ok lets all shit our pants to something new: post 2005 horror film thread

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So without muddying the water with all the decades of classics - what horror movies did it for you (so far) this year? It's almost halloween, and we all need some new stuff rather than watching Suspiria for the fourteenth time, right?

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:32 (nine years ago) link

the fourteenth time high? it really makes a difference

What the hell is hamster love (CaptainLorax), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:35 (nine years ago) link

well yeah

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

My surprise nominee (and none of these are going to be academy greats duh) is The Haunting In Connecticut which will not go down in history or anything, but was a totally capable jump scare flick. I have no idea why they promoted the movie the way that they did, the initial theatrical release campaign made it look like some sort of slow yawn slightly creepy snoozefest, when in fact it is 100% cut from the flash of CREEPY DUDE in the mirror/corner/behind the kid school of filmmaking.

plot holes? well yeah, duh, but who cares

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:42 (nine years ago) link

This is prob a good place for me to fly my challop flag and say that as great as Let the Right One In is, it isn't really a horror film IMO.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:47 (nine years ago) link

i kinda want to see paranormal activity.

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

yeah me too! although i fear the possibility that it might be a hype triumph and disappoint.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:55 (nine years ago) link

Drag Me to Hell!

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

man, still haven't seen that. or even zombieland (which doesn't sound like horror).

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:56 (nine years ago) link

all i've really seen in 2009 is drag me to hell and zombieland, which isn't really a horror movie either

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 22 October 2009 17:56 (nine years ago) link

xpost

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

i just watched drag me to hell last night, and as a old school Raimi fanboy it was a ton of fun (srsly sam it is amazing how much mileage you can get out of the power of people/corpses/demonwhatevers vomiting on other people). Curious to find out how it worked for people that weren't kind of the target audience, esp the classic moments of Raimi complete set up nonsense (the best of which had to be the "well duh why not use these ice skates i was about to pawn on my suspended anvil" idiot lunacy).

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:00 (nine years ago) link

anybody see any of the big remakes (last house on the left, whichever one rob zombie did this year, etc)?

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:05 (nine years ago) link

drag me to hell was so great -- just rewatched but seeing it in the theatre was amazing what with everyone laughing & screaming simultaneously

elmo leonard (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:08 (nine years ago) link

i think the only nasty cut-em-up flicks i like anymore come from france or asia, though the first 'hostel' and the first 'saw' were good. i have a ton of friends who are in the horror film community and they're all pretty cynical about it these days, everyone wants to turn shit pg-13.

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) link

no desire to see the halloween remake, but the trailer was fucking terrifying (i've long held that horror movie trailers are usually way scarier than the actual movie, you just get a succession of jumps and creepy images without any context or warning).

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:10 (nine years ago) link

loved drag me... anyone seen paranormal activity yet?

or left bank?

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:12 (nine years ago) link

the french stuff is just brutal, but its been some of my favorite stuff as well, im sure a bunch of the usual whiners are going to lump it into the totally dumb invented "torture porn" genre but it just has such a deep sense of misanthropic malice and self-loathing xpost

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:12 (nine years ago) link

i have a ton of friends who are in the horror film community and they're all pretty cynical about it these days, everyone wants to turn shit pg-13.

― access flap (omar little), Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:09 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

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

^^^ omar's friends

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

considering using my mod cheat powers to edit the title to include 2008 because so much great unheralded stuff came out last year

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:13 (nine years ago) link

'inside' was just as rough thematically as it was in terms of gore imo, i.e. it's one of my favorite films of the past few years.

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:14 (nine years ago) link

id make it the whole decade but i think that the hostel/saw/ring/rob zombie non remake stuff would just take over and we've talked about that a billion times already (i love all three of the originals, and will go to bat for hostel 2 as well)

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:15 (nine years ago) link

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

really felt roth didn't want to cheap out with an easy sequel on that one

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:17 (nine years ago) link

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

I didn't really feel Hostel when I watched it - though that might've been because I'd watched Wolf Creek the night before which ten times more brutal and believable. Still haven't seen any of the Saws.

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:19 (nine years ago) link

martyrs was the best horror movie I've seen in years. it's french torture porn, and then again, it's not... which is what makes it so great. it totally transcends the genre and I can guarantee you won't guess where it's going.

eden park was pretty good. not the greatest film ever made but a nice patch on the "hunted by locals in the woods" genre.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:21 (nine years ago) link

Eden Lake you mean? I liked that a lot, some bits haunted me for a few days. Such a dark ending!

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:22 (nine years ago) link

duh, yeah eden lake

there are a lot of recent horror films I wanted to see that I haven't gotten around to. off the top of my head: teeth, the uninvited, embodiment of evil, dead snow... and I guess the haunting in ct now...

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:25 (nine years ago) link

anybody repping for inside in this thread needs to see martyrs stat

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:27 (nine years ago) link

paranormal is not that great. download it and see it at home. more of a living room thing than a theatre experience.

