Horror RECOMMENDATION or WARNING thread. - Page 366
Not to mention the desire to course correct after Zombie's outing, I can only see this being at least moderately successful.
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..
I saw his first opening weekend...never again.
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.
Still would like to see the shot of Myers behind the kid in the kitchen minus the cgi mask.
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.
The last one was bad, I mean like the worst of them all.
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.
Same. I really liked Halloween 2. It's like Zombie said fuck it and went full Zombie on it.
I hated 31 tho.
Anyone has Rutger Hauer's phone no?