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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!!

Because...

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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

made me cross

Keks + Nuss (contenderizer), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

well, my partner worked out the first 'twist' fairly early on although the other half-way twist was more unexpected. I really liked it.

draxx them sklounst (dog latin), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 09:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

noteworthy. from the last couple of months :

the invitation - worthy of all the buzz surrounding it. somber, paranoia driven thriller that manages to convey unbrearable tension throughout. brilliatly acted and directed.

hush - 'oculus' didn't really live up to the expectations after 'absentia', but it was still a noble effort and flanagan is def one to keep an eye on. interesting and nail-bitting efficient take on the tired home invasion theme. and again, with carachters you really care about.

intruders - speaking of home invasion, this one tries to put a fresh spin on the genre. it doesn't work all the way through, but it's still worth a shot.

baskin - expectations could never be fullfilled for this one i guess, but the first(?) turkish horror movie is a no holds barred take on satanism. twisted and demented.

man in the orange jacket - again, went with the biggest expectations. after such a brutal start, things tend to dwell too much on the psychological aspect when i prefered for it to stick a bit more with the slasher undertones. the arthouse tendencies prevail, but one can't ignore how beautifully shot it is. a promising start for latvian horror.

rusty_allen, Friday, 15 April 2016 12:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

baskin - expectations could never be fullfilled for this one i guess, but the first(?) turkish horror movie is a no holds barred take on satanism. twisted and demented.

zomg been anticipating this for months, fruitlessly checking sources, etc. and now it's out! thanks for the heads-up, rusty.

looking forward to the invitation, too.

Keks + Nuss (contenderizer), Friday, 15 April 2016 14:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

Anyone seen or heard much about that Polish vampire mermaid in the '80s movie "The Lure?"

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2016 15:57 (1 week ago) Permalink

Sounds cool, you got any links?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

oh, and baskin isn't the first turkish horror flick. there's a turkish dracula from '53, and plenty of more recent examples. hasan karacadag's dabbe (2006) pulls some interesting twists on haunting, possession and j-horror tropes (and it's had 5 sequels so far).

Keks + Nuss (contenderizer), Friday, 15 April 2016 16:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

oh, and 'southbound' is the best anthology i've seen in a long, long time. in light of some recent light-hearted, seasonal themed affairs like 'tales of halloween' or 'a christmas ghost story' the serious and dreadful tone is truly welcoming. overall it's really coherent and one of those rare occasions where the wraparound story makes sense.

also, there should be way more horror movies using the desert as scenery.

rusty_allen, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:28 (1 week ago) Permalink

oh, and baskin isn't the first turkish horror flick. there's a turkish dracula from '53, and plenty of more recent examples. hasan karacadag's dabbe (2006) pulls some interesting twists on haunting, possession and j-horror tropes (and it's had 5 sequels so far).

^^ yeah, didn't seem likely, hence the (?). i guess i saw it promoted as such somewhere?

rusty_allen, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

There's a "Lure" trailer here, in Polish with no subtitles:
http://cineuropa.org/vd.aspx?t=video&l=en&did=301711

NSFW wordless trailer here:

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:30 (1 week ago) Permalink

Here's the Polish one from the first link:

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

Sorry, I think that's just a clip^

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

other than that, really want to see 'darling', 'february' and 'holidays'. and tho i didn't like 'cloverfield' that much, i might give this new one a try.

rusty_allen, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

re holidays : mostly because i want to see what the kevin kölsch and dennis widmyer tag team and sarah adina smith come up with.

rusty_allen, Friday, 15 April 2016 16:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

Darling was all right, a small-scale pastiche of Repulsion and The Tenant.
A bit too many jump cuts and attack music for my taste, but if I'm gonna stare at an intense scary face for two hours I don't mind it being Lauren Ashley Carter's.

Nhex, Friday, 15 April 2016 20:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

Hush was pretty good. A decent exercise in crafting a near-wordless home-invasion horror, though even at 80 minutes it was getting to be stretched a little thin. A little more conventional, and not really a patch on either Oculus or Absentia, but another really effective horror from Mike Flanagan.

painfully alive in a drugged and dying culture (DavidM), Saturday, 16 April 2016 12:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Caught the Innkeepers on Film4 last night, thought it was a pretty good low-key horror though when it actually got to the ghosts they were a bit "clanking chains and moaning". Didn't realise it was Ti West, who I assumed I hated but I haven't actually seen any of his full length films (I do hate basically all of ABCs of Death and don't like V/H/S, so those probably count).

emil.y, Saturday, 16 April 2016 13:45 (1 week ago) Permalink

House Of The Devil and Innkeepers are not bad. He's doing a western with some bigger actors now.

