Halloween Movie Marathon 2013

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  1. Dana Jean
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    Moving my list over.
    31. The Fog -- 1980
    30. The Village of the Damned -- 1995
    29. Burnt Offerings -- 1976
    28. 6 Souls -- 2010
    27. Pontypool -- 2008
    26. Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte -- 1964
    25. Tales from the Hood -- 1995
    24. Bad Ronald -- 1974
    23. Mama -- 2013
    22. The Dunwich Horror -- 1970
    21. The Others -- 2001
    20. Night Gallery, Pilot Episode -- 1969
    19. Dementia 13 -- 1963
    18. Nosferatu -- 1922
    17. Riding the Bullet -- 2004
    16. The Shining -- 1980
    15. Secret Window -- 2004
    14. Creepshow -- 1982
    13. FROGS -- 1972
    12. The Mummy -- 1932
    11. Dead End -- 2003
    10. Absentia -- 2011
    9. Storm of the Century -- 1999
    8. Rosemary's Baby -- 1968
    7. Tales from the Crypt -- 1972
    6. See No Evil -- 1971
    5. The Innocents -- 1961
    4. The Changeling -- 1980
    3. Vault of Horror -- 1973
    2. Ghost Ship -- 2002
    1. The Stepford Wives -- 1975
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    Good list but I would throw Freaks in there somewhere.
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    I have it here to watch as we speak. I'm going to be marathoning movies today for the holiday.
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    Very cool. I think it is a pretty good movie with it's very own special creepiness. I made my kids sit and watch it...."but Dad, it's in black and white".....they were silent by the end of it.
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    32. The Revenant (FTV)
    Hilarious movie! A soldier killed in combat is shipped home and buried, but he comes back to life. Problem is, he's rotting and has a craving for human blood. This is a buddy movie and at times feels like an American version of Shaun of the Dead, but it really has its own identity and twisted sense of humor. Eventually he and his friend realize they can use his immortality for good and become vigilantes who bump off the bad guys--oh, and then they drain them of their blood. I am really surprised I hadn't heard much buzz about this movie, given how fun it was. Not only was I laughing out loud much of the time, there were some seriously cool gore scenes, particularly in the 2nd half where there was quite a bit of completely gratuitous violence. The only thing that hampered the movie was that it was a bit too long at 114 minutes, some of the redundant or slower scenes could have been tightened up, and the tone was uneven at times. These are nitpicks though because I really liked this movie and will likely buy it if I can find a better version (the rented Netflix DVD I used didn't look very good). 4 out of 5 stars.

    33. Vampyr
    Classic but lesser-known vampire film from the early 30's when sound in cinema was still relatively new. The camera moves around with a fluidity that is startling for an older film, and the highlight of the film for me is a harrowing first-person scene (from the coffin) of being buried alive. There are many disorienting effects used involving shadows, backwards filming, and double-exposures that add to the creepy yet somehow artistic effect. Directed by Carl Theodor Dryer, who went on to direct the acclaimed "The Passion of Joan of Arc". 4 out of 5 stars.

    Bob's October 2013 Horror Movie List
    FTV denotes first time viewing
    1. Some Guy Who Kills People (FTV)
    2. Uzumaki (FTV)
    3. The Pact (2011) (FTV)
    4. Midnight Son (FTV)
    5. Excision (FTV)
    6. Absentia (FTV)
    7. Sleep Tight (FTV)
    8. Lunacy (FTV)
    9. Frankenstein's Army (FTV)
    10. The Woman in Black (FTV)
    11. Color Me Blood Red (FTV)
    12. Chained (FTV)
    13. Frankenweenie
    14. Mum and Dad (FTV)
    15. Malevolence (FTV)
    16. V/H/S/2 (FTV)
    17. Juan of the Dead (FTV)
    18. The Awakening (FTV)
    19. Blood and Black Lace (FTV)
    20. Naboer (Next Door) (FTV)
    21. Carrie (2013) (FTV)
    22. Eye of the Devil (FTV)
    23. Splinter (FTV)
    24. The Shining (1980)
    25. Taxidermia (FTV)
    26. Poltergeist
    27. Maniac (FTV)
    28. Hotel Transylvania (FTV)
    29. Eden Lake (FTV)
    30. The Tunnel (FTV)
    31. Citadel (FTV)
    32. The Revenant (FTV)
    33. Vampyr
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    The Revenant sounds intriguing. Is it on Netflix?
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    Watched remake of "The Crazies" again last night, Radha Mitchell, Murderous zombie-like town folk, government cover up, plague like symptoms....did I mention Radha Mitchell? Oh, I did? Ok, well, she's rather easy on the eyes....;)
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    I had to look up a picture of Radha....she is a cutie.
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    Yes, it's on DVD on Netflix. Not streaming though.
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    Damn. That sounded good, too. I've spent the last three nights watching the BBC tv horror show, THE FADES. Genuinely good horror, good effects, well-acted and complete storyline. Sad that it wasn't renewed for a second season. Today is my annual FRANKENSTEIN/DRACULA marathon--the classic Universal films and their spin-offs (BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, etc.)
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    31. Pet Semetary (1989) – Whoever wrote this was sick and twisted. :) Fantastic horror movie that still holds up well after 24 years. Steve wrote the screenplay and the movie has a great pace and is creepy as hell throughout. On the dvd, there is some bonus material and a featurette with Stephen King. I think he was probably close to Joe Hill’s age when this was shot. Stephen looks a lot like Joe in this featurette. 10/10.
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    30. Halloween (2007)

