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Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2011 at 8:30am
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/
I saw Tuck and Dale versus evil
At the box office then bought the blu ray DVD - very good movie - I recommend it!
Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2011 at 8:27am
Cool art Riomarcos. Dallas that is a really cool ad. Any of you seen any good horror movies lately? I saw "Tuck and Dale versus Evil" - really good movie!
Comment by A Former Member on May 20, 2011 at 5:55pm
If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency. emergency.cdc.gov
Comment by L. Olcott on February 22, 2011 at 8:28pm
I picked up the Prophecy trilogy the other day...hadn't seen it in years.  Though it is rather slow by today's standards...I still get a kick out of Gabriel (played by Christopher Walken) finally getting his own driver's license and car.
Comment by A Former Member on February 17, 2011 at 11:02am

I finally watched the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre last night. Pretty tame by today's standards, and no splatter at all, which was suprising. Still, it did have its moments. When the girl was at the dinner table, and she was screaming for what seemed like 10 effin minutes, that was a bit hard to take, because we are biologically inclined to be distressed by distress calls (screams) from others. So that was definitely an effective technique for adding tension to the movie (though I suspect that that was not exactly intentional -- they likely just thought it was cool to hear her scream and scream), and it lasted much longer than you hear in today's movies.

 

The first guy he killed with the sledgehammer was also very effective and unsettling, the way he fell to the floor and twitched like that.

 

I can easily see why TCM was really, really scary and shocking for its time.

Comment by A Former Member on February 6, 2011 at 8:46pm

I finally saw the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. It was better than I expected. Of course, because it was a remake, there were really no surprises when it comes to the plot.

A great many of these modern horror flicks feature weak story lines and poor acting. That is not to say, of course, that the original NoES didn’t have its faults. It was a pretty cheesy movie in many aspects. However, the Freddy storyline was probably one of the more original horror inventions of the period.

Anyway, the acting in the remake was not as bad as I expected it to be, and the sets and special effects were well done.

They updated and modernized the story line somewhat. Freddy was a pedophile this time around, and not a murderer. The kids were also much better looking, wealthier, and more independent than their 1980s counterparts. No surprises there, either.

They did fail to really explain the evolution of the knife glove though. He was burned to death as a pedophile, without the glove, but returned as a murderer with the glove. They did show the glove existed before his death, but there was no indication that it was ever used.

I also didn’t like the fact that the kids figured it out much too quickly – that the dreams were real and that that they needed to kill him, etc. A little more confusion and uncertainty on their part would have been better, I think.

Comment by Andrew Hall on November 11, 2010 at 7:40pm
@ Riomarcos I'm glad to help! I definitely recommend King's memoir too - there's other good advice in it.
Comment by Andrew Hall on November 11, 2010 at 10:34am
@ Riomarcos I believe you can find an up to day "Writers' Market" at your library or bookstore. I am just about finished with Stephen King's memoir and that's what he suggests.
Comment by Coughcool on September 25, 2010 at 10:12pm
The Human Centipede comes out Oct 5th.
Splice also comes out Oct 5th.
Comment by A Former Member on September 25, 2010 at 12:43pm
Thanks Coughcool. It doesn't really seem like a trailer though. More like an intro. I've still not seen the first one.
 

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