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2018-04-21 04:40:05 PM  
Scenes from a Mall.

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Featuring Woody Allen in a California Super Mall, surely some sort of personal Hell.
Bette Midler in a spandex jogging suit. Another sort of personal Hell.
 
2018-04-21 04:43:11 PM  
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2018-04-21 05:18:26 PM  
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2018-04-21 05:24:24 PM  
Finally caught Alien - Covenant the other day (yay, free HBO!). Even going in with low expectations I was disappointed. And Scott managed to blow the entirety of the AvP canon to shiat.

Though I was amused to discover the TVTropes entry for Idiot Ball is so long it has its own page.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/​WhatAnIdiot/AlienCovenant
 
2018-04-21 05:51:27 PM  
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2018-04-21 05:55:24 PM  
Animal cruelty should have a greater punishment.
 
2018-04-21 05:57:19 PM  

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Seems legit.
 
2018-04-21 05:59:02 PM  
I'll see this list and raise it the August Underground trilogy.
 
2018-04-21 05:59:51 PM  
Concept for a dark satire: at some point in the near future, a director decides to make an actual snuff movie. To this end, he finds a death-row inmate willing to be killed on camera (in return for a substantial payment to the family), hires a licensed executioner to play the role of the killer and gets an official warrant to allow the execution to take place in this form. When word gets out of what is planned, public opinion is sharply divided over the issue, and the ensuing controversy brings any number of moral and ethical questions to the surface.
 
2018-04-21 06:14:34 PM  

fusillade762: Finally caught Alien - Covenant the other day (yay, free HBO!). Even going in with low expectations I was disappointed. And Scott managed to blow the entirety of the AvP canon to shiat.

Though I was amused to discover the TVTropes entry for Idiot Ball is so long it has its own page.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/​WhatAnIdiot/AlienCovenant


Yet still better than Prometheus.
 
2018-04-21 06:19:07 PM  
The Happiness of the Katakuris

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2018-04-21 06:24:29 PM  

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Ugh..... thread's over. And now I'm depressed.
 
2018-04-21 06:24:56 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Concept for a dark satire: at some point in the near future, a director decides to make an actual snuff movie. To this end, he finds a death-row inmate willing to be killed on camera (in return for a substantial payment to the family), hires a licensed executioner to play the role of the killer and gets an official warrant to allow the execution to take place in this form. When word gets out of what is planned, public opinion is sharply divided over the issue, and the ensuing controversy brings any number of moral and ethical questions to the surface.


I expected that by this point some right wing state would have tried pay per view executions.
 
2018-04-21 06:45:47 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Concept for a dark satire: at some point in the near future, a director decides to make an actual snuff movie. To this end, he finds a death-row inmate willing to be killed on camera (in return for a substantial payment to the family), hires a licensed executioner to play the role of the killer and gets an official warrant to allow the execution to take place in this form. When word gets out of what is planned, public opinion is sharply divided over the issue, and the ensuing controversy brings any number of moral and ethical questions to the surface.


Heh, heh, heh... I', laughing already...
 
2018-04-21 06:58:40 PM  
We need to talk about Kevin?
 
2018-04-21 07:02:23 PM  
Cannibal Holocaust is a terrible movie. People just enjoy it for the scenes of torture and rape.  The whole movie is just exploitative garbage
 
2018-04-21 07:06:54 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Concept for a dark satire: at some point in the near future, a director decides to make an actual snuff movie. To this end, he finds a death-row inmate willing to be killed on camera (in return for a substantial payment to the family), hires a licensed executioner to play the role of the killer and gets an official warrant to allow the execution to take place in this form. When word gets out of what is planned, public opinion is sharply divided over the issue, and the ensuing controversy brings any number of moral and ethical questions to the surface.


Black Mirror already did this. With an even more sadistic twist. Because, Black Mirror.
 
2018-04-21 07:53:27 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Concept for a dark satire: at some point in the near future, a director decides to make an actual snuff movie. To this end, he finds a death-row inmate willing to be killed on camera (in return for a substantial payment to the family), hires a licensed executioner to play the role of the killer and gets an official warrant to allow the execution to take place in this form. When word gets out of what is planned, public opinion is sharply divided over the issue, and the ensuing controversy brings any number of moral and ethical questions to the surface.


Bill Hicks had the idea of starring terminally ill patients in chop-socky flicks to add realism and give Grandma or Little Jeffy a big final thrill before they go.  "Granny, you'll get to meet Chuck Norris!  You love Chuck Norris!"
 
2018-04-21 08:03:26 PM  

Gordon Bennett: [img.fark.net image 850x1212]


Copyright 2007?   National Lampoon magazine stopped printing in 1998.

/They ripped me off on my subscription too.  My subscription form said 36 issues,  then they went to an issue every other month and the expiration date printed on the label went as if I paid for 36 months.
//I think they died before that even ran out
 
2018-04-21 08:12:16 PM  

brantgoose: Scenes from a Mall.
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Featuring Woody Allen in a California Super Mall, surely some sort of personal Hell.
Bette Midler in a spandex jogging suit. Another sort of personal Hell.


