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Poll Results: Choose your favorite first-film-in-a-horror-movie-franchise:

 
  • 55% (11)
    Alien
  • 0% (0)
    Friday the 13th
  • 0% (0)
    Night of the Living Dead (1969)
  • 0% (0)
    Child's Play
  • 0% (0)
    The Howling
  • 5% (1)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • 20% (4)
    Halloween
  • 10% (2)
    Hellraiser
  • 10% (2)
    Leprechaun
20 Total Votes  
post #76 of 116
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

She's a fine ass rockabilly chick that looks like a Latina Bettie Page....yes on the kinky sex though.

I love horror myself, but she's into it on an insane level. Probably good that I'm not into horror as much as her. We both clash rather frequently already since she's a TOS fan and I'm a TNG fan.

I'll let you live.

TOS? Trek Old School?
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

How in the hell did this thread make 74 posts without a mention of Texas Chainsaw Massacre? The fact that it's not in the poll is bad enough, but omitting it from discussion is a travesty.

Correct, but like the Exorcist films, I prefer to pretend that there is only the original. Are any of the sequels or remakes really worth more than 30 seconds of your life?

I'm hoping to snag tickets to the premier of the (certain to suck) remake of TCM, as one of the writers is my horror film buddy from high school. His family was friendly with Tom Savini, whom I had the pleasure of meeting once. I think that was the only time that I've experienced being star struck.

Which reminds me, I once had dinner with E.G. Marshall at his home. He is now best remembered as the clean freak who is eaten by cockroaches in Creepshow (hmmm...two sequels...not quite a franchise, but almost!). His oldest son was working on a PhD in entomology, and there was a fishtank full of giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches in their basement. True story!
post #77 of 116
I'm beginning to suspect that some of the posters in this thread are fans of Joe Bob Briggs.

I loved Monstervision, especially. Those mail girls...

"Gratuitous Kevin Bacon"
"Chainsaw Fu"
post #78 of 116
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I'm beginning to suspect that some of the posters in this thread are fans of Joe Bob Briggs.

I loved Monstervision, especially. Those mail girls...

"Gratuitous Kevin Bacon"
"Chainsaw Fu"

Oh yeah, Joe Bob was great, but he never set my loins a-tingle like Elvira did.
post #79 of 116
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I'll let you live.
TOS? Trek Old School?


Yeah, that's it, although I think it actually stands for "The Original Series".

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I'm beginning to suspect that some of the posters in this thread are fans of Joe Bob Briggs.
I loved Monstervision, especially. Those mail girls...
"Gratuitous Kevin Bacon"
"Chainsaw Fu"

Joe Bob Briggs was awesome, I saw Sleepaway Camp as a child on his show on The Movie Channel, the ending of that flick fucked me up for life.
post #80 of 116
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post


Yeah, that's it, although I think it actually stands for "The Original Series".

Duh, I should have figured that out. On the other hand I've spent the whole afternoon trying to remember the name of an island that I've seen probably thousands of times and visited about a dozen times. Fuck I think I'm getting Alzheimer's.
Edited by imatlas - 11/1/12 at 4:03pm
post #81 of 116
Hey I had to look it up myself. I'm not a bright one though...
post #82 of 116
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I'm hoping to snag tickets to the premier of the (certain to suck) remake of TCM, as one of the writers is my horror film buddy from high school.

Didn't they just remake the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Are they remaking it again?
post #83 of 116
Halloween (1978 only, please) is my favorite, but I'm actually stunned that you'd include a piece of garbage like Leprechaun and omit An American Werewolf in London. Fantastic movie. And no, I didn't read the entire thread just to see if it's been mentioned already. And if it hasn't, then shame on all of you!
post #84 of 116
Exorcist.

/thread
post #85 of 116
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post

Halloween (1978 only, please) is my favorite, but I'm actually stunned that you'd include a piece of garbage like Leprechaun and omit An American Werewolf in London. Fantastic movie. And no, I didn't read the entire thread just to see if it's been mentioned already. And if it hasn't, then shame on all of you!

I believe he indicated Leprechaun was to catch the jerk-offs, and American Werewolf in London, while a great film, wasn't the start of a franchise. American Werewolf in Paris doesn't count.
post #86 of 116
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I believe he indicated Leprechaun was to catch the jerk-offs, and American Werewolf in London, while a great film, wasn't the start of a franchise. American Werewolf in Paris doesn't count.

Doesn't matter.
post #87 of 116
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

I'm hoping to snag tickets to the premier of the (certain to suck) remake of TCM, as one of the writers is my horror film buddy from high school.

Didn't they just remake the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Are they remaking it again?

http://www.facebook.com/TexasChainsaw3D

Apparently it is considered to be a sequel to the original. A franchise reboot of a sort.

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post

Halloween (1978 only, please) is my favorite, but I'm actually stunned that you'd include a piece of garbage like Leprechaun and omit An American Werewolf in London. Fantastic movie. And no, I didn't read the entire thread just to see if it's been mentioned already. And if it hasn't, then shame on all of you!

I believe he indicated Leprechaun was to catch the jerk-offs, and American Werewolf in London, while a great film, wasn't the start of a franchise. American Werewolf in Paris doesn't count.

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post #88 of 116
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Exorcist.

/thread

I'm wavering on this one. As I said previously, the rest of the franchise sucked donkey balls (with the exception of a couple of scenes in E3) but taken on its own Exorcist is a strong contender for the best horror movie of all time.

Thoughts on "The Version You've Never Seen" versus the theatrical release?
post #89 of 116
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I believe he indicated Leprechaun was to catch the jerk-offs, and American Werewolf in London, while a great film, wasn't the start of a franchise. American Werewolf in Paris doesn't count.

Doesn't matter.

Reading comprehension issues?

j/k. I really loved American Werewolf in London. Last night I bored my friends with the connections between Trading Places and AWiL.

"See You Next Wednesday!"
post #90 of 116
I thought the re-release was weaker than the original cut. The only scene that truly made it better was the conversation between Merrin and Karras on the steps. The touring around DC shit was a waste. The spiderwalk would have been really cool if they had been able to do it right, but they couldn't so it was better to cut it.

The original ending was definitely superior, too.

By far the worst change was inserting those flashes of the demon face everywhere. Really fucking stupid.

In the original version, the face only appeared once, in Karras' dream. And it wasn't that Lon Cheney lookalike either it was Linda Blair's body double, Eileen Dietz, done up in kabuki makeup. Super scary and super effective, way more so than the Lon Cheney face. That little flash is nowhere to be found anymore except on old video tapes that were manufactured before the advent of DVD and the VYNS re-release.
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