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Gerald

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Yes, I love method acting and realistic effects in filmmaking as much as the next person, but I can’t stand the idea of film makers actually hurting animals in order for their horror films to be more realistic, this is why I’ve never watched the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
I don't think animals were hurt in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I've never heard of it at least. There are few animals in it, maybe some chickens I think.The shoot was hard on the actors though.

Cannibal Holocaust is infamous for its killing of animals, but I do believe the indiginous people that appear in the film (as the cannibals of the title) ate some of the animals afterwards (monkeybrains seem to be especially delicious). Actually I watched the film and while it's no fun to see animals killed, it's not really different from watching a nature documentary where animals kill other animals. The worst bit is where a turtle is very slowly and apparently painfully killed.
I'm surprised the film is still available, as the killing was done illegally and the filmmakers went to court over it. You'd expect a film like that would get banned altogether. Still it has its fans, among them Eli Roth, who did his own cannibal movie which was much tamer (and in which no animals were killed obviously).

As much as I love Italian Gothic horror and giallo (Italian thrillers) from the fifties, sixties and seventies, I never cared much for all the zombie and cannibal films from the seventies and eighties; they're just too stupid and often disgusting.

Still animals were killed (and treated badly) in more mainstream films too, like Apocalypse Now for example. And many westerns were known for treating horses badly. I think nowadays there's far stricter control for that, although even in a film like Pet Sematary, though it's done by professional trainers, they still rile up cats to become as angry as you see them in the film, so it's a thin line between 'training' and abuse.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Kill Bill vol 1: It unfortunately turned out the day I chose to watch this was the last day both films were on Netflix, so I’ll wait until I can rent a copy of vol 2 to review the whole film.

The Evil Dead (1981): Well made for something done on such a low budget, and intense too. While the next two films would take a more comedic turn, this one was purely meant to be a gory exploitive horror film, best seen in a particularly infamous scene involving trees. Nice to see where Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell got their start. Didn’t Stephen King go to see an early screening of this and his review of it gave the film a lot of attention? Also, while watching this my cat jumped on the table and attempted to steal some of the chicken I was eating, although his efforts were wasted as he made away with 0 chicken tenders.

7/10
 

swiftdog2.0

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Kill Bill vol 1: It unfortunately turned out the day I chose to watch this was the last day both films were on Netflix, so I’ll wait until I can rent a copy of vol 2 to review the whole film.

The Evil Dead (1981): Well made for something done on such a low budget, and intense too. While the next two films would take a more comedic turn, this one was purely meant to be a gory exploitive horror film, best seen in a particularly infamous scene involving trees. Nice to see where Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell got their start. Didn’t Stephen King go to see an early screening of this and his review of it gave the film a lot of attention? Also, while watching this my cat jumped on the table and attempted to steal some of the chicken I was eating, although his efforts were wasted as he made away with 0 chicken tenders.

7/10
Kill Bill Part 2 is pretty great!

The first Evil Dead is pretty rad. You should read Bruce Campbell’s first book, If Chins Could Kill. It goes into detail about the making of the movie.
 

Notaro

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Kill Bill Part 2 is pretty great!

The first Evil Dead is pretty rad. You should read Bruce Campbell’s first book, If Chins Could Kill. It goes into detail about the making of the movie.
Listen to his audio commentary on the dvd if you get a chance, very funny and very informative about the making of the movie.
 

Blake

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Aye, we just have different taste. The Japanese actors in the old Godzilla films in my opinion are beyond awful however the last American Godzilla film had a decent cast.

As for comparing Robocop to Elm Street, I was using that to say that is what it is like to compare JP to Godzilla, they're different animals. Jurassic Park is about dinosaurs, a species that actually existed, Godzilla on the other hand is an entirely fictional monster that never existed in the world. Robocop is about a man who is given a robotic body which may be possible in the future, Freddy is a killer who kills people in their dreams which is a total work of fiction. I'd put Jurassic Park in the action/adventure genre while I'd put Godzilla in the horror genre but that's just me...

For each their own.. :)
Godzilla is a dinosaur that has mutated because of atomic bomb experiments. He has been lying dormant and then got massive dosses of radiation, that's why his scales glow when on his back when he breathes the radiation breath. It is funny how both Godzilla and the dinosaur on Jurassic Park started off as baddies and then slowly became the goodies of the movie. That might happen to Pennywise, who when a greater evil threatens humanity, he helps/or is asked to help, then once the baddies are destroyed, he becomes a baddy again.
 

Blake

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Best Godzilla performance of all time?

Bobcat Goldthwait in One Crazy Summer :laugh:
I don't like Jurassic Park. It has nothing against Spielberg. Jaws and Duel are in my top 100 of my favourite movies. (Duel is in Bill Collins top movies, but I don't think Jaws isn't(I don't think). If everyone has to know about the secret of life, they wouldn't know. Thank God for the Swedes.
 

Steffen

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The Old Man & The Gun - charming performances from Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek anchor this wonderful little tale about a bank robber in his senior years.

The Mule - I liked this story a lot, but oh jeez Clint, just give us one more Western please. You know you've got it in you.

Dagon - watched this for a second time since the film came out in 2001. As far as HP Lovecraft adaptations go, this is probably my favourite of Stuart Gordon's filmography, and it's a pity that he was never elevated in Hollywood to play alongside the big boys like John Carpenter. And, for the umpteenth time, I will moan about Hollywood missing out by not delving into Lovecraft's work in a big way for premium horror television and films.

My Dinner with Herve - what would have been a run-of-the-mill celebrity biopic is very much elevated by the performances of Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan.

Zodiac - I really liked this film when it came out and I like it even more on a second watch. David Fincher did such great work telling this story that spans decades. I wonder if they will ever conclusively find out the identity of the Zodiac killer?
 

Deviancy

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Zodiac - I really liked this film when it came out and I like it even more on a second watch. David Fincher did such great work telling this story that spans decades. I wonder if they will ever conclusively find out the identity of the Zodiac killer?
I read all the books on the killer but the detectives dropped the ball on that one and things just got messy. But who knows, maybe down the road he'll die and leave a written confession.
 

swiftdog2.0

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Screening was fun! The print was an old theatrical cut belonging to a private collector. It had some fade but was not as bad as the awful print they had for Bladerunner . That one was so red tinged it was barely watchable.

Highlight of the night was the video message the director, Don Coscarelli, sent to the audience. Coincidentally, there was a horror convention in the area over the weekend that the theater's program director attended. Coscarelli and Reggie Banister were there as well. The theater director couldn't get them to come the screening in person but was able to get them to tape a short video. Pretty cool all around.

There was also a trailer in the film for Gordon's War , which is an old late '70s grindhouse movie. It starred Paul WInfield, who was the police sergeant in The Terminator .

The July theme at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline MA (where I go to see all these awesome movies) is zombies. They will be showing Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead original & remake), Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Creeps, Evil Dead II, Cemetery Man, and 28 Days Later. Linnea Quigley will be appearing at the ROTLD screening. Here is a link to the theater page After Midnite | Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
 
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Notaro

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The July theme at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline MA (where I go to see all these awesome movies) is zombies. They will be showing Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead original & remake), Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Creeps, Evil Dead II, Cemetery Man, and 28 Days Later. Linnea Quigley will be appearing at the ROTLD screening. Here is a link to the theater page After Midnite | Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
Oh man I wish I was there for that :cool:
 
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