequels tho.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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They Came From Beyond Space (1967) - Very different in tone to most other stuff from Amicus. Really zany but a whole heap of fun. It feels like a mixture of the sci-fi TV shows from that decade. 7/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Starry Eyes (2014) - I'm glad I knew next to nothing about this going into it. Dark, depressing and grubby. I need a bath now. 7/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Maniac Cop (1988) - Good kills, good fun [Big Grin] 7/10 Still haven't seen the sequels. Any good? Just noticed that this is getting a remake.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Geez, how many times can I type fun lol
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Dead Silence (2007) - I haven't seen The Conjuring films yet but this is by far my favourite of the other films Wan has directed. 8/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Maniac Cop 2 is very enjoyable,part 3 not so much but it still has its moments and features some spectacular stunt work!

Both of the Conjuring movies also Helen are worth checking out and I agree Dead Silence is a pretty solid watch!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I actually like Maniac Cop 2 more than 1, but I'm not really a fan of the series.

I am now convinced that our Helen has been replaced by that pod under her bed. The evidence:

Idle Hands--7. It's okay--maybe fun--and a young Jessica Alba is nice to look at, but not a 7!

They Came from Outer Space--7. Such a cheap and dismal film, despite the great ideas. Amicus should have never tried sci-fi. A 7? Nope.

Blood of Dracula's Castle--6. OK, I'll admit that I have always had a soft spot for the stupidity that is this film. Cheap, goofy, some bondage, John Carradine, added werewolf footage in the TV version... OK, fun it is!

Madmen of Mandoras--6. Also known as the precursor of They Saved Hitler's Brain--and actually a better film because it doesn't have the added padding. Fun, for sure.

And Don't Look Now--7. One of the greatest British films of all-time, an uncontested classic, usually finishes in the top 10 of any poll of best UK films...a 7??? A 7??? ROFLMAO

Seriously, I realize that Nic Roeg's films are an acquired taste for sure, but this one is a masterpiece. I love almost every one of his films, but this one is my favorite, just slightly ahead of Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession.

Real Helen, are you still out there? [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah what's happening helen [Confused] is that really you? LOL I can be excused for my high ratings as I have both bad taste and low standards,I even buy Eric Roberts movies [Big Grin]

Idle Hands Crash was surely an 8 perhaps an 8.5 [Razz]

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Talking of Maniac Cop it looks as if it's getting the remake or direct sequel treatment http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375737/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_1 with William Lustig attached as producer.


Director Peter Hyams son John who was at the helm of the last couple of Universal Soldier movies is directing!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
 - What can I say, I'm in a fun mood!! Maybe my excitement for the horror con is making me too lenient [Razz]

I used to HATE Don't Look Now so believe me 7 is wow hahaha

Eric Roberts is a good reason to watch any film  -
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Don´t Look Now is on my "to watch" -list this month so the ultimate truth will be revealed! [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084695/

Surprisingly good early 80s slasher with massive Halloween (1978) influences. 7/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Love the original Slumber Party Massacre Atomik,that music score to it just gets in your head and stays there plus the cast for what was mostly a group of unknowns I thought were excellent!

Not seen part 2 before but 3 definitely drops off in quality in comparison to the original!


You lucky devil Helen if your going to Horror Con, some great guests there http://www.horrorfan.co.uk/guests ,why's it got to be all the way up in Birmingham it's not fair [Mad]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
What I like about The Slumber Party Massacre is the unusual feminist slant by director Amy Holden Jones and acclaimed novelist Rita Mae Brown. And Roger Corman was always at the forefront of the industry in using female directors like Barbara Peeters, Kat Shea, Stephanie Rothman, and Holden Jones. The film certainly can't be considered misogynistic! And it's a cool, right-to-the-point little film.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
If you listen carefully, The Slumber Party Massacre score borrows heavily from Carpenter´s Halloween theme, not the most famous part but the slower one.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
This is the one I'm going to Warrior http://www.liverpoolhorrorcon.com/guests

