#31HaCo Tumblr posts

  • lovecanbesostrange
    31.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    31/31 Days of Halloween: It’s Halloween!

    Donnie Darko || Halloween || Halloween III: Season of the Witch || Hocus Pocus || Idle Hands || Night of the Demons || Satan’s Little Helper || Scary Stories to tell in the Dark || Trick 'r Treat

    “It's almost time, kids. The clock is ticking. Be in front of your TV sets for the Horrorthon, followed by the Big Giveaway. Don't miss it. And don't forget to wear your masks. The clock is ticking. It's almost time.” (x) - Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    #31HaCo #and here we are it's Halloween!!!!!!! so yes Hocus Pocus has to be here I don't take criticism on that one #I know what I said about films from the same franchise - but Season of the Witch is the one without Michael Myers #and it absolutely deserves to be watched as its own fun Halloween-themed flick sssshhhhhh #(also I could have just switches Season of the Witch with The Crow from Day 30 technically) #and how poetic the last film mentioned in the meme is Trick 'r Treat one of the absolute and very best Halloween films #truly one for this holiday :3 :3 :3 #I know Donnie Darko is more uneasy-mystery but the bunny suit costume is important and the vibe hits just right #and then there is utter trash like Satan's Little Helper muahahahahaha #anyway I had lots of fun doing this (it's mid-September right now XD) and maybe somebody did check out one of these films
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    30.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    30/31 Days of Halloween: Movies I need to mention somewhere, but I’m running out of space...

    A Chinese Ghost Story || The Babysitter || The Crow || Deadly Friend || Dr Giggles || It follows || May || Night of the Comet || The Thing

    “A building gets torched, all that is left is ashes. I used to think that was true about everything, families, friends, feelings. But now I know, that sometimes if love proves real, two people who are meant to be together, nothing can keep them apart.” - The Crow

    #31HaCo #I'm having a meltdown because less than 300 horror films is NOTHING #there is so much stuff I haven't touched upon like *takes a deep breath* #FinaldestinationRe-animatorUnderwaterHishouseTheyliveThehunttTeinvisiblemanDon’tlooknowPossessionFrombeyondPhantasmAmityvilleVideodromeAngel#heartBadtasteHouseMidnightmeattrainSlumberpartymassacreUrbanlegendAnatomieThedentistGatePuppetmasterMorganBabysitterwantedV/H/S #I could go on and on and on... #I enjoyed the The Thing prequel very much #Night of the Comet is another of those films I later found out has this cult following - I had an old tv recording I held very dear #I used to watch A Chinese Ghost Story so often (oh when Xena paid hommage to THAT KISS I freaked out) the poem is burned into my brain #well German dub of course though 'verlorene Zeit mein Haar wird grau' etc #so many movies so many memories so much fun to be had...
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    29.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    29/31 Days of Halloween: Lady Directors

    A Girl walks Home alone at Night || American Mary || American Psycho || Goodnight Mommy || Jennifer’s Body || Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare || Raw || Revenge || XX

    “Women always have to put up a fucking fight.” - Revenge

    #31HaCo #maybe Goodnight Mommy is cheating because it's a male/female duo but Austria has created some disturbing shit #so here's to that (Ich seh Ich seh heißt er auf Deutsch... creepy horror kids!!!) #XX is like most of these anthology films a mixed bag #Freddy's Dead holds a special place in my heart just like any work Rachel Talalay did #Raw is another of those films you show to people without telling them a single thing... (sorry to the vegetarians/vegans in the room) #women are absolutely capable of making fucked up stuff - American Mary is... something.......
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    28.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    28/31 Days of Halloween: Stephen King

    1408 || Carrie || Children of the Corn || Christine || IT || Misery || The Mist || Needful Things || The Shining

    “I'm your number one fan. There's nothing to worry about. You're going to be just fine. I will take good care of you. I'm your number one fan.” - Misery

