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@  Bass X0 : (24 June 2018 - 03:10 AM)

I just realised that Unsolved Mysteries has the same initials as Ultra Magnus.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (22 June 2018 - 05:18 AM)

Yeah, really... what a shitshow.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2018 - 04:53 AM)

This week has been an almost unmitigated damn nightmare. It can go die in some metaphorical trash fire where it belongs.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 04:48 AM)

I feel your pain.

@  Whirl Maximus : (22 June 2018 - 04:47 AM)

This time ten years ago I was looking forward to Transformers 2.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

There's room enough for five more cabinets.

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2018 - 01:41 AM)

Once I've settled in and earned money again, I can start with the third wall.

@  Plokatron : (21 June 2018 - 10:05 PM)

I'm still working on my comic just been trying to start up a Custom Lego shop. Won't be too long but I'm still here.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

(really though, great display)

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

you're gonna have a buildup of dinosaur electrons.

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

he needs his dino-breathing room! :D

@  Dracula : (21 June 2018 - 10:01 PM)

Trypticon looks a bit cramped in there, nevermore!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 05:54 PM)

Sad thing is we've thought more about the foam than the show writers ever did. :D

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

https://imgur.com/ky0qGVD

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2018 - 05:47 PM)

Current status of my collection room in my new, still-under-construction apartment:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Depends on whether or not the motive engines for the vehicle mode are the same as the robot mode. Cause we know they use energon for everything.

@  Bass X0 : (21 June 2018 - 05:17 PM)

I was thinking today if Transformers would carry the fuel for their alternate mode in their robot mode? They'd have to, right?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 June 2018 - 01:28 PM)

I mean, the clear meta reason is so non-Transformers don't die horribly on their ships, but that's not as fun to speculate about.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 10:43 AM)

There's also lots of chemical reactions which only precipite with oxygen.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 09:27 AM)

Oxygen is obviously a native gas on cybertron and also let’s the equipment “breath” so to speak.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:47 AM)

@Wonko; Yeah, but why oxygen? There are a lot of non-flammable gasses they could've used. And we've seen TFs using radio to communicate in vacuum.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2018 - 08:29 AM)

As the Cream of Wheat glugged forth from his meatus, his mind focused on only one thing: Mommy loved him so.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 08:17 AM)

there's lots you can't do in vaccuum. The least of which is audio communication.

@  Cybersnark : (21 June 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Though that begs the question of why a robotic species would keep their ships pressurized with oxygen in the first place.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 07:29 AM)

Guess it's just me playing FTL recently. Opening a few doors out to the void is a good way to deal with fires and rude visitors.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 June 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Plus it depends on what part of the ship, can’t easily vent an interior area.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2018 - 06:34 AM)

depends on what's wrong. If you need to get something out and away, would also need to have started in a pressurised space to begin with. If you just want to vent extra heat: it wouldn't work as well as vaccuum is an insulator.

@  Pennpenn : (21 June 2018 - 03:12 AM)

If they're in space wouldn't it make more sense just to vent the area affected to vacuum?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 07:16 PM)

I mean the foam was dangerous, but in space they probably put out the fires, then wore the equivalent of a hazmat suit to clean up.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Only on special occassions.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2018 - 03:50 PM)

you don't?

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I mean, we don't usually use asbestos on our souls.....

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 June 2018 - 10:11 AM)

*looks at asbestos" Yep... Cause we've never used something harmful as a fire retardant. x.x;

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2018 - 06:32 AM)

fire retardant foam is so powerful it can extinguish even sparks

@  Pennpenn : (20 June 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I mean, this is a species that can be disabled (possibly fatally after a while?) by flame retardant foam, so yeah.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 June 2018 - 01:28 AM)

Transformers are exactly as resilient as the plot needs them to be, so who knows, it could be lethal today.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 June 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Which is why Marvel Megatron was interested in Dr. Biggles-Jones' railgun design and had it grafted onto his G2 tank mode.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 08:43 PM)

Doesn't really matter what transformers are made of. If you send a 10 pound ball of metal flying at a good enough velocity, you will do damage.

@  Soft Snow : (19 June 2018 - 05:53 PM)

A regular cannon that shoots cannon balls and does nothing to other transformers because they are robots but would put a mean whole in the side of your wooden boat...

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

wtf did the shoutbox do to my emoji

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

also @ patchy its whatever your heart desires 😘

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:44 PM)

shes not a drill but she is a grill

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 June 2018 - 05:40 PM)

POTP CINDERSAUR IS A GIRL THIS IS NOT A DRILL

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 June 2018 - 05:18 PM)

A fusion cannon, or just a regular cannon?

