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post #18701 of 19102

Just saw this movie. Actually pretty damn good. 

post #18702 of 19102
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"Annabelle: Creation" is pretty good. Anthony Lapaglia is doing a Liam Neeson impression for some reason. But it's loaded with fun scares. See it with an audience.

 

I bolded what made me laugh, as that sounds oddly hilarious.

 

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Creep - I was a bit down on this one at first (other than the performance by Mark Duplass). It didn't hold my attention the whole way through, but I keep thinking back to certain scenes, like when he puts on that mask and the end (!) And I kinda wanna watch it again.

 

I did not love Creep but I thought it was fine and even with an odd final act, it's something I don't regret seeing.

 

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Don't think this one's been mentioned on here before, but I'd give new horror mockumentary Savage Land  a recommendation. It does some clever things with the format, including using still photography as the basis for its scares, while clearly a lower budget affair.. Think forum fave Lake Mungo as written by Edward Lee and you'll get the general idea. Here's the IMDB page

 

It's on Amazon prime here in the UK, so may be on the US version as well. 

 

While I don't love Lake Mungo as others do, I think I'll give that a shot, as it is on the US version of Amazon Prime.

 

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I really enjoyed Blackwell Ghost on Amazon. I also like that you can't find any information about it? Super clever.

 

Whoever is behind the movie, they tried really hard to make it look legit. There isn't even an IMDb page. At least it isn't atrocious, according to you.

 

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If this wasn't found footage I would be all over it. I may still see it but no way will I enjoy it as much.

 

Yeah, that is the common lament for the horror fan. I hope it's OK as the plot itself doesn't sound too bad.

 

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Just saw this movie. Actually pretty damn good. 

 

It having some familiar faces (Annette O'Toole, John Glover) is nice; I am glad it's more than just something with a few actors I recognize.

 

Tonight on Prime I saw something leaving the service at the end of the month: Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I last viewed that many years ago. Around here I don't need to explain how it's tremendously silly yet entertaining at the same time, with plenty of clown/circus tropes being spoofed and nice set/costume design. 

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Tonight on Prime I saw something leaving the service at the end of the month: Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I last viewed that many years ago. Around here I don't need to explain how it's tremendously silly yet entertaining at the same time, with plenty of clown/circus tropes being spoofed and nice set/costume design. 

Funny story about the Chiodo brothers who made Klowns. Back when I was young and the internet was young and you could basically look up an email and interact with someone... I found their website and ended up on their Christmas mailing list so I would get some hilarious Killer Klown greetings every holiday, but beyond that, it was fun talking to Steven about the movie and whether or not there'd be a sequel. Like a dumbass kid, I asked him all sorts of silly questions, like, "did you even have a script?"

His response, "Um... of course we did. How did you think we even made the film???"
post #18704 of 19102

Back in those early, Old West Internet days I was in a big group chat with Don Mancini, the screenwriter of the Chucky movies, once. And in my 13-year-old wisdom, I asked him if he was wearing boxers or briefs. 

 

He wasn't impressed.

post #18705 of 19102
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Just saw this movie. Actually pretty damn good. 

Lemarchand's box?

post #18706 of 19102

So, ANNABELLE: CREATION…

 

It’s pretty good! As far as late summer horror flicks go, this is a mostly quality endeavor. It easily bests the first ANNABELLE, which (though I didn’t hate it) felt like a hastily thrown together cash grab, whereas this actually feels like a more fully thought-out movie. Yes, it’s jump scare central, but the jumps are executed with a sense of fun and playfulness, and the film as a whole is shot and edited quite well; David F. Sandberg knows the value of holding on shots to maximize the tension, and there are several pretty top notch scare setpieces in here. More importantly, the characters are worth investing in, particularly the two young girls at the center of the story and the nun who looks after them; these feel like real people, for the most part. I was also impressed with how the movie nicely sets up elements early on which have pay-offs later on. It does fizzle out right at the very end, and it's not on the level of the two proper CONJURING movies, but I had fun with it.

post #18707 of 19102
I missed the two post-credits scenes.

