The Horror Thread II: The Return

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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @DarthDimi, I'll only say what people want to hear ;) the film was incredibly eerie, but it wasn't as scary as people make it out to be. I still say you should give it a try.

    Thanks, buddy. ;-) Mood can get me there too.

    Have you seen The Woman In Black? How does it hold up in comparison to that one? ;-)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    You're quite welcome ;)

    I saw The Woman In Black only once in theaters, and I don't recall it being too bad. It had a good mixture of jump scares and a really eerie presence that keeps you questioning what's around the corner or what's lurking in the dark, and sometimes that anticipation is better than scares at all. If you see The Woman In Black and like it, they're currently working on a sequel to it that sounds pretty good.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    You're quite welcome ;)

    I saw The Woman In Black only once in theaters, and I don't recall it being too bad. It had a good mixture of jump scares and a really eerie presence that keeps you questioning what's around the corner or what's lurking in the dark, and sometimes that anticipation is better than scares at all. If you see The Woman In Black and like it, they're currently working on a sequel to it that sounds pretty good.

    Yes sir! Hammer is back!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    I'm curious. What is everyone's favorite horror film, and one you always watch on Halloween night? As many may guess, mine is John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween, a masterpiece that changed the world as we know it forever. >:)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I don't watch it every Halloween, but overall, my favorite horror movie has to be John Carpenter's 'The Thing.'
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    As a old skool horror fan I'm new to this thread but couldn't resist mentioning the new Hammer movie in production called The Quiet Ones. Starring Jared Harris, it is inspired by true events, and tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.


    Like a lot of you, I'm a sucker for a good horror film but have been left hugely disappointed by what's been on offer recently, apart from the odd Ti West gem. Torture porn has run its course for me and I'm looking for something with a bit more substance than plain gore. Hopefully Hammer can deliver where a lot of studios are currently failing. In saying that I didn't mind The Pact (2012) which had a good solid performance from Caity Lotz.

    PS. Nicholas McCarthy's follow-up to The Pact is about to go into production with Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, Shutter) will producing the film. Home tells the story of a young woman who investigates mysterious goings-on at a house where she learns the previous tenant unwittingly summoned the devil. Sounds good, no?
    http://twitchfilm.com/2012/11/wild-bunch-picks-up-home-for-france-germany-spain.html
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    I don't watch it every Halloween, but overall, my favorite horror movie has to be John Carpenter's 'The Thing.'

    I guess John just knows how to tickle our fancies, haha. Did he work with Debra Hill on that one? They usually teamed up to write the screenplays.
  • acoppolaacoppola London Ealing not far from where Bob Simmons lived
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Sweeney Todd

    Van Helsing (Campy but I like it's classic horror style!)

    The Horror Of Dracula - Christopher Lee

    The Hound Of The Baskervilles - Christopher Lee Peter Cushing
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    bondsum wrote:
    In saying that I didn't mind The Pact (2012) which had a good solid performance from Caity Lotz.

    PS. Nicholas McCarthy's follow-up to The Pact is about to go into production with Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, Shutter) will producing the film. Home tells the story of a young woman who investigates mysterious goings-on at a house where she learns the previous tenant unwittingly summoned the devil. Sounds good, no?
    http://twitchfilm.com/2012/11/wild-bunch-picks-up-home-for-france-germany-spain.html

    The Pact was alright, but I wish Bruckner (no stranger to horror with The Woods, Venom, Kill Theory & Vacancy 2) had a larger role.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    I don't watch it every Halloween, but overall, my favorite horror movie has to be John Carpenter's 'The Thing.'

    I guess John just knows how to tickle our fancies, haha. Did he work with Debra Hill on that one? They usually teamed up to write the screenplays.

    John W. Campbell Jr. was responsible for the novella 'Who Goes There?' which the film is based off of. Bill Lancaster wrote the screenplay. Have you seen it?

    @MajorDSmythe, was 'Vacancy 2' worth a watch?

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @MajorDSmythe, was 'Vacancy 2' worth a watch?

    For a stright to DVD horror prequel, i'd say it is.
    There's one moment involving Agnes Bruckner's character, one of the films villains, a shotgun and a lake.