    #31HaCo #I was born in the 80s I liked to read I liked horror of course I had a very strong Stephen King phase #books and movies but I started staying away from books if I liked the movie at some point #the first King novel I read was actually The Eyes of the Dragon #it was during a family holiday and I had finished my book so I read what my brother had with him #I haven't picked up any of his work in ages... maybe I should get back to it #I was wondering if I really should put The Shining here - I know King hates the adaptation and Kubrick made it a nightmare set #but there is so much I like about the movie (I did see King's tv two-parter really nice with the hedge animals) #and actually it's one of the books I started to read but dropped out of (same with The Stand tbh) #my fav book is pretty much still The Girl who loved Tom Gordon - and I'm a big fan of his short story collections #(Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile are superb films but I wanted to stay a bit more with his usual brand of horror)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    27.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    27/31 Days of Halloween: And Action!

    30 Days of Night || Aliens || Blade || From Dusk till Dawn || The Machine Girl || Predator || Resident Evil: Afterlife || Underworld || Zombieland

    “These people are here to protect you. They're soldiers.” - “It won't make any difference.” - Aliens

    #31HaCo #as videogame adaptation this RE series is... very not good #but as an action franchise feat zombies? I LOVE THOSE FILMS VERY MUCH #and next to Underworld it's just so wonderful to have kickass women leads #and yes they are not sophisticated or anything but who asks action men to be??? #and yeah Afterlife has one of my absolute fav scenes - it's Axman in the showers XD #anyway a part of me kinda wanted to put Predator 2 here... I like the sequel and probably saw that more often #doing this I only now found out that The Machine Girl got a sequel and I need to find it!!!!!! #(I'm a bit out of the loop when it comes to this specific type of Japan Cinema) #(four fucking vampire movies I swear that was not intentional)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    26.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    26/31 Days of Halloween: Musicals Grusicals

    A Nightmare before Christmas || Anna & the Apocalypse || Cannibal! The Musical || Little Shop of Horrors || Phantom of the Paradise || Reefer Madness || Repo! The Genetic Opera || The Rocky Horror Picture Show || Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street


    What’s This (x) Turning my Life around (x) Let’s build a snowman (x) Dentist (x) Old Souls (x) Little Mary Sunshine (x) Zydrate Anatomy (x) Time Warp (x) Pretty Women (x)

    #31HaCo #huh look at that two perfect Christmas films on here... #making this list reminded me that I still haven't seen The Devil's Carnival (but right now it's mid-September so something to search) #Cannibal! by the South Park dudes......... it's the nostalgia for me and remembering when I got to see it
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    25.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    25/31 Days of Halloween: Creature Feature

    Gremlins || The Host || Jeepers Creepers || Krampus || The Monster Squad || The Relic || Shin Godzilla || Slither || Tremors

    “If I weren't about to shit in my pants right now, I'd be fuckin' fascinated.” - Slither

    #31HaCo #I'm fully aware that 'Creature Feature' is a specific brand but let's broaden the definition for the list #I think it's clear what I'm focusing on here #Kaijus would deserve a little extra entry but give me one Godzilla appearance for good measure #(Shin Godzilla seemed to go under a bit despite working well with the modern times and also omg the monster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hearteyes*) #for all the classical creatures there is The Monster Squad - what a glorious film (I once knew as Monster Busters)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    24.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    24/31 Days of Halloween: Sharks!!

    Deep Blue Sea || Ghost Shark || Jaws || The Meg || Open Water || The Reef || The Shallows || Sharknado || Sharktopus

    “This was no boat accident.“ - Jaws

    #31HaCo #real life sharks? our smooth friends out in the ocean :3 #movie sharks? LET THEM EAT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!! #there it is that simple for me #and I'm sorry that Jaws and the whole Great Whites attacking people has led to terrible hunts and stuff #shark movies are fun and I could've picked such a silly bunch those trashy trash trashfests... #Avalanche Sharks - Sand Sharks - multiheaded Shark Attack - Desert Sharks........... hilarious XD #I have to be honest though I've only seen Sharknado 1-4 I know there are two more to go #anyway I love Deep Blue Sea and that's that #(also you know what trashy shark film I enjoy and have watched multiple times without being forced to? Jaws 3)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    23.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    23/31 Days of Halloween: Animals

    Anaconda || Arachnophobia || The Birds || Black Sheep || Eight Legged Freaks || Lake Placid || The Swarm || Tarantula || Them!