Want to get my Twins of Evil signed by Damien Thomas, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde by Martine Beswick and Maniac by Caroline Munro. I'm so excited, never thought we'd have this here!!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Another thing, yesterday when I went into town there was a Halloween shop, a Halloween shop!!!! I thought I'd stepped into America or something!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Honeymoon (2014) - Weird, quite gripping with a cheap feel that really worked for it. 6/10

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The Return Of The Living Dead (1985) - Wanted something mindless after work so put this on and liked it so much more than in the past. 6/10
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Yeah, I'd give Return of the Living Dead a six too. I know that a lot of people really enjoy it--"More brains!"--but I've always found it to be just okay, a good idea played out as one-note.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yeah. Part 3 is the one I love!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Death Screams (1982) - This is fantastic. Well, it's not really but yes it is!! You have a super dramatic opening, endlessly bad acting, cheesy fairground scenes, spooky stories in a cemetery, a man in a shower scene, crazy music, great kills in an abandoned house and a ridiculous flashback. JUST LOVE!! 7/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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The New Kids aka Striking Back (1985) a seriously entertaining revenge flick from 1985 directed by Sean S. Cunningham of Friday The 13th fame featuring a strong cast including James Spader,Eric Stoltz,Tom Atkins (small cameo),John Philbin and the beautiful Lori Loughlin.

Loved the fight to the death fair ground finale to this and you really want see Spader (who is terrific here) and his gang of thugs get there just desserts!

Always had a soft spot for this one from the first time of watching it back in the mid 80s as a young teen and I can distinctly remember my parents who were generally very lenient to what I watched having a real dislike of it at the time as they thought it was both very mean spirited and overly violent which in all truth i'd probably have to agree but still it's a blast to watch!

Great music score as well with a standout track by Bill Wray called 'Stand Up' - https://youtu.be/VY-C1czo0pY

So overall awesome stuff and this new Spanish all regions Blu Ray while extras free certainly looks and sounds superior to all previous versions and cost me just over 11 UK Pounds so was a great buy!

https://youtu.be/4oCn4VVKNLg - The New Kids aka Striking Back trailer (1985).

8/10


Happy Hell Night a low budget but fun 1992 shocker shot mostly in the then Yugoslavia that features much bad acting,gory kills (mostly via a small pick axe),lots of nudity,a real odd looking killer who also keeps cracking daft one liners after each kill and the most sped up motorcycle scene I think I have ever witnessed!

Like I was saying daft and not particularly well made but still a decent 80 odd minutes and nowhere near being amongst the worst of its type!

https://youtu.be/xrxlv6x5PCA - Happy Hell Night trailer (1992).

6.5/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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The White Buffalo (1977) - I love this dreamy, atmospheric horror western. With 3 awesome main guys, Charles Bronson, Jack Warden and Will Sampson. 8/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
This is the one I'm going to Warrior http://www.liverpoolhorrorcon.com/guests

Want to get my Twins of Evil signed by Damien Thomas, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde by Martine Beswick and Maniac by Caroline Munro. I'm so excited, never thought we'd have this here!!

Loads of guests I would love to meet there especially Caroline Munro,i've decided I'm going to go to one of these Horror Cons one year even though there mostly miles away from me down here on the South East corner!

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Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
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The Final Destination (2009)

Another fun movie in the series. Yeah, they're all the same -- but so what. They're fun!

(I think it's contagious, Helen. [Razz] )
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Hahaha [Big Grin]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
[Big Grin]

Just finished watching "Night of The Living Dead". I don't think I'd ever seen it all the way through before.  -

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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A bullied teenager is sent to a reform school where he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors - from IMDb

Above average 2015 DTV horror with mostly decent performances from what for me was a virtually unknown cast and some rather brutal looking scenes of self harm which will have most of the audience flinching!

Moves along at a good pace as well and at just over 80 minutes in length your at its blood soaked finale before you know it,infact it's the the last 15-20 minutes or so that raises this up a notch or two for me as it gets pretty intense!

https://youtu.be/7Stqfg3rGgg - Some Kind Of Hate trailer (2015).

