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Incline Horror movies recommendations

Discussion in 'Codex Public Library' started by Ninja Destroyer, Oct 23, 2013.

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    Goblin are on tour, catch them if you can! I saw them in Stockholm a couple of weeks ago, pretty awesome!
     
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    Watching it on Youtube. Pretty good so far :)

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    "Frankenstein's Army" is currently available as part of Amazon Prime, so I watched it yesterday since it was free and I'm a sucker for Weird War II stuff.

    I'm not sure I can really recommend it, though.

    While the setting is fantastic (they really found some cool locations to film), the creature design is good, and there is a pleasing lack of CGI, the acting is painful to watch, the script is atrocious, and movie becomes incredible silly near the end.

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    The Blackcoat's Daughter (aka February)
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    Pretty good actually. Slow and unfocused at times but decently creepy atmosphere with subtle visuals and the story unfolds in a satisfying way towards the end.
    I might be biased tho because I've got a crush on Emma Roberts ever since Scream Queens.
     
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    Very few people seem to know about this one, which is a shame. It's pretty great
     
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    John Dies At The End is one of the movies I recommend a lot. If you like Phantasm you should like it.

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    Didn't like it but it had a couple of cool scenes.
     
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    At least you got something out of it. It definitely isn't scary so don't go in thinking that guys if you do watch it. Think Evil Dead 2 humor wise.
     
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    LOL noob. Her greatness has been well known since Scream 4, and she's been one of the few bright spots in American Horror Story before moving to that hack's other show.
     
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    Siren (2016)

    Siren is based on found footage short film "Amateur Night" that was featured in V/H/S (2012) anthology. In Amateur Night a bunch of guys go to a bar looking for girls with intention to film a porno with a camera hidden in one of the guy's glasses. They meet a weird girl named Lily who appears to be on drugs, take her to their motel room and she turns out to be a crazy murderous succubus. It's pretty creepy short film that will stay with you and make you think about a few unanswered details. With the found footage gimmick it plays on realism and does it well. Siren ditches found footage and it tries to be more silly and fun instead of realistic. It introduces stuff like magical ankle bracelet that binds the demon or leeches that can steal memories. In this one a bunch of guys visit a brothel where a bunch of supernatural beings are enslaved by the owner who has an interest in paranormal. Among them is Lily who now has an ability to make a man cum through song without physical contact. The troubles start when one of the guys sets her free. Hannah Fierman reprises her role as Lily but the rest of the cast and characters are boring and I didn't care about any of them. Thought Lily's demon form looked more goofy than scary and as a human she didn't quit have the same unnatural wide-eyed look as in original. The makeup and special effects looked much faker in the feature length than in original short, which was a letdown. Sometimes less is more. The supernatural brothel is an interesting setting but it was the realism that made the original so great IMO.

    Amateur Night: 9/10
    Siren: 5.5/10

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    A Dark Song

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    A woman and a man isolate themselves for over a year in an attemot to enact a ritual to summon an otherworldly being.

    I felt there was a missed opportunity to explore genuine mindfuck in this film (is one mindfucking the other? are they mindfucking themselves?), but all in all it was a fascinating look at the relationship between the two characters, and near the end there are some solid superantural scares.

     
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    Zoo (2005)

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    Nicely done anthology of five different stories. Very good, tight direction, there is no place here for fillers and boring segments (with one exception). It's categorized as horror, but really it's more like a mix of genres, and there isn't anything that will scare the audience. No known faces, but the acting is really good. Sadly, the titular Zoo story while being close to the horror, lacks a proper ending for me. I thought something was missing, and I'm not the only one that thinks that. All other segments are really worth watching.


    Body Melt (1993)

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    :4/5:

    I got this movie out of the blue, trying to catch something interesting from the 90's, and more obscure. Director Philip Brophy presents us a story of a fictional town - Pebbles Court, Homesville, where the residents are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug'.
    After watching the beginning I was shocked how awesome it is. Think of a mix of early Peter Jackson plus Troma movies. Plus the whole flick is made in Australia, and from the gathered information it was part of ozploitation scene (just like Mad Max, Razorback, Fortress and many others). There is lot of gore, all made with practical levels, schlocky acting and weird australian humour mixed with some of the most incomprehensible english you've ever heard (especially the one young cop, haha). I'm probably too generous, but it was hillarious and mesmerizing to see it for a first time.

    You're next (2011)

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    Finally a good newer horror movie with a strong girl taking "revenge". There is a good location, a new house where family members meet out. And there is a group of men wearing animal masks who try to kill them. We don't know who they are, and why they do it. I don't know, if Hotline Miami dev wasn't inspired partly by this flick. The effects were really good, and there is no compromises from the director Adam Wingard.
     
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    Annabelle: Creation

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    Somewhere between the first Annabelle and The Conjuring 2.

