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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

It's the first day of October, Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it's time to desensitize ourselves with an overabundance of horror movies!

October Horror Movie Challenge!





Last year we did a thread like this, and I hadn't seen a new one pop up yet, so I thought I'd do the honors. We managed to get a lot of good discussions, and some good recommendations, so hopefully that trend will continue.

The rules are simple: every day, watch a horror movie, or try to watch at least 31 by Halloween. Use this thread to keep track of your progress, and please leave a small review (at least). Feel free to discuss, ask for recommendations, etc.

Happy viewing!

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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

UPDATED TWICE ON 10/20 TO MAKE usb teledildonics HAPPY

AMC's Fearfest schedule (Begins October 17th)
ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween (Begins October 19th)
Disney Channel Monstober (Begins October 2nd)
Syfy 31 Days of Halloween
Turner Classic Movies

For reference, here's a list of good (or at least watchable) horror movies that are available on Netflix streaming:

Zombies
*Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Shivers
Fido
World War Z
Pontypool
Re-Animator
*Day of the Dead
Dead Before Dawn
*Night of the Living Dead
Dead Snow

Anthologies
Chillerama
V/H/S
V/H/S 2
Creepshow 2
The ABCs of Death
Celluloid Bloodbath

Aliens/Sci-Fi
Night of the Creeps
Event Horizon
Grabbers
*Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Galaxy of Terror
Bad Taste

Slashers
The Town that Dreaded Sundown
We Are What We Are
You're Next
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Texas Chainsaw
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
American Psycho
Scream
Scream 2
*Silence of the Lambs
Maniac (2012)
Children of the Corn
Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
Bay of Blood
Return to Horror High

Ghosts/Supernatural
Dark Touch
Rigor Mortis
Dead Silence
The Innkeepers
The Legend of Hell House
The Blair Witch Project
The Awakening
The Frighteners
Grave Encounters
House
Candyman
The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Pact
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Ju-On: The Grudge
Carnival of Souls

Vampires
Shadow of the Vampire
From Dusk Till Dawn
Lair of the White Worm
Fright Night (1985)
*Nosferatu
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Let the Right One In
Stake Land
Vampire in Brooklyn

Monsters
Monkey Shines
Slugs
The Fly (1958)
Leprechaun
Mimic
Frogs
Bad Milo!
Anaconda
The Howling sequels
Absentia
*The Host

Witches/Psychics
The Craft
Carrie (remake)

Demons/Possession
Tamara
Wishmaster
Devil
*Rosemary's Baby
Hellraiser
*The House of the Devil
Insidious 2
The Prophecy
The Possession
The Ninth Gate

Miscellaneous/B-Movies/Schlock
Dead Heat
Nightmare City
The Woman
Plan 9 From Outer Space
The Human Centipede: First Sequence
The Human Centipede 2
*The Stuff
Red State
C.H.U.D.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
Sharknado
Orca: The Killer Whale
Satan's Little Helper
*The Toxic Avenger
House of Whipcord

Horror Comedy
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
The Cabin in the Woods
John Dies At The End
I Sell the Dead
A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Family Friendly
ParaNorman
*The Addams Family
*Ghostbusters
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (only on Amazon Prime)
Goosebumps
Courage the Cowardly Dog
The Hole
The Little Ghost

Documentaries
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
Best Worst Movie
Nightmares in Red, White & Blue
Machete Maidens Unleashed
The American Scream
Doc of the Dead
Birth of the Living Dead
Nightmare Factory
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss

Mystery Science Theater 3000
*Werewolf
Gamera Vs. Guiron
Future War
*Laserblast
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
Night of the Blood Beast
Devil Fish
The Atomic Brain
The Phantom Planet
Gamera Vs. Barugon
The Unearthly
Beginning of the End

Only On HBO Go
The Conjuring
The Purge
Red Dragon
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood
The Hills Have Eyes (remake)
The Fury

Only on Hulu Plus
Cannibal Holocaust
Scanners
Antichrist
Eraserhead
House (1977)
The Blob (1958)
Vampyr
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
House on Haunted Hill (Rifftrax)
Puppet Master

Only on Amazon Prime

*Cannibal Holocaust
Best Halloween Music Videos (for your Halloween Party needs)
Rob Zombie's Halloween
An American Werewolf in London
Black Sabbath


*Classics of the genre

For more streaming you can check out the following:
B-Movies.com
Fright Pix

(The list is subject to grow, especially if anyone has any good recommendations.)

