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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2008, 04:04:16 PM »
Sounds a bit like Teeth
Maybe a bit, but :

- Angst came in 2003, so it's the contrary,
- the film is set in a high school with any untalented tv actor available as it is usually the case with any american teen movie,
- Angst is more than just a pussy eating movie (writing this make me feel dirty  :laugh:). This a comedy and a love story,
- Angst is a subtil movie, Teeth doesn't sound like it at all,
- a rating of 5.9 for Teeth another proof that most of the imdb voters are idiots,
- Angst is sexy and mature. Teeth sounds like a teen comedy.

Honestly Jon why watching a poor american product when this european production is already perfect with a great cast, a great story and film in your country?

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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2008, 09:21:02 PM »
Sounds a bit like Teeth
Maybe a bit, but :

- Angst came in 2003, so it's the contrary,
- the film is set in a high school with any untalented tv actor available as it is usually the case with any american teen movie,
- Angst is more than just a pussy eating movie (writing this make me feel dirty  :laugh:). This a comedy and a love story,
- Angst is a subtil movie, Teeth doesn't sound like it at all,
- a rating of 5.9 for Teeth another proof that most of the imdb voters are idiots,
- Angst is sexy and mature. Teeth sounds like a teen comedy.

Honestly Jon why watching a poor american product when this european production is already perfect with a great cast, a great story and film in your country?

Movie Trailer
 

I haven't seen Teeth, but I think you might be doing it a dis-service. Check out the Empire Review. Not perfect, but has some aspirations.


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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2008, 09:30:25 PM »


Title : Porno Holocaust (1979)

Overview
A group of scientists visit a deserted island to search for a native who's reportedly been exposed to nuclear fallout. Unaware that a sex-crazed, cannibalistic, radioactive monster walks among them they are stalked and attacked by the, zombie mutant. This insatiable creature explicitly rapes and then disembowels the females, who die horrible deaths after being inseminated with its radioactive sperm.

My Impression
Since this is one of my marathon it was inevitable that an adult movie would make an apparition sooner or later. The time is now...

This is an italian movie made by Joe D'Amato and he is known as a competent director in many genre. To be honest this film is rather boring as an horror movie and as an adult movie too (adult in this review means XXX). First, this film is really long (1h53) and we have to wait more than one hour to see the monster who is not really impressive. The first hour of this film is mostly the preparation for the travel to the island with some explicit sex, but the sex scenes are not great since the women are not really my genre of girl. One of the scene is almost arrousing, but the fact that the 2 black guys are unable to achieve an erection kill the mood. The horror part is conventional and too fast, but the last killing is not so bad in a way (sure it depends if you like the idea of an inanimate girl rape to death by a radioactive monster).

Not everything is bad... The cinematography by D'Amato is good and the fact that this movie was made in the Dominican Republic is certainly the reason. Luigi Montefiore, as usual, is really good in this and no he doesn't have any sex scene. The script isn't so bad and a better movie could have been made with the same basic idea with the same hybrid horror/XXX genre.

Not something that I recommand, many others adult horror movies better than this exist. 

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Number of film watch : 27
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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2008, 04:55:27 AM »


Title : La Noche del Terror Ciego (1971)

Overview
A legion of Knights Templar--executed horsemen whose eyes had been pecked out by crows--rise rotting from their graves, hunting only by sound in a quest for human flesh. The BLIND DEAD saga begins here, as a modern-day tourist trip to the ruins of the Templar monastery unleashes a frenzy of lesbian desire, sexual violence and the unholy onslaught of the eyeless undead!

