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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #150 on: October 18, 2008, 11:19:44 PM »

Title: Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Season 1 - A Halloween Story
Movie Count: 63
TV Ep Count: 32
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 5pm
Plot:
Since she has to go to an event with her aunts, Sabrina makes a clone of herself in order to keep Libby away from Harvey at his Halloween party.

My Thoughts:
This is a series I have always enjoyed. This episode is a lot of fun... best part in my opinion was the scenes at Harvey's Halloween party.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #151 on: October 19, 2008, 01:44:22 PM »

Title: Ghost Ship (2002)
Movie Count: 64
TV Ep Count: 32
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 6am
Plot:
Finders keepers. Any abandoned ship floating in international waters can be claimed and towed to port by whoever is fortunate enough to find it. Or, in the case of one team of salvage experts, 'unfortunate' enough.

'Ghost Ship' is a stylish, effects-packed chiller from 'House on Haunted Hill' and 'Thirteen Ghosts' producers Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and Gilbert Adler. Salvagers trained for any situation imaginable come face to horrifying face with the unimaginable after boarding a derelict luxury liner. Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard and Isaiah Washington are among the hands on deck who'll confront a seafaring collector of souls. Steve Beck ('Thirteen Ghosts') directs this terror tour-de-force. Bon voyage, fright fans!

My Thoughts:
This is a movie that I have watched a couple times before... but it has been so long that I went into it barely remembering it. IT is a good movie... I did enjoy it... but I remembered it being better then it actually was. I really liked the opening scene in...where some of the passengers and crew was killed while dancing on the deck.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #152 on: October 19, 2008, 03:30:19 PM »

Title: From Dusk Till Dawn
Movie Count: 65
TV Ep Count: 32
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 7:45am
Plot:
It's nonstop thrills when George Clooney ('The Perfect Storm', 'Three Kings') and Quentin Tarantino ('Pulp Fiction') star as the Gecko brothers - two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree! After kidnapping a father (Harvey Keitel - 'U-571') and his two kids (including Juliette Lewis - 'Natural Born Killers'), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele, they're forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive!

My Thoughts:
One of my favorites. I really like how the movie starts out more of an action-thriller then the horror movie it actually is. This is the first time I ever seen such an idea being used. I felt the cast was great... story was fun.. and another of the best bar fight scenes I have seen in a horror movie (between this one and Near Dark). I also enjoyed all 3 roles that Cheech Marin took on. Especially the role at the bar.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #153 on: October 19, 2008, 06:18:07 PM »

Title: From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
Movie Count: 66
TV Ep Count: 32
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 10:45am
Plot:
Get ready for nonstop action when a bank-robbing gang of misfits heads to Mexico with the blueprints for the perfect million-dollar heist! But when one of the key crooks wanders into the wrong bar… and crosses the wrong vampire… the thieving cohorts one by one develop a thirst for blood to match their hunger for money! Ultimately, the last fully human burglar (Robert Patrick - 'The Faculty', 'Striptease', 'Terminator 2') is forced to join with his arch rival, a Texas sheriff (Bo Hopkins - 'Phantoms', 'The Newton Boys', 'U-Turn'), in an action-packed, kill-or-be-killed battle to stop these evil creatures and save their own lives!

My Thoughts:
This one is definitely not as good as the first one... it did loose a lot within just one sequel. But at the same time I still enjoyed this movie. I don't know about the whole still wanting to pull the job even after they are vampires thing. But it was entertaining enough to make it worth the hour and a half I put into it.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #154 on: October 19, 2008, 08:13:00 PM »

Title: From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman's Daughter
Movie Count: 67
TV Ep Count: 32
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 12:45am
Plot:
The latest bone-chilling installment of 'From Dusk Till Dawn' reveals how this frightening saga all began! Narrowly escaping death, outlaw Johnny Madrid (Marco Leonardi - 'Like Water For Chocolate') is on the run from the hangman (Temuera Morrison - 'Six Days, Seven Nights')… with the hangman's sensuous daughter Esmeralda by his side! Along with Madrid's gang, Johnny and Esmeralda embark on an adventure filled with colorful and unsavory characters who lead them straight into the fight of their lives! Also featuring Danny Trejo ('Con Air'), Rebecca Gayheart ('Scream 2'), and Michael Parks ('From Dusk Till Dawn 1' & '2') - you won't want to miss a minute of the epic confrontation that results in Esmeralda's discovery of her secret birthright!

