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Post Spooky Season 2020
So what horror movies do you all have lined up for the month?

Right now I have:

Audition
Ringu - B-
Innocent Blood - B
Schlock - B-
The Crazies

On itunes. Last year I watched the first three Hellraisers, but don't feel any need to continue on with the series. I am very interested in Nightmare on Elm Street 4 since 3 was so good. Plus we have #Alive on Netflix which might be good. Also on Netflix, Hubie's Halloween (D) which looks so so dumb but might be worth it anyways. Hopefully Antebellum will dip from its currently unreasonable $20 rental price. I'll probably catch a few more of Malcolm's creature features too.

Also would love to see The Shining in theaters and since we don't have any new releases, there is a good possibility that happens. Won't even be difficult to get the entire theater for myself to avoid covid.

Speaking of covid, any good plague related horror movies that I wouldn't have already seen?

edit: Forgot about Corpse Bride, a movie I was so stoked on back in the day but still haven't watched. :)

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Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:42 pm
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I want to watch Ringu series. I'll plan it probably next week


Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:02 pm
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I'm trying to get through as much Japanese and Korean horror as I can this month. I already finished watching the original Ju-On/Grudge films like two months ago and hopefully I can start watching the Ringu franchise this month as well.


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I started in September but haven't had a set schedule. Just kind of wing it. This is what I've watched since then.

Uncaged - 7/10 (B)
Ravage - 7/10 (B)
Rogue (2020) - 7/10 (B-)
--- Not exactly a horror movie but it's kind of a creature feature so I'll count it.
The Wretched - 8/10 (B+)
Devil's Candy - 7/10 (B)
Mortuary - 2/10 (F)
Blood Rage - 8/10 (B+)
The Mutilator - 6/10 (B-)
The Babysitter: Killer Queen - 6/10 (B-)
Fear Pharm - 7/10 (B-)
Book of Monsters - 6/10 (B-)
You're Killing Me - 7/10 (B-)
Hell Mary Lou: Prom Night II - 6/10 (B-)
Summer of Fear - 8/10 (B+)
Night of the Demons (1988) - 6/10 (B-)
Alone (2020) - 7/10 (B)
Let It Snow - 2/10 (F)
Mikey - 7/10 (B)
Open 24 Hours - 7/10 (B)
The Owners - 5/10 (C)
12 Hour Shift - 8/10 (B+)
Scream - 10/10 (A+)

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I don't have a plan yet. IMO I find the winter season more spooky than Halloween. :)

I will share a few horror movies I saw last month:

The Grudge (US) - liked the non-linear narrative; the shock reveal was lame by today's standard. (C+)
The Grudge 2 (US) - surprisingly better than the first; timeline not only non-linear but also parallel, made me an attentive viewer. (B-)
The Grudge 3 (US) - a disjointed piece with not much build-up to the finale (F)
Salem's Lot (mini-series) - 80's Stephen King TV adaptation; low production value; inadequate Dracula-lite story line but with some finely-tuned characters and subplots (D+)
Firestarter - 80's Stephen King movie adaptation; wasted good premise; not really sci-fi horror but a good-citizens-running-from-bad-authorities kind of thriller (C+)


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An idea just came across my mind. I suggest binge-watching seasons of Tales of the Unexpected this month, available free with ads on Amazon. They are TV adaptations of the interesting and peculiar short stories by Roald Dahl.


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I've gotten through quite a few Korean and Japanese horror films this month already and will definitely continue to seek out more of the obscure ones. I also want to mention some that I watched a while just because I feel like they should also be rated.

Bedevilled - 8/10
Audition - 7/10
Sucide Club - 6/10
Gozu - 5/10
Alone - 7/10
Marebito - 6/10
The Guard Post - 7/10
R-Point - 6/10
Infection - 7/10
Premonition - 7/10
Reincarnation - 7/10
One Missed Call - 7/10
One Missed Call 2 - 6/10
One Missed Call Final - 5/10
Ringu - 7/10
Ring 2 - 6/10
Ringu 0 - 6/10
Death Bell - 6/10
Kairo - 7/10
Dark Water 7/10
Cure - 8/10
Detention - 7/10
The Mimic - 7/10
A Tale of Two Sisters - 7/10
0.0 Mhz - 5/10
Ju-on: The Grudge - 7/10
Ju-on: The Grudge 2 - 6/10
Ju-on: The Curse - 6/10
Ju-on: The Curse 2 - 6/10
Byeonshin - 6/10
Hansel & Gretel - 7/10
Bestseller - 7/10
Killer Toon - 6/10
Get the Hell Out - 6/10
Whispering Corridors - 6/10
Memento Mori - 6/10
Wishing Stairs - 7/10
Voice - 7/10
A Blood Pledge: Broken Promise - 7/10
Phone - 6/10
Into the Mirror - 7/10
Dead Friend - 7/10
Lesson of the Evil - 7/10
As the Gods Will - 7/10
Over Your Dead Body - 7/10
The Piper - 7/10
Hide and Seek - 710
Occult - 6/10


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Your post (and Magic Mike's for the most part) is why I'm not much of a horror fan. Don't get me wrong, there are some great ones out there, but they're VERY few. Almost every horror film is a 6/10 type of movie, not scary, and is just meh for me.

