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Old 05-06-2016, 03:18 AM   #241
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Heard good things about this movie so i went ahead and blind bought it today.

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Old 05-06-2016, 05:00 AM   #242
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Heard good things about this movie so i went ahead and blind bought it today.
I really liked it. I recommend it. The scenes with Jason Alexander are really funny. But one scene is f**king crazy!!!
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:19 PM   #243
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I really liked it. I recommend it. The scenes with Jason Alexander are really funny. But one scene is f**king crazy!!!
If it's the one I'm thinking of - totally agree! Unexpected to say the least.
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I really liked it. I recommend it. The scenes with Jason Alexander are really funny. But one scene is f**king crazy!!!
Just watched it tonight. Very happy to add this one to my horror collection.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:27 AM   #245
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One of the best blind buys to date.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:33 AM   #246
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One of the best blind buys to date.
yeah, I think anyone interested in an 80's slasher film would be hard pressed to not like this one....
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Just watched this for the first time. Not impressed.
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Just watched this for the first time. Not impressed.
Wow, were you drunk? Not drunk enough? Or did you sell your heart to the devil in exchange for hands that can play the piano like no other soul alive and, because of all the distraction, missed the actual film? I'm confused.
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One of the key slashers of its day, but is anybody else as bothered as I am by all the horrendous day-for-night scenes?
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I don't remember the day-for-night problem, but I do remember having a hard time warming to the film the first time I saw it -- the brutality of the murder scenes (specifically the first one) put me off a bit.

I like it fine now, and Savini's work is certainly terrific, but when I compare it to Friday the 13th, the latter has a sweetness and naivete where the former feels crass and cynical.
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One of the key slashers of its day, but is anybody else as bothered as I am by all the horrendous day-for-night scenes?
It was shot that way and looked the same on VHS( I have a copy of the cut R rated Thorn EMI release). Sure they could try some revisionism with current technology and see if they can darken the scenes more. But, it is what it is and actually adds to the low budget charm of it all. Some shots look fine, then others are painfully obvious day for night.

I'm planning to make a camp ground slasher one day, and was thinking of using day for night to film more efficiently. So I've been experimenting with various settings on my camcorder along with the video editing tools on a program I have, and sometimes I get decent results.
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yeah, I think anyone interested in an 80's slasher film would be hard pressed to not like this one....
I am definitely not a fan. I do like it more than Friday the 13th, but I'd watch Sleepaway Camp over it ANY day. It's just so mean-spirited and blunt. Like, the POV scene at the beginning where the killer gets out of the hospital and immediately very horribly and graphically murders a random prostitute. What does that even have to do with anything else?! It's just out of nowhere, has no connection to anything else in the movie, and is ridiculously nasty. I like watching it for the technical impressiveness of the gore, and for Jason Alexander, but it just makes me feel rotten, and I don't find it interesting on any other filmmaking levels beyond gore effects. If I'm going for a serious slasher movie, I'll go for House on Sorority Row or NOES or Halloween or something. For something that's more fun, I'll take My Bloody Valentine or Terror Train or Slumber Party Massacre or Blood Rage or something. I don't begrudge anyone that likes this movie, but I totally understand why people could dislike it and still enjoy other slashers.
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