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by Poser » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:25 pm

Watched Conjuring 2 this evening. I thought it was decent (but with due deference to brerlappin's comment, it was completely formulaic :lol: ) and I actually jumped quite a few times.

Witch next, I think.

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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:47 pm

Has anyone seen Spring?

I watched it at the weekend and it comes thoroughly recommended. Please understand that it's not your typical horror film, it weaves a few genres together that honestly reminded me of Pan's Labyrinth. Fantasy, romance, horror, black comedy. I wouldn't watch the trailer, just read a synopsis if possible. It's on Netflix if anyone is interested.

I will warn you, it does contain Danny Dyer's big brother for 10 mins but it's not too bad :lol:

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by degoose » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:24 pm

Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:Has anyone seen Spring?

I watched it at the weekend and it comes thoroughly recommended. Please understand that it's not your typical horror film, it weaves a few genres together that honestly reminded me of Pan's Labyrinth. Fantasy, romance, horror, black comedy. I wouldn't watch the trailer, just read a synopsis if possible. It's on Netflix if anyone is interested.

I will warn you, it does contain Danny Dyer's big brother for 10 mins but it's not too bad :lol:

Nope never heard of that but i'll check it out.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Lotus » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:31 pm

Couple of questions for the horror buffs on here...

- Can anyone recommend any kind of dark/adult fairytales? A bit like Pan's Labyrinth I guess, which I wouldn't class as horror, but some might. Basically dark/twisted takes on classic fairytales, or just fairytale-like originals?

- I was browsing Amazon earlier and noticed a TV series called American Horror Story...has anyone seen it, and is it any good?

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by Brerlappin » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:10 pm

Lotus wrote:Couple of questions for the horror buffs on here...

- Can anyone recommend any kind of dark/adult fairytales? A bit like Pan's Labyrinth I guess, which I wouldn't class as horror, but some might. Basically dark/twisted takes on classic fairytales, or just fairytale-like originals?

- I was browsing Amazon earlier and noticed a TV series called American Horror Story...has anyone seen it, and is it any good?


American horror story is garbage. Schlocky trash, not scary, just relies on gore and sex and that's it

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by OLIN » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:19 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Lotus wrote:Couple of questions for the horror buffs on here...

- Can anyone recommend any kind of dark/adult fairytales? A bit like Pan's Labyrinth I guess, which I wouldn't class as horror, but some might. Basically dark/twisted takes on classic fairytales, or just fairytale-like originals?

- I was browsing Amazon earlier and noticed a TV series called American Horror Story...has anyone seen it, and is it any good?


American horror story is garbage. Schlocky trash, not scary, just relies on gore and sex and that's it


I enjoyed it, it's entertaining for the most part, though could've been streamlined a little much like most series'.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Poser » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:35 pm

Season 1 and 2 are ok; it goes downhill after those. Two, in particular, is great.

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by Skarjo » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:41 am

AHS is a mixed bag.

Season 1 is alright, season 2 is better, season 3 divides people but I enjoyed it a lot (was much breezier than the first two) but I got bored and never finished 4,, and thus haven't started 5/6.

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by degoose » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:30 am

Lotus wrote:Couple of questions for the horror buffs on here...

- Can anyone recommend any kind of dark/adult fairytales? A bit like Pan's Labyrinth I guess, which I wouldn't class as horror, but some might. Basically dark/twisted takes on classic fairytales, or just fairytale-like originals?

- I was browsing Amazon earlier and noticed a TV series called American Horror Story...has anyone seen it, and is it any good?

For your first question I can recommend The Hallow and Don't be afraid of the dark.Both are dark fairytale like films.I think both are actually on amazon video at the moment .

Also don't listen to Brer, AHS is a really good watch,each series it changes the story, location and theme but uses most of the same actors. It's fairly gory in places and I thought was a good watch ,I'm on series 3 at the moment.I wouldn't say it's scary though but no tv show is really going to keep up jump scares and continued horror for multiple episodes,it's all more about the stories which are very dark.

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by Gandalf » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:38 am

Lotus wrote:Couple of questions for the horror buffs on here...

- Can anyone recommend any kind of dark/adult fairytales? A bit like Pan's Labyrinth I guess, which I wouldn't class as horror, but some might. Basically dark/twisted takes on classic fairytales, or just fairytale-like originals?

- I was browsing Amazon earlier and noticed a TV series called American Horror Story...has anyone seen it, and is it any good?


'Before I wake' is a horror/ fairytale. 'The Babadook' can be classed as that as well. 'Sleepy Hollow'??

I haven't seen American Horror Story yet, but some of my friends say it's great.

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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:59 pm

Lotus wrote:Can anyone recommend any kind of dark/adult fairytales? A bit like Pan's Labyrinth I guess, which I wouldn't class as horror, but some might. Basically dark/twisted takes on classic fairytales, or just fairytale-like originals?


Spring
The Fall
Edward Scissorhands
Black Swan
The Princess Bride
Beetlejuice
Stardust
The City of Lost Children
Mirrormask
The Company of Wolves

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Lotus » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:00 pm

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. AHS sounds like it might be worth a punt at least, bit of a mixed bag maybe. Will check out some of those films mentioned.

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by Slayerx » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:28 pm

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Lotus wrote:Thanks for the comments and suggestions. AHS sounds like it might be worth a punt at least, bit of a mixed bag maybe. Will check out some of those films mentioned.


Have you seen The Devils Backbone? Same director as Pans Labyrinth.

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by Lotus » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:41 pm

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Lotus wrote:Thanks for the comments and suggestions. AHS sounds like it might be worth a punt at least, bit of a mixed bag maybe. Will check out some of those films mentioned.


Have you seen The Devils Backbone? Same director as Pans Labyrinth.

I have indeed, but thanks for the suggestion.

Hoping for some decent horror films to be shown with Halloweeen approaching. I know the Horror Channel are showing Let The Right One In, which is great. They're also showing Eden Lake and V/H/S, which sound a bit average, but I'll probably check out anyway.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Dangerblade » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:37 pm

Eden Lake is pretty good if you're into brutal, strawberry floated up torture movies.

Which I am.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:54 am

The ending to Eden Lake..........Jesus :dread: :dread: :dread: :dread:

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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:38 pm

V/H/S is pretty good, I'm sure you'll find at least one of the short films in there worthwhile. I've yet to watch the sequel, or the third for that matter.

I remember back in the day, come Halloween there would always be a pretty good line up of horror on the TV. Nowadays it's non existent :(

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Slayerx » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:33 pm

Not really horror but I liked the ABCs of Death 1 and 2.

http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt1935896/

http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt2926810/

There 26 short movies each so a real mixed bag.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Poser » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:20 pm

Season 6 of American Horror has started pretty well.

Oh, and I watched The Visit, which was ok, and Conjuring 2, which was also decent.

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by Slayerx » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:32 pm

Poser wrote:Season 6 of American Horror has started pretty well.

Oh, and I watched The Visit, which was ok, and Conjuring 2, which was also decent.


I like way that AHS season 6 is presented as a documentary almost and some of the upcoming episodes will link to Freak Show.


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