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Post by peeptoad » March 10th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Watched Nightmare 1981 last night aka Nightmares in a Damaged Brain aka Blood Splash. It was the absolute bomb! Exactly what I was in the mood for and one of the better video nasties I've seen thus far! Woot!

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Post by cinephage » March 20th, 2017, 12:27 pm

So the BIFFF has released its program, and I will be grateful for any recommendation from horror fans...

http://www.bifff.net/program/

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Post by Daviddoes » March 20th, 2017, 12:49 pm

I saw Safe Neighborhood and A Dark Song at Fantastic Fest and I highly recommend them.

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Post by Onderhond » March 20th, 2017, 12:54 pm

Haha, they programmed the From Vegas to Macau series :')

Gantz:O is very much recommended, Hentai Kamen 2 is also way more fun than it should be (not horror though). Meatball Machine Kodoku is somewhat of an obvious choice. Don't Knock Twice wasn't bad and Rumley's Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word is probably worth a shot.

Village of No Return is also recommended, for people who like Stephen Chow (not a Chow film though). Nice that they're also playing Chow's The Mermaid.

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Post by mightysparks » March 20th, 2017, 12:58 pm

(New ones) I've seen:

The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Beyond the Gates
The Chamber
Director's Cut
Egomaniac
The Eyes of My Mother
From a House on Willow Street
The Girl With All The Gifts
My Father Die
Night of Something Strange
Under The Shadow

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Egomaniac and Night of Something Strange would be my most recommended. The latter is available online but is really fun with a horror crowd. Autopsy of Jane Doe, The Girl With All the Gifts and Beyond the Gates are all worth seeing too, the first one is not great but it's actually a decently entertaining time. Director's Cut is kind of cool, but it wears thin about halfway through, so unless you really like Penn Jilette it's iffy. The others I'm not that big on. None of them are horrible, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see any of them either. Willow Street has some fun stuff and is kind of an 80s throwback and Eyes of My Mother had some interesting imagery.
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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 22nd, 2017, 6:05 pm

cinephage on Mar 20 2017, 06:27:51 AM wrote:So the BIFFF has released its program, and I will be grateful for any recommendation from horror fans...

http://www.bifff.net/program/
I might come along to this. I'm thinking of getting the train there for the evening of Friday 7th, then going back on the morning of the 10th.

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Post by Onderhond » March 22nd, 2017, 6:21 pm

Watched Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word yesterday, definitely recommended. Not a perfect film, but there are some near-perfect scenes in there.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 23rd, 2017, 8:39 pm

ChrisReynolds on Mar 22 2017, 12:05:38 PM wrote:
cinephage on Mar 20 2017, 06:27:51 AM wrote:So the BIFFF has released its program, and I will be grateful for any recommendation from horror fans...

http://www.bifff.net/program/
I might come along to this. I'm thinking of getting the train there for the evening of Friday 7th, then going back on the morning of the 10th.
I have booked tickets for:

Friday
24:30 Tonight She Comes

Saturday
15:30 Dragon
19:00 Nails
32nd Vampire Ball

Sunday
18:30 Safe Neighborhood
22:00 Forgotten Scares : An in-depth look at the Flemish horror cinema

My train gets into Bruxelles-midi at 20:05 on Friday.

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Post by te18 » July 25th, 2017, 12:55 am

I'm impatient for this year's Horror Challenge so instead of obsessively creating watchlists I've decided to do a practice run from now until August 24.

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068896000/

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Post by 1SO » July 25th, 2017, 5:56 am

Why not jump into the They Shoot Zombies, Don't They Challenge? You have over 400 titles to go.

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Post by te18 » July 25th, 2017, 10:49 am

1SO on Jul 24 2017, 11:56:36 PM wrote:Why not jump into the They Shoot Zombies, Don't They Challenge? You have over 400 titles to go.
I'll be watching a few of those anyway but I prefer to have a broader choice with what I'm going to watch rather than sticking to one particular list.

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Post by Armoreska » May 26th, 2018, 5:54 pm

wow Hereditary's average score on RT is 9/10
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Post by Ivan0716 » August 9th, 2018, 10:20 pm

Anyone care to share their thoughts on A Cure for Wellness? Opinions seem to range from "one of the best of the year" to "the worst 2 and a half hour of my life". Cinematography and art direction are apparently top notch, but that's seems to be the only thing people can agree to.

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Post by mightysparks » August 10th, 2018, 12:45 am

I thought it was entertaining and some nice visuals and scenes but it was really stupid and predictable and the end twist was something that I already thought was supposed to be known the entire time so it just fell completely flat.
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Post by Ivan0716 » August 10th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Thanks, I guess I'll just shelf it for now.

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Post by Armoreska » August 21st, 2018, 6:20 pm

turns out Hereditary was 3 hours long. maybe it'd be worth watching those promised deleted scenes
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Post by ChrisReynolds » August 22nd, 2018, 1:14 am

Armoreska wrote:
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turns out Hereditary was 3 hours long. maybe it'd be worth watching those promised deleted scenes
Most movies have a workprint that is significantly longer than the finished article. Ari Aster talks about cutting this three hour version down to find the correct pace and rhythm so it sounds like a normal editing process.

