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

It Follows is less appealing the more I think about it. I'm not sure it was that scary really. It looked nice though

tayto fan (Michael B), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 23:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

i tried watching it follows but there was something about the story that felt v handwavey to me

idk i may need try again

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 23:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

screaming mad george is a genius. i wish he did more stuff. a master of gloopy body horror. his most famous thing is probably the cockroach scene in nightmare on elm street 4:

slam dunk, Thursday, 30 July 2015 01:13 (1 month ago) Permalink

nightmare on elm street script and acting is outstandingly terrible but the cockroach bit is aces

let's not get too excited w/ the ouches (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

It Follows is a pretty good movie that happens to also be a pretty bad horror movie imo

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Thursday, 30 July 2015 08:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

I was also watching Screaming Mad George's music videos from when he was a frontman of his own rock band his videogame Paranoiascape.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

Screaming Mad George also did makeup effects in Freaked.

the lungs of either a horse or a human baby (Old Lunch), Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

Coincidentally, this morning when I was walking my dogs, a huge off-leash German shepherd ran out of nowhere and I started screaming and running away, so terrified that I was shaking. In my mind I could see my dogs being eaten alive, my legs chewed into ribbons of meat. It wasn't going to leave us alone, and the lady whose dog it was came over and grabbed it, assuring me that it was a nice dog and didn't want to hurt me or my dogs. I told her the truth, which was that 2 years ago a different off-leash dog did the same thing in the alley and almost killed my larger dog right in front of me. I told her as well as I could that I wasn't mad at her, that I had been traumatized by the incident 2 years ago and was just really scared. She was nice about it, and I hope she understood why my reaction was really disproportionate to what had happened (I know this) but man, trauma is real and it's way scarier than a monster.

No jokes, this is my nightmare.

(no offence to people) (dog latin), Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

It Follows was OK. Still doing the Suburban Girl and the Price of Sex thing tho, huh?

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 August 2015 14:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

Pool scene seemed a quasi-hommage to Cat People, perhaps. There's a DVD extra on the music, and the composer is cuuuuuute. (If overly indebted to John Carpenter.)

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 August 2015 14:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

finally catching the guest, this shit fuckin rules

slothroprhymes, Thursday, 6 August 2015 18:11 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Never heard of this until catching up with this thread. What an effective trailer!!

JacobSanders, Thursday, 6 August 2015 18:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I really enjoyed We Are Still Here last night, it is slightly pastichey and not terrifying but is very entertaining and it is nice to see a horror with a load of oldies in it for a change.

xelab, Thursday, 6 August 2015 18:58 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah The Guest kind of rules

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Thursday, 6 August 2015 22:45 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

ya damn right it does.

Nhex, Friday, 7 August 2015 04:26 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I need a night to digest it, but I think "Creep" (found footage, Duplass content) might be one of my top ten for the year. Streaming on Netflix.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Friday, 7 August 2015 05:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I mean, not found footage. Handcam? We need a new term for this.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Friday, 7 August 2015 05:25 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip, was totally gonna skip that one.

Corn on the macabre (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 August 2015 11:14 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Watched The Guest last night. Thanks for the recommendation. Solid and slightly goofy '80s/'90s-esque thriller. We watched it just after seeing the new Mission: Impossible, so it seemed like an interesting inversion on a certain character type that's become prevalent in action movies.

JacobSanders, I just noticed that you posted the Testament trailer! I must have stumped for it a dozen times on the board previously, but it honestly might be the most dread-inducing movie I've ever seen, if you're into that sort of thing.

Those Jorts Are Upsetting (Old Lunch), Sunday, 9 August 2015 14:15 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Enemy a few hours ago. Really not understanding all the spider imagery but I liked it quite a bit.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 9 August 2015 14:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I've watched a lot of flops recently: Angel, Dead Rising Watchtower, Final Girl and Dark Places. Maybe I'll try Creep next.

JacobSanders, Sunday, 9 August 2015 14:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

It's completely generic and covers the exact same ground as every other English-country-house/boarding-school things-that-go-bump-in-the-night film but The Woman In Black 2: Angels Of Death is very solid and often beautifully shot. The 3* reviews from Jonathan Romney and Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian feel closer to the mark than the near-universal panning it received everywhere else.

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jan/04/woman-in-black-2-angel-of-death-review

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/dec/25/woman-in-black-2-angel-of-death-review

I had no interest in the remake of the original but might give it a go.

I wear my Redditor loathing with pride (ShariVari), Sunday, 16 August 2015 07:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yo

Number None, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 19:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Looking good. Lord knows there aren't enough goats in horror films.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 20:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Witch movies, on the other hand:

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 21:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

And dinosaur movies:

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 21:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

And this horror classic:

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 21:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Not really enthused by The Witch trailer, but I've heard good things

Nhex, Thursday, 20 August 2015 01:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

i like the trailer, looks creepy af

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 20 August 2015 01:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

Trailer is good enough.

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Thursday, 20 August 2015 02:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

someone upthread mentioned 'late phases' and while it's basically 'silver bullet' with a blind old man instead of a kid on a wheel chair, i still enjoyed throughout. bogliano's direction was quite assured considering it was his first time filming in the states and something he didn't wrote - good performance from damici as well. he's def one of my fav directors of the past few years - got both eyes on 'scherzo diabolico'.

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

cosign the love for 'creep'. prob the only recent example i can think of where the ff framing really made some sense - making the whole thing way more unsettling in its proximity, flaws and all. it stuck with me in a way i wasn't expecting.

on a sort-of-side note, 'entrance' was kind of a bore - the mumblecore overtones surely didn't help - but i tend to remember it way more often that i should.

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

i've asked on a couple of threads but i was kind of keen to discuss 'The Nightmare' a little bit. anyone seen it?

canoon fooder (dog latin), Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

when you guys were talking about creep, i thought you meant the terrible UK mid-00s tube-train horror.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Wednesday, 26 August 2015 15:36 (1 week ago) Permalink


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