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Matt Cordell from Maniac Cop and Officer Vickers from Psycho Cop. Think Jason and Freddy as deranged police officers.
There's also Ricky "crazy eyebrows" Caldwell from Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.
Maniac Cop remake incoming.
With all the news about police violence in US, I thought this would never happen.
Double post! Now Prowler's gonna have a heart attack!
More seriously-looking at Mad Max: Fury Road, why can't slasher franchises (like Maniac Cop) just make a sequel and continue from where it left off, even if the last movie was released a while ago? The slashers genre's obsession with sequels at least gives a chance at something new being done, but the growing remake craze just retreads what we've already seen before.
No. I think it's pretty common forum etiquette to edit a post instead of doubling if you're not very far removed from the last thing you said, and more than reasonable to make another post if it's something notable a month and a half later. And this is the second or third time you've snuck in some snitty aside since I called you out for all the posts in lieu of edits and it's rather grating.
Joe Blow doesn't remember Maniac Cop. That's why there isn't another sequel. Also, Z'Dar's dead, which is another pretty good reason to not make a sequel.
edited 28th Sep '15 9:38:03 AM by Prowler
Mel Gibson didn't play Max in Fury Road either.
edited 28th Sep '15 11:54:35 AM by SciFiSlasher
Scream Factory is bringing Cherry Falls to Blu-ray. Good slasher, one of the better post-Scream ones.
Gunnar Hansen, the original Leatherface, passed away on last saturday.
edited 10th Nov '15 1:11:05 PM by erforce
Well, to counterpoint with some good news, the announced Friday the 13th game met its minimum crowd funding goal.
Maybe it'll be uncut?
Doubtful, but we can always (false) hope...
I hope he's having a nice time in Chainsaw Heaven.
It's not, and apparently an uncut version was never actually printed(nor were the cuts as dramatic as some have said), anyway.
I'd be more excited about the Friday the 13th game if I didn't have trouble believing it's going to be that great.
edited 11th Nov '15 12:02:09 PM by Prowler
Damn Chinese whispering.
It's probably going to be barebones, since all of the interesting things are stretch goals, but I suppose there's always DLC.
And a few of the low-hanging achievements could still be met in the two days the fundraiser has left.
Arrow Video's uncut release of The Mutilator has been delayed, but it's for a good reason.
Oh look, Leatherface is now a fighter in Mortal Kombat X.
On that note, I wish that someday there will be film where he doesn't play a second banana to anyone.
I'm glad he doesn't look like the douchebag Bryniarski's version of Leatherface.
Bit odd to have so many movie characters in MKX now, but being the slasher fan that I am, I'll accept it.
I watched Charlie's Farm recently. It was annoying for a while(very much a slow burn and the characters weren't likable), but I had a pretty good time with it by the final third. It was fairly similar to Lost After Dark in some ways. In fact, I'd say they're equal in terms of overall quality.
Pieces is coming to Blu-ray in February, with a slightly more uncut Spanish version accompanying the more widely-seen cut.
Having now seen Final Exam, I realize that I was completely wrong for calling Russ Thorn of The Slumber Party Massacre a Generic Doomsday Villain. He's a complex Shakespearean villain compared to FE's nameless, motiveless Michael Myers ripoff who kills teens just because. He's just some jerk with a knife.
I also finally managed to sit through Girls Nite Out, and I really like the killer's appearance. It's also nice to have another mystery-oriented slasher with a talking villain, even if most of it is childish insults ("Bitch!", "Slut!", "Whore!", etc.). That attic scene was genuinely spooky too.
Final Exam somehow garnered a novelization◊, though I doubt it expanded on much.
The last thing I watched was Quiet Nights of Blood and Pain (2009). Take the "soldier kills un-Americans" aspect of Uncle Sam, play it ambitiously (if there's one thing Andy Copp wasn't short in, it was that) and seriously, make it with barely any money (4000$, supposedly) or resources, and voila!
Updated with all of the New Year horror I could find (not all slashers, tho).
I like both of those movies, though neither of them seem particularly popular(and Final Exam really only comes alive in the last twenty minutes).
I get why people say Girls Nite Out is misogynist(and it may well be, somewhat) but the killer is obviously NOT the audience identification character, or anybody we sympathize with.
Saw Ripper: Letter from Hell. I found it to be a less fun version of Urban Legend with a weak twist ending, though it was nice to see Bruce Payne playing something else than a smarmy bad guy. I'm looking forward towards the sequel which apparently has psychiatric patients being killed by a figure that's invading VR simulations meant for them.
And the new Friday the 13th has been delayed again, this time by a lawsuit by the writer of the original film.
I seriously doubt the suit is going to halt production or, really, have any effect on it.
As far as I can figure out, Miller doesn't even have a leg to stand on. He was hired to make a film based on Cunningham's concept. I kind of imagine the suit's gonna get thrown out, but maybe I'll eat my words on all this?
(EDIT: It seems I still could, based on word from the series' resident lawyer, Larry Zerner.)
I thought Ripper was pretentious garbage, but it had a couple cool sequences.
I watched Most Likely to Die recently. I enjoyed it. It doesn't make as many missteps as some other modern throwback slashers I can think of, probably because it had a competent, proven director. And a couple of the death scenes were pretty sweet ("most likely to eat anything"...).
edited 28th Aug '16 11:26:11 AM by Prowler
Bumping to ask a question regarding one of the A Nightmare on Elm Street films for a TLP. I know that in one of the films (pretty sure it's Dream Warriors), there's a close-up shot of Freddy's right hand where his knives come out of his fingers like switchblades instead of him wearing the glove, but I haven't seen the film so I don't know the context of the scene. Can someone LMK where this scene takes place?
It happens about 29 minutes into Dream Warriors.
I believe you're referring to the second film, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. You can see an instance or two in the trailer at https://youtu.be/yv4AFuOY9y4
Thanks! I just watched the scene I was thinking it was from and I don't have it connected to the right character in the TLP.
Watched The Intruder a while back, surprisingly dark ending, especially considering most 80s slashers (well, maybe not Nightmare on Elm Street) at least had a bittersweet ending at most. Also liked the aspect of a killer in a grocery store and the whole film taking place in one night (nothing new now, but still kind of unique at the time).
Edited by J79 on Nov 15th 2019 at 4:01:01 AM
Hah! I got confused because I just grabbed the DVD for the 2019 The Intruder. But I do remember that one. I watched that one just after watching Cornered!, which uses a similar sort of setting, that one involving people trapped in a convenience store.
Well, while this thread is fresh, it's best to inform that Spyglass is making a new Scream film. Whether it's a sequel, prequel, reboot, etc. it has not been determined.
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