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post #15401 of 19196

I'm a James McAvoy fan so I'm going to have to watch that.

post #15402 of 19196
THE VISIT was a welcome turn for Shyamalan, more of a crowd pleaser with some really creepy moments. That spirit sold me on his new TALES FROM THE CRYPT show.
post #15403 of 19196
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I’m ready to give this a shot.  Could it potentially be laughable in Shyamalan’s hands?  Absolutely.  However, THE VISIT was a big step in the right direction for him, McAvoy is an actor I really like (and this looks like a showcase for him), and Anya Taylor-Joy was fantastic in THE WITCH.

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God damn, Shyamalan! You revealed the twist in the trailer!

 

I like it. But hell, what happened to his camera work? Looks cheaper than I remember. 

post #15405 of 19196
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God damn, Shyamalan! You revealed the twist in the trailer!

 

I like it. But hell, what happened to his camera work? Looks cheaper than I remember. 


I'm thinking that's not really the twist.  Or the only one, at least.

 

As for the camerawork, I think it looks fine.  It's courtesy of the DP who shot IT FOLLOWS, and that's a great-looking film.  But also remember that - because of Shyamalan's career choices - he no longer gets budgets which allow him to hire guys like Tak Fujimoto or Roger Deakins.

post #15406 of 19196
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I'm thinking that's not really the twist.  Or the only one, at least.

 

As for the camerawork, I think it looks fine.  It's courtesy of the DP who shot IT FOLLOWS, and that's a great-looking film.  But also remember that - because of Shyamalan's career choices - he no longer gets budgets which allow him to hire guys like Tak Fujimoto or Roger Deakins.


That's true. But I've seen a lot of shots over the course of his films for various DPs and you can tell M. Night had some command when it came to how shots performed similar to how Spielberg did. For some reason, I don't see much in this trailer that identifies it as M. Night except maybe a couple of shots. 

post #15407 of 19196
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That's true. But I've seen a lot of shots over the course of his films for various DPs and you can tell M. Night had some command when it came to how shots performed similar to how Spielberg did. For some reason, I don't see much in this trailer that identifies it as M. Night except maybe a couple of shots. 

You're not wrong about that.

post #15408 of 19196

Would not recommend Lights Out. Generic story, mostly mediocre scares, dull characters that I just didn't care about. Surprisingly poor performance from the usually excellent Maria Bello. Love when James Wan directs these things, but as a producer he's definitely got a "Wes Craven presents" thing going on now. Wish I had waited for a cheap rental.

post #15409 of 19196
I liked a few aspects of it. The central creature is neat conceptually, and the director has some real chops when it comes to staging ghost scenes and light gags, as evidenced in the short. I even like the bad taste depression metaphor.

But it's lacking in script and in characters. I appreciated the attempt to tell a story with thematic ideas and character arcs and all that, but the problem is if you go that route, you also have to make those things land. This cast didn't help much, and the movie's surprisingly stingy with its suspense sequences, so I must concur, this is very much a wait for home video situation.
post #15410 of 19196

So........The Other Side of the Door is pretty watchable. I made the mistake of watching it after Midnight Special. What a delightful little film that was.

post #15411 of 19196
I would recommend staying away from British ghost comedy Nina Forever. The idea is pretty novel, a recently deceased young woman comes back from the dead, as a ghoul covered in gore,  to ruin her boyfriend's new relationship. The movie works as a three piece drama but the horror and comedy elements don't work at all, despite everyone on screen and off clearly trying to do good work.   
 
I know this got a lot of good press from festivals last year, but there's much better stuff out there. 
post #15412 of 19196
Isn't that the premise of "Burying the Ex?"
post #15413 of 19196
Yeah, haven't seen BTE but I was just going to mention that the premise sounds vaguely familiar. Like I read about it somewhere on Netflix.
post #15414 of 19196
I haven't seen it either. I'm a schmuck.
post #15415 of 19196

A Phil write up:

 

 

A Defense Of Mrs. Bates

 

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/07/29/a-defense-of-mrs.-bates

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post #15417 of 19196
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Isn't that the premise of "Burying the Ex?"


