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 Posted:   Oct 1, 2013 - 11:12 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

OCTOBER the month of genre films in many markets, free TV years ago, cable TV, revival houses , video stores , first run theatres. So here let me offer 31 of my favorite genre films in no order of favoritism.I liked all of these equally, 31 or no 1.ALL were fine with me--------------------------------------------------------------NO-31-THE CHANGELING-80-Solid film in all departments, at times also spooky as hell, I recommend this for any one who likes a spooky horror mystery.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

no-30- THE UNINVITED-44- Timeless classic ghost story, top notch all the way.Love how Ray Milland talks the evil ghost out of commission.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

No 29-INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS-56- Classic in the genre. Although the remakes were well made. This one tops them all. Film has a unforgettable vibe to it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I started a few days early, in September, since I won't be able to watch a movie every night in October. I decided to kick off the season with a Nigel Kneale-athon -- old school sci-fi horror. The four Quatermass films -- the first, the first Hammer Horror flick, not actually written by Kneale but based on his TV programme, the second, more '50s Hammer Horror but this one written by Kneale, the third, one of Hammer's best, and the fourth, a TV miniseries from 1979. Then, the under-appreciated The Stone Tape and the '89 The Woman in Black. After I've done with that lot, I may go back to some pre-code horror, or I may check out some newer stuff I've managed never to see. Haven't decided yet!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-28-SUSPIRA-77- Visual genre classic from DARIO ARGENTO.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 27-THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN-57- A genre classic with one of the most emotional endings in film history, with a line that has always been one of my favorites. TO GOD THERE IS NO ZERO-.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2013 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

NO-28-SUSPIRA-77- Visual genre classic from DARIO ARGENTO.

I never "got" this film...SO much love for it out there and I'm a big genre fan, but it's never clicked with me....I watch it every couple of years or so to try and see what I'm missing, but nope...maybe next time...


No 29-INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS-56- Classic in the genre. Although the remakes were well made. This one tops them all. Film has a unforgettable vibe to it.

...and I just watched the one with Donald Sutherland...not seen it in too long....forgotten how frightening (and ultimately moving) it is...

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 26- PSYCHO-60-HITCHCOCK'S near perfect film, if you never seen it. I recommend you give it a shot.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 25-GOD TOLD ME TO-77-Much underrated Larry Cohen effort with a great plot and a wonderful emotional score by Frank Cordell.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 24-FUN- a word maybe sometimes ignored when one list their favorites movies or music.FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN-43-I have more fun watching this movie possibly then any other genre film. You know, there is plenty of talent in this effort as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 23- TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA-70-One of my favorite vampire films of all time. Peter Sasdy got it right, Plus James Bernard gives us one of the most loveliest themes ever to be heard on a film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO 22-FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED-69-Best Frankenstein film ever made, what a tragic character in Freddie Jones.What a great ending and what a great statement being made by Terence Fischer at the end. To really love someone one does not care the psychical appearance of the one you love. How tragic to find out the one you love does care and will turn against you with the psychical change.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-21-CURSE OF THE DEMON-58-Great intelligent thriller with a humdinger of an ending. Leaving one to realize, those who play with evil will succumb to it in time.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-20-THE EXORCIST-73- For it's incredible trendsetting impact in it's time and still looking pretty good today, it's a winner and I love Jason Miller, giving his life to say the girl at the end.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-19-THE WOLFMAN-41- One of the most perfect genre films ever made. Wouldn't change one minute. Timeless.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-18-THE OTHERS-02- One of those films where you admire it more on repeated viewings because you try to look at the subtleties that lead to the surprise ending. Well made all around and no genre film ever fooled me like this one did the first time.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I am trying to list at least one from every decade because like sports. the reasons and style of how films are made change in different era's. All offer fine entertainment.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

NO-17-THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY-45- Wonderful drama that is solid in all departments. A great moral ending that says it all. Play with evil, die and crumble in it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

N0-16-GORGO-61- Eugene Lourie was a unique director, he did 3 big monster films BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS[GOOD ONE] THE GIANT BEHEMOTH-[GOOD ONE], then this one. Still my favorite of it's type. Just hit's the right note for me, to feel on film a disaster.Should be seen on a full screen with a good print.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Nick Name   (Member)

How about a Three Stooges Halloween Marathon?


"We Want Our Mummy" (1939) The Stooges go to Cario to look for the mummy of old King Rootin' Tootin'.

"Spook Louder" (1943) The Stooges are hired to guard an inventor's haunted mansion and encounter a mysterious pie thrower.

"Idle Roomers" (1944) The Three Stooges meet a Wolf Man.

"If a Body Meets a Body" (1945) The Stooges spend the night in a room where someone's been murdered in order to find out how much Curly will inherit from his dead uncle.

"A Bird in the Head" (1946) A mad scientist believes Curly's the perfect donor for his pet gorilla's brain transplant.

"Shivering Sherlocks" (1948) The Three Stooges meet Angel the Hachet Man.

"The Hot Scots" (1948) The Stooges are hired by the Earl of Glenheather to guard his haunted castle.

"The Ghost Talks" (1949) The Stooges are supposed to remove a suit of armor from the Smorgasbord Castle, but the armor doesn't want to leave until the ghost of Lady Godiva returns.

"Dopey Dicks" (1950) The Stooges meet a mad scientist in need of human brains.

"Spooks" (1953) The Stooges go to a haunted mansion to rescue a woman from a mad scientist who is determined to transplant her brain into a gorilla.


Total run time for ten shorts: ~4 hours.

 
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