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09-13-2012, 04:29 PM #126
09-13-2012, 04:29 PM #127
09-13-2012, 04:36 PM #128
But I was specifically referring to it being a movie written by Rob Zombie based on his own concepts (like House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects), as opposed to the two Halloween remakes he helmed."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
09-27-2012, 03:37 PM #129
Recently watched The Skin I Live In.
While not billed as a horror film per se, it definitely has some horrific elements to it and comes off as a sly, subtle horror film with echoes of vintage body-horror era David Cronenberg and early Brian DePalma (think Sisters, Body Double, and the like). The film is something of a radical departure for writer/director Pedro Almodovar, too.
Also watched Silent House, the American remake of the Argentinean horror film La Casa Muda. It's filmed entirely in one single shot and in "real time", which is interesting. Not a bad little pot-boiler, if not entirely predictable. Still manages to garner a few chills, thrills, and spills, though. Intrigued to go back and watch the original."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
09-27-2012, 09:52 PM #130
Kind of excited to see Sinister....
09-29-2012, 05:47 AM #131
watched 'cabin in the woods' last night.
thumbs up. it's good stoner horror.
fun twist and whatnot.
edit: i also really liked 'the innkeepers'. slow build and brutally scary at the end.
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09-29-2012, 09:59 AM #132
double thumbs up for cabin in the woods, best horror flick i've seen in ages.another freak, in the freak kingdom.
10-01-2012, 11:09 PM #133
10-05-2012, 05:35 AM #134
i'm watching tonight.
'found footage', creepshow style anthology.
one of the segments is directed by Ti West.
this looks wicked scary!
crab in my shoe mouth
10-08-2012, 01:30 PM #135
Shooting to catch V/H/S this week (it's only playing in two theaters in the Bay Area and for 1 week only).
Wake Wood - had potential from the trailers I'd seen, plus it has Aiden Gillen (he's been in The Wire and Game of Thrones) and Timothy Spall (a brilliant British character actor) in it. Ended up being nothing more that Pet Semetery in Ireland.
Primal - again, seemed like it had potential from the trailers I'd seen: group of anthropologists travel to some remote jungle and encounter primal evil. Again, rather predictable and not terribly engaging.
They were both on TV (either Chiller or SyFy) and would only be worth a gander if nothing else was on or you were seriously starved for a horror flick. I wouldn't bother spending any coin streaming or renting them, though."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-09-2012, 10:34 AM #136
v/h/s is good, but far from great.
three of the stories were a lot of fun, other three kinda weak.
and yeah i'm officially burnt on 'found footage'.
wootcrab in my shoe mouth
10-09-2012, 11:10 AM #137
the whole "found footage" craze, which supposedly started way, way back in the '80s with Cannibal Holocaust, probably won't wane anytime soon. The major factor in it's continuation is that it is dirt cheap to make a found footage film and the returns have got to be fantastic, otherwise folks wouldn't keep mining what is essentially a dead horse. To me, the worst part is the over-saturation of the genre, which makes it harder and harder to locate the really good, creative "found footage" films (i.e. you have to watch/wade through a lot of sh!t in order to find the odd gem)."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-09-2012, 11:17 AM #138
i liked 'Blair Witch Project', Cloverfield, The Troll Hunter among others, so i don't dislike the genre. it's more like you said, harder to find the goods. just like Alta these days!crab in my shoe mouth
10-09-2012, 11:20 AM #139
FWIW - Serbian Film did an excellent job with found footage. Fucked up, but still well done.
10-09-2012, 11:31 AM #140
right on. i'll check that out.
Ti West's segment in v/h/s was kick ass, dookey.
another sweet slow boil, into full on madness.
i'm a fan.crab in my shoe mouth
10-09-2012, 11:51 AM #141
10-09-2012, 12:32 PM #142
Ti West is an interesting director. His early stuff, imho, is pretty horrible. But in many ways that's a cool thing as you can see him progressing and growing as a filmmaker.
I didn't much cotton to his first film, The Roost. Didn't see his second film, Trigger Man (because I didn't really like his first film). Also found his sequel to Cabin Fever to be quite lacking. I recall going into House of the Devil with much trepidation and exiting quite surprised. I had fairly high expectations for The Innkeepers and the film did not disappoint. West seems to be going for more ambiance over splatter, which is a refreshing change of pace in regards to modern (i.e. present day) horror films."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-09-2012, 05:56 PM #143
10-11-2012, 11:57 AM #144
To this day I have never seen any of the Faces of Death films for those very reasons.
But I also have learned, over the years, that everybody's horror meter is different and a lot of times films that have received reviews clamoring about how horrific and sick and twisted they are end up being really tame by my standards (such is the problem with critics, especially more mainstream ones that perhaps don't watch as many genre films as others, but you also find that younger critics with no grasp of the historical lineage of certain types of films will find something scarier or gorier than it really is or that they will find older films to not be as scary or gory as newer ones).
That said, I watched Cannibal Holocaust when they re-released it theatrically several years ago. I attended a press screening with incredible trepidation given the reviews I'd read about the film. I was primed to be sick in the aisle and ready to bolt out of the theater the moment something truly disgusting came across the screen. I surprised myself by staying for the whole film and not feeling terribly queasy.
The only other two films I've watched that I recall being unsure about were the original I Spit On Your Grave and the original Last House on the Left. Both were incredibly visceral and definitely skated the thin ice between exploitation and just nastyness, but I never felt they were as gruesome or unspeakable as some of the reviews made them out to be. Frankly, I've all but forgotten I Spit On Your Grave, but there's still one scene from LHotL that I can't seem to shake, which I guess qualifies as being something that you can't unwatch.
Pappa G has recommended a number of films to me which I have yet been unable to bring myself to watch and not sure if I will muster up the courage to do so soon (specifically A Serbian Film). And I still don't have any plans to watch Faces of Death."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-21-2012, 09:18 AM #145
another 'found' movie last night.
it's a Spanish film, with dubbed english.
[rec] is the movie that Quarantine is based on.
never saw Quarantine, but [rec] was wicked scary.
mrs. flake and i, two thumbs up.
crab in my shoe mouth
10-21-2012, 02:06 PM #146
I liked [REC] and [REC]2 was pretty decent. I'm actually looking forward to [REC]: Genesis.
Also, I felt Quarantine was solid, easily one of the best Americanized versions of a foreign horror film to date.
That said, avoid Quarantine 2. It's a crappy direct-to-video."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
10-21-2012, 02:17 PM #147
Let Me In or Let the Right One In (US vs Sweden) is one of the best horror films of the last 10 years.
11-05-2012, 11:08 AM #148
Perusing around the Webz I stumbled upon this:
Not sure about the title of the article as most serious horror film fans (and even casual ones, at that) have no doubt seen many of these films, but I have to admit that I'm only 8/10, having never seen Psycho II or House."Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
04-22-2013, 03:46 PM #149
This looks promising:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/i...fthehumanbody/"Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."
04-23-2013, 09:13 AM #150
Notable exceptions: Jacob's Ladder