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Title: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 25, 2009, 12:13:23 AM
Because we really don't need a thread for every horror movie I find and geek out about, I'm starting a general horror movie thread.

First up, the trailer for Dead Snow . . . Zombies and Nazi Gold!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/deadsnow/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/deadsnow/)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on June 25, 2009, 07:26:22 AM
Wait...what?  I saw Dead Snow six months ago!  I thought it had come out here.  Man, I'm not even paying attention anymore.   I've been globalized.

It's awesome shit.  Funny as hell.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Cassander on June 25, 2009, 09:27:51 PM
now we can start the "oh god, there's a horrible american translation job that's ruining the subtlety of my nazi zombie movie!" discussion
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on June 25, 2009, 09:42:47 PM
Endangered Wintertime starring Michael C. Hall!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on June 25, 2009, 11:25:29 PM
Actually, a more accurate title for the remake/poor translation would be "Norwegians wish Peter Jackson directed the Evil Dead series."
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on June 26, 2009, 10:35:59 AM
Okay, RC... Let's talk about a movie you and I are going to have to go see whilst holding hands and giggling:

Daybreakers!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daybreakers

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 07, 2009, 12:26:23 PM
Jennifer's Body

Written by Diablo Cody (Juno) and featuring Megan Fox and the very funny Amamda Seyfried, this looks to continue the much needed shot in the arm movies like Drag Me To Hell are bringing to the horror scene.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 07, 2009, 12:53:15 PM
Yeah, the blogs are going wild about it.  And, supposedly, there's a copy out there floating around.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 07, 2009, 12:54:47 PM
There's a lot of "hate" for Diablo Cody, but clever hipster dialogue aside, I think she's a pretty fine writer.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 07, 2009, 12:55:50 PM
I think everyone just wants to look at Megan Fox's CGI'd body.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 07, 2009, 12:59:12 PM
I think you're right. People also want to see if she can actually act.

Oh, and Daybreakers looks like a silly yet entertianing good time. You simply can't go wrong when Sam Neill is involved.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 07, 2009, 01:00:08 PM
Yeah... Now the blogs are hating Daybreakers but, hell, it looks like what Vampires should have been.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 07, 2009, 01:02:05 PM
It looks no shittier than Underworld, 30 Days of Night, or any other of the failed vampire flicks of the past couple years.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 07, 2009, 01:04:17 PM
I think I could do better than Underworld or 30 Days of Night. 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 08, 2009, 06:15:05 PM
Trick R Treat . . . Shot like three years ago, it's release has been delayed and delayed due to Hollywood insanity. Those that have seen it say it's one of the best horror films EVER. Strong words, but the trailer is definitely spectacular.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 08, 2009, 06:19:14 PM
So...it's a comedy?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 08, 2009, 06:22:31 PM
I don't think it's supposed to be, though I imagine parts of it are quite funny.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 23, 2009, 10:32:34 PM
Megan Fox PSA to tie in with Jennifer's Body. My expectations are getting far too high for this movie.

http://io9.com/5336398/megan-fox-has-two-words-for-all-the-high-school-boys (http://io9.com/5336398/megan-fox-has-two-words-for-all-the-high-school-boys)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 24, 2009, 07:58:17 AM
You mean you're going to see the movie for a reason other than the chance to stare at Megan Fox?  Because that sums up my expectations.  In fact, I call the film "Megan Fox's Body."
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Nubbins on August 24, 2009, 03:39:37 PM
Something's getting far too high... but it isn't expectations WINKWINKNUDGENUDGESAYNOMORE
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 24, 2009, 03:44:50 PM
Thread now about Megan Fox and which of her tattoos are not airbrushed out.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Nubbins on August 24, 2009, 04:00:03 PM
She is impossibly hot.  It hurts to even look at her.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 24, 2009, 04:03:29 PM
Strangely, I am able to look at her.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 15, 2009, 07:58:57 PM
Paranormal Activity

I'll probably have to wait for DVD on this one as it's getting a limited release, but it's got that Blair Witch feel.

Trailer:
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/paranormalactivity/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/paranormalactivity/)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 16, 2009, 10:18:45 PM
Um . . .

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'Night of the Living Dead' being remade as a 3D CGI origin story

 Zombie movie “Night of the Living Dead” is coming back, this time in a 3D CGI format and without the involvement of George Romero.

Titled “Night of the Living Dead: Origins,” the re-imagining is being directed by newcomer Zebediah de Soto and produced by Simon West and Simon West Productions president Jib Polhemus.

On the story front, De Soto, who wrote the script with David R. Schwartz, wants to update the tale partially by bringing out the characters’ backstories and make what he called “an American-style anime.” 

The latter will be done by using new technology the filmmaker is inventing. De Soto, along with partner Gus Malliarodaki founded New Golden Digital, a digital effects company which develops cutting-edge hardware and software.

 The duo created and designed a real-time effects system, known as 'The Beast', which allows filmmakers the ability to direct CG performances the same way they would direct real live actors.  The aim of the process is to make tennis balls on a stick representing real people or monsters a thing of the past by allowing actors interact with CG elements as if they are tangible. 

Matty Miranda and Anthony Le are executive producing.  George Passakos is co-executive producing while Warren Davis and Tiffany Shinn acts as associate producers. 

De Soto, who has no agent or manager, directed a short titled “War Dogs” – sort of Vietnam War set in space - that made the rounds in Hollywood late last year. West (the director of movies such as "Con Air," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," and the upcoming TV show "Human Target") and Polhemus were impressed at how the short manage to look like the production had a higher budget than it actually did, and began looking for a project to partner on.

De Soto was a fan of the original “Living Dead” and once the trio realized the rights were in the public domain, zeroed in on that project.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 17, 2009, 08:06:33 AM
OKAY, THANK YOU.  YOU CAN STOP NOW.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 24, 2009, 09:19:28 AM
Frozen, dirceted by Adam Green who did the slasher throwback Hatchet a few years back. Basically, it looks like Open Water on a ski lift. The early reviews are stellar though. Don't know when it's available or supposed to be out.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 03, 2010, 01:31:22 AM
Jennifer's Body

Written by Diablo Cody (Juno) and featuring Megan Fox and the very funny Amamda Seyfried, this looks to continue the much needed shot in the arm movies like Drag Me To Hell are bringing to the horror scene.


Finally watched this tonight. Overall it's really uneven.

The concept is sound and solid, and it does have it's funny moments. The problem is that Diablo Cody writes the most distracting dialogue in the world. The writing isn't bad persay. It just takes you out of the moment. And for a horror movie she inserts quippy, hipster dialogue at the most unnecessary times. She needs to learn to kill her darlings. Sometimes you just have to cut that really great joke or snappy piece of dialogue because it takes away from the rhythm or tone of the scene. Any tension created gets broken by some weird lingo that you know Cody just thought was brilliant.

There's one flashback scene where they explain how Megan Fox gets all demonic and stuff that's downright laughable for all the wrong reasons.

I will say she captures the awkwardness of having sex when you're sixteen almost perfectly. The high school stuff all feels fairly real, though maybe it's because the rest of the movie is so ridiculous.

That said, there are two scenes of "horror" that are nice and creepy. And the music is good.

It's worth watching, though ultimately flawed.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 11, 2010, 03:58:47 PM
Featuring Alan Tudyk of Firefly fame, this just jumped up to the top of my "must see" list.

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

“Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They encounter an SUV full of vacationing college kids, and Dale unintentionally creeps them out. But later, as he and Tucker are fishing, Dale rescues one of them—the pretty blond Alison—after she falls into the lake. Assuming she’s been captured, the indomitably preppy college kids rally to find her.

A comically macabre battle between Izods and overalls, Eli Craig’s ingenious send-up of the horror genre recounts a simple misunderstanding gone grotesquely wrong. Our hillbilly psycho killers are actually sweet as pie; it’s the judgmental college kids who have “issues.”

Craig lovingly embraces clichés, dispensing humor and gore in equal parts as we watch the educated class blunder to its demise. Nature, beer, and a rising body count—what better way to spend Memorial Day?”
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on January 11, 2010, 04:12:48 PM
So take Grendel and set it in the slasher genre.  Easy!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 31, 2010, 05:12:44 PM
So, I'm starting to think I'm way too tame for the 21st century horror scene.

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THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE is an unconventional – and medically accurate -- biological horror film that enthusiastically explores territory that few filmmakers dare to tread. When two pretty American girls go on a road trip in Europe, they end up alone at night in Germany with a broken car in the woods. They search for help and find an isolated villa, and awake the next day to find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift basement hospital. Their captor is the internationally respected Siamese twin surgeon Dr. Josef Heiter with a demented vision for mankind's future existence. Dr. Heiter wants to remove human beings' kneecaps so they have to exist on all fours and then surgically graft them mouth-to-anus to form a centipede chain. But when his victims give him more trouble than he expects – including unwanted attention from the authorities - Dr. Heiter is forced to decide whether to abandon his latest project, or protect it from the outside world – with their and his very lives, if necessary.

Check this out for funky sketched diagrams. (Not exactly NSFW, but I wouldn't want to have to explain what I'm looking at.)

http://www.joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=21407
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on March 31, 2010, 05:57:00 PM
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When two pretty American girls go on a road trip in Europe, they end up alone at night--  :sleepy2: :sleepy2: :sleepy2: :sleepy2:

What?  Sorry!  Um... and awake the next day to find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift basement hospital --  :sleepy2: :sleepy2: :sleepy2: :sleepy2:


Huh?  Oh fuck!  What happened to those girls?!?!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 02, 2010, 09:40:21 PM
Trailer for The Human Centipede. I think I'm going to have to be really drunk to watch this.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 02, 2010, 08:01:11 PM
The best part of the Elm Street remake? The trailer for Piranha 3D.

