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D.H.You know what would be great? That whenever the latest Hazel incarnation is eventually banned there isn't a constant reminder of them in the form of a quoted post. I think it's better if we gave him the sort of response he's earned. Which is complete disregard. Let it be as if he never existed. Anything else rewards him.

Exactly.
Nov 17, 2017 6:04 AM
Takoma1
Apex Predator

Fair enough on having a better understanding on what you want. I think the last good one was Dog Soldiers (hadn't seen Ginger Snaps)?

Wait--you haven't seen Ginger Snaps?! Get on that!

No shit.
I might go as far as to say it is a minor genre classic. Maybe that's overdoing it, but I really consider it essential horror viewing.
Nov 17, 2017 6:01 AM
Apex Predator
Janson Jinnistan
Apex PredatorPluses: Dwayne Johnson. I suspect he'll have more charisma than Benicio Del Toro.

These lies. ?Benicio was hardly the issue with that movie, and could have potentially have made a fantastic Talbot. ?The fact that it was hacked to death by about a dozen editors had a lot more to do with its lack of coherent charm.

And I'm not really saying that a direct remake of The Wolf Man is in order. ?I'd like to see a quality new werewolf film. ?What was the last good one? ?Dog Soldiers? ?Ginger Snaps?

I still need to see Late Phases, and it looks like there's one coming called Fang. ?As long as nobody says Teen Wolf we should be OK.

It's less that Del Toro was an issue and more how easily he was blown out by Anthony "Let's chew all the scenery that isn't nailed down" Hopkins.

I actually thought this was a major flaw of the movie, the decision to let Hopkins go completely into ham-mode (which, as subtle of an actor as he can be, as in Remains of the Day, he can really overdo) and chew up all the scenery in the movie (a similar flaw to BS's Dracula). ?When the main character is supposed to be really sensitive and suffering legitimate angst, you just railroad the protagonist's arc when you have a secondary character blast everything else out of frame the whole time.
Nov 17, 2017 6:00 AM
Takoma1
Wooley

Yeah, 31 is a pretty low-budget affair, but Zombie does a nice job with it, I think. I liked the characters that were the good guys, and I liked the villains.
All Hallow's Eve isn't exactly a movie although it's put together as one, and has just a terrible middle section, but the first act is gritty low-budget and the final one is a pretty effecting little ride.
The Devil's Chair was a rough movie and it had some bad CGI, but I dug it, I thought it was ambitious.
Thought Hush was good for the budget.
House of the Devil was obviously effective if a little wanting.
There's a bunch more but I can't seem to conjure them right now.
Do NOT see The Slaughter (2006) if you can help it. That is just pitiful. And I generally recommend avoiding Laid To Rest for all the ridiculousness of it (and I'm talking about unintentional ridiculousness here), but there was something compelling enough about the killer to make me watch the sequel anyway.



I'll have to check out The Devil's Chair.

Laid to Rest is one of those movies that I've almost?watched a bunch of times. But the plot seemed like there was buried alive stuff and my claustrophobic self is always like NOPE.

I don't know that I would necessarily say Devil's Chair is a good movie, but I thought they tried to do something interesting and did better on the budget than I would have expected, so I ended up liking it despite it's grimness.
Without spoiling too much, you don't need to worry much about the "buried alive stuff", it is brief.
Nov 17, 2017 5:55 AM
Janson Jinnistan
Apex PredatorPluses: Dwayne Johnson. I suspect he'll have more charisma than Benicio Del Toro.

These lies. ?Benicio was hardly the issue with that movie, and could have potentially have made a fantastic Talbot.

I believe you speak the truth here.
Nov 17, 2017 5:52 AM
Captain TerrorThe good news: We might get a Morbius the Living Vampire movie.
The bad: From the screenwriters of Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter and Gods of Egypt.

[img]https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/2/28071/538182-giant_size_werewolf_004_01.jpg[/img]

Dude, sometimes I just love you.
Nov 17, 2017 5:50 AM
Tristan MarshallDoesn't matter DC fans will still say its the greatest superhero film of the year no matter what. I'v seen the audience review. Could put Batman in hockey pants and a little league catcher's mask= Greatest Batman ever. Some people just accept anything...
Personally I'd be insulted if I was a major DC fan. Nolan's take Batman only makes it worse because it was so far ahead of the DC films coming out today. If they would have stuck with that realistic, dramatic style they would probably have a competing franchise right now but they insist on insulting the taste and intelligence of fans by just lazily throwing actors and cgi together and expecting people to love it.
They need to take a step back and put some real effort into building characters instead of "paint by numbers"...

This is actually a very good point, DC thinks they're chasing Marvel but they're actually completely missing the point of why the Marvel movies are successful and therefore continually running off down some damn-fool path that causes them constant ridicule. While Marvel just sits back and rakes in fan-response, critical praise, and BO and really just ignores DC altogether; but not even like actively ignores, it's almost like Marvel long ago realized they didn't even need to be aware of what DC/WB was doing. Because they understand how to not only deliver what people want, but to keep pushing it forward (see Guardians, Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and now Ragnarok) and DC is fumbling around in the dark. Damn shame, really, I would have been SO goddamn happy to see a good Justice League movie, I grew up on that shit.
Nov 17, 2017 5:47 AM
Finished The Wolf Among Us, liked it a good bit.

Have now gone back to Skyrim. My life, in the real world, may have ended.
Nov 16, 2017 5:27 AM
What the hell happened?
Nov 16, 2017 5:10 AM
Apparently I need to rewatch Blade II.
Cuz when I saw it back in the day I thought it was absolute crap.
But the praise here makes me feel like I gotta go back and watch it.
Nov 15, 2017 4:45 AM
Takoma1
Wooley
Takoma1After noticing that Shallow Ground is on Amazon Prime and recommending it to Apex I watched it last night before bed and then finished it this morning. I hadn't watched it for like 10 years, but I think that it still holds up as a solid low-budget affair.

