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Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« on: September 24, 2012, 09:22:01 PM »

I know I am putting this post up a week early... but I figured I may as well get it up and ready.  

With Halloween being my all-time favorite holiday... I like to celebrate it all month long. So every year at this time I have a month long horror / Halloween marathon. Every year I try to beat my record of most horror movies,  horror or Halloween episodes of TV Series and now Others (Shorts/Documentaries) as well. The best I ever done was 2 years when I watched 103 Movies, 55 TV Show Episodes & 5 Other. Will I be able to beat my best record... I am almost positive I won't. I already know that I will not have the time to put to it this year like I did last. But that is ok... as I plan to give it my all whether it is a win, loose or a draw! And no matter what happens I am going to have a great time!

My Goal:
Movies: 104
TV Eps: 56
Other: 6


10/01
Movies: 2  
TV Eps: 6  
Other: 0  
10/02
Movies: 1  
TV Eps: 4
Other: 0  
10/03
Movies: 1  
TV Eps: 5  
Other: 0  
10/04
Movies: 1  
TV Eps: 7  
Other: 0  
10/05
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/06
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/07
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/08
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/09
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/10
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/11
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/12
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/13
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/14
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/15
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/16
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/17
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/18
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/19
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/20
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/21
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/22
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/23
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0
Other: 0  
10/24
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/25
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/26
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/27
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/28
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/29
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/30
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/31
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  


Total Watched:

Movies:
5  
99 to Go!
TV Eps:
22  
34 to Go!
Other:
0  
6 to Go!


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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 01:40:05 PM »
    Captivity: Unrated (2007/United States)
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Lions Gate Entertainment (United States)
Director:Roland Joffe
Writing:Larry Cohen (Story By), Larry Cohen (Screenwriter), Joseph Tura (Screenwriter)
Length:89 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), English: DTS ES: 6.1 (Discrete)
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Elisha Cuthbert as Jennifer
Daniel Gillies as Gary
Pruitt Taylor Vince as Ben
Michael Harney as Bettinger
Laz Alonso as Di Santos

Plot:
Top cover girl and fashion model Jennifer Tree (Elisha Cuthbert) has it all – beauty, fame, money and power. Everyone wants her... but some more than others. Alone after a charity event, she is drugged and taken.

Directed by acclaimed director Roland Joffe, Captivity delves deep into the minds of both captor and victim. Called one of the most controversial films of the year, Captivity will leave you terrified and looking over your shoulder wondering if you could be next!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
Just finished watching the first film in the marathon! I been looking forward to watching this one... as I have become a fan of Elisha Cuthbert every since seeing the TV Series 24 for the first time. I enjoyed this film quite a bit. Though it does go with a few too many horror movie cliches. It didn't take me long to pretty much have the entire film figured out. But I still enjoyed myself watching it all unfold. There is 2 alternate endings on this DVD... but I think they went with the best one for the movie. Over-all a pretty good start to the marathon!

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 1
TV Eps: 0
Other: 0
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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 01:27:31 PM »
     Fright Night (2011/United States)
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Touchstone Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Craig Gillespie
Writing:Marti Noxon (Screenwriter), Tom Holland (Story By), Tom Holland (Original Material By)
Length:106 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Anton Yelchin as Charley Brewster
Colin Farrell (1976) as Jerry
Toni Collette as Jane Brewster
David Tennant as Peter Vincent
Imogen Poots as Amy

Plot:
Meet the sexy new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell). He's dangerously charming – and utterly lethal. That's because he just happens to be a vampire, and out for blood...buckets of it. After high school senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) makes the connection between Jerry's suspicious activity and a steadily rising body count, he vows to end the reign of terror next door. But he can't do it alone. His only hope is Las Vegas magician/vampire-slayer Peter Vincent (David Tennant). Together, this unlikely duo set out to end Jerry's evil rampage. But Jerry is a ruthless, relentless killer, and he's not going down without a fight. Get set to sink your teeth into this thrilling re-vamp of the terrifying horror classic. Featuring a star-studded cast and crawling with bonus, Fright Night will captivate you from the very first bite!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Music Videos
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • Short: Squid Man: Extended & Uncut


