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Horror Talk / Re: Horror Movies You're Looking Forward To
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:57:20 PM »
A few thoughts on some upcoming horror flicks.

1) The Predator (release date: September 14, 2018)



I didn't love the trailer, but I sort of liked the vibe. Still, there hasn't been a great Predator movie since 1987, so I'm rather lukewarm toward this.


2) Suspiria (release date: November 2, 2018)



The trailer has a bit of a surreal vibe to it, but you can't compete, nor beat, the original, which is a 70's classic.


3) The First Purge (release date: July 4, 2018)



I will not lie, I adore the idea of the movie. Showing the USA government as the murderous entity that they are appeals to my leftist point-of-view. But come on, the trailer gives far too much away. I've not seen the second or third Purge (Anarchy and Election Night), but this one sort of interests me. I just wish they had tried a more subtle approach.


4) The New Mutants (release date: August 2, 2019)



Haven't been following the X-Men movies at all, but a horror take on the New Mutants? Ever since this trailer first came out, I was interested. It's been pushed back a few times, but the trailer still fundamentally looking interesting.


5) The Little Stranger (release date: August 31, 2018)



Didn't hear about this until today (which sort of prompted this post), but I really like the trailer and the sort of style it looks like it's going for. Not sure if the movie will go a supernatural route or not (I'm hoping for not), but this may well be one I go out to see.

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Horror Talk / Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:12:11 PM »
Wanted to resurrect this, and give my top five horror films from 2012 through 2017 (I've not seen any horror flicks from 2018 as of yet), which covers nicely a moderately newer range of horror flicks.

2012:

1) Barricade
2) Sinister
3) The Woman in Black
4) Silent Night
5) The Cabin in the Woods

Honorable mentions: Dead Souls, Ghoul, and Truth or Dare


2013:

1) Curse of Chucky
2) Mischief Night
3) Wolf Creek 2
4) Don't Go to the Reunion
5) The Den

Honorable mentions: Evidence, Hatchet III, and Wer


2014:

1) As Above, So Below
2) It Follows
3) The Babadook
4) Ravana's Game
5) Deep in the Darkness

Honorable mentions: None - I was stretching to make a top five. [*cry*]


2015:

1) Most Likely to Die
2) The Devil's Candy
3) Almost Mercy
4) Hell House LLC
5) The Unspoken

Honorable mentions: The VVitch: A New-England Folktale and The Visit


2016:

1) Hush
2) House of Purgatory
3) A Cure for Wellness
4) Ozark Sharks
5) The Void

Honorable mentions: The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Miles Before Sleep


2017:

1) Kill Game
2) It
3) Neverknock
4) Night Howl
5) Get Out

Honorable mention: House of the Witch

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Horror Talk / Re: Hereditary (2018)
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:54:12 PM »
I heard another likewise positive review of this from a friend of mine, so I may well check it out when it's leaked onto the internet in good quality.  [*laugh*]

Seriously, though, the plot sounds interesting, and actually reminds me of what you might find in movies from the 50's and 60's (The Maze from 1953 and The Haunted Palace from 1963 are all that's coming to mind, but I know there are others out there).

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Horror Talk / Re: Halloween (2018) Trailer
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:51:20 AM »
Interestingly enough, it looks like Happy Death Day grossed $31,097,137 (domestically) more than Prey at Night did. Even with Happy Death Day coming out five months before, that still seems significant.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=strangers2.htm
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=blumhousehorror2018.htm

I hope that Halloween does well, and I think it will (at least better than both Prey at Night and Happy Death Day, just for the hype alone), but I sort of doubt it can re-ignite the trend toward slashers, as much as I wish otherwise.

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Horror Talk / Re: The Devil's Candy (2015)
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:42:06 AM »
I would definitely recommend giving it a go. It's not that often that I praise modern mainstream horror movies, so this flick did something right. [*laugh*]

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Horror Talk / Re: Halloween (2018) Trailer
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:46:10 AM »
Indeed. Especially during the whole possession phase we went through from 2010 to something like 2013, it's nice to see another slasher pop up (even if it isn't original).