Christopher Lloyd FTW!


Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Matt on May 16, 2010, 02:21:02 AM
So someone critiques The Human Centipede vs. The Very Hungry Caterpillar... http://thevaultofhorror.blogspot.com/2010/05/human-centipede-vs-very-hungry.html
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 25, 2010, 09:39:44 AM
Nacho and monkey, this is the review for The Human Centipede I was talking about that breaks down exactly why the movie is terrible.

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Spoiler Alert: In order to review a movie as bad as this, I’ll have to spoil a few things to show just how nonsensical the damned thing is.

It takes a lot for me to want to walk out on a movie. I’ve never actually stood up and headed out the door, and beyond the need to keep my streak alive, I’ve seen some terribly bad films in my time which has built up mental callouses towards the stuff on the lower end of the spectrum. It never usually enters my mind, but about half way through The Human Centipede (First Sequence), I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to be in the theater anymore. You might assume that’s because of the film’s gross out concept, but it’s actually because the film exhibits terrible writing, directing and execution for a full hour and a half runtime.

Two girls (Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie) vacationing in Germany are kidnapped by a mad scientist (Dieter Laser) who wants to sew them together ass to mouth to a Japanese guy (Ashihiro Kitamura) to create a human centipede connected by a common digestive tract.

Look, I’ll admit that the concept is fantastic. It’s also vomit-inducing, and I’d never want my mother seeing it, but it’s only got enough legs to last as a five-minute short. Unfortunately, director Tom Six thought that he had a winner and drags it out 1800% longer than it needs to be.

The first failure of the film is the writing which is about as flat as it gets. The characters have zero personality. We don’t know anything about them, and it makes it hard to care about them beyond the simple response to seeing anyone succumb to that gruesome fate. The two girls generally say exactly what’s happening on the screen to them, and it’s clear that neither can improvise while walking through a dank forest – repeating things over and over until it’s obvious that the most of the scenes are filler. They might as well have been called Girl A and Girl B. The Japanese character Katsuro is introduced while he’s passed out, and we’re offered nothing of who he is until an impassioned speech (more on that later) that comes out of left field near the end.

The one exception here is Diter Laser channeling Udo Kier who stands out as the only not completely awful actor in the movie. His German scientist is understandably creepy mostly by virtue of what he’s trying to achieve, but Laser does offer an unsettling personality when he’s not pretending he’s in a soap opera.

Beyond the dialog, the story is completely lacking because the concept doesn’t dictate anything plotwise. It’s high concept, but there are a ton of scenes that could have been cut from the beginning, middle and end without the movie losing anything. In fact, it could use a keen editing session. There’s nothing that makes this fact more obvious than the many opportunities that the girls have to escape. Imagine it. The worst fate imaginable – that your mouth will be grafted to someone else’s asshole and you’ll have to eat shit until the scientist lets you go or you die – and the girls sort of still run around like morons. Off the top of my head: there’s the time Lindsay is in a bedroom alone with a telephone, the time when she makes it out into the yard and could easily run away and return with help, the fact that they have full use of their hands and could rip the staples from their mouths, the time Katsuro (the front of the ‘pede) stabs Dr. Heiter in the leg and fails to stab in right in the face to ensure his demise, and the time Katsuro drops a perfectly good lamp in favor of a tiny sliver of glass to go up against a hobbled Dr. Heiter.

The ultimate winner in that category is right after Katsuro drops the blunt object and gives a speech not about how they are inches away from breaking through a window and escaping but about how he’s been a bad person all his life (new information for the audience) and how he deserved to have his asshole sewn to a mildly hot girl’s mouth. He then, spoilerifically, proceeds to cut his own throat. For no reason. At all. He’s endured at least three days of hell and on the cusp of escaping and living out his days untethered by mildly hot girls, he kills himself out of nowhere. Suicide has never been so random.

Director Tom Six clearly had nowhere to go and sacrifices common sense (and the fight or flight nature of human beings) in order to arbitrarily keep the victims in harm’s way.

The last problem with the writing is that it displays a fundamental ignorance of police work, human nature, and biology. Two police officers enter into the picture to find the missing girls, but they are written and acted as if the director were basing them off of B-grade detective movies instead of actual police officers. Neither of them know procedure or rules about probable cause, and they leave and come back in twenty minutes (with the world’s fastest warrant) simply because the scene demanded they leave for a while. Tonally, it’s not bad because it mirrors a moment earlier in the film where the dear Dr. Heiter leaves for a while simply because the story needed one of the girls to almost escape. Seriously. She is cornered in a pool (where she holds her breath for a few minutes and comes back up to be…exactly in the same dilemma as a few minutes before) and the power cuts out while the electronic pool cover slides across threatening death by drowning. It’s a scene that has some promise to it, and then it’s interrupted by a plot device to get Dr. Heiter busy for a long, long time (instead of, you know, knocking her out before he worries about going to fix the fuse box).

If I’m beginning to sound bitter, it’s because there are scenes all over the place in this movie that will frustrate, especially those who hate common horror tropes where people choose the non-existent third option between fighting, flighting, or wandering around because the movie still has 70 more minutes to fill contractually. Oh, and the idea of a human centipede as it stands is a great idea for a horror flick, but it’s not anywhere near biologically accurate. This wouldn’t be a problem, and the film itself shouldn’t be faulted for it, but the director brags that he worked with a doctor to make it medically sound. That doctor should have his or her license taken away. Either that statement means that human skin can be grafted to human skin (true!) or that a human can live on feces for a while (false!).

So what about when the centipede is finally made? Isn’t there a great fulfillment in seeing something that atrocious end up on screen? Well, there would be, but the director chooses that moment to hold back. It’s like listening to a sleepy carnival barker blather on for several hours before opening the freak show curtain to reveal an old shoe.

Instead of creating a disgusting surgery scene, he creates one that’s pretty tame. Even the end result of the centipede isn’t all that gore-celebrating. There’s a hint of disgust when Katsuro finally has to go Number Two, but there’s no visual to go along with it, and the sounds and motions that the girl in the Number Two spot makes are the same ones she’s made almost the entire movie. Basically, the audience has to do all the imaginary work – the movie doesn’t help out even a little. Ultimately, it’s an uninspired, a wasted effort on a vile concept. For anyone who reads the logline and gets excited, I’d imagine they’d want something far grosser and sans underwear. After all, if the doctor is creating a pet, why would he allow them to wear underwear? Come to think of it, how could they wear underwear when they are grafted via asshole? The list of confusing questions goes on.

There is one solitary scene that works well. When Dr. Leiter tells the victims what he plans on doing, the psychological impact is huge and its played for the height of disturbance.

And kudos go out to the good doctor for achieving a complex surgery on three people without an anesthesiologist. Usually even the simplest of surgeries requires someone to constantly monitor the anesthesia levels so the patient doesn’t die. But not Dr. Leiter! He’s incredible. He even lifts up the three people onto an exam table without tearing their stitches. All by himself. Incredible.

Plus, he’s pretty phenomenal when he kills a cop (off camera of course) despite only having a scalpel. It’s not often that a movie has scalpel emerge as the winner of gun vs. scalpel, but it was a brave choice, and the movie should be lauded for it.

The massive bulk of Human Centipede is heavy, anti-fun dreck that ends up with a lame pay off. It should be noted that it won the Best Horror Feature award at Fantastic Fest, but I have to assume it was the concept more than the execution. Reading the summary is enough to get a gist of the depths that the human mind can go to without needing to sit through a terribly written, terribly acted, terribly directed, terribly shot excuse for a gross out film that’s not even all that disgusting.

The Upside: The concept.

The Downside: Everything else.

On the Side: Director Tom Six is promising a sequel to the film called The Human Centipede (Complete Sequence) that will have 12 human beings sewn together.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 02, 2010, 08:34:06 AM
Rough Cut!

A documentary about a horror movie that resulted in a real life murder... Downloading now.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0763850/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10950068/ns/dateline_nbc/page/3/
http://www.horror.com/php/article-146-1.html
http://www.toddklick.com/roughcut/documentary.php


Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 18, 2010, 05:19:01 PM
Trailer for Wes Craven's latest, My Soul to Take. Looks okay. I have a soft spot for Craven, even the bad stuff.

http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/21450210/standardformat (http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/21450210/standardformat)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 26, 2010, 03:38:48 AM
Downloading the current big horror film doing the festival circuit...Burning Bright. I don't want to, but how can I possibly say no to this description?

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After her mother’s death, Kelly (Briana Evigan) is left to care for her autistic brother; meanwhile her stepfather poaches her college fund to buy a tiger. Exacerbating the situation further, a fierce hurricane is heading towards her home. Even worse, Kelly and her brother become trapped inside the house with the hungry man-eating predator. Together they must fight for their lives in a deadly game of (very large) cat and mouse.

How in the world did that get made?  And why is everyone talking about it?

I love how half the IMDB comments don't get the title.  What, they haven't taken an English class since 5th grade?

IMDB comments:

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Are there plot holes? Yes. Could this have gone to theatres? Probably not. But if your expectations are low, you love tigers and enjoy decent thrillers, you will probably find this entertaining enough.

If you love tigers...then call now! 

