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#110531 - 11/25/16 07:24 AM The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies
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First you heal everybody with chainsaws, then we all go camping.
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#110534 - 11/25/16 11:48 AM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Is that like getting your truck, your dog, and your wife back when you listen to country music in reverse?

What is the best way to watch horror movies?

Stoned. Cheap chicanery to elicit a horrified response has always made me laugh. .

Subliminal messages like the ones they left in The Exorcist (after they took most of them out) startled me the first time I saw it, but some little bitch's head spinning around while she projectile vomits green shit? Not so much. Actually made me cheer for Pazuzu to eat her soul.
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#110538 - 11/25/16 06:55 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: CanisMachina42]
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I believe that the only way to ingest television or Hollywood is with your brain turned off. Perhaps we will be lucky and the mods will ban new threads about television and music as well?
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#110546 - 11/25/16 07:23 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Persona non grata]
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No way man. Dudes a D list celeb that has 'earned' his right to one liners and cheesy topics through years of preachy sermons and long winded historical revisionism.

Get with it, man.
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#110661 - 12/01/16 11:46 AM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
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First you heal everybody with chainsaws, then we all go camping.


As far as Slasher Film tropes go, that sentiment idolizes the killer following the status quo of rooting for the antihero.

I met Gunnar Hansen once at a local event here. He looked absolutely miserable sitting alone at a table waiting for fans to glorify his ego. Nobody knew who he was. He looked like a sad Santa. He had two stacks of photos for signing. One dressed as Leatherface and the other pile as himself. When I approached, he asked me to guess who he was. I had no idea, I didn't recognize him to be honest. I figured he was some local or a b-movie actor. When he told me who he was, I was still stumped not remembering his role as Leatherface. I did get a glossy photo autographed, he seemed pretty devastated that I picked the Leatherface one. Sad Gunnar is Sad.


I thought the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was disappointing as a kid. The Ed Gein story was far more interesting and surreal.

You can't ignore how much more cool it seems in pop-culture [insert American Apparel Meme here]. I think as consumers we take the legendary tropes for granted.

Think F13 franchise: This scene in Jason X was hilarious. Would it have been as funny without the familiarity of the Jason Vorhees legacy?

I don't think TV/Hollywood films have to teach us anything. It can be for purely entertainment purposes and consumer critique. It paves the way for fan producers like Rob Zombie to reclaim a Nostalgic style and caliber of actors and do his own thing with it. The learning curve comes when you embark on such a project and realize it's not as easy as it seems. I do think it's rather easy to criticize a work, than it is to create one. Especially one that maintains lip service for decades.
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#110685 - 12/02/16 03:07 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: SIN3]
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Points well-taken, Sin. I'm not a fan of today's "slasher" films, which seem to have only the one goal of out-grossing [in the ęsthetic sense] predecessors. I grew up with my character imprinted by two magazines: Mad and Forry Ackerman's Famous Monsters of Filmland, which generally romanced the 1940s' Universal classics. As adults Lilith and I became good friends of Forry and Wendayne Ackerman, many a pleasant evening with them at the Ackermansion. He was one of the first Honorary Setians.

We also enjoyed the more campy, cheesy horror larks of the 1950s, capped off by Bill Castle's slapstick gimmicks. Bill's memoirs are still around, and a delightful read.

I still think I've got something with reversed-horror-movies. [Not to be confused with Satanic-Panic listening to rock music backwards]. For example:

Count Dracula starts by healing all the girls' necks and tucking them back into bed, then returns to his castle in Transylvania where he tells the wolves to shut up and throws Jonathan Parker out the front door.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon saves the drowning girl and returns her to the deck of the ship, after which he disappears back into the Lagoon.

Dr. Frankenstein kills his monster, then disassembles him and returns all the parts to their original graves, and the stolen brain back to its jar at the medical school.

Kharis returns Princess Ananka to her present-day finance, then barfs 9-tana-leaf tea and goes back to sleep.

