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Post by Marky Dread » 15 Oct 2018, 12:42pm

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Hold the Dark (2018)

Elvis’s granddaughter writes a letter to wolf guy (Jeffrey Wright from Westworld) about her son being raked by wolves. He drives up to the Alaskan town to look for unknown reasons. She gets weird and nude and the next morning Westworld goes looking for the wolves. A Native woman tells him that the broad killed the kid. Blah blah, her husband comes back from Iraq, she flees, he goes looking for her to kill. Weirdness, Alaskan Native religion, blah blah. Ok watching if you want to see Elvis’s granddaughter nude.
Cool, I'll check it soon.
It’s a Netflix original. They kill a shitload of cops.
Yep I watched this one. Weirldy enjoyable.
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Post by Olaf » 18 Oct 2018, 3:12pm

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What Have You Done to Solange
Wow, this is apparently a German-Italian co-production and features some German actors like Karin Baal and Blacky Fuchsberger. In fact, it was marketed here as an "Edgar Wallace" movie, a pretty successful series from the 60s, but a far cry from "giallo".

The German title is something like "The secret of the green pin".

So this won't be difficult to find, unlike some of the others. I've read a lot of complaints about the German versions of the Argento movies being "censored", but I'll probably be too lazy to seek out the uncut versions.

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On the Edge.....
is a 2001 Irish film directed by John Carney and starring Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Jonathan Jackson and Stephen Rea.
The dramedy tells the story of a suicidal young man and his stay in a Dublin psychiatric hospital where he meets
new friends who greatly impact his life.

This film has a good balance of comedy and drama with some great performances, incisive dialog and
credible characters, its got a great music soundtrack too with some less than mainstream tracks.
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Post by tepista » 18 Oct 2018, 7:06pm

Olaf wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 3:12pm
tepista wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 8:23pm

What Have You Done to Solange
Wow, this is apparently a German-Italian co-production and features some German actors like Karin Baal and Blacky Fuchsberger. In fact, it was marketed here as an "Edgar Wallace" movie, a pretty successful series from the 60s, but a far cry from "giallo".

The German title is something like "The secret of the green pin".

So this won't be difficult to find, unlike some of the others. I've read a lot of complaints about the German versions of the Argento movies being "censored", but I'll probably be too lazy to seek out the uncut versions.
My absolute fave, here's my review

What Have You Done to Solange? (1972) A schoolteacher at a Catholic College for Girls who is having an extra-marital affair with a student, instructs her not to tell police about seeing a schoolmate get murdered. As the murders pile up, the teacher first becomes a suspect, and eventually goes to look for his own clues. The key seems to lie with Solange (played by I Spit on Your Grave’s Camille Keaton). So many pretty girls in this one, and more of them got naked than I could count. Not particularly gory, however, the brutal murders are depicted as a dagger to the privates, as shown in an autopsy x-ray. This is my favorite non-Argento giallo. Future gore and porn director Joe D’Amato worked as cinematographer for director Massimo Dallamano. Dallamano himself held the same position under Sergio Leone for Fistfull of Dollars and more. With a score by Ennio Morricone.
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[REC]4: Apocalypse (2014) Angela was rescued at the end of the first film, but now finds herself imprisoned on an ocean liner that is conducting experiments on the virus. The test subject escapes and all hell breaks loose. Lots of fun visuals highlighted by an outboard motor. I personally think the [REC] franchise is one of the best in horror history, and though the second two entries rate a tad lower than the first two, they are still pretty damn enjoyable. I wouldn’t mind if they kept them coming. Spanish with subtitles.

Cherry 2000 (1987) Post-Apocalypse America isn’t bothering Sam Treadwell, he has a nice job and apartment in Anaheim, California that he shares with his beautiful robot wife (Pamela Gidley), a Cherry 2000 model. But when she blows a gasket he must venture into Zone 7 to find a replacement chassis, he finds that it’s the wild fucking west out there. He hires an experienced tracker (Melanie Griffith) to guide him through where they come across lots of gunfire, car chases and colorful characters in this fun romp from the director of another post-ap fave, Miracle Mile. Brion James, Robert “Maniac Cop” D’Zar, and Larry Fishburne for like 10 seconds headline a barrage of familiar genre faces.

