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

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So without muddying the water with all the decades of classics - what horror movies did it for you (so far) this year? It's almost halloween, and we all need some new stuff rather than watching Suspiria for the fourteenth time, right?

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:32 (ten years ago) link

the fourteenth time high? it really makes a difference

What the hell is hamster love (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:35 (ten years ago) link

well yeah

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:37 (ten years ago) link

My surprise nominee (and none of these are going to be academy greats duh) is The Haunting In Connecticut which will not go down in history or anything, but was a totally capable jump scare flick. I have no idea why they promoted the movie the way that they did, the initial theatrical release campaign made it look like some sort of slow yawn slightly creepy snoozefest, when in fact it is 100% cut from the flash of CREEPY DUDE in the mirror/corner/behind the kid school of filmmaking.

plot holes? well yeah, duh, but who cares

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:42 (ten years ago) link

This is prob a good place for me to fly my challop flag and say that as great as Let the Right One In is, it isn't really a horror film IMO.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:47 (ten years ago) link

i kinda want to see paranormal activity.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:53 (ten years ago) link

yeah me too! although i fear the possibility that it might be a hype triumph and disappoint.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

Drag Me to Hell!

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:55 (ten years ago) link

man, still haven't seen that. or even zombieland (which doesn't sound like horror).

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:56 (ten years ago) link

all i've really seen in 2009 is drag me to hell and zombieland, which isn't really a horror movie either

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:56 (ten years ago) link

xpost

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:57 (ten years ago) link

i just watched drag me to hell last night, and as a old school Raimi fanboy it was a ton of fun (srsly sam it is amazing how much mileage you can get out of the power of people/corpses/demonwhatevers vomiting on other people). Curious to find out how it worked for people that weren't kind of the target audience, esp the classic moments of Raimi complete set up nonsense (the best of which had to be the "well duh why not use these ice skates i was about to pawn on my suspended anvil" idiot lunacy).

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:00 (ten years ago) link

anybody see any of the big remakes (last house on the left, whichever one rob zombie did this year, etc)?

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:05 (ten years ago) link

drag me to hell was so great -- just rewatched but seeing it in the theatre was amazing what with everyone laughing & screaming simultaneously

elmo leonard (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:08 (ten years ago) link

i think the only nasty cut-em-up flicks i like anymore come from france or asia, though the first 'hostel' and the first 'saw' were good. 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, 22 October 2009 18:09 (ten years ago) link

no desire to see the halloween remake, but the trailer was fucking terrifying (i've long held that horror movie trailers are usually way scarier than the actual movie, you just get a succession of jumps and creepy images without any context or warning).

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:10 (ten years ago) link

loved drag me... anyone seen paranormal activity yet?

or left bank?

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:12 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

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^^^ omar's friends

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:13 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

'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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

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 (ten years ago) link

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (ten years ago) link

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

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

anybody repping for inside in this thread needs to see martyrs stat

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:27 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:38 (ten years ago) link

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (ten years ago) link

really? how so? i would think it would be a quintessential movie theater movie!!

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

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:43 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I only saw it once but iirc it gets crazier and more and more hallucinatory.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 November 2019 01:28 (three weeks ago) link

People liked Bone Tomahawk? I thought it was super dopey, and not much more than a generic old-fashioned “townsfolk vs Savage Injuns” movie that disguises itself in the thinnest veneer.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 1 November 2019 04:23 (three weeks ago) link

That's exactly what Bone Tomahawk is.

