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Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« on: September 21, 2016, 01:02:05 PM »

The time approaches to put away your toys and crawl under the covers (as if that will do any good.)
As with every year, this is a group marathon, so whoever else decides to watch some horror films in Oct. post their findings here.
Let me know if you plan to participate. Or surprise me. Everyone is welcome to join.

Group Watches
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Goosebumps

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2LDK
Annabelle
Arsenic and Old Lace
As Above, So Below
As the Gods Will
The Bay
Blair Witch
Citadel
The Conjuring 2
Don't Breathe
Experiment in Terror
Fan
The Final Girls
Fingers at the Wndow
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Honeymoon
Housebound
Hush
Knock Knock
Lesson of the Evil
Mama
Maniac
Murder Party
The Neon Demon
Odd Thomas
Der Samurai
The Shallows
Starry Eyes
Stranger Things
Student Bodies
Train to Busan
The Visit
The Wailing
The Watcher in the Woods
The Wolf Man
and
One Chapter At A Time: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Twas a Long Time Ago - "This is Halloween" - Great Halloween - "Jack's Lament" - Dr. Finklestein/In the Forest - "What's This?" - Suspicious Soup - The Town Meeting - Experiments - "Jack's Obsession" - "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" - Sally's Forewarning - "Making Christmas" - Sandy Claws in Person - "Oogie Boogie's Song" - Zero Lights the Way - Sally's Song - Christmas Eve - Shoot Out of the Sky - "Poor Jack" - To the Rescue! - Finale

Beavermoose
Body Double
Dellamorte Dellamore
Hush
The Shallows
The Visit
The Woman in Black (2012)

Bondo
Darling
Extraordinary Tales
Felt
The Girl in the Photographs
Hush
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
Immoral Tales
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
Orphan
The Wave

Corndog
The Witch

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Aliens
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The Exorcist
The Thing

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The Wicker Man (1973)

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Exists
The Exorcist (miniseries)
The Gallows
I Am Legend
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
Starry Eyes
The Witches

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Aliens
Alien 3
American Horror Story: Season 1
Cat People (1942)
The Conjuring 2
David Lynch Short Films
The Fog
Predator
Rabbits
The Sandman (Short)
Scary Movie 3
Suspiria
Under the Shadow
V/H/S

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April Fool's Day
Basket Case
La Bete
The Blob (1988)
Blood for Dracula
Body Melt
Brain Damage
Cobra
The Company of Wolves
The Craft
Cure
Danza macabra
De dødes tjern
Demon Seed
Dog Soldiers
The Driller Killer
The Faculty
Feast
Frankenhooker
The Fury
Halloween II
Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Hannibal
Hellraiser
House of the Devil
Humanoids From the Deep
Images
Innocent Blood
Intruder
It Follows
Jack Frost
Ju-on
Kill List
Land of the Dead
Long Weekend
Maniac
Maniac Cop
Manos: The Hands of Fate
May
Motel Hell
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
Nekromantik
Orlacs Hände
Paranormal Activity (1, 2 and 3)
Parents
The People Under the Stairs
Pet Sematary
Pulse/Kairo
Puppetmaster
Race With the Devil
Re-Animator
Rubber
Schloß Vogelöd
Sette note in nero
Shadow of the Vampire
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Sleepaway Camp
The Slumber Party Massacre
Student Bodies
The Stuff
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Tras el cristal
Visitor Q
The Witch

pixote
The Changeling
Halloween


roujin
The Amityville Horror
The Crazies
The Exorcist
The Town That Dreaded Sundown


Sam the Cinema Snob
Crimson Peak

Sandy
The Blair Witch Project
The Cabin In The Woods
Ghostbusters
The Innocents
Sleepy Hollow

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Frankenstein
Repulsion
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 01:07:26 PM »
Special Notes For This Year:

1. I am going to be out of town a lot in October, mostly for work. This will cut into my movie watching and I will probably only be able to update the index once a day.

2. I am currently doing a different Horror Marathon. My plan is to jump to the end and focus on titles from this decade. Consider this my Watchlist

3. To fill in the gap on my Disney Pixar Chapter Marathon while I wait for the DVD release of Finding Dory, I am planning to apply that style of analysis to The Nightmare Before Christmas.

4. The other special selection for me this year is that I will finally watch Stranger Things.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 01:05:23 PM »
I'm planning on  these:

The Blair Witch Project
The Cabin in the Woods
The Innocents
Sleepy Hollow
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 09:16:27 PM »
 ;D
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 09:09:54 PM »
I'm so busy right now with just a couple of hours at night to respond to posts. Standing by to see who posts a review first.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 11:08:14 PM »
I'm gonna try to watch some things, but I'm at like a 2 movies a week pace right now because school and work are just kicking my ass.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 11:29:47 PM »
The first two weeks of the month will be stupidly busy for me with 4 papers on the docket. I just wrote one of them today, but there's a lot more where that came from. After that I should have a bit more time to settle down with a few scarefests. Meanwhile, I will be watching Dead Set on Netflix and, unfortunately, American Horror Story.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 12:45:18 AM »
Hush (2016)

Upon hearing about this film, it sounded a lot like Wait Until Dark, but in this case we'd see a deaf woman preyed upon, but perhaps then work her condition to her advantage. But if you are basing your film on the premise of "she's deaf" it feels like that should factor in more than just the first and last 15 minutes. Pretty much everything else could play out exactly the same if she were hearing. At that point, it just becomes a pretty standard home invasion horror, without a terrible amount of creativity and certainly no meaningful motive to make the baddie more than just a stock villain, though John Gallagher Jr. brings a certain charisma to it. It is a perfectly competent piece of filmmaking, but just doesn't do anything to stand out.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 01:11:16 PM »
I don't know what I will watch.  But I will catch up with some horror.

EDIT:

Okay, got a list.  Verbals inspired me to watch They Live, and that got me inspired to see horror I'd been meaning to see.

They Live
Predator
Cat People (1942)
Vampyr
The Fog
Susperia

Also, my daughter and I have a plan to watch us some Alien sequels:
Aliens
Alien 3
Alien: Resurrection

I might catch up with The Conjuring 2
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2016
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 06:43:43 PM »
I will watch some, though for the sake of my sanity nowhere near as many as last year.
Long Weekend (1978) 6/10
I get that it's done to enhance tension, especially in a film like this, but it feels so cheap to intentionally keep the audience in the dark of something both characters are aware of just for the sake of a slow reveal that ends up pretty meaningless. It doesn't help that keeping the source of the marital strife from the audience just makes these two characters super annoying and hard to relate to, which means that I care very little about their fate. The build up is really well done and leads to some good creepy moments, but on the whole I just didn't care much.

Orlacs Hände (1924) 9/10
Silents can be a bit of drag sometimes, and this one has a few pacing issues, but it's so great otherwise that it hardly matters. The story is both fun and creepy, and I love the turns it takes. The real highlight is the cinematography, as you'd expect from an Expressionist silent. Every shot does such a great job of establishing the dreadful atmosphere, and the performances enhance it further. It's great.

Hellraiser (1987) 6/10
It's definitely creepy and disturbing. A little too much to be to my liking. But it's well made and has several compelling gimmicks that made me want to keep watching. If I watched this at the end of the month it might end up with a better rating, because it's certainly better than a lot of what I watched last October, but it's not really my thing.

Re-Animator (1985) 6/10
Another horror that relies on gross out tactics, though with more humour than Hellraiser. It's not a bad mad scientist film, though. It would fit well as a 60s Hammer horror, and I might even like it better as such, with a bit more camp and a bit less gore.