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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) Permalink

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) Permalink

well yeah

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

i kinda want to see paranormal activity.

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

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) Permalink

Drag Me to Hell!

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) 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 (nine 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

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) 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 (nine years ago) Permalink

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

I re-watched Devil's Rejects for the first time in a long time not too long ago, and iirc found the motel scene even harder to watch than before and the turnaround of sympathies ... less effective than I remembered it?

31 I never saw and always forget it was even released. 1000 Corpses I saw once and don't want to see again, Salem is the one I think about the most. Easily his best directed and, iirc, the only one that doesn't coast on grotesque white trash-ery?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 April 2019 16:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

correct that lords of salem is the only one that doesn't dwell in gratuitous white trashiness even though i think zombie's use of that is more complicated than coasting on its grotesquery, cf. the authenticity politics and class war going on in both 1000 corpses and rejects

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 April 2019 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also if you like and think about lords of salem a lot, i highly recommend watching the director's cut of halloween ii, those movies feel very connected to me

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 April 2019 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe I've seen it? It's possible it was so ugly (in every sense) that I just turned it off.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 April 2019 17:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

no no no it's shot beautifully! and is mostly just very sad!

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 April 2019 18:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

however if you remember a rob zombie movie that featured a white horse, you saw it

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 April 2019 18:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe I didn't see it? Which is the one that began with a rape in a hospital? The first one? That one was certainly ugly, so maybe it made me skip the second one. Also, it was the second Rob Zombie Halloween, which would be another reason for me to skip it as well.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 April 2019 18:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Which is the one that began with a rape in a hospital? The first one?

this happens about 30 minutes into the director's cut of the first one

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 29 April 2019 18:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Hole in the Ground is on Amazon now.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 29 April 2019 22:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

OK, I was weirdly excited for this, but a) it looks like garbage and b) the trailer gives away what must be most of the scares, so you've been warned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6MLJG0RdDE

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 May 2019 16:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah don't watch that if yer spoiler-averse. also, briefly thought it was Frank Grillo as the dad and was stoked....but alas

Simon H., Saturday, 4 May 2019 17:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I keep hoping film trailers will change again but they haven't for a long time.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 4 May 2019 17:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Someone I kinda sorta trust said Hagazussa was better than The Witch

Anyone seen this? I'm wondering whether to go tonight.

jmm, Sunday, 5 May 2019 12:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I just got it in the mail, so I might watch it tonight.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 5 May 2019 17:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i liked it but not as much at the witch

dynamicinterface, Sunday, 5 May 2019 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Suspiria 2018 is on Amazon Prime now and its kind of a mess but enjoyable. It deviates from the original story but idk if you weren’t familiar with the original plot how much sense any of it would make.

At the other end of the spectrum, Unfriended: Dark Web was better than I expected.

ShariVari, Sunday, 5 May 2019 23:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I only made it 45 minutes into nu-Suspiria. Really didn't click for me at all.

The discussion above makes me want to take another run at Zombie's Halloween II. I bailed on that one early, too, but I love Lords of Salem so much (I own it on Blu-Ray) that I'm feeling generous.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 5 May 2019 23:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xpost The first Unfriended was good, too!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 5 May 2019 23:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the Unfriended movies rule

Simon H., Sunday, 5 May 2019 23:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the unfriended movies do rule, and nu-suspiria is unmitigated garbage

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 6 May 2019 00:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I didn’t even finish the new Suspiria. Just seemed kinda grey and miserable, which is not exactly what I was looking for in a Suspiria movie.

circa1916, Monday, 6 May 2019 00:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The discussion above makes me want to take another run at Zombie's Halloween II. I bailed on that one early, too, but I love Lords of Salem so much (I own it on Blu-Ray) that I'm feeling generous.

― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, May 5, 2019 4:06 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

really gotta emphasize director’s cut here, it’s, in many ways, a completely different movie from the theatrical (though i think the director’s cut is the one widely available for rent/streaming online). the footage zombie reintegrates is the stuff that really connects the movie to what he did in lords of salem

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 6 May 2019 01:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

really gotta emphasize director’s cut here, it’s, in many ways, a completely different movie from the theatrical

Interesting, because Vern, the only critic I trust, says the theatrical cut is the one to watch, and that's the version I can see on Showtime (through Hulu).

