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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #165 on: October 19, 2010, 01:06:36 PM »
You can just replace the other two review links I have for Dr. Giggles with the one above.
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #166 on: October 19, 2010, 03:30:28 PM »
Title: Eyes of a Stranger: Twisted Terror Collection
Year: 1981
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Rating: R
Length: 85 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Lauren Tewes
Jennifer Jason Leigh
John DiSanti
Peter DuPré
Gwen Lewis
Kitty Lunn

Plot:
A lovely blind and deaf teen reaches for a plate she just set aside. It's gone. She reaches again...and it's back in its original place. Someone is playing a cruel game with her. That someone is the serial killer terrorizing Miami in this shocker from the production company behind the original Friday the 13th.

Making memorable movie debuts are Jennifer Jason Leigh (Single White Female, Dolores Claiborne) as that impaired but not helpless girl, and Lauren Tewes (The Love Boat) as her TV newscaster sister whose investigation inadvertently leads the killer (John DiSanti) to her home – and a final sequence that will leave you breathless. Eye this Stranger – and experience face-to-face fear as few films deliver.

Extras:
N/A

My Thoughts:
This is what I would call more of a light horror... it played out more like a suspense/thriller... but also had a bit of blood in it as well. Another thing I noticed is this movie (which was made in 1981) has a real TV Movie feel to it... if it wasn't for the gore and the several scenes of nudity I would have guessed that this one was a TV Movie. There is a couple familiar faces in it as well... Of course Jennifer Jason Lee... but also Lauren Tewes who was part of the main cast of The Love Boat. It is a good movie... well above average. Unfortunately the  DVD itself has absolutely no extras what so ever.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 68
TV Ep. Count: 35
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #167 on: October 19, 2010, 05:37:43 PM »
Title: Deadly Friend: Twisted Terror Collection
Year: 1986
Director: Wes Craven
Rating: R
Length: 90 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Mathew Laborteaux
Kristy Swanson
Michael Sharrett
Anne Twomey
Anne Ramsey
Richard Marcus

Plot:
Enjoy being really scared? Have we got a pal for you. Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Red Eye) directs "a witty ghoul story" (Caryn James, The New York Times) that combines artificial intelligence with all-too-genuine horror. Lonely teenage genius Paul (Matthew Laborteaux), a specialist in brain research, has two best friends: his remarkable robot BB and the beautiful girl next door (Kristy Swanson). When tragedy strikes both his friends, he desperately tries to save them both by pushing technology beyond its mortal limits into a terrifying new realm. Like a modern-day Dr. Frankenstein, Paul discovers too late that he has created a rampaging monster. Your blood will run cold...if it runs at all...after meeting this Deadly Friend.

Extras:
Feature Trailers
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
This is one I watched several times when I was a teen... and was thrilled to get in the Twisted Terror Collection boxset. This is the second time I watched it since getting it on DVD.  I enjoyed every minute of it. I believe anyone that seen this movie will agree with me when I say that the best kill scene had to be the basketball scene. If you never seen this movie I suggest checking it out. I don't believe you will be sorry. I just wish there would have been more extras on the disc for this one... all you get is the Theatrical trailer.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



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Movie Count: 69
TV Ep. Count: 35
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #168 on: October 19, 2010, 11:42:21 PM »
Tales from the Darkside: The First Season
Tales from the Darkside, the uniquely terrifying, frighteningly popular horror anthology series, is back. Packed with haunting stories that at first light appear to be about normal situations, these tales are gradually twisted until they become something sinister, shocking and totally unsettling.

Revealing the dark underworld of our everyday existence, Tales from the Darkside includes stories penned by masters of horror, with unforgettable performances by some of Hollywood's finest stars.

Dark, scary and with a bizarre sense of justice, all 24 episodes of Tales from the Darkside's spine-tingling first season will capture your imagination...and never let it go.

Episodes Watched:
THE TEAR COLLECTOR
Unable to stop sobbing, Prudence finds a way to profit from her sadness when she meets a man who collects tears.

