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lilorphanFunkhouser wrote:i know this cover looks really shitty but if you like Joe Dante stuff you will like this one for sure, i watched it the other day and it was awesome.

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For a second there, I thought you were talking about "The Hole" with Thora Birch and Keira Knightley. I remember liking that one although it's been a while. Haven't seen the more recent Hole.
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Aparedez89 wrote:Idk if anyone's heard of it but "your next" I believed it is called. I saw a trailer for it awhile ago on iTunes. It was shown at a indie movie festival somewhere a year ago and heard it was good from slashfilm. Comes out in August in theaters I believe.
Yea it is supposed to be a fantastic slasher. I have been waiting for it since it had it's initial festival run. August is correct. Super stoked to see this one. Sleep tight is good. It will make you feel uncomfortable but I definitely think you should give it a shot.
OtomoChaser wrote:Murder Set Pieces is illegal over here. I dont mind,there was little redeemable artistically in that one.

Anyone seen the remake of Lustig's 'Maniac'? I'd like to know if its worth a watch.

All the boys love mandy lane got a uk release. I didnt enjoy it. Passes the time though.

Can't beat Cannibal Holocaust as a 'found footage' film,just a shame about the horrid animal cruelty.
I really want to see the remake. It looks great and Elijah looks like he nailed the part. I really enjoyed All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. It was difficult to track down though. It is finally getting a proper stateside release sometime this year.

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TattooMike wrote:The uncut "Serbian Film" is no more incredible than the original NC-17 version of "Murder-Set-Pieces". I love horror movies, but there was nothing entertaining about either of those. Just violence and gore for the sake of violence and gore. It IS possible to be violent, gory and still be entertianing. To each his own. I do agree on "Martyrs" though.

I always wondered what happened with "The Poughkeepsie Tapes". It went the way of "Trick r' Treat" and "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane" as movies that the studio, for whatever reason, did not want to release. The only reason that "Trick r' Treat" ever made it to dvd, and subsequently blu-ray, was due to it's large fan base writing in to WB. I never heard anything else about those other two. Now the market has become saturated with terrible found footage films leaving me a little jaded towards that sub-genre. Would've like to have seen Poughkeepsie back when it was first made.
Serbian Film is far better executed than Murder Set Pieces. And its supposed to be allegorical,though i admit the subtext is poorly explored and obscured by the nastiness. I forget that u guys are in the u.s - in the uk,serbian film was extremely heavily censored,hence my preference for and reference to the uncut above any other.
Its explicit,but never gratuitous for gratuitys sake.just my opinion though. I love the movie.
I have to admit, I didn't find a subtext to "A Serbian Film". I didn't particularly enjoy it but it wasn't awful (well it was, but good awful not bad awful). I loved the Katana scene though, that made the room roar with laughter.
Personally, I can't recall a horror film I've enjoyed as much as Martyrs since. I thought Kill List was decent at best. I had a copy with terrible audio so some dialogue and sound effects were extremely loud and others, almost inaudible.
I am still unsure of why A Serbian Film is such a big deal. Maybe I am just desensitized to violence but the missus and I didn't think it was anything to crazy. I couldn't see what all the fuss was about. No I am not trolling either I just didn't think that movie warranted all the hype about being the most extreme movie ever blah blah blah.

Martyrs, on the other hand, was drymounting amazing. I constantly find myself re watching it and Inside. The 2 standouts from the french extreme horror movement IMO.
dr_flie wrote:A few horror's that I've watched and mostly enjoyed.

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I enjoyed Livide but I was a little let down since it was directed by the same team that directed Inside. Overall, I thought it was a beautifully shot film and pretty creepy. I would definitely recommend it. The pact caught me completely off guard. I wasn't expecting much from a movie with Casper Van Diem but it was a pretty decent movie. Thirst was fantastic which was to be expected. That guy doesn't direct bad movies although I will say Stoker was my biggest let down of 2013 so far. I thought it was an exercise in style over substance. The innkeepers was a tremendous let down. After HOTD, I couldn't wait for TI's next film so maybe I expected way too much from it but it fell flat for me. It has garnered a lot of praise and I can't really understand it. It wasn't an issue of pacing either because I thought HOTD was fantastic and that movie was the definition of a slow burn.
lilorphanFunkhouser wrote:i know this cover looks really shitty but if you like Joe Dante stuff you will like this one for sure, i watched it the other day and it was awesome.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1085779/


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I like Joe Dante and I thought that this was a fun little horror flick. I don't know if I would recommend it to people because it isn't everyone's cup of tea but there are definitely worse ways you could spend an hour and a half.


I think some of the best horror flicks that have come out in the past decade or so are as follows ( in no particular order): Trick r treat, The descent, Inside, Martyrs, The Loved Ones, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Julia's Eyes, and Absentia. I am sure I am leaving plenty off of the list but these are the first ones that came to mind.

