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Old 09-10-2020, 14:30   #61
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Hold everything. Mike Flanagan's follow up to Haunting Of Hill House just got released on Netflix...



Wonder how involved Flanagan is in this and if it could be as good as last years.

Also...



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Old 09-10-2020, 15:55   #62
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I'm way behind with horror films, but this thread has whetted my appetite once again.

Does anyone have a TOP10 of their favourites from the last ten years or so? Cos failing that, it'll likely be The Thing remake (original is a fave) and the most recent SAW film Jigsaw (I quite like the others). [Chris Rock & Sam LJ in #9 in 2021?!]

More 'highbrow', I don't mind powerful and bleak, so long as it's intelligent and though-provoking. I liked Eden Lake and Switchblade Romance, but less so the prolonged distress in À l'intérieur and Martyrs.

I like the comedies too - Cabin In The Woods and Idle Hands but not Tucker & Dale or What We Do in the Shadows (I don't remember ever enjoying any vampire film?)

What I don't tend to like are:
(1) Found handicam footage (didn't even like Blair Witch),
(2) Haunted houses (The Conjurings) apart from The Babadook,
(3) Possession (apart from The Exorcist of course).
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I don't remember ever enjoying any vampire film?


Feels like this needs remedying ASAP.

Have you watched all the classics?

Fright Night is pretty tough not to enjoy.
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The next one i watched is...

The Devils rock (2011) on amazon prime

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Another good little ww2 horror flick. Good performances from the main cast and interesting story. 8 out of 10
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Feels like this needs remedying ASAP.

Have you watched all the classics?

Fright Night is pretty tough not to enjoy.
Add George Romero's Martin and Nicolas Cage funtacular Vampire's Kiss and you can be done with the genre.
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Hold everything. Mike Flanagan's follow up to Haunting Of Hill House just got released on Netflix...

Wonder how involved Flanagan is in this and if it could be as good as last years.
As Hill House rates as one of my favourite pieces of fiction in recent years, any follow up has a very high bar to meet. Flanagan has been knocking it out the park lately though so I'm eager to see what he's come up with.

Really enjoyed the DC of Doctor Sleep too.

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Feels like this needs remedying ASAP.

Have you watched all the classics?

Fright Night is pretty tough not to enjoy.

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Add George Romero's Martin and Nicolas Cage funtacular Vampire's Kiss and you can be done with the genre.

Oh come on what about Near dark,Stakeland, John carpenters Vampires, From dusk till dawn and 30 days of night ? awesome imo Also have a big soft spot for Lost boys.
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Oh come on what about Near dark,Stakeland, John carpenters Vampires, From dusk till dawn and 30 days of night ? awesome imo Also have a big soft spot for Lost boys.
And of course Let The Right One In.

Come to think of it, driver8, is this the only vampire film you've ever seen?

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#9 - The Lie (2020)

The first entry in Amazon’s new Blumhouse anthology of 8 horror films is relatively tame.

Peter Sarsgaard is one half of a divorced parent team, trying to raise their daughter as best they can in the circumstances. He’s driving her and her friend to a ballet recital one day when they stop off for a toilet break, only for his daughter to suddenly murder her friend in a moment of reactionary jealousy.

What follows is the escalating situation of estranged parents trying to shield their daughter from a lifetime in prison by whatever means necessary, while also being unavoidably unsettled by what she's done and how casually she’s taking it in her stride. Cheerfully watching TV as her friend's father despairingly searches for her.

The extent to which they eventually go to protect her very much stretches credibility but if you let it get its claws in then it does have a nice build of rising anxiety towards the gut punch ending.


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Tremors: Shrieker Island
On an isolated island, someone has decided to breed genetically modified Graboids so rich douchebags can hunt them for sport. What could possibly go wrong? & can Burt Gummer save them when it inevitably does? The seventh entry in the franchise sees more of the same, with the added bonus of the return of the bipedal Shriekers & their heat-seaking vision (cue lots of Predator nods & 'homages').

