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Postby Nick Nefarious » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:58 pm

Alright folks, let's start the end of the Holiday off with some smack talkin'.

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Postby Pumpkin56 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:59 am

I think I'll pass on this one. Clive Barker stuff usually grosses me out.
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Postby Murfreesboro » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:14 am

Oh, wow, Adrian, where have you been hiding? I remember you from way back when I first joined this forum, but I haven't seen you around in ages! Good to see you here!

Nick, I have An American Haunting in my collection. That story (the Bell Witch) is very famous in these parts, although no one really knows what happened, of course. I think it is a well-made movie and has a first-rate cast, but I do have some issues with the interpretation. The incest motif that is so strong in it is something I have never even wanted my daughter to see, especially not when she was younger. And I am unaware that anyone around here believes incest was a factor in the haunting.

Speaking of taboo subjects, does anyone here remember Eve's Bayou? I had that one on VHS. It is also very well made.
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Postby Nick Nefarious » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:18 am

You know what Murf? I had to look up that title and I do remember seeing the cover, and upon reading the synopsis I kinda' recall that flick, but for the life of me I don't remember it very well. Maybe I need to revisit that one. Good call.

As for the American Haunting incest deal, yeah, I too thought that was kind of an awkward addition to everything I've read about the incident. Artistic license at it's apex. :roll:
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Postby Pumpkin56 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:29 am

Murfreesboro wrote:Oh, wow, Adrian, where have you been hiding? I remember you from way back when I first joined this forum, but I haven't seen you around in ages! Good to see you here!

Nick, I have An American Haunting in my collection. That story (the Bell Witch) is very famous in these parts, although no one really knows what happened, of course. I think it is a well-made movie and has a first-rate cast, but I do have some issues with the interpretation. The incest motif that is so strong in it is something I have never even wanted my daughter to see, especially not when she was younger. And I am unaware that anyone around here believes incest was a factor in the haunting.

Speaking of taboo subjects, does anyone here remember Eve's Bayou? I had that one on VHS. It is also very well made.


I remember Eve's Bayou. I love that movie :)
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Postby Murfreesboro » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:24 am

Yeah, Eve's Bayou is awesome. I don't know if it's available on DVD.
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Postby Pumpkin56 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:34 am

Murfreesboro wrote:Yeah, Eve's Bayou is awesome. I don't know if it's available on DVD.


It is indeed, Murf. Just looked at Amazon and it can be bought for as little as $3.31 for a used copy :)
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Postby Murfreesboro » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:23 am

Good info!
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Postby Nick Nefarious » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:04 am

Or you can watch it for free right here :wink:

http://www.solarmovie.eu/watch-eve-s-bayou-1997.html
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Postby Pumpkin56 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:45 am

Nick Nefarious wrote:Or you can watch it for free right here :wink:

http://www.solarmovie.eu/watch-eve-s-bayou-1997.html


Nick is full of useful and good information 8)
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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Murfreesboro » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:26 am

Thanks, Nick!

BTW, I can't find the thread where you gave us the link to The Halloween Tree, but I watched it this morning. I had never seen it before, didn't know the story. It was fun. But the music kept reminding me of Harry Potter, so I looked up who did it. Someone named Debney did Halloween Tree in '93, but John Williams is credited with the main Harry Potter theme a few years later. I have to wonder if Williams was familiar with The Halloween Tree, because it is sure close. . . .

I think I've caught Williams "plagiarizing" before (Star Wars & E.T. are practically the same theme, only with the intervals reversed). However, as Williams wrote both of those, if he deliberately plagiarized, he stole from himself. My husband and I have laughed for years about how he won two separate Oscars, essentially for the same piece of music.

ETA:; Now that I think of it, maybe the Halloween Tree link came from Nevermore? Sorry if I miscredited the link. I just can't find that thread right now.
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Postby Nick Nefarious » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:26 am

That is so funny that you mentioned that about John Williams. I was just having a conversation with a friend about the Potter score and I had said that there are elements that remind me of scores of the Jawa scenes in Star Wars. My friend suggested that I listen to William's score for Indiana Jones and that there are a lot of similarities to Star Wars there as well. I think you are dead on with this one.
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Postby Nick Nefarious » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:59 pm

Let's get a little ahead of the 5 day workweek and take a look at 5ive Girls.

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Postby Nick Nefarious » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:01 am

Here you go, folks. Line up your weekend dance card early with a review of an 80's classic.
http://nicknefarious.wordpress.com/2012 ... -the-gate/
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Re: Nefarious Reviews

Postby Nick Nefarious » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:48 am

Unfortunately the weekend is over, folks. Without overreaching, what better way can you think of to kick Monday into overdrive than with an overall review from the Overlord of opinions?
http://nicknefarious.wordpress.com/2012 ... 9-waxwork/

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