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The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 7:47:30 AM   
rawlinson

 

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No great shock, but an incredibly deserving winner, Carpenter's masterpiece and one of the greatest films ever made. Congrats to Matty, sorry to Miles and TRM for missing out on the win.
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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 8:26:53 AM   
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but an incredibly deserving winner, Carpenter's masterpiece and one of the greatest films ever made.


Has any one sentence ever contained three such wrong statements?


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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 8:27:54 AM   
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You are probably the only person who thinks that way, you know. 

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 8:29:36 AM   
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Standing out from the crowd and all that.


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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 8:31:20 AM   
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Yeah, but there's marching to your own beat and then there's just pure fucking insanity. You've tipped into insanity on this one.

I still don't know what you dislike about The Thing.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 8:35:52 AM   
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FUCK. YEAH.




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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 8:37:08 AM   
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It's been my No. 2 all through the rounds, so I'm perfectly happy with this win.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 9:06:31 AM   
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You know what - I still haven't seen it.

But out of the final three (none of which I'd seen) it looks the coolest, so well done.


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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 9:23:46 AM   
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Keep an eye on the ITV channels - it turns up there a lot.

Thank heavens for the winner! Congrats Matty

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 10:35:25 AM   
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Me and Kanye approve of this result.

I would congratulate Matty, but fuck him he didn't make the film.

When do we get cracking on with the next HOF? I want to see people marvel at my superior taste in films and my horrible blurb writing skillz.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 10:36:10 AM   
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Yes, I do like credit for the amazing ability to recognise the sterling work by Carpenter, Russell and Bottin.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 10:37:00 AM   
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I would congratulate Matty, but fuck him he didn't make the film.




Either today or tomorrow most likely for the next round.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 10:37:32 AM   
rawlinson

 

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Yes, I do like credit for whoring for votes


Fixed

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 1:38:10 PM   
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I was listening to Kanye West when I saw that .gif. It's been a good day.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 1:46:23 PM   
matty_b


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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ORIGINAL: matty_b

Yes, I do like credit for whoring for votes


Fixed



Really? Do I REALLY have to bring up the film you won with?

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 1:52:22 PM   
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This is a good day indeed. So much so I think I'll re-post my review of The Thing right here to clarify just how wrong Gimli is...

"The Thing, in a roundabout way, re-invented the horror film. While all about it were plumbing the depths of slasher territory (ironically instigated by John Carpenter's Halloween) and Evil Dead rip-offs, Carpenter decided on heading to the expansive environment of Antarctica (well, British Columbia) to create one of the most claustrophobic and suspenseful horror movies ever made. Twelve Angry Men crossed with a unique take on the creature feature, if you must.

Indeed, it is the squabbling bored scientists and the marvellous construction of the movies monster (along with Kurt Russell's fantastic beard and hat combo) that make The Thing so highly memorable. The ease with which it moves from horror, to science fiction, to character drama exposes the film as so much more than your typical bog-standard horror flick. It's just as much a compelling exercise in characterisation, paranoia and suspense, as it is an unrelenting gore filled shocker.

Despite this refreshing intelligence, however, it is The Thing that steals the show from Russell and company. Moving away from the bland and not particularly scary man-in-a-monster-suit, Carpenter revolutionised the way an alien encounter could be perceived on screen, and created a genre-defining monster-in-a-man-suit horror flick that has yet to be bettered. Indeed it is those sequences that have come to transcend the movie and take on a reputation of their own that really makes The Thing unique within the vaults of horror. That the now infamous blood test sequence has been ripped off in numerous horrors (The Faculty most recently) shows just how far reaching the imagining has ingrained on movie lore. And there is still little that can top the unbelievable outcome of Norris' heart attack. Along with Ennio Morricone's fantastically haunting synth score and no real conventional ending, just a beautifully scripted sequence finishing with probably the greatest final line from any film ever, The Thing is one hell of a movie."



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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 2:13:55 PM   
rawlinson

 

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ORIGINAL: matty_b


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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ORIGINAL: matty_b

Yes, I do like credit for whoring for votes


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Really? Do I REALLY have to bring up the film you won with?


A 60 year old black & white Japanese film about an old man vs The Thing.

Which one of us is really vote whoring there, Matthew? And your nom' for the next round is just as fucking bad.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 2:28:36 PM   
matty_b


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Oh yes, cos Ikiru never, ever comes highly in the top 100's lists, does it?

You're such a twat.

And I honestly don't think my next nomination is.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 2:28:54 PM   
TRM


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

sorry to Miles and TRM for missing out on the win.


