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03-27-2006, 04:25 PM
Sorry, could not come up with a better user name than a way I use to describe my daughter and the "Reagan-style" tantrums she tends to throw. Which can be pretty scary...
My favorite movie of all time is "Alien", followed closely by "American Werewolf in London", "King Kong", "Near Dark", and "Frailty"(Bill Paxton rules!!!).
I'm a father of three, my stepson loves Jason and Freddy(he fell asleep during "Alien" and thought "American Werewolf in Paris" was a lot better than the original), my nine year old boy loves "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and the part in "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" when the truck driver says "Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya'!", then turns into a monster. My daughter, as I mentioned earlier, needs an exorcist.
Best author is Lovecraft, then King, then everything else.
Am I supposed to write more or is that too much? Oh, I also write, and started writing short horror. It is still what I am best at, published or not. Sorry for the length!
03-27-2006, 04:47 PM
Welcome to Horror Express and no need to apologise for your intro :D. Hope to see you around the boards as a regular:afro:
03-27-2006, 05:06 PM
Welcome to Horror Express PMS! And that's a fine username. :lol:
Sounds like you've got great taste in movies. I watched ALIEN a couple of weeks ago, and damn is that a movie that has never aged. Frailty is also another one of my faves, and on those lines, if you haven't seen SESSION 9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261983/) it's a big one of my recommends from the same year. 2001 was a great vintage.
And Lovecraft then King? Bang on with my tastes too. They're my Horror 1-2 also. Though my favourite Horror book is Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND.
And don't apologise for being too long. I love posters who have a lot to say, and believe me I can long-post with the best of them. I never apologise for saying too much. I think the world has problems with saying too little, if anything.
You've also christened our newly created "Introduce Yourself" forums on our new board, so thanks for that!
I hope you became a regular here, PMS.
03-27-2006, 06:03 PM
Welcome to the club! Glad to have you aboard on the express. B)
03-28-2006, 08:36 AM
Thanks, guys(and gal!). John--saw "Session 9"; thought the performances were great, and the atmosphere was right on with the location. Loved everything about it but the end, and that's what keeps me from including it in my all time fave's--sorry to disagree. I did like the film a lot, though.
03-28-2006, 08:48 AM
Thanks, guys(and gal!). John--saw "Session 9"; thought the performances were great, and the atmosphere was right on with the location. Loved everything about it but the end, and that's what keeps me from including it in my all time fave's--sorry to disagree. I did like the film a lot, though. Ahhh. Now we're talking. Yes, the ending.
WARNING! Future SPOILERS for SESSION 9 appear in this post and may appear further in the Thread. (Note to self: I gotta look into a Spoiler button for the board).
It was a hit upside the head. And actually not the one they originally intended, which was "death due to mysterious vagrant woman hiding in the asylum".
The funny thing is PMS I think I actually *love* the ending. It's so powerful. So opressingly downbeat. And my favourite movies very often have those type of endings. Maybe that's just my personality. :lol:
What was it about the ending you didn't like? Did you think it was illogical, unnecessary, or are you just not a fan of "end on a downbeat".
I agree on the performances btw. Caruso was his usual excellent self, but it was the Scot Peter Mullan, as Gordon, who blew me away. I'd never seen, or heard of him before, and he was just dominant on the screen. Without his presence I think Caruso would have dominated and made the film one-sided. And they weren't just great, it was also an excellent idea to cast Caruso in the "baddie" role, knowing the ending...
It does go into my "all time faves", and of all the recent movies I heard "you have to see this" (FRAILTY, IDENTITY, etc) SESSION 9 was clearly the film for me. Brad Anderson, the Director, went on to make THE MACHINIST (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361862/), starring the coming-to-be-excellent Christian Bale, next. And that's another film I'm anticipating seeing, after seeing similar acclaim.
Hope to see you get stuck in the forums, and while you still liked S9 I'd be interested if you've got any contenders for my just started Most Overrated Horror Movie (http://www.horrorexpress.com/forum/showthread.php?p=15766) thread.
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