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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2019, 07:04:03 PM »
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?

They are interesting in the fact that they are almost practically the same movie.
They're definitely worth seeing for the production story behind them. And they're not awful movies, just underwhelming.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2019, 10:08:48 PM »
Sold. (I'm so easy to sell.)
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 05:29:35 AM »
I remember liking one of those more than the other, but I don't remember which. I think I have both of them in a box set, so if you like one more than you expect, a rewatch might be in order.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 03:34:03 PM »
The List:

Possession
The Devils
Drag Me to Hell
Silent Hill
The Cell
Insidious
Child's Play
The Love Witch
Ju-On: The Grudge

The Return of the Living Dead
Return of the Living Dead Part II
Return of the Living Dead 3

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2019, 06:09:48 PM »
I assume that's the original Child's Play. Not sure if the 2019 version will be out in time.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2019, 08:06:19 PM »
The new one isn't very good anyways.
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2019, 11:17:38 PM »
Yes, the original one. While the cast had me curious about the new one, I did hear it's bad.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2019, 05:12:39 AM »
The Dead Don't Die

Was telling a co-worker I was going to be watching and she asked if it was scary and I responded that I didn't think that was Jim Jarmusch's milieu. And indeed, aside from a few relatively brief moments of gore, this is a zombie film entirely unconcerned with fright. Instead, typical to his style, this is a film that turns the emotiveness of its characters down to a -1 and has them flatly comment on their situation with ironic detachment. Occasionally it tries to half-heartedly make a social thematic point, but even then I think it is just making fun of Dawn of the Dead. Throw in some meta-ness of a people not only versed in the history of fictional zombies, but occasionally seeming self-aware of being in a movie themselves.

All this taken together makes for a distinctive film, one that is often funny with Adam Driver the standout, but also one that feels like a bad movie and ultimately feels a bit empty.

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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2019, 04:56:17 PM »
Going to try and see some horror films next month. Highly recommend Knife + Heart for anyone looking to add to their watch lists. Also November, which is a gorgeous dark fable that would be a great film for a cold autumn evening (not that we have cold autumn evenings in LA).

My list:
Midsommar
Crawl
Train to Busan
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
You're Next
Candyman
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Re: Shocktober Group Marathon 2019
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2019, 08:08:21 PM »
Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire

The Hell House franchise is like the Saw series. A pretty ok first entry gives way to increasing silliness and a deep mythology that doesn't matter a single bit. Add to that the fact that this one feels lifeless even compared to a very bad predecessor and a mediocre original film and the very dumb ending almost had me laughing at the absurd ideas and situations it wanted me to take seriously. Like what am I even doing here? Why was I excited to watch this?

D+ (there is one scary scene that basically copies a scene from the first film, but at least it is successful)

Not gonna give this a Sandy scale. Don't watch this.
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