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PostRe: Horror Films
by Poser » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:25 pm

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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.


Oh, do they? Awesome.

I think it's started with a great deal more tension than other series have done, too. I'm only two episodes in but it's great so far.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Slayerx » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:44 pm

Poser wrote:
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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.


Oh, do they? Awesome.

I think it's started with a great deal more tension than other series have done, too. I'm only two episodes in but it's great so far.


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by Skarjo » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:30 am

Caught Lights Out last night.

Not bad. It was, in some ways, significantly better than I expected it to be, but which actually hurt the film because it exposed all the ways it fell short.

The best film to compare it to is probably Babadook, coz like Babadook it's a feature length version of a short film that's been doing the rounds forever. Unlike Babadook though, it doesn't really do anything more with the extra length ( :shifty: ) than it did in the short. Where Babadook took a theme that was barely hinted at in the original, there was no such corresponding theme in the Lights Out short.

It does, however, take something of a stab at introducing something new ( I thought, for instance, that it was going for 'Diana', the dark force that keeps dragging the mother back into the dark for being an allegory for depression, but then that was either not meant to be the case, or was so clumsily handled that the movie ends up suggesting that the best solution for depression really is shooting yourself in the strawberry floating head), but never really takes anything to fruition.

It also shows it's short-film origins very early by blowing it's cinematic load far too early. It opens with basically a recut of the short film (complete with cameo from the original actress) in a 'let's get this scene out the way because you knew it was coming anyway' kinda move, but then doesn't really dial it down. The monster is constantly on screen. But because it never really dialled down, it can't really ramp up either. So in the end, the whole film exists on one level of tension which means that you're bored of the same 'she's there-she's-there-she's-there-OMG-SHE'S-HERE' scare being repeated beat for beat about thirty times.

That said, the script is tight, the characters are likeable and the acting is pretty good by horror standards. Maria Bello does her best with her role, the leather-jacket boyfriend is a refreshing take on the trope, and even the kid doesn't get too annoying. That said, the monster gets huge amounts of backstory, but none of it really gels together. She would have been much more effective as just a shadow rather than (mother's dead childhood friend, WHO ALSO had some weird skin disease that made her look like Sadako BUT ALSO was killed by some light experiment thing BUT ALSO might have been magic anyway because she got inside peoples head BUT ALSO killed her own dad BUT ALSO something about being tethered to the mother BUT ALSO something about an asylum BUT ALSO some other bullshit). It's also a pretty short film clocking in at about 1hr15m, (which is still a comfortable half hour after the film had really played every card it had).

Yea, not bad, better than you'd expect, but suffers from pacing issues ramping up the length. Had it taken it's sweet time to build the tension more in the first and second act then it could have been something really special.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Brerlappin » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:11 am

Saw don't breathe over the weekend. It's not technically a horror film but it does have horror elements (kids being stalked and killed a la Halloween), it's directed by Sam Raimi, and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't scary but it definitely had some real tense moments and overall I'd definitely recommend it. It's available in the usual places
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Poser » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:26 am

Skarjo wrote:(which is still a comfortable half hour after the film had really played every card it had).



:lol:

I've just 'acquired' Lights Out so will give it a go soon.

Edit: I also have Don't Breathe and Sinister 2 on the list, along with Crimson Peak, The Boy, We Are Still Here and Friend Request ( :dread: )
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by Gandalf » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:27 am

I went out and bought The Witch, Martyrs and season one of An American Horror Story getting ready for Halloween.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:29 am

Anybody watched 'You're Next' yet? If so what's it like? I was chatting to a friend the other day and he said it was good.
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by Poser » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:41 am

I've not seen it but also heard it's good. Wife won't watch it because she hates 'those masks' that are on the netflix cover shot :lol:

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by degoose » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:57 am

Gandalf wrote:Anybody watched 'You're Next' yet? If so what's it like? I was chatting to a friend the other day and he said it was good.

Loved it, it was a much better film than i was expecting.It's a bit of a house invasion film but goes in a direction that was great and it has some dark comedy to it as well.

As poser talks about as well there are a lot of weird animal masks.
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by Lotus » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:30 am

You're Next is decent from what I remember - saw it a while ago now. Think it starts of well and goes a bit downhill, but still worth seeing.

Bought a few DVDs myself for watching over Halloween...The Shining, Trick r Treat, The Orphanage, [rec] and The Blair Witch Project.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:47 am

Lotus wrote:
Bought a few DVDs myself for watching over Halloween...The Shining, Trick r Treat, The Orphanage, [rec] and The Blair Witch Project.


All are great movies. Although The Blair Witch Project I feel you might be disappointed in (I personally love it!). It's older and they don't rely on CGI/ special effects like the modern 'found footage' films now use.
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by degoose » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:40 pm

Lotus wrote:You're Next is decent from what I remember - saw it a while ago now. Think it starts of well and goes a bit downhill, but still worth seeing.

Bought a few DVDs myself for watching over Halloween...The Shining, Trick r Treat, The Orphanage, [rec] and The Blair Witch Project.

For rec, i would also say watch rec 2 if you get the chance. Do not though ever watch rec 3 in my opinion as It was just a bit crap. I have heard though that rec apocalypse (rec 4 ) is meant to be good so i'll be giving that a watch soon.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Skarjo » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:02 pm

You're Next amongst the creme de la creme of house invasion movies, but it won't move you convince you it's a good genre if you don't already like them.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by zXe » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:47 am

The Eyes Of My Mother - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5225338/



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PostRe: Horror Films
by Slayerx » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:26 pm

Has anyone else seen Green Room ?

If not I highly recommend it not a horror as such but a really tense and gritty film.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:02 am

Slayerx wrote:Has anyone else seen Green Room ?

If not I highly recommend it not a horror as such but a really tense and gritty film.


No not yet.

My mate told me to watch The Autopsy of Jane Doe. He said the same about this, not so much horror, but tense and gritty.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Moggy » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:14 am

Slayerx wrote:Has anyone else seen Green Room ?

If not I highly recommend it not a horror as such but a really tense and gritty film.


Yeah I watched it over the Christmas break. Really enjoyed it although as you say it is not really a horror. It led me onto a Dead Kennedy's binge listen as well. :lol:
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Fuzzy Dunlop » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:30 pm

Here's a few trailers of some lesser known horror films releasing in the next few months :)





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PostRe: Horror Films
by Slayerx » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:28 pm

Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:Here's a few trailers of some lesser known horror films releasing in the next few months :)







Thanks for the heads up they all look pretty good.

Added to my list.
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PostRe: Horror Films
by Rapidly-Greying » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:47 pm

Check out Carnage Park, it's surprisingly good.

I'm a forty year old horror buff by the way and I'm very hard to impress.
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