:'(
post #18708 of 19102

TWO?

post #18709 of 19102
One's technically a mid-credits scene, I guess.
post #18710 of 19102

I missed them, too!

post #18711 of 19102
is Annabelle part of the Marvel cinematic universe?
post #18712 of 19102
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is Annabelle part of the Marvel cinematic universe?
Yes, the doll is the Soul Stone.
post #18713 of 19102
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is Annabelle part of the Marvel cinematic universe?

Chucky shows up with an eye patch.

post #18714 of 19102

I watched the Belko Experiment last night and I was let down by how predictable it was. The movie gave the audience clear cut good guys and villains, but what I wanted to see where good people turn to their baser instincts to survive.

post #18715 of 19102

I'm not convinced the world needs another Nosferatu remake, but, if we're going to get one, I'm glad Robert Eggers and Anya Taylor-Joy will be teaming up again to give it to us.

post #18716 of 19102

I'm down for this:

 

http://www.avclub.com/article/dear-white-peoples-justin-simien-making-horror-sat-259511

 

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Dear White People director Justin Simien is getting back into making films, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that he’s currently developing a new horror satire about a woman whose hair weave turns out to be evil. Bad Hair will be Simien’s first film since his 2014 debut; in the meantime, he’s been working on the Dear White People TV show for Netflix.

 

Simien called the film—set in the late ’80s, and centered on a young black woman trying to break into the world of music television—“a love letter to black women and a critique of the cultural forces our society puts them through.” He also released a teaser announcement for the film today, showing fields of flowing black hair, set to a discordant and unsettling tone.

 

post #18717 of 19102
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I'm not convinced the world needs another Nosferatu remake, but, if we're going to get one, I'm glad Robert Eggers and Anya Taylor-Joy will be teaming up again to give it to us.


As THE WITCH was my favorite film of last year, I'm really excited to see what Eggers could do with NOSFERATU.  I think he's got a tremendous sense for atmosphere, and given a decent budget, I think it's a guarantee that his version will at least look fantastic.  If he really digs into eastern european folklore and superstition like he did with early colonial America, it could be the foundation for a fresh take on NOSFERATU.

 

And I think Anya Taylor-Joy is great (seriously, MORGAN isn't an amazing movie, but she's terrific in it), so sure, bring her along, too.

post #18718 of 19102
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I'm not convinced the world needs another Nosferatu remake, but, if we're going to get one, I'm glad Robert Eggers and Anya Taylor-Joy will be teaming up again to give it to us.


I was impressed by The Witch, so I'm open minded about what they will do with Nosferatu.

post #18719 of 19102
Thomason?
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Funny story about the Chiodo brothers who made Klowns.

 

It's pretty awesome you got to chat with him like that while you were in your youth... even if you did ask some things that were foolish in hindsight.

 

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Back in those early, Old West Internet days I was in a big group chat with Don Mancini, the screenwriter of the Chucky movies, once. And in my 13-year-old wisdom, I asked him if he was wearing boxers or briefs. 

 

He wasn't impressed.

 

The same goes for you. I was not a group chat kind of guy way back when... but I definitely remember how different the online world was 20 years ago compared to now.

 

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I'm down for this:

 

That... is definitely a unique plot. I normally wouldn't take it seriously but considering the talent involved...

 

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As THE WITCH was my favorite film of last year, I'm really excited to see what Eggers could do with NOSFERATU.  I think he's got a tremendous sense for atmosphere, and given a decent budget, I think it's a guarantee that his version will at least look fantastic.  If he really digs into eastern european folklore and superstition like he did with early colonial America, it could be the foundation for a fresh take on NOSFERATU.

 

And I think Anya Taylor-Joy is great (seriously, MORGAN isn't an amazing movie, but she's terrific in it), so sure, bring her along, too.

 

Agreed with all of that. While I am someone who is fatigued by remakes, this one could be great and I hope it's great.

post #18721 of 19102

Transfiguration was not the horror movie I thought I was getting myself into.

post #18722 of 19102
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Transfiguration was not the horror movie I thought I was getting myself into.

That makes two of us.

post #18723 of 19102
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Transfiguration was not the horror movie I thought I was getting myself into.

 

The trailer kind of makes it look like a modern-day Martin. Is that accurate?

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The trailer kind of makes it look like a modern-day Martin. Is that accurate?

Ohh man I loved that show. He sure hated Gina's friend. 

post #18725 of 19102
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Ohh man I loved that show. He sure hated Gina's friend. 