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I must admit that we spent most of the film yelling for her to watch out and close the doors behind her.

First thing I'm thinking.  What, does this tiger have thumbs? And she can't get out of the hurricane house because it's "boarded up."  So... Does she not have thumbs?

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Only watch this if you're stoned, so bored that you cannot physically be rendered any more bored, or ill in bed taking the day off work.

Sounds like one for work!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Tatertots on August 26, 2010, 04:49:19 AM
Ok, what are the best horror films of the past few years? I've been so out of touch. I need to catch up.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 26, 2010, 08:37:00 AM
Ok, what are the best horror films of the past few years? I've been so out of touch. I need to catch up.

How many years?  Just the past five or so? Is that when you began your job pushing stones up hills? Let's make it JUST the last five years to frustrate RC!  Here's my list:

[REC] (2008)

Let the Right One In (2008)

Descent, maybe (2005).  But only the European version. 





Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 26, 2010, 08:45:01 AM
Here's my top ten horror movies of the decade list. The Mist is really good too. At least the ending is.

http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php/topic,4459.msg125109.html#msg125109
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 26, 2010, 10:50:25 AM
Oh, he's not playing the game.

But, yes, I agree with the list.  Except for Trick R Treat.  And Behind the Mask.

And can we crossover with sci-fi?  Because Moon and Sunshine had some wonderful horror elements...
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Tatertots on August 26, 2010, 02:35:59 PM
Awesome, thanks!

My horror dearth started when I started dating that last girlfriend from college. She hated horror and never wanted to watch any, so I lost the habit.

Moon and Sunshine have been on my list for a while. Need to get those in.

Hey! I liked Trick R Treat! Let the Right One In was fantastic, as well.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 26, 2010, 03:15:45 PM
Everybody but me likes Trick R Treat.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Tatertots on August 27, 2010, 01:07:31 AM
Because you like it up the butt.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 12, 2010, 01:43:48 PM
I need to keep myself active on my backup secret site so I went there today and found a bunch of weirdo indie horror.

Tormented
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tormented_%282009_film%29

A British horror-comedy in the high school revenge vein.


The Last Seven
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1274273/

A PA film I haven't heard about! Sounds like a rip off of 28 Days Later and Quiet Earth.



The Wild Hunt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Hunt_%28film%29

From Canada, this sounds like crazy cerebral horror with a touch of Two Thousand Maniacs.

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Erik Magnusson (Ricky Mabe) and his girlfriend Evelyn (Tiio Horn) have a falling out. She joins Erik's brother Bjorn in a live action role-playing game whose characters such as Celts, elves and Vikings are derived from the Middle Ages.[6] Erik pursues Evelyn only to disrupt the game's proceedings

So...you know.  The game becomes real!  Dun-dun-dun!


Shelter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelter_%282009_film%29

Psychiatrist Julianne Moore is hunted by nutjob Henry Tudor!  Can I have a Y-A-W-N?


Thirst
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirst_%282009_film%29

Park Chan Wook's second film, now that he's worth a zillion dollars, is a noirish vampire story.



Seven Days
Currently doing the festival circuit, this is a new indie film that promises to turn the torture fantasy bullshit on its ear.  It was all the rage at Sundance and is supposed to be a keen take on how we deal with lost loves and...uh...how we torture people strapped in a chair for seven days...and...uh...


The Bleeding
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206881/

Vampires again!

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An ex-Army Ranger searching for the killer of his parents discovers a family of vampires in a former chemical weapons factory-turned-nightclub.

LOL
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Cassander on September 12, 2010, 05:47:16 PM
i tried to watch the last seven and fell asleep.  i think they have the "walking around empty london" go for about 18 minutes.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 12, 2010, 06:06:07 PM
i tried to watch the last seven and fell asleep.  i think they have the "walking around empty london" go for about 18 minutes.

Watching it now and I love it!

But, hey, I'm very forgiving of PA shit. It could be a guy sitting on a stool reading Albert Camus and I'd sit and watch it.

Though I do love empty London... Especially when there's no budget.  Unlike 28 Days Later, it's very clear that they're filming on a few select backstreets at 5am on a Sunday morning.  And the anglophile in me giggles when I can pinpoint where they are and have had weird PA-style walks through those empty backstreets even on a summer afternoon. London can be strange if you time it right. You can go from OMG NEW YORK IS JUST A SMALL TOWN AAAAHHHH!!!! to... "Hello?!  ANYONE???!!  HELLO???!!"
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 12, 2010, 06:08:53 PM
Also, The Last Seven gets ++ points for having a drunken lush who's a cross between Withnail and Yes, Minister.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 12, 2010, 06:13:56 PM
Oh!  And it gets +++ points for having fucking Tony Head's daughter in the lead!  Motherfucker.  And I love that she's clomping around with a put-on Estuary accent. Man.  In every line, you can hear her struggling to get over her privileged upbringing and Oxford education to try and fake the Billie Piper-esque Estuary shit. It's almost as bad as an American faking an English accent.  You just want to shake her and tell her to stop.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 12, 2010, 06:46:15 PM
Man, you've dug into some things I haven't even heard of.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 12, 2010, 07:22:23 PM
I compete with you to be a horror maven, you know.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Cassander on September 12, 2010, 07:37:07 PM
well, maybe i need to try it again. 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 13, 2010, 05:40:27 PM

The Wild Hunt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wild_Hunt_%28film%29

From Canada, this sounds like crazy cerebral horror with a touch of Two Thousand Maniacs.

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Erik Magnusson (Ricky Mabe) and his girlfriend Evelyn (Tiio Horn) have a falling out. She joins Erik's brother Bjorn in a live action role-playing game whose characters such as Celts, elves and Vikings are derived from the Middle Ages.[6] Erik pursues Evelyn only to disrupt the game's proceedings

So...you know.  The game becomes real!  Dun-dun-dun!


Weird movie. It's like Darkon meets Lord of the Flies written by someone who really enjoyed Westworld. Except I hate to compare it to Westworld. The only parallel is during the climax when the game becomes real and our hero gets motivated and runs around in a panic.

The film seems to not take itself too seriously... But the problem is that you only identify with the more over the top comic characters.  Our hero is boring and poorly handled until he gets surly and starts to halfway play along towards the end.  The love interest girl that he's after is a fucking shrew and you spend every scene wishing that our hero would see that and forget about chasing her. She deserves whatever happens to her. She's such a hateful character that it actually ruins the entire movie... And her weird bi-polar mood swings don't make any sense either. She forgives our hero, runs off with him, then flips out and calls him a dick for no reason and goes to rejoin the game, then freaks out when she rejoins the game... And that's all within, like, a couple scenes. So you're left scratching your head.

Also, Night Filming with People in Masks ++.  So you never really have an idea of what the fuck is going on. That's okay, though, because any burst of action abruptly stops and a character will explain everything for us.

No tits, no gore, Canadian accents that make you chuckle, bad acting, no sense of anyone's relationship unless it's specifically explained...over and over, and a confused shotgun-blast of a script. Not dreadful. I sat through it all and found myself caught up in the climax. But, fuck, I wouldn't ever pay for this. Only watch if you're really bored and/or high.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 13, 2010, 05:46:34 PM
Oh...and the game becomes real because our hero tells the asshole with-king f the Celts or whatever that he's a total fag for prancing around role playing.  And so asshole is all like, dude, this is all we got. People come up here to escape. Don't be a spoilsport. And our hero goes, yeah, whatever.

So the witch king goes back to his camp and he burns his wallet, and all his followers do the same, and then they charge the unsuspecting fags working for the rival king and start beating the shit out of them. I think it's supposed to be a big OMG moment...but I just laughed and laughed and laughed.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 14, 2010, 02:32:47 PM

The Last Seven
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1274273/

A PA film I haven't heard about! Sounds like a rip off of 28 Days Later and Quiet Earth.



Oh boo!  BOO!  It's not a PA flick, it's an attempt to make an arty rip-off of Jacob's Ladder and, maybe, a bad episode from the new Twilight Zone.

BOO! And when they decide to veers wildly in that direction, the script goes crashing and banging from a rip-off of The Quiet Earth into a breathless and, frankly, disappointing climax.

Boo! 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 14, 2010, 04:45:45 PM

Shelter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelter_%282009_film%29

Psychiatrist Julianne Moore is hunted by nutjob Henry Tudor!  Can I have a Y-A-W-N?



Yawn is right.  I quit after an hour.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 15, 2010, 08:05:20 AM

Tormented
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tormented_%282009_film%29

A British horror-comedy in the high school revenge vein.



Wow.  Trying too hard... I quit after 20 minutes.  With a headache and not a single laugh.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 15, 2010, 03:27:14 PM

The Bleeding
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206881/

Vampires again!

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An ex-Army Ranger searching for the killer of his parents discovers a family of vampires in a former chemical weapons factory-turned-nightclub.

LOL

Whew boy!  Unwatchable!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 19, 2010, 05:53:59 PM
Trailer for Scream 4. *head explodes*

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on October 25, 2010, 02:06:45 PM
Wow... I'm watching Pulse III and it's horrible...but I can't look away!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on October 25, 2010, 02:31:09 PM
Weird.  I haven't seen the Pulse remake (though I saw the original j-horror) and I skipped part two.  The only reason I'm watching part 3 is because it's set seven years after the technological apocalypse where the survivors are living in tent cities and using religion to warn children away from technology.  All very Leigh Brackett. 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 16, 2010, 10:09:57 PM
From the director of Twilight comes Just Like Twilight, er, Red Riding Hood.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on November 16, 2010, 10:18:09 PM
Hopefully that'll fulfill my annual quota of Amanda Seyfried nude scenes.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Cassander on November 19, 2010, 10:57:00 AM
As long as there's a campy baseball scene and the weather constantly changes for no reason, I'm in!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on December 15, 2010, 08:30:49 PM
It's time for Santa's Slay!