My Thoughts:
This one has a very young looking Victor Garber (Alias) as the Tear Collector. Unfortunately I didn't get much from this one. It was little more then weird.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


MADNESS ROOM
With a plan to scare her husband to death, Cathy Osborne and her friend, Michael, bring him to the "madness room": a room from which they claim no one has ever stayed the night and survived. Little do they know they are in for some unadulterated terror.

My Thoughts:
This one I enjoyed a bit more. It has some pretty good atmosphere. And is a story that kept my interest through-out.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


IF THE SHOES FIT...
While staying at a hotel for a meeting, Bo Gumbs, a fast-talking politician running for governor, learns his true colors.

My Thoughts:
This one is a real stinker... more then silly... it is just stupid. I could barely give it my full attention.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


LEVITATION
Kharma was once one of the greatest magicians in the world. Now, doing a cheap act in a flea-bitten circus, the once-great illusionist is heckled by a fan who quickly learns the ups and downs of real magic.

My Thoughts:
This one is a bit better. It has an interesting story. But it still wasn't quite as good as some of the episodes I have seen.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH
A greedy developer discovers a Chinese laundry that offers to "wash out" guilt. He soon finds out that there is an unpleasant price to pay for such a unique service.

My Thoughts:
An interesting episode. Though a little on the weird side. But over all I enjoyed it.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


BIGALOW'S LAST SMOKE
Mr. Bigalow is driven to the brink of madness by a mysterious figure on TV – one who insists that he quit his unhealthy habits.

My Thoughts:
This one is an OK episode. Nothing too special... but entertaining. I did like the way it ended though.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


GRANDMA'S LAST WISH
Determined to have her family understand exactly what she is going through, a grandmother makes one last wish before her family commits her to a retirement home.

My Thoughts:
This one is played out more for fun. I did enjoy it. I was thinking while watching it that this one could play out one of two ways. And I was right... but wonder if the other way I was thinking would have played out better. But it was still pretty good.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


THE FALSE PROPHET
Cassie Pines discovers Horace X, a mechanical fortune-teller, in a diner. While uncanny with his predictions, Horace proves to be very demanding and extremely possessive.

My Thoughts:
A good but strange episode. Has an interesting storyline.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


Count:
Movie Count: 69
TV Ep. Count: 43
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #169 on: October 20, 2010, 05:23:09 PM »
Supernatural: Season 6
Season six will be a season of mystery and shadow.  Heaven and Hell have been left in complete disarray since the apocalyptic events of season five.  And now, monsters, angels and demons roam across a lawless and chaotic landscape.  And so Dean Winchester, who has retired from hunting and sworn never to return, finds himself being pulled back into his old life – pulled back by none other than Sam Winchester, who has escaped from Hell.  The two reunite to beat back the rising tide of creatures and demon-spawn, but they quickly realize that neither are who they used to be, their relationship isn’t what it used to be, and that nothing is what it seems.

Episodes Watched:
Exile on Main Street
After Dean gives up hunting, Sam is mysteriously freed from his cage in hell and finds Dean to tell him he must rejoin the fight.

My Thoughts:
A very good opener for the new season.  A good storyline... though left open a bit for the main storyline of the season I am sure. Definitely was enough to get me excited about the new season!

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


Two and a Half Men
Sam investigates when the parents of missing babies are murdered; Dean reluctantly leaves Ben and Lisa to help Sam.

My Thoughts:
Another good episode. Interesting story for the episode long plot. Still not sure I got a handle on the season long plot just yet.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


The Third Man
Sam and Dean seek Castiel's help when they investigate a case of police officers who seem to have been killed by Egyptian plagues.

My Thoughts:
This is the first appearance of Castiel in the new season. Another good episode. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did... as I did get a bit tired of the whole Angels storyline from last season.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


Weekend at Bobby's
Bobby asks Dean and Sam for help after Crowley refuses to return Bobby's soul; a deep secret about Crowley is revealed.