Count Dracula’s Great Love (1973) A broken carriage forces four beautiful women and one male companion to stay at a nearby castle. They were quite welcome as their host, Count Dracula (Paul Naschy), bit and turned nearly every damn one of them. Don’t let the PG rating fool you, this one overflowed with blood and boobs from start to finish. The girls even skinny-dipped in a pool, did Romanian castles have modern looking swimming pools at the turn of the century? Maybe. This will not disappoint fans of eurosleaze. The version I saw was dubbed in English from Spanish.

The Dracula Saga (1973) Leon Klomovsky, who directed a ton of Paul Naschy films, makes a Dracula movie without Paul Naschy! The Count was a bit of an older gentleman in this one. His pregnant granddaughter comes to stay and Count wants her unborn child to be his heir, as his current heir is a deformed, inbred Cyclops whose giant head resembles a red-haired testicle. Her husband doesn’t take long to be seduced and turned by a house full of she-vamps and our poor heroine is left to fend for herself. The story is a bit uneven, but it’s loaded with blood and tits, and gets increasingly interesting as it progresses. English dub, from Spanish.

The Stepfather (1987) Terry O’Quinn plays the title character, a serial killer with a suitcase full of disguises and identities, who preys on widows and their children. His current situation finds him married to former Charlie’s Angel replacement Shelly Hack, but the always-in-trouble-at-school teenage daughter (Jill Schoelen) knows from the get go that there’s something not right with this guy. Psychological serial killer thrillers dominated the late 80s and 90s, this is as good as any of them. Some surprise nudity in the last 10 minutes or so.

Spookies (1986) Two carloads of New York knuckleheads and their girlfriends drive two hours to find an abandoned house in a cemetery to drink there. These are adults, now, not teenagers. Anyway, some sort of sprit/sorcerer who inhabits the house has been waiting for this opportunity to sacrifice some innocents to resurrect his corpse bride. She doesn’t want to be resurrected though! Anyway, lots of creatures, some practical, some animatronic, a were-cat, a spider lady, a mini-creature from the black lagoon, mud-monsters, etc. No nudity, some gore, silly fun in this New York indie.

Night of the Werewolf (1981) Paul Naschy returns as El Hombre Lobo for what, lets say the 10th time? Three beautiful anthropologists find the grave of Countess Bathory and resurrect her. They stay over at the nearby castle where Polish Nobleman/Werewolf Waldemar Daninski lives, having recently been resurrected himself. The villagers withstand a barrage of werewolf and vampire attacks, not before every girl takes their top off, and eventualy the Countess decides she wants a werewolf as a pet, leading to a climactic fight reminiscent of Universal’s Frankenstein vs the Wolfman. Pretty similar to Naschy’s own Werewolf Shadow from 10 years earlier, this was a lot of fun. English dub from Spanish.

Invaders From Mars (1953) A kid with a telescope sees a flying saucer land in a desert patch near his house. His dad goes to investigate and returns obviously possessed by a malevolent force. Pretty soon both parents and a bunch of cops fall under the influence, with intent to destroy the nearby space station and its potential rockets and satellites. Fortunately, the kid gets some grown-ups to believe him, and the army drops a bunch of bombs in the underground tunnels dug by the Martians. When we do get to see them, they kinda look like mole-mummies, and they’re controlled by a big golden head with tentacles in a fish bowl. Tobe Hooper liked this enough to remake it in 1986.

The Blob (1988) In this remake of the 1958 classic, a small piece of goo falls from the sky and grows go humongous proportions and turns blood-red after consuming every living thing it touches. Kevin Dillon plays the teenage anti-hero and Shawnee Smith is the cheerleader who make a mismatched pair who try to convince others of what they’ve seen. The remake adds a military presence that the first didn’t need. Chuck Russell (NOES3: Dream Warriors) directs. Donovan’s kid plays a football star, Candy Clark is a waitress. A teenage girl lifts a manhole cover by herself. I’ve seen both versions many times over, I used to choose the original as my preference despite the great FX in the remake, but I might be changing my tune, the 88 version has a lot to offer. Well, it’s been 30 years, time for another remake.