(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatsociety.org%2Fuploads%2Fuserfiles%2F3%2Fsantaslay1.png&hash=822f761dca682013f11b009435380148)
(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greatsociety.org%2Fuploads%2Fuserfiles%2F3%2Fsantaslay2.png&hash=7cfdd600f1dddaf18affb613f5a40897)

You all want me to upload it?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Cassander on December 15, 2010, 09:53:19 PM
that's the movie-within-a-movie from Ernest Saves Christmas, right?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on December 15, 2010, 10:00:41 PM
Sure, Cass.  Sure.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on December 17, 2010, 06:34:43 PM
Just watched The Crazies remake... And I kind of liked it. The ending is a little predicable. Keep it open for a sequel and so on... Plus a variation of outrunning a nuclear explosion.  But, still. Worth watching.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 17, 2010, 07:49:59 PM
Yeah? Maybe I'll check it out. The original is the only Romero movie I couldn't finish.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on December 18, 2010, 11:14:31 AM
Well, for the record, I went into it expecting Day of the Dead remake shit-fuckery. So that may have helped out.  But the star is the guy from Deadwood, and he's usually good, and they didn't lean too much on jazzing it up.  Civilians vs. panicked soldiers vs. Crazies. No deep explanations, no tangents.  Just run for your life in a suitably high budget apocalypse setting.

And, yeah, the ending will make you roll your eyes... But you'll be drunk by then, and it's not as bad as it could be.  At least the nuke bloodies them up a little bit! It's not like emerging unscathed from a refrigerator or something.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2011, 04:46:08 PM
New Trailer.



Confession: Scream is one of my favorite horror films. It's been done to death over the past fifteen years, but the first one was such an unbelievable breath of fresh air when it came out. It singlehandedly brought the horror biz out of a six year slump that ended with the Elm Street films. (This is the part where Nacho hijacks the thread with all the brilliant horror films that came out between 1989 and 1996.)
The first movie is a classic, maybe in the top ten horror films of all time. Certainly in the top 20. (Here we go again!!!) The first half of the second film is quite good as well, but in the end, the juice isn't worth the squeeze. I'd say the third one is terrible, but honestly I don't really remember it.

On one hand, this trailer looks really good. On the other hand, don't you get the feeling they're showing all the key scares and really funny moments in the trailer? Also, short of bringing Billy Loomis back from the dead what ending can possibly give us a payoff worth coming back fifteen years later?

I hate myself for knowing I'll be in a theater seat opening weekend.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on January 30, 2011, 06:40:06 PM
Wow.  I actually sat through Paranormal Activity 2. It's a "parallel prequel" to the first movie... But it seemed to me like the folks who made it didn't actually watch the first movie. It was a weird and boring 90 minutes!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Cassander on January 30, 2011, 09:25:20 PM
just like the first movie! 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 03, 2011, 02:19:38 PM
Here. A companion piece to Nacho's news about a remake of The Stand.

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'Pet Sematary' looks to rise again

After more than 20 years, "Fletch" may be on his way back to the big screen, with Warner Bros. announcing Tuesday that it had acquired movie rights to the series of Gregory McDonald's mysteries. It  will go about re-imagining -- God bless -- the character of the wisecracking reporter that Chevy Chase made famous in two original films (though with no writers, directors or actors so far, don't discard that DVD from your collection just yet).

Now it appears there could be developments on reviving another 1980s hit. "Pet Sematary," the adaptation of the Stephen King novel that scared the shirt off many teens (including a certain film reporter) in 1989, is making strides back to the big screen too.

Matthew Greenberg, the writer of "1408" (also based on a King work), is set to turn in his script for a new version of the tale, according to a person briefed on the project who was not authorized to speak about it publicly. And executives at studio Paramount have put out the word to at least two representatives in the agent community that they are seeking a high-level director to tackle the material. (Paremount declined comment.)

The original, which starred Fred Gwynne, told of a zombie-raising pet cemetery that afflicts a family that's just moved to small-town Maine. Events unfold with a mix of death (both animal and human), resurrections and creepy Gothic spaces. (Mary Lambert's movie also spawned a poorly received sequel in 1992.)

As much as King seems to embody a kind of quintessentially 1980s form of horror storytelling, he's never really gone away in Hollywood. Indeed, there's something of a King renaissance going on now, with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's ambitious plan to turn "The Dark Tower" series into a feature-film and television franchise, an "It" reboot kicking around at Warner Bros and a big-screen version of the "The Stand" from CBS Films and Warner Bros. Stephen King properties never go away...they just come back from the dead.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Jason on February 03, 2011, 03:07:35 PM
Masturbators!!!!

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Like it or not, Twitter has become an acceptable and reliable source of news these days. It's an excellent way to bridge the gap between celebrities and their fans. Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller recently took to the social networking site to speak about their upcoming remake of THE MONSTER SQUAD, potential sequels to FRIDAY THE 13TH and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and the state of R-rated horror

Clearing up the rumors of a long-gestured FRIDAY THE 13TH and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET sequels, Fuller commented "I want to set the record straight on Freddy and Jason. First, let's talk Jason. [Damian] Shannon and [Mark] Swift wrote a great script. We are ready to go, when New Line is ready. But as of yet, they are not ready."

He adds, "As for Freddy, as far as I know, there isn't even talk of writing another script. Rated R Horror movies, right now, don't seem to generate interest from the studios. Everyday we want to hear from any studio that they want a horror movie, but it hasn't happened. So right now we are working on a handful of films, including TMNT and OUIJA."

About MONSTER SQUAD, Fuller only had one brief remark: "Since a few people asked, Monster Squad is being written and [we] hope to have a script in the next few weeks." The remake is being penned by Mark and Brian Gunn to be directed by Rob Cohen.

So not much in terms of news, but it's nice to be kept updated. I will happily watch more Jason Voorhees any time he is put on the screen. I'm a bit disappointed we won't be seeing Freddy Krueger for a while, but I can't blame them after that crappy remake. I'm a bit heartbroken over MONSTER SQUAD, as it certainly needs no updating.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 14, 2011, 06:09:41 PM
These days, the mere mention of zombie films makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit, but this looks really good.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2011, 12:10:39 PM
These days, the mere mention of zombie films makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit, but this looks really good.


Okay...everybody HURRY UP and get your World War Z clone out!

But I do appreciate the twist (which is: It's not a zombie PA set in a Generic American City).
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 15, 2011, 12:17:20 PM
There's a Matheson/"I Am Legend" feel to that trailer that I really like. It also made me think of Enemy Mine, one of my guilty pleasures.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2011, 12:20:02 PM
I'm not as fed up with zombie movies as you are.  Largely because it's been fascinating to watch how the genre is adapting to the over-saturation and lashing out with very different and unique films.

So...yeah, I'm there for this one.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 15, 2011, 12:38:18 PM
I think I spent too much time watching and being part of shitty, low budget ones.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on February 15, 2011, 12:44:54 PM
I think I spent too much time watching and being part of shitty, low budget ones.

Yeah...now, those I avoid. And they are legion.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on February 18, 2011, 10:38:15 PM
Oh-ho!


Though, technically, Apollo 18 did happen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo%E2%80%93Soyuz_Test_Project

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 29, 2011, 12:53:13 PM
Not a horror movie persay, but all the horror movie websites are going ga-ga over it so I guess I need to see it.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on March 29, 2011, 01:00:17 PM
I've actually only heard about this from you. So they've done a great job avoiding the blogosphere!

They say blogs are dead, anyway.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 29, 2011, 01:02:33 PM
Replaced by Twitter?

I think culture is dead.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 29, 2011, 01:05:08 PM
What was your take on Rec 2, Nacho? I never watched it.

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After a slew of fan-made posters were debunked, Bloody Disgusting received official word from Filmax International that Paco Plaza is fully stocked up for a zombie apocalypse and will be going behind cameras on REC 3: Genesis next Monday, April 4.

The pic is said to carry the essence of the first two REC pics, co-directed by Plaza and Jaume Balagueró, who will act as creative producer this time around. He will direct the fourth installment, Apocalypse.

As previously reported, Leticia Dolera (Spanish Movie, Semen, A Love Story, "White Glove") and Diego Martin (Three Meters Above the Sky, "There Is No One Alive") both star.

The script, written by Luiso Berdejo (writer also REC) and Paco Plaza, recovers the essence of the first installment, which terrified the public. The shoot will be held for 7 weeks in several locations in Barcelona.

"The original REC crew are back ready to submit their ensemble cast to another fight for survival against the zombie infection. This time to the backdrop of an original soundtrack.

The new chapter will see the film “open up” by using a more traditional cinematographic style. However the film’s roots have not been forgotten and viewers will still be immersed in the action watching certain events unfold through the eye of the video camera. The action in REC 3 GENESIS encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experiences.

The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building.

In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future REC 4 Apocalypse."
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on March 29, 2011, 01:09:23 PM
Culture's been dead for centuries.

REC 2 is an abomination. The live blog starts here:

http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php/topic,3644.msg131234.html#msg131234

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on April 04, 2011, 01:48:12 PM
Not a horror movie persay, but all the horror movie websites are going ga-ga over it so I guess I need to see it.


