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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

me too hostel 2 is so underrated

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

the saw series has turned into a joke imo

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

oh yeah saw 3 was particularly awful

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

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

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

dead snow is pretty half-assed tbh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 (seven years ago) Permalink

*ruined

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

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

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

thread title edit for the purposes of why not

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

memories of murder is almost on par with zodiac i think

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

Has anyone seen Grace or Giallo?

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

I AM A GHOST. THIS IS A TAKEOVER.

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

Basically my verdict too. I thought the ending (the shot where you see the rest of the canyon) was really good and yet didn't land quite right.

twink peas it is happening again (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:15 (one month ago) Permalink

the ending shot was good but I think they fumbled w the buildup and reveal, which both took way too long and was not a surprise in any way.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:19 (one month ago) Permalink

'accidental exorcist' has the worst cover art and name, but it's really, really worthy of attention. might be my fav from last year. slimmy, disturbing and with shades of some really dark humour. not far from potrykus if he went further into horror tbh.

speaking of which, 'the alchemist cookbook' didn't left a deep impression when i first saw it a few months back, but i've been thinking about quite often, so it's up for a rewatch.

anyone here seen 'XX' ?

rusty_allen, Thursday, 1 June 2017 12:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Invitation is a film I still think about regularly. As is The Visit.

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 1 June 2017 13:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i was let down by the void. it's got some nice monster makeup & designs (to the extent we could see them), but the characters & story didn't interest me at all. felt more "inspired by" than inspired.

despite some flaws & obstacles, the autopsy of jane doe is pretty great. father & son pathologists investigate a mystery body's mysterious mysteries on a dark and stormy night. features a clever script elevated by moody cinematography, impressively grisly practical effects, slowly escalating tension & shocks, and a great central performance from brian cox. like the void, it owes something to early carpenter, but not too much. was also reminded of gary sherman's excellent dead & buried. directed by andre ovredal, who gave us trollhunter a while back. not perfect, but highly recommended.

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Thursday, 1 June 2017 14:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Brian cox = will watch

or at night (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I have a dvd of XX waiting at home. I want it to be good.

The Thnig, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

XX is the anthology one right? Yeah...it's not great.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 1 June 2017 17:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Agree on "Autopsy of Jane Doe." Reminded me a bit of "Occulus," plus a few other things swimming around in there. Definitely sustains itself pretty well, at least to the end, but it's a great midnight movie. Interesting that it's the Trollhunter guy, I was wondering what became of him. I just assumed he went to Hollywood and got lost in the shuffle.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 June 2017 04:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

OK XX was not good.

The Thnig, Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Noroi: The Curse is on Shudder now - and is pretty good.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 4 June 2017 10:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So I finally got around to the Love Witch. Really dug it in general, still turning it over in my head, such an oddly constructed movie. It treads a fine line between campy satire and meta-commentary about gender roles and sexuality in a pretty unique way, I can't really think of anything else like it. mid-period John Waters maybe? Minus his more overt comedy. (I would be really curious to hear what he thinks of this film tbh). It nails the period details/vibe so precisely I was genuinely taken aback at the handful of shots that include modern cars plus the one with a cellphone. Seemed like they could have avoided those, they were p jarring.

The politics/POV of it is a little inscrutable - does it reinforce the narrative that new age/hippie mysticism cloaking itself in sex-positive feminism was actually just as regressive/misogynist as traditional middle American patriarchy? Def a lot about how restrictive/destructive gender roles are for both men and women.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 June 2017 16:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i loved it! first off just evoking that late '60s/early '70s technicolor sexploitation look so perfectly, but yeah - the politics and feel are just so weird. the lead performance is pretty amazing IMO, not sure how you can actually direct someone to act like that who doesn't already have the bizarre essence Biller had

the modern shots were hilarious! seemed to me like she was definitely sort of signalling early to not take the retro aesthetic TOO seriously - the ideas in it are still applicable today re feminism, and like you said, no easy answers

Nhex, Thursday, 8 June 2017 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I appreciated that it went beyond tongue-in-cheek homage/genre exercise. As lovingly as all the art direction was done, the subtler and more ambiguous twists in the acting, dialogue, and plot twists really take it to another level.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 June 2017 17:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

right down to the ending, which is very wtf. Shot and framed like a conventional "happy ending", except the protagonist is delusional/insane and her "ideal man" has actually just been ritually murdered

spoilidad I guess lol

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 June 2017 17:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

on the one hand the ending is a classic pro-feminist smash the patriarchy sorta thing, except that the woman isn't actually "liberated" in any meaningful way

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 June 2017 17:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hi there! Remember me? Turns out it's a lot harder to watch films with a new baby than I remembered.

