MATT REEVES TWO-FER! [Mikko, count this post as two separate reviews... please??!! :-)]CLOVERFIELD (2008, 4K UHD). First time seeing the movie in 4K.DISGUSTING, TERRIFYING... but enough about T.J. Miller.ORNY Post headline: 'KAIJU GETS LIBERTY HEAD.'****THE BATMAN (2022, 4K UHD).Bats' crazy Halloween week somehow delivered HELL-O-WIN!ORWish dialogue muted. Let Giacchino's score narrate.
Graveyard Shift (1990)Came for Dourif, stayed for it all
'HALLOWEEN OUT-OF-NEW-TIMELINE-SEQUELS DOUBLE FEATURE' [Mikko... same deal as before! :-P]Tommy Lee Wallace's HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982, 4K UHD).Soon-to-lose-his-head drunk hobo should've been 'Buck' Flowers.OR♫ 'Let's hear it for the [oversexed] boy ♫****Rick Rosenthal's HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION (2002, BLU-RAY).Butcher of OG "Halloween II'" completes hack-a-thon.ORSub-basement of Myers house looks like "Barbarian's."
Freaks (1932)“Gooble gobble Gooble gobbleOne of us…”
The Blob (1958)My God! Someone please believe Steve MacQueen!
Suspiria (1977)Phoenix gives up singing for dancing school…
Philip Kaufman's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978, MAX).Rated 'PG' for 'Pretty Good [sexy boobs].'ORIf characters watched own movie they'd... ZZZZZZZZZzzzz...
A heads up: the last day's reviews will be counted once the month has changed in all time zones, so please get your reviews in while it's still October. Thank you.
Martin Scorsese's KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON (2023, IMAX) for the first time.Scariest scene: DeNiro watching 'TULSA 1921' newsreel.
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991, dir. John Cherry)Used to love Ernest... three decades ago.
Suitable Flesh (2023 Dir. Joe Lynch)Sorry neighbourhood trick-or-treaters for loudly playing this
Phantasm Ravager (2016 blu)Phantasmverse. Reggie vs Tall Man. A ball!
(quick note: i picked this for the final day of scary movie month as the original Phantasm was IMMENSELY influential in opening my childhood eyes to horror. seemed like a perfect bookend to wrap up Scary Movie Month. great job by all in watching and sharing 7 word reviews!!! Go Team F This!)
Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea (2023 - John Crowley)Retrofuturistic and voluntary Face/Off in space, bitch.
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (1988)Even burnt, Angela remains an appealing demonorMost gratuitous butt shots of the month
THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1964)Vincent Price needs another line of workorDo you like Macbeth with your horror?
NIGHT LIFE (1989)Lightning has more power than I thoughtorZombies run around, maybe for too long.
Underwater (2020, Dir. William Eubank)K-Stew will not condone any monstrous deepthroating.
Sinister (2012, dir. Scott Derrickson)Don't forget your 7 word reviews, Ethan!
COUNT DUCKULA: THE VAMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1986-ish) The real attack of the killer tomatoes.
Malignant (2021)That Gabriel is really growing on me.
The Hidden (1987, dir. Jack Sholder)Finally, not horror? But a great time!
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (1985) Wish I had an undead cheerleader girlfriend.
Hubie HalloweenI would have bullied Hubie as well.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael MyersCan we George Lucas a new mask?
They LiveNeeded to get my Carpenter fix in.
Satan's Little HelperI am glad this demented movie exists.
Halloween (1978)Thanks for a fun scary movie month!
Trick 'r Treat (2007, dir. Michael Dougherty)Been another fun month. Happy Halloween everyone!
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)The #1 Universal Monster… and still Champion!
Annabelle (2014)Not judging, but doll people are weird
THE PIT (1981, TUBI) with the FTM commentary track.Dream feature: "Johnny Peach Meets The Haverick" ORThird act ditches creepy kid, big improvement.
TALES OF HALLOWEEN (2015) Add this to "best final shots" list.
Boo! (1932 - 10 mins.) dir. Albert DeMondThe Universal Monsters Mystery Science Theater episode.
Haunted Spooks (1920) dir. Hal Roach & Alfred J. GouldingMake racist comedy, lose fingers. Seems fair.
Totally Killer (2023)Little Sally Draper loved that rascal Snuff
Hell House, LLC (2015)Yep, that's upstate New York for you.
Sean S. Cunningham's DEEP STAR SIX (1989, BLU-RAY).Unlike "Halloween," "Abyss" rip-off yields no franchise.ORUnhinged Miguel Ferrer more terrifying than creature.
Hell House, LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018)Abaddon all hope ye who enter here.
Hell House, LLC III: Lake of Fire (2019)All Community Theater productions end like this.
Hell House, LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor (2023)Latest entry in the "Clowned Footage" series.
As Above So Below (2014)Based on "Rick Steve's Guide to Hell."
