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Post by cinephage » July 8th, 2019, 8:26 am

01. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, by Danny Steinmann (1985) 2/10

Slashers are usually silly, but this time, the director wants us to doubt the killer's ID, so the murders just come out of nowhere, in the blanck of a random cut in the picture... Each time you think it won't get any sillier, it does, so I guess this is something.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » July 8th, 2019, 2:13 pm

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1. Blood Feast (Walz, 2016) 4.9 on IMDb 2/10
2. Soul Survivors (Carpenter, 2001) 3.9 on IMDb 2/10
3. Piranha Part Two: The Spawning / Piranha II: Flying Killers (Cameron-Assonitis, 1981) 3.6 on IMDb 3/10
4. Hellboy (Marshall, 2019) 5.3 on IMDb
A total disaster, but with some amusing aspects. It reminded me of Justice League in the way that the scenes kept changing tone and didn’t connect with the scenes around it, but I preferred this to Justice League because it's full of well-designed gruesome creatures killing people in gory ways. I was laughing at the scene endings where we’d see the back of the characters’ heads and some looped dialogue would say something like “I’ve lost contact with headquarters, we’ve got to go there right now”. And the CGI Ian McShane that looked like the Scorpion King...
4/10

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5. Eskimo Nell (Campbell, 1975) 4.8 on IMDb
With the recession resulting from the 1973 oil crisis leading to a loss of US investment in the UK film industry, and deindustrialisation compounding Britian's own economic problems, the British film industry was in a parlous state and had to focus on low-budget films aimed at a domestic audience. That meant sex comedies, which added sex and nudity to the popular comedy formula of farce, camp and innuendo. So this was what Martin Campbell had to make when he entered the industry. This is supposed to be one of the best, but to me it seemed to be more of the same childish humour (e.g. one of the characters has the initials B.U.M.) and lacking anything remotely sexy.
3/10
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6. Robin Hood (Bathurst, 2018) 5.3 on IMDb
Robin Hood remade as an Assassin's Creed-style clockpunk fantasy, this is one of the worst action blockbusters I've seen for a long time. The stupidity and absurdity is off the charts, but it also takes itself incredibly seriously, smothered in an overbearing cheesy score and hammering in parallels to modern Middle Eastern conflict in a way that was patronising and offensive. To top it all off, the action is bad, heavily edited to the point where I was confused if two people had been killed or not before dialogue confirmed it, and sometimes turning into a CGI video-game, reaching its nadir at a point where Guy of Gisborne and Robin Hood have a CGI horse chase through what looks like the Mines of Moria, their animated horses jumping between suspended platforms.
2/10

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#123

Post by VincentPrice » July 8th, 2019, 3:28 pm

4. Scared to Death-1947: 6/10 4 .0
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1. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning-1985: 8/10 4.8
2. Chandler-1971: 4/10 4.5
3. No Holds Barred-1989: 10/10 4 .3

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#124

Post by jeroeno » July 8th, 2019, 5:54 pm

11. Nachtvlinder (1999) 5.1
12. Snowfever (2004) 4.1
13. The Aftermath (1982) 4.2

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#125

Post by Kublai Khan » July 9th, 2019, 2:48 am

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21. The Ambushers (Henry Levin-1967) 48 checks {5.2 / 1,509 votes}
I just don't buy Dean Martin as being a handsome or brilliant spy. He's always just swarmy and every goddamn line of dialogue is a double entendre or a pun. This swinging 60s spy spoof is pretty much by the numbers.
22. Gymkata (Robert Clouse-1985) 436 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 3,524 votes}
There's a couple of moments of unforgivable dumbness, but it wouldn't stand out otherwise.
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01. Lavalantula (Mike Mendez-2015) USA 63 checks {4.7 rating / 2,402 votes}
02. Eight Legged Freaks (Ellory Elkayem-2002) USA 3,734 checks {5.4 rating / 49,954 votes}
03. The Giant Spider Invasion (Bill Rebane-1975) USA 210 checks {2.9 rating / 3,224 votes}
04. Red Sonja (Richard Fleischer-1985) 2,150 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 35,974 votes}
05. Big Ass Spider! (Mike Mendez-2013) 251 checks {5.3 / 6,460 votes}
06. Eragon (Stefen Fangmeier-2006) 21,466 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 117,456 votes}
07. Left Behind (Vic Armstrong-2014) 584 checks {3.1 / 33,680 votes}
08. The Spirit (Frank Miller-2008) 3,533 checks {4.8 / 57,736 votes}
09. Russell Madness (Robert Vince-2015) 37 checks {4.3 / 509 votes}
10. Yoga Hosers (Kevin Smith-2016) 355 checks {4.3 / 10,540 votes}
11. 2 Lava 2 Lantula (Nick Simon-2016) 28 checks {4.4 / 852 votes}
12. Anaconda (Luis Llosa-1997) 9,934 checks, 2 Official Lists {4.7 / 87,488 votes}
13. Spiders 3D (Tibor Takács-2013) 106 checks {3.4 / 3,815 votes}
14. The Silence (John R. Leonetti-2019) 283 checks {5.2 / 23,686 votes}
15. Atone (Wes Miller-2019) 1 check {3.1 / 292 votes}
16a. Maniac (Dwain Esper-1934) 411 checks, 3 Official Lists {3.5 / 1,901 votes}
16b. Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (Edward D. Wood Jr.-1960) 2 checks {5.3 / 52 votes}
17. Season of the Witch (Dominic Sena-2011) 3,790 checks {5.4 / 85,985 votes}
18. Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas-2016) 1,533 checks {5.4 / 95,558 votes}
19. Ishtar (Elaine May-1987) 853 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 9,645 votes}
20. Disaster Movie (Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer-2008) 2,825 checks {1.9 / 83,066 votes}