My Thoughts:
I figured since I watched the first 2.... I may as well finish it off and watch the third one as well. Like the first one... this one starts out as another genre... western this time. Matter of fact it pretty much follows the same storyline as the first one. But it is no better then the second one.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #155 on: October 19, 2008, 10:28:01 PM »

Title: Mirror Mirror 3: The Voyuer
Movie Count: 68
TV Ep Count: 32
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 3pm
Plot:
The Mirror returns as Billy Drago, Monique Parent and David Naughton are trapped in a triangle of erotic splendor, forbidden desire and supernatural murder. Elizabeth Baldwin co-stars in this sensuous chiller that takes the series to new heights of horror.

My Thoughts:
Another one I never seen before. After the second one I was hoping this series wouldn't get any worse. But unfortunately it has. One thing I did like about this movie is a look of one of the earlier roles for Billy Drago... I have become somewhat of a fan of his every since I saw him reoccur on Charmed as the Demon of Fear. The only other thing this movie could possibly have going for it is the fact that almost every other scene has a nude woman in it... this thing could almost be softcore porn. I would almost be willing to say more softcore porn then horror.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #156 on: October 20, 2008, 01:54:52 AM »

Title: Charmed: Season 8 - Kill Billie: Vol. 1
Movie Count: 68
TV Ep Count: 33
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 5pm
Plot:
After Billie freezes in fear upon seeing her demon target, The Dogan, she opens up to The Charmed Ones about a Halloween long ago when a demon kidnapped her sister.

My Thoughts:
This is an episode of Charmed that I almost forgot about. As far as I remember there is only 2 Halloween episodes in all 8 seasons of Charmed. The first one in season 3 is excellent for Halloween... but this one... even though is a good episode the Halloween aspect is basically only background.. has nothing to do with the main storyline.


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Title: Ghost Whisperer: Season 2 - A Grave Matter
Movie Count: 68
TV Ep Count: 34
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 6:15pm
Plot:
On Halloween, Melinda is visited by the ghost of an author who claims he is in the wrong grave, while Delia is visited by a ghostlooking for her handbag.

My Thoughts:
Ghost Whisperer has turned me into a huge Jennifer Love Hewitt fan. This is a really good episode too... but once again  in this one they downplay Halloween. It is just a background for the episode for this one as well.


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Title: NCIS: Season 4 - Witch Hunt
Movie Count: 68
TV Ep Count: 35
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 7pm
Plot:
Gibbs and the NCIS team investigate when a Marine is attacked in his home and his daughter is apparently kidnapped on Halloween night.

My Thoughts:
NCIS is one of my favorite series. and this is an excellent episode... I enjoyed every second of it! I especially liked Abby dressed up as Marilyn Monroe. Was kinda funny to see a goth dressed that way.


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 :yahoo:I have now past my goal for TV Series Episodes! With 12 Days left to go! :yahoo:
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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #157 on: October 20, 2008, 02:01:20 PM »

Title: The Golem
Movie Count: 69
TV Ep Count: 35
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 6am
Plot:
In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a terrifying giant golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew’s evil assistant, manages to take control of the golem, commanding it to perform
sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi’s beautiful daughter, Miriam. The monster, outraged by his vile misuse, rebels and a deadly rampage ensues. With high, angular sets by famed architect Hans Poelzig and full of wonderful imagery captured by the camera of Karl Freund, this silent classic captivates the eye. Masterfully combining terror and pathos,
Wegener’s stiff-limbed portrayal of the golem clearly influenced Boris Karloff’s performance in Frankenstein. This 1920 version of The Golem is considered definitive among the film’s many productions and is an unforgettable horror masterpiece.

My Thoughts:
This... for me... was more of an interesting piece then something scary. Was enjoyable to see this early start to horror. But this is not something I would see myself watching often. More of a thing to watch on special occasions such as this marathon. A friend gave me this DVD out of his collection. So I want to say once again... Thanks Roger!


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #158 on: October 21, 2008, 07:11:42 PM »

Title: The Night Stalker
Movie Count: 70
TV Ep Count: 35
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 11:30am
Plot:
This unforgettable first entry in the "Night Stalker" series introduced the world to the quirky reporter with a penchant for the paranormal and became "one of the top-rated TV movies of all time" ('Chicago Tribune')! Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak's outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water... with a modern-day vampire! .

My Thoughts:
This TV Movie from 1972 was enjoyable. Obviously being from the early '70s and originating on TV it doesn't show any gore or anything like that. But I think it is a really good start to the series that came from this movie (and The Night Strangler). This one was also a bit on the short side. Only 74 minutes long. Which means it probably ran for an hour and a half when it originally aired on TV.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #159 on: October 22, 2008, 03:49:36 PM »

Title: Night of the Demons
Movie Count: 71
TV Ep Count: 35
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 8:30am
Plot:
It's Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party, but this is no ordinary spook bash. Everybody's headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home with a shocking secret in its past and something evil alive in its basement. Now the guests are becoming possessed, and this party's treats include tongue-ripping, eyeball gouging, gratuitous nudity, bloody dismemberment and more. Welcome to the blowout where all Hell is breaking loose: You're invited to NIGHT OF THE DEMONS!

