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The Intruder (1963)
somniloquist 2 points 16 hours ago. (Contains Spoilers)

William Shatner, before he was William Shatner, plays Richard Spencer, before there was a Richard Spencer.
And of course he gets punched in the face.

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
somniloquist 3 points 1 day ago. (Contains Spoilers)

This documentary is a well crafted crash course in the cinema of the 1970s. It takes the viewers through the death of the Hollywood studio system of the 1960s, the influence of the of the European New Wave, and how it all led to the revolution of independent and artistic film. Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Dennis Hopper, Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Polly Platt, Julie Christie, Milos Forman, and more give first hand accounts of their experiences in filmmaking. The cast this documentary gathered is unrepeatable and has turned the project into an important historical document as these artists all grow older and pass away. Learn how politics, feminism, new methods of filming, and a breakthrough in subject matter birthed what we think of as cinema today. This includes stories about Taxi Driver, the Godfather, the Exorcist, Easy Rider, the French Connection, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, and the Last Picture Show.
If you’re looking for things to watch, or just want to learn more about the history of modern film and how we got to where we are today, this will provide you with an excellent list of movies, directors, writers, and actors to watch and follow.

Yonderland (2013)
somniloquist 4 points 1 day ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

The gang behind Horrible Histories delves into the territory of both the Muppets and Monty Python and manages not to drown in a pool that deep. Humor on several levels makes for a great watch for both children and adults who have managed not to become total bores. Made with the genius-level crew at Jim Henson Studios. If you can’t find genuine joy in this show, lose my number.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark (2020)
Duvet Diva 1 points 1 day ago*.

Sorry to everyone who likes this program, but I have to ask is america the only country that has vicious crimes, or is it they love to sensationalize sick people, we don’t see movies or series coming from the subcontinent highlighting their rape culture or child sex trade or the amount of people who just dissapear in russia every year, it’s like how america has the only openings to the hellmouth even though america is a young country for white settlement and how america seems to has the monopoly on haunted houses etc, death cults it’s as if nowhere else on the planet has any fun things to play with, or is it that america is just so self obsessed.

somniloquist 7 points 1 day ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

To my knowledge, programs like this are also prevalent in Britain and Australia. Other countries I’ve no knowledge of in this area. But I do know that true crime as a subject and genre has been prevalent the world over for a very very long time. Look at newspapers from the turn of the 20th century and before, highly sensationalized crime reporting sold papers. Always has.
Just off the top of my head, Andrei Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer and cannibal mainly in the 1980s. He was a sensation of the age. In Cold Blood was and is a classic piece of literature by Truman Capote and it’s about the real cases of murders in the late 1950s. And, for goodness sake, Jack the Ripper? Worldwide there is still media being churned out about him, and that case is about 130 years old.
TLDR: true crime is a thing, always has been, in the western world at least. This is nothing new.

The Dunwich Horror (1970)
nowt 3 points 1 day ago. (Contains Spoilers)

“…the most significant soon-to-be televisual event since before Quantum Leap.”

somniloquist 2 points 1 day ago. (Contains Spoilers)

You’d even bore illegitimate twins.

Sleepaway Camp (1983)
somniloquist 4 points 2 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

In a classic campy camp movie the campers’ thick New York accents are the campiest thing by far.

The Rachel Maddow Show (2008) S2020 E121
MarkRowley -1 points 4 days ago.

….wait…reporting? That’s like saying drawing two lego bricks next to each other is architecture. This guy Maddow is no journalist.

somniloquist 3 points 4 days ago*.

So…. So post and lintel? Quite literally the basis of architecture for most of the world? Architectural history day one, it starts with two bricks. Kind of like decent research and fact checking are those first two bricks of… reporting?
Let’s put it this way: Stone—and I can’t believe I need to say this to a British man—henge.

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
xerox 3 points 4 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

The devil is hot.

somniloquist 4 points 4 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Amen.