@  Shiny Chariot : (19 June 2018 - 05:04 PM)

megatron but he turns into a ford fusion with a cannon badly welded onto the roof

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2018 - 02:22 PM)

My Little Fusion Cannon: Friendship Through Tyranny.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 June 2018 - 02:01 PM)

was that supposed to sound sexual

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 01:55 PM)

I'm pretty sure that megatrons cannon is his best friend, so that friendship is magic stuff won't work.

@  MEDdMI : (19 June 2018 - 01:16 PM)

And then the magic ponies force everyone to be friends FOREVERRRRRRR

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2018 - 12:06 PM)

Or... megatron just goes to war against skynet cause he can't stand the competition.


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

 

 

 

 

Ditching the reboot in favor of a sequel that also appears to be somewhat of a reboot...


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 01:22 PM

Okay... that didn't look nearly as bad as I was expecting. Jamie Lee Curtis coming back is interesting and the parts with the teeth and the closet were *does chef's kiss*

 

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:55 PM

NO, NO no! just leave the Halloween franchise alone already, i had enough.

 

 

It's time they just retire the beloved horror icons like Freddy, Chucky, Michael, Pinhead and Leatherface to pass on and rest in peace, they had their place in the sun and need new ideas and new franchises. They done more than enough stories, more than enough movies and there's nothing more you can offer to these characters.

 

Me and one of my favorite youtube reviewers Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life all agree with this. Enough is enough! there's nothing to make these characters fresh or any stories to add anything worth and with these sequels and remakes, we feel these are hurting their legacy. Me and them think it's damaging things and turning the characters into jokes as we are tired of it! it's becoming like the Leprechaun or Witchcraft or Children of the Corn franchises and just running it into the ground. Me and them feel like Tom Atkins at the end of Halloween III with the "stop it STOP IT STOP IT!!!", we had a good run (Well sometimes) yet with a bad remake of Elm Street as Englund is Freddy, It's been 10 years since the last Friday The 13th as i really enjoyed the 2009 one yet it did alright in the box-office but no sequel.

 

I don't need a fake-ass Halloween 2 being this one when we have the real one in 1981 and the series should had ended 20 years ago as Michael died and there is no such thing as "resurrection", i don't need to pay to see Halloween 11 in theaters, what's more to do then just rehash the first movie?. I also don't need a fake-ass Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 known as Texas Chainsaw 3D when the real TCM 2 came out in 1986.

 

The Halloween remakes were no help at all! what's Carpenter gonna do with this one? he can do different movies than Halloween and maybe he should do a new movie.

 

How many times have me and Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life have been screwed by these writers/directors on these horror franchises, it hurts we are done and we can't take it anyone! Halloween 5 and resurrection were bad enough and 6 was mediocre enough, H2O should had been the last one instead of screwing the pooch. We have new ideas that should had been released in theaters like Behind the Mask to Tucker vs Dale as they are fresh stuff to The Collector movies! even Saw was ran into the ground and the last one bombed.

 

Me and those 2 guys feel in pain and if anyone is a fan of the characters i mentioned and don't like what's been done to them in the past 10 or 20 years, then don't go see the movie in the theaters. Why keep supporting this shit? me and those 2 guys don't understand at all.

 

I mean how many Hellraisers are they still doing when they should know when to quit? or Chainsaw Massacres or shitty Child's Play movies they are still doing? a Child's Play TV series? screw that, i'm not gonna see it since Mancini has screwed this franchise into the ground after 3 as i'm fine with the true Child's Play films being 1 to 3 and things went downhill after that no thanks to the writer as he is a poor writer/director as he may did good work on 1 and 2 even the Tales from the Crypt episode Fitting Punishment and did some ok work on Child's Play 3 but after 3 things went on a decline as this franchise isn't getting any better as Brad Douriff feels tired of this character. If people like the new sequels then cool as it doesn't mean me and the 2 guys i mentioned don't have to, i have problem if people like these new sequels but me and the 2 reviewers don't understand it because we think the new sequels (Seed, Curse and cult) just suck ass.

 

If your like me with Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life and is sick of this shit then stop supporting it! that's how your gonna send your message to the studios. That's how your gonna get your message across! if you want to see a new sequel to any of the franchises i mentioned then just see it on Netflix or rent it, cheaper than a movie ticket if your really that curious. What do you think your gonna see with the new Halloween movie what you've already seen before? Jamie Lee already came back in H2O and Michael unmasking was shown in Halloween 5 as he cried like a wuss and seen him talk in Rob Zombies Halloween 2.

