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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:16 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

*ruined

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:43 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:48 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

It Follows is great. One of my favourite horrors for a long time. It didn't have a flawed ending either, which I think is really notable for an exciting scary film in the last few years. I saw it in the cinema in 2014 but it's not getting a general release till later this year.

kraudive, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 22:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

awesome, been looking forward to that one for months.

no Mmmmbob (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 22:50 (1 month ago) Permalink

Other horror(ish) titles I'm anticipating in the one five:

Crimson Peak - Guillermo Del Toro directs a bunch of famous people in a spooky gothic period piece
High Rise - Ben Wheatley (A Field in England, Kill List) adapting J.G. Ballard, sign me the fuck up
The Duke of Burgundy - oddball relationship drama from Peter Strickland, who I'll follow anywhere after Berberian Sound Studio
Among the Living - latest from Bustillo & Maury (Inside, Livide)
Harbinger Down - long delayed, practical-effects driven tribute to Carpenter's The Thing
The Editor - tongue-in-cheek giallo homage from the Astron-6 crew (Father's Day)
Green Inferno - Eli Roth's 70s-style cannibal flick, almost certainly awful, but pushed back so long I'm now dying to see it
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - still haven't caught this >:[
It Follows - like kraudive says
Final Girl - not much to go on, the but premise (hit girl vs murder boys) and word of mouth are promising
Cooties - horror comedy about schoolteachers battling a pack of monsterized kids, can't miss!

no Mmmmbob (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 23:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

my favs from 2014. roughly in this order :

starry eyes
honeymoon
housebound
late phases
coherence
abc's of death 2
the babadook

'oculus' and 'among the living' were ok, and i didn't hate 'the sacrament' as much as most people here, i guess - same goes for 'mockingbird' until that absolutely dreadful ending. 'the purge: anarchy' was way better than the first one, but that doesn't really count for much, does it?

still need to see : it follows, man in the orange jacket, a girls walks home alone at night, der samurai, under the skin. is 'the canal' any good? story doesn't seem that appealing, but i've seen some people rate it highly

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 21 January 2015 17:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

i didn't hate 'the sacrament' as much as most people here, i guess - same goes for 'mockingbird' until that absolutely dreadful ending

^^ considering they're both ff, that is. something i find truly off putting these days.

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 21 January 2015 18:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

i thought Babadook was brilliant in its depiction of the mother's mental state, feeling alone and completely overwhelmed. it was very hard to watch! the horror elements, though, were pretty standard fare.

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 21 January 2015 18:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

What We Do in the Shadows is being released in Japan: http://t.co/GzTiH5NJZ2

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

put a bunch of these on netflix instant, thx

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

People shitting themselves over The Witch at Sundance.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 24 January 2015 21:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

There's two films with that title this year. This sundance one is set in 1600s?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 24 January 2015 22:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think? New England. People are saying it's like a Kubrick "Crucible" or something along those lines.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 24 January 2015 22:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

Actually the titles are slightly different

The Witch
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/?ref_=rvi_tt

Witch
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2936638/?ref_=rvi_tt

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 24 January 2015 23:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

Which Witch is which?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 24 January 2015 23:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

The first is the sundance one I'm sure

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 24 January 2015 23:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I guess this isn't horror but this is pretty much the only film thread I follow - anyone heard anything about this? The trailer looks amazing: http://www.okayafrica.com/news/ethiopian-post-apocalyptic-sci-fi-film-crumbs-trailer/

(Or point me to a good thread to discuss it on.)

emil.y, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:25 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that looks amazing and plenty horror enough for this thread. unfortunately, i have little to add to the discussion beyond "yes, please". and thank you.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

will watch

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

This is really, really good, and fits on this thread:

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:46 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

cast of that is great, nonetheless, couldn't make it past more than a couple minutes. Adult Swim is the worst.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 18:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I guess this isn't horror but this is pretty much the only film thread I follow - anyone heard anything about this? The trailer looks amazing: http://www.okayafrica.com/news/ethiopian-post-apocalyptic-sci-fi-film-crumbs-trailer/

^^ came across that trailer on fb yesterday. it looks amazing indeed.

rusty_allen, Thursday, 12 February 2015 01:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Saw As Above So Below finally and. Well, I'm not really sure where I fall on it. So much almost good, nothing per se terrible. Still sorting it out.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 February 2015 06:33 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Since I'm on zing I can't bump the lets shit something old thread, so happy Friday the 13th y'all.

