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

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

or left bank?

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

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

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

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

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

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

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

I really really really liked the strangers until the end

another one of the many horror movies with a great setup and no idea how to exit in a satisfactory manner

part of why I loved martyrs so much was that it found a graceful way out of its narrative challenges

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Pontypool is another recent one that takes place in a DJ booth & another one which really doesn't exit in a satisfactory manner. It's worth a look though.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Has anyone seen Grace or Giallo?

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I AM A GHOST. THIS IS A TAKEOVER.

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

I enjoyed turistas. then again, I went into it with really low expectations. I've never seen anybody say anything good about it, but it's got great cinematography, some creative set scenes, and realistic acting. the xenophobia aspect of the premise is sorta o_O but the same could be said about eden lake.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lords of Salem is really pretty spooky/moody, with some striking Kubrick stuff at the end. It drops his white trash obsession/crutch and aspires to something ambitious and, for lack of a better word, classy. Totally/tonally unlike his other films. Which I think partly fueled the negative response to his most recent, which most dismissed as a terrible tumble backwards to House of 1000 Corpses crap.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 January 2017 16:16 (one month ago) Permalink

The main criticisms I've heard of Lords Of Salem is that Sheri Moon is surrounded by superior actors and the script is weak.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 6 January 2017 16:31 (one month ago) Permalink

She's fine, and the script isn't weak so much as pretty simple/straight-forward. But not objectionably so, imo. There's no real narrative arc, just a slow march toward the inevitable.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 January 2017 16:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyone seen The Wailing, Korean film? Caught it the other day. It's very long (nearly 3 hours) and teeters on the brink of being sublime, surprisingly hilarious in parts but maybe a bit frustrating/inconclusive considering the extended runtime.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Friday, 6 January 2017 16:55 (one month ago) Permalink

^^ yeah. really liked it. kinda strange at first with all the tonal changes between humour and eerieness, but in the end those shifts worked to perfection. it never drags through its long runtime.

speaking of (dark) humour and in spite of such a dark subject matter - and i guess it's technically from 2015 - 'scherzo diabolico' is really worthy of attention. a great return to the roots from bogliano after the decent and brief stint with the states.

someone upthread mentioned 'they look like people' and i loved it. top 3 horror from this year for me.

rusty_allen, Friday, 6 January 2017 20:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Baskin was on the tv tonight. Wasn't into it.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 8 January 2017 02:03 (one month ago) Permalink

They look like people was good

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 8 January 2017 02:26 (one month ago) Permalink

so Shudder... I subscribed yesterday. Looks quite good so far - a lot of variety and plenty to wade through, although I must say I'm a bit underwhelmed in some places. Articles about the service from just a couple of months ago names films like Kill List, Room 237 but they don't appear to be on there. Lots of schlocky gore and 80s-style slashers, Cronenberg, Giallo etc which is good but not what I came to it for. Not a huge amount of new films to be honest. They could do with a section dedicated to folk horror. The search function is pretty random too. But it is a new service and I reckon it's worth having all the same.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 9 January 2017 11:00 (one month ago) Permalink

They have not region-locked their accounts which means you can watch the US selection (which is around twice as large, has more categories and has guest curators) via VPN without any problems. Kill List and Room 237 are both there iirc.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Monday, 9 January 2017 11:12 (one month ago) Permalink

oh... how the heck do i do that then?

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 9 January 2017 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I wouldn't necessarily endorse any particular tool but there are free VPNs or plug-ins that trick websites into thinking you are based in the US. Netflix got wise to this and blocked them but Shudder hasn't. If the site thinks you are in the US, you can just log in to your account as normal and will be able to watch anything.

I am not an expert on VPNs and which ones are good / reliable / trustworthy but any should work.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Monday, 9 January 2017 14:54 (one month ago) Permalink

cheers SV - I'll take a look

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 9 January 2017 15:13 (one month ago) Permalink

i know everyone hates lists and it's already 2017 etc...but anyone willing to share a few favs?

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 01:48 (one month ago) Permalink

We Are the Flesh is coming out on DVD in the US in a couple of months.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 02:03 (one month ago) Permalink

the bye bye man has a hilarious trailer

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 02:04 (one month ago) Permalink

i've mostly been watching the ID show Evil Lives Here lately for tr00-life horror kicks, though the show is only worthwhile for the people recalling the details, the show itself and its production values and framing is horrible as fuck.

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 02:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Beyond The Walls is definitely recommended. I quite enjoyed Coherence and They Look Like People.

Of the other stuff I've seen on Shudder in the last fortnight, Lake Mungo is a decent, low-key grief /ghost story, S&man is kind of dull and The Horseman is basically a bunch of Ockers knocking lumps out of each other.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:27 (one month ago) Permalink

And Frontiers is grisly and stupid but quite entertaining if you like grisly, stupid films. It is like Green Room meets Hostel meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:30 (one month ago) Permalink

S&man

I thought this was really chilling, actually. Its dullness - its mundanity - is party what makes it so effective.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

This would possibly be true for me if two thirds of it wasn't interviews with Bill Zeebub, Fred Vogel, et al. The set up, with the fiction embedded in fact, is fine but the fact is a huge drag.

Bubba H.O.T.A.P.E (ShariVari), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyone have any horror podcasts to recommend? Seems like there should be some really good ones at this point.

The Black Tapes is pretty entertaining.

SA, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 21:04 (one month ago) Permalink

beyond the walls is fantastic!

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Thursday, 19 January 2017 01:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyone seen Creepy? I'm not that fussed by the trailer, a lot of people love Kiyoshi Kurosawa more than me and I couldn't finish Journey To The Shore. Still wanna see Loft and Seance.

Can't believe there's a Sadako Vs Kayako film. Or maybe that shouldn't be a surprise after the 3d film. Tina Tamashiro's little face is close to selling me though.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 19 January 2017 18:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Every festival near me has dropped Creepy for some weird reason. I'm hoping to see his Daguerrotype soon, though.

Frederik B, Thursday, 19 January 2017 22:51 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw Creepy last summer, thought it had a promising beginning but it kinda lost me in the second half.

JoeStork, Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:12 (one month ago) Permalink

still need to see 'creepy'. i hold kurosawa in a special place and seem to be one of the few people that liked 'loft'.

'beyond the walls' the series?

rusty_allen, Friday, 20 January 2017 15:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Split sucked

Neanderthal, Friday, 20 January 2017 15:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, Creepy was just OK (although Teruyuki Kagawa is indeed fabulously creepy in it)

Bongo Herbert (Ward Fowler), Friday, 20 January 2017 15:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

xxp yeah beyond the walls the series. reminiscent of stuff like Silent Hill but plenty nightmarish in its own right. a haunted house scenario done properly, without too many jump scares. my only issue was with the potentially problematic monsters but i don't want to give too much away

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Friday, 20 January 2017 16:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Hold up, the new "Halloween" sequel is being written and directed by David Gordon Green, with a co-write from Danny McBride? Wasn't DGG chomping at the bit to remake "Suspiria" for a while, which seems like an equally poor pairing of director and material?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 11 February 2017 22:08 (one week ago) Permalink

haha good god

Nhex, Saturday, 11 February 2017 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyone seen The Profane Exhibit from a few years ago? It's an anthology film. Can't find a trailer.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 12 February 2017 01:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Just seen Prevenge. Awful title but it's quite funny. Especially the boxing scene.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 12 February 2017 20:41 (one week ago) Permalink

I like Alice Lowe, so I'll try to check that out if I can find a copy somewhere

Nhex, Monday, 13 February 2017 03:44 (six days ago) Permalink


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