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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

well yeah

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

i kinda want to see paranormal activity.

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

Drag Me to Hell!

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

xpost

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:57 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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

http://tcmmoviemorlocks.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/famous-monsters-speak2.jpg

^^^ omar's friends

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

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

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

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

For a movie that revels in familiar exploitation tropes, I thought "Overlord" was surprisingly well made, with some creatively gross prosthetics and fx. Solid stuff, at least up until the very last beats of the film (and that includes the inexplicable choice of a Nas song playing over the credits).

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 27 July 2019 05:56 (one month ago) link

I saw six movies at Fantasia this year and the best was Knives and Skin, not horror but definitely worth being on the lookout for from genre folks, sort of a queer(er) Richard Kelly riff with hints of a lot of other things plus a flavor all its own. Some great and super funny dialogue and performances, too.

Simon H., Saturday, 27 July 2019 06:00 (one month ago) link

I have no idea why, but that 2007 Aussie killer croc movie "Black Water" popped on my radar. Watched it last night, was soooooo boring. Mostly people clinging to mangroves staring at rippling water.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 28 July 2019 16:11 (one month ago) link

What are you talking about?? That movie was tense af! I thought it was great for/on account of employing such a small concept.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 28 July 2019 16:16 (one month ago) link

Glad you liked it! I preferred "Rogue."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 28 July 2019 18:14 (one month ago) link

You wanna talk about boring, let me (not) recommend “I Trapped the Devil”

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 28 July 2019 21:34 (one month ago) link

That's on Hulu and I was considering checking it out. What's bad about it?

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 28 July 2019 23:47 (one month ago) link

SLooooooooooooW. Not scary in any way. Not engaging in any way. Gives away the whole plot in the title and then takes a half hour to get there. Acting is meh. No visual engagement. Dumb ending.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 July 2019 01:57 (one month ago) link

I quite liked They Remain with Rebecca Henderson and William Jackson Harper. It doesn’t entirely work in conveying a sense of unease, and could arguably function almost effectively as a two-handed play, but it’s well acted.

It’s based on a Laird Barron story. Hopefully the first of many to make it to the screen.

ShariVari, Monday, 29 July 2019 16:15 (one month ago) link

Which one of you recommended "Next of Kin?" What a weird-ass movie that was, like Argento in slow motion.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:11 (one month ago) link

both me and robert adam gilmour have stanned hard for it iirc. it'd belong in the other thread but whatever

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:14 (one month ago) link

Ha, I just posted there before I saw this.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:16 (one month ago) link

Finally saw Spring and it's super good. I hope somebody gives those guys some money soon.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 July 2019 19:53 (one month ago) link

Benson / Moorhead followed Spring with The Endless in 2017, which is pretty great, imo. ILX somewhere, there are raves about it and connected Resolution (2012).

Synchronic wrapped in Jan, according to Dread Central. IMDB page here.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 29 July 2019 20:10 (one month ago) link

Resolution is v good microbudget fun, didn't care much for Spring.

Simon H., Monday, 29 July 2019 20:18 (one month ago) link

And I much preferred Spring to The Endless. It was almost, and I don't like throwing this word around, Aickmanesque

or something, Monday, 29 July 2019 20:57 (one month ago) link

following up ulysses' post above... in NYC this month

https://www.filmlinc.org/series/scary-movies-xii/#films

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 19:52 (one month ago) link

"The Curse of La Llorona" - generally bland and tension-free. At least "Darkness Falls" had a few jump scares.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:43 (one month ago) link

Xpost hmm I’d like to see Prophecy

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:47 (one month ago) link

This probably doesn't fit the thread that well but did anyone see Thoroughbreds? Very quiet black comedy, tiny cast including Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke and Anton Yelchin. It's pretty good.
Just like with Marrowbone, there's more dvd versions of this than blurays, having to resort to a foreign multiregion version ("Nordic version" in this case) to get a bluray. I guess in both cases Universal don't want the expense of so many blurays and expect that people like me will import for a multiregion bluray anyway.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:48 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I saw that on Amazon. It was pretty good.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 11 August 2019 11:59 (one month ago) link

Another thumbs-up vote for "Hagazussa"'s imagery and pacing. Interesting comment in the IMDB reviews, thinking it's inspired by a 15th century syphilis outbreak. Explains the mother's death and the daughter's madness pretty well.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:27 (one month ago) link

Eega: A Bollywood-styled sci-fi/horror film in which the hero is reborn as a fly and fights organized crime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Cw-n7VsOAc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:49 (one month ago) link

Wow, that looks awesome.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:52 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B6hjhP83ck
full film here, with subtitles even!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 August 2019 18:20 (one month ago) link

Thanks!