7/10 Not bad at all!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Piranha 3DD (2012)

Pretty weak but with lots of nudity which is never a bad thing [Big Grin] 4/10


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Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

This was a wicked ride. Very low-budget stuff but not bad. 6/10

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Don´t look Now (1973)

Cool mystery/horror drama but needed a little more action during the middle part. 7/10 (sorry, Crash [Smile] )
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Sorry to hijack the thread for a second but I had to share about the horrorcon as I'm still so hyperactive 2 days on!!!

We got there and to the left was the long tables of guests, but there weren't any queues, just one getting an autograph here and there. The first one that I saw was Caroline Munro and I just freaked. I was like 'Oh noooo I can't just walk right upto her, (pushing my fella forward haha) you go' [Razz] So he walked up and I was just a few metres back like  - And she said 'Ooh, Maniac'. He told her it was for me and we waved at each other and in unison said 'Hiya, you alright'  - Pushed him forward for Martine Beswick who was really nice too and Damien Thomas. I have no idea why but I was a bit scared that Damien might've been a bit crotchety but he was just lovely. He was reading all the special features on the back of the dvd saying he hadn't seen that version before and waving away as we left  -

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Had a super quick look around the stalls before the comedy horror film The Slayers started. Well, they tried [Razz] Then the makers had a Q + A afterwards.

Had a chance to look properly around the stalls then and came away with this cute bear and the picture doesn't do the Pinhead any justice. It's stunning.

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Then there was a really fun People Under The Stairs panel with Brandon Adams, Yan Birch and Sean Whalen. It was all so surreal. I watch these things posted by Americans on youtube all the time but sitting in one was so strange. After that I couldn't not get Brandon's too.

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I wish I coulda got Yan Birch's too cos he came across so awesome but money. Then there was a good Elm street panel with Jsu Garcia, Toy Newkirk and Ken Sagoes.

G Tom Mac and Ari Lehman both had slots singing. And that was, um, interesting [Razz]

One last stalls look and I had to own this beauty

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So yeah, my first of hopefully many horror cons was incredible!!! [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Originally posted by aTomiK:
Don´t look Now (1973)

Cool mystery/horror drama but needed a little more action during the middle part. 7/10 (sorry, Crash [Smile] )

Yay haha
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Dig the pics Helen and the Horror Con that you went to looks awesome,some great guests there I would love to meet!

Piranha 3DD I agree Atomik is pretty bad but still watchable to a certain degree what with the plentiful nudity plus "The Hoff" making a complete fool of himself!


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During their nightly poker game a group of lowlifes are terrorized in their own convenience store by a masked killer. - from IMDb

Watched the 2009 horror Cornered which features a few familiar faces included Steve Guttenberg in a role a million miles away from the mischievous Mahoney of the Police Academy movies which we all know and love (well most of us anyway),this I thought was pretty good fun and though quite light on gore it had some good tension at times plus a fair bit of humour thrown into the mix!

German Blu (above) which I purchased a little while back is of a decent quality both sound and picture wise with just a trailer as its only extra but it was cheap at under £4 UK pounds and I do consider it a good buy!

7/10 Fun low budget slasher and it was good to see Steve Guttenberg back on the screen again in a role unlike anything (well to my knowledge) that he has done before!


https://youtu.be/wli8A3ljrQw - Cornered trailer (2009).
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yes, Cornered was fun!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Demons (1985) - [Big Grin] 7/10


The Slayers (2015) - This is the one I saw at Horrorcon. Their hearts were in the right place and I loved the way the vampires popped but yeah it wasn't great. Also some of the repetitive jokes were blah too. 4/10

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The Fly (1958) - I always forget after not seeing this for a while that Vincent Price isn't the star of the show here. 8/10

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Demons II (1986) - Enjoyed as much as the first this time. 7/10


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House Of Wax (1953) - I prefer the original, Mystery of the Wax Museum, but this is really enjoyable too. 7/10
 
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Ancient mummy of an Aztec priest is discovered. A student turns the priest's cloak into a dress. However, the cloak is cursed, so whoever wears the dress becomes a psycho-killer. The student and her professor must find it and destroy it - from IMDb.

Decent 1990 made for TV horror from Tobe Hooper who sadly passed away a short while back starring the beautiful Madchen Amick and featuring cameo's from the great Anthony Perkins,R.Lee Ermey and Dee Wallace-Stone.

