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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:12 pm

Thought this was worth sharing. Though the fact that Argento is not amongst his 13 almost discredits the list entirely.

http://www.vox.com/a/best-horror-movies-scary-scenes
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:37 am

Paranormal Activity 3.....?
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:37 am

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Paranormal Activity 3.....?
Yeah, that was an odd inclusion, especially since the scene itself is hardly groundbreaking or memorable.
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:27 am

Salomé wrote:
Though the fact that Argento is not amongst his 13 almost discredits the list entirely.

Didn't think you rated even Argento's early efforts, Ops.

I suggest you turn the lights out and listen to this:



The bats have left the bell tower, the victims have been bled ... Bela Lugosi's Dead
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:41 am

Erica Ambler wrote:
Salomé wrote:
Though the fact that Argento is not amongst his 13 almost discredits the list entirely.

Didn't think you rated even Argento's early efforts, Ops.

What brought you to that conclusion?
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:07 am

Salomé wrote:
Erica Ambler wrote:
Salomé wrote:
Though the fact that Argento is not amongst his 13 almost discredits the list entirely.

Didn't think you rated even Argento's early efforts, Ops.

What brought you to that conclusion?

An unfounded assumption. Apart from Maitland McDonagh, I've never met a woman who rates him.
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:45 pm

I watched THE EXORCIST for the first time. I hate this genre, so I thought this might be an exception given the high praise it's gotten compared to everything it spawned. I was bored through the whole thing. I wasn't even able to appreciate the craft because the subject matter bored me to tears. Supernatural/horror just isn't for me, with a few exceptions like ROSEMARY'S BABY, CARRIE, and pretty much anything by David Lynch.
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:39 pm

Makeshift Python wrote:
I watched THE EXORCIST for the first time. I hate this genre, so I thought this might be an exception given the high praise it's gotten compared to everything it spawned. I was bored through the whole thing.

I think an appreciation of The Exorcist is helped by being a Catholic. Also it works much better in the cinema, it's just not framed for small screens.

William Friedkin may yet come back into critical favour; he did three or four very good films. Mind you, I've been saying that about John Frankenheimer since he died...
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:11 pm

"Killer Joe" was very well reviewed.

Like some of the other Movie Brat directors, he ultimately paid the price for his extreme hubris.

I actually don't hold up the "glorious failure" of Sorcerer to the heights of some other Friedkin fans.
It is certainly not an improvement upon Clouzot's masterpiece. Roy Scheider is also a rather poor stand-in for Yves Montand. I believe Friedkin later admitted that he regretted not pushing harder to get Steve McQueen on board (who briefly considered taking the lead role).


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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:20 am

I'm no fan of Sorcerer though I admire its ambition. Wages of Fear is a magnificent film, but seems to be remembered these days for its 'unforgivable' racism and sexism.

Forgotten about Killer Joe - I shall seek it out. I'd also like to revisit To Live and Die in LA; got a pretty hostile press reception when it came out so it'd be interesting to see how well it's aged.
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PostSubject: Re: Scary Flicks for October   Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:17 am

That's another thing that disappointed me about THE EXORCIST is that I thought maybe with Friedkin it might be worthwhile, as I dig all his other films especially THE FRENCH CONNECTION. Oh well.
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