The Martian war machines cruise around Earth rebuilding its cities, after which Gene Barry and his girlfriend enjoy a celebratory square dance.

Maleva frees the wolf man from the steel trap, takes him back to his castle, where he changes into Lawrence Talbot and introduces his new girlfriend to his dad.

Norman Bates reconciles with his mother, goes down to the motel, and enjoys a conversation with Janet Leigh after she's taken a shower. She then drives back to L.A. and returns the money she stole.

Etc.
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#110719 - 12/03/16 10:32 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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"Psycho" and "creature from the black lagoon" are not the same. Hitchcock also directed films like "Vertigo" and "Rear window". Also consider that "psycho" was inspired by a true story.
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#110727 - 12/04/16 09:54 AM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Can we re-wind that spook show the temple of set until that scary dude with the weird eyebrows is back under his original handler, that scary bald guy's thumb and all would be fine in Satanville without a hint of that pyramid power thing.
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#110734 - 12/04/16 05:24 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: madvuduskya]
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 Originally Posted By: madvuduskya
Can we re-wind that spook show the temple of set until that scary dude with the weird eyebrows is back under his original handler, that scary bald guy's thumb and all would be fine in Satanville without a hint of that pyramid power thing.

You'd have to re-wind my eyebrows all the way back to 1946 when I was born with them. Nor was Anton "bald": Until 1965 he had a perfectly normal head of hair:



which he decided to shave off for an optimal Devil-image when founding the Church.

Anton and I were both interested in mathematical and architectural esotericism long before the vulgar popularization of "pyramid power". Hence his and my writings on the subject in the Cloven Hoof, etc. Where the GP is concerned, I continue to have the feeling that:

(1) The three Giza Ps are the originals, and other Ps sprinkled around Egypt later imitations.

(2) The 3GPs are assumed to be Egyptian for the obvious and understandable reason that they happen to be located there. However they are significantly at odds with Egyptian religious & monumental architecture & art:

-- (a) They are devoid of decoration, inside and out. The Es never built a wall they didn't engrave or paint.

-- (b) They are unnecessarily massive, and most of their mass is nonfunctional. When the Es built temples, including very big ones such as Karnak, every inch was ęsthetic and functional.

-- (c) They shut out the sky, day and night. To the Es the sky, both daytime & nighttime, was extremely important: the abode of the neteru.

-- (d) Their passages are not designed for human bodies. They're too cramped, angled, and with awkward rooms and accessories.

The 3GPs are dead, not alive. There are no neteru within them. What makes this even more unsettling is that, as above, the neteru are normally everywhere. This makes me wonder whether this is deliberate, and whether it has something to do with their original design and purpose.

For the Egyptians, interaction with the neteru was not simply a function of the conscious physical senses. As detailed in my MindWar book, the human body is an electromagnetic machine of extraordinary sophistication and complexity, most of which functions subconsciously. Removing the sensations and reinforcements of the conscious senses can quickly provoke startling and powerful psychoses, as illustrated in the book and film Altered States. However even in a conscious-sensory deprivation environment, such as an isolation tank, most interactions with the universe of the natural neteru (what the Temple of Set calls the Objective Universe) continue.

To block out the OU completely is impossible, as there are forces such as gravity which are omnipresent. Where the electromagnetic spectrum is concerned, however, physical science has gotten quite close with the "Faraday cage". And what is it that turns out to be an extreme, perhaps the most potent ever built, Faraday cage? You guessed it.

What also dovetails into this concept is the very shape of the Ps. There has been a lot of research into disrupting and nullifying the human sensory-intensive audio frequency band of the EMS, and guess what shape works best?

Add to this the distortional influence of the non-Euclidian interior geometry, concerning which see PSYCONs "#5 Proxemics" and "#8 Shapes" in MindWar.

