Movie Reviews

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Best of the bunch?

  1. The Thing (1982)

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  2. Rabid (1977)

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  3. From Beyond (1986)

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  1. SWfan

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    TITLE: The Thing (1982)
    GENRE: HORROR/SCI-FI
    RATING ***** OUT OF *****
    There's very little reason I can think of to as why someone would dislike a movie such as this. It has everything a good horror film could possibly have. Interesting antagonist, great score and of-course an atmosphere so thick you could cut through it with a knife. Carpenter knows how to use a Hitchcock-ian method of making things that appear normal at first seem very frightening, while also satisfying the gore-hounds simultaneously. A true horror classic.
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    TITLE: From Beyond (1986)
    GENRE: HORROR/SCI-FI
    RATING: ****OUT OF *****
    This is one of the great special effects flicks of the 80s. It ranks up there with The Fly (1986), The Thing (1982), and even The Blob (1988). Unlike many other horror films from the 1980s, though, it didn't fall into the many trappings of slasher films and even other alien terrors. First-off, young adults aren't the main protagonists. A group of only three scientists, as a matter-of-fact, are the characters who arrive at the "house of terror". So, from the first twenty minutes, we already know that body-count isn't the main thing this film is after. Another great element would be the body horror aspect. For instance, in one scene a character's pineal gland emerges out of his head and forms as a third eye. It is a great H.P. Lovecraft film that demands to be seen.
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    TITLE: Rabid (1977)
    GENRE: HORROR
    RATING: *** OUT OF *****
    This film isn't Cronenberg's greatest work. It isn't even his best outbreak horror flick. However, that does not by any mean take away from how much of an achievement this film is. Cronenberg's genre of "venereal horror" is an interesting one because of how grounded in reality it is. A disease spreading around without any cure is more possible than one might hope. The film's scariness doesn't even necessarily derive from that, though. What makes the film unique, unlike many other horror films out there, would be the venereal epidemic undertones. The film's protagonist, played by Marylyn Chambers, transmits the virus to her victims after seducing them. She is the Typhoid Marry of rabies. See this films as soon as possible.
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    I voted The Thing, as it is the only one I have seen all the way through. I started watching Rabid and got bored about 40 minutes in. From Beyond I will have to check out.
    On The Thing. One of my favorite pastimes back in the day was to watch it, and then all night the PS2 game. The game picks up right as the movie ends, with you leading a team to find out what happened to the research station.
     
  3. SWfan

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    Interesting. Speaking of video games, Destroy All Humans would have to be my favorite.
     
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    The Thing, hands down. Cleverly done, well written, really impressive special effects for its time.
     
  5. SWfan

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    To believe people hated it and praised E.T. instead.
     
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    Niche movie genres like Sci-fi horror can't compete with Jew family movies.
     
  7. SWfan

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    True. Spielberg could never compete with someone like Carpenter, though.
     
  8. lulzbomb

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    The Thing was Awesome , but I think I will give the others a watch.
     
  9. SWfan

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    From Beyond is definately worth watching. Rabid is so-and-so.
     
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    Rabid left me with that "meh" feeling afterwards. The 1982 re-make of The Thing is a classic. I've watched that movie a hundred and haven't gotten sick of it yet. The recent prequel doesn't do it any justice. It's pretty unnecessary.
     
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    The prequel was nothing but an excuse to ride the coat-tails of the original's success.
     
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    Right? It did NOTHING to help explain the alien's origins or anything.

    Plus, I'm a big faggot when it comes to computer generated animation. I hate it. I like the gooey, KY jelly covered animatronic body busters they used in the last one. THAT takes talent.
     
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    I fucking hate computer animation as well. I mean, look at a scene like this:

    Then look at this scene:

    CGI is it's own form of faggotry.

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  14. CallMeMaggot

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    Did anybody watch this?

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    I think is the last movie in the genre I enjoyed...(with Stake Land maybe too, tho is more apocaliptic that horror)
     
  15. SWfan

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    I hear that's a really good movie.
     
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    Not what I'd call that, but certainly really...pleasant. Almost charming with the multitude of winks to the fans of horror flicks. Throughly recommended, in the same vein of:

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    ...which I liked a lot too

    Also, this one:

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    ...is interesting, very far from Hollywood
     
  17. SWfan

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    Not really into supernatural flicks much. Still, those might be interesting.
     
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    i watch this movie every year on halloween... i love it