Filmed on a soundstage in Queens, I believe.
 
2018-04-21 08:21:24 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Cannibal Holocaust is a terrible movie. People just enjoy it for the scenes of torture and rape.  The whole movie is just exploitative garbage


I disagree. It's weirdly unsettling and uncanny and far more memorable than much slicker movies.
 
2018-04-21 08:29:20 PM  
I have bootleg VHS copies of the Guinea Pig series long before they were commonly known to most people.  My girlfriend at the time found and watched them out of curiosity.  She left me soon after.
 
2018-04-21 08:42:24 PM  

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Exactly what I came in to mention, Godammit. Welp, so much for this thread.
 
2018-04-21 08:47:56 PM  
I'm surprised Faces of Death isn't on that list.
 
2018-04-21 08:56:49 PM  

darkeyes: I have bootleg VHS copies of the Guinea Pig series long before they were commonly known to most people.  My girlfriend at the time found and watched them out of curiosity.  She left me soon after.


I mean they're pretty bad. I still like the mermaid one though
 
2018-04-21 09:07:03 PM  

doglover: The Happiness of the Katakuris

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WTF is that? An ass? A boob? An arm?
 
2018-04-21 09:08:18 PM  

skinink: I'm surprised Faces of Death isn't on that list.


Yeah, but IIRC, Faces of Death didn't have scenes they supposedly shot, wasn't it more like supposedly real assorted sources from elsewhere? It's been a long, LONG time since I watched it.
 
2018-04-21 09:11:27 PM  
Actually, I'm surprised this one isn't on the list. That poor dude, blew his cover when he asked for ketchup.
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2018-04-21 09:12:54 PM  

Mikey1969: skinink: I'm surprised Faces of Death isn't on that list.

Yeah, but IIRC, Faces of Death didn't have scenes they supposedly shot, wasn't it more like supposedly real assorted sources from elsewhere? It's been a long, LONG time since I watched it.


Yeah, the rumor was that it was just a collection of footage of people actually getting killed. I remember the tapes getting passed around in middle school (pre-Snopes and Wikipedia) like bootleg concerts. I don't think the creators were ever investigated or prosecuted like those in TFA, though.
 
2018-04-21 09:19:19 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Mikey1969: skinink: I'm surprised Faces of Death isn't on that list.

Yeah, but IIRC, Faces of Death didn't have scenes they supposedly shot, wasn't it more like supposedly real assorted sources from elsewhere? It's been a long, LONG time since I watched it.

Yeah, the rumor was that it was just a collection of footage of people actually getting killed. I remember the tapes getting passed around in middle school (pre-Snopes and Wikipedia) like bootleg concerts. I don't think the creators were ever investigated or prosecuted like those in TFA, though.


OK  just looked it up on Wikipedia because I couldn't remember  It's a mixture. Apparently, roughly 60% is real. One example they list is a truck/bicycle accident where they're scooping up blood and body parts, which came from legit news footage.

But the monkey death scene, which is the only one I actually remember, is fake.
 
2018-04-21 09:30:18 PM  

Mikey1969: doglover: The Happiness of the Katakuris

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WTF is that? An ass? A boob? An arm?


I haven't seen Katakuris, but friends have, and based on what they've told me about it the answer to your question is some farked up amalgamation of all three.
 
2018-04-21 09:38:59 PM  
We were rehearsing a live action horror play in a parking lot and a passing motorist saw us blocking a fight scene and called the cops on us.
I'm a 55 year old actor at the time holding a 16 year old actress by the wrist, on my mark, and don't hear the two cop cars pull up behind me because I have a running chain saw in my other hand.
Fortunately, the cop said "who's in charge?"
And I pointed at the same time as the girl did at the same lady, the 20 year old, very attracti e director.
Cops brought their kids to the show.
 
2018-04-21 09:43:35 PM  

I Ate Shergar: Concept for a dark satire: at some point in the near future, a director decides to make an actual snuff movie. To this end, he finds a death-row inmate willing to be killed on camera (in return for a substantial payment to the family), hires a licensed executioner to play the role of the killer and gets an official warrant to allow the execution to take place in this form. When word gets out of what is planned, public opinion is sharply divided over the issue, and the ensuing controversy brings any number of moral and ethical questions to the surface.


I believe we already made that concept into a game called Manhunt.

Could be a decent movie too.
 
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2018-04-21 09:44:38 PM  
What gets me about the hotel movie set is two years?! who was paying for the room for two years? The hotel certainly wasn't going to let it sit without being rentable, how does a B-movie production whose star has already died manage to keep the room for that long?
 
2018-04-21 09:45:17 PM  
Technically, wouldn't twilight zone the movie count?
 
