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  1. BobO'Link

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

    Most of what I have lined up are BR upgrades of DVDs. I don't think I have anything truly "new" to me in the wings but am not home to double check that. I've finally purchased (after deciding the "sale" prices are never going lower than what I think should be the MSRP of ~$40) 5 of the 6...
  2. BobO'Link

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

    Whew! For a minute I really thought I was going to win this thing... I'm quite happy Travis pulled out all the stops and came in at the wire! ;) BUT - Michael has more *first time* viewings so that should count for something...
  3. BobO'Link

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

    My order from the latest Kino sale finally came in... too late to include the horror titles though. I don't know if I'll hold them for next year or not - I usually do but...
  4. BobO'Link

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

    Heck, I watched 132 and took a full day off. That and taking it easier the last Sat/Sun cost me at least 5 movies. My final totals are: 53 First time viewings 132 films viewed (each part of a mini-series was counted as a separate viewing as well as a first time viewing if applicable)
  5. BobO'Link

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

    October 31st 127. Hocus Pocus (1993) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ A horror/comedy from Disney. A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before accidentally awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Mostly Disney horror (i.e. very tame) on display in a...
  6. BobO'Link

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

    October 29th 120. It - Pt2 (1990) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ I thought I'd not get in any movies this day. As it turned out, I checked my 10yo granddaughter out of school when I left and we got home before my son made it back from lunch with his sister (her mom). She asked to finish the movie so we did. I'm...
  7. BobO'Link

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

    I really wanted to like this film and generally like Burton's work. It's the music that killed it for me - I just don't like it (the songs are what kills many Disney animated films for me). I wish the songs were just gone.
  8. BobO'Link

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

    There are long sections of Young Frankenstein that were lifted directly from Son of Frankenstein. I've found it fun to watch the two back-to-back.
  9. BobO'Link

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

    I suggest Universal Classic Monsters (just pick a few) or one of the many comedy/horror films. Some I've enjoyed are Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Cooties, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II, Tremors, Young Frankenstein, Buffy...
  10. BobO'Link

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

    October 28th 118. The Mummy (1999) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ A quite fun romp and it has a nice CGI Mummy. At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of...
  11. BobO'Link

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

    I have not but stumbled on it looking for the later one. It's also on Amazon Prime streaming (I have that as it comes "free" with Prime and use it a few times a year). I added it to my watchlist - the one I always forget about because I don't like streaming. It, too, has a R2 release - going...
  12. BobO'Link

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

    I have not. I do not have Netflix as there's not enough there to justify paying the monthly fee. Found it on Amazon for ~$10 (R2 DVD - I'm region free for DVD but not BR) so am considering a purchase.
  13. BobO'Link

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

    October 27th 115. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ I finish the trilogy/quadrilogy... A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people. Blending myth with ancient...
  14. BobO'Link

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

    Not necessarily... it has a 5.7 on IMDB and really has mostly the babe factor in its favor... Yes, I own a copy. :D
  15. BobO'Link

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

    October 26th 112. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ The first of a trio (and unofficial quartet) of Quatermass films. Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth with two of the astronauts missing and the survivor ill and unable to communicate. In an era when...
  16. BobO'Link

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

    What makes it somewhat ironic that Hammer's The Mummy is better than Universal's sequels is that it's primarily a reworking of two of Universal's Mummy films, The Mummy's Hand and The Mummy's Tomb, which are, essentially, parts 1 & 2 of a story, with the climax borrowed directly from The Mummy's...
  17. BobO'Link

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

    October 25th 110. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ I first saw this one about 10 years ago when I purchased the DVD. I recalled it being better than I'd expected so upgraded to a BR copy this month. Eric Carter, a reporter for the United Nations, reports on a submarine which collides...
  18. BobO'Link

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

    October 24th 102. The Phantom of the Opera (1929) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ 103. The Phantom of the Opera (1925) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ I'm going to lump both of these together as they're, essentially, the same film - but different. A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. Of all of the...
  19. BobO'Link

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

    This comment you made about The Brotherhood of Satan is how I feel about Rosemary's Baby. It got lots and lots of hype in its original release. Of course in the late 60s a film like this was "edgy" and "dangerous" because of it's rather subversive attitudes. I finally purchased a copy and...
  20. BobO'Link

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

    In spite of all the hype surrounding this production and praise it's received I've never liked it. It all comes down to me feeling that Carlos Villar is horribly miscast as Dracula. IMHO he's the *least* menacing Dracula ever filmed. His whole demeanor is off. I've watched it 4 times - once...
  21. BobO'Link

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

    October 23rd 94. Europa Report (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲☼ A completely blind buy based on it being a SF/Horror type film with respectable reviews. Reviews I'd not read but simply took an aggregate of the total score. An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search...
  22. BobO'Link

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

    October 22nd 92. Phantom of the Opera (1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ This is my least favorite of all the Universal Monster movies from the classic era. As much as anything because it's not truly a horror film. It's a romantic musical with a smattering of horror elements. An acid-scarred composer rises...
  23. BobO'Link

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

    Yeah... I own copies of both of those Kit Parker Jerry Warren collections. They're some of the worst things I've ever seen. And to think, I'd watched the first one, knew how bad the are, and intentionally purchased the 2nd - partly hoping it wouldn't be that bad. It was.:wacko: I also...
  24. BobO'Link

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

    October 21st 90. Dawn of the Dead (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲☼ Yep - another zombie movie. This one's a remake of Romero's 1978 film of the same name. I like the original much, much better. A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is...
  25. BobO'Link

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

    October 20th 88. Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah (1995) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲☼ Every time I think I'm done purchasing Godzilla films another comes along I've either not heard of or just don't have on disc (and I'm not that particular about most of them whether it's DVD or BR - depends on the pressing and whether...
  26. BobO'Link

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

    I get it... I own a half dozen or so of those Mill Creek collections, mostly to sample movies to see if I liked them enough to purchase better copies but also because with many of them there was no other option. The "plus" is a bunch of genre movies for not much money. I just ignore the bad...
  27. BobO'Link

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

    October 19th 85. The Camp on Blood Island (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲☼ Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that Yamamitsu, the sadistic commandant, will murder them...
  28. BobO'Link

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

    It's The Ring of Nibelungen. Ya gotta stop watching those mostly horrible Alpha Vide transfers... I think I have 1 or 2 from them that are not bad - the rest are about what you'd expect from the old Mill Creek when they did nothing but "PD" collections. This one has a pretty good BR transfer...
  29. BobO'Link

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

    October 18th 63. The Fog (1980) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ Yet another of those 80s horror films I never watched until a couple of years back when I picked up this and The Howling in a 2-pack at WM for $5. I pretty much ignored all horror films from the mid 70s on as trailers and commercials made them look...
  30. BobO'Link

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

    When there's a choice I typically watch a theatrical cut first. In the case of this film the length of the director's cut also worked against its already lengthy running time (2hrs 32 min) by adding almost 30 minutes. I'd done some brief reading before hand to find that most of what's added is...
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