The Terminator (1984)
somniloquist 3 points 5 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

The iguana isn’t listed in the end credits. Rude, James Cameron. Rude.
His character had a name AND a line. He hissed, that counts. Pugsley deserved better.

Cremaster 1 (2005)
nowt 1 points 5 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Don’t torture a duckling.

somniloquist 4 points 5 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Your vice is a locked room and only I have the key.

The Chemical Brothers: Elektrobank (1997)
xerox 2 points 5 days ago*.

Thank you ( again ), how do you add content? I want to add rez cowboy, Halcyon On and On, and a bunch of other videos.

somniloquist 2 points 5 days ago*.

I looked up the titles first here and then added links from those individual pages. A lot of videos I looked for don’t have listing, and I don’t know how one adds those. I looked for Cunningham’s work, Gondry’s, Jonze, and Dayton/Ferris. Didn’t get very far, as you can see. But it’s all out there somewhere…

The Smashing Pumpkins: Tonight, Tonight (1996)
MonkyNutz 6 points 5 days ago.

THANKS for the music clip posts :)

somniloquist 2 points 5 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

(You’re welcome.)

The Chemical Brothers: Elektrobank (1997)
xerox 4 points 5 days ago.

Thanks you whoever is uploading these musics, its been awhile.

somniloquist 4 points 5 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

(You’re welcome.)

Beautiful Darling (2010)
somniloquist 4 points 6 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Of the three Warhol superstars whose art lay at the edges of gender, Candy Darling was the most magical by far. Candy was trans-gendered at a time when the world had no idea what that meant, let alone how to handle it. So, like any good artist, she set to work on herself. But instead of merely making herself in the woman she wanted to see in the mirror, she made herself into a legend beyond reality.
This documentary follows longtime confidant Jeremiah Newton as he makes arrangements to bury Darilng’s ashes, and finally solidify her legacy. His firsthand accounts of Candy throughout her life in New York are joined to Newton’s personal research into her life before the legend. Revelations about a person assigned male at birth seeking her true identity is both eye-opening in the context of the 1950s and 60s, and heart-shattering as you watch her journey end in her own demise (lymphoma most likely greatly exacerbated by the early versions of female hormones she was taking).
Candy was always too blonde, too femme, too ethereal, too unafraid to last long in a world as bitter and bleak as the middle of the 20th century. She didn’t even make it out of the 1970s. She died before her 30th birthday.

The Omen (1976)
somniloquist 3 points 6 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

The original “evil child” movie, the Omen is required viewing in the horror genre. Not reliant on cheesy makeup, glowing eyes, or overwrought effects, the Omen saves everything for just the right time.
And just as the sneaking suspicion about a 5 year old child would, everything can be read two ways. Maybe he’s evil. Maybe you’re going crazy. Maybe that nanny is here for nefarious reasons, and maybe the agency really did send her. And where does that dog keep coming from anyway?
But the grey areas only last until it’s too late. The fog clears and we’re all screwed.

The Room (2004)
somniloquist 7 points 6 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Have you got short term memory loss? The Room will remind you of everything. Everything is repeated; names, motivations, exposition, over and over.
But what about that short term memory loss? You should watch The Room, it will remind you of everything. Names, motivations, and exposition are all repeated, over and over.
Living with short term memory loss? May I recommend The Room, as it reminds you of everything. It repeats names, motivations, and exposition. Over and over!

Basic Instinct (1992)
Julianna 2 points 7 days ago*.

Well to be honest, I couldn’t get through Showgirls, it was so horrid and the acting was atrocious. I enjoyed Basic, the story was fairly clever and the scenes were rather shocking as intended for that time period. The one thing that is spot on is the music. Just my opinion. This is the flick that made Sharon Stone a household name so to speak. And yes I would watch it again. Every few years or so lol.
You mentioned Paul Verhoeven along with Eszterhas, but we can’t leave out Carolco/Mario Kassar of Rambo fame lol

somniloquist 2 points 7 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

If you enjoyed Basic Instinct, you’re at least 75% of the way towards Showgirls already. Just make sure you watch it somewhere that you can yell “what the hell is going ON?!” aloud, and fairly often.

