ZK's 31 Days of Terror: Resurrection

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  1. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    I know this will be a shocking revelation for most of you, but I like horror movies. With Halloween season coming up it's a good time for me to start thinking about what I want to watch for the month and that's where you guys come in. I thought I'd try something a bit different and let you guys make the playlist of movies I watch this year. The plan is I will watch one horror film each day and then post my reactions in this thread. Other people are of course welcome to watch along with me so we can discuss the movies. The more the merrier when it comes to discussion.

    It might seem a bit early to start this thread, but I might need some time to track down all the movies so this way I'll have everything ready to go on October the 1st.

    We can start with each person getting to recommend two films. Depending on how many recommendations we get I will open it up to more, but for now everyone gets to recommend two.

    The only rules are:

    1, It must be a horror film.
    2. No porn.
    3. Don't recommend A Serbian Film. I'd rather eat a horse's ass than ever watch that movie again.

    So the ball is in your court guys. Do your worst!

    Films recommended:

    Event 1 October 2016:
    1. Halloween (1978)
    2. Trick R Treat
    3. Let the Right One In
    4. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
    5. Tucker and Dale vs Evil
    6. Troll 2
    7. The Devil's Backbone
    8. Saw
    9. The Devil's Rejects
    10. 9
    11. Friday the 13th
    12. The Thing
    13. Phantoms
    14. An American Werewolf in London
    15. Bram Stokers Dracula
    16.Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - 1994 version
    17. The Evil Dead 2
    18. Return of the Living Dead
    19. Poultrygiest
    20. Cube
    21, Arachnophobia
    22. Gremlins
    23. American Psycho
    24. Demon Knight
    25. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    26. The Shinning
    27. The Possession
    28. Funny Games (1997)
    29. Carrie (1976)
    30. Chopping Mall
    31. It Follows

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    Event 2 October 2017:
    ZK Goes to Hell
    1. Bloodsucking Bastards- @randomredneck
    2. Hellraiser- @randomredneck
    3. Martyrs- @GenSan
    4. Session 9- @GenSan
    5. The Mist- @SpanglishJC
    6. The Fly (1986)- @SpanglishJC
    7. The Others- @Nicknames
    8. Shadow of the Vampire- @Schizm
    9. The Tenant- @Schizm
    10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)- @Vega
    11. Videodrome- @Vega
    12. They Live- @Taek
    13. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane- @Taek
    14. Dr. Giggles- @HasseRovdjur
    15. Slither- @randomredneck
    16. The Ruins- @randomredneck

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    Event III:
    ZK's Worklife is Hell so we had to make this one a short event
    1. Critters- randomredneck
    2. A Ghost Story- Taek
    3. Theater of Blood- Gens
    4. Invasion of the Blood Farmers- Schizm
    5. I Saw the Devil- Thrawn

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    Event IV:
    ZK's 31 Days of Terror: Resurrection

    @Gens' entries:
    1. Berberian Sound Studio
    2. Don't Look Now
    3. Santa Sangre
    4. Altered States
    5. Martin
    6. Kwaidan

    @HasseRovdjur's Entires:
    7. Hobgoblins
    8. A Tale of Two Sisters
    9. The Evil Dead (1981)
    10. Körkarlen (1921)
    11. Horror of Dracula (1958)

    @randomredneck's entries:
    12. Leprechaun IV
    13. Hellraiser IV
    14. Jason X
    15. Event Horizon
    16. How to Make a Monster
    17. Nightbreed

    @Thrawn's entries
    18. The Wild Hunt (2009)
    19. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
    20. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
    21. Violent Shit (1987)
    22. Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991)
    23. AM1200 (2008)

    @Schizm's entries:
    24. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
    25. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)
    26. Innocent Blood (1992)
    27. The Gorgon (1964)
    28. Witchfinder General (1968)
    29. Waxwork (1988)

    @ZetsubouKaiji
    30. The Lords of Salem
    31. Verotika
     
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  2. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    Isn't this what the Horror Club is for?

    Whatever. You gotta set the mood.

    As such, I suggest Halloween (Original, not that shit remake from Rob Zombie) and Trick R' Treat.
     
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  3. Taek

    Taek Well-Known Member

    Posted by Taek on Sep 14, 2016
    #3
    There's a European vampire film I've been meaning to watch for a while, it has a long name, I'll recommend that when I'm on my pc later.

    Also reccing a film I'm sure you've seen, Let The Right One In, the Swedish original.
     