Remember when he got sick and he was all like "I caught a cold from Cole!" but because he was congested, it sounded like "I caught a cole from Cole!"

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The trailer kind of makes it look like a modern-day Martin. Is that accurate?


Eh, kinda sorta. It's been a long long time since I've seen Martin. I suppose there are some similarities. It's obvious the creator of the movie respects Martin (and Let the Right One In) -- not only because of their influence, but the main character also references those films in the movie. The "action" is filmed like shit though. That caught me off guard since the rest of the movie is capably filmed.

 

Regardless, the movie is less of a horror film and a bit more of something else. I'll let you discover that.

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Ohh man I loved that show. He sure hated Gina's friend. 

Martin and Pam wished they could be as good as Fred G. Sanford and Aunt Esther

post #18728 of 19102

I couldn't find Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest streaming on any subscription I have, so I went right for the fourth and fifth films for a double feature I'm not particularly proud of.  These two are definitely more memorable for who's in them than anything else.  The Gathering has Naomi Watts (as brought up Waaaaaaaalt a few weeks ago), Karen Black and a kid who would later have a big role on "Glee."  Fields of Terror has Eva Mendez (in her first movie), Alexis Arquette, David Carradine, Ahmet Zappa, Fred Williamson and Kane Hodder.

 

They're short flicks, but none of them ever do anything to expand on He Who Walks Behind the Rows.  I get the feeling none of the sequels do that.

 

At least, the fourth movie tries something a bit different by showing the effects the kids go through as they're initially getting possessed, but the execution is nothing to be proud of.  The fifth film has a kid commune and tries to incorporate some comedy, but nothing works well.  

 

I'll probably have to get drunk to watch the sixth one, if I get to it.

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I couldn't find Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest streaming on any subscription I have, so I went right for the fourth and fifth films for a double feature I'm not particularly proud of.  These two are definitely more memorable for who's in them than anything else.  The Gathering has Naomi Watts (as brought up Waaaaaaaalt a few weeks ago), Karen Black and a kid who would later have a big role on "Glee."  Fields of Terror has Eva Mendez (in her first movie), Alexis Arquette, David Carradine, Ahmet Zappa, Fred Williamson and Kane Hodder.

 

They're short flicks, but none of them ever do anything to expand on He Who Walks Behind the Rows.  I get the feeling none of the sequels do that.

 

At least, the fourth movie tries something a bit different by showing the effects the kids go through as they're initially getting possessed, but the execution is nothing to be proud of.  The fifth film has a kid commune and tries to incorporate some comedy, but nothing works well.  

 

I'll probably have to get drunk to watch the sixth one, if I get to it.


This may just be a weird fever dream, but I swear one of the 746 sequels actually has He Who Walks Behind the Rows attack.....whatever random city the movie takes place in. It looks kind of like a giant, walking squash with teeth. Maybe I'm just really, really high right now but I know I've seen this

post #18730 of 19102
I could barely sit through the first one. Are the sequels any better?
post #18731 of 19102
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This may just be a weird fever dream, but I swear one of the 746 sequels actually has He Who Walks Behind the Rows attack.....whatever random city the movie takes place in. It looks kind of like a giant, walking squash with teeth. Maybe I'm just really, really high right now but I know I've seen this
I'm almost positive this is the third one. The one with Charlize Theron. It takes place in Chicago...not some rural area..
post #18732 of 19102
The only CotC movie I can remember seeing is the first one. I pretty much thought it was a joke compared to other far more creepy entries in the "killer kid" genre. That description of the giant veggie monster in the sequel sounds hilarious though.
post #18733 of 19102

Arrow is doing a remaster of the first one........which is ok. Part 3 is fun just because it's a mid 90's movie dealing with 2 white kids moving to an "urban" city. They play basketball and everything.

post #18734 of 19102
I believe it was a mutant corn stalk that shot corn cobs at people.

No...I did not make that up. It was a corn plant possessed by he who walks behind the rows. Yeah..
post #18735 of 19102
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I believe it was a mutant corn stalk that shot corn cobs at people.

No...I did not make that up. It was a corn plant possessed by he who walks behind the rows. Yeah..