Nothing overly amazing but with its wacky plot,the beauty of Amick and some rather cool cameo's it makes for a fun 88 minutes! 7/10.

UK Dvd from distributor Final Cut features a solid Full Frame image and very clear stereo sound but sadly nothing in the way of extras!

https://youtu.be/Ui6tqgxKNRY - I'm Dangerous Tonight trailer (1990).

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Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Who's watching some Friday the 13th movies tonight? This guy! Not sure which ones yet, but I'll have to report back.
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Not me gecko but you enjoy the Friday the 13ths.

I caught all but the last half hour of Silver Bullet. 1985 starring Corey haim. I don't remember watching this one. It was an enjoyable flick and wish I could have finished it. Loved his 2 stroke wheelchair.
 
Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
 
I watched Friday 13th Part 3 with my 10 and 5 yr olds. My 13 yr old hates horror movies.
We've already seen 1 & 2. My 5 yr old is my 3rd kid and he's completely corrupted already. He's a huge Walking Dead fan too.

I also caught Silver Bullet with Haim and Busey and it was enjoyable. I don't know if i would have liked it when it was first released but we had a horror movie themed night at my house so it was good enough and the kids liked it. It seemed like that movie was released during that period of bad King movies in the 80's.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)

Pretty good sequel so this was a surprisingly good series overall.
Nothing new on offer here but it was well made, considering the budget and i liked the cast. 6/10

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The Boogens (1981)

This was fun old school monster horror film with interesting story and likeable cast.
Yes, the monster looks a little bit too sympathetic when they finally put it on screen but that didn´t ruin the film. 7/10

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A Cure for Wellness (2016)

Very good mystery horror film from Gore Verbinski.
It was a box office bomb but that doesn´t always tell everything.
It a bit too long but i loved solving the mystery together with the lead actor Dane DeHaan. Wonderful scenery (shot in Germany) and cinematography. 8/10

Asylum (1972)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068230/

Entertaining Amicus horror anthology with all star cast. 7/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Never seen The Boogen's Atomik so I need to certainly check it out one of these days!


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Watched the Possession Of Michael King again (last watched it I believe for last years Halloween thread) as my wife had never seen it and it's a cool little POV horror flick with some really icky moments and the odd decent jump scare!

Very well acted as well and i'd say that it's well above average for a low budget DTV possession horror and comes highly recommended! 7.5/10


https://youtu.be/dbUMYgKIvik - The Possession Of Michael King trailer (2014).

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
I 100% agree that The Boogens is indeed old-school monster movie fun with some nice, modern additions: Dilapidated mine shaft. Check. Mysterious monsters. Check. Rebecca Balding, very cute scream queen who can really act--and a little nudity. Check. Silly, but endearing, creature design. Check. Not a bad way to spend 90 minutes or so.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Vampires (1998), Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) & Vampires: The Turning (2005)

John Carpenter´s original Vampires is a fun action film but not among his best ones. 7/10
Los Muertos was pure pain 0/10 and The Turning only slightly better 4/10.

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Train to Busan (2016)

This was a cool South Korean zombie film mostly set in a train. 8/10

Night Vision (1987)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244099/

Boring independent horror flick but i suffered through it. 2/10
 
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Lame 2014 horror with a crappy villain and virtually no scares to speak of this was pretty torturous viewing at times to the point that I think I might actually deserve a medal just for making it through to the very end of it as it was becoming that dull that come the hour mark I was nearly drifting off asleep!

3/10 Not good in the slightest and certainly my worst Halloween horror viewing of this thread so far!

"A new horror creation worthy of standing alongside the likes of Jason,Michael and Freddy.The Drownsman is just that good' - Best Horror Movies.

All I can think is that the poor guy was drunk at the time! [Big Grin]


https://youtu.be/hoC23-RdUfM - The Drownsman trailer (2014).

