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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2012, 11:04:34 PM »
Finally TCM breaks out with the horror classics.  Just finished watching the mummy with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing  I guess I missed Dracula before that..was planning on going to bed but now they are showing Gorgon and I never seen it so I guess sleep can wait.


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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 01:15:24 PM »
The ending to The Gorgon is one of my favourites of the era.

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2012, 09:15:06 AM »
The ending to The Gorgon is one of my favourites of the era.

"Screw you, I may not have been in this film for more than five minutes, but I'm friggin' Christopher Lee!" *Chop*

Are you sure your not thinking of Bruce Lee? *Chop*

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2012, 05:52:47 PM »
I may or may not have mentioned this before, but being someone who never really had a Halloween growing up (the parents didn't like it), I can't really say that I've missed the feeling this year. However, since joining this little clambake about five years ago, I've found the desire to revisit my copies of Dracula, Mark of the Vampire, Vampyr, White Zombie, and The Vampire Bat... Not to mention the audio copies of Mercury Theatre's Dracula, Lights Out, Quiet Please, etc.

You guys bring out the classic horror fan in me!  ::)
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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2012, 06:24:33 PM »
I may or may not have mentioned this before, but being someone who never really had a Halloween growing up (the parents didn't like it), I can't really say that I've missed the feeling this year. However, since joining this little clambake about five years ago, I've found the desire to revisit my copies of Dracula, Mark of the Vampire, Vampyr, White Zombie, and The Vampire Bat... Not to mention the audio copies of Mercury Theatre's Dracula, Lights Out, Quiet Please, etc.

You guys bring out the classic horror fan in me!  ::)

I love Mark of the Vampire very well written.

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2012, 06:59:43 PM »
I may or may not have mentioned this before, but being someone who never really had a Halloween growing up (the parents didn't like it), I can't really say that I've missed the feeling this year. However, since joining this little clambake about five years ago, I've found the desire to revisit my copies of Dracula, Mark of the Vampire, Vampyr, White Zombie, and The Vampire Bat... Not to mention the audio copies of Mercury Theatre's Dracula, Lights Out, Quiet Please, etc.

You guys bring out the classic horror fan in me!  ::)

And you've got great taste. Not a clunker in the bunch. Ever see the original Night of the Living Dead?
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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2012, 07:28:31 PM »
I may or may not have mentioned this before, but being someone who never really had a Halloween growing up (the parents didn't like it), I can't really say that I've missed the feeling this year. However, since joining this little clambake about five years ago, I've found the desire to revisit my copies of Dracula, Mark of the Vampire, Vampyr, White Zombie, and The Vampire Bat... Not to mention the audio copies of Mercury Theatre's Dracula, Lights Out, Quiet Please, etc.

You guys bring out the classic horror fan in me!  ::)

And you've got great taste. Not a clunker in the bunch. Ever see the original Night of the Living Dead?

I have it on DVD, but I don't like the ending where Ben is the last one alive and well, but is shot dead  >:(  The scene with the little girl in the basement with the trowel is my favorite scene, though  ::)
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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2012, 08:06:06 PM »
I may or may not have mentioned this before, but being someone who never really had a Halloween growing up (the parents didn't like it), I can't really say that I've missed the feeling this year. However, since joining this little clambake about five years ago, I've found the desire to revisit my copies of Dracula, Mark of the Vampire, Vampyr, White Zombie, and The Vampire Bat... Not to mention the audio copies of Mercury Theatre's Dracula, Lights Out, Quiet Please, etc.

You guys bring out the classic horror fan in me!  ::)

And you've got great taste. Not a clunker in the bunch. Ever see the original Night of the Living Dead?

I have it on DVD, but I don't like the ending where Ben is the last one alive and well, but is shot dead  >:(  The scene with the little girl in the basement with the trowel is my favorite scene, though  ::)

If I remember right, Romero wanted to use the shooting to say something about racism. I think he actually tries to say something in all of his zombie movies. I am partial to his movies because of this. Although a good blood bath is fun once and a while.

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2012, 10:02:13 PM »
I may or may not have mentioned this before, but being someone who never really had a Halloween growing up (the parents didn't like it), I can't really say that I've missed the feeling this year. However, since joining this little clambake about five years ago, I've found the desire to revisit my copies of Dracula, Mark of the Vampire, Vampyr, White Zombie, and The Vampire Bat... Not to mention the audio copies of Mercury Theatre's Dracula, Lights Out, Quiet Please, etc.

You guys bring out the classic horror fan in me!  ::)

And you've got great taste. Not a clunker in the bunch. Ever see the original Night of the Living Dead?

I have it on DVD, but I don't like the ending where Ben is the last one alive and well, but is shot dead  >:(  The scene with the little girl in the basement with the trowel is my favorite scene, though  ::)

If I remember right, Romero wanted to use the shooting to say something about racism. I think he actually tries to say something in all of his zombie movies. I am partial to his movies because of this. Although a good blood bath is fun once and a while.

That film's message works because it is not overt or forced, it is simply matter of fact. Yes, the guy is black and yes, he is the rational one, but in no way does it seem like a "message." And the ending where he is shot could be read either way, message or no.
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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2012, 07:34:49 AM »
Yeah, he was the rational one during the whole movie but at the end everyone's dead the militia his blowing zombies heads off he sticks his head out and the end. Lol!


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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2012, 12:08:02 PM »
So I logged on my home page this AM and this was one of the top stories.

http://moms.today.com/_news/2012/10/24/14631085-are-charlie-brown-and-the-peanuts-gang-too-mean-for-todays-kids-good-grief#comments

Instead of not watching it or not allowing their own children from viewing it they would rather it be erased.

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2012, 06:48:00 PM »
So I logged on my home page this AM and this was one of the top stories.

http://moms.today.com/_news/2012/10/24/14631085-are-charlie-brown-and-the-peanuts-gang-too-mean-for-todays-kids-good-grief#comments

Instead of not watching it or not allowing their own children from viewing it they would rather it be erased.

Seriously?

Maybe watching those shows is why I'm so mean today!

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2012, 08:19:37 PM »
How is it that I cant find a decent horror flick on TV but I can save 15% on my car insurance through GEICO? :o That's just nuts!

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2012, 08:35:58 PM »
How is it that I cant find a decent horror flick on TV but I can save 15% on my car insurance through GEICO? :o That's just nuts!

I've been disappointed at the TV horror movie selection this October. I've never been a fan of either the Friday the 13th or Halloween movies, which seem to be replayed endlessly.

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Re: What ever happened to Halloween?
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2012, 08:48:29 PM »
How is it that I cant find a decent horror flick on TV but I can save 15% on my car insurance through GEICO? :o That's just nuts!

I've been disappointed at the TV horror movie selection this October. I've never been a fan of either the Friday the 13th or Halloween movies, which seem to be replayed endlessly.

Yeah AMC really knows how to over do things. TCM has shown a few good ones but they could show more in my opinion.