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« Reply #180 on: March 31, 2005, 05:53:45 AM »
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"Horror" reigns
Source: Los Angeles Times

Showtime is planning an anthology series called "Masters of Horror," featuring original one-hour films directed by such genre veterans as Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Joe Dante, Stuart Gordon, John Carpenter and Roger Corman.
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« Reply #181 on: March 31, 2005, 06:28:35 AM »
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holy shit, i'm definitely watching that.
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« Reply #182 on: May 14, 2005, 11:56:53 PM »
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saw this on darkhorizons.com

"LA-based director-producer Bob Clark and Toronto producer Victor Solnicki have pacted to produce a slate of films with budgets ranging from $10 million to $40 million. The slate will include a remake of "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things," the 1973 Canuck zombie horror pic that was Clark's debut as a writer-director. He has penned the new script and will helm the $12 million-budgeted pic. Pic will shoot in September in British Columbia.

I really don't know how to respond to this. ... Love the schlockiness of the original ... I'm not sure the film works if it has an actual BUDGET, though. ...

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Re: Horror
« Reply #183 on: October 05, 2005, 08:43:00 PM »
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not good.  very dated, hard to believe it came only a year before The Shining.  it was like The Shining/Poltergeist made as a Lifetime TV movie.  random minor spooky events just kept going on and on without really picking up steam.  ends with a whimper.  :yabbse-thumbdown:
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« Reply #184 on: October 05, 2005, 11:54:18 PM »
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"Horror" reigns
Source: Los Angeles Times

Showtime is planning an anthology series called "Masters of Horror," featuring original one-hour films directed by such genre veterans as Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Joe Dante, Stuart Gordon, John Carpenter and Roger Corman.


Premieres Oct. 28 @ 10pm:

"Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" - Directed by Don Coscarelli ("Phantasm," "Bubba Ho-Tep")
 
"Dreams In A Wtch-House" - Directed by Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator," "Dagon")
 
"Dance Of The Dead" - Directed by Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Poltergeist")
 
"Jenifer" - Directed by Dario Argento ("Suspiria," "Terror at The Opera")
 
"Chocolate" - Directed by Mick Garris ("Riding the Bullet," "The Stand")
 
"Homecoming" - Directed by Joe Dante ("The Howling," "Gremlins")
 
"Deer Woman" - Directed by John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London")
 
"Cigarette Burns" - Directed by John Carpenter ("Halloween," "The Thing")
 
"Fair Hair Child" - Directed by William Malone ("House on Haunted Hill," "FearDotCom")
 
"Haeckel's Tale" - Directed by John McNaughton
 
"Imprint" - Directed by Takashi Miike
 
"Pick Me Up" - Directed by Larry Cohen ("It's Alive," "The Invaders")
 
"Sick Girl" - Directed by Lucky McKee
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Re: Horror
« Reply #185 on: October 05, 2005, 11:57:16 PM »
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I watched Hellraiser a few weeks ago.  It was kind of dumb.  Not much motivation for that woman to try to save the guy in the attic, and how does nobody ever find out about it?

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Re: Horror
« Reply #186 on: October 05, 2005, 11:58:07 PM »
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"Homecoming" - Directed by Joe Dante ("The Howling," "Gremlins")
 
"Deer Woman" - Directed by John Landis ("An American Werewolf in London")



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Re: Horror
« Reply #187 on: October 06, 2005, 12:12:25 AM »
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not good.  very dated, hard to believe it came only a year before The Shining.  it was like The Shining/Poltergeist made as a Lifetime TV movie.  random minor spooky events just kept going on and on without really picking up steam.  ends with a whimper.  :yabbse-thumbdown:


I was scared of some parts of this as a kid, watched it again and wondered what sort of freshly painted, unventilated room I had watched it in.
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Re: Horror
« Reply #188 on: October 09, 2005, 10:14:41 PM »
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Amityville Horror (2005) was not terrible but not very good.  the original sucks but this still loses points for being a remake and even more for not really improving much on a crappy movie.  ryan reynolds isnt really belivable as a psycho and the movie isn't scary.  the texas chainsaw remake was much better though a much more heinous crime.


and watched the second film with Kolchak, The Night Strangler.  not as good as the first film, it suffers a bit of sequel-itis where the story is so similar and even the characters remark on how 'all of this seems familiar', if it werent for Darren McGavin being so entertaining i would've asked why they bothered.  but as it was it was a fine, if unspectacular follow-up.  i would still like to see the series though.
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« Reply #189 on: October 09, 2005, 11:31:04 PM »
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Psst... I've been halfway through The Shining for three days.  Every time I try to watch the rest of it, I get scared and turn it off.  Scary movies, alone in the basement, are not good times.

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« Reply #190 on: October 09, 2005, 11:37:32 PM »
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Scary movies only scare the shit out of you until you finish them and feel better...haven't you ever seen that episode of Doug?

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Re: Horror
« Reply #191 on: October 10, 2005, 12:19:33 AM »
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Scary movies only scare the shit out of you until you finish them and feel better...haven't you ever seen that episode of Doug?


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Re: Horror
« Reply #192 on: October 10, 2005, 09:48:34 PM »
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not a horror movie, and i don't know why it gets lumped in with them so often.  its a realistic (almost documentary) like portrait of a serial killer.  it's not scary or fun, but its also not that good and not that shocking anymore.  the only part that really got to me was the video footage of them in the house around the 1 hour mark.  that was messed up.   :shock:
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Re: Horror
« Reply #193 on: October 10, 2005, 09:54:27 PM »
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ooh, a similar film (based on the description) is Man Bites Dog. Fucking hilarious mockumentary, yet horrifically graphic and graphically horrific.
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Re: Horror
« Reply #194 on: October 10, 2005, 11:46:45 PM »
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Hammer film (<~) Curse of the Werewolf i hadn't seen until tonite that i had wanted to for years.  the image of this werewolf is one i had seen in pictures in books and such for a long time so it was interesting to finally see it in action.  the movie is actually pretty good, but the werewolf isn't seen until the last 5 minutes.  and in the most bizarre history i've ever seen he is made a werewolf because his mother is raped by a scuzzy homeless prisoner and he's born on christmas?  

also the weirdest thing: the film takes about an hour to get to what the film is about.  its the longest backstory i've ever seen that has little or nothing to do with the film.  it opens about a homeless man who is brought in front of a king (or something) who treats him like shit and locks him up.  as a prisoner he befriends a mute girl who is the daughter of the prison guard.  the girl grows up to be incredibly hot and is thrown in the cell with the homeless dude who rapes her.  she escapes into the wild where she is found by a couple who takes her in.  they discover she's pregnant and she has a baby, then dies.  then the couple raise the baby as her own.  the baby ends up being a werewolf when he grows up.  now isn't that a lot of goddamn backstory to get through?!?  its actually comical how long it takes to get to where the hell the story is going.  it's just been released on dvd, watch it.  notice, and laugh.
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