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

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

the fourteenth time high? it really makes a difference

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

well yeah

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

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

plot holes? well yeah, duh, but who cares

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

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

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

i kinda want to see paranormal activity.

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

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

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

Drag Me to Hell!

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

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

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

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

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

xpost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or left bank?

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

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

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

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

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

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

^^^ omar's friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

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

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

duh, yeah eden lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

omfg possessor

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 18 September 2020 00:24 (one month ago) link

it's so good!!!!

Simon H., Friday, 18 September 2020 01:35 (one month ago) link

finally someone made a perfect movie

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 18 September 2020 01:37 (one month ago) link

somehow manages to feel like a '90s industrial cyberpunk body horror film without ever completely looking like one. i bet the films syncs up really nicely to a skinny puppy record

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 18 September 2020 01:38 (one month ago) link

dissociation cinema

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 18 September 2020 01:40 (one month ago) link

That trailer looks excellent.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 18 September 2020 01:42 (one month ago) link

there's a reason I was hyping it up back when it first leaked....it's roughly 10x as good as Antiviral which looks and feels like a student film by comparison

Simon H., Friday, 18 September 2020 01:59 (one month ago) link

Not sure if this is horror but I'm intrigued
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74axp18cK3I

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 25 September 2020 22:41 (one month ago) link

It was 5 years ago but did anyone see WE Are Still Here? Just thinking that I need to see more things with Lisa Marie in them. She hasn't been in anything since that year, sadly.

I wonder how she managed to sell warehouses full of Tim Burton's stuff without his permission. Story is that she had the keys and just sold it off quickly, maybe it was just one buyer.

Kind of forgotten how strong an impression she made on me in her Burton films.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 29 September 2020 19:31 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Saint Maud was worth the wait. Didnt think i had much time for slow burn psychological horror right now but the performances are great and it nails the run down English seaside town psychogeography vibe i assume it's going for

or something, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 13:00 (two weeks ago) link

House That Jack Built recently added to Shudder....might be time for a revisit

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:01 (two weeks ago) link

Once was more than enough with that

or something, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:29 (two weeks ago) link

I'm a huge horror fan and have slogged through my fair share of Von Trier miseryfests but I preemptively nerped the eff out on that one after reading some detailed plot descriptions. No can do.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:36 (two weeks ago) link

its saving grace is that it's frequently pretty funny, and the ending is kind of wonderful. lots of pretty pointlessly ugly sadism in between, of course.

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 14:54 (two weeks ago) link

The Lodge - liked its pacing and felt it earned (and stuck) the ending.
The Wretched - decent low-budget flick and performances. I like endings, though, vs. "it ain't over!" endings.
Underwater - better than I thought. Kristen Stewart in a Dr. Christmas Jones role - ymmv. Good Lovecraftian monsters, reasonable
ending, though I question the last station's safeguards.
Black Christmas - hokey premise, but appreciated the #metoo inversion. Thought the end fight veered slightly over the top, and glad
they didn't go with the alternate "it ain't over" ending.

Waiting to borrow The Hunt, Relic, Vivarium, Train to Busan 2, Save Yourselves, and Fantasy Island from the library. Love my library.

Is Sputnik worth a $6 rental? Expecting that to be Underwater-grade.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:05 (two weeks ago) link

I sorta hated The Lodge, almost came off as a parody of "elevated horror" at times

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

I can see that. It's definitely aiming for The VVitch territory. I thought Keough did a good job, as did the kids.

Speaking of sorta hating and "elevated" parody, how I'm feeling watching "The Third Day".

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

the lodge is great once you put all notions of “elevated horror” out of your head. singular lonely misanthropic vibes and actually scary! no wonder people hated it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:24 (two weeks ago) link

I wish I could find movies scary again, I blame my years covering Fantasia Fest for completely desensitizing me against both psychological and more demonstrative forms of horror (I still enjoy the movies of course)

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:27 (two weeks ago) link

xpost the suicide in that movie was horrifying

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:28 (two weeks ago) link

i don't really find horror movies scary anymore either but usually if they penetrate my defenses it's got something to do with the strength of the atmosphere, which the lodge has in spades

speaking of being scared, i watched host the other day and for an hour-long horror movie filmed in zoom it has a bunch of quality jump scares

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, I find the funhouse aspect of horror movies still scary. Like, do they stick with me and keep me up at night? No. But a jump is a jump, and as simple as the movies are I don't know anyone that liked turning off the lights at home at the end of the day after seeing Paranormal Activity.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

actually, the midsection of Hill House did sort of get to me, I think as a result of prolonged exposure to the characters and the OTT howling despair. but that was a pretty special case.