Shes in it but barely, shes not even credited. I don't remember shooting corn though. You did see the monster and it was funny.

post #18736 of 19102
Unless I'm just totally off my rocker..I swear I remember it firing one of those corn missiles at someone who was running away and it impaled them through the head and stuck out of their mouth..
post #18737 of 19102
I was disappointed Iron Maiden didn't get to see the third film exactly because I vaguely remember a huge corn monster at the end of that one, and I wanted to hear what he had to say.

I remember the kid gets adopted and has the corn in his suitcase, and he grows a little cornfield patch behind his "urban" apt building. And then the corn monster at the end.

I grew up on all those Corn films, pretty much any Dimension DTV horror movie.
post #18738 of 19102

THE LOVE WITCH is my jam, but this sounds even more exciting:

 

 

 

 

http://www.lifeofastar.com/Bluebeard_Movie.html

 

 

"My next project will be a “Bluebeard” movie, about a woman who is married to a dangerous, possibly murderous man. In Hollywood’s golden era, they were called “woman in peril” pictures, and they included sophisticated thrillers, juicy noirs, and Dracula pictures. Many great directors tried their hand at them, producing some of the great noir, thriller, and horror classics.

 

I have always been obsessed with the woman in peril genre, from Hitchcock’s SHADOW OF A DOUBT, to Cukor’s GASLIGHT, to Ophuls’ CAUGHT, to David Miller’s SUDDEN FEAR, to the Hammer film HORROR OF DRACULA, to heady sexual thrillers like MARNIE. These films were plentiful, from the lowest budget b-movie to the glossiest Hitchcock thriller, and were popular because of the enormous public interest in the hidden violence of men and their danger to innocent women. This interest continues today, but around 1960 the point of view shifted to that of the killer, starting a wave of serial killer films that started with PSYCHO and PEEPNG TOM and that still make up a large portion of the horror fare today; but I love the idea of making a serial killer film in the style of the classic women in peril pictures, for modern audiences.

 

I had been looking for a novel about a sociopathic man who torments his wife, and I found the perfect novel (as yet a secret)! What’s interesting about the novel is that it shows a strong woman, who never was interested in love before, being caught up in the web of a sociopath so deeply that she loses all of her free will. In terms of the research I did for the script, this is accurate: no matter how strong a person is, they can’t outsmart a sociopath or get them to change their ways. The only way to survive is to make a clean break. Sociopaths often love-bomb women with their charm and sex appeal, so that women become sex-addicted and confused. The typical victim of a sociopath is a person with a good heart who is trusting and loving, who sincerely believes that the sociopath can be rehabilitated. It’s this trust and love that causes the victim to stay longer than another person – often, tragically, long enough to get killed. It’s a fantastic part for an actress, as she must switch between different kinds of awareness as she tries to negotiate her love, trust, sexuality, and suspicions."

 

***

 

"In classic movies, psychological violence, covert eroticism, plot, mise-en-scène, design, music, color and lighting, the nuances of actors’ faces, and montage often took the place of graphic sex and violence, so that movies reached a pinnacle of emotional intensity through the application of cinema art. I am excited to apply some of these techniques to my own film, which I feel will enhance an already gripping story.

 

I want to make this film because I have a yearning to see more quality films for women, like the ones that were made in Hollywood’s golden age. I’ve noticed that the Bluebeard story is a very powerful one for women, because most or all women have a core inside that’s afraid of men – often the same men they are attracted to – which is what the Bluebeard fairy tale is all about. Women devour serial killer movies and true crime literature, for instance, partly out of their desire to “know” men and their dark sides, and thus to be armed against them. Since women tend to be attracted to dominant men, they know they are in danger any time they are deeply attracted to a man, and they tend to project all of their fears onto the man they love. This film will appeal to young women who are interested in darker romantic themes, and also to cinephiles, classic movie fans, and horror fans who are interested in seeing something especially visual and cinematic on the screen."

post #18739 of 19102

This is neat:

 

(Wishmaster! Pumpkinhead! Sex Machine!)

 

From EFX to Action: Special Effects Artists in the Director’s Chair

 

by Stephanie Crawford | posted: August 20, 2017
 
post #18740 of 19102
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Just saw this movie. Actually pretty damn good. 


This premise reminds me of the excellent horror podcast, "The Black Tapes."
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Ohh man I loved that show. He sure hated Gina's friend. 