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at Oct 20, 2014 around 18:03

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!


Fun Shoe

I'm not going to list all 30 movies right here, I'll post every few days as I watch stuff.

Oct. 1st - Creepshow: I'm kicking things off with anthologies and the Creepshow movies were my first exposure to this genre. The most memorable story in the first entry is probably Leslie Neilson playing a psychopathic villain in "Something to Tide You Over". I've always had a soft spot for the zombie-father in the first story though, I love the effects on him.

October 2nd - Body Bags: I just bought this blind on Blu-ray based on the Carpenter name, and I'm hoping I wont be disappointed.

October 3rd - Creepshow 2: I'm in the minority that prefers Creepshow 2 to the first. I love both but the decider here is The Raft, which scared the poo poo out of me when I first saw it and still unnerves me every time I watch it.

October 4th - Necronomicon: I just discovered this anthology last year, and it was instantly one of my favorites. I just love the idea of a Lovecraft themed anthology, and this movie delivers. Also Jeffrey Combs.

October 5th - Chillerama: This movie is disgusting and hilarious and I love it. Probably the only movie in this list that forces me to physically turn away from the screen at certain moments.

October 6th - Trick r Treat: The "main event", and my favorite horror anthology of all-time. This movie has it all, its very funny and yet still legitimately scary in parts, and the stories all weave together seamlessly in a way that most other anthologies don't even attempt. A modern classic as far as I'm concerned.

axelblaze
Oct 18, 2006

Congratulations The One Concern!!!

You're addicted to Ivory!!

and...oh my...could you please...
oh my...



Grimey Drawer

Like last year I'm gonna try and average one a day. There will be days I watch nothing but I'll make up for it. Last year I really didn't see all that many good horror movies but the few good ones still made this worth it.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


You will not be disappointed with Body Bags.

CopywrightMMXI
Jun 1, 2011

One time a guy stole some downhill skis out of my jeep and I was so mad I punched a mailbox. I'm against crime, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.


Interesting to note that AMC hasn't announced anything this year. Last year they showed tons of horror films but this year they don't have much scheduled. Gotta make room for those Walking Dead marathons I guess.

weekly font
Dec 1, 2004


Everytime I try to fly I fall
Without my wings
I feel so small
Guess I need you baby...



CopywrightMMXI posted:

Interesting to note that AMC hasn't announced anything this year. Last year they showed tons of horror films but this year they don't have much scheduled. Gotta make room for those Walking Dead marathons I guess.

I feel like thanks to the internet the days of Cable (and therefore edited) horror marathons are pretty dead.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Eh. I will attempt to participate.

Angryhead
Apr 4, 2009

Don't call my name
Don't call my name
Alejandro




Fallen Rib

I'm not planning to on getting a full 31 this year - managed to do that last October - but I hope it's still cool to post in this thread. I've got the Universal Classic Monsters blu-ray set on the way - shamefully, I've not seen a single one of them... but that just means I'll have a lot of quality classics to go through!

Started off with Honeymoon. Some pretty tense scenes like the first time he goes into the forest at night even though the general storyline was pretty old hat.
A solid start, for sure.
And then I watched Willow Creek. God drat, the scene in the tent seemed to last an eternity and I was on the edge of my seat through all of it. That part was way better than anything that came before or after it though, but I think it was all worth it for that.

2 down, ? to go.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

Angryhead posted:

I'm not planning to on getting a full 31 this year - managed to do that last October - but I hope it's still cool to post in this thread. I've got the Universal Classic Monsters blu-ray set on the way - shamefully, I've not seen a single one of them... but that just means I'll have a lot of quality classics to go through!

You're more than welcome to post what you watch in here. I'm not trying to nit-pick, it's supposed to be a fun challenge (I only managed to get to twenty-something last year).

And I'm very jealous that you've never seen the Universal Monster Movies. Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man are fantastic, and are two of my favorite horror movies. Please let us know what you think of them after you watch them.

Babysitter Super Sleuth
Apr 26, 2012

THERE'S FASCISM IN MY GIANT ROBOT ANIMES


Awww yisss its the most wonderful time of the year.