Basic Instinct (1992)
somniloquist 2 points 7 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

The intersection of Verhoeven and Eszterhas must also be the location of a failed nuclear power plant. The two films in this precise location are Showgirls and Basic Instinct. All of the characters are uncontrollably emotional, comically sexual, occasionally homicidal, and absolutely hilarious.
When Sharon Stone is actually wearing clothes in this movie she only wears white and beige. So, at a distance, she’s nude all the time. Michael Douglas spends about 90% of his time on screen in some kind of spitting rage. And all of the dialogue is ludicrous. The phrase “f*ck of the century” is used, without irony, three times.
But am I going to watch it again? Yeah, probably.

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (2018)
duuuuuuuuuude -3 points 8 days ago.

Nobody wants to get lectured by a millennial.

somniloquist 5 points 7 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

I believe the definition of Millennial is rooted in, essentially, coming of age around the turn of the millennium. Say, anyone who graduated from high school after the year 2000. That was TWENTY years ago. Most millennials are in their 30s and some are approaching their 40s.
And if someone who has passed college age, is at a career age, has children (who might even be in high school by now), and possibly owns a home isn’t experienced enough for you… You’re looking for a f*cking grey bearded wizard, dude.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
somniloquist 2 points 8 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

The last in the series to feature Steve Guttenberg. Also the last to feature a quick visit to a leather bar. Coincidence? Hm.

Reel Injun (2010)
AZR006 2 points 10 days ago.

Thx for that. Where did you watch it? Can you PM me if you got a link? Outside links not allowed here. TY.

somniloquist 2 points 10 days ago.

I saw this long enough ago that it was on a real live physical DVD. I can’t find it online, but if I do you’ll know about it.

Reel Injun (2010)
somniloquist 2 points 11 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Absolutely incredible documentary about the portrayal of native people in film, and how those portrayals affect native viewers. Humorous, heart breaking, eye opening, everything it should be. Also functions as a fabulous to-watch list of movies, for good and bad reasons.

The Celluloid Closet (1996)
somniloquist 1 points 11 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

A pivotal and unquestionably beautiful documentary about gay and lesbian representation in media, this film also functions as a great to-watch list.
The most important part of this project for me was to see so many different people talk about representation. Some saw themselves in screen at a very young age, some had to wait. Some saw only negative portrayals, some were lucky enough to see a glimpse of something positive. (This was made in the mid 90s, so a lot of positive representation was yet to come.) But every time each of these people saw themselves on screen it was important. There is something uniquely human about a craving to see yourself reflected back in stories. Everyone should get to see a story with someone who looks like themselves, thinks like themselves, loves like themselves, lives like themselves.
This documentary was made almost 25 years ago, so it doesn’t include as wide a spectrum of the LGBTQ+ as it would today. For a great pairing to this doc that covers trans representation in film and television please see Disclosure. Please.

Hollow Man (2000)
somniloquist 1 points 12 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Watching an invisible Kevin Bacon lazily shove Twinkies into the hole where his mouth would be while wearing a wrinkly, flesh colored latex mask is only a fraction as gross as watching him commit all those sexual assaults and a violent rape. Characters are one dimensional and (I can’t believe I’m going to say this) hollow. If, at any point during this movie, you find yourself identifying with Bacon’s character, I urge you to seek counseling.

