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

I just saw Cabin in the woods for the first time a couple of months ago and I was thinking that I really liked it except for the ending. I see now that the ending is what people really loved about it.

The Shallows was really disappointing. xpost

Yerac, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 02:35 (three weeks ago) link

Crawl offended me from a hurricane realism standpoint. Nobody in FL wakes up unaware they might get hit by a fuckin category 5 hurricane. A 1, maybe.

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 02:54 (three weeks ago) link

But really the reason i hated it is I hate most Floridians

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 02:54 (three weeks ago) link

except for the ones with scales, they don't fare very well in Crawl

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:28 (three weeks ago) link

tbf the movie works pretty well as a "what not to do if there's a huge hurricane" PSA. 1) Don't drive *into* the hurricane. 2) Don't go down to the basement to work on ... what was he doing down there, anyway? Fixing the cable? 3) Stay out of the water; they could make a sequel to this called "Cholera." 4) If the house and entire street is flooded with famished alligator-infested water, get on the roof.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:01 (three weeks ago) link

do they address that houses in florida don't have basements

na (NA), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:12 (three weeks ago) link

They might elide over it. I think at one point they call it a crawlspace, but ... it's a basement. Anyway, Aja (whose track record is pretty shitty) is predictably full of shit:

Aja, however, would like to clarify that it is not a basement featured in Crawl, but rather a crawl space. Which, given the movie’s title, makes sense.

“We looked into a lot of houses in Florida and there are indeed a lot of crawl spaces. Most of the crawl spaces are usually not higher than two to three feet,” he said.

Smaller, submerged crawl spaces — defined as an area of limited height under a floor or roof — can be found in Florida. But what about Crawl’s Florida? The movie’s fictional setting of Coral Lake, which is said to be about two hours southwest on I-75 from the University of Florida in Gainesville (my alma mater), is likely a bit south of Tampa, Florida. Quick research indicates that houses in the Tampa area can indeed have crawl spaces, judging by the numerous “Crawl Space Repair” services that populate Google. But like Aja said, most of the crawl spaces in the Tampa area appear to be about three-feet tall.

The one featured in the movie seems to be a bit taller, enough so that the movie’s 5’6” lead actress Kaya Scodelario can comfortably crouch and not bump her head.

“A lot of people now are digging the crawl space to double the space,” explained Aja. “It’s very common to dig your crawl space. So we went up to like four or five feet. But it’s not a basement. We did research. We found this house that had a deeper crawl space.”

Are there many houses in southwestern Florida with four- to five-foot crawl spaces? Probably not. Are there giant alligators on the prowl during hurricanes? Also not likely. It’s all part of that hyper-real tone and hey, if we can buy the hyperbolic alligators, maybe we can buy the hyperbolic crawl space.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:41 (three weeks ago) link

I was just reading a couple of reviews tearing apart all the egregious unforced error Florida inaccuracies. Like, this seems like a big one:

One day after swimming practice, she suddenly finds out that Category 5 Hurricane Wendy is bearing down on the area and an evacuation order is in place. This by itself is weird because hurricanes are named alphabetically at the start of the year. W means there would have been a whopping 23 hurricanes already that season. There would have been no surprise hurricane at that point, and the real horror story would have been remaining Floridians fighting for limited water and food resources.

Like, give the hurricane a different name, problem solved! But no.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:47 (three weeks ago) link

i'm not saying it's not dumb, i'm saying i enjoyed it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:49 (three weeks ago) link

I enjoyed the first half, honestly, before the dumbness accelerated. Like, I enjoyed most of the aforementioned "The Shallows," too, before she was being chased underwater by, iirc, a flaming shark.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:51 (three weeks ago) link

I was convinced she was going to find a snake while she was crawling around under the house, that's what I would have been most scared of.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:52 (three weeks ago) link

before she was being chased underwater by, iirc, a flaming shark.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 8:51 AM (twenty-six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

this sounds fucking awesome

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:18 (three weeks ago) link

It is innately awesome. Just perhaps not in a movie that otherwise traffics in survival realism.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:48 (three weeks ago) link

Hardware, Dust Devil
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, January 25, 2020 6:49 PM

I wasn't crazy about what I seen of them either (I stopped Hardware half an hour from the end and couldn't finish Dust Devil because the disc was fucked) but he's done a whole lot more and I've heard plenty good about White Darkness and The Otherworld.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 31 January 2020 19:11 (three weeks ago) link

How is William Friedkin's "Bug?" I've never seen it, but we just saw a new staging of it here (with Carrie Coon), and it was ... just OK. I wonder if it makes a better movie.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 January 2020 20:10 (three weeks ago) link

it's kind of interesting but also a bit one-note. It's color pallette is really harsh.

Not as good as Killer Joe.

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 January 2020 20:12 (three weeks ago) link

The issue my wife and I had with the play is that there's not a lot of ambiguity, so it's basically 90 minutes of watching a paranoid schizophrenic behave like ... a paranoid schizophrenic.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 January 2020 20:17 (three weeks ago) link

that is the movie as well

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 January 2020 20:17 (three weeks ago) link

It kind of goes without saying that a "Saw" sequel should be shitty, but this looks particularly shitty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWiUQp0yM34

As in, seriously *looks* shitty. Filters, relentless Dutch angles, sweaty faces.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

the book of saw

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

A popup book

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 15:30 (two weeks ago) link

p disappointed at Rock following up two of the best things in his career (Top 5 and his recent standup) with this inexplicable piece of garbage

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 February 2020 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

he also came up with the idea for the movie: https://deadline.com/2019/05/chris-rock-to-reboot-saw-franchise-with-lionsgate-twisted-pictures-1202616185/
i don't know, i'm curious

na (NA), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 16:36 (two weeks ago) link

Bug and Killer Joe are both nasty and great

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 16:37 (two weeks ago) link

so is color out of space worth seeing

na (NA), Sunday, 9 February 2020 17:06 (two weeks ago) link

I saw Bug so long ago I had no idea who Michael Shannon was, but I remember it being pretty good in a highly claustrophobic way. I should get around to Killer Joe one of these days.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 9 February 2020 17:37 (two weeks ago) link

Killer Joe's great but the stage version's even better. something about being in the same room as that maniac just raises the stakes.

