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IT COMES AT NIGHT is such a big nothing that it's barely a movie.  

But it.....it does come right? Or is that the twist? In the end it doesn't come afterall.

post #18302 of 19261
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But it.....it does come right? Or is that the twist? In the end it doesn't come afterall.

 

The twist is that it barely has a second act and ends so abruptly that I literally laughed in disbelief when the credits rolled.  

post #18303 of 19261
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The twist is that it barely has a second act and ends so abruptly that I literally laughed in disbelief when the credits rolled.  

Awwwww.

post #18304 of 19261
Well I thought It Comes At Night was excellent. A truly unsettling film that left me feeling quite pessimistic about what desperate human beings will do to each other when things get really ugly. Tense and moody as hell, with excellent performances (also recently watched his debut film Krisha- Shults really seems to have the magic touch when it comes to actors). I like to imagine at some point The Walking Dead people will watch this movie and think "so THAT'S how it's done."
post #18305 of 19261
Oh and The Autopsy of Jane Doe was absolutely frigging fantastic. Wish I had seen this one on Halloween night.
post #18306 of 19261
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Oh and The Autopsy of Jane Doe was absolutely frigging fantastic. Wish I had seen this one on Halloween night.

Yes but does every horror movie have to have that ending? Like every single one. 

post #18307 of 19261
Is it the ending where the credits roll? I've seen that like a zillion times.
post #18308 of 19261
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Is it the ending where the credits roll? I've seen that like a zillion times.

Fuck that was actually clever.

post #18309 of 19261
I have my moments.
post #18310 of 19261
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Originally Posted by Waaaaaaaalt View Post
 

Yes but does every horror movie have to have that ending? Like every single one. 

They're good endings, Walt

post #18311 of 19261
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They're good endings, Waaaaaaaalt

No.

post #18312 of 19261
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I actually liked this one quite a bit but it clearly lacked a budget. I did like the world building they were attempting. Im actually surprised they...

 

Yeah, all things considered I am surprised they did not leave things more open-ended so they could at least tease a sequel or a spin-off of a spin-off, even if one is never made.

 

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IT COMES AT NIGHT is such a big nothing that it's barely a movie.  

 

You are not the only person who I have seen make such comments. Not that I am saying you are part of this category, but it also sounds like the type of film that won't please a lot of people in the general public. Personally, if I do see it in the future it'll be on one of the streaming sites.

post #18313 of 19261

Just saw IT COMES AT NIGHT.  First off, where does the title come from? WHAT comes at night? I was surprised at the amount of scenes that happened during the day because of the title. 

 

This just seemed bleak for the purpose of being bleak. Bleak porn.  I didn't see this as horror. The good? Performances were good. The sound effects were stunning in this.  And the cinematography was atmospheric and in some parts, beautiful. 

 

Immediate thoughts are what these are. I'm sure more will come as I rummage through my head over time. 

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smugbug, I've heard other people make many of the comments you brought up. 

 

Tonight, I saw a movie for the first time in years: Two Thousand Maniacs! I've seen the remake 2001 Maniacs before and that was alright but it did not have the charm of the original. While you can nitpick if you want, it's still pretty entertaining and the kills escalate in being over the top and awesome. Plus, the opening/closing credits song is tremendous.

post #18315 of 19261

FLATLINERS (2017) Reboot Trailer

 

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Ya know that actually looks alright. 

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Really? I am staying far away from this.

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Really? I am staying far away from this.

Umm yeah I mean I hate it......

post #18319 of 19261

It Comes At Night

The Dark

 

 

reminds me of the George Carlin weatherman line

'Forecast for tonight - Dark, with widely scattered light in the morning.'

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FLATLINERS (2017) Reboot Trailer

 

 

Wow.  Awful.  Even in death, CGI will ruin everything.

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 The new Flatliners actually looks good. As of now I'm opened minded about it.

 

I'm going to wait till It Comes At Night hits video. That should be around October, so I will be in the right frame of mind to watch it.

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What are people's feelings about the original Flatliners? I've always thought it was a tepid bore and never understood the small cult it seems to have accrued.
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I liked it when I saw it, way back when I was in high school.  Haven't watched it in years.  It's never been one that I felt the need to revisit.

 

I do remember when I saw it in the theater, the finale was going on.  Crazy stuff happening with Keifer.  Suddenly someone in the theater started screaming.  Apparently her brother was having a seizure.  The stopped the movie and called the paramedics.  I guess about 30 minutes later they restarted it up.  Literally we get Keifer looking at everyone and says "Thank You".  End credits.  That's my Flatliners story.

post #18324 of 19261

I like Flatliners. Nothing spectacular but as a thriller it's pretty solid. At the very least, it was aimed at adults while this remake looks aimed directly at the teen crowd.

post #18325 of 19261

 I haven't seen Flatliners since high school, but I liked it back then. Wanting to know what death is like is a good idea for a movie, and the consequences for the experiment, especially what happens to Sutherland, was interesting. 