Slasherfan
Dec 2, 2003
IS IT WRONG THAT I ONCE WROTE A HORROR STORY ABOUT THE BUDDIES? YOU KNOW, THE TALKING PUPPIES?

I watched a found footage movie called Evidence which I like the ideas more than the execution. It opens with the police finding the aftermath of a massacre at an old abandoned gas station. They find some cameras and take the footage back and edit it together to try figure out who did it. I was never bored watching the movie but the shaky cam crap was really annoying and pretty much killed the suspense of any stalk / chase scene.
I did like the ending and the whole reveal of who was behind the murders.
Also it did have one or two moments that worked, the best shot in the movie is in the trailer. As I said, I liked the idea better than the execution.

Wilhelm Scream
Apr 1, 2008



I'm already 7 films in, granted most are hour long Poverty Row stuff but still.

Did manage to see one gem, Anguish, which I recommend anyone here check out, it's really loving good.

SCARYJEINFELD
Oct 30, 2012

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.


I watched The Legend of Hell House last night for the first time and enjoyed it. It is 1973 as gently caress in terms of style and looks pretty good. I love Roddy McDowall a lot and he's great in this, almost every memorable scene involves his character.

Also there's a real weird Michael Gough cameo in it

Howling Man
Mar 29, 2014


Very happy to see this topic pop up! I'm still planning out my list of what to watch all this month, but...I knew exactly what to watch first, the George A. Romero classic, CREEPSHOW (1982). I didn't much like the movie when I was a kid for some reason(I was dumb!), but I will most def. continue to include Creepshow in every October Marathon going forward. I really enjoyed 'The Crate' and '...Creeping Up On You' the most. Fritz Weaver, my favorite Twilight Zone alumni, is such a treat when he gets into his "YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE ME" mode in 'The Crate'. The last segment is just so creepy with excellent production design in that white penthouse. I mark big for the scene at the door's peep hole where we only see Mr. White's creepy smile and hear the sing-song-ish tone of his voice. Oh, man, I just loved Creepshow. Excellent film to start off October with!

Thinking of taking in another film tonight, perhaps Trick 'R Treat or maybe another Romero flick like Martin. Who knows!

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

The Legend of Hell House is great. Very creepy, atmospheric, and the weird ghost seduction/surprise sex is unsettling. I think the ending is kind of silly, though.

A man screaming "You're so evil because you're short!" to exorcise a ghost is ridiculous.

Jigoku
Apr 5, 2009



I'm only watching movies I haven't seen yet this year. I'm forcing myself to watch a bunch of stuff I've had lying around forever.

Not too enthusiastic for them, but this includes Zombie rear end, the two Tetsuo sequels, and Fearsome Vampire Killers.

I'm also watching some films people have good things to say about, such as Children of the Corn, Abominable Dr. Phibes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Monster Squad, and Pit and the Pendulum. Hopefully the good ones balance out the poo poo.

Drunkboxer
Jun 30, 2007



I've seen all but like one of those on the netflix list .

Justin Godscock
Oct 12, 2004

Listen here, funnyman!

Soiled Meat

I'm down with this; first movie tonight when I'm off work is V/H/S 2 which I'm pretty sure is still sealed. I've seen the original, loved it, and heard this one is even more nuts.

discoukulele
Jan 16, 2010


I'm so stoked about this. Except for the Halloween series (which I have to watch every year), I want to try to watch things that I haven't seen before. I'm starting with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer tonight, and probably moving on to Creepshow tomorrow.

LesterGroans
Jun 9, 2009

It's funny...

You were so scary at night.


discoukulele posted:

I'm starting with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer tonight

You're in for a treat. Definitely one of my all-time favourites.



I'm gonna try it this year. I'm using it to rewatch a lot of classics I haven't seen in a while and catch up on some new horror I've neglected. I got my hands on a copy of The Town That Dreaded Sundown a while ago and have been saving it for October.

Tonight, though, I'm starting with Psycho and Night of the Hunter.

LordGugs
Oct 16, 2012


So I stared off my month with Prince of Darkness. It was actually pretty good, though the first half was way better than the second.

3 A.M. Radio
Nov 4, 2003

Workin' too hard can give me
A heart attACK-ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK-ACK!
You oughtta' know by now...


