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

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

or left bank?

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

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

^^^ omar's friends

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

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

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

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

duh, yeah eden lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Because...

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...it is pretty much just a Blair Witch clone and more fun than scary. For me, the experience was ruining by a theatre of 500 groaning teens.
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let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

Don Quishote (jjjusten), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

for aussie film fans i def recommend this hilarious doc:

http://www.smartartists.com.au/not-quite-hollywood/nqh-poster.jpg

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

"The Descent" is still the scariest film of that time span. "Drag Me to Hell" was tons of fun, though essentially just a remake of "Night of the Demon." "Zombieland" was entertaining, but totally sloppy and lazy.

Aussie-wise, "Rogue" is an undervalued and very well made gem in the giant croc genre.

Just came across some Korean POV torture porn flick called "The Butcher," which from the look of it may be the most unpleasant movie ever made.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

WC is the only Aussie horror I've seen that I can recall. Recommendations?

xxpost

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

xp to jeff
I saw 'Don't Go In The House' last October. It has a nice gritty grindhouse vibe along w/ a Norman Bates type guy who uses a flamethrower instead of a knife.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Any good Japanese stuff from this period?

His skin is eroding. His suckers have divots. (chap), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's another Korean flick, but if you count "The Host" as horror, "The Host" is a blast. The director's "Memories of Murder," while slightly pre-2005, is worth seeing, too, though not really a horror film. More a serial killer procedural along the same lines as "Zodiac."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

if you are in the mood to see one of the worst films ever made, you can't go wrong with the 1980 night of the demon

http://www.youtube.com/v/CryBPpYTWfk

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

so weird i was just going to mention memories of murder with that same caveat

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

At some point J-horror switched from ghost girls to low budget OTT 80's style gore. I'm not really keen on it.
One I liked was 'Exte' by the guy who did Suicide Circle about cursed hair extensions. Tonally a lot like Uzumaki & pretty fun.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

the horror film 'the booth' is a very good japanese flick about a haunted DJ booth. not gory but i thought it was pretty spooky especially considering the setting.

access flap (omar little), Thursday, 22 October 2009 18:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

I really really really liked the strangers until the end

another one of the many horror movies with a great setup and no idea how to exit in a satisfactory manner

part of why I loved martyrs so much was that it found a graceful way out of its narrative challenges

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Pontypool is another recent one that takes place in a DJ booth & another one which really doesn't exit in a satisfactory manner. It's worth a look though.

xcixxorx, Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Has anyone seen Grace or Giallo?

let them eat cankles (jeff), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

I AM A GHOST. THIS IS A TAKEOVER.

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

I enjoyed turistas. then again, I went into it with really low expectations. I've never seen anybody say anything good about it, but it's got great cinematography, some creative set scenes, and realistic acting. the xenophobia aspect of the premise is sorta o_O but the same could be said about eden lake.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

It stains the sand red was pretty good. Horror/comedy involving a woman trekking across the desert to avoid a zombie. Don't want to spoil much, but the main character's ability to positively approach the situation was refreshing and brought some levity. One scene in particular was hard to watch and brutal though.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 29 July 2017 07:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Huh, intriguing, this is the "Grave Encounters" guys. Reviews I just read make it seem like a miss, unfortunately. Variety review brings up this, though, which I've never heard of: Richard Gale’s cult-favorite $600 wonder “The Horribly Slow Murderer With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon."

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 29 July 2017 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

haha that was good

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 29 July 2017 16:59 (three months ago) Permalink

hah yeah

Nhex, Sunday, 30 July 2017 18:22 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Annabelle: Creation = more mediocrity from the overrated Conjuring universe. I think I'm just done w/ the resurgence of Catholic-guilt devil horror cos these films are just fucking interchangeable at this point.

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Split was just a hot mess - m. Night simply can not deliver dialogue or performances that don't number among the most wooden and embarrassing on screen. Unfortunately unlike the happening, where his ineptitude is magical and hilarious, this one is just dull and awful.

jjjusten, Monday, 9 October 2017 18:24 (one month ago) Permalink

November is showing 22 October 2017 at Chicago International Film Festival. Hope it comes to UK in some form soon. I'll probably have to wait for the disc release.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 9 October 2017 19:53 (one month ago) Permalink

did that last Rob Zombie movie even get released?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 October 2017 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Yea Split sucked. No idea why people were gaga over it, it was only slightly less clumsy than the rest of his ouevre

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 03:46 (one month ago) Permalink

cosign

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 04:01 (one month ago) Permalink

It was alright, nothing particularly special. People are over-/underrating it because of who made it.

