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Old 10-04-2020, 12:33 AM   #8651
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The Snow Creature (1954)

"Sometimes yeti come down to steal woman. Always wanting to steal woman."

A botanist, a photographer and their sherpa are scaling Mt. Everest when word arrives that a yeti has abducted the sherpa's wife. He forces a hunt and the team eventually corners the yeti in a cave, only for it to collapse the ceiling and knock itself out...while at the same time causing the death of its own family, like an idiot. The scientists then force the team to carry the creature back to town and transport it in a large Port-A-Potty-like refrigeration unit to Los Angeles where it escapes and run amok.

According to IMDB, this film is 60% walking, hiking, or running, and I swear it must be a serious contender for most recycled shots in any film ever made (in English, at least): I lost count of the number of times the same arrow-marked street or dark alleyway was shown, and the sewers portion is practically on loop. The makers knew this film needed padding and they brought it in droves.

The Snow Creature itself is a complete laugh. The man who played the yeti was huge, easily around six-six or more, but he wears this god-awful suit that makes the Universal Wolf Man look cutting edge. There are a couple of model monster hand scenes that are decent but are nowhere near capable of saving the monster, let alone the film.

Thankfully only an hour long and I know I've seen worse from better, but this is still poor.
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Werewolf in a Women's Prison (2006)

"You sound like a bad movie to me."

Trashy fun. A gift from a friend.

Crawl (2019)

"Follow the wet wall.
-They're all wet!"

Really liked this one despite having CGI gators. The premise is simple enough, which is good--a woman goes to check on her dad who isn't responding in a hurricane and they both get trapped in their old house's crawlspace when a gator blocks their way.

Troll 2 (1990)

"Your brother is not a little sh*t; he’s just sensitive."

A contender for best worst movie and one that has its own documentary of that title; this ‘classic’ turns 30 today. I remember as a kid being confused not only by the fact that this had no connection to the first movie, but they were really goblins here.

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The Snow Creature (1954) ... A botanist, a photographer and their sherpa are scaling Mt. Everest when word arrives that a yeti has abducted the sherpa's wife. He forces a hunt and the team eventually corners the yeti in a cave, only for it to collapse the ceiling and knock itself out...
Sounds like a good concept that didn’t have the means to see it through. If there was a riff, I’d watch it gladly, but otherwise it sounds like a chore.
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Old 10-04-2020, 05:51 PM   #8653
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While watching it I kept wondering if they made the film to make use of stock footage from something else, like Monster from Green Hell did. I doubt there's a riff of this because it's so shallow and repetitive that you'd need some serious wit to make use of anything herein.
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Night of the Ghouls (1959)

"Oh, it was a nightmare of horror!"

Watched for the anniversary of Ed Wood's birthday and as a Halloween-time flick.

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

"Do you have any hobbies?"

The family and I loved this. Best not to know too much about it, though.

The Vampire Lovers (1970)

"You must die! Everybody must die!"

Not sure if this classic (which turns 50 today) is Hammer's first with nudity, but it is the first of the Karstein Trilogy (based on the novella Carmilla) and the first starring the beautiful Ingrid Pitt and it's definitely the year the British studio decided to go more adult both with the violence and the sensuality.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:21 PM   #8655
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Midnight Manhunt (1945)

"There's a corpse playing cards!"

A hitman (George Zucco) kills another man and steals a bundle of diamonds, but his target crawls to the next-door wax museum of gangsters (that's a bit niche admittedly, which is why they have a fortune teller figure there, for diversity and all) where his now-actually-definitely-dead body is discovered by a small-time journalist. She tries to leverage the infamous gangster's death so that she lands the big article in her paper, but the museum's owner and a smartass staffer find it and try to ditch it, thinking the cops will accuse them of murder. Thus ensues a series of hijinks that result in the journalist and her ex reuniting while dealing with the hitman.

This is fairly amusing even now, but my biggest surprise was the Zucco doesn't die at the end. The characters were a who's-who of cliches but Zucco was smooth and the plot was steadily paced, so the hour went by easily enough. (Studio should have made sure to match Zucco's short-barrel first gun in the end fight, though, because suddenly he has a chrome-plated long-barrel revolver).

