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  1. Noticed this forum has died off lately, and sadly I can't see it reviving. Done a bit of digging and my favourite scary movie podcast (The Hysteria Continues) has relaunched its forum - http://tbc-productions.com/forum/index.php Its primarily for slasher films but they also discuss wider horror stuff. Might be a good place for folk to chat about their fave genre now this forum has gone quiet.
  2. Any word on a further Blu-ray release? ...
  3. I think there's a big difference between a good film for Halloween, and just a good scary movie. For example, Alien, Saw and Texas Chainsaw have both been mentioned; amazing scary movies but they don't invoke a Halloween atmosphere. The best Halloween movies capture the feeling of 31st Oct ... so as well as scares there's pumpkins, leaf covered sets, trees, a woodland campfire, rainy/dull weather, trick or treaters, a creepy atmosphere, traditional scare villains like Dracula or ghosts, etc. For me a good evening of Halloween films would include the likes of Halloween, Trick o' Treat, Tales of Halloween, Friday the 13th, Dracula (1958), The Haunting ...
  4. Not perfect, but probably the best sequel since Halloween II. I really enjoyed it and was pleased to see an old fashioned slasher film on the big screen again done properly. Also loved all the tributes to the original. I still think they could have kept Part II in the canon, kept the sister thing in, and had older Michael with burn marks to show him surviving the hospital explosion. His new doctor was also a rubbish story element that should have been dropped. Other than that, good stuff. My full write up is here for anyone interested - http://filmsfilmsfilms.co.uk/blog/the_night_he_came_home_again/2018-10-23-107
  5. Haven't had one since I was about 14 ... Streetfighter II and Super Mario Kart on the SNES were the only ones that made me chuck my controller and stomp off in a rage, usually when the AI would start displaying suspect behaviour in the way they were coming back in a race or fight. This was before the days when I knew what rubber banding was; it just seemed like the game was coded to 'cheat' when you were beating it too badly on higher levels These days I find games to be a lot more forgiving, and I don't do online gaming, so there's zero risk of me flinging a controller now ... plus new controllers cost a lot now so no way I'm risking breaking one!
  6. I'd definitely back this financially if they did a go-fund option ... love to see more 'classic' style Friday films being made.
  7. As a connoisseur of beer, ales, lagers, etc ... there's some fine suggestions on here I'll be looking out for. I'm in the UK and in the last few years there's been an explosion in micro-pubs ... basically very small establishments that cater just for ales and ciders, usually four of each available, changing every week or so. Great places to pop in to for fine conversation and different beers each time. I've been to the States three times in the last ten years but I haven't found anything equivalent ... plenty of fine bars, but nothing similar. Is there anything like this in the States?
  8. Glad its not just me then! I guess I find films that do this sort of stuff well (ie. have integrity as you mentioned) a bit tougher than the trashy ones. The trashy stuff that's just shock for shock sake I can dismiss a lot easier because of their cheapness. Great point re. Human Centipede. I'd love to have been in the room when they first pitched the movie to, must have been some reaction! I haven't heard of Philosophy Of A Knife ... worth seeking out?
  9. Didn't even know there was a book! ... thanks for the tip, I might look that up ... easier to put down a book than turn off a film I find.
  10. I've got a pretty strong stomach so the gore / repulsion side of these films doesn't bother me ... but they do leave me sort of depressed. Never use to bother me in my younger days, but pushing late 30s now I wonder whether I want to use the little free time I have to be depressed by a film. On Salo, I've read the plot synopsis but never seen it. It sounds pretty rough, but how bad is it? The worst I've seen is probably Irreversible, Men Behind The Sun or The Human Centipede. Not sure I'd put myself through Salo or Serbian Film, but I'm still intrigued ...
  11. Caves Of Doom on the ZX Spectrum 128k Looked like it was going to be this awesome cave exploration platformer where each screen was a different "cave". I could only get four screens/caves in to the game though, where you'd reach this white figure who floated across the screen and kill you instantly. It was so impossible it had to be a bug in the game.
  12. Fantastic film! One of the best of the last few years IMO ... need to see it again soon.
  13. That explains it. I gave it a quick Google to and found out that a workprint leaked before it hit theatres ... must have been that version I got hold of. So there's three versions ... the workprint, the theatrical release, and the directors cut. Doesn't sound like the changes between the three version will save the movie from being a dud, least to me.
  14. I remember seeing a copy of this when it came out that a mate got hold of ... he said they changed the ending for the full theatrical release as it was getting terrible ratings at the previews, so I guess it was a screener copy or something. Must admit, I've haven't put myself through it again ... I thought the whole thing was so horrendous even if they changed the ending it wouldn't have helped. But still, I'm slightly intrigued by the different versions out there ... maybe if I'm feeling masochistic I'll check it out
  15. That's good interpretation, I'd go with that (still doesn't explain Laurie being a whiney prick, but still ) Dude, if TCM3 is the most pointless horror film you've seen, you've got many many levels of rubbish below that to "enjoy" ... wait until you sample the "delights" of Axe 'Em, Criminally Insane/Crazy Fat Ethel, Terror At Tenkiller, Nail Gun Massacre ... TCM3 is like The Godfather in comparison!
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