2018 SKMB October Horror Movie Marathon!

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Sundrop

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26. Phantasm

Two brothers investigate a mysterious mortuary where the bodies are disappearing, and clash with the Tall Man (and his minions) who's behind it all. Proof that a small independent film with a low budget can still become a horror classic. I love the strangeness of this movie, the unpredictability, and the way that the plot just keeps moving ahead. Yeah, it's pretty dated, but this was 1979 so give it some leeway. So many iconic moments, especially the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the weaponized silver ball that is never explained (at least in this first installment), and of course that crazy scene near the end in that white room. This is becoming one of my most re-watched horror films of all time, and it's always a treat to introduce it to someone who has never seen it before. Bob says check it out!

5 out of 5 stars.

Bob's October 2018 Horror Movie List
*FTV denotes first-time viewings
1. mother! 4/5 (FTV)
2. Marrowbone 4/5 (FTV)
3. Flora 2/5 (FTV)
4. Blood Fest 4/5 (FTV)
5. Chamber of Horrors 3/5 (FTV)
6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 5/5
7. Poltergeist (1982) 5/5
8. Hatchet 3/5 (FTV)
9. The Devil and Father Amorth 3/5 (FTV)
10. Terrifier 3/5 (FTV)
11. Murder Party 3/5 (FTV)
12. Dig Two Graves 4/5 (FTV)
13. I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House 2/5 (FTV)
14. Images 3/5 (FTV)
15. Invisible Ghost 2/5(FTV)
16. The Lure 4/5 (FTV)
17. The Killing of a Sacred Deer 3/5 (FTV)
18. The Nightmare 3/5 (FTV)
19. A*P*E (3D) 3/5(FTV)
20. Dracula (1931) 5/5
21. The Sixth Sense 4/5
22. Constantine: City of Demons 3/5 (FTV)
23. Ghost Stories 2/5 (FTV)
24. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders 4/5
25. Halloween (2018) 3/5 (FTV)
26. Phantasm 5/5










I love Phantasm. Every year, I try to find this one to watch, and every year I fail.
Do you own a copy? If so, where did you find it, and is it priced entirely out of my league?
 

do1you9love?

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Feb 18, 2012
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I hope she liked it, it is such a great Movie
She did, very much! It was very fun watching things like this with her for her first viewing!:cool:

My final two movies. Only made it to 24 this year.

23) The Haunting of Marsten Manor (2007) FTV – I’ll be honest. I picked this one because of the Marsten name. It was bad. Acting was bad. Characters were annoying. At the end, it got preachy. The only thing going for it was the concept which saved it from a 1 star. I pick at least one stinker each year. Just took me a little longer into the game this year. – 1.5/5

24) Christine (1983) – It has been a while since I had watched this one. It is a good adaptation and Keith Gordon is a perfect choice for Arnie, however I had recently read the book and the movie changes the flow so much that I found it distracting. Things happen out of order (I get it, had to keep the movie short) that make less sense because of the order. Still a very good movie! – 4/5

Thanks, Feef for hosting us again! Love reading all of the reviews and getting new ideas for next year!! (((fushingfeef)))
 

Dana Jean

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1. I Walk with a Zombie*
2. The Hypnotic Eye*
3. The Creature Walks Among Us*
4. Willard*
5. Night Watch*
6. Creepshow
7. Two on a Guillotine*
8. Truth or Dare*
9. The Windmill*
10. The Shining
11. Vault of Horror
12. Bleed*
13. Evolucion*
14. The Return of the Vampire
15. Race With the Devil
16. Black Christmas
17. House of the Damned*
18. The Hills Have Menstrual Huts and Eyes*
19. The Mummy's Hand*
20. The Mummy's Curse*
21. Secret Window
22. Return of the Vampire*
23. Tales From the Hood 2
24. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
25. Salem's Lot* 1979
26. The Corpse Vanishes*
27. Night Monster*
28. The Face of Fu Manchu*
29. American Satan*
30. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix series)*
31.Nightmare on the 13th Floor
32. M*
33. Tension*
34. Friday the 13th -- Final Chapter
35. Friday the 13th - A New Beginning
36. Friday the 13th - Jason Lives
37. Castle Rock*
38. The Spirit of the Beehive*


Stealing your categories Mr. Nobody:

Films watched: 38
New films/TV watched: 25
Best New Entry: I would also agree with Haunting of Hill House and I'd throw in Castlerock
Best New Film: Evolucion -- very odd foreign entry, but of the new stuff, it was the most interesting to me
Biggest Surprise: Night Watch because it had Elizabeth Taylor. That surprised me.
Biggest Let-Down: Most of my list. Too many to single out one.
Best Classic: Vault of Horror

Thank you once again FF for leading the trooops. Always a fun time!
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Thanks, Feef for hosting us again! Love reading all of the reviews and getting new ideas for next year!! (((@fushingfeef)))
Thank you once again FF for leading the trooops. Always a fun time!
I agree - thanks to Bob for doing this for us - I only got up to 24 films (hey do1you9love? - we're tied!) but I've been busier than usual this October.

Just watched Darkman again - it was quite cute, and I liked the over the top acting of Liam Neeson - it seemed appropriate since it was based on a comic book.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
60,517
234,563
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I never finished my list! I did manage to get 31.

30. Halloween 1978
31. Halloween II 1981

I started another Hitchcock movie and also Halloween IV but did not get them finished until after Halloween so not counting them.

Thank you fushingfeef! And everyone who played along. Fun as always!
I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not but we did watch "The Shape of Water" - I never really thought of it as a horror movie until it was included in Eli Roth's History of Horror.

You did better than me - I only got 24 (or 25 if we include "The Shape of Water")

 

Sundrop

Sunny the Great & Wonderful
Jun 12, 2008
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I never finished my list! I did manage to get 31.

30. Halloween 1978
31. Halloween II 1981

I started another Hitchcock movie and also Halloween IV but did not get them finished until after Halloween so not counting them.

Thank you fushingfeef! And everyone who played along. Fun as always!
I didn't finish my list either, CAT......it was a weird time at work, and I wasn't able to be online when the board was open. I did watch around 35 movies, most of them new for me, except for the final handful.....I have several standards that I watch each year, and I always save 'Salem's Lot for Halloween night.

Thanks for hosting, fushingfeef! I always enjoy the posts and seeing what everyone watched.
 

Tery

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Apr 12, 2006
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Bremerton, Washington, United States
When I was a kid I saw Trilogy of Terror (Karen Black) and I never forgot that Zuni doll! It scared me! ;;D Later I saw Burnt Offerings and it was creepy. Those movies were my start of enjoying horror movies. Ms. Black was one of the original scream queens.
Yes!! That little doll.... My Mom and I watched that and it stayed with both of us. We gave the sofa a wide berth.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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When I was a kid I saw Trilogy of Terror (Karen Black) and I never forgot that Zuni doll! It scared me! ;;D Later I saw Burnt Offerings and it was creepy. Those movies were my start of enjoying horror movies. Ms. Black was one of the original scream queens.
....that damn doll scared the beejeezus out of me too!.....
 

Dana Jean

Moderator
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
51,896
227,777
Thornfield
When I was a kid I saw Trilogy of Terror (Karen Black) and I never forgot that Zuni doll! It scared me! ;;D Later I saw Burnt Offerings and it was creepy. Those movies were my start of enjoying horror movies. Ms. Black was one of the original scream queens.
Yes!! That little doll.... My Mom and I watched that and it stayed with both of us. We gave the sofa a wide berth.
....that damn doll scared the beejeezus out of me too!.....



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