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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

well yeah

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

i kinda want to see paranormal activity.

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

Drag Me to Hell!

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

xpost

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

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

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

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

lately I'm beginning to think it's the only movie that makes sense lol

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 17:40 (two months ago) link

Wow, that Last Night in Soho looks great

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:09 (two months ago) link

I think Edgar Wright is a big old bag of wind and I've decided, after Baby Driver that enough is enough, but that does look quite good...

I watched Insidious, which I'd managed to miss until now. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 45 minutes and thought, well, this has aged rather well, but then the frog brothers turned up and it went to shit. Oh well.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:16 (two months ago) link

Apologies for the random usage of commas. In all my posts. I'm so tired.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:17 (two months ago) link

Two of the best actors working today, too. Not sure if even Wright could mess that up.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:26 (two months ago) link

It'll be Edgar does Giallo and he will have done literally hundreds of hours of research and everything will be in the right place and it will annoy me.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:31 (two months ago) link

Why?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:49 (two months ago) link

This one looks fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpj1VOJWf98

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 27 May 2021 13:48 (one month ago) link

"based on the video game"

aaaaand I'm out.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:10 (one month ago) link

I was wondering about the Ubisoft logo.

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:12 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC1DQsaKdgw

Trailer gives away any "is / isn't he?" mystery, but the movie has some neat additions to the genre with some daylight action and a non-standard werewolf look.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:27 (one month ago) link

Cross-posting with the "last movies you saw" thread:

Signed up for HBO Max and finally watched The Conjuring, which I've been meaning to check out for a while. James Wan speaks the language of horror cinema better than almost anybody around right now; I expected lol70s cheese, but this thing is no-fucking-around scary. If you're in the mood for old-school horror (I strongly suspect more of the effects were practical than digital) with really good performances all around, especially Lili Taylor, it's kind of a must-see. The most genuinely frightening horror movie I've seen since Prince of Darkness.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 28 May 2021 23:56 (one month ago) link

I love the Conjuring - it's taken everything that worked from lots of haunted house movies and stuck them together.

Watched The Unholy (which was fine) and The Corruption of Divine Providence; which was nearly as good as it's title! I understand complaints that it wsa too crowded/busy, and I'd love a bit more Tarr to it, but what it did it did well.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Monday, 31 May 2021 21:16 (one month ago) link

Finally got around to The Dead Don't Die and In Fabric. The former was exactly what I expected from a Jarmusch zombie film, and enjoyable as such. In Fabric I kinda loved even though it was ridiculous. So many great images and scenes.

in fabric is so so so good. i'm a strickland stan at this point

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:30 (one month ago) link

Yeah I dug Berberian Sound Studio too. I still need to see Duke of Burgundy (which I guess doesn't qualify for this thread).

it doesn't but it's still creepy and kinda scary at points

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:55 (one month ago) link

also his best imo but i love lesbians

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 15:56 (one month ago) link

Duke could probably pass as psychological horror.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 16:27 (one month ago) link

I really disliked The Conjuring, goofy melodrama, it treats mediums with an annoying reverence and it doesn't help that it has two real life frauds as heroes

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 18:27 (one month ago) link

Duke could probably pass as psychological horror.

― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:27 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

it could also pass as a comedy, movie really has everything

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 1 June 2021 18:30 (one month ago) link

It is pretty funny, tbh.

The Conjuring ... iirc it relied sooooo much on loud scares, not just jump scares but *loud* jump scares, which I think are an extra kind of cheating.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 18:42 (one month ago) link

The Conjuring 2 >>>>>>>>>>> The Conjuring

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 00:26 (one month ago) link

I don't care about the real life frauds being the 'heroes', I just pretend the film takes place in a world where they're real and actually saw what they claimed to.

the first Conjuring was just mediocre Catholic-guilt horror. second one was better just by going bigger and actually killing people.

Sinister was better than both

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 00:27 (one month ago) link

I keep meaning to watch Sinister. The crappier the movie around him seems to be, the better Ethan Hawke's performance turns out to be, IME.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 00:59 (one month ago) link

I didn't know the characters were real people until a couple of years after I saw it, but I still really disliked it.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 17:14 (one month ago) link

I knew cos basically they're the Amityville Horror looney toonie investigators.

