Rate the Last Film You Watched

Dai

Thousand Master
Event Horizon (1997, Paul W. S. Anderson)
This is my second-favourite horror movie of the 90s (after Candyman). It really nails that Lovecraftian vibe of an unspeakable, unknowable dread lurking just beyond what human senses can perceive, and the set design is outstanding. I had no idea so much had been cut out.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
31 Days of Halloween 2022!

Day XXVI: The Great Yokai War (2005, Takashi Miike)

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40 or so years after the initial Yokai trilogy (which I watched last year), the ever-busy auteur Takashi Miike directed his take on the series with this fantasy film that sees a young child dragged into a conflict with the Yokai world. There was a nice blend of CGI and practical effects here which lent nicely to the overall proceedings. 3.5/5
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
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Day XXVII: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, Philip Kaufman)

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This engaging remake sports a great cast, an engaging tense storyline and an ending to remember too. Well worth a watch. 4/5
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
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Day XXVIII: Sisters (1972, Brian de Palma) & Raising Cain (1993, Brian de Palma)
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Two films from one of my favourite auteurs Brian de Palma that delve into more psychological horror, the first focusing on a pair of formerly conjoined sisters and the other a Hitchcockian style thriller. Both have their strengths, especially John Lithgow’s performance across three characters in the latter. 3.5/5, 3.5/5
 

jake scully

Kiznaiver
Joining in on the scary movies.

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Watched Midsommar and oh boy. It's from the director of Hereditary which is one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen, and while this wasn't more of the same (which I appreciate) it was still a real wtf/10 movie.
Never seen Hereditary or have any interest in the film and as regards to Midsommar I’ve been told and read its a mind**** and a long one at that
 

jake scully

Kiznaiver
31 Days of Halloween 2022!

Day XXV: Event Horizon (1997, Paul W. S. Anderson)

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A film deemed too graphic in its original cut, resulting in 30ish minutes of content being removed for theatres, with numerous scenes and sequences that are now considered lost media. EH is a solid film at its core with some great actors making up the cast but the glimpses into what could have been without censoring leaves me wanting more. 3.5/5
I saw this again on tv the other night and the only film I like from Anderson but still angry at the US dictators in not saving the uncut footage 😩
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
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Day XXIX: Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)

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A masterpiece and one of Cronenberg's best films with great performances from leads James Woods & Deborah Harry. Videodromes’ themes, which revolve around extreme content and pushing the boundaries associated, have only remained even more relevant with the ease of access to shock content online. 5/5
 

Vincentdante

Railgun
Evil Dead

The original cabin in the woods movie.

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Really was filmed on a shoe string budget and it shows with how schlocky af it is, I haven't seen this one in years but it was fun to go back to, doesn't quite hold up these days though. Though as I recall I don't think this series really finds it's legs until the sequal Evil Dead 2. I will rewatch that tomorrow and see.

Also been watching Ash vs the Evil Dead on Netflix which is just a fun time.
 

Dai

Thousand Master
Day XXIX: Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)
Videodrome was downright prophetic; all it got wrong was the format, and that was only by being so far ahead of its time. It predicts a world where everyone will have a "special name" that they use to project a crafted version of themselves into media. It predicts people continuing to interact with others after their death by using the media they leave behind. It shows the danger of radicalisation resulting from the unfiltered (in the film's case literal) ingestion of dogmatic media. Swap VHS for the internet and you have a film that predicts the 21st Century.
 

Eternal chibi

Kiznaiver
I watched The Devil Rides Out which was an amibitious, but ultimately not fully realised early(ish) take on atmospheric horror.

Unsurprisingly it is the lead performance by Christopher Lee that is the highlight. He is well supported by the film's subdued glimpses at a classic form of true evil. You can see this has been a very influential film. I would recommend to invested genre fans.