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I like The Drownsman cover art, too bad if the movie sucks [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Children of the Night (1991)

Pretty poor Fangoria Films horror comedy from Hellraiser II director Tony Randel.
Interesting first few minutes but everything goes wrong very quickly. Ami Dolenz looks good though. 4/10

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Blood Rage aka Slasher aka Nightmare at Shadow Woods (1983/87)

Highly entertaining early 80s slasher with awesome kills and sfx.
Includes a fantastic synth soundtrack too so i recommend this one! 8/10

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089907/

Rewatched this Dan O'Bannon superclassic and what can i say, everything just works.
The cast, the story, the soundtrack... all perfect! 10/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
The Drownsman art does look cool Atomik but the movie well the less said about that the better,Blood Rage on the other hand now that is a lot of fun,crazy gory deaths of which some are pretty laughable but yeah it's a blast to watch and that synth score was something else!

Also the Arrow Blu Ray for it is awesome including different cuts of the film.


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I watched this slow to get going but overall pretty OK haunted house horror which was definitely different to what I was expecting as I thought it was going to be more along the lines of a ghost style haunting flick of which it was nothing of the sort!

Reading a few reviews of it as well a lot of folk have said that they did not like the end but for me the ending infact say the last half hour is when the film really comes alive and there's some good suspense in that last half hour with one real standout creepy moment that had me on the edge of my seat!

Also come the final 30 you do start getting a few gory death scenes where as everything that had gone prior could have easily scrapped by with a pg-13.

Acting wise everyone here is pretty solid with Michael Vartan (Never Been Kissed) being one of the most familiar faces and there's also a small cameo from Jobeth Williams who many people will know as the mother Diane Freeling in the Poltergeist movies!

Though I certainly wouldn't pay full whack for it (I saw it on rental) if i did happen upon it going very cheap online or in the stores I would probably be tempted into adding it to my horror collection as overall it's a pretty entertaining new horror movie and i'd say where modern horror's concerned I've seen a lot lot worse! 6.5/10


https://youtu.be/KHg90WBsrGo - Within aka Crawlspace trailer (2016)

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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The Vault Of Horror (1973) - Not the strongest of the Amicus anthologies but still a hell of a good time and I love the voodoo story so much. 8/10


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Tales Of Terror (1962) - The first story is the weak point for me. Love the other 2 tho. 8/10


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Three Cases Of Murder (1955) - Where has this been hiding all of my life!?! A rare occurrence in an anthology film where all the stories are equally good. The atmosphere, the writing, the weirdness and the acting, especially from Alan Badel who was in all 3 segments, was fantastic. I enjoyed this so much! 9/10


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Prince Of Darkness (1987) - One of the best John Carpenter films and one of the best ever for creating that special October atmosphere. I love everything about it. Especially how there is barely any part of this film where there isn't some score playing, giving it a false at times frenetic pacing feel. It really has the creep and ick factor this film. The dream is so simple but so so great. 10/10


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The People Under The Stairs (1991) - Had to watch this again after seeing the peeps at the horrorcon [Smile] 8/10


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Friday The 13th (1980) - On Friday the 13th [Razz] 7/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Sleepy Hollow (1999) - I don't know what it is about that last half an hour or so but everytime I just sorta switch off through it. Thoroughly enjoy it up until then. 7/10


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Halloween (2007) - Although I've warmed more to this over the years there's still so much meh about those final parts. 6/10


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House On Haunted Hill (1959) - Perfection. 10/10


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Thinner (1996) - Clearly not one of the better Stephen King films but it has a really fun black comedy feel. 6/10


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Vampire Academy (2014) - Felt more like a TV pilot and a pretty average one at that. 5/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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I thought this was a fairly decent 7th entry in the Child's Play series with just a few minor niggles (uneven pacing/odd bit of bad CGI early on) dragging it down a bit!

Chucky looks great here and there's some neat plot twists along with some extremely brutal kills (got to be the most gruesome entry yet) that help make this i feel along with the previous sequel the Curse Of Chucky another step in the right direction for the series after the all too silly Seed Of Chucky! 7/10

https://youtu.be/20LeBoejmF4 - Cult Of Chucky trailer (2017).