The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism aka Blood Demon aka Blood of the Virgins aka Castle of the Walking Dead (1967) Those are all some pretty good titles, but Dr. Sadism takes the cake! Christopher Lee is Count Regula, who is brutally quartered in the opening scenes for the murder and torture of 12 young women. 35 years later, a man gets an invitation from the Count to meet him at his castle, and he goes despite warnings from the locals. He picks up a few passengers on the way, including a pretty young lady. Everything you would want from a haunted castle is waiting for them when they get there, dead bodies, skeletons, spiders, snakes, rats, suits of armor that move, bubbling cauldrons, trap doors and an arsenal of torture devices. Fun and creepy gothic thriller, it was like a cross between Pit and the Pendulum and Black Sunday. In fact it has a "based on" credit for Poe's P&P. Lex Barker was the lead, he played Tarzan 5 times in the 40s and 50s, gorgeous German actress Karin Dor had just come off her role as a Bond girl in You Only Live Twice. Too bad they wasted four great titles on one movie, but it was a heck of a movie!

Mr. Sardonicus (1961) A turn-of-the-century doctor is called to a mansion to rescue his former fiance from her brutal husband, whose face is frozen in a ghastly grimace ever since he robbed his own father's grave in search of the lottery ticket that gave him his fortune. The lady will be murdered unless the doctor agrees to restore the man's face. This was one of William Castle's gimmick movies, the gimmick here is that the audience would vote for the fate of the villain by holding up thumbs up/down cards they were given when they entered the theater. Only one ending to the film was ever shot. Guy Rolfe who played Sardonicus would be Toulon in Puppet Master 2, 3 and 4 a few decades later. This one was great fun.

Frightmare aka Cover Up (1974) 15-year-old Debbie gets kicked out a convent and is giving her sister/legal guardian, Jackie, a hell of a time, especially when cops knock at the door inquiring about a missing bartender that was last seen on the wrong end of an ass-kicking by Debbie’s boyfriend. She thinks her parents are dead, but they have actually just been released from a fifteen year stint in an asylum for murder and cannibalism! Jackie visits them at odd hours of the night with mysterious dripping packages, but dad is showing some concern that mom might be up to her old tricks. This gory and sleazy delight from British indie filmaker Pete Walker delivers the goods, it’s his best. RECOMMENDED

Home Before Midnight (1979) Mike writes hit songs for a crappy British pop band. He picks up a pretty hitchhiker, they have sex, see each other a few more times, and fall in love. When Mike finds out Ginny is only fourteen years old, he does what any normal 28-year-old man would do…HE KEEPS FUCKING HER! When her parents find out they call the cops and his world falls apart. Rightly so! Brit indie director Pete Walker is mostly known for gory horror flicks, so I spent the entire film expecting someone to get stabbed in the eye socket with a dinner knife, but that never happened. What did happen was a ton of nudity and a half-ton of bad decisions. Chris Jagger plays one of the band members. He has a famous brother, I'll let you guess.

The House that Screamed aka La Residencia (1969) Spanish thriller and semi-giallo about an early 20th century boarding school for girls that has a high rate of runaways. We soon learn that the missing girls have not escaped, but are being murdered in the house. Lilli Palmer plays the headmistress who rules with an iron fist. Her creepy teenage son peeks at the showering students through the vents. Christina Galbo (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, What Have You Done to Solange?) and Maribel Martin (The Blood-Splattered Bride) are among the students. Slow paced but enough eye candy and suspense to get you to the dynamite ending. From the director of Who Can Kill a Child. RECOMMENDED
Added note on La Residencia, this was the 3rd time I’d seen it, but the first time with an extra 8 or 9 minutes on it. I don’t have a side by side comparison, but I’ll say there was a flogging scene that lasted a bit longer, and a shower scene (though the girls were wearing white dressing gowns) that went quite a bit longer too.

The Black Room (2017) A husband and wife (Natasha Henstrige) move into a new house, where an Incubus has been living in the basement for decades. It possesses the husband and he turns into a creep, raping sisters-in-laws and waitresses. It was supposed to be a comedy, not many laughs though. Some nudity, pretty light for a movie with so much rape, if that makes any sense. Lin Shay was in it for a bit, and Al Jourgensen of Ministry had a cameo as devil worshipper. The director has a resume filled with mostly soft porn.

