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  1. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Edgar Wright is a blast, and I have all three of those.
  2. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I have the jumbo Universal set on BR. The big one with everything. I really should just try one of them blind. I also have the Edgar Wright End of the World Trilogy on UHD. I think I watched Tucker and Dale last year. I haven't seen Young Frankenstein in a long time. I must have it here...
  3. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Well, time's almost up. As usual, I ran out of steam half way in. Horror just doesn't do it for me all that much. So... what to watch with the limited time left.
  4. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    That detail occurred to me as I was watching the movie, which I have to admit, toned down my enthusiasm. This would be an effective double feature with Shadow in the Clouds, which I actually preferred, just from the "this is totally bonkers" factor.
  5. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    18) Overlord (2018) - 3/5 A group of WWII paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to a small French village prior to D-Day in order to knock out a transmitter and to facilitate the impending invasion. They discover the Nazis are up to more than frequency jamming. I think this movie doesn't...
  6. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    A Darren Aronofsky double feature 16) Black Swan (2010) - 4/5 If it isn't one thing, it's your mother. So, it only makes sense to follow up with... 17) mother! (2017) - 4/5 This Earth was a wonderful place to live, until all those damn humans showed up and ruined it.
  7. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    15) The Neon Demon (2016) - 3/5 Elle Fanning stars in Nicolas Winding Refn's most recent freakout as a 16 year old runaway who arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of a modeling career. This is my third viewing of The Neon Demon, and I'm still not quite certain what the deal is. There's an...
  8. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Ravenous is such a weird stinking movie. Every year I intend to watch my blu-ray of it, and never seem to do it.
  9. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I can understand that. While I do appreciate what he did with the first two Firefly movies (I couldn't even finish the third one) they're not exactly something I "enjoy". I suggest you give Lords of Salem a try. It's not very highly regarded, but I think it's pretty good. Kind of a...
  10. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    14) Prisoners (2013) - 4/5 Denis Villeneuve's first English language film is a masterfully done, philosophical and psychological nightmare. When two young girls disappear, their respective families begin to collapse and venture down their individual paths of destruction. Add in a police...
  11. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    12) The Bad Seed (1956) - 4/5 This story of human evil must have been a real shocker at the time. Early in the movie I was a little amused by the 1956 naiveté, but the story got more serious as it played, though it still takes a bit of a cop-out regarding the basic concept. Ultimately this is...
  12. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    10) The Thing (1982) - 5/5 I've just seen this too many times. Time to file it away for about 10 years. 11) Shark Night (2011) - 0.5/5 A "funny" horror movie that's neither. 5/5 on the Eye Candy Scale, though.
  13. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I was going to mention The Three Stooges, but I was afraid people's heads would explode.
  14. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Regarding The Evil Dead, it's multiple things. Yeah, Raimi wanted to make an over-the-top horror movie, but it is also definitely slapstick, which was an odd combination when it was made. I know the first time I saw it I didn't know what to make of it. Now I understand the two contrasting...
  15. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    9) Silent House (2011) - 3/5 Apparently Elizabeth Olsen's first two movies premiered on the same day at Sundance. Along with Silent House was the excellent Martha Marcy May Marlene. Silent House is a type of 'held captive" movie somewhat in the sense of the Rec/Quarantine movies, but instead...
  16. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
  17. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    It's definitely a comedy. An unusual one, but definitely slapstick comedy.
  18. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    6) The Girl on the Train (2016) - 4/5 I think this is a much better movie than it gets credit for. It's best to go in blind and just watch. Emily Blunt plays Rachel, a woman who commutes to NYC by train, passing her former life and home along the way. Rachel's life has completely fallen apart...
  19. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    5) Promising Young Woman (2020) - 4.5/5 I wasn't 100% certain this film with Carey Mulligan portraying a woman bent on avenging the destruction of her best friend would actually fit the challenge, but I'm going to stand by my opinion that it does. I'm not certain what to say about Promising...
  20. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    4) I Am Mother (2019) - 4/5 A Sci-Fi thriller about a young girl, "Daughter", being raised alone by a sentient robot, "Mother", in a massive underground facility. She's told the world has been destroyed and leaving the facility would be fatal. Then a survivor shows up and "Daughter" doesn't...
  21. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    The best explanation of Mother is that it’s an allegory. There are explanations which completely put everything in perfect sense. It’s all darkly religious and more than a little misanthropic. Right up my alley.
  22. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    That one was fun. I actually felt they should have taken it further, but it was nice and campy.
  23. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    By that point, I just laughed. Plus, they did some fun visual stuff with it. It had already taken a direction that was completely overboard, so I decided to just go with it.
  24. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    In my book, it's the best horror film of all time.
  25. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Just don’t claim I didn’t give plenty of warnings. It’s a completely absurd movie. But in the right frame of mind, a lot of fun.
  26. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    2) Unsane (2018) - 2/5 Steven Soderberg's experimental film (shot with an iPhone) portrays Claire Foy as a woman who's involuntarily committed to a psych ward, only to start losing grasp of reality. This has been done many times before, sometimes more effectively. My main problem is the story...
  27. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    1) Willy's Wonderland (2021) - 2.5/5 Direct-to-Stream flick with Nic Cage as a caffeine addicted drifter who's suckered into spending the night cleaning a creepy playland that's filled with possessed "animatronics". Pretty much what you'd expect. Silly and plenty of stage blood, but not as...
  28. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    The Many Saints of Newark opens tomorrow, and since it's on HBO Max and will be gone from there before the end of the month, I guess I'll have to watch it before I get started on horror flicks. I'm open to suggestions of horror movies that are on NetFlix, Prime, and HBO Max that I might not...
  29. JohnRice

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    It's just seriously creepy, and it messes with your head.
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