 

Look at Hellraiser, it was pushing it after the third film yet they had to go into space with four and wasn't even the worst one well keep making Hellraiser movies, enough is enough. It's like "Why"? studios don't be like Witchcraft or Children of the Corn, and this reminds me what happened with the Universal monsters came in and had huge characters, huge names! then they pumped out sequels (Bride is the only worthwhile sequel) and became overkill, had diminishing box-office and became jokes of themselves with the sequels even starring in Abbot and Costello films despite Abbot and Costello were enjoyable.

 

I mean what next Jason or Leatherface or Freddy in some comedy where they meets Harold and Kumar? is that where it's going? you gotta know when to stop. Universal monsters have been so overused they don't know how to do a proper reboot series and couldn't do it with Van Helsing, they tried it with the Mummy and Dracula yet they failed with Dark Universe. There's no when to quit or end, when do these remakes of these franchises worked? well Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th i like them but nothing came of sequels, just end already.

 

The horror franchises and iconic characters are just screwed/prostituted out by studios to make a quick buck, it also reminds me and the two reviewers of the slasher boom in the 80s when it crashed by 1989. They are beating this dead horse at this point, it's a dead corpse and these horror icons i mentioned are like the monsters in the Abbot and Costello movies, as it's like complete and total jokes. Yet you can argue, they were getting to that point before this! why even continue? why studios you continue to stain their legacy or their name more for it's like i don't understand, is it just laziness? i mean horror audiences go to see in a big name, we'll get the money and it's disappointing. Its also sad and crazy to see films like Cult of Chucky to get people praising it saying like it's "great", all that does is kill the franchise with the mentality of "I want more" and Mancini has killed it, i mean Chucky won with a stupid cheat code as he's invincible now. What's even the point? the franchises i mentioned which have the slasher icons are now wounded half-dead animals at this point and sometimes it's better to kill something than let it suffer.

 

Studios never think clearly but this message should make them think clearly when enough is enough. Yet they look at the bottom line too! it's overkill and they are just whoring these iconic horror franchises out for money and me with Ocpcommunications/Ramboraph4life don't understand why fans of these franchises just be like "yeh i'll pay for that" as we don't get it. The message is simple: Stop! stop taking these horror icons and digging them up their corpses out the ground, propping them up and dusting them off then throwing them into new movies acting if they were as cool as ever or as fresh or as popular as they were in the 80s and 90s. cause it's not! it's not the case try to make an effort into something and let the series live on in the merchandise, blurays. streams etc. there were enough stories to tell.

 

Just hang it up, they had good runs cause at this point your hurting things. Just channel the budget and make new horror icons plus new franchises than recyclying old glory just try to make a new horror icon. I know it hurts but it's the truth, i love the horror characters i mentioned but enough is enough but sometimes you got let go and let them rest in peace. We don't need leatherface, Freddy, Chucky or Michael become the same situation as Robocop, just let these horror icons rest in peace in favor of new franchises/horror icons.

 

Like Jud Crandall said "Sometimes dead is better".



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:25 PM

So, what is the continuity of this film? H1, H2, H4, and H5 then this?

 

 

It looks neat, I will definitely give it a rent at least.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:43 PM


 


me and them think it's damaging things and turning the characters into jokes as we are tired of it! it's becoming like the Leprechaun



I'm amused that someone thinks the Leprechaun was not a joke from the very beginning.



 


2-4 are some of my favorite guilty pleasures, though.


 

So, what is the continuity of this film? H1, H2, H4, and H5 then this?

 

 

It looks neat, I will definitely give it a rent at least.

 

Reading up on it, it picks up after the original while ignoring the sequels and reboot.



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:05 PM

 


 


me and them think it's damaging things and turning the characters into jokes as we are tired of it! it's becoming like the Leprechaun



I'm amused that someone thinks the Leprechaun was not a joke from the very beginning.


 


 


2-4 are some of my favorite guilty pleasures, though.


 

So, what is the continuity of this film? H1, H2, H4, and H5 then this?

 

 

It looks neat, I will definitely give it a rent at least.

 

Reading up on it, it picks up after the original while ignoring the sequels and reboot.

