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Comment: Only family friendly? (Score 1) 345

by scotlewis (#12971226) Attached to: Attack of the $1 DVDs
Not here in Canada at least. It's actually easier to find [not particularly good] horror movies in the $1-3 range than the more family friendly dramas and such. (They usually go for about $5.) Of course, this could just be a reflection of the fact that I'll spend more time glancing through a pile of movies if I think I might find a Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing flick at the bottom of it, rather than some sappy '70s made-for-TV special.

And, now that I think of it, I picked up a DVD with the Lon Chaney Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame silent films for about two bucks...

Comment: A few more books... (Score 1) 172

by scotfl (#4007355) Attached to: Dystopic Novels?
Island, Ape and Essence, and, actually, most of Aldous Huxley's works.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

The Third Man by Graham Green.

The Castle, The Metamorphosis, and, again, the majority of Franz Kafka's Work.

Depending on your Politics and Economics, the works of Ayn Rand might be the most depressing stuff you've ever read.

Oh, and let's not forget Hamlet, Macbeth and the rest of the Shakespearean Tragedies.

The absent ones are always at fault.