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  1. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    It was a lot of fun, folks. At least next year we've got a new HALLOWEEN film to look forward to.
  2. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    It played theaters for a couple weeks but I rented it from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Memory-Origins-Alien-Tom-Skerritt/dp/B07Y8SLXWD/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2QILYDOB1G0P5&keywords=memory+the+origins+of+alien&qid=1572729055&sprefix=memory+the+or%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-1
  3. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    148 total with 37 repeat viewings. I typically average around 80-90 a month but cutting out sports, Sportscenter and sleeping helps add to the average. Best new viewings: Memory: The Origin of Alien One On Top of the Other When a Stranger Calls Back The Redeemer: Son of Satan! Private Parts...
  4. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Threads (1984) *** This British film tells what happens days and years after a nuclear attack. This here was released a year after THE DAY AFTER and it's easy to see why each film has its core group of fans and why those fans like to attack the other movie. I personally enjoyed both of them...
  5. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    The Final Conflict (1981) ** Damien (Sam Neill) finds himself coming into power but there are a group of people who want to kill him before that happens. I'm really not sure why I never watched this third film in THE OMEN series but it turned out to be the weakest of the group, which is really...
  6. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Yeah, I was expecting the Vinegar Syndrome stuff two weeks ago they just arrived. I was expecting the Severin titles two weeks ago and they've yet to ship so I'm certainly not getting everything on. I have managed to watch everything that was on my "to see" list from last year though.
  7. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Beyond the Door III (1989) * 1/2 I decided to give this one another shot since Vinegar Syndrome took the time to release it. I think I enjoyed it even less. There's some good gore at times but the film is just deadly dull. The plot is very small and the pacing is just deadly dull. I just...
  8. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Berserker (1987) ** 1/2 Six people go camping when they are stalked and murdered by a viking warrior. I had never heard of this film until Vinegar Syndrome announced it and after reading the plot I was excited. Then the movie started and I really, really hated it. That was until the...
  9. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Stranger in Our House (1978) ** Wes Craven's made-for-TV film has Linda Blair playing a teen who notices something isn't quite right with her cousin. This is yet another television movie that deals with a nut job coming to stay with someone but no one believes the good girl. I thought Blair...
  10. Michael Elliott

    The Wizard of Oz in Dolby Cinema - October 25, 2019

    I'd say it's worth it if you're a fan of the movie. I took my wife and daughter to this exact theater today and the presentation was terrific. If you like classic movies you might want to check out the Esquire Theater, which is about twenty-minutes away. They're playing ABBOTT AND COSTELLO...
  11. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    The Omen (1976) *** 1/2 Gregory Peck learns that the baby he secretly adopted is the son of Satan. I've seen this film countless times over the years and I've often thought what it would be like without Peck. I'm going to guess that due to some of the graphic violence it would be considered a...
  12. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    If you didn't like the first film then stay far, far away from the second. The third one isn't all that good either. I will admit that I love the original though. I'm not sure what it is but the movie has always been a bit unnerving to me because, I guess, the killer looks like a normal dude...
  13. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Fear No Evil (1981) ** A priest defeats Lucifer but his spirit (?) goes into a newborn baby. That baby grows up and soon Lucifer is taking out his classmates. This is a really weird film and one with some terrific visuals and especially towards the end. There are a few really good moments...
  14. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978) *** Six jerks are invited to their high school for a reunion when they begin getting picked off one by one. Have you seen SLAUGHTER HIGH? That slasher is a 100% rip-off of this movie. It's in fact rather insane how much of a rip that movie is. I actually...
  15. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Re: THE THING. I think the special effects were just too shocking or gross for people at the time. It's certainly far from a mainstream film even when watching it today. Not to mention E.T. was out at the time. A theater near me is playing it this weekend so I plan on seeing it on the big...
  16. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    The Curse of the Cat People (1944) *** This "cough" sequel has very little to nothing to do with the original film. It's about a little girl who lives in an imaginary world and her friend just happens to be her dad's dead first wife. This film never gets the credit it deserves because it's...
  17. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    I became a fan of Leo in this movie when it first hit VHS. I didn't know who he was at the time but then I went to see WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE and THIS BOY'S LIFE and I was like, "hey, that's the CRITTERS 3 guy!"
  18. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    The Backlot Murders (2002) * 1/2 David DeFalco slasher that he made before CHAOS. This one here has a rock band going to the Universal Studios backlot to do their first music video but soon everyone starts to get killed off. I think slashers need a likable group of characters and this one had...
  19. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Hi-8 (2014) *** Eight low-budget directors turn in shorts for this anthology film that pays homage to the SOV films of the 1980s. Tim Ritter, Donald Farmer, Brad Sykes and Marcus Koch are among the directors. I actually liked the majority of the eight stories here and I thought several were...
  20. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    The House in Marsh Road (1960) *** A woman inherits a house but her writer husband wants her to sell it. They soon find out it's haunted, which the wife doesn't mind but the husband gets a lover and the two plan on killing the wife. I wasn't aware of this British horror film until stumbling...
  21. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Demon Queen (1987) *** Donald Farmer's first film is a direct-to-video one about a female demon who goes around eating men. This things runs around 46-minutes without the end credits and there's no question that it was made with very little money but it at least delivers violence, blood and...
  22. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island (2019) ** Sequel to one of the best Scooby movies has the gang retiring from tracking down monsters. They win a vacation and soon they begin think they're back on Zombie Island. The first forty or so minutes of this thing were rather boring with a bland...
  23. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    House of Frankenstein (1997) ** This mini-series has a police detective investigating a group of murders and he eventually runs into some monsters. I still remember this when it aired, although I didn't bother watching it for some reason. Having now caught up with it the film really isn't...
  24. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Peter Cushing: A One Way Ticket to Hollywood (1989) *** The bad thing about this documentary is that it lasts just 76-minutes. If you're a fan of Peter Cushing then you'll certainly want to check this out since it does feature the man himself talking about his career. There's plenty of...
  25. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Bonehill Road (2017) ** A mother and daughter are leaving a violent home when they end up on an old road where they are attacked by werewolves. They manage to make it to a house but inside the house is a serial killer. This Todd Sheets film is working with a very small budget and for the most...
  26. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    THE CHILD and TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN are two of my favorites from that era. I just saw THE CHILD for the first time through the boxset and really enjoyed it. I need to pick up the Arrow version of TOYS as I've only seen it via the Something Weird disc. Beyond the Seventh Door (1987) **...
  27. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Dream Stalker (1991) 1/2 A woman begins having dreams that her dead boyfriend is trying to kill her. This shot-on-video release obviously didn't have much money to work with and it's even more clear that there aren't too many good things to say about it. I can respect filmmakers who just get...
  28. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    SPOILERS..... My main issue with the film is that it lacked any guts. I knew right from the start that none of the family members were going to be killed and it pretty much took away any suspense. Had the film killed one of them early on then that would have thrown me into believing that the...
  29. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Wolfhound (2002) ** A writer moves his family back to the Irish town he grew up in and before long he's having strange visions of naked ladies with big boobs as well as wolves. The promotional material makes this look like a werewolf movie but the "hound" is more like a dog. I watched the...
  30. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 20th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2019***

    Bloody Murder (2000) * 1/2 This low-budget horror film is about a group of councilors trying to get a summer camp ready to open when they are attacked by a man in a hockey mask. This film was obviously meant as a homage to FRIDAY THE 13TH and there are a lot of winks to that film. The only...