Honorable mention: Rabies( Israel), Dreamhome (hong kong), We need to talk about kevin.
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Love that you loved 'the loved ones'.
Agree on serbian film,not as bad as people make out by far.
Have to see Inside now,youre the 2nd person in as many days to namecheck it.
Kudos on we need to talk about kevin. A fine little indie and thematically similar to michael haneke's 'Bennys Video' ,if you know that little gem.
Julia's Eyes was just on tv but i missed it.:(
Try 'KM31' , another great spanish one!
Martyrs FTW! :rock:

You,sir,have taste! I salute you.
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I have an enormous love for the directors cut of Ichi The Killer.
Not sure if it classes as a horror,but some of it is fairly horrific. Top takashi miike,in my opinion. Audition comes a close second,though....
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Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:18 am

I feel like I've gotten off my horror game the past few years lol looking at all ur recommendations and seeing a lot of foreign horror. I used to watch a lot of Japanese horror. Just been watching the sad American shitty horror movies.

I know this might not be full horror but recently saw trailers of "THE PURGE and THE EAST" they look super good. Well the east does.

The first collector was a decent and haven't seen the second film to it yet.

Watched half of Poughkeepsie tapes on YouTube the other day and it was pretty good. Had to stop watching it becaus he bad guy was making me mad lol. Had to look up info to see if it was real..

I watched a movie online called "would you rather" it has brittney snow and a former porn star in it and before you say anything I didn't watch it for the porn star lol.
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There's also an ace Korean film called 'R-Point' you may love.
Korean soldiers on exercise in a haunted wasteland. Has some wicked scares n freakiness.

Has anyone watched 'the bunny game' yet? Pretty disturbing stuff. The actress Rodleen Get-somethingorother took a real red hot brand. Part tortureporn (big part) and part performance art. The shoot was reputedly really brutal,as the actress wanted to actually 'live' it to exorcise an event she experienced in real life (she is yet to ellucidate further on when/what).
Not the best film in the world,but quite an experience.
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I'm a little concerned that they're doing a Wolf Creek 2. I liked the first one enough, but a sequel sounds no good. Especially since Greg McLean's saying that it'll feature a fair few laughs in it.

Also mighty annoyed that Evil Dead is getting a very limited release in Australia. Is it worth tracking down a cinema to watch it in or just wait for Bluray?
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DonPiano wrote:I'm a little concerned that they're doing a Wolf Creek 2. I liked the first one enough, but a sequel sounds no good. Especially since Greg McLean's saying that it'll feature a fair few laughs in it.

Also mighty annoyed that Evil Dead is getting a very limited release in Australia. Is it worth tracking down a cinema to watch it in or just wait for Bluray?
I would say wait for bluray - the theatrical print was censored in America,and that version is the worldwide release. Though i am led to believe Australia has quite tough censorship laws also,at least it does with videogames. The bluray release is planned as an uncut version with additional scenes.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:20 am

to the folks who said "A Serbian Film" wasn't that bad (violence wise)..which version did you see?
I saw the uncut version..and I gotta say..while the violence wasn't overly extreme the images & subject matter therein was pretty twisted fudge
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jlabbate wrote:to the folks who said "A Serbian Film" wasn't that bad (violence was)..which version did you see?
I saw the uncut version..and I gotta say..while the violence wasn't overly extreme the images & subject matter therein was pretty twisted fudge
I saw the full uncut print that leaked after the festival premiere got pulled. I don't mean to paint it as a light piece of horror,its a nasty dark ride. But the movie got totally eclipsed by the drama in the media about the notorious baby scene,a sequence which lasts all of seconds and is mostly implied. Not as bad as the rooster-choke murder of the woman on the camcorder,IMO.
The press would have us believe it is the most depraved film visually and thematically,when i can think of a few worse for onscreen nastiness i.e. The August Underground franchise.

But yeah,you're right. Serbian Film comes from a deeply dark and unpleasant part of the human psyche,and it does what it does amazingly well. The payoff at the end left me feeling miserable.
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DonPiano wrote:I'm a little concerned that they're doing a Wolf Creek 2. I liked the first one enough, but a sequel sounds no good. Especially since Greg McLean's saying that it'll feature a fair few laughs in it.

Also mighty annoyed that Evil Dead is getting a very limited release in Australia. Is it worth tracking down a cinema to watch it in or just wait for Bluray?
I would say wait for bluray - the theatrical print was censored in America,and that version is the worldwide release. Though i am led to believe Australia has quite tough censorship laws also,at least it does with videogames. The bluray release is planned as an uncut version with additional scenes.
We've eased up a lot on censorship nowadays. We finally have an 18+ rating for video games - yay? - and the amount of films that get banned or cut here is pretty minimal. The last one to get banned was A Serbian Film and the last one to be heavily cut was The Human Centipede 2 - which fortunately they managed to screen for audiences the day before the decision on the cuts was made.

