SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Let's pick the Week 77 movie!

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Cycle 5 / Week 3: Pick the horror movie!

Poll closed Oct 13, 2017.
  1. Halloween (1978)

    45.5%
  2. Friday the 13th (1980)

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  3. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    18.2%
  4. Hellraiser (1987)

    36.4%
  1. shadow_priest_x Titanium Belt

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    Here's a quick list of all movies watched by the SMC. Or if you prefer, here's a more detailed examination.


    I'm just going to hand the floor over to @jeicex, so from here on out it's all him. Take it away, homeboy:

    In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, I would like to share with you four "classic" horror movies that started franchises and revitalized (or perhaps destroyed) the horror films market. They each inspired so many sequels, prequels, remakes, and even a crossover. These four franchises have spawned an incredible 30 (plus three upcoming) films combined. These are the four originals, and arguably the best in each franchise, although they all had some glorious and abysmal sequels along the way.


    Here are our candidates!


    Halloween (1978)

    Director: John Carpenter

    Genre: Horror

    Length: 91 minutes

    Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Le Curtis, P.J. Soles

    Premise: A murderer escapes a sanitarium to return to his old home to kill again.

    Why @jeicex picked it: One of the original mainstream slashers, and the cinematography in it is surprisingly solid given its frosty reception. You can't really have a thorough horror movie film discussion without Halloween.

    Best Sequel: #3 - Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. Come at me bros.

    Trailer:





    Friday the 13th (1980)

    Director: Sean S. Cunningham

    Genre: Horror

    Length: 95 minutes

    Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Kevin Bacon

    Premise: A boy drowns while a bunch of teenage camp counselors should have been watching, and many years later he returns to the campground he died at when it reopens to kill everyone there.

    Why @jeicex picked it: It's so simple. They don't get into deep psychological discussions about the motivation of the killer, they don't have to mess around in different realities, they don't have to bother with psychological torture - just straight killin'.

    Best Sequel: #10 - Jason X. Two words: Cyber Jason.

    Trailer:





    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Director: Wes Craven

    Genre: Horror

    Length: 91 minutes

    Stars: Robert Englund, John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp

    Premise: A bunch of teenagers are hunted and killed in their dreams by a supernatural killer. If you die in your dreams, you die for real.

    Why @jeicex picked it: It's a little more complicated than the two above, throwing in more supernatural elements and secrets that make you think. It also allows for a little more humor, as this villain isn't just a mindless killing machine and can drop a few one liners or puns if necessary.

    Best Sequel: #7 - Wes Craven's New Nightmare, it went in a totally different and fresh direction than most other horror sequels.

    Trailer:





    Hellraiser (1987)

    Director: Clive Barker

    Genre: Horror

    Length: 93 minutes

    Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley

    Premise: A puzzle box opens the door to a new dimension, bringing in creatures that offer the opener whatever they desire, be it pain or pleasure. Everyone makes the wrong choice.

    Why @jeicex picked it: This one gets weird, and it's not a slasher like the first three. It's a lot deeper, and it involves angels and demons, life and death, mysticism, spirituality and plenty of betrayal. I shouldn't say this but it's my favorite horror film, and likely why I put it on the list instead of another slasher/killer horror like Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    Best Sequel: #3 or #6 - Although Hellraiser 2 is really the best of the rest, I'd say either 3 because it completely jumped the demon shark or 6 because the hero from the first two turned heel.

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    Best sequel to Friday the 13th is Jason X?

    Oy vey...
     
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    I love Jason X and it's easily the one that I've seen the most. Me and this roommate I had in the early 00s would smoke weed on the regular and watch it. Always a good time.

    Here's another one that's underrated. In fact, it's the only film I actually own from either franchise.


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    Well, I was going through all the sequels, and I remembered that Friday the 13th really has some terrible sequels, like there are few redeeming characteristics to them and the ways he comes back to life get worse and worse. At least Jason X decides to buck the previous storylines and jump ahead a thousand years into the future to do more of the same. Plus, that freezing head smash scene is awesome.
     
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    I'll give Jason X credit for knowing what it is and not trying pass itself off as anything else, but I feel like the real series ends after #4.

    I feel like Jason X was made for drinking games, or watching while high and/or drunk, and Shadow Priest used it for its intended purpose.
     
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    Voted for the only one I havent seen yet.
     
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    Shrug. By that point in time, people wanted a 90-minute "Freddy and Jason's Greatest Hits" laser concert, and they got it.
     
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    I was mildly disappointed in it the first time I saw it but it really grew on me upon rewatches.
     
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    Any time we see an X vs Y movie, I find it's an even more transparent cash grab / creation of an artificial spectacle than what we see these days, as opposed to writers / directors having a story they wanted to tell.

    It's just not really my bag, baby.
     
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    The 2 movies receiving all the votes were my top 2 choices so I'm ok with either winning. If there is a tie it may get interesting.
     
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    Have you seen them before or no?
     
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    Yea, I'm pretty sure everyone has seen all 4. The two getting the votes seemed appropriate though for some reason.
     
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    I have seen Halloween and NOES.

    I have not seen Hellraiser or the first Friday the 13th.
     
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    Horror has never been a favorite genre of mine and I didn't grow up watching a lot of horror movies.
     
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    The way I saw it, everyone has seen at least two, if not three of those four. And with those, I'm pretty sure which one most of them haven't seen.
     
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    Didn’t pick my favorite of the four, just the one I feel like revisiting the most currently.

    As for best sequels:

    Halloween 2
    Friday 6
    Nightmare 3
    Hellraiser ? - Never watched the sequels
     
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    Just a couple votes to go, and they could turn the tide.
     
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