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Suggest a movie: Best (and worst) recent horror movies you've seen

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I Spit on your grave 2 is stand alone. Different girl but similar story. Part 3 is a direct continuation of part 1 with the same girl and how her life has changef since the events of part 1. I liked part 2 quite a bit, but imo 1 & 3 are better. 3 has some very brutal scenes

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Avoid: All Through The House - Oof - saw this pop up on a few news feeds with glowing recommendations. Well, those people lost all my trust in their taste in horror. 

 

Your Call: Hush - I got bored. I thought it would have made a great short in an anthology, but hour and a half of a guy chasing down a deaf girl left the filmmakers spreading themselves thin to push the plot forward. Also, the killer takes off his mask way too early. Turns out to be the dorky guy from newsroom. Great, wonderful actor, but not intimidating at all. That director is helming the new Blumhouse take on Halloween - should be interesting. 

 

Watch: Green Room  - not technically horror, more thriller, but the film has all the right elements to make up for that. Real life situation gone wrong. Actions have real consequences. Injuries are brutal. Scenes are suspenseful. Ending is great. Patrick Stewart as a Neo-Nazi crime lord. What more do you want? 

 

Watch: Don't Breathe - I avoided this in theaters because of the hype. Wanted everything to cool down and see this with a clear head. Really liked it and was pleasantly surprised by some of the twists it took. Both male characters are annoying but the deaf army vet is a bad ass. If you like Hush, you should really like this. 

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Yeah Hush wasn't that great! Don't Breathe was good! A really good very underrated film where time is running short is "The Call" it's not horror but very disturbing!

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This is one of those ones where it has high praise from critics that I'm leery of.

 

Avoid: All Through The House - Oof - saw this pop up on a few news feeds with glowing recommendations. Well, those people lost all my trust in their taste in horror. 

 

Your Call: Hush - I got bored. I thought it would have made a great short in an anthology, but hour and a half of a guy chasing down a deaf girl left the filmmakers spreading themselves thin to push the plot forward. Also, the killer takes off his mask way too early. Turns out to be the dorky guy from newsroom. Great, wonderful actor, but not intimidating at all. That director is helming the new Blumhouse take on Halloween - should be interesting. 

 

Watch: Green Room  - not technically horror, more thriller, but the film has all the right elements to make up for that. Real life situation gone wrong. Actions have real consequences. Injuries are brutal. Scenes are suspenseful. Ending is great. Patrick Stewart as a Neo-Nazi crime lord. What more do you want? 

 

Watch: Don't Breathe - I avoided this in theaters because of the hype. Wanted everything to cool down and see this with a clear head. Really liked it and was pleasantly surprised by some of the twists it took. Both male characters are annoying but the deaf army vet is a bad ass. If you like Hush, you should really like this.

 

I'm going to give The Green Room a try.

 

Oculus or however you spell it was decent, and so was Insidious 3.

The Insidious movies were decent. A little hokey but the first half of the first one was pretty good. I found the same with The Conjuring. Starts great, then gets awkward.

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I recently saw Don't Breathe, did not live up to the hype for me. It was just meh and I really liked Hush. A few tense moments but felt flat. I'm leaning towards Lights Out but hesitant.

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The Final Girls - It's actually a comedy more than a horror movie but I mention it here because the movie is one big love letter to the F13 franchise. It gets a bit sappy at times with the primary story arc but it's still a great movie overall. 

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I generally avoid horror comedy. When I was a kid I saw Evil Dead and thought it was amazing, then I saw Army of Darkness and was so let down. They can be fun but I like the horror.

 

I watched Freddy vs. Jason again last night. I've come to the conclusion it's a Nightmare on Elm Street film and the Jason in it is an Elm Street version and not the Jason from the Friday the 13th films. Kind of like a charicature. I still enjoyed the last 30 minutes and I'm not complaining it was finally made. If I look at it as an Elm Street film it's pretty good.

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The Final Girls - It's actually a comedy more than a horror movie but I mention it here because the movie is one big love letter to the F13 franchise. It gets a bit sappy at times with the primary story arc but it's still a great movie overall. 

 

Absolutely loved The Final Girls, and you're right it isn't exactly horror, there isn't a single scary moment, but I loved the winks to 80s slashers and the originality. I tend to like meta films like this one, or Scream or Cabin in the Woods

 

Also recently saw The Voices, which I loved. it's not 100% horror, more of a horror-drama with bits of dark comedy. There aren't a lot of kills but psychologically it's pretty creepy and the whole movie has a very trippy feel.

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I enjoyed

 

The Final Girls (2015)

Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam Devine

 

 

But it's definitely more comedy than horror, a group get sucked into a old horror film. The old horror film was definitely inspired by Friday the 13th, set in a camp with a masked killer who makes the ki ki ki ma ma ma sounds.

 

Also Maniac (2012)

Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo

 

Shot from the killers perspective all first person, has a awesome techno soundtrack

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I recently watched trick r treat i loved it bit old now was out in 2007 but a great halloween movie.

David that movie was great but that's not the movie I reviewed on my channel the movie I reviewed was "trick or treat"

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David that movie was great but that's not the movie I reviewed on my channel the movie I reviewed was "trick or treat"

Well i ended up finding it looking for trick or treat i watched both.

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I really enjoyed the humorous take on the horror genre for both Cabin in the Woods and for Dale and Tucker Versus Evil. If you have not seen Dale and Tucker, it is fricken fantastic.

 

Also, Amigo Undead is a comedy horror that I just recently saw. If is filled with cheese and not much horror but it is fricken amazing.

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For one I highly recommend: Wes Craven's 1982 classic, The Thing. Not to be confused with that CGI infested reboot travesty prequel of the same name from 2011. Craven's flick uses a ton of practical effects and lighting mixed with just the right amount of tension and atmosphere to craft a perfect horror movie experience.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/

 

Other classics you might consider are Evil Dead 1 & 2 and their third sequel, Army of Darkness. For those that haven't seen these yet (and if you haven't go now you uncultured bastards) they star Bruce Campbell. The first is a legit horror, the second a dark horror with some comedy, and the third is more comedy with horror. The slider moves a bit with each one but they're all great. If you like those be sure to check out Ash vs Evil Dead.

Evil Dead: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083907/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Evil Dead II: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092991/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5

Army of Darkness: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106308/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4

Ash vs Evil Dead: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4189022/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_3

 

My own guilty pleasure type of horror: Deep Rising. I kind of love the deep sea horror setting and this one is pretty decent, at least from my guilty pleasure side of things.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118956/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

If you're looking for a gorefest, there's a French horror called Inside you might like. It's certainly got the gore and is a truly F***ed up movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0856288/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

 

As for bad. One for me that is just painful to watch with no redeeming qualities and is so bad that it fails to even meet a single criteria for a so bad it's good watch (and that's coming from someone that loves so bad it's good flicks), is without a single doubt, Dracula 3000. Badly acted, badly written, badly cast, and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367677/

 

I'm a bit of a horror movie nut from way back when so I can recommend a lot.

 

 

I generally avoid horror comedy. When I was a kid I saw Evil Dead and thought it was amazing, then I saw Army of Darkness and was so let down. They can be fun but I like the horror.

I watched Freddy vs. Jason again last night. I've come to the conclusion it's a Nightmare on Elm Street film and the Jason in it is an Elm Street version and not the Jason from the Friday the 13th films. Kind of like a charicature. I still enjoyed the last 30 minutes and I'm not complaining it was finally made. If I look at it as an Elm Street film it's pretty good.

 

There's one movie in the Freddy series that gets overlooked sometimes you might like. Have you seen Wes Craven's New Nightmare?

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