 

 

Actually Halloween 2007 was a remake and not a reboot which is a entirely different thing as reboots and remakes are 2 very different things in my view as a reboot is telling a very completely different story like Batman Begins for example was not a remake of the 1989 Burton film but it told a completely different story and same for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Casino Royale, Spider-Man Homecoming, Star Trek and Man of Steel are true reboots. Halloween 2007 is a remake and a remake is telling the exact same story as the original and that is what a remake is.


Edited by Egon1982, 08 June 2018 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:23 PM

Could be a fair distinction, although the way Carpenter has trashed Zombie's efforts it didn't sound like just copied the original as opposed to say the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. I haven't seen a film from this franchise in a couple decades. This is the first one that's piqued my interest in a very long time.

 

Not enough to go to a theater, but if it winds up on Netflix or Hulu I'd watch it.



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:46 PM

Isn't this a de facto remake of Halloween H20?

The only slasher sequel that was even passable was Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. If you expand the genre to include all the "Cabin in the Woods" tropes, then add Evil Dead 2 and Hellraiser 2. It's seriously been 28 years since ANY slasher franchise was good.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 07:17 PM

I'm willing to keep an eye on this one simply because we're changing the tropes a bit.

 

This is a world in which Michael and Laurie got older. Laurie's arguably just as bloodthirsty as Michael is now.

 

This has spirit. It has spunk. Predictable at times (I guarantee the "Michael" Laurie shoots through the window is a prankster teen), but still...not terrible.

 

 

Never going to top Zombie's ability to make Michael sympathetic but also to turn the audience against Michael by having him kill Danny Trejo.


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

 


 


me and them think it's damaging things and turning the characters into jokes as we are tired of it! it's becoming like the Leprechaun



I'm amused that someone thinks the Leprechaun was not a joke from the very beginning.



 


2-4 are some of my favorite guilty pleasures, though.


 

 

I was talking about this topic with my cousin tonight; while we're both interested to see where this goes like Rust is; stuff like Leprechaun was a campy silly movie at the very start and the sequels just embraced that trying to just be fun movies.

 

I also think on the topic of sequels, you can keep an icon interesting with the right story. Curse and Cult of Chucky, especially the latter, I both find to be really strong and rather amazing movies in their own rights, Cult really ends up going in a different direction that makes me really want to see what they do with the next movie. So I am interested to see where this goes and if it can make Myers back to being an interesting villain.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:42 AM

 

 


 


me and them think it's damaging things and turning the characters into jokes as we are tired of it! it's becoming like the Leprechaun



I'm amused that someone thinks the Leprechaun was not a joke from the very beginning.


 


 


2-4 are some of my favorite guilty pleasures, though.


 

 

I was talking about this topic with my cousin tonight; while we're both interested to see where this goes like Rust is; stuff like Leprechaun was a campy silly movie at the very start and the sequels just embraced that trying to just be fun movies.

 

I also think on the topic of sequels, you can keep an icon interesting with the right story. Curse and Cult of Chucky, especially the latter, I both find to be really strong and rather amazing movies in their own rights, Cult really ends up going in a different direction that makes me really want to see what they do with the next movie. So I am interested to see where this goes and if it can make Myers back to being an interesting villain.

 

 

To each his own, i personally thought Curse and Cult of Chucky both sucked  just like seed and so did a couple of my youtube friends Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life as i agree with them they should end the series already as we all 3 feel Don Mancini is a lousy writer/director and has ran this franchise into the ground and believe Child's Play 3 was the last worthwhile Chucky film worth a damn. I think it's time to move on and leave the Chucky and Michael franchises alone just like Freddy and Leatherface, they need to make new franchises and new horror icons and let the old ones rest in peace.

 

Here's Ocpcommunication's rant/review of Curse and he's a very honest man.

https://www.youtube....h?v=WL2e-lh1Lsc


Edited by Egon1982, 09 June 2018 - 01:45 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 05:31 AM

 

 

 


 


me and them think it's damaging things and turning the characters into jokes as we are tired of it! it's becoming like the Leprechaun



I'm amused that someone thinks the Leprechaun was not a joke from the very beginning.


 


 


2-4 are some of my favorite guilty pleasures, though.


 

 

I was talking about this topic with my cousin tonight; while we're both interested to see where this goes like Rust is; stuff like Leprechaun was a campy silly movie at the very start and the sequels just embraced that trying to just be fun movies.

 

I also think on the topic of sequels, you can keep an icon interesting with the right story. Curse and Cult of Chucky, especially the latter, I both find to be really strong and rather amazing movies in their own rights, Cult really ends up going in a different direction that makes me really want to see what they do with the next movie. So I am interested to see where this goes and if it can make Myers back to being an interesting villain.

