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Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #3: Back to Amityville (Sorta)
Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 at 09:16:27 pm EDT (Viewed 627 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Halloween 2019 Roundup #3: Back to Amityville (Sorta)
Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 at 05:27:40 pm EDT (Viewed 624 times)

    Like any long-running movie series, this one seems to have its ups and downs.
    "Curse" sounds terrible. Your description makes me think of one word: boring. I like good and can deal with bad when it's bad in a good way, but boring kills it for me.

It's funny the trailer makes it look like a real movie, maybe cheap but not that boring. But it shows really everything good that's in the movie.

    "It's About Time" - is there a focus on time or timepieces in the films? I know a lamp was a central piece in an earlier movie.

The haunted clock really only figures into the beginning and end. I guess there's a scene where the teen boy goes missing for hours but he thinks he's only been gone a few minutes. Something similar happens in My Science Project but that movie has more follow through. Maybe this movie would be better if more of the haunting was time related instead of just ghosts amd goo.

    Sounds like "A New Generation" tried to call back to the original story, which usually happens in movie series, but with a bit of a twist. It just didn't do it well.

It's got a nice supporting cast, it's just too all over the map.

    "Dollhouse" I guess by now, they're just using name recognition to produce cheap movies. I like your comparison to Tales From The Crypt. It's funny, the makers of both Halloween and Friday The 13th had wanted to make an anthology series under those titles, but Michael and Jason were so popular, they couldn't. Halloween III is the only one that truely strayed from the formula. Amityville seemed like they were trying to do it, but very cheaply and not very well.

Although Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and even Poltergeist all got syndicated spin-offs.

    American Horror Story seems to be pulling it off. AHS 1984 is a bit silly but I'm enjoying it.

I have never watched the show, I hear it's good.

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