The Horror Thread II: The Return

16791112139

Comments

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    edited November 2012 Posts: 40,447
    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.

    Horror films pull off the most scares for me, but mystery/thriller type films give me suspense and anticipation like no other.

    EDIT: In a move everyone saw coming, 'Paranormal Activity 5' has been announced for 2013:
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=97292
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited November 2012 Posts: 23,524
    I've given PA 1 - 3 a try and will PA 4 when it is released on DVD. But so far I have not- repeat: not come to understand the hype. I can see the appeal but I'm not particularly frightened myself and isn't that after all what these films have to offer?
  • Hated the 1st one. I saw the 4th at the cinema and it was alright. The kid was fairly creepy. I haven't seen any of the others.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    The first one was only "scary" because of the hype. When I look back on it, it was predictable and, although it had a slight scary ambiance to it, it wasn't scary. The second one was absolutely terrible, and the third one was pretty good. Not bad, not great. I've yet to see the fourth one.

    Nice to see the series turning into 'Saw,' with the fifth one slated for next year, alongside a Spanish spinoff. Just a shame it didn't start out brilliant and go downhill like 'Saw' did; it started downhill, hit a slight bump, and is continuing in the former way.
  • edited November 2012 Posts: 12,837
    I've never liked Saw. Gore just isn't scary. It wouldn't be that bad if it didn't market itself as a horror film. Jigsaw was a cool villian though.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    I've never liked Saw. Gore just isn't scary. It wouldn't be that bad if it didn't market itself as a horror film. Jigsaw was a cool villian though.

    Jigsaw was very cool and methodical. I never thought 'Saw' was scary, it was just gore porn, and I agree: gore doesn't scare me. I just thought the twist ending of the first film was so genius, and it dragged me in from there.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited November 2012 Posts: 17,687
    Legend Of Hell House is STILL the scariest film I've ever seen- not because it makes me jump (it doesn't), but because it all seems so...POSSIBLE.... *que weird music*
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    One of the best horror films I've ever seen that I have never gotten to speak of with anyone else - it seems like such a rare film to me - is 'Hell Night,' with Linda Blair. Great premise, scary as hell.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    Creasy47 wrote:
    One of the best horror films I've ever seen that I have never gotten to speak of with anyone else - it seems like such a rare film to me - is 'Hell Night,' with Linda Blair. Great premise, scary as hell.

    Interesting...Haven't seen it, but has anyone here seen the Psycho or Exorcist sequels? I really want to get into the Psycho sequels but after looking at some information about the other Exorcist films I may have to stay away.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    Posts: 13,894
    Bill Mosely as Drayton Sawyer in TCM3D pics:
    http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3206379/see-bill-moseley-as-drayton-sawyer-in-these-new-texas-chainsaw-3d-pics/

    So Adam Marcus has a writers credit on it? Please tell me that there wont be any creepy shaving scenes in the film.
  • edited December 2012 Posts: 3,333
    I see Guillermo del Toro's next feature-length project is a haunted house movie called Crimson Peak, which del Toro will helm once he wraps post-production on Pacific Rim and shoots the pilot for FX’s The Strain (based on his own novel).

    “[It's] a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules,” says del Toro.

    Funnily enough I was reading about Christopher McQuarrie's possible future projects and discovered that both he and Guillermo del Toro had written a treatment for The Champions, a remake of the cult 60's TV series about a group of secret government agents who are rescued from a Himalayan plane crash by an advanced civilization. Now that I would love to see.

  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,421
    Zombies Flesh Eaters

    Despite the dodgy title, this is a very good movie. Produced by an Italian crew, the dubbing is wobbly in a few places, and being Italian, they're very “open” when it comes to nudity, for example a girl goes scuba diving in just a thong.

    I was expecting lots of gore, but it was very similar to George Romero's zombies, in that regard. I guess I'm desensitized to gore; I saw an episode of CSI; NY, after and there was a shark attack victim, which featured much more graphic gore. There’s an actual plot, involving Voodoo, so coloured me pleased. The zombie special effects are very good, better than Romero's zombies; in this one they actually look dead and decaying.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    Posts: 13,894
    ^ Just released on DVD by Arrow, I need to pick a copy up.


    Additional: It stars in a supporting role, Richard Johnson. Bonus.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,421
    Indeed. Just got it. They have done a bang up job of restoring it.
  • Posts: 3,333
    Creasy47 wrote:
    One of the best horror films I've ever seen that I have never gotten to speak of with anyone else - it seems like such a rare film to me - is 'Hell Night,' with Linda Blair. Great premise, scary as hell.
    That was actually a pretty good film with shades of The Cat and the Canary thrown in. I liked Vincent Van Patten as Seth and thought the acting and dialogue was above par for this kind of movie. It's funny when I revisit the 80s horror movies I find the ones from 80-81-82-83 tend to be the best. Hell Night certainly deserves to be better remembered than it actually is.