 

Hahaha. That made me laugh, as I did see episodes of Martin in the 90's.

 

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THE LOVE WITCH is my jam, but this sounds even more exciting:

 

There's a movie I keep on putting off; I should watch it soon. Whatever this new project is, just from the description my interest is piqued.

 

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This is neat:

 

Indeed it is. Those old SFX guys getting their props and their directorial careers being talked about: pretty great.

post #18742 of 19102

I rented Life yesterday. I guess it's mostly a horror movie? Maybe? Either way, I was sort of surprised by how much it felt like a horror movie from the 90s. I have no clue how they were able to get such a decent cast. I can see how it was inspired by Alien a bit, but that influence didn't go as far as I feared. It was ok for an afternoon movie on my couch I guess.

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This may just be a weird fever dream, but I swear one of the 746 sequels actually has He Who Walks Behind the Rows attack.....whatever random city the movie takes place in. It looks kind of like a giant, walking squash with teeth. Maybe I'm just really, really high right now but I know I've seen this

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I'm almost positive this is the third one. The one with Charlize Theron. It takes place in Chicago...not some rural area..

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I was disappointed Iron Maiden didn't get to see the third film exactly because I vaguely remember a huge corn monster at the end of that one, and I wanted to hear what he had to say.

I remember the kid gets adopted and has the corn in his suitcase, and he grows a little cornfield patch behind his "urban" apt building. And then the corn monster at the end.

I grew up on all those Corn films, pretty much any Dimension DTV horror movie.

Yep, took me forever to find it, but I found a clip of the monster from the third film. It consists of really, really bad practical effects and miniatures. Considering how a lot of bad scenes are immortalized online I'm surprised I wasn't able to find one that contained the full monster attack sequence because this looks like it has all the hallmarks of a scene so bad that it's crosses over into hilarious absurdity. I guess whichever company that owns the rights to the film still cares enough about it to keep the cease and desist letters coming.

Linking to it just in case anybody here wants to avoid getting spoiled: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6FkESYxtiLY

Also if anyone desperately wants to watch the Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, if you can't find it anywhere else, it's available to rent on YouTube for $1.99 as a last resort. https://m.youtube.com/results?q=children%20of%20the%20corn%203&sm=3 (Top search result, for some reason YouTube wasn't letting me link directly to the rental.)
Edited by Tim K - 8/21/17 at 10:54am
post #18744 of 19102
I've known about this movie for almost a year. I may have dated someone who worked on it, and she possibly made it sound like a complete shitshow behind the scenes. But I promised not to talk about it until its existence became public knowledge.
post #18745 of 19102
I kind of admire Adam Green's chutzpah and his concepts are solid, genre-honoring stuff. But he's a horrible filmmaker and his celebrity persona is nails on a chalkboard grating. He's like a less talented, more obnoxious Kevin Smith, which is one of the nastier things I can remember calling someone.
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I kind of admire Adam Green's chutzpah and his concepts are solid, genre-honoring stuff. But he's a horrible filmmaker and his celebrity persona is nails on a chalkboard grating. He's like a less talented, more obnoxious Kevin Smith, which is one of the nastier things I can remember calling someone.

I don't know I thought Spiral and Frozen were both pretty good movies, although I don't believe he directed those but I think he produced them. I also thought Digging up the Marrow was one of the better found footage movies.

post #18747 of 19102
So do I watch these Hatchet movies finally or nah?

Bradito:MAY have dated?? Details girlfriend!!
post #18748 of 19102

Ugh, Adam Green.  I'd be fine writing him off completely if it weren't for FROZEN, which might be one of the more underappreciated survival horror films of the last decade. 

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So do I watch these Hatchet movies finally or nah?

The Hatchet movies are dumb, gory and kinda fun. They're more self aware than most slasher flicks which I guess some might find annoying but it's all pretty harmless really. I say watch them.

Frozen was great. And I believe Green did direct that one himself.
post #18750 of 19102

FROZEN's solid, but I couldn't get behind the HATCHET movies.  They just look so cheap (especially the first one), and not in the fun way slasher movies used to look cheap in the 1980s, but in the really unpleasant, "this looks like it was shot on mini-DV" way super low budget movies from the 2000s look.

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