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#126

Post by sebby » July 9th, 2019, 6:27 am

06 between worlds 2017 4.7/10
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01 into the dark: treehouse 2016 - 4.8/10
02 knock knock 2015 - 4.9/10
03 patient zero 2018 - 4.4/10
04 the trust 2016 - 5.4/10
05 211 2018 - 4.4/10
06 between worlds 2017 4.7/10

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#127

Post by sol » July 9th, 2019, 8:19 am

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1. The Nun (2018) 5.4 on IMDb
2. Twilight (2008) 5.2 on IMDb
3. Arena (1989) 5.3 on IMDb
4. Gymkata (1985) 4.3 on IMDb
5. Geostorm (2017) 5.3 on IMDb
6. Anaconda (1997) 4.7 on IMDb
7. House Call (1994) 5.2 on IMDb
8. 13 Cameras (2015) 5.1 on IMDb
9. 14 Cameras (2018) 4.5 on IMDb
10. After Earth (2013) 4.8 on IMDb

11. The Dentist (1996) 5.2 on IMDb

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This Brian Yuzna horror movie looks great, from a hallway vertigo shot to a bird's eye shot that spirals slowly down, and it is amusing how the dentist begins to see literal rot everywhere. His motivations are poorly developed though. It is unclear if his wife was really unfaithful with fantasy sequences in the mix and I didn't buy that he would take out his anger on his patients. It is also odd how he hurts so many patients before anyone catches on - though this highlights how dangerous a dentist's surgery is since it is the one place where nobody is likely to raise an eyebrow if they hear a scream.
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#128

Post by sol » July 9th, 2019, 1:55 pm

Sweet and LowdownShow
1. The Nun (2018) 5.4 on IMDb
2. Twilight (2008) 5.2 on IMDb
3. Arena (1989) 5.3 on IMDb
4. Gymkata (1985) 4.3 on IMDb
5. Geostorm (2017) 5.3 on IMDb
6. Anaconda (1997) 4.7 on IMDb
7. House Call (1994) 5.2 on IMDb
8. 13 Cameras (2015) 5.1 on IMDb
9. 14 Cameras (2018) 4.5 on IMDb
10. After Earth (2013) 4.8 on IMDb
11. The Dentist (1996) 5.2 on IMDb

12. Laundry Man (2016) 3.7 on IMDb

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Inspired by Jeffrey Dahmer's crimes, this Belgian horror film has some great moments in which the murderer plays mindgames with the cops grilling him, but this is a very amateurish production overall. The editing is often mismatched, the performances (other than Gunther Vanhuysse as the killer) are overly theatrical and the music is ridiculously over-the-top, often drowning out the dialogue. There are some dark comic elements that work well here though, such as Vanhuysse scolding his first victim for messing up his bathroom with her blood and the gore/splatter effects are decent (see above).
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#129

Post by vortexsurfer » July 9th, 2019, 5:15 pm

13. Manos: The Hands of Fate (Harold P. Warren, 1966) 1.9
14. Date Movie (Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg, 2006) 2.8
15. Epic Movie (Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg, 2007) 2.4

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1. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (David DeCoteau, 1988) 4.8
2. Nightmare Sisters (David DeCoteau, 1988) 5.2
3. Murder Weapon (David DeCoteau, 1989) 4.1
4. Deadly Embrace (David DeCoteau, 1989) 4.2
5. Prisoners of the Sun (Roger Christian, 2013) 3.7
6. The Lost Empire (Jim Wynorski, 1984) 4.8
7. Cyclone (Fred Olen Ray, 1987) 4.4
8. Exterminator 2 (Mark Buntzman, 1984) 4.1
9. The Creature Below (Stewart Sparke, 2016) 3.6
10. 30,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Gabriel Bologna, 2007) 3
11. Epoch (Matt Codd, 2001) 4.9
12. Lost Voyage (Christian McIntire, 2001) 4.7
13. Manos: The Hands of Fate (Harold P. Warren, 1966) 1.9
14. Date Movie (Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg, 2006) 2.8
15. Epic Movie (Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg, 2007) 2.4

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#130

Post by jeroeno » July 9th, 2019, 6:18 pm

14. Lotgenoten (2013) 5.3
15. De onfatsoenlijke vrouw (1991) 5.3

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#131

Post by albajos » July 9th, 2019, 10:00 pm

I"m off the grid a couple of days. Have only seen Robinson Crusoe (5,4) Belgium (double) in the last days.

