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

Yeah, Borgman seems very much a future cult classic.

a guy named Christian White who represents the typical white Christian (Eric H.), Monday, 15 September 2014 02:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

He made Oculus and has another one coming soon.

― Simon H., Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:31 AM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

More specifically, apparently he's adapting Gerald's Game.

― Simon H., Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:51 AM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ugh. really?

― SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:55 AM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post

http://deadline.com/2014/09/i-know-what-you-did-last-summer-remake-horror-movie-sony-834570/

how's life, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

...huh.

Simon H., Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I'm hoping his talent will outshine the questionable source material in both of these.

how's life, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:17 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

so The Guest is getting good 'quality' reviews.

(ie, it's a sea change from the V/H/S movies the guy did, i guess)

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 September 2014 04:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

otoh, Sam Adams' complete L'box review:

I am not trusting any of you fuckers about Adam Wingard movies ever again.

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 September 2014 04:57 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

well all the ones on that list that I have seen are great, guess I should see the rest then

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Descent and House of the Devil are both roughly 3/4 good (which I noted in the Halloween thread was also the case with Lords of Salem). I'm beginning to think I almost prefer horror movies that maintain a more mediocre consistency of tone to those that hit some serious heights for a good while only to stumble in the home stretch. It's as if some modern horror filmmakers grew up reading King and taking exactly the wrong storytelling lessons away from his stuff.

Kick And They Slap A Friend (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I would say 3/4 great in the case of The Descent.

Kick And They Slap A Friend (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:08 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I've seen May, Bug, and Berberian Sound Studio. The latter probably my favorite altho it's so meta I dunno if I would really call it a horror film. it's more like a film about horror films shot in the style of a horror film. May was great. Bug was a little one-note but solid.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I thought "The Guest," like a lot of movies from this hipster horror crew, was a ridiculous, underdeveloped lark, but it had a lot going for it as a particularly brazen pastiche. It's like John Carpenter traveled back to 1984 with a copy of "The Terminator" and "Drive" and gave them to Wes Craven.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

TOOT TOOT

(heeeeey)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Also works as a less escapist take on "Captain America."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Saw The Quiet Ones and The Possession Of Michael King yesterday - the former very conventional but slightly above average, the latter with a moderately promising set-up but terribly executed and boring.

The Babadook looks like it might be worth seeing,

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Thursday, 18 September 2014 21:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Babadook looks awesome, just from reviews which are all very positive.

xelab, Thursday, 18 September 2014 21:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The first two thirds of Oculus were really good. Fell apart a little at the end. Rory Cochrane bears a disconcerting likeness to Danny Dyer.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Saturday, 20 September 2014 10:25 (1 week ago) Permalink

always happy to see Bug get props.

Simon H., Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

I just watched Borgman and for the most part I enjoyed it, but what exactly happened? I really enjoy the build up but when it was over I couldn't tell you what happened, aside from being very unsettled by the whole film.

JacobSanders, Monday, 22 September 2014 02:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

watched House of the Devil on Sunday. Was immediately taken with it just from the opening sequence and it was really strong until about 2/3rds of the way through when it just sort of... peters out halfheartedly. Really reminded me of the Strangers in that regard, where the setup and buildup of tension is really well done and then when it comes time to deliver it just fails. Too bad.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah... on balance, though, I very much like it. Now what about The Sacrament? I've liked every Ti West movie I've seen up til now but something made me turn this off less than 5 minutes in.

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

this was the first Ti West I've watched, would check out other stuff just based on his clear mastery of style - I kinda blame the script in House of the Devil more than anything else, just anti-climactic.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

The guy playing quasi-Jim-Jones in The Sacrament was excellent. Everything else was blah.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:29 (1 week ago) Permalink

More focus on that character / his motivations and less on the Vice crew hiding from gunmen would have made it approx twice as good.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Thursday, 25 September 2014 18:33 (1 week ago) Permalink

Shakey, the Innkeepers is pretty awesome

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oops sorry for doxxing u

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 25 September 2014 19:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yeah the innkeepers is the best thing he's ever done

yarn (jjjusten), Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

Again, tho, didn't stick the landing.

Eric H., Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

it makes me think up-and-coming horror guys should start with the ending and work backwards

Οὖτις, Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

Endings are for losers

yarn (jjjusten), Friday, 26 September 2014 02:16 (6 days ago) Permalink

Especially endings that lose me.

Eric H., Friday, 26 September 2014 05:33 (6 days ago) Permalink

Finally saw Absentia. That was really great. Non-loser ending, too. I got a little teary during the ending convo between the two detectives!

OU281 (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 27 September 2014 14:11 (5 days ago) Permalink

not strictly a horror movie but man THE GUEST was SO FUN

Nhex, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 06:11 (Yesterday) Permalink


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