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  1. The Doctor

    Rate/review the last horror movie you watched/saw

    Yeah, it's written by Marquis de Sade. Definitely defines the libertine movement. French aristocracy instead of Italian fascists.
  2. The Doctor

    Savini Jason Custom Figure

    That's incredibly cool. Would you say you're done with the figure overall? I figured maybe you'd want to add some more touches like the spikes on his shoulders or other minor things.
  3. I don't think anyone really cares about new/clueless people. They're not in any kind of real trouble. I mean, that bit of "drama" would last maybe a day or two.
  4. Once again, making it even worse is just poor form. Do we even disagree about this?
  5. Which system? I haven't checked but the Jason skins still work for me so I'd imagine that'd be basically the same thing.
  6. Huh? If Jason hears the boat start and isn't distracted, you're dead in the water trying to reach the escape. Doesn't matter whatsoever if you don't mess up the gasoline or the propeller.
  7. I would think everyone would agree that they looked cool. The almost naked girl in the lake? I mean, wasn't that concept art what helped to sell people to crowdfund the game?
  8. The Doctor

    Rate/review the last horror movie you watched/saw

    That leads me to Event Horizon, now that I think about it. I've seen it I don't know how many times and having watched it again, here are my thoughts: Let me first just put out there, I personally think it's an under-rated horror/sci-fi film. I know some people who hate it or find it bland, but everyone certainly has different tastes. Pressing on... Both Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill are really great in this for a variety of reasons. Most people know Sam from Jurassic Park, but when I hear his name I think of this film or In The Mouth of Madness. Same with Laurence and the Matrix and not Cowboy Curtis, but I digress. Sam is a great actor in my opinion who really sells the part he plays. Laurence also has some great lines, namely: This part cracks me up every time. Same with "Fuck this ship". I mentioned in earlier posts people have kind of said this is like "Hellraiser in space" and I mean I can kinda see their point, but it has its own unique flare to it. Paul W.S. Anderson did a great job on this if you ask me and the real horror here is that the unrated/extended/director's/whatever cut is pretty much lost to the sands of time and will never see the true light of day. I remember IMDb boards (when those were still a thing) demanding it for probably what's going on a decade plus. There are clips from what was cut (namely Sam Neill crawling around like a spider, for example) that should have been in the film regardless. I am a bit biased but I thought this film delivered on everything I enjoy: horror/a bit gorey and disturbing/some light comedy/sci-fi talk never hurts and above all else that always makes a film stand out to me: a bit of mindfuckery. Then again, I actually did read the novelization of this film and actually enjoyed that too, and I'm one who hates that kind of thing. Is it a 10/10 or even a 9/10? No. I give it a solid 8 if not slightly more. That score would be higher if the unrated version could ever be found and released. It's a kick in the teeth to think this film could be better just because a bunch of tight-arsed execs wouldn't let it be. When I was a younger man my friends and I always joked that MPAA always stood for "My Parents Are Assholes" and that's a shame because so many excellent horror films get torn to shreds because of censorship/running times/whatever. Also as an aside, I can't stand blu rays that come with basically no special features. What's the point?
  9. I think those load screens were just artwork placeholders which has been pointed out before. If they legally own them, why remove them? I agree that they should add them back.
  10. @Fair Play I also. My overall point was that it makes grinding achievements even more of a chore than it already is. It's just salting the wound at this point.
  11. I'm going to have to agree to disagree and leave it that. Grinding achievements becomes less worth it overall to the average player with this direction, but at the end of the day, what can be done and why does it really matter anyway.
  12. The Doctor

