ok lets all shit our pants to something new: post 2005 horror film thread

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I still wanna see the black and white version of the mist, seems like it might redeem at least the cgi stuff

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 26 October 2009 02:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

but reviews are pretty mixed

it's KIDS... with zombies!!

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Monday, 26 October 2009 04:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dawn of the Dead was good...especially the part with the preggers girl

had died in a balloon accident several years in a ballooning accident (dyao), Monday, 26 October 2009 04:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

bugcrush is kinda good. (i guess the whole thing's not up on youtube anymore, but it might be around somewhere.)

STRATE IN2 DAKRNESS (tipsy mothra), Monday, 26 October 2009 04:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shock endings suck.

cough syrup in coke cans (Eric H.), Monday, 26 October 2009 04:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Deadgirl is amazing

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Monday, 26 October 2009 05:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

my thoughts from that itr thread where i do one sentence reviews of streaming netflix stuff i watch at odd hours:

deadgirl - this is going to be another one of those recommendations that isnt really one, i thought it was great, some weird rivers edge/brick/donnie darko/grossout horror flick blender action going on, really really mean spirited, another wonderful film designed to make you feel like people are just basically horrible and evil, dont know if anyone else should really watch it if they dont want to feel dirty and simultaneously violated and entertained, oddly wacky and slapstick in all the wrong parts, at least one (maybe both) of the leads is shockingly brilliant and will probably never get cast again. A-

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Monday, 26 October 2009 05:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

ok just watched The Woods mentioned upthread (thx streaming netflix) and that is def one of the best horror things ive seen in recent memory.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Monday, 26 October 2009 07:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh, cool. i'll have to check it out. have you seen may? that's good too.

STRATE IN2 DAKRNESS (tipsy mothra), Monday, 26 October 2009 13:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

collector was pathetic

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Monday, 26 October 2009 14:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen anything super-recent. Mist was okay-ish, kinda hokey/kinda entertaining, like a better-than average Sci-Fi Channel monster movie for most of its running time, but the ending fucking sucked. Not because it was "nihilistic" or whatever, just because it was cheap, ridiculously overstated and lame. Should have ended with the Great Old One lurching by overhead as the Jeep ran out of gas. Maybe with the hero counting bullets, counting heads. But fuck everything that came after.

Couldn't make it through 30 Days of Night. Started out cool enough, but got boring fast.

The Woods is awesome.

from alcoholism to fleshly concerns (contenderizer), Monday, 26 October 2009 15:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

Has anybody see Voice?

Is this the Korean film? I thought it was o-k but a letdown if considered as the 4th film in the 'Whispering Corridors' series. The 2nd - 'Memento Mori' - is the strongest. Incidentally the 5th film just came out but I'm a little hesitant.

Maybe I'll see 'The Woods' tonight.

xcixxorx, Monday, 26 October 2009 16:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

2009, 'horror' movies

LMAO

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Monday, 26 October 2009 17:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah i still can't get over how good the woods was. looks beautiful, great performances, well written dialog, smart as hell. no idea why this movie is kind of a blip rather than well known.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Monday, 26 October 2009 17:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I really dug may but never checked out the woods due to mixed reviews

director got fired off his last film, too

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 26 October 2009 17:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

am about to watch Martyrs. Wish me luck!

you just freaked out more than our director of lols (Pillbox), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

THE STRANGERS is hands down the best I've seen this half of the decade. THE ORPHANAGE is terrible boring conventional bullshit.

ben folds' cover of "such great heights" (Tape Store), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 02:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

THE ORPHANAGE is terrible boring conventional bullshit

+sugared +embossed +pretentious +not at all scary

cough syrup in coke cans (Eric H.), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 03:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, The Orphanage gets a lot of praise, but I'm not sure why. It's decent for an old-fashioned ghost story, but nothing special. Same goes for The Others and most of the post-Sixth-Sense "grown up ghost story" genre.

from alcoholism to fleshly concerns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 03:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

Jesus Camp still scares me.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 04:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

paranormal activity was ok

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 05:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

not the scariest movie ever made? i want it to be the scariest movie ever made.

from alcoholism to fleshly concerns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 06:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen The Orphanage, but the ending sounds absolutely hilarious (and it's also the same ending as another certain famous early 70s horror film, and both of these setups seem really ridiculous).

Curious about The Woods. I liked May as a character piece, though I wasn't really fond of the shot that bookends the movie... but I'm not really into this stuff for the gore or jump scare factor.

Nhex, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 06:36 (5 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.

Seconding (thirding?) this. I liked it a lot, but watching it at home on laptop was much more effective than seeing it in a theater. It's basically a feature length YouTube video.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

I really dug may but never checked out the woods due to mixed reviews

director got fired off his last film, too

― 鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, October 26, 2009 1:49 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this dude is never going to go anywhere if he keeps making his movies so hard to google

Bobby Wo (max), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 10:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

ok, about to watch martyrs, will report back in about 1:45

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 04:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

oof. that was rough.

