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Old October 13 2010, 12:38 AM   #564
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Re: Hallowe'en Reading and Viewing, 2010!

Spookman Spiff wrote: View Post
Heck, I miss the effects limitations of 1987. But I'm aware that I'm fairly alone in that aspect.
I miss the effects "limitations" of all decades. This is why I love stuff like the silent Call Of Cthulhu and the retro-style House Of Wolf Man; actually, one of the reasons I liked Supernatural from the start was the way it echoed those grainy low-budget horror movies of the 80s.

I meant to warn you about that Evil Dead/Evil Dead II thing. I'm not even sure you can call the second one a sequel so much as a remake with a slightly higher budget. That, or you can just view Campbell as playing two different characters between them. Heck, their names aren't even the same. In the first one, the character is called Ashley, but in the other two he's Bill Ash. Continuity's never been Raimi's strong suit.
I'm not sure if I even noticed the name thing. My feeling at the time was that II lacked the spark of the original. Evil Dead had a raw energy similar to the original Night Of The Living Dead; the sequel just seemed to be going through the motions.

I subjected my wife to Trick 'R Treat a few nights ago and she enjoyed it, to my relief.
I love that movie. I plan to watch it again this year for my Marathon.

For reading, I'm alternating between Something Wicked This Way Comes and my favorite stories from the fantastic Halloween Horrors collection edited by Alan Ryan.
I'm also going to try to read Bradbury's Halloween Tree, which I just bought.
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