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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 06:59:03 AM »
Sandy's Scale of Scariness.
Quote, Copy and Paste the indicator to the bottom of your review. Feel free to change the label to clarify levels of Tension, Gore and Disturbing Content

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- Safe for Sandy
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 04:03:06 AM »
Amityville Series

Amityville II: The Possession
Amityville 3-D: The Demon
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes   
The Amityville (5) Curse   
Amityville (6): It's About Time
Amityville(7): A New Generation
Amityville(8 ): Dollhouse   
The Amityville Horror (remake) (2005)   


Hellraiser Series

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)   
Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)   
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)   
Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)   
Hellraiser: Deader (2005)   
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)   
Hellraiser: Revelations (2011)   
Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)

2010s Catch-Up

November (2017)
Un couteau dans le coeur (2018)
Pet Semetary (2019)
Maniac (2012)
The Wailing (2016)
November
The Alchemist Cookbook (2016)
The Woman (2011)
Cheap Thrills (2013)
The Innkeepers (2011)
The Sacrament (2013)
Goodnight Mommy (2014)
Honeymoon (2014)
We Are What We Are (2010)
Hounds of Love (2016)
Cold Fish (2010)
V/H/S (2012)
You're Next (2011)
Rogue (2007)
All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)
Ready or Not (2019)
Mandy (2018)
The Endless (2018)
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 10:04:15 AM »
Hellraiser is the Cinnamon Challenge of Horror series. I only made it as far as Inferno.

I've also only seen Amityville 1 - 3D and the 2005 remake. I didn't realize the full series contains 22 features including a 2017 reboot by Blumhouse starring Jennifer Jason Leigh.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 01:45:55 PM »
I also got five films into the Hellraiser movies.

I'm gonna try to whip up a list in a couple of weeks. Shocktober usually gets me back into a movie-watching mood.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 07:42:39 PM »
I'm planning to start with the rewatches on my list.
Alligator (1980)
Body Snatchers (2093)
Dark Water (2005)
Fear (1996)
Martyrs (2008)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

This is because I know most of my Watchlist is obscure. The most familiar titles would be...
Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
The Perfection (2018)

I'm more interested in the ones I plan to show to Mrs. 1SO, which favors not-so-scary police thrillers.
Arlington Road (1999)
Black Mirror: Black Museum, Nosedive and Smithereens
Breakdown (1997)
The Chalk Garden (1964)
Gone Girl (2014)
The House With a Clock in its Walls (2018)
Matinee (1993)
Misery (1990)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Orphan (2009)
Ransom (1956, the original)
The Shallows (2016)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 08:07:33 PM »
Tigers Are Not Afraid

Pretty openly tries to copy the Pan's Labyrinth thing of combining fairytale tropes and social-realist storytelling but mostly fails, sadly. The stuff about the kids who live almost-feral lives after their caretakers are kidnapped and killed is somewhat interesting, let down only by some typically childish overacting. But the fairytale stuff, which includes a line of blood that follows our protagonist (not the film's only One Hundred Years of Solitude reference), a menagerie of CGI man-made animals that come to life off of graffitied walls and phone cases and pistol grips, and, most effectively, the reanimated victims of the gang violence that runs throughout the film, all feels only half-baked at best. It is telling, I think, that the movie's easiest effect, a puddle full of goldfish, is also its most moving and interesting. The very ending, the last five shots or so, are great, though. I want to see more of this director's work, I just don't think this all works together.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 08:13:26 PM »
This one's on my Watchlist. I think a number of films I have down for this month you've seen ahead of me. Now I know how Ghost Stories and The Ritual got on my list.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 08:32:49 PM »
Yeah, you tend to hold off while I am voracious in my horror viewing habits. I'm very much in the minority in this one, so I am curious to see what you make of it.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 06:03:07 PM »
Kermode reminded me, I'm actually going to start with Exorcist II: The Heretic. I don't know which version I will find, but I'm hoping for the Director's Cut.

I have not seen Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) or Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005). As someone who watches all the Horror, is there some value to these or should I continue to stay away?
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