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Antebellum (pirate)

Derivative, stupid, miserable and shit. Does almost nothing right from the word go. Two directors who have watched Get Out, The Village and Black Mirror and thought, "Yeah, we'll do that."

The Sorcerers (pirate)

Ever wanted to see a film where Boris Karloff and his lunatic wife (Catherine Lacey) take over the mind of Ian Ogilvy and turn him into a homicidal nutter? Of course you did, and it's as good as you might expect.

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6 is brilliant, but 5 has one of my favourite details - the guy playing Tommy in it was a born again Christian, and apparently only felt comfortable doing it when he realised that evil was punished in

Is it Butch? 

Whenever I hear his name I'm always reminded of the "True or False' round on Shooting Stars. "True of False, Roy Kinnear?"

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What did we think of Borat 2 then? 

It was basically exactly as you'd imagine, more of the same but a decade and a half after the idea was first fresh. I laughed or watched it cringing behind my fingers enough that it was worthwhile but it didn't all work for me.

Tutar was great, she was the highlight for me and could have a great future in comedy with a debut performance like that.

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I felt exactly the same. I found it hard to believe that most if not all of the regular folk weren’t in on the joke to some degree. It’s basically a 90 minute build up to expose an old creep. Got some good laughs and Tutar was indeed the best thing about it.

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No Escape /Escape From Absolom (, YouTube) 

This Ray Liotta lead romp has aged better than many of it's contemporaries and the practical effects on the Island are pretty good. 

Merek, is a glorious villain hamming it up to the max and yes he accepts plastic, apparently. 

Sags in the middle, but it's got Wycliffe, Winston Zedmore, Don Henderson, Lance Hendriksen and countless other recogniable faces in it FFS. 

Definitely worth a rewatch

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I wasn’t blown away by The Witches but the original is hardly great. The witches looked absolutely horrifying though and I would definitely have loved to have Octavia Spencer as my southern cuisine cooking nana. 

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5 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

It was sufficient Friday night fare whilst I did a couple of other things. The debutante ball was the highlight. I honestly get a thrill* out of seeing people squirm in embarrassment.

*peak Englishness.

Nothing says classy more than girls in ballgowns swigging from cans of Bud Light.

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23 minutes ago, Mr_Danger said:

Is their an order to watch the Blumhouse Anthology in on Prime ?

No, but buyer beware, just like Hulu's unbelievably disappointing Monsterland series, despite them being released on Halloween, they're not horror, more thrillery. But I have seen 2 of the 4 Blumhouses so far, and one of them (The Lie) was pretty good.

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Frenzy - interesting Hitchcock thriller from 1972. It's about a divorced man trying to clear his name after being accused of being a notorious sex killer, when his ex wife and girlfriend are both bumped off, based on nothing more than his ex wife's secretary's accusations after overhearing them argue

Maximum Overdrive - heard mixed things about this Stephen King adaptation, directed by the man himself, and honestly I side with the negative reviews. It's a cornball story and the acting is horrific, particularly from the girl playing Emilio Estevez' love interest and Yeardley 'Lisa Simpson' Smith

Candyman : Farewell To The Flesh - decent sequel to the original Candyman. Tony Todd is badass again in the titular role and the kill scenes are gory without being over the top

The Dead Don't Die - really fun zom-com starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver as two cops dealing with a zombie outbreak. Features turns by Tilda Swinton as an oddball mortician, Steve Buscemi and Selena Gomez among others. Recommended if you like Shaun of the Dead

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1 minute ago, RIDDUM_N_STYLE said:

Maximum Overdrive - heard mixed things about this Stephen King adaptation, directed by the man himself, and honestly I side with the negative reviews. It's a cornball story and the acting is horrific, particularly from the girl playing Emilio Estevez' love interest and Yeardley 'Lisa Simpson' Smith

@Moo I want downvotes and I want them now.

They Live (pirate)

This is the one John Carpenter film I really like that I haven't watched nearly enough. Aside from the odd bit of out-of-place (but funny) humour it really is close to top tier Carpenter.

Rabid (Shudder)

I find David Cronenberg to be hit-and-miss and while this isn't one of his best, it's not far off. Marilyn Chambers really should have been the first major porn crossover star. Arguably the most straightforward fun Cronenberg film.

The Hole (Prime)

Surprised this got so slated when released. Joe Dante rarely put a foot wrong and this was a great little 90 minutes. Nice little role for Bruce Dern too.

The Stuff (pirate)

Man, Larry Cohen at his best made some of the most inventive films of his generation. Absolutely bloody daft but with a serious message behind it, what a great film.

Possessor (pirate)

The apple didn't fall far from the Cronenberg tree. You can tell Brandon is his father's son after about 15 seconds of this. A great companion piece to Upgrade and not far off being just as good. Tuppence Middleton fans, form a disorderly queue now.

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14 hours ago, RIDDUM_N_STYLE said:

The Dead Don't Die - really fun zom-com starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver as two cops dealing with a zombie outbreak. Features turns by Tilda Swinton as an oddball mortician, Steve Buscemi and Selena Gomez among others. Recommended if you like Shaun of the Dead

I was really disappointed by this. Thought they were relying on a great cast to carry what was a pretty boring story.

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14 hours ago, RIDDUM_N_STYLE said:

Frenzy - interesting Hitchcock thriller from 1972. It's about a divorced man trying to clear his name after being accused of being a notorious sex killer, when his ex wife and girlfriend are both bumped off, based on nothing more than his ex wife's secretary's accusations after overhearing them argue

I really liked Frenzy. It's an unexpectedly nasty little film, in a way I wasn't quite expecting. The scene in the back of the potato truck is unbearably tense.

 

14 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

@Moo I want downvotes and I want them now.

They Live (pirate)

This is the one John Carpenter film I really like that I haven't watched nearly enough. Aside from the odd bit of out-of-place (but funny) humour it really is close to top tier Carpenter.

I read the Rough Trade Press book about this a little while ago - I was vaguely aware that the shanty-town was a real place, but hadn't realised just what a big deal it was. It was this huge shanty-town, with trade, food, even legal advice. It was this really strange success story - it was genuinely thriving. And then the local authorities took swift action after threatening it for ages, and bulldozed it - the footage in the film of it being destroyed is actually footage of the real destruction.

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