HALLOWEEN FILM BONANZA

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  • GuiltySpark 10 Oct 2012 20:50:29 6,279 posts
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    It's that time of year again folks, gotta be prepared. Scary? Gory? Classics?

    Unfortunately trying to find a film that's actually scary is a pretty impossible feat it seems at the moment.

    Suggestions? (Except Halloween, as that's a given).

    Get bent.

  • EMarkM 10 Oct 2012 20:53:26 3,133 posts
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    Personal faves = the whole of the Nightmare on Elm St series and the whole of the Hell Raiser series.
  • Trowel 10 Oct 2012 20:55:09 16,848 posts
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    Cineworld are doing Halloween night screenings of The Shining (the US cut, unseen in the UK until now).

    Think Showcase are showing Holloween itself.

    Edited by Trowel at 20:55:30 10-10-2012
  • robthehermit 10 Oct 2012 21:05:31 3,829 posts
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    EMarkM wrote:
    Personal faves = the whole of the Nightmare on Elm St series and the whole of the Hell Raiser series.
    Really? The originals in each series were both great films, but the law of diminishing returns really hits them both hard. Although Dream Warriors was awesome.

    GT: robthehermit

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  • robthehermit 10 Oct 2012 21:07:11 3,829 posts
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    The Grudge is pretty good. Mirrors is a lot of fun and had Mrs Hermit's nerves in tatters.

    GT: robthehermit

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  • EMarkM 10 Oct 2012 21:08:53 3,133 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Really? The originals in each series were both great films, but the law of diminishing returns really hits them both hard. Although Dream Warriors was awesome.
    You're completely correct, but there's something about watching all of them. I was a teenager in the eighties, and these films have special memories for me.

    You know when something gains extra significance or kudos because it is associated with a special time in your life?

    Lots of good stuff happening around then ;)
  • GuiltySpark 10 Oct 2012 21:11:53 6,279 posts
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    EMarkM wrote:
    You know when something gains extra significance or kudos because it is associated with a special time in your life?
    For me it's The Lost Boys. First "horror" film that my parents ever let me see, still love it.

    Get bent.

  • EMarkM 10 Oct 2012 21:12:37 3,133 posts
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    @GuiltySpark - another classic - good choice!
  • GuiltySpark 10 Oct 2012 21:13:45 6,279 posts
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    Oh and, NOES 4 and 5 are absolutely dreadful ha. The original and Dream Warriors are the best, 2 is so so.

    The remake is gash, and the less said about Freddy's Dead, the better.

    Get bent.

  • CharlieStCloud 10 Oct 2012 21:15:05 4,664 posts
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    Really, really like 'Drag Me to Hell' ... and, of course, John Carpenter's The Fog, Halloween and The Thing.

    Carrie and Rosemary's Baby are horror classics too.
  • localnotail 10 Oct 2012 21:16:01 23,093 posts
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    I like to watch The Frightners at Halloween.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • EMarkM 10 Oct 2012 21:18:55 3,133 posts
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    Anyway, more classics? The original Wicker Man (haven't seen the new one), original The Haunting, all the lesbian vampires stuff from Hammer, in fact almost all Hammer stuff has its place, need to get some of this stuff on Bluray/DVD...
  • psychokitten Moderator 10 Oct 2012 21:20:27 7,791 posts
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    Scary does seem impossible these days

    The closest any horror has come to being scary for me for a good while now is during the height of J-horror fad. Ringu, Kairo, The Grudge. Creepy scary. Well worth watching.
  • Deleted user 10 October 2012 21:22:11
    The Haunting, 1963 version is a total classic
  • Load_2.0 10 Oct 2012 21:22:32 18,192 posts
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    Any of the above plus Poltergeist and Night of the Living Dead.

    For something a bit lighter/cheesier go with Night of the Creeps.
  • GuiltySpark 10 Oct 2012 21:23:59 6,279 posts
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    @psychokitten Unfortunately not really appropriate for the check-facebook-on-your-phone-every 30-seconds type of people I'm going to be watching these films with.

