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Halloween rentals 2009
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: October 12, 2009 - 9:16 PM PDT
Last Reply: November 2, 2009 - 4:57 PM PST

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author topic: Halloween rentals 2009
Cinenaut
post #1  on October 12, 2009 - 9:16 PM PDT  
What are some good spooky rentals for Halloween?

I recommend [Rec].
Battie
post #2  on October 12, 2009 - 11:14 PM PDT  
Drag Me to Hell should be coming out this month.
Cinenaut
post #3  on October 13, 2009 - 8:32 AM PDT  
Oh, yeah! "Drag Me To Hell" would be the perfect Halloween treat if anyone hasn't seen it yet. It's funny and creepy.

...and of course, "Let the Right One In" might top the list for some people this Halloween as well.

> On October 12, 2009 - 11:14 PM PDT Battie wrote:
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> Drag Me to Hell should be coming out this month.
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Cinenaut
post #4  on October 13, 2009 - 11:12 AM PDT  
I also recommend Fear(s) of the Dark if you like animation.
weezy
post #5  on October 13, 2009 - 2:45 PM PDT  
This review on twitch makes me want to read, then watch Trick 'R Treat.
underdog
post #6  on October 13, 2009 - 3:55 PM PDT  
In addition to some of the new stuff coming out... I just remembered that I thought Dead & Buried was underrated years ago so I just queued it up. Anyone else seen it?

Or here's one to scare the
fellas!
Cinenaut
post #7  on October 13, 2009 - 4:00 PM PDT  
> On October 13, 2009 - 3:55 PM PDT underdog wrote:
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> Or here's one to scare the fellas!
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Ha! I was pretty sure that was going to be a link to this.

underdog
post #8  on October 13, 2009 - 4:01 PM PDT  
Darn that wonky HTML.

Anyway, another new one I've heard is quite creepy is the Dutch film LEFT BANK, about which Sean Axmaker wrote this week:

"A strong directorial debut from Belgian director Pieter Van Hees, Left Bank (IFC) is a moody horror film about a world class track star (Eline Kuppens) recovering from injury and exhaustion who moves in with a new boyfriend in his Left Bank apartment building. It seems pretty great, until she discovers that last tenant disappeared mysteriously and finds her neighbors an odd sort. Oh, and it seems the building was built on a sacrificial pit from medieval times and the creepy energy invades her dreams, her neighbors and soon her entire existence. It has an uneasiness that recalls Rosemary's Baby and The Tenant (Polanski just doesn't seem to go away quietly) but with a decidedly pagan bent, and Van Hees focuses on the character drama and dynamics, letting the horror and supernatural elements bubble to the surface. It's not particularly scary, but it is unsettling and remarkably effective and it ends with a warp that you won't see coming but, in retrospect, is perfectly in tune with the odd energy of the film. Includes 15 minutes of deleted scenes. In Dutch with English subtitles."
underdog
post #9  on October 13, 2009 - 4:01 PM PDT  
> On October 13, 2009 - 4:00 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
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> > On October 13, 2009 - 3:55 PM PDT underdog wrote:
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> > Or here's one to scare the fellas!
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>
> Ha! I was pretty sure that was going to be a link to this.
>
>
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Even scarier!
Battie
post #10  on October 13, 2009 - 9:52 PM PDT  
What about the '79 It's Alive? The evil babies one. I recently helped a friend go through an online defensive driving test and they had these videos with "babies" in carseats that looked seriously EVIL. Like, 'I'm going to eat your liver' evil.
DLeonard
post #11  on October 13, 2009 - 9:54 PM PDT  
I see "The Stepfather" from 1987 is being released today, just in time to remind folks that the other movie called "The Stepfather" coming to theatres is a remake.

I always liked that one. Is this actually it's first appearance on DVD?