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I've been very limited on horror movie fare this October unfortunately. My first one was Ready or Not (lol, not a horror), and I've watched the first four Halloween movies. I had never seen III or 4. Loved III on its own, even if it's not a Michael Myers movie (which is fine by me). 4 surprised me, a pretty solid way to continue the franchise. I've never been blown away by Halloween II though. It's good but not as great as the first one.

Halfway through Halloween 5 last night and had to turn it off for now. Watch the rest tonight. But it didn't grab me at all. Like Halloween II to the original, it just squanders the previous film in too many unforgivable ways.

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Ringu was decent but the remake was definitely alot better.

Innocent Blood is my favorite so far, it's a vampire mafia with nearly everyone who would be a supporting character on the Sopranos (Paulie, Silvio, Richie, possibly even more since I only watched two seasons of that show.) It definitely has a lot of issues that earned it the 39% on rottentomatoes, but I still had a good time with it and would give it a recommendation to anyone who likes the sound of a vampire mafia movie.

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Mister Ecks wrote:
I've been very limited on horror movie fare this October unfortunately. My first one was Ready or Not (lol, not a horror), and I've watched the first four Halloween movies. I had never seen III or 4. Loved III on its own, even if it's not a Michael Myers movie (which is fine by me). 4 surprised me, a pretty solid way to continue the franchise. I've never been blown away by Halloween II though. It's good but not as great as the first one.

Halfway through Halloween 5 last night and had to turn it off for now. Watch the rest tonight. But it didn't grab me at all. Like Halloween II to the original, it just squanders the previous film in too many unforgivable ways.


Yeah, Halloween 5 sucked lol was pleasantly surprised by III and especially 4 too. I have Halloween 6 with the original and the producer's cuts. I may try to watch both since I hear the producer's cut is superior.

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Hey at least it brought us Paul Rudd.

The biggest problems with 6 is Pleasance is very underused and quiet, got rid of Danielle Harris, and they went out of their way to try and connect everything which while noble, makes the whole thing a mess. I still prefer H20 to 2018, even though that is hands down the best production.

5 and Resurrection are the worst of the series. Well and Zombie's fucking awful movies.

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I have always enjoyed Halloween 6 as a mindless slasher flick. It might not be a good Halloween film, but I love how brutal and scary Michael is in it and I never minded Paul Rudd or Marianne Hagan as the leads. Pleasance was underused though and the cult mythology they carry over from part 5 is still stupid, but I'd rather watch Curse anyday over Revenge which is just an all around awful film IMO. It sucks what happens to Jamie Strode at the beginning of the movie too.


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Final count

Schlock - 6/10
Hubie Halloween - 2.5/10
Ringu - 6.2/10
Innocent Blood - 6.5/10
The Skeleton Key - 4/10
Friday the 13th 4: The Final Chapter - 5.9/10
The Crazies (1972) - 3.5/10
Friday the 13th 5: A New Beginning - 6.5/10
Friday the 13th 6: Jason Lives - 7/10
Peninsula - 8.5/10
Friday the 13th 7: The New Blood - 5/10
Friday the 13th 8: Jason Takes Manhattan - 1.5/10
Friday the 13th 9: Jason Goes To Hell - 6.6/10
Audition - 6.?/10

An OK haul. The only really great one wasn't much of a horror, Peninsula is closer to being Fast & Furious than Freddy, but most were fun or appropriately fucked.

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I actually loved Halloween 6 in a guilty pleasure way. And that's just the original cut. I have the producer's cut as well, which I'll try to watch. But 6 really held my interest. It's a lot of nonsense, but at least it's interesting, which I could not say for 5 at all.

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Mister Ecks wrote:
I actually loved Halloween 6 in a guilty pleasure way. And that's just the original cut. I have the producer's cut as well, which I'll try to watch. But 6 really held my interest. It's a lot of nonsense, but at least it's interesting, which I could not say for 5 at all.


The Producer's Cut is a big improvement, IMO. That should have been the version released from the beginning. I give the PC an 8/10. Still not a big fan of the cult storyline but it's certainly better here. It makes more sense. Also if I'm remembering correctly it has some of the best fall atmosphere of the series.

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