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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:16 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

*ruined

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:43 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:48 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Been looking over Fangoria covers (why is there no database of them all?), some real surprises in there, but it's usually some sort of character or creature that required special effects or someone threatening (for Twilight New Moon they used an angry faced guy with red eyes), but they did also have characters like Spock, C3PO and R2D2 on occasion.
In Book Of Lists: Horror, one of the editors listed the covers he regretted most.

I think if there was only the first Alien film more people would say it's horror. 1-4 certainly have quite powerful horror imagery.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 15 July 2016 17:46 (1 week ago) Permalink

How many posts before a new thread is required?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 15 July 2016 17:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

Fangoria didn't start as a horror-specific magazine so using their covers as a rubric might be problematic.

Night Jorts (Old Lunch), Friday, 15 July 2016 17:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

I guess this is related, though I can't draw any conclusions from it: I recently started a goodreads account, and created two shelves that cover my horror books - 'horror and mystery' and 'speculative fiction'. Anything that's horror goes in both, but I'd look in them for different reasons. And I have to say that the few 'mystery' books I have seem far more out of place with horror than horror and sci-fi sitting together.

emil.y, Friday, 15 July 2016 17:53 (1 week ago) Permalink

Wonder why they called it Fangoria if they wanted to have broader coverage? They still feature superhero, fantasy and scifi films, especially if they have creatures.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 15 July 2016 17:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

It's a mystery, for sure.

"Hey, guys, I just realized that our magazine sounds like a horror rag. Maybe we should shift our focus?"

Night Jorts (Old Lunch), Friday, 15 July 2016 17:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

The revenant: horror or comedy?

Clearly it is a horror-comedy.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 July 2016 17:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

i remember when the american trailer called John Woo's "The Killer" a "thriller/comedy that will leave you breathless!"

nomar, Friday, 15 July 2016 18:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

*its american trailer

nomar, Friday, 15 July 2016 18:06 (1 week ago) Permalink

I feel like everyone agreed that You're Next was a horror movie, so is the line whether people are wearing masks then?

Here, let me Danesplain that for you (jjjusten), Saturday, 16 July 2016 18:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

i don't think you're next is a horror movie, but i was more willing to indulge the consensus in that case. perhaps because it acts a bit more like a horror movie? in terms of music, suspense & scare setups, etc. also yeah, the mysterious masked "them" out there trying to get into our house and kills us.

Best Beloved Trumppence (contenderizer), Sunday, 17 July 2016 04:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

See, I barely thought of "You're Next" as horror (and certainly not "The Guest," which I've seen even more inexplicably categorized as horror). "You're Next" is sort of a clever twist on horror that takes horror tropes and turns them around.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 July 2016 04:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

Horror is just a marketing term, everybody on the scene calls them "blood pictures"

O, Barack: flaws (wins), Sunday, 17 July 2016 07:57 (1 week ago) Permalink

Or 'blood sausages' in the UK

Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Sunday, 17 July 2016 08:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

"The Guest," which I've seen even more inexplicably categorized as horror

SPOILER WARNING

for most of its running time, the guest is nearly as far from horror as green room, but the third act turns into an extended love letter to carpenter's halloween. this is set up early with the holiday setting, but kept on the back burner for most of the film's running time. the climax, with the chase through the haunted house, however, is clearly supposed to push 80s horror nostalgia buttons. and the villain clearly turns into something like "the boogeyman" in the film's final moments.

Best Beloved Trumppence (contenderizer), Monday, 18 July 2016 00:59 (6 days ago) Permalink

Yeah, but this came after a long turn into the Terminator.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 July 2016 01:23 (6 days ago) Permalink

speaking of, apparently the woods is now called....blair witch??????!??????