    “I'm rooting for the crocodile. I hope he swallows your friends whole. You might want to arrest me for that too. Is that a crime? To wish the chewing of law enforcement?” - Lake Placid

    #31HaCo #spiders - so many spiders... #I think actually my favorite horror movie feat bees is this old tv movie that ends with the swarm attacking a red vw beetle #that then is driven to an ice rink to kill them all - it's super trashy but I watched it a lot as a kid #also the one with a family moving and getting attacked in their new house... I don't want to look up the titles right now though #anyway if you've never heard about The Birds and watch it for the first time the whiplash is similar to From Dusk Till Dawn it's hilarious #(maybe worse because it's set-up like this romcom and suddenly murder birds - instead of going from violent crimes to vampires) #Black Sheep is a very bloody comedy gem - WETA going back to its gory roots HILARITY ENSUES!!!!!! #(please don't come at me whining I forgot about Jaws... just wait...)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    22.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    22/31 Days of Halloween: Family unfriendly

    The Babadook || Get Out || Halloween || Hereditary || House of 1000 Corpses || Oculus || Ready or Not || Us || You’re next

    “Jesus Christ, what happened to you?“ - ”In-laws.” - Ready or Not

    #31HaCo #oh wow and another way to enter Halloween #this is all about family dynamics that are important to the plot and in this case Laurie Strode being a (grand)mother has a big impact #but also single mom and son or just brother and sister against their fucked up family history #ah and don't you hate it when the whole family gathers and suddenly masked killers come along and they then suddenly have a bad night XD #or maybe it's you against an entire family
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    21.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    21/31 Days of Halloween: Home Invasion

    Cape Fear || Don’t Breathe || Funny Games || Hush || The Purge || Shut In || The Strangers || Straw Dogs || Them

    “Why are you doing this to us?“ - “Because you were home.“ - The Strangers

    #31HaCo #Shut In is the 2015 film directed by Adam Schindler not the 2016 one with Naomi Watts #it's also known as Intruders (the very German title is Deadly Home) #it's one of those films people should watch without having seen the trailer for maximum wtf-surprise-face XD #oh and Them is the French movie Ils #to this day I'm glad I didn't look at the poster for The Strangers and when the scene happened I had a freak-out moment FUN!! #with Cape Fear the actual home invasion part is kinda small - but it's a sorta classic thriller #and it's all about being on the edge between thriller and going into horror (bit of a stretch one again I know)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    20.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    20/31 Days of Halloween: Der Gifschrank

    A Nightmare on Elm Street || Battle Royale || Braindead || Day of the Dead || The Evil Dead || Friday the 13th, Part III || Halloween 2 || The People under the Stairs || The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Horror filmmakers are no strangers to trouble with rating agencies. And oh boy is that a topic for a long essay here in Germany. You like horror films? Find a way to import. All of these films have been “illegal” at some point (not gonna go into the finer details of the actual legal definitions). As of now, you still can’t go to the store and buy an uncut version of John Carpenter’s Halloween II. The way The Evil Dead was treated like it single-handedly would come to your house, turn your kids into demon worshippers and kill your dog is amazing. That film is now rated FSK16 uncut... Pretty much any Friday the 13th made that list (I choose Part III here, because this is where Jason gets his iconic hockey mask), actually any well-known and now beloved cult slasher. Please understand being an 80s/90s kid into horror was a tough choice here and if you knew somebody who knew someone to get you a copy of the uncut stuff - wow.