    Effective jump scares that grow tedious toward the end.

    Basically a rip-off of the first Conjuring movie by another director.
     
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    Posted this in "last movie you've seen" but it was actually meant for this thread.



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    Rings (2017)

    Rings is inspired by the 2005 short movie with a same name (included on extras of The Ring re-release) but it also acts like a reboot and tells the original story all over again. It's odd how they changed Samara's origins but still used footage from Gore Verbinski's The Ring so it ends up confusing. Must be laziness because if it's supposed to be connected to previous films there are contradictions. The short movie is about a cult where teenagers pass the cursed tape between each other and use it's effects for a psychedelic trip. The hallucinations grow stronger with time so they compete who can last more days before copying and passing the tape to someone else. In the movie it's a similar situation but led by a college professor who is interested in studying afterlife. The story follows the same formula as Ringu/The Ring but less successfully until it falls apart completely in the end. What really got me in the original was how biggest scare came after you thought the danger is resolved. The final scene in Rings is hilariously bad and it could be used as a funny commercial for a pop-up blocker. The lead actress Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz seemed bored and delivered her lines flat even during some of the more intense scenes. At no point in the movie I believed she was scared, maybe because there's nothing scary about Rings at all.

    Rings (2017) - 4/10
    Rings, short film (2005) - 7/10

    I'd recommend you to skip this and watch the short film instead. In it 15 minutes of runtime it delivered more suspense, interesting ideas, gave Samara better moments and had far better special effects than the movie. It also tracked progression of the psychological effects from cursed tape on a mind through 7 days, something that the movie did very poorly.

     
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    last good horror movies i've seen were THE WITCH and IT FOLLOWS.

    beyond being two great horror movies i consider them two fantastic movies in general and would place both in my all time top 25
     
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    It
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    One of the best horror movies I've seen in years.

    "It" is the equivalent of an amusement park roller coaster ride.

    The production is slick, the acting on point, and the special effects are top notch.

    Is It scary? ...Not really.

    But the movie is well made enough that the scare factor doesn't really matter.

    This version of It is 1000x better than the 1990 TV miniseries.

    A key difference with this version is that the core group of kids (The Loser's Club) are moved from the 50's to the 1980's which I feel made the story much more relevant to today's film goers.

    The only negative is that when comparing the acting to the Netflix series Stranger Things (unavoidable because child actor Finn Wolfhard stars in both), Stranger Things is superior but lacks in special effects and scares.

    Go see this movie in theaters immediately, preferably in 3D if you can.
     
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    Pros: good cast, decent production design.
    Cons: it is the equivalent of an amusement park roller coaster ride. And not a very fun one.
    In other words, a shallow modern Hollywood blockbuster, that comes nowhere close to the level of the source material.
    Still enjoyed it, because (1) Initial expectations were extremely low; (2) Sophia Lillis is super cute.
     
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    the level of the source material was pretty mediocre, like just about every stephen king novel
     
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    I had really low expectations myself, considering Stephen King's lousy history of bringing his books to the big screen, The Dark Tower being the most recent flop.

    However, I was blown away by It's production values and special effects, that completely eclipse the director's last outing Mama by a landslide (and I loved Mama too).

    I felt the acting of the kid cast could have been done better though, since no performance was memorable except for Sophia Lillis.
     
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    So I finally saw It (2017). Haven't read the book yet and it's been a long time since I saw the mini series as a kid. The only thing I remember about the series is that I was more creeped out by the mysterious title than by anything in it and how disappointed I was to find out that...
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    "It" turned out to be a giant low budget spider. Even as a kid I thought that was lame. It was probably a wise decision to exclude the spider in the reboot.

    So I came into it somewhat blind and maybe that's part of the reason why I enjoyed it so much. There were a lot of funny scenes in the movie, I didn't expect that. The kids were great, especially Richie and Beverly but Mike and Stan could've used a bit more screen time. I've read that there will be a lot of flashbacks in the second part so that could be solved. Pennywise was alright. It looked fucking huge compared to the kids and I like the way it moved during some scenes in the old house. My only complaint is there was too much CG. Some scenes like the one with the flute lady could've been so much creepier if they were done with practical effects. The movie isn't scary but it was very entertaining from start to finish.

    8/10

    I'm going to rewatch the mini series tonight and see how it compares. I see that young Emily Perkins played Beverly. She was Brigitte in Ginger Snaps trilogy. Love those movies.
     
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    The mini series is pretty terrible, but so is the newly released version of IT as well so I guess it's just not my thing. The book is terrible too if you ask me but it does have.... *something* that could be turned into a good movie I always felt. But...

    One thing I think the miniseries does better than the new one is that the pacing feels a lot more pleasant. Tim Curry is also so much fun to watch but it's not a performance that will scare anyone anymore (though it certainly scared the shit out of when I first saw it when I was a kid).
     
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