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Old October 1 2010, 04:13 PM   #526
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Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction and Film

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Not all of Lovecraft's work is top notch. I made the mistake of reading his entire set all at once, and it actually turned me off of Lovecraft for several years.
Yes. As the saying goes, Lovecraft's work profits by selection. Reading his stories is like panning for gold.

The gold, however, is exceptionally fine. When the stars were right, the man wrote some damn good horror stories.
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Old October 1 2010, 11:12 PM   #527
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Indeed it is.
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Old October 2 2010, 08:35 AM   #528
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Re: Hallowe'en Reading and Viewing, 2010!

I guess it's time to rename this thread again. Where does the time go?

I haven't watched House of the Wolf Man yet, but I checked it just to make sure it's working, and, well, the look of it is pretty good, but it's got a few seams. Michael R. Thomas's Dracula is pretty great, though. I'll probably watch it over the weekend and let you guys know what I think.

Another one in a similar vein that I ordered after hearing positive things is Maxwell Stein:

When once famous director, Maxwell Stein’s luck turns for the worst, he must finish his masterpiece “The Tomb Of Doom” at whatever cost. Haunted and driven by a ghostly presence trapped within an antique film camera, he fights to keep his sanity as all those around him fight to keep their lives. A vintage horror movie, filmed in classic black and white, and set in the 1940’s, “Maxwell Stein” will transport you to a by-gone-era, captivating your mind with thrilling effects and unforgettable characters.
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Old October 2 2010, 08:42 AM   #529
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Re: Hallowe'en Reading and Viewing, 2010!

I'm going to get crucified for saying this probably but I'm very much looking forward to seeing "Paranormal Activity 2" in a few weeks. Also just started to read "Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter".
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Old October 2 2010, 08:44 AM   #530
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Eh, I thought Paranormal Activity was decent, though it's become fashionable to trash it.
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Old October 2 2010, 08:48 AM   #531
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I saw the original theatrical version online (and loved it) as opposed to the reshot version which was the wide released and preferred Katie being dead so I was vehemently opposed to a sequel. The trailer and the virals have since changed my mind.
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Old October 2 2010, 10:01 AM   #532
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I haven't watched House of the Wolf Man yet, but I checked it just to make sure it's working
Ah, check it to make sure it's working. Yes, I should do that. My first plan was to keep it in the mailer until Halloween, but that only lasted about 24 hours. Now it's still sealed in plastic, but you've given me an excuse to open that.

Another one in a similar vein that I ordered after hearing positive things is Maxwell Stein:

When once famous director, Maxwell Stein’s luck turns for the worst, he must finish his masterpiece “The Tomb Of Doom” at whatever cost. Haunted and driven by a ghostly presence trapped within an antique film camera, he fights to keep his sanity as all those around him fight to keep their lives. A vintage horror movie, filmed in classic black and white, and set in the 1940’s, “Maxwell Stein” will transport you to a by-gone-era, captivating your mind with thrilling effects and unforgettable characters.
Well, just because they don't have a perfect grasp of grammar and punctuation doesn't mean they can't make a good movie. Too bad they're not available through Amazon; I hate using PayPal.
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Old October 2 2010, 01:23 PM   #533
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Taped four Hammer DRACULA flicks off TCM last night. Look forward to watching them in the weeks to come . . . .
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Old October 2 2010, 01:48 PM   #534
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My Netflix queue is loaded up over the next 6 weeks.
Last week I watched the animated Resident Evil: Regeneration.
I just got Zombieland which I haven't seen as well.
After that its the Evil Dead trilogy. The original is actually the only I've seen completely and that was years ago.

I'll update the rest as I go through the month.
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Old October 2 2010, 02:54 PM   #535
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"Zombieland" is awesome and the second one should be as well when they start production. A script was being finished last word on the project.
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Old October 2 2010, 03:26 PM   #536
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I'm going to get crucified for saying this probably but I'm very much looking forward to seeing "Paranormal Activity 2"; in a few weeks. Also just started to read "Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter".
How is the book? I admit I've read one of the series, "Jane Slayre" because I like Jane Erye. Although "Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter" sounds good too.

And honestly Greg shame on you, I picked up all the Hammer Dracula's on DVD, they aren't that expensive.
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Old October 2 2010, 04:15 PM   #537
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And honestly Greg shame on you, I picked up all the Hammer Dracula's on DVD, they aren't that expensive.

Well, by "taped," I mean I recorded them on my DVR to watch later. I wasn't going to stay up until four AM just to watch them all in one night!
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Old October 2 2010, 04:26 PM   #538
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Abe Lincoln:Vampire Hunter is pretty interesting so far. It'll probably take me a week to finish it.
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Old October 2 2010, 07:23 PM   #539
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I missed the Hammer Films last night. I'll have to keep my eye on TCM. I'm sure they'll be doing more over the next few weeks. And maybe they'll put them up on On Demand.
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Old October 2 2010, 07:29 PM   #540
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I've just started reading Susan Hill's The Woman in Black, I'm about half-way through it and so far it's turning out to be the quintessential ghost story.
Apparently ITV made it in to a one off drama scripted by Nigel Kneale (creator of Quatermass), which I would love to see but the DVD has been out of print for some time.

Movie-wise I've been enjoying a few old black and white horror films like The Innocents and the 1963 release of The Haunting.

I'm also slowly making my way through Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and his short story collection, not because they're bad (far from it) but due to my reading routine changing abruptly.

I also recommend the Millennium episode "The Curse of Frank Black" as perfect Hallowe'en viewing.
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