Watched The Lost Boys with my kids the other night - first time I'd seen it in years. It's dumb and great. I'd forgotten how ugly the feeding scene is.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Friday, 1 November 2019 09:40 (three weeks ago) link

Fulci did make a great, late Spaghetti Western called Four of the Apocalypse that's plenty violent but with no overt supernatural element:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_of_the_Apocalypse

Ward Fowler, Friday, 1 November 2019 10:44 (three weeks ago) link

I think Bone Tomahawk is way more than "generic." The ornate dialogue, the pace, the flashes of humor, the shocking extremity of the unexpected (even when expected!) violence ... these all set it apart.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 November 2019 12:09 (three weeks ago) link

There was a time when I wanted to see Bone Tomahawk. That time was before I saw the dude's other movie, Brawl In Cell Block 99.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 1 November 2019 12:31 (three weeks ago) link

Now *that* movie is pretty generic, by design (I think), though entertainingly ridiculous and ott. Bone Tomahawk is much better.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:37 (three weeks ago) link

Tale Of Tales
The Witch
November
A Field In England
Mandy
Across The River
Under The Skin
It Follows
Hagazussa

I regretted giving into the hype for Oculus, The Pact (which seems to be forgotten now), Hereditary, The Invitation and Get Out so I'm not seeing Midsommar or Us.

Baskin has its moments but not enough.

Incident In A Ghostland is not great but it deserved far more mentions than it got, pretty grueling and first film I'd seen in some time that really "went there" where other films would stop. Martyrs/Tall Man/House Of Voices director. Worth a try, some of you might really like it.

Green Room is solid but I didn't feel strongly about it. Climax is great but not quite my version of horror.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 1 November 2019 20:58 (three weeks ago) link

speaking of martyrs, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it yet. it's so unfriendly that it's hard to recommend without some kind of warning but it's unique and you'll probably get something out of the experience, for better or worse.

also -

here comes the devil - mexican horror notable for its goregrind usage, among other things
dream home - well-made HK slasher with some really brutal kills

mandy is probably my favorite modern horror film by some margin tho. feels like a classic.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 2 November 2019 19:52 (two weeks ago) link

the original Martyrs is amazing and one of my favourite horror films ever, don't think i'll ever bother with the remake

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 2 November 2019 19:54 (two weeks ago) link

yep, that one. I always forget that there even is a remake. seems bizarre!

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 2 November 2019 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

God I hate Martyrs, I'm sure I went over this at some point.

Simon H., Saturday, 2 November 2019 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

One I forgotten: We Are The Flesh.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 2 November 2019 20:34 (two weeks ago) link

We are the Flesh was weird and messed up and funny and nuts.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 2 November 2019 20:43 (two weeks ago) link

where are we discussing Doctor Sleep? Here?

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

nah this is the horror movies thread

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:45 (two weeks ago) link

missed the brief martyrs discussion upthread a couple of days ago, but it's an extraordinary movie that has stayed with me in a way that very few have since i saw it at least five years ago

i still don't really know what to make of it tbh

Titanic was cliched Marxist crap. (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

If it's only a shaggy dog story leading you to the punchline it's still a tremendous punchline, it fucked with me in a manner I can only compare with "Oldboy"

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

will check it out

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:21 (two weeks ago) link

the french one, right?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:23 (two weeks ago) link

xxxp I'd say if The Shining counts as horror then so does Doctor Sleep
(PS I actually really enjoyed it FWIW)

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:25 (two weeks ago) link

xp yeah i've never seen the remake but let's assume it's shit like every other anglophone remake

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

Fairly certain this wasn't cleared through legal...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7446638/
(trailer NSFW or for sanity)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 8 November 2019 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

For me the scary woman in the house is the best thing about Martyrs and then it moves away from that. Always surprised that many people prefer the torture.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 8 November 2019 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

i uh don’t think anyone here has said anything like that

Titanic was cliched Marxist crap. (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 8 November 2019 17:52 (two weeks ago) link

Anyone else seen Tale Of Tales and November?

Across The River has some camera footage stuff but otherwise it's like a brutal MR James thing.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 8 November 2019 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

Here's a review of that KFC movie. Sounds NFM (Not For Me) but thoughtful and well crafted.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 8 November 2019 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

shit realized I left the Babadook off my decade list, would def add that

many xps

Οὖτις, Friday, 8 November 2019 20:45 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agnpaFLo0to

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 9 November 2019 04:25 (one week ago) link

oh jeez that looks tight

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 9 November 2019 05:07 (one week ago) link

Man, what has Richard Stanley been up to? A career of bad luck?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 November 2019 05:58 (one week ago) link

I saw COOS. It's alright. The last 15 minutes is by far the best part, which makes it seem / feel better than it is.

