ok lets all shit our pants to something new: post 2005 horror film thread

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i just watched drag me to hell last night, and as a old school Raimi fanboy it was a ton of fun (srsly sam it is amazing how much mileage you can get out of the power of people/corpses/demonwhatevers vomiting on other people). Curious to find out how it worked for people that weren't kind of the target audience, esp the classic moments of Raimi complete set up nonsense (the best of which had to be the "well duh why not use these ice skates i was about to pawn on my suspended anvil" idiot lunacy).

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:00 (six years ago) Permalink

anybody see any of the big remakes (last house on the left, whichever one rob zombie did this year, etc)?

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

drag me to hell was so great -- just rewatched but seeing it in the theatre was amazing what with everyone laughing & screaming simultaneously

elmo leonard (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:08 (six years ago) Permalink

i think the only nasty cut-em-up flicks i like anymore come from france or asia, though the first 'hostel' and the first 'saw' were good. i have a ton of friends who are in the horror film community and they're all pretty cynical about it these days, everyone wants to turn shit pg-13.

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:09 (six years ago) Permalink

no desire to see the halloween remake, but the trailer was fucking terrifying (i've long held that horror movie trailers are usually way scarier than the actual movie, you just get a succession of jumps and creepy images without any context or warning).

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

loved drag me... anyone seen paranormal activity yet?

or left bank?

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:12 (six years ago) Permalink

the french stuff is just brutal, but its been some of my favorite stuff as well, im sure a bunch of the usual whiners are going to lump it into the totally dumb invented "torture porn" genre but it just has such a deep sense of misanthropic malice and self-loathing xpost

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:12 (six years ago) Permalink

i have a ton of friends who are in the horror film community and they're all pretty cynical about it these days, everyone wants to turn shit pg-13.

― access flap (omar little), Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:09 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^ omar's friends

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:13 (six years ago) Permalink

considering using my mod cheat powers to edit the title to include 2008 because so much great unheralded stuff came out last year

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:13 (six years ago) Permalink

'inside' was just as rough thematically as it was in terms of gore imo, i.e. it's one of my favorite films of the past few years.

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:14 (six years ago) Permalink

id make it the whole decade but i think that the hostel/saw/ring/rob zombie non remake stuff would just take over and we've talked about that a billion times already (i love all three of the originals, and will go to bat for hostel 2 as well)

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:15 (six years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:16 (six years ago) Permalink

really felt roth didn't want to cheap out with an easy sequel on that one

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:17 (six years ago) Permalink

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:17 (six years ago) Permalink

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (six years ago) Permalink

never seen a saw movie (i am okay w this)

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (six years ago) Permalink

I didn't really feel Hostel when I watched it - though that might've been because I'd watched Wolf Creek the night before which ten times more brutal and believable. Still haven't seen any of the Saws.

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (six years ago) Permalink

martyrs was the best horror movie I've seen in years. it's french torture porn, and then again, it's not... which is what makes it so great. it totally transcends the genre and I can guarantee you won't guess where it's going.

eden park was pretty good. not the greatest film ever made but a nice patch on the "hunted by locals in the woods" genre.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Eden Lake you mean? I liked that a lot, some bits haunted me for a few days. Such a dark ending!

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:22 (six years ago) Permalink

duh, yeah eden lake

there are a lot of recent horror films I wanted to see that I haven't gotten around to. off the top of my head: teeth, the uninvited, embodiment of evil, dead snow... and I guess the haunting in ct now...

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

anybody repping for inside in this thread needs to see martyrs stat

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:27 (six years ago) Permalink

paranormal is not that great. download it and see it at home. more of a living room thing than a theatre experience.

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

I wanna see nightmare, too. it's an older film that just got released on DVD, kind of low budget but looks promising.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455983/

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:34 (six years ago) Permalink

oh hey btw for the french horror heads, if you haven't seen frontier(s), thats pretty essential

Eden Lake is british, right? some great horror coming out of britain in the past few years, esp if you like a bit of comedy mixed with your gore (top recs would be Severance and Shrooms)

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (six years ago) Permalink

paranormal is not that great. download it and see it at home. more of a living room thing than a theatre experience.

― let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:33 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

really? how so? i would think it would be a quintessential movie theater movie!!

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (six years ago) Permalink

I liked Drag me to Hell. Also liked Jennifer's Body actually. I think a lot of good recent US horror has been genre pastiche/comedy (I'd include Hostel ii).
The French/Asian stuff is nice because it still does well playing the eeriness/bone-gristle straight. I've only seen the first 2 Saws but had to stop because why bother when there's stuff like Martyrs out there.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (six years ago) Permalink

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (six years ago) Permalink

theres a foreign language film that is a great companion piece to Eden Lake that i can't remember the name of right now and it is killing me.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Eden Lake is british, right? some great horror coming out of britain in the past few years, esp if you like a bit of comedy mixed with your gore

Yep, it's British. Not many laughs though.

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Just grabbed some new 80s movies to watch. Can anyone vouch for these?

