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  1. ultrakaiju

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    I like this idea. While it may be harder for me to get in on the whole synchronisation of a viewing, it might be a worthy though to start a SB film klub, on a per weekly basis or something, just to share random thoughts. [Though I guess that is more or less what these threads are, with less unity and organisation.] Doesn't really match shared couches, etc., but hey, I like the line of your thinking, D. Shock.
     
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    I'll be watching this double feature shitfest tonight
     
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    ^^
    APPROVED. Makes me wanna dig up my "Bride of Frank" VHS.
     
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    Just read a lengthy, pseudo-intellectual "review" of the Suspiria remake that compares it to Aronofsky's Mother and claims the original takes place in Berlin. :?

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    I refuse to read a word about it and have every intention of having a look on opening day.
     
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    I plan on catching it too.
     
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    Oops, my mistake.

    I'll skip the pocket review and just say that there are better ways to waste your finite time on this big blue marble of ours.
     
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    I'll catch it when it streams for free.
     
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    This odd short on Adult Swim utube reminds me of The New Weird. Strange. A bit dark. Not exactly horror and yet...

     
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    I've been trying to steer clear of over promoting my podcast here, but the latest episode is a (very) short piece about modern horror, much of which I've discussed here at one point or another, that I thought some of you might enjoy. Plus, there's a story on the blog about searching for a 40 year old horror comic that might appeal to some of you as well. Just click on the link in my signature if you want to go to there.
     
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    Oh Mark, haha, I had no idea. David shared with me your comic blog, and it was fantastic! Apologies for not immediately knowing you were the author. As I expressed to him, it really hit so many notes for; I completely relate on so many levels. Not to derail this thread too much - but this can equally apply to horror films as comics - but it always sort of staggers my mind, and is something I reflect often upon (also being sort of a nostalgic beast) how much all these tiny little occurrences and random seconds of experience can become so ingrained in our memory that they end up forming a part of our subconscious, which then ends up popping up randomly and repeatedly, even many decades later. I am sure many of us have experienced something similar, but at least personally I can speak to it being very strong and really forms a major part of my personality [which, in truth, probably has a lot to do with why I still am obsessed with silly monsters and toys after all these years]. I could go on and on, so I am really trying not to. But the short of it is, your story really spoke to me, and I am grateful for reading it, got lots of enjoyment out of it - and of course am thrilled you were able to identify the comic now :) - and I thank you for sharing it.

    TL;DR/horror relevance - it's funny how random scenes from movies you saw as a kid stick in your mind so clearly, when all else is forgotten. I think we've all at some point experienced that haunting search for trying to ID a film - usually from just a hazy [but influential] memory - which niggles at the back of your thoughts for years.
     
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    ^^I totally relate!

    On a Saturday morning after sleeping over at a neighborhood friend's house we're playing N64 and watching TV and catch just the end of some crazy movie where a demon lady tells a store clerk, "I'LL SWALOW YOUR SOUL!" And he tells her to 'come get some' and shotguns her into oblivion.

    When I got home later I told my dad about it and was all excited and was like WHAT WAS THAT!? So he asks if I remember what channel it was on and he picks up the TV guide and looks it up and tells me, "That's a movie called Army of Darkness." Took me a couple years to track down a VHS at a movie place, and in the meantime I had learned that it belongs with a couple other movies called Evil Dead and I found those too. And the rest is history...
     
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    I just got around to watching Mother! this past weekend. I thought we had a non-horror movie thread, but couldn't find it...nor any discussion of Mother!
    It certainly left an impression on me. It was heavy-handed, but given the subject matter I accept the heavy-handedness. It was stressful and had me on edge throughout the entire movie. Oddly, I was less agitated during the second half, than during the first half. Despite being stressed and agitated I really liked the movie - it did a great job of illustrating how I feel about stuff.
    So, if the new Suspiria can somehow elicit similar reactions, I'll check it out. And really, living with a horror-fanatic who loves the original, I was going to see this anyway.
     