Malum (2023)"Malum"... It's just fun to say... "Malum"
CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1959, Dir. Robert Day)Boris discovers Karloffing gas, Lee suffocates differently
URBAN LEGENDS BLOODY MARY (2005, Dir. Mary Lambert)Proto Scary Stories with some shitty CGI
ROAD GAMES (1981, Dir. Richard Franklin)Listen, no snoring and no evil smells
TRICK R' TREAT (2007) Pumpkin mask kid is all of us.
Cobweb (2023)I wanted The People Under The Stairs.
-The Descent (2005)Relieved when troglodytes appear/claustrophobia takes backseat.
HAUSU (1977) Maybe I should buy a player piano.
The Boogeyman(2023 Dir. Rob Savage)Some good jump scares marred by mopinessordead parent/savior ghost is getting tired.
BATTLE ROYALE (2000, Dir. Kinji Fukusaku)Most Xtreme High School Class elimination Challenge Ice cream with Takashi always seems terrifying
GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) When someone asks if you're a god...
Haunted Mansion (2023)Product placement is more blatant when spoken. OrDefinitely the least interesting Justin Simien film.
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012) Do romcoms also have underground control rooms?
-John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)Drunk helicopter pilot temporarily delays world's ending.
[●REC]Another scary movie month in the books!
DIMENSION HORROR PARODY PAIR! [One post, two reviews Mikko. :-D]Keenan Ivory Wayans' SCARY MOVIE (2000, MAX).Ghostface's stoned expressions actually hilarious. That's it.ORStill shocking 'Miss Mann' passed 'R' cut.****David Zucker's SCARY MOVIE 3.5: UNRATED (2003, BLU-RAY).NO WAY Fat Joe lost rap battle!ORWayans out, Zuckers in. Makes little difference.ORKevin Hart: tiny role for tiny performer.
Teeth (2007)Vagina dentata. Brainwasha religia. Stepbrotha repugna. Teeth!
Brian Cox in Michael Dougherty's TRICK 'R TREAT (2007, BLU-RAY).Kreeg, blackest sheep of the Logan clan.ORShort, sweet, entertaining. Naturally Warners shelved it.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) Hot patootie, bless my soul! Happy Halloween!
THE FOG (1980)Meet Atkins. Have sex. No explanation necessary.
TALES THAT WITNESS (1973, Dir. Freddie Francis)(each segment)MR. TIGERThat better horror adaption of Christopher RobinPENNY FARTHINGBike ride into a Georges Seurat paintingMEIDespite Joan Collins, wood gives him wood!LUAUA high brow retread of Blood Feast
TRICK OR TREAT (1986, Dir. Charles Martin Smith)The "W" in WZLP resembles metal horns!
The Blob (1988)Dinosaurs ruled the earth... until the Blub!
LIFEFORCE (1985, Dir. Tobe Hooper)80s Hooper: Funhouse through Spontaneous, all bangers!
Return of the Living Dead (1985)Bowie style: There's a Tarman eating Suicide
From Beyond (1986)Who taught this dickhead to suck face?
WNUF Halloween Special (2013) dir. Chris LaMartinaA nostalgic, disturbing and funny snuff film.
PIECES (1982 Dir. Juan Piquer Simón)Works as Popeye sequel/Sonny Boy prequel
[Thanks to FTM and everyone else who posted 7-word reviews this past month. So much fun to read everyone else's picks and choice quotes. :-) We conclude our October '23 crop of reviews with my 13th and last review of the last day of Scary Movie Month. A movie so nice I had to watch it/review it twice in a row...]John Boorman's EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC - 117 MIN. THEATRICAL VERSION (1977, SCREAM FACTORY BLU-RAY) with Scott Michael Bosco Commentary Track.Darth Vader bitch-slaps Friedkin ("Sorcerer"), Boorman (this).OR NYC penthouses without guardrails? Devil's in regulations.****John Boorman's EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC - 102 MIN. INTERNATIONAL/HOME VIDEO VERSION (1977, SCREAM FACTORY BLU-RAY) with Mike White (Projection Booth Podcast) Commentary Track.Ending: best cinematic representation of acronym 'LGTFOOH.'ORRIDICULOUS! Still makes "Exorcist: Believer" its bitch.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982. Dir. Steve Miner)Wrong holiday, but iconic mask and score.
Midnight Mass (2021)Ended the month on a Flanagan revelation
Night of the Living Dead (1068) dir. George RomeroHarry Cooper proves being a dick: lethal.
Damn, 1068??!! :-O Oldest movie/media ever!!! :-P
Well, we're officially in November now, so here comes the final review tally:Review count for day 31: 77Review total for the month: 1764
Yikes! Lowest review count since 2013. :-O Not a good trend, although just two years ago (during the waning period of the pandemic) we hit the peak.
Wish I could have participated a bit more this year. Started out strong, but I went back to school this year, and SMM coincided with midterms right in the middle of the month. After that it was hard for me to get back into SMM