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Seamus Another Perfect Day from the Quantum Savanna
Another Perfect Day
Mar 18th 2011 at 6:01:15 PM

Really? I didn't see anything that suggested that.

I've got two guns pointed west and a broken compass.
Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Mar 18th 2011 at 6:07:28 PM

Did you see the theatrical edition, or the director's cut?

Seamus Another Perfect Day from the Quantum Savanna
Mar 18th 2011 at 6:19:33 PM

At the end Laurie gets shot to death by the police after she goes crazy, like Michael did, the final shot is off her in a white hallway sitting on a bed. Her mother/Grim Reaper thing shows up, she smiles. The end. In reality, she's dead and that's her final thought, but it's way to easy to think that she was placed in an asylum.

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Mar 18th 2011 at 11:00:53 PM

The ending to the director's cut was quite different. In fact, the whole tone of the film changes somewhat. Probably for the better. Laurie is either more annoying or more pitiable...or maybe both.

On the other hand, Wayne Toth's makeup effects in the theatrical finale were kind of ace. grin Particularly the Dr. Loomis dummy that looks all hacked away.

edited 18th Mar '11 11:02:00 PM by Prowler

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Mar 21st 2011 at 7:16:20 PM

Hatchet III is one the way.

Did anyone else watch the first two?

edited 21st Mar '11 7:16:36 PM by Prowler

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Apr 10th 2011 at 10:27:41 PM

Okay, I'm rewatching Laid To Rest(not a brilliant film) and it occurs to me that there's pretty much no way the killer Chromeskull can return. I mean, not a one. He rips his own face off...on accident. And yet he's coming back later this year with only scars to show for it. And the creators said they aren't going nutty.

Do any sequels follow a point where the killer could not have possibly survived and there is absolutely no chance that they did and yet they return showing signs that they were banged up a bit yet are otherwise fine and dandy? Without a supernatural explanation?

Maybe Maniac Cop. Cordell does recover from some nasty things in that movie(his beating) and is fairly hardy, and then he returns as a disfigured freak in the sequel.

edited 10th Apr '11 10:28:25 PM by Prowler

Apr 11th 2011 at 12:55:41 PM

Leatherface is impaled and blown up in the second film, but fine in the third.

Then again, continuity isn't a strong point in his series.

The Stepfather has also survived a superhuman amount of damage, obviously dying at the end of the first and second films.

And there's that Children of the Corn sequel that revealed Isaac from the first was just in a Convenient Coma.

edited 11th Apr '11 1:02:21 PM by LordCrayak

Apr 11th 2011 at 1:21:32 PM

[up]It's better to think of the third film as a reboot...The way I look at it is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre has been remade/rebooted 3 times.

Apr 11th 2011 at 1:54:16 PM

Around the time the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake came out was when I pretty much became fed up with all horror movies.

The slasher movie that I cherish the most though is still Scream, if only for being so different from everything else that came before it so much that it set the new rules for the genre to follow until that was all played to death and run into the ground, just like Halloween before it. And, yes, I am looking forward to seeing the sequel this Friday.

edited 11th Apr '11 1:58:37 PM by SeanMurrayI

Tropers Watching Movies
Apr 12th 2011 at 1:48:17 PM

Heard of a movie that came out a little bit before Scream called There's Nothing Out There. It was quite similar in themes, and even had a very Randy Meeks-esque character as the hero who tries to save everyone using his knowledge of horror movies to escape/kill the monsters.

Dunno if it's on DVD yet.

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Apr 12th 2011 at 2:20:05 PM

I think Troma put it out on DVD very recently.

ARabbitFilledNightmare Stark Raving Sad from Under the Stairs Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Stark Raving Sad
Apr 12th 2011 at 3:25:40 PM

Personally, I think The Burning might be my favourite slasher film. A Nightmare on Elm Street is a very close second, though.

dontcallmewave Brony? Moi? surely you jest! from My home
Brony? Moi? surely you jest!
Apr 12th 2011 at 3:44:17 PM

My favorite slasher series is Friday the 13th. I think Jason is unique from other slasher villians in that he has a somewhat sympathetic backstory.

He who fights bronies should see to itthat he himself does not become a brony. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, Pinkie Pie gazes Also
Apr 12th 2011 at 5:31:25 PM

I thought Friday the 13th was a terrible movie. Haven't seen the sequels, though.

Very fond of the first two Scream movies, myself.

Fanfiction I hate.
slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Apr 12th 2011 at 6:00:38 PM

I liked Scream 1, it was deliciously meta, sort of a proto-Behind The Mask. If my contemporaries are to be believed, it also works as a straight horror flick, but I geeked up too early to really get that evil grin

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Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Apr 12th 2011 at 6:23:25 PM

I like Scream. I enjoy Scream 2. Scream 3 is mediocre, but not offensively awful like some people said. The gorehound in me was crying, however. I suppose the film was toned down due to being post-Columbine.

Idle Hands also was pulled because of the incident, if I read right. That's a fun slasher.

slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Apr 12th 2011 at 6:36:40 PM

Oh yeah, Idle Hands. It's one of the rare horror movies I can watch with my more... well, horror-sensitive friends. Oh, and it's pretty damn funny, in a cheesy stoner flick-sorta way.

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Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Apr 15th 2011 at 10:31:26 AM

Did anybody check out Scream 4?

I'm going tonight and I hope it doesn't disappoint.

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Apr 15th 2011 at 10:02:24 PM

I just got back from it. FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC. Honestly, I think it's the best of the sequels, and just as good as the original.

The only thing I disliked about Scream 3 was the voice changer that could imitate everyone. It was too unrealistic for a series that usually keeps itself as grounded as a slasher movie can. Other than that, I thought it was very good.

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
Apr 15th 2011 at 10:50:19 PM

I loved the movie too. Don't know where I would rank it with the rest of the series, yet.

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
Caw! Caw!
May 9th 2011 at 10:42:22 AM

The trailer for the fifth Final Destination film made its debut today on G4.

I found something to enjoy in the first three or so. The fourth was...tired.

edited 9th May '11 10:42:58 AM by Prowler

Prowler Caw! Caw! Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
slowzombie Platypus! from Way up North
Platypus!
Jun 22nd 2011 at 1:50:49 PM

Oooh, this is highly relevant to my interests.

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Jun 27th 2011 at 1:29:04 PM

Plot details of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


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