Jenni
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December 11th, 2011, 10:29 pm #181

Just read a review for the PD James book and it looks awesome, can't wait to get it!!
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Dax
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December 11th, 2011, 11:14 pm #182

Krystal - the first Saw is a good movie (clever, well-written, directed, acted). And then I HAVE seen the rest of them (and they have their moments, are not chores to watch if you like horror), but they are largely more of the same, sure, and became pretty rapidly less clever. But I'd recommend the first one (to someone like you, not someone as violence-abhorrent as chelle, of course).

I do enjoy the Final Destination series (haven't seen the fifth yet) for the set pieces, though the story grows staler with each new variation on it. They are still fun to me, though.

I haven't seen the Hostel films, but will someday. Yeah, I much prefer a good story (and genuine scares) to excessive gore and the 'torture porn' stuff, but I kinda want to check them out anyway (and listen to Quentin Tarantino talk with director Eli Roth on the commentaries).

I really liked the first two Paranormal Activities films, and am looking forward to seeing the third. I don't know how long it can last, but I like that they've replaced Saw in the 'one a year' pattern...
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Krystal
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December 11th, 2011, 11:57 pm #183

Dax, did see the first Saw and agree it was OK but I didn't need more. Have also seen all of the FD movies, they get worse each time, but I have to say the creators must stay up at night trying to think of unique ways to kill off the cast....

I think I saw the original Nightmare one, but one was enough and the Freddy character didn't do it for me.
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Dax
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December 12th, 2011, 1:29 am #184

Michael Emerson is so good in Saw...

The opening sequences in the Final Destinations are always very impressive (I saw the fourth, with the speedway catastrophe, recently).

I marathoned through the Nightmare on Elm Street series years after the fact, not as they were released... first was good, seventh ('Wes Craven's New Nightmare', with a different premise) was great, and the rest were 'eh', some good death scenes here and there, but nothing very special (Angelo Badalamenti did the score for the third, that was cool...). Freddy is a great-looking iconic villain and Englund played him well, but the one-liners got worse and worse... (I haven't watched the remake, but will 'someday').

(I also saw all of the Texas Chainsaw films in quick succession once... besides the original, I kinda liked the '03 remake and '06 prequel to it...).

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Maria
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December 12th, 2011, 1:35 pm #185

I have a recommendation for Hunger Game fans (and I've read a lot of readalikes). Veronica Roth's Divergent. Really enjoyed it, and I'm not the only one...it won book of the year on the Goodreads website.

Right now I'm reading the fourth Flavia de Luce mystery, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows. Flavia is an 11-year-old, genius chemist, amateur detective in Britain in 1950. Love these books!
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KMInfinity
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December 12th, 2011, 11:00 pm #186

Divergent sounds great Maria. I'm adding that to my list.

Now I just need better eyes and more time. Wonder if Santa can handle that request. Boy I miss the innocent days when I wanted simple material things.
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Krystal
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December 12th, 2011, 11:37 pm #187

Kindle has a short book (or ong story) out by King called Mile 81. it is a horror story, a good little one...
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Jenni
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December 27th, 2011, 12:46 am #188

I am into the 3rd book of the Hunger Games series after just 2 days.. I LOVE these books!!!!!!! Can't wait to get done so I can read them again slower this time.
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Krystal
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December 27th, 2011, 12:57 am #189

I finshed the King book and loved every word. I have to say tere is no horror to this one, just great characterization and a really good story, actually a love story as well..
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December 27th, 2011, 11:30 am #190

jcluckey wrote:I am into the 3rd book of the Hunger Games series after just 2 days.. I LOVE these books!!!!!!! Can't wait to get done so I can read them again slower this time.
I'm reading book 2 of the Hunger Games. LOL ... Love them. My daughter is the one who told me I had to read them. She said 'Mom, why don't you go to the Buzz board ... I'm sure they are all reading them there. Sure enough I went back and googled our board and it goes back to 2009 with KMI suggesting them. :ty:
Don't hate the slayer ... Hate the Game.
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