Oct. 8, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST
by fight the new world order
I love the Prince of Darkness animation with Harry. In my opinion one the scariest films ever made. Gave me nightmares when I saw it in on tv as kid.
Oct. 8, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
Ghost clabs!! Vely cleepy!!
Oct. 8, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST
... but I'm still digging your reviews. I know know what films to ignore and ones to pick up for the "coolness" factor. <p> So you are doing me a valuable service...and I thought I was gonna be bored this month.
Oct. 8, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST
And I love those every now and again! BTW yes,....Prince of Darkness,...errie title,...errie flick. The crazy crap on the PC screen the Indian gal was typing still freaks me out. BTW Q,....still loving your daily stuff... Keeps me coming back.
Oct. 8, 2008, 2:20 a.m. CST
sounds like shit. The one tomorrow will be much better!!!!
Oct. 8, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST
That last poster with the were-wolf/cat head rocks!
Oct. 8, 2008, 4:46 a.m. CST
there are worse things to become.
Oct. 8, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST
by xavier masterson
Just a a great film all around.
Oct. 8, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST
Prince of Darkness is an awful movie that was THIS close to being one of the scariest movies ever. Maybe with a slightly better cast..<br><br> It's good cheesy fun, but after I saw it a few times, I realized how close Carpenter had come to greatness with it, but just missed.
Oct. 8, 2008, 5:23 a.m. CST
Forgive dumbassedness but what movie is the current AICN animation a parody of? Bothering me...
Oct. 8, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST
Prince of Darkness
Oct. 8, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST
Wow, that's some crazy variety in art styles and marketing. Of course non of them actual represent samurai possession and killer crabs. Points for the werewolf attempt though! Weird...
Oct. 8, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST
I snuck downstairs after my parents went to sleep to watch this when it premiered on cable and I'm still having nightmares about those damn crabs – 25 years later.
Oct. 8, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST
I love that movies, It's amazing but I'm not sure why it's in the Horror movie pot. It's not a horror, not even close to it. fucking good though.
Oct. 8, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
by Wyatt Wingfoot
I'd hit it, HAWT!
Oct. 8, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST
So can someone explain to me then: was this movie completely a dream? Who was sending the broadcast? If they had that power, why not just tell us what's going to happen and how to prevent it, instead of a grainy home movie of a woman walking out of a church? And as for the woman - is she satan? is she possessed? Is she simply freed? The movie just really fails at any kind of resolution.
Oct. 8, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST
I agree with Tarantino when he says that Joon-ho Bong has that special kind of filmmaking charm that Spielberg has. He can make you laugh your ass off, then shit your pants a second later. Great filmmaker. I wouldn't exactly classify it as horror, though. It would make a good double bill with Zodiac.
Oct. 8, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST
I wandered into it on cable, drawn by the lurid title, and had no idea I was gonna be watching a weird mash-up of a half-assed Amityville Horror rip-off and a samurai ghost story. Man, those crabs rocked.
Oct. 8, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST
I mean, the review made me think of all those American GRUDGE remakes, with the pale Asian ghosts haunting American people. Tell me that face in the soup doesn't make you think of those freaky ghots that appear in the most random places... What say you, Quint?
Oct. 8, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST
I'll take a stab at it.<br><br> The movie wasn't a dream. People from the future were sending the message, warning them about was about to happen and what they had to prevent (essentially a form of Satan's return to Earth).<br><br> They could only send the message back in time as a Tachyon (sp?) pulse which could only be sent in a form that the people in the church would receive in a dream. <br><br> The very ending, Mustache Guy, having the bad dream could have been a further Tachyon message, saying they really fucked up and now the girl that went into the mirror was going to come back possessed as Satan, OR it could simply have been a nightmare after his ordeal.
Oct. 8, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST
You might remember me from such dates as Last Night's Dinner!
Oct. 8, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST
On of the British birds who were always on tap for the T&A obligations...
Oct. 8, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST
Susan George good! Fire bad!
Oct. 8, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST
by Zoviet Squid
<p>I wonder if they're anything like the evil crabs in Night of the Seagulls.</p> <p>Also, Memories of Murder is a phenomenal movie, Quint. Who cares if it's not strictly horror - if I remember correctly, this entire month is all loosely based around what's frightening: serial killers and incompetent South Korean police definitely frighten me.</p> <p>Again, fantastic column - can't wait to read your thoughts.</p>
Oct. 8, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST
by Zoviet Squid
Have you seen any of the Blind Dead films, Quint? They're not on your list - but if you haven't, definitely check them out. Very atmospheric, fantastic flicks (except maybe The Ghost Galleon).
Oct. 8, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST
I have the collection, but I'm keeping them out of this month because I plan to hit them on the regular AMAD column.<BR><BR>The House Where Evil Dwells is definitely a precursor to the American J-Horror remakes... hell, look at the MGM DVD cover. Someone might actually accidentally grab that one instead of The Grudge if they happened to be on the same shelf.<BR><BR>And Prince of Darkness is the awesome. It's not Carpenter's best movie, but I've been saying for years that it's far and away his scariest movie. That movie still gives me the heebie jeebies, especially the "message" that is spoofed in the animation above, which, by the way, is one of the best we've seen out of Cartuna. Good job, dude!
Oct. 8, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST
by The Amazing G
this is movie is a great unintentionally hilarious horror movie
Oct. 8, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST
I saw this movie back when I was eight years old (I'm 29 now), and since then I have been trying to find it to prove that it was not a figment of my imagination.<br> Speaking of movies that I vaguely remember, I'm searching for another one. My sister made me watch this movie about a serial killer that gets burned badly, but escapes the hospital. He gets into a summer camp, and kills the counselors one by one. His weapon of choice is a pair of scissors. Do you know what this movie is?
Oct. 8, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST
Sounds like The Burning to me. It's a great little flick, written by Harvey Weinstein of all people. Burnt baddie kills camp counselors with a pair of shears.
Oct. 9, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST
I remember during the entire time I was watching it, asking my sister, "When are they going to show his face?" And then, at the end, when he does, I screamed like a little girl. There's an obscure horror film you could put on your list.
Oct. 9, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST
...its GAIJIN. GWAILO is a CHINESE term so at least get your cultures straight so you dont come off as a GAIJIN or is it OK because its 'all asian' so it doesnt matter? Second" Crabs have had a spiritual/ghostly place in Japanese history since the Heike Monogatari when the Heike were defeated at the battle of Dan no Ura (a battle in an inlet). To this day the crabs there bear what looks like the faces of Japanese warriors on their carapice and are believed to be the spirits of the slain Heike samurai. Coincidence but I just rewwatched MY copy this week after many years and I still enjoyed it. This was around the same time Susan George did "Enter the Ninja" with Franco Nero and Sho Kusugi. Id love to see a remake of THWED....
Oct. 3, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST
by The Amazing G
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