 

 

To each his own, i personally thought Curse and Cult of Chucky both sucked  just like seed and so did a couple of my youtube friends Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life as i agree with them they should end the series already as we all 3 feel Don Mancini is a lousy writer/director and has ran this franchise into the ground and believe Child's Play 3 was the last worthwhile Chucky film worth a damn. I think it's time to move on and leave the Chucky and Michael franchises alone just like Freddy and Leatherface, they need to make new franchises and new horror icons and let the old ones rest in peace.

 

Here's Ocpcommunication's rant/review of Curse and he's a very honest man.

https://www.youtube....h?v=WL2e-lh1Lsc

 

 

Here's another very honest man, who's opinion lines up with my own:

 


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:05 AM

NO, NO no! just leave the Halloween franchise alone already, i had enough.

 

 

It's time they just retire the beloved horror icons like Freddy, Chucky, Michael, Pinhead and Leatherface to pass on and rest in peace, they had their place in the sun and need new ideas and new franchises. They done more than enough stories, more than enough movies and there's nothing more you can offer to these characters.

 

Me and one of my favorite youtube reviewers Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life all agree with this. Enough is enough! there's nothing to make these characters fresh or any stories to add anything worth and with these sequels and remakes, we feel these are hurting their legacy. Me and them think it's damaging things and turning the characters into jokes as we are tired of it! it's becoming like the Leprechaun or Witchcraft or Children of the Corn franchises and just running it into the ground. Me and them feel like Tom Atkins at the end of Halloween III with the "stop it STOP IT STOP IT!!!", we had a good run (Well sometimes) yet with a bad remake of Elm Street as Englund is Freddy, It's been 10 years since the last Friday The 13th as i really enjoyed the 2009 one yet it did alright in the box-office but no sequel.

 

I don't need a fake-ass Halloween 2 being this one when we have the real one in 1981 and the series should had ended 20 years ago as Michael died and there is no such thing as "resurrection", i don't need to pay to see Halloween 11 in theaters, what's more to do then just rehash the first movie?. I also don't need a fake-ass Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 known as Texas Chainsaw 3D when the real TCM 2 came out in 1986.

 

The Halloween remakes were no help at all! what's Carpenter gonna do with this one? he can do different movies than Halloween and maybe he should do a new movie.

 

How many times have me and Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life have been screwed by these writers/directors on these horror franchises, it hurts we are done and we can't take it anyone! Halloween 5 and resurrection were bad enough and 6 was mediocre enough, H2O should had been the last one instead of screwing the pooch. We have new ideas that should had been released in theaters like Behind the Mask to Tucker vs Dale as they are fresh stuff to The Collector movies! even Saw was ran into the ground and the last one bombed.

 

Me and those 2 guys feel in pain and if anyone is a fan of the characters i mentioned and don't like what's been done to them in the past 10 or 20 years, then don't go see the movie in the theaters. Why keep supporting this shit? me and those 2 guys don't understand at all.

 

I mean how many Hellraisers are they still doing when they should know when to quit? or Chainsaw Massacres or shitty Child's Play movies they are still doing? a Child's Play TV series? screw that, i'm not gonna see it since Mancini has screwed this franchise into the ground after 3 as i'm fine with the true Child's Play films being 1 to 3 and things went downhill after that no thanks to the writer as he is a poor writer/director as he may did good work on 1 and 2 even the Tales from the Crypt episode Fitting Punishment and did some ok work on Child's Play 3 but after 3 things went on a decline as this franchise isn't getting any better as Brad Douriff feels tired of this character. If people like the new sequels then cool as it doesn't mean me and the 2 guys i mentioned don't have to, i have problem if people like these new sequels but me and the 2 reviewers don't understand it because we think the new sequels (Seed, Curse and cult) just suck ass.

 

If your like me with Ocpcommunications and Ramboraph4life and is sick of this shit then stop supporting it! that's how your gonna send your message to the studios. That's how your gonna get your message across! if you want to see a new sequel to any of the franchises i mentioned then just see it on Netflix or rent it, cheaper than a movie ticket if your really that curious. What do you think your gonna see with the new Halloween movie what you've already seen before? Jamie Lee already came back in H2O and Michael unmasking was shown in Halloween 5 as he cried like a wuss and seen him talk in Rob Zombies Halloween 2.

