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03 October 2007 @ 09:57 pm
So I started a new community. It's based on the same premise as qaf_marathons.

I'll announce a horror movie (very 70's or 80's type movie with not as much slice and dice - no Jason or Freddy here and movies like Saw and Hostel are too new and too gory), tell you where to find it and watch it. Then I'll throw some questions are there, you answer them and a discussion will ensue.


The community is called the_other_slash.

I'm thinking of finding the movies on youtube and leading people there. That way, for people who can't just go out and rent horror movies, they'll have access to the movie.

I won't be assigning wonderful movies like Spider Baby that's hard to come by or The Mad Room which is not to be found ANYWHERE.

So come join if this sounds like something you want to do. Pimp it around to your friends - maybe one of them will want to join.

It's all in good fun!!!!
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Create Your Reality: halloween flying monkeyscourt1429 on October 4th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
How could I resist a comm with this name? ;DD I'm not a huge horror flick fan, but I'll give it a shot. I had no idea whole movies were available on youtube.
Maria: It's Movie Timeslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
Yes! They are! I've seen movies I've forgotten! But not too many are available and one movie in particular, Silent Scream, made in 1980, which is a classic and is hard to come by, was missing one scene (it was posted in 10 parts). So see? You have to be careful.

Yeah, the first name I came up with was body_count but it was taken. I thought the other slash was more apropos for our crowd. :P

Welcome! You are officially the first to join. :)
zortranazortrana on October 4th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
Can you give me an example of movies that would be discussed in the community?
Vampires? Aliens? Night of the Living Dead? Rosemary's Baby?
Maria: It's Movie Timeslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
Yes. Mainly slasher type flicks with a very bad score but good, creepy atmosphere. I'm just tired of the vampires, the aliens and the zombies right now, ya know?

Prom Night, House on Sorority Row and Alice, Sweet Alice are a few that I would do first. Nothing with a lot of blood. Just creepy.

I would love to do Rosemary's Baby though. That would be fun. :)
mnyclpmnyclp on October 4th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
This sounds fantastic. I just rented Rosemary's Baby and the dvd quit working 35 minutes into the movie, arggghhh. Can't wait to see what you rec.
Maria: Justin's Babyslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)

The DVD quit working?!?! Gah! And you can't find it on youtube since it's too popular. Rent it again. It just has to be seen to be believed. :)

And welcome! I'm thinking our first 'assignment' will be Prom Night.
Jude: haunted houseflashfly on October 4th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
I've joined!
Judeflashfly on October 4th, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
Oh, and please describe Spider Baby. The title makes me think of a lusty, siren-like spider seducing men and then wrapping them up in silk.
Maria: My Fandom has chainsawsslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
This was a great movie made in 1968 and starred on Chaney Jr. It was so different! And it was perfect. Funny yet chilling and there's a scene in there with Lon Chaney where you just feel for him.

It's about a family where the kids at the age of 10, regress until they're beyond children and become savage. Lon Chaney is the old family caretaker who takes care of the 3 'children.' Problems ensue when two family members (an aunt and their uncle - the woman's brother) come with the aunt's attorney and his assistant to proclaim the children unfit and then have them committed. Then they can step in and take the money. The uncle is actually a sweetheart and he falls for the assistant. The lawyer is typical and the aunt is a money-grubbing witch.

The things that go on! Oh God. Dinner with a dead cat that the son caught and grass for the salad. It was just perfect! But it's hard to find to rent. critic75 was so interested, she bought the DVD on Amazon.com.

The Mad Room is entirely perfect and it bothers me that it can't be found anywhere (not on DVD nor VHS). It stars Shelley Winters and Stella Stevens and is so creepy, it always chilled me when I saw it on tv when I was a kid.
Jude: haunted houseflashfly on October 6th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Spider Baby sounds perfectly delicious! I'm just as interested and will look into buying it like critic75.

