It's Horror Movie Month! What Are You Getting?

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  1. Jason_Els

    Jason_Els Screenwriter

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    My favorite holiday approaches and with it my usual October horror movie bender.
    So far my collection includes:
    Dracula
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    The Bride of Frankenstein
    Kwaidan
    The Mummy (Karloff and Frasier versions)
    Nosferatu
    Carnival of Souls
    Cabinet of Dr.Caligari
    and
    Suspiria
    Haven't got The Exorcist yet but planning to. I've heard Onibaba is great but I believe it hasn't been released on DVD yet (please Criterion please!).
    I'd love to add more to it. I like the atmospheric haunted house/monster movies as opposed to the hackerslasher stuff. My idea of good scary movies are the ones that might suggest just enough and then let your imagination do the rest. Forget Blair Witch Project, not Gothic enough. I'm of the old-school genre; lots of cemeteries, crypts, disembodied hands, niter, a few gypsy fortune tellers, Ouija boards, and usually a Theramin or two. I wish they made them like that these days. That glorious glowing nitrate film....
    Anyone have ideas for good hair-raising horror flicks?
    Nothing like a cold October night with the leaves rustling outside the windows and settling in for a good scare.
    Surely an Addams in my past life....
    [​IMG] Jason (blah! blah!)Els
     
  2. Bryan_ZZ

    Bryan_ZZ Stunt Coordinator

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    Horror of Dracula and Return of the Living Dead are on the way - just got The Fog also.
    I am deeply disappointed with Universal's abandonment of the Classic Monsters this year. I was ready to drop at least $75 - $100 on some great old Universal monsters. There are so many still "buried"...
    Bryan
     
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    I strongly recommend Black Christmas. Very scary movie.
     
  5. Rex Bachmann

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    Jason_Els wrote:
     
  6. Ken_McAlinden

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    Courtesy of Warners, it's, ..uh... "Hammer time" for me. Curse of Dracula and Horror of Frankenstein. I have the former and will probably get the latter before Halloween.

    Regards,
     
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    My sci-fi/horror DVD collection is already rather large, but as far as recent purchases (and stuff due in my mailbox this month) is concerned:
    CURSE OF THE DEMON - on shelf
    THEM - on shelf
    THE COLLECTOR - on shelf
    VIY, OR SPIRIT OF EVIL - on shelf
    OUTER LIMITS: SEASON ONE - on shelf
    THE EVIL DEAD - on shelf
    THE CHANGELING - on shelf
    LISA & THE DEVIL - on shelf
    HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD - on shelf
    HORROR OF DRACULA - in transit
    CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN - in transit
    RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD - in transit
    ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN - on order
    I BURY THE LIVING - on order
    CASTLE OF BLOOD - on (pre)order
    COMPLETE DAIMAJIN (three-film set) - plan to order very soon
     
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    I'd like to get In the Mouth of Madness since it is probably the movie that creeped me out the most. Might watch The Others again sometime this month.
     
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    I am a little light on the horror department. All I have is the ghostly Woman in Black.
    So -
    I ordered the Universal Classic Horror Collection which, as you probably know, has the following:
    Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Creature From the Black Lagoon and Phantom of the Opera
    Which is a pretty good start I think.[​IMG]
     
  10. Jordan_E

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    The Fog
    Halloween
    Halloween 2
    The Thing
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Prince of Darkness
    The Exorcist
    The Howling
    Return of the Living Dead
    The Evil Dead movies
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    The Amityville Horror
    Christine
    'Salem's Lot
    The Relic
    Plan on picking up IT, the New Line Jason pix, and really wanting to get CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.
    And the wife wonders why she can't find anything she wants to watch! [​IMG]
     
  11. Chuck L

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    The Newline Jason flicks will be sitting proudly on my shelf along side thier brother's this coming Tuesday.

    I would have loved for Universal to have been kind enough to re-issue the pulled Monster series to get a few of them, but alas, no...

    Aside from those two purchases above, I believe that it will be a fairly horror-less Halloween in my house. The titles that we want, we already have. There are many though that we would love to have, but the companies simply haven't put them out yet.
     
  12. Kevin M

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    As far as Gothic goes I recommend the DVD's of
    The Legend of Hell House
    The Changeling
    Ghost Story
    and catching Robert Wise's The Haunting on Turner Movie Classics.
     
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    I already have the 8-disc Universal Classic Monsters set (Dracula/Dracula: Spanish Version, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, and Creature from the Black Lagoon), Nosferatu: Special Edition (Image/Blackhawk), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Image/Blackhawk), The Evil Dead (16x9 standard keep case edition), and Shadow Of The Vampire (which is more like horror-comedy...but still horror in my book).

    I'm thinking of getting the 4-disc German Masterworks set from Kino (but it'll be hard for Kino to top the Nosferatu: SE from Blackhawk) and The Old Dark House from Kino.
     
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    MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND!
     
  15. Kenneth_C

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    I have a pretty large horror collection already, so this month I'm only planning on adding the following New Releases.
    The Curse of Frankenstein
    The Horror of Dracula
    Fear in the Night
    To the Devil, a Daughter
    and
    The Company of Wolves
     
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    Dagon was great!
     
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    Phantasm is worth a view. Excellent Special Edition DVD can be had at a nice price,
    Chris
     
  19. LarryE

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    Can anyone out there recommend "Last House on the Left." I believe it was directed by Wes Craven.
     
  20. Todd Schnell

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    Just ordered these yesterday.
    From Hell Limited Edition (have not seen this movie yet).
    These 2 listed below have been on my list for a while, its just that both have certain nauseating scenes that are hard to watch more than once, especially Seven.
    Alien 20Th Anniversary Edition
    Seven Platinum Series
    Horror currently in my collection.
    An American Werewolf In London
    Aliens
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Evil Dead series
    In the Mouth Of Madness
    Interview With The Vampire
    Nightmare On Elm Street Boxed Set
    Pitch Black
    Sleepy Hollow
    Suspiria
    The Beyond
    Young Frankenstein [​IMG]
    The Mummy Ultimate Edition - horror of a different nature [​IMG]
    I need to add some classic monster flicks.
    Todd
     

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