 

Look at Hellraiser, it was pushing it after the third film yet they had to go into space with four and wasn't even the worst one well keep making Hellraiser movies, enough is enough. It's like "Why"? studios don't be like Witchcraft or Children of the Corn, and this reminds me what happened with the Universal monsters came in and had huge characters, huge names! then they pumped out sequels (Bride is the only worthwhile sequel) and became overkill, had diminishing box-office and became jokes of themselves with the sequels even starring in Abbot and Costello films despite Abbot and Costello were enjoyable.

 

I mean what next Jason or Leatherface or Freddy in some comedy where they meets Harold and Kumar? is that where it's going? you gotta know when to stop. Universal monsters have been so overused they don't know how to do a proper reboot series and couldn't do it with Van Helsing, they tried it with the Mummy and Dracula yet they failed with Dark Universe. There's no when to quit or end, when do these remakes of these franchises worked? well Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th i like them but nothing came of sequels, just end already.

 

The horror franchises and iconic characters are just screwed/prostituted out by studios to make a quick buck, it also reminds me and the two reviewers of the slasher boom in the 80s when it crashed by 1989. They are beating this dead horse at this point, it's a dead corpse and these horror icons i mentioned are like the monsters in the Abbot and Costello movies, as it's like complete and total jokes. Yet you can argue, they were getting to that point before this! why even continue? why studios you continue to stain their legacy or their name more for it's like i don't understand, is it just laziness? i mean horror audiences go to see in a big name, we'll get the money and it's disappointing. Its also sad and crazy to see films like Cult of Chucky to get people praising it saying like it's "great", all that does is kill the franchise with the mentality of "I want more" and Mancini has killed it, i mean Chucky won with a stupid cheat code as he's invincible now. What's even the point? the franchises i mentioned which have the slasher icons are now wounded half-dead animals at this point and sometimes it's better to kill something than let it suffer.

 

Studios never think clearly but this message should make them think clearly when enough is enough. Yet they look at the bottom line too! it's overkill and they are just whoring these iconic horror franchises out for money and me with Ocpcommunications/Ramboraph4life don't understand why fans of these franchises just be like "yeh i'll pay for that" as we don't get it. The message is simple: Stop! stop taking these horror icons and digging them up their corpses out the ground, propping them up and dusting them off then throwing them into new movies acting if they were as cool as ever or as fresh or as popular as they were in the 80s and 90s. cause it's not! it's not the case try to make an effort into something and let the series live on in the merchandise, blurays. streams etc. there were enough stories to tell.

 

Just hang it up, they had good runs cause at this point your hurting things. Just channel the budget and make new horror icons plus new franchises than recyclying old glory just try to make a new horror icon. I know it hurts but it's the truth, i love the horror characters i mentioned but enough is enough but sometimes you got let go and let them rest in peace. We don't need leatherface, Freddy, Chucky or Michael become the same situation as Robocop, just let these horror icons rest in peace in favor of new franchises/horror icons.

 

Like Jud Crandall said "Sometimes dead is better".

 

Well said.



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:22 AM

horror icons like Freddy, Chucky, Michael, Pinhead and Leatherface to pass on and rest in peace


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Dude have you ever seen these movies
That is the exact opposite of what they do
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:43 AM

I mean, these movies were never high cinema. I enjoy all of them but if we are going to claim they've been ruined, let's be real.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:31 AM

That's where I'm at. Just watch the ones you like and skip the ones you don't.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

And I'm always surprised with Freddy and Jason, for how long those series cared about continuity. Halloween too, even if it got insane. I love that these movies have so many sequels.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:36 PM

Once you have crappy movies in a series there is no reason not to try to bring them back around. Look at what Fast and the Furious or Rocky and Rambo did.

I could get the concern about a new entry in an old franchise that only ever had good or well regarded movies. Take Indiana Jones. People where worried about Crystal Skull. Yeah it mostly sucked, and I wished it was just the original 3 (i know Temple has its haters) but now that there is a garbo in the series there is nothing to loose by trying to ad another good movie.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:17 PM



That's where I'm at. Just watch the ones you like and skip the ones you don't.

 

Indeed. These movies aren't Shakespeare.

 

Heck, as much as people gush about Cabin in the Woods being a self-aware horror trope film, I always point out Jason X did it 11 years earlier. Jason X is a delightful parody of the Slasher genre as a whole and I remain surprised so many view it with scorn. As if it's this is supposed to be taken seriously:

 

 

Or, if you want to go back even earlier...

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:37 PM

In general, opinions on how good slasher movies USED to be remind me of people who forget how absurd G.I. Joe was and want pure, super serious military stories.

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