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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

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

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

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

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

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

Has anyone seen Grace or Giallo?

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

I AM A GHOST. THIS IS A TAKEOVER.

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

seeing raw tomorrow, will report back. everyone i trust is losing their minds over it

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:56 (two months ago) Permalink

my friend made me watch Rampage which he insisted was great. I pointed out it was a Uwe Boll film and he was like NAH MAN EVERYBODY SAID THIS WAS THE ONE HE GOT RIGHT.

Man it was bad. so so bad.

i am also Tombot (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:58 (two months ago) Permalink

apparently he rampaged in a town with the worst law enforcement alive

i am also Tombot (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:59 (two months ago) Permalink

raw is AWESOME. it is also not really a horror movie at all

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:40 (two months ago) Permalink

There seem to have been a number of arty neo-cannibal movies in recent months. "Eyes of my Mother," "We Are What We Are," "We Are the Flesh" ...

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:33 (two months ago) Permalink

I kept hearing/reading enough about We Are The Flesh for it to finally register in my mind as something to keep an eye on, but then I started actually reading stuff about it and it sounds like a horrifying endurance test a la A Serbian Film except also pointless and vapid? So I'm thinking no thanks?

Ambling Shambling Man (Old Lunch), Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:39 (two months ago) Permalink

It's nothing like A Serbian Film, which is cartoonish and standard horror, more or less. As I noted somewhere way above, it's more surreal and winky and strange and funny and subversive, and also sometimes cool to look at. But it is graphic and sometimes gross, just not in a cynical, horrific, horror-movie way, a la Serbian Film, which I can defend but which is on its face not unlike a Saw movie or something. We Are the Flesh is like a ... playful Gaspar Noe, if that jibes at all?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Adding that I am not sure if "We Are the Flesh" is ultimately any *good*, but it's not just another gormless gross-out.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:46 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

omg Raw. that was fuuuuucked up.

almsot feel like it should get its own thread.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 9 April 2017 04:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw Raw too
Don't want a new thread necessarily but I'm interested in how other people saw it. I found it striking that there was SO much blood/physical gore and so little overt intentional cruelty (with one notable exception). Also their parties are totally bonkers even without the sisters there.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 9 April 2017 06:24 (one month ago) Permalink

i was saying to myself that the first part of the initiation would have given me a full blown panic attack

Neanderthal, Sunday, 9 April 2017 06:26 (one month ago) Permalink

i also wonder how the older sister kept her secret for so long

Neanderthal, Sunday, 9 April 2017 06:29 (one month ago) Permalink

i think the thing about the gore is I don't actually think when you catalog it there was as many individual instances as in other movies, but that the context of the gore plus the realism of it made it more jarring than yr typical gore (there were definitely a few moments I squirmed uncomfortably).

also "you taste like curry" = lol

Neanderthal, Sunday, 9 April 2017 06:33 (one month ago) Permalink

spoiler alert:

The sister could keep a secret for sure but the real honor goes to mom (and dad).

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 9 April 2017 13:09 (one month ago) Permalink

oh totally.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 9 April 2017 14:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Hmm.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/haunting-of-hill-house-series-netflix-1202027332/

Netflix is in the early stages of developing a series based on the Shirley Jackson horror novel “The Haunting of Hill House,” Variety has learned.

The series is described as a modern re-imagining of Jackson’s novel. The novel, which has been praised as one of the best horror stories of the 20th century, follows four people as they spend a summer in a rented mansion. They soon begin to experience a wide range of supernatural phenomena. It was previously adapted into a feature film in both 1963 and 1999.

The planned 10-episode series come from writer-director Mike Flanagan, who is no stranger to the horror genre. His previous credits include horror films “Hush,” “Oculus,” and the sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil.” Flanagan will executive produce along with Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount TV will produce.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 10 April 2017 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Tentatively excited. Even odds.

iris marduk (Jon not Jon), Monday, 10 April 2017 23:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Raw was interesting. Not amazing, but worthwhile, and very well shot/produced/acted. I tend to find female-created horror inherently intriguing (like Blood Diner, Ginger Snaps or last year's The Love Witch) so I'm probably the target audience for this kind of thing. Some of the... juicier... bits really made me squirm, I gotta say.

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 04:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Heads up on the Slumber Party Massacre series, which I only recently learned was entirely written and directed by women.

Lipbra Geraldoman (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:27 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Saw Raw at the local indie last night. MY. GOD. An absolute blinder of a film. The final line got a huge clap from the audience. So well done as far as I was concerned. Lots of skincrawling, claustrophobic moments. The horse being winched up; the nightlife scenes... It helped that I'd been to the gym, then got caught in the rain, had liver and onions for dinner, then didn't have time to get changed before leaving, so I was literally sitting in damp, sweaty, livery clothes while watching this grubby, entrail-strewn film. It was like a 4D experience

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Smell-o-vision.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:21 (one week ago) Permalink

There's a lot of gore, but it never feels like gore for gore's sake. The shock moments feel nuanced, earned.

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, the decor/scenery - it reminded me of Ben Wheatley's High Rise, but somehow grittier and more believable. Basically this is the perfect horror movie. Great soundtrack too. I need that necrophiliac French EDM-hop track in my life.

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Apparently it's called Plus Pute Que Toutes Les Putes by Orties

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:28 (one week ago) Permalink

the soundtrack is by Jim Williams who did A Field in England -- some of the tracks were almost identical!
also i continue to be otm about the gore
I found it striking that there was SO much blood/physical gore and so little overt intentional cruelty (with one notable exception).

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 16 May 2017 15:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Both Raw and High Rise are kinda crap, but yeah, it's the same kind of architecture.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:13 (one week ago) Permalink

I think it's grittier in Raw because it has aged for 40 years or so...

Frederik B, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:14 (one week ago) Permalink

?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:49 (one week ago) Permalink

It's the same seventies kinda brutalist architecture. High Rise recreates it as new, while Raw takes place in a real worn down version. So of course Raw seems grittier and more believable...

Frederik B, Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:42 (one week ago) Permalink

The Void is pretty decent. It is a bit like watching several John Carpenter films at the same time and doesn't quite hang together as well as it needs to but it is a couple of notches better than anything I have seen recently.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Don't know if it's necessarily horror, but I thought "The Survivalist" was quietly devastating, a really frank accounting of post-apoclyptic desperation, where every character, at every moment, you can see in their eyes this constant calculation of what it will take to make it through to the next day.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 17:27 (yesterday) Permalink

Finally saw The Invitation. Peters out a bit but a great sustained mood.

The Thnig, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 19:09 (yesterday) Permalink

Basically my verdict too. I thought the ending (the shot where you see the rest of the canyon) was really good and yet didn't land quite right.

twink peas it is happening again (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:15 (yesterday) Permalink

the ending shot was good but I think they fumbled w the buildup and reveal, which both took way too long and was not a surprise in any way.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:19 (yesterday) Permalink


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