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Horror Talk / Re: What is Wes Craven's New Nightmare?
December 03, 2017, 02:07:20 AM
Quote from: Shadow on November 30, 2017, 02:31:20 PM
I always just took it at face value and went with the alternate universe. But I can see the point of the whole Inception idea.
Yeah, I never even considered that idea until I first read a theory about it. I'm not sure myself, but it does make a degree of sense. The biggest problem is the fact that Freddy acts differently in New Nightmare.
It's still better than Nightmares 5 and 6.
Quote from: Chucky on November 25, 2017, 08:33:35 PM
You've got Freddy's Dead on there twice. What's Lawnmower Dog?  [*odd*]
Fixed, and Lawnmower Dog.
Random Bullshit / Re: Who did you vote for in 2016?
November 25, 2017, 05:21:38 PM
I agree that sexual misbehavior as a fad is a bad thing. That said, I feel like this may have a benefit in the long run. I was very critical (though not very vocally) of the Weinstein thing because I felt if just one person was being focused on, the crime was getting caught, not doing it. We all know that way too many people are committing those crimes. So I considered it a good turn when half a dozen or so people were outed as abusers within a very short time after that. It meant that this time, the movement may have more sticking power; that people were fed up enough not to take down just one sacrificial target, but actually to attack the system. If removing abusers actually influences elections, that's pretty big, if it lasts.

Abusers aren't very big on people's rights, even if they talk a good talk, so I do think if this has widespread impact then it will have an overall positive effect on policy. Generally, policy is only of many factors to determine if someone actually gets elected, and I'm happy to see something like this take the place of whether or not they're "someone you'd have a beer with" or "Christian enough" or something like that. In a perfect world, sex offenders would be prosecuted before even running for office, never be considered on the ballot, and people would focus on the issues, but we know this is not a perfect world: elections will almost always be more about exciting the crowd than about reality. I do think if this movement has a lasting effect, it will be a step in the right direction.
Horror Talk / Re: Stranger Things
November 25, 2017, 05:10:54 PM
I've heard a lot of good things; I'll probably check this out after finals next month.
Using only what I've seen:

9) Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
8) A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
7) Lawnmower Dog (2013)
6) A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
5) A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
4) Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
3) Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
2) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
1) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Television / Re: Game of Thrones
July 18, 2017, 04:01:34 PM
Season Premiere! Gotta love my girl Arya here. Not much happened this week but I think it did a very fitting job of setting up what to expect this season. I did notice some very conspicuous absences though (unless they died and I forgot).
Horror Talk / George Romero (1940-2017)
July 18, 2017, 03:55:53 PM

George Romero was a visionary. Less than a week ago he published the poster for Road of the Dead, which would have been (or may yet still be) the seventh film in his legendary Dead series. He's best known for that series, but he also directed ten other films and was involved in numerous others. Still, those numbers pale in comparison to the true impact he's had on the horror genre and pop culture in general: While Romero did not invent the concept of the zombie, he is primarily if not single-handedly responsible for the version of the zombie that has prevailed in pop culture over the past fifty years. Think of a zombie movie, comic, or TV show you like; there is a very good chance that it wouldn't exist if not for George Romero.

George died on Sunday at the age of 77 due to lung cancer. He will be missed.
Random Bullshit / Re: Happy 4th!
July 13, 2017, 04:06:05 PM
I think the "far left" designation includes anti-nationalism: it only counts if it's global. Which makes some sense. Celebrating "I'm more prosperous than people who weren't born here" does at least feel like a right-wing thing to do.
If you're going to keep using a free Photobucket account you can  [*laugh*]
Video Games / Re: Friday the 13th: The Game
June 20, 2017, 03:35:46 PM
I don't play many new games (I'm the type to play one game for about fifteen months before moving on), but I hear that's gotten pretty bad. At least with this one it's somewhat understandable; apparently the dev team is four people and they've been fixing bugs non-stop. I'm guessing the Kickstarter money wasn't sufficient to thoroughly test it before release.
Quote from: Shadow on June 20, 2017, 03:03:33 PM
Sociology can be pretty interesting. While I had been getting my degree I was fairly close to getting a sociology/anthropology double minor. It's one of those where a professor with experience in what they're talking about really pays off.
I don't actually know how this works out in other schools, but at WCSU the vast majority of the Sociology and Anthropology courses count as both. As a result, if someone takes the two intro courses in each subject and then takes four more, they would most likely earn both minors. I actually just looked up the requirements for just that reason, but since I'm not planning to take the intro courses to those subjects I wouldn't get it myself.
Horror Talk / Movies You Would Have Liked to See
June 20, 2017, 01:00:09 PM
I come up with these ideas all the time, but never enough for a serious article. This thread is for posting movies you would have liked to see, why you'd have liked to see it, and responding to others' lists.

David Cronenberg's Venom (Spider-Man franchise) - I can think of nobody I'd like to see dealing with a story about an alien parasite that possesses people, changes their bodies and their personalities, and moves them 1-2 steps toward being a slasher villain. A body horror-focused R-rated Venom would be just the kick in the ass the Spider-Man franchise so definitely needs.

Wes Craven's Carnage (Spider-Man franchise) - When I think of what I'd want to see from a Carnage movie, I think of the blood geyser scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Craven's done a variety of horror staples over the years, and I think a movie about slasher villain Cletus Kassidy turned shape-shifting monster would be right up his alley.

Ridley Scott's Planet of the Apes - The well-known film is an enjoyable take on this story, but I think so much more could be done with it. Ridley Scott is well-known for "send a group of spacers on a deep-space trip, they come across unexpected terrors, and mayhem ensues" and would be able to make a film that's both true to the original novel and also completely different from the 1968 version.