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

Clown is a surprisingly serious horror drama about a man who becomes possessed by a demonic clown suit. It is not very good.

a faded dose from rays gone by (contenderizer), Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

^ 2014

a faded dose from rays gone by (contenderizer), Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:58 (2 months ago) Permalink

I'm let down by hyped up horror stuff like 98% of the time, but I was kind of blown away by It Follows. Beyond the central conceit (which I think is deeper and muddier than the puritanical sex negativity angle mentioned above) the cinematography, music, mood were just so expertly and smartly handled. Loved the period ambiguity too. I imagine (hope?) Mitchell has a bright career ahead of him.

circa1916, Monday, 18 May 2015 01:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

o boy i bet it's scary

surm, Monday, 18 May 2015 11:00 (2 months ago) Permalink

Just saw It Follows today -- good movie, beautifully shot, good performances. I also didn't get any puritanical sense from it -- it struck me more like Buffy, where sex was a double-edged thing. (The whole scenario could have easily been a Buffy episode.) I liked that it didn't overexplain.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 26 May 2015 02:28 (2 months ago) Permalink

Willow Creek. Actually pretty good but it needed more to differentiate itself from Blair Witch Project. I listened to a big Bobcat interview about this last year and I can't remember if he had seen Blair Witch Project before or after making this film (don't need to have seen a film to be familiar with it) but he did talk a lot about the similarities.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 29 May 2015 21:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

Starring was the office douche from God Bless America and the teacher girlfriend from World's Greatest Dad.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 29 May 2015 21:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

Finally watched The Babadook on Netflix. Damned good. Wears its metaphors on its sleeve, sure, but the tension building is terrific. And it's such a rare film that deals seriously with moms that not only don't like their children, they genuinely resent them.

Weird seeing creepy fuck from Snowtown Murders show up in that tiny nice-guy role. I expected something bad to happen, then he just disappeared from the movie.

I might like you better if we Yelped together (Phil D.), Sunday, 31 May 2015 02:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

my boo put it on recently; it seemed good, i didn't finish it tho

surm, Sunday, 31 May 2015 02:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

It Follows was a good, clever film. Kept me entertained. That same level of dread as when the hobgoblins used to come during ITV's Knightmare.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Monday, 1 June 2015 12:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

*SPOILERS THOUGH*, again it's a good horror movie let down by a pretty unsatisfactory ending. Shooting it in the head did (but didn't) kill off the monster, fine, but you'd think there'd have been a smarter way to deal with it and the main characters wouldn't be so naive to believe that was the end?

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Monday, 1 June 2015 12:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

I think we talked about how the elaborate pool booby trap was sort of a another '80s callback. Then again, one of the film's most memorable touches is the way it shifts from the characters in total abject horror to just sort of chilling out in slumber party mode; for people in constant fear of death by relentless pursuer, they're pretty mellow, unlike, say, the characters in "Elm Street" popping caffeine pills and whatnot. What's stuck with me most about the movie is not all the metaphors but how all the metaphors sort of fall just short of metaphors. It's a very richly ambiguous movie.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 June 2015 13:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

xp ...they don't believe it's the end. They've resigned themselves to the inevitable future trying to survive It for the rest of their lives, but at least, together. It's a pretty damn bittersweet ending IMO

Nhex, Monday, 1 June 2015 13:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

There was a real Halloween vibe to the street they lived on as well. Loved the John Carpenter-style music too.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Monday, 1 June 2015 14:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

xp - i guess it makes sense. they're together, therefore they're both vulnerable, therefore they look out for each other

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Monday, 1 June 2015 14:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

i guess we're past the point of spoilers: imo (and this may just be a restatement of what you're saying) that they accept that the other is a wounded child at heart, as we all do when we engage in a relationship with someone who has dealt with sexual abuse or been sexually injured. the film's open ending feels like a suggestion that you never stop being afraid, even older or wiser or with a partner. the unknowable of disease, shame, mental blockades, unshakeable fear stays with you well past the point where it's reasonable to be afraid but it never really stops following.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 1 June 2015 15:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

and it's weird to me that reading isn't part of everyone's takeaway but i've found lots of folks for whom it isn't the case!
i think it's a question of personal experience and how raw that spot is for you maybe

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Monday, 1 June 2015 15:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

Anyone see "Late Phases?" I made it pretty far before I pulled the plug. I suppose an OK scenario squandered by being inept or unbalanced or ... just sucking?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 5 June 2015 19:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I watched it a few months back. Like you, I was underwhelmed, though I'm loath to say it outright sucked. I'd rather call it a promising near miss, a slow-burn monster movie that, despite an interesting concept and a strong certral character/performance, never quite catches fire.

Perhaps I'm being too generous. Here Comes the Devil, Argentine director Adrian Garcia Bogliano's previous film, is a recent personal favorite I count among the best horror movies of the new millennium. It's every bit as wild, brave and cinematically adventurous as Late Phases is stoically drab. The latter is not only Bogliano's first English-language effort, it's also his first time directing from a screenplay he he didn't write (either alone or with his brother and frequent creative partner Ramiro).

Though I went in with sky-high expectations and came out disappointed, I'd rather anticipate his Spanish-language follow-up, Scherzo Diabolico (filmed, like Here Comes the Devil, in Mexico), than cry over spilt werewolfs.

a faded dose from rays gone by (contenderizer), Saturday, 6 June 2015 02:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

Cant think of an appropriate thread but this is weird and disturbing, MUST SEE clip of interactive outdoor theatre called Snuff Puppets. Amazing that they performed this in front of families.

https://vimeo.com/121001475

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 6 June 2015 20:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

lol, that is astounding!

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 7 June 2015 03:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

good lord!! on that snuff puppets

Nhex, Friday, 12 June 2015 21:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

HFS where is that from

Οὖτις, Friday, 12 June 2015 21:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

love how the audience (and kids!) are just laughing and clapping and running around through the whole thing

Οὖτις, Friday, 12 June 2015 21:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

It's an Australian troop.

nickn, Friday, 12 June 2015 22:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

That video was amazing - like a body-horror version of Survival Research Labs.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 17:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015. The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:18 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Just in case that isn't a standard press release, here's the source
http://hellnotes.com/starz-to-release-the-ash-vs-evil-dead-trailer-at-comic-con-2015

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:21 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

timely

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:47 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Timely?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:47 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

i just meant that the prime moment for an evil dead revival is probably not 3q 2015... maybe more like '95

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:52 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

don't get me wrong, i will tivo (and maybe even watch) it but still

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:53 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

I'm just quite sceptical about making it a tv series. At best the films built up the madness and went crazy but in a series that may last longer than one season, I don't see them being able to do that. I guess it shouldn't matter as long it's of high quality but I'll be really annoyed if it in any measure becomes a serious survival drama.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 20:02 (4 weeks ago) Permalink


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