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12 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

God, I loved 80’s slasher movies. Couldn’t get enough as a kid. 

Halloween was 1978 but close enough. 

70's and 80's horror flicks generally can't be fvcked with.  I think I've seen every one.  My friends and I used to go to the Fangoria Fests in NYC in the 80's and we met so many great people: Clive Barker, Angus Scrimm, Jeffrey Combs, Doug Bradley, Kane Hodder, Michael Berryman, and a few others I cant recall.  I'll always recommend movies like Death Spa, Redneck Zombies, and Combat Shock, even though that one isn't necessarily horror but it's a Troma film.  I watch these movies with my kids all the time.  Last year my then seven year old drew me a pic of Michael Myers, Jason, and Freddy that I hung up at work because those are his favorites.  Maybe not dad of the year, but they seem to like them.

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4 minutes ago, xxchaznjxx said:

 I watch these movies with my kids all the time.  Last year my then seven year old drew me a pic of Michael Myers, Jason, and Freddy that I hung up at work because those are his favorites.  Maybe not dad of the year, but they seem to like them.

As long as they don’t end up being serial killers, it’s all good. Of course, if they do, our wives will have a few things to say lol.

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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

As long as they don’t end up being serial killers, it’s all good. Of course, if they do, our wives will have a few things to say lol.

My wife shot me daggers when we watched The Re-Animator.  It's one of my favorites but I forgot how that movie ended.  I spent the whole ending telling my kids to cover their eyes.  I can deal with gore and vulgarity(since they hear that at home anyway) but I'm not cool with sex/nudity.  I misfired on that one.

 

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2 hours ago, Jimmy Leeds said:

I’ll reply here. 

I saw the original Halloween in the theater. I have never been more frightened in my life, lol. Literally

The Thing was good but nothing I thought was a classic, IMO 

And still have  never seen GhostBusters.......or TopGun

Well that year was weird... E.T. came out in '82 and blew everyone away. Poltergeist too. But The Thing and Blade Runner didn't do well at all, but they are now both absolute classic cult movies.

I'm also not too sure how to handle someone who never saw Ghostbusters? lol 

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

My dad helped me make my own Freddy glove with knives made out of sheet metal. He actually helped me make a deadly weapon lol. 

It was subsequently confiscated by my mom and replaced with the commercially available plastic version. 

Mom actually took me to see Nightmare on Elm Street 3 in the theater, midnight showing. Place was packed, everyone was screaming, it was probably the best movie experience I ever had. 

I was 10 years old. The 80’s were a very different time lol. 

I was invited to be a guest on a horror podcast from Saskatoon a few months ago to talk about Nightmare on elm street 3 and 4 lol I'm an absolute geek about that sh!t. 

I actually own a freddy glove replica signed by Robert Englund himself and i have the freddy's nightmare pinball machine here

This is one corner of my movie room. A good chunk of my childhood is in there lol117930427_326645988693439_67932172352665

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Between DM84’s jerseys, CR76’s Devils basement, and now Sterio’s horror stuff...some pretty awesome collections.

I have a room in my house with all my movie, comic type stuff but it’s not super high end like all that. Mostly just funko pops, art that I buy at cons, etc. My wife calls it my “Nerd cave” lol

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9 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Between DM84’s jerseys, CR76’s Devils basement, and now Sterio’s horror stuff...some pretty awesome collections.

I have a room in my house with all my movie, comic type stuff but it’s not super high end like all that. Mostly just funko pops, art that I buy at cons, etc. My wife calls it my “Nerd cave” lol

I've actually built up a nice collection of jerseys myself...dangerous hobby, once you get into it. 

SD could damned near open up his own horror-themed museum or restaurant, he's got that much stuff...and that's only the pics that I've seen him post on here...I'm sure he's got tons more...it's a hell of a collection, very impressive...it's funny, though me and him differ on some of our Devils views (mostly re:  Lou), we have quite a bit in common elsewhere...we're both huge film buffs, and have had several PMs going back and forth where we discuss several movies (mostly horror). 

I wonder how the ladies react when they come into his place and see all of that for the first time...gotta freak some of them out I'm sure, lol.  Every now and then if we have someone come over to service something in the basement, the person will see my Devils collection and either say "Yo!  I'm a huge Devils fan, that's awesome man!" or "I'm a Rangers fan."  The latter pretty much ends all conversation before it even has a chance to begin.  

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10 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

My dad helped me make my own Freddy glove with knives made out of sheet metal. He actually helped me make a deadly weapon lol. 

It was subsequently confiscated by my mom and replaced with the commercially available plastic version. 

Mom actually took me to see Nightmare on Elm Street 3 in the theater, midnight showing. Place was packed, everyone was screaming, it was probably the best movie experience I ever had. 

