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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 22 September 2019 at 10:51am | IP Logged | 1 post reply


(Though I'll counter that TEMPLE OF DOOM, to my eyes, has benefited enormously over the years from not being THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL!)



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Posted: 22 September 2019 at 11:02am | IP Logged | 2 post reply


Another early Halloween/horror viewing:

THE OMEN (1976)

I love horror movies, but I'll be the first to admit that most (if not all) are too outlandish to be believable... you either buy into the supernatural stuff early-on and let yourself go, or not.  Depends on the film, and filmmakers at the helm.

The original OMEN could be one of the most perfectly-constructed horror movies I've seen, and it's been a favorite for years.  Believable performances, straightforward dialogue, tightly-paced, and above all else, convincingly told.  Any "son of the Devil" movie is going to be inherently preposterous, but Richard Donner's noted sense of "verisimilitude" helps this one greatly... if it could happen, it might happen like this.

I love it more each time I see it.  More of a psychological thriller, with supernatural underpinnings.  I think we tend to think of it more as a full-on horror film because of the gloriously diabolical Jerry Goldsmith score!

Great stuff.



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Craig Earl
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Posted: 22 September 2019 at 11:19am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Just finished watching 'The Dead Zone' again after a few years, up there with the best of King's adaptations.

Cue the debate over whether you would kill baby Hitler if you had the chance... 
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No point. Hitler was a symptom, he was not the disease. Without him, someone else would have slipped into that role.

Talking the other heads of state out of clobbering Germany with crippling reparations after WW1 would do more good.

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Without him, someone else would have slipped into that role.

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And there was certainly no shortage of candidates
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Posted: 22 September 2019 at 12:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

For the longest time growing up I thought Germany should have been absolutely knobbled after WWII and then I was educated as to what happened to them after WWI.

And I could suddenly understand how a nation was turned into what it became.

I pray that lesson is not lost
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Posted: 22 September 2019 at 12:09pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

My memory of The Omen is watching a double bill with the
sequel around 1980. That morning i`d injured my thumb at
work, had it stitched and bandaged. During the films,
the anaesthetic wore off and the bandage started seeping
with blood, so there i was in agony, bleeding watching a
guy decapitated by glass panes!
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"I pray that lesson is not lost"

I am not sure it`s taught in History in schools
nowadays.
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