What's starting to emerge here is the unpleasant picture of the 3GPs, and the GP in particular, as a mechanism to disrupt the psyche of any self-conscious sentient entity (SCSE) spending any amount of time therein
In the GP we may be looking at such a soul-destructive device, or almost as ominously, one for destroying only the higher faculties of conscious existence, reducing an SCSE to a purely-eikasiac creature. This might result in a phenomenon very much like the infamous id-monster of Forbidden Planet.


If this dark hypothesis has anything to it, it may be just as well that popular Egyptology dismisses the GP as Khufu's tomb and just gives tours and sells T-shirts accordingly.
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#110748 - 12/05/16 11:07 AM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Not to mention, Aquino was a trend-setter with those brows. Anyone have a gander at Peter lately? He's looking more Aquino-esque replete with brows. ;\)

Moving on... I think the reversal of these story lines still embraces the status quo of wanting to see a Heroic deed vs. tragedy. There are very few films featuring the villain's victor. The design is akin to concepts in Mind War which addresses the effects on the viewing audience. People need their heroes. Could make for a decent graphic novel though.

As far as slasher films go, I agree that it gets tired. Horror junkies like myself are rarely entertained anymore. I think the last decent gorefest I watched was The Collector (2009) and it was surpassed by its sequel The Collection (2012) both for the visual scene development of gore.


The classic horror genre has been reduced to drama in contrast. My generation grew up with gore, thus it takes a hell of a lot more to please the eye and invoke excitement. For me it takes the genius of Takashi Miike. The more realistic the torture scene the better.

I do enjoy a good psychological thriller with a dash of Horror, those types of films tend to be more entertaining than your run of the mill slasher film.


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#112601 - 04/28/17 05:43 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: SIN3]
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Anyone have a gander at Peter lately? He's looking more Aquino-esque replete with brows. ;\)


Hahaha...yea I have noticed Peter doing some eyebrow twists.

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I do enjoy a good psychological thriller with a dash of Horror, those types of films tend to be more entertaining than your run of the mill slasher film.


Have you seen Wind Chill (2007) ?

I recently watched this one and it wasn't too bad.

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#112619 - 04/29/17 05:42 AM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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Interesting...

I have a bit of such eyebrows too... Just like a bobcat/lynx would...
That's why I often think of this animal as my inner "power animal"...
I was plucking em, but not anymore. I feel like eyebrow hairs give one more power, so to speak...

(sorry for such self-centered reply, people... I usually skip and omit a necessity of doing so(talking about myself and I)... LOL
It's just wasn't much of "real-life serious themes" in threads lately, IMO, at this period of time, at this whirl of metaphysical spiral of reality...)


Edited by Naama (04/29/17 05:43 AM)
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#113230 - 06/16/17 10:04 AM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Naama]
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Pick some decent horror movies; preferably ones you haven't seen, but have at least middling reviews in favor. Watch them alone at night. You'll need to be wide awake for this to work, and not stoned (sorry). Put the tv/monitor in the middle of the room facing an open window. Open any doors so they stand slightly open. Make sure all the lights in the house are off. Yes, hide your cell phone; it won't save you tonight. Take your clothes off; you won't need them where you're going.

Let your evening of panic commence!

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#113259 - 06/19/17 09:42 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Old Spider]
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Ambrose Bierce wrote a essay on how to read a horror story for the full effect. Same rules apply to horror movies. The atmosphere has to be created to extend outside the medium.
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#117124 - 10/06/18 06:41 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Friend of zoogs]
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Salty Caramel Popcorn. Eat, watch, repeat. Oh, yeah. Put some milk duds in it too. Gotta dig deep, you know. \:\)
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#117405 - 11/12/18 05:04 PM Re: The Best Way to Watch Horror Movies [Re: Michael A.Aquino]
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 Originally Posted By: Michael A.Aquino
 Originally Posted By: madvuduskya
Can we re-wind that spook show the temple of set until that scary dude with the weird eyebrows is back under his original handler, that scary bald guy's thumb and all would be fine in Satanville without a hint of that pyramid power thing.

