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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Niku » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:46 pm

The Waypoint casts really dive into the social commentary of the movies while also breaking down what happens in them clearly enough that you can probably follow along even without seeing the films. Patrick and his wife do a super sporadically updated horror podcast as well that usually focuses on one or two movies at a time that I like, and the Waypoint Purgecasts are supposed to just be the opening month of a more general media-focused rewatch podcast as it goes on.
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Niku » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:35 pm

30.) It Stains the Sands Red (2016)
well that puts me at two for two movies with ladies trudging through the desert and getting raped across the past two days

It Stains the Sands Red is, at least, pretty significantly better than Revenge. I don't know that I love it, but it's having fun with itself in enough places that I like it. The elevator pitch is that the zombie apocalypse has happened, people are fleeing the cities, and out in the desert beyond Las Vegas, a couple is driving to an airfield to catch their plane to Mexico. But you know how things go, and now there's a woman stranded in the desert and .. a single zombie is there with her. Just one. One zombie that doesn't need to sleep or stop moving or stop walking, just trudging along right behind her while she tries to walk the remaining miles to the airfield. It's a fun premise that stretches beyond just that, and the emotional core of it isn't terrible (even if it didn't entirely work for me), and on the negative side well now you know what happens when the inevitable first "saviors" show up because of COURSE it's what happens. It's the kind of movie that I wish was a little better at doing what it does overall and which really didn't need to trot out that old chestnut, but I don't regret watching it.
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby WingSounds » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:56 am

On the one hand, I actually think - having looked at Revenge - it might be made more for people like me; I totally get why it wasn't your bag, and I'm sorry you had to endure two dumb desert rape movies in a row, but it looks like there's also lots of blood and, well, revenge. That being said, I was left cold by I Spit on Your Grave, so we'll see. Chances are I'll be revisiting this thread to add an errata:

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It stains the Sands Red -- Errata

Mm, this sounds pretty good, but I kind of wish it was more a comedy? A dark one, maybe, where after seeming to form a deep and sweet bond between zombie and woman, one must betray the other - but I think I'll give it a chance even outside of my dumb sense of humour.
The premise sounds more intelligent (really!) than a lot of zombie movies, and I'm always more interested in a micro scale.

WingErrata IV: Grave/Raw (2016)

Aww, dangit. This had everything I love. I wanted to love this so much; it's got Blood Red Shoes, for pity's sake! And 4itchytasty! But the reality is that I felt it straddled too many lines, and didn't really click with any of them. It's not horrific enough to be a horror film (or maybe that says too much about me), the drama isn't quite dramatic enough to make it stand as a film that deal with metaphor, and all the good acting and snazzy camerawork couldn't quite save it for me.

To be honest, I feel like this'd be a better film for folk not usually keen on horror films. There's a lot of real clever moments that'll keep you guessing, even if you know the core conceit a moment in. The acting, as mention, is really good, and even some of the stranger moments in the film make sense in the films own way. That said, there is a lot of gore, but it's kind of... Hmn, more shock-y, than horror-y? I feel like I could put it better by someone else, but for me it was too predictable, too pedestrian, and kind of sold itself as being something more. If it were just a 'dumb gore' movie, I'd be more inclined to save some choice cuts; as is, I'm afraid this one'll have to drain out.

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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Niku » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:02 pm

I felt about Raw a lot of the same way I felt about Mandy; they're extremely different movies, with different aims and goals, but I was left with the same sort of shrug at the end of it. I liked a LOT about it, but it felt less than the sum of its parts in the final reckoning.

31.) The Thing (1982)
What can be said about The Thing that hasn't already been said? This was the ACTUAL final Film and 40s Podcast from Giant Bomb this month since Vinny couldn't decide whether he wanted to do Jason X or The Thing more, so that was as good an excuse as any to revisit a stone cold classic. The tale of a group of very cold gentlemen and their velvet voiced antagonist needs no real introduction or exposition on just how good the paranoia is, how well the effects the hold up, or how great pretty much the entire cast is. The music! The setting! The doggy! The Thing might never be my all time number one favorite movie, but it constantly tries to muscle its way up to the number two or three spot for good goddamn reason.

And that's a wrap! .. until I end up watching Hocus Pocus before the night is through.
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Niku » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:05 pm

all citizens must watch hocus pocus
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Niku » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:05 pm

or they will be killed
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Niku » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:06 pm

ZIGGA ZOW
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Friday » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:12 pm

a friend of mine once told me that Hocus Pocus wasn't that good and he didn't understand why I liked it

so i killed him
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:43 pm

Friday wrote:a friend of mine once told me that Hocus Pocus wasn't that good and he didn't understand why I liked it

so i killed him



I hope you impaled him on a flute.
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby Friday » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:01 pm

no i made him dance, dance, dance until he died mwhahahaha
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby WingSounds » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:05 am

Friday wrote:a friend of mine once told me that Hocus Pocus wasn't that good and he didn't understand why I liked it


That doesn't sound like a frien -

also Friday wrote:logical endpoint


nice

Not only do I have time for hocus pocus and practical magic...
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby beatbandito » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:38 am

Hocus Pocus is truly the scariest movie on this list for how interested the plot is in a 13 year old boy's virginity.
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Re: SHOCKtober

Postby TA » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:03 pm

Not truly a scary movie, but,

32) He Never Died (2015)
What would otherwise have been a fairly humdrum affair is a fascinating slow burn of a story thanks to Henry Rollins's incredible performance as a man truly incapable of giving a shit about anything. The man has this angry deadpan style that turns scene after scene into something either weirdly hilarious or genuinely chilling, and you get pretty invested in a story that probably wouldn't hold up if it was centered on a lesser actor. It's 97 minutes, it's on Netflix, it's really worth a watch.
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