General Horror Films & TV Discussion Thread


Integral Poster
I also watched City of the Living Dead (or Gates of Hell, if you prefer) for the first time in at least ten years; it was much better than I remember it being. Loved the atmosphere of constant dread going on, but gotta admit that the scene where Daniela Doria pukes her guts out legit gave me the dry heaves. I actually had no idea that this was part of a trilogy including The Beyond and House by the Cemetery until very recently, so I'm going to revisit those two next week.

Forgot to ask if I somehow missed a scene of Gratuitous Eye Trauma that is usually Lucio Fulci's signature thing, at least in his horror movies. I don't recall seeing one in City of the Living Dead, but would happily stand corrected.


Integral Poster
Wow! I liked Nicolas Cage's performance again and now I'm not sure what to think about all of that. Not even mad that he went full Cage because it lent itself well to his character. Damn good movie and probably one of the more faithful Lovecraft adaptations out there while also giving the story a necessary update to make sense today. I'm not sure if it was intentional, but casting Elliot Knight as the narrator Ward Phillips is a nice slap in the face to the dead racist Howard Phillips Lovecraft who probably would have balked at his inclusion. I laughed at the irony; it should not be overlooked or forgotten that Lovecraft took his racism a step further by finding ways to include it in his writing.
The Color Out Of Space is even better on rewatches. I think it's even better than Mandy and I kind of love it. It's in the pantheon of my favorite Cage performances, but I think Tommy Chong and Joely Richardson did pretty good work as well. I found the entire family unit pretty likable and interesting which is what made the second half of the movie hit pretty hard. One of my favorite soundtracks in a while too and it perfectly complimented all the trippy images and atmosphere while mixing some peaceful soundscapes with genuinely unnerving ones.

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Rasslin' Rambler
Alone: No this is not a follow-up review of a film I already briefly reviewed in this thread earlier. This is the second film called Alone to be released theatrically during covid, and this one had more of a straight horror vibe, whereas the other great Alone film was more of a psychological thriller/chase effect to it. The main take is the effectiveness of a narrative showcasing isolation during a pandemic under the guise of a zombie outbreak. Main character is essentially stuck in his apartment as the world around him deteriorates due to the outbreak, but starts reaching out to the outside world here and there to intense fallout effects from that. Really well written film, and the third act had Donald Sutherland show up in an interesting role. I'd say check this out if you get a chance. The ending is abrupt as fuck, but the rest of it was a fun ride. Not as good as the other Alone film, but I'd say it's still worth a look.

The Empty Man: I guess some major studio had to drop some sort of horror here, and 20th Century Fox did it here. Was this one of those films that has been on the shelf forever and just finally got dumped ala New Mutants? It sure felt like it as this was a piece of shit to say the least. WAY WAY WAY too long! Clocked in at almost 2 and a half hours, I just didnt get it. Why wasn't this cut? It felt like the biggest chore of the year to sit through this disconnected borefest that has tones of Bye Bye Man (not a good film to reference) and even Slender Man, as well as other folklore tales. To say this didn't flow well would be putting it mildly though. Felt like it was an empty experience for sure.


The Bye Bye Man has a good opening scene and that's it. It literally falls apart right after l.


Integral Poster
Here is my complete watchlist for the past month. I've seen most of these movies before, but tend to watch them around this time of year anyway.

01. Frankenstein (1931)
02. Summer of '84
03. Bride of Frankenstein
04. The Evil Dead (1982)

05. The Wolf Man (1941)
06. The Mummy (1932)
07. Creature from the Black Lagoon
08. Rosemary's Baby
09. WNUF Halloween Special
10. Suspiria (1977)
11. Evil Dead II

12. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
13. Mandy
14. Catcalls
15. Night of the Demons
16. Trick 'r Treat
17. Son of Frankenstein
18. Suspiria (2018)
19. Rear Window
20. The Gorgon (1964)
21. Strait-Jacket
22. Doctor Sleep
23. Session 9
24. Young Frankenstein
25. Army of Darkness
26. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
27. Tenebrae

28. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
29. Beetlejuice
30. Deep Red
31. Color Out of Space
32. Motel Hell
33. City of the Living Dead
34. The Mummy (1959)
35. The Lighthouse (2019)
36. The Fog (1980)
37. Evil Dead (2013)
38. Psycho (1960)
39. Blood & Black Lace

