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Re: Horror films
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2010, 05:36:58 PM »
Just saw the movie "Daybreakers", starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe and Sam Neill.
Anyone else seen it?

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« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2010, 12:02:32 AM »
Just saw the movie "Daybreakers", starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe and Sam Neill.
Anyone else seen it?

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« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2010, 12:14:44 AM »
oh yea.

human centipede?


stupid. terrible. not funny. not even that disgusting.

dont waste your time

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« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2010, 04:04:48 AM »
I saw a trailer for that, it looks so ridiculous.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2010, 12:21:32 PM »
I hope to se the Elm Street remake soon. I'll go in with neutral expectations.

In the meantime, I think everyone here should check out a movie called Burnt Offerings.

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« Reply #75 on: June 10, 2010, 12:13:32 PM »
Slight bump.



I bought Audition yesterday and I watched it today with Rina. The fun part? She had never heard of it and I told her it was a romantic drama :xbones (She doesn't like torture, etc.)
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #76 on: June 10, 2010, 12:35:24 PM »
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« Reply #77 on: June 10, 2010, 03:30:50 PM »
Audition would have been a good film, had it been 20-30 minutes shorter and a little more of things, y'know, actually happening. It was such a waste of a cool concept, in my opinion.

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« Reply #78 on: June 10, 2010, 03:41:37 PM »
Audition would have been a good film, had it been 20-30 minutes shorter and a little more of things, y'know, actually happening. It was such a waste of a cool concept, in my opinion.

I understand what your'e saying, as some of it could've probably been cut and stuff. But I really like how they don't show/tell you much until the final act. The only thing that occurs withing the first 3/4's of the movie that hints to the climax is the first time you see Asami's apartment. As soon as you see the bag move, you know that she's trouble, but its just kinda leaves you threre to wonder whats going to happen. Plus the beginning really helps you attach to the father and son a bit more, both of whom I relaly liked.
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« Reply #79 on: June 10, 2010, 04:49:57 PM »
Slight bump.



I bought Audition yesterday and I watched it today with Rina. The fun part? She had never heard of it and I told her it was a romantic drama :xbones (She doesn't like torture, etc.)
Reading about it on wiki. I was cool with everything until this:

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« Reply #80 on: June 10, 2010, 07:45:34 PM »
I love Miike films. Was obsessed like ten years ago with keeping up with his work. Kinda fell out of a while back.

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« Reply #81 on: June 10, 2010, 08:27:05 PM »
Slight bump.



I bought Audition yesterday and I watched it today with Rina. The fun part? She had never heard of it and I told her it was a romantic drama :xbones (She doesn't like torture, etc.)
Reading about it on wiki. I was cool with everything until this:

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Asami vomits into a dog dish and places it on the floor for the man. The man sticks his face in the bowl of vomit, and hungrily consumes it.


Thats one of the best parts
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #82 on: June 16, 2010, 09:35:25 AM »
Just had a "Monsterfest" last night with a few others. We stayed up from 10pm-6am. We watched:

REC
Saw 2
High Tension
Stay Alive
Saw 3

REC was my favorite, follow by HT
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Re: Horror films
« Reply #83 on: July 19, 2011, 12:59:20 PM »
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Don't have a lot of time, just wanted to say that the only movie by Platinum Dunes that didn't completely suck was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but I remember liking The Amityville Horror, though I've only seen it once.

My brutha's a huge fan of the TCM remake so I've watched a few times, and it's pretty good. I can't say the same for Nightmare or Friday. Those were fucking horrible, but after watching the original TCM, I think my opinion of the remake skyrocketed. The original was god awful.


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« Reply #84 on: July 19, 2011, 01:17:28 PM »
Just had a "Monsterfest" last night with a few others. We stayed up from 10pm-6am. We watched:

REC
Saw 2
High Tension
Stay Alive
Saw 3

REC was my favorite, follow by HT

That's a really good way to spend a day.

REC and High Tension (Switchblade Romance some people may recognise as) are both brilliant films imo, as you say particularly REC - premendously well done.