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2016 10:22 (Yesterday) Permalink

WTF? Why would they do that? I've even seen posters in theaters for the The Woods. So people looking forward to The Woods will ... never see it? Because it will be released as a Blair Witch reboot? Anyway, nice stunt, I guess, and I'm sure the film will be scary, but given that just about every found footage movie is to some degree a Blair Witch sequel, I don't see the point. Like Avatar, it's a movie I've never heard anyone truly want more of.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:36 (Yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, that's crazy.

Moving on, I saw Deathgasm. Was OK, just OK, as a vehicle for bad taste gross-out FX, but there are one or two good gags (in every sense).

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 July 2016 12:38 (Yesterday) Permalink

ugh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:27 (Yesterday) Permalink

idk as much as i'm shocked i'm kinda totally psyched

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:30 (Yesterday) Permalink

I am so all in on this one.

Here, let me Danesplain that for you (jjjusten), Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:49 (Yesterday) Permalink

I AM SO ALL IN ON THIS ONE!!!

and i didn't even really like the blair witch project

Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said (contenderizer), Saturday, 23 July 2016 15:23 (Yesterday) Permalink

deathgasm was not great, but cute and fun, way better than most of the recent splatter-comedy glut

Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said (contenderizer), Saturday, 23 July 2016 15:24 (Yesterday) Permalink

but given that just about every found footage movie is to some degree a Blair Witch sequel, I don't see the point. Like Avatar, it's a movie I've never heard anyone truly want more of.

― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:36 AM (2 hours ago)

it's seriously loved by a lot of younger horror fans

Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony said (contenderizer), Saturday, 23 July 2016 15:25 (Yesterday) Permalink

Did they change it cause there's already a pretty fine The Woods by lucky mckee?

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 23 July 2016 15:57 (Yesterday) Permalink

xpost I liked Blair Witch a lot and have no problem with the first movie. I just mean that nobody wanted *more* Blair Witch, in the form of a reboot/sequel.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 July 2016 16:31 (Yesterday) Permalink

i watched book of shadows recently and it is almost unbelievably horrible

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2016 17:08 (Yesterday) Permalink

not even really enjoyably so, though there are parts

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Saturday, 23 July 2016 17:08 (Yesterday) Permalink

McKee's The Woods was terrific. The best kind of moody, and with one of my favorite performances from Patricia Clarkson. It wasn't as showy as May, so it never seemed to gain much traction, even among horror fans.

I'm game for the new Blair Witch. Book Of Shadows was damn near unwatchable, so this will at least have a very, very low bar to clear.

jon_oh, Saturday, 23 July 2016 17:08 (Yesterday) Permalink

There was once a great feature in a film magazine with quotes from film people before and after their film was out. For Book Of Shadows it was the director saying
Before: I think people will be satisfied.
After: People were not satisfied.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 23 July 2016 18:45 (Yesterday) Permalink

watched the blackcoat's daughter last night, had a good vibe, i was into it

just sayin, Saturday, 23 July 2016 22:17 (Yesterday) Permalink

not super happy about The Woods turning into Blair Witch redux but eh i'm in anyway

Nhex, Sunday, 24 July 2016 01:24 (18 hours ago) Permalink

really not looking forward to another nauseating found footage FPS theatrical experience tho

Nhex, Sunday, 24 July 2016 01:24 (18 hours ago) Permalink

I met McKee once, super nice guy who I made laugh w a very corny joke

The Woman is my fave of his

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 24 July 2016 01:49 (18 hours ago) Permalink

blair witch (the new one) does not actually seem like it's found footage/fps

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 24 July 2016 05:50 (14 hours ago) Permalink

parts of the trailer seemed like it... but yeah, it's probably not gonna be the whole thing like the original Blair Witch (or Paranormal Activity, The Visit, etc.)

Nhex, Sunday, 24 July 2016 05:54 (14 hours ago) Permalink

Mainly, the film is shown though ear cameras (basically Bluetooth headsets with cameras on them), drone footage, and a super HD SLR.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/movie-review-blair-witch-is-the-amazing-sequel-you-nev-1784170295

just sayin, Sunday, 24 July 2016 06:07 (14 hours ago) Permalink


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