    Another favourite is Just Before Dawn (1981) directed by Jeff Lieberman (Squirm, Blue Sunshine). This is more like an early Wrong Turn but with the added bonus of having actor George Kennedy as a park ranger warning the campers to stay away. It also has a proper score and none of that awful synthesizer music which ruined a lot of the later 80s horror flicks.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    edited December 2012 Posts: 40,447
    @bondsum, many points in my book for you for seeing that film. Van Patten was probably my favorite character in the film, and the scrap he has in the courtyard after returning from the police station is so intense and eerie. Especially the scene when he enters the foyer of the mansion and, well, you know what happens.

    Has anyone seen 'Wrong Turn 5'?
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,350
    Wrong Turn 5?! Really? I didn't even realise there was a third one.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Wrong Turn 5?! Really? I didn't even realise there was a third one.

    Unfortunately, yes. As expected, they're garbage, though Doug Bradley's character was entertaining in 'Wrong Turn 5.' I had no idea he was in the film until I watched it.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    Posts: 13,894
    I've only seen the first two, and I have to say that I preferred Wrong Turn 2. I thought that it was a pretty decent horror film.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    Posts: 13,894
    B-D.com have the American Mary UK trailer
    http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3206751/modify-horror-with-the-first-ever-american-mary-trailer/

    It gets a limited UK release Jan 11th with the DVD following shortly afterwards on Jan 21st. And it goes without saying that I want Katharine Isabelle to work with Ti West. [O<
  • Posts: 3,333
    Nah, I gave up after Wrong Turn 4 and I've read the 5th has no redeeming qualities at all.
    Creasy47 wrote:
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Wrong Turn 5?! Really? I didn't even realise there was a third one.

    Unfortunately, yes. As expected, they're garbage, though Doug Bradley's character was entertaining in 'Wrong Turn 5.' I had no idea he was in the film until I watched it.
    I hear it's awful. If you're into old-school maybe you should check out Rituals (1977) if you haven't seen it already. There's now an UNCUT remastered version released by Code Red on DVD. Some consider this the best backwoods slasher ever made. It actually has a solid cast of good actors and is well worth tracking down.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    In terms of 'backwoods' films, one of my favorites has to be 'Deliverance.' It isn't a 'slasher,' but it's still damn good.

    I think I remember a bunch of people talking about it a good while back - seemed like most of you were fans, if I'm recalling the same film - but how was 'Outpost'?
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    Posts: 13,894
    Creasy47 wrote:
    I think I remember a bunch of people talking about it a good while back - seemed like most of you were fans, if I'm recalling the same film - but how was 'Outpost'?

    Outpost is one of my favourite Horror films of the 2000's. I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen and though it's lost a little of it's atmosphere on the small screen, I still enjoy the filmon DVD. Outpost II, it pains me to admit, wasn't anyting special. And I can't say that I have high expectations for Outpost III.*


    * On saying that, there have been sequels that i've preffered to thier originals; Wrong Turn 2 & Hatchet II to name two.
  • I saw Wrong Turn 2. It was alright, I haven't seen any of the others though.
    Creasy47 wrote:
    I think I remember a bunch of people talking about it a good while back - seemed like most of you were fans, if I'm recalling the same film - but how was 'Outpost'?

    Outpost was brilliant. I definetly recommend it. Outpost 2 was ok but it doesn't live up to the original. I'm looking forward to seeing how good the 3rd one is.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    Looks like I'll have to get around to seeing 'Outpost,' then.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited December 2012 Posts: 13,894
    The Inkeepers has been placed at #9 in Total Films '16 Best Films You Might Have Missed In 2012' list.


    Ti West’s follow-up to his stunning House Of The Devil is an entirely different beast.

    The tension’s still present and correct, but it’s the characters you’ll fall in love with this time.

    A future cult classic in the making, if you missed it at the cinema, don’t worry – it’s just as scary on the small screen.

    The Innkeepers is available on DVD and Blu-ray



    http://www.totalfilm.com/features/16-best-films-you-might-have-missed-in-2012

    =D>
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    Congratulations, Ti West! 'The Innkeepers' was a great, truly eerie film throughout. It's the suspense of not knowing what happens (or how it will end) throughout that really got me.

    I've wanted to see 'V/H/S' just to see West's bit in it.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,524
    Ti West is someone to keep an eye on. Both House Of The Devil and The Innkeepers were nail-on-the-head stuff for me. V/H/S ranks very high on my to-do list.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited December 2012 Posts: 13,894
    It may sound a bit gimmick-y, but I like how there's going to be a limited edition of V/H/S released on, you guessed it... VHS. So that'll make it the last film to be released on the format.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 40,447
    It may sound a bit gimmick-y, but I like how there's going to be a limited edition of V/H/S released on, you guessed it... VHS. So that'll make it the last film to be released on the format.

    'House of the Devil' was released on VHS, as well.
Sign In or Register to comment.