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.

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^^^ 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

tbf most horror movies ARE shit. idk, lately whenever I take a chance on something new / new-to-me on there, I more often than not end up vibing with it.

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Sunday, 7 March 2021 06:06 (two months ago) link

yeah it's a genre with a very low hit rate for me too.

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Sunday, 7 March 2021 14:44 (two months ago) link

in a way that's why I like horror, cos finding a good horror film = like discovering an artifact on an archaelogical dig

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Sunday, 7 March 2021 14:44 (two months ago) link

I have a low base of expectation and a love for the genre which means even a half decent horror feels like a personal favourite

or something, Sunday, 7 March 2021 14:59 (two months ago) link

This is probably discussed somewhere in this thread but I’m not going to load the whole thing looking for it — last night we watched The Wailing (2016, Na Hong-jin), and it was super long for a horror film but also pretty engrossing, very vividly made and with enough twists to keep it interesting. As I often find with K- and J- horror, I’m still trying to sort out its various strands, but its quasi-incoherence didn’t detract from the experience.

horror movies are very good, even the bad ones (not speaking for modern low budget shudder exclusive horror here, i feel like that's probably bad bad)

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:36 (two months ago) link

currently watching a screener for the QC horror-satire Slaxx, with a Dupieux-ish premise involving killer jeans, and it's pretty funny so far. and the correct length at 70 mins.

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:44 (two months ago) link

70 mins

Dag. And I thought it impressive that "She Dies Tomorrow" came in at just under 90 minutes.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:56 (two months ago) link

I watched Dead Snow last night. It was pretty bad but I had a good time except for the what the fuck scene in the outside toilet.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 8 March 2021 10:17 (two months ago) link

I mean, I like a lot of crap horror— I'm not some "Artsy Horror" stan.

but for a while, Shudder was just stuff that looked unbearable, stuff I'd already seen a million times, or stuff that I'd seen once and never care to see again lol.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 8 March 2021 21:50 (two months ago) link

they just added two larraz films, vampyres and edge of the axe, plus amityville ii: the possession which i've always wanted to see

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 8 March 2021 21:56 (two months ago) link

they go through fallow periods but i've never regretted spending $5/mo on it or whatever

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 8 March 2021 21:58 (two months ago) link

they were very useful when i challenged myself to watch all of the ring films a few months ago (project still incomplete)

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 8 March 2021 21:59 (two months ago) link

They also just added Ali Abbasi's Border which I've been meaning to see for years!

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Tuesday, 9 March 2021 11:51 (two months ago) link

We enjoyed the Irish slow-burner Without Name over the weekend... a strong little eco-folk horror with a small cast and a brooding landscape. The film began with a warning for epileptics, so there's some wild visual stuff.

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 17:37 (two months ago) link

whoah, 'unsane' (2018) was mega. surprised it's had such little attention... i'm quite desensitized and jaded after growing up watching years of dark horror, but this still managed to get me on the edge of my seat and surprise me and make me yell at the tv at points. shot on an iphone, too? so cool. top performances.

maelin, Sunday, 14 March 2021 21:18 (two months ago) link

About Richard Stanley being an abuser.
https://sharedhallucination.blogspot.com/2021/03/777-truth-will-out.html

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 20:26 (one month ago) link

We stand with victims of abuse. We believe those who speak out. We believe women. https://t.co/bq0llzZ8t7

— SpectreVision (@_SpectreVision) March 16, 2021

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 20:43 (one month ago) link

Maybe 2016 is getting to old for this thread but I watched The Untamed. There's a tentacle sex monster in a cabin that people go to and its unpredictable if it will hurt you or not. There's a lot about homophobia, the director said it was partially inspired by an openly homophobic headline in mexican newspapers. There's a crater with lots of animals having sex and it all looks real enough that I imagine they just digitally spliced them together in the same place. It's quiet film for the most part and mostly about a family (but not in a boring way), I didn't understand a couple of things the characters did but I mostly liked it, the ending wasn't anything special.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 22 March 2021 18:24 (one month ago) link

Ben Wheatley's In the Earth trailer just dropped this morning.. looks right up my alley:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lqkfo7IymU

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:07 (one month ago) link

that looks dope!

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:26 (one month ago) link

Anyone seen Koko-di, Koko-da yet?

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Thursday, 25 March 2021 18:21 (one month ago) link

I really dug it

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 25 March 2021 18:26 (one month ago) link

the twee rabbit puppetry was a bit much and it sometimes spins off the rails but Koko-Di was genuinely unsettling and slowly opened up into something much more complex than it seemed. As far as surreal Swedish meditations on loss and shattered identity told through horror tropes go, it would be a good back-to-back with Persona.
I caught it at a late-night pre-release free screening in the city and the woman next to me clearly thought she had come to a standard horror movie and spent the third reel loudly opining out loud variations on "THIS SHIT CRAZY" and "What the fuck GOING ON in this movie?"

