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  1. PurpleFloyd

    New Friday the 13th tv show

    In the past I've been sceptical that they could make it work. But looking at what they've done with TV shows recently I think there are talented writers out there that could pull it off. Look what they've done with Westworld, a stunning show. Whether a Friday the 13th show would pull in the talent in terms of writers, directors and actors though, I have my doubts. The biggest hurdle would be how to fill the long stretches of running time in between the stalking and killing. A chunk of that could be used to create sympathetic characters, but what would the detail be exactly? I think a modern day setting with someone exploring the killings around the Lake in the early 80s (covered in the first four films) that the town tried to cover up could be good ... you could get lots of Easter eggs in there, and even some cameos from the stars of those films.
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    Your favorite horror movie deaths

    It was a great scene, but quite right about the pacing, it would have slowed things too much. The egg-morphing looked truly horrible, especially when Dallas croaked "Kill me" like he was in horrendous pain ... imagine having to watch your infected body slowly morph in to an alien egg. The stuff of nightmares! I'm not so sure it was clear in the theatrical cut that the alien took Dallas to fuck him though; I just assumed it took him to kill him. Without the egg scene I'd still have assumed that. Speaking of the xenomorph fucking them to death what did you think of the uncut Lambert death scene / crab walk scene? I never picked up on that until I saw the deleted scene ... I just assumed Lambert got chomped and that was it. I totally missed the clue where you see Lambert's bare legs hanging down with no trousers on. Looking back though, when you listen to the sounds of Lambert 'dying' that Ripley hears over the intercom, it does sound like there's more going on than just a quick death for her. Ridley should have spent more time getting the crab walk scene right, so that it was more implicit that Lambert was raped to death ... that would have made it even more horrific!
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    Your favorite horror movie deaths

    Presume you've seen the deleted scene from Alien where Ripley finds Dallas and Brett during her escape? ... the answer of what happened to them (which wasn't really followed through in terms of biology with the people they showed captured in Aliens) is even more gross than the sequels showed.
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    Your favorite horror movie deaths

    This one comes a close second for me ... another painfully brutal one that was amazingly well filmed. I always imagined what would be left of Tina when she fell backl to the bed, as it was only fleetingly shown on screen ... literally in pieces! A real stomach turner. Such a shame Freddy didn't remain this blunt and brutal.
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    Your favorite horror movie deaths

    John Hurt in Alien. Shocking, brutal, beautifully shot by Ridley, amazingly well acted by everyone, great effects, and I imagine for Kane it must have been an absolutely horrific and painful death. It was the huge turning point in the film and you could argue it birthed the whole franchise. I can't imagine what it was like seeing that in cinemas at the time having no idea it was coming ... talk about a "hoooo-leeee SHIT" moment!
  6. I've got the book (upgraded to the deluxe version this year as it was cheap in Forbidden Planet) and the dvd. If you're a fan of the series both are a must have! Its probably the best making of documentary I've ever seen on a film series. The dvd is incredibly in-depth, and long ... its like 8 hours or something crazy. The deluxe book is lovely to, superb photos and a great read as well.
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    Thanks for the info ... I'll keep my eyes peeled
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    Anyone know if there's likely to be another Blu-ray run for the film?
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    Let's talk about "Zombies"

    Resident Evil is my favourite game of all time ... I love the game series, even the wonky ones like Resi 6. Movie wise, the original Night of the Living Dead is my favourite, followed by the Dawn of the Dead remake. I actually think the original Dawn of the Dead is overrated ... it sags in the middle and the slapstick humour at the end ruins the mood.
  10. This and the total lack of likeability for the heroines in the film. To be fair, most modern horrors are guilty of this, but Zombie's remake, where to start ... his Laurie is totally unlikeable, whiny, stroppy, spoilt, etc. And we're meant to be rooting for her and her friends! Didn't help that the females were all carbon copy, catwalk 'pretty', Hollywood types to ... ugh, just horrible. Bring back Jamie Lee, PJ Soles and the rest, they had some character and were likeable.
  11. I think if this film came out and it was non-horror you'd have a lot of people coming out of theatres p*ssed off ... and I could see why people would be annoyed; after a while some things become so synonymous with a franchise you expect them. If you walked in to McDonalds only to find out they stopped doing burgers and only did salads you'd be a bit miffed. Having said that, I'd go see it just because I like all things Friday the 13th and the story would intrigue me. But I doubt there are enough people like me out there to justify such a project. Maybe it would be better as a straight-to-dvd or fan made project ... it wouldn't be very expensive to make after all, though you'd need decent actors to make it work. Or maybe if the advertising and trailer had no links at all to Friday the 13th, and it was advertised as a straight drama, and it was only as the film progressed viewers would slowly realise "Hang on, this is Jason's back story here", that would be a really cool twist!
  12. Watched the original one recently (didn't we have another Friday the 13th date couple of months back?) ... so I'm going with 2, 3 and 4 if I get the time after work.
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    Watching Friday the 13th For the First Time

    I guess so, but without knowing someone's personal circumstances its tough to say. Some people might have watched Jason X or The New Blood first as that's all they could get their hands on a the time ... back before the internet made stuff more easily available (cheap/for free!) a DVD or VHS cost a chunk of money. When I grew up, you either got lucky for your birthday of Christmas, or you waited to see what the TV schedules threw up. Watching all the films in order whenever you wanted wasn't a luxury we afford.
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    Best obscure slasher films?

    Finally got round to watching The Prowler (Rosemary's Killer here in the UK) couple of weeks back. Really enjoyed it, definitely makes it in to my top ten slashers.
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    The Final Girls (Movie)

    Ahhhh, that makes sense ... great spot as I wouldn't have noticed that myself. Think I actually quite like it now! :-)