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Re: Halloween
« Reply #120 on: October 24, 2019, 06:30:00 AM »
I think I posted that Exorcist III scene around here, years ago, with YouTube. I don’t clearly remember the first time I ever saw it, but I must have been in my 20s and literally jumped back from the tv screen my buddies and I were watching it on. It runs about a minute and a half and is put together like a Stanley Kubrick shot - long view down a hallway that seems to go on forever, with seemingly ordinary hospital life going on and then WHAM. A masterpiece!!
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #121 on: October 24, 2019, 09:09:46 AM »
That's why when I worked nights I NEVER got up and went anywhere.  :hide:   I just stayed at the desk and peed in the trash can.  The original, 'Halloween' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street' also were pretty scary--- the first time anyway. First time I watched Nightmare, I stayed-up late to watch it on HBO by myself and damned near turned it off half-way through. Freddy was a scary MoFo.

The only thing scarier was, "Kinder Garden Cop" with Arrr-nold. All those kids coming after him... with their sticky fingers... and runny little noses.... I still can't sleep at night.   :buck2:
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #122 on: October 24, 2019, 11:00:29 AM »
Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #123 on: October 24, 2019, 11:09:25 AM »
I think I posted that Exorcist III scene around here, years ago, with YouTube. I don’t clearly remember the first time I ever saw it, but I must have been in my 20s and literally jumped back from the tv screen my buddies and I were watching it on. It runs about a minute and a half and is put together like a Stanley Kubrick shot - long view down a hallway that seems to go on forever, with seemingly ordinary hospital life going on and then WHAM. A masterpiece!!

The guys do talk about that scene in their discussion, and gush over it. They show some of it, too (compressed a little, with a note that they're doing slide fades to speed it up) -- as I recall there's a jump-scare about halfway through it, just to mess with your sense of timing: oh, okay, that's why the long scene is there, now we'll go on to... uh.... well, we're still here.... wtf... why are we still AAAHHHH!!
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #124 on: October 24, 2019, 11:22:34 AM »
I don’t recall a jump scare but the finale of that scene can be called the most uberist jump scare of all time.

I have never seen any of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies - they came out when I was a little kid and I just never went that way.

Poltergeist and Amityville Horror (original) also came out when I was a little kid. Amityville was the first scary movie I ever saw, I must have been about 8, and it was on a neighbor’s HBO subscription.

The movie has haunted me since then and is still scary to me. Especially the soundtrack.

Poltergeist less so, but still a classic.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #125 on: October 24, 2019, 02:28:58 PM »
Gus, they discuss the hallway scene starting at 19:55, including the fakeout scare before the real scare.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #126 on: October 24, 2019, 04:44:29 PM »
I need to watch that then.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #127 on: October 24, 2019, 07:52:12 PM »
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(I'll also give this it's own AAR thread.)
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During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #129 on: October 25, 2019, 04:43:50 PM »
Just watched the full YouTube show on The Exorcist III...it's awesome! Thanks for posting. And I have realized that I have probably only seen the original, not the director's cut they are talking about...because there are a ton of details that I do not remember at all. I'm looking at buying it right now on Amazon but I cannot tell if it is the director's cut or not. Will have to pour through the reviews. Also looking for Jay and Mike review of The Blair Witch Project...there must be one...
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #130 on: October 25, 2019, 04:45:28 PM »
Found it

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“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
"With your eyes closed?"
"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.

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“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
"With your eyes closed?"
"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #134 on: October 27, 2019, 07:37:00 PM »
Goodness, by 1922 standards that film looks awful! -- even accounting for poor transmission and damaged survival!

Still, I do want to watch it later.  :smitten:
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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.