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:33 (nine years ago) link

I wanna see nightmare, too. it's an older film that just got released on DVD, kind of low budget but looks promising.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455983/

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:34 (nine years ago) link

oh hey btw for the french horror heads, if you haven't seen frontier(s), thats pretty essential

Eden Lake is british, right? some great horror coming out of britain in the past few years, esp if you like a bit of comedy mixed with your gore (top recs would be Severance and Shrooms)

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (nine years ago) link

paranormal is not that great. download it and see it at home. more of a living room thing than a theatre experience.

― let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:33 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

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

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

I liked Drag me to Hell. Also liked Jennifer's Body actually. I think a lot of good recent US horror has been genre pastiche/comedy (I'd include Hostel ii).
The French/Asian stuff is nice because it still does well playing the eeriness/bone-gristle straight. I've only seen the first 2 Saws but had to stop because why bother when there's stuff like Martyrs out there.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (nine years ago) link

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

theres a foreign language film that is a great companion piece to Eden Lake that i can't remember the name of right now and it is killing me.

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) link

Eden Lake is british, right? some great horror coming out of britain in the past few years, esp if you like a bit of comedy mixed with your gore

Yep, it's British. Not many laughs though.

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) link

Just grabbed some new 80s movies to watch. Can anyone vouch for these?

Combat Shock
Demented
Don't Go In The House
Night of the Demon

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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

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

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

In light of the new title I will mention Wolf Creek again.

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:45 (nine years ago) link

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

yeah it looks totally cheeseball but I'm a huge shock waves fan so...

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:46 (nine years ago) link

speaking of which, the aussies have def had a horror boom this decade as well xpost

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:47 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlya92LZqZw

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 3 June 2019 19:54 (one month ago) link

I've seen In Fabric. It's not bad, but don't get too hyped about it.

Simon H., Monday, 3 June 2019 20:40 (one month ago) link

Yeah it's pretty good but inessential and definitely plays to his comic sensibilities more than anything before. I would rather he had either ditched the anthology theme and made the first story the whole film, or balanced the timings better - it was either 20 mins too long or 45 too short. And I really didn't understand what was happening at the end.

I think I actually enjoyed his segment in Field Guide To Evil more.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 10:20 (one month ago) link

Wait, In Fabric is an anthology of sorts?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:57 (one month ago) link

You'll see.

Simon H., Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:23 (one month ago) link

Quite.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:30 (one month ago) link

Berberian Sound Studio felt like a comedy to me

which is why I don't really like it

Number None, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 12:38 (one month ago) link

i think the duke of burgundy is phenomenal, is why i was excited

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 13:09 (one month ago) link

I think both of his last movies played like really uneasy comedies, and some sense.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 13:49 (one month ago) link

made the first story the whole film, or balanced the timings better - it was either 20 mins too long or 45 too short

otm - the second section should have been shorter, with an even faster third movement wrapping up.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 14:03 (one month ago) link

Duke of Burgundy > Berberian >> the new one

Simon H., Tuesday, 4 June 2019 18:22 (one month ago) link

Can't disagree with that ranking.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 07:41 (one month ago) link

i'm sure the new child play will suck but i saw this poster at the train station this morning and it made me laugh:
https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-04/30/14/asset/buzzfeed-prod-web-02/sub-buzz-12164-1556649988-1.jpg

na (NA), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 14:18 (one month ago) link

there was another version with the slinky dog getting roasted over a fire

na (NA), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 14:18 (one month ago) link

Reminds me of years and years ago when a band I was in was on tour and we stopped in a truck stop and bought a Redd Foxx concert cassette. Iirc it was one of the least funny things I've ever heard, but a bit about fighting a midget (his word) has stuck with me. He just kind of grumbled (in front of what sounded like a very small dinner club theatre): "If you ever get into a fight with a midget ... just stab them in the head!" It was so not funny.

Anyway, that's what I think about Child's Play.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 14:29 (one month ago) link

Escape Room was good dumb clean fun; really more an exercise in franchise building and action/adventure than horror tbh

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 16:09 (one month ago) link

Watched "Southbound" last night. a little uneven and certainly suffered from the "trailer gives everything away" problem, but did kind of enjoy the fact that some loose ends left a foreboding ambiguity to the thing as a whole.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:17 (one month ago) link

examples:

- what does the tall guy whisper to the wife in the home invasion sequence? what did the husband do?
- what's the deal with the roughneck tattoo people, or the fat naked goblin types who are stripping the brother in the previous sequence?

