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

i wish someone would do a killer-dog horror about Marmaduke and title it HE THINKS HE'S PEOPLE

still lists its address as the recently razed home of “Morris” the (Jon not Jon), Friday, 14 October 2016 19:39 (one month ago) Permalink

haha!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 14 October 2016 19:51 (one month ago) Permalink

so I saw The Greasy Strangler the other day, which was touted as this John Waters-ish gross-out horror comedy.

it was really more like John Waters by way of Napoleon Dynamite, and the 'horror' was not even remotely presented as 'horror', and I was p bored with 20 minutes left to go, despite most of it being hilarious.

there were only so many non-sequiturs I could stomach.

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Anyone know anything about "Train to Busan?" Korean zombie thriller? Have we talked about it? Been hearing good things.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:55 (one month ago) Permalink

had a limited run at my local theatre but happened during Hurricane Week so I missed it :(

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Heard someone say it was fun but too melodramatic.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:57 (one month ago) Permalink

need more zombie flicks like Return of the Living Dead these days, not these dire things

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:57 (one month ago) Permalink

"Send ... less ... dire things."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:59 (one month ago) Permalink

So many zombie movies. I don't investigate any of them and just trust that one of you guys will tell me if there are standouts

still lists its address as the recently razed home of “Morris” the (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 22:33 (one month ago) Permalink

The Wailing is really good - not really a zombie movie - it reminds me more of Salem's Lot tbh.

calzino, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Greasy Strangler was really impressive to me in being super funny and super disgusting in equal measure, but yeah, it's can only barely be counted as horror.

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I haven't been able to get "hooty tooty Disco cutie" out of my head for days.

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I am not normally a horror person but I think this looks like it will be amazing:

https://youtu.be/sRfnevzM9kQ

¶ (DJP), Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:35 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah it looks great

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 October 2016 04:02 (one month ago) Permalink

OK, I'll give it more time if someone will vouch for it, but I started "Train to Busan" and it sucks like "World War Z." Equal parts boring and stupid, and badly acted.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Never been interested in seeing anything by Gore Verbinski but A Cure For Wellness looks like it could be genuinely distinctive. Looks like slightly eerie science fiction or something.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Whoa. The Ouija prequel was actually really good. Was not even remotely like the over the top, boilerplate trailer.

Neanderthal, Friday, 21 October 2016 03:52 (one month ago) Permalink

trailer makes it look like your typical jump-scare possession tale that is overly reliant on computer effects and jarring visuals, but this is more of an atmospheric horror flick with self-contained dramatic moments. not overstuffed with high-decibel setpieces like the Conjuring flicks (of which I really only liked the 2nd one).

thinking ILX might eyeroll a little at the aesthetic choices, ie the retro feel which felt somewhat like an Outer Limits episode, w/ the use of the fades to black after each scene, and the old-fashioned score. and that's fair. but the trailer looked like the worst crap imaginable and I only went to see it cos I liked Mike Flanagan's "Hush" and this got early favorable press and it turned out to be an enjoyable night out so....hey, I'll take it.

Neanderthal, Friday, 21 October 2016 04:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I forgot Flanagan did this. I think he's great. I guess no surprise that a thoughtful horror filmmaker should do better than expected with a boilerplate sequel.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 October 2016 12:06 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah. his wife has a cameo too in the first ten minutes. I liked her in "Hush"

Neanderthal, Friday, 21 October 2016 12:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Been reading or hearing a lot of pieces about feminist horror films the last couple of days, but so far none of them have mentioned "Ginger Snaps." And some of them (like the NPR one) were just poorly researched.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 28 October 2016 17:54 (one month ago) Permalink

A poorly researched NPR piece? You don't say!

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 28 October 2016 18:08 (one month ago) Permalink

My interest in the Slumber Party Massacre series has recently been piqued by my realization that they were all directed by women. Don't know how that translates until I've seen them but I'll report back.

I'm not a dummy. I'm not. (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 October 2016 18:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Not just that, the first one was written by Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle! I've only seen about 1/4-1/3 of it thanks to the decision to start watching it pretty much *immediately* before it was removed from Netflix a few years ago, but it certainly holds up to its reputation (namely, that it was written as a parody and filmed by a gun-for-hire director as totally straightforward genre trash).

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Saturday, 29 October 2016 14:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Watched season 1 of Ash Vs Evil Dead yesterday. I always knew I probably wouldn't get the sequel I wanted but as soon as I saw the trailer for this I knew it wasn't going to be anything like the Evil Dead that I loved. They kept the humour, fun and gore but taken away the atmosphere and cool desgins, then added hard rock (a bad choice I think).
It feels too fannish in places (repeats of things they did in the films), lots of weak special effects (cgi blood and a burned skeleton in particular) and Ash's schtick gets overplayed. The kickass fun they were going for just isn't fun or funny enough to be a success but later on in the series it actually gets quite entertaining and even though I wouldn't recommend it, I might watch the second series.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 29 October 2016 15:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I am the pretty thing that lives under the stairs did not add up to much of anything for me

Whatever the title is. The Netflix original with bob balaban in it.

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 29 October 2016 20:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I just rewatched the Evil Dead trilogy and want to check out the show now. Is it worse than Army of Darkness? I see that as a much lesser film than the first two but still pretty entertaining.

jmm, Saturday, 29 October 2016 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm very fond of Army Of Darkness, the tv series is definitely worse but just good enough for me to be interested in the second series.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 30 October 2016 01:28 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

THE FALLING (directed by Carol Morley)

Stars Maisie Williams and Maxine Peake. A girl school in the late 60s where girls mysteriously keep fainting. It's got kind of a soft indie-ish soundtrack, autumnal atmosphere, it's quite pretty. I'd give it a non-urgent recommendation.

Disc version includes a short film of Maxine Peake giving a short history of mass hysteria.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 13 November 2016 22:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ok, this is another one of those "is it really horror?" cases, but I say there's just enough in Park Chan-Wook's fucked up hot lesbian thriller The Handmaiden to barely qualify. Definitely recommended for fans of psychological twists, beautiful period production and great sex scenes.

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 05:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Watched Spring the other night. Too much cgi (tired of saying it but I won't stop) and the nature of the woman isn't completely convincing. But I enjoyed it overall, it's quite refreshing in some ways, the setting is quite nice.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 4 December 2016 23:54 (four days ago) Permalink


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