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by Gandalf » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:48 am

Well here's some freaky gooseberry fool to do with IT, found on IMDB's trivia page:

This movie is set to be released 27 years after the original television release. In the book, it is mentioned that "It" returns to Derry approximately every 27 years. Jonathan Brandis, who played young Bill in the original film, died at 27 years old. This movie released one month after Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) 27th birthday


That's a bit like the stuff that happened with Poltergeist!

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by satriales » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:58 pm

Gandalf wrote:Well here's some freaky gooseberry fool to do with IT, found on IMDB's trivia page:

This movie is set to be released 27 years after the original television release. In the book, it is mentioned that "It" returns to Derry approximately every 27 years. Jonathan Brandis, who played young Bill in the original film, died at 27 years old. This movie released one month after Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) 27th birthday


That's a bit like the stuff that happened with Poltergeist!

I'll give you the first three points, but that last one is basically "one of the actors is 27yrs old".

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by Poser » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:10 pm

satriales wrote:
Gandalf wrote:Well here's some freaky gooseberry fool to do with IT, found on IMDB's trivia page:

This movie is set to be released 27 years after the original television release. In the book, it is mentioned that "It" returns to Derry approximately every 27 years. Jonathan Brandis, who played young Bill in the original film, died at 27 years old. This movie released one month after Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise) 27th birthday


That's a bit like the stuff that happened with Poltergeist!

I'll give you the first three points, but that last one is basically "one of the actors is 27yrs old".


The 'approx' is key, too... In the book, it really does vary.

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by Poser » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:47 am

Interesting piece here on the rise of post-horror.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/j ... s-at-night

The genre has clearly needed a reboot for a little while now. I enjoyed It Follows and I'm very intrigued by some of these.

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by Lotus » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:20 am

Post-horror? I hate terms like that. Such a Guardian thing to call it as well. :lol: How about...horror films?

Anyway, I thought It Follows was pretty good. The article mentions a couple of films I wasn't aware of, so will keep an eye on those.

Picked up The Void on Blu-Ray the other day, haven't watched it yet but looks right up my street. :datass:

Is The Conjuring any good?

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by Poser » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:25 am

Lotus wrote:Post-horror? I hate terms like that. Such a Guardian thing to call it as well. :lol: How about...horror films?



I essentially agree, but I think you can defend it here because people are seeing these films and saying they don't 'feel' like horror.

Lotus wrote:
Is The Conjuring any good?


I liked it a lot. Honestly can't remember a single thing about it, but I watched the sequel, and Annabelle, so it must have been ok. :lol:

(In case you know nothing about it, it's the film that has a base in 'reality' - ie it's based on a real-life couple who investigated paranormal stuff. The Conjuring 2 was set in England and is based on the famous Enfield hauntings, which the same couple also investigated. I liked the sequel.

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by Zellery » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:51 pm

I enjoyed The Conjuring when I saw it. However, like Poser, I can't remember what it was about. There were a lot of similar films that all came out around the same time and they're all a mish-mash in my head.

I can tell you that Anabelle is terrible, though.

The Conjuring 2 was good but when I went to watch it, I had literally just watched the exact story in a television series called The Enfield Haunting, which aired on Sky Living.

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by Poser » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:56 pm

Zellery wrote:I enjoyed The Conjuring when I saw it. However, like Poser, I can't remember what it was about. There were a lot of similar films that all came out around the same time and they're all a mish-mash in my head.

I can tell you that Anabelle is terrible, though.

The Conjuring 2 was good but when I went to watch it, I had literally just watched the exact story in a television series called The Enfield Haunting, which aired on Sky Living.


We might be living parallel lives. I did the exact same thing (and I agree about Annabelle).

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by Zellery » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:04 pm

Poser wrote:
Zellery wrote:I enjoyed The Conjuring when I saw it. However, like Poser, I can't remember what it was about. There were a lot of similar films that all came out around the same time and they're all a mish-mash in my head.

I can tell you that Anabelle is terrible, though.

The Conjuring 2 was good but when I went to watch it, I had literally just watched the exact story in a television series called The Enfield Haunting, which aired on Sky Living.


We might be living parallel lives. I did the exact same thing (and I agree about Annabelle).

And we have the same Birthday! :shock:

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by rinks » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:55 pm

Hello, loves. I've just found out that late-80s weird-fest Society is on tonight. Horror Channel (Freeview 70, don't know about other providers). It's over twenty years since I last saw it, but it made an impression on me. I'm not entirely sure I recommend it, but I'll be watching it to find out. I don't expect it to have aged well.