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Post by jdidaco » July 10th, 2019, 1:12 am

(Screenshots from 'Sogni erotici di Cleopatra' & 'Crawlspace'),

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15. Coplan FX 18 casse tout (FX-18 Superspy, Riccardo Freda, 1965) 7/10 (5.2)
16. Coplan ouvre le feu à Mexico (Mexican Slayride, Riccardo Freda, 1967) 7.5/10 (5.1)
17. Caligola e Messalina/Caligula et Messaline (Caligula and Messalina, Bruno Mattei & Antonio Passalia & Jean-Jacques Renon, 1981) 3/10 (3.6)
18. Sogni erotici di Cleopatra (The Erotic Dreams of Cleopatra, Rino Di Silvestro, 1985) 5.5/10 (3.9)
19. Crawlspace (David Schmoeller, 1986) 7.5/10 (5.3)
20. Le couteau sous la gorge (Knife Under the Throat, Claude Mulot, 1986) 5/10 (4.2)
21. Les côtelettes (The Cutlets, Bertrand Blier, 2003) 6.5/10 (5.0)
22. The Assignment (Walter Hill, 2016) 7.5/10 (4.6)

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1. Ballerina (Dream Ballerina, Ludwig Berger, 1950) 8/10 (4.7)
2. Un soir... par hasard (Agent of Doom, Ivan Govar, 1963) 7.5/10 (5.4)
3. Que personne ne sorte (Nobody Leave, Ivan Govar, 1964) 8/10 (5.4)
4. Ibiza, zon en zonde (Ibiza, Sun and Sin, Roeland Kerbosch, 1969) 7/10 (4.1)
5. Naakt over de schutting (Naked Over the Fence, Frans Weisz, 1973) 7/10 (5.4)
6. La nuit porte jarretelles (The Night Wears Suspenders, Virginie Thévenet, 1985) 7.5/10 (5.2)
7. Il était une fois le diable (Devil Story, Bernard Launois, 1986) 4/10 (3.5)
8. La revanche des mortes vivantes (The Revenge of the Living Dead Girls, Pierre B. Reinhard, 1987) 4.5/10 (4.1)
9. Marche ou crève (Walk... Or Die, Georges Lautner, 1960) 8/10 (5.4)
10. Cry Uncle (John G. Avildsen, 1971) 8/10 (5.3)
11. Manalive (Red Haired Revolver, Frédéric Geilfus & Denise Geilfus, 1973) 7.5/10 (5.4)
12. De meester en de Reus (The Master and the Giant, Johan van der Keuken, 1980) 8.5/10 (5.2)
13. Domino (Ivana Massetti, 1988) 5/10 (3.6)
14. Domino (Brian De Palma, 2019) 5/10 (4.5)

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#133

Post by VincentPrice » July 10th, 2019, 2:21 am

5. Dead Men Walk-1943: 3/10 4 .7
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1. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning-1985: 8/10 4.8
2. Chandler-1971: 4/10 4.5
3. No Holds Barred-1989: 10/10 4 .3
4. Scared to Death-1947: 6/10 4 .0

