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by Gandalf » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:09 pm

Ste wrote:My wife has always got me watching horror films.

Insidious and Sinister 1&2 are probably the best ones I've seen in recent years.

The Bunnyman and Killing of Jacob Marr are 2 laughably bad films that I'd be surprised if anyone else has seen.

Needle, Hush, The Invitation, I don't imagine are not very well known but were decent enough.


The Conjuring, well both of them, are pretty decent movies. The second covers the Enfield hauntings, the biggest ghost story to come out the UK from the 70's
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by Ste » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:48 pm

Gandalf wrote:
The Conjuring, well both of them, are pretty decent movies. The second covers the Enfield hauntings, the biggest ghost story to come out the UK from the 70's


Seen the first one. Yes, it's quite good. Annabelle is the spin off to that isn't? Loose track of them all!

The second one does look good. Will watch that as soon as it's on Amazon Instant. There was a TV series about the Enfield Hauntings on, I think it was early this year, which was worth watching.
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by Slayerx » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:23 pm

I enjoyed the invitation.

I've recently watched 31 a new Rob Zombie it was ok but he needs to stop casting his daughter.
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by Godzilla » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:15 pm

Slayerx wrote:I enjoyed the invitation.

I've recently watched 31 a new Rob Zombie it was ok but he needs to stop casting his daughter.


You mean his wife? Sheri?

I'm waiting for the blu ray. Love his movies and can't wait to see 31.
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by Brerlappin » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:28 pm

Godzilla wrote:
Slayerx wrote:I enjoyed the invitation.

I've recently watched 31 a new Rob Zombie it was ok but he needs to stop casting his daughter.


You mean his wife? Sheri?

I'm waiting for the blu ray. Love his movies and can't wait to see 31.


It's really bad I'm afraid. I thought devil's rejects was cool, but 31 is low budget as gooseberry fool and looks it, it just wasn't very good at all sadly
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by Godzilla » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:10 am

That's a shame. Have you seen Lords of Salem? He did that before 31, it's low budget too. Creepy in part but poor in others.
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by chalkitdown » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:28 am

Anyone seen The Witch? Downloaded it but haven't seen it yet but heard good things!

The misses and I have an agreement where we watch a scary movie every Halloween. She hates scary movies so I cherish this time of year as it's the only time I can force her to watch one. This year we're watching two since we were on different continents on Halloween last year and she owes me one. :nod: The year before last we watched The Thing, year before that it was Alien and on our first Halloween we watched Session 9, a personal favourite of mine.

This year I think I'm gonna go for the original John Carpenter's Halloween and then something more recent, maybe It Follows which I really liked.
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by degoose » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:32 am

chalkitdown wrote:Anyone seen The Witch? Downloaded it but haven't seen it yet but heard good things!

The misses and I have an agreement where we watch a scary movie every Halloween. She hates scary movies so I cherish this time of year as it's the only time I can force her to watch one. This year we're watching two since we were on different continents on Halloween last year and she owes me one. :evil: The year before last we watched The Thing, year before that it was Alien and on our first Halloween we watched Session 9, a personal favourite of mine.

This year I think I'm gonna go for the original John Carpenter's Halloween and then something more recent, maybe It Follows which I really liked.

Yeah watched it a couple of months ago. I loved it, it's a very eerie film. The setting is brilliant but it's very dark and depressing, it just has a very different feel to it than most horror films. The only bit some might not like is the language, it's set in 1600's New England and keeps to the traditional language along with a few strong english accents but i think it added to the whole style. Also the two main actors were both in Game of Thrones.
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by Brerlappin » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:15 am

chalkitdown wrote:Anyone seen The Witch? Downloaded it but haven't seen it yet but heard good things!

The misses and I have an agreement where we watch a scary movie every Halloween. She hates scary movies so I cherish this time of year as it's the only time I can force her to watch one. This year we're watching two since we were on different continents on Halloween last year and she owes me one. :nod: The year before last we watched The Thing, year before that it was Alien and on our first Halloween we watched Session 9, a personal favourite of mine.

This year I think I'm gonna go for the original John Carpenter's Halloween and then something more recent, maybe It Follows which I really liked.


The Witch was great, but don't expect a straight up horror movie. It's more unsettling than scary and a very slow burn. I loved it, it's basically the polar opposite to all those god awful conjuring and sinister movies where every scare is telegraphed and scary faces jump up in the screen and houses explode with ghost power and all that shite
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by Slayerx » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:39 am

I'll give that a watch tonight :)

Southbound is worth a watch for people who want a film that keeps you questioning what's going on etc.
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by chalkitdown » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:04 pm

Brerlappin wrote:The Witch was great, but don't expect a straight up horror movie. It's more unsettling than scary and a very slow burn. I loved it, it's basically the polar opposite to all those god awful conjuring and sinister movies where every scare is telegraphed and scary faces jump up in the screen and houses explode with ghost power and all that shite


It's exactly what I want. It's why I love Session 9 & The Orphanage so much, all atmosphere.
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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:18 pm

Session 9 :wub:
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by chalkitdown » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:20 pm

Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:Session 9 :wub:


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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:22 pm

Classic :lol:

I'll need to watch it again some point this month, it's been a while.
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by Poser » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:00 pm

Love this thread. Not sure I have much to add. Will wrack my brains for anything that's been missed.
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by degoose » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:23 pm

Watched Friend Request this week . Forgot to say about that one, quite a good film. More mainstream type stuff but good fun just don't expect anything different. I did also watch The Boy. again another mainstream horror but it has a few interesting things go on and it does have Lauren Cohan in it who is always good to watch :datass:

Oh and you all need to see Krampus if you haven't yet, done by the people who did Trick R Treat

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by degoose » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:24 pm

Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:Classic :lol:

I'll need to watch it again some point this month, it's been a while.

Never seen it or heard of it before. It's good then i'm guessing.
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by Godzilla » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:34 pm

Krampus is good fun but not a patch on a trick r treat.

It has some brilliant moments the root to roof jumping and the dinner table argument. Plus the ending is good. But overall the characters weren't as good as they needed to be to make it as good as it should have been.

The Witch is amazing. It is a slow burner but creepy and not scared to go where it needs to go. Also best Goat in a film since The Revenge of Billy the Kid (obscure horror and goat reference)
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by chalkitdown » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:07 pm

degoose wrote:
Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:Classic :lol:

I'll need to watch it again some point this month, it's been a while.

Never seen it or heard of it before. It's good then i'm guessing.


My favourite horror movie of the 2000's. Completely shot on location at an actual abandoned mental hospital. It's incredibly atmospheric.
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by Brerlappin » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:38 pm

If anyone hasn't seen What we do in the shadows, check that out. It's a horror comedy but it's strawberry floating hilarious.
Hard to recommend good horror nowadays as most new films are mostly dreadful IMO. There's no subtlety or tension in horror movies nowadays, it's like

scene 1: poltergeist flings a wardrobe across the room while a creepy little girl sings nursery rhymes.

Scene 2: Opening credits

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