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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2018, 07:47:04 PM »
and Denzel's  recent I AM LEGEND? 

Do you mean Will Smith?
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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2018, 08:03:49 PM »


I avoid I AM LEGEND because of the killing of the dog.  We can slaughter humans right and left, but when movies portray pet killings, no no no.  Won't ever re-watch it.

This!  Exactly!  Glad I ready your post beforehand -- I was gonna post nearly the same thing, verbatim! 

Your second statement immediately brought to mind an interview snippet from a documentary.  In one of the later Friday the 13th sequels, they'd written a scene where Jason is supposed to enter the camp and -kick- a barking dog.  Actor Kane Hodder refused to do the scene, saying (paraphrasing slightly) "No way, not even JASON is THAT evil!"
Also:  "One of the MAIN rules of horror films is that you can kill as many PEOPLE as you want to, but you NEVER kill a PET!"  - Joe Bob Briggs.

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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #77 on: October 12, 2018, 10:54:36 PM »
...  "One of the MAIN rules of horror films is that you can kill as many PEOPLE as you want to, but you NEVER kill a PET!"...


But I really love "Re-Animator", especially because of the cat.

Not to mention "A Fish Called Wanda".  -  ("Don't eat the green ones; they're not ripe.")

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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2018, 11:07:59 PM »
The Last Man On Earth and The Omega Man are both great flicks, even though Last Man... has been worn out by nearly every horror host to sling a tiresome catch phrase, and inclusion in nearly every PD DVD box set known to geekdom.

I've never watched I Am Legend with that Denzel Smith guy.  :D  Even though it is named after the original work, enough is enough with the remakes already. I have little desire to watch most remakes from the '90s on. I try to avoid rewarding Hollywood for lack of creativity.
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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #79 on: October 13, 2018, 10:25:57 AM »
But I really love "Re-Animator", especially because of the cat.

Not to mention "A Fish Called Wanda". 

Or, "Pet Cemetery".
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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2018, 04:24:10 PM »
and Denzel's recent I AM LEGEND?

As Mike pointed out, that's WILL SMITH.  No wonder I wasn't so fond of this film.  Denzel did the more interesting kung-fu-master BOOK OF ELI saloon-a-thon.

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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2018, 05:54:12 PM »
Denzel did the more interesting kung-fu-master BOOK OF ELI saloon-a-thon.

Good one! Directed by the Hughes Bros.
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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #82 on: October 14, 2018, 06:18:27 PM »
Or, "Pet Cemetery".


Man, Fred Gwynne stole every scene he was in.  Really good stuff.



John Lithgow is playing Jud in the remake, so I guess we'll see how that turns out....


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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2018, 06:39:35 PM »
Man, Fred Gwynne stole every scene he was in[Pet Sematary].  Really good stuff. 

They are remaking Pet Sematary for 2019.  From what little I have seen about casting, I am guessing that John Lithgow will be playing Jud.  (aa-yep)

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« Reply #84 on: October 14, 2018, 06:41:27 PM »
They are remaking Pet Sematary for 2019.  From what little I have seen about casting, I am guessing that John Lithgow will be playing Jud.  (aa-yep)

(Yep, I mentioned this in the lower portion of my post.  ;))

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« Reply #85 on: October 14, 2018, 06:44:38 PM »
(Yep, I mentioned this in the lower portion of my post.  ;))

Uh, yeah...  I saw that.  I was just checking to see if you were paying attention.

Yeah, that's the ticket.
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Re: Classic "End of the World" movies
« Reply #86 on: March 19, 2020, 05:49:48 PM »

Considering current events (and those being anticipated) I thought it was time to brush off this dormant thread and give this topic a re-think.

Maybe I'll drag Andromeda Strain, 1970 off the shelf and give it a watch - it's been a while.

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