40. Zombie
41. Horror of Dracula
42. The Curse of Frankenstein
43. The Beyond
44. Phantasm
45. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
46. The Witch
47. Halloween (1978)
48. Halloween (2018)
49. Dracula (1931)
50. Ash vs. Evil Dead

51. Day of the Dead
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Getting Down to Business.
My 31 Days of Horror Went Like this

1.) Bram Stoker's Dracula
2.) The Video Dead
3.) Cruel Jaws (a hilarious and unbelievably incompetent "Jaws" ripoff)
4.) Zombie 5: Killing Birds
5.) Hatchet For the Honeymoon
6.) Wolfen
7.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
8.) Psycho
9.) Doom Asylum
10.) Tourist Trap
11.) Night School
12.) I Drink Your Blood
13.) The Witchfinder General
14.) Rawhead Rex
15.) Let's Scare Jessica to Death
16.) The Flesh and the Fiends
17.) Jason Goes to Hell
18.) Inferno
19.) Curse of the Undead
20.) Dracula, Prince of Darkness
21.) Count Yorga, Vampire
22.) City of the Living Dead
23.) The Dorm that Dripped Blood
24.) Dracula (Bela Lugosi one)
25.) Demonoid
26.) Night of the Howling Beast (aka "The Werewolf and the Yeti)
27.) The Grave Robbers (really fun late 80s Slasher from Mexico with a killer that looks like a "Blind Dead" zombie on steroids)
28.) Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
29.) The Mummy (1932)
30.) The Mummy (1959)
31.) Two Evil Eyes
32.) The Addams Family (it sorta counts)
33.) You're Next
34.) The Black Cat (insanely dumb and fun late 80s Italian horror from Luigi Cozzi)
35.) Cabin Fever
36.) The Masque of the Red Death

So, not as many this year. Here's what I meant to watch but never found the time for

-The Serpent and the Rainbow
-The Vampire Lovers
-Fascination (it's a Jean Rollin movie)
-Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3
-The Return of Count Yorga


Integral Poster
@Gary I was able to hit 36 movies also.

#1: "Poltergeist (1982)
#2: "April Fool's Day" (1986).
#3 "Final Exam" (1981).
#4: “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” (1988).
#5: "The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
#6: "The House at the End of the Street" (2012).
#7: "ThanksKilling" (2008).
#8: "Pumpkinhead" (1988).
#9 "The Tell-Tale Heart" (2016).
#10: "He Knows You're Alone" (1980).
#11: "The Monkey's Paw" (2013)
#12: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974).
#13: "Hush" (2016)
#14: "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" (1966).
#15: "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" (1976).
#16: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" (1986).
#17: "Friday the 13th" (1980, uncut)
#18: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
#19: Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
#20: "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (1984)
#21: "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" (1985).
#22: "Alone in the Dark" (1982).
#23: "Oculus" (2013).
#24: "The Conjuring" (2013).
#25: "Don't Breathe" (2016).
#26: "10 Cloverfield Lane" (2016)
#27: "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" (1986).
#28: "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988).
#29: "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhatten (1989)".
#30: "Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday" Unrated Edition (1993)
#31: "Jason X" (2001).
#32: "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003).
#33: "Friday the 13th" (2009).
#34: "Poltergeist II: The Other Side." (1986).
#35: "Halloween." (1978)
#36: "Psycho." (1960)



Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
Staff member
I didn't watch a ton but here's my October Watch-a-Thon. I ended up watching some TV Shows instead of 'Movies' so that kind of skewed things. Was getting back into Fringe and watched Amazon's Truth Seekers. Not necessarily in order.

1: Neverknock
2: Pumpkinhead
3: Hubie Halloween
4: Halloween (1978)
5: The Conjuring
6: Insidious: The Last Key
7: It Follows
8: Hocus Pocus
9: Urban Legend (1999)
10: Final Destination
11: Final Destination 2
12: Goosebumps 2
13: In the Tall Grass
14: Twice Told Tales
15: Friday the 13th (1980)
16: Cat People (1942)
17: 30 Days of Night
18: Fear dot Com
19: Tales From the Hood 3
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I didn't really watch anything, gearing up for the move and all. I did manage to watch The Beyond again and, oh man, do I love that theme song.


