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Old 01-02-2007, 07:00   #61
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I just find you unnecessarily reduce the seriousness of the converstaion with your constant references to 'her this' or 'his that' or 'their things' and what they did with them.

Hell, I'm no prude, but to talk about ladies chest parts is a bit over the top!
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:59   #62
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It's a ghost story in the same way that star wars is really a western and 28 Days Later is a zombie movie. ie it takes the conventions of the genre and applies them to a different time an place.

Consider the environment that Alien is set in, a house(spaceship) that you can't leave, long corridors, clinking chains, darkness. Then there's the scary thing that lurks unseen in the darkness and only makes it's presence felt is when it picks some unlucky cast member off when nobody else is about.

Do you see? no? nevermind then but I'm not the only person to say this about the movie.
Ok, I understand what you are trying to say now. I think you repetead something you've misread or misunderstood. In terms of genre Alien frequently got described as an Old Dark House film set in space. The Old Dark House type of story is the predecessor to the slasher film which is not the same as a ghost story. We're talking the likes of The Cat and the Canary, The Old Dark House or And Then There Were None/Ten Little Indians where a mystery killer picks off the cast one by one.

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Old 01-02-2007, 09:21   #63
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I have to say Audition too
Wolf Creek
Descent
Switchblade Romance

I saw a Michael Haneke film last year which was quite freaky but I can't for the life of me think of the title now. I have also seen a lot of German Horror which borders on the edge that I was wondering why it wasn't banned. Depends really on what you find scares you, is it the pure blood and guts or the actually feeling of being on edge and then suddenly something happens out of the blue.
Hidden could have been so much better if he had put plenty of blood and gore in it. lol. I'm such a blood thirsty film lover. haha.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:22   #64
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Just remembered one that scared the **** out of me when I was a kid, The Warning. Not sure if it would scare now though. I just remember a scene involving some shears. ewww.
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Must say that i don't quite share the love being banded about for Session 9 on here. Was slightly disappointed myself, except for the night scenes.

Of the slight dearth of recent decent horror, the Belgian Calvaire is worth seeking out. Not necessarily the scariest film going, but then neither is Switchblade Romance, however it shares with that film the sense of horror as an ordeal (rather fittingly the English title given to Calvaire). And let's face it, as Monty Python taught us, you can't beat a good crucifixion.
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The new french film Them is supposed to be terrifying as well.
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The new french film Them is supposed to be terrifying as well.
/Adds 'Them' to online blockbuster list

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Didn't think i'd find anyone else that had seen that..pretty obscure title. Not bad though, has a great theme tune.

Oh and thanks everyone for your suggestions so far - keep 'em coming!
It's a quid in Poundland on DVD. Didn't pick it up, as I don't know what the transfer is like.

To the poster who mentioned Roman Polanksi, 'Repulsion' is utterly terrifying too. The first time I watched it was as a teenager, home alone for the weekend.
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The new french film Them is supposed to be terrifying as well.
It isn't.
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Just remembered one that scared the **** out of me when I was a kid, The Warning. Not sure if it would scare now though. I just remember a scene involving some shears. ewww.
Surely that's the classic 'The Burning'?
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I saw a Michael Haneke film last year which was quite freaky but I can't for the life of me think of the title now.
Might be this Haneke does the vanishing Though the original is meant to be quite nasty
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Sorry dad.
That's ok boy. Lets never argue like this again.
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That's ok boy. Lets never argue like this again.


Try the original Salems Lot as well. Not as outright terrifying as it was but it pretty creepy.
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Might be this Haneke does the vanishing Though the original is meant to be quite nasty
It won't be - it's in post-production still. Let's hope it stays there; a preposterous idea, to say the least.
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Session 9 - any excuse to post this:


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Cheers. Totally lost it when he gave that line, class.


Movie was alright, seemed the location was a bit scarier than it's story. I guessed the bad guy at the start. Creepy.
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What's saw 3 like? Heard it was v scary on the radio, but not seen it yet.
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Not really scary at all. Decent amount of blood and guts though.
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Surely that's the classic 'The Burning'?
actually I reckon your right, I think it was the burning. It was going back a while as I remember the tapes were reversable on an old machine. lol.
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Might be this Haneke does the vanishing Though the original is meant to be quite nasty
Yeah it was Funny Games, didn't know they were remaking it.
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What's saw 3 like? Heard it was v scary on the radio, but not seen it yet.
Goriest hollywood horror ive ever seen. **** film though.
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