I love Shelly Winters and would love to see this one day - for some reason I'm reminded of Whatever Happened to Sweet Baby Jane.
Maria: graveyardslave_o_spike on October 8th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
If you buy it, let me know!!!!

It has the same creepiness as Whatever Happened. I could write essays on this movie. I seriously want to write a thriller with Brian and Justin based on this movie.
Maria: Frodo doesn't live here anymoreslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
Yay! Welcome!
fiercedivafiercediva on October 4th, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
I'm so there
You have wonderful taste. I haven't seen either "Spider Baby" or "Mad Room" in years, and I love those kind of more psychological horror films so much more than today's gorefests. Even schlockier stuff like "The Fury" or "Burnt Offerings" had greatness.
Maria: It's Movie Timeslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm so there
Burnt Offerings! Wow! That one takes me back!

Yeah, I don't really like the gorefests from today. Not even the bad ones from the 70's or 80's (well maybe some of them because they were so laughable but they don't really count as gorefests. LOL!)

I might actually do a mystery based on The Mad Room with Brian and Justin in tribute to this wonderful movie. I just wish it was on print somewhere. :(

Can't wait till you join the fun. :)
Jude: haunted houseflashfly on October 6th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm so there
The Fury had one of the most terrifying scenes I've ever seen - when the son is on the ceiling as the father looks for him in the room below. Oh fuck.
Maria: graveyardslave_o_spike on October 8th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Re: I'm so there

That scene got me...along with the last one with Amy Irving and how she cleaned what's-his-name's clock.

I mainly watched the movie coz I had such a crush on Andrew Stevens at the time.
shadownycshadownyc on October 4th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC)
Will you also include thrillers and some creepy film noir? *crosses fingers*
Maria: Nosferatuslave_o_spike on October 4th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
If you suggest something and I take a look at it (or if I already know it which I probably will), I'll include it. I'm totally open to anything.

I was just going to go by movies you can find on youtube, just in case people have a hard time getting DVDs but I think I'll probably include movies you can rent too.

What did you have in mind?
shadownycshadownyc on October 4th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
I love Hitchcock and creepy movies like "Laura".
Maria: Brian scaredslave_o_spike on October 5th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
Yay! A Hitchcock fan! You know, I was 15 when I first saw Psycho. It was during the mid-winter break at our school. We were given a 2 week reprieve from our normal studies and allowed to take 'fun' classes. One of the classes was a film appreciation class. She was given permission to play Psycho. I couldn't believe it! I was so excited to see it and it was so so so creepy.

And I love The Birds. I was trying to figure out how to write the end scene of the Birds into the cannibal fic.

But my most favorite of all his movies was The Trouble with Harry. God I loved that movie! I need to write a BJ fic with that premise.


And remember the Hitchcock Presents tv show?

So creepy.

I never did see Laura but it stars one of my fav stars, Vincent Price.

We could definitely do Hitchcock dear. :) (Besides, for you, I'd do anything).
shadownycshadownyc on October 5th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
*Squees* Off to join!!!
Create Your Reality: theatre movie reelcourt1429 on October 5th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
I'm liking the idea of this more and more after reading that you'll maybe do some Hitchcock and other psychological suspense as opposed to just blood 'n guts movies.

The Mad Room sounds really interesting. Shelley Winters is a favorite of mine. So talented and, I've thought, underrated.

Rosemary's Baby! omg, it's been eons. ;)
Maria: Brian scaredslave_o_spike on October 5th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
You know, I've always thought Halloween was rated right up there with Hitchcock. Did you know there was no blood in that movie, yet it was just relentless and scary and perfect.

I will have to do a few bloody ones (no guts though) just to make fun of them, but they'll be pretty tame compared to today's standards.

The Mad Room is right up there with one of my top 10. Shelley Winters...and her dog...and Stella Stevens with her brother and sister. It was moody and atmosperic and the ending seriously killed me.

I just wish it could be obtained. Whatever the price, it would be worth it. :)