Showgirls (1995)
somniloquist 2 points 14 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

A sociopathic sex worker hitchhikes her way to Las Vegas. She pulls a knife on the first person she meets, angrily eats some french fries, and then accepts an offer to live with the second person she meets. Sound like an insane first night? Yeah, and it’s only up from here.
Within a two hour span you can also see this woman aggressively dance nude, simulate sex with people she likes and hates, somehow get (and keep) a job without “remembering” her social security number, scream at people a whole lot, roundhouse kick a rapist in the face, have seizure-like sex in a pool, and maybe attempt murder. This is a camp classic for good reason. It’s truly as bright, as naked, as outlandish, and as absurd as you’ve heard. Maybe even more so.
And if you want to have a decent conversation with a drag queen over the age of 30, you’re going to need to know a lot of references from this movie. Study up.

somniloquist 0 points 14 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Sidenote: The “boy” version of this Verhoeven Happy Meal toy is Total Recall.

Showgirls (1995)
somniloquist 2 points 14 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

A sociopathic sex worker hitchhikes her way to Las Vegas. She pulls a knife on the first person she meets, angrily eats some french fries, and then accepts an offer to live with the second person she meets. Sound like an insane first night? Yeah, and it’s only up from here.
Within a two hour span you can also see this woman aggressively dance nude, simulate sex with people she likes and hates, somehow get (and keep) a job without “remembering” her social security number, scream at people a whole lot, roundhouse kick a rapist in the face, have seizure-like sex in a pool, and maybe attempt murder. This is a camp classic for good reason. It’s truly as bright, as naked, as outlandish, and as absurd as you’ve heard. Maybe even more so.
And if you want to have a decent conversation with a drag queen over the age of 30, you’re going to need to know a lot of references from this movie. Study up.

Superstar in a Housedress (2004)
somniloquist 3 points 1 month ago. (Contains Spoilers)

If you only know one Lou Reed song it’s probably “Walk on the Wild Side.” It’s essentially a song about characters surrounding the scene at Andy Warhol’s Factory. Little Joe (Dallesandro) is real, the Sugar Plum Fairy is only partially so. But the big three are Holly, Candy, and Jackie. Holly Woodlawn was the funny one. Candy Darling was the pretty one. And Jackie Curtis? Well, Jackie was the SMART one.
In this documentary, Jackie’s friend Craig Highberger crafts a comprehensive portrait of a person beyond any single discipline, beyond gender, beyond time. If you’re into 1970s music, art, avant guarde theater, drag, culture, poetry, chaos, quips, or glitter you WILL recognize famous faces in this doc. Poet Taylor Mead, raconteur and Bowie manager (my favorite) Leee Black Childers, drag pioneer Holly Woodlawn, trans trailblazer Jayne County, beacon of gay theater Harvey Fierstein, indie darling Sylvia Miles, director Paul Morrissey, general treasure of a human Lily Tomlin, and on and on and on.

At the time I write this there is no link here for this film. But I’ll write about it anyway, I love it THAT much.

somniloquist 3 points 15 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Edit: There. I found a copy. Now watch it.

Total Recall (1990)
blee 2 points 15 days ago.

CGI had a small window wher it still holds up as well, tell me jurassic park looks dated now!..lol…id say mid to late 90s was the sweet spot, i agree with you when it comes to around 90% of films and effects tho! :)

somniloquist 3 points 15 days ago.

But Jurassic Park did it the right way! They used CG very sparingly and mixed it with models and suits. Sam Neill laying on a triceratops, come on.
Had that movie been made today it would be Chris Pratt acting opposite some dudes in motion capture suits. Hey. Wait.

JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick (2014)
Johnny2Stripes 1 points 16 days ago.

Indeed but he’s already said he didn’t watch it all.

somniloquist 1 points 16 days ago.

What’s been said is that one doesn’t need to watch a program opening to close to know when shite is shite. If you can’t hear a dog whistle that loud, perhaps make an appointment with your otolaryngologist.

JFK to 9/11: Everything Is a Rich Man's Trick (2014)
Johnny2Stripes 1 points 16 days ago*.

I was aware you hadn’t watched it, you commented within minutes of it being uploaded.

somniloquist 3 points 16 days ago.

You do realize that not everything one discusses on PrimeWire is not necessarily something one has watched exclusively via PrimeWire, right?