Has anyone seen Martyrs, Frontieres or Inside (L'interiour). Not sure if you class them as horror but they're major league gore/mind f**ks.

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« Reply #85 on: July 19, 2011, 02:13:05 PM »
I've always been a big fan of the 80's cheesy horror movies.  Obviously the Friday and Nightmare movies are all great.  But so were movies like Chopping Mall and My Bloody Valentine.  Also love the heavy metal horror movies like Trick or Treat, Monsterdog, Black Roses and Rock n Roll Nightmare.  Pure cheese.

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« Reply #86 on: July 19, 2011, 02:30:03 PM »
There's something about horror movies that I'm drawn to but in the end there are so many that I just can't stomach.  Movies with torture like Saw or Hostel just gross me out too much.  I'm more interested in the scary stuff not the carving out guts stuff. 

Some of the older movies like Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, or House of the Haunted Hill I've always loved.

I also like the any vampire movies.  Old ones.  New ones.  Although it's not scary I think Lost Boys is great.  30 Days of Night was great!  The old Salem's Lot scared the crap out of me when I was little.

For me anytime there's a movie about the paranormal (Poltergeist), creepy (The Ring), possession (The Exorcist), or aliens (Signs, The Body Snatchers, the Alien) I'll like it.

I think zombies are pretty stupid but will still watch the movies.

I just don't get to watch movies that much so there's so many that I think I'd love that have recently come out.


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Re: Horror films
« Reply #87 on: July 19, 2011, 08:54:28 PM »
***RESURRECTION BY LIGHTNING BOLT***

Don't have a lot of time, just wanted to say that the only movie by Platinum Dunes that didn't completely suck was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but I remember liking The Amityville Horror, though I've only seen it once.

My brutha's a huge fan of the TCM remake so I've watched a few times, and it's pretty good. I can't say the same for Nightmare or Friday. Those were fucking horrible, but after watching the original TCM, I think my opinion of the remake skyrocketed. The original was god awful.



I felt TCM: The Beginning was far superior.

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Re: Horror films
« Reply #88 on: July 20, 2011, 06:58:53 AM »
I love horror! I'll try and list my favorites without too much thought.

1. The Exorcist
2. The Shining
3. 1408
4. Poltergeist
5. Hellraiser 1 & 2
6. The Ring
7. Drag Me To Hell
8. Nightmare On Elm Street
9. Rosemary's Baby
10. Insidious
11. The Amityville Horror
12. The Omen

I'm sure I'm forgetting one that might be top 12 but all these are very cool.
Slasher films do nothing for me so none are on my list.
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« Reply #89 on: July 20, 2011, 07:53:52 AM »
Saw IT the other day. What a waste of time... though great Pennywise the Clown performance. Too bad the other people in the cast couldn't act if it meant it would save their lives. Terrible.

Some friends of mine tell me that this movie Chains is the scariest movie they have ever seen. We'll see.

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« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2011, 08:30:58 AM »
The Exorcist is an amazing movie!!

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« Reply #91 on: July 20, 2011, 08:51:16 AM »
Saw IT the other day. What a waste of time... though great Pennywise the Clown performance. Too bad the other people in the cast couldn't act if it meant it would save their lives. Terrible.

Some friends of mine tell me that this movie Chains is the scariest movie they have ever seen. We'll see.
I can't find anything online about a movie called, "Chains". Are you sure that's the name of it?
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« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2011, 08:52:44 AM »
Just had a "Monsterfest" last night with a few others. We stayed up from 10pm-6am. We watched:

REC
Saw 2
High Tension
Stay Alive
Saw 3

REC was my favorite, follow by HT

That's a really good way to spend a day.

REC and High Tension (Switchblade Romance some people may recognise as) are both brilliant films imo, as you say particularly REC - premendously well done.

Has anyone seen Martyrs, Frontieres or Inside (L'interiour). Not sure if you class them as horror but they're major league gore/mind f**ks.

