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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:14 am  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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The Time Guardian - an Australian scifi which got it's inspiration from The Terminator. In the future, mankind is hauling up in cities which have to fight off aggressive robots. Because they can't keep fighting them off, and to prevent mankind from getting extinct, they send a team back in time (coincidentally to the 20th century) to make sure the robots never get made. They end up in Australia (also quite a coincidence), where the local law enforcers are not the brightest bulbs of the bunch. A young geographer teams up with the guys from the future and together they try to make sure that the invasion of the city in the future can be held off. Lots of gigantic robots, superbig weaponry and teleporting going on, no spaceships that I could see. Fun film, with some familiar faces, especially Dean Stockwell. Actually not that bad considering the kind of modest budget of 8 million Australian dollars. So if you're in for a scifi which is a tad different, then pick this one. Bad moviefans might have a good time, but this one is not your typical bad B-scifi (it's better than that), so keep that in mind.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:03 pm  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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Monkey Shines - a George A. Romero film without any zombies. Romero directed over 20 movies of which the Living Dead films are the most famous ones, many people consider Romero to be the godfather of the zombiegenre in a way. His other films are interesting too, however. The Crazies, Martin, etc I had already seen but somehow I missed this one until recently when I could buy a nice copy of the UK release. It's a , he comes out of the hospital as a pretty long movie (almost two hours), and it is more a thriller than a horror, but I still found it quite entertaining. The story is about Allan Mann, who gets hit by a truck while jogging. After the surgery he comes out of the hospital as a quadriplegic, only able to use his head. Tied to his wheelchair he has to be taken care of for every simple thing: eating, washing, etc. An inhouse nurse does the job, but Allan is feeling more and more alone, especially after his wife leaves him. His friend Geoffrey works at a lab where he is experimenting on monkeys, and one of those monkeys is particularly clever, so when Geoffrey learns of a program where quadriplegics are helped by monkeys, he offers his monkey as a servant to Allan. At first the two of them get along really well, but after while, the monkey starts to grow on Allan in a negative way: he has more angry fits and uses more foul language than before. He also feels like he is connected to the monkey somehow, seeing what the monkey sees, feeling what it feels, etc. When Allan is really angry about the bird of the nurse biting his face, they wake up the other morning with the bird dead in one of the shoes of the nurse. She accuses him and the monkey. He couldn't have done it, being immobile as he is, but could it be that the monkey did it for him? From this moment on, Allan is getting more and more uneasy feelings concerning the moneky and he asks Geoffrey to take it away, but one night Allan hears the scratching of the little paws at his door again... After a pretty long introduction, the last hgour of the film makes you feel uneasier every 5 minutes or so, just like main character Allan. Very well done, even though die hard horrorfans might not like this as there is almost no gore and the kills are few and far between. I had a good time watching this though and it's pretty miraculous how they trained the monkeys to play in this film. So if you're in for a thriller/psychological horror, then this is a good chocie.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:58 pm  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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The 10th Victim - aka La Decima Vittima. Somewhat weird film by Elio Petri, who I know from the also quite atypical Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. In this film, we are in the future. Earth is overpopulated and so several governments have agreed that it's best to canalize the human craving for violence and organize a thing called the "hunt". Two people are being put together, one the hunter, the other the victim. The hunter knows everything about the victim, the victim knows nothing. Everytime someone wins, they change roles, and so you are hunter, then victim, then hunter again, assuming you keep winning. The plot evolves around Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni, with her being the hunter and him being the victim. If she wins, she'll get a big prize of money and she can quit the game and live her life without worrying about hunters or victims. So she sets out to win, but things turn out quite differently. I thought it was really nice to see well known stars in a film like this for a change. Mastroianni and Andress both deliver great performances and it really helps this film forward. It's a tad painful to see how bad other castmembers are compared to them, though. Music and atmosphere are both nice, and although this is kind of a niche film, I'm glad I've seen it. Recommended, especially for Italo fans.


All Cheerleaders Die - when Lucky McKee started out as a filmmaker, he co-wrote and co-directed a low budget horror comedy called All Cheerleaders Die. When he had more money to spend later in his career, he decided to make a remake of his own film. So this one is from 2013, twelve years after the first production. In this film we see a bunch of cheerleaders taking on the jocks from the football team, and when a bunch of them die in a crash, they come back due to some witchery performed by their classmate. Now they crave for blood and are out for revenge! Hot looking babes in nice outfits fighting and drinking blood, what more do you want? There is also some lesbian action and some more witchcraft involved. I had good fun and although thete isn't as much gore as you might expect with such a plot description, the babes make up for it. On the sleeve it says comedy but it's not full of jokes. From time to time thete is some funny stuff, but it's not hilarious scene after hilarious scene. Maybe for the better, because otherwise this film might be sucked down to the level of high school comedies of which there are way too many already. Mildly recommended, don't expect too much horror and you'll be fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:24 am  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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Forgot to post for a while, in the meantime I have seen a bunch of movies:

