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    Default George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...716-story.html

    Well, fuck. That sucks.

    Athough he is mostly known for the zombie flicks I would say that Martin, Creepshow and The Crazies were pretty good movies also.
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    Too bad, but, he started his own sub genre in a way, so the man has a legacy, more than most of us can say.

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    A very sad day for horror fans today. Words cannot express how much he meant to what has come since.

    At least we still have Sam Raimi and more Evil Dead to come.

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    Martin Landau from Ed Wood died also: http://www.tmz.com/2017/07/16/martin-landau-dead/
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

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    I liked Romero, yet preferred Fulci for the Zombie/walking dead genre.
    Those movies fucked me up as a kid.

    I think Tobe Hooper is my fave, within the genre.

    Loved "Creepshow," though!

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    His movies were garbage and the entire zombie genre can go take a flying leap.

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    I really hated it when Zombies became mainstream:

    Zombie onboard.
    I hugged a Zombie.
    Adopt a Zombie.

    I liked it when they were terrifying and ate your brains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    His movies were garbage and the entire zombie genre can go take a flying leap.
    Coming from a guy that enjoys Teen Titans that sounds like a compliment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I liked Romero, yet preferred Fulci for the Zombie/walking dead genre.
    Those movies fucked me up as a kid.

    I think Tobe Hooper is my fave, within the genre.

    Loved "Creepshow," though!
    Tobe was kind of a one hit wonder though.

    I mean, I like TCM II, but without the original movie the rest of his career is basically a flop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    Tobe was kind of a one hit wonder though.

    I mean, I like TCM II, but without the original movie the rest of his career is basically a flop.
    But what a movie, TCM was!
    That fucking thing captivated me for days, afterward.
    Felt like i was sweltering in the Texas heat with them, surrounded by foul smelling
    air and chicken coops.

    TCM II was different, more brutal in a sense, but another grand slam.

    And the '79 mini series "Salem's Lot," with Reggie Nalder as Barlow, might be the most
    frightening film i've ever seen.
    Just a morbid, creepy, well acted tale, where children are targeted by the Master (at least,
    in the begining).

    Then there's "Poltergeist."

    I STILL have not recovered from the "clown scene," to this day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    But what a movie, TCM was!
    That fucking thing captivated me for days, afterward.
    Felt like i was sweltering in the Texas heat with them, surrounded by foul smelling
    air and chicken coops.

    TCM II was different, more brutal in a sense, but another grand slam.

    And the '79 mini series "Salem's Lot," with Reggie Nalder as Barlow, might be the most
    frightening film i've ever seen.
    Just a morbid, creepy, well acted tale, where children are targeted by the Master (at least,
    in the begining).

    Then there's "Poltergeist."

    I STILL have not recovered from the "clown scene," to this day!
    I view Poltergeist as a Steven Spielberg movie.

    Tobe Hooper Pretended to Direct ‘Poltergeist’ for Steven Spielberg!

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3...ven-spielberg/

    Not that this is breaking news... People have speculated about it for many years. But even the actress that played as Tangina said that SS was the director:

    Before her passing, Zelda Rubinstein, who starred in the film as Tangina, had told AIC this shocker back in 2007: “I can tell you that Steven directed all six days I was there. I only worked six days on the film and Steven was there. Tobe set up the shots and Steven made the adjustments.”
    Most of the movie feels like SS. I'm not saying that Tobe had no input at all... But it feels like way more of a SS movie to me.

    I admit that I haven't seen Salem's Lot.

    I mean, The Funhouse was ok, but not very inspired. It's run of the mill in a lot of ways.

    Then there is The Mangler. YUCK.

    His remake of The Toolbox Murders was probably better than the original, but that's not saying much.
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    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    I view Poltergeist as a Steven Spielberg movie.

    Tobe Hooper Pretended to Direct ‘Poltergeist’ for Steven Spielberg!

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3...ven-spielberg/

    Not that this is breaking news... People have speculated about it for many years. But even the actress that played as Tangina said that SS was the director:



    Most of the movie feels like SS. I'm not saying that Tobe had no input at all... But it feels like way more of a SS movie to me.

    I admit that I haven't seen Salem's Lot.

    I mean, The Funhouse was ok, but not very inspired. It's run of the mill in a lot of ways.

    Then there is The Mangler. YUCK.

    His remake of The Toolbox Murders was probably better than the original, but that's not saying much.
    In Fangoria, they talked to the kid that got eaten by the tree, and he said Tobe was the director.
    He said, towards the end, Tobe was butting heads so much with Spielberg, that he kind of threw up
    his hands (Tobe, not the kid).

    But, to me, the creepier parts feel very much like a Tobe Hooper thing.
    I could be wrong.

    This scene, seeing it in '79....
    First of all, i was way too young to be watching this stuff, mom & dad!
    This scene happens a good ways into the film without warning.
    Before that, you'd see a shadow of a hand, a busted crate, some fog, etc.

    But this one fucked me up, badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    Coming from a guy that enjoys Teen Titans that sounds like a compliment.
    What the hell is that supposed to mean? Is that some sort of insult? Lol!

    Pretty funny from the guy who never has a kind thing to say about anything...

    How dare I take a shot at your favorite film genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    What the hell is that supposed to mean? Is that some sort of insult? Lol!

    Pretty funny from the guy who never has a kind thing to say about anything...

    How dare I take a shot at your favorite film genre.
    I'm just laughing because a grown man watches the same shows that my 5 year old niece watches.
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    I despise Teen Titans Go, if that's what you,re referring to. Never once have I stated that I watch that show.

    And if your niece is watching the DC animated movie version of TT... That's a bit violent for a five year old, isn't it?

 

 

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