Pretty much. While I liked Burying the Ex, when it comes to zombie ex-girlfriend movies, I prefer Life After Beth because its weirder.

post #15418 of 19196
Jesus, it's practically a subgenre.
post #15419 of 19196
If there were any justice, all of these stupid goddamn zombie movies / television shows that lift from the Romero rulebook would have to pay him royalties. I'm also a little depressed that Romero's MARTIN, one of the best and most original "vampire" movies ever made, seems to be all but forgotten whilst so-called fans endlessly riff on his riffed-out Dead films.
post #15420 of 19196
THE WALKING DEAD is the exact opposite of what Romero achieved. He thrived on allegory, while this show is face-value melodrama. AMC is constantly asking them for less zombies. Hilarious.
post #15421 of 19196

New Pinhead look for the upcoming HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT

 

Heather Langenkamp in this this? Didn't know they were making another one.

post #15422 of 19196
I knew about it through an interview with Langenkamp months ago, she just said "Oh and I'm doing the new HELLRAISER in a few weeks!" While it's going to be another DTV sequel, the filmmaker behind it all seems to have some really great ideas. So it shouldn't be another REVELATIONS (Which I thought had a cool concept, and piss-poor everything else.
post #15423 of 19196
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New Pinhead look for the upcoming HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT

 

Heather Langenkamp in this this? Didn't know they were making another one.

Well when they are this cheap and bad I could make another one.

post #15424 of 19196

Clive Barker doesn't care about this right?

post #15425 of 19196
Probably not.

Anyone read The Scarlet Gospels?
post #15426 of 19196
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Clive Barker doesn't care about this right?

That stopped around part 3. He was supposed to be involved with a remake but that was years ago and clearly nothing happened.

post #15427 of 19196
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Anyone read The Scarlet Gospels?

 

I did. Not as good as his early novels though.

post #15428 of 19196
Very true, but I really dig his quieter books like Galilee. I appreciated the tonal whiplash of Gospels. One chapter would have the dark elegance of his horror novels and shorts, then it would sway into that gritty noir territory for a bit.
post #15429 of 19196

[THE DAILY GRINDHOUSE INTERVIEW] HORROR ICON LARRY FESSENDEN!

 

http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/the-daily-grindhouse-interview-horror-icon-larry-fessenden/

post #15430 of 19196
I keep hearing just awful things about Scarlet Gospels, which is a real shame. I haven't liked a Barker book since Coldheart Canyon, and I'm probably in the minority on that one.
post #15431 of 19196
I liked Coldheart a lot. This is much lighter fare.
post #15432 of 19196

Jacob Knight: "The BLACK X-MAS remake is like half-remembering all your favorite slashers while on two hits of ecstasy. Garish, sexual, vibrant. Love it."

post #15433 of 19196
I've probably seen the remake of X-MAS more than the or orignal. It's become ritual around he holiday season. Along with SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and RARE EXPORTS.

The remake of SILENT NIGHT is also not bad at all. Pretty gonzo and fun, a few sly nods to the orignal, and a wonderful cast. Malcolm Mcdowell goes full-goofball and he's spot-on with the spirit of the film.
post #15434 of 19196

If nothing else, the BLACK CHRISTMAS remake is gleefully, delightfully nasty and mean-spirited.

post #15435 of 19196

"Filming 'Carrie' (1976) Brian De Palma"

 

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post #15436 of 19196

Joe Dante on his career and how satire is no longer possible

The celebrated filmmaker ("Gremlins," "The Howling") is the subject of a career-spanning retro at BAM.

post #15437 of 19196
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"Filming 'Carrie' (1976) Brian De Palma"

 

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I finally got around to reading the book. I'm at the point where Carrie has just started to unleash Hell.

post #15438 of 19196

Has anyone here read the Sherlock Holmes vs Hellraiser book?

