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Video Games / Re: Steam Summer Sale 2018
« Last post by Chucky on Today at 01:36:57 PM »
I think I only ever used Steam once to download something for my daughter.... so.... uh.... nah.  [*finger*]
Video Games / Steam Summer Sale 2018
« Last post by Shadow on Today at 12:30:48 PM »
Anyone planning on getting anything good? [*browwink*]
Horror Talk / Re: Hereditary (2018)
« Last post by Shadow on Today at 12:29:21 PM »
I haven't seen it, but what I've heard has been fairly positive. If my friends want to get together maybe it's something we can all go out to see.
Horror Talk / Re: Humongous (1982)
« Last post by Shadow on Today at 12:23:13 PM »
They made a film about me?

Humongous? Humongous what?

Horror Talk / Re: Halloween (2018) Trailer
« Last post by Shadow on Today at 12:17:51 PM »
I saw the trailer a little while back- not 100% sure what I think of it.

Seems like the movie isn't sure if it wants to be an action movie, or a horror movie. It does have my interest, though. I wouldn't mind giving it a chance. And Laurie is back!

I had completely forgotten about Happy Death Day! I actually wanted to give that one a watch when it was coming out... it seemed fun.
Horror Talk / Re: The Man Who Laughs (1928)
« Last post by Dorkus on Today at 11:17:30 AM »
This is the movie that basically inspired the creation of The Joker, if I recall.
Horror Talk / Re: The Man Who Laughs (1928)
« Last post by Jigsaw on Today at 10:07:18 AM »
That's all fair.

I've not gotten around to rewatching and reviewing movies like The Shining (1980), Carrie, or The Exorcist, but when I do, none of them are getting an above average rating, despite their high popularity in the horror community. Even if a movie is well-respected, you're right, you have to be honest with your review. So when the new site is up, you write out your thoughts and put up a 4/10 on it. Don't let a movie's stature make you feel you can't criticize it. Believe me, when I get to Carrie, I will not be kind.

The Man Who Laughs isn't my favorite silent film, and I can't see myself watching it again for fun (Maciste in Hell, though...). It's a classic for a reason, but I entirely understand that most silent films don't appeal to horror fans, which I think is a shame (avoiding a silent movie, avoiding black-and-white movies, both limit you to what you might otherwise enjoy), but I do understand it.

Your wife should be a mod, so she can write another positive review, then.  [*thumbsup*]

I seriously do appreciate you giving it a chance, though, if only to make your wife happy. [*laugh*]
Horror Talk / Re: The Man Who Laughs (1928)
« Last post by Chucky on Today at 09:27:44 AM »
Well, I was gonna save my thoughts for my review, especially since I'll struggle to really do a lengthy review for a silent film that actually talks more about the film itself rather than how I formulate my rating but here is my opinion...

For a silent film, of which I have only ever seen a few, it is definitely a really good movie of its time. However, when I rate a movie, I try to factor in a few things such as my overall enjoyment factor by comparing it to ratings I have given to other movies, how eager I am to revisit it etc.

So in terms of how eager I am to revisit it, I probably never will. I mean, I already get annoyed enough having to read subtitles for foreign movies so you can imagine how annoyed I may get from watching a silent film, though I obviously understand the limitations of film back then and so I try, as hard as it is, to give silent films a break for that reason BUT it's inescapable that it DOES affect my enjoyment.

So essentially what I do when rating a movie is I compare it to movies that I gave pretty mediocre scores to and see if I rate it above or below those before I decide on my rating. I could look at anything like Rawhead Rex or Lorna the Exorcist or something like that, movies which I may have given ratings of 6/10 for and decide, do I enjoy it more or less than those movies...

Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it more than those movies, so then I have to compare it to others that I have given lower scores. It may be sad to say as I respect the hell out of this movie for what it is in relation to when it was made, but my score would end up being maybe a 4/10.

I know giving it that type of rating seems like a slap in the face, I almost don't want to review it for that simple fact, but I guess it's important to be as honest as I can in relation to my tastes so if someone else comes along and compares scores etc, those results will reflect correctly rather than me giving it a good rating while never having a desire to ever watch it again.

But if it's any consolation, if someone asked me to recommend a really good silent movie, I'd have no hesitation in recommending The Man Who Laughs.

P.S. I only really watched it because my wife really enjoys these older movies, she really liked it.
Horror Talk / Re: The Man Who Laughs (1928)
« Last post by Jigsaw on Today at 03:34:57 AM »
Hope you didn't hate it, as I know anything pre-1970's doesn't really jingle your bells. [*thumbsup*]
Horror Talk / Re: The Man Who Laughs (1928)
« Last post by Chucky on Today at 12:43:00 AM »
I actually saw this recently, I'll probably add a review after the new site is up.
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