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#134

Post by Kublai Khan » July 10th, 2019, 2:56 am

23. Cyborg (Albert Pyun-1989) 1,470 checks, 1 Official List {5.1 / 27,120 votes}
24. Lords of the Deep (Mary Ann Fisher-1989) 54 checks {2.5 / 688 votes}
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01. Lavalantula (Mike Mendez-2015) USA 63 checks {4.7 rating / 2,402 votes}
02. Eight Legged Freaks (Ellory Elkayem-2002) USA 3,734 checks {5.4 rating / 49,954 votes}
03. The Giant Spider Invasion (Bill Rebane-1975) USA 210 checks {2.9 rating / 3,224 votes}
04. Red Sonja (Richard Fleischer-1985) 2,150 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 35,974 votes}
05. Big Ass Spider! (Mike Mendez-2013) 251 checks {5.3 / 6,460 votes}
06. Eragon (Stefen Fangmeier-2006) 21,466 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 117,456 votes}
07. Left Behind (Vic Armstrong-2014) 584 checks {3.1 / 33,680 votes}
08. The Spirit (Frank Miller-2008) 3,533 checks {4.8 / 57,736 votes}
09. Russell Madness (Robert Vince-2015) 37 checks {4.3 / 509 votes}
10. Yoga Hosers (Kevin Smith-2016) 355 checks {4.3 / 10,540 votes}
11. 2 Lava 2 Lantula (Nick Simon-2016) 28 checks {4.4 / 852 votes}
12. Anaconda (Luis Llosa-1997) 9,934 checks, 2 Official Lists {4.7 / 87,488 votes}
13. Spiders 3D (Tibor Takács-2013) 106 checks {3.4 / 3,815 votes}
14. The Silence (John R. Leonetti-2019) 283 checks {5.2 / 23,686 votes}
15. Atone (Wes Miller-2019) 1 check {3.1 / 292 votes}
16a. Maniac (Dwain Esper-1934) 411 checks, 3 Official Lists {3.5 / 1,901 votes}
16b. Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (Edward D. Wood Jr.-1960) 2 checks {5.3 / 52 votes}
17. Season of the Witch (Dominic Sena-2011) 3,790 checks {5.4 / 85,985 votes}
18. Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas-2016) 1,533 checks {5.4 / 95,558 votes}
19. Ishtar (Elaine May-1987) 853 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 9,645 votes}
20. Disaster Movie (Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer-2008) 2,825 checks {1.9 / 83,066 votes}
21. The Ambushers (Henry Levin-1967) 48 checks {5.2 / 1,509 votes}
22. Gymkata (Robert Clouse-1985) 436 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 3,524 votes}

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#135

Post by maxwelldeux » July 10th, 2019, 3:28 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox-lfowevqAShow
1. Ibiza Undead / Zombie Spring Breakers (2016) - 3.3
2. Planet of the Sharks (2016) - 2.7
3. All Girls Weekend (2016) - 3.9
4. Psycho (1998) - 4.6
5. Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2015) - 3.3
6. Independents' Day (2016) - 2.0
7. The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) - 1.9
8. Sand Sharks (2011) - 2.7
Featuring the acting and scientific ramblings of Brooke Hogan and oppressive doucheyness of the actor who played the titular character in Parker Lewis Can't Lose, you know you're in for a treat. But wait - sharks who can swim through sand? And they're huge? And they're on a beach on an island? Where they're throwing what might be the world's worst music festival? Pure bliss. Honestly, it was kinda funny in parts and self aware enough. Ridiculous tropes and terrible acting/writing/directing aside, it was decently fun. Wife thought it was the worst thing she's ever seen, and it wasn't even the worst thing I saw this week. A solid and respectable 3/10.

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#136

Post by VincentPrice » July 10th, 2019, 4:13 am

6. Dog Watch-1996: 7/10 5.4
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1. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning-1985: 8/10 4.8
2. Chandler-1971: 4/10 4.5
3. No Holds Barred-1989: 10/10 4 .3
4. Scared to Death-1947: 6/10 4 .0
5. Dead Men Walk-1943: 3/10 4 .7

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 10th, 2019, 5:20 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox-lfowevqAShow
1. Ibiza Undead / Zombie Spring Breakers (2016) - 3.3
2. Planet of the Sharks (2016) - 2.7
3. All Girls Weekend (2016) - 3.9
4. Psycho (1998) - 4.6
5. Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2015) - 3.3
6. Independents' Day (2016) - 2.0
7. The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) - 1.9
8. Sand Sharks (2011) - 2.7
9. Microwave Massacre (1983) - 4.0
Available on Amazon Prime and on the BadMovies.org list. This was legit entertaining - it was dark joke after bad dark joke all with 80s campiness. Just when you thought it was dark, boom. Darker. But hilarious - I laughed out loud several times throughout the movie.

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Post by sol » July 10th, 2019, 5:54 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:20 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox-lfowevqAShow
1. Ibiza Undead / Zombie Spring Breakers (2016) - 3.3
2. Planet of the Sharks (2016) - 2.7
3. All Girls Weekend (2016) - 3.9
4. Psycho (1998) - 4.6
5. Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2015) - 3.3
6. Independents' Day (2016) - 2.0
7. The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) - 1.9
8. Sand Sharks (2011) - 2.7
9. Microwave Massacre (1983) - 4.0
Available on Amazon Prime and on the BadMovies.org list. This was legit entertaining - it was dark joke after bad dark joke all with 80s campiness. Just when you thought it was dark, boom. Darker. But hilarious - I laughed out loud several times throughout the movie.
Agreed. Microwave Massacre was one of my favourite first time viewings from last year's Low IMDb Rating Challenge.