I guess we did have Happy Death Day last year, but that's all I can really think of.

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Horror Talk / The Devil's Candy (2015)
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:56:14 AM »
The Devil's Candy is an intense experience, and one of the finest horror films I've seen from the past five years. A bit shorter than average, it's a digestible flick. While not overly gory, there are some scenes of brutality and more often than not some heart-pumping sequences. A highly recommended movie with likable main characters.

What did you feel in regards to The Devil's Candy?


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Horror Talk / The Man Who Laughs (1928)
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:44:01 AM »
This dark and moody silent classic is one of those movies that's a classic for the reason. The cast is amazing, the story tragic yet deeply engaging, and it's not one that you'd soon forget. While not a horror movie in the strictest of senses, I do think fans of the genre, especially fans of the older flicks, would rather enjoy this.

What did you think about this classic silent?


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Horror Talk / Halloween (2018) Trailer
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:28:09 AM »


So this is disregarding every movie past the 1978 original, which is fun. Looks a solid trailer, and hopefully the movie will be able to live up to the hype.

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Horror Talk / Re: Nightmare Sisters (1988)
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:11:13 PM »
I knew you had bad taste in women, though, so I'm not feeling all that surprised.   [*winkgrin*]

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Horror Talk / Re: Siodmak (2012)
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:09:28 PM »
Indeed, that seems to fit.

Not sure if it'd be available in Australia, but it is on YouTube in full, so if you're ever interested in giving it a shot, by all means. I don't believe there has been a DVD release, or Blu-Ray, for that matter, so watching it via YouTube may be your best bet.

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Horror Talk / Satan's School for Girls (2000)
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:33:42 AM »
I won't doubt that this television remake of a 70's TV movie is goofy. It has some utterly laughable special effects (watch that ending and feel the glory), but damn it, I had fun with this one. Not particularly a good movie, but am I glad I took the time to see it again? Oddly, yes.

What did you think of this remake?


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Horror Talk / Siodmak (2012)
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:19:01 AM »
The biggest flaw with Siodmak is the long run-time (an hour and fifty minutes), but if you can take that, this tale about a video blogger and police officer trying to track down a serial killer might do you well. For it's budget, there are some pretty creative and touching scenes, a good cast, and overall, a moderately decent movie.

Have you yet seen Siodmak?


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Horror Talk / Re: Nightmare Sisters (1988)
« on: June 06, 2018, 04:57:05 AM »
You have no idea how funny I find it that we consistently rate movies the same. Every single fucking time.  [*laugh*]

This movie wasn't my type of thing. Like you say, drawn-out scenes, over-the-top comedy, and just sorta stupid. Like I said in my review, I'm not against some silly horror movies (Terror Toons being a good example), but Nightmare Sisters was pretty pathetic, overall.

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Horror Talk / Re: Horror Movies You Hate That Other People Like
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:32:54 AM »
Another older thread I missed.

I have two movies to bring up that are pretty widely loved by the horror community that I don't care for at all.

1) The Shining (1980)

I get it, I'm not alone in my moderate dislike of this movie. But I also feel the 1997 mini-series far surpasses this version in about every way, and I've about never seen another say that. The 1997 version, despite it's much lower-quality, is fantastic, whereas this version, while not god-awful, is nothing particularly great.

2) Drag Me to Hell (2009)

When this came out, I saw it in theaters. Rated it a 2/10, or something like that. Thought it was generic, uninspired, and pretty damn shitty. Next thing I know, every horror fan is praising the movie, which just blew me away. Now, to be fair, I've seen this movie only once, and haven't gotten around to rewatching it yet, but though I might give the movie a more fair rating when I see it again (5/10, maybe), based on all I remember, there's about nothing worth watching this movie for, besides maybe Justin Long.

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