It looks absolutely beautiful - the Thailand locations, plenty of explosions & a bit of top-notch flamethrower action - but as ever with these DTV sequels, the effects budget is limited & we never see the worms or their offspring enough for my liking. Michael Gross looks like he's having fun as usual, Jon Heder takes on the comedy sidekick role & the supporting cast is full of quirky characters, with Richard Brake nearly stealing the film as the head of the hunting party. Not as good as part 5, but better than part 6 & well worth checking out if you're a fan of the series.
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Sleepwalkers (1992)
Incestuous lifeforce sucking mother and son werecats (?) (Alice Krige and Brian Krause) move into Madchen Amick's boring small town and the wooing begins. Bad boy Brian needs a new sweet young thing to suck dry for mommy and Madchen is his chosen gal. Mick Garris and Stephen King team up to deliver this strangely disjointed effort. This first half of the movie is a slow moving teen drama before the switch is flipped and we enter a bizarrely OTT schlock fest finale where King gives his own take on cornholing. It doesn't add up to much but Garris is clearly having fun with the destructive carnage at the end. Oh, and anyone playing a 'spot a Director cameo' drinking game will be chugging down a full bottle in the space of about 10 minutes!

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While waiting for Wer to be shipped from the States, I watched a quirky werewolf film called The Wolf Of Snow Hollow (2020) - I think you guys will like it.
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OK, I don't like Vampire flics ... so bite me! 🧛

Seeing as my post got the blood sucked out of it, I've researched my own RT Top-10 lists! >> The 200 Best Horror Movies of All Time

2010s >> My to-watch catch-up list (no order):
  • The Loved Ones (2012)
  • It Follows (2015)
  • Don't Breathe (2016)
  • The Witch (2016)
  • The Love Witch (2016)
  • Raw (2017)
  • Revenge (2017)
  • The Endless (2017)
  • A Quiet Place (2018)
  • Hereditary (2018)
2019 >>
  • 1. Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven)
  • 2. Harpoon
  • 3. Hagazussa: a Heathen's Curse
  • 4. Us
  • 5. The Lighthouse
  • 6. Bliss
  • 7. Ready or Not
  • 8. The Golem
  • 9. Depraved
  • 10. Ever After (Endzeit)
  • Bonus: Midsommar
  • Bonus: The Platform
2020 so far >>
  • 1. Host
  • 2. Uncle Peckerhead
  • 3. Extra Ordinary
  • 4. La Llorona
  • 5. Impetigore (Perempuan Tanah Jahanam)
  • 6. Possessor: Uncut
  • 7. Relic
  • 8. The Invisible Man
  • 9. Blood Quantum
  • 10. Swallow
  • Bonus: Come to Daddy
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Ahhh Sleepwalkers brings back good memories

#14 - Sweet Sixteen (1983)
Patrick Macnee moves to a small hillbilly town in middle america with his super slutty daughter Melissa who tries to sleep with as many guys as she can before her 16th birthday. Trouble is they keep getting slashed to pieces before she can get past 2nd base. Is it that dodgy scowling injun fella doing the killing? Maybe it's one of the greasy rapey rednecks? Or maybe it's Melissa herself? Don't worry Sheriff Bo Hopkins and his Scooby gang wannabe son & daughter are on the case.

Nope I'd never seen this and a welcome addition to my internal hard drive of 80's slashers it is, unlike Mountaintop Motel Massacre which has already started to evaporate from my physical memory thankfully. This one's a proper whodunnit with some nice red herrings, some sleazy characters, a fun protagonist in Bo Hopkins laid back lawman and suitably 80's slashtastic ending. My one complaint would be the Sheriff's kids being shoehorned into helping their dad solve the case like some kind of Murder She Wrote sidekicks but I can overlook that what with Melissa's 20-year-old-playing-a-super-horny-15-year-old and constantly getting nekkid to the sounds of her very own titular theme song schtick...