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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
Saw Cult of Chucky the other day YW. I am curious what you would rate this film if it was the first chucky film. It had its moments but I am glad the cost was a redbox rental and not a pricy trip to the theatre. Is that how pricy is spelled? I don't know.I did enjoy the conconversation between the 3 chuckies
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
The first 3 Chucky films blow it away Terd but for me it's miles better than Seed Of Chucky and not that far behind either Bride or the Curse Of Chucky.

The original which I saw in the theatres (I also saw Bride Of Chucky at the flicks) is definitely my favourite followed by 2&3 then Bride,Curse,Cult and lastly Seed which I just didn't take to as it had got a bit too silly for my liking!

Definitely found this one a bit more mean spirited in tone than the previous entries so I don't think it will be to everyone's taste as some might miss the more comedic moments from the likes of Bride and Seed though there's still the odd funny moment there!

Yeah I liked the 3 Chucky's talking to each other,one of them has got short hair and he does look quite comical looking!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
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Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

Mediocre sequel with one cool zombie scene in the hospital basement. I own the vhs tape and the dvd.
The tape includes the original score which is superior compared to the watered down dvd family version. 5/10 (vhs version)

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Pieces (1982)

Totally bonkers spanish slasher film but it´s so much fun you can´t help but like it. 7/10

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Luther the Geek (1987/90)

Surprisingly well made low-budget slasher, i highly recommend the 88 Films blu-ray.
Edward Terry is excellent as Luther and you gotta love Stacy Haiduk! 7/10

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Excellent early slasher jewel with manic kill scenes and great overall vibe.
As i said on another thread, the only bad seed here is the comic character Benson played by producer/director Charles B. Pierce himself. 8/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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The Number 23 (2007) - I liked it more than when I first saw it years ago! I think the look and feel of it is just perfect for this time of year. I really loved the gloom and the comic book kind of feel to the early book scenes. Also thought Jim Carrey was smashing. My main criticism would be the unravelling of the story. I don't know quite in what way but I feel it could have been done a bit better. 7/10


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Carnival Of Souls (1962) - It was heading more for a 7 this time around but then that ending [Cool] 8/10


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Halloween II (2009) - I have officially joined the crazies and can now see the awesome pull of this. I had a hell of a good time with it!! 7/10


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Hocus Pocus (1993) - I hear they are doing a TV remake of this. 7/10


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The Witches (1990) - 8/10


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Hatchet (2006) - Bumped this up a point as there's a reason I keep coming back to this every Halloween. 7/10


And I watched a bunch of delightful shorts:

Jack Attack (2013) - 7/10
Betty Boop's Halloween Party (1933) - 7/10
Halloween (1931) - 6/10
Halloween Party (1953) - 7/10
Black Cats And Broomsticks (1955) - 6/10

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Daft plot,daft villain but still an OK time waster made in 2002 which blatantly steals from the likes of Elm Street,Wishmaster etc. yet also manages to have the odd good idea of its own!

Overall it's nothing to shout about but it's still fairly entertaining and I liked the way it was all wrapped up plus the great Ron Silver (Timecop/Silent Rage) who's sadly now departed from us pops up from time to time throughout in an extended cameo.

Kills are pretty tame and there's some mild nudity but it just about warrants it's R rating or 15 certificate as it was here in the UK.

6/10

https://youtu.be/ztoix3kcO8w - The Wisher trailer (2002).
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Monster House (2006) - 8/10


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A Dark Song (2016) - They thought it was a lot smarter than what it was. 5/10


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Children Of The Corn (2009) - Whoever cast that boy as Isaac needs to be smacked every day for a year! 3/10


The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular (2017) - I laughed way too much at this! [Razz] 7/10


And the 6 comedy horrors from the Fright Shorts series:

Costume Drama (2017) - 7/10
Derek Vs The Evil Halloween Pigeon (2017) - 6/10
The Visit (2017) - 7/10
The Grandmummy Returns (2017) - 5/10
Worst Halloween Ever (2017) - 6/10
The Candy Gran (2017) - 8/10
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
21/10

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Fun, Fun, Fun ('Til her daddy takes the T-bird away) [Razz]

28/10

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One of the better sequels.  -


29/10

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It certainly lives up to its name -- lots of bloood! A lot of ropey acting as well. [Big Grin]


Tonight will be a double bill of:

