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post #15501 of 19265
James Wan and Lin Shaye revealed the next INSIDIOUS is about to start up. The third was an unexpected high point in the series for me. I had skipped it in theaters and wished that I hadn't.
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A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE: My favorite Wingard film.

 

I haven't seen it myself; I heard multiple people say it should be called A Horrible Way to Film a Movie, as there's apparently not a lot of lighting through most of it; that in itself isn't necessarily bad, but what IS bad is how I hear the camera shakes about a lot for no real good reason. I don't know if I should call it shaky-cam as I apply that to movies which apply it to action scenes, but as I always heard those demerits about the film, I always just mentally crossed it off my list.

 

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James Wan and Lin Shaye revealed the next INSIDIOUS is about to start up. The third was an unexpected high point in the series for me. I had skipped it in theaters and wished that I hadn't.

 

I haven't seen it myself, as I wasn't sure if it would be good or not. It is possible I would also regret not seeing it on the big screen.

 

Tonight, I saw the original Night of the Living Dead, as the last viewing was a long time ago. It's still a classic so I don't need to say much. I had forgotten how rough the final act is, especially the final fate of the awesome Ben.

post #15503 of 19265
Insidious has yet to release a "bad" entry, per se, but I do think the Wan/Blum Ghosthouse model is well into diminishing returns at this point. Speaking as a big fan of the early films of this mini-genre. Insidious 3, and Conjuring 2, for that matter, were both quite adept, efficient horror movie junk foods, but they certainly didn't offer much innovation. That familiarity kind of undercuts the more primal aspect of a horror film for me. And the mis-en-scene is well worn territory too, at this point.

I'm kind of waiting for the next big thing. I wouldn't mind some people trying to stylistically rip off It Follows or The Witch.
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Horror movie Found Footage 3D has a killer NSFW trailer

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/10/found-footage-3d-trailer

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A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE: My favorite Wingard film. It's a serial killer film and a slightly allegorical mediation on a relationship that ends horribly.  I'm very big on slow burn execution, and the direction creates a skewed, slightly disoriented viewpoint that gives feeling of discomfort throughout. It's a mood piece. Third act reveal and payoff make the movie. A. J. Bowen is kind of fantastic.

 

I had forgotten this was Wingard.  I remember setting out to rent A LONELY PLACE TO DIE, but I got the titles mixed up and ended up with this one instead.  I was very irritated by the whole experience.  I probably owe it another shot.

 

At the end of the day, the only Wingard flick that truly worked for me has been THE GUEST, and it might be one of my favorite movies of the decade.  

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A LONELY PLACE TO DIE is pretty great.

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Coming Soon:

 

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Also!:

 

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I'm a Abel Ferrara superfan, but I've never been big on THE DRILLER KILLER.

post #15510 of 19265
The Driller Killer is the only slasher movie that's also a meditation on what it's like to be a struggling New York artist.
post #15511 of 19265
I'm not that familiar with Abel Ferrara. When do his movies start getting GOOD?

Though I'm pretty sure I'd like The Driller Killer..
post #15512 of 19265
I love "Bad Lieutenant." But it's not a horror movie unless you're a Catholic or a Mets fan.
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Ohhhh.....Bad Lieutenant is Ferrara? I have seen that!

The feel good movie of '92!
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I tried watching Driller Killer a few months ago and couldn't finish it. I'll try again someday.

 

"Bad Lieutenant" is great.

post #15515 of 19265
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I'm not that familiar with Abel Ferrara. When do his movies start getting GOOD?

 

 

MS. 45

post #15516 of 19265
Oh, yeah. I own "Ms. 45" on Blu. Great performance by the lead actress as a mute.
post #15517 of 19265

I'm a big fan of Abel Ferrara's THE ADDICTION. Vampirism as metaphor for addiction.

post #15518 of 19265
That doesn't sound too subtextual or metaphorical if the movie is CALLED The Addiction lol..
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Last I saw, Ms. 45 is on Amazon Prime as part of the Drafthouse deal. Well worth checking out.

post #15520 of 19265
What are the vampires addicted to? Please say nicotine.
post #15521 of 19265
We'll just have to watch it to find out!
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THE CRAZIES (remake): The Romero original completely works for me. There's a rough/raw naturalness that makes it feel real; makes weirdness and sudden violence have a heightened effectiveness. Remake is a slick production that doesn't have the edge. There isn't same sense of danger. And instead of slip into madness being masked in normalcy, in the remake they err in having infected (with shoddy CGI) look almost zombie-like.  It's cheesy and takes you out.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

THE CRAZIES (remake): The Romero original completely works for me. There's a rough/raw naturalness that makes it feel real; makes weirdness and sudden violence have a heightened effectiveness. Remake is a slick production that doesn't have the edge. There isn't same sense of danger. And instead of slip into madness being masked in normalcy, in the remake they err in having infected (with shoddy CGI) look almost zombie-like.  It's cheesy and takes you out.