    Rob Zombie's remake of the classic. I had only seen this one once before and remember being pretty critical of it. But, I didn't mind it so much this time around. It still doesn't match up with the original, Michael isn't quite as scary to me in the remake. Still plenty scary, though...I just can't put my finger on why. And I seem to remember that the music was a little different, a little "minor" but I didn't notice that this time either. Maybe I'm remembering the remake of the second movie.

    I have The Revenant recorded. I was going to watch the original Halloween today, but don't know if I can do it alone, even in the day time. Maybe I will watch that instead.
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    Moving my list over.......I was having a small heart attack because I couldn't log on!!!..but here I am now so Happy Halloween everyone!! Give me a hug!! :D 32) Silver Bullet 31) The Haunting in Connecticut 30) The Haunting29) The Pit and The Pendulum 28) Ghostbusters 27) The Mummy 26) Alien25) Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl 24) Halloween III: Season of the Witch 23) Scrooge 22) Maximum Overdrive 21) Apt Pupil 20) Primal 19) Halloween II 18) Graveyard Shift 17) The Rite 16) Dawn of the Dead 15) Copycat 14) Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 13) Salem's Lot 12) The Lady Vanishes 11) Storm of The Century 10) The Shining9) Christine 8) Tales of Terror 7) The Fog6) The Exorcist5) Land of the Dead4) Halloween3) Dark Water 2) The Village 1) Claustofobia
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    Hugs to the (((Evil Queen)))
    Good list, never seen Claustofobia though.....going to have to check it out.
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    33) The Wicker Man(2006)--A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.~ IMDb........my first time watching......I guess it was alright, kinda creepy but not as scary as I thought it would be. Fearness Factor: 4 Suspense Factor: 8

    34) The Satanic Rites of Dracula(1973)-starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing-Lee stars as Count Dracula, who fronts a satanic cult that uses a research establishment and real estate business as a cover for its dastardly deeds.~dvd description.......my first time watching....I liked this one! Even though it's old, I like the way it was filmed and Lee and Cushing did a pretty good job.


    So I'm hoping to get at least one more movie in today...hopefully I can log back in here later. :)
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    PS: I like the new look here! Very cool! :D
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    Mad Monster Party? (1967). This is an animated film from Rankin/Bass Productions, the folks who gave us Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and all those others half-hour Christmas shows from the 1960s. I never even knew this movie existed until the other day. It's not very good and was pretty torturous to watch but it was neat in a way because it featured the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller.

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    I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed participating in this movie marathon. I've never been involved in any type of marathon in my entire life until now. :) It was fun reading everyone's reviews and I now have a long list of movies to see based on your posts. Happy Halloween!
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    This is my third one and it's always a blast. This was the first time I got to 30. I think I was around 20 the previous two years. The ability to stream movie helps a lot.
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    I was going to say the same thing. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have a ton of really great recommendations from you guys to last for a long time.

    Maybe sometime we could do a "genre" month, only do a movie once a week. So, let's say we choose westerns, we would have to watch 4 Westerns for the month of that genre or something like that. Science fiction, film noir, documentaries --all sorts of categories. It could be fun.
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