I also watched Hero, the wuxia film. I think it is likely that this was the first foreign film I ever saw, on TV when I was probably about 11 or 12. Obviously I was amazed at the time, and on rewatching as an adult I can safely say that it was deserved.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
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Day XXX: Ebola Syndrome (1996, Herman Yau)

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Having seen The Untold Story (also from director Herman Yau) a little while back, this was a film of his that came up on my radar. It’s an unabashed, over-the-top and depraved Cat III exploitation film that doesn’t hold back, and Anthony Wong gives his all as the despicable lead. 3.5/5
 

Vincentdante

Railgun
Evil Dead 2

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Yes the legends were true, this was a much better film than the first. I loved it, great combination of cheese and gore. If I had one complaint it would be the short "retelling" of the first movie was entirely unecessary. It would have been better if they just used a clip of the ending and used it as the intro instead. Would have flowed much smoother imo.

EDIT: It seems Army of Darkness isn't up for streaming anywhere or has a 4k release. It's a pity as that would have round things out nicely.
 
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HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
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Day XXXI: The Exorcist III: Legion (1990, William Peter Blatty)

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A firm favourite of mine and a feature that continues to impress with each viewing thanks to the superb performances from George C Scott, Brad Dourif and Jason Miller and Blatty’s measured directing. The jump scare in the hospital also never loses its edge. 5/5

And so another marathon concludes, and my full list can be seen here:

  1. I know What You Did Last Summer Trilogy: I know What You Did Last Summer (1997, Jim Gillespie) 3.5/5, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998, Danny Cannon) 3/5, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006, Sylvian White) 1/5
  2. Urban Legend Trilogy: Urban Legend (1998, Jamie Blanks) 3/5, Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000, John Ottman) 2.5/5, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005, Mary Lambert) 1/5
  3. Them! (1954, Gordon Douglas) 3.5/5
  4. House of Wax (1953 André de Toth) 3.5/5
  5. Night of the Demon (1980, James C. Wasson) 2.5/5
  6. The Hunger (1983, Tony Scott) 3.5/5
  7. The Haunting (1963, Robert Wise) 4/5 & The Haunting (1999, Jan de Bont) 2/5
  8. Species (1995, Roger Donaldson) 3/5
  9. Uzumaki (2000, Higuchinsky) 3/5
  10. Don’t go in the House (1980, Joseph Ellison) 3.5/5
  11. Death Screams (1982, David Nelson) 3/5
  12. The Last Matinee (2020, Maximiliano Contenti) 3.5/5
  13. King Kong (1933 Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack) 4/5
  14. Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso (1975, Dario Argento) 4/5 & Dario Argento’s Tenebre (1982, Dario Argento) 4/5
  15. Dario Argento’s Phenonema (1985, Dario Argento) 3.5/5
  16. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986, John McNaughton) 5/5
  17. Prom Night (1980, Paul Lynch) 3/5
  18. Screamers (1995, Christian Duguay) 3/5
  19. Poltergeist (1982, Tobe Hooper) 4/5
  20. The Lost Boys (1987, Joel Schumacher) 3.5/5
  21. Scream 2 (1997, Wes Craven) 4/5 & Scream 3 (2000, Wes Craven) 3/5
  22. Children of the Corn (1984, Fritz Kiersch) 3/5
  23. The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970, Basil Dearden) 4/5
  24. The Hidden (1987, Jack Sholder) 4/5
  25. Event Horizon (1997, Paul W. S. Anderson) 3.5/5
  26. The Great Yokai War (2005, Takashi Miike) 3.5/5
  27. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, Philip Kaufman) 4/5
  28. Sisters (1972, Brian de Palma) 3.5/5 & Raising Cain (1993, Brian de Palma) 3.5/5
  29. Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg) 5/5
  30. Ebola Syndrome (1996, Herman Yau) 3.5/5
  31. The Exorcist III: Legion (1990, William Peter Blatty) 5/5

Happy Halloween to all reading this thread!
 
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Vincentdante

Railgun
For my Halloween watch I saw Dog Soldiers

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Rented from Amazon Prime. It's a werewolf story set in the modern age, the story was very generic but I liked how the werewolves were done. In modern films werewolves are relegated to canon fodder or teen drama, so a movie pitting up the more classic idea of a werewolf against trained soldiers equipped with modern weapons was actually good to see.
 

Eternal chibi

Kiznaiver
31 Days of Halloween 2022!

