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On ‎28‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 7:03 PM, hu_soldier13 said:

One of my favorites that is fairly recent: Sinister

After so much critical praise I personally couldn't stand It Follows, The Babadook, or The Witch. I just don't understand all the love those movies got. To each their own I guess.

The Witch was awful, came close to walking out of the cinema for that one.

The Babadook was interesting, trying to work out if Amelia was losing her mind or whether Mister Babadook was real ... still can't tell by the end.

It Follows I thought was fantastic, very creepy, great central idea, well shot, well acted. good soundtrack.

... finally got round to watching Blair Witch, last night, absolute trash!!  It tried to replicate the cinema verite feel of the original by being shot all on handheld cameras, but unlike the original it was clear the cast were acting and reading lines, and the plot was scripted like a cliché horror film ... thunder storm on cue, convenient jump scares, etc. One to avoid.

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On 11/8/2017 at 10:23 AM, hu_soldier13 said:

Additions:

It - 2017. Let's get this out of the way now, THIS WAS NOT A REMAKE AS THIS WAS NOT BASED OFF OF THE 1990 VERSION. This was hands down better than the 1990 film, fight me. Tim Curry was the only good thing about the original, the 2017 film was all around fantastic.

I really enjoyed Jigsaw. I wouldn't personally put it above the first 2 or maybe even 3, nothing beats the original in this franchise, but would put it above some of the later sequels.

Clearly you have read the book... this was another movie cashing in on the 80s hype train. Considering the book has the kids in 1957, I am going to say it's dead wrong with mullets and trans ams. Also, they take away all sense of horror when cleaning the bloody bathroom with a fun 80s music face montage. This movie was Stranger Things mixed with Goonies mixed with Stand By Me.

I watched Tales of Halloween last night, really enjoyed it. Way more than I thought I would. 

Did anyone see Hard Candy? I thought that was an alright flick. Some unnerving subject matter, but it plays out well.

Recently fell in love with Trick 'r Treat again. The one with Sam.

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On 11/10/2017 at 5:51 AM, PurpleFloyd said:

It Follows I thought was fantastic, very creepy, great central idea, well shot, well acted. good soundtrack.

... finally got round to watching Blair Witch, last night, absolute trash!!  It tried to replicate the cinema verite feel of the original .....

It Follows was brilliant. Maybe the best horror movie in last 15 years.

The original Blair Witch was a masterpiece, especially if you ever went camping as a little kid.

I can't think of any new horror I've seen recently worth mentioning. 

Hmm....

Ash vs The Evil Dead is the greatest TV show of all time. I think that counts for something.

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22 hours ago, WashingtonJones said:

It Follows was brilliant. Maybe the best horror movie in last 15 years.

The original Blair Witch was a masterpiece, especially if you ever went camping as a little kid.

I can't think of any new horror I've seen recently worth mentioning. 

Hmm....

Ash vs The Evil Dead is the greatest TV show of all time. I think that counts for something.

That's all I kept thinking watching Blair Witch, how good The Blair Witch Project was and how long its been since I watched it.

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I saw Happy Death Day a few nights ago.  I thought it was pretty cool.  It's definitely a lighter hearted horror movie that has a lot of comedy mixed in with it.  Basically Groundhogs Day, but horror.  I didn't like the way it ended though.

In season of the holidays, I watched Black Christmas (original).  Classic and it predates Halloween.  It actually gets the special distinction of being the first horror movie that takes place during a holiday.  One of my favorites.

Another one I watched pretty recently that was good was Let Us Prey.  Biblical in nature.  Cool story.

Another good one was The Devils Candy.  This one is very symbolic in good vs evil.  Simple.  Has a lot of biblical themes.  A lot of use of the color red.  Kick ass soundtrack if you like metal.

 

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On 11/17/2017 at 3:57 AM, I ❤️ A.J. said:

In season of the holidays, I watched Black Christmas (original).  Classic and it predates Halloween.  It actually gets the special distinction of being the first horror movie that takes place during a holiday.  One of my favorites.

Black Christmas is one of my favorite horror films as well. It wasn't quite the first holiday themed horror flick. Silent Night, Bloody Night came out in '72. There was also a Tales From the Crypt movie released in the UK that year. Haven't been able to find the TFtC anywhere, but I have seen SN, BN. It's nowhere near as good as Black Christmas, but, I didn't think it was horrible.

I absolutely hated the re-make of Black Christmas so much when it was first released, until I saw a YT video that went into the behind the scenes details of the film. The director's vision was much different than the schlock they released in theaters. It was studio interference that ruined that film. I don't know how much better it would have been, but I think it sounded pretty cool.

