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

I mean really all it needed was maybe a decent monologue from the killers and I would've been happy. but no.

Οὖτις, Monday, 27 October 2014 19:05 (4 days ago) Permalink

Cabin In The Woods is probably the best horror film I've seen from the last ten years.

Forgot to mention in this thread that I watched The Mist last week. That's certainly up there, as well (although the ending, again, is problematic).

I Am A Very Important Businessman (Old Lunch), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:08 (4 days ago) Permalink

I liked The Mist a lot, save Oscar winner's horrible overacting. There was a really good fan ending I saw somewhere, set to Dead Can Dance, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 October 2014 19:09 (4 days ago) Permalink

All I remember is a zombie policeman.

Think you're remembering Les Mis or something.

Eric H., Monday, 27 October 2014 19:11 (4 days ago) Permalink

xpost Dead Can Dance played over the theatrical ending.

I Am A Very Important Businessman (Old Lunch), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:12 (4 days ago) Permalink

I'd argue that whatever one feels about the ending of The Mist, the movie definitely doesn't go out with a whimper.

Eric H., Monday, 27 October 2014 19:12 (4 days ago) Permalink

No, the film in general didn't pull any punches, which I loved.

I Am A Very Important Businessman (Old Lunch), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:14 (4 days ago) Permalink

Had it been an original screenplay, Welp You're Fucked would've made an excellent alternative title.

I Am A Very Important Businessman (Old Lunch), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:16 (4 days ago) Permalink

And, of course, Drag Me To Hell.

Eric H., Monday, 27 October 2014 19:19 (4 days ago) Permalink

Maybe it's just the Ti West movies have problems with lame endings.

Eric H., Monday, 27 October 2014 19:20 (4 days ago) Permalink

You're Next did a fine job

Nhex, Monday, 27 October 2014 19:22 (4 days ago) Permalink

Some fine examples but this is still a thing ok.

ewar woowar (or something), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:25 (4 days ago) Permalink

Didn't like You're Next's ending because it's not really an ending, it just sort of ... stops. "Drag Me to Hell" is a great ending, though of course it (like everything else) is borrowed from Curse of the Demon.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 October 2014 19:25 (4 days ago) Permalink

That Mist ending really divided people but I liked it.

Honestly, I think good horror film endings have always been rare, I can't think of many satisfying endings. That famous double bill of Don't Look Now and Wicker Man must have packed a punch when nobody knew the endings, heads would have been nicely fucked for that night.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 27 October 2014 19:31 (4 days ago) Permalink

In fact I think it's a story thing in general that good satisfying endings are rare. I actually prefer abrupt endings that are a bit annoying than the general practice of the conventional comfortable wrap up which approximates the shape of a good ending but doesn't really manage it.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 27 October 2014 19:34 (4 days ago) Permalink

I actually prefer abrupt endings

Yeah, nothing wrong with this, tbh. Anyone watch "Vertigo" lately? It and "Psycho" are obviously masterpieces, but I'll take the sudden ending of the former over the protracted ending of the latter any day.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 October 2014 19:38 (4 days ago) Permalink

Ending of the Strangers really bummed me out

I think that is rather the idea.

Simon H., Monday, 27 October 2014 19:42 (4 days ago) Permalink

RAG otm, it's not a new thing. Endings are almost by definition anti climactic and most of the best ones leave some ambiguity or open-ness. Texas Chainsaw Massacre feels like one of the strongest.

ewar woowar (or something), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:46 (4 days ago) Permalink

the 'you're next' ending was p great i thought, i like endings that are that type of exclamation point.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Monday, 27 October 2014 19:47 (4 days ago) Permalink

yeah, they managed to throw together homages to Home Alone, The Shining and Night of the Living Dead within the space of two minutes!

Nhex, Monday, 27 October 2014 20:29 (4 days ago) Permalink

seeing the babadook tomorrow. it had better be great!

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:39 (3 days ago) Permalink

Tall Man stayed solid all the way to the end IMO

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:05 (3 days ago) Permalink

'Scuse me real quick while I head to the ILX quoted out of context thread...

I Am A Very Important Businessman (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:49 (3 days ago) Permalink

Lol

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:28 (3 days ago) Permalink

so darknet takes a serious downward turn by the end of the first season. 5th ep is pretty bad, last ep is pretty terrible. i think they were opening a second season path but yeesh, it's a harsh decline in those last 2.

Ass Tchotchke! (jjjusten), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:30 (3 days ago) Permalink

"the woman" (2011) was excellent. a shame about all the bar rock stinking up the soundtrack tho.

slam dunk, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:09 (2 days ago) Permalink

Kimberley Pierce's "Carrie" remake = crap, tons of wasted opportunity
Ti West's "The Sacrament" = tasteless, pointless Jonestown pastiche

bippity bup at the hotel california (Phil D.), Thursday, 30 October 2014 02:50 (Yesterday) Permalink

otm re: both points on The Woman. McKee is an interesting filmmaker with terrible taste in music.

Simon H., Thursday, 30 October 2014 03:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

So the Babadook was flipping excellent.

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:33 (Yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, apart from the end. The mum and the kid are both fantastic.

ewar woowar (or something), Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:25 (Yesterday) Permalink

It's a shame you don't see more of Daniel Henshall too, just because he's so good in Snowtown, but also nice that they didn't feel they had to shoehorn a romantic subplot in.

ewar woowar (or something), Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:31 (Yesterday) Permalink

Yes! Mixed feelings about the ending - sort of anticlimactic but at least it made sense and resolved in a way best suited to the rules and tropes of the monster.

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:36 (Yesterday) Permalink

Don't know much about, but in passing the movie sound a bit like ... "Mama"?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:38 (Yesterday) Permalink

not seen Mama I'm afraid.

Babadook sounds on paper like it could be yet another haunted house movie with a wide-eyed little kid and lots of shadows and jump-scares, and to an extent, it is. But it's just done so much better and more originally than that. I'd say go and see it.

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:04 (Yesterday) Permalink

Really enjoyed, belatedly, "Oculus," even if I never quite understood what its central characters were trying to do. "We have to wait here by this cursed mirror to stop my contraption from destroying the cursed mirror, it's the only way to destroy it!" Flanagan clearly knows how to make a scary movie, much less hacky than James Wan.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 October 2014 19:20 (Yesterday) Permalink

I always had this feeling that was gonna be horrible, but it's on my list for Amy Pond and Starbuck.

Nhex, Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:21 (Yesterday) Permalink

I'll never understand what people like about James Wan's movies.

Simon H., Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:28 (Yesterday) Permalink

Feeling cautious about Babadook because it does look a bit too familiar from trailers.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:33 (Yesterday) Permalink

Housebound. a keeper, though perhaps a reel or two overlong. draws from other films, but the parts are put together in a way that feels fresh. a distinctly Kiwi sense of humor helps. hard to do this sort of horror comedy well, and i think they pulled it off. tonally reminiscent of Murder Party, which is never a bad thing.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Friday, 31 October 2014 15:16 (4 hours ago) Permalink


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