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 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

It's that time of year again, possibly my favorite time of the year! I watched ARMY OF DARKNESS again, fun film. What about you guys?

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Are you offering or asking for recommendations?

Never heard of this until today, saw it getting a blu-ray release. I'm a purist, or prudist, and could do without sex in horror, but the reviews are pretty amusing regarding the nudity. Looks like something that influenced Carpenter.

A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders...


Full movie

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Are you offering or asking for recommendations?

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Let me know if "Tower of Evil" is worth watching.

 Posted:   Sep 17, 2020 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Among the Halloween themed titles I enjoy watching at this time of year are some of the Corman-Poe films (especially House of Usher and Pit and the Pendulum), the old Universal horror films, Nosferatu 1922 (preferably with the James Bernard score), and on Halloween itself, I usually do a Hitchcock double feature with Psycho and The Birds (last year, I made it a triple feature by watching Rebecca before those films since it’s based on a Daphne du Maurier story like The Birds). If you want films that genuinely induce scares, the original film of The Haunting fits the bill.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

The commentary from Blair Witch. More from a howitwasmade perspective. Still probably the greatest marketing achievement in cinema since it was intentionally made without having a "style."

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I'd recommend Romero's Living Dead trilogy, any and all early Carpenter, the classic Universal monsters pics, and 80s goodness like Pumpkinhead, The Lost Boys, and Return of the Living Dead.

I'm hoping to watch The Dead Don't Die and Don't Breathe next month. Anyone have thoughts on those two?

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Tango, I thought The Dead Don't Die was horrible. I thought it would be comedic, but it was terribly boring. I fast forwarded through the second half. IMHO.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 10:52 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I'll suggest some more family-friendly films. Even the kids can watch this one. This black-and-white film works best with all of the lights out. And Carolyn Craig, who plays the young "Nora Manning," is one of the great screamers in movie history.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 10:57 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Another good one for the whole family. More fun than frightening, with its dueling wizards.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Fun movies like:

The Blob ('88)
Q the Winged Serpent
The Stuff
Fright Night

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 11:16 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This didn't get good reviews, but I thought it was pretty funny, in a hammy sort of way.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This one's more intense. Originally rated [R] because of "children in peril", Spielberg appealed to the MPAA and was granted a [PG]. Today it would be [PG-13].

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 11:45 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

At the opposite end of the spectrum, this is for the small fry only.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 11:49 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Spooky fun.

 Posted:   Sep 19, 2020 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A classic, as long as the kids (or you) don't mind songs.

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Tango, I thought The Dead Don't Die was horrible. I thought it would be comedic, but it was terribly boring. I fast forwarded through the second half. IMHO.

Uh oh. I hadn’t heard great things about it, but the cast seemed too good to pass up. Thanks for the head’s up, Joan. Hopefully I’ll be able to glean some entertainment from its running time.

Hocus Pocus and Poltergeist are great shouts as well. The first I enjoyed watching on the Disney Channel growing up and should revisit for nostalgia purposes some day; the second is plain great filmmaking—Spielberg’s one true horror film, though the directing credit would go to Tobe Hooper.

Nightmare Before Christmas is a great film from my childhood as well, though peculiarly one I don’t tend to associate with either of its featured holidays!

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

For teenagers and above. This compilation film is comprised of five modern-day horror tales. The only thing that detracts from it being a Halloween favorite is that the first tale is set during Christmas time.

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This psychological horror story is also for older kids. Cemetery manager Richard Boone becomes increasingly agitated as he comes to believe that every time he sticks a black pin in the map of cemetery plots, someone dies. The poster below doesn't really come close to capturing what the film's about.

 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

As Tango Urilla suggests, the classic Universal monster films are good picks, but rather than settling on one monster or another, you can get multiple horror icons in these two films--one straight and the other comedic.

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