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post #18251 of 18266
It would be glorious if they could get Dean Cundey for the cinematography for the new one. And I hope against hope they are filming it in California. The way it was shot in those first few films was perfect small town USA.. Yes, even if you saw a few palm trees.
post #18252 of 18266
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It would be glorious if they could get Dean Cundey for the cinematography for the new one. And I hope against hope they are filming it in California. The way it was shot in those first few films was perfect small town USA.. Yes, even if you saw a few palm trees.
That would be glorious. I want them to bust their ass making this feel like Carpenter. Above all I hope it is a great film but I would love if they go the Skyfall route and try to beautify this beast up. Something like this feels like it should be gorgeously shot..
post #18253 of 18266
I mean why not? With Carpenter's actual involvement (and it sounds like he is genuinely excited) Blum House behind the wheel with two of the biggest names in certain circles behind the wheel.

Not to mention the desire to course correct after Zombie's outing, I can only see this being at least moderately successful.
post #18254 of 18266
Zombie's movies did many interesting things. But in the end all the good he did was only in service to a bunch of white trashy non sense. Halloween didn't need that. Zombie should've done the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake.

The ONLY horror remakes that I feel are superior are Friday the 13th (nobody can tell me that flick ain't head and shoulders above every single previous one...as entertaining as I find them all) and the 2006 Hills Have Eyes..
post #18255 of 18266
Yea, Zombie was made for Texas Chainsaw. Not a middle American set slasher. The second one has aged better just for the fact he went bugfuck nuts without having to adhere to an original blueprint.

I saw his first opening weekend...never again.
post #18256 of 18266
I never minded the Zombie films, even the first. I don't think the original is a precious text, what with all the sequels and rip offs, and I'd comfortably place both his films above 4,5,6 and Resurrection.
post #18257 of 18266
I just rewatched 4. Utter lifeless junk. Definitely inferior to both of Zombie's..
post #18258 of 18266

Just the score from Halloween made other movies better.

 

They used it in those final scenes of Scream and it made those scenes better.

 

I know that it was just a coincidence that they were watching Halloween on tv while that was still going on, but it was still effective in those scenes.

 

One of the few scores from a movie that everyone recognizes and right away gets the hairs on your neck standing up when you remember the movie.

post #18259 of 18266
And the payback when Beltrami had his scored used in H20. I remember hearing the alternate scores used in scenes and what they had written were pretty bad to begin with.

Still would like to see the shot of Myers behind the kid in the kitchen minus the cgi mask.
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Tonight I watched a random horror film that I recently stumbled upon, one of many discoveries on Amazon Prime. It was 2015's Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite. Its main distinction is that it's a Russian film. Don't be mistaken though, it's just like a modern horror movie you'd find in America. After all, the plot is that some youths draw something on a mirror and chant the name of the title character three times... yeah, rather derivative, and as expected it's a goofy CGI thing. The film looks and sounds good and the acting was fine... the story is such old hat though (yeah, there are some jumpscares also, and many moments from famous horror films, both contemporary and classic are lifted wholesale), I can only say it's average. While it's not awful or unwatchable, there's no real reason for dedicated horror fans to seek it out, despite some bonkers moments that come completely out of nowhere, and adult characters who thankfully aren't that disbelieving compared to the norm in the genre.

post #18261 of 18266

I can now say I've seen all five Underworld movies.  I'm pretty sure my family is ashamed.

 

It's been awhile, but I do remember thinking the prequel was okay.

post #18262 of 18266
I didn't know there were five!

*walks into the ocean*
post #18263 of 18266
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I can now say I've seen all five Underworld movies.  I'm pretty sure my family is ashamed.

 

It's been awhile, but I do remember thinking the prequel was okay.

The last one was bad, I mean like the worst of them all.

post #18264 of 18266
So I watched The Bye Bye Man last night, quite simply the worst film I've seen in a while. Bad acting, weird camera placements and a mythology which was confused as hell. Avoid.

On the other hand I watched Christopher Smith 's (Creep, Severance, Black Death, Triangle) new one Detour. I don't know if it's horror per se but I really liked it, starting off like Sliding Doors meets Blue Velvet, it then settles down with a reveal and you come to realise you are witnessing the birth of a psychopath. A kind of origin story like that other film called The Boy that didn't involve a dummy. Solid recommend.

For more mind collapsing weirdness Busters Mal Heart is another horror tinged indie. It's solid stuff but maybe too obtuse to really ever breakout of the film festival/VOD ghetto. Some of its plot is obvious, some is probably compromised by the low budget. The ending though got my mind going as did the allusions to biblical stories in the film. I would wait for Netflix but it's unnerving enough to be a worthy watch.
post #18265 of 18266
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I never minded the Zombie films, even the first. I don't think the original is a precious text, what with all the sequels and rip offs, and I'd comfortably place both his films above 4,5,6 and Resurrection.

Same.  I really liked Halloween 2.  It's like Zombie said fuck it and went full Zombie on it.  

 

I hated 31 tho.  

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