Thankfully I saw this recommended when my dad was scouring YouTube for K-pop videos or I might have had to come up with something even worse (he thought it wasn't all bad, he did laugh at some of the jokes).
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Thanks goodness someone else finally posted. This is about a week. [Normally it would be more, but I was out of town for two days and had a backlog of subscription videos on Youtube.]

[Rifftrax:] Blood Theatre (1984/2019)

"The theater's been closed for two weeks, but people are still waiting for Avengers: Endgame to finish."

30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)

"I told you."

Blood of Dracula (1957)
[aka Blood Is My Heritage]
[aka I Was a Teenage Vampire]

"We can make life awfully miserable for oddballs."

Okay, 'science'-based teen horror. Quick watch.
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:24 AM   #8657
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Thanks goodness someone else finally posted.
Things have been difficult of late. It's been probably three whole months since I got a disc from Netflix and I just can't find the time to spend on it. I've got a year's backlog on YouTube (including whatever James Rolfe is putting out for this year's Monster Madness) because my laptop is starting to go and that's going to absolutely devour my free time if I start clearing it. Also doesn't help that I need to do at-home online courses for my job so I can get my yearly review because the work computers won't admit a number of users (the data company mangled things when dealing with a virus so now a lot of people are locked out of their accounts, including me).
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Night of the Living Dead (1990)

"This is something no one's ever heard about, and no one's ever seen before. This is hell on earth."

30th anniversary of Savini's remake of his friend and sometimes employer's cult classic. Better than you'd expect (and less gory than I remembered). Not needed, but not a waste of time either, imo.

The Addams Family (1991)

"And our credo: Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc. 'We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.' Not just pretty words."

Addams Family Values (1993)

"You'll meet someone. Someone very special. Someone who won't press charges."

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Things have been difficult of late. It's been probably three whole months since I got a disc from Netflix and I just can't find the time to spend on it. I've got a year's backlog on YouTube (including whatever James Rolfe is putting out for this year's Monster Madness) because my laptop is starting to go and that's going to absolutely devour my free time if I start clearing it. Also doesn't help that I need to do at-home online courses for my job so I can get my yearly review because the work computers won't admit a number of users (the data company mangled things when dealing with a virus so now a lot of people are locked out of their accounts, including me).
Hope it gets easier. I find more distractions from movie watching then I used to. I have so many subscriptions on Youtube now that when I miss a few days it's like 8 hours of stuff to catch up on. I really should cut back.
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Master of the World (1961)

"Here's the comic relief again! Time to pick up the pots!" -- my dad

In Morgantown, PA, a nearby mountain erupts and the ground shakes, with a booming voice quoting scripture. The government sends Charles Bronson to investigate, enlisting the help of Henry Hull and a couple others (an obnoxious fiance and a headstrong young woman) to discover Vincent Price cosplaying Captain Nemo as he simultaneously rips off Howard Hughes by using an advanced paper SHIELD helicarrier to threaten and bomb everyone into abandoning war and embracing peace.

My dad swore we watched it already but I've never seen this, so he probably watched it many years ago on TV and maybe I caught it as a little kid but I cannot remember.

Overall this is a fairly entertaining film (free on YouTube because someone recorded it off their TV and while the quality is sub-par it's good enough and the acting, especially from Price and Hull, are solid).
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Cat People (1942)

"You can't fool a cat."

Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

"Do not worry. I'm not a man who's affectionate in the morning hours."

Fun William Castle flick about a peasant who becomes rich when he robs the winning lottery ticket from his dead father's grave, but who also gets his face stuck in a Joker-like grimace of horror.

Old Dark House (1963)

"How can a house die?"

William Castle's more comedic remake of the James Whale classic. Humor mostly fell flat for the family and me.

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I liked that one (enough that I'd like to buy it some day). Forgot it started in Morgantown, PA. That's like an hour from my home.
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:51 PM   #8661
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Cat People is one of my favorite old movies. Very original and, especially for its time, very well staged.

