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Checked out an Argentinian slasher from 2020 called The Last Matinee last night. Really well put together flick, production is top notch, doesn’t mess around with an overly complicated plot or backstory, just a dude killing people in a theater. Looks great, entertaining, and just generally a lot of fun if you’re a slasher fan.

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We watched Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil last night.  It's a Basque-language folklore-driven (based on the Basque version of the Smith and Devil story) quasi-horror flick.  It's a lot like Tummbad where it overlaps way more with fantasy than horror, but it does frequently get slapped with the horror descriptor whenever i read about.  It was a good watch, definitely entertaining, but I liked it from the folklore/mythology angle (i love cultural mythology as produced by members of the actual culture), as it really only ends up horror-adjacent.

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Randomly decided to watch Kuso on Shudder this morning.  I remember hearing about it years ago and how weird and gross it was and finally felt like checking it out.

 

It was as good as something like that could be I guess haha.  Felt like a David Lynch/Adult Swim fever dream.  Definitely was pretty gross but I’ve seen quite a bit of fucked up stuff in my years of watching horror so it probably wasn’t as crazy to me as it might be to others.  Hard to recommend something like this but I guess check it out if you’re a fan of David Lynch and Adult Swims random gross stuff.

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15 minutes ago, Rip said:

Randomly decided to watch Kuso on Shudder this morning.  I remember hearing about it years ago and how weird and gross it was and finally felt like checking it out.

 
 
 
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It was as good as something like that could be I guess haha.  Felt like a David Lynch/Adult Swim fever dream.  Definitely was pretty gross but I’ve seen quite a bit of fucked up stuff in my years of watching horror so it probably wasn’t as crazy to me as it might be to others.  Hard to recommend something like this but I guess check it out if you’re a fan of David Lynch and Adult Swims random gross stuff.

I love David Lynch but not random gross stuff.  I'm tempted, but i think this probably not for me. 😂

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A few things of late:

Ghoul - Indian limited event series based on Arab folklore. A little odd that this was made as a series since it’s only 3 episodes and totals right around a 2.5 hour run time, but other than that note this was great. Each of the episodes fly by, the cast and script are solid, it feels actually original vs derivative, and I am of course a sucker for folklore based horror. I don’t see a ton of talk about this ever which is a shame, as this is one of the better original horror offerings up on Netflix.

Dr Brain - this one is over on Apple+ which sucks - I’ve got a free one year subscription from when my work upgrade my iPhone (😂 - it’s because the phone is tied to my Apple ID) - because this is super great so far, but will likely have only a limited audience due to channel. It’s a mystery/detective show with some horror/paranormal (/sci-if) elements written and directed by Kim Jee-woon who made I Saw the Devil / A Tale of Two Sisters / a number of other films I haven’t seen that I need to remedy. It’s only 3 (of 6) episodes in so far, new episodes come out each Friday, but it is great as of the halfway point.

Other movies I saw recently: Hall (good but too short / more a good idea than a fully fleshed out movie); Found Footage 3D (pretty basic found footage movie with a handful of meta elements that work to various effect; the climax is a bit bonkers as it’s pretty slow burn until the last 15 minutes and then it just abruptly goes nuts); The Gate (dumb + fun 80’s horror - Steven Dorff’s acting debut! - that is tame enough to be a decent family film / kid-intro to horror); Alone (not the awesome/tense-AF American film from last year, the Thai follow-up film from the directors of Shutter. Shutter was better but this was still fun).

Hope y’all have a great holiday and eat yourselves dumb on Thursday! Got my vegan meal on order and am looking forward to making pumpkin pie and eating the entire thing + a whole tub of coconut cream cool whip all by myself (which is my thanksgiving tradition 😂)!

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Finally managed to watch a few movies :

 

Double Walker - This was decent, but a bit forgettable.   The filmmakers seem competent and I thought the lead was good.  I'm not quite sure if the movie made sense by the end or maybe it didn't seem to have any clear rules and that led to some confusion on my part.  I was expecting it to be a bit of a horror comedy based on the poster, but that isn't the case!

 

The Laughing Dead - I had so much fun with this one.  Unfortunately, not a whole lot happens in the first half.  Once you get to the second half though, it's a bunch of ridiculous, gooey practical effects and it goes big until the end.  I'm actually surprised this isn't well known, seems like it has cult classic all over it.

 

The Deep House - I gave up 50 minutes in.  It was so bad that I didn't want to sit through the last 20-30 minutes.  Dialogue is so awful and it's pretty boring.

 

I've also enjoyed the 5 episodes of Chucky I've seen.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, radiatorhums said:

The Deep House - I gave up 50 minutes in.  It was so bad that I didn't want to sit through the last 20-30 minutes.  Dialogue is so awful and it's pretty boring.

I’ve not heard one positive thing about this movie so far, which is pretty impressive as I typically see at least some split of opinions in the community with almost all horror movies.

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34 minutes ago, iwokeinrelief said:

I’ve not heard one positive thing about this movie so far, which is pretty impressive as I typically see at least some split of opinions in the community with almost all horror movies.

I've liked all the Bustillo and Maury movies I've seen up to this (realized I haven't seen Leatherface yet either).   Real big misstep!

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4 hours ago, radiatorhums said:

I've liked all the Bustillo and Maury movies I've seen up to this (realized I haven't seen Leatherface yet either).   Real big misstep!

I did not realize this was them.
I don’t know why, but nothing I’ve seen of theirs has had much of an impact on me. I didn’t dislike any of them, I just never thought about any of them ever again.

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8 hours ago, radiatorhums said:

 

The Deep House - I gave up 50 minutes in.  It was so bad that I didn't want to sit through the last 20-30 minutes.  Dialogue is so awful and it's pretty boring.

 

 

 


Nooo!  Super disappointing to hear.  I was really looking forward to that one.  I’ve loved all of their stuff so far.

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Not horror, but genre-weirdness and the smartest thing I’ve seen in ages - absolutely check out Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes when you get the chance. It made my head spin a bit when it clicked what the director was doing and just how damn difficult it must have been to pull off. Absolutely wonderful.

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Didn't have much going on this weekend, so I put a small dent in my backlog.

 

There's Someone Inside Your House - Decent who-dunnit slasher, made for a good end of the week movie. 

 

Kristy - Watched this because it takes place on Thanksgiving, but that's pretty arbitrary to the plot.   Kind of a home invasion / slasher.  I liked this quite a bit.  The lead is great, it's paced well and it kept me interested the whole way through.

 

The Feast - This was good.  A bit of a slow burn with a nice payoff.

 

Black Friday - This was dumb, but fun.  It's exactly the type of movie you'd expect based on the plot synopsis and poster.  Really fun Bruce Campbell performance!  I did kind of lose interest at about the hour mark, but it's something that's easy to half watch.

 

Knocking - It was fine.  I feel like I've seen enough movies that are similar that I'd kind of already knew how it was going to play out (and it pretty much played out how I thought it would).

 

Last Night in Soho - I really dug this. 

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On 12/1/2021 at 3:04 AM, Rip said:

There were a couple things I was kind of confused about but maybe that’s because I kept trying to use the logic from the first movie? 

I had to skip back in a part because I thought I had full on missed a scene or two somehow,  haha.  Overall, I really liked it, but there does seems to be a gap in the story telling.

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5 hours ago, radiatorhums said:

I had to skip back in a part because I thought I had full on missed a scene or two somehow,  haha.  Overall, I really liked it, but there does seems to be a gap in the story telling.

Huh, I don’t remember noting that when I watched it.

I liked it as well, I thought it was a great follow up to the first.

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