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by Poser » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:09 am

Lotus wrote:I noticed that 'It Follows' is on Film4 on Saturday - worth a watch?


Yes! Definitely. Excellent creeping sense of dread. I'd like to discuss it - quote me on Monday :D

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by Gandalf » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:22 am

Poser wrote:
Lotus wrote:I noticed that 'It Follows' is on Film4 on Saturday - worth a watch?


Yes! Definitely. Excellent creeping sense of dread. I'd like to discuss it - quote me on Monday :D


The bit with the old woman at the High School or the bit where she's in the car and looks up to see that guy stood on the roof :dread: :dread: :dread:

Edit: I just remembered the tall guy scene.... :shock: :dread:

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Lotus » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:47 pm

Thanks folks, I'll give it a go and let you know my thoughts.

EDIT: gooseberry fool, just realised it's actually on next Saturday. :slol: Oh well, point still stands...

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Slayerx » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:15 pm

Has anyone tried Shudder? it's suppose to be a Horror Streaming Service like Netflix.

Think I'm gonna give it a try they have a 30 day free trial.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 am

I watched Don't Knock Twice, starring Katee Sackhoff (she of Battlestar Galactica) it wasn't too bad, it ebbed and flowed. Not too dissimilar from most other horror films out there though. The final third kind of spoiled it as well. 5/10

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by Rapidly-Greying » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:50 pm

Slayerx wrote:Has anyone tried Shudder? it's suppose to be a Horror Streaming Service like Netflix.

Think I'm gonna give it a try they have a 30 day free trial.


Think I might subscribe just to watch Microwave Massacre, it sounds amazing :slol:

Seriously though, if you can cancel after l month there are decent films on there.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:01 am

Has anybody watched:

Get Out



Or Hush



If so are they any good? The reviews are pretty good for both.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Ste » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:28 am

Ive seen Hush.

Decent, bit different, worth a watch

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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:26 pm

I'm not a big fan of 'home invasion" type films, but Hush is definitely one of the better ones IMO.

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by Rapidly-Greying » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:21 pm

Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:I'm not a big fan of 'home invasion" type films, but Hush is definitely one of the better ones IMO.


That about the blind lady? I liked that one too.

There was one about an agoraphobic lady that was pretty good too, had a wee twist in it that I liked.

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by Zellery » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:55 pm

Rapidly-Greying wrote:
Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:I'm not a big fan of 'home invasion" type films, but Hush is definitely one of the better ones IMO.


That about the blind lady? I liked that one too.

She's deaf.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Gandalf » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:03 pm

Just watched Hush. Good shout for the positive vibes from you lot. Really enjoyed it. 7.5/10 for me.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Lotus » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:39 pm

Just watched the trailer for 'The Void'. Looks like just my kinda thing. :datass:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/inde ... /the-void/

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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:02 am

It looks fantastic doesn't it?

Good old practical effects :wub:

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Lotus » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:11 am

Poser wrote:
Lotus wrote:I noticed that 'It Follows' is on Film4 on Saturday - worth a watch?


Yes! Definitely. Excellent creeping sense of dread. I'd like to discuss it - quote me on Monday :D

Watched it over the weekend. Here are my thoughts: t:last-film-watched-and-your-rating-part-two-directors-cut?f=7&p=4101602#p4101602

I do have some other comments, will put them here when I get a minute.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Poser » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:50 am

Lotus wrote:
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Lotus wrote:I noticed that 'It Follows' is on Film4 on Saturday - worth a watch?


Yes! Definitely. Excellent creeping sense of dread. I'd like to discuss it - quote me on Monday :D

Watched it over the weekend. Here are my thoughts: t:last-film-watched-and-your-rating-part-two-directors-cut?f=7&p=4101602#p4101602

I do have some other comments, will put them here when I get a minute.


Glad you liked it, and I agree with your comments. For me, the sensation of frantically, and constantly, scanning the backdrop for the followers made for a really tense film, and really put me on edge.

Definitely one of the better horrors I've seen for a while, and I think it does well because you really find yourself trying to work out what you'd do in the same situation.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Lotus » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:44 am

My other thoughts on the film are…

When they're in the cinema near the beginning and he sees the girl in the yellow dress…presumably - from his reaction - she's not walking towards him menacingly like 'it' does every other time in the film. Why not? Every other instance of it following them has it walking steadily towards them. Here though, he's neither panicked nor in a rush, and it's not obvious what it is (he only realises what it is when the girl he's with can't see the girl in the yellow dress), and then he decides to leave. You'd think he'd be used to recognising it/evading it though, as you get the impression it's been after him for a while.

I always thought it moved at the same speed, but when it's in the house, the girl in the kitchen is walking/staggering slowly, and then upstairs, the tall guy is moving fast as gooseberry fool towards the bedroom.

There's always at least one moment in a horror film when the main characters do something stupid, and in this it was when they'd set up the plan to electrocute it in the swimming pool. Clearly things don't quite go to plan, but when they shoot it and it's in the water, why do they just stand around and be like "uhh, is it dead?". Who cares, now's the perfect time to execute the plan!


These aren't major issues, but things that occurred to me after and kinda bothered me.

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by KjGarly » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:27 am

Gandalf wrote:Just watched Hush. Good shout for the positive vibes from you lot. Really enjoyed it. 7.5/10 for me.


And it had another BSG actor in it, the guy who played Anders, Starbucks Cylon hubby.

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PostRe: Horror Films
by degoose » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:06 pm

Lotus wrote:Just watched the trailer for 'The Void'. Looks like just my kinda thing. :datass:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/inde ... /the-void/

That looks flipping awesome

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PostRe: Horror Films
by Poser » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:11 pm

Lotus wrote:My other thoughts on the film are…

When they're in the cinema near the beginning and he sees the girl in the yellow dress…presumably - from his reaction - she's not walking towards him menacingly like 'it' does every other time in the film. Why not? Every other instance of it following them has it walking steadily towards them. Here though, he's neither panicked nor in a rush, and it's not obvious what it is (he only realises what it is when the girl he's with can't see the girl in the yellow dress), and then he decides to leave. You'd think he'd be used to recognising it/evading it though, as you get the impression it's been after him for a while.

I always thought it moved at the same speed, but when it's in the house, the girl in the kitchen is walking/staggering slowly, and then upstairs, the tall guy is moving fast as gooseberry fool towards the bedroom.

There's always at least one moment in a horror film when the main characters do something stupid, and in this it was when they'd set up the plan to electrocute it in the swimming pool. Clearly things don't quite go to plan, but when they shoot it and it's in the water, why do they just stand around and be like "uhh, is it dead?". Who cares, now's the perfect time to execute the plan!


These aren't major issues, but things that occurred to me after and kinda bothered me.


I was the same at that pool scene. Characters failing to hurry the strawberry float up and act decisively really grinds my gears. It was a low point in what was otherwise a really atmospheric film, I felt.

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