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    ***Official 21st Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2020***

    49 films seen, 24 First-time watches Ramked * to ****0 10/01/20 Awful Dr Orloff *** 10/01/20 Paranormal Activity ** ½ 10/03/20 Monster of Piedras Blancas * ½ 10/03/20 Ninth Gate *** ½ 10/04/20 Two on a Guillotone *** 10/04/10 Cosmic Monsters ** 10/05/20 The Hunt *** 10/06/20 Urban Legend ***...
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    ***Official 21st Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2020***

    Rated * to **** Island of Terror *** No-nonsense British sci-horror in the Quatermass vein with Peter Cushing and others investigating an experiment gone wrong on a Scottish island. Enjoyable for those who like this kind of thing. Watched with Svengoolie. Deerskin *** From the director of...
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    ***Official 21st Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2020***

    I also love this movie. The shocking plot development you mention put me off when I initially saw it but thinking about it afterwards I thought it was genius and the use of metaphor is quite brilliant. I can see why people would not like the movie as it spotlights some pretty awful human...
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    ***Official 21st Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2020***

    Rated * to **** Awful Dr Orlof *** Jess Franco's first horror movie is a riff on Eyes Wihout a Face with some added perversity, less focus on the daughter and more on Howard Vernon as the doctor. There's also a cute detective/ballet dancer couple who each investigate the disappearance. Most...
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    ***Official 21st Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2020***

    Rated * to **** 10/01/20 Awful Dr Orloff *** 10/01/20 Paranormal Activiy ** 1/2
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    The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020)

    This was a pretty awesome book by cult author Charles Willeford so I hope they do it justice.
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    Underwater (2020)

    I liked the director's previous two films. This one was shot in 2017!
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    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Total - 38 films watched (see list 2 posts above) - 21 new watches, 17 rewatches Best films: One Cut of the Dead Thelma Tumbbad Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II Knife + Heart Incident in a Ghostland Best rewatches Death by Invitation Sauna Mother's Day (1980) Baby, The Worst Films: Skinner...
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    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    List (rated * to ****) 10/01/19 Clovehitch Killer, The *** 10/02/19 Prom Night (1980) ** ½ 10/03/19 Basket Case *** 10/03/19 Death by Invitation *** 10/03/19 Catacombs (1988) ** ½ 10/04/19 I, Madman ** ½ 10/05/19 Basket Case 2 *** 10/06/19 Nina Forever ** ½ 10/06/19 Tumbbad *** 10/06/19 Hello...
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    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Some recent notable viewings (rated * to ****) Return to Salem's Lot ** ½ Typical Larry Cohen production is one of his more ramshackle and bumpy efforts. Only Cohen could make such a sequel to a big property like Salem's Lot, do it so cheaply and completely drop most of the threads from the...
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    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Some recent notable viewings (rated * to ****) Tragedy Girls ** ½ This dark comedy-horror film is only a couple of years old but somehow already seems dated. It's the story of two teenage girls who get involved with a serial killer and try to promote themselves on social media. It ends in a...
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    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Some recent viewings rated * to **** Clovehitch Killer *** on Hulu Story of a teen boy and his dad who may or may not be serial killer. It's entertaining enough while it lasts but ultimately the story does not hang together, there's an unconvincing Dylan McDermott performance and a cliched...
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    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Rated out of **** Clovehitch Killer *** Prom Night (1980) ** 1/2
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    RIP: Rip Torn

    One of his greatest performances has to be in PayDay from 1973. It's a lesser known work but still packs a punch for those who like films from that era.
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    The One...The Only...JAWS

    It's the story of the USS Indianapolis: https://www.history.com/news/uss-indianapolis-sinking-survivor-stories-sharks
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