2018-04-21 09:45:21 PM  

vudukungfu: We were rehearsing a live action horror play in a parking lot and a passing motorist saw us blocking a fight scene and called the cops on us.
I'm a 55 year old actor at the time holding a 16 year old actress by the wrist, on my mark, and don't hear the two cop cars pull up behind me because I have a running chain saw in my other hand.
Fortunately, the cop said "who's in charge?"
And I pointed at the same time as the girl did at the same lady, the 20 year old, very attracti e director.
Cops brought their kids to the show.


Lucky for you they didn't have Frank's policy.

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2018-04-21 09:46:58 PM  

Cookbook's Anarchist: I Ate Shergar: Concept for a dark satire: at some point in the near future, a director decides to make an actual snuff movie. To this end, he finds a death-row inmate willing to be killed on camera (in return for a substantial payment to the family), hires a licensed executioner to play the role of the killer and gets an official warrant to allow the execution to take place in this form. When word gets out of what is planned, public opinion is sharply divided over the issue, and the ensuing controversy brings any number of moral and ethical questions to the surface.

I believe we already made that concept into a game called Manhunt.

Could be a decent movie too.


Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yapet Kotto, Jesse Ventura, and Richard Dawson.
 
2018-04-21 09:52:47 PM  

Folsom: Technically, wouldn't twilight zone the movie count?


For Your Eyes Only.
 
2018-04-21 10:15:52 PM  
Friday the 13th part 8
 
2018-04-21 10:18:48 PM  
The Dark Knight Rises
 
2018-04-21 10:28:57 PM  
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2018-04-21 11:05:16 PM  

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2018-04-21 11:23:40 PM  

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"The trailers are all taken. Could you put me up for the night?"
 
2018-04-21 11:37:32 PM  
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2018-04-22 12:19:23 AM  

Mikey1969: Actually, I'm surprised this one isn't on the list. That poor dude, blew his cover when he asked for ketchup.
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Gotta admit, that one *was* absolutely terrifying.

'Puberty Love', that is; not the Tomatoes.
 
2018-04-22 12:23:27 AM  

Folsom: Technically, wouldn't twilight zone the movie count?


If that one counts, then we have to count 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes', too.

The heilcopter crash in 'Tomatoes' was not supposed to happen.  The copter really crashed, they got it on film, and decided to use it in the movie, with a couple of lines of dialog changed to cover it.
 
2018-04-22 12:27:17 AM  
Either I'm getting squeamish, or slasher/gore/horror flicks are getting entirely too realistic looking for me to enjoy.

The original Evil Dead movies, I loved in college. A great mix of humor and gore. It's obviously fake looking, so there's no real stomach churning from watching it.

The remake about five years back? Not so much.

Same thing with The Hills Have Eyes and it's more recent remake.
 
2018-04-22 12:52:39 AM  

BullBearMS: Either I'm getting squeamish, or slasher/gore/horror flicks are getting entirely too realistic looking for me to enjoy.

The original Evil Dead movies, I loved in college. A great mix of humor and gore. It's obviously fake looking, so there's no real stomach churning from watching it.

The remake about five years back? Not so much.

Same thing with The Hills Have Eyes and it's more recent remake.


I'm the same way but I blame it on the fact that it is much easier to create realistic violence than it is to actually come up with a plot or build tension. A lot of the stuff is just violence for the sake of violence, basically those shiatty B horror movies from the 70s and 80s but with realistic gore.
 
2018-04-22 01:22:20 AM  

Bootysama: BullBearMS: Either I'm getting squeamish, or slasher/gore/horror flicks are getting entirely too realistic looking for me to enjoy.

The original Evil Dead movies, I loved in college. A great mix of humor and gore. It's obviously fake looking, so there's no real stomach churning from watching it.

The remake about five years back? Not so much.

Same thing with The Hills Have Eyes and it's more recent remake.

I'm the same way but I blame it on the fact that it is much easier to create realistic violence than it is to actually come up with a plot or build tension. A lot of the stuff is just violence for the sake of violence, basically those shiatty B horror movies from the 70s and 80s but with realistic gore.


Oh yea. You still get some gems like Tucker and Dale vs. Evil or the Cabin in the Woods remake, but ultra realistic gore just for the sake of gore is not something I want to watch.
 
2018-04-22 01:31:44 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Gordon Bennett: [img.fark.net image 850x1212]

Copyright 2007?   National Lampoon magazine stopped printing in 1998.

/They ripped me off on my subscription too.  My subscription form said 36 issues,  then they went to an issue every other month and the expiration date printed on the label went as if I paid for 36 months.
//I think they died before that even ran out


They sold a DVD-ROM with pdf scans of all of the back issues in 2007. I think I paid about £20 for it at the time which was an absolute bargain as far as I'm concerned. I just checked Amazon and sadly it seems now they're being sold for an outrageous sum. Unfortunately as you can see in the picture that I posted above every page has that huge watermark in the middle which sometimes obscures the content.
 
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