Halloween Movie Marathon 2013

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  1. fljoe0
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    Since I am finished (The Dolphins are playing tonight - so no movie unless it goes horribly bad early) here are my awards.

    The best movie I had not seen before: Sinister - I gave this a 9/10 only because it's too early for a 10. I think this will be a classic.

    Best indie movie that practically no one has seen - Resolution - this one had me thinking about the ending for days. I'm going to have to watch it again soon and see what I think.

    Most fun to watch - The Cabin In The Woods
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  2. Dana Jean
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    31. The Fog -- 1980 -- starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook, Tom Atkins, John Houseman

    The original John Carpenter tale. I always liked this one. Parts were great, parts were awful, but it holds a fond place in my scary little heart.

    Ghost pirates come back for what's theirs.

    Love Adrienne because of Creepshow, but I always wondered what the hell she was thinking having kids in her 50s! Ha!
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    I want to join you and say that I enjoyed the marathon, too. A lot of great movies watched, a lot of favorite movies rewatched. I saw a lot of great recommendations from you, and, maybe, I even provided some good review for you...

    I will just post my whole list now. I also put marks for every movie, just to remember which ones I liked most, and which I should never watch again:

    1. Chernobyl Diaries 8/10
    2. Salem’s Lot (1979) 8/10
    3. The Raven 10/10
    4. Insidious. Chapter 2 9/10
    5. The Purge 9/10
    6. Noroi (The Curse) 7/10
    7. White Noise 9/10
    8. The Woman in Black 10/10
    9. Silent Hill: Revelation 7/10
    10. Absentia 7/10
    11. The Descent 8/10
    12. Eden Lake 8/10
    13. The Apparition 6/10
    14. Madhouse (2004) 8/10
    15. The Conjuring 10/10
    16. The Haunting 8/10
    17. The Amityville Horror 10/10
    18. Dark Mirror 4/10
    19. Thir13en Ghosts 10/10
    20. Summer’s Blood 9/10
    21. Cube 9/10
    22. The Awakening 10/10
    23. May 3/10
    24. Creep 10/10
    25. Mama 10/10
    26. Grave Encounters 10/10
    27. The Deaths of Ian Stone 8/10
    28. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 10/10
    29. Dream House 9/10
    30. The Exorcism of Emily Rose 10/10
    31. In the Mouth of Madness 4/10
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  4. Cowboy
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    I'm in on that DJ! I burned my brain up on Westerns growing up.
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  5. Evil Queen
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    Yes, it's a good one, very suspenseful. I hope you like it. :)
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    34) The Satanic Rites of Dracula
    33) The Wicker Man
    32) Silver Bullet
    31) The Haunting in Connecticut
    30) The Haunting
    29) The Pit and The Pendulum
    28) Ghostbusters
    27) The Mummy
    26) Alien
    25) 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 Shining
    9) Christine
    8) Tales of Terror
    7) The Fog
    6) The Exorcist
    5) Land of the Dead
    4) Halloween
    3) Dark Water
    2) The Village
    1) Claustofobia
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  7. Evil Queen
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    So that's my list! I didn't have time for a whole movie last night. I made it over 30 movies this year. I remember last year I only made it to 27 I think. I had a great time! A lot of these movies were my first time watching, so it was great! Many thanks to Fushingfeef for this awesome idea! :)
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  8. cat in a bag
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    31. Halloween (1978) The original, my all time favorite horror movie. Still scares me and makes me look over my shoulder, wild-eyed at any little bump or noise in the house.

    My final list:

    1. 976-EVIL
    2. The Rage
    3. VHS
    4. The Collector
    5. Absentia
    6. Cut
    7. The Gorgon
    8. The Bleeding House
    9. Scarecrow
    10. Warm Bodies
    11. Playback
    12. Dark Mirror
    13. The Haunting
    14. Horror Castle
    15. Scream of Fear
    16. House of Seven Corpses
    17. Slither
    18. Mama
    19. Sublime
    20. Pacific Rim
    21. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
    22. It Came From Outer Space
    23. Mother's Day
    24. The Wicked
    25. Reeker
    26. Vamps
    27. From Within
    28. The Mad Magician
    29. Silent Night
    30. Halloween (2007)
    31. Halloween (1978)
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  9. cat in a bag
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    This was sooo much fun to do again!! Thank you everyone!! I have to think about my awards before I post them.
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    Wow, you guys all really turned out this year! Lots of great new and old recommendations, and I had a blast! Just a few more final reviews from late last night...

    34. The Witches
    Witches at an annual convention concoct a plan to turn all children into mice, but a curious boy (with the help of his grandmother) try to foil their plan. Roald Dahl, the author behind dark children's tales such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "James and the Giant Peach" and "Matilda" has little nostalgia for childhood, as always it is a time to be frightened of adults who are more ill-behaved than the children. Director Nicholas Roeg (Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell To Earth) pulls no punches here: the witches are grotesque and evil, particularly the excellently cast Angelica Huston who has never had a more delicious role than that of the Grand High Witch. The scary scene where a boy is transformed into a mouse was an example of how practicaI effects can far outshine CGI. 4 out of 5 stars.