My Impression
Time for some real classic horror. I have watch the original spanish version for two reasons : I always watch my movie in their original language everytime it's possible and the english version (available on the disc too) had 18 minutes of materials cut (no idea what, but I suppose the nudity was cut and every pieces of gore). I've always find this serie scarier than the Romero's Living Dead quadrilogy (now with 5 entry, but I don't know the word for this  :whistle:). The Templar Knight are much more creepy than any zombie : you can't kill them, their appearance is terrifying, they travel on horses and they catch you if you make any noise. Don't tell me that the living deads are scarier since they catch you by luck... The fact that it is based on an historic fact is interesting too : not that some skeletons live and kill peoples in Spain  :laugh:, but the Templar Knight was a real order excommunicated by the Catholic Church (maybe I'm wrong here, but I think that they were involved in the Crusades and they have acquired too much power with the time). The only critic that I can make is that this film is really slow between the Templars attacks. Another thing : as usual I will have some nightmares because of this film tonight, even if I'm not a child anymore  :-[.

Strongly recommanded and you have no excuse for not buying it since it's possible to buy the movie individually now.

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Number of film watch : 28
« Last Edit: October 14, 2008, 05:42:32 AM by Jimmy »

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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2008, 09:25:50 AM »
The fact that it is based on an historic fact is interesting too : not that some skeletons live and kill peoples in Spain  :laugh:, but the Templar Knight was a real order excommunicated by the Catholic Church (maybe I'm wrong here, but I think that they were involved in the Crusades and they have acquired too much power with the time).

That's true, and I heard that some became pirates, the first to fly the Jolly Roger flag:

"In his book Pirates & The Lost Templar Fleet, David Hatcher Childress claims that the flag was named after the first man to fly it, King Roger II of Sicily (c.1095-1154). Roger was a famed Templar and the Knights Of The Temple were in conflict with the Pope over his conquests of Apulia and Salerno in 1127.[9] Childress claims that, many years later, after the Templars were disbanded by the church, at least one Templar fleet split into four independent flotillas dedicating themselves to pirating ships of any country sympathetic to Rome, thus the flag was an inheritance, and its crossed bones a reference to the original Templar logo of a red cross with blunted ends."

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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2008, 10:52:35 PM »


Title : El Ataque de los Muertos sin Ojos (1973)

Overview
On the 500th anniversary of their execution, the blind horsemen rise from their tombs to wreak bloody revenge on the town that condemned them.

My Impression
This is the second movie in the Knight Templar franchise. It's important to note that this is not a sequel, but a retelling of the first movie with a better budget and a better plot. In fact the four movies in this franchise are independant from each other, this is not necessary to have seen the first part to understand the second. The best proof of that is the fact that Lone Fleming and José Thelman play a different characters in this one. The Templar are as scary than they were in the first film and I've forgot to mention in the first movie review that they carry a sword and they know how to use it. This movie make the correction of what I have less like in the first one : the slow mood. Not that this is a piece of action, those movies are not about that, but the story is better and something interesting happen between the Knights attack.

No complain on this one, I really recommand it.

Rating :

Number of film watch : 29

The english version had 4 minutes cut and I've never watched it even if it's on the disc, so I can't tell what is missing.

Edit
I say frequently that the imdb board users are not really brilliant and watching the board for this movie I've seen this gem of a question : "IS this a sequel to Raimi's classic?". Didn't look that stupid since the dvd title is Return of the Evil Dead but;

1. When you are on every imdb film board you can read the title and production year of the film,
2. the board is "Board: Ataque de los muertos sin ojos, El (1973)",
3. by that we can logically deduct that this movie was made in 1973,
4. The Evil Dead was made in 1981.

So we have 2 solutions :
Amando de Ossorio had used a time travel machine in 1981 to go back in 1973 to direct the sequel of a movie that will exist only 8 years later

or

OrlandoEastwood (the user who ask the question) is an idiot.
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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2008, 01:54:18 AM »


Title : The Ghost Galleon (1974)

Overview
In what many fans consider the most surprising of the four films in the series, 'Maria Perschy' (CASTLE OF FU MANCHU) and 'Jack Taylor' (EUGENIE) star in writer/director 'Amando de Ossorio's' chilling tale about a boatload of stranded swimsuit models who discover a mysterious ghost ship. But this phantom galleon carries the coffins of the satanic Templar, eyeless zombies who hunt humans by sound. Even if these frightened lovelies can survive their own forbidden desires, will they escape the insatiable hunger of the 'BLIND DEAD'?