    Edited by GuiltySpark at 21:24:23 10-10-2012

    Get bent.

  • sport 10 Oct 2012 21:24:42 12,045 posts
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    First person to mention some fucking J-horror piece of sh....



    ....oh hai psycho o/
  • GuiltySpark 10 Oct 2012 21:26:06 6,279 posts
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    Poltergeist! Totally forgot about that. Anything with ghosts generally creeps the utter shit out me, and that film pretty much tops the list. The scene where everyone's huddles in the living room together? That's exactly what I feel like doing when watching this film.

    Get bent.

  • psychokitten Moderator 10 Oct 2012 21:29:21 7,791 posts
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    If you want a real scare this Halloween you should invite sport over to your house and lock the doors.
  • sport 10 Oct 2012 21:30:31 12,045 posts
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    /dons sheet


    woooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
  • psychokitten Moderator 10 Oct 2012 21:31:20 7,791 posts
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    Insidious? Doesn't require much attention span, and easily scares people?
  • GuiltySpark 10 Oct 2012 21:36:44 6,279 posts
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    @psychokitten We've all watched it a few times recently. I know it's a cheap scare film and the ending is horrendous, but that little dancing boy is probably the scariest thing I've ever seen in a film.

    It's how the music changes when she walks out to the bin and we see a POV-like shot from inside, and the music record she is playing changes. It's so fucking scary because it is not her benefit, she is out of the house and she can't hear it, you realise it is for YOUR benefit, and that is the point where you turn the fucking lights on and watch South Park instead.

    Get bent.

  • oceanmotion 10 Oct 2012 21:37:25 15,243 posts
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    Drag me to hell is fun and jumpy, maybe even a little scary depending how you take it. Good one to watch with others. Tense and good laughs.
  • localnotail 10 Oct 2012 21:44:48 23,093 posts
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    I haven't been scared by a film for ages, but I remember being terrified by Poltergeist as a teen.

    Unsettled is about as close as I get to scared now. Pontypool worked on me.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 10 October 2012 21:48:05
    Hellraiser 1 is great. Hellraiser 2 is all sorts of weirdness, but also great. Hellraiser 3 might as well be titled "We Made This To Sell MacFarlane Toys". The rest are utter, utter garbage.
  • drhcnip 10 Oct 2012 22:06:26 2,265 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    Drag me to hell is fun and jumpy, maybe even a little scary depending how you take it. Good one to watch with others. Tense and good laughs.
    3 quid in morrisons at the moment as well - in fact they've got a decent cheap range of horror dvds just gone into stores for a fiver or less...i'm planning on getting this as i've been waiting for it on region 2 for ages - the baby's room is fab

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Films-Awake-6-DVD-Pel%C3%ADculas-dormir/dp/B001L2DDVE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1349903172&sr=8-2
  • drhcnip 10 Oct 2012 22:10:11 2,265 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    I haven't been scared by a film for ages, but I remember being terrified by Poltergeist as a teen.

    Unsettled is about as close as I get to scared now. Pontypool worked on me.
    pontypool was a decent film

    i watched a lot of horror films as a kid - 'benefit' of having much older siblings....my bedroom door used to let the light in around the frame from the landing...the landing light was an orangey colour (this was the early 80s)

    so at night, trying to sleep, all i could think of was...



    didn't help that i had a freaky clown light, either

    still love poltergeist and horror films, though....

    Edited by drhcnip at 22:10:36 10-10-2012
  • Machetazo 10 Oct 2012 22:14:00 6,372 posts
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    Phantasm.
  • ronuds 10 Oct 2012 22:26:18 21,788 posts
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    Definitely Poltergeist. Even Poltergeist 2, until the end. When he spits up that worm? I was pretty grossed out by that.

    That old man is creepy as eff, though.
  • Bremenacht 10 Oct 2012 22:32:18 15,753 posts
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    Jacob's Ladder? Not Halloweeneyish?

    Go for old stuff?

    Isle of the Dead
    The Private Life of Oliver the Eighth

    Or an old Quatermass?.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

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