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Old 05-18-2018, 03:58 PM
 
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Again, I recommend It Follows if you haven't already seen it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/
I should rephrase that -- there ARE still good horror movies being made, it's just when it comes to the awful remakes of great classics, I feel like the studios and producers time and money would be better spent on other (original) projects.


I'll definitely check out IT FOLLOWS, though! I really liked ANNABELLE, and was surprised very few people did. Maybe too many people were expecting something more formulaic and conventional when they went to see it, which it was neither; it had that old-fashioned approach of fleshing out its characters and building up atmosphere and dread.

The same applies to KRAMPUS. That was an excellent horror movie that it seems modern audiences didn't have the patience for -- so much of the movie is just family-comedy with some heavy drama and then the occasional very creepy scene, that I saw so many people walking out of the movie theater (and heard about it happening in a lot of theaters), but if they'd stuck around they'd be in for one of the scariest movie experiences of their lives. Starting with the attic scene and then the following scene in the living room, that's extremely intense horror that's terrifying on so many levels -- my eyes were like a deer in head lights and my hands were gripping to the seat cup holders. Plus it had really good deep Christmas-themed messages ultimately. That movie was an intentional throwback to '80s horror movies, and I guess the structure threw modern audiences off, which is really sad --that movie deserved so much more recognition. Maybe it was just a tiny bit too early, since it seems audience tastes have since been shifting rapidly -- more attention to strongly-fleshed-out characters in movies, the large popularity of STRANGER THINGS.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:10 PM
 
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I have not seen this new movie by Lars and most likely will not. While I am a HUGE horror junkie, I cannot stomach torture porn movies like I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on the Left, Hostel and the like.

I enjoy a good slasher movie, but sometimes there is such as a thing as too much. Recently, I watched the movie Terrifier and there were some kill scenes that just made me cringe. I had to turn it off. Anything with children being abused, tortured, killed....cannot do it. Rape...no thank you. Just can't.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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I have not seen this new movie by Lars and most likely will not. While I am a HUGE horror junkie, I cannot stomach torture porn movies like I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on the Left, Hostel and the like.

I enjoy a good slasher movie, but sometimes there is such as a thing as too much. Recently, I watched the movie Terrifier and there were some kill scenes that just made me cringe. I had to turn it off. Anything with children being abused, tortured, killed....cannot do it. Rape...no thank you. Just can't.
I agree. Regarding slasher movies, PROM NIGHT (1980) is great and thoughtful and very frightening (for instance Wendy's chase scene -- so well-done technically with cinematography and so suspenseful) with minimal gore, proving it isn't necessary for even a slasher movie (as you said).

Some of the post-SCREAM slashers have more gore than that but still don't overdo it -- i.e. I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and URBAN LEGEND. I haven't watched any slasher movies released in the last (almost) 20 years so I can't vouch for their goriness or fortunate lack thereof.

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Old 05-18-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979) is a good example of a horror movie that's very scary simply due to its atmosphere and creepiness with hardly any gore. Also PROM NIGHT (1980) is great and is a slasher movie that's thoughtful and very frightening (for instance Wendy's chase scene -- so well-done technically with cinematography and so suspenseful) with minimal gore, proving it isn't necessary for even a slasher movie (as you said).
That's exactly how The Sentinel (1977) succeeds, in spades!
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I will never understand people who write and produce these types of movies. Makes me wonder about them and what kind of person they must be to come up with some of these sick storylines. And I also can't comprehend some of these movies being called "entertainment".
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:31 PM
 
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https://filmschoolrejects.com/25-hor...y-havent-seen/
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Like we don't have enough horror and depravity in real life.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:17 PM
 
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Ask suri to show you a picture of Krampus. It's funny. It comes back with grandpa, cramps, and crap.
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Old 05-28-2018, 05:35 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Exception: John Carpenter's The Thing. Great movie. Superb special effects. Wunnerfully creepy score by Morricone.
It's a classic! My boss still laughs that I said this - but then again, he's not a fan of horror, etc.

It's one I can watch over and over - love that feeling of isolation and dread that it brings - along with that score that really help.s

That said - I'm not opposed to gore - at all. I loved the Alien movies; several of the Dawn of the Dead type movies . .

Goodness, there is a dearth of good scary movies these days.

I totally loved that french movie whose name I can no longer remember - but it kept me up one entire night. Oh! High Tension. But that's one of the first kind of 'torturey' movies that I saw and I did quickly lose interest.

In general - I can't stand all of those 'torture porn' movies which is what the one in the OP sounds like. That goes for all the Saw and Hostel movies.

Sure would love a good scary movie though.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Probably the scariest movie I have ever seen, (and I've seen a ton of them) is the 1963 "The Haunting". You never see an actual ghost or any gore, but you know they are there...



Best watched ALONE, very late at night, and in the dark...
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