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Watches this week:

-Finally watched [Rec]. Without spoiling, I’m not typically a fan of the kind of genre it ends up being, but I enjoyed it. Not quite as crazy ultimately as I expected based on hearing others talk about it. 
-I guess I’m one of the few who ended up kind of meh on X. Took a long time to get going and when it did I just wasn’t super into it. 

-Caught a wild movie called Braid on Peacock I really enjoyed. Never really seen a horror movie with a comparable premise. Go into it knowing as little as possible. 
-Like Werewolf by Night for what it is. Hope Marvel does more one hour specials like this. 

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I thought VHS 99 was pretty meh. The first few minutes are cool and definitely feel like stuff I used to watch in the late 90’s but none of the shorts were better than alright. The last short was by the same guy who stared in / directed Deadstream, and was probably the one I liked the best, but overall it was super underwhelming.

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15 hours ago, iwokeinrelief said:

I thought VHS 99 was pretty meh. The first few minutes are cool and definitely feel like stuff I used to watch in the late 90’s but none of the shorts were better than alright. The last short was by the same guy who stared in / directed Deadstream, and was probably the one I liked the best, but overall it was super underwhelming.


One of my biggest disappointments was the last VHS that came out.  Other than the funeral segment, I wasn’t a fan at all.  So pretty much my expectations weren’t high for this new one at all.  I’ll watch it eventually but I’m in no hurry.

 

Grabbed the blu-ray of Bodies Bodies Bodies a couple days ago.  Gonna hopefully get to it this weekend.

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17 hours ago, iwokeinrelief said:

Watched Barbarian last night since it’s on HBO now and thought it was fine? I did enjoy the location / set work quite a bit, but ultimately found it oddly inconsistent in tone and pacing. Again, it was fine, but I thought it would be better based on reception.

Recently watched this too. I actually liked the abrupt cuts and changes in tone. The first act ended and my wife was like, "That's it?" I thought the comedic bits added to the horror and broke it up well.

 

To each their own, of course.

 

I had watched X the night before and it was VERY straightforward and predictable. I still really enjoyed it, great horror flick, but too heavy handed with foreshadowing and everything. I went into both movies knowing very little about either, and I liked the surprises and twists in Barbarian.

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I watched Barbarian too and really liked it as well.  I also went to see Terrifier 2 last weekend and it's so nuts!  Well worth your time and money if you're into practical effects and/or slashers.   Also caught a screening of Night of the Demons and it was a lot of fun seeing that again, forgot that it was more of a horror comedy.   Thought Deadstream was a lot of fun as well, fit the mood I was in perfectly.  Lastly, I watched Run Sweetheart Run.  It starts strong and becomes such a mess at the halfway mark.  It was very enjoyable though, even more-so after it went downhill.

 

Think V/H/S/99 and one of the Friday the 13th movies is on deck for tonight.  Hope everyone has a good Halloween!

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Just saw that Something in the Dirt has its theatrical release this coming week, highly highly recommend that you check it out if you haven’t had a chance to yet. Benson and Morehead remain my two favorite directors in the speculative space.
 

No movies for me tonight, catching Godspeed you Black Emperor at a local show.

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49 minutes ago, iwokeinrelief said:

Just saw that Something in the Dirt has its theatrical release this coming week, highly highly recommend that you check it out if you haven’t had a chance to yet. Benson and Morehead remain my two favorite directors in the speculative space.
 

No movies for me tonight, catching Godspeed you Black Emperor at a local show.


Man if that’s playing near me I really wanna try and see it.  Looks insane and they’re also a couple of my favorites in the genre right now.

 

Watched Barbarian, Nope, and Bodies Bodies Bodies the other day.  Really enjoyed all of them a lot.  Nope wasn’t exactly what I was expecting and it’s probably my least favorite of Peele’s movies so far, but it was still good.

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Wife and I couldn’t decide on anything to watch over the weekend (pretty sure we’ve given up on American Horror Story and unfortunately I can’t bring myself to care about the Chucky series anymore), so we randomly put on Slasher on Netflix.

 

Got through the first season and watched the first episode of the second season.  It’s a pretty fun watch.  Dialogue is pretty cringey, but the effects (which seem to be mostly practical) are awesome.  Not sure how the second season will match up to the first, but I’m looking forward to it.

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I watched Smile last night and it was pretty bad.  It's technically and visually well made.  The story didn't do much of anything for me though.

 

I watched V/HS/99 a while back and thought the middle three shorts were a lot of fun.  The first and last weren't so good.

 

I've got three episodes of The Midnight Club left and it's a mixed bag for me.  I'm enjoying the main story, but I think the stories they're telling drag the whole thing down.

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On 11/17/2022 at 10:45 AM, radiatorhums said:

I've got three episodes of The Midnight Club left and it's a mixed bag for me.  I'm enjoying the main story, but I think the stories they're telling drag the whole thing down.

I'll be interested to hear your overall thoughts on this once you're done.  It's my least favorite of the Netflix series he's down, by a fairly decent margin as well.  There are certainly parts of it I enjoyed - my overall response is that it's "fine" but that's about it - but I do have some fairly strong feelings about the last episode.

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