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So, what's a good new year's movie to watch?

Asked by Symbeline (30528 points ) December 31st, 2011

It doesn’t actually have to have anything to do with New Year’s. Any random horror that I haven’t seen yet is fine.
But do New Year themed movies exist? I can’t think of any. I’d be interested to know what kind of NY themed movies exist out there. Any suggestions? Bring it, bro.

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judochop's avatar

New Years Evil.
Bloody New Year.

Start there. In that order.

Symbeline's avatar

@judochop Yeah? Those are horror?

judochop's avatar

Of course they are.

Symbeline's avatar

Judging by the titles, I figured. I’d be shamed at not knowing that, but I’m busy enough being shamed for not being familiar with them. Black Xmas ruined everything. XD
All right, Imma go check out the first one.

judochop's avatar

Enjoy. The first one is from the early 80’s.

Symbeline's avatar

@judochop Sweet. 80’s horror is really awesome to me. Thanks for the suggestions, just waiting for it to be ready lol.

judochop's avatar

Zombiethon is sweet. It’s a collection of cut scenes from Zombie movies in the 70’s and 80’s.

Symbeline's avatar

Hey this new year’s horror movie is awesome, so far. It has style, atmosphere and the character progression is to be admired. I can’t say if the son is the killer or not, but he’s still one fucked up muther lol. Thanks for the suggestion, this movie is kicking some serious ass. :)

Jeruba's avatar

Pick one you already love. Set a great tone for the year’s beginning.

zenvelo's avatar

When Harry Met Sally is all about NY Eve.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Elves. It’s a horror movie about nazis and elves or something. I keep forgetting to tell you about this one…
We should have movie night again!

Sunny2's avatar

New Year’s Eve is NOT worth seeing. It’s custard without the vanilla added.
I agree with @Jeruba, see one of your old favorites. I love American in Paris.

Kardamom's avatar

You might like Arsenic and Old Lace. It’s set in New York City and is about 2 old spinsters who “help” lonely old men by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar.

Another film set in NYC is The Naked City (from whence the famous quote: “eight million stories in the naked city” came from) is a film noir police drama where the police are trying to solve a homicide about a model who is found drowned in her bathtub.

Here’s one from 1988 that I have not seen called New Year’s Day (It’s a romance):
Frazzled writer Drew (Henry Jaglom) flees Los Angeles to start a new life in Manhattan and experiences a life-changing New Year’s Eve thanks to three young women who refuse to move out of his new apartment. Forced to spend the holiday with current tenants Annie (Gwen Welles), Winona (Melanie Winter) and Lucy (Maggie Wheeler), Drew gets an up close and personal look at life and love in the Big Apple. David Duchovny and Milos Forman co-star

Here’s one from 1953, that I have not seen, called The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms: This 1953 sci-fi classic, directed by Eugene Lourie and starring Paul Christian, Ross Elliott and Cecil Kallaway, brings to the screen Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Fog Horn.” The powerful force of atomic testing in the Arctic has awakened a sleeping rhedosaurus that’s been frozen solid in ice, and the creature rises from the sea to exact revenge in the streets of New York. Features animation by Ray Harryhausen.

And last but not least, The Claw from 1955: A massive carnivorous bird and a spine-chilling squad of zombie assassins provide a double dose of terror in these two classic nail-biters from producer Sam Katzman. In The Giant Claw, a bird from outer space starts munching on humans; Jeff Morrow and Playboy Playmate Mara Corday star. Next, a mobster hires an evil ex-Nazi scientist to bring his dead henchmen back to life in Creature with the Atom Brain, penned by Curt Siodmak.

Happy New Year friend!

VoodooSocialite's avatar

Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром!
The Irony of Fate, or “Enjoy Your Bath”

A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of them (Sasha) has to go to Leningrad but another one (Zhenya) goes. Zhenya wakes up at Leningrad airport. Believing that he is still in Moscow he takes a taxi and goes home. The street name, building and even apartment number, the way an apartment complex looks the same and the key coincide completely – just typical Soviet-type ‘economy’ architecture. Imagine the surprise of Nadya when she enters her apartment and finds a man without trousers in her bed. What’s more – Nadya’s fiancé also finds him there…

Symbeline's avatar

@Michael_Huntington Wow that sounds messed up…O_o And yeah, I think it’s high time for another movie night soon. Why not this Elves one? :) Unless you’d prefer to see something you haven’t seen yet…I totally gotta find Blood Sucking Freaks for us to watch. Or my own damn version of fuckin Basketcase, including sound. :/

@Jeruba That’s what I was originally going to do. It’s a good idea too, but I was really in the mood for something new to me.

@XOIIO Lol XD

@Kardamom You must know that The Claw totally got my attention…the other ones sound fun too though, especially for when I’m in a mood other than horror. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms also sounds really cool. This HAS to a b movie, right?

@VoodooSocialite That sounds fun and dramatic. I’m guessing it’s probably hard to find though, right? (if I live in Canada?)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

@Symbeline I’m free for most of this month. I dunno, I think we should watch Basketcase first because we have been dying to watch it together, then Elves (which is on youtube btw). Let me know when you’re ready with this.

VoodooSocialite's avatar

@Symbeline No! Not at all! It is on amazon and in NTSC format, although subtitled.

Symbeline's avatar

@VoodooSocialite Good, even if I don’t understand what they say, subtitles are good, because I don’t like watching things that aren’t in their complete originality.

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