Combat Shock
Demented
Don't Go In The House
Night of the Demon

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:37 (six years ago) Permalink

oh yeah wait, Ils (or Them) is the Eden Lake parallel. creeeeepy

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:38 (six years ago) Permalink

haha yeah Eden Lake is def not chock full o' laughs

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (six years ago) Permalink

really? how so? i would think it would be a quintessential movie theater movie!!

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...it is pretty much just a Blair Witch clone and more fun than scary. For me, the experience was ruining by a theatre of 500 groaning teens.
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let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (six years ago) Permalink

*ruined

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (six years ago) Permalink

combat shock is fucked up. also pretty interesting and pretty good.

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:42 (six years ago) Permalink

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:43 (six years ago) Permalink

In light of the new title I will mention Wolf Creek again.

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:45 (six years ago) Permalink

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

yeah it looks totally cheeseball but I'm a huge shock waves fan so...

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:46 (six years ago) Permalink

speaking of which, the aussies have def had a horror boom this decade as well xpost

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:48 (six years ago) Permalink

"The Descent" is still the scariest film of that time span. "Drag Me to Hell" was tons of fun, though essentially just a remake of "Night of the Demon." "Zombieland" was entertaining, but totally sloppy and lazy.

Aussie-wise, "Rogue" is an undervalued and very well made gem in the giant croc genre.

Just came across some Korean POV torture porn flick called "The Butcher," which from the look of it may be the most unpleasant movie ever made.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

WC is the only Aussie horror I've seen that I can recall. Recommendations?

xxpost

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

xp to jeff
I saw 'Don't Go In The House' last October. It has a nice gritty grindhouse vibe along w/ a Norman Bates type guy who uses a flamethrower instead of a knife.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Any good Japanese stuff from this period?

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

It's another Korean flick, but if you count "The Host" as horror, "The Host" is a blast. The director's "Memories of Murder," while slightly pre-2005, is worth seeing, too, though not really a horror film. More a serial killer procedural along the same lines as "Zodiac."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Just grabbed some new 80s movies to watch. Can anyone vouch for these?

Combat Shock
Demented
Don't Go In The House
Night of the Demon

if you are in the mood to see one of the worst films ever made, you can't go wrong with the 1980 night of the demon

http://www.youtube.com/v/CryBPpYTWfk

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:53 (six years ago) Permalink

so weird i was just going to mention memories of murder with that same caveat

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (six years ago) Permalink

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (six years ago) Permalink

At some point J-horror switched from ghost girls to low budget OTT 80's style gore. I'm not really keen on it.
One I liked was 'Exte' by the guy who did Suicide Circle about cursed hair extensions. Tonally a lot like Uzumaki & pretty fun.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:55 (six years ago) Permalink

the horror film 'the booth' is a very good japanese flick about a haunted DJ booth. not gory but i thought it was pretty spooky especially considering the setting.

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Just rewatched "Triangle" again. Not really horror, I suppose, but what a really effective thinky thriller. Lots of horror movies about parents and the unique stresses of special needs kids these days. "Triangle," "Babadook," "Finding Dory" ...

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 03:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's definitely a good fear to mine

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 04:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I liked Triangle. Would quite like to watch it again soon, which is unusual for me b/c I tend to have a low tolerance for rewatches. Though actually I guess horror does tend to be the exception to that rule so maybe not that unusual... Hm.

emil.y, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 12:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Shallows spoilers (not much to spoil, but ...)

I thought "The Shallows" started out fine. Not scary but serious enough to make up for its silliness. Then it's like at the end they realized they needed to end it, and happened to have some extra money lying around, and figured, fuck it, we'll light a just shy of good enough CGI shark on fire then have it vindictively race our protagonist to the bottom of the sea where it impales itself.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 September 2016 21:37 (one week ago) Permalink

I loved Triangle and Coherence and Primer. What other films are like those?

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Friday, 16 September 2016 22:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Timecrimes.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 September 2016 22:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Recently watched Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and talked about it in the "last movies you saw" thread. It's definitely more of a horror movie than an action movie, and extremely gory and violent. It borrows a lot from Blade Runner and Apocalypse Now, and even more from David Lynch (Lost Highway) and Gaspar Noé. Very bleak and disturbing, and repeatedly wrong-foots the viewer; highly recommended.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 16 September 2016 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Timecrimes is p good, way better than Primer that's for sure

xp

Οὖτις, Friday, 16 September 2016 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Wait I thought you guys have been talking about a more recent Triangle itt lately but are you talking about the one from several years back by the Black Death director?

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Friday, 16 September 2016 22:52 (one week ago) Permalink

No, the Aussie co-production one with Thor's brother.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 September 2016 00:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I loved Day of Reckoning for pretty much the same reasons. There's also a decent chunk of Cronenberg in there- not in the usual obvious body-horror way but in the way everyday reality feels just horribly *wrong*, like everything from eXistenZ onward

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Saturday, 17 September 2016 01:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Forgot to finish that thought: ...which is why I'm so excited about John Hyams' upcoming Maniac Cop remake. It's produced by Nicolas Winding Refn (I enjoy his films, but I cannot defend them), but it also has the blessing of Bill Lustig and Hyams seems like a much smarter director in a lot of ways than Refn- I get the impression that his days making documentaries and DTV work have served him well there

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Saturday, 17 September 2016 01:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I was curious what he'd do next. I've never seen the original Maniac Cop but will definitely check out a Hyams version.