You'd have to re-wind my eyebrows all the way back to 1946 when I was born with them. Nor was Anton "bald": Until 1965 he had a perfectly normal head of hair:



which he decided to shave off for an optimal Devil-image when founding the Church.

Anton and I were both interested in mathematical and architectural esotericism long before the vulgar popularization of "pyramid power". Hence his and my writings on the subject in the Cloven Hoof, etc. Where the GP is concerned, I continue to have the feeling that:

(1) The three Giza Ps are the originals, and other Ps sprinkled around Egypt later imitations.

(2) The 3GPs are assumed to be Egyptian for the obvious and understandable reason that they happen to be located there. However they are significantly at odds with Egyptian religious & monumental architecture & art:

-- (a) They are devoid of decoration, inside and out. The Es never built a wall they didn't engrave or paint.

-- (b) They are unnecessarily massive, and most of their mass is nonfunctional. When the Es built temples, including very big ones such as Karnak, every inch was ęsthetic and functional.

-- (c) They shut out the sky, day and night. To the Es the sky, both daytime & nighttime, was extremely important: the abode of the neteru.

-- (d) Their passages are not designed for human bodies. They're too cramped, angled, and with awkward rooms and accessories.

The 3GPs are dead, not alive. There are no neteru within them. What makes this even more unsettling is that, as above, the neteru are normally everywhere. This makes me wonder whether this is deliberate, and whether it has something to do with their original design and purpose.

For the Egyptians, interaction with the neteru was not simply a function of the conscious physical senses. As detailed in my MindWar book, the human body is an electromagnetic machine of extraordinary sophistication and complexity, most of which functions subconsciously. Removing the sensations and reinforcements of the conscious senses can quickly provoke startling and powerful psychoses, as illustrated in the book and film Altered States. However even in a conscious-sensory deprivation environment, such as an isolation tank, most interactions with the universe of the natural neteru (what the Temple of Set calls the Objective Universe) continue.

To block out the OU completely is impossible, as there are forces such as gravity which are omnipresent. Where the electromagnetic spectrum is concerned, however, physical science has gotten quite close with the "Faraday cage". And what is it that turns out to be an extreme, perhaps the most potent ever built, Faraday cage? You guessed it.

What also dovetails into this concept is the very shape of the Ps. There has been a lot of research into disrupting and nullifying the human sensory-intensive audio frequency band of the EMS, and guess what shape works best?

Add to this the distortional influence of the non-Euclidian interior geometry, concerning which see PSYCONs "#5 Proxemics" and "#8 Shapes" in MindWar.

What's starting to emerge here is the unpleasant picture of the 3GPs, and the GP in particular, as a mechanism to disrupt the psyche of any self-conscious sentient entity (SCSE) spending any amount of time therein
In the GP we may be looking at such a soul-destructive device, or almost as ominously, one for destroying only the higher faculties of conscious existence, reducing an SCSE to a purely-eikasiac creature. This might result in a phenomenon very much like the infamous id-monster of Forbidden Planet.


If this dark hypothesis has anything to it, it may be just as well that popular Egyptology dismisses the GP as Khufu's tomb and just gives tours and sells T-shirts accordingly.



Wow... you understand a lot about the topic of Pyramids... It's interesting what you were saying.

I also gotta remember to add Neteru to my dictionary as (if I have it right) "The condition of how a person sees and feels the area"...

Back to the topic at hand... There are a lot of pretty good Horror movies especially for a Satanist... "Deliver Us From Evil" was purely about the Devil...

"The Purge" and "The Purge 2" were amazing, and "The Crazies" were good.

In the past I have found these movies entertaining... As a Satanist I feel as if I should enjoy seeing the Evil in these movies, but in a movie based on Possession, Exorcisms and the Devil, you can only get so close before you get bit by the Ghost in the Dark...



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