My Impression
This one didn't work at all as a knight templar movie. No horse, no sword and no hiding places. The Knights aren't scary on a boat, it took me 2 minutes to realize what it tooks the complete movie for the characters to realize : you are on a boat, the corpses are in boxes, the knights sleep in the day... Take the boxes and throw them in the water in the day  :shrug:

Boring, cheap and no star at all. The worst film in this franchise.

Last film today, this is election day here  ;)

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Number of film watch : 30

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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2008, 06:37:09 AM »
So we have 2 solutions :
Amando de Ossorio had used a time travel machine in 1981 to go back in 1973 to direct the sequel of a movie that will exist only 8 years later

or

OrlandoEastwood (the user who ask the question) is an idiot.
:hmmmm:

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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2008, 08:44:33 PM »


Title : The Murder Mansion (1972)

Overview
A young couple joins a group of travelers stranted at a fog-bound mansion to wait out the bad weather. While everyone tries to deal with each other, they must also contend with the creepy surroundings of the ancient manor and its adjoining cemetary. When the guests are beset upon by unliving residents from the graveyard, they must try to band together in order to survive the nightmare

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Number of film watch : 31

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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2008, 05:14:44 PM »


Title : I eat Your Skin (1964)

Overview
A writter, looking to research voodoo legends for an upcoming book, arrives on a remote tropical island to investigate reports of zombies roaming the land. He soon discovers a scientist and his beautiful daughter living on the island, where the father is experimenting with a serum that has transformed some of the natives into strange looking creatures. When the remaining natives decide to sacrifice the scientist's daughter to appease their voodoo gods, our writer must stop them and the scientist from causing any further harm.

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Number of film watch : 32

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Re: My October Horror Marathon
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2008, 08:49:53 PM »


Title : Scream Bloody Murder (1975)

Overview
A young man kills his own father and is subsequently set to a mental institution where he remains for many years. Upon his release, he returns home to discover his mother has remarried and, after growing to dislike his new step-father, murders the gentleman as well as his own mother. The crazed man then turns his attention to a young artist whom he has become obsessed with and continues his murderous ways in order to be with her.

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Number of film watch : 33

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« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2008, 09:36:49 PM »
A young man kills his own father and is subsequently set to a mental institution where he remains for many years. Upon his release, he returns home to discover his mother has remarried and, after growing to dislike his new step-father, murders the gentleman as well as his own mother. The crazed man then turns his attention to a young artist whom he has become obsessed with and continues his murderous ways in order to be with her.

Lovely. Such an upbeat family film should have been saved for a Christmas marathon...  :hysterical:

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« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2008, 04:49:04 AM »


Title : Metamorphosis (1990)

Overview
A university researcher is working to crack the human gene code in order to create a serum that would prevent aging. Pressured by the administration to publish his papers and produce some results or risk losing funding, the scientist decides to use himself as a guinea pig for the latest serum he's developed. Suffering no apparent side effects at first, the scientist eventually discovers that the serum has indeed altered him in a manner most unexpected.

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Number of film watch : 34

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« Reply #58 on: October 20, 2008, 08:14:58 PM »


Title : Naked Massacre (1976)

Overview
In Belfast, a group of eight nurses share a home while working at various hospitals and clinics throughout the city. Entering into their lives is a crazed Vietnam veteran with a hatred for women who decides to take out his hatred on them. Stalking them one by one, the killer terrorizes and tortures the women while the authorities attempt to track him down.

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Number of film watch : 35

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« Reply #59 on: October 21, 2008, 05:03:20 AM »


Title : Haunts (1977)

Overview
A small town is stalked by a deranged killer who uses scissors as his weapon and a very religious young woman begins to suspect that her uncle may be the killer. As more murders take place, the young woman fears that she too will become a victim of the killer. Shocking twists and turns bring you to a surprise ending as well as the identity of the killer.

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Number of film watch : 36