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Scary Movies for Halloween?
MondoMcGonzo
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From: The Glass City
Posted: 2010-12-23 07:16 am   Permalink



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On 2010-10-21 19:59, Potato. wrote:
Mondo McGonzo,

I agree wholeheartedly about the film Trick 'r Treat. People really need to see that film. I think as the years go by it will increase in popularity as new viewers find it and love it, but we gotta get the word out.

And I hate to pimp my stuff out, but if anyone's interested at all, every October on my personal blog I do articles about random Halloween/scary stuff. Some of it may not be interesting, but.. I don't know. Somebody reads it.

http://www.potatoblog.net





I just checked out the blog, a few months late but I love reading about Halloween all year round! It's nice to know I'm not the only one completely disapointed in this year's McBoo pals. I actually collect the old Halloween McNugget toys as well. Pretty much anything that brings nostalgia from childhood Halloweens I have a collection of!


 
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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2011-10-19 10:58 am   Permalink

I just saw The Island which is a far better film than I had assumed it would be. (When The Island was released in 2005 the ads made it seem like it'd be something along the lines of Minority Reprt.)

The Island definitely falls into the sci-fi action category and though it doesn't deal with ghosts or monsters I found the premise its based on to be far creepier than any thing going bump in the night.

The Island may be too slick and Hollywood for some but I think it's a good example of how decent a big budget sci-fi explosion film can be. And it's disturbing enough to make it a good Halloween season pick. (Especially if you like guns, explosions, and chase scenes.)
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gabbahey
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:38 am   Permalink

My halloween film set this year is going to be Bride of Frankenstein followed by Son of Frankenstein. I could watch those films a million time - Bride because it is near perfect and Son for the great Bela Legosi performace as Ygor. I always skip the first one because it puts me to sleep which is hard for an movie that is just over an hour.

I usually do the slasher thing on halloween (Texas Chainsaw, Halloween, Friday the 13th etc) but I'm going to class it up this year. I have a great fan copy of the Joe Bob Briggs Friday the 13th marathon that did the duty last year.

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2011-10-19 3:58 pm   Permalink

I don't like slasher films. I prefer the classic monster flicks and Hitchcock.

 
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azomb478
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Posted: 2011-10-19 8:31 pm   Permalink

I prefer the stuff from the thirties and forties,the Bmonster from 50's and 60's.Dracula's daughter is good older one if tired of the usual Universal classics.An excellent modern one -The Audition is almost guaranteed to make You squirm.A good/ bad one from the 50's Voodoo Island has both Karloff and a score by Baxter.



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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-10-19 9:05 pm   Permalink

A little trivia question: What was the first "Slasher" Film?

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:00 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-10-19 21:05, Chuck Tatum is Tiki wrote:
A little trivia question: What was the first "Slasher" Film?



Hitchcock's Psycho?


 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:11 pm   Permalink

Hakalugi wins it!

 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:15 pm   Permalink

You could easily make the argument that either Psycho or Peeping Tom got things started. Certainly enough italian filmakers saw those two films and spun off into their own versions of them. From a more modern point of view of what is typically associated with slasher films, you could make an argument for the original Black Christmas.

 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2011-10-19 11:19 pm   Permalink

I agree..Trick R Treat is one of the best and most underrated Halloween movies out there. Worth watching foor sure!

 
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drgoat456
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Posted: 2011-10-23 10:08 am   Permalink

I grew up in the 50s-60s, so I always go back there for my horror movies. The original Thing and It Came from Outer Space etc. Don't care for Slasher movies.

 
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procinema29
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Posted: 2011-10-25 07:32 am   Permalink

For Halloween, I am big into William Castle's original 13 Ghosts and House on Haunted Hill from the 1960's. They are both a little silly and tongue in cheek but legitimately spooky and fun.



Both were remade a few years ago, and I didn't like the remakes at all. They were too vicious and not fun to watch.


 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2012-10-12 11:52 am   Permalink

Last year while looking for something decent and Halloweeny to watch I came across The Ray Bradbury Theater Vol. I in a bargain bin.

It's standard low budget TV horror/scifi/fantasy stuff (like Monsters or Tales from the Dark Side) but it's generally enjoyable with some nicely creepy stories such as The Playground and The Town Where No One Got Off. Considering the low price it's not a bad acquisition for the fan of SF/F short stories and/or TV.
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Posted: 2012-10-12 12:50 pm   Permalink

Bridesmaids.

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-10-12 1:10 pm   Permalink

A new entry for this year: "The Cabin in the Woods"

For the classic movie lovers out there, TCM is showing them all month
I DVRed "Curse of the Demon" & "The Uninvited" (Best ghost story ever!)
and we will watch them on Halloween night.


 
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