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Horror RECOMMENDATION or WARNING thread.
Caught up with a pair of Stuart Gordon flicks I'd never seen before, from his 'not quite horror but still plenty horrific' output: STUCK and KING OF THE ANTS. A charming, feel-good double feature. Gordon rocks. Both these movies kinda fucked me up.
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(01-14-2021, 11:24 AM)fuzzy dunlop Wrote: Caught up with a pair of Stuart Gordon flicks I'd never seen before, from his 'not quite horror but still plenty horrific' output: STUCK and KING OF THE ANTS.  A charming, feel-good double feature.  Gordon rocks.   Both these movies kinda fucked me up.
Love both of those movies...i saw KING OF THE ANTS for the first time a few months ago and...DAMN.

I stumbled upon STUCK late one night and it's low-key great, and funnier than I expected.
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(01-14-2021, 08:46 PM)Mangy Wrote: Love both of those movies...i saw KING OF THE ANTS for the first time a few months ago and...DAMN.

I stumbled upon STUCK late one night and it's low-key great, and funnier than I expected.

The head trauma stuff in KING OF THE ANTS, coupled with those hallucinations the guy has in the shed, was some top-tier cinematic depravity. Its not overly graphic or anything, but man. That whole movie just made me feel so unclean and icky.

And yeah, STUCK has a really great, pitch black sense of humor. Major bummer that it was Gordon's last film, in 2007. He was still clearly at the top of his game.
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I see Gretel & Hansel is up on the Hulu. Hope to check it out soon, heard good things.
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Goodnight Mommy was pretty fucked up. Much better than their follow up, The Lodge.

I had the unfortunate experience of figuring out the twist about two minutes into the film, and then seeing it confirmed over and over again for the next hour and twenty minutes, before the reveal, still a good movie though.
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This may be of some interest. A John Landis directed doc on the goofiest old Horror trailers. Think TERROR IN THE AISLES by way of IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD.





"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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COMING SOON is fun.

Hoping Scream Factory may restore it for Blu someday, as they did with TERROR IN THE AISLES.
If we can dream it, then we can do it.
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Here's something new to me:

"A shame Rubinstein had this Land of the Dead (2005) trailer pulled due to its use of Dawn and Day footage."


https://twitter.com/ghoulbasement/status...7493533696

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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This is badasss:


"wow, found the ultimate example of "i miss when movies weren't all soulless cgi & actually had to find creative solutions to things". Mario Bava made this skyscraper backdrop for Argento's Inferno out of goddamn MILK CARTONS & PHOTOGRAPHS"

https://twitter.com/_katiestebbins_/stat...1919016966

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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Shudder announces The Last Drive-In Valentines Day special: Joe Bob Puts A Spell On You.
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2nd Trailer for the Wrong Turn remake:



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Mangy Wrote:TCM 2 is like sentient cocaine.
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I'm not a big WRONG TURN guy, but I prefer the hideously deformed cannibals.
If we can dream it, then we can do it.
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I could never get into the sequels. No Dushku, no deal.

The log scene in the trailer looks pretty cool. The skull-masked killer reminds me of Haley Joel Osment's character from the last season of The X-Files.
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Mangy Wrote:TCM 2 is like sentient cocaine.
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Here's a nice write up on TREMORS I thought you might enjoy:

"This 1990 monster romp still feels bright, smart & fresh, a mix of light comedy and old-fashioned scares. The entire show is one long battle against smelly burrowing beasts called ‘Graboids.’ Desert handymen Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward must work hard to avoid taking their place in the Graboid Food Chain. Ambitious it ain’t, but it delivers what monster fans want — gross-out thrills, excellent effects and solid laughs. Arrow’s 4K Ultra HD disc is as sharp as a tack, and a second Blu-ray disc contains an unprecedented volume of featurettes, interviews and production documentation."

https://trailersfromhell.com/tremors-4k/


CineSavant
Tremors 4K
by Glenn Erickson JAN 19, 2021


"Around Christmastime in 1989 there appeared a bus stop poster proclaiming the arrival of what looked like yet another tacky horror item — the artwork for Tremors featured an image of a huge creature reaching up at new victims, swiping the graphic motif from a certain Steven Spielberg hit. I remember a derisive comment on what looked like a rip-off — ‘somebody made a movie about the Land Shark from Saturday Night Live.’ The show was not a runaway success in theaters but cleaned up in home video, as soon as word got around.