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 6 May 2019 02:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i mean i like the theatrical too! there’s just much more laurie strode character work in the director’s cut

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 6 May 2019 02:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

but the preference legit baffles me, there’s so much more to chew on in the dc

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 6 May 2019 03:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol at shower gator fight

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 6 May 2019 05:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I liked nu-Suspiria! It took a mighty long time to get cooking but once it did, I enjoyed it!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 6 May 2019 13:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The dance scenes were memorable if nothing else

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 6 May 2019 13:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I remain intrigued because reactions have been so polarized. But the very existence of the film introduces ... issues. That is, the only justification for remaking Suspiria at all is to jetison all the things that were worthwhile about the original, which is tbh overwhelmingly its visual style. Get rid of that though and what's left isn't terribly compelling imo. So I can only assume that the cast and running time portends something different, which begs the question, then why remake the movie at all?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 May 2019 13:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It takes the spirit of the original and adds new elements -- it's a very weird remake and I was dubious/bored for a while but it delivered eventually! Why? Witches, that's why. :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 6 May 2019 14:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The original is one of my favorite least suspenseful films ever. Student enters scary school run by apparent witches that is apparently ... run by witches. So they kill her. The end.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 May 2019 14:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So they kill her.

Wait, what?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Monday, 6 May 2019 14:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was gonna say.

Simon H., Monday, 6 May 2019 14:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Assuming you're not concerned about OG Suspiria spoilers ...

... that's how I remember it ending?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 May 2019 14:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's p much exactly the other way around

or something, Monday, 6 May 2019 14:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Huh? The stuff with the lightning and outline ... isn't that the head witch?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 May 2019 14:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes, who the student then kills.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Monday, 6 May 2019 14:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh! I think there was some confusion over who I meant by her. I meant her, the head which!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 May 2019 16:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

And they I admit was confusing, I meant she, the student. I was thinking of her and her friend as a they, but of course her friend was under the control of the witch. so she, the singular student, killed her, the head witch.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 May 2019 16:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hagazussa - Adam Groves (Bedlam Files) said this was better than The Witch, I don't agree but I can see why some would prefer this. Like The Witch it features an outsider family in the wilderness but I even saw (coincidental) similarities in Mandy, because it's a very quiet mood piece (soundtrack by drone/doom band MMMD) with some similar slow closeups of faces, a character going through a harrowing ordeal yet with an often spaced out feeling that stoners will appreciate.
I looked at the sleeve notes (all in German, I think the only disc releases are German so far but I made sure mine had English subtitles) and there was an even better reference point which may have been a direct influence on this film: Valhalla Rising.

I enjoyed and recommend it, the woman getting incredible sexual bliss from milking a goat and the writhing mushroom were both quite striking. Parents and baby enthusiasts may be particularly disturbed by some scenes.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 6 May 2019 17:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's a US Blu-Ray edition. I loved Valhalla Rising and The Witch so am inclined to check this out.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 6 May 2019 19:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I see it's on amazon prime too, but not in UK

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 6 May 2019 19:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I finally watched nu-Suspiria and am sad I missed it in the theater. Saw the original in a showing right before it came out, though. nu-version hits some of the notes in the same way, not 100% sold on the historical backdrop and parts of the resolution, but overall it was an excellent experience

mh, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 02:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

did not think the new Suspiria was grey and miserable, i really liked the visual style

Dan S, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 03:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not sure about the very, very end, but I liked Creep 2.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 10 May 2019 20:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I never saw Resolution or Spring, but I really liked The Endless

Dan S, Sunday, 12 May 2019 00:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Can anyone who's seen The Wind say why it was terrible? I liked the trailer a lot.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:01 (one week ago) Permalink

it's boring, predictable, poorly paced, and has delusions of depth that it doesn't achieve. I went in with no expectations and wanting to like it but would recommend skipping.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 13 May 2019 06:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks!

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Monday, 13 May 2019 21:13 (one week ago) Permalink

if they could somehow take the dancing parts (the only good bits really) from nu-suspiria and transplant them into the old suspiria, that would bang

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