Topic: My ultraviolent summer movie challenge.

I have written a list of movies I'm going to try and watch over the summer ranging from classics like Nosferatu and newcomers like Kill List. All of them will be a first watch. I will watch, rate and give my review. I have a big 2 months ahead of 60 movies starting from tonight!

Wish me luck!

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If i have more time over my summer break from uni as i predict i may attempt a similar challenge.

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I'm doing it to pass the time before I start college. Might have to add more depending on how long it takes to get through 61 films. My list will be up sometime tonight big_smile

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Why not combine your effort with Dirty Girl's, or even Vengey's?  Actually, Vengey's would be better since she's also only doing a summer thing. 
Feel free to do what you want, but I think it's cool when DG, Alien, and that other dude who I forget have combined to do the 365 watch, and I think it would be neat if you combined with RevengeBiteMe's 'summer watch' thread.
Just a humble monkey's opinion.

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EDIT Removed the list because of so many changes to it. It would make more sense to jsut go with the flow now. EDIT

Last edited by UltraViolence (2012-07-02 06:53:51)

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I suggest u add Night of the Creeps. Very enjoyable film.

Last edited by Vasquez (2012-06-01 16:14:30)

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Will keep an eye out for it smile

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Nice list, lots of good ones on there!  Good luck with the challenge! smile

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Tis cool, Ultra- go rock your list, man!

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13: Game of Death. 2006. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0883995/

A down and out business man is struggling with money when he gets a phone call telling him he could win 100million Baht if he just completes 13 "simple" tasks which get more and more sinister as the death tole increases. 


This is my first ever venture into Thai horror, though this was more a thriller. It was fairly unpredictable with an easy to follow storyline and some great moments. A mass decapitation was my highlight. Some of the acting was a little less than great but the main character was played well. I liked him anyway. It's not a new idea, it's been done many a time before and will probably be done a million times more. Thanks to films like Saw and Hostel the torture games genre will remain popular. This was a good example but something did fall a little flat. Occasionally it didn't flow. I predict a second watch will make some things seem more clear as there were some psychological elements that led to the climax.

My rating. 6/10

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Yellow Brick Road (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398428/

1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.  (IMDB)

This could have been good, I mean REALLY good! It was creepy and confusing and it did stir up a slight feeling of dread. It seems like a cross between The Blair Witch and Lost. However, it was flat. The characters were unsympathetic, I had no wish to root for them at all. There is a kind of eery closeness to it. Almost claustrophobic in the great outdoors. Then the ending happens. I'll try not to say too much incase anyone hasn't seen it yet but it seems out of place. Randomly put in there, almost like they couldn't think of how to end it and just slapped in anything they could think of on the spot. It was good, but sadly not what I was hoping for.

My Rating. 5/10

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Deep Red. (1975) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073582/

LOVED IT! I am really coming to respect Argento purely for his imagery. I love how meaningful each and every shot it in this film and is the best I've seen of him so far. An english pianist get's involved in an investigation when he witnesses the murder of a psychic. There is a lot of mystery in this one, I liked it's pace and didn't find it that slow compared to some of his other films. Gianna is my favourite character, she provides some very entertaining moments and her clapped out car had me giggling. There were some shocks and some excellent gore. I seen the version that was dubbed which is disapointing. I always find myself lip reading and it would b nice to see the acting from the actors. I enjoyed the music too and it added a great feel to the movie. I still have plenty to see of Argento but I can see this one being a favourite!

9/10

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Hills have eyes 2. (1975)

A group of teens and their dog go on a cross country trip and find themselves lost in the desert where they encounter Jupiter and Pluto.

This is significantly a better sequel than the remake. It seems to me the remakes rely heavily on gore while the originals have much more depth. This one had a lot of action involved and very little gore. I was expecting much more blood if I'm honest but I really liked the story. The dog, Beast, made the film for me. As did the blind heroine. It was a very enjoyable film and has aged very well indeed. The characters were believable compared to todays teenagers in peril. It wasn't just boobs! There is of course the usual steriotypes there that we all know and love. Pluto is brilliant. He really freaked me out and was a pretty nasty bastard too.

8/10

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.

Wow this is refreshing! A very different take on the story of Santa clause. I thought this was genius from the start. I'd seen the short a while ago at Christmas time so I knew what it was leading up to but the story behind the short is interesting and engaging. The characters are great, especially the little boy who stole the show. I highly reccomend this film if you haven't seen it, Rare Exports will probably be watched in my house every Christmas from now on.

10/10

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pretty epic list, i wish you best of luck.  DirtyGirl is doing something similar

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Yeah, a few people are doing them. I believe RevengeBiteMe is doing a summer one too. Thanks for the luck smile I did fall off the wagon last night because I was ill so I watched One this morning instead. Passes the time and I've discovered 2 films already that I'll be adding to my dvd collection.

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Audition. 1999

This is my first real look at Miike. It starts out as a pretty nice love story. A widower and his friend hold an audition to find him a new girlfriend. He chooses Asami who he is completely fascinated by. Before long though, things start to seem strange, her references don't check out and Asami's stories start to sound odd. Asami herself is pretty creepy. The actress terrifies me even before she gets down to business. The music lulls you into a sleepy sense of security but the flashes between past and present can be disorientating and sometimes I did question if I'd missed something. The finale was disturbing although, too short. The slow, almost romantic drama like first half clashes well with the brutality of the final act. If you're a fan of asian cinema and haven't seen this yet it's definately worth a look, however, those who are looking for the usual Miike over the top violence will be disapointed.

