Bald Move Spooktacular 2019

ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
just wanted to check in and see if y'all have narrowed down what movies will be part of this years BM Halloween Spooktacular? also, will @jim be partaking?

here's a list of this years Netflix's Lineup of Original Halloween Movies and Shows:


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  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    I’m so stoked for this. I love Spooktacular. 

    Also I hope Marianne from Netflix makes the cut. It drops today, Friday the 13th. 
    ChinaskiDarmock&Jalad@Tenagra
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    i'd love an OG like the original Texas Chainsaw, first Nightmare on Elm or Friday the 13th IV. can't wait!
  • rhcooprhcoop Knoxville, Tn
    Chinaski said:
    just wanted to check in and see if y'all have narrowed down what movies will be part of this years BM Halloween Spooktacular? also, will @jim be partaking?

    here's a list of this years Netflix's Lineup of Original Halloween Movies and Shows:


    That was a good list, I appreciate you sharing it.  We do a mini marathon at home so this will be helpful.  I have a friend that does a full on blog all through October, but his recommendations can be a bit shaky sometimes.
  • I'm just hoping for "Funny Games" by Michael Haneke to make the cut. (the 2007 American shot-for-shot remake starring Michael Pitt, Tim Roth, and Naomi Watts.)  If commissioned podcasts were still a thing, this would be the next one I would commission.  (The first being Pontypool!)

    No reason to watch the original, as the remake is the exact same movie with English speaking actors instead of German speaking actors.  

    It's my second favorite horror movie!  Unfortunately, the film received VERY mixed reviews.  It holds a 52% critic rating on RT, and an audience score of 54%.  Most of the hatred towards it is due to
    a very unique "twist" that happens a bit more than halfway through the movie that many people get VERY upset by.
      I think it actually serves to drive home the films main point that
    by seeking out these sort of violent movies, you, the audience member, is complicit in the violence depicted.


    My personal rating:  9.5/10.
    Cecily
  • Oh jesus, Funny Games is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I feel like that one part would give ARon an aneurysm but it would be a fun podcast.
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    I'm torn, because on the one hand, I don't want to be spoiled on a horror movie, which is a genre that isn't kind to spoilers, but on the other hand, 52% on rotten tomatoes is pretty daunting. 

    The only thing I know for sure is Midsommer will be one of the headliners.
    Chinaskibizmarkiefader
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    One of the benefits of not being into this genre.. I can just go look up a synopsis without worrying about spoiling a movie I'll never watch. 

    That twist is.. bold.
  • I'm torn, because on the one hand, I don't want to be spoiled on a horror movie, which is a genre that isn't kind to spoilers, but on the other hand, 52% on rotten tomatoes is pretty daunting. 

    The only thing I know for sure is Midsommer will be one of the headliners.
    Just make sure there isn't anything you could potentially throw at your TV within arms reach if you're still awake by the time the twist happens.
    Graham
  • CecilyCecily Cincinnati
    I remember loving that movie and just read the Wikipedia article.  I guess I forgot that part. I still like it though. 

    The antagonists in the movie are based off of the real story of a couple of young men who try to pull off the perfect murder because they think they are simply too smart to be caught. They were caught immediately. That story has been the basis for a number of thriller/horror movies including Murder by Numbers, also starring Michael Pitt. FULL CIRCLE
  • kuman07kuman07 Kansas City
    Might I suggest a movie called Satan's Slaves. Its an Indonesian horror film and one of the best horror movies I watched last year. 93% on Rotten Tomatoes as well. 
    cdriveDarmock&Jalad@Tenagra
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    I hope ARon and Cecily keep continuity with the spooky “ooooh’s” on the outro after episodes.  If Jim really joins them this year he can add to it with Frankenstein's monster growls.   :D    




  • CecilyCecily Cincinnati
    For anyone interested in seeing behind the scenes a bit, here is the working list of this year's titles.  It's A LOT and always is every year.  There are always some hard cuts based on time.  There are also a lot of titles that keep popping back up on the list every year, and every time they slowly inch their way closer to the top.  

    Except for Salo or 120 Days of Sodom.  That comes up every year; that never even goes on the list.

    2019 releases under consideration:

    Midsommar
    Tigers are Not Afraid
    Parasite
    I Trapped the Devil
    Brightburn
    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
    Annabelle Comes Home
    Braid
    In the Shadow of the Moon
    Bliss
    Child’s Play
    Happy Death Day 2U
    In the Tall Grass

    Previous releases under consideration:

    Creep
    The Host
    Suspiria
    Halloween is Grinch Night
    The Love Witch
    Don’t Breathe
    Climax
    Green Room
    The Girl with All the Gifts
    Slice
    High Life
    Let Me in / Let the Right One in ?
    Three...Extremes (I've seen this, but long enough ago that it could be new again)
    Nina Forever
    A Tale of Two Sisters
    Satan’s Slaves
    Hounds of Love
    In Fabric
    It Comes at Night
    Funny Games

    Already watched/will talk about:

    Some classic franchise, probably Halloween
    Spring
    Us (maybe)
    DoubleA_RoncdriveDarmock&Jalad@TenagraChinaski
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Those are some great ones. Let the Right One In is a heartbreaker of a drop. Someday that one needs to be tackled. 
  • HunkuleseHunkulese Québec, Canada
    edited September 28
    I'm torn, because on the one hand, I don't want to be spoiled on a horror movie, which is a genre that isn't kind to spoilers, but on the other hand, 52% on rotten tomatoes is pretty daunting. 

    The only thing I know for sure is Midsommer will be one of the headliners.
    What people are calling a twist isn't really a twist. It's just something that happens and is vital to the film's message. It's frustrating because it's supposed to be frustrating.