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 06:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

will add more thoughts once i have time to digest it, but i can say that that is some bleak, bleak shit right there.

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 06:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

French movies sort of own this thread, huh.

cough syrup in coke cans (Eric H.), Thursday, 29 October 2009 12:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

THE ORPHANAGE is hands down the best I've seen this half of the decade. THE STRANGERS is terrible boring conventional bullshit.

DavidM, Thursday, 29 October 2009 15:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow the last 30 minutes of martyrs are just so brutal. i dont think id really put it in the horror category (as weird as that seems considering, well, everything about it) - idk what to call it. it isnt scary per se (uh certainly disquieting dont get me wrong).

really having trouble working my way around it. really good though.

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

was talking w/a friend of mine about these sort of characteristics of new foreign (to me) horror films. there is def a totally different thing going on depending on whether yer talking about france/UK/spain/aussie, but all of them are simultaneously blooming, whereas the american stuff is sort of flailing around and retreading, and the asian extreme stuff seems to be caught in a rut.

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

god i hate the term asian extreme but at least its a placeholder (and works better than j-horror).

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

asian X-TREME

ADVANCED CHORD CHANGES (HI DERE), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Strangers is effective but forgettable and completely contentless.

Got The Woods waiting on my hard drive, hadn't heard of it before this thread, but I'm quite excited about it now. Also, Bruce Campbell!

Ok Abacus (chap), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

oof. that was rough.

― PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:29 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark

yep.

you just freaked out more than our director of lols (Pillbox), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow the last 30 minutes of martyrs are just so brutal. i dont think id really put it in the horror category (as weird as that seems considering, well, everything about it) - idk what to call it. it isnt scary per se (uh certainly disquieting dont get me wrong).

First 2/3 def. has enough (fucking freaky as shit) traditional macabre elements to qualify it as trad horror imo. Last bit is def on its own arthouse thing, tho. Absolutely loved this btw.

you just freaked out more than our director of lols (Pillbox), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

okay so I just read about Inside and um... yikes

ADVANCED CHORD CHANGES (HI DERE), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

there is a reason I don't watch these but tbh I love reading about them

ADVANCED CHORD CHANGES (HI DERE), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

there is def a totally different thing going on depending on whether yer talking about france/UK/spain/aussie, but all of them are simultaneously blooming

Any recommendations? I've already added Inside and Martyr to my queue, but haven't seen any mention of specific Aussie or Spanish movies yet.

A polar bear you can see in a snowstorm (rockapads), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

aussie: wolf creek obv.

you just freaked out more than our director of lols (Pillbox), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

for aussie/NZ stuff you should prob start with Wolf Creek

spanish - maybe rec? i have to think about this one a little more tbh

xpost hah yep

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

lots of peeps rep for "the nun" on the spanish side, but i havent seen it so

PHEAR MY POORAPULT (jjjusten), Thursday, 29 October 2009 16:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

there is a reason I don't watch these but tbh I love reading about them

― ADVANCED CHORD CHANGES (HI DERE), Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:46 AM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

OTM

how rad bandit (gbx), Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Here is generally how it breaks down for me:

Brilliant, worthy of canonization: The Descent, The Devil's Rejects, Martyrs

Almost there (great, but terminally flawed): Strangers (first half is the most awesome, scariest shit - second half, not so much); Haute Tension (that fucking twist - ugh); The Mist (Marcia Aspie Harden)

Highly Watchable: Drag Me to Hell (maybe this deserves top rating - on the fence about this), Hostels 1+2, The Hills Have Eyes (this & Dawn of the Dead are the only remakes worth watching), Dead Snow (boring as shit until the zombie freakout occurs; is hence thoroughly entertaining), Trick R' Treat, 28 Weeks Later, Slither

In a class of its own: Inland Empire

Shitbox: Saw movies, most remakes, most horror films (sad but true)

Have not seen: Paranormal Activity, Inside (will have seen both by weeks end), Rec, The Children, Home Movie, The Orphanage, Voice, Deadgirl, The Woods, Les Revanants

you just freaked out more than our director of lols (Pillbox), Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Inside is way better than I'll ever be willing to give it credit for.

cough syrup in coke cans (Eric H.), Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

inside is one of those movies that's totally riveting but you watch the entire time with O_O that expression on your face. i think the thing with the cop at the end was especially O_O

jØrdån (omar little), Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Drag Me to Hell (maybe this deserves top rating - on the fence about this) - I'd grant Grindhouse this same status (both features + trailers)

you just freaked out more than our director of lols (Pillbox), Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Highly Watchable - also, add to this: Hatchet, a thoroughly entertaining bit of self-aware slasher-camp

you just freaked out more than our director of lols (Pillbox), Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hard Candy, with Ellen Page, is more of psychologicall thriller than horror, but I liked it a whole lot. Basically a two-character movie.

(nutty nuggets at HEB) (Eazy), Thursday, 29 October 2009 17:52 (5 years ago) Permalink


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