Chi chi chi chi chi ma am ma ma

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Friday, 13 February 2015 13:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

did anyone see 'the pact 2'?

im not invested in the pact franchise as it were, but the ppl involved in 'entrance' wrote & directed I believe so my interest was def piqued

johnny crunch, Friday, 13 February 2015 14:57 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Crimson Peak trailer looks okay. Not much to say I suppose.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 14 February 2015 01:24 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 14 February 2015 20:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Finally saw Pontypool a few nights ago. My god what a dreadful, implausible film.

Housebound, which we watched last night, was pretty fun, although I wasn't sure about the big reveal in the last third which seemed a little bit overdone for my tastes
*SPOILER* how to explain the teddy bear?

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Monday, 16 February 2015 10:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

Honeymoon, with Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway, was decent enough. Breaks no new ground whatsoever but nicely executed and well acted.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Monday, 16 February 2015 11:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Didn't the guy in the attic reprogram the bear? Thought Housebound was maybe an hour too long.

Wait, did you just call Pontypool implausible? that's pretty much the least controversial thing you can say about it.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 February 2015 15:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

ah, that would make sense.

Pontypool, and the whole 'speaking disease' premise and how they dealt with it, just didn't make any sense, not even for a horror/zombie movie. Nice idea to try an make a single-room, no monsters, zombie movie but the whole thing got so hammy by the end I just couldn't deal with it.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Monday, 16 February 2015 15:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

I almost feel as though Housebound could have made for a more streamlined film if they'd either dispensed with the whole Eugene plot or introduced his presence a little earlier on.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Monday, 16 February 2015 15:42 (1 week ago) Permalink

Pontypool, and the whole 'speaking disease' premise and how they dealt with it, just didn't make any sense, not even for a horror/zombie movie.

it makes perfect sense. it's not in the least plausible, but i don't see how that's a problem.

contenderizer, Tuesday, 17 February 2015 07:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

I almost feel as though Housebound could have made for a more streamlined film if they'd either dispensed with the whole Eugene plot or introduced his presence a little earlier on.

Wait wait how would this even work? I don't want to spoiler Housebound, but that's a little like saying psycho would have been more streamlined if they'd thrown a shot of Normans mother in after the shower scene.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Monday, 23 February 2015 16:44 (5 days ago) Permalink

The problem with Pontypool on the other hand is that it's terrible but we've been over that

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Monday, 23 February 2015 16:45 (5 days ago) Permalink

I got so bored with Housebound I forgot what any of the characters had to do with anything.

Anyone seen "What We Do in the Shadows?"

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 February 2015 17:00 (5 days ago) Permalink

Just watched Babadook. It's pretty much what I expected: very well made but too many overfamiliar elements from the past 15 or more years. Both the mother and Katherine Heigl as the little boy really put themselves through it so it's a shame it wasn't better. I think it needed a better story but they really did make it as well as could have been expected. Apart from the quibble of those also overfamiliar stock alien/dinosaur sound effects. Why do people use that stuff?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 28 February 2015 00:08 (5 hours ago) Permalink

looking forward to Katherine Heigl playing a little boy, seems like a stretch but

Οὖτις, Saturday, 28 February 2015 00:12 (5 hours ago) Permalink

taking of debra logan is pretty horrible but i like the opening idea of alzheimers transforming grandma into a monster
then snake people for no fucking reason

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 28 February 2015 02:44 (2 hours ago) Permalink

big monster reveal at the end of debra logan is all time, and the mother-daughter performances are great, but yeah, i've lodged my objections upthread.

have seen what we do in the shadows. it's pretty great. much more comedy than horror, but funny and smart, with strong writing and winning performances.

a couple nights ago, i watched one of the long list of horror movies that i'm anticipating in 2015: wyrmwood, an aussie hybrid of high-octane action and tongue-in-cheek zombie mayhem. was not worth the wait. it's an obvious labor of love with some nice ideas, but way too enamored of"badass", cgi-enhanced butt kicking and no-homo bro comedy. picks up toward the end, but leon burchill's benny really should have been the main character all along.

describing a scene in which the Hulk gets a boner (contenderizer), Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:06 (2 hours ago) Permalink


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