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Well yeah. Mostly streaming, if we're honest.

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"Night of the Ghouls".

When it comes to Ed Wood, everyone always talks about Plan 9, but I think this is the perfect Halloween movie.
Along with "House on Haunted Hill" which is great fairground fun.
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TheWatcher wrote:Has there been a prominent "monster" since Ringu?

It's been like 15 years, ffs.

YouTube vids (and many movies) seem to still be living off it.
The Sinister movies have Boogaloo, and The Conjuring series has spun-off its own Annabelle series. Apart from those all I can think of are the Wrong Turn movies and the Chucky movies that are making a comeback. I guess there's Jigsaw from Saw, if you count that.

Unfortunately creating "iconic" monsters is something you only see in the super cheap horrors like Gingerdead man. I wouldn't bother with those, Gingerdead Man vs. Killer Bong was just awful.
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You might have a point with Jigsaw, but yeah, meagre pickings, I fear.
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Did I mention "The Man Who Could Work Miracles"?

One of the best British films ever!
Put it this way, it's done in the Ealing style, and just so happens to have a Screenplay by H.G Wells...
Yeah seriously.

You gotta see this film - has a BIG message.
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Do NOT watch on YouTube. Cuts the end/most important part.

Go elsewhere.
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"The Odd Job" is another one that everyone hasn't seen...

It stars Graham "Dead Python" Chapman, and a wonderful David "soonish to be Delboy" Jason.

It's well worth wotchin'.
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Someone probs mentioned The Bed Sitting Room to be experimental.

Don't care if you watch that.
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The Running Man. Framed for a massacre he actually refused to participate in, Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is forced to participate in the 21st century's most popular TV show, The Running Man, where convicted criminals must run for their lives while being hunted to the death by professional killers who are national celebrities. Needless to say however, this time they've picked the wrong man... I cackled at the realisation that this late 80s sci-fi satire and action flick is set in 2017, and it must be said, they didn't get too much wrong (there's internet shopping, disgraceful 'reality' TV shows (okay, so we don't have The Running Man but we've still got morally reprehensible %@%$ like The Seven Year Itch) and Arnie cynically noting that "The truth doesn't seem terribly popular these days". Yup, sounds about right to me.) This is still a great fun flick with real life game show host Richard Dawson all but stealing the film as Damon Killian, The Running Man's uber-slick and utterly callous host, who gets almost all the best lines. "I'll be back", Arnie warns him as he's sent off into the game. "Only in a re-run" he ripostes. Still great fun. :D
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Hard to remember the ones mentioned...

The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Bedazzled
Carry On Screaming (yes).
Carnival of Souls
The Haunting
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Frankenstein Created Woman
Reservoir Dogs
Brazil
Psychomania
Twelve Angry Men
Rope (Hitchcock)
The Odd Couple (Movie version)
Most Ealing films. Frankly.
Last Man on Earth (first movie of 'I am Legend' - color version available if needed).
House On Haunted Hill (Ditto).
Double Confession (Recently found crime movie with Peter Lorre and a very young first Doctor).
Young Frankenstein
King of the Zombies -With Mantan Moreland.
Voodoo Man - With Bela lugosi, but not Mantan Moreland.
Lucky Ghost - Good fun, check it out.
Mad Love - Peter Lorre at his best.
Citizen Kane - Yeah, people hype. But it's a good watch. Once.
Across 110th Street - One of, if not the best gangster movie of it's kind. If you wanna call it that. Just watch the show!
Get Carter - Bit more gangster, or a bit less. You choose.
Trouble Man - If you haven't seen this, STOP. Go see it.
Almost any Tod Slaughter movie - Get Face at the Window, or Sweeney Todd for starters.
The Public Enemy (30s version)
Black Caesar/Hell Up in Harlum - A duo that beats Little Caesar, and a few other gangster flicks IMO.
Goodfellas
Bride of Frankenstein
Horror Hospital - Watch with buds and a coconut.
The Trollenberg Terror - ditto.
Theatre of Blood - Vincent Price at his very best.
Three Cases of Murder - No spoiler, but Orson ...well, he's involved.
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