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Post by sol » July 10th, 2019, 5:57 am

Sweet and LowdownShow
1. The Nun (2018) 5.4 on IMDb
2. Twilight (2008) 5.2 on IMDb
3. Arena (1989) 5.3 on IMDb
4. Gymkata (1985) 4.3 on IMDb
5. Geostorm (2017) 5.3 on IMDb
6. Anaconda (1997) 4.7 on IMDb
7. House Call (1994) 5.2 on IMDb
8. 13 Cameras (2015) 5.1 on IMDb
9. 14 Cameras (2018) 4.5 on IMDb
10. After Earth (2013) 4.8 on IMDb
11. The Dentist (1996) 5.2 on IMDb
12. Laundry Man (2016) 3.7 on IMDb

13. Sleepwalkers (1992) 5.2 on IMDb

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The mythology is weird and overly complex here, but it is hard to care with poor acting and poorly developed characters all round. There is something of interest in the incestuous relationship that two supernatural beings seem to have, but this is never explained and Brian Krause lacks charm and charisma as the son. Mädchen Amick is even worse though as the 'love interest' without a single credible emotion. Some of the novelty deaths are creative (corn cob!) and the genuine WTF moment or two (a hand bitten off) redeem the film slightly, but this is well below par for Stephen King.
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Post by St. Gloede » July 10th, 2019, 5:58 am

Did anyone discover a great film yet?

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Post by maxwelldeux » July 10th, 2019, 6:07 am

St. Gloede wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Did anyone discover a great film yet?
Almost-great would be Microwave Massacre (see a few posts above). But Psycho (1998) was one of the coolest film experiences I've ever had - not because the movie was great, but sitting there and comparing it to the original has been awesome. I've spent more time thinking about that film than any other in a long time.

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Post by cinephage » July 10th, 2019, 7:01 am

02. Plan 9 from Outer Space, by Ed Wood Jr (1959) 2/10 4 on imdb

It was high time I saw this one. I couldn't get Burton's movie out of my head...
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01. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, by Danny Steinmann (1985) 2/10 4,8 on imdb
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Post by sol » July 10th, 2019, 7:53 am

Sweet and LowdownShow
1. The Nun (2018) 5.4 on IMDb
2. Twilight (2008) 5.2 on IMDb
3. Arena (1989) 5.3 on IMDb
4. Gymkata (1985) 4.3 on IMDb
5. Geostorm (2017) 5.3 on IMDb
6. Anaconda (1997) 4.7 on IMDb
7. House Call (1994) 5.2 on IMDb
8. 13 Cameras (2015) 5.1 on IMDb
9. 14 Cameras (2018) 4.5 on IMDb
10. After Earth (2013) 4.8 on IMDb
11. The Dentist (1996) 5.2 on IMDb
12. Laundry Man (2016) 3.7 on IMDb
13. Sleepwalkers (1992) 5.2 on IMDb

14. Darkness Falls (2003) 5.0 on IMDb

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Set in a universe in which the tooth fairy is an evil avenging spirit, Darkness Falls comes with an intrigue premise. The overly complex mythology leaves open several unanswered questions though. There is also a lot of promise in the notion that she can only operate in the dark, and thus the characters are only safe when in the light, but all this ultimately amounts to is a whole lot of frantic, poorly shot and rapidly edited scare sequences in which it is hard to make out what is happening. Add in a whole lot of false boo-moments with over-the-top music cues and this is a real mess.
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Post by sol » July 10th, 2019, 2:23 pm

Sweet and LowdownShow
1. The Nun (2018) 5.4 on IMDb
2. Twilight (2008) 5.2 on IMDb
3. Arena (1989) 5.3 on IMDb
4. Gymkata (1985) 4.3 on IMDb
5. Geostorm (2017) 5.3 on IMDb
6. Anaconda (1997) 4.7 on IMDb
7. House Call (1994) 5.2 on IMDb
8. 13 Cameras (2015) 5.1 on IMDb
9. 14 Cameras (2018) 4.5 on IMDb
10. After Earth (2013) 4.8 on IMDb
11. The Dentist (1996) 5.2 on IMDb
12. Laundry Man (2016) 3.7 on IMDb
13. Sleepwalkers (1992) 5.2 on IMDb
14. Darkness Falls (2003) 5.0 on IMDb

15. Slaughter Night (2006) 5.3 on IMDb

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The abandoned mine location here is appropriately spooky and the possession scenes are creepy, or at least when the camera stops shaking (the action scenes are filmed with some of the most irksome jerky camerawork imaginable). There is some decent severed head gore effects too. The story is not exactly new or original with some particular lame Ouija board clichés though, and all of the exposition here is pretty cut and dry.
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1. The Nun (2018) 5.4 on IMDb
2. Twilight (2008) 5.2 on IMDb
3. Arena (1989) 5.3 on IMDb
4. Gymkata (1985) 4.3 on IMDb
5. Geostorm (2017) 5.3 on IMDb
6. Anaconda (1997) 4.7 on IMDb
7. House Call (1994) 5.2 on IMDb
8. 13 Cameras (2015) 5.1 on IMDb
9. 14 Cameras (2018) 4.5 on IMDb
10. After Earth (2013) 4.8 on IMDb
11. The Dentist (1996) 5.2 on IMDb
12. Laundry Man (2016) 3.7 on IMDb
13. Sleepwalkers (1992) 5.2 on IMDb
14. Darkness Falls (2003) 5.0 on IMDb
15. Slaughter Night (2006) 5.3 on IMDb