Tremors looks awfully nice in this classy 4K presentation. Buyers be careful — the 4K and Blu-ray releases are separate. As with the earlier Arrow 4K of Flash Gordon, no standard 1080p Blu-ray feature is included in the 4K release.

Arrow Video’s impressive 4K disc is accompanied by a load of goodies that brings back the heyday of DVD — once upon a time, any kind of promotional item that would fit into a disc box was fair game. This one contains two posters, a set of mini-lobby cards and a ‘video rental’ coupon redeemable at Walter Chang’s desert market.

How does a monster movie distinguish itself? By breaking away from 35 years of dumbbell monster movie traditions. Teen audiences love outlandish & sneaky monsters whether they be werewolves, giant insects or things from outer space. But vintage monster epics almost always followed a generic pattern. Each tale begins from square one with strange phenomena and baffling killings that are ignored or written off to superstition. Then there’s the witnesses that nobody will believe. Not until Act 3 does the monster action really get in gear, and more often than not all the really exciting content (if any) occurs in the final reel. The rest is often humorless filler. By the late 1950s, one needed to be a real aficionado to stay involved in the subgenre. We all love Steve McQueen in The Blob, but for at least 95% of that picture, nothing happens.

The story concocted by S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock and Ron Underwood skips Acts 1 and 2 and goes ‘right to the good stuff'."

"Got concrete rhymes, been rappin' for ten years and

Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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You can't go wrong with the original TREMORS.

Hey FE, have you seen ANYTHING FOR JACKSON? I think it might still be a Shudder Exclusive, but if you get a free trial, please check it out. It's tremendous, one of my fave films of 2020.
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Tonight I watched PG: Psycho Goreman, from the same director as The Void.

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An insane little girl and her brother find an ancient alien warlord buried in their backyard. He immediately wants to kill them and destroy Earth but they also find a magic gem that controls him so he has to do whatever they say, like playing a convoluted version of dodgeball with them or turning their friends into brain monsters.

Very gory and very funny, like a hyper violent version of Power Rangers or The Guyver. Also, Rich Evans of Best of the Worst fame plays a character called Death Trapper.

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Mangy Wrote:TCM 2 is like sentient cocaine.
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Not a fan of The Void, but I did enjoy the trailer for Psycho Goreman. Where did you watch it?
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It's available to rent on Prime right now. I think it was $5.99.
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Mangy Wrote:TCM 2 is like sentient cocaine.
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5.99, eh? Hmm
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Fantasy Island: The latest episode of We Hate Movies was on Fantasy Island. It sounded so off the wall, that I had to check it out. The movie is needlessly convoluted. The rules of the island aren't really established. It isn't clear if Mr Rourke is a villain or just doing what the island wants him to do. It reminded me of the schlock I used to watch on USA Up All Night back in the day; although I'm pretty sure those movies had tighter scripts. That said I had fun watching this movie, and not in a so bad its good way either. I actually enjoyed the movie. I wouldn't call it a good movie, but it is a good time.
I've got good news and I've got bad news. The bad news is I've lost my way. The good news is I'm way ahead of schedule!
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I didn't like The Void either, but their movie Manborg is really good. I haven't been too hot on there stuff outside of Manborg though...still, I'm interested in PG.

Not a horror movie really, but I don't really know where else to put this so whatever: Just watched Savage Streets on Tubi the other day and that movie was great. Seems really weird it's director, Danny Steinmann made so few movies; his last movie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Now I've always liked that movie, so when I say Savage Streets is better I'm not saying it's better than a bad movie, but Savage Streets is so much better than A New Beginning.

Savage Streets is kind of like a trashier, but also sweeter version of something like Switchblade Sisters as a very '80s revenge movie. When it has Linda Blair get naked it almost feels like comedy given how many situations the movie creates where she could have been naked but isn't.

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Neither of those posters are really quite what she's wearing in the movie.

Also... I brought this comic Red Room up during the October Challenge while talking about, I can't think of the name of it at the moment, but that recent horror movie about the guys making the violent comic. Anyways, it's actually coming out now and this video is a pretty entertaining look at it:





Funnily, Guyver itself is very gory. Just the live action versions aren't.

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Also watched PSYCHO GOREMAN last night. It's very fun and I'm sure anybody who likes Astron 6 or Troma films would dig it. Unfortunately it also features one of the most obnoxious child performances I've seen in a long time.
I might have been born yesterday sir, but I stayed up all night!
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Psycho Goreman is good.

Oh, USA Up All Night. The only place to watch softcore pornos with all the porno cut out. What a strange idea. They showed other stuff too, but that's mostly what I remember it for.
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