The remake looks terrible.
DLeonard
post #12  on October 13, 2009 - 9:55 PM PDT  
> On October 13, 2009 - 9:52 PM PDT Battie wrote:
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> What about the '79 It's Alive? The evil babies one.
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My god, I've never seen that movie (or any of it's sequels). How could that be?
troublemaker
post #13  on October 14, 2009 - 12:03 AM PDT  
Always think Rosemary's Baby is a good one for Halloween.
Battie
post #14  on October 14, 2009 - 12:38 AM PDT  
> On October 13, 2009 - 9:55 PM PDT DLeonard wrote:
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> My god, I've never seen that movie (or any of it's sequels). How could that be?
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Hahaha, missed out, you did.
Cinenaut
post #15  on October 14, 2009 - 1:16 PM PDT  
I've got Severance and The Children on the way. I've seen some relatively good reviews of the latter.

"Left Bank" does sound good. I've queued that and "Dead & Buried." I'm interested in the latter because Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett were behind it.

I've never seen "It's Alive" or "The Stepfather," but as a Lost fan, I should probably check the original stepfather out.

Hey, has anybody seen Stuck?
DLeonard
post #16  on October 14, 2009 - 3:19 PM PDT  
> On October 14, 2009 - 1:16 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
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> "Left Bank" does sound good. I've queued that and "Dead & Buried." I'm interested in the latter because Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett were behind it.
>
> I've never seen "It's Alive" or "The Stepfather," but as a Lost fan, I should probably check the original stepfather out.
>
> Hey, has anybody seen Stuck?
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"Dead and Buried" is kinda fun in a cheesy 80's way.
Any fan of Terry O'Quinn should check out "The Stepfather". He does a great job of looking harmless, yet still psychotic.

I did see "Stuck" and really enjoyed it. Not my favorite Stuart Gordon movie, but I thought it was done well considering what seemed a limited concept.
Cinenaut
post #17  on October 19, 2009 - 11:26 AM PDT  
I've queued up "Stuck."

"Severance" was kind of fun and funny. It didn't live up to its potential, but it was definitely enjoyable. It has a lot of fun messing with some of your horror movie expectations.

"The Children" was okay. It's hard to feel frightened by a bunch of cranky children. The filmmakers do manage to create some tension late in the film. They also play around with parental fears and ideas like "good moms" vs. "bad moms," which makes it a bit more interesting. Overall, too much shrieking from the kids, but the end was nice and chilling.
Cinenaut
post #18  on October 21, 2009 - 9:02 AM PDT  
Dead and Breakfast is a hoot! It would make a great drive-in movie.

Rogue was better than any giant crocodile movie has a right to be.
ABernstineIII
post #19  on October 21, 2009 - 4:18 PM PDT  
DRAG ME TO HELL is loads of fun. "Do you want to see something really scary", fun & creepy? TRICK R TREAT is the new Halloween classic!!!!!! After watching this one, we couldn't wait to for 10/31. "SAM" is the new face of horror and just plain creepy. I watched this film 3 times in a row just so I could have that "Halloween jolt" over and over again. Besides that, it was clever and had a very dark sense of humor. LOVED IT!!!!! Let me know what you think. The film moves pretty fast with 4 stories all overlapping & taking place on Halloween night. Old school FUN******
Cinenaut
post #20  on October 22, 2009 - 4:18 PM PDT  
Yeah, I want to see Trick r' Treat. I have it near the top of my queue, but so far, no luck.

> On October 21, 2009 - 4:18 PM PDT ABernstineIII wrote:
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> DRAG ME TO HELL is loads of fun. "Do you want to see something really scary", fun & creepy? TRICK R TREAT is the new Halloween classic!!!!!! After watching this one, we couldn't wait to for 10/31. "SAM" is the new face of horror and just plain creepy. I watched this film 3 times in a row just so I could have that "Halloween jolt" over and over again. Besides that, it was clever and had a very dark sense of humor. LOVED IT!!!!! Let me know what you think. The film moves pretty fast with 4 stories all overlapping & taking place on Halloween night. Old school FUN******
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