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
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Aaaaaaaah! (2015) - Ummm. 5/10


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What We Do In The Shadows (2014) - Vampires (2010) did this waaaay better. 5/10


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Happy Death Day (2017) - The first half wasn't so riveting but then the second was a hoot!! 6/10


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The Ghoul (2016) - Good bits, boring bits. 5/10
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Happy Halloween people!! I've made pumpkin stew and pumpkin pie [Big Grin] [Razz]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
Happy Halloween, Helen & everyone on the Rewind  -

Enjoy all that pumpkin goodness (I don't think I've ever tried it).
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Helen that's what I've got planned for viewing tonight is Carpenter's original Halloween,want to hopefully watch The Fog as well!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
That was J2ME. But I'm watching too [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
I just popped around to the shop and there was a guy dressed as an elf  -
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I watched Fright Night (the 2011 version) the other day.. Decent, but in the end pointless remake of the well-loved 80s classic.

The main cast, including the late Anton Yelchin, were good though. The re-imagining of the Peter Vincent character may cause some debate,
but it was fine by me. The "Evil" Ed character however, played so memorably by Stephen Geoffreys in the '85 version, fares less succesful,
played here by the ever annoying Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Also, the still impressive special effects of the original (especially the possession of Amy
and the fiery climax) remain unequalled, replaced here by slick CGI that doesn't really impress.
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
So my Halloween was:

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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) - 7/10


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Spooky Bats And Scaredy Cats: A Halloween Tale (2009) - 8/10


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Trick 'R Treat (2007) - 10/10
And the original short, Season's Greetings (1996) - 8/10


The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween (2016) - 5/10


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Halloween (1978) - 10/10


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Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982) - 10/10


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Cat-Women Of The Moon (1953) - 6/10

As always I will be continuing on till Bonfire Night [Big Grin]
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Helen - great night of movies there! I too watched the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! Our two young kids love that movie. I then continued my Halloween tradition of watching....

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Young Frankenstein - I really love this movie. Gene Wilder was so good.

I watched Halloween (original) the night before, which is also a must for me every Halloween.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
Yay, Young Frankenstein is great! That was the first time I've watched Charlie Brown in years! A good time [Smile]
 
Posted by J2ME (Member # 5728) on :
 
I just ended up watching "Trick 'r Treat". I was tired and had an early night. [Embarrassed]

Getting old sucks!  -
 
Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
J2ME FAIL! [Razz]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
My final Halloween scary movies 2017:

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Christine (1983)

Carpenter classic! 10/10


Halloween (1978)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651/

Another Carpenter classic! 10/10


Halloween II (1981)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082495/

Love how it continues the story right where the original ended. I quite like the atmosphere but overall it´s rather typical 80s slasher. 7/10
Pamela Susan Shoop = WOW! [Wink]

Oh, and two shorties:

Mickey Mouse: Brave Little Tailor (1938) 8/10

- pumpkins and a giant.

Mickey Mouse: Lonesome Ghosts (1937) 8/10

- plus Donald & Goofy. The original Ghostbusters [Smile]

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Posted by Helen_S (Member # 5804) on :
 
[Smile]


My last lot:


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The Haunted Pumpkin Of Sleepy Hollow (2003) - 7/10


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Prevenge (2016) - 6/10


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The Hunger (1983) - 8/10


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They Live (1988) - 8/10


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V For Vendetta (2005) - 8/10


Some shorts:
A Halloween Hassle At Dracula's Castle (1984) - 7/10
Trick Or Treat (1952) - 7/10
Treaters (2017) - 7/10


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Tank 432 (2015) - 4/10
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Finished up with two Carpenter classics Halloween and The Fog,well in all truth The Fog is for me not on the same level as the original Halloween but it's still one hell of a flick with a great cast,creepy atmosphere and a terrific Carpenter music score - https://youtu.be/F0ej1-P73JQ.
 
Posted by imawalkingcorpse (Member # 1675) on :
 
My girlfriend and I watched The Fog, Halloween, Halloween III and Fright Night.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Everytime i watch The Fog it feels better and better. So, i bet it´s soon another five star Carpenter classic [Smile]
 


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