No spoilers: It's about a high school kid (Billy Warlock, who soon after joined Baywatch) from a wealthy family, who suspects that his nearest and dearest are up to murderous orgies in private. He sets out to find the truth. I'll leave it there.

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by smurphy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:30 pm

Poser wrote:Interesting piece here on the rise of post-horror.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/j ... s-at-night

The genre has clearly needed a reboot for a little while now. I enjoyed It Follows and I'm very intrigued by some of these.


Cool article. Saw It Comes at Night the other day and thought it was brilliant, was really surprised to hear lots of people complaining about it because it wasn't a straight up horror film. :|

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by Godzilla » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:48 pm

rinks wrote:Hello, loves. I've just found out that late-80s weird-fest Society is on tonight. Horror Channel (Freeview 70, don't know about other providers). It's over twenty years since I last saw it, but it made an impression on me. I'm not entirely sure I recommend it, but I'll be watching it to find out. I don't expect it to have aged well.

No spoilers: It's about a high school kid (Billy Warlock, who soon after joined Baywatch) from a wealthy family, who suspects that his nearest and dearest are up to murderous orgies in private. He sets out to find the truth. I'll leave it there.


It's a geniune treat of a movie. Few films capture the something is wrong but I don't know what vipe as well as Society. I saw it many years ago and it's hard to forget. Some of the imagery is nightmare worthy and the ending is turned up to 11.

Seeing it spoiler free is essential as the plot pulls you in. I saw it late at night for my first watch, it stayed with me for days.

It's a horror movie but so much more. It's 80s neon sleeze and bautiful people with secrets. Also reminds me of The Invitation (new movie on Netflix now) and also Parents ( I think that's what it's called)

I bought the Blu-ray on import last Christmas and it's a film which has aged like wine. It's out in the UK with a lovely front cover and well worth a buy.

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by Slayerx » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:23 am

Godzilla wrote:
rinks wrote:Hello, loves. I've just found out that late-80s weird-fest Society is on tonight. Horror Channel (Freeview 70, don't know about other providers). It's over twenty years since I last saw it, but it made an impression on me. I'm not entirely sure I recommend it, but I'll be watching it to find out. I don't expect it to have aged well.

No spoilers: It's about a high school kid (Billy Warlock, who soon after joined Baywatch) from a wealthy family, who suspects that his nearest and dearest are up to murderous orgies in private. He sets out to find the truth. I'll leave it there.


It's a geniune treat of a movie. Few films capture the something is wrong but I don't know what vipe as well as Society. I saw it many years ago and it's hard to forget. Some of the imagery is nightmare worthy and the ending is turned up to 11.

Seeing it spoiler free is essential as the plot pulls you in. I saw it late at night for my first watch, it stayed with me for days.

It's a horror movie but so much more. It's 80s neon sleeze and bautiful people with secrets. Also reminds me of The Invitation (new movie on Netflix now) and also Parents ( I think that's what it's called)

I bought the Blu-ray on import last Christmas and it's a film which has aged like wine. It's out in the UK with a lovely front cover and well worth a buy.


Going to watch this now :)

Thanks for the recommendation.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:06 pm



IT trailer 3

Looks mint! Can't wait to float too!!!

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by Lotus » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:25 am

That actually looks alright, although having annoying kids as the central characters will always be a drawback. Still, it can't be any worse than the original series.

I watched The Void recently - thoughts on it here: t:last-film-watched-and-your-rating-part-two-directors-cut?f=7&start=4600#p4169281

Recommended for any horror fans.

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by Slayerx » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:27 am

Lotus wrote:That actually looks alright, although having annoying kids as the central characters will always be a drawback. Still, it can't be any worse than the original series.

I watched The Void recently - thoughts on it here: t:last-film-watched-and-your-rating-part-two-directors-cut?f=7&start=4600#p4169281

Recommended for any horror fans.


Yeah I enjoyed Void, love the 80's asthetic.

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by Marvin » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:51 pm

They Live - all watch it right now because it is amazing.

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by Slayerx » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:03 pm

Marvin wrote:They Live - all watch it right now because it is amazing.


One of my favourite films :wub:

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by Gemini73 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:36 am

The new IT looks like it could be one of better horror films in recent times.


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