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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 13/10/2012 3:10:47 PM   
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If that's Australian comedy than LOL no. I'd rather stay home and finally watch Wake in Fright.

Oh and Wolf's Creek and The Proposition. Jesus Australia...

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 13/10/2012 3:19:13 PM   
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Did you see that documentary a few years ago about Australian exploitation cinema? It was called Not Quite Hollywood.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 13/10/2012 3:35:33 PM   
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Did you see that documentary a few years ago about Australian exploitation cinema? It was called Not Quite Hollywood.


It pops up on Film 4 occasionally. Good little doc that.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 13/10/2012 3:40:53 PM   
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Did you see that documentary a few years ago about Australian exploitation cinema? It was called Not Quite Hollywood.


Nope, but I'll check it out.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 13/10/2012 4:21:05 PM   
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Long Weekend sounds like something I'd love.

What I've seen of Australian cinema I've seen, I've really enjoyed (especially Strictly Ballroom - that's amazing).

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 12:47:58 AM   
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Did you see that documentary a few years ago about Australian exploitation cinema? It was called Not Quite Hollywood.


Nope, but I'll check it out.


Definitely worth a look.

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Long Weekend sounds like something I'd love.


You can pick it up quite cheap on Amazon.

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What I've seen of Australian cinema I've seen, I've really enjoyed (especially Strictly Ballroom - that's amazing).


...

mmmm...

Yeah...

You might not like Long Weekend, it's not as horrific or as disturbing as Strictly Ballroom.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 1:05:32 AM   
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Baz Lurhman, that fucking guy. Strictly Douchebag.

Am I the only one who got actually got a splitting headache from watching Moulin Rouge?

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 7:05:30 AM   
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Did you see that documentary a few years ago about Australian exploitation cinema? It was called Not Quite Hollywood.


It pops up on Film 4 occasionally. Good little doc that.


Not Quite Hollywood is a great doco. Now that I think about I should probably vote for it in the docos poll.. and probably see a lot of 70's Australian film-making.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 7:42:30 AM   
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What I've seen of Australian cinema I've seen, I've really enjoyed (especially Strictly Ballroom - that's amazing).


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mmmm...

Yeah...

You might not like Long Weekend, it's not as horrific or as disturbing as Strictly Ballroom.




I don't know what I think about Luhrmann. Strictly Ballroom is fantastic, and Romeo + Juliet has some charm, and I love the colours and the distinct style of his films.

Yet I hate Moulin Rouge an awful lot. That's dire.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 9:31:52 AM   
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How can people not love this?





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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 1:13:47 PM   
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I love the colours


If there was any talent to his use of colour, I'd agree. But it's like a dog ate a packet of crayons and then vomited this multi-coloured stinking mess onto the wall before turning and looking at you proudly.

I'm not a fan.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 1:26:35 PM   
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How can people not love this?






Quite easily. This gif perfectly encapsulates how fucking annoying that flick is.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 1:41:53 PM   
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How can people not love this?






Quite easily. This gif perfectly encapsulates how fucking annoying that flick is.



It just makes me feel sorry for Jim Broadbent. He's so much better than that.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 2:08:37 PM   
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227. Incident On and Off a Mountain Road



by Joe R. Lansdale
1991
Short Story

Lansdale may be most familiar to cinema-goers for writing the more comedic Bubba Ho-Tep, but a lot of his short fiction is extremely nasty stuff, and Incident... is no exception. A woman is driving along a lonely mountain road when she crashes into another car, when checking on the other driver, she discovers she isn't the one responsible for his injuries. A disfigured, psychotic murderer has killed the driver, and now he's coming for her. Forced to abandon her car, she flees into the woods along the mountain road, with Moonface hot on her trail. Essentially playing out like a literary equivalent of a slasher film, Incident... adds character development and a great sense of location to what in other hands could have just been a rather mechanical tale of stalker/prey.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 2:09:02 PM   
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Didn't really expect to read a discussion of Baz in this thread really. But I like him. Australia was a bit rubbish, but hopefully his version of Gatsby (with Sally Sparrow ) will make up for it.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 2:35:36 PM   
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Didn't really expect to read a discussion of Baz in this thread really. But I like him. Australia was a bit rubbish, but hopefully his version of Gatsby (with Sally Sparrow ) will make up for it.


It's not really a discussion, more like abuse.

Despite really liking the novel, Leo and Carey, I don't think I'll be able to bring myself to watch The Great Gatsby.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 7:53:33 PM   
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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 8:02:50 PM   
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It just makes me feel sorry for Jim Broadbent. He's so much better than that.


Jim Broadbent has been in worse films than Moulin Rouge. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace springs to mind.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 8:54:23 PM   
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The Iron Lady springs to my mind.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 14/10/2012 10:46:24 PM   
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As long as we can all agree that the Blackadder Christmas Carol was his finest work.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 15/10/2012 12:16:42 AM   
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As long as we can all agree that the Blackadder Christmas Carol was his finest work.