My Thoughts:
An interesting and excellent episode. It was a bit strange that Dean and Sam were very limited in the episode. But it is a great story all the same.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 69
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #170 on: October 20, 2010, 05:35:24 PM »
Well I beat my goal for TV Series now!  :thumbup: Only the movie goal left to beat... but still have a long way for that one. Not sure I will be able to do it.
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #171 on: October 20, 2010, 06:27:19 PM »
Way to go Pete :thumbup:

Mine goes not too bad as well, of course it doesn't look like it since I don't write many reviews (It's the good old white page syndrome...).

I don't watch film all day, only in the evening when Charm School and Jersey Shore aren't on TV (I know those shows are stupid but Jersey Shore is like a car crash you don't want to watch but you are attract anyway and I like Charm School who isn't as bad as it looks). Anyway my best performance is 52 movies and at this day my number is 46, so it's almost certain I will beat that.

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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #172 on: October 20, 2010, 07:43:14 PM »
Title: Lost Boys: The Tribe: Uncut Version
Year: 2008
Director: P. J. Pesce
Rating: Unrated
Length: 94 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Tad Hilgenbrinck
Angus Sutherland
Autumn Reeser
Gabrielle Rose
Corey Feldman
Shaun Sipos

Plot:
Risking everything in search of the ultimate rush is fun when you know you can't die. Angus Sutherland, taking up where brother Kiefer left off in the original cult favorite, is the lead vampire in this modern reimagining of The Lost Boys. The seaside village of Luna Bay is rife with outcasts and plagued by an outbreak of missing persons. As the sun sets, the Tribe rises: a group of adrenalin-fueled, thrill-crazed vampires tears up the surf and the streets with nonstop action. But when a champion surfer (Tad Hilgenbrinck) and his sister (Autumn Reeser) move in, dark secrets erupt into hot-blooded passions and full-blooded fear. Helping fight the forces of hell: Corey Feldman in his signature role of vampire hunter Edgar Frog. Once you join the Tribe, there's no turning back.

Extras:
Scene Access
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Music Videos

My Thoughts:
Before getting this movie I had heard nothing but terrible things about it... but my love for the first movie made me get this one anyway. It is now my second viewing of this one... And I feel the same as I did the first time. I went into this movie hoping to like it... but expecting to hate it. And maybe this attitude going into it is what helped me... because I enjoyed it. No... it is not nearly as good as the first one... but it is a decent vampire movie. Just nothing more then that. This release also has some decent extras including 2 alternate endings... which I got a kick out of.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 70
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #173 on: October 20, 2010, 07:59:37 PM »
Have to really fight my mood today... as I just don't feel like watching movies today.
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #174 on: October 20, 2010, 11:59:32 PM »
Title: Psycho: Collector's Edition
Year: 1960
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rating: R
Length: 108 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Anthony Perkins
Vera Miles
John Gavin
Martin Balsam
John McIntire
Simon Oakland

Plot:
Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose "old dark house" and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Janet Leigh, the film's ill-fated heroine who is victimized in the now-notorious "shower scene." Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John Gavin and John McIntire co-star in Hitchcock's most compelling and terrifying film. Screenplay by Joseph Stefano.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Gallery
Production Notes
8 Page Booklet
Newsreel Footage

My Thoughts:
I have watched this movie time and again... and I never seem to tire of it. There really is nothing about this movie I dislike. As I am learning... Hitchcock was an outstanding artist. Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Lee... everyone were amazing in their roles. I pretty much know this movie by heart... and still I am glued to my seat every time I watch it. The DVD itself is very good quality and there is a nice collection of extras to check out as well.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 71
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #175 on: October 21, 2010, 02:01:37 AM »
Title: Psycho II
Year: 1983
Director: Richard Franklin
Rating: R
Length: 113 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Anthony Perkins
Vera Miles
Meg Tilly
Robert Loggia
Dennis Franz
Hugh Gillin

Plot:
After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) still can't quite elude the demands of "Mother." Vera Miles also returns as the inquisitive woman who is haunted by her sister's brutal murder and the ominous motel where it all occurred.

