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Title: Hellraiser

Year: 1996
Director: Clive Barker
Writer: Clive Barker (Writer)
Rating: R
Length: 93 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby TrueHD: 5.1, Commentary: :
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Andrew Robinson (1942) as Larry
Clare Higgins as Julia
Ashley Laurence as Kirsty
Sean Chapman as Frank
Oliver Smith as Frank the Monster
Robert Hines as Steve

Plot:
From horror master Clive Barker comes this chilling nightmare featuring the first appearance of the hideous demonic Pinhead. When Kirsty Cotton's family moves into their ancestral home, they are terrorized by the resurrected corpse of her uncle, who requires the flesh of murdered innocent victims in order to become whole and alive again. A creepy, thrillingly perverse tale straddling heaven and hell, extreme pleasure and unbearable pain, HELLRAISER will haunt your dreams.

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My Thoughts:

I have not watched in a very long time. The first time I saw this movie I was a teenager... maybe 16 or 17... and this could have been my first taste of a truly gory movie. One thing I like about this movie is it is not just gore for the sake of gore. The gore is actually vital to the storyline. I also liked how the characters in this movie was done. I liked the characters that were supposed to be liked... and I enjoyed disliking the characters that were not meant to be liked. Over-all an enjoyable movie with good effects. Even though by today's standards the gore isn't as plentiful as some of the current movies out there (not that there wasn't enough gore)... What is there is used well.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete
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Title: Salem's Lot
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Year: 1979
Director: Tobe Hooper
Writer: Stephen King (1947) (Original Material By), Paul Monash (Screenwriter)
Rating: PG
Length: 183 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: DTS-HD Master Audio: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, German: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai

Stars:
David Soul as Ben Mears
James Mason (1909) as Richard K. Straker
Lance Kerwin as Mark Petrie
Bonnie Bedelia as Susan Norton
Lew Ayres as Jason Berk
Julie Cobb as Bonnie Sawyer

Plot:
Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house; a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac; and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned "partner" (Reggie Nalder) in "Salem's Lot" — a blood-curdling shocker based on King's novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist).

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My Thoughts:

I have loved this one since the first time I saw it back in my teen years. Of course this is an adaptation from the book that Stephen King wrote. Who of course is my favorite horror writer. For a movie that is almost 40 years old... this movie has some decent scares in it. I personally haven't been scared from it since I was a kid... but I do remember it would scare my wife every time we watched it. A couple of my favorite spooky parts in this movie is ..

1. The kid vampire scratching at his friends window.... pleading with him to let him in.
2. The grave digger rocking in the rocking chair... looks over at you and hisses at you with his eyes glowing

I am really enjoying watching this one again. As for comparing this one to the remake... that is something I don't normally like to do... but sometimes it is just too hard not to. I really like both versions... like them both a lot! but I think I have to say I enjoy this one the most between the 2. I don't know why... but to me this one is a pure classic when it comes to vampire movies... it is one of the ones to beat!

Needless to say... this is one I would always highly recommend to any horror fan... and an absolute must see for any fan of vampire movies.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete
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