So this is pretty much unwatchable. I suppose it'd be fun if you were bored, high, and someone who appreciated combining the classic 70's revenge revenge formula with the worst Troma film around.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 27, 2011, 01:41:33 PM
Yellow Brick Road:

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One Morning in New England, 1940, the entire population of Friar New Hampshire - 572 people - walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. They left behind their clothes, their money, all of their essentials. Even their dogs were abandoned, tied to posts and left to starve. No One knows why. A search party dispatched by the U.S. Army eventually discovered the remains of nearly 300 of Friar's evacuees. Many had frozen to death. Others were cruelly and mysteriously slaughtered. The bodies of the remaining citizens are still unaccounted for. Over the years, a quiet cover-up operation managed to weave the story of Friar into the stuff of legends and backwoods fairy tales. The town has slowly repopulated, but the vast wilderness is mostly untracked, with the northern-most stretches off limits to local hunters and loggers. In 2008, the coordinates for the "YELLOWBRICKROAD" trail head were declassified...

First 20 minutes are quite good. It's been wildly waving the flag of "a return to slowburn horror." There are some common tropes in the first 20 minutes, but none too awful. It's certainly not the return to slowburn horror... There's a whole slew in this genre. Descent, Triangle, that one with the Aztec temple and the plants that eat people, etc. In fact, there's nothing new about this at all.

However... It's good. So far. I'll report back when it's finished.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 27, 2011, 03:17:06 PM
Don't these fucking customers calling me know I'm trying to watch a movie?

45 minutes in, and the first death. Which is really, really clumsy.

So our team have been going slowly insane because, for a few days, mysterious (yet cheerfully innocuous) music has been playing through the woods. This is yet another moment where I'm dying to write a script where the victims are all generally unfazed by shit. Okay, yeah, the music's pretty crazy.  But...well, if the ghosts want to play happy swing tunes from the 40's, that's okay. And they aren't really scared, either. They dance, they joke, they sleep at night.

The first death is more like a zombie sort of death -- a guy somewhat easily ripping off a woman's leg. It's more absurd than shocking. So that sort of cancels out the whole "slowburn" thing.  Do people writing horror movies actually believe that our arms and legs come off like we're made of Legos?

There's also the problem where the killer, now vanished into the trees, has the map. That is, they can't make it home without it. But...they're following a very obvious trail! We've spent 40 minutes looking at it, and pictures. It's like old railbed-style obvious. So...where's the map? Oh, fuck, nevermind. We don't need it. Bye scary crazy friend who went insane! The fucking cops will be up here with a helicopter and a sniper rifle in a few days.

Oh well... Still watching.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 27, 2011, 04:38:02 PM
Okay, so they do a fair job at recovering from thr weirdness of the first murder, and explaining why they can't go back. And then we drift into a vague sci-fi sort of feel as the music goes nuts and that distracts us from 10 somewhat awkward/slow moments.

But then they all decide to split up because they're all insane and the rest of the movie quietly falls apart as our victims fail to cope with the most annoying ghosts ever. If I were in their shoes I'd be more pissed off than freaked out. I certainly am as the audience! Got...to...find...ghost...and...smash...his...records...

They all die horridly, and I actually hate to see the main blonde girl go, and then our main guy gets a weird dreamy finale and... I don't get it. I think it gets too full of itself and becomes intentionally obtuse. So...blah. Maybe the horror genre is dying.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 27, 2011, 07:49:28 PM
I'm going to check this out when I get back.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 16, 2011, 02:02:08 PM
My great love for the original NOTLD is well documented in GS, as is my "meh" opinion of Savini's 1990 remake. The remake isn't bad on any level, but I'm something of a purist when it comes to this movie. I'm also way over zombie movies after teh glut of them that came out in the past decade.

That said, I kind of like the story as it's being presented here. I just wish they had shot it with actors instead of making it computer animated.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 25, 2011, 02:30:15 PM
Did I not post the horrendously awful trailer for the new Hellraiser sequel that came out last week? I meant to. Maybe I was just knocked out by how terrible it is.

Anyway:

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Think that new Hellraiser trailer sucks? So does Clive Barker

Here's the full story:
http://blastr.com/2011/08/think-the-new-hellraiser.php (http://blastr.com/2011/08/think-the-new-hellraiser.php)

And here's the trailer. With all the remake madness that's swept Hollywoood I can't believe they greenlit this. I mean seriously, they should have given me the money. Hell, they should have given a brain damaged monkey the money. It would have turned in something better.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 25, 2011, 02:58:47 PM
I have this on my "post this at GS" queue. I was horrified.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 25, 2011, 03:04:39 PM
I argue that a Hellraiser remake (or sequel) is futile at this point unless you're going to SERIOUSLY amp up the sexual perversion aspect of Barker's book. Like take it to place where submitting the movie to the ratings board is useless.

Back in the 80s when the original movie came out, body modification was still a fringe thing. Now it's done in every suburban shopping mall. It's lost it's power to shock.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Cassander on August 27, 2011, 01:57:28 AM
Come on...I bet if you go into it just looking for 90 minutes of distraction and a little fun that it will be awesome! 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 27, 2011, 10:02:12 AM
Oof.  

I didn't watch any Hellraiser movies after the third one. The first two are quite good. In the third one you can see them trying to make Pinhead into Freddy Krueger. (And even in the second one they seem overly focused on the Cenobites.) I made one of those "get out while it's still sort of good" choices.

The geek theory BTW is that Dimension only made this piece of shit to retain the film rights to Hellraiser while they work on a reboot. (If they don't make a movie every X number of years, the film rights revert to the copyright holder.)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 27, 2011, 10:13:10 AM
So...wait...they made a reboot to keep the rights so they can make a reboot?  They're caught in a paradox!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 27, 2011, 10:44:09 AM
Welcome to show business!

This shitty little movie is just contract fulfillment because Dimension knows the audience for Hellraiser is out there. (I'll give you three guesses as to what the Hussy of Horror's most popular video is after Jaws.) I imagine Barker's people or another company was chomping at the bit to snatch up those rights once they lapsed. This is Dimension's little "fuck you."

A big budget reboot has been bandied about for awhile. After the lukewarm reception to the F13 and Elm Street remakes, I think they re-thought it.

Again, my argument stands that unless it becomes about sex so deviant your soul is at risk, a Hellraiser remake will be as ho-hum as the F13 and Elm Street remakes. The problem there for the producers is that you can't make a PG-13 movie about deviant sex.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 29, 2011, 05:06:50 PM
Have we talked about The Woman? Directed by Lucky McKee who made the awesomely horrific May. This one's about a white bread family who tries to "reform" a feral woman.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 29, 2011, 05:36:53 PM
I have mixed feelings about Lucky McKee. And might go so far as to say I think his stuff sucks.

But, then, I watch everything he does, so...
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 29, 2011, 05:40:23 PM
I haven't seen The Woods. Er, what else has he done?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 05, 2011, 12:38:52 PM
$100 says the trailer is the best thing about this movie.


I don't think I ever went into detail about why the first Human Centipede movie was so terrible, but the essence of my argument is that the only good idea this guy ever had was "What if people were forced to shit into each other's mouths?" Yet, he had absolutely nothing else to go with that. I was so ready to be thrilled and disgusted, yet I was bored and confused.

That said, I LOVE the above trailer. It's a real throwback to the old days.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 06, 2011, 01:32:00 PM
We never talked about Kevin Smith's horror movie Red State?


I think it's out now. Reviews are mixed. I'm curious though.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 06, 2011, 01:34:03 PM
I downloaded it a couple weeks ago... But then never watched it because it felt like a commitment.

For some reason, I've been thinking all this time that it was Smith trying his hand at a Michael Moore movie and attacking the GOP! Now that I know it's just a horror movie, I might give it a go.

(Maybe it really is time for me to move away from the Beltway...)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 06, 2011, 01:37:10 PM
It looks like it could be a commitment.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 06, 2011, 01:40:05 PM
It looks more like a half dozen other movies from the 70's and 80's mated with modern horror action. Which is probably why Tarantino "fucking loves it."

I'll get it in me tomorrow.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 06, 2011, 08:57:30 PM
Red State: Yeah, so, it's not all that. It's not bad, but... Well, I wouldn't pay for it.

Also, Kevin Smith must be a serious Breaking Bad fan because he cast just about every supporting actor from that show.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 06, 2011, 09:16:00 PM
40 minute mark. I would like to amend the above: Avoid it. It's just making me angry at this point.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 06, 2011, 09:46:34 PM
So, basically, the real horror story is how the ATF are a bunch of wishy-washy assholes who devise insane plans to murder children so they can cover their asses even when they don't need to cover their asses. But because they're murdering children to cover their asses they have to cover their asses.

Movie makes no sense at all.

Also, when is it noon-day bright at 4:30am? Are they in Alaska? Hard to tell since it's dark one hour away.

Maybe Smith is making an homage of some MST3K movie.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 06, 2011, 10:48:31 PM
So skip it?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 07, 2011, 07:27:48 AM
Oh, yes. And destroy any copies you see.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 10, 2011, 12:04:31 PM
I must see Chillerama!

Trailer:
http://www.fearnet.com/videos/b23820_chillerama_trailer.html (http://www.fearnet.com/videos/b23820_chillerama_trailer.html)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 15, 2011, 09:15:07 PM
I must see Chillerama!