The only Refn movie I like is Valhalla Rising.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 17 September 2016 10:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Damn, how u guys get me interested in Universal Soldier sequels in 2016

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Saturday, 17 September 2016 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink

I can safely not recommend Blair Witch. It had some moments/elements but ultimately did not capture much of what I liked about the first one. Some of the imagery was enjoyable but not nearly enough to save it.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 September 2016 15:56 (one week ago) Permalink

I just can't get over the weirdness of taking an about to be released movie that's unconnected to Blair witch and retitling it Blair witch at the last moment

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 17 September 2016 16:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Well, it turned out it was Blair Witch all along, they just kept it secret for about two years and ultimately decided to just keep going with the secret until Comic Con.

Nhex, Saturday, 17 September 2016 16:20 (one week ago) Permalink

And in those years they could have made at least three movies better than this one :(

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 September 2016 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I joked afterward that it should've been called Peter! Ashley! Lisa! James! (Heather) and it might have been slightly more interesting, like a throwaway catchy song with a goof title rather than something that required the highest possible security clearance.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 September 2016 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink

will no one stay awake with me?
Peter...
Lisa...
James...

will none of you wait with me?
Peter...
Lisa....
James

Neanderthal, Saturday, 17 September 2016 16:39 (one week ago) Permalink

These are friends of mine, these are friends of mine
And they've got something that's so hard to find
James and petey
Lisa and Ashley

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 17 September 2016 17:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Thought there were glimmers of good ideas in the movie, but didn't push them far enough at all. Ultimately just OK. Disappointed in Wingard, considering how much I enjoyed his last two films.

Nhex, Saturday, 17 September 2016 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Lane and Talia too

all these friends are in the woods
and they've got nothin' to do

xp

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 17 September 2016 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

bummed to hear that about Blair Witch but I just realized I haven't seen the OG Blair Witch since I saw it in the theatre in 1999 so at least this film is inspiring me to do that congrats nu-Blair Witch.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 17 September 2016 17:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Saw some indication that shifting perception of time or some such thing is a major component, but that was one of the coolest things about "Grave Encounters," which of course is directly derivative of Blair Witch, because of course it is because these things are all related.

Wonder if Wingard et al. were approached to make this as a sequel, or if it was their idea.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:18 (one week ago) Permalink

i had fun at blair witch, and you can detect wingard/barrett pushing at the edges of the idea throughout, but i get why people are disappointing. my expectations were really relaxed after the dive it took on rotten tomatoes the day before i saw it lol

last 20 minutes are terrifying though

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:55 (one week ago) Permalink

lol i get why people are disappointed*

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 17 September 2016 20:56 (one week ago) Permalink

i did like the final part too.
haven't seen Grave Encounters, but Wingard did say one of the ideas he pushed (with the two different groups here) was how they could experience totally different aspects/timelines/stories in the same forest. again, wish he had gone even further with this idea, along with the Dream Warriors-esque puzzling the characters would do, knowing some of the rules set up from the first movie and new ones set up in this one.

Nhex, Saturday, 17 September 2016 22:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Lol Blair Witch what the fuck was this movie.

Neanderthal, Monday, 19 September 2016 02:20 (one week ago) Permalink

I just saw You're Next for the first time last week, and it was pretty good and ridiculous. And The Guest was, likewise, good and ridiculous. And I also realized last week that the dudes who made those movies were the guys who made Blair Witch and I was briefly excited but then I realized that their sensibility seems all wrong for a Blair Witch movie. I'll probably still see it, though.

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 September 2016 12:30 (one week ago) Permalink

I finally saw The Witch on the weekend, fucking great I loved it so much
Creepy as fuck
Had to turn subtitles on to catch all the puritan-ese

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 September 2016 17:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Thank you! I don't know what people's problem is with that movie. You may not dig its aims, but said aims were flawlessly achieved imo.

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 September 2016 17:06 (one week ago) Permalink

"Wouldst thou like the taste of butter and pretty dress?"

jmm, Monday, 19 September 2016 18:01 (one week ago) Permalink

The Witch was great, Black Philip for global emperor unless he already is acting emperor and in that case FOUR MORE YEARS!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 19 September 2016 19:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Thank you! I don't know what people's problem is with that movie.

― ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Monday, 19 September 2016 18:06

Their problem is they are pure jobbies who'd prefer shite like Insidious and The Conjuring.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 19 September 2016 21:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Just finished watching The VVitch myself (streaming for free on Amazon Prime). Highly recommended.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 01:06 (one week ago) Permalink

BLACK PHILLIP BLACK PHILLIP DA DA DA DA DAAAA

those two little ones were so perfectly rad and annoying and creepy, i loved then

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:53 (one week ago) Permalink

*them

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 21:54 (one week ago) Permalink

A crown grows on his head

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 September 2016 22:01 (one week ago) Permalink


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