My only problem with The Crazies remake is that The Crazies act however they want when they need to. Sometimes they are smart, sometimes dumb, sometimes they remember who they are and sometimes they build traps. Also that knife through the hand stab thing would have made him one of The Crazies.

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Also!:

 

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20150312001559/http://www.chudfacts.com/

 

John Heard doesn't really come off very well, putting it mildly.

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Insidious has yet to release a "bad" entry, per se, but I do think the Wan/Blum Ghosthouse model is well into diminishing returns at this point

 

Yeah. No matter how much you enjoy hearing the same or similar tune being played, there comes a point where you want to hear a different tune.

 

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Horror movie Found Footage 3D has a killer NSFW trailer

 

I see there is a reason it has such a title; I have no idea if it'll be any good or not, but I am glad it will spoof found footage movies, as it is something which desperately needs such treatment. And seeing Scott Weinberg acting as himself was something I never expected to see.

 

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Coming Soon:

 

Oh, The Initiation. I saw that 1984 movie a few years ago; it's not the greatest slasher I've ever seen but I was still reasonably entertained.

post #15526 of 19265
This poster for ROSEMARY'S BABY is one of the best things I've ever seen:

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I'm not that familiar with Abel Ferrara. When do his movies start getting GOOD?

Though I'm pretty sure I'd like The Driller Killer..

That's a strange statement, especially if you're not familiar with his work.

Driller Killer is actually pretty great. It was billed as being a piece with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it has far more in common with Taxi Driver. It's very grindhouse meets arthouse and I would argue that it's one of the great, unsung New York movies. There's an incredible, unadorned, tactile sense to the grimy punk aesthetic of the film. Reality via surreality.

I was fortunate enough that my first time seeing it was at the Alamo Drafthouse.
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This poster for ROSEMARY'S BABY is one of the best things I've ever seen:

 

Speaking of cool posters: I've never seen this German print of THE HOWLING before

 

post #15529 of 19265
I thought "Dangerous Game" was shitty. That could've used some power tools.
post #15530 of 19265

This is going to be a big one for us, isn't it?

 

‘Don’t Breathe’ Red Band Trailer: These Kids Really F**ked Up

 

http://www.slashfilm.com/dont-breathe-red-band-trailer/

post #15531 of 19265
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I thought "Dangerous Game" was shitty. That could've used some power tools.

I've seen Dangerous Game, but I don't remember anything about it other than it being rather torrid in places. I think that came out the same year as Madonna's Basic Instinct ripoff, the "pause and toss" classic, Body of Evidence. Whatever ideas were going through her head back then, it doesn't seem like sustaining her acting career was among them.

I actually want to revisit Ferrara's Body Snatchers remake. I want to say that it wasn't completely terrible and maybe quite effective in parts.

The early 90's aren't as easy to pin down in terms of what was going on in horror, but goddamn if there wasn't a solid variety of mainstream horror films being cranked. You had your sequels and remakes, sure, but there was still a good bit of original stuff happening and real chances being taken.
post #15532 of 19265

Did anyone here recommend Baskin? Because if you did I would like to punch you in the face.

post #15533 of 19265
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That's a strange statement, especially if you're not familiar with his work.

Driller Killer is actually pretty great. It was billed as being a piece with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it has far more in common with Taxi Driver. It's very grindhouse meets arthouse and I would argue that it's one of the great, unsung New York movies. There's an incredible, unadorned, tactile sense to the grimy punk aesthetic of the film. Reality via surreality.

I was fortunate enough that my first time seeing it was at the Alamo Drafthouse.
In retrospect I did phrase that kinda weird but I said that because I'd always heard Abel Ferrera spoken of highly but I'd just watched Fear City and it was....the opposite of good..
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Did anyone here recommend Baskin? Because if you did I would like to punch you in the face.

I saw it a few months ago and posted here about it. Where were you, Waaaaaaalt?! Where were you?!

I thought it was shitty.
post #15535 of 19265

I liked it and stick by that. Come at me bros.

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I liked it and stick by that. Come at me bros.

Stand still because im a little drunk.

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I liked it and stick by that.

 

Seconded. Baskin was like a breath of fresh air next to the typical uninspired cookie cutter redbox bullshit. Didn't make much sense but that's because it was more interested in hitting the viewer with nightmare imagery and maintaining the wonderfully weird Silent Hill death orgy vibe. Reminded me of some classic Eurohorror films that way. I liked it quite a bit, and would definitely be interested in any future projects from the director.

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Get him, Waaaaaaalt!
post #15539 of 19265
Yeah, it definitely reminded me of 70s and 80s eurohorror
post #15540 of 19265
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Seconded. Baskin was like a breath of fresh air next to the typical uninspired cookie cutter redbox bullshit. Didn't make much sense but that's because it was more interested in hitting the viewer with nightmare imagery and maintaining the wonderfully weird Silent Hill death orgy vibe. Reminded me of some classic Eurohorror films that way. I liked it quite a bit, and would definitely be interested in any future projects from the director.