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 17:16 (one month ago) link

Iirc, Sinister may be the only of these sorts of movies to address the "why don't they just leave!?" conundrum.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 17:45 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Great trailer, like Cronenberg's "Crash" meets ... I dunno no. Noe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYm2RETn_oQ

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 21 June 2021 17:40 (one month ago) link

^^^ from the director of raw btw

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 21 June 2021 17:54 (one month ago) link

the images are astonishing, and julia ducournau doing something that's at least partially industrial horror.... it's already got my ticket

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 21 June 2021 17:56 (one month ago) link

hmmm

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Monday, 21 June 2021 18:13 (one month ago) link

Looks good thanks

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 21 June 2021 18:30 (one month ago) link

Superdeep got terrible reviews but I quite enjoyed it. It’s not particularly innovative but it’s pretty fun.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Monday, 28 June 2021 12:20 (three weeks ago) link

Good soundtrack too.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Monday, 28 June 2021 12:21 (three weeks ago) link

Thelma was the first film I've seen by J. Trier and it's certainly worth a watch but I found the pacing somnambulant and its need to overexplain everything tedious. Great acting and a fun take on Firestarter with a "kill the patriarchy vibe".

I just watched Host and really enjoyed it. Loved the formal invention, which managed to deal with the 'just turn the fucking thing off!' conundrum quite neatly, and I totally fell for the cast and was invested in them, which is rare for a horror film. I was properly scared in a few places - to the point where I actually roared at one point and one of my kids came down to see if I was alright!

I've signed up for a month of Shudder as well, so will be enshittening myself for most of July and August.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 10 July 2021 12:43 (two weeks ago) link

you'll find plenty of shudder recs if you go back thru this thread

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Saturday, 10 July 2021 13:01 (two weeks ago) link

Nice one cheers. I'll have a dig around.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 10 July 2021 13:10 (two weeks ago) link

Watched The Hunt last night on HBO Max. I knew it would be dumb as shit, but it was actually OK, a few suuuuuper on-the-nose/this-film-was-made-in-2019 lines of dialogue aside. It's a Hostel/The Most Dangerous Game knockoff with "political" overtones, some decent fight scenes (it's often more action movie in the Scott Adkins/old-school Van Damme vein than horror, exactly), and (digital) gore. The biggest surprises come from who turns out to only have been hired for a single day of shooting, if you know what I mean.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 10 July 2021 13:40 (two weeks ago) link

I actually enjoyed "Werewolves Within," which features a lot of familiar funny faces in the cast, even if it's more fitfully amusing. If you liked "Ready or Not" (I did) you'd probably like this, too. Got some of its own on-the-nose political jokes, but I thought they mostly worked.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 July 2021 13:42 (two weeks ago) link

I liked the hunt. some amusing elements and Betty Gilpin rules

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Saturday, 10 July 2021 14:13 (two weeks ago) link

Following some of the Shudder recommendations, I watched Beyond the Walls over the last 3 nights and loved it. I'm a sucker for a 'house as symbol of the unconscious' and I loved how the house was rendered. It did lose its way a little in the final act but held its nerve and mercifully held off from 'chuck everything at the screen' rising climax approach. Great stuff.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 15 July 2021 07:49 (one week ago) link

Empty Man is on Disneyplus now

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Thursday, 15 July 2021 20:08 (one week ago) link

In the uK, at least

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Thursday, 15 July 2021 20:08 (one week ago) link

Blood Born is pretty good, though it kind of comes apart a bit.

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Monday, 19 July 2021 20:15 (six days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4unxjlKCpw

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 17:26 (five days ago) link

Shudder's new one, Son, is pretty decent too, if you prefer you trauma post-partum instead.

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Friday, 23 July 2021 20:49 (two days ago) link

gah definitive no thanks!! that image is even a bit much for me. i don't like grisly pregnancy horror tbh unless it is The Brood. It's hard enough having these reproductive organs, I don't need any more horror :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 23 July 2021 21:09 (two days ago) link

Only just post-2006 but saw Lake Mungo this afternoon. Very affecting, expertly constructed and beautifully paced with the revelations slowly gathering momentum. It made me think of House of Leaves (most things do) but most obviously Twin Peaks (a bit on the nose to call the family the Palmers? Perhaps). It seems insane that the director has essentially disappeared but fair play: create something perfect and take your leave.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 24 July 2021 20:04 (yesterday) link


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