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 18:31 (one month ago) link

Started watching this and a big bluebottle keeps landing on the screen. I’m conflicted about killing it.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:35 (one month ago) link

is it inspiring a dance number? probably safe to kill if not.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:41 (one month ago) link

It’s hard to tell when a fly is dancing. Also, the lead in this is a creepy stalker.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:43 (one month ago) link

135 mins!?

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:44 (one month ago) link

The female lead is very good at doing an ‘I’m hiding my amusement’ thing with her mouth.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 21:50 (one month ago) link

https://imgur.com/KZLMtD6

My favourite website. Also, not a horror, unless you consider Incredible Shrinking Man etc. to be horrors. It's fun though.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 23:04 (one month ago) link

Just watched Hagazussa, so good... loved the guttering candle of a narrative, wish there were more 100-minute movies with 10 minutes of dialog. Sensibility is very appealing, like an inversion of all the tedious aspects of modernity, the evidentiality, identity, cleanliness. Just Albrun's consciousness expanding to fill the world, or the woods and mountains breathing her in and out.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Friday, 16 August 2019 01:55 (one month ago) link

Ready or Not fucking ruled!

Margot Robbie Samara Weaving is hilarious. Social commentary wise, it's a bit on the 'obvious' side, but it has the feel of a off-brand 80s horror film. I mean obviously it's slicker and mainstream on the outside but it has a scuzzy heart, like a punk who wears a suit jacket with a t shirt and jeans.

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Friday, 23 August 2019 01:59 (three weeks ago) link

Psyched!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 23 August 2019 02:23 (three weeks ago) link

In case folk have 2019 library searches, "Luz" just popped up in my library's catalog, as a 2018 release.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:21 (three weeks ago) link

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

black christmas is getting remade! again! but this time it's helmed by sophia takal who directed one of my favorite horror films of the last few years, always shine

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

honestly I don't like the look of that at all, and after getting burned by the Pet Sematary remake on the basis of a promising director attachment + cast I refuse to get my hopes up again

Simon H., Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

i like the look of it but i like blumhouse garbage

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:40 (two weeks ago) link

also i loved the last black christmas remake and i'm enjoying that it's turning into a franchise of remakes at this point lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:40 (two weeks ago) link

AGNES

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

THIS IS BILLY

FUCK YOUR POTATO (Neanderthal), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:41 (two weeks ago) link

Oh I recently watched Escape Room, which was...fine. Every single moment not spent in an escape room (incl flashbacks) was unwatchable

Simon H., Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZgkHjpUM8w

also: here's the trailer for the new oz perkins thing

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

which looks amazing

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 5 September 2019 19:44 (two weeks ago) link

Watched Starfish the other day, and surprised myself by liking it a lot. The trailer sells it as a quirky apocalyptic film with monsters, but it's actually a slow-paced metaphoric meditation on grief and forgiveness. The monsters are an add-on - though there's a big monster that's gorgeous - and the plot doesn't always make sense. The director name-checks Gareth Edwards in the credits, so if you dug "Monsters", you'll appreciate the one scene the big monster shows up in. The film goes heavily meta at one point, but I was already swayed to its "understand the subtext here and appreciate the images" logic, and didn't mind so much. Good soundtrack and visuals, too.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 5 September 2019 20:43 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI8fjr4Va7Q
Bliss (2019). Vampire film with drugs and painting.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 7 September 2019 17:53 (one week ago) link

I thought Ready or Not was some good, ridiculous and just mean spirited enough fun. Loved the ending.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 September 2019 18:59 (one week ago) link


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