Simon H., Saturday, 9 November 2019 06:02 (one week ago) link

I enjoyed Doctor Sleep. The predators of the movie are one of the creepier vampire posses

mh, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 02:14 (one week ago) link

Our Joel described it as a well-crafted entertaining rendering of a book that should never have been written

The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 02:22 (one week ago) link

I described it as one of the spookiest Charmed season finales OF ALL TIME

Seems like Flanagan is the guy if you want a polished realisation of a wholly misbegotten project for sure, this is probably the pinnacle of that. You could remove an hour of this film and it would just be serviceable glossy Netflix garbage (or just... a slightly above par Stephen King adaptation, the book is goofy King and Flanagan massively increases the schmaltz as is his wont) but the entire enterprise is so perverse it’s hilarious

Like it’s one thing that (MILD SPOILERS) it’s this YA adventure with a psychic child doing battle with a Disney villain called “Rose the hat” whose catchphrase is “hi there” and who says shit like “curses! The brat’s powers are stronger than I feared!”but then at the same time it’s going out of its way to constantly remind you that this film — in which everything is explained and there is no trace of the uncanny — is a sequel to STANLEY KUBRICK’S THE SHINING. It’s fuckin wild. This isn’t a spoiler really since it’s present right from the beginning, but they have actors made up to look like characters/apparitions from the original film, but with performances & writing much closer to the 90s miniseries, and I’m sitting there like “it rules that someone thought this was a good idea”

YouGov to see it (wins), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:33 (one week ago) link

i think King approves of it which is as damning as it gets

The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:35 (one week ago) link

Wait: does someone in this movie actually sincerely say 'curses!' because I didn't realize this movie was Hocus Pocus.

Maybe you wanna lay off the Mountain Dew, there, Burt. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:35 (one week ago) link

I’ve seen ppl giving MF credit for his attempt to “reconcile” Kubrick’s vision with King’s, ymmv on whether this kind of puppyish eagerness to please all the people all the time makes for good horror but it certainly doesn’t seem like a trait that either of the SKs share

YouGov to see it (wins), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:36 (one week ago) link

I’m paraphrasing the “curses” part but it kind of is hocus pocus yes

YouGov to see it (wins), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:36 (one week ago) link

wins pretty much has it

I was joking with a friend that half the plot is the same as The Last Jedi, with a prospective teacher hiding his magic powers away for decades and spurning a young apprentice

mh, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:39 (one week ago) link

FWIW I thought the shot recreations were artfully integrated and way preferable to reused footage. And the astral projection sequence was cool.

Simon H., Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:51 (one week ago) link

It's annoying that Flanagan is so respectful of King.

Simon H., Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:53 (one week ago) link

On the marketing side, I'm pleasantly surprised that the execs didn't push hard for The Shining 2. Particularly since Doctor Sleep is and always has been a really awful title.

Maybe you wanna lay off the Mountain Dew, there, Burt. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:55 (one week ago) link

Having not been a Stephen King reader but having watched a number of film adaptations, I'm wondering: is the Overlook as a place that feeds on those with the shining something that was extrapolated on more in the books? It wasn't quite clunky, but as a parallel to these energy vampire people who also feed, it made me wonder why they didn't seem to know such places existed.

mh, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:56 (one week ago) link

The series is, like the book, much more about alcoholism than Kubrick’s version.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 14:59 (one week ago) link

(And the scene that would be the ‘here’s Johnny’ scene is completely trapped by the Kubrick version - it’s kind of interesting)

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:04 (one week ago) link

It's annoying that Flanagan is so respectful of King.


Can’t take too many liberties with a literary master like king, it’s not like he’s Shirley Jackson or anything

YouGov to see it (wins), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:12 (one week ago) link

lol, this looks abundantly bad; somebody watch it and tell me if you die
http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=1WbXAOBuo6A

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:12 (one week ago) link

i can't find the thread wherein people post their favorite jump scares or scenes from horror films.. help?

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:06 (six days ago) link


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