    I've liked Bruckner since I saw Blue Car (2002), unfortunately after that film, she never managed to break through to mainstream/a list films. :-w
  • Hammer really have been making a good comeback.
    I'm curious. What is everyone's favorite horror film, and one you always watch on Halloween night? As many may guess, mine is John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween, a masterpiece that changed the world as we know it forever. >:)

    A Nightmare On Elm Street. Scared me when I was a kid and I still love it now. The Exorcist is a close 2nd.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    I don't watch it every Halloween, but overall, my favorite horror movie has to be John Carpenter's 'The Thing.'

    I guess John just knows how to tickle our fancies, haha. Did he work with Debra Hill on that one? They usually teamed up to write the screenplays.

    John W. Campbell Jr. was responsible for the novella 'Who Goes There?' which the film is based off of. Bill Lancaster wrote the screenplay. Have you seen it?

    @MajorDSmythe, was 'Vacancy 2' worth a watch?

    No, I haven't seen The Thing.
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    Very, very cool collection. As you all got on the topic of it, I would have to say my favorite horror movie is 'The Thing.' In terms of scares, though, it's either 'The Descent' or 'Insidious.'
    You have good taste. I absolutely love Carpenter's The Thing and thought it was a great update on the classic 'The Thing From Outer Space'. Hard to believe it was a box office flop when released back in 82, but then it was in good company with Blade Runner I guess.

    I too think Insidious is one of the best horror films of recent times. My only complaint, and it's a small one, was that when Patrick Wilson has his OBE (out of body experience) he walks rather than floats through the mist and spooky settings. Other than that it's probably one of the scariest movies of all time, which is pretty surprising for a PG13.
  • I love Insidious and The Thing. Great choices.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Any Psycho representers? That is a top 5 for me for sure. I heard The Exorcist thrown around, and I can agree with that I guess, as it is a very revolting film, but a lot of the time I laugh my butt off. Captain Howdy is one hilarious cursing demon. :))
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Nice to see some people have the same tastes as me. I really need to get around to reading Campbell's novella; I hear it's excellent.

    Another one of my favorite horror films that really delivers the chills and scares, even to this day, is 'The Descent.'

    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, right here! I had the misfortune of finding myself bored one night, so I watched the 90's remake with Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn, and I had to get the bad taste out of my mouth with Hopkins' original.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    I haven't read this entire thread, but Legend Of Hell House is my go-to scare flick.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    Nice to see some people have the same tastes as me. I really need to get around to reading Campbell's novella; I hear it's excellent.

    Another one of my favorite horror films that really delivers the chills and scares, even to this day, is 'The Descent.'

    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, right here! I had the misfortune of finding myself bored one night, so I watched the 90's remake with Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn, and I had to get the bad taste out of my mouth with Hopkins' original.
    You mean Hitchcock??
    :-/
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    Yes, the original Psycho is a classic and was one of my first horror film experiences alongside Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Shuttered Room. I just love Bernard Herrmann's score for Psycho and I think the B&W photography gives it an unnerving edge that colour just wouldn't have provided. Anthony Perkins was also inspired and quite different to the book's character, who was overweight and, I believe, written with Victor Buono in mind. I dislike the Vince Vaughn version immensely as the cast are vastly inferior right down to Anne Heche being no substitute for Janet Leigh.
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    bondsum wrote:
    Yes, the original Psycho is a classic and was one of my first horror film experiences alongside Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Shuttered Room. I just love Bernard Herrmann's score for Psycho and I think the B&W photography gives it an unnerving edge that colour just wouldn't have provided. Anthony Perkins was also inspired and quite different to the book's character, who was overweight and, I believe, written with Victor Buono in mind. I dislike the Vince Vaughn version immensely as the cast are vastly inferior right down to Anne Heche being no substitute for Janet Leigh.
    Does anyone like the Vince Vaughn version?
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    BAIN123 wrote:
    bondsum wrote:
    Yes, the original Psycho is a classic and was one of my first horror film experiences alongside Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Shuttered Room. I just love Bernard Herrmann's score for Psycho and I think the B&W photography gives it an unnerving edge that colour just wouldn't have provided. Anthony Perkins was also inspired and quite different to the book's character, who was overweight and, I believe, written with Victor Buono in mind. I dislike the Vince Vaughn version immensely as the cast are vastly inferior right down to Anne Heche being no substitute for Janet Leigh.
    Does anyone like the Vince Vaughn version?