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    @ultrakaiju Thank you very much for reading my comic tale, and for expressing your reaction to it here. It means a great deal to me.

    I know I'm not alone in this type of brain tug, we all have those weird, hazy memories from the past. It's amazing to me, though, how accurate my memory was of those few panels were the stake is stuck in the vampire's chest. If I had any drawing talent I probably could have inked those out by memory, which may have been a lot more helpful in my search. I wish I understood why they created such a lasting impression. Like a literal impression on my soft grey matter.

    And, yes, I do have one of those mystery memories from a horror movie. I saw an old movie on the Saturday Afternoon Creature Feature when I was probably 10 or 11 where a guy gets beheaded. Throughout the film his head keeps popping up in weird places, a picnic basket, on top of a bed post, etc. It took me forever to figure out what it was (with help from The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film). Shameless plug #3, I talk about it in the intro episode of the podcast. :razz:

    But I'll spoil it here, it was Frankenstein Created Woman.
     
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    Well said. Whether loved or hated (I'm of the former), the movie certainly leaves an impression.
    Agreed about the stress aspect. Found the slow destruction of the home's peace & comfort far more unnerving than when everything went full-scale at the end. That said, the baby stuff was pretty intense (to say the least).

    @Lttr Prssd throughly enjoyed Enemy, thanks again. Speaking of leaving an impression, that end scene did the job and then some.
    Read a couple think pieces after and this one had some interesting points. Spoilers (obviously)
    http://www.vulture.com/2017/05/enemy-movie-ending-explained.html
    Definitely worthy of a rewatch sometime in the near future.
     
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    dude at work just said The Exorcist was "boring". SMDH
     
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    Now you made me wanna watch it (Mother, I mean). I love Aronofsky's earlier work (Requiem for A Dream is one of the most powerful films ever made imho), but couldn't get into Fountain at all; I associate his esoteric tendencies with Malick's & Toyoda's disappointing recent turds, which might be the completely wrong reason for not watching Mother yet.

    Still highly skeptical of the Suspiria remake though, despite not being made by Aronofsky and mostly because I love Argento's/Nicolodis's vision like kin... Guess I'm just waiting for y'all to tell me I'm totally fucking wrong. :D
     
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    Whelp, I somehow managed to make it 25 years without having any idea of what I'd be in for in the final minute of Sleepaway Camp...
     
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    Yeah! Greatest twist ending ever. And a pretty fun sleazefest to boot!
     
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    That was me a few years ago! I'm with @Lttr Prssd decent sleazy fun slasher. Mindblower of a twist ending. What'd you think?
     
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    Ooof, setting the ending completely aside, it was still one of the most fascinating watches I've had in a long while, with multiple tiers of what-the-Hell competing for my attention in just about every moment of the film. I honestly feel it would be irresponsible of me to try to break down the whats and whys that demanded analysis while they were happening so soon after taking it all in. Sleazy doesn't begin to cover it, and bad is merely the tip of what this unique and surface typical genre stab has to offer. There must be an unimaginable number of grad school papers out there dedicated to this thing.

    I have far too much to say about Sleepaway Camp and it's causing me actual pain to not be saying it. Come over immediately, we need to talk!
     
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    I passed this by as a kid cuz I had no way of knowing how weird it was. I just figured it was another F13 rip-off and I didn't even watch F13 as a kid. If I had only known!

    I would have checked out Pieces way back then as well, but, again, figured it was just a TCM rip. But both that and Sleepaway are inspired misfires with wacko endings.
     
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    I had a look at Pieces way back in the VHS days and all I really remembered about it is that it was gialloesque, pervy and kind of bland. Took a fresh look yesterday and thought it was gialloesque, pervy and kind of bad, ha. I see what you're saying about the films as a pair, but whereas Sleepaway had my mind ricocheting in five direction during just about every second of its runtime, Pieces had me wondering why I like murder movies so much. Oh well.

    EDIT: PS - This was great!
     
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