Author Topic: Good Horror Movies  (Read 141332 times)

purlieu

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2190 on: May 22, 2019, 10:24:50 PM »
Cold Skin. Much like a number of Scandinavian films, it uses horror tropes to tell a story as much as scare. A very atmospheric and often moving film. Two men, alone on an island in the south Atlantic, with some nasty sea-dwelling creatures. Beautiful direction and locations make up for the occasional unrealistic creature shot, and a great score really adds to the mood. Enjoyed that a lot.

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2191 on: May 23, 2019, 08:42:41 PM »
Possum. Deeply unpleasant atmospheric piece. The griminess of the whole thing, combined with the non-linear narrative, symbolism and (possible?) dream sequences gave it a completely nightmarish quality, brilliantly matched by the Radiophonic Workshop's chilling score. A particularly revolting moment near the end grounded the film. Not a horror for jumps or thrills, but an excellent exercise in revulsion and trauma. And all the outdoor scenes were horribly beautiful.

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« Reply #2192 on: May 25, 2019, 09:37:51 PM »
The Cutting Room. Crikey, that's one of the worst horror films I've ever seen. Three London students making a documentary on cyber-bullying for their Media Studies course. Found footage of the absolute worst variety. No atmosphere, appalling acting, bizarre editing and soundtrack that don't belong in found footage, some pretty forced plotting, not-very-scary denouement. Truly awful. A shame, as the opening scene was promising.

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2193 on: May 26, 2019, 09:29:36 PM »
Very well, but The Blair Witch Project reserves the right to turn you on.

For my 21st birthday I was given a DVD of the porn version, The Erotic Witch Project. In a way it was quite frightening, in that it was somehow even less sexy than the the original.

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« Reply #2194 on: May 31, 2019, 10:52:20 AM »
Possum. Deeply unpleasant atmospheric piece. The griminess of the whole thing, combined with the non-linear narrative, symbolism and (possible?) dream sequences gave it a completely nightmarish quality, brilliantly matched by the Radiophonic Workshop's chilling score. A particularly revolting moment near the end grounded the film. Not a horror for jumps or thrills, but an excellent exercise in revulsion and trauma. And all the outdoor scenes were horribly beautiful.

Ah, I'd forgotten about this. It's only a couple of quid on Prime so that's Saturday night sorted (unless my wife's not tired and wants to watch some fucking awful Melissa McCarthy comedy with a pink title).

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2195 on: May 31, 2019, 02:19:41 PM »
Possum is v tremendous

BlodwynPig

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2196 on: May 31, 2019, 09:04:16 PM »
Possum is v tremendous

watched...please recommend something of the same ilk for tonight before I go to the big forest tomorrow

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2197 on: June 01, 2019, 08:48:10 AM »
watched...please recommend something of the same ilk for tonight before I go to the big forest tomorrow

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BlodwynPig

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2198 on: June 01, 2019, 12:23:36 PM »
Thanks

Is nekronantik that weird lo-fi bizzarro flick?

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« Reply #2199 on: June 01, 2019, 06:06:33 PM »
watched...please recommend something of the same ilk for tonight before I go to the big forest tomorrow

Cronenberg's Spider adaptation is a huge influence.

purlieu

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« Reply #2200 on: June 02, 2019, 09:49:46 PM »
watched...please recommend something of the same ilk for tonight before I go to the big forest tomorrow
Maybe Calvaire for the sense of 'oh fucking hell when will this horrible existence end'.

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2201 on: June 02, 2019, 10:59:44 PM »
Cold Skin. Much like a number of Scandinavian films, it uses horror tropes to tell a story as much as scare. A very atmospheric and often moving film. Two men, alone on an island in the south Atlantic, with some nasty sea-dwelling creatures. Beautiful direction and locations make up for the occasional unrealistic creature shot, and a great score really adds to the mood. Enjoyed that a lot.

Mentioned this one on here a couple of times.  Really like it. Very in line with old-school turn of the century horror literature. But it's Spanish, isn't it, not Scandinavian?

zomgmouse

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« Reply #2202 on: June 03, 2019, 03:12:28 AM »
Thanks

Is nekronantik that weird lo-fi bizzarro flick?

One of them, yes.

For both my recommendations I thought "what's one thing I remember from Possum" and thought "dirty kitchen" and then tried to remember what other films felt in line with "dirty kitchen".

Maybe also try The Drilller Killer.

purlieu

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2203 on: June 04, 2019, 01:16:26 PM »
Mentioned this one on here a couple of times.  Really like it. Very in line with old-school turn of the century horror literature. But it's Spanish, isn't it, not Scandinavian?
Yes, I realised that reads as "like its fellow Scandinavian films" rather than as a comparison. French-Spanish, apparently.

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« Reply #2204 on: June 05, 2019, 01:21:59 AM »
Thanks all.