Saw some stuff that was somewhere between "eh" and dreck mostly, but have we talked about "The Wailing" yet?

Also, Train to Busan must have come up at some point right?

jjjusten, Thursday, 8 June 2017 18:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't know either of those, what's the deal

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 June 2017 18:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Both of them have came up months ago, maybe last year.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 8 June 2017 18:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp is the ending a classic smash the patriarchy thing? i mean, even discounting that wonderful fever dream ending, seems like she and everyone else paid a huge price for her "power", and the outside, "real" world is just as horrifically misogynist. if anything it's more of a nihilistic film noir ending where nobody wins

sorry to spoil ppl, Love Witch deserves to be seen for sure

Nhex, Thursday, 8 June 2017 21:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

symbolically yes I think murdering Prince Charming is a p classic anti-patriarchy move, but yeah it doesn't liberate her, either literally or obviously mentally

Οὖτις, Thursday, 8 June 2017 21:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Well no reason not to talk about them again - Busan is a (yes I know) yet another zombie apocalypse flick, but stands up in its own right, some pretty amazing image moments, pretty tense throughout but like many Korean horror things oddly maudlin in spots that don't always culturally translate here I think, and long.

The Wailing (also Korean) is a very different thing. Plot rattles around a bit and feels like it might fall apart but sort of masterfully pulls itself together. Heavy themes of cultural identity and hate of outsiders, the typical odd moments played for laughs in a film that is deeply dark and unfunny at its heart. It's a weird one, but the first thing I've seen this year that I can happily throw my weight behind. It's also visually magnificent on pretty much every level.

jjjusten, Thursday, 8 June 2017 21:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Busan's definitely on my list, got a lot of attention last year. had a change to see it theatrically but missed the date

Nhex, Thursday, 8 June 2017 21:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Really didn't like Busan. Thought it was pretty cliched and repetitive and larded with unearned sentimentality.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 June 2017 22:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Kind of relieved there's barely anything I'm interested in right now but Oz Perkins seems to be making a name for himself with February/Black Coat's Daughter and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House. Anyone seen these?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 8 June 2017 23:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

heard mixed opinions on Blackcoat, nothing about the rest

Nhex, Friday, 9 June 2017 04:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Did not like I Am The Pretty Thing... at all

or at night (Jon not Jon), Friday, 9 June 2017 13:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

think i already mentioned him upthread but oz perkins is def someone i'm keeping both my eyes on. really, really loved 'february'. 'i am the prteey...' was also good and absorbing, tho it didn't left such a deep impression.

rusty_allen, Monday, 12 June 2017 18:00 (one week ago) Permalink

It Comes at Night aws really good, albeit a depressing way to end an evening

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 June 2017 20:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Well no reason not to talk about them again - Busan is a (yes I know) yet another zombie apocalypse flick, but stands up in its own right, some pretty amazing image moments, pretty tense throughout but like many Korean horror things oddly maudlin in spots that don't always culturally translate here I think, and long.

― jjjusten, Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:50 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

busan was about thirty min too long, i actually thought the part where they forced the half a dozen people who'd made it through alive into the front car, followed by the zombies being let in, was a good place to leave the story. my biggest issue was that terrible shoehorned in villain character, which is my exact least favorite type of villain: this craven, cowardly guy who thinks only of himself and gets everyone else killed. i mean there were literally three moments in the final act where he grabbed a character and pushed them into a pursuing zombie so he could escape. devoted way, way too much time to him, time i'd rather have spent watching the uneasy alliance between Seok-woo (the fund manager dad) and Sang-hwa (the working class dude.) nothing wrong with the performances whatsoever, the first couple acts are insane in the best way. but that last stretch, idk.

nomar, Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:05 (five days ago) Permalink

i mean i feel one of the cheapest and least appealing things in movies of any kind is where this kind of lame character gets a bunch of likable characters killed for dumb reasons that don't make much sense even in the context of self-preservation. it's a pretty common trope, one that immediately takes me out of the movie.

nomar, Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:08 (five days ago) Permalink

That actually is my main point of criticism too. (Both the 30 minutes too long and the villain I guess, so 2 points.)

jjjusten, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:46 (three days ago) Permalink

The crowd scenes where it was actual extras and not cg were enough to make me on the balance happy with it though.

jjjusten, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 03:48 (three days ago) Permalink

For totally unoriginal, disposable boilerplate, "Life" is surprisingly well made, from cast to direction to FX.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 05:07 (three days ago) Permalink


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