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#16    schizoidwoman

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

I'm not a big fan of the film at all but I really like the way so many of the effects were done in-camera, rather than using CGI techniques.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

Salem's Lot scared me half to death...especially that scene where the kid's brother scratches at the window...the second floor window. Egad.

I loved The Lost Boys, and got a huge kick out of From Dusk Til Dawn.

I love the remake of Fright Night; Colin Farrell is so handsome, yet very menacing.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

Try reading the book Lizzie! It's even worse than the movie in terms of scare factor. :P LOL

After so many positive reviews, I think it's a definite rental for me. Thanks!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:38 PM

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Try reading the book Lizzie! It's even worse than the movie in terms of scare factor. :P LOL

After so many positive reviews, I think it's a definite rental for me. Thanks!

If you mean Salem's Lot, hon, I agree! I read it years ago, when I still lived with my parents. The night I finished it, I slept in a chair outside my parents' bedroom. At one point I heard a noise outside, and ran into their room to wake them up. My mom said, "That's it, no more scary books." :D

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:01 PM

Another I feel more acurate protrale of the the actual person of vlad is a movie i once saw called
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (2000).


Quotes

Radu: Why aren't you afraid? Why aren't you begging for your life, like any other man?!
Father Stefan: Because he's not like ANY OTHER MAN! And I knew it the moment he was delivered unto this world.
[to Dracula]
Father Stefan: God save me, had I one moment alone with you, I would have strangled you in your crib.
Vlad Dracula: You...you murdered my father!
Father Stefan: Because were your father unable to pay the Sultan's ransom...
Vlad Dracula: ...I'd be put to death.
Father Stefan: Our God has said to the prophets there would come an antichrist who would promise peace but deliver an apocalypse.

"The ANUNNAKI created (at least) two distinct hybrid humans: one, the fully-functioning demi-god (as described in the Old Testament): the other, a ‘dumbed-down’, more manageable ‘drone’ version (but still, crucially, with godlike abilities latent within it’s DNA). The story goes that the descendants of both versions populate the Earth today with, inevitably, one version ruling the other…"

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

Incredibly lavish costumes and set pieces, but every scene involving Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are cringe inducing like fingernails across a chalkboard. Beautiful to look at but heavily flawed by its cast members and its heavy handed melodrama.

Read the book, it is one of my favorite victorian horror novels that ranks alongside Turn Of The Screw by Henry James & The Island Of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:58 PM

View Postlizzieboo, on 14 August 2012 - 04:38 PM, said:

If you mean Salem's Lot, hon, I agree! I read it years ago, when I still lived with my parents. The night I finished it, I slept in a chair outside my parents' bedroom. At one point I heard a noise outside, and ran into their room to wake them up. My mom said, "That's it, no more scary books." :D

Tee hee!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

Salems lot is one of the creepiest books there is .

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:46 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 15 August 2012 - 06:33 PM, said:

Salems lot is one of the creepiest books there is .

One of the best King books ever written, imo, yet one of its biggest common criticisms that it is nothing but a modern contemporary retake on Bram Stoker's Dracula. But I am one that didnt mind this fact because of its excellent build and produced plenty of late nite shivers and heebie-jeebies.

Speaking of vampire novels, any one here read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:06 AM

View Postdside, on 14 August 2012 - 06:28 PM, said:

Incredibly lavish costumes and set pieces, but every scene involving Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are cringe inducing like fingernails across a chalkboard. Beautiful to look at but heavily flawed by its cast members and its heavy handed melodrama.
Haha, this describes it perfectly if you ask me. It's worth watching for Gary Oldman and the atmosphere. Anthony Hopkins is good too. I didn't really mind the melodrama though because at least it's a good story and still got bloody at times. But as previously stated, Keanu and Winona are awful.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:27 AM

View Postlizzieboo, on 14 August 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:

Salem's Lot scared me half to death...especially that scene where the kid's brother scratches at the window...the second floor window. Egad.

I loved The Lost Boys, and got a huge kick out of From Dusk Til Dawn.

I love the remake of Fright Night; Colin Farrell is so handsome, yet very menacing.

My favorite Dracula films are Nosferatu 1922 and its 1979 remake by Werner Herzog.

But Dracula with Bela Legosi and Horror Of Dracula with Christopher Lee remain classics nonetheless. Most of the Christopher Lee sequels for Hammer Films are meh.

Salem's Lot is entertaining just not as good as the book but managed to keep me bundled under the covers as little boy when it debuted on television. Otherwise, I am not a big vampire cinema fan.

Fright Night, The Lost Boys, and Near Dark are all fantastic MTV-generation representatives for the genre during the 80s. No doubt the funnest period cinema ever enjoyed with the bloodsucking genre with alot of comedy and campy b-movies.

One film that has earned its cult status and borders on a vampire theme is Lets Scare Jessica To Death. Creepy small film from the early 70s.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 08 August 2012 - 05:09 PM, said:

It has It's moments. At the time,it was rather cool .A Halloween episode of The Simpsons did a spoof on it

It's being shown again on TV this weekend where I live so I must try to catch it. I haven't seen it for quite a while. Yeah, The Simpsons spoof was a classic.

Gary Oldman is just an actor's actor. Too cool for the Actor's Studio.

But Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. Who was prettier? Neither of them could act their way off a bus....


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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

What is being showed this weekend? And where?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

More great Dracula related and vampire films

Dracula's Daughter (1936, Universal)

Brides of Dracula (1960, Hammer)

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

The Karnstein Trilogy (the vampire family from Sheridan LeFanu's Camille)
The Vampire Lovers (1970, Hammer)
Lust For A Vampire (1971, Hammer)
Twins Of Evil (1971)

Vampire Circus (1972, Hammer)

Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974, Hammer)

Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers is a hilarious film, including the Count's son whose gay and a Jewish vampire named Shagal. The film pokes alot of fun with genre conventions. Plus, the score by Krzysztof Komeda is truly awesome!

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:46 AM

View Postdside, on 16 August 2012 - 09:45 PM, said:

More great Dracula related and vampire films

Dracula's Daughter (1936, Universal)

Brides of Dracula (1960, Hammer)

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

The Karnstein Trilogy (the vampire family from Sheridan LeFanu's Camille)
The Vampire Lovers (1970, Hammer)
Lust For A Vampire (1971, Hammer)
Twins Of Evil (1971)

Vampire Circus (1972, Hammer)

Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974, Hammer)

Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers is a hilarious film, including the Count's son whose gay and a Jewish vampire named Shagal. The film pokes alot of fun with genre conventions. Plus, the score by Krzysztof Komeda is truly awesome!

I did my Master's dissertation on the Karnstein trilogy; I was lucky enough to know the screenwriter, Tudor Gates, prior to his death and he was a wealth of entertaining information!





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