The Movies I watched September 2012

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1.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
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Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity. (83 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
“ Seen on 2012-09-01 ” - emertens
 
2.
Brain Damage (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
One morning a young man wakes to find a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but in return demands human victims. (84 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-01 ” - emertens
 
3.
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
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Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth... (87 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-02 ” - emertens
 
4.
Rammbock (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace... (63 mins.)
Director: Marvin Kren
“ Seen on 2012-09-02 ” - emertens
 
5.
Bio-Zombie (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A group of young shoppers and employees must band together when a zombie outbreak over runs their Hong Kong shopping center in the middle of the shopping day. (94 mins.)
Director: Wilson Yip
“ Seen on 2012-09-02 ” - emertens
 
6.
Plankton (1994 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Five teenagers embark on a boating trip off the coast of Florida. The teens get hopelessly lost at sea after they get caught in a fierce storm... (86 mins.)
Director: Al Passeri
“ Seen on 2012-09-03 ” - emertens
 
7.
The Crater Lake Monster (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
A meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals. (85 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-04 ” - emertens
 
8.
The Unnamable (1988)
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Back in the 1800's a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the "Unnamable"... (87 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-04 ” - emertens
 
9.
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink"... (25 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-06 ” - emertens
 
10.
Session 9 (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ Seen on 2012-09-06 ” - emertens
 
11.
Ghosthouse (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house. (95 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-07 ” - emertens
 
12.
The Bermuda Triangle (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening. (112 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-08 ” - emertens
 
13.
Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Survivors of a shipwreck wash up on an island, and run into small vicious creatures. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Stanley
“ Seen on 2012-09-09

To my surprise, this movie got a lot of favorable reviews. Because of this, and also because I like horror movies with little creatures in it, I watched it yesterday. However it turned out to be a huge disappointment. I wasn't at all impressed.
I honestly don't care if a movie is made with a low budget. I've seen several which I consider quite good. Usually most of these low-budget films get completely butchered down by the audience. Sometimes that's totally unjustified in my opinion.
This movie however is a poor, unimaginative wannabe. Even (the incredibly bad) Frankenstein's Island had more substance. Both movies start the same more or less. A group of shipwrecked people wash up on an island, which might - or might not - be abandoned.
In AotBC these cardboard survivors are beyond - far far beyond - being anything interesting. And before anything happens to them, they're walking through the woods. Yeah, that's right. "Nice" stretched-out scenes of: walking-through-the-woods. Even more numb then the walking-through-the-woods scenes in Alien Factor.
Like almost every movie with a related theme, there's one guy who's totally over-the-top asocial. (For instance: Leslie Nielsen in Day of the Animals, or Karl Hardman in Night of the Living Dead) It's so utter pointless cliché! And the worst thing is, that this is actually the main attraction of the first part of the movie.
The little dollies were a bit fun. But definitely not enough - by far - to save the movie. ” - emertens
 
14.
The Changeling (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
“ Seen on 2012-09-09 ” - emertens
 
15.
Magic Christmas Tree (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
A boy is given a ring by an old witch. He uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him three wishes. (60 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-10 ” - emertens
 
16.
Black Books (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers... (25 mins.)
“ Seen the whole series on 2012-09-11 en 2012-09-12

I've caught a cold - quite nasty, and it's lasting for a week now - and the elections for Dutch parliament took a lot of screen time.
So watching movies isn't going very well at the mo.
Instead of that I'm watching a lot of Rifftrax and telly junk and stuff like that. ” - emertens
 
17.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-13

Incredible! ” - emertens
 
18.
Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Two mercenaries help wandering caravans fight off an evil and aimless band of white-clad bikers after the nuclear holocuast. (91 mins.)
 
19.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  
A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic? (105 mins.)
Director: James Nguyen
“ Seen on 2012-09-14

Watched it again. It must be the 10th time or something....
Can't help it. ” - emertens
 
20.
The Gamma People (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator... (79 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ Seen on 2012-09-15

Underrated movie ” - emertens
 
21.
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.3/10 X  
When Santa's sleigh gets stuck in Florida, he tells a group of kids the story of Thumbelina. (96 mins.)
Director: R. Winer
“ Seen on 2012-09-15

Another one I watched several times before.
I'm afraid I'm addicted to bad movies. ” - emertens
 
22.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-15 ” - emertens
 
23.
Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A chronicle of the life and career of silent film star Mary Pickford. (102 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-16 ” - emertens
 
24.
The Lost World (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. (106 mins.)
Director: Harry O. Hoyt
“ Seen on 2012-09-17 ” - emertens
 
25.
Images (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Seen on 2012-09-17 ” - emertens
 
26.
Look Who's Laughing (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer... (79 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
“ Seen on 2012-09-18 ” - emertens
 
27.
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story. (86 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ Seen on 2012-09-18 ” - emertens
 
28.
The Last Voyage (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
“ Seen on 2012-09-19 ” - emertens
 
29.
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post. (108 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Seen on 2012-09-20 ” - emertens
 
30.
Final Destination 3 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In this third installment of the Final Destination series, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate. (93 mins.)
Director: James Wong
“ Rewatched it on 2012-09-21 ” - emertens
 
31.
Final Destination 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next. (90 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
“ Rewatched it on 2012-09-21 ” - emertens
 
32.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history! (240 mins.)
“ It's four hours long or so. I'm spreading it over several days. ” - emertens
 
33.
Sisters (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Seen it on 2012-09-22 ” - emertens
 
34.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back. (96 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ Seen it on 2012-09-22 ” - emertens
 
35.
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is... (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ Seen it on 2012-09-23 ” - emertens
 
36.
Our Mother's House (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal... (104 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
“ Seen it on 2012-09-23 ” - emertens
 
37.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ Seen on 2012-09-24 ” - emertens
 
38.
The Mind Benders (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dedicated British scientist tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife. (109 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
“ Seen on 2012-09-25 ” - emertens
 
39.
Skeletons (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town... (87 mins.)
Director: David DeCoteau
“ Seen on 2012-09-26 ” - emertens
 
40.
ParaNorman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (92 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-27 ” - emertens
 
41.
Father's Day (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Ahab, a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge on the man who murdered his dad, joins John... (99 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-27 ” - emertens
 
42.
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Seen on 2012-09-28 ” - emertens
 
43.
Why Worry? (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A hypochondriac vacations in the tropics for the fresh air-- and finds himself in the middle of a revolution instead. (63 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-29 ” - emertens
 
44.
Safety Last! (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself. (70 mins.)
“ Seen on 2012-09-30 ” - emertens
 
45.
Poison (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away... (85 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Seen on 2012-09-30 ” - emertens