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Unread 01-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #16
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Unread 01-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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I like Sinister. Wasn't the most graphic movie. But, the death/murders/slayings were the most intimate in the horror/suspense genre. It's not all about blood and gore, but more about the the slow or personal death. It messed me up for a while after seeing this movie. Plus, there's a really damn good scene that made me jump like a little girl.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:13 AM   #18
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The last movie that actually scared me (about the only one, in fact) was ALIEN - when I saw it back about 1981. Still a good movie, but it doesn't scare me anymore - I simply enjoy it.

I don't care for gore - it doesn't do anything for me. As far as "horror" movies, I find them predictable and formulaic. Kinda like fighting someone who tells you everything he's going to do thirty seconds before he does it, and does it slow.

Another fun one that just came out is "John Dies at the End." The book was described by one reviewer as "being like hit by a truck made of horror hauling two tons of stupid." The movie was directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm series) and he did an awfully good job of taking something that was so bizarre in the reading that I couldn't see my mental images being translated to the screen. Not especially scary (it's mean to be more funny and bizarre than anything else,) but I think it was done well.

But, most horror these days merely strikes me as pointless. I don't understand the fixation people have on being scared, and I don't understand how "horror" movies these days actually manage to scare people...

It could just be me, tho.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #19
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The last movie that actually scared me (about the only one, in fact) was ALIEN - when I saw it back about 1981. Still a good movie, but it doesn't scare me anymore - I simply enjoy it.

I don't care for gore - it doesn't do anything for me. As far as "horror" movies, I find them predictable and formulaic. Kinda like fighting someone who tells you everything he's going to do thirty seconds before he does it, and does it slow.

Another fun one that just came out is "John Dies at the End." The book was described by one reviewer as "being like hit by a truck made of horror hauling two tons of stupid." The movie was directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, Phantasm series) and he did an awfully good job of taking something that was so bizarre in the reading that I couldn't see my mental images being translated to the screen. Not especially scary (it's mean to be more funny and bizarre than anything else,) but I think it was done well.

But, most horror these days merely strikes me as pointless. I don't understand the fixation people have on being scared, and I don't understand how "horror" movies these days actually manage to scare people...

It could just be me, tho.
Wow, at this moment I am actually watching Aliens. I fell asleep to the directors cut of Alien last night.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 01:26 PM   #20
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Wow, at this moment I am actually watching Aliens. I fell asleep to the directors cut of Alien last night.
Aliens was on hdnet (exclusive HD channel, FYI) and it looked awesome - as if it came out a couple years ago!

I think the whole genre has changed & mutated... It's not horror really anymore - and it went from being teenie bopper comedy horror to found footage crap! I think it needs to find its roots again.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 01:27 PM   #21
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Some old school horror trivia...
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Unread 01-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #22
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I don't know, Prometheus was a mix of both worlds. In fact, I'd argue it's as good as the first... Alien. If you never saw Alien and watch Prometheus, you would have been in shocked. Aliens is by far my favorite childhood favorite and as an adult, it never goes a month without watching it. I even found time when I was deployed in Iraq.
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Unread 01-30-2013, 01:40 PM   #23
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I enjoyed Prometheus, but find it came under a lot of mixed reviews. I think most word of mouth saying it sucked weren't alive to see alien
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Unread 01-31-2013, 07:44 AM   #24
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If they thought that movie sucked, then there is no hope for them. haha.
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I like Sinister. Wasn't the most graphic movie. But, the death/murders/slayings were the most intimate in the horror/suspense genre. It's not all about blood and gore, but more about the the slow or personal death. It messed me up for a while after seeing this movie. Plus, there's a really damn good scene that made me jump like a little girl.
Sinister whoop my ***. It was packed the night i went to cinemas to watch it so I had to sit up front. Yeah toward the end I looked away like a wuss puss. Great movie I never expected to end the way it did.
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That's cool to know! I'm gonna check it out! Previews for that looked good! Anyone see any B-rated stuff wortha look?
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Unread 02-08-2013, 08:37 PM   #27
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That's cool to know! I'm gonna check it out! Previews for that looked good! Anyone see any B-rated stuff wortha look?
I liked sinister because its actually a great scary movie with out all that gore and stuff that seems to be the backbone of most horror stuff now. That being said though I can't wait until the evil dead remake comes out. Ive seen the trailers and just watching that makes me **** my pants haha
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I don't know, Prometheus was a mix of both worlds. In fact, I'd argue it's as good as the first... Alien. If you never saw Alien and watch Prometheus, you would have been in shocked. Aliens is by far my favorite childhood favorite and as an adult, it never goes a month without watching it. I even found time when I was deployed in Iraq.
Prometheus tried to tell a story in an established universe, which is something that "horror" just doesn't really do these days (what plot is extant is merely a vehicle for violence and gore. I'm not averse to either, but I'd prefer there was a story involved. Probably why I prefer "classic" porn to modern Gonzo - there may not have been much of a plot, but there was something going on apart from just sex...

@jeepyj13 - Remaking Evil Dead? Not sure I'm wild about that idea. I hope they never recut Army of Darkness - I can't think of anyone who could replace Bruce Campbell in that role...
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Prometheus tried to tell a story in an established universe, which is something that "horror" just doesn't really do these days (what plot is extant is merely a vehicle for violence and gore. I'm not averse to either, but I'd prefer there was a story involved. Probably why I prefer "classic" porn to modern Gonzo - there may not have been much of a plot, but there was something going on apart from just sex...

@jeepyj13 - Remaking Evil Dead? Not sure I'm wild about that idea. I hope they never recut Army of Darkness - I can't think of anyone who could replace Bruce Campbell in that role...
Yeah their remaking another classic. I enjoyed the 1st one, but its been ages since I've seen it.
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