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5 hours ago, Rexfellis said:

Black Christmas is one of my favorite horror films as well. It wasn't quite the first holiday themed horror flick. Silent Night, Bloody Night came out in '72. There was also a Tales From the Crypt movie released in the UK that year. Haven't been able to find the TFtC anywhere, but I have seen SN, BN. It's nowhere near as good as Black Christmas, but, I didn't think it was horrible.

I absolutely hated the re-make of Black Christmas so much when it was first released, until I saw a YT video that went into the behind the scenes details of the film. The director's vision was much different than the schlock they released in theaters. It was studio interference that ruined that film. I don't know how much better it would have been, but I think it sounded pretty cool.

Yeah there's a lot of times where a studio will really fuck up a movie.

Hey what ever happened to that fan fiction you were thinking about writing?  Did you ever get around to doing anything with that?

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16 hours ago, I ❤️ A.J. said:

Yeah there's a lot of times where a studio will really fuck up a movie.

Hey what ever happened to that fan fiction you were thinking about writing?  Did you ever get around to doing anything with that?

Nah man. Unfortunately, real life has gotten in the way. I've been working 70-85 hours a week since early September. I'm just getting a little bit of a break now. I still have all my notes for it. 

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11 hours ago, Rexfellis said:

Nah man. Unfortunately, real life has gotten in the way. I've been working 70-85 hours a week since early September. I'm just getting a little bit of a break now. I still have all my notes for it. 

Lol.  Notes.  Hell yeah!  That's how I know it'll be good when you get the chance to do it.  I would thoroughly enjoy reading it.

Damn that much overtime?  I'm guessing that's forced?

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8 minutes ago, I ❤️ A.J. said:

Lol.  Notes.  Hell yeah!  That's how I know it'll be good when you get the chance to do it.  I would thoroughly enjoy reading it.

Damn that much overtime?  I'm guessing that's forced?

Yeah, we were doing Hurricane Harvey relief at a Chevron plant by Houston, TX. The entire plant was offline when we got there. The job is over now, and I'm back home. Spending some much needed time with the fam.

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My favorite horror movie ever is Creepshow.

Funny enough, the worst horror movie I've ever seen is Creepshow 3.

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3 hours ago, Deeify said:

My favorite horror movie ever is Creepshow.

Funny enough, the worst horror movie I've ever seen is Creepshow 3.

Watch The Fog (2005 re-make), you will think Creepshow 3 is a fucking cinematic masterpiece. 

Actually, disregard what I said, don't ever watch that movie. It's sad enough that I had to sit through that damn thing.

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31 minutes ago, Rexfellis said:

Watch The Fog (2005 re-make), you will think Creepshow 3 is a fucking cinematic masterpiece. 

Actually, disregard what I said, don't ever watch that movie. It's sad enough that I had to sit through that damn thing.

Alas, I have partaken in a viewing of said abomination.  Agreed, although...I still have to say, Creepshow 3 may be worse.  

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1 hour ago, Deeify said:

Alas, I have partaken in a viewing of said abomination.  Agreed, although...I still have to say, Creepshow 3 may be worse.  

I'm sorry you had to see The Fog (2005). I guess I give Creepshow 3 a little more of a pass because of the fact that is an anthology, and it is hard to be cohesive with those. Also, I loved the original Creepshow. Of course, I loved the original The Fog as well, and I felt that the re-make just shat all over it. I'm thinking you probably felt the same way about Creepshow 3. We might just have to agree to disagree on this one. ;)

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is it just me or did it follows have a really low budget thats why i didnt like it they even used a sound from happy wheels i think when i guy got hit

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6 hours ago, TheHansonGoons said:

I watched Tales of Halloween on Netflix for Halloween this year and really enjoyed it.

Have you seen Trick 'R Treat (2007) yet? It beats the hell out of that other Halloween movie that was released that year.

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3 hours ago, Rexfellis said:

Have you seen Trick 'R Treat (2007) yet? It beats the hell out of that other Halloween movie that was released that year.

I love that movie. I actually have the soundtrack from Waxwork Records because I enjoyed it so much. Sam is the man.

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4 hours ago, TheHansonGoons said:

I love that movie. I actually have the soundtrack from Waxwork Records because I enjoyed it so much. Sam is the man.

Yes sir, he is.

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On ‎26‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 2:00 AM, Rexfellis said:

Watch The Fog (2005 re-make), you will think Creepshow 3 is a fucking cinematic masterpiece. 

Actually, disregard what I said, don't ever watch that movie. It's sad enough that I had to sit through that damn thing.

I was sooooo disappointed with The Fog remake (though not at all surprised) ... the original is one of my all time faves but the remake was an absolute turd!

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