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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by Ack Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:11 am

Marurun, go watch these:

Resolution
A Field in England
Black Mountain Side
Hagazussa
The Wind

And the rest of you should watch Climax, The Pool, and Southbound.
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:03 am

Keeping with the “lets watch all the horror movies we have on DVD but haven’t watched yet” theme, my wife and I watched Doctor X (1932) last night. It’s a pre-code serial killer horror film that, shockingly, was produced in two-tone Technicolor. The rather gruesome story involves the discovery of mutilated, partially eaten bodies and a gambit by the titular Doctor X to draw out the crazed murderer from among his colleagues by recreating the crimes. (The plot’s a little ridiculous, but it’s not so bad if you just go with it.) Because it’s from the 1930s, it features a fast-talking newspaper man, who is really annoying. It also features a pre-King Kong Faye Wray (in color!) ho is not the least bit annoying. Most interestingly, and as mentioned above, the film is shot in two-tone Technicolor, which (1) gives the film a green-and-sepia approximation of true color; and (3) requires the film to be shot at a high frame rate. This effect, coupled withe film’s use of expressionist sets, silent-era framing, and vintage special effects renders certain segments of the film visually stunning. It’s worth watching for these segments alone. Recommended.


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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by PretentiousHipster Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:28 am

Doctor X would have made my favourite films list if it wasn't for that reporter.
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:45 am

PretentiousHipster wrote:Doctor X would have made my favourite films list if it wasn't for that reporter.


:lol:

I know, right? He was so, so annoying. I get that he’s supposed to be the comic relief, but nothing he says or does in the entire film is remotely funny or witty.
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by Ack Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:54 pm

It's October 1. Whose ready to start their movie massacre?
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by dsheinem Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:38 pm

Ack wrote:It's October 1. Whose ready to start their movie massacre?


*raises severed hand*

This Criterion Channel lineup of horror stuff might make me take a pass on some of the Universal Monster films that I was hoping to watch. I am also planning a wedding this month (wedding planning is its own kind of horror), so it remains to be seen how much that increases/decreases my horror film watching.

Any good bride/groom/wedding based horror films that folks would recommend? :lol:
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by PretentiousHipster Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:59 pm

dsheinem wrote:
Ack wrote:It's October 1. Whose ready to start their movie massacre?


*raises severed hand*

This Criterion Channel lineup of horror stuff might make me take a pass on some of the Universal Monster films that I was hoping to watch. I am also planning a wedding this month (wedding planning is its own kind of horror), so it remains to be seen how much that increases/decreases my horror film watching.

Any good bride/groom/wedding based horror films that folks would recommend? :lol:


The Abominable Dr. Phibes has a guy killing people for vengeance of his dead wife. Closest I could think of :P
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by Ack Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:16 pm

I have The Blood-Spattered Bride and Bride of the Werewolf on my list as possible watches this year, but I would definitely recommend a few:

Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Re-Animator
The Bride Wore Black
Ready or Not
Freaks

And then go watch The Graduate for laughs.
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:58 pm

dsheinem wrote:Any good bride/groom/wedding based horror films that folks would recommend? :lol:


First, congrats!

Second, Honeymoon (2014) is definitely the movie you’re looking for, once you’ve gone through the wedding films:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeymoon_(2014_film)

Mario Bava’s Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) and Daughters of Darkness (1971) are also good choices.
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Re: Racketboy Month of Horror 11: The Pandemic Edition

by Michi Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:31 pm

Ack wrote:Ready or Not


I second this recommendation. It's funny, it's gruesome and, I mean, Samara Weaving is literally running around nearly getting killed (or killing others) in her wedding gown. It's hard to get much closer than that.

Other than maybe Corpse Bride.
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