I was 10 years old. The 80’s were a very different time lol. 

No kidding

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13 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I've actually built up a nice collection of jerseys myself...dangerous hobby, once you get into it. 

SD could damned near open up his own horror-themed museum or restaurant, he's got that much stuff...and that's only the pics that I've seen him post on here...I'm sure he's got tons more...it's a hell of a collection, very impressive...it's funny, though me and him differ on some of our Devils views (mostly re:  Lou), we have quite a bit in common elsewhere...we're both huge film buffs, and have had several PMs going back and forth where we discuss several movies (mostly horror). 

I wonder how the ladies react when they come into his place and see all of that for the first time...gotta freak some of them out I'm sure, lol.  Every now and then if we have someone come over to service something in the basement, the person will see my Devils collection and either say "Yo!  I'm a huge Devils fan, that's awesome man!" or "I'm a Rangers fan."  The latter pretty much ends all conversation before it even has a chance to begin.  

I’m a pretty hardcore film buff myself. I can’t say horror is my favorite genre (that would definitely be crime), but it’s up there. My most impressive collection is probably my movies themselves. I try to buy the good stuff when it comes to that (Criterion, Arrow, etc). I have no idea how many I currently have. Would be way more but I sold off most of my DVD’s when I started collecting Blu-rays. 

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10 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

My dad helped me make my own Freddy glove with knives made out of sheet metal. He actually helped me make a deadly weapon lol. 

It was subsequently confiscated by my mom and replaced with the commercially available plastic version. 

Mom actually took me to see Nightmare on Elm Street 3 in the theater, midnight showing. Place was packed, everyone was screaming, it was probably the best movie experience I ever had. 

I was 10 years old. The 80’s were a very different time lol. 

re:  the bolded...my mom didn't take me and it wasn't a midnight showing, but other than that, my NOES3 experience was EXACTLY as you described.  

The highlights:

Freddy got a standing O when he appeared for the first time.

When the nurse takes off her top and says "Do you like my body Joel?", damned near EVERY male in attendance yelled "YEAH!"

When a door appeared and Nancy looks at for a while before stating the obvious "It's a doooooor.", most of the theater replied "Duuuuuuuuuuuh" in response.  

And yeah, my best movie experience too.  And count me in as a huge fan of 80s slasher movies.

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25 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I’m a pretty hardcore film buff myself. I can’t say horror is my favorite genre (that would definitely be crime), but it’s up there. My most impressive collection is probably my movies themselves. I try to buy the good stuff when it comes to that (Criterion, Arrow, etc). I have no idea how many I currently have. Would be way more but I sold off most of my DVD’s when I started collecting Blu-rays. 

Horror was once my favorite genre, but so many current horror films have traded their souls for loud-volume jump scares and overblown CGI.  I think the last horror movies to make an impact on me were the Japanese invasion in the early 2000s (The Ring and The Grudge).  Wasn't a fan of the sequels to either one.  Never saw Ringu or Ju-On (the original Japanese films that were remade the The Ring and The Grudge here), but I may check those out sometime.  

But I like all genres of movies in general (thrillers, dramas, and crime most of all...and just about anything Scorsese...never was a huge Tatarantino guy)...except for rom-coms and chick flicks.  I just find both of those hard to take.  

 

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2 hours ago, jagknife said:

@SterioDesignthat right wall is like 80% nightmare fuel and then good old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in there and Gizmo

EDIT: and a Talkboy

EDIT 2: is that a prop map from the Goonies, or a replica?!

Man the longer I look at that picture the more I find...

Gotta say SD, that’s an impressive collection. Awesome looking room.

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1 hour ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

When the nurse takes off her top and says "Do you like my body Joel?", damned near EVERY male in attendance yelled "YEAH!"

Awkward as a 10 year old when you're with your mom, I can attest to that. 

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45 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Horror was once my favorite genre, but so many current horror films have traded their souls for loud-volume jump scares and overblown CGI.  I think the last horror movies to make an impact on me were the Japanese invasion in the early 2000s (The Ring and The Grudge).  Wasn't a fan of the sequels to either one.  Never saw Ringu or Ju-On (the original Japanese films that were remade the The Ring and The Grudge here), but I may check those out sometime.  

But I like all genres of movies in general (thrillers, dramas, and crime most of all...and just about anything Scorsese...never was a huge Tatarantino guy)...except for rom-coms and chick flicks.  I just find both of those hard to take.  

 

There’s actually been a bit of a revival with some good horror in recent years. Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar), Robert Eggers (The VVitch, The Lighthouse), Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), etc. I’m all in on anything those guys do going forward. I also really like Mike Flanagan who did Dr. Sleep and the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. 

