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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:16 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

*ruined

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:43 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:48 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone seen Grace or Giallo?

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I AM A GHOST. THIS IS A TAKEOVER.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:18 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

patrick stewart as a neo-nazi psychopath, is there any way that this won't be entertaining?

Nhex, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:22 (2 months ago) Permalink

Green Room is genuinely one of the most unsettling movies I've ever seen. I literally felt woozy in a couple of scenes (some GNARLY gore FX factored in there). Jeremy Saulnier is the real deal.

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:54 (2 months ago) Permalink

'green room' is wonderful. lean, harsh, it's smart people against smart people..it will be under-appreciated as a thriller because it's so gross and mean. i hope saulnier makes a bunch of these but he shows so much craft and narrative skill in this movie that i fear he'll start making normal movies soon.. if you like 'fighting humans' horror or crime/suspense fiction in general i can't recommend it enough.

slam dunk, Saturday, 30 April 2016 04:25 (2 months ago) Permalink

agreed, definitely worthwhile. outstanding competence of direction in what, sensibility-wise, should be a skeezy '70s exploitation grindhouse film. loved it.

Nhex, Saturday, 30 April 2016 04:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

First trailer for "The Shallows" looked weirdly promising. This one looks "Deep Blue Sea"-riffic, which ... could go either way.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 18:12 (1 month ago) Permalink

Deep Blue Sea the super intelligent shark movie with Samuel L Jackson, Thomas Jayne, LL Cool J and a cast of some others.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

Gravity 2

contenderizer, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 21:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

Can I just say that still of Blake Lively in the video is like woah

Nhex, Sunday, 8 May 2016 09:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

Great piece for fans (or non-fans) of "Hush:"

https://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-flanagan/regarding-the-why/10153664900868087

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 May 2016 19:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

I argued at the time that no matter what we said, it would not be satisfying. “The mirror frame was carved from a tree where they hung witches,” “the glass was made from sand from a beach where the devil played volleyball” - there simply isn’t an answer to the question “where does an evil mirror come from” that isn’t, frankly, stupid.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 May 2016 19:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

paraphrased from elsewhere, but...

I remember hearing a story told by Ernesto Gastaldi, the screenwriter of The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock. He says the director, Riccardo Freda, threw away the last 10 pages of his script. Gastaldi asked, "But why? This is what ties it all together and allows it to make sense." And Freda replied, "Exactly."

da vinci beaver testicles (contenderizer), Monday, 9 May 2016 19:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

^^^anecdotes to live by imo

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Monday, 9 May 2016 20:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

good points in that piece

I liked Oculus alright, haven't seen his other stuff

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 May 2016 20:56 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah that piece is so otm

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Monday, 9 May 2016 21:07 (1 month ago) Permalink

oddly I totally did *not* care about the WHY of the mirror as much as I cared about WHY of the protagonist's elaborate plan in Oculus

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 May 2016 21:10 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I sorta agree, but I just figured it was a facet of the mania the mirror inspired. Like this crazy unnecessarily complex coyote plan that the roadrunner just totally subverts.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 May 2016 22:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

Jeez, September?

Docked a point for spooky slowed down version of pop song in the trailer.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 17:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

^ from writer-director team simon barrett & adam wingard, on a hell of a roll lately w/ you're next (2011) and the guest (2014). excite.

da vinci beaver testicles (contenderizer), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 18:44 (1 month ago) Permalink

Yeah, hence my excitement. I thought "The Guest" was kind of dumb, but dumb in a really inspired way. And it certainly wasn't horror though because of "You're Next" I guess people slot it there.

Speaking of slots, "Green Room" isn't really horror either, but it's as much that as anything else, and maybe more that than straight thriller. Anyway, I liked it a lot. Felt very "real:" the scenario, the characters, the way your (and their) first instincts that nothing will end well more or less pays off. Very satisfying.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 18:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

it certainly wasn't horror though because of "You're Next" I guess people slot it there.

horror's gotten to be an awfully broad & vague category lately. and i think the guest kind of slots itself into the genre with all the carpenter/80s horror nods, esp in the final act. but yeah, it's basically a home outvasion thriller.

dying the see green room

da vinci beaver testicles (contenderizer), Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

Green Room is a straight up thriller at its core, but the amount of blood in it by the end of the film kinda tips it into horror

Docked a point for spooky slowed down version of pop song in the trailer.
lol too true. also cue gender-swapped vocalist
this trailer didn't appeal to me at all, but I liked You're Next and absolutely loved The Guest so i'll certainly go see it

Nhex, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 20:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

"The Guest" starts like it's horror, sort of, but then turns in to this weird "Terminator"/b-movie riff. Which was harder for me to take seriously.