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:03 (two weeks ago) link

Looking forward to Possessor, Green Knight and I might give Blood Machines a try but more than ever I never know how and when I'll see a film.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:27 (two weeks ago) link

everyone's raving about possessor but i assume from the cronenberg connection that it's gory/gross ... is that correct?

na (NA), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:41 (two weeks ago) link

yes it has its moments

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

Wolf of Snow Hollow is a weird one - some compelling moments, lots of iffy ones, but mostly worth seeing just for Jim Cummings, who's an incredibly compelling guy to watch. (Also, features Robert Forster's final role :( )

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 October 2020 22:48 (one week ago) link

so ... how violent is "possessor uncut" exactly?

i'm really not crazy about gore, was able to make it through "ichi the killer" and "martyrs" but i think that's about my limit

the late great, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:03 (one week ago) link

if you made it through ichi the killer i'd say you're doing pretty well for gore in general, tho idk about this film

Dinglebarista (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 October 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

Well, those two are about as gory as it gets, so I imagine (having not seen it) that you're probably ok.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

xpost

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

I recced that movie to a friend and he got angry at me and couldn't get past the spooge on the plant 2 minutes in

Dinglebarista (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 October 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

I've never seen that film but Shinya Tsukamoto used his own jizz for that scene. What a legend.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:29 (one week ago) link

mess-od acting

Dinglebarista (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 October 2020 18:30 (one week ago) link

I truly hope that is the only real bodily fluid used in that movie.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:45 (one week ago) link

Don't know where else to post this painting
https://beauwhiteart.blogspot.com/2016/09/thirst-oil-on-canvas-2016.html

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 16 October 2020 21:28 (one week ago) link

Possessor is very violent but not quite ichi level

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Friday, 16 October 2020 21:44 (one week ago) link

also the violence is pretty spread out iirc, comes out in these sudden bursts

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 16 October 2020 21:53 (one week ago) link

seeing host made me seek out unfriended (fine but i hated literally everyone and they deserved to die) and unfriended: dark web (profoundly upsetting on a level i rarely get from horror at this point)

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 16 October 2020 21:54 (one week ago) link

(profoundly upsetting on a level i rarely get from horror at this point)

does this count as an endorsement?

or something, Friday, 16 October 2020 22:12 (one week ago) link

i would feel weird recommending it to people but yes i absolutely loved it

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 16 October 2020 22:27 (one week ago) link

That'll do for me

or something, Friday, 16 October 2020 22:54 (one week ago) link

Ana Lily Amirpour (Girl Walks Home At Night) doing Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (sounds like dark urban fantasy or something) and.... a remake of Cliffhanger!??
Maybe this film will explore why Frank was smiling?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOW1rhZCTmg

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 16 October 2020 23:03 (one week ago) link

Unfriended Dark Web is great fun imo

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Friday, 16 October 2020 23:21 (one week ago) link

Posted on the movie thread, but I guess it's horror, so I'll just say "Save Yourselves!" was great and very funny.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 October 2020 02:41 (one week ago) link

We are watching an UNCUT version of Possessor tonight! It's part of an online film fest thing. I didn't know Andrea Riseborough is in it, she's awesome. We also watched a bunch of horror shorts and most of them were pretty good. One called "Selfie" was picked up by Netflix iirc for a full length film!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 18 October 2020 22:04 (one week ago) link

Anyone seen Butt Boy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sRvZ8siWLY

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 24 October 2020 18:38 (four days ago) link

two of my good friends have. one of them watched it twice in two days.

i need to uhh see it

Neanderthal, Saturday, 24 October 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

Sounds like one of those Quentin Dupieux/Mr. Oizo movies.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 24 October 2020 20:42 (four days ago) link

Has the been any films with really fun ultraviolence in the recent past? I noticed that slow intense wincey violence seems to have faded away (I never cared for it much).

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 25 October 2020 21:20 (three days ago) link


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