I've heard of Martyrs and Inside; been meaning to watch them.
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« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2011, 09:57:35 AM »
Saw IT the other day. What a waste of time... though great Pennywise the Clown performance. Too bad the other people in the cast couldn't act if it meant it would save their lives. Terrible.

Some friends of mine tell me that this movie Chains is the scariest movie they have ever seen. We'll see.
I can't find anything online about a movie called, "Chains". Are you sure that's the name of it?
I just asked my friend for the info, she'll reply soon. I think this movie was SO heavy that it got banned, lol. Anyway, I'll look for it.

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« Reply #94 on: July 20, 2011, 10:23:07 AM »
It's been awhile since I found a new great horror film. I got so consumed with it last year that I guess I burned myself out on it. I'm content with the many that I've found, though.

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« Reply #95 on: July 20, 2011, 11:30:47 AM »
Saw IT the other day. What a waste of time... though great Pennywise the Clown performance. Too bad the other people in the cast couldn't act if it meant it would save their lives. Terrible.

Some friends of mine tell me that this movie Chains is the scariest movie they have ever seen. We'll see.

That's unfair. A mammoth novel was squashed down into a two part made-for-TV mini-series. I think they did the best they could given the circumstances. Pennywise is one of Tim Curry's most memorable and chilling performances (perhaps next to Darkness in Legend). I think the adult actors are great and the kids acted like kids; stiff - but it moved the story along. Its visually strong and Tommy Lee Wallace's direction is more then adequate.

I say read the book and view the film as a visual aid. The emotional core is still there and that's what matters.

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« Reply #96 on: July 20, 2011, 11:49:19 AM »
No, the acting was pretty bad, but you had TV sitcom stars and D listers doing a horror movie so I can't imagine shining moments from any of them. I think the kids acted better than they did. I haven't seen it an at least 4 years, but I remember being disappointed by it. Kinda like any 80s or early 90s cartoon I used to love.

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« Reply #97 on: July 20, 2011, 12:57:22 PM »
So,

Martyrs.

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« Reply #98 on: July 20, 2011, 03:09:53 PM »
So,

Martyrs.

What do you think of it? It's a while since I saw it, but recall it being extremely uncomfortable viewing, but with a thought provoking ending non the less, unlike some of the recent torture for the sake of torture films.
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« Reply #99 on: July 20, 2011, 03:15:50 PM »
That's basically how I felt. I don't consider myself squeamish, but I winced quite a few times. It's elegant and thought-provoking in its own grotesque way, though, and the ending was excellent. I couldn't imagine it any other way.

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« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2011, 03:47:32 PM »
Martyrs (spoilerish?) has the greatest horror opener ever (after the prologue).  I also really liked how they masked the movie with an overall meaning/purpose; even if it is just a vehicle for the torture, it's better than the torture/horror being the vehicle for the plot like almost all horror movies.  I also really like how it's separated into two very tonally different acts; it's a real curveball.  Not many things in horror movies have made me wince, but some of the special effects in this movie are brutal.  I have it as my #3 on the first page.  I'm anxious to watch it again on/around Halloween.

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« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2011, 03:59:21 PM »
Saw IT the other day. What a waste of time... though great Pennywise the Clown performance. Too bad the other people in the cast couldn't act if it meant it would save their lives. Terrible.

Some friends of mine tell me that this movie Chains is the scariest movie they have ever seen. We'll see.

I couldn't see myself enjoy IT if I first saw it as an adult.  It scared the crap out of me as a kid, though, so I enjoy it now for nostalgia's sake.

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« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2011, 04:38:42 PM »
The Blair Witch Project.
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« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2011, 10:23:12 PM »
Martyrs, like a lot of French horror, is visually stunning but really nothing mind-blowing in the story development. I'd say the same for High Tension. I'd actually say I liked Inside better then both of those.

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« Reply #104 on: July 21, 2011, 02:44:20 PM »
Martyrs, like a lot of French horror, is visually stunning but really nothing mind-blowing in the story development. I'd say the same for High Tension. I'd actually say I liked Inside better then both of those.

I enjoyed all 3, but I think prefered High Tension overall.