The Cabal? Am I seeing Metafilter: The Movie?
October 31, 2009 10:02 AM   Subscribe

What movies will I be seeing at the horror movie marathon tonight, based on the hints from the theater?

This year they aren't saying the titles for the movies after the first two, but I'm impatient, and I wondered if AskMe could figure them out from these hints:

Film 1: THE BLOB (1988)
Film 2: NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)

Hints for Super-Secret Marathon Titles:

Film 3: Dennis Hopper's - CANNIBAL LUMBERJACK
posted by Horace Rumpole to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Bad suburban real estate sounds like Poltergeist to me?
posted by Iteki at 10:03 AM on October 31, 2009

Best answer: Slaughtered Lamb -- American Werewolf in London?
posted by galaksit at 10:07 AM on October 31, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Dennis Hopper's CANNIBAL LUMBERJACK is almost definitely Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
posted by Willie0248 at 10:09 AM on October 31, 2009

3: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
posted by furtive at 10:22 AM on October 31, 2009

Right on all those, I think The Cabal might be Rosemary's Baby. Or it could be The Ring.
posted by andrewzipp at 10:23 AM on October 31, 2009

Best answer: Film 3: Dennis Hopper's - CANNIBAL LUMBERJACK

This ones pretty obvious, Dennis Hopper was in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, which is absolutely awful.


I'm going withe Iteki on this one. Sounds like Poltergeist which takes place in a suburban neighborhood (as opposed to the house on the hill cliche horror movies).


"The Slaughtered Lamb" is a pub that features strongly in the opening of American Werewolf in London.


This ones a little tricky but I'm going with Nightbreed directed by Clive Barker based on his novella "The Cabal".
posted by cyphill at 10:26 AM on October 31, 2009 [2 favorites]

4: Poltergeist or The Amityville Horror
posted by furtive at 10:27 AM on October 31, 2009

The pub The Slaughtered Lamb featured in American Werewolf in London - it was the pub they went into when they were up on the moors, IIRC.
posted by essexjan at 10:28 AM on October 31, 2009

I think there's a schlocky 80's theme going on here, so I'd stick to movies released in that time frame. Then again, movie theaters don't always stick to themes. As such:

Texas Chainsaw 2: 1986

Poltergeist: 1982
Amityville Horror (I, II, III-D): 1976, 82, 83
House & House 2: 1986, 1987
People Under the Stairs (unlikely, but it would be pretty awesome): 1991

American Werewolf: 1981

Nightbreed: 1990 <--- seems most likely to me.
Rosemary's Baby: 1968
The Ring: 2002
posted by jabberjaw at 10:55 AM on October 31, 2009

That last one is tricky indeed. My gut instinct tells me it's Rosemary's Baby. But secret societies have also been a major element in some Cronnenberg films. The Omen also. Nightbreed was kind of a mediocre film so I don't think they want to end the night with something kind of weak. It could even be The Wicker Man. Heck, it could even be The Stepford Wives!

I think jabberjaw is onto something with the 80s theme. I'm going to say either Suspiria or The Howling.
posted by cazoo at 11:09 AM on October 31, 2009

Oh wait, scratch The Howling. They wouldn't show two werewolf films if #5 is American Werewolf in London. I know, its The Monster Squad!

(This is fun)
posted by cazoo at 11:17 AM on October 31, 2009

Please come back to this thread with the answers!
posted by orville sash at 11:39 AM on October 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Stepfather ... not really a horror film, though.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:41 PM on October 31, 2009

What better way to wrap up a marathon of horror movies than by showing a movie where monsters are the good guys? A movie directed by none other than Clive Barker, and starring David Cronenberg! I liked Nightbreed.
posted by jabberjaw at 4:18 PM on October 31, 2009

the first thing i thought of for "bad suburban real estate" was pet sematary.
posted by anthropomorphic at 5:51 PM on October 31, 2009

i also nth rosemary's baby for "the cabal"
posted by anthropomorphic at 5:52 PM on October 31, 2009

Pet Sematary is rural.
posted by furtive at 7:46 PM on October 31, 2009

Response by poster: Well, I had to bail out after the 4th movie (while I could still make it home without slipping into a coma), but I was able to confirm the full lineup:

3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
4. Poltergeist.
5. An American Werewolf in London.
6. Nightbreed.

Excellent work, everybody. Best answers awarded to those who named each correct title first. I'm going to go take a nap!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:14 AM on November 1, 2009

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