Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:29 pm

Mobsters are another one. In any Socrcese film, the mafia come accross as omnipotent as the Illuminatti.

The mobster, the hitman, the serial killer. The types are invincible, invulnerable, immortal. Occassionally omnipotent.

Better to be evil than nothing? Who says the alternative is nothing? I wish I could see such philosophical nuances in these films. It would give the mind something to work with. As is, all I really see is sadism.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:08 pm

My favorite English film critic, Mark Karmode, ("Dr. Karmode to his fans) takes on Devil's Rejects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmj97dFW ... re=related

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:07 pm

These guts in the fan blades movies also violate the chief rule of drama - no real conflict.
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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:24 pm

Karmode is full of shit when talking about Tarantino, who he just hates. He really shredded Grindhouse.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:17 am

No, he's spot on when talking Tarantino, a fanboy hack who scraped the bottom of the barrell with Grindhouse (the Robert Rodriguez section wasn't too bad. . .).

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:20 pm

Put on them boxing gloves, fella. It's on.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby diane bartels » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:57 pm

had to google Mr. Zombie and his flicks. Really? Why would anyone watch that stuff? I can think of better ways to get a charge. Like licking my index finger and sticking it in a lite socket. Just sayin...

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Steve Evil » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:28 am

I'd like know that myself. Considering how it's taken over the industry, there must be more than a few people who crave that stuff. . .

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:22 pm

I'd assume the lot of them are heavy metal fans.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Watching the guy who plays the clown reminds me of when I saw Maniac and couldn't believe a charactor actor like Joe Spinell could make such woman hating trash! I felt unclean.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Steve Evil » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:03 pm

Quite a few, alas. The guy who inspired teh thread, no less.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Moderator » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:57 pm

K. I will admit to being a watcher of The Food Network, and even a fan of the program mentioned by this columnist.

But the combination of "Food Network cake judge" and "Rob Zombie" tells me everything I need to know about his credentials as an edgy horrormeister.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47048/food-networks-halloween-wars-scares-rob-zombie-rl-stine-and-pair-scream-queens

And again, love this show.
- I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:52 am

On a somewhat related note, Jim emerson on "dare" films.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2011 ... .html#more

The concept of certain films as endurence test is relevant I think. It played a huge role in my own filmgoing expereinces, and ceased being a factor only relatively recently.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:49 pm

The question to ask is what is the sickest horror movie that you like?

Mine would be Salo.

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Re: Rob Zombie made me ashamed to be a horror fan.

Postby reddragon70 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:51 pm

Cronenberg's version of The Fly. Love it, but my god.... Its so wrong.


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