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Post by mightysparks » September 15th, 2018, 5:59 am

I'm a bit out of touch with the last few years of film, so looking for some good recent horror recs (I don't really care how old, tbh, but I'm more in the mood for the 21st century). Tend to prefer darker, dread-filled kinda stuff, but also like a good fun splatter or comedy. I really enjoyed Raw, A Quiet Place, Hereditary and A Dark Song... probably the most noteworthy stuff out of the stuff I've seen in this last year.

This is my list of seen stuff: https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/che ... =year&desc

but it doesn't include some stuff I've seen recently for some reason:
Upgrade (2018)
Summer of 84 (2018)
Unsane (2018)
Ghost Stories (2017)
Hereditary (2018)
Mom and Dad (2017)

I was initially going to ignore Hereditary and A Quiet Place because of how popular they were on IMDb but both pleasantly surprised me, so now I don't know who to trust.

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Post by fori » September 15th, 2018, 11:17 am

Forest of lost souls?

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Post by Ivan0716 » September 27th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Looking for gothic castle horror type films, can anyone help?

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The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Gothic (1986)
Savage Hunt of King Stakh (1979)
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

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Post by peeptoad » September 28th, 2018, 12:03 am

Nightmare Castle 1965

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Post by Cippenham » May 16th, 2019, 3:47 am

I am not really a horror film fan except comedy horror or old style horror or with ghosts or with atmosphere. I have seen under 400 films on the updated Shoot Zombies but have decided to get to 400 so started watching mainly in chronological order as I think the new update a good one . I have seen The Hands of Orlac 1924 which is marvellous and German expressionist with some great acting including Conrad Veidt who later fled Nazi Germany and made many films but died at age 50 soon after being in Casablanca. Transferred body parts are always a recipe for fun as they take on a life if their own. Psychological study too to some extent.

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Post by mightysparks » May 16th, 2019, 4:08 am

I'm not a big fan of classic horror, but there were a few good 40s ones off TSZDT that I've watched recently. I quite liked Weird Woman, The Invisible Man Returns and House of Horrors, and they might be up your alley.
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Post by Cippenham » May 16th, 2019, 10:12 am

Ok will work mainly in date order but will give those a try.

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Post by mightysparks » September 12th, 2019, 4:44 am

Been working on my watchlist for the horror challenge. Been a few years since I hit 100 (not since before I was depressed actually, so a lifetime ago), but I'm feeling better than I've felt in a long time and think I'm prepared to enjoy it again this year. This is what I've got so far: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095017981/ Though I'm not really expecting to hit that many, and there's a few other films I want to see but will slot in if I have the time. This is mostly from following the theme nights on DVDTalk, with a couple of recs and TSZDT films shoved in where I had room for them.

The theme nights also haven't all been assigned a date yet, so the order won't necessarily be the same, but these are the themes for this year:
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(9/30) The Criterion Collection Crossover
1. Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers
2. Playgrounds of the Damned
3. Australia / New Zealand
4. Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness 2 TV Terrors / Late-Night Horror Hosts / Aerobics Craze / Casinos
5. The 100th Birthday Celebration of Donald Pleasence (Born 100 years ago today - 10/5/1919)
6. Family-Friendly Horror
7. Stranded
8. Retail Establishment
9. 'Till Death Do Us Part - Wedding Horrors
10. Frights, Camera...Traction!
11. Horror Parties
12. The 10th Annual "Mass Marathon of the Damned" Presents... Heavy Metal Movies
13. Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon
14. Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1944 (Diamond) Vs. 1969 (Gold) Vs. 1994 (Silver)
15. Horror Movies in Horror Movies
16. Home Invasion Horror
17. Pasties, G-Strings, & Chainsaws - Strip Club Horrors
18. R.I.P. Larry Cohen (1936 - 2019)
19. 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Video Stores + Thorn EMI/HBO Cannon/HBO Video
20. Vampires
21. R.I.P. John Carl Buechler (1952 - 2019)
22. April Ghouls' Day - Deadly Pranks
23. Fog-Infested Horror Films
24. The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
25. The Return of Joe Bob Briggs
26. Zombies
27. Litterboxd / Devil Dogs (Cats & Dogs)
28. Horror Anthologies
29. Supernatural & Quiet/Soft
30. Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell (Devil's Night)
31. All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror (Halloween)
(11/1) Horror Comedies Crossover
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Post by 1SO » September 12th, 2019, 3:07 pm

https://letterboxd.com/1so/list/horror-watchlist/

Here is my list, in the order I want to watch. Like you, I'm not expecting to hit that many and I may see a few other titles.
6 of them are rewatches.
Alligator
Body Snatcher
Dark Water
Fear
Martyrs
The Serpent and the Rainbow

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Post by Cocoa » September 14th, 2019, 3:40 am

I'm not sure where to post this, but I am disappointed in myself for not watching enough horror films today. Friday the 13th is always a fun day to watch horror movies.

Edit: I just watched three horror-related shorts (with only a few minutes left before midnight) after making this post, so crisis has been averted.
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Post by mightysparks » September 14th, 2019, 4:53 am

Yea I was thinking about it -- especially since the DVDTalk horror challenge was giving bonus viewing points but I ended up playing WOW all day with my brother. Oh well, better to save it all for October anyway...
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Post by RedHawk10 » September 15th, 2019, 3:16 am

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning may not be the best of the series, but it's definitely the funniest. The way Reggie the Reckless screams when he sees the killer destroys me.

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