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 (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!!

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 (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 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone seen Grace or Giallo?

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

I AM A GHOST. THIS IS A TAKEOVER.

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

I too am sorry you watched 300

Οὖτις, Saturday, 17 January 2015 00:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Badabook (I'm a bit reluctant because it seems like a lot of films I've seen), Nightbreed Directors Cut, I.

― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, January 16, 2015 7:14 AM (4 days ago)

Yeah, The Babadook slots in comfortably with the wave of slickly-produced, generally well-behaved, "things that go bump" style supernatural horror that's been cresting since Insidious. Films of this sort often feel rather generic even when they're quite successfully scary, but writing, performances and themes distinguish The Babadook from the subgenre. It's not perfect (like Oculus, it arguably fumbles at the goal line), but it's definitely worth a watch.

Disappointed by Clive Barker's Nighbreed remix, but I never dug the original. Strictly for the fans, I expect.

no Mmmmbob (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 13:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

As a sort of long stand-alone episode, I thought Oculus was one of the few to actually stick the ending (once you get past the fact that the whole setup doesn't make a ton of sense). Speaking of which, the lightbulb-eating scene in that movie has stuck with me and still makes me shudder on a regular basis.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

Badabook from trailers reminds me of Mama, Orphanage, House Of Voices and lots of the J-horror wave, more than anything like Insidious.
I prefer this style of film to a lot of things but I just wish they had a bit more going on.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

i mentioned insidious cuz i see it as helping to kick off the recent flurry of housebound supernatural horror flicks, but yeah, the two don't have much in common

no Mmmmbob (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'd suggest paranormal activity did it.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

I thought Oculus was one of the few to actually stick the ending (once you get past the fact that the whole setup doesn't make a ton of sense)

agree w this completely

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

like there's no reason given that they don't just smash the mirror immediately but setting that aside everything else about it was v good imo

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

i wanted, for no good reason, to distinguish the current haunted everything trendlet from the ongoing found-footage boom. have to concede that insidious took after the paranormal activity flicks, though. in a broader sense, 1999 was ground zero for all such stuff (the sixth sense, the blair witch project, ringu outside japan).

no Mmmmbob (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

i get you there

Nhex, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

my problem with the ending of oculus is that it was telegraphed so relentlessly and delivered so suddenly that it couldn't help but feel a bit anticlimactic. "o shit!", roll credits. didn't sabotage the film, but i enjoyed the build-up a lot more than the payoff.

no Mmmmbob (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

somebody tell me if we did this already, but do folks have a top 10 2014 horror films list?

I've got 13 sins, taking of deborah logan, big bad wolves and oculus as to be watched
Already saw Babadook, Under the Skin, A Girl Walks Home at Night Alone

Curious what others would point out as high points for the year.

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:23 (1 week ago) Permalink

(outside of contendo of course)

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

Did you see that Fright link above?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:33 (1 week ago) Permalink

Haven't seen 13 Sins (or Cheap Thrills, for that matter), but 13: Game of Death, the 2006 Thai film it adapts, is great white-knuckle fun.

no Mmmmbob (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

I still think Last Will & Testament of Rosalind Leigh rates as top 2014.

The Thnig, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 19:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

i have a field in england on my shortlist for netflix now

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 20:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

Field in England is incredible. idk how much of it is horror really but it's something.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 January 2015 20:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

Field in England is tops
Was Rosalind Leigh 2014?! Jesus that year went by slowly. Rosalind L > Deborah L, though the latter is well worth watching esp for the acting

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:51 (1 week 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 week ago) Permalink

awesome, been looking forward to that one for months.

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

People shitting themselves over The Witch at Sundance.

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

Which Witch is which?

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

The first is the sundance one I'm sure

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


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