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Old October 30 2009, 12:11 AM   #16
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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Halloween 4 is an example of that. I hear people slag on it just for being a Halloween sequel, even though, when you watch it, it surpasses all of the other sequels, and on many levels, is right up there with the original.
I still have a soft spot for Halloween II as far as the sequels go. Although you're probably right in saying that 4 is the superior film.

Exorcist III has a somewhat soft positive rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it fares much better in Amazon reviews. Several of the negative reviews are complaining about the DVD, not the film. (And rightly so.)
Yeah, the DVD is weak. It's a shame too because the film deserves better. Not only is it intelligent and thoughtful, but it has one of the scariest scenes ever committed to film. You know the one I'm talking about.
Does it involve a white sheet and a pair of clippers by chance?

My favourite scary film of all time is The Haunting (1963 version) followed by, in no particular order...

Night/Curse of the Demon
The Fog (Carpenter version)
Halloween (ditto)
The Thing (ditto)
The Descent
Blair Witch
Salems Lot (ok technically a mini series)
Ringu

I've probably forgot something obvious so I may come back...
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Old October 30 2009, 12:20 AM   #17
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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Halloween 4 is an example of that. I hear people slag on it just for being a Halloween sequel, even though, when you watch it, it surpasses all of the other sequels, and on many levels, is right up there with the original.
I still have a soft spot for Halloween II as far as the sequels go. Although you're probably right in saying that 4 is the superior film.
Just barely, I think. I like Halloween II as well. I like to watch it immediately after the original, given the continuation.

Exorcist III has a somewhat soft positive rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it fares much better in Amazon reviews. Several of the negative reviews are complaining about the DVD, not the film. (And rightly so.)
Yeah, the DVD is weak. It's a shame too because the film deserves better. Not only is it intelligent and thoughtful, but it has one of the scariest scenes ever committed to film. You know the one I'm talking about. [/QUOTE]

Oh yes. I may have to throw it into the DVD player later, come to think of it.

As for favorite Hallowe'en movies that haven't yet been mentioned, I like to watch Something Wicked This Way Comes, which has an October-ish feel to it. I also enjoyed the heck out of Trick 'r Treat, which will join my annual Hallowe'en viewing cycle.
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Old October 30 2009, 12:30 AM   #18
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My Halloween viewing this year includes:

The Crow
Sleepy Hollow
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

(My wife will be watching chick flicks in the other room)
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Old October 30 2009, 12:32 AM   #19
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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Does it involve a white sheet and a pair of clippers by chance?

By the way, that's a very solid list you have there.

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Just barely, I think. I like Halloween II as well. I like to watch it immediately after the original, given the continuation.
There's a fan edit out on the tubes that rather successfully edits the two movies together. I'm going to watch it again this weekend.

I also enjoyed the heck out of Trick 'r Treat, which will join my annual Hallowe'en viewing cycle.
I have it but haven't watched it yet. I've heard good things though. I plan to give it a spin tomorrow.
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Old October 30 2009, 12:34 AM   #20
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Does it involve a white sheet and a pair of clippers by chance?

By the way, that's a very solid list you have there.
Thanks! I really should watch Exorsist III again someday, I haven't seen it for years but that scene really stays with you!
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Old October 30 2009, 12:45 AM   #21
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

The Legend Of Hell House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqLTz_8LTZc
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Old October 30 2009, 01:04 AM   #22
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^ Oh, that's a good one, too.
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Old October 30 2009, 01:29 AM   #23
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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Halloween 4 is an example of that. I hear people slag on it just for being a Halloween sequel, even though, when you watch it, it surpasses all of the other sequels, and on many levels, is right up there with the original.
I still have a soft spot for Halloween II as far as the sequels go. Although you're probably right in saying that 4 is the superior film.

Exorcist III has a somewhat soft positive rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it fares much better in Amazon reviews. Several of the negative reviews are complaining about the DVD, not the film. (And rightly so.)
Yeah, the DVD is weak. It's a shame too because the film deserves better. Not only is it intelligent and thoughtful, but it has one of the scariest scenes ever committed to film. You know the one I'm talking about.
Does it involve a white sheet and a pair of clippers by chance?

My favourite scary film of all time is The Haunting (1963 version) followed by, in no particular order...

Night/Curse of the Demon
The Fog (Carpenter version)
Halloween (ditto)
The Thing (ditto)
The Descent
Blair Witch
Salems Lot (ok technically a mini series)
Ringu

I've probably forgot something obvious so I may come back...
OOOoo, Salem's Lot!
I forgot that one!



...and yes, Ringu is way, way better than the Americanized "The Ring".
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Old October 30 2009, 01:36 AM   #24
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

Pretty much all of those Japanese horror movies are better than their American counterparts.

That reminds me that they're remaking Let the Right One In, which is a bad idea. I guess one upside is that it might make people seek out the original. I'm torn, because I believe Hammer Studios is handling the remake, and I really want them to come back in a big way, but I don't want this movie made.

I suppose there's always the chance it'll turn out well. I doubt it, though, since the setting is pretty important to the movie's tone.
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Old October 30 2009, 01:42 AM   #25
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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Pretty much all of those Japanese horror movies are better than their American counterparts.

That reminds me that they're remaking Let the Right One In, which is a bad idea. I guess one upside is that it might make people seek out the original. I'm torn, because I believe Hammer Studios is handling the remake, and I really want them to come back in a big way, but I don't want this movie made.

I suppose there's always the chance it'll turn out well. I doubt it, though, since the setting is pretty important to the movie's tone.
Frankly, I'm sick of all these remakes, especially since almost none of them are any improvement over the original.

Can you hear me, Rob Zombie?
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Old October 30 2009, 03:19 AM   #26
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Yeah, that's a really good one. I watched it a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't seen it in years and had forgotten how good it was.
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Old October 30 2009, 04:12 AM   #27
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

I'd say my short list would include Scream, Scream 2, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Wolf, Hellboy (it is set durin' the Halloween season), and the original Friday the 13th.
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Old October 30 2009, 04:18 AM   #28
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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The Exorcist III
A fellow Exorcist III fan. We are few and far between.
Can't beat the extreme zoom in with shears poo inducing scene in III.

My favorites are:

Reanimator
Evil Dead (just 1 and 2. Army of Darkness is just a bad comedy)
Day of the Dead (original)
Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein
Dellamorte, Dellamore
Demons
Phantasm
Abominable Dr. Phibes
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Old October 30 2009, 04:39 AM   #29
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Can't beat the extreme zoom in with shears poo inducing scene in III.
I saw the movie at the theater twice and both times people literally screamed and/or jumped out of their seats during that scene.
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