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  4. Taek

    Taek Well-Known Member

    Posted by Taek on Sep 15, 2016
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  5. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Sweet. I've had this one downloaded for a while, but haven't gotten around to watching it yet. This seems like a good opportunity. :drinking:

    Really solid picks so far guys.
     
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  6. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Sep 15, 2016
    #6
    Tucker and Dale vs Evil for my first choice.

    Buuuuut wait, we gotta add some suck in here too, too much good: Troll 2.

    :troll:
     
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  7. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Solid picks so far. If it keeps going like this then this should be pretty fun.
    Oh good, after the first five recommendations all being for good films I was starting to get worried no one would recommend any complete crap.

    I just hope I can follow the complex plot of Troll 2 without rewatching the first one as a refresher.
     
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  8. SpanglishJC

    SpanglishJC Well-Known Member

    I might join in for a watch of Tucker and Dale vs Evil, seeing that I have watched it already.

    Generally though, I don't watch the horror films!
     
  9. Taek

    Taek Well-Known Member

    Posted by Taek on Sep 15, 2016
    #9
    Can I nominate another film in Spanglish's place?
     
  10. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Sure, sounds good to me.
     
  11. SpanglishJC

    SpanglishJC Well-Known Member

    Well, I might be able to think of something here. I might not watch them myself but my whole family love the things. I might as well ask them and see what they say.
     
  12. Taek

    Taek Well-Known Member

    Posted by Taek on Sep 15, 2016
    #12
    Yay! :drinking:
    Awwww :crying:

    Just in case, The Devil's Backbone. Because Halloween is a time of great horror films for me.

    Edit: Wrong film...
     
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  13. Taek

    Taek Well-Known Member

    Posted by Taek on Sep 15, 2016
    #13
    Also, can I just take this opportunity to say how much better Brian Cox is as Hannibal Lector in Manhunter than Anthony Hopkins in the other films.
     
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  14. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Sep 15, 2016
    #14
    I actually agree with this, but I think the best portrayal of Hannibal Lector to me is always going to be Mad Mikkelsen's in the TV series, which you should seriously consider watching sometime.
     
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  15. Taek

    Taek Well-Known Member

    Posted by Taek on Sep 15, 2016
    #15
    If it streamed in the UK for anything less than £2.50 per fucking episode, I would definitely watch it.

    On topic, I think we should all watch Martyrs in a groupwatch
     
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  16. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Yeah, Mads is definitely my Hannibal. I think he captured all the facets of the character better than anyone else. His role in the series is much meatier than in any of the movies and I think Mads' performance even manages to evoke a bit of sympathy for Lecter because he plays Hannibal as such a lonely character. Hannibal is an unrepentant psychopath and it's made clear he's a monster from the start, but you can identify with him a bit more because all humans have the need for someone that understands them and companionship.

    As for Hopkins vs Cox. I think they're neck and neck if we just compare Silence of the Lambs to Manhunter. Hopkin's performance in Silence of the Lambs was much more subdued and creepy than the other times he plays Hannibal. It's not until Red Dragon and Hannibal that he becomes a complete ham in the role. He's still entertaining in those films, but he's no longer even remotely creepy.

    Cox's performance is good exactly because he doesn't overplay the role and considering his minimal screen time he does leave one hell of an impact. It's a minimalist performance that let's the actor's charisma and the material speak for itself. I really like the Manhunter film in general for it's minimalist style. It's a striking looking film with almost no spare fat. The visuals are great and it's dripping with 80s style. It's definitely better than Red Dragon despite Red Dragon being much closer to the book.
     
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  17. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    It's a great film with some heavy themes, but I'd definitely need the support of a group to watch it again. I felt pretty devastated after watching it.

    As for recommendations there will probably be plenty of room for people to make more than two picks, but I just started with that to give more people a chance if they wanted to recommend something.
     
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  18. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    I just looked up what "A serbian film" is. And then clicked "images." Why.
     
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  19. Gens

    Gens Database Moderator

    Posted by Gens on Sep 15, 2016
    #19
    "It tells the story of a financially struggling porn star who agrees to participate in an "art film", only to discover that he has been drafted into a snuff film with child rape and necrophiliac themes."

    Hahaha.....good thing I checked wikipedia first before I even clicked the images button.
     
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  20. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    And yet this doesn't really cover how depraved the movie gets. I can't believe I'm typing these words, but this is a movie that includes newborn porn. It's probably the most hateful, mean spirited and nihilistic movies I've ever seen. There's not much that I'd say really triggers me, but just thinking about this film makes me feel upset.
     
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