Trailer:
http://www.fearnet.com/videos/b23820_chillerama_trailer.html (http://www.fearnet.com/videos/b23820_chillerama_trailer.html)

No love for Chillerama?

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 15, 2011, 09:46:55 PM
Maybe if it was 1989 and it was the only thing on the shelf at Video 99.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 15, 2011, 09:55:42 PM
My inner twelve year old laughs at you!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 09, 2012, 01:43:01 PM
All right so Cabin in the Woods. I've been hearing for months about how awesome it is mostly due to the ridiculous amount of Whendonites out there. (Joss Whedon co-wrote and produced it along with director Drew Goddard.)

Finally watched the trailer and I'm not sure if I should be super stoked or not. I'm certainly curious.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on April 09, 2012, 04:15:10 PM
Wow. Evil Dead meets John Bellairs! Awesome.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 09, 2012, 04:49:50 PM
John Bellairs?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on April 09, 2012, 05:41:35 PM
Actually, I'm confusing him with Will Sleater... Both are YA horror writers from the 70's.  Sleater did creepy thriller stuff which the Cube movies would go on to rip off. He has several stand-alones where the unsuspecting victims are part of some sort of high tech experiment run by the government, who maintain a proto-virtual world.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 09, 2012, 05:45:36 PM
Got it.

Early reviews for Cabin in the Woods say it's the best "meta" horror film since Scream.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 24, 2012, 12:15:03 PM
I didn't mention I saw Cabin in the Woods, did I?

RC says check it out. I don't want to say to much because it's one of those movies you don't want to spoil. The way everything plays out is geeky cool in a "love letter to horror fans" kind of way. Let's just say that no trope goes untouched.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on April 24, 2012, 12:30:24 PM
After all these years, I've come to read between the lines of RC reviews. And the one above tells me that the movie is terrible.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 24, 2012, 12:46:05 PM
Not this time. I really enjoyed it.

Okay, that doesn't mean it's not terrible.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 24, 2012, 12:51:49 PM
Which isn't to say that it's terrible. I think it's awesome. But I think lots of terrible things are awesome.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on April 24, 2012, 01:00:57 PM
I'm glad you're not an oncologist.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 24, 2012, 02:11:03 PM
Or president.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on April 24, 2012, 02:15:25 PM
No, you could be president.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 24, 2012, 02:21:48 PM
I know.... speaking of horror.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 01, 2012, 03:19:23 PM
I can't see how this can be anything but disappointing, and yet I feel compelled to go see it.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on May 01, 2012, 05:14:14 PM
Oh, yes. Stupid as motherfucking shit. Beyond belief. I vomit just watching that.

Let's go get trashed and watch it in the theater!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 16, 2012, 09:58:00 AM
I didn't mention I saw Cabin in the Woods, did I?

RC says check it out. I don't want to say to much because it's one of those movies you don't want to spoil. The way everything plays out is geeky cool in a "love letter to horror fans" kind of way. Let's just say that no trope goes untouched.

I never properly reviewed Cabin in the Woods, did I? Since nacho's viewing is imminent, I'll hold off a little longer, but I'm frankly ready for the moment when he says it's utterly terrible and I have to defend it's horror fan brilliance.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 16, 2012, 10:22:19 AM
Oh-ho! A challenge!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 12:04:22 PM
Your argument is won, RC, simply by the presence of Amy Acker... Who can do no wrong.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 12:11:47 PM
Cabin in the Woods... First 10 minutes:

(1) Stars all of the Whedonistas

(2) Sharp, witty, highly amusing

(3) Self-conscious of the horror formula

(4) Neo-Evil Dead

(5) Whedon sci-fi Big Baddie-style over-reaching mega-mystery which is probably just the dull day-workers at the Bradley Whitford complex, which is sooooo typical Whedon. Which is fine and good and right.

If this keeps up, this will be a super-awesome movie.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 19, 2012, 12:22:15 PM
I really hope you love it.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 01:01:16 PM
Had to take a 40 minute business phone call because life is terrible.

Back to it! This is a Whedon lovefest!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 19, 2012, 01:05:51 PM
Has it ruined the memory of every beloved horror film from your youth yet?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 02:19:25 PM
Has it ruined the memory of every beloved horror film from your youth yet?

Moving slow. More business. It's Fuck Up Ebooks Day!

I'm 47 minutes in and, no, I'm loving it. I'm hoping to god that this is actually a pilot for the next Whedon series all about whatever Whitford's team are doing...
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 02:25:25 PM
I am amazed, though, at how George Kirk has been so typecast after only 10 or so pre-titles minutes in Star Trek. Every time he has a scene, I want to watch Star Trek again.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 19, 2012, 02:31:16 PM
He's Thor! And the Snow White Huntsman! And the leader of the Wolverines!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 03:39:18 PM
So... That was awesome. Great movie. Tremendous fun, start to finish. Kind of wish they had preserved the secret cabal and left it open for infinite comedic sequels with the techie crew. But, I do appreciate Bradley Whitford getting killed by a merman.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 19, 2012, 04:13:16 PM
You'll find it hard to take horror movies seriously for awhile.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 06:11:44 PM
You'll find it hard to take horror movies seriously for awhile.

This isn't the first mockery of horror movies. Hell, this was more loving and supportive of the genre than, say, Saturday the 14th or Scream. This one had legitimate scares, a storyline behind the storyline and, ultimately, was still a horror movie. The monsters were real and, unlike many normal horror movies, the Last Girl lost.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 19, 2012, 06:16:35 PM
Oh, it's a horror movie. But it's hard to watch, say, Sleepaway Camp without thinking, "I guess these kids ht the tranny girl scout lottery. Cthulu must be pleased."
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2012, 11:54:04 PM
Oh, well, it was hard to watch Sleepaway Camp before, too.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 16, 2013, 04:06:35 PM
Part PA, part horror film. Great concept.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on May 17, 2013, 08:01:57 AM
Oh-ho! I love the PA freakout...
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 12, 2013, 09:00:10 PM
Part PA, part horror film. Great concept.


I can't believe I paid $12 for this movie.

It's well done for what it is, but the whole concept kind of falls apart the more you think about it. This is one of those movies where you're screaming at the characters for making the absolute dumbest of the seven choices they could make in any given situation. All that said, it's interesting to watch unfold even if it is kind of stupid... and the gag at the end is funny.

Worth a watch if you have nothing else to do.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on June 15, 2013, 03:12:43 PM
Ah-ha! I had forgotten about this, saw a commercial, and it got my PA tooth going... Glad for the warning. Download!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 09, 2013, 12:20:22 PM
I'll totally watch this...

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 17, 2013, 03:25:34 AM
Got this from a news item stating how Danielle Harris and Katherine Isabelle are starring in See No Evil 2... which is snooze worthy news.

The big news is how gorgeous Katherine Isabelle has become.

(https://greatsociety.org/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.aintitcool.com%2Fmedia%2Fuploads%2F2013%2Fhorrorella%2Fkatharine_isabelle_big.jpg&hash=89192e31d542b03f22f5176293dcdbd8)
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 17, 2013, 08:10:39 AM
Yeah...Katherine Isabelle grew up.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on April 15, 2014, 02:09:53 PM
So...I guess we need to talk about Oculus, which is being hailed as the revival of the horror genre and one of the best movies ever made. Weirdly. Though the people who claim thsi rarely acknowledge that it's a remake of Ulli Lommel's 1980 sleeper, The Boogeyman, it does have my interest simply for the Gillian/Sackhoff combo.

The only real criticism I've seen is that the movie is "too intelligent" and "too dark."

Some reviews are hilarious -- saying stuff like "It's never actually scary." We've become too used to jumps and scares, eh? I find the fact that the negative reviews condemn it more for a lack of scares when the movie describes itself as a psychological thriller. Are there no sub-genres in horror anymore? (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/oculus/reviews/?sort=rotten)

Anyway...it's on my...um...download list!

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on June 07, 2014, 09:47:47 AM
If this is a runner up, I want to see what won!


Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on June 10, 2014, 05:13:02 PM
So...I guess we need to talk about Oculus, which is being hailed as the revival of the horror genre and one of the best movies ever made. Weirdly. Though the people who claim thsi rarely acknowledge that it's a remake of Ulli Lommel's 1980 sleeper, The Boogeyman, it does have my interest simply for the Gillian/Sackhoff combo.

The only real criticism I've seen is that the movie is "too intelligent" and "too dark."

Some reviews are hilarious -- saying stuff like "It's never actually scary." We've become too used to jumps and scares, eh? I find the fact that the negative reviews condemn it more for a lack of scares when the movie describes itself as a psychological thriller. Are there no sub-genres in horror anymore? (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/oculus/reviews/?sort=rotten)

Anyway...it's on my...um...download list!



Finally got this into me. I described it to RC as "perfectly flawed." There's quite a lot that is very wrong with Oculus, and quite a lot that is very clever.

But if it comes down to "how should I spend two hours on a film that's too clever for its own good" I would tell you to forget about Oculus and watch Timecrimes instead.

Or watch Riddick where we get Sackhoff side-boob. Which, face it, is all I really wanted out of Oculus.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 10, 2014, 09:11:58 PM
I was present for his viewing and found Oculus effectively creepy yet a victim of it's own internal circular logic. It's hard to be scared when the line between reality and insanity is so blurred, the stakes don't seem real.