Day XXXI: The Exorcist III: Legion (1990, William Peter Blatty)

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A firm favourite of mine and a feature that continues to impress with each viewing thanks to the superb performances from George C Scott, Brad Dourif and Jason Miller and Blatty’s measured directing. The jump scare in the hospital also never loses its edge. 5/5

And so another marathon concludes, and my full list can be seen here:

  1. I know What You Did Last Summer Trilogy: I know What You Did Last Summer (1997, Jim Gillespie) 3.5/5, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998, Danny Cannon) 3/5, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006, Sylvian White) 1/5
  2. Urban Legend Trilogy: Urban Legend (1998, Jamie Blanks) 3/5, Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000, John Ottman) 2.5/5, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005, Mary Lambert) 1/5
  3. Them! (1954, Gordon Douglas) 3.5/5
  4. House of Wax (1953 André de Toth) 3.5/5
  5. Night of the Demon (1980, James C. Wasson) 2.5/5
  6. The Hunger (1983, Tony Scott) 3.5/5
  7. The Haunting (1963, Robert Wise) 4/5 & The Haunting (1999, Jan de Bont) 2/5
  8. Species (1995, Roger Donaldson) 3/5
  9. Uzumaki (2000, Higuchinsky) 3/5
  10. Don’t go in the House (1980, Joseph Ellison) 3.5/5
  11. Death Screams (1982, David Nelson) 3/5
  12. The Last Matinee (2020, Maximiliano Contenti) 3.5/5
  13. King Kong (1933 Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack) 4/5
  14. Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso (1975, Dario Argento) 4/5 & Dario Argento’s Tenebre (1982, Dario Argento) 4/5
  15. Dario Argento’s Phenonema (1985, Dario Argento) 3.5/5
  16. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986, John McNaughton) 5/5
  17. Prom Night (1980, Paul Lynch) 3/5
  18. Screamers (1995, Christian Duguay) 3/5
  19. Poltergeist (1982, Tobe Hooper) 4/5
  20. The Lost Boys (1987, Joel Schumacher) 3.5/5
  21. Scream 2 (1997, Wes Craven) 4/5 & Scream 3 (2000, Wes Craven) 3/5
  22. Children of the Corn (1984, Fritz Kiersch) 3/5
  23. The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970, Basil Dearden) 4/5
  24. The Hidden (1987, Jack Sholder) 4/5
  25. Event Horizon (1997, Paul W. S. Anderson) 3.5/5
  26. The Great Yokai War (2005, Takashi Miike) 3.5/5
  27. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, Philip Kaufman) 4/5
  28. Sisters (1972, Brian de Palma) 3.5/5 & Raising Cain (1993, Brian de Palma) 3.5/5
  29. Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg) 5/5
  30. Ebola Syndrome (1996, Herman Yau) 3.5/5
  31. The Exorcist III: Legion (1990, William Peter Blatty) 5/5

Happy Halloween to all reading this thread!
I've never seen any of the Exorcist films, but I have always had them on my radar obviously.

After seeing you rate Exorcist III of all things, something I did not even know existed. as a 5/5, then I am realising I surely have to watch this series very soon. Thanks for all of your horror recommendations I will certainly refer to these when I want some.
 

Greboruri

Kiznaiver
The Car (1977)
I think I first saw this on TV as child sometime in the early 1980's. The story of an evil black car stalking and killing the citizens of a small desert town really stuck in my mind. So much so I searched out the film in the late 1990's and eventually got a copy on DVD a few years later. From what I understand the studio wanted "Jaws" on land and the director baulked at that idea a bit. The end product was a mid budget existential horror distributed by a major Hollywood studio, which also had a sizable secondary cast of Native Americans, and the then Church of Satan leader Anton LaVey who was apparently a technical adviser on the film as well as supplying an opening on screen pre-title quote.

The dialogue is utterly strange and laughable at times, and most of the bloodless carnage takes place in the bright sunlight of the small southern Utah desert town it is set in. The score feels quite unsettling and full of dread which really helps as well as the fantastic cinematography of the southern Utah desert vistas. The cast is pretty good with James Brolin, Ronny Cox and Eddie Little Sky. It's often derided as a silly B-movie, but there is a lot going under the surface of the film that keep me coming back to it time and time again.
 
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