Y'all know there's a sequel in production, right? And yes, it is also officially and explicitly a sequel to the other movie.

the scarest move i ever seen is scary move 4 (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:21 (one month ago) Permalink

the only M Night film I've seen that I liked was The Visit

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Split was fine, but the surprise connection to *spoiler* and the upcoming sequel automatically bumped it up in my estimation

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:49 (one month ago) Permalink

It Stains the Sand Red was ... I don't know. Better than I expected? Worse? I know at some point I looked at the time and thought, jeez, there's an hour left? How will they pad that out? And then they ... pad it out. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Ultimately felt like a slightly above average midnight movie, both more ambitious than it had to be but also still sort of disappointingly slight/lazy, especially the way it kept relying on stupid behavior to stretch out the solid premise. Also, for not committing one way or another to comedy or drama, with one foot in each but neither terribly convincing. I dunno, worth 90 minutes, I guess.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 12 October 2017 02:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Happy Death Day wasn't much, had good humor and was more a drama than horror really. seemed to think it could get away with its shameless Groundhog Day pillaging simply cos it acknowledged it later in the film.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 15 October 2017 02:33 (one month ago) Permalink

aw. gonna see it tomorrow

Nhex, Sunday, 15 October 2017 05:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I mean it's not bad or anything....

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 15 October 2017 07:09 (one month ago) Permalink

heh i figured it couldn't possibly be as good as that premise was

Nhex, Sunday, 15 October 2017 09:11 (one month ago) Permalink

It Comes At Night was really well made. Not necessarily horror, though close enough, and definitely pretty grim. I think I might prefer The Survivalist, which almost works as a sequel, or at least a companion.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I did eventually go see Happy Death Day, really liked it. Low expectations, but it did what I hoped it would do

Nhex, Thursday, 26 October 2017 04:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

WE ARE THE FLESH

Haven't seen anything gross and nasty in a while because I've drifted away from that a bit, but this looked very very pretty so I gave in. It helps that Arrow gave it a kind of modern classic packaging (which the very good Villainess also got).

I was bracing myself a little bit, but actually it wasn't hard to watch at all, much sexier than I thought it would be too.

You might feel it doesn't really go anywhere but the two great performances, the sheer gorgeousness of the visuals and the hotness made it very much worth my time.

In the credits, all of Minter's influences for the film are named and it's a lot of the people you'd expect for an arty taboo lover. This is like a modern revival of the panic movement.
I was surprised Cuaron and Inarritu were big supporters of this film.

Looking forward to anything else Minter does.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 4 November 2017 14:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Watched Split - the Shyamalan movie - last night. It was surprisingly good; a tense thriller with a very early-Cronenberg (Brood, Scanners) vibe (lots of wood paneling and therapists with wild theories that prove to be horrifyingly correct).

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 4 November 2017 14:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I watched “Them” last week - first half great, second half same as the first half zzzz
there’s only so much running away i can stand

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 November 2017 18:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that opening though was legit scary

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 November 2017 18:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

First 10 minutes are good but the rest were not, for me.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 4 November 2017 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Was "The Strangers" a flat-out remake? One of the reasons I liked "You're Next" so much is that it felt like a satire of both of those films.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 November 2017 19:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

watched hell house recently. pretty good. doesn't quite stick its landing, but those are often tricky with horrors so...

||||||||, Saturday, 4 November 2017 20:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_House_LLC

||||||||, Saturday, 4 November 2017 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

re Them ... also I rolled my eyes @ the ending/“reveal”

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 4 November 2017 20:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Watched Split - the Shyamalan movie - last night. It was surprisingly good; a tense thriller with a very early-Cronenberg (Brood, Scanners) vibe (lots of wood paneling and therapists with wild theories that prove to be horrifyingly correct).

― grawlix (unperson), Saturday, November 4, 2017

ahahahaha no

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:30 (three days ago) Permalink

yeah Split was fucking terrible.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:32 (three days ago) Permalink

I'm with unperson, thought it was decent

Nhex, Saturday, 18 November 2017 18:08 (three days ago) Permalink


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