    A big reason for the low tomato score is that it is an exact shot for shot replica of the German film, but it's in English with Hollywood actors. That's always going to rub  the some people the wrong way since the movie is entirely unnecessary. The tomato score for the original is much higher and more in line with what you'd expect the score to be for a good "horror" movie.
  • Not necessarily a super-great fit, but, is "Anna and the Apocalypse" on your radar at all?
    Said it may not be a good fit because it's a zombie (appropriate), musical [know you like them (I do too), but], Christmas movie.
    maybe at the end of the Spooktacular?
    Anyway, it came out last year and i didn't hear it talked about much anywhere (but, I saw it and enjoyed it).

    haven't seen very many of those under consideration (don't usually watch horror movies since I frighten easily) - but, saw and enjoyed "Let The Right One In" & "It Comes at Night".
  • CecilyCecily Cincinnati
    @neilfgks I am realllllllllly loving the idea of doing a Christmas Spooktacular some year.  It'd have to be a special occasion though, we can't just do that every year.
    neilfgks
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Cecily said:
    @neilfgks I am realllllllllly loving the idea of doing a Christmas Spooktacular some year.  It'd have to be a special occasion though, we can't just do that every year.
    Yeah, I think I brought this up last year actually. There are a decent amount of Christmas horror movies: Gremlins, Krampus, A Christmas Horror Story, Silent Night Deadly Night, Black Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas. You could add in some cool horror themed TV episodes like "...And All Through the House" by Tales from the Crypt, "Seasons of Belief," by Tales from the Darkside, "The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas" by The X-Files. 
    Cecily
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    If you do a Christmas Spooktacular you have to do Krampus. It's a kid(ish) friendly horror movie with Adam Scott, Toni Collette, and David Koechner. It kind of reminds me of the way Ghostbusters is creepy but still has a fun vibe to it.
    CecilyChinaski
  • I like Spring a fair bit more than they did but it was recommended to me as a fan of Linklater's Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight. I went in expecting a romance with a scifi twist and it delivered. Had I gone in wanting more spooks I can definitely see how I might have been disappointed. 

    Good points about things like what a 2000 year old immortal monster lady would see in this dope though.
  • HunkuleseHunkulese Québec, Canada
    I know you probably have your movies all picked out and more than enough suggestions, but since you started with Halloween and you're doing 3 episodes, it would be fun if you ended each episode with the three movies that are called Halloween. 1978, 2007, and 2018.

    ARon was lamenting a bit about how the audience knows nothing about what Michael is or what he's doing in the '78 version. Well, in the 2007 version, Rob Zombie gives Michael all the motivations. The 2018 Halloween is a great modern slasher movie, but kind of misses out on what made the original so good.
  • Really enjoyed the first instalment of the’The Search for Spook’!

    I may be too late but shout out for the original ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ (1990). While not a conventional horror exactly I find this film very disturbing and very original. It also has a kind of ambiguous nature that would make for good conversation!

    Just throwing it out there.
    Cecily
  • HunkuleseHunkulese Québec, Canada
    Was it just a fun coincidence that Lou Taylor Pucci was Evan in Spring and the Hyper Hiker in AHS?
  • CecilyCecily Cincinnati
    Hunkulese said:
    Was it just a fun coincidence that Lou Taylor Pucci was Evan in Spring and the Hyper Hiker in AHS?
    NO

    NO

    @A_Ron_Hubbard

    NO
  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Cecily said:
    Hunkulese said:
    Was it just a fun coincidence that Lou Taylor Pucci was Evan in Spring and the Hyper Hiker in AHS?
    NO

    NO

    @A_Ron_Hubbard

    NO
    No. No... Coincidence like that JUST DON'T HAPPEN. No.
    Cecily
  • redlancerredlancer Seattle
    edited October 21
    Agree with you guys on Crawl. First 40-50 minutes were way better than they should have been, but after that both characters became somehow immune to mortal/fatal damage like comic book superheroes (how many times can you be ravaged by a huge gator and just need some band-aids to carry on?) 

    If you're still looking for creepy and haven't watched it for Spooktacular 2019 v3 yet, Midsommar should do the trick. Depending on your current state of mind it can seriously mess with your psyche. For me that one had the dread-meter going way up.

  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    Having not seen the movie, this segment for Sleepaway Camp is one of the most wild conversations I've ever heard on Bald Move. Just really casually going places here.
    Cecily
  • bizmarkiefaderbizmarkiefader San Francisco
    edited October 21
    I know I've brought this movie up before, but if you liked In The Tall Grass I would highly recommend Coherence. It was made for something ridiculous like 50k and most of the dialogue is improv but it's another good example of what you can do with great concepts even with mediocre actors and without a big budget or a bunch of CGI. I think about this movie all the time and how it accomplishes more with glow sticks than a lot of movies do with an army of animators and a bunch of A-listers. It's on Prime and I think Hulu at the moment
    CecilyJoshTheBlack
  • HunkuleseHunkulese Québec, Canada
    I hadn't seen Sleepaway Camp in years and probably wasn't really paying attention the first time I saw it. All I remembered was a terrible movie with a "crazy" twist ending. Now that I've watched it again, I was totally wrong. Sleepaway Camp is phenomenal. Way, way, way too much problematic stuff to recommend anyone actually watch it, but there's so much truly amazing stuff.

    The baseball scene is truly something magical and is a perfect example of movie-making. Eat shit and live, Bill!




    Cecily
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    Whoah man whoah. Camp Sleepaway.  
    Cecily
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    HOLY SHIT! Ben the cook!  That's James Earl Jones's father!!! Robert Earl Jones!   That's bananas!!!
    Cecily
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