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:55 PM

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 March 2021 18:55 (one month ago) link

one of the last films i saw in theaters, sigh

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 March 2021 18:55 (one month ago) link

Can we talk Possessor spoilers? Really well done film, and educational for the behind-the-scenes stuff. I'm curious about a few things. . The first question, the ending, is fairly obvious, given the overlay of Vos over Colin when she kills her son. What seemed somewhat a conflict about returning to her home life, as evidenced by Vos' initial forgetting she and Michael were separated, then visiting them at home, was actually her desire to leave him and her child entirely. Yes? Second question, why did she disguise her possessing glitches? Was it as simple as she wanted to continue her jobs, avoiding her personal life?

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 26 March 2021 00:49 (one month ago) link

I haven’t seen it yet but I’m excited that Jim Williams (A Field In England) did the score

covidsbundlertanze op. 6 (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 27 March 2021 03:45 (one month ago) link

That Ben Wheatley movie looks great. It also looks *remarkably* like this other movie on its way:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9HYegwSw1s

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 28 March 2021 19:33 (one month ago) link

good article slash interview re empty man which was discussed upthread https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/the-empty-man-david-prior-interview

just sayin, Monday, 29 March 2021 08:16 (one month ago) link

I had a brief email exchange with him, suuuuper nice guy by all appearances

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Monday, 29 March 2021 12:33 (one month ago) link

It hadn't occurred to me it might be the last movie ever with the 20th Century Fox logo. that's pretty wild.

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Monday, 29 March 2021 12:48 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

loved loved loved the empty man. i have a few complaints (maybe i'm the only one who found it visually kinda flat and drab in spots? yet in others it was incredible) but otherwise it was made just for me. script was completely in the richard kelly register

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 16 April 2021 03:00 (four weeks ago) link

it was so scary! even the stupid jump scares were scary

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 16 April 2021 03:01 (four weeks ago) link

yesssss

it's definitely very grey, which both helps/extends the mood and flattens things visually somewhat

there are so many weird little details I still think about regularly

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Friday, 16 April 2021 03:02 (four weeks ago) link

I loved a LOT of images and sequences in Come True......shame the actual plot and characters don't come together and the ending is student-film awful.

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 12:07 (two weeks ago) link

but seriously, those dream sequences. truly eye-popping at times.

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 12:09 (two weeks ago) link

Okay, finally watched the Australian film Relic this weekend - anyone seen it? What a great, genuinely scary film, tackling a real-life subject with heart and emotion. Mostly female cast, creep old house, creepy forest... a seriously well made film chock full'o metaphor.

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 3 May 2021 19:39 (one week ago) link

Really want to see The Empty Man — James Badge Dale is a great, underrecognized actor.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 3 May 2021 19:48 (one week ago) link

xp If you liked Relic, you might check out "The Taking of Deborah Logan". Similar dementia/horror vibe though different causes.

Read Cullen Bunn's The Empty Man graphic novels this week from Hoopla, now interested to see how that translates to visual.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 3 May 2021 19:53 (one week ago) link

@ unperson: that movie has some great moments for all the Daleheads out there

@alpaca: the film and comic have almost nothing in common

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Monday, 3 May 2021 19:56 (one week ago) link

Thanks, good to know. The comic has a Suicide Club / Pulse / Pontypool / Clive Barker vibe, so assumed it did, when someone mentioned the gore factor.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 3 May 2021 20:07 (one week ago) link

I feel like I watched Relic, but can't remember it at all

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:53 (one week ago) link

Oh wait, I did not. I watched the trailer for it and it looked quite good.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:58 (one week ago) link

Took advantage of Comcast Watchathon to catch up on some Shudder cheese.

Impetigore, 2019 Indonesian, woman returns to home village, people want to kill her to remove curse. Mentioned earlier itt, pretty good. Lots of throat cutting f/x.
The Furies, 2019 Australian, 8 women kidnapped for 8 masked killers to hunt on camera. Nothing novel, but the lead actress did a good job, and they stuck the ending, imo.
Feral, 2017 US, 6 campers in woods with virus-infected humans. Again, not novel, but Scout Taylor-Compton's character, refreshingly competent throughout.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 13:00 (one week ago) link

Empty Man was ok but the real star was sasha frolova's bowl cut

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:19 (one week ago) link

that haircut was very divisive in my household

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:21 (one week ago) link

personally i am a fan bc she reminds me of a friend who also had a very bold bowl cut. it's a sign of confidence and dgaf style imo.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:22 (one week ago) link

110% on board
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hEhhcdAIVM

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 18:44 (four days ago) link

Ha.. I wrote a college paper on that story, I'll definitely check it out

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 18:47 (four days ago) link

probably not really horror but it looks sorta dope

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 19:28 (four days ago) link


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