Overall though, I don't regret sitting through it.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 17, 2014, 12:48:02 PM
I love the classics. All are ripe for a solid reboot.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/universal-classic-movie-monsters/#more-776482 (http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/universal-classic-movie-monsters/#more-776482)

Quote
Universal Taps Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan To Relaunch Classic Movie Monster Franchises

EXCLUSIVE: In recent years Universal Pictures has become defined by its The Fast And The Furious, Despicable Me, Bourne and Jurassic Park franchises. But the studio’s most enduring legacy is its library of classic movie monsters that include Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy. Universal is now dedicating renewed resources and an unprecedented, far-reaching commitment to revitalize its monster heritage.

The studio is in early stages of developing a substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories. The architects of that narrative will be Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Kurtzman recently broke with partner Roberto Orci, but his big-scale projects have included Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man. Morgan is the writer behind five installments of The Fast And The Furious, which has been Universal’s most reliably lucrative franchise. It’s not set in stone yet if either will write, but they will soon be going around town enlisting talent to bring new cinematic life to these enduring characters from lore, literature and Universal’s own library. While Universal has selectively tapped its Movie Monster library for The Mummy, Van Helsing, The Wolfman, and the upcoming Dracula Untold, this will be the first time that the studio has formalized an approach to these classic characters in a cohesive, connected way rather than as a series of stand-alone projects by disparate filmmaking teams.

They’ve begun the meetings to put together an interconnected slate of Monster films, and the first will be a reboot of The Mummy, which will be released April 22, 2016. Part of their duty will be to work closely with production, marketing, promotions and consumer product to support the revival. They will also reevaluate projects which have preexisting attachments, and bring it under one cohesive strategy.

While some of those monster pictures haven’t panned out, this seems like a smart move. If Marvel Studios and Disney can build a billion-dollar business relying on the Marvel Comics superhero character library, why shouldn’t Universal redouble its efforts to dust off and modernize the classic movie monsters that inspired many of the movie monsters we see today?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 30, 2014, 12:19:00 AM
Two I need to see...

The Babadook (or Mister Babadook depending on how it gets released.)

Mama
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 30, 2014, 10:36:23 AM
That trailer for Mama? You've just seen the movie.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 30, 2014, 11:20:05 AM
Yeah, but it's *how* it all happens.

I don't have time this morning to get in to how movies advertising has destroyed movies, but I agree with you on this and other movie trailers.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 31, 2014, 10:09:49 AM
I'll rephrase: Mama is a bad movie.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 31, 2014, 11:10:58 AM
Probably, but the Mama "creature" is played by a guy with some rare congenital disorder that makes his limbs really long.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 31, 2014, 11:20:24 AM
Javier Botet is fascinating, yes. But he's a horror staple! He's the [REC] monster! 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 31, 2014, 11:21:14 AM
Is he?! No way!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 31, 2014, 11:32:40 AM
Yep. He's in all three, and he does the vampire effects in The Strain.

Have you delved much into modern Spanish horror? He's just about everywhere... And Spanish Horror (thanks to the likes of Del Toro) has had something of a Renaissance in the last few years.  You really should explore the sub-genre since most of it leaves me shouting, "RC SHOULD HAVE MADE THIS!"

Get the following into you -- Timecrimes, Julia's Eyes (del toro), Thesis (the debut for the guy who would go on to The Others), The Skin I Live In (fucking Almodovar paying homage to 60s Euro-trash horror a la Argento), The Orphanage (del toro, again), [REC] you've seen, but get the Army of Darkness-style [REC] 3 in you, and The Devil's Backbone.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 31, 2014, 11:36:38 AM
The Orphanage I've seen (and loved). Timecrimes you've been shouting at me about for six months now.

Maybe we should balance Twin Peaks with some Spanish horror this semester. Missus Rc won't watch this stuff with me.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on July 31, 2014, 11:45:31 AM
Timecrimes you've been shouting at me about for six months now.


Six months?! I think you mean SIX YEARS!


...

 Shouldn't we be encouraging new ideas -- Timecrimes, etc. -- or new twists on old ideas -- [Rec], 28 Days Later.  And if we do throwback, the playful creativity of Drag Me to Hell comes to mind long before Trick r Treat.

...
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 11, 2014, 01:18:43 PM
This. Looks. Great.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on September 24, 2014, 12:38:19 PM

The Babadook (or Mister Babadook depending on how it gets released.)


This is screening on Saturday as part of the festival The Matchmaker is in. I'm pretty stoked to see it.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on October 06, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
I don't care what anyone says: Elvira coming back is a good thing:


http://jezebel.com/elvira-mistress-of-the-dark-is-getting-a-hulu-series-1642534049/+rtgonzalez
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 06, 2014, 07:00:00 PM
I couldn't agree more. She's amazing.

BTW, I did see The Babadook and loved it to death, but have been too busy to give a full report.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on October 23, 2014, 07:20:56 PM
Housebound!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housebound

It's the script I wrote in 1999, the thieves! One concerned protagonist is trying to convince everyone else that there's a malevolent ghost haunting their house, and the universal opinion is that having a ghost around is kind of a blast.

It's a wonderful combination of LOL comedy and creepy, kind of well-done horror. 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on October 31, 2014, 09:45:15 AM
Okay, folks! Without looking it up -- name a horror movie where everyone survives!

I'll start: Poltergeist.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 31, 2014, 10:32:22 AM
April Fool's Day!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on October 31, 2014, 12:15:50 PM
April Fool's Day!

I'm on the fence here because the remake does end with a death.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 31, 2014, 12:39:02 PM
The 1986 original does not.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on October 31, 2014, 01:55:06 PM
You are correct.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Sirharles on November 03, 2014, 04:55:43 PM
Hollywood go home, you're drunk.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on November 03, 2014, 05:05:16 PM
RC's Big Break has leaked!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 03, 2014, 05:11:10 PM
Dammit! Now it's back to Sharknado 3: Return of the King's Jedi.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on November 03, 2014, 05:15:38 PM
Dammit! Now it's back to Sharknado 3: Return of the King's Jedi.

Part three is filming in DC!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 03, 2014, 05:16:51 PM
Do you know when? I've become this crazy shut in who doesn't know anything anymore.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on November 03, 2014, 05:20:43 PM
Do you know when? I've become this crazy shut in who doesn't know anything anymore.

I just looked it up...no dates. Though SyFy says they'll release one at the same time each year.

Also, it looks like just the opening scene is in DC. Most of the events will take place...um..."on the Florida coast in Orlando."
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on November 05, 2014, 08:31:51 AM
Hollywood go home, you're drunk.


Downloading!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on January 06, 2015, 12:57:40 PM
Time Lapse.

Three hipsters (one of whom is the major domo/property manager for their apartment complex) go to check out what is presumed to be some sad old guy who's died in his apartment. What they find is a steampunk Polaroid that takes pictures of their living room as it will be in 24 hours. They decide to use this to make money and end up paying a weird homage to Shallow Grave in terms of pissing off bookies and going insane over a suitcase of cash, with a girl in the mix to make it a crazy unrequited love/women are evil triangle.

What's totally bizarre is that, right off the bat, they all convince themselves that they must do exactly what's in the photo. So day after day they recreate the scene in the photo  -- even if it means the one guy is fucking the other guy's girlfriend (or they commit major crimes like murder or whatever). They say that time can't be changed and refuse to even try to do so. As the situations become more dangerous and complicated, they take measures to make the photo become reality. Talk about stupid. At least write this so that they do try to change it but the inevitable happens, right? But, no. The movie is about them actively contriving -- and nearly not succeeding -- to make the inevitable happen.

How did this get made? 
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 06, 2015, 04:10:56 PM
This is why idiots should not be given access to weird artifacts. I could do so much better!

And a better script would be showing why I actually couldn't...
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on January 06, 2015, 04:24:17 PM
This is why idiots should not be given access to weird artifacts. I could do so much better!

And a better script would be showing why I actually couldn't...

And that's Timecrimes!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 06, 2015, 05:33:08 PM
This is why idiots should not be given access to weird artifacts. I could do so much better!

And a better script would be showing why I actually couldn't...

And that's Timecrimes!

I've heard somewhere I should watch that....
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on January 16, 2015, 11:35:31 AM
Dark Summer. It's an anti-hacker movie. A 17 year old stalks some girl online and cracks all of her passwords so that he can get pictures of her. He loves her, and he does nothing to hurt her. He doesn't steal her identity, or her money, or anything. He's just in love with her and stalking her.

Okay, so he gets busted and he's put under house arrest for the summer. And...his mom is away...for the summer...so...he's alone...?? Weird.

Anyway, he's all moody because he's going stir crazy even though he has a big house and a pool and a hot hanger-on girl and a buddy who brings him tons of pot. Then he hacks into the neighbor's wi-fi and continues to creep around online...but not stalky. The girl he stalked skypes him and says, "You ruined my life and now you will feel what I feel" and she blows her head off right there on Skype in what I think was not meant to be a LOL moment.

She then begins to aggressively haunt the fuck out of him.

The movie is well done...good acting, good production, good old-school horror creepiness. But the problem is that he didn't actually do anything to this girl's life that would lead her to suicide and an afterlife vendetta. If he'd ruined her life or something, okay. Or posted naked pictures or something... But the movie takes great pain to stress that he DID NOT hurt her in anyway, except crack her passwords.

Weird. I guess this is some sort of subset of the old rule that Hollywood doesn't really understand hacking, yet insists on making hacker movies.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 11, 2015, 01:23:55 PM
There's only about one horror movie a year that piques my interest these days. Last year it was The Babadook. This year it's Goodnight Mommy.