Total Recall (1990)
somniloquist 8 points 16 days ago*.

A Plea on Behalf of Practical Effects: This film is thirty years old, and most of it looks like it could be made today. It features prosthetics, model builds, puppetry, matte painting, and all kinds of makeup effects. And they ALL hold up. The only places that look even slightly dated are anything approaching CGI, which was mostly likely just blue screen at the time.
Technology will always move at a fast pace, and CGI in movies from just five years ago has already started to look laughable. Sure, maybe it’s a little cheaper and a little faster. But if studios would go back to investing in the artists that make effects in movies like Total Recall, there would be so many more things standing the tests of time.

Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
JadeEnigma 2 points 17 days ago.

OMG Torchwood! I do miss that.

Sprinkles glitter in the shape of Captain Jack

somniloquist 2 points 17 days ago.

No no no. Ianto. Ianto glitter please.

You Should Have Left (2020)
nowt -1 points 18 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)
somniloquist 2 points 17 days ago.

Whomever doesn’t appreciate the word house in blue hasn’t read House of Leaves. Rude…

Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
somniloquist 3 points 17 days ago*.

There were episodes of Torchwood better than this. Yikes.

The Devils (1971)
somniloquist 2 points 17 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

A sexually liberated French provincial priest in the early half of the 17th century is the most handsome man in town. Everyone wants him; the women, the nuns, the government. He is most fervently desired by a hunchbacked nun called Jeanne. When she can’t have him, she claims that he visits her in the night in the form of a spirit. Government officials who want him gone immediately see these accusations for the opprotunity they are.
Now, imagine the hysteria of the Crucible with a bunch of screaming, masturbating, nude nuns. And all of this is seen through the director of Altered States. It’s hallucinatory, heretical, gorgeous, and very difficult (if not totally impossible) to find in a complete and uncensored form. Vanessa Redgrave does a masterful turn as Jeanne in a film that probably couldn’t be made today, and I’m frankly shocked they got it made then.

Leprechaun 3 (1995)
somniloquist 1 points 20 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

In Leprechaun 3, the titular leprechaun bites a lot of people. It’s kind of his thing, the biting. It’s not explained at all, but one of these bites results in a young man turning into a….wereleprechaun. How do you know if you’re turning into a wereleprechaun? Easy. Your skin becomes comically terrible, you develop a pretty terrible ‘Irish’ accent, you grow some really unruly sideburns, and you gain a manic need to ingest potatoes.

Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)
somniloquist 1 points 20 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

An entire move about a leprechaun in which the word leprechaun is never used. Not once. There is a character called Dr. Mittenhand. That fact alone should be enough to sell anyone. Also a cyborg commander of a unit of ‘Marines’ is somehow enchanted into doing a drag act which, considering that it’s in the cold reaches of space, is vaguely passable.

Cops (1989)
bcjammerx 0 points 20 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

it was the result of the lefts pushing after the violent, drug abusing (and under the influence of meth at the time too), 7+ convicted VIOLENT FELON, resisting arrest floyds self inflicted death that it was cancelled. the left can’t have this show out there because it shows what lying filth violent felons are and that they can’t be believed…which would destroy their agenda

somniloquist 14 points 20 days ago*.

Criminal justice reform aside (and that’s hard enough for me to say) what the “lefts” are interested in in this country is due process. There are many overlapping issues at play here, but we’ll talk in a way that maybe a “patriot” like yourself can relate. Here in these United States we have a system that involves police, courts, and corrections. What we DON’T do is execute people in the street.
I’m going to say that one more time, a little louder, a little slower, so that maybe it sinks in. WE DON’T EXECUTE PEOPLE IN THE STREET. If that concept is too much to handle, then you haven’t reached the level of humanity that it’s worth even speaking to.
So come on back when you swallow that concept and we’ll talk about some more. In the meantime, you’ve got THIRTY TWO seasons of Cops to look back on.