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What are people's feelings about the original Flatliners? I've always thought it was a tepid bore and never understood the small cult it seems to have accrued.


I like it.  Not enough to own it, but it has some interesting ideas and the atmosphere is pretty great.  I like the whole "experimenting with death in an abandoned building" idea.  The new trailer where they are "flatlining" in a super polished high tech lab kind of takes away from the subversive nature of the original idea, in that, they had to do it in secret where no one would find them, with limited equipment.  It gave what they were doing more of a dramatic level of risk.

 

Also, it has Kevin Bacon rappelling from his apartment window instead of using the stairs simply because it looks cool.

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What are people's feelings about the original Flatliners? I've always thought it was a tepid bore and never understood the small cult it seems to have accrued.

I agree, it sucks - other than the incredibly lush set design and cinematography. But the rest is as you say, tepid and boring, and never comes close to delivering on the potential intrigue or terror of the premise. 

 

Based on the trailer it looks like the remake is following closely in the footsteps of the original, minus the distinctive and striking aesthetic. 

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I've never understood the popularity of Flatliners. At the time, it was just a cast of the currently popular young stars starring as really pretty and smart people who do dumb things. All being directed by Joel Schumacher who I've never been a fan of. 

 

Pretty looking movie though. I recall a vast amount of neon lighting. You know, late 80s/early 90s style of set designs. 

 

I think the trailer for the remake holds promise. 

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I think the trailer for the remake holds promise. 

Smug is with me, take that!

post #18330 of 19261

I chuckle at Flatiners as being When Kiefer Met Julia.  Other than that, it's mostly forgettable except for the debut of the glorious Oliver Platt, who'd mine this character for a multitude of roles.  Mostly Lake Placid.

post #18331 of 19261

Lake Placid.

 

Platt and Brendan Gleeson are comedy gold there.

post #18332 of 19261

All the scenes in there where Oliver Platt makes fun of Brendan Gleeson's weight, I'm like, that's a bit rich. You're Oliver Platt!

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Lake Placid.

Platt and Brendan Gleeson are comedy gold there.

Pullman and Fonda hold their own with their scenes . . . it's not Gleeson and Pratt, but still sweet.

Bullshit Opinion Alert! - Lake Placid has the same balance between genre/comedy as AWiL, Cabin in the Woods, and Galaxy Quest (SuperBullshit!), and the same kind of successful character work. It's a minor classic (maybe just *classic*?) within the subgenre.
post #18334 of 19261

I haven't seen Flatliners in nearly two decades, but it's notable for two things:

 

It is the Rosetta Stone of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Seriously, Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Oliver Platt create this spider web leading back to Bacon.

 

It's part of that Schumacher stretch, from St. Elmo's Fire up through The Lost Boys, Falling Down and The Client, that the director was making good to great movies that will forever be overshadowed by Batman & Robin. Hell, he even made the perfectly serviceable A Time to Kill between Forever and B&R. 

post #18335 of 19261
And good ol' Joel was just taking a job they asked him to do. It's unbelievable how rushed he was. It came out June 97' and he couldn't even begin filming until SEPT 96'!
post #18336 of 19261
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Bullshit Opinion Alert! - Lake Placid has the same balance between genre/comedy as AWiL, Cabin in the Woods, and Galaxy Quest (SuperBullshit!), and the same kind of successful character work. It's a minor classic (maybe just *classic*?) within the subgenre.

 

Time to split hairs!  I like LAKE PLACID well enough as an adventure / hang-out movie, but I don't think there's nearly enough genre stuff in there to say that it strikes the same kind of balance as AWIL / CABIN.  I rewatched it semi-recently, and after that first kill (which, if we're being fair, is spectacular), the horror elements really take a back seat for most of the movie.  I think that's by design, and I certainly don't have a problem with it - the characters are fun and the dialogue really pops.  To me, it just feels like a solid adventure movie, not a genre-transcending hybrid. 

 

 

 

I caught A CURE FOR WELLNESS a couple nights ago, and wowza.  Its really something.  I'm pretty sure its bad, but I've never seen a film this bonkers look this expensive.  Its exceptionally well-made and gorgeous, which made the R-rated violence that much more shocking (I went in assuming that this was a PG-13 affair).  In typical Gore Verbinski fashion, its about 45 minutes too long, but its worth it for Dane DeHaan's final scene.  

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I'm a fan of LAKE PLACID too but CABIN was way too clever for its own good, I thought.

 

But what on earth is AWIL? For the life of me I can't figure out what that acronym stands for.

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Ah, it's American Werewolf in London.
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Ah of course , Christ that was bugging me. An oldie but a goodie though I've always been more of a HOWLING guy than an AWIL guy. You know, since those two came out about the same time and being the two famous werewolf flicks of that era.

