Squiggy and Spidergirl's Annual Halloween Movie Fest!

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    Day 28: (2008) Pontypool
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226681/

    The director has said that there are three stages to the virus. The first stage is you might begin to repeat a word. Something gets stuck. And usually it's words that are terms of endearment, like sweetheart or honey. The second stage is your language becomes scrambled and you can't express yourself properly. The third stage is that you become so distraught at your condition that the only way out of the situation you feel, as an infected person, is to try and chew your way through the mouth of another person.

    You guys just really have to see this one. Watched it several years ago for the first time and it was unexpected. Definitely a good watch!

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    The Stars have it! (As in the stars of the flag, states in the union, etc)
    my, what an attention to detail you have!
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    I definitely cannot take credit for this; it was a tid bit of trivia from IMDb.
     
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    Day 29: (2011) Sleep Tight
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1437358/

    In all honesty, I skipped this one because I realized it was subtitled and I didn't want to deal with reading a movie. I'll eventually get back to it. :confused:

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    Day 30: (2014) The Guest
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980592/

    A horror movie purposely paced as a thriller. This one was pretty good! Not groundbreaking or really surprising in any way, but just pretty decent. It kept me engaged.

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    I've done a good deal of thinking on this year's horror fest. In all honesty, I was a little burnt out going into last year's and my heart wasn't 100% in it. I almost called it quits, thinking that a decade was long enough.

    But you know...this year is different. This year is a freaking dumpster fire of chaos and it feels like a good year to switch it up. I recently signed up for a subscription to Shudder and have been reveling in the sea of B movies, exclusives, and classics alike.

    2020 marks the 11th year so, in true Spinal Tap fashion, I'm cranking it up to 11 and expanding to 61 days of quarantine movie fun to coincide with Shudder's programming. The format will be different from years past. If you'd like to follow along, it will require a Shudder subscription, which you can obtain for fewer than $5 a month from shudder.com.

    I will only be pre-selecting ONE movie each week. For the remainder of the days, I encourage anyone participating to explore Shudder's catalog, watch a film of their choice, and then post about it to start a discussion.

    Shudder also has a constant live-stream for your viewing pleasure so invite your friends! Host a virtual watch party! Watch something that's not normally in your wheelhouse, OR only watch your favorites - this year is up to you! Just make sure to share your picks - maybe we can all find some new favorites this year.

    The fun starts September 1st!

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    They have a LOT of movies I've never heard of, and I see they have a bunch of "exclusives" to shudder like other streaming services. So, they're paying for exclusive content creation like netflix, amazon etc
     
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    Yeah, it's a treasure trove of horror content! We've been enjoying the Joe Bob Briggs Late Night Drive-In stuff.
     
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    Tonight's the night, friends!
    I am beginning this 61-day journey with a Shudder Exclusive based on the 1927 short story by H.P. Lovecraft.

    Day 1: Color Out Of Space
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5073642/

    The color used in this film to represent The Color is magenta, which doesn't exist as part of the spectrum of visible light. Rather, it is an extraspectral color - meaning it is only perceived by humans in a specific interaction of the eyes' optical rods that detect red and blue in specific circumstances, creating magenta in the mind. Since blue and red are associated with good and evil, it means that The Color is apart from good and evil to come from another universe where these concepts cannot be applied.

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    Yay!!! That time of year again!!! Already!?!
     
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    You get a whole TWO months this year! Thanks, COVID.
     
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    Haha, right?!
     
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    Day 1 Recap:
    OMG this was so good! Very "WTF" Lovecraft. The coloring was gorgeous. Parts were very much Cronenberg-esque. Nicholas Cage's part HAD to have been written just for him because it's so perfectly him. Oh...and alpacas. :eek:
     
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    Day 2: Can't Take It Back
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2142987/

    This movie was recommended by Shudder's curator for jump scares. While I can say that there were definitely some, it unfortunately did not make up for the fact that this is just another lame teen horror flick.
    4.1 on IMDb. Ouch.

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    This looks fun!
    I'm going to watch a horror movie tomorrow after work. I don't know which, though :ohnoes:
     
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    Going German tonight.
    It was awkward and messy... refreshing to see a more realistic take on how people would react in that situation in the heat of the moment. ...and don't worry, the dog doesn't die.

    Day 3: Angst
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165623/

    Based on an actual case of triple-murder perpetrated by Werner Kniesek. He killed three people out of pure lust in 1980 - the murders stand as a threatening symbol of senseless death and destruction.

    "I just love it when women shiver in deadly fear because of me. It is like an addiction, which will never stop", said Kniesek in front of the judge. His psychiatrist classified him as "extremely abnormal but not mentally ill"- an explosive mixture of lust for destruction and addiction to physical violence.

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    BELATED POST

    Day 4: Random Acts of Violence
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1925493/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Another Shudder original! This was based on the graphic novel of the same title. I will say that it was better than I expected. The opening credit sequence seemed like it was taken from a White Zombie video. Overall, the visuals are gritty and beautiful and the coloring is reminiscent of a comic. The plot could've been fleshed out a bit more, but it was still an enjoyable movie and it didn't leave me disappointed.

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