Trump: An American Dream (2017)
nowt 1 points 22 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Tf you got against E. O. Wilson.

somniloquist 3 points 22 days ago.

Actually I was thinking of Muriel Hemingway in Delirious. But now I can’t decide which cut is deeper, mine or yours.

Trump: An American Dream (2017)
CinemaHound 2 points 22 days ago.

Gender studies education though?

somniloquist 5 points 22 days ago.

I suppose if you see no interest or value in studying women, men, or human sexuality, that’s cool. You can always be one of those people that spends decades alone in the desert studying ant colonies or something. Or maybe gender studies as a broad topic is integral and vital to understanding how human society operates. Whichever. Do you.

The Vast of Night (2020)
nowt 3 points 24 days ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Class.

somniloquist 2 points 23 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Throughout.

Billions (2016) S2 E7
somniloquist 2 points 26 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Up until this point Billions has been great at handling metaphor and analogy in the midst of lecturing monologues. Then Chuck Rhoades started talking about mutton. He tells Bryan Connerty that mutton is on the menu because people wouldn’t eat it if they called it sheep. It would be too cute, too real.
Not only is this wrong, it’s a tremendous missed opportunity.
The Normans invaded Britain in 1066. The Normans spoke French, the Anglo-Saxons spoke early English. The Normans ruled the land and the Anglo-Saxons worked it. The languages merged some of their vocabulary, and we’re still using those words today.
An Anglo-Saxon saw a sheep grazing in the field, a Norman saw a mouton on his plate. So now we say mutton for the food and sheep for the beast. Boeuf became beef, porc became pork, poulet went a little differently and became pullet in a kitchen but chicken overall. (Fish was more complicated, the French is too close to the word poison in English. But I digress.)
So when Rhoades is talking about mutton, he’s talking about the language of the conqueror. People in his position don’t call them sheep because people in his position never see the living animal. It’s not that they’re “too cute.” It’s that it’s work for peasants and food for kings. Billions missed the opportunity to turn this information towards the meaning of power versus effort. He uses the language of a ruler because he is one. He talks about changing the way he speaks for the sake of the sheep, when only really does it for the sake of himself.

Heat (1995)
somniloquist 2 points 27 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

“Allow nothing to be in your life that you cannot walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner.” These are the words a big time criminal named Neil (Robert De Niro) lives by. He only associates with his crew, has no love in his life, doesn’t even own furniture. He amasses wealth, but starts to wonder why.
Vincent (Al Pacino) is a detective brimming with passion, but not always for the right things. While he has a wife with a daughter from a previous relationship just waiting to become a real family to him, he’s too focused on his job.
Director Michael Mann spends the first hour of Heat expertly setting up the dichotomy between these two men. De Niro is quiet, detached, understated, and ready to walk away from everything at any minute. Pacino is loud, overly invested, brash, and will doggedly pursue his targets. Of course, once this opposition of two such expert opponents is set up (both the characters and the men playing them), it will start to break down. Neil longingly observes his associates’ relationships and starts to consider whether love may just be worth the risk of attachment. Meanwhile Vincent is hyper focused on the hunt and is gambling with the viability of his own personal attachments in the process.
These two kings meet on multiple occasions across a chessboard, both metaphorically and in the flesh, both as archetypes and as fully fleshed humans. Heat makes you question what you’re attached to; family, history, love, sex, money, self-indulgence, morality, duty, the job. And, inevitably, it asks you what we’re willing to walk away from when not doing so may cost you everything. It’s full of choices. And, of course, it has what may be the greatest heist/shoot out in film.

Father Ted (1995)
somniloquist 3 points 1 month ago.

“And what do you say to a cup?”
“Feck off cup!”

Black Books (2000)
somniloquist 3 points 1 month ago. (Contains Spoilers)

If you’ve ever worked in a bookstore please please watch this. If you love language play, please just watch anything with Dylan Moran in it. And if you like Graham Linehan’s central crew of an Irishman, a weirdo, and a woman then see the IT Crowd for more.

