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Horror Movie Month, Brought to You by SHUDDER®™©

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I bear Return of the Living Dead a tremendous grudge for making the brain eating part of zombies a thing

    Ataxrxes
  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I bear Return of the Living Dead a tremendous grudge for making the brain eating part of zombies a thing

    now we must duel it was the best thing to ever add to the zombie genre

    wandering
  • AtaxrxesAtaxrxes Hellnation Cursed EarthRegistered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I bear Return of the Living Dead a tremendous grudge for making the brain eating part of zombies a thing

    It's whatever, but I feel like more people need to recognize this fact and respect the originator of the concept. Nobody seems to know this film spawned that whole thing and it makes me mad haha.

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I don't even entirely disagree there, actually

    It's a weird thing because it's something that you see a lot in culture but not a lot in media

    I think I would have less of a problem with it if it was something that was an addition to many of the films that followed Return, but instead it's something that you hear a guy saying in his shitty zombie costume

    It's like if every time someone put on a cape and fangs they felt the need to do a Dead and Lovin' It bit

    Ataxrxes
  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    the world would be better if everyone imitated leslie nielsen dracula

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    valhalla130LadaiGR_ZombiefacetiouswanderingA Dabble Of Thelonius
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I knew you would say that and I thought about trying to come up with a different example but honestly you probably would have said it about anything

  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    i am just

    so tired of shitty lugosis

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    i am just

    so tired of shitty lugosis

    I mean yeah, me too. I have an element of that fatigue with like, every big horror monster I think, and with zombies it happens to be specifically towards the brains thing.

    I honestly like the idea of zombies wanting/needing to eat brains in order to survive and not turn into mindless, well, zombies. There's some real meat on those bones, it just happens to be a weird thing that people insist that every zombie is about, even though there are clearly a bunch of differing mythoses there.

    And yeah, an over-the-top Lugosi accent for every vampire falls into that exact same thing.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I haven't actually seen anyone do a brains bit in years
    I think most people I'm around are getting their zombie exposure from Walking Dead, which I think has overridden a lot of the brains stuff

    Anecdotally, of course

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Oh wow One Cut Of The Dead was phenomenal

    What a weird wild movie

    I wonder how they made it

    AtaxrxesastrobstrdMedium Dave
  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    I heartily recommend One Cut of the Dead and the less you know, the better. My favorite 3rd act in recent memory by a bit.

    Selling the Scream Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-donaldson
    StraightziKetarRorshach KringleMedium Dave
  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    I started it and couldn’t get past the opening. Lots of stuff making it hard to suspend disbelief, like zombies going after people but not the cameraman for whatever reason?

    It’s gotten rave reviews so maybe I’ll revisit it

  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited November 2019
    Yeah absolutely try again. There's a lot more going on there and that will be explained.

    Straightzi on
    KetarastrobstrdRorshach Kringle3cl1ps3Medium Dave
  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    one cut of the dead is maybe the most impressive horror movie in a long ass time

    like, i am in awe of everything they were able to do with such a simple premise

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    KetarastrobstrdStraightziAtaxrxes
  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    edited November 2019
    Without hopefully giving too much away re: OCotD
    I'd say One Cut of the Dead is less a horror movie than a comedy in the vein of Noises Off. I think a lot of non-horror fans would enjoy it immensely once they got past the 30 minute mark.

    astrobstrd on
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  • wanderingwandering Russia state-affiliated media Registered User regular
    my favorite inanimate-figure-come-to-life who is on the prowl for some brain:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nauLgZISozs

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Tucker and Dale!

    “HEY!!!!!!

    WE GOT YER FRIEND!!!!!”

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
    3cl1ps3darunia106A Dabble Of Thelonius
  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I bear Return of the Living Dead a tremendous grudge for making the brain eating part of zombies a thing

    I like it because unlike subsequent pulp zombie material, it's not a mere mindless hunger that drives them. The whole conceit of the zombies in Return is that not only are they still conscious, but they're in constant, blinding agony the entire time and the only thing that seems to temporarily numb the pain is whatever is in human brains. Not only does it give context to their "hunger", it also makes the viewer sympathize with them and terrified of the fact that once they die they're doomed to share the same fate.

    Tarman is easily the most original zombie ever created, the dude in the costume nailed the unnatural shuffling of a zombie missing most of its musculature and just moving as best it can. Love it.


    Unrelated, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is one horror comedy I don't think I saw mentioned. I saw it a few years back and remember it being a very clever take on the slasher genre.

    Magic PinkAtaxrxes
  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    edited November 2019
    Went to a horror movie night.

    We watched The Thing and Coherence

    I pet a kitty.

    Was pretty good :+1:

    Bedlam on
    valhalla130Olivawdarunia106DonnictonMedium DaveStiltswandering
  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Are you sure it was a kitty

    darunia106wandering
  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    Watching Daughters of Satan which is trying to sell me on shitty misogynist Tom Selleck character as a protagonist and I ain't buying. Every shot of this film is more 70's than the last.

    Selling the Scream Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-donaldson
  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    The 70s - like the 60s, but worse in every way

  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    The 70s - like the 60s, but worse in every way

    Don't know if I'd call one worse, but the 70's did certainly involve more orange on brown on orange on brown.

    Selling the Scream Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jeremy-donaldson
    valhalla130
  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    The 70s - like the 60s, but worse in every way

    Don't know if I'd call one worse, but the 70's did certainly involve more orange on brown on orange on brown.

    It’s when Boomers showed their true colors (orange on brown on orange on brown) and it’s not called the Me Decade for no reason

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Orange is the best color

    Rorshach Kringlewandering
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    I watched Scream the other day and I think I liked it a lot but it’s hard to divorce it from a lot of obnoxious stuff it inspired

    like I can’t help but see the future of Youtube film criticism in it

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Scream is great.

    All of the Scream movies are good actually.

    Magic Pink
  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Scream is great.

    All of the Scream movies are good actually.

    #4 is not so great

    Medium Dave
  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I finally got around to starting What We Do In the Shadows.

    I had a hard time getting into it, because the reality show format just leaves me cold, but it jas its moments.

    "I don't think she's a virgin, if... she's doing that."

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    Magic Pink
  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    If you end up liking the movie, the FX series is fantastic

    Straightzi
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