I generally disliked ABCs Of Death but Cattet/Forzani and Lee Hardcastle's segments were great.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 16 April 2016 14:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

The Indonesian cult V/H/S was worth the series existing.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 16 April 2016 14:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

^^ otm

rusty_allen, Sunday, 17 April 2016 23:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

watched baskin and the invitation last night. both quite good. loved baskin's full comittment to A) harebrained nightmare logic and B) spooky purple lighting. disappointed by the final act's extended torture wallow, but it didn't ruin the film for me. and though it's played a bit straight for my taste, the invitation is excellent. 2nd rusty's enthusiasm.

Keks + Nuss (contenderizer), Monday, 18 April 2016 02:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

The innkeepers is the only good ti west full length.

Here, let me Danesplain that for you (jjjusten), Monday, 18 April 2016 03:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

Mike Flanagan seems to be getting progressively less interesting with each film. Hopefully he can turn it back around soon because board fav Absentia was so promising.

ewar woowar (or something), Monday, 18 April 2016 08:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

I actually liked "Hush," which shares some similarly elegiac qualities with his other films and has a lot of other stuff going for it, not least making you care about the protagonist, which like 99% of horror movies fail at. Its flaws are forgivable I think because it looks like he filmed it almost as an exercise, a secret low budget film with a handful of people in a single location, straight to Netflix.

Actually, if you look at his timeline, Flanagan is kind of fascinating. The idea for "Oculus" came first, and he made it into a short film. Then he lost funding for the feature version, so made "Absentia" funded by a Kickstarter campaign. It did well enough that he got the go ahead to make the "Oculus" movie, which was supposed to be followed by "Before I Wake" until the studio went bankrupt, so instead he wrote and made this one, quietly. I guess "Before I Wake" was released in a few countries, and was supposed to be out here now, but got pushed back. He's doing "Ouija 2" and writing the reboot of "I Know What You Did Last Summer," no doubt as a mercenary gig, to pay the bills. (thanks wikipedia)

Anyway, it's all been a scramble, poor guy.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

That said, yeah, this one felt like a quick riff on you're next.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:33 (1 week ago) Permalink

I really, really couldn't hang with HUSH. Just was not able to suspend the requisite disbelief to get me through logic problems. Just a case of having seen that movie a half dozen times now, each other version much better.

But man - that LURE trailer!

And I'm pretty excited for the new Nicholas Winding Refn horror flick:

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 18:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

Speaking of "that movie," anyone remember "Mute Witness?" I thought that was really solid, way back when.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 20:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

xpost Modeling world "Black Swan?"

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 April 2016 21:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh man, Mute Witness was so, so killer. Genuinely terrifying.
And when that key cameo happened it was SO leftfield I remember multiple nerds in the theater going "holy shit!"
Whatever happened to Anthony Waller?! That guy should have made SO MANY more movies by now

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Thursday, 21 April 2016 03:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

Looks like he made a handful of overlooked or forgettable films, last one in 2009. But hey, how about this "American Werewolf in Paris" poster!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 April 2016 13:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

OK, was watching "The Invitation" and I wasn't sure I could make it. It's super-uncomfortable, and so Los Angeles it's kinda insufferable. But then a character basically voiced my objection word for word (love it when that happens), and then ... the movie shifts ... Still super-tense and paranoid and uncomfortable - that's the point! - but thanks to the excellent direction, just great. Went in totally blind and it was worth it, even if I think I aged a few years. One of the best endings I think I've ever seen.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:45 (3 days ago) Permalink

Ha ha, it totally was Not Tom Hardy from Prometheus as the lead! Anyway, he was good.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:46 (3 days ago) Permalink

Can't decide if Green Room is gonna be great or trash.

emil.y, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:51 (3 days ago) Permalink

Oh come on, it's going to be great. It's the Blue Ruin guy!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:09 (3 days ago) Permalink

Mute Witness was way better than Hush although Hush was still okay.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 25 April 2016 21:09 (3 days ago) Permalink

Yeah Green Room looks amazing.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 25 April 2016 21:09 (3 days ago) Permalink

It's got great reviews but I guess the 'fighting humans' genre of horror is less what I'm into, so I'm still a bit unsure about it.

emil.y, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:19 (3 days ago) Permalink

patrick stewart as a neo-nazi psychopath, is there any way that this won't be entertaining?

Nhex, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:22 (3 days ago) Permalink

Green Room is genuinely one of the most unsettling movies I've ever seen. I literally felt woozy in a couple of scenes (some GNARLY gore FX factored in there). Jeremy Saulnier is the real deal.

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:54 (2 days ago) Permalink


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