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Old February 19th, 2005, 10:05 PM   #46
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If I'm not mistaken, most horror films released these days start strong and end weak. That's what I've heard.

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Old February 19th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #47
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"The Shuttered Room"

John, was that the one where Gig Young was driving around in a convertible T-Bird, trying to save his career? In the end he wound up at a decrepit New England mansion and there were lots of POV shots through boarded up windows? And Oliver Reed succumbed to the "horror out of space," or some such hooey?
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Old February 19th, 2005, 11:50 PM   #48
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Ding ding ding! Tell him what he's won, Dan. A pair of white loafers just like Gig Young wears in the movie.

It's definitely got a 60s cheese element to it...but something about those handheld POV shots of something watching is pretty creepy (until you find out what it is).

P.S. I wonder if Gig's motivation was to save his career...or to co-star with Carol Lynley? And I agree...Oliver Reed definitely doesn't seem to fit in with the other New England bumpkins.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 03:58 AM   #49
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My stuff isn't really horror (not into that), but:

The series "V", I was pretty young, and never saw anything like
that!

The last time was with the movie "Event Horizon". Sci-Fi horror in
space. Saw it in an almost empty theatre at night. Thought I
went to a sci-fi thriller, whoops....

edit: I just read that two others mentioned "Event Horizon" as
well, small world! Dylan C: I know how you felt <g>
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Old February 21st, 2005, 02:35 AM   #50
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Last House On The Left more of a "terror" film but a classic IMO.

Slumber Party Massacre - another classic trapped in the house run from the power tool killer film.
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Old February 21st, 2005, 09:39 AM   #51
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<<<-- Originally posted by Matt Stahley :

Slumber Party Massacre - another classic trapped in the house run from the power tool killer film. -->>>

I have seen Slumber Party Massacre more than any other horror film except Tremors (which arguably isn't horror).


Rob, I was surprised too that Event Horizon turned out to be horror.
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Old February 21st, 2005, 10:37 AM   #52
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I had read the book adaptation and knew what I was in for. Movie book tie-ins, my guilty pleasure!

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Old February 23rd, 2005, 03:23 AM   #53
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Dylan: yeah exactly... although it had some very interesting art
design etc. From what I remember there where some cool looking
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:40 AM   #54
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Scariest film ever made: The Haunting of Hill House, a 1960s-era adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name. This film had no special effects whatsoever and, at least for me, was the most terrifying thing I've ever seen.
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<<<-- Originally posted by Paul Tauger : Scariest film ever made: The Haunting of Hill House, a 1960s-era adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name. This film had no special effects whatsoever and, at least for me, was the most terrifying thing I've ever seen. -->>>

Not available through Netflix unfortunately. :(
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 12:10 PM   #56
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I found new VHS copies on . . . where else? Ebay.

There's also a decent transfer out on DVD.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 10:16 PM   #57
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<<<-- Originally posted by Paul Tauger : Scariest film ever made: The Haunting of Hill House, a 1960s-era adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name. This film had no special effects whatsoever and, at least for me, was the most terrifying thing I've ever seen. -->>>

I think you're talking about The Haunting (1963). My screenwriting teacher at USC wrote that movie. Huh. According to IMDb, he passed away last year. I hadn't heard.

There's also The House on Haunted Hill (1959).

Both films were remade in '99.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:00 PM   #58
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The Haunting ('63) was a SCARY flick! I own the DVD. Or is it the original House on Haunted Hill that I own...

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Old February 24th, 2005, 02:59 AM   #59
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I think you're talking about The Haunting (1963). My screenwriting teacher at USC wrote that movie. Huh. According to IMDb, he passed away last year. I hadn't heard.
You're right -- it's "The Haunting" which was the film version of The Haunting of Hill House. I remember the remake -- it was awful. But the original . . . ahhh!

"Hill House, where walls met walls and floors met floors and doors were sensibly shut. And whatever walked in Hill House . . . walked alone."
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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:23 AM   #60
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Last year, I took my girlfriend to see "Wrong Turn". About 2 weeks later we went for drive in the country and I pretended to be one of those wackos in the movie...she flipped out. I had her thinking I was taking her into the woods and was going to "drop her off at a remote barn where my buddy was waiting". lol...I'm so bad.

Oh, also.....anyone see "Session 9" about the Danvers, MA mental hospital? If you haven't...rent it. I live about 30 minutes from that place and it's creepy...after watching it I told my girlfriend I was taking her there. She flipped out about that too...

Needless to say, my girlfriend hates watching horror movies with me. The movies get it all going...and I seem to scare the crap out of her afterwards!!! lol
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