Ohh you fucking monster.

post #15541 of 19265
It certainly had the tropes of older, satanic Eurohorror... But it was lame.

And I like SILENT HILL.
post #15542 of 19265
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It certainly had the tropes of older, satanic Eurohorror... But it was lame.

And I like SILENT HILL.

Finally another GENIUS in here!

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This is going to be a big one for us, isn't it?

 

While I fall into the camp that did not like the Evil Dead remake at all, at least from plot description it sounds like something more up my alley.

 

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the "pause and toss" classic, Body of Evidence. 

 

"Pause and toss", that is a great phrase I'll have to start using in the future.

 

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In retrospect I did phrase that kinda weird but I said that because I'd always heard Abel Ferrera spoken of highly but I'd just watched Fear City and it was....the opposite of good..

 

Oh, to each their own. While it's definitely uneven I thought Fear City was at least fine. Although, I understand if someone wouldn't like it for its dark tone or how damn sleazy it is.

post #15544 of 19265
I liked the "Evil Dead" remake but didn't like "Ash vs. Evil Dead." So I don't know what to think anymore.
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Ooh, really? Yeah, I'd get that looked at.

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I have never seen Ash vs. The Evil Dead so I have no opinion to offer there.

 

What I did see today was something I found out about on Monday. I saw an article talking about upcoming releases for the Mondo Macabro label. They aren't as prolific as other boutique labels but they do release foreign titles that are obscure even to nerds like us. Mystics in Bali would be considered their most well known release. Well, sometime soon they'll be putting out the 1981 South Korean movie Suddenly in the Dark, as they're calling it. I've seen it called a few things. As I described it in the B Action Movie Thread:

 

Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was on Amazon, and as I have Prime I could watch that 1981 picture for free. That is what I just did. It indeed is a psychological and supernatural horror movie. A father that collects butterflies (!) has a wife and young daughter; the wife stays at home but likely because this was a common theme in old South Korean film, a housemaid is needed. The husband literally finds a random young attractive woman who carries around a creepy wooden doll and is the daughter of a dead shaman lady, and he think she is PERFECT to be a housemaid. Now what could go wrong there?

 

The movie is not too bloody or violent; however, there is sex, bare boobies, lesbian allusions and the camera blatant ogles the young housemaid; I laughed at how often it happened. There's plenty of sleaze, in other words. The main plot point: is the husband having an affair with the housemaid/the doll is haunted/the housemaid is trying to drive the house crazy or is the wife simply going crazy due to an obsessive paranoid? To me it was all interesting and the supernatural stuff was memorable. What a 1970's house they lived in; that's where almost the entire film took place and it was green patterned wallpaper, a random room that has a bright green floor, bright red furniture... it was all tremendous. Plus, there's a memorable synth score, and that is definitely in vogue these days. And it's all shot in an interesting way; sometimes things are seen through a kaleidoscope view, to list but one example.

 

I wouldn't say it was "great" but I definitely don't regret seeing it as it was an interesting watch. From what little I've seen and what I've heard, it is not just in the past 20 years that South Korea has made worthwhile cinema. I haven't really seen much of any K Horror, but I know the ones I am supposed to see and one day I hope to see those.

post #15547 of 19265
Ash vs Evil Dead takes a few epsiodes too get going. Plus, it's a comedy show with gore, not really interested in being anything scary. Anyone seen Neon Joe here, which has just arrived in the UK, a comedy show about werewolves? 
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Speaking of ​The Evil Dead​, I caught ​Versus​ from Japan for the first time, and it was often a love letter to Sam Raimi.  The film definitely paves its own way, going for an all-out approach that mixes tons of genres.  The balancing act mostly works too.  I watched the director's cut, so I can't say much about the original version.  The director's cut is a bit long (aren't most of them?), but I read that many of the extended scenes added to the gore and that was fine with me.

 

Looks like there has been talk of a sequel/remake for years.  The director has definitely done a lot in the meantime (​Godzilla: Final Wars​ and ​The Midnight Meat Train​ are both pretty fun).  I wonder if he's still considering something.

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Speaking of ​The Evil Dead​, I caught ​Versus​ from Japan for the first time, and it was often a love letter to Sam Raimi.  The film definitely paves its own way, going for an all-out approach that mixes tons of genres.  The balancing act mostly works too.  I watched the director's cut, so I can't say much about the original version.  The director's cut is a bit long (aren't most of them?), but I read that many of the extended scenes added to the gore and that was fine with me.

I waited years to see Versus for years and then I finally got Netflix and saw it. So disappointed. 

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I waited years to see Versus for years and then I finally got Netflix and saw it. So disappointed. 


​I can understand people not liking it.  It's super weird, and it took me a little while to really accept the approach.  I definitely had fun with it, though. 

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