Rasslin' Rambler
I ended up going to as many movies in the theaters as possible this month since there was alot of indy horror and throwbacks in the Twin Cities and even here at the local three theaters here in Mankato. Surprisingly got to alot in person versus watching at home. Covered alot of ground here! I decided I'm going to try another marathon of horror through November, trying to get in one each night. Most These are necessarily in the order I saw these, by the way. I think I had the most fun with the Phantasm Boxset which I got late last year, came with a sphere prop and lots of great extras (docs for each film, etc). I binged through all of those on Halloween day/night. I also really enjoyed rewatching the Malevolence trilogy, hadnt seen the third one, and really didn't know they had a third one out, so that was a treat. Bought all of those Malevolence movie on the cheap during the season.

1. Nightmare on Elm Street (original, in theater)
2. Elm Street 3 (theater)
3. Elm Street 4 (theater)
4. Halloween (original, in theater)
5. Halloween (2018, in theater)
6. Halloween 2 (boxset)
7. Halloween 3 (boxset)
8. Halloween 4 (boxset)
9. Halloween 5 (boxset)
10. Halloween 6 Producers Cut (boxset)
11. Halloween 6 Theatrical Cut (boxset)
12. Phantasm (boxset)
13. Phantasm 2 (boxset)
14. Phantasm 3 (boxset)
15. Phantasm 4 (boxset)
16. Phantasm 5 (boxset)
17. Malevolence (home)
18. Malevolence 2: Bereavement (home)
19. Malevolence 3: Killer (home)
20. You Should Have Left (VOD)
21. Alone (theater)
22. Alone (second 2020 film of the same name, theater)
23. Shortcut (theater)
24. The Call (theater)
25. No Escape (theater)
26. Death of Me (theater)
27. TAR (theater)
28. Possessor Uncut (theater)
29. Wolf of Snow Hollow (theater)
30. The Empty Man (theater)
31. Come Play (theater)


Rasslin' Rambler
Spell: This was an odd Paramount release in that it was a very unorthodox outside the box kind of horror that was out of the mainstream. I enjoyed it for the most part although it felt a bit scattered in the narrative and maybe a bit less fulfilling third act than the whole film itself, but still not a bad film and it had serious tones of the old film Misery like crazy, kind of a similar structure in a way. Lots of black magic concepts in this all-black film. Worth a look if you are looking to turn your brain off. Gore factor was surprisingly high here too.

Freaky: Much better than I thought the trailers suggested. The writing in this was great, superb balance of comedy and horror just right. No surprise this was done by the same folks who did Happy Death Day (which I want a part three of). Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton did a fantastic job in the reverse roles and quite frankly this might have been Blumhouses best of the year, but Invisible Man is right up there too. Well worth a looksee.


Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
Staff member
Freaky: Much better than I thought the trailers suggested. The writing in this was great, superb balance of comedy and horror just right. No surprise this was done by the same folks who did Happy Death Day (which I want a part three of). Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton did a fantastic job in the reverse roles and quite frankly this might have been Blumhouses best of the year, but Invisible Man is right up there too. Well worth a looksee.
I'm really, really looking forward to seeing this one if/when it hits On Demand or becomes free. Love HDD and HDD2U and the premise/acting sounded like it'd be a great romp too.


Integral Poster
Even though I'm late to the party, I'll post my October/Halloween watches:

1. Psycho
2. The Thing
3. Shaun of the Dead
4. Paranormal Activity
5. Candyman
6. Interview with the Vampire
7. Gremlins
8. They Live
9. Videodrome
10. Return of the Living Dead
11. Re-Animator
12. Hellraiser
13. Fright Night
14. Dressed to Kill
15. The 'Burbs
16. Near Dark
17. Creepshow
18. The Fog
19. Scanners
20. Christine
21. NOES: Dream Warriors
22. Pet Sematary
23. 1931 Dracula
24. 1931 Frankenstein
25. Bride of Frankenstein
26. Son of Frankenstein
27. 1932 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
28. 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
29. Old Dark House
30. Mummy
31. Mummy's Hand
32. 1933 King Kong
33. Invisible Man
34. Invisible Man Returns
35. The Raven
36. Wolf Man
37. It Follows
38. Monster Squad
39. Treehouse of Horror I-IX