    35. Drag Me To Hell (Unrated Director's Cut)
    A banker is cursed by a gypsy who had been turned down for a loan. Now she must find a way to reverse the curse or risk being dragged to Hell. I'd seen this movie theatrically but I'd never seen the unrated director's cut. Honestly, the film is exactly how I remember it: fun, over-the-top, and a bit lightweight. Sam Raimi's direction and use of sound are the real reasons the movie succeeds, the various creaks and howls make for some fun demo material for your home theater, giving all 7 (or 5) of your speakers a workout. As with the Evil Dead, there are moments where you are laughing at how much bodily fluid can be produced by a single person--my favorite scene is when the corpse tumbles out of the coffin and ejects pea-green vomit directly into the lead actress' mouth. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

    36. House of the Devil
    A college girl finds out she's gotten more than she'd bargained for when a weird couple hires her as a babysitter. Ti West's tribute to the Satanic films of the late 70's/early 80's is a refreshing change of pace, a movie that is not afraid to explore the silences between horrific events, and to take its time building up the atmosphere. The finale may be a long time coming for the impatient, but it takes your breath away. Tom Noonan (Manhunter, Robocop 2, Monster Squad) is excellent in a creepy understated role as an awkward, almost shy man. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    Well, that's it guys! 36 movies in one month (4 on Halloween alone--five if I wanted to count "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"). I'll try to come up with some overall "best of" rankings for the month at some point in the near future.

    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
    34. The Witches
    35. Drag Me to Hell (Unrated Director's Cut)
    36. House of the Devil
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    Thank you, Sai Fush...... You inspired us. I watched a lot, just did not write them down. And thinking of you and this thread the whole time.

    How fun!
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    OK, here are my "best of"' categories:

    Weirdest: "Uzumaki" & "Taxidermia" (tie)
    Goriest: "Mum and Dad"
    Most creepy: "Absentia"
    Best Foreign: "Sleep Tight"
    Best-looking: "The Woman in Black"
    Best Family Horror: "Frankenweenie"
    Best Throwback: "Malevolence"
    Best Comeback: "VHS 2"
    Most Fun: "Juan of the Dead" & "The Revenant" (tie)
    Best Cast: "Eye of the Devil"
    Most Wife-Friendly (results may vary depending on wife): "The Awakening"
    Best Villain: Dad in "Mum and Dad"
    So Bad You'll Laugh: "Color Me Blood Red"
    Worst Dubbing: "Blood and Black Lace"
    Most pointless remake: "Carrie"
    Movie that angered me the most: "Eden Lake"
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    I tried really hard to think of categories to dole out prizes, but I'm so unoriginal.

    Worst -- Dunwich Horror
    Best -- I CAN'T DO IT! I watched most of these movies because they are sentimental favorites, so I can't make a Sophie's choice.

    The new ones I watched were pretty good, most of them.

    If I could pick two from the list that I would ask you guys to watch, that would be Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte and The Innocents.
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    This was awesome and a great way to see what others watch. I never had done this before ,but will be checking for it next October.
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    I know the marathon is over but I had one disc that I had rented from Netflix for the marathon that I just got around to watching yesterday.

    Dead Birds (2004) - Henry Thomas (you know, that ET kid) - This is a very creepy, although confusing movie. The creepy wins out here though and I liked it. This movie is set in the time of the Civil War and is about a group of bandits hiding out in an abandoned house (that just happens to have some demons hanging around). It's a good flick but I did not get the ending and I went to the IMDB page after I watched it to read some of the comments and I think I get the ending after reading what some of the other viewers thought. Henry Thomas is a favorite indie actor of mine. He is very good and I think his indie status is more his choice. He is in a big movie once in a while but not very often. 7/10
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    Ahhh I was so close. I'm feeling a little lost atm :confused:, how did some of y'all recover your lists. I can't find the old thread. It's a catastrophe!
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    October Horror Movie Marathon 2013
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    31. Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead (2013)

    Ka is a wheel.

    1. The Evil Dead
    2. Evil Dead II
    3. Army of Darkness
    4. Evil Dead (2013)
    5. Drag Me to Hell
    6. Pet Sematary
    7. Night of the Lepus
    8. Rosemary's Baby
    9. The Final Terror
    10. The Descent
    11. Cube
    12. Poltergeist
    13. Kingdom Hospital
    14. The Haunting
    15. Dead Alive
    16. May
    17. Suspiria
    18. Creepshow
    19. Cujo
    20. Carrie (2013)
    21. Rose Red
    22. Bubba Ho-Tep
    23. Død Snø
    24. Zombie Nightmare
    25. Werewolf
    26. Halloween
    27. Hellraiser
    28. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    29. Haute Tension
    30. オーディション (Audition)
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    I finally have The Hand from the library to watch. Michael Caine is just a professional in every single role--big, small, lauded, trashed. He is so fantastic in this movie.
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