    #31HaCo #I mean really look at this specific list - this is what a nerdy 14 year old horror kid wants to watch as historical documents... #there are of course cut-versions and well if it was only about a few seconds here and there it's not the worst but... omg... #this is why schnittberichte.com exists #(and then I wrote a very long long long rant but nope... delete... enjoy films)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    19.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    19/31 Days of Halloween: Remakes

    2001 Maniacs || The Crazies || Dawn of the Dead || The Fly || Halloween || House on Haunted Hill || The Last House on the Left || The Ring || The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    “I smell bullshit.” - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    #31HaCo #remake doesn't mean it has to be bad or unoriginal or boring it can be fun or at least interesting #I don't think we needed Rob Zombie's Halloween and wow the language can get on your nerves so fast #but I especially like seeing adult Michael and wondering how he lives without the mask on #(in the second Laurie should have been killed to shock the audience and also make Annie the focus because she was the better character...) #anyway look The Fly - definitely a classic in its own right!! remakes can be good #and yes I do believe the US version of The Ring works because they took the time to translate it all into US culture #I know 2000 Maniacs is by Herschell Gordon Lewis the Godfather of Gore (you could say the Wizard of Gore XD ) #but come on the remake is a fun romp with terrible confederate cannibal ghosts let by Robert Englund #also Dawn of the Dead is probably Snyder's best film - it's an action oriented version of people-hide-from-zombies-in-a-mall it works #(shout out to a remake I like not many people do - Tobe Hooper's Invaders from Mars #it's because of the ties to a childhood memory watching it...)
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    18.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    18/31 Days of Halloween: TV Shows

    American Horror Story || Ash vs Evil Dead || Friday the 13th || Harper’s Island || The Haunting of Hill House || Masters of Horror || Millennium || Tales from the Crypt || The Twilight Zone

    “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” - The Twilight Zone

    #31HaCo #please know I am extremely torn on this one I had Are You Afraid Of The Dark up here as well (sure it's a kids show but I love it) #it's the nice family friendly version of these great anthology stand-alone episode formats like Masters of Horror or Tales from the Crypt #but I remember chasing the tapes in various videostores to get them so I couldn't decide on only one #Twilight Zone is super fantastical and not every episode is horror but so many are and that is THE title for this format (I liked the la #test version btw and think it's a shame it got cancelled some fun stuff and S2 understood that shorter can be more effective) #well Millennium is the forgotten fucked up darker X-Files #I love slashers and thus Harper's Island absolutely delivers #even though I haven't even watched all seasons AHS brought horror back to some folks and when it hits IT HITS!!! #my love for THOHH is well known anyway and just finding all those ghosts... whoa... #and hey more love for the Evil Dead franchise from me!!! Bruce Campbell is a delight and he has a great cast by his side #and Friday the 13th was something I thought I'd never see again for a long time and suddenly it was on dvd *blessed* #(the German title Erben des Fluchs - Heirs of the Curse - is so much better though... but hey hunting cursed items count me in!!) #there is so much good horror tv and we currently have fun anthologies even.......
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    17.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    17/31 Days of Halloween: Is it purgatory or are we in hell yet?

    Dead End || The Descent || The Endless || Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 || The Ritual || Silent Hill || Triangle || The Void || Yellowbrickroad

    “You'd be surprised at the things you find when you go looking...“ - The Void

    #31HaCo #this is about the whole road to hell (with Hellraiser as the endpoint right after Silent Hill) #I know The Descent is the like least fantastical but just the women going underground it's all so claustrophobic before the monsters show up #and overall this is a feeling of being uneasy something is wrong the normal world left behind being trapped in different ways #a list about actual films featuring hell would look very different - I just put Hellraiser here to completely escalate #although the things found in The Void........ not that far off...... #Yellowbrickroad is very by the numbers and there is something missing but the overall atmosphere hits just right #where The Ritual also knows how to bring the story to a glorious WTF ending
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    16.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    16/31 Days of Halloween: Satanic Panic & Demons

    The Blackcoat’s Daughter || Bless the Child || The Conjuring || The Exorcist || The House of the Devil || Insidious || The Omen || Prince of Darkness || Rosemary’s Baby

    “During the 1980s over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive Satanic Cults... Another 30% rationalized the lack of evidence due to government cover ups... The following is based on true unexplained events... “ - The House of the Devil