16. Black Christmas (2006) 4.6 on IMDb

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Less a remake than a complete reimagining of Bob Clark's original Canadian thriller, this version is all the better for it. The dialogue is highly sarcastic and witty, with one character even pointing out how Christmas traditions come more from pagan than Christian origins and labeling Santa as a "fat voyeur". A deliciously dark comic vibe is present throughout the film too with lots of morbid humour in the novelty deaths. The film additionally looks great with extreme high and low camera angles used well throughout (see above) and the Sugar Plum Fairy Dance ending is pitch perfect.
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Post by sol » July 10th, 2019, 4:17 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Did anyone discover a great film yet?
I just did. :D I can only assume that the 2006 remake of Black Christmas has a low IMDb rating due to fans of the original disliking the quite massive deviations from the original story and it how it was told. Directed by Glen Morgan and produced by James Wong (of X Files fame) though, the film is a wonderfully darkly comic reimagining of the story with several great memorable lines, such as:

(after receiving a creepy possible prank call)

Heather: Call the police!

Lauren: Please. The police are gonna do *beep* about one wack job phone call.

Dana: Just dial *69.

Melissa: That just calls him back... unless there's something you need him to clarify.

:lol:
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Post by flavo5000 » July 10th, 2019, 4:46 pm

sol wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 4:17 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Did anyone discover a great film yet?
I just did. :D I can only assume that the 2006 remake of Black Christmas has a low IMDb rating due to fans of the original disliking the quite massive deviations from the original story and it how it was told. Directed by Glen Morgan and produced by James Wong (of X Files fame) though, the film is a wonderfully darkly comic reimagining of the story with several great memorable lines, such as:

(after receiving a creepy possible prank call)

Heather: Call the police!

Lauren: Please. The police are gonna do *beep* about one wack job phone call.

Dana: Just dial *69.

Melissa: That just calls him back... unless there's something you need him to clarify.

:lol:
One of the big things that stuck out to me about the Black Christmas remake was its incredible garish, trashy visual style with these overly saturated greens and reds that really fit the cynical Christmas vibe the movie was going for. I don't think I'd call it truly "great" though but it was interesting in its own way.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 10th, 2019, 4:48 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Did anyone discover a great film yet?
I mentioned it earlier but I really thought Universal Soldier: day of Reckoning, which I watched for this challenge last year, was actively very interesting and well-made. I can only assume that it's 5.1 rating is from people expecting a traditional generic action Universal Soldier like the first few instead of the bizarre, art film that this one basically is. It actually reminded me of a Gaspar Noe movie at times.

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Post by albajos » July 10th, 2019, 6:17 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Did anyone discover a great film yet?
Robo-C.H.I.C. / Cyber-C.H.I.C. / Thunder Tronic (1990)

2.3 on imdb, 4 from me

and

Betrayal of the Dove (1993)

4.6 on imdb, 6 from

are the rwo I differ most from the imdb average.

Robochick are on the outside a typical justice robot flick, but a bit fish out of water, and people that question their way of life all throughout the movie. I'm very close the giving it a 5.

Betrayal of the Dove is a thriller. Very effective. Ex-husband and all that. But overdoing the twist a bit too much in the end perhaps.

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Post by shugs » July 10th, 2019, 6:23 pm

1. The Seduction (David Schmoeller, 1982) - 5/10 4.8

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Post by hurluberlu » July 10th, 2019, 7:02 pm

4. Two Birds, One Stone / D'une pierre deux coups (Fejria Deliba, 2016) [IMDb 3.7] 6+
Decent family drama that got trashed for no good reason.
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Post by Kublai Khan » July 10th, 2019, 11:59 pm

25. The Star Wars Holiday Special (Steve Binder-1978) 708 checks {2.3 / 11,500 votes}
I had been told by many sources that this was terrible, but somehow they all undersold it. I understand that it's not really a movie per say, just a bare narrative to justify a string of variety acts. But the narrative is terrible, the variety acts are terible, just everything is terrible. This is true non-creativity. An true attitude of "well, let's fill up 90 minutes of whatever so we can get a paycheck". I feel bad for everyone involved, especially the viewers.
26. Apache Woman (Roger Corman-1955) 6 checks {4.7 / 96 votes}
Kinda boring, kinda average western?