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:19 (one month ago) link

"ma" was pretty entertaining for the first hour but fell apart badly in the climax

na (NA), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:23 (one month ago) link

free ari aster conversation at lincoln center film on July 9... midsommar opens july 3 so you'd wanna see that quickly
https://www.filmlinc.org/events/film-comment-talk-ari-aster-on-midsommar/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:31 (one month ago) link

Liked "Escape Room", primarily for the heroine, and appreciated the explanation for "how did they set all that up and with what money?" vs. house trap films like "The Collector" or the "Saw" films. And looking forward to seeing "Body at Brighton Rock" after liking "Southbound" a lot.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:55 (one month ago) link

escape room's villains being the 0l1g@rchy felt like less of a payoff than franchise building of the maze runner variety to me but i liked it even so.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 21:04 (one month ago) link

watched "Downrange" (is it obvious i'm moving through Shudder's offerings pretty snappily?).

fun, though the main characters were a bit too stupid for my taste. my partner watched with me and called the ending.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Thursday, 13 June 2019 01:36 (one month ago) link

This looks like it could be fun, in a very You're Next sort of way (warning: I think it gives away a lot):

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

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 17 June 2019 19:50 (one month ago) link

Hagazussa was really good -- will never forget that carcass-eating scene and the score was very appealing in that Alpine folk drone way

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:12 (one month ago) link

i was going to watch Hagazussa tonight, but decided to re-watch Deep Red because i hadn't seen it since i was 16.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:56 (one month ago) link

Is Field Guide To Evil available only on Shudder? Cant find it anywhere else.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 21 June 2019 19:35 (one month ago) link

Child's Play remake is a blast. It's ba completely different animal and quite ridiculous.

P sure the screenwriters hate Jeff Bezos

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:23 (one month ago) link

i've been v wary of it (and even more wary the more i learn about specific plot points) but a positive neanderthal post will prob get my ass in a theater

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:28 (one month ago) link

The gore is p vicious too!

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:30 (one month ago) link

Loved Hagazussa. Couldn't stop myself from screenshotting bits of it, it was just gorgeous, if harrowing.

Watched "Knife+Heart" ("Un Couteau dans le coeur") last night...parts of it were wonderful. Parts of it were terrible. Don't really know how I feel about it, though I will say that I've worked for cut-rate porn studios and some of the scenes are very....realistic.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:18 (one month ago) link

Hooray, I've got some people watching Hagazussa and Next Of Kin!

I think November is out on british bluray now so I also encourage that.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:42 (one month ago) link

Count me in for Hagazussa as well! Looks great. Next of Kin ... is that the '80s Aussie Argento-looking thing? I could get with that.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 22 June 2019 18:31 (one month ago) link

new child's play was pretty bad. didn't mind the updated concept of chucky, but not scary, not funny, not well acted (aside from brian tyree henry, who is charming as usual)

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 16:00 (four weeks ago) link

knife+heart is PHENOMENAL

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 6 July 2019 04:32 (two weeks ago) link

Should be seeing that at Fantasia!!

Simon H., Saturday, 6 July 2019 05:29 (two weeks ago) link

oh wait no that's Knives and Skin, d'oh!

Simon H., Saturday, 6 July 2019 05:55 (two weeks ago) link

i mean i was immediately enchanted by the concept, which i knew going in, but in actual practice gay porn + giallo is... a perfect combination. it's a film that loves its influences yet forms something new out of them. i couldn't have been happier with it

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 6 July 2019 14:48 (two weeks ago) link

i was very not into how the really disgusting incident between the main protagonist and her lover was settled— it seemed to brush off what struck me as a pretty obvious and horrible violation— but otherwise, i loved it.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Saturday, 6 July 2019 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

**spoilers ahead**

idk i've got a weird read on the movie that i'm not sure is accurate. the main protagonist is def a hideous art monster who assaults her ex, and even though we're technically following her story and even though the killer is a distinct person from her... she *also* feels like the killer throughout, down to the end

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 6 July 2019 15:59 (two weeks ago) link

which is why i don't think that disgusting incident necessarily gets "settled." it hangs in the air

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 6 July 2019 16:00 (two weeks ago) link

interesting! yeah, there were moments where i thought it was her.

i also began thinking of it metaphorically in terms of the AIDS crisis, which is kind of inevitable tbh, and how her running of the studio could be seen as aiding and abetting it in some way.... but maybe that's a reach.

i did reference the film in my eulogy to my mentor, actually, who passed away a week before i watched it.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Saturday, 6 July 2019 16:06 (two weeks ago) link

knife+heart on mubi now

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 6 July 2019 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

dunno if it's been discussed anywhere on here (and the full thread is impossible to load) but the Japanese microbudget meta-zombie movie _One Cut of the Dead_ absolutely merits a watch if you can find a copy with subs. It'll be on Shudder sometime this year as a US exclusive, which means fewer people will see it than should I'm afraid. Worked for Mandy i guess! Anyways, the best way to go into One Cut is a little blind so all I'll say is that what appears to be a lot of really weird pacing is much more than it seems and make sure you sit through the credits!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 11 July 2019 16:00 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVOKQQ68NjM

i need to see this movie immediately

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 12 July 2019 16:19 (one week ago) link

yeah that looks good!

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Sunday, 14 July 2019 23:09 (one week ago) link

You know what movie I randomly think about more than I thought I'd think about it? "Yellow Brick Road." I thought of that one a lot during Midsommer, for some reason.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 15 July 2019 13:40 (one week ago) link

xpost Yeah, man, "One Cut of the Dead" was such a clever, inspired, ultimately charming and funny low-budget horror(-ish) film.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 July 2019 16:01 (three days ago) link


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