Jules Verne's novel Master of the World was a sequel to his novel Robur the Conqueror. In the novel MotW, Robur's base was in a mountain in North Carolina.

The talented Richard Matheson wrote the screenplay for the movie.

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)

"When you work with words, words are your work."

[Rifftrax:] The Dark Power (1985/2015)

"This really sucks.
-Not a line; just this actress reflecting on her decision to be in this movie."

[Rifftrax:] Mind Ripper (1995/2017)

"Feels like a Resident Evil game before you figure out the controls or what you're supposed to do."

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It is so good. I've seen it several times, but it had been a while.

I actually really like Curse of the Cat People too despite it barely being connected. The one shot of Simone Simon in the snowy backyard is just so beautiful.
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I actually really like Curse of the Cat People too despite it barely being connected. The one shot of Simone Simon in the snowy backyard is just so beautiful.
I also like Curse of the Cat People. It's too bad that Val Lewton died of heart problems at 46. I also wish Simone Simon had had a longer career in movies.

Don Knotts was one of several actors from his era who quit hit television shows with visions of movie stardom dancing in their heads. Others included Andy Griffith and Dick Van Dyke.
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The Predator (2018)

"That's not a predator, that's a sports hunter."

Life (2017)

"This is some Re-Animator s**t.
-That's a very obscure reference.
Not for a nerd."

Get Out (2017)

"Now, you're in the sunken place."

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A classic beauty and intriguing actress. There's something about her that always draws me in. I get a similar exotic vibe from Ramsay Ames, who was also underutilized, but was actually American born. [I know her mostly from The Mummy's Ghost.]

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Get Out (2017)
"Now, you're in the sunken place."
I think Brian Williams lied to Allison Williams about being her father.
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House of Dark Shadows (1970)

"If I told the police that the creature they're looking for lives by night, and sleeps in a coffin by day they might question my sanity."

Re-watched for its 50th anniversary.

[Rifftrax Live:] House on Haunted Hill (1959/2011)

"Frank Lloyd really phoned it in for this one."

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I think Brian Williams lied to Allison Williams about being her father.
Don't see a resemblance? I didn't know this until I just checked.
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Don't see a resemblance? I didn't know this until I just checked.
You know about Brian Williams telling all those lies and getting caught, right?
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The Golem (1920)

"The stars foretell disaster!"

An inspiration for the look of cinematic Frankenstein, this silent classic turned 100 yesterday. (Re-watched it for free on Youtube).

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I'm sure I did, but forgot among a bunch of other scandals.
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Not a film but season 2 episode 1 of The mandalorian. Im grining with joy
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

"You don't read the book. It reads you."
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Mortal kombat legends scorpions revenge. I fucking loved it and bring on a sequel
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Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

"Those little s**ts stole my Sprite."

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It was good and the most in keeping with the games.
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It was good and the most in keeping with the games.
One gripe about mortal kombat i argue is the character endings and story arent connected like marvel where its continuity. Im hoping we get a legitimate canon for the mortal kombat universe. Right now with the animated film they are on the right foot
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Frankenweenie (2012)

"Science is not good or bad, Victor. But it can be used both ways."

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One gripe about mortal kombat i argue is the character endings and story arent connected like marvel where its continuity. Im hoping we get a legitimate canon for the mortal kombat universe. Right now with the animated film they are on the right foot
Up until MK vs DC, they had a pretty consistent (though convoluted) continuity. Of course, you can't have the arcade endings (where anybody can win) all fit together, but the sequels usually continued as if Liu Kang (then others) won and followed that story.
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Up until MK vs DC, they had a pretty consistent (though convoluted) continuity. Of course, you can't have the arcade endings (where anybody can win) all fit together, but the sequels usually continued as if Liu Kang (then others) won and followed that story.
See what i want is if characters are killed off in the story mode they should stay dead. Even comics have this issue . Its like come on man how many times can one character die and be brought back without feeling oh they did it again?
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