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Is it too soon to say "Halloween is coming?"
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: September 14, 2010 - 11:51 AM PDT
Last Reply: November 4, 2010 - 9:06 AM PDT

author topic: Is it too soon to say "Halloween is coming?"
Cinenaut
post #1  on September 14, 2010 - 11:51 AM PDT  
What sort of shivery delights are you going to rent this year?

I recommend I Sell The Dead as a fun spooky romp.

Last year, I enjoyed [Rec], Trick r Treat and The House of the Devil.
underdog
post #2  on September 15, 2010 - 11:02 AM PDT  
Yes, and no. :-)

It's never too early for getting our horror fix on.
On the other hand, time is moving too fast for me, not ready to let go of summer yet.

But I did just watch the original Piranha again. Does that count?

Is anyone going to see DEVIL? I am suspicious of anything produced by M Night Shymalan hese days...
troublemaker
post #3  on September 15, 2010 - 11:49 AM PDT  
Fall really snuck on us. Though I'm completely with Underdog here with his M.Night stance. Perhaps Halloween will make for a good time to finally catch Paranormal Activity?

weezy
post #4  on September 15, 2010 - 1:36 PM PDT  
I kind of want to see The Human Centipede. Aaron (GreenCine Daily Editor) mentioned someone barfing during the screening which he hosted the Q&A for, so I imagine this will be plenty gross and scary.

And speaking of gross and scary, I had an intense "fact is stranger than fiction" moment reading the Armin Meiwes wikipedia article, aka The Rotenburg Cannibal, off which the movie Grimm Love is based.

I can't wait till they announce a DVD date for Bitter Feast, a Larry Fessenden culinary horror flick, featuring Mario Batali!
Cinenaut
post #5  on September 15, 2010 - 3:27 PM PDT  
I've never seen the original "Piranha," but I always wanted to because of John Sayle's involvement.

I'm not sure about "Devil," either. It's directed by the "Quarantine" guys and I thought that Quarantine was just a pale shadow of the original "[Rec]." Plus, of course, M. Night Shyamalan is the kiss of death now. He really needs a half-way decent movie to redeem himself.

I enjoyed "Paranormal Activity." I probably would have enjoyed it more if there hadn't been so much hype.

There's some good buzz on "Let Me In."

underdog
post #6  on September 16, 2010 - 12:17 PM PDT  
I was really against the idea of the Let the Right One in remake; the original was so perfect. But I've been hearing some pretty good things about it, esp after it played at Toronto IFF, and may end up seeing it. But I still maintain it was utterly pointless.

The girl from Kick-Ass seems good casting though.

Wonder if there's a similar cat scene in the new one?
Cinenaut
post #7  on September 23, 2010 - 9:52 AM PDT  
I think the cat scene is history in "Let Me In." It'll be interesting to see what else has been removed or added.

Did anybody see "The Last Exorcist?" That's supposed to be not bad.
artifex
post #8  on September 23, 2010 - 3:00 PM PDT  
> On September 16, 2010 - 12:17 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I was really against the idea of the Let the Right One in remake; the original was so perfect. But I've been hearing some pretty good things about it, esp after it played at Toronto IFF, and may end up seeing it. But I still maintain it was utterly pointless.
>
> The girl from Kick-Ass seems good casting though.
>
> Wonder if there's a similar cat scene in the new one?
> ---------------------------------

Rotten Tomatoes reviews are nearly perfect on each of them. I really liked the original movie so will be waiting to see how it turns out. I read the book later, but it's creepier and also more disgusting in terms of some characters' lives, so I'm glad a lot of that was glossed over. I have seen a novelization with the new name out, I think, so I suspect it'll have the remake's changes.
underdog
post #9  on September 23, 2010 - 3:39 PM PDT  
It sounds like it's really well made, the remake, if kind of glossier? I don't know, guess I should see it before judging.

Today my colleague Aaron Hillis tweeted from Austin: "And so @fantasticfest begins. Saw LET ME IN yesterday (a better than expected, still poignant remake). "
underdog
post #10  on October 7, 2010 - 1:52 PM PDT  
Has anyone seen Human Centipede? I admit the premise sounds both disgusting and fascinating. Don't know if I'm going to make it all the way through but want to give it a try...
underdog
post #11  on October 29, 2010 - 11:24 AM PDT  
Steve Dollar posted a review of Criterion's new HOUSE (HAUSU) DVD on GreenCine Daily.

Particularly fond of this tantalizing part:
"this is a movie so drenched in neuron-frying crazy goo that every single frame has four ideas. It's a bottomless pit. A thrumming vortex. A nonstop rollercoaster plunge to the deepest, glowing recesses of what-the-fuck? It's so weird and wonderful I can't imagine ever really sorting it all out, and wouldn't want toeven if Criterion included a coupon for a free decoder ring with every purchase."

Anyone seen this crazy-ass flick?
weezy
post #12  on October 29, 2010 - 12:09 PM PDT  
> On October 29, 2010 - 11:24 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Steve Dollar posted a review of Criterion's new HOUSE (HAUSU) DVD on GreenCine Daily.

> Anyone seen this crazy-ass flick?
>
> ---------------------------------

I saw part of it at a bar in Los Angeles - GREAT movie to see in a group setting because of all the laugh-out-loud crazy moments. That was what got us to seek out the rip and rent it out on GreenCine. But I'm excited to see this Criterion version - might need to play it in the background during Halloween :D

Anyone doing crazy movie-themed costumes this year? I'm going as Iron Chef Morimoto from the Japanese version of Iron Chef, and I made my pal a magical Chairman Kaga robe. I realized in the process that he dresses like a mix between Liberaci and Renaissance Man.
underdog
post #13  on October 29, 2010 - 3:29 PM PDT  
> On October 29, 2010 - 12:09 PM PDT weezy wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> Anyone doing crazy movie-themed costumes this year? I'm going as Iron Chef Morimoto from the Japanese version of Iron Chef, and I made my pal a magical Chairman Kaga robe. I realized in the process that he dresses like a mix between Liberaci and Renaissance Man.
> ---------------------------------

Niiice! What will the secret ingredient be? ;-)

We're probably going to be lame and stay at home in new place since we finally live somewhere where there will be trick or treating kids, which is always cute. But I may whip out my ol' zombie makeup just to do something. Something... Of the Dead. Always creative! :-/

Cinenaut
post #14  on November 4, 2010 - 9:06 AM PDT  
Surprisingly, I had more trick-or-treaters than last year.

Has anybody seen Paranormal Activity 2?

Triangle (2009) turned out to be a pleasant surprise and a nice addition to my Puzzle Movies List. I'll be interested to see what's next for the director, Christopher Smith.

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