I did like this one, actually own it on DVD.
One of the first, if not the THE first, modern low-budget/DTV horrors I ever watched and sorta opened that door for me.?


Like many good low-budget movies, I think that it wisely does not over-extend itself and it uses simple effects to convey disturbing stuff. For example, building mood and then showing that trickle of blood running down the officer's window. Or the simple but disgusting effect of the boy's eyes bleeding. The heavy emotional lifting is left to the best actors. There's no cringe-worthy CGI or "why did you shoot that in full lighting?!?!?!" practical effects.?

I know I've mentioned it several times before, but my current favorite low-budget film is probably still Salvage.

Once you get past how the film quality looks or the slight dip in acting ability there's a lot of decent low-budget stuff out there. Is the premise good and scary? Is the writing decent? I'd love to hear what other modern low-budget flicks you guys have seen and would recommend.

Yeah, 31 is a pretty low-budget affair, but Zombie does a nice job with it, I think. I liked the characters that were the good guys, and I liked the villains.
All Hallow's Eve isn't exactly a movie although it's put together as one, and has just a terrible middle section, but the first act is gritty low-budget and the final one is a pretty effecting little ride.
The Devil's Chair was a rough movie and it had some bad CGI, but I dug it, I thought it was ambitious.
Thought Hush was good for the budget.
House of the Devil was obviously effective if a little wanting.
There's a bunch more but I can't seem to conjure them right now.
Do NOT see The Slaughter (2006) if you can help it. That is just pitiful. And I generally recommend avoiding Laid To Rest for all the ridiculousness of it (and I'm talking about unintentional ridiculousness here), but there was something compelling enough about the killer to make me watch the sequel anyway.
Nov 15, 2017 4:43 AM
Takoma1After noticing that Shallow Ground is on Amazon Prime and recommending it to Apex I watched it last night before bed and then finished it this morning. I hadn't watched it for like 10 years, but I think that it still holds up as a solid low-budget affair.


I did like this one, actually own it on DVD.
One of the first, if not the THE first, modern low-budget/DTV horrors I ever watched and sorta opened that door for me.?
Nov 14, 2017 6:44 AM
Apex PredatorTime's up and no guesses? Shame!

Apex's October Viewings (mainly in one genre). Would have watched more, but would also have liked to have settled my employment situation by now as well!

Bad Tier:

House on Sorority Row: Had all the makings of a decent slasher. An interesting backstory that lends insight into one of the characters, just enough personality in the girls so you won't be too confused, the prank is moderately effective. But outside of the rock band in this being better than the disco in Prom Night, the second half doesn't hold up to scrutiny as it feels like they had to write their way out of a corner. Badly. Shame of the Month.


Overwhelmingly disagree.
Nov 14, 2017 6:40 AM
Stu
?BaadroneI wonder how the media will be able to continue to portray Marvel as this overly controlling studio that doesn't allow filmmakers freedom while WB supposedly is the studio where filmmakers have all the freedom? This might have been the case 3-4 years ago but the roles have changed significantly.

Because the completely pointless cameo from Doctor Strange didn't feel at all like some corporate-mandated, universe-nodding BS forced upon Waititi by Feige & company...

*shifty eyes*

I thought it was fun, kept the crossover thing going, and provided the slapstick portion of the film.
Nov 14, 2017 6:32 AM
Captain TerrorDuel 10
ET 4

I also do not care for ET and I like it much less with the guns taken out of it. What a pussy.
Nov 14, 2017 6:27 AM
Janson Jinnistan
DaMU"Kick the Can," The Twilight Zone - F

Spielberg's was the weakest segment in the film, and it provides our first glimpse at his more amberized sentimentality, but I just can't hate on Scatman like that.

I liked the segment.
It's not really spooky or anything, but I thought it was a nice little story, well-told, and of course, Scatman.
And I actually don't like Spielberg specifically for this kind of thing, but I liked it here. I guess he is good at sentimentality.
Nov 14, 2017 6:25 AM
Rumpled 4 Skin15th
[img]https://s25.postimg.org/dwz5m5ben/Thetown.png[/img]
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Set in the late 40's the residents of Texarkana, Texas are left terrorized by a mysterious hooded killer who is stalking victims during the evening and leaving the local police at a loss.
8/10
Trailer

Wow, you are kind.
Nov 11, 2017 8:44 AM
Rumpled 4 SkinThe Vulcan hand salute in Logan's Run


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Which i just realized ironically means live long and prosper!!!

Ha! Not so long, runner.
Nov 11, 2017 8:40 AM
Apex Predator
Wooley
Apex PredatorOK, maybe this is more song and less movie. But remember The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia?

It took me until several weeks ago when I discovered...

(Spoilers) The sister of the wrongfully convicted man was the killer (End Spoilers)

Yeah, little sister don't miss when she aims her gun.

Yeah, and this is how I eventually figured it out.
But how messed up is that? She's lecturing the town and judge, but her hands are just as bloody.

Yeah, what's really fucked up is she actually murdered her brother's wife and best friend and her brother hangs for it and she just lives with it.
Nov 11, 2017 8:37 AM
Apex PredatorOK, maybe this is more song and less movie. But remember The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia?

It took me until several weeks ago when I discovered...

(Spoilers) The sister of the wrongfully convicted man was the killer (End Spoilers)

Yeah, little sister don't miss when she aims her gun.
Nov 11, 2017 1:27 AM