    #31HaCo #I'm not really satisfied with the grouping because I wanted to do the whole devil worship but also one with demons #(and then there is this special section about cults which can include satan but don't have to) #and well I ran out of space for so many things and damn do you remember the second boom with satan-themed movies around 2000? #which is the reason I picked Bless The Child even though it's not that memorable but hey Kim Basinger and Christina Ricci hooray #(sssshhhh maybe it's just me putting another Chuck Russell movie on here......) #also yes once again we are talking about MOVIES here and not reality #because the reality of the satanic panic is just human stupidity and fear mongering on display
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    15.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    15/31 Days of Halloween: black-and-white

    Bride of Frankenstein || Eraserhead || Freaks || The Haunting || House on Haunted Hill || The Innocents || Invasion of the Body Snatchers || Night of the Living Dead || Psycho

    “Psychic phenomena are subject to certain laws.” - “And just what are these laws? “ ”You won't know until you break them.” - The Haunting

    #31HaCo #yes Eraserhead defies any genre but let me put it here because Eraserheadbaby... well........ #and then there is this debated status of Freaks as a horror film because yes people were repulsed but the 'freaks' are shown as human beings #yet thinking about the revenge they get in the end and Cleopatra's fate... yeah it is horror #(and I think the casting is important in overall film-history) #please know I have a very nice BD box set with all the Universal Monsters (Dracula Frankenstein Wolfman Invisible Man etc) #could just be them but well Bride of Frankenstein it is - love love love
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    13.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    13/31 Days of Halloween: Comedy

    Army of Darkness || Elvira: Mistress of the Dark || Happy Death Day || Housebound || Night of the Creeps || Shaun of the Dead || Tragedy Girls || Tucker & Dale vs Evil || The Voices

    “Oh hidy-ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day. There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property.“ - Tucker & Dale vs Evil

    #31HaCo #horror and comedy just work so well together #make it weird and absurd and dark deep deep vantablack dark...
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    12.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    12/31 Days of Halloween: Found Footage

    As above, so below || The Bay || The Blair Witch Project || Diary of the Dead || Grave Encounters || The Last Exorcism || Paranormal Activity || [REC] || The Visit

    “It's not the same on film is it? I mean, you know it's real, but it's like looking through the lens gives you some sort of protection from what's on the other side.” - The Blair Witch Project

    #31HaCo #cheap and at best effective - yes I do actually enjoy this sub-genre a whole lot #just explain why the cameras are there in a way that makes sense and I'm already halfway satisfied #to me Paranormal Activity really loses on repeat viewings not that much fun BUT I appreciate the narrative spun over the whole series #hmmmm I guess I could have chosen part 3 for this because that prequel does a lot for the plot and the higher budget is noticeable #but there is a reason the first one started a whole long series #there are also some flicks way better than The Visit for this list (Afflicted comes to mind) but even guessing the reveal was still fun #and it's nice to have something else not THAT violent on here
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  • lovecanbesostrange
    11.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    11/31 Days of Halloween: Documentaries

    Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Doc of the Dead Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror I am Nancy In Search of Darkness Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street Wolfman’s got Nards

    #31HaCo #okay some very long titles but also some very long docus #I Am Nancy is absolutely the weakest but my love for the NoES films... so yeah three different titles for that #I still don't like NoES2 as a film of the franchise but as the gay cult slasher it's fabulous (like Batman & Robin is great superhero camp) #watching Wolfman's Got Nards filled me with much joy because I never knew The Monster Squad had such a cult following #it was impossible to find this film here for the longest time hardly even met people who remembered it at all ;___; #the fact they announced a part 3 to In Search Of Darkness is exciting well if you like 80s horror XD #but really the four hours of the first In Search of Darkness fly by super fast and the people interviewed are so excited it's great #(Tom Atkins probably most of all - but while I hold the term Final Girl dear to my heart because it meant a lot I get why some of the women #reject it here and tell their side of the story about being the fucking protagonist and all) #I remember watching Going to Pieces when it came out in 2006 and it was fun - wish there was a sorta update for the past 15 years #(can you tell that I like slasher movies???)
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