Yes, this is a real thing: https://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Servants-Hell-Paul/dp/1781084556

post #15439 of 19196

"Rosemary’s Baby by Greg Ruth"

 

post #15440 of 19196

The Slasher Movie – Top 5

 
"With a raft of postmodern horror films being released in recent years I decided to look back at the classic American slasher film. As someone who grew up with a fascination and love of horror, it’s incredibly difficult to boil down any of my favourite sub genres into a top 5 list but I decided to give it a go anyway.

 

The slasher film is a genre within the overall Horror sphere that may be the most popular, if not the most consistently replicated. There are literally thousands of Slasher films available, from the Halcyon days of the 1970’s and ’80s to the predictable and poorly executed botch-fests of the 2000’s, the slasher film has continued to be the go-to category for movie studios and production companies looking for a quick buck.

 

What defines a slasher film? Well, that’s an article within itself but my choices have been boiled down to a few specific characteristics. They are all made in the late 1970’s/80’s and they are all American productions.

 

Why did I choose these parameters? To be honest, it was to narrow the list down so it wasn’t bulging. If we start throwing in 1960’s classics like Psycho and Peeping Tom or some terrific British Slashers like Frightmare or the Comeback, the list would be ridiculously long…..not to mention the number of Giallo films that could be included. 

Anyway, a personal list in no particular order of my Top 5 Slasher films."

post #15441 of 19196

Director Joe Begos talks The Mind's Eye: 'It's Scanners meets Death Wish'

 

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/02/

post #15442 of 19196

Star Suki Waterhouse isn't bloody. Yet.

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/08/the-bad-batch-first-look-ana-lily-amirpour-1201711988/

 

‘The Bad Batch’: First Look at Ana Lily Amirpour’s Cannibal Love Story Hints At Danger to Come

 

"Few films hitting the fall festival circuit this year are more voraciously anticipated than Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” followup “The Bad Batch.”"

 

"the film follows “a muscled cannibal breaks the rule ‘don’t play with your food.’ It’s ‘Road Warrior’ meets ‘Pretty in Pink’ with a dope soundtrack.”"

post #15443 of 19196
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Director Joe Begos talks The Mind's Eye: 'It's Scanners meets Death Wish'

 

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/02/

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post #15444 of 19196

Let's see if this link works:

 

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post #15445 of 19196

Coming to Blu-ray on Oct 18: Larry Cohen's 1984 thriller SPECIAL EFFECTS

 

 

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The Slasher Movie – Top 5



https://warpedfootage.com/2015/06/23/the-slasher-movie-top-5/
 
"With a raft of postmodern horror films being released in recent years I decided to look back at the classic American slasher film. As someone who grew up with a fascination and love of horror, it’s incredibly difficult to boil down any of my favourite sub genres into a top 5 list but I decided to give it a go anyway.

The slasher film is a genre within the overall Horror sphere that may be the most popular, if not the most consistently replicated. There are literally thousands of Slasher films available, from the Halcyon days of the 1970’s and ’80s to the predictable and poorly executed botch-fests of the 2000’s, the slasher film has continued to be the go-to category for movie studios and production companies looking for a quick buck.

What defines a slasher film? Well, that’s an article within itself but my choices have been boiled down to a few specific characteristics. They are all made in the late 1970’s/80’s and they are all American productions.

Why did I choose these parameters? To be honest, it was to narrow the list down so it wasn’t bulging. If we start throwing in 1960’s classics like Psycho and Peeping Tom or some terrific British Slashers like Frightmare or the Comeback, the list would be ridiculously long…..not to mention the number of Giallo films that could be included. 
Anyway, a personal list in no particular order of my Top 5 Slasher films."

I know it's the writer's opinion but..

Number 3: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.

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Wait, what?
post #15447 of 19196

[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THEY’RE WATCHING (2016)

 

http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/theyre-watching/

 

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"DEMON is out in September. It's maybe my favorite movie of the year" - Sam Zimmerman

 

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On This Day In 1988 ...

 

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[31 FLAVORS OF HORROR!] THE BLOB (1988)

http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/31-flavors-horror-blob-1988/

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