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02. Eight Legged Freaks (Ellory Elkayem-2002) USA 3,734 checks {5.4 rating / 49,954 votes}
03. The Giant Spider Invasion (Bill Rebane-1975) USA 210 checks {2.9 rating / 3,224 votes}
04. Red Sonja (Richard Fleischer-1985) 2,150 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 35,974 votes}
05. Big Ass Spider! (Mike Mendez-2013) 251 checks {5.3 / 6,460 votes}
06. Eragon (Stefen Fangmeier-2006) 21,466 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 117,456 votes}
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08. The Spirit (Frank Miller-2008) 3,533 checks {4.8 / 57,736 votes}
09. Russell Madness (Robert Vince-2015) 37 checks {4.3 / 509 votes}
10. Yoga Hosers (Kevin Smith-2016) 355 checks {4.3 / 10,540 votes}
11. 2 Lava 2 Lantula (Nick Simon-2016) 28 checks {4.4 / 852 votes}
12. Anaconda (Luis Llosa-1997) 9,934 checks, 2 Official Lists {4.7 / 87,488 votes}
13. Spiders 3D (Tibor Takács-2013) 106 checks {3.4 / 3,815 votes}
14. The Silence (John R. Leonetti-2019) 283 checks {5.2 / 23,686 votes}
15. Atone (Wes Miller-2019) 1 check {3.1 / 292 votes}
16a. Maniac (Dwain Esper-1934) 411 checks, 3 Official Lists {3.5 / 1,901 votes}
16b. Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (Edward D. Wood Jr.-1960) 2 checks {5.3 / 52 votes}
17. Season of the Witch (Dominic Sena-2011) 3,790 checks {5.4 / 85,985 votes}
18. Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas-2016) 1,533 checks {5.4 / 95,558 votes}
19. Ishtar (Elaine May-1987) 853 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 9,645 votes}
20. Disaster Movie (Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer-2008) 2,825 checks {1.9 / 83,066 votes}
21. The Ambushers (Henry Levin-1967) 48 checks {5.2 / 1,509 votes}
22. Gymkata (Robert Clouse-1985) 436 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 3,524 votes}
23. Cyborg (Albert Pyun-1989) 1,470 checks, 1 Official List {5.1 / 27,120 votes}
24. Lords of the Deep (Mary Ann Fisher-1989) 54 checks {2.5 / 688 votes}

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Post by VincentPrice » July 11th, 2019, 3:29 am

7. For Better or For Worse-1989: 6/10 5.1
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2. Chandler-1971: 4/10 4.5
3. No Holds Barred-1989: 10/10 4 .3
4. Scared to Death-1947: 6/10 4 .0
5. Dead Men Walk-1943: 3/10 4 .7
6. Dog Watch-1996: 7/10 5.4

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Post by blocho » July 11th, 2019, 4:06 am

4. Plan 9 from Outer Space (4.0 on imdb) 1959
5. Between Worlds (4.7 on imdb) 2018

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Post by sol » July 11th, 2019, 4:11 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 4:46 pm
sol wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 4:17 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Did anyone discover a great film yet?
I just did. :D I can only assume that the 2006 remake of Black Christmas has a low IMDb rating due to fans of the original disliking the quite massive deviations from the original story and it how it was told. Directed by Glen Morgan and produced by James Wong (of X Files fame) though, the film is a wonderfully darkly comic reimagining of the story with several great memorable lines.
One of the big things that stuck out to me about the Black Christmas remake was its incredible garish, trashy visual style with these overly saturated greens and reds that really fit the cynical Christmas vibe the movie was going for. I don't think I'd call it truly "great" though but it was interesting in its own way.
Oh yeah - I really dug how so many shots in the film were illuminated by red or green Christmas lights (rather than standard studio lighting). There is an especially cool bit during a flashback of Billy as a kid, standing behind his Christmas tree as his mum shouts at him. I would have loved to have used that as the image in my post, but I was too tired/lazy to do a screen capture and couldn't find it in a Google search.
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Post by jeroeno » July 11th, 2019, 4:24 am

16. Hotel op Stelten (2008) 5.4
17. De Eetclub (2010) 5.1
18. Filmpje! (1995) 5.4
19. Wit is Ook een Kleur (2016) 5.4

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 11th, 2019, 8:28 am

1. 'Hell Squad' / 1958, Burt Topper / 6 or 6.5/10 / 5.2 rating on IMDb
2. 'The Incredible Petrified World' / 1959, Jerry Warren / 4/10 / 3.0 rating on IMDb
3. 'Three' / 2005, Stewart Raffill / 3/10 / 5.0 rating on IMDb
4. 'The Facility' / 2012, Ian Clark / 4/10 / 4.8 rating on IMDb
5. 'La volante' / 'The Assistant' / 2015, Christophe Ali, Nicolas Bonilauri / 5.5 or 6/10 / 5.2 rating on IMDb

Wally Campo in the terse, spartan and interesting AIP war actioner 'Hell Squad':

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 11th, 2019, 8:40 am

hurluberlu wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 7:02 pm
4. Two Birds, One Stone / D'une pierre deux coups (Fejria Deliba, 2016) [IMDb 3.7] 6+
Decent family drama that got trashed for no good reason.
I liked this one quite a lot (7.5/10). Simple and poignant and with a humanity to the performances that won me over. I'm rather shocked to find out that it has such an unfairly low score on IMDb! There's a touching, unassuming warmth and kindness to the film and its concerns.

