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Re: Horror: The Final Chapter
« Reply #300 on: August 21, 2017, 07:03:04 PM »
Greasy Strangler was added to the list after listening to Filmspotting SVU #132 where they both recommended it. I listened to that episode again and Matt calls out Human Centipede as being shock for shock's sake in contrast to Strangler which has a deadpan comedic reason for the graphic humor. I might not disagree as strongly had I not seen HC3, where the centipede and the care and feeding of it - along with other disgusting moments - takes a backseat to the lead performance.

I will say that the humor of Greasy reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite and I HATED Napoleon Dynamite. So if you thought that film was hilarious, you will probably enjoy greasy more than I did.

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Re: Horror: The Final Chapter
« Reply #301 on: August 22, 2017, 07:52:18 AM »
Awesome accomplishment 1SO! To have that sort of depth of knowledge in a genre is very impressive.
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Re: Horror: The Final Chapter
« Reply #302 on: August 22, 2017, 08:10:19 AM »
Not sure if I should congratulate you or send the men with the straightjacket. In either case, I'm impressed.

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Re: Horror: The Final Chapter
« Reply #303 on: August 22, 2017, 10:48:40 AM »
This has been a great accomplishment and a great resource.  I've already used it and I expect to use it again.
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Re: Horror: The Final Chapter
« Reply #304 on: August 22, 2017, 03:49:25 PM »
Indeed a great accomplishment, and it has been very enjoyable reading along.

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Re: Horror: The Final Chapter
« Reply #305 on: August 22, 2017, 08:01:41 PM »
Seeing all of this horror (much of it rather poor), are you tempted at all to take a crack at writing a horror film?

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Re: Horror: The Final Chapter
« Reply #306 on: August 22, 2017, 08:13:46 PM »
I used to work for Clive Barker and Sean S. Cunningham. (Not at the same time.) I've written horror scripts for both of them. The Barker one (Age of Desire) was optioned and made it as far as Variety's list of films in Preparation. Link to still-existing press release. I've also developed a few horror ideas to pitch. The marathon didn't give me new horror ideas or inspire me to write any of my pitches.