Ha, forgot "Green Room" had a slowed down "Bad Moon Rising" in the trailer. And yeah, it's a thriller, but it would not take much to make it horror. Maybe less incidental violence and more sadistic gonna get you stuff? To "Green Room"'s immense credit, there are lots of places it could have gone darker or goofier, either extreme, but it mostly stays right in the sweet spot. Also, its depiction of touring in a punk band was pretty spot-on, as was its way of avoiding telegraphing its various twists. Which weren't very twisty, just creatively off-kilter and unexpected yet completely within the character of the film.

Should say, was not nearly as intense or unsettling as I was expecting, especially compared to a time bomb like "The Invitation." I suppose if it was a horror movie it would have probably had no likable characters on either side - grim baddies, dumb and obnoxious heroes/victims - but I was pleasantly surprised at the range of behavior it depicts..

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 21:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

Wow, just noticed how many of the leads were English! Nice accents all around, guys.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 22:01 (1 month ago) Permalink

Thought 'The Invitation' was really good. More psych-thrill than horror, but definitely suspenseful, tense, some great understated performances especially from Logan Marshall-Green.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Monday, 16 May 2016 11:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

Huh. Just watched the witch, and man. Not at all into it.

Here, let me Danesplain that for you (jjjusten), Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

don't let black philip hear you

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 19 May 2016 14:48 (1 month ago) Permalink

Sometimes the films I want to see most are the movies I put off the longest, because I want to give them my full attention (finally saw Blue Ruin, for example, after seeing Green Room). Last night I finally started "What We Do In The Shadows" but I thought it was so funny I decided to save it for my wife. I did, however, at last see "The Babadook," which maybe for obvious reasons I'd been keeping from my wife. It was pretty good! Part of a small family of psychological horror rooted in real grief and loss and in particular the challenges of parenthood. In the former camp are films like "Absentia" or maybe "The Orphanage." In the latter a movie like "Triangle," which struck me as a really well envisioned metaphor for the challenges of raising a kid with special needs. But yeah, "The Babadook," not really scary, but occasionally intense in a really fresh way. The monster as depression/parenthood/mental exhaustion is both real and imaginary, metaphor and literal. Sticks with you.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 29 May 2016 13:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

Viy 3D/Forbidden Empire/Forbidden Kingdom- a Russian film that's a mess but it still has a lot of good designs and set pieces which could have been really incredible in the right hands, most of the cast is Russian and Ukrainian but

Earlene Bentley, an actress, singer and composer known from the legendary Police Academy and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. The film also features the celebrated Charles Dance, recognized for his part as Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones.

Several actors were cast for the lead role of Jonathan Green: Vincent Cassel, Christian Slater, Tim Roth, Sean Bean, Keanu Reeves, Pierce Brosnan, and Jason Statham.[1] The producers had official negotiations with each of the actors. It was Jason Statham who recommended his best friend Jason Flemyng for the lead. Flemyng was soon approved by the director and the producers—they had found a perfect match. Christian Slater, after seeing the footage of the film, said: "I would have killed to appear in Viy! Who is that agent that failed to make me a deal?"[9]

The lead actor Jason Flemyng talks about the film: "If Viy was made in Hollywood, its budget would have reached $200 million, no less. I am impressed by the scale of the production! I have developed a lot of good and friendly connections in the US movie business. I look forward to showing the picture to my close friends: Guy Ritchie, Tom Cruise, Jason Statham, and Brad Pitt. I am sure we will receive good feedback."


From wikipedia.

There's supposed to be a sequel set in China co-starring Rutger Hauer

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 29 May 2016 21:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

finally caught "You're Next" - loved it. Are this guy's other films as good?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 16:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

Go watch The Guest now.

Nhex, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 16:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

home sick - wingard's debut feature - is pretty uneven and flawed, but it's still an interesting and druggy take on slasher tropes. not brilliant by any means, but still special for me. on a druggy tip, maybe try pop skull i guess.

rusty_allen, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 15:31 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

saw Baskin last night. Pretty good film on the whole. Loved the colour scheme and some of the performances were great. Fantastic use of an obviously low budget, although the last part, a grotesque Silent Hill-style torture fetish sequence went on too long and just came off a bit disappointing. So tired of gore being the conclusive raison d'etre of so many films. When primetime TV shows like Game Of Thrones show people getting stabbed in the face on a weekly basis, it's hard to be shocked by sicko schlocky stuff so much any more and I'd rather film makers tried to explore more nuanced ways of frightening or thrilling us.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Wednesday, 1 June 2016 15:38 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

watched the Guest - thought it was okay, not great, a bit too by the numbers, although the big setpiece at the end had some nice De Palma + Lady from Shanghai nods. Was hoping the backstory for the villain was going to be more fleshed out/interesting than it was, as portrayed it felt thin.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 17:02 (1 week ago) Permalink

The Guest was bonkers and great but, yeah, pretty slight. And not a horror film even by any of the usually loose criteria I use.

Any thoughts on Conjuring 2?

Manspread Mann (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 June 2016 17:33 (1 week ago) Permalink


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