And our survey says...



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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 15/10/2012 11:31:33 AM   
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226. The Seventh Man



by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
1900
Short Story

In a hut in the Arctic circle, six men find they may have been joined by a mysterious seventh... something, circling outside the hut and trying its hardest to get inside. Reading like a prototype for stories like Who Goes There? The Seventh Man makes good use of its isolated location and of the feverish atmosphere within the hut to create a truly chilling short story.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 15/10/2012 2:22:31 PM   
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225. The Upper Berth



by F. Marion Crawford
1886
Short Story

Opening with the narrative device of an old sailor telling a dinner party about his own experience with the supernatural, The Upper Berth is every bit the traditional ghost story. On one voyage, he found himself with a strange cabin-mate, one who left the upper berth in their room smelling of the sea and who had a deathly effect on anyone who slept in that bed. The collision between the extremely rational narrator and the supernatural events makes the story feel like it would have been an influence on James. While the evocative descriptions of the lingering, rotting traces of the sea and the feeling of despair its presence brings, combined with the creature's tactile nature, make the occupant of the upper berth a rather unique ghost.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 15/10/2012 2:42:56 PM   
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224. Mad Love



Director: Karl Freund
1935
Film

Karl Freund's last film as a director was this overlooked treasure. Adapted from the book Les Mains d'Orlac, Mad Love marked Lorre's first appearance in a Hollywood film, and it also gave the great man one of his finest roles. Lorre plays a sinister but brilliant surgeon, Dr. Gogol. Gogol has an obsessive fixation on Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake), an actress in a Grand Guignol-esque horror play. Gogol is so devoted that he has attended every performance of her play and when she announces her retirement he buys the wax statue of her from the theatre lobby and holds conversations with it in his home. Yvonne has retired to live with her classical pianist husband, Stephen (Colin Clive).On the train journey to meet Yvonne, Stephen is involved in his train crash where his hands are damaged beyond repair. Yvonne begs the held of Gogol who replaces Stephen's hands with those of an executed murderer. But the hands have a life of their own.

The main reason to watch Mad Love is obviously Lorre's amazing performance. Despite his brilliance as a surgeon and his charitable work, Gogol is a twisted man. He takes an obvious erotic pleasure in seeing Yvonne tortured in her play and his dark side comes out even further in his attendance of executions. Lorre's leering psychotic is second only to his magnificent performance in M from his illustrious film career, but there is so much else to the film. The rest of the cast are strong, especially Colin Clive as the tortured pianist. The film also has a droll wit that cuts through the onscreen atrocities that makes this a masterpiece not only of horror but of twisted comedy. The presence of Gregg Toland as cinematographer makes the film (obviously) a visual treat.

Mad Love has murderous knife-throwers, guillotine executions, Grand Guignol horror plays, amputations, an overwrought Colin Clive and a lunatic Peter Lorre. What more could you want?


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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 15/10/2012 3:43:21 PM   
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223. Falling Angel



by William Hjortsberg
1978
Novel

Horror and noir often have the potential to crossover. They both occupy the same shadowy back-alleys and both thrive on the notion of corruption, but actual cross-overs between the two genres are quite limited in number. Falling Angel is horror-noir at its finest. In the years after WWII, private detective Harry Angel is hired by a mysterious client, Louis Cyphre, to track down Johnny Favourite, a singer who disappeared during the war. If you've seen Angel Heart then you'll be familiar with the story, while the film was the most successful of Alan Parker's work, thanks to a faithful adaptation by Hjortsberg and some fine performances, it suffers greatly in comparison to the novel, mostly because it was directed by Alan fucking Parker. A highly disturbing story that sees Angel's own mean streets lead him into the world of Voodoo and the occult.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 15/10/2012 3:54:48 PM   
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222. The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral



1996
Radio Play

Joe, a steeplejack at work on restoration of a local cathedral, finds himself oddly drawn to one of the stone gargoyles. A series of tragic accidents begin to occur around the cathedral, including the death of a young child. When Joe decides to pry into the history of the building, the gargoyle begins to hold an unhealthy influence over Joe's young son. The creator, Robert Westall, isn't the most famous of British horror writers, but he's one of the best, and this adaptation of Muncaster Cathedral is effortlessly creepy.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 15/10/2012 11:46:29 PM   
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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 16/10/2012 12:29:36 AM   
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Never mind, you have Bride of Frankenstein to look forward to.

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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 16/10/2012 12:50:36 AM   
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RE: Favourite 250 Horrors - 16/10/2012 1:50:13 AM   
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Never mind, you have Bride of Frankenstein to look forward to.





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