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Well late tonight and tommorow is a great time to watch some scary/ zombie films. What do you plan on watching?



For me. Im not really a huge horror film fan. However there are a few do like. I hope to watch a few of the following


Dawn of the Dead 2004 (havent seen it yet)

Scream- Not bloody 2 or 3 (comedy but still a favorite)

Resident Evil

Pet Cemetary




We have a bunch of others. Maybe ill try some of them also



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Sara and I have a great lineup to work through tommorrow. We plan to trek to theater and catch Saw in the afernoon but after that, the popcorn will be ready to go and the following will be spun up in order until we drop:




-The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)

-A Nightmare on Elm St. (the original)

-Night of the Living Dead (George Romero original)

-Dawn of the Dead 2004 (never tire of seeing this)

-The Ring (Japanese Version)


-Evil Dead (parts I and II)

-The Nightmare Before Christmas


-My Bloody Valentine

-Terror Train

-Night of the Demons

-Friday the 13th Part 2

-April Fools Day

-The Gate

-Return of the Living Dead (Parts 1 and 2)


I could open up a blockbuster dedicated to horror movies. ;) She doesn't have school and I don't work until 1:30pm so that means we'll be up until 5-6am watching movies. Not too mention I'd like to work in some playtime with Medievil on the PSX. It's become tradition for me to put it in and play a few levels. Can't freaking wait! :tu:

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Great selection there Ryan. I would suggest putting Donnie Darko at the top of that list. It's such an interesting film and will no doubt have you thinking about it for days after watching it. It is a *must* see IMHO.


If you had to choose between The Ring or Juon I would go with The Ring as its pace is a bit far better than Juon's (which slows to a halt midway through). Both are worth watching however so make sure to catch the other at a later date.


As a final note: DO NOT MISS MAY! I bought May as a cheapie at a local video shop after hearing some thoughts on it online and I loved every minute of it. It's extremely quirky and low budget but you'll be suprised to find the movie is a character piece more than a typical slasher film. You'll also get a serious feeling of uncomfortability watching the movie mainly because you feel equal parts pity and disgust for the titular character.


EDIT: Is the Darko Directors Cut out on DVD?

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After the Lions game (which can be quite frightning in it's own right some weeks ;) ) I've picked the following for my Halloween horror fest:


Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake

Dawn of the Dead remake directors cut

Cabin Fever

Bubba Ho-Tep

Session 9

Ichi the Killer unrated

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Thanks for the suggestions Romier. :D Just to clarify a little, I have seen the theatrical cut of Donnie Darko, and the US version of The Ring.


The Donnie Darko Director's Cut is available if you're willing to do a little region bending importing. I got tired of waiting for the R1 release (which, afaik, they haven't even set a date on yet), so I went ahead and imported.

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I got through Donnie Darko, The Ring, and May. I can't imagine a better time to watch Donnie Darko, in fact, I had forgotten it took place during an election year, so it was even more appropriate. The Ring was surprisingly more concise and to the point than it's US counterpart, which I'm assuming incorporates some information from the Japanese sequels/prequels. And May...is definitely one f'ed up chick. :shock: ;)


Interestingly enough, Fox has just announced the R1 release of the Donnie Darko Director's Cut:

Donnie Darko Director's Cut

STREET DATE: DVD: 2/15/2005



DVD SRP (US): $26.98

AUDIO: English: Dolby Surround 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1

VIDEO: 2.35:1

SUBTITLES: English, Spanish


During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he tries to figure out why he survived and tries to deal with people in his town, like the school bully, his conservative health teacher, and a self-help guru, Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism and worse.


The new Director?s Cut includes a production diary of the film (with optional commentary by Director of Photography Steven Poster), a story-board to screen featurette, the Director?s cut theatrical trailer, They Made Me Do It Too ? The Cult of Donnie Darko and the #1 Fan: A Darkomentary.


Disc 1: Widescreen Presentation Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Richard Kelly and Kevin Smith


Disc 2: Donnie Darko Production Diary (with optional commentary by Director of Photography Steven Poster)

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