Meg Tilly and Dennis Franz co-star in this terrifying sequel to one of the most suspenseful films of all time.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers

My Thoughts:
This is only the second time for me watching this one. While it is not nearly as good as the original movie. It is definitely worth the time put in to watch it. I didn't even recognize Meg Tilly playing Mary. She of course was much younger then she was in anything else I have seen her in. She never did much for me before... but she was right cute when she was young.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 72
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #176 on: October 21, 2010, 04:29:49 PM »
Title: Friday the 13th
Year: 1980
Director: ean S. Cunningham
Rating: R
Length: 95 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Betsy Palmer
Adrienne King
Jeannine Taylor
Robbi Morgan
Kevin Bacon

Plot:
Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood. Camp Crystal Lake has been been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp's new owner and several young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a "death curse" by local residents. The curse proves true on Friday the 13th as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer.This film is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences.

Extras:
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My Thoughts:
This is, of course, the one that started it all. Definitely a classic when it comes to horror. I feel it is a good movie... definitely worth watching... but I have seen better. I really liked the character of Alice in this one. For some reason I keep forgetting there is a young Kevin Bacon in this movie until I watch it again.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 73
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #177 on: October 21, 2010, 05:54:38 PM »
Title: Friday the 13th - Part 2
Year: 1981
Director: Steve Miner
Rating: R
Length: 87 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Amy Steel
John Furey
Adrienne King
Kirsten Baker
Stuart Charno [Stu Charno]
Warrington Gillette

Plot:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp... here's even more heart-pounding terror.

Five years after the horrible blood bath at Camp Crystal Lake, all that remains is the legend of Jason Voorhees and his demented mother, who had murdered seven camp counselors. At the nearby summer camp, the new counselors are unconcerned about the warnings to stay away from the infamous site. Carefree, the young people roam the area, not sensing the ominous lurking presence. One by one, they are attacked and brutally slaughtered. Suspense and screams abound in this compelling thriller.

Extras:
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My Thoughts:
The second movie in the series is a good one. This one Jason doesn't have his infamous hockey mask yet. Instead it is a burlap sack. I am enjoying this one just as much as the first... if not a hair better. These films seem to strike a good nostalgia cord for me. It seems  that no movies brings back the '80s for me more then the Friday the 13th movies for some reason.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 74
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #178 on: October 21, 2010, 08:06:21 PM »
Title: Witchouse
Year: 1999
Director: David DeCoteau [Jack Reed]
Rating: R
Length: 72 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Matt Raftery
Monica Serene Garnich
Brooke Mueller
Ashley McKinney
Dave Oren Ward
Ryan Scott Greene

Plot:
In an old mansion, a teenage party is about to take a terrifying turn...

When a group of seven kids are invited over by their strange classmate ELIZABETH for a little "get together," they soon become unwitting participants in a horrific sacrificial ritual.

LILITH, Elizabeth's ancestor, has returned from the dead to exact her bloody revenge upon the decendants of those that brutally murdered her in a witch hunt 300 years ago.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Production Notes

My Thoughts:
Definitely low budget horror here. But one I enjoyed. Sure... some of the acting is pretty bad. The effects aren't too bad for the most part. Passably anyway. I think if you can find it cheap... it is worth checking out for some leave your brain at the door horror fun.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 75
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #179 on: October 22, 2010, 06:07:26 PM »
Title: Wishmaster
Year: 1997
Director: Robert Kurtzman
Rating: R
Length: 90 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Angus Scrimm
Ari Barak
Jake McKinnon
Greg Funk
Andrew Divoff
Richard Assad

Plot:
Magically powerful. Supernaturally evil. The ancient entity known in human legend as the Djinn can grant a person's wildest dreams. And in the process, it unleashes your darkest nightmares. The moral of this explosively terrifying, special-effects-powered, horror-fantasy spectacular: Be careful what you wish for!

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Featurettes
Production Notes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
This is another movie I haven't seen in several years. It is one I did enjoy though. I remembered liking it... but what I didn't remember is this one has it's share of gore in it. It also has cameos of not 1... not 2... but three genre actors well known to horror fans. There is... Robert Englund who of course played Freddy Krueger.  Then there is Kane Hodder who Played Jason in several of the Friday the 13th movies. And then there is Tony Todd who is well known as the Candyman. If by chance you never seen this movie... it is one I feel comfortable recommending.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 76
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
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