You havent even tried to hide that big grin on your face
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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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ORIGINAL: matty_b


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

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ORIGINAL: matty_b

Yes, I do like credit for whoring for votes


Fixed



Really? Do I REALLY have to bring up the film you won with?


A 60 year old black & white Japanese film about an old man vs The Thing.

Which one of us is really vote whoring there, Matthew? And your nom' for the next round is just as fucking bad.



You are fooling no one!

That said, Matty has nominated The Thing twice now. Even Rawlinson wasnt that desperate to win.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 2:29:52 PM   
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Shush, quiet now.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 2:32:05 PM   
rawlinson

 

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Oh yes, cos Ikiru never, ever comes highly in the top 100's lists, does it?

You're such a twat.

And I honestly don't think my next nomination is.


And The Thing didn't come in the top three in the recent big horror poll, did it? And it didn't nearly win last time it was up.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 2:32:37 PM   
rawlinson

 

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ORIGINAL: TRM

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sorry to Miles and TRM for missing out on the win.


You havent even tried to hide that big grin on your face



I almost said "Sorry to Miles. Tough shit, TRM"

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 31/10/2011 2:32:43 PM   
matty_b


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I honestly can't recall...

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 2/11/2011 7:22:00 PM   
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This is a good day indeed. So much so I think I'll re-post my review of The Thing right here to clarify just how wrong Gimli is...

"The Thing, in a roundabout way, re-invented the horror film. While all about it were plumbing the depths of slasher territory (ironically instigated by John Carpenter's Halloween) and Evil Dead rip-offs, Carpenter decided on heading to the expansive environment of Antarctica (well, British Columbia) to create one of the most claustrophobic and suspenseful horror movies ever made. Twelve Angry Men crossed with a unique take on the creature feature, if you must.

Indeed, it is the squabbling bored scientists and the marvellous construction of the movies monster (along with Kurt Russell's fantastic beard and hat combo) that make The Thing so highly memorable. The ease with which it moves from horror, to science fiction, to character drama exposes the film as so much more than your typical bog-standard horror flick. It's just as much a compelling exercise in characterisation, paranoia and suspense, as it is an unrelenting gore filled shocker.

Despite this refreshing intelligence, however, it is The Thing that steals the show from Russell and company. Moving away from the bland and not particularly scary man-in-a-monster-suit, Carpenter revolutionised the way an alien encounter could be perceived on screen, and created a genre-defining monster-in-a-man-suit horror flick that has yet to be bettered. Indeed it is those sequences that have come to transcend the movie and take on a reputation of their own that really makes The Thing unique within the vaults of horror. That the now infamous blood test sequence has been ripped off in numerous horrors (The Faculty most recently) shows just how far reaching the imagining has ingrained on movie lore. And there is still little that can top the unbelievable outcome of Norris' heart attack. Along with Ennio Morricone's fantastically haunting synth score and no real conventional ending, just a beautifully scripted sequence finishing with probably the greatest final line from any film ever, The Thing is one hell of a movie."



Great short and straight to the point review,and to be honest i knew this classic Carpenter film would win.Though nice to see Deep Red in the top three,it was a great line up of great odd horror films,but The Thing is a film that will always be one of the greatest Sci/Fi Horror films ever made.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 14/11/2011 1:09:26 AM   
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Good film.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 14/11/2011 10:13:55 AM   
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The Thing, in a roundabout way, re-invented the horror film. While all about it were plumbing the depths of slasher territory (ironically instigated by John Carpenter's Halloween) and Evil Dead rip-offs, Carpenter decided on heading to the expansive environment of Antarctica (well, British Columbia) to create one of the most claustrophobic and suspenseful horror movies ever made. Twelve Angry Men crossed with a unique take on the creature feature, if you must.


Interestingly, I think at the heart of it Carpenter is making the same point in both The Thing and Halloween. At the end of Halloween the camera gives shots of different areas in the house and our protagonist isn't there. An implication being that the evil lurks and can be found everywhere. In The Thing, Carpenter takes this one step further. That the bad thing could be everywhere and could be our work colleague, our best friend, our dog. So not only can we now not be sure that evil won't be lurking around the corner, but even when we feel safest we could be in most danger.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 8/12/2011 9:38:11 AM   
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Worthy winner. A staple in my top 10 of all time.

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RE: The Halloween House of Fame: Winner - 8/12/2011 9:57:03 AM   
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Since this is probably a drive-by - Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year when it comes! 

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