Nice to see the mention of it here.
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Post by cinephage » July 11th, 2019, 9:15 am

03. The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, by Kim Henkel (1994) 3/10 3,2 on imdb

So many strange things in this bad movie : there are many elements that could make a good film, like the cast (Matthew McConaughey & Renee Zellweger), the unexpected behaviour if Leatherface, or the elements that suggest a conspiracy theory. But nothing works, it always falls short, sounds ludicrous, messy, confuse and poorly, how so poorly, directed. Still, it's more than just a bad film, it's a failed attempt at something bigger. Such attempts are always interesting, however they end up...

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01. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, by Danny Steinmann (1985) 2/10 4,8 on imdb
02. Plan 9 from Outer Space, by Ed Wood Jr (1959) 2/10 4 on imdb

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Post by flavo5000 » July 11th, 2019, 3:02 pm

Kublai Khan wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 11:59 pm
25. The Star Wars Holiday Special (Steve Binder-1978) 708 checks {2.3 / 11,500 votes}
I had been told by many sources that this was terrible, but somehow they all undersold it. I understand that it's not really a movie per say, just a bare narrative to justify a string of variety acts. But the narrative is terrible, the variety acts are terible, just everything is terrible. This is true non-creativity. An true attitude of "well, let's fill up 90 minutes of whatever so we can get a paycheck". I feel bad for everyone involved, especially the viewers.
26. Apache Woman (Roger Corman-1955) 6 checks {4.7 / 96 votes}
Kinda boring, kinda average western?

SpoilerShow
01. Lavalantula (Mike Mendez-2015) USA 63 checks {4.7 rating / 2,402 votes}
02. Eight Legged Freaks (Ellory Elkayem-2002) USA 3,734 checks {5.4 rating / 49,954 votes}
03. The Giant Spider Invasion (Bill Rebane-1975) USA 210 checks {2.9 rating / 3,224 votes}
04. Red Sonja (Richard Fleischer-1985) 2,150 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 35,974 votes}
05. Big Ass Spider! (Mike Mendez-2013) 251 checks {5.3 / 6,460 votes}
06. Eragon (Stefen Fangmeier-2006) 21,466 checks, 2 Official Lists {5.1 / 117,456 votes}
07. Left Behind (Vic Armstrong-2014) 584 checks {3.1 / 33,680 votes}
08. The Spirit (Frank Miller-2008) 3,533 checks {4.8 / 57,736 votes}
09. Russell Madness (Robert Vince-2015) 37 checks {4.3 / 509 votes}
10. Yoga Hosers (Kevin Smith-2016) 355 checks {4.3 / 10,540 votes}
11. 2 Lava 2 Lantula (Nick Simon-2016) 28 checks {4.4 / 852 votes}
12. Anaconda (Luis Llosa-1997) 9,934 checks, 2 Official Lists {4.7 / 87,488 votes}
13. Spiders 3D (Tibor Takács-2013) 106 checks {3.4 / 3,815 votes}
14. The Silence (John R. Leonetti-2019) 283 checks {5.2 / 23,686 votes}
15. Atone (Wes Miller-2019) 1 check {3.1 / 292 votes}
16a. Maniac (Dwain Esper-1934) 411 checks, 3 Official Lists {3.5 / 1,901 votes}
16b. Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (Edward D. Wood Jr.-1960) 2 checks {5.3 / 52 votes}
17. Season of the Witch (Dominic Sena-2011) 3,790 checks {5.4 / 85,985 votes}
18. Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas-2016) 1,533 checks {5.4 / 95,558 votes}
19. Ishtar (Elaine May-1987) 853 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 9,645 votes}
20. Disaster Movie (Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer-2008) 2,825 checks {1.9 / 83,066 votes}
21. The Ambushers (Henry Levin-1967) 48 checks {5.2 / 1,509 votes}
22. Gymkata (Robert Clouse-1985) 436 checks, 1 Official list {4.3 / 3,524 votes}
23. Cyborg (Albert Pyun-1989) 1,470 checks, 1 Official List {5.1 / 27,120 votes}
24. Lords of the Deep (Mary Ann Fisher-1989) 54 checks {2.5 / 688 votes}
The best way to watch the Star Wars Holiday Special is with the Rifftrax commentary. It's pretty hilarious.

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