A Serbian Film I wasn't sold on - it was ok, but nothing to write home about. Human Centipede 2 was interesting - it was a full screening and there was a heck of a lot of laughter in it. When the baby is born at the end and its head gets squashed people clapped. Can't say I was too keen on sticking around for the Q&A with Laurence Harvey afterwards though.
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jlabbate wrote:to the folks who said "A Serbian Film" wasn't that bad (violence wise)..which version did you see?
I saw the uncut version..and I gotta say..while the violence wasn't overly extreme the images & subject matter therein was pretty twisted fudge
I saw the Uncut version as well. Yeah some of the implied fudge and the subject matter was crazy but I just didn't think it was anything that was like holyshitfuckbajkhasjdshjdsfj like everyone said. The director said that the now infamous "newborn porn" scene was a metaphor for the people of Serbia being drymounted from birth by their government.

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DonPiano wrote:I'm a little concerned that they're doing a Wolf Creek 2. I liked the first one enough, but a sequel sounds no good. Especially since Greg McLean's saying that it'll feature a fair few laughs in it.

Also mighty annoyed that Evil Dead is getting a very limited release in Australia. Is it worth tracking down a cinema to watch it in or just wait for Bluray?
I would say wait for bluray - the theatrical print was censored in America,and that version is the worldwide release. Though i am led to believe Australia has quite tough censorship laws also,at least it does with videogames. The bluray release is planned as an uncut version with additional scenes.
We've eased up a lot on censorship nowadays. We finally have an 18+ rating for video games - yay? - and the amount of films that get banned or cut here is pretty minimal. The last one to get banned was A Serbian Film and the last one to be heavily cut was The Human Centipede 2 - which fortunately they managed to screen for audiences the day before the decision on the cuts was made.

A Serbian Film I wasn't sold on - it was ok, but nothing to write home about. Human Centipede 2 was interesting - it was a full screening and there was a heck of a lot of laughter in it. When the baby is born at the end and its head gets squashed people clapped. Can't say I was too keen on sticking around for the Q&A with Laurence Harvey afterwards though.
If it is available at a local cinema, give it a shot. It is nothing to write home about but it isn't complete fudge either. If you have to travel to see it then I definitely say wait for the Blu-Ray release.

IMO Human Centipede 2 is one of the worst films I have ever seen.
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jlabbate wrote:to the folks who said "A Serbian Film" wasn't that bad (violence wise)..which version did you see?
I saw the uncut version..and I gotta say..while the violence wasn't overly extreme the images & subject matter therein was pretty twisted fudge

It's not the most graphic film I've seen but for normies, the ones who don't watch this kind of thing every day/week, it is a pretty rough ride. As I said previously, the only part I enjoyed was the katana scene, strictly for the ridiculous images on the screen. I could see many people taking serious issue with the newborn and the ending.

Also, from the UK, I enjoyed Mum & Dad. I believe that is the one where the family worked at the airport no?

After 13 Assassins, I grabbed Miike's last film from the store the other day without knowing anything about it. I have a love/hate with Miike. His pacing is almost unbearable in some films but I was so impressed with 13 Assassins, I can't see how another samurai movie could be a bad thing.
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OtomoChaser wrote:
DonPiano wrote:I'm a little concerned that they're doing a Wolf Creek 2. I liked the first one enough, but a sequel sounds no good. Especially since Greg McLean's saying that it'll feature a fair few laughs in it.

Also mighty annoyed that Evil Dead is getting a very limited release in Australia. Is it worth tracking down a cinema to watch it in or just wait for Bluray?
I would say wait for bluray - the theatrical print was censored in America,and that version is the worldwide release. Though i am led to believe Australia has quite tough censorship laws also,at least it does with videogames. The bluray release is planned as an uncut version with additional scenes.
What all was censored? From what I've read, he said all he did was trim a second or two here and there but didn't really cut any scenes and what was cut was due to pacing.
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DonPiano wrote:I'm a little concerned that they're doing a Wolf Creek 2. I liked the first one enough, but a sequel sounds no good. Especially since Greg McLean's saying that it'll feature a fair few laughs in it.

Also mighty annoyed that Evil Dead is getting a very limited release in Australia. Is it worth tracking down a cinema to watch it in or just wait for Bluray?
I would say wait for bluray - the theatrical print was censored in America,and that version is the worldwide release. Though i am led to believe Australia has quite tough censorship laws also,at least it does with videogames. The bluray release is planned as an uncut version with additional scenes.
What all was censored? From what I've read, he said all he did was trim a second or two here and there but didn't really cut any scenes and what was cut was due to pacing.
From my understanding,trims were made to almost all the sequences with violence to minimise the tone. Nothing significsnt such as total scenes or anything like that,but the cuts add up rapidly. In the UK ,the original had cuts which reduced heavy blows to the head from 5 to 2 so it would appear less gratuitous. This backfired because it removed the humour aspect of the extreme craziness. See also the 150+ cuts made to natural born killers by the MPAA, no one cut was of anything unacceptable,merely to reduce the wild tone (removing half-sec colour shots and leaving the b&w).
This is the case with Evil Dead remake. I will try and pin down the info and post it.
The additional scenes i refer to are mainly plot exposition and runtime as you say,far as i am aware.
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