Lord Love a Duck (1966)
somniloquist 2 points 1 month ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

An overly smart, darkly funny, slightly ominous, practically magical boy arrives as if from nowhere. He takes a shine to a girl and decides to use his abilities, whether constructive or destructive, to give her whatever she wants.
People start falling to his machinations. And she likes it. Then people start getting hurt. And she doesn’t like it so much anymore. But it doesn’t stop.
Mix all this with a razor sharp pastiche of teen culture… Sounds like the plot of ‘Heathers’, right? Sure does. But first it was the plot of Lord Love a Duck in 1966.
If nothing else, check out the sweater buying scene. It’s on YouTube. It’s completely insane.

Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
somniloquist 1 points 1 month ago. (Contains Spoilers)

This tour of 80s horror tropes may as well have been written by a 15 year old boy drunk for the first time. It’s incredible. I love it.
Five sorority sisters have to stay the night in a newly acquired house to “meet the movers early in the morning.” They go about this dressed like they fell out of a Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog. The basement has been locked since there were a whole bunch of murders down there. Because of course it has. There’s a lot of alcohol and shower/clothes changing scenes that go on for…a while.
Throw in a ouija board, a possession, and a man who is stabbed, choked, drowned, and shot. There’s a scene in the kitchen where you can see the shadow of a crew member’s hands holding a squirt bottle of blood just before it sprays across the wall. Schlock magic.

Dolls (1987)
somniloquist 1 points 1 month ago. (Contains Spoilers)

This was a pretty classic 1980s cross between a “car broke down now we’re stuck in this haunted house” story and a killer toy theme. A lot of the doll action is done in stop motion, which is gorgeous. There’s a knock off punk rock Madonna and her friend is a fourth rate Siouxsie Sioux, a pair of a parent and step parent that you are absolutely allowed to hate, an adult sweet Sean Astin type, a little girl that looks like baby Elijah Wood in a pigtail wig, and a precious old couple of toymakers. Let’s see who gets killed by a bunch of dolls!

Horror of Dracula (1958)
somniloquist 1 points 1 month ago. (Contains Spoilers)

This film starts with a very interesting change. Instead of Jonathan Harker being an unknowing participant in the story, he instead goes into Dracula’s house knowing full well that he’s a monster. From there is continues to be a sophisticated and nuanced retelling of the Dracula story.
Christopher Lee inaugurates his recurring role in Hammer films as a stately and imposing Count Dracula. He only appears on screen for about 15 minutes, but is truly unforgettable. Peter Cushing is, in my opinion, the best Van Helsing there’s ever been. His portrayal is that of a man you absolutely believe has spent years deep in study gathering arcane knowledge, yet is strong and forceful enough to fight true evil when he hunts it down.
Dialogue is used with great economy, especially in the first half. The script doesn’t need to spell out action as it happens, rather it is portrayed through attenuated acting choices and pops of rich color. If you’re just getting into Hammer Horror, this is a great place to start.

Troll 2 (1990)
somniloquist 1 points 1 month ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Often referred to as the “best worst movie,” Troll 2 is the story of a family on vacation in a town whose population happens to kill and eat people…because they’re all goblins.
The thing you have to understand about Troll 2 is that it doesn’t involve a single troll. So don’t expect any, you won’t find them. What you will find includes the following:
—-dialogue delivered like a table reading of a 6th grade production of Our Town
—-a character who makes an awful lot of appearances with an awful lot of lines for being dead the entire time
—-ominous messages written on baseballs
—-a boy protected from attack by a mouth full of bologna
—-the immortal line “You can’t piss on hospitality.”
—-a sex(?) scene involving corn on the cob
—-quite possibly the strangest take on vegetarianism ever written
Troll 2 is a paragon of unironically bad cinema. It’s not to be missed under any circumstances.

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