7/10 for me.

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Halloween H20

The usual shtick with halloween, JLC running from the masked maniac Micheal while innocent teenage bistanders get stabbed to death. By now you'd think they'd let it go but I digress, this isn't the last. I sadly found this boring I almost dropped off a few times. The attempt to have LL Cool J as the token comedic black guy failed miserably and he just came across as annoying. Josh Hartnett  is introduced here in all his baby faced cuteness and I did find myself slightly in love with him. Shame he ended up doing mostly chick flicks.

A low 3/10 for me. I just couldn't enjoy it.

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UltraViolence wrote:

Deep Red. (1975) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073582/

LOVED IT! I am really coming to respect Argento purely for his imagery. I love how meaningful each and every shot it in this film and is the best I've seen of him so far. An english pianist get's involved in an investigation when he witnesses the murder of a psychic. There is a lot of mystery in this one, I liked it's pace and didn't find it that slow compared to some of his other films. Gianna is my favourite character, she provides some very entertaining moments and her clapped out car had me giggling. There were some shocks and some excellent gore. I seen the version that was dubbed which is disapointing. I always find myself lip reading and it would b nice to see the acting from the actors. I enjoyed the music too and it added a great feel to the movie. I still have plenty to see of Argento but I can see this one being a favourite!

9/10

I'm gonna try and get Argento known on my campus but nicely done. It's a good one and the soundtrack is solid. It does capture the feel of the film.

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Argento is one of the best of all time!!!

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HE is. Even with the new stuff. I watch sleepless about once a week. Soundtrack+direction=a good film for him. really

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The only problem I have with Argento is the wierd dubbed versions. I dunno if this was down to Argento but it spoils it a bit sometimes. Otherwise, he's pretty much a genius although I hear very little good things about his newer  stuff like Giallo.

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P2 (2007)

A busy business woman is trapped on christmas eve in the parking lot with a psychopathic night guard.

This was surprisingly good, there was a fantastic amount of tension and some cool jump scenes. I jumped quite a bit actually. Thomas, the night guard is pretty nasty. The first death scene is brutal and pretty graphic it made me flinch but if you have been desensitized or are a fan of the torture porn sub-genre this probably won't bother you. It is more of a thriller with some gory elements but nothing too extreme. IF you like thrillers then this is one for you.

8/10

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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

Everyone who enters the house where a mother and child was murdered falls victim to a deadly curse.

I seen the American version of this with sarah Michelle gellar when it first came out years ago and didn't know it was a remake until pretty recently. One thing is sure, this movie is sooo much creepier! Right down to the freaky blue kid. Even the shower scene is scarier. As is fairly usual with Japanese horror the story isn't chronological and is sometimes confusing which was a little annoying, I like psychological horror but I was kind of hoping for a straight up ghost story. On the whole though it's a pretty entertaining ghost story and I enjoyed it.

7/10

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Mother's day (2010)

A team of criminal brothers return to their family home after a bank robbery goes wrong to find their mother has moved out and a new family have moved it.

This is an excellent example of why I love horror. My worst fear is someone entering my home and terrorising my family. Home invasion films usually affect me more than any haunted house movie and this one is brutal. The mother of this deranged family is horrible, a really nasty bitch but her calm composure makes her even scarier. I didn't really like the daughter, she didn't need to be there and she was pretty boring compared to the psychotic brothers and the deranged sociopathic mother. There were some excellently bloody moments you can see where the saw influences were.

9/10 would have been 10 if it wasn't for the sister, I just didn't like her.

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The Devils Rejects (2005)

The Fireflys are back! After Mother Firefly is captured after a police raid and the fireflys crimes are uncovered Baby, Otis and Spaulding are on the run and leaving a trail of bodies behind them.

No doubt this film is a better film than HO1KC but entertainment wise it lacks a little. It is a more serious film than the first, but it's still full of the gratuitious buckets of bloody violence that we loved from the first. Sometimes I felt slight pangs of guilt for enjoying it. The music is brilliant. The Free Birds ending is awesome and I loved the opening credits too. Zombie is slowly making his way up my ladder where he was once at the bottom where I just thought he was over rated after watching Halloween remake (which I've also borrowed off a friend because I want to give it a second chance). OVer all I really enjoyed this film much more than the first but I missed the cool montages and random images.

8/10

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The Burning (1981)

Several years after a prank goes wrong, the horribly disfigured Janitor of a summer camp goes back to camp for revenge on the children who ruined his life.

As far as slashers go this one is pretty regular. Usual shtick but this one has something most don't. Likable teens. Most of them I really did like and didn't wish for them to die. Especially Woodstock. Tom Savinis effects are still pretty good for the time, I'm a big fan of practical effects. Every slasher fan is going to love this if they don't already. What I found most enjoyable was it was fun to watch, lots of comedy and the deaths were, not the most creative, but creative non the less. The scene on the raft was great!

8/10