Since I've gotten so lazy over the years, and Netflix has actually been adding a lot of decent horror, I think I'm actually going to be able to fill my list entirely with movies I've never seen before. Today I started with Invaders from Mars, the Tope Hooper remake. Tomorrow? Who knows.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



I'm going to give this a whirl, though I probably won't get to 31. And I think I'm going to try to do 31 films that I haven't seen (or at least not seen "properly").

First up for me, since I found it in Amazon Prime's horror section: Gojira. I've only seen the Raymond Burr inserted version before so I'm looking forward to how it's different.

SCARYJEINFELD
Oct 30, 2012

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes.


Franchescanado posted:

I think the ending is kind of silly, though.

A man screaming "You're so evil because you're short!" to exorcise a ghost is ridiculous.

Oh yeah, the ending is complete nonsense but I think it's an enjoyable kind of nonsense. McDowall's whole spiel with the yelling at a ghost about how he's a bastard and he was 5'2 is amazing, but the best part is easily when he takes out a knife and cuts open the corpse's pants to reveal that he has prosthetic leg.

Whalley
Mar 5, 2004

Drinking shows a real commitment to becoming a cooler person!


I started with Detention, assuming it would be a horror movie. It wasn't... although it kind of sort of was? Whatever it was, I want to travel to the alternate dimension where movies like that get greenlit because that was not made in the same universe I grew up in holy poo poo.

Dr.Caligari
May 5, 2005

"Here's a big, beautiful avatar for someone"


I started with the Spanish version of Dracula. I've been curious about this one for a while and glad I finally got a chance to see it. With such extra running time I was worried it may run out of steam, but it was still a tightly packed ride that used the opportunity to flesh out the characters a bit more than we see in the English version. If the English version was as well rounded, and kept Bela as the count, it would have been even more amazing.

Good movie, wish I would have saved it for closer to Halloween.

TipsyMc
Sep 5, 2004

I visited BYOB and all I got was this lousy avatar

I'm going to really try to keep up this this.

Tonight's flick:

Slither (2006)

Great gore with a black comic edge. Great cast including Elizabeth Banks in one of her early roles, Michael Rooker (Merle from The Walking Dead), Nathan Fillion and even a cameo from Jenna Fischer. This movie is a lot of fun, and thankfully doesn't take itself too seriously. Great special effects! Not particularly scary.

/5

Justin Godscock
Oct 12, 2004

Listen here, funnyman!

Soiled Meat

Officer Farva posted:

Since I've gotten so lazy over the years, and Netflix has actually been adding a lot of decent horror, I think I'm actually going to be able to fill my list entirely with movies I've never seen before. Today I started with Invaders from Mars, the Tope Hooper remake. Tomorrow? Who knows.

I plan on doing this as well; part of the problem I had with past years was simply finding a horror film to watch got to be a bit of a task in and of itself. Now, I'm probably going to browse Netflix for most of my horror watches.

K. Waste
Feb 27, 2014

MORAL:
To the vector belong the spoils.


Gonna take this one step at a time to see where it goes. Got things off to a good start by finally watching Re-Animator. Nice little movie. Would make a good double feature with RoboCop.

Nemesis Of Moles
Jul 25, 2007


Kicked this off tonight, here's my list right now. Tonight we started with House of Wax, great film, the tension was really high throughout, the mask work on Price would have been great even now, and Price himself is god damned amazing in it. Tomorrow is Gojira, which is a wee bit of a cheat but should be good.

Classics Week

Gojira
Nosferatu
Dracula
House of Wax
House on Haunted Hill

Slasher Week

Final Destination [Blank]
Black Christmas
Scream
Halloween
Freddie/Jason

Zombie Week

Dead Sno
Versus
Pontypool
Shaun of the Dead
Night of the Living Dead

POV Week

REC
The Blair Witch Project
Paranormal Activity 4 or 5 or whatever the one with the Simon Says is
The Bay
Grave Encounters

BONUS ROUND
(Weekends)

The Mummy
Trick R Treat
Hocus Pocus
Maniac
Kill List
The Exam
You're Next
The Cube

SALT CURES HAM
Jan 3, 2011


I'm watching The Den (2013) for my Oct. 1 spot and I just have to say, the bike guy is one of the most darkly hilarious goddamn things.

It's not even relevant to the plot, it's just this random cool thing Elizabeth comes across then out of nowhere

e: what the gently caress why didn't anyone tell me this was pretty much found-footage Videodrome?