Creeptales - I recently bought a box called "Afraid of the Dark" and it has four movies on it, of which I had seen one (Mansion of Madness) already. Creeptales is an anthology with a very dumb wraparound story, about two ghoulish guys with hunchbacks and repetitive voicelines who want to see a certain movie but the videostore is closed. So they dig up their uncle, because inside his grave there is another copy of the film. They watch it with some of their friends, who are monsters (werewolf, fishlike creature, etc.). The film looks like it's from the late 80s, early 90s, but it's from 2004. Ouch.
"Warped" is the first tale. It's about a redneck family with a dark past involving a stillborn baby. Acting is really bad, one of the actresses is smiling while she needs to look scared/shocked. There is an extremely fat guy playing the cop, and he barely fits through the doorways in the house. I don't know if it was intentional, but that was sad and hilarious at the same time.
The second tale is "Snatcher". Very short, it's about a pickpocket who meets his demise when he picks the wrong pocket.
"The Closet", also very short, is the third tale: about a monster in the closet. The monster looked pretty cool, the rest was quite forgettable.
The fourth tale is "Groovy Ghoulie Garage", in which two guys are on a roadtrip and they end up in a town called Tower Springs with undead inhabitants. Not scary, and only a tad funny.
Number five is "Howling Nightmare", another very short one about a posse hunting werewolves. Pretty good gore, the best in this film.
The last tale is called "Sucker"and is about a super vacuum cleaner. A woman turns into a huge dustmonster using it, the salesman wants to "clean all filth". Well, job done :)
Overall this is not an anthology thatI'm gonna rewatch nytime soon. Also, the backside of the DVD says runtime is 88 minutes but it is actually 104.


Broken Skull - low budget bad VHS transfer from the Afraid of the Dark box. A construction worker finds a broken skull while at work in an old (well, American old, that is, say 25 years) building. He dies in an accident following the find, but he gets possessed and turns into a bloodthirsty killer. His daughter starts an investigation as to what really happened, in the meantime lots of people die. Fun kills, with crushed heads, squirting blood and all. Some of the cast have a really bad accent and they can hardly be understood sometimes. So if you don't really care about following a storyline, then this might be for you.


Laurin - got this one because a friend gave me a tip about this film. Gave it a spin while I was really tired and then this movie is perfect for you: it's slow, not much happens in it, and it is very atmospheric. It plays around 1900 somewhere in northern Germany, where a man goes out to sea for months at a time, and his family (wife, daughter Laurin and grandma) is left behind. When Laurins mother dies, she starts having dreams and visions about strange stuff. After a while they go away but when the son of the preachewr returns to the village after having served in the army, the visions return. Will they lead Laurin to the real cause of her mother's death? Great acting, and although it is not really a horrorfilm, there is enough horrible stuff to look at. I enjoyed this one, but you might need to be in the right mood for it like I was.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:42 pm  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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Grandmother's House - this is one of the titles I went after because I watched Screaming in High Heels, the documentary about Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens. It was fairly expensive, so I sat and waited until one came available for a more normal price. After having received it from the US, I slipped it in the DVD player, and well, I just don't know. It's a rather uneventful film, with only a few scenes of interest, but it also has that typical 80s cheesiness over it which you juist can't explain to anyone who only saw movies from 1992 onwards. So while I wasn't blon away, it also wasn't a complete waste of 85 minutes. I can't really recommend it, but there are worse "films" out there for sure.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:40 pm  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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Creatures the World Forgot - weird film about prehistoric people. There is zero dialogue, the people only communicate via gestures and grunting. There isn't really a story., it's like a documentary about cavemen, several things in life happen: birth, death, a natural disaster, hunting animals. It's not so bad that you can laugh often, it's kind of average. Fun to see one time, but I don't think I'm gonna rewatch this anytime soon. Only for diehard fantasy/caveman fans I guess.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:24 pm  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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The Hollywood Strangler meets the Skid Row Slasher - a pretty short movie (63 minutes) which was recorded without any sound and was overdubbed later on. This trivia was in the intro, so I recommend to watch the intro, it makes the film only 5 minutes longer and does give you more fun watching it. This whole dubbing thing is the major factor of this movie being so bad it's good. The kills are meh, because strangling is boring. The few deaths with blood are hilarious: the redness of the blood is quite off. Because of the dubbing, the main character is "thinking" things a lot instead of saying them, and in the end the two killers meet each other and conclude the meeting in their own typical way. Apart from the dub and the red paint as blood, the wooden acting helps this movie get an honourable mention in the walk of fame of bad movies. If you have about an hour to kill and are into bad movies, this one is perfect for you.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:45 pm  Post subject: Re: The Movies You Watched Today Topic!
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Count Yorga - atmospheric, Gothic Hammer-like horror with Yorga as the classic vampire, but coming from Bulgaria and living in California this time. Acting is good, very little effects but they aren't really necessary. The cast speaks very neat English, almost British-like. The story doesn't hold any surprises if you have ever seen a classic depiction of the vampire/Dracula story, but it's nice to see some gore and some characters who don't end very well. I also liked the ending, it fit the story nicely. I wonder why I had never heard of these films (there is a sequel too) before, but I'm glad that I have now. Recommended if you want something atmospheric.

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