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2205 on: June 24, 2019, 07:41:39 AM »
I watched Pontypool today which was really great. A fantastic claustrophobic vibe and becomes very strange indeed. Much better than the book in any case. A little bit abstruse but it almost feeds off its own confusion.

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« Reply #2206 on: June 25, 2019, 06:45:25 AM »
Okay so it's TV rather than a proper 'movie', but I just discovered last night that Shout! Factory have the first episode of Hammer House of Horror, 'Witching Time', uploaded to YouTube in 1080p!

I'd like to get my hands on Networks' HHoH Blu-ray set, actually.

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« Reply #2207 on: June 25, 2019, 11:26:35 PM »
I watched Pontypool today which was really great. A fantastic claustrophobic vibe and becomes very strange indeed. Much better than the book in any case. A little bit abstruse but it almost feeds off its own confusion.

A friend with great taste showed this to me insisting it was the best thing since sliced bread. I found it baffling - did I miss the point?

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« Reply #2208 on: June 26, 2019, 05:24:42 AM »
A friend with great taste showed this to me insisting it was the best thing since sliced bread. I found it baffling - did I miss the point?

It's almost meant to be baffling but I think it sometimes trips over how baffling it's trying to be. But it was very good, I thought.

purlieu

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2209 on: July 14, 2019, 05:06:25 PM »
Pontypool overcomes its 'actually, no, this is a bit bollocks' plot with really good dialogue, performances, atmosphere and its claustrophobic setting. One of those films where you're just sat there waiting for shit to go down for so long that the tension begins to hurt. A low-budget film done very well.

purlieu

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2210 on: July 15, 2019, 02:34:34 AM »
Hell House LLC. Does so much more with its 'found footage in a haunted house' setup should be capable of. There are the usual "why the fuck are they still there?" moments, which is frankly an issue with so much modern horror, but it managed its scares really bloody well. Admittedly the girl sat against the wall in Phil's bedroom actually made me laugh at first, but that was partly at the gall of actually just doing that, it was such a brilliantly horrible image. I also enjoyed the lack of restraint at the reveal. Wonderful, exposition-free, 'what the fuck is going on?' stuff.

I trust the sequel is shit?

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2211 on: July 15, 2019, 05:08:17 AM »
Pontypool overcomes its 'actually, no, this is a bit bollocks' plot with really good dialogue, performances, atmosphere and its claustrophobic setting. One of those films where you're just sat there waiting for shit to go down for so long that the tension begins to hurt. A low-budget film done very well.

Yeah - and I was reflecting recently how cool it was to turn words and language into a virus - very fascinating metaphor.

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« Reply #2212 on: July 15, 2019, 11:27:54 AM »
Hell House LLC. Does so much more with its 'found footage in a haunted house' setup should be capable of. There are the usual "why the fuck are they still there?" moments, which is frankly an issue with so much modern horror, but it managed its scares really bloody well. Admittedly the girl sat against the wall in Phil's bedroom actually made me laugh at first, but that was partly at the gall of actually just doing that, it was such a brilliantly horrible image. I also enjoyed the lack of restraint at the reveal. Wonderful, exposition-free, 'what the fuck is going on?' stuff.

I trust the sequel is shit?

There's one point in this film where someone acts like a normal person would act- when they're testing it out and the fellow with the camera on his hat asks "How many freaks do we have on the landing?"

But...there's a sequel!?

purlieu

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2213 on: July 15, 2019, 01:11:06 PM »
Yes, to be fair, the general sense of fear and confusion they show is a overall a lot more realistic than your usual found footage film. I'd still have been out of there long before shit went down, though, finances be damned.

And not only is there a sequel, but a third entry to the series is currently being filmed with a release due at the end of the year.

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2214 on: July 16, 2019, 06:00:51 PM »

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« Reply #2215 on: July 16, 2019, 06:02:38 PM »
I cant watch Pontypool because I live 15 minutes away from Pontypool so its just too weird and funny.

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« Reply #2216 on: July 16, 2019, 10:24:16 PM »
I dont like horror films, and im not sure this is considered one, but Spoorloos ('The Vanishing' in english).

Film sticks with you, at least it did me. Don't google, just watch.

purlieu

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Re: Good Horror Movies
« Reply #2217 on: July 16, 2019, 11:01:41 PM »
I cant watch Pontypool because I live 15 minutes away from Pontypool so its just too weird and funny.
I was honestly expecting it to be Welsh at first.

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« Reply #2218 on: July 16, 2019, 11:14:58 PM »
I still have a lot of time for Hell House, LLC.  I think that's about as decent a found footage film as we're likely to get.  I even read an AmA with the filmmaker and he sounded like a decent sort with a good approach and taste for horror (i.e. similar to mine).

Anyway, I watched the first 15 minutes or so of the sequel and it was absolute toilet.  So there you go.  Don't get your hopes up, lads, nothing good will ever happen.

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« Reply #2219 on: July 17, 2019, 11:43:45 AM »
Any really revolting video nasty unacceptabilities been released lately?