P.S. Michael Pataki, veteran yank character actor, was in this and it took me ages to remember where I'd seen him before. Probably because I've seen him lots of places, but I was specifically thinking of Ivan Drago's trainer/KGB handler. I'm getting old, my data is being corrupted. I shall attempt to defrag myself by downing a bottle of pineapple rum. Good night all.
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#7 - Come to daddy. Elijah Wood goes to visit his estranged father after receiving a letter. Bad things happen to very bad people, some chuckles, and some inventive deaths. Also good to see some character actors hamming it up.

8 - Saint Maud. Years ago i saw and hated the Witch. Wasnt trying to be contrary or controversial, i just didnt like it. Which is why its bemusing to see Saint Maud getting nearly universally positive reviews. My showing had more walkouts than any film since It Follows ("We thought it was supposed to be a horror film" a departing couple announced.) There was one wtf moment about 3/4 of the way through and the ending was good. Once it had finished I was eager to talk to someone about it. So, a bit confused what I thought about it.

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#10 - The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)

This guy did like it!

A series of savage murders take place in a sleepy mountain ski town and the paw prints at the scenes make it look like it might not be a human carrying them out. That and the murders are taking place during the full moon.

The problem is that the police force investigating the murders is run by a sheriff on the verge of retirement or a heart attack or both (Robert Forster in his final acting role), his alcoholic son who has serious anger management issues (Jim Cummings writing, directing and starring in) and a mob of other barely functional squabbling officers.

What we end up with is a werewolf whodunnit comedy farce movie and it balances its tone very precariously but mostly successfully.

It doesn't set out to be a comedy inasmuch as there aren't verse-chorus-verse style jokes - the comedy comes from watching everyone unravel while a possibly supernatural threat stalks their town. It's like Fargo with werewolves.

I think that over time this might become a bit of a cult classic.

Recommended.


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#15 - Ringu (1998)
Ringu is a clumsy young penguin who lives with his family on a polar ice cap in Antarctica. This has actually aged very well indeed. It's all about the creep factor which it still delivers nicely while managing to avoid boring jump scares. A few things I only notice now over 20 years later;

- how convenient Reiko's ex-husband has supernatural powers
- Reiko's son is obviously a serial killer in training, probably due to parental neglect
- the whole film is a metaphor for the sheetness of pretentious avant-garde short films
- the twist, that you avoid the curse by making others watch the video, is spoiled in all the promo materials

P.S. The commentary mentions a more faithful adaptation of the book was filmed prior to this for Japanese TV but it was somehow a softcore production and just wall to wall boobs, so yeah I need to check that out.
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#8 - Beyond The Gates (2017)

“Do you like board games?”


What we have here, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, is basically Evil Jumanji.

Two estranged brothers return to their home town after their father disappears to pack up his video store.

They discover a VHS board game in his office which turns out to be an inter-dimensional hub to some version of hell but to unlock the gates they have to find 4 keys and with them they could win back their father’s soul.

This is a homage to 80s horror films like The Gate or Demons, so we get lots of smoke machines, which are backlit by lots of strobe lights. There’s a healthy dose of pratical gore, featuring disembowelment, head trauma and various stabbings, but it’s the blood cannon that does a lot of the heavy lifting, regularly coating everyone on set with crimson splatter.

It’s not clever or original but it's distracting enough for 83 minutes.


Not a bad little flick - loved the video/dvd store they owned - could of quite happily sat and watch them go through the 10,000's of films on the shelves brought back so many memories of the video nasty era. Barbara crampton is still as hot as hell, i would go beyond the gates for her
movie gets a 6 out of 10
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#16 - Des (2020, 3 Part Mini-Series)
David Tennant essays an affable necrophiliac serial killer. Saved this for horror month and it is indeed chilling stuff. Also very funny. I'm going to hell. I know.

#17 - The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)
Quirky, micro-budgeted but just different enough to keep me interested, thanks for the reccie folks
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... (Jim Cummings writing, directing and starring in)
I enjoyed this (it's the humour that makes it) but Jim Cummings seems to have seamlessly transplanted the character he played in his last film - Thunder Road - into it. Perhaps cops with anger/ex-wife/daughter issues is just his thing.
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