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1 hour ago, Nicomo said:

I’m a pretty hardcore film buff myself. I can’t say horror is my favorite genre (that would definitely be crime), but it’s up there. My most impressive collection is probably my movies themselves. I try to buy the good stuff when it comes to that (Criterion, Arrow, etc). I have no idea how many I currently have. Would be way more but I sold off most of my DVD’s when I started collecting Blu-rays. 

Here is my collection. I basically have a wall dedicated to DVD’s and Blu-Rays lol. 

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22 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

There’s actually been a bit of a revival with some good horror in recent years. Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar), Robert Eggers (The VVitch, The Lighthouse), Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), etc. I’m all in on anything those guys do going forward. I also really like Mike Flanagan who did Dr. Sleep and the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. 

Wasn't going to bring up Peele, but since you did...

I do find Jordan Peele's movies entertaining, but it's pretty safe to say that the guy doesn't exactly hide what sure seems like a hatred of white people.  It's on full display in both movies...white people getting killed violently is filmed with almost pure glee (of course, not implying that some of the characters who bought it didn't deserve it...I certainly was NOT rooting for the white family in Get Out).  And there's things that he's said that would be taken quite differently (about not ever casting a "white dude" as a lead in any of his movies) if uttered by someone white about working with blacks...I personally don't have any issue with him working with whomever he chooses, not like he HAS to cast a white lead at some point, just that it's hard to imagine there wouldn't be a major outcry if a white director ever mentioned that he didn't ever see himself working with a black lead.  Not trying to stir a racial debate (we have more than enough of that everywhere else), and I think he's very talented and I'm curious to see how his career unfolds, because he's promising...but with Get Out and Us, I did feel like he was a little too eager to see "evil" white people meet brutal ends.  

EDIT:  And to be fair, Peele's wife is white, so the above might not make much sense...but just a vibe I got from his films.

And if DM prefers that I delete the above, I will most definitely respectfully do so.  

I will check out Ari Aster's and Robert Eggers' work for sure.  Saw Dr. Sleep and liked it quite a bit.  Especially how meticulously The Overlook was brought back to life, complete with abandonment decay.  Brilliant.  

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3 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Here is my collection. I basically have a wall dedicated to DVD’s and Blu-Rays lol. 

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I had a similar looking pile going and then bought two of these boxes, put everything in plastic sleeves, and the entire collection fits inside like a tenth of the space. 

Was hard to part with the packaging, which is part of the experience for me, but I got used to it. 

CD/DVD Boxes

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4 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Here is my collection. I basically have a wall dedicated to DVD’s and Blu-Rays lol. 

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Nice. Looks like you’re a big comedy guy. Some gems in there (I love Observe and Report lol).

Rescue Me was an underrated show. 

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

I had a similar looking pile going and then bought two of these boxes, put everything in plastic sleeves, and the entire collection fits inside like a tenth of the space. 

Was hard to part with the packaging, which is part of the experience for me, but I got used to it. 

CD/DVD Boxes

I will eventually do that I’m sure.... but yeah part of the fun of collecting DVD’s is the packaging, and I’m not ready to let that go yet lol.

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7 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Nice. Looks like you’re a big comedy guy. Some gems in there (I love Observe and Report lol).

Rescue Me was an underrated show. 

Yeah comedy and action flicks have always been my faves. And mob flicks. Love Godfather 1 and 2, Casino..... and of course my favorite movie of all-time, Goodfellas. I’m also a huge Tarantino fan as well. And yes, Rescue Me is criminally underrated. It was a great show in every aspect.

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1 minute ago, MadDog2020 said:

I will eventually do that I’m sure.... but yeah part of the fun of collecting DVD’s is the packaging, and I’m not ready to let that go yet lol.

Yeah that was a tough choice to make, but I haven't looked back. 

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3 hours ago, jagknife said:

@SterioDesignthat right wall is like 80% nightmare fuel and then good old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in there and Gizmo

EDIT: and a Talkboy

EDIT 2: is that a prop map from the Goonies, or a replica?!

Man the longer I look at that picture the more I find...

haha yeah that's a goonies map. There's lots of stuff you can't see cause it's too small. i got one of those blood test thing from The Thing 1982 in there too.

It's not just horror though. I got more Star Wars stuff on the other side of the tv then I got a full size Ghostbusters proton pack/ghost trap... in my office i got my Terminator 2 stuff, got the arcade with the guns and the t-800 endorarm, the chip and an endoskull. Then more random stuff a bit all over the house like the Rocky champion chip bell, one of those small johnny 5 replicas from Short Circuit 2 etc etc Also have a few arcade / pinballs

This is the opposite corner with more stuff. I got a guitar shadow box on the way and i'll replace those posters on the right with the guitar Marty played earth angel and johnny b good with.

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