My Thoughts:
I first saw this movie when my brother got it at Netflix, and I remembered enjoying it for the most part. So I recently grabbed myself a copy. Watching it the second time around... I think I enjoyed it a little more then I did the first time. This film does what all good remakes do. They kept enough of the storyline the same to pay homage to the original... while changing enough to make it it's own film and keep your attention. But I must admit... I did not care for what they did to the Peter Vincent character. Making him a Criss Angel wannabe magician. But other then that... I found it to be a very good film in it's own right. I feel comfortable recommending this one.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 2
TV Eps: 0
Other: 0
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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 02:00:40 PM »
     Bones: Season Three: Mummy in the Maze
With Halloween rapidly approaching, the mummified remains of two young girls lead the team through a twisted maze of creepy clues.


Stars:
David Boreanaz as Agent Seeley Booth
Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan
Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro
Eric Millegan as Zack Addy
Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille Saroyan

My Thoughts:
This is one of my favorite Halloween episodes. I have watched it every year since it originally aired. It has an interesting storyline as well as the main cast in some fun Halloween costumes. As many times as I have seen this episode... I still laugh out loud when I see Booth in the squint costume. Then of course the women looked great as Cat Woman, Wonder Woman and a Vegas Show Girl.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 2
TV Eps: 1
Other: 0
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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 02:12:31 PM »
     The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season: Disc One
1. Pilot
On this first day of the school year, Elena mets a new classmate with a romance-novel stare...and a terrible secret.

2. The Night of the Comet
Mysterious animal attacks aren't the only dramatic events that happen in the dark: Mystic Falls prepares for a comet sighting.

3. Friday Night Bites
It turns out vampire powers translate into wide receiver skills. But Stefan's new role of football hero leads to tragedy.

4. Family Ties
The Founder's Party is the scene for romance, rivalry, family memories and the capture of a deadly beast.

5. You're Undead to Me
"It was earlyJune, 1953." An elderly man tells Elena about the first time he saw Stefan and Damon – looking as they do today.


Stars:
Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
Sara Canning as Jenna Sommers

My Thoughts:
This series I have a bit of a mixed reaction on. It is basically a teen soap opera with vampires. In one hand I love most anything vampire related... on the other I don't care much for the teen dramas. But the vampires is enough to keep my interest... and by the time I got to the 3rd or 4th episode I found I started to get into the storyline a bit as well. At this point I would say it is worth the watch... but with two more seasons on their way to me... I hope I get into it a little more.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 2
TV Eps: 6
Other: 0
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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 05:52:11 PM »
     Stephen King's Rose Red: 2 Disc Deluxe Edition DVD (2002/United States)
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Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Craig R. Baxley
Writing:Stephen King (1947) (Writer)
Length:254 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Nancy Travis as Dr. Joyce Reardon
Matt Keeslar as Steve Rimbauer
Kimberly J. Brown as Annie Wheaton
David Dukes as Professor Miller
Judith Ivey as Cathy Kramer

Plot:
The chilling tale of Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), an obsessed psychology professor who commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old autistic girl, Annie Wheaton, to literally wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion — Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad spirits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died there.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Closed Captioned
  • Diary of Ellen Rimbauer


My Thoughts:
This is one of my all time favorite TV Miniseries. I have watched it every year at this time since the DVD was released. I love the storyline... it really has a creepy feel to it. The whole cast is great. One of the cast members in this one is Emily Deschanel... who is now well known for playing Dr. Brennan in the TV series Bones. This is one that I HIGHLY recommend.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 3
TV Eps: 6
Other: 0
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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 12:26:27 AM »
At this point I would say it is worth the watch... but with two more seasons on their way to me... I hope I get into it a little more.-

I have watched the first season and enjoyed it. I started to watch the second season some time ago and just didn't seem to get into it anymore. I only have watched the first disc of second season at this point. And that was in March.