    I refuse to see that filth. I still can't believe that the man who directed the masterpiece that is Good Will Hunting actually signed on for this project and did some unthinkable things to it.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, haha, I meant Hitchcock, not Hopkins. I've seen Hopkins' portrayal of Hitchcock too many times, I'm confusing the two, now!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, haha, I meant Hitchcock, not Hopkins. I've seen Hopkins' portrayal of Hitchcock too many times, I'm confusing the two, now!
    Ahh, I see. But I guess that does give credence to Anthony's performance if you are indeed confusing the two. ;)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7, I'll admit, I didn't have much of an interest in the film when I first saw the trailer, but with every still (and re-watch of the trailer) I see, I become more and more interested.
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    I see that Insidious 2 is going to be released on August 2013. Principal photography on the second Insidious installment is scheduled to begin on January 15th next year, in order to make an August 30th 2013 release date. There will also be returning players both behind-the-scenes and on-camera, as most cast members from the first film are confirmed for Chapter Two – including, Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Patrick Wilson (Young Adult), Lin Shaye and Ty Simpkins. However, there’s no mention of Barbara Hershey (Black Swan) coming back, nor of Whannell and Angus Sampson reprising their amusing roles from the first film.

    Meanwhile, Jason Blum and Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) are once again coming back as co-producers, with Film District distributing the sequel in theaters around the U.S. Curiously, Insidious Chapter 2 arrives just over a month after The Conjuring reaches theaters. Then again, the summer isn’t traditionally a time when there’s an over-abundance of creepy flicks playing around the country, so both of Wan’s films could find success as counter-programming to the many blockbusters of the season.

    For anyone who's interested Screenrant has posted a spoiler heavy outline of what we might expect of Insidious 2 below...
    Now, as anyone who’s seen Insidious knows all too well, that film ended on a freaky last-minute twist/cliff hanger that begs the question of what happens next; thus, the conflict for Chapter 2 has already been well-established (ie. Wilson’s body has been taken over by the creepy old lady demon that’s been haunting him since childhood). Moreover, the film concluded with Shaye’s character being strangled to death by the possessed Wilson – though, of course, in a world where supernatural forces are able to cross-over into our reality, there’s nothing to prevent her specter from making an appearance in the sequel.

    http://screenrant.com/insidious-2-release-date-2013/
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Watched Sinister. It was quite OK for me. Rather scary mood and all and some really good acting. Not the scariest film I've ever seen, but satisfying.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Any Psycho representers? That is a top 5 for me for sure. I heard The Exorcist thrown around, and I can agree with that I guess, as it is a very revolting film, but a lot of the time I laugh my butt off. Captain Howdy is one hilarious cursing demon. :))

    I like Psycho II most and I have a soft spot for Psycho IV because Olivia Hussey (she's one of my favourite actresses), even if her casting contradicts Ma Bates from the original. Psycho was ok, I tend not to think of it as a horror film but instead a thriller. Psycho III I didn't really like, the remake was pointless and i've never seen the Bates Motel tvm.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    Watched Sinister. It was quite OK for me. Rather scary mood and all and some really good acting. Not the scariest film I've ever seen, but satisfying.

    That's how I felt. Incredibly eerie mood, especially with the home footage, but other than that, it didn't drive home as one of the scariest films I've ever watched.

    I'm looking forward to 'Insidious Chapter Two;' quite a unique title, as well. The first is one of the scariest movies I've ever watched. I get chills just thinking about some of the scenes. Hopefully Wan brings back the same type of atmosphere and scares delivered in the first.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Who else on here has seriously been more scared during mystery/thriller type films that actual horror films? We can discount the horror films that are parodies or gore for gores sake.
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