    Rate/review the last horror movie you watched/saw

    Bloodlines was a bit out there because of the whole "X in outer space" concept really turns people off. I'm surprised Mikey hasn't been hurled onto a rocket ship yet. The thing about Inferno, Deader, Hellseeker and Hellworld is that those were original scripts that got the Hellraiser/Pinhead brand tacked onto it. You can see it really come through because of the overall tone and pacing of those films. The thing is, some of them honestly aren't bad. Inferno is a lot like Jacob's Ladder, so if you liked that film, you'll probably like Inferno. It's a real gem. Hellseeker wasn't bad because they brought back Kirsty from the original two, so it was interesting to watch. Deader is meh, Hellworld is downright silly but if you like Lance Henriksen, it doesn't entirely disappoint. As far as the Judeo-Christian lore or whatever, you have to kind of suspend the concept of what "Hell" is considering the actual Hell in the film world is an endless maze of corridors and rooms of people's personal hells that are looked over by a bunch of mutants that wear gimp suits and are ruled by a gigantic floating polyhedron named Leviathan that has a crazy pet monster called the Engineer. I don't think you'll find that anywhere in the Good Book. You kind of have to take it what you will... like whatever "Hell" is supposed to be in Event Horizon.
  13. The only thing I would argue for in this is, which I guess is moreso now than ever, is that the achievements for the other side should really not be so unimaginably difficult. It just makes it all even more grotesquely even more appalling and not fun.
  14. The Doctor

    Rate/review the last horror movie you watched/saw

    Also I want to throw down quickly that I re-watched Society recently and I must say, it's a must see. But maybe I'm biased. I'll try to address what I like best next.
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    Rate/review the last horror movie you watched/saw

    Saw that. Sorry I was being snippy -- these blu rays never come cheap, eh? Wish this stuff wasn't such a pain. Love Dawn of the Dead -- need to pick it up. Great film. I was even looking at the 6 disc Zombi version because I'd love to have that. (Good reason to get a region free player, eh?) Anyway, back to the reviews: I finally watched the most recent entry of my second fav series of all time: Hellraiser (Guess which my first one is). Judgement totally sucks. I can't believe if Halloween was the champion of worse sequels but yes, this really is. The ashcan copy is seriously not any better. I will hold off about Doug Bradley for a moment. The whole story is garbage. Trying to bring in a whole new aspect to the story is silly. "Heaven vs Hell" is nonsense. Hell in Hellraiser wasn't necessarily a Judeo-Christian concept; it rather existed on the concept of torture and punishment for human virtue of 'sin', not rather a simple 'right vs. wrong'. This movie totally screws with that notion and it defeats the purpose of what the function of the Cenobites do. The concept of an 'Auditor' and etc. is so incredibly stupid it defies description. It feels far more like a Tom Six or Eli Roth film with Pinhead thrown into the mix. This is nothing but complete stupidity. The puzzle box has no importance to this story. That's the trophy of the whole series and to minimize it makes the whole film useless. As far as the guy who plays Pinhead, I mean, it could have been worse, but obviously, it's no Doug Bradley so he doesn't make it more enjoyable than Revelations. Both this and the ashcan suck. I can't believe I thought this would be better. I know some scripts just tack Pinhead into the story but this is puke-worthy. I love the lore of Hellraiser. This isn't any of it. At all. It's a shame to think that maybe Doug may never play the role again. Even worse, that film studios are stalling Clive Barker. I love Jason, I love Freddy, but in my heart of hearts, ruining Pinhead is a far bigger crime. The films are a travesty. I'd rather have a special edition of Inferno than any of this shit. Thank Goodness I own two copies of the Scarlet Box. There is Hell to pay if you think this is good. (1/10). I could judge that one later since it's actually GOOD. P.S. I don't know which franchise is more annoying with canon, Hellraiser or Halloween. I'll just say both irritate me to no end.
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    Rate/review the last horror movie you watched/saw

    I wish you both would cite me because I almost forgot to talk about this. Yeah,I want these as well with but I can't get get a decent verion of the old old one. It's frustrating.
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    Making Your Own Fun

    Cat and mouse always. I don't care if I win or lose.
  18. The Doctor

    Rate/review the last horror movie you watched/saw

    Do you already own it? I've been trying to find a decent copy of it but not much luck on my end.
  19. The problem is that it's incredibly circumstantial. The barn closet being another one.
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    Dead by Daylight director thoughts on F13s end of development

    DG is pretty so so, but yeah, more power to them.
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    Dead by Daylight director thoughts on F13s end of development

    Normally I would say it's in poor taste to discuss your competition directly by name as a professional courtesy, but he's not entirely wrong.
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