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I caught A CURE FOR WELLNESS a couple nights ago, and wowza.  Its really something.  I'm pretty sure its bad, but I've never seen a film this bonkers look this expensive.  Its exceptionally well-made and gorgeous, which made the R-rated violence that much more shocking (I went in assuming that this was a PG-13 affair).  In typical Gore Verbinski fashion, its about 45 minutes too long, but its worth it for Dane DeHaan's final scene.  

 

Oh no, CURE FOR WELLNESS isn't bad. It's marvellous and should be watched by everyone.

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Ah of course , Christ that was bugging me. An oldie but a goodie though I've always been more of a HOWLING guy than an AWIL guy. You know, since those two came out about the same time and being the two famous werewolf flicks of that era.


While I don't love either all that much, I have always preferred The Howling to AWIL, myself as well.  Sure, AWIL has the better (best?) transformation, but I think what kind of kills it for me is Griffen Dunne.  Always kind of saw him as someone as the lead in an Up All Night movie that I would only watch because it featured scantily clad women.  Something about him always kind of irritated me.

post #18342 of 19261
He sells that panic on the moors, though. I can see him coming off like that, but it's his and David's relationship that's important.

AWiL has an elegant simplicity going for it. It doesn't have as much on it's mind . . . and doesn't need it.
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AWiL has a lot on its mind! It has much to say about Jewish anxiety, for instance, as exemplified by the Nazi werewolves dream.
post #18344 of 19261
Take out FreakyNaziDream (terrible band name), and you still have the whole movie . . . take all that mindful stuff out of The Howling, and you only have the idea of a werewolf movie . . . or, at best, AWiL.
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Ah, the AN AMERICAN WERWOLF IN LONDON vs. THE HOWLING debate!  The fact that two of the five best werewolf films ever made both came out in the same year is kind of amazing.  Both have a lot to offer...

 

... but I'm AMERICAN WEREWOLF all the way.  It's funnier - the humor feels very believable and character-based, whereas the stuff in THE HOWLING is on the goofier end of the spectrum - and it's far scarier; anything involving the werewolf is top-flight horror filmmaking, and that opening attack on the moors is deeply chilling stuff.

 

I think THE HOWLING is a really fun B-movie (as it should be, considering Dante's sensibilities), but AMERICAN WEREWOLF is a great movie.

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Ah, the AN AMERICAN WERWOLF IN LONDON vs. THE HOWLING debate!  The fact that two of the five best werewolf films ever made both came out in the same year is kind of amazing.  Both have a lot to offer...

 

... but I'm AMERICAN WEREWOLF all the way.  It's funnier - the humor feels very believable and character-based, whereas the stuff in THE HOWLING is on the goofier end of the spectrum - and it's far scarier; anything involving the werewolf is top-flight horror filmmaking, and that opening attack on the moors is deeply chilling stuff.

 

I think THE HOWLING is a really fun B-movie (as it should be, considering Dante's sensibilities), but AMERICAN WEREWOLF is a great movie.

I agree with you here.

 

AWIL is my favorite werewolf movie.

 

I have to ask though, what are the other three movies you are referring to?

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I have to ask though, what are the other three movies you are referring to?

THE WOLF MAN, CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, and THE COMPANY OF WOLVES would round out my personal top 5.  Honorable mention would go to SILVER BULLET, which I regard as a really entertaining outing despite its reputation as a bad movie.

post #18348 of 19261

With so few really good or exceptional werewolf movies, why anyone would nitpick over American Werewolf in London, is beyond me. That movie was a game changer. Period. Still so fucking good. The Howling is a wonderful guilty pleasure ("Let me get something off my mind..."), too. 

 

Other two werewolf movies that hold a place on the list of "the best of", Dog Soldiers and Gingersnaps. 

post #18349 of 19261
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With so few really good or exceptional werewolf movies, why anyone would nitpick over American Werewolf in London, is beyond me. That movie was a game changer. Period. Still so fucking good. The Howling is a wonderful guilty pleasure ("Let me get something off my mind..."), too. 

 

Other two werewolf movies that hold a place on the list of "the best of", Dog Soldiers and Gingersnaps. 

Because that's what the internet is for, to nitpick everything under the sun. :)

 

I second the nominations of Silver Bullet, Dog Soldiers and Gingersnaps.

post #18350 of 19261
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Other two werewolf movies that hold a place on the list of "the best of", Dog Soldiers and Gingersnaps. 

I really like the genre mash-up of DOG SOLDIERS and the potent thematic work of GINGER SNAPS, but I've always been left a bit cold by the creature designs in both of those movies.  They're definitely good movies, though.

 

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Because that's what the internet is for, to nitpick everything under the sun. :)

 

I second the nominations of Silver Bullet, Dog Soldiers and Gingersnaps.

I'd also throw BAD MOON in there, too.

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