SALT CURES HAM fucked around with this message at Oct 2, 2014 around 03:13

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009



So Gojira. It's been quite a while since I saw the American version but I know that I felt that inserting Burr into the film did a lot of damage to it. The narrative bridges are clunky, the inserts aren't effective, and taking away focus from the Japanese characters does a disservice to the film. Seeing it in the original Japanese, without heavy editing, and with a proper translation was worlds apart.

As I watched, I mused on whether Gojira was a horror film. In the fifties the presence of a monster was enough to call something a horror movie, but pop culture is flooded with monsters now. Just because there's monsters in the 2014 Godzilla doesn't mean it's a horror film. Gojira is clearly a SF movie, its links to popular SF at the time are really blatant and would be exactly the kind of thing you'd find in a Gernsback SF magazine of forties. And Gojira wears its allegory on its sleeve; you'd have to be brain dead to not see how a Japanese movie goer in 1953 wouldn't be disturbed. But just because it could horrify in 1953 doesn't mean that it's a horror movie today.

And as I sat there debating this topic and the shifting nature of genres in my head, I reached the scene where Godzilla attacks Tokyo and uses his atomic breathe.

Going back to Godzilla 2014, it's sterile. There's visual chaos and destruction but in the end lives aren't shattered, people don't struggle with how to deal with the consequences, there's no impact. We see people scared by the attack but it's scared like being on a roller coaster at an amusement park. Buildings are smashed but there are no real emotional consequences. And this is replicated with a lot of the big action movies in recent years. There are monsters, but they're nothing that we should be terrified of.

The attack scenes before this were visceral but not to the same extent. A smashed train and bridge. Some unfortunate passengers stepped on, out of sight. Then this scene comes along and Godzilla incinerates a street full of people in a shot that might as well have had a sign that said, "Just like the atomic bomb!" A woman cowers in a doorway holder her children and saying they'll soon be with daddy as embers from the burning city fall around them. There's no blood visible on screen, but this is not some bloodless romp.

I don't think I can really call Gojira scary, but it's definitely effective.

(Oh, and those kids cowering the doorway? They survive... and it's implied that they get radiation poisoning.)


Dr.Caligari posted:

I started with the Spanish version of Dracula. I've been curious about this one for a while and glad I finally got a chance to see it.

There's another one I've never seen but have always meant to. I might have to add it to my list.

Nemesis Of Moles posted:

Tomorrow is Gojira, which is a wee bit of a cheat but should be good.

Oh cool, I'll be interested in hearing what you think about it in the context of a horror movie.

I was planning on holding off to avoid watching too many similar films close together, but I may watch Donovon's Brain tomorrow night. It's also a 1953 film that has a strong SF element while considered at the time a horror film. Stephen King called it one of the most significant horror movies, but he wrote that about it in 1980 right when horror as a genre really started shifting.

Random Stranger fucked around with this message at Oct 2, 2014 around 03:15

CopywrightMMXI
Jun 1, 2011

One time a guy stole some downhill skis out of my jeep and I was so mad I punched a mailbox. I'm against crime, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.


I'm definitely in this year. I'm mostly watching things I own and have seen before, and I'll be scouring Netflix and TV to round out my choices.

Movie 1: The Devils Rejects

Thought I'd kick the month off with a little Rob Zombie. I'll be watching at least one more of his this month. This movie is a great example of twisting audience perceptions in characters. The antagonists gradually become protagonists and vice versa. We witness the Firefly family commit various atrocities, but by the end we're rooting for them to escape the authorities. This movie is uncomfortably violent and extremely gory. The torturing of the band members is particularly difficult to watch. With that said, the violence never comes off as exploitative. Every scene makes you hate a character a bit more and want to see revenge. Ultimately though, it is redemption and not revenge that drives this film. Highly recommended.

Jay Dub
Jul 27, 2009

I'm not listening
to youuuuu...


I've never managed to stick with one of these threads, but tonight I realized I had a copy of From Beyond lying around, and figured what the hell. Let's do this!

Oct. 1: From Beyond

Having never seen this before, I had really no idea what to expect. I'd seen a couple of Stuart Gordon's other films, but then I really wasn't expecting this even closely resemble Robot Jox...