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

I missed the point of Bug when I saw it, due for a rewatch

ill fuckin put a paste on those (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 February 2020 17:46 (two weeks ago) link

watched Ready or Not last night, one of the worst films I've ever seen

or something, Sunday, 9 February 2020 17:57 (two weeks ago) link

Wow, I guess see more movies? At the very least it's competent.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 February 2020 19:52 (two weeks ago) link

not sure how it's competent when it fails at being a horror, a comedy, a satire or anything else one would assume it's going for

or something, Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:00 (two weeks ago) link

colour is fine? i wouldn't get too excited but it does what it says on the wrapper.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 10 February 2020 00:12 (two weeks ago) link

i didn't hate ready or not but i did think it was mediocre and squandered some game performances. i agree it was weak satire and not particularly funny or scary. everybody exploding at the end did make me laugh.

na (NA), Monday, 10 February 2020 15:46 (two weeks ago) link

ready or not is definitely ugly-looking and never gives you a sense of the mansion as a coherent space which is like basically inept filmmaking. but i had fun so who gives a shit

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 10 February 2020 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

Its horror and satire are weak but I've seen enough shitty horror/comedy-ish movies to recognize it as better than average, if only for the goofy ending. It's not going in the Library of Congress or anything, but it's definitely not inept, come on.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 February 2020 15:58 (two weeks ago) link

Like, I have a pretty low tolerance for inept, I have no qualms walking out of movies.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 February 2020 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

no i just mean that a movie having no sense of the space it takes place in is bad filmmaking 101. the layout of the mansion and where characters are situated in it at any given time is pure randomness and confusion. i enjoyed the movie despite this

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 10 February 2020 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

Heh, I think I appreciated the mansion and its passages and stuff as just, like, a production design McGuffin. That is, in "Knives Out" - or even "Clue" - where things are matters. In this one, not so much. Just need to be doors and cabinets and whatnot to pop in and out of, the how and where of it didn't matter much to me. For example, no matter how many times I've seen, say, "Evil Dead 2," I have no idea how that cabin works as a space.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 February 2020 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

Imo, having a likable, charismatic lead made a huge difference, and if that was all the film did well, that's enough for me these days.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 February 2020 16:10 (two weeks ago) link

that's the one thing it did have going for it admittedly, unfortunately everyone else in it bugged the shit out of me

or something, Monday, 10 February 2020 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

Just saw Color Out of Space and thought it was dull af, crummy CGI & acting out of a SyFy original movie, and Cage does not deliver nearly enough of teh crazy to make it worthwhile imo

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 05:05 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJc2tH3WBw

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:56 (one week ago) link

Brad otm about Ready Or Not and the mansion. For a film that is almost entirely about playing hide and seek, it has basically zero tension as well. Samara Weaving is always good value though.

I’ve seen to much trash recently on planes. Annabelle Comes Home and La Llorona suggest that the people making the Conjuring universe stuff, while never high art, have basically stopped trying. Just a dull slog with a cobbled together script and a handful of jump scares. McKenna Grace, despite being about ten, is vastly better than the former deserves.

Fantasy Island, which has a very strong vibe of a film Paris Hilton would have starred in circa 2004, is at least watchable.

ShariVari, Friday, 14 February 2020 07:06 (one week ago) link

Oz Perkins’ Gretel & Hansel looks like it might be legit good, from the trailer.

ShariVari, Friday, 14 February 2020 07:10 (one week ago) link

Samara Weaving is always good value though.

I thought she was a big reason why the movie didn't work tbh.

🚶‍♂️💨 (Eric H.), Friday, 14 February 2020 13:49 (one week ago) link

Green Knight looks cool but fuck that cgi fox.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 14 February 2020 20:17 (one week ago) link

I thought "Doctor Sleep" was pretty silly, and sometimes strange, and not at all scary, and I'm surprised it got a theatrical release rather than live on Netflix with most of Mike Flanagan's stuff. But I like him, and he did about as well as he could with the material, I suppose. I saw the director's cut, fwiw, so can only imagine the theatrical version was even more confusing.

It's a weird thing, though, this movie. "Doctor Sleep," the book, was (I guess? I didn't read it) a sequel to "The Shining" (the book, which I've also never read), but of course "The Shining" (the movie) is apparently pretty different from the book. So I suppose this this movie is trying to be both adaptation of "Doctor Sleep" (the book) and sequel to "The Shining" (the movie).

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 14:46 (one week ago) link

It retreads a lot of familiar territory for King; the redemptive alcoholic etc. And it kept some of his worst traits - his anti-zigianism, the predictable buddy death. And it just felt too fantastic. Sucking a soul from a flask? It just didn’t work.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Saturday, 15 February 2020 20:30 (one week ago) link

I'm no King stan, but while there did seem to be tons of familiar stuff ... it's a sequel. Regardless, a more interesting story could have been told without those "Near Dark" leftovers, since it has all those themes of abuse (alcohol and child) to explore. But like I said, probably did about as well as it could with the material.

(Had to google antiziganism)

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 15 February 2020 20:45 (one week ago) link

Also: de-gloving and tendon cuts, King seems to like those.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Saturday, 15 February 2020 20:49 (one week ago) link


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