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 11, 2015, 02:06:13 PM
We Are Still Here and It Follows are my high points this year.

Babadook was retarded. If we're going for horror movies you should have seen in 2014, I would point to Horns. Maybe Deep in the Darkness...such a classic throwback. Felt like i was watching something out of Twlight Zone. Dean Stockwell was quite perfect in it, as well.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 19, 2015, 08:13:38 PM
Um...shall we organize a movie date guys?

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 20, 2015, 11:31:07 AM
Yeah, that looks good. This and Goodnight Mommy should be a double feature.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 20, 2015, 01:58:35 PM
In.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 20, 2015, 04:39:33 PM
Okay. So when's our schedule clear? 2016? 2017?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 20, 2015, 05:43:29 PM
2022?
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 21, 2015, 06:39:33 PM
If we plan ahead and don't schedule over our plan, we can do it!
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: RottingCorpse on August 23, 2015, 09:22:28 PM
Man... am I all over this...

Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on August 24, 2015, 09:06:39 AM
Starring: Everyone.
Title: Re: Horror Movie Round-Up
Post by: nacho on September 20, 2015, 12:58:37 PM
Last Shift! A rookie cop has the graveyard shift at a decommissioned police station. There all alone, she's waiting all night for the cleanup crew. Meanwhile, she's getting poltergeisted by the "King of Hell," a Charles Manson clone who, along with his really awesome and scary Manson girls, are fucking around.

It's actually a fairly well done thriller with a slow burn, creepy vibe that has one foot in the old way of doing things and the new way.

It probably helps that they're basically taking Assault on Precinct 13 and replacing the hippie cult with ghosts.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 04, 2015, 11:14:36 PM
I haven't consciously ignored the buzz over Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak, but all the film snob wanking over it have made it easy to keep off my radar. That said, I saw the trailer before The Green Inferno and was immediately turned on, so maybe the snobs are on to something.

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Post by: nacho on October 29, 2015, 12:11:33 AM
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 29, 2015, 10:55:29 AM
Halloween III is a great movie. There. I said it.
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Post by: nacho on November 11, 2015, 09:21:33 PM
Wait a minute... So Final Girls is Cabin In The Woods brilliant.
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Post by: nacho on December 30, 2015, 02:24:26 PM
Crimson Peak is quite good, though it's not really anything to write home about.

The big problem is that Loki is our main guy and I keep waiting for him to become Loki and expertly fuck everyone over.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 16, 2016, 01:28:13 PM
Saw this trailer before Civil War yesterday and nearly shat my pantaloons. Looks amazing. Even Missus RC said, "This is one horror movie you might get me out to."

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Post by: nacho on June 25, 2016, 12:31:28 PM
It makes me especially proud that I've seen all of these!

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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 24, 2016, 10:49:50 AM
Blair Witch?!?!?!

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Post by: nacho on July 24, 2016, 11:45:40 AM
Actually, it might be interesting. As a sequel to the original, it'll be a fascinating bookend to how the "found footage" genre has evolved.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 07, 2016, 12:01:30 PM
This looks really good.

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Post by: nacho on October 22, 2016, 10:38:23 AM
Here's a marathon for you, RC:

http://www.blastr.com/2016-10-21/13-horror-movies-about-horror-movies

For once, I haven't seen all of these!
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Post by: nacho on October 27, 2016, 11:23:56 AM
Yes!

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-30-weirdest-horror-movies-of-the-1970s-1788049588
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Post by: nacho on January 28, 2017, 11:23:23 AM
Um...wow... The Conjuring 2.

I don't actually remember The Conjuring all that well. It was a mashup of the Perron incident and Amityville, following notable paranormal investigator shysters Ed and Lorraine Warren. Conjuring 2, however, is all about the Enfield Haunting (an investigation from which, in real life, amusingly, Ed and Lorraine were banned after one day because they told the lead investigator how to monetize and fake stuff and, eventually, their comments would lead to the unraveling of their previous investigations as hoaxes).

Anyway... The Enfield Haunting is an awesome and creepy story. Instead of doing a mash up of jump scares, Conjuring 2 decides to loving recreate the location, people, and events of the haunting (with jump scares added in). They even do side by side pictures during the credits, which is cool, and play some of the original recordings.

Fun stuff, all around. And a great little Wiki hole if you want to read about the rise and fall of the Warrens (who in reality, only spent an hour in the Enfield house -- the interview  scene from the movie).   
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 06, 2017, 08:58:36 AM
What does it say about the state of America that event Super Bowl was a lackluster even that felt manipulated by fascists?

Anyway, this trailer was my favorite of the night. I posted the other trailer they showed which gives a bit more story as well.


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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 29, 2017, 02:27:12 PM
Maybe just power of the original story, but I need to go unclench my sphincter now.

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Post by: nacho on March 31, 2017, 10:08:27 AM
Yeah. I'm happy with this reboot!
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Post by: nacho on April 21, 2017, 04:47:32 PM
So I just finished watching the Key and Peele horror movie (It's just Peele behind it). I didn't know what to expect...and what I got was a seriously awesome horror movie. The best I've seen in the past few years.

It's basically a Black Mirror episode meets...um...Women's Studies. A cultist group is replacing black people's brains with their own brains so they can achieve eternal youth. (Yes, I was totally expecting a comedy.)
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 30, 2017, 06:23:30 PM
Oh my God. This looks kind of... good.

I swear I haven't been drinking today.

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Post by: nacho on July 01, 2017, 09:01:45 AM
I think you have been drinking!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 01, 2017, 10:46:30 AM
What-*BLARPH*-ever, Morty.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 25, 2018, 11:18:59 PM
So I just finished watching the Key and Peele horror movie (It's just Peele behind it). I didn't know what to expect...and what I got was a seriously awesome horror movie. The best I've seen in the past few years.

It's basically a Black Mirror episode meets...um...Women's Studies. A cultist group is replacing black people's brains with their own brains so they can achieve eternal youth. (Yes, I was totally expecting a comedy.)

Wow. How fucking good is Get Out? It's like a modern day remake/reboot of The Stepford Wives. So good. It deserves all the hype.
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2018, 11:40:26 AM
So I just finished watching the Key and Peele horror movie (It's just Peele behind it). I didn't know what to expect...and what I got was a seriously awesome horror movie. The best I've seen in the past few years.

It's basically a Black Mirror episode meets...um...Women's Studies. A cultist group is replacing black people's brains with their own brains so they can achieve eternal youth. (Yes, I was totally expecting a comedy.)

Wow. How fucking good is Get Out? It's like a modern day remake/reboot of The Stepford Wives. So good. It deserves all the hype.

It's an amazing movie. Seen it three times now and still floored each time.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 27, 2018, 01:51:35 PM
I can’t stop thinking about it.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 24, 2018, 12:28:14 AM
So... I think I want to see this.

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Post by: nacho on May 24, 2018, 08:10:43 AM
Jesus, that's five years old!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 24, 2018, 12:16:37 PM
Five years on my brain not being scarred by the knowledge of it's existence.
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Post by: nacho on May 27, 2018, 11:57:59 AM
Five years on my brain not being scarred by the knowledge of it's existence.

It is surprising they never carried the joke to the obvious end-point: A massive franchise.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 04, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
Jessica Harper is in this so I can only assume it's a Force Awakens style soft reboot.

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Post by: nacho on June 05, 2018, 09:54:53 AM
Suspira could actually use a reboot. I'm not opposed to this. In fact, they should reboot all the crazy 70s thrillers. Trim the fluff, up the budget, and really make us scream again.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 08, 2018, 11:41:05 AM
I mean, sure. I'll go.

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Post by: nacho on July 24, 2018, 02:20:59 PM
Cargo! Martin Freeman, his wife, and baby daughter are surviving a zombie apocalypse in the Australian outback by, mainly, sticking to their houseboat and calmly cruising through the wilderness. But then the wife makes a stupid mistake you see coming a million miles away because people don't talk to each other in horror, and she's done for leaving Freemen infected. So he must strike out overland to find a safe haven for his baby before he turns.

Standard zombie fare... But there are enough little twists to make this an interesting and slightly original flick, despite the well-trodden sub-genre. Add it to your stuck in bed with a cold list.
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Post by: nacho on July 25, 2018, 11:18:20 AM
Carnage Park. Standard hunting humans/Hills have eyes fare. Set in 1978, a girl is stranded in the desert where she's hunted by an insane ex-Vietnam vet sniper who is, seemingly, immortal. There are some interesting layers here -- we start out, pretty much, in Final Girl country. The sheriff is the vet's brother and is also insane (though that goes nowhere and is wasted). The final hunt through the mine shaft, while it could have been better lit, was still tense. The 1978 setting was lovingly adhered to. But this movie is strictly just background noise.
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Post by: nacho on July 25, 2018, 03:31:23 PM
A Dark Song.

This is the movie you make when you have access to your friend's English countryside manor house for the weekend.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 19, 2018, 12:18:00 PM
Um...shall we organize a movie date guys?


The VVitch was really good. Jacob's Ladder meets The Crucible meets, er, the 1740s. Directed by a former production designer, the film just completely immerses you in what's it's like to be on the Massachusetts frontier in that era. It's a slow burn, but never boring... with a payoff that's extremely satisfying.
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Post by: nacho on October 19, 2018, 01:54:14 PM
Oh, yes! I just watched it for the second time after the Everything Trying to Kill You podcast ranted wildly about it for a half hour. It's even better on the second viewing!