This movie sits at a weird crossroads between disgusting body horror and kitschy mad scientist movies. (It's based on a Lovecraft story, so I guess that's to be expected.) For the most part, I enjoyed it. I kind of wish the film had explored more of its sexual overtones, to be honest. "These experiments affect the pineal gland! The pineal gland affects the sex drive! Hey, what's with all this bondage gear?" You could argue that the sexual stuff takes a backseat to Jeffrey Combs' character completely losing touch with his humanity. Combs is a crazy kind of brilliant, too, especially in the back half of the film after he's gone bald, grown a third eye and just starts chomping down on body parts. He has one of those wild-eyed stares that was made for horror. The creature effects look like distinct precursors to a lot of what James Gunn does with Slither, and man, as gross as some of it is, so many of the creature scenes are gorgeous. This one's a keeper.

SALT CURES HAM
Jan 3, 2011


Oct. 1: The Den (2013, dir. Zachary Donohue, d.p. Bernard Hunt)



This is a hell of a loving movie.

I was expecting something along the lines of Megan is Missing, and to come in here being all like "no gently caress this movie why do you all like this garbage so much," but I was pleasantly surprised. This isn't a morality play or even really all that exploitative; what it is, however, is Lovecraftian horror about humankind attempting to know the unknowable and being punished by cosmic forces for it.

The one thing I really hate about this movie is the last minute and a half or so. It was a lot more interesting when the villains were faceless ghosts, sprung up from the internet to enact vengeance on the interloper for attempting to study it (and inevitably tame it), than when it was revealed as a Hostel-type deal. The movie up to that point felt like a millenial take on Videodrome, but that last little bit undermined it and really brought me down.

That said, I'm still pretty sure this is one of the only cyberpunk horror movies ever made (and it briefly steals the visual style of the other big one, Tetsuo: the Iron Man (1989) [dir. Shinya Tsukamoto, d.p. Kei Fujiwara], for a couple of shots!) so I can dig it. It's tense as gently caress, it's incredibly dark and mean (the comic relief is a man on a bicycle getting splattered by a truck), and it's probably one of the most interesting horror flicks of the last few years.

Final Grade: B

Closing Thoughts:

- Seriously, this movie is fantastic at doing black comedy when it wants to.

- This probably would have been an A or A+, except that it chickens out on its premise at the last second in favor of a more mundane and less interesting one.

- This movie is really goddamn uncomfortable to watch. It's not really scary (though there's a couple of jump scares), it's just really good at building an atmosphere of overbearing dread.

October Challenge Table of Contents
Oct. 1: The Den (2013) (B) / Oct. 2: The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) (C) / Oct. 3: The Last Days on Mars (2013) (C+)

SALT CURES HAM fucked around with this message at Oct 11, 2014 around 08:04

Franco Potente
Jul 9, 2010


I opened the month (my favourite of all months) with The Lords of Salem. I think its foreboding sense of autumnul doom is the perfect way to kick off the month. I'm not a Rob Zombie fan at all, but I find this movie to be a refreshing departure from his other stuff: Sherri Moon Zombie does a great job in the lead role, all the other characters are strong, and the sense of atmosphere is built up really well, so that when poo poo gets nuts, it feels earned rather than gratuitous. Plus, that song is haunting. Great way to kick off the month!

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.


Hey I'm going to do a horror movie stream this month, is it appropriate to post it in here? I'm going to show at least 24 films. I don't think it's worth making its own thread but it seems like it fits this one? Idk.

axelblaze
Oct 18, 2006

Congratulations The One Concern!!!

You're addicted to Ivory!!

and...oh my...could you please...
oh my...



Grimey Drawer


I also watched this tonight and I'll post more later but I just want to say that I felt the opposite. I wasn't fully on board until the ending. Contextualizing the whole thing as a crappy little porn site complete with lovely animated gif banner ads and bullet points of features of the videos brought the whole thing home for me. It took it from something that just seemed to be about how horrible the internet was (a noble message) to something more broadly about the sexual exploitation of people for profit online. It brougth the ridiculousness of the movie and just sort it tied it down to a mundane reality and I found it really effective. I really love that last shot of the kid walking in on his dad starting to watch a snuff film and him just quickly closing the window like he had been caught looking at porn.

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Jigoku
Apr 5, 2009



The Den is Internet the Movie and I think the ending brings the whole thing to its logical conclusion. That being said, the opinion that the film may have been better without that last part is very plausible.

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