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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 05:29:28 AM »
Rose Red .. a very good movie.
Thank you
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 01:47:08 PM »
At this point I would say it is worth the watch... but with two more seasons on their way to me... I hope I get into it a little more.-

I have watched the first season and enjoyed it. I started to watch the second season some time ago and just didn't seem to get into it anymore. I only have watched the first disc of second season at this point. And that was in March.

Thanks... hopefully it won't be the same for me. I did read in the profiler overview that they added werewolves in season 2. And while they don't come out and say it... they added ghosts in season 3. We will have to see what happens. I haven't gotten around to the second disc of season 1 yet.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2012, 06:08:06 PM »
     Medium: The Sixth Season: Bite Me
During Halloween, Allison dreams of a classic zombie film — then awakens with scratches and bite marks! A funeral director's death arouses suspicion.


Stars:
Patricia Arquette as Allison DuBois
Miguel Sandoval as D.A. Manuel Devalos
David Cubitt as Detective Lee Scanlon
Sofia Vassilieva as Ariel DuBois
Maria Lark as Bridgette DuBois

My Thoughts:
This is one of my favorite episodes of a series that I have always loved. It is non-stop enjoyment when Allison dreams herself into the classic zombie film Night of the Living Dead. I also really liked the side story of Bridgette dealing with a recently dead tarantula. Though personally speaking I could have dealt with a lot less of that spider in the episode! Another thing I enjoyed was the short uncredited cameo appearance of Elvira. The entire episode was just a lot of fun... to the point that I just may have to watch it again before the month is over!

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 3
TV Eps: 7
Other: 0
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2012, 06:18:22 PM »
     Veronica Mars: The Complete Third Season: President Evil
Bad news for the thugs who hold up an illegal campus casino: Veronica's among the victims. And she is seriously ticked off when they score the necklace Lilly gave her.


Stars:
Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars
Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls
Percy Daggs III as Wallace Fennel
Ryan Hansen as Dick Casablancas
Julie Gonzalo as Parker Lee

My Thoughts:
This is another favorite series of mine. In this one... while Halloween is featured fairly well in this episode... it is not over done. A few decorations here and there... a few costumes and a mention or two pretty much covers the Halloween aspect of the episode. The rest is dedicated to that week's mystery. A very good episode... worth the time put in to watch it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 3
TV Eps: 8
Other: 0
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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2012, 06:19:25 PM »
Pete is it just me or you watch less movie than usual and more TV?

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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 06:26:09 PM »
Yeah... watched several movies this past weekend while no computer.... most I didn't bother posting about. So been kinda in the mood for TV Episodes here lately. But don't worry...I have many movies I want to check out this month. Including a couple that should be coming in next week.
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2012, 06:30:32 PM »
     Grey's Anatomy: Season Four: Haunt You Every Day
It's Halloween at Seattle Grace and the day is chock-full of surprises for the doctors. Alex has a surprise visit from a former patient; Meredith thinks her mother's ashes are haunting her; Cristina is snubbed by a top surgeon; and everyone is shocked when Callie reveals George and Izzie's relationship to the public.


Stars:
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl as Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev
T. R. Knight as Dr. George O'Malley

My Thoughts:
This is one of my all-time favorite medical dramas. And this Halloween based episode was a lot of fun! I especially liked the storyline of the little boy needing plastic surgery to form some ears... going trick or treating for ears in the hospital... trying to get the operation for free. This is another episode I could see myself watching again before the month is over!

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 3
TV Eps: 9
Other: 0
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Re: Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2012, 06:41:44 PM »
     The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First Season: The Middle Earth Paradigm
Leonard discovers "hobbit" is the wrong costume to wear to Penny's Halloween party when her ex-boyfriend shows up. Also, Sheldon is not a zebra.


Stars:
Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco as Penny
Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar as Rajesh Koothrappali

My Thoughts:
In my opinion... this is one of the funniest sitcoms currently on! This Halloween episode is a load of fun! It is an episode I have watched every year for this marathon since it was released. Very funny... highly recommended! BTW, isn't there another Halloween episode of The Big Bang Theory? I thought there was, but can't find which one(s).

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movies: 3
TV Eps: 10
Other: 0
Pete