Creatures the World Forgot (1971) A fair-haired and a dark-haired pair of cavemen rivals battle for tribe leadership since birth in this dull Hammer films effort. Julie Ege is pretty, and there were a lot of cave-titties (cave-bras had not been invented yet), but cavemen wrestling wart hogs and saber-toothed bears (man in bear suit) couldn’t capture the magic that director Don Chaffey did with One Million Years B.C. a few years earlier.

Watched Frightmare today, based on your recommendation. Excellent flick. Real quality sleaze.

Also put on 1986's April Fool's Day because a podcast I listen to had it up next. Haven't listened to their show on it yet, but I liked it all the way up to the twist. Fuck that film because of its twist.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Oct 2018, 1:44pm

tepista wrote:
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The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism aka Blood Demon aka Blood of the Virgins aka Castle of the Walking Dead (1967)
Please, my dad was Dr. Sadism. Just call me Kyle. But, now, the torture.
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Post by tepista » 21 Oct 2018, 3:08pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 1:44pm
tepista wrote:
22 Jun 2018, 10:30am
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism aka Blood Demon aka Blood of the Virgins aka Castle of the Walking Dead (1967)
Please, my dad was Dr. Sadism. Just call me Kyle. But, now, the torture.
What you DON'T know is that his degree is an honorary one in Fine Arts.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Oct 2018, 3:10pm

tepista wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 3:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 1:44pm
tepista wrote:
22 Jun 2018, 10:30am
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism aka Blood Demon aka Blood of the Virgins aka Castle of the Walking Dead (1967)
Please, my dad was Dr. Sadism. Just call me Kyle. But, now, the torture.
What you DON'T know is that his degree is an honorary one in Fine Arts.
And the torture chamber is his interpretative dance piece on the Battle of El Alamein. In five acts.
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Post by tepista » 21 Oct 2018, 3:11pm

Silent Majority wrote:
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Watched Frightmare today, based on your recommendation. Excellent flick. Real quality sleaze.

Also put on 1986's April Fool's Day because a podcast I listen to had it up next. Haven't listened to their show on it yet, but I liked it all the way up to the twist. Fuck that film because of its twist.
I loved Frightmare so much I was giddy during the entire runtime. It's exactly what I want in a movie.

Yeah, I don't care for "that kind of ending" either. Not a big fan of AFD.
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Post by tepista » 21 Oct 2018, 3:15pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 3:10pm
tepista wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 3:08pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 1:44pm
tepista wrote:
22 Jun 2018, 10:30am
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism aka Blood Demon aka Blood of the Virgins aka Castle of the Walking Dead (1967)
Please, my dad was Dr. Sadism. Just call me Kyle. But, now, the torture.
What you DON'T know is that his degree is an honorary one in Fine Arts.
And the torture chamber is his interpretative dance piece on the Battle of El Alamein. In five acts.
You'll be begging for the rack.
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Post by BostonBeaneater » 21 Oct 2018, 8:24pm

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Train to Busan (2016) Korean zombie apocalypse flick that takes place on a train. Characters include a pregnant couple, a daddy & daughter, and a high school baseball team. The characters were good, so it mattered when they died, which is why I’d say this is one of the better recent zombie flicks. Recommended.

I just watched this on Netflix and it was very well done.
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BostonBeaneater wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 8:24pm
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06 Mar 2017, 6:49pm


Train to Busan (2016) Korean zombie apocalypse flick that takes place on a train. Characters include a pregnant couple, a daddy & daughter, and a high school baseball team. The characters were good, so it mattered when they died, which is why I’d say this is one of the better recent zombie flicks. Recommended.

I just watched this on Netflix and it was very well done.
The animation prequel is worth watching too.

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Post by Flex » 22 Oct 2018, 6:38pm

train to busan is great because it's one of a small handful of new-ish zombie flicks that are trying to pivot away from the genre's descent into depraved thatcherite madness. Cargo is another one that's in that camp.
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Flex wrote:
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train to busan is great because it's one of a small handful of new-ish zombie flicks that are trying to pivot away from the genre's descent into depraved thatcherite madness. Cargo is another one that's in that camp.
But who's the REAL monster...oh, you've heard that one before?
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But who's the REAL monster...oh, you've heard that one before?
after every horror movie i watch i like to report to the lady my findings that "it turns out, society was the real monster after all." I think she's impressed by my keen insight.
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