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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:16 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

*ruined

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:43 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:48 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone seen Grace or Giallo?

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

I AM A GHOST. THIS IS A TAKEOVER.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:18 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

re: tonal shifts + torture; The Loved Ones did it better.

Simon H., Monday, 24 March 2014 04:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

xpost forget it. picard line from a star trek movie, my material
is wasted itt ;)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 24 March 2014 04:15 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Never got into the Star Wars.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Monday, 24 March 2014 04:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The Loved Ones has not held up all that well. Diminishing returns with each re-viewing. I suspect my admiration for BBW will only deep with time and familiarity.

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Monday, 24 March 2014 04:22 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

*deepen

silent ouzo eclipse (Mr. Hal Jam), Monday, 24 March 2014 04:22 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

t's possible I would like BBW better had I not seen Rabies.

Simon H., Monday, 24 March 2014 05:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Was decidedly nonplussed with "the lived ones"

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Monday, 24 March 2014 07:12 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Loved ones

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Monday, 24 March 2014 07:12 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Going to sleep, but just watched you're next and need to unravel my thoughts on it tomorrow

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Monday, 24 March 2014 07:13 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Was disappointed in that one after a bunch a friends talked it up

Darin, Monday, 24 March 2014 14:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Easily my favourite moment in Livide was when the girl walks through the garden along with some really enchanting guitar sounds at that brief moment. It stuck out in my memory. It's funny that often the best moments in horror films are just people walking around places (Lynch and Argento in particular)
It had a lot of good things but the animal sound effects for the scary people sounded like cheap videogame stuff. There is also too much of that jerky editing of movements to make someone look twisted/fucked up, the sort they used to use in nu-metal era music videos, maybe even that Christina Aguilera video.
If it weren't for a few ill advised effects it would have been much better. It's really annoying how many good films are spoiled by special effects scenes that could easily been avoided.

The 13 Assassins bull scene was a great idea and obviously they couldn't have done it without cgi but they really should have left it out because it just looked far too fake.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 24 March 2014 15:57 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

the most illuminating thing for me abt you're next is watching the special features making of (yeah i know) and having a bunch of the involved dudes talk about how funny it was intended to be and how they were trying to revamp the home invasion thing, and thinking that they really failed on both accounts. I didn't dislike the movie, but there was a def feel that they were trying to do something and missed the mark pretty completely, esp knowing what that something was. also the twist was a no brainer through the entire movie. i think wingard is an interesting dude, and i do like pop skull for what it is, but yeah, a little too inside his own head about how surprising he thinks this movie was.

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Monday, 24 March 2014 17:36 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah I did an interview with Simon Barrett before you're next came out and everything he said he was trying to do with it, comedy-wise, made me really psyched to see it...and then I watched it and I was like, okay wtf happened

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 24 March 2014 17:39 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I liked You're Next, but wow, has it faded from my mind. I don't remember shit about it now. Except how awesome Joe Swanberg's character was.

The Thnig, Monday, 24 March 2014 17:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I was surprised youre next didnt do well at the box office but then again it makes sense, lionsgate originally planned for a Halloween release when they acquired and I think releasing it when they did was a bit of a mistake.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 24 March 2014 17:55 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I liked Livide although it was a little hard to follow near the end. I enjoyed how dark much of the film was and like Inside I was actually scared and didn't know what was coming. I didn't mind the jerking movements since the girl was broken. I'm excited to see what they do next.

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:31 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

The thing i liked best about You're Next, is that it continued the trend of Ti West as supporting actor in mediocre independent films. Not sure if anyones seen the trailer for his next film, about the Jonestown style cult, but it looks kind of interesting.

JohnSock, Wednesday, 26 March 2014 15:19 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

I seen Dream Home a few days ago and it was okay; some of it really nasty.

Not really a horror film but this 8min video is great...
http://vimeo.com/83390470

Allison Schulnik done some Grizzly Bear videos, an unofficial Scott Walker video and she's a great painter. I think she's one of the best artists alive today. I really wish there was more opportunities for more expressive animation like this.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 28 March 2014 22:32 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Insidious 2 is a big ol waste of time, fyi

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Friday, 4 April 2014 06:09 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Watched that and the conjuring recently and man how did James wan remember which ghost hunters help tormented family haunted by serial killers movie he was working on - at least Patrick Wilson switched roles.

da croupier, Friday, 4 April 2014 06:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I am watching The Borderlands tonight, it looks pretty solid from the reviews. It's a found footage account of some Vatican paranormal team sent to investigate a haunted West Country church.

xelab, Saturday, 5 April 2014 14:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I would thoroughly recommend The Borderlands, definitely the best British horror movie I have seen in a long time.

xelab, Saturday, 5 April 2014 22:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Afflicted is decent as well, it is a fucking Canadian found footage vampire film. As appalling as that sounds it actually is a very decent low budget horror movie.

xelab, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 20:51 (1 week ago) Permalink

Just watched 100 Bloody Acres, Aussie comedy horror starring Damon Herriman, the bumbling nazi buddy from Justified, and I absolutely loved it.

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

Like srsly watch this immediately if you want to see Wolf Creek channelled through the coen brothers with one foot in blood simple and the other in raising Arizona.

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 April 2014 05:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

It isn't bad at all is 100 bloody acres, it reminded me of early PJ with all the bawdy humour and severed limbs etc.

xelab, Thursday, 10 April 2014 22:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

On the other hand, "all the boys love Mandy lane" is complete fucking dreck

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Friday, 11 April 2014 04:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

^^ cosign the hate for this. tries so desperately to convey some sort of hazy atmosphere ('virgins suicides' much?) but fails completely.

rusty_allen, Friday, 11 April 2014 11:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

Saw that about 5 years back at a fastival. I find it amusing how in the meantime it's developed a mystique by not being released; it's not good. Levine is such a hack.

Simon H., Friday, 11 April 2014 12:01 (1 week ago) Permalink

Just watched Sokurov's Faust. It has really nice visual effects and some great images but I didn't care for the constant rambling talk and Constance of characters stumbling around, weakly struggling against each other.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 11 April 2014 23:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

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Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:40 (4 days ago) Permalink

photocopy of a photocopy XXIV: the recopying

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:45 (4 days ago) Permalink


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