Scream Queen 'Linnea Quigley' stars in this twisted 80's splatter-fest dirrected by 'Kevin S. Tenney' (WITCHBOARD) and featuring grisly gore effects by 'Steven Johnson' (DEAD HEAT, SPECIES). NIGHT OF THE DEMONS is presented totally uncut and uncensored and loaded with exclusive new extras for the first time ever on DVD.

My Thoughts:
This is classic '80s horror. The kind of horror I grew up with... so I definitely have a soft spot for it.This one is definitely a no-brainer popcorn type movie... just a sit back... relax and get lost in the nonsense. Even though I would say this one is basically a low budget horror... I would also say it is at the high end of low budget horrors... if that makes any sense to you.  While watching it you don't feel low-budget coming from it... decent effects... including some pretty cool looking demons. Was definitely worth the 90min I put into the movie.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #160 on: October 22, 2008, 05:47:20 PM »

Title: Night of the Demons 2
Movie Count: 72
TV Ep Count: 35
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 10am
Plot:
For years, Hull House has sat in eerie silence - tales of its haunted past have turned into gory jokes - and no one really believes anything ever happened. But a special anniversary date is approaching...and, unknown to the local high school students, a horrorfest is in the works.

While most of the students at St. Rita's high school are excited about the "official" Halloween dance, Shirley Fennerty intends to party elsewhere. She and her rebellious cohorts are planning a wilder party at the abandoned "haunted" mansion.

They want fun...now they're in for the hell-raising party of their lives!

My Thoughts:
This one was not as good as the first movie... but I was still able to enjoy it. I think this one was a little more cheesy then the first... and it threw in a few more laughs... so it is more of a fun watch then anything else.  The first half of the movie was little more then just T&A. Not that I am complaining mind you... but I can see how it could loose viewers that don't like gratuitous nudity. Of course the demonic fun comes once a car full of students slip away and have their own Halloween party at Hull House. Over-all I would say this is an enjoyable movie... I am glad I added it to my collection. And would recommend it to most other horror fans... but if you are not into the cheesy horror then you should skip this one.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #161 on: October 22, 2008, 05:59:44 PM »
but I can see how it could loose viewers that don't like gratuitous nudity.
:o There are people who doesn't like that. This is a regular part of the horror genre since more than 30 years...

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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #162 on: October 22, 2008, 06:15:47 PM »
Oh... they are definitely out there! My brother is married to one of them. She loves horror... but complains any time there is more then 2 scenes of nudity in it.  :P I personally think it is just because we always get female nudity and seldomly any male nudity.  :laugh:
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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #163 on: October 23, 2008, 12:09:11 AM »

Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 - Halloween
Movie Count: 72
TV Ep Count: 36
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 1:30pm
Plot:
On Halloween Buffy, Willow and Xander are "volunteered" by Principal Snyder to take groups of kids trick-or-treating. Buffy seizes the opportunity to impress Angel by dressing as a woman from the time when he was human. When most of the kids in Sunnydale magically become whatever they were dressed as, it is up to soldier-Xander and ghost-Willow to find a way to break the spell and defend Buffy, who is now a weak and frail 18th century noblewoman.

My Thoughts:
This is the first Halloween episode of Buffy. I thought it was a really fun episode. I liked how everyone turned into their costumes. I especially liked Willow in this episode... she comes out of her shell a bit.


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Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4 - Fear, Itself
Movie Count: 72
TV Ep Count: 37
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 2:30pm
Plot:
A Halloween party at a campus frat house takes a frightening turn with the sudden appearance of blood-sucking bats, zombies, and a demon that plays on everyone's innermost fears.

My Thoughts:
This one is pretty good... but not as good as the one I watched before it. I did get a kick on how it ended... when they revealed the Fear Demon.


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Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 - All the Way
Movie Count: 72
TV Ep Count: 38
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 5:15pm
Plot:
Dawn sneaks out and spends Halloween night with a friend and two hot guys. When they are invited into the home of an eccentric old man, however, things take a turn for the weird.

My Thoughts:
If I am not mistaken... this is the final Halloween episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I never noticed before now that they did a Halloween episode every other year.This episode I liked better then the one I watched before it. About on the same level as the first one I watched. But more of the classic Buffy episode where the first one was more of a fun thing.


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Re: My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008
« Reply #164 on: October 23, 2008, 01:12:28 AM »
You've watched and reviewed almost all your new DVD, but I'll wait for one title  :weep:


Not really Theatre of Blood since I've it already, but for Madhouse that interest me (mostly for Linda Hayden, but that's another story)

Please  :bow: