Let's get a thread going for general horror movie discussion as the month chugs along. What has everyone watched so far? What are your childhood favorites? Best scenes? Best final grills?
I haven't watch a lot of horror movies this month because of work and school, but I have gotten to Suspiria, which was great.
I'm going to watch Eden Lake tonight.
I think I was 15 when it came out. Saw it in the theater and it was pretty unsettling, at least that build up to the very end got me spooped. I was so used to slashers up to that point, and Blair Witch had more of a visceral terror-inducing element to it.
I watched it again a few months ago and it does almost nothing for me. Watch the sequel, it's actually not that bad. It's weird because it's so much different, and the scenes are disjointed in that it keeps cutting between at least two different timelines of events with the same characters. Worth at least one watch though, but nothing great.
Goddamn did this movie piss me off. I'm sure that was its aim, but fuck.
I made an effort this year to watch as many horror movies as possible. Last October was too busy, so I'm making up for it. Last week was "zombies and hordes" week, this one is pretty much "ghosts and creatures". Fridays are F13 nights.
I don't know one good horror movie past 2000 really. Lost all hope
It's sad that we have to call Conjuring, It Follows or The Visit "decent" just because we are used to total pile of shits nowadays
They had fewer tools to use for death scenes and other effects in the 80s and even up to the mid-90s so they actually gave a fuck about filming the scene to be as believable as possible. Now they just shoot the scene and worry about the CGI later. If they do use practical effects in addition to CGI, they're not disciplined enough with it to know how to wield it on camera in a believable way.
Some movies (the Evil Dead remake comes to mind) jumps head first into practical and pulls it off pretty nicely, but those horror movies are few and far between these days.
I agree. I was pretty let down by It Follows and was pretty surprised to see all the praise heaped on it. This generation is going to look back on their horror movies pretty shittily and that sucks for them.
My dorm mates made me watch this crap recently. I'm usually kind of a pussy when it comes to horror, but I don't think I've ever been so bored during a "horror" movie ever. At least we got a few sensible chuckles out of it.
This was one of the coolest villains, until it embodied that chick at the end and kept calling out to its daddy.
>mfw every time I watch a "critically acclaimed" Japanese horror movie I have no idea what the fuck is going on
Kairo, A Tale of Two Sisters and Audition, I didn't get any of them. I liked Infection though.
I always thought this was a lot better than it was ever given credit for, despite the mediocre final act.
We had a decent thread last night so I'll ask again here
Any sci-fi horror with more of an emphasis on atmosphere than jump scares/gore?
>Top tier films that fit this criteria
If Hardware had a better second half and was a lot less awkward, it might fit into this category. The world building in that is on point. There's definitely an atmosphere, but it's not explicitly scifi horror, more shlocky than anything.
I'm curious too, because I enjoy Event Horizon despite the stupider parts, and Dead Space was a halfway decent attempt at creating that same kind of atmosphere, but that wasn't a movie.
I generally don't like horror movies, but I like the idea behind It Follows. I'm pretty sure there was a YouTube video mocking it about a guy following another guy with a spoon for all eternity, but the video was before the movie, so idk how that works.
How "scary" is it follows? Does it have jump scares and like creepy faces and brutal human dissection scenes? Or is it more like the general atmosphere is creepy? I like those kinds of movies but I hate the cheap jumpscares and shit
As someone who unabashedly loves Event Horizon (despite, as you put so well, the stupider parts) I'd recommend Sunshine
Does have many of the flaws of EH and in many ways it's a bit of a knock off but if you want more "Shining in Space" then I'd highly recommend it
The idea was what appealed to me and got me excited for it after seeing the trailer back in January. The execution, however, is pretty disappointing. A lot of unnecessary implicating in the narrative when conventional exposition would've worked much better, lots of boring moments that don't build character or give anyone on screen anything interesting to do, not enough watching-over-your-shoulder-amidst-lots-of-people type moments to create solid tension throughout.
It's definitely worth a watch, but don't go in looking for the second coming of Carpenter like so many people painted it as. Awesome soundtrack though.
Not very scary at all, and the third act it really stifles what top tier first half had going for it. Like when I started seeing some effects I can do in after effects I was taken out of it a bit. Light 8/10 imo.
Green Room so far takes the cake of 2015 horror. Just brutally great!
The first one is quite good, ghosts are probably my worst fear so that helps as it's hard to get scared by anything anymore.
I'm the opposite, don't believe in ghosts, never did, never will, and the few people I've known with "real" ghost stories were completely retarded drug addicts. So ghost stories don't do anything for me unless they're really really good.
That said, I hated PA. Lots of nothing happening punctuated with 13spoopy666me. Woman in Black was alright for what it was, but not really that terrifying.
It's the fear of the unknown for me, the fact that 'something' could be in your presence, your on your own in a house and something presents its self to you, you would fucking shit yourself. I would rather fight off a burglar then see a ghost in my house.
This is what I've watched so far this month, any recommendations to what to watch?
Night Of The Creeps
The Day Of The Beast
The Fly (1958)
The Wicker Man (Rewatch)
Halloween III (Rewatch)
Behind the Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (Rewatch)
We Are Still Here
The Thing (2011)
The Thing (Rewatch)
My list for October:
An American Werewolf in London
Friday the 13th 1-4
Nightmare on Elm Street 1-4
Evil Dead (2013)
Interview w/ the Vampire
Army of Darkness
What We Do in the Shadows
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Prince of Darkness
Shaun of the Dead
Killer Klown From Outer Space
House of 1000 Corpses
Trick 'r' Treat
Night of the Demons
Friday parts 5-10
Elm Street parts 5-6
Freddy v Jason
Halloween 1-4, 6
Here's what I've seen so far:
Interview with a Vampire (1994)
Horror of Dracula (1958)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
House of the Devil (2009)
Dead Alive (1992)
Sleepaway Camp (1982)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
It Follows (2014)
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Cemetery Man (1994)
Watching The Final Girls as I type this, really enjoying it so far.
Pic related is a compilation of what I still plan to watch (haven't removed the few I've seen since making it btw).
>dat bloody mary part
I was the only person in the theatre who actually saw the shadow growing behind them when they turned the lights out in the bathroom and I screamed like a bitch
I'm positive I have the events mixed up but I can't really remember it. But the scene where the teenage/young adult camera guy and the girl go into the bathroom all freaking out. Then they open the door and the far corner of the girl's room turns like pitch black spooked me fucking hard.
I was just reading this about the changes imposed by the studio:
I wouldn't mind a director's cut. I apreciate that they tried to do something interesting instead of repeating the formula like Paranormal Activity several years later.
Haven't seen it in years. Does it hold up?
yeah that was the scene man
There used to be a torrent that had 50 rape scenes. Can't find the thing.
This weekend I watched
Dawn and Day of the Dead
City if the Living Dead
Evil Dead (original)
Still got a some Bava and Fulci to get through. Italian horror is the best horror, unparalleled in cinematography and set design
I went full Cronenberg this weekend with the fly, dead zone, and scanners because I haven't seen it before. Otherwise showing my newish gf things she hasn't seen (alot of giallo and other Italian horror, The Prowler, Demon Knight, etc)
honestly all I can think of is A Tale of Two Sisters or Inland Empire.
You're right though everything that is praised today e.g. The Babadook, It Follows, etc. is just because they're slightly less shitty than the shit we have to deal with normally
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
The Hitcher (1986)
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Funny Games (2007)
Poltergeist II:The Other Side (1986)
The Entity (1981)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Innocents (1961)
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Halloween II (2009)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Wolf Creek (2005)
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
High Tension (2003)
Poltergeist 3 (1988)
The Evil Dead (1981)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Lords of Salem (2012)
Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
Blood for Dracula (1975)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Black Christmas (2006)
The Nanny (1965)
Pacific Heights (1990)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Basket Case (1982)
It's Alive (1974)
The Fury (1978)
Who else is fascinated by horror and occult themes but a total wuss?
Like, I love stories that have a supernatural undertone but I am too terrified to watch many ghost films or participate in any real life spoopy shit
Shit like Wicker Man and The Shining I love, and I really like horror too, but too wuss to re-watch stuff like Paranormal Activity etc. Older stuff is usually less reliant on jumps so not so bad to watch.
I'm never going to forget my first watch of this
Is there a horror where the main character is just fed up with all the paranormal bullshit? Not in a modern "wacky" way. Subversion of the genre if you will.
I mean i've seen Sinister 2 out of boredom and i think that no matter who you are, i guarantee you would tell them kids to just get the fuck out, if they kept waking you up at midnight to watch some babbys first snuff.
Yes I do think it was slightly less shitty than average. I mean I admit it had a pretty good atmosphere going up until
the mom started acting all "crazy" and spooky and trying to kill her kidat which point it just got silly and ridiculous
The first time I watched The Exorcist, I completely missed that face.
And the second
And the third
And the fourth.
I only noticed it when I re-watched it a couple of years ago. I was so freaked out I gave up on the movie. I find it most disturbing that I must've blinked or looked away every single time I watched that movie, in that exact scene, in that exact moment.
It still creeps me out.
I watched occult the other day.
Was really enjoying it.
>big build up all film to what happens when the big event happens
>characters find the video
>wtf is this shit?
I get he has a tiny budget but holy shit, it almost turned the film into a comedy.
It's fucking terrible, me and my brother watched it after some fag recommended it and it started ok but then that cgi baby thing was fucking hilarious, we couldn't believe how shit the film turned out.
I don't remember it very well, but is this that movie where a chick is filming a basement, then she turns the camera only to see a creature standing far away on the display, and when she looks up there is nothing? Then suddently the creature is up on her face and from them all we hear is the other characters hearing her screams, then later finding out a massive blood trail that leads up into the celling.
yeah I agree it declined at that point but overall it was still really creepy. I would've liked it more had it actually been a monster/ghost than just a metaphor for the mom's insanity/breakdown
>We Are Still Here
i dug it. the director made a movie called house of the devil that i enjoyed. might want to check that out
I must be one of the few people who enjoyed Lord of Illusions.
On a related note, anyone read The Scarlet Gospels?
What a shitfest that was. Read like fanfiction.
Gotta love the bit where they're walking down a desert with a fucking dead body and a limo with a homophobic priest passes by and gives them a lift, only for them to put that priest in his place!
I actually thought Oculus was scary as fuck during the flashback scenes. Especially the all the parts about the parents losing their minds, like the mom just staring into the mirror blankly while vacuuming
The present-day scenes were retarded though.
Horror movies stop being interesting when the antagonist/monster/demon/whatever is God-mode and can just do anything it wants. There was literally 0 way for the main cast to win. It would've been so much better if the mirror was almost all powerful, but made occasional mistakes that they could exploit.
Animu character from Bleach who could manipulate all of your senses.
Don't judge me I haven't watched anime in years.
I didn't even know that
other than the backwards bridge down the stairs and that, what else was added? I wish I had the version where they had pig slaughter scenes in the movie for like a frame at a time, if that's even real
It's Return of The Living Dead for me. It was one of the first zombie movies I ever watched, actually. So very few other ones ever bothered me. Getting eaten alive isn't a scary idea when it's compared to getting eaten alive and then spending eternity in hellish anguish craving for brains and unable to die even as you rot.
You must not have been watching many horror movies over the past 15 years, then. Or you're just ridiculously jaded. I'm a huge horror buff, have seen all the big films in the genre's history and have really enjoyed what has been put out this century so far. There's always been a ton of shitty horror movies, nothing's changed in that regard. Likewise, there have always been great ones too. There's never been a year where I've failed to find good/great new flicks.
I don't think 2 was as good as 1, but it had it's moments. The part where he has his hand behind his back is probably one of the creepiest moments in the trilogy.
3 wasn't bad, it just wasn't really scary. At all. What few spooks they had were spoiled in the trailers.
>real young maybe 10ish
>late at night
>parents want to watch the exorcist
>they fall asleep very early in
>cant reach remote control as its on top of entertainment stand
>forced to watch it
>freaked to the fuck out
>cry until its over
>Trailer for Crimson Peak while I'm in the theater
>Gets to that scene where she's waving a candle around and shouting "IF ANYONE IS THERE GIVE ME A SIGN!"
>At that exact moment the projector shorts out or something, whole theater is sitting there in silence
>Say a little too loudly "well there's the sign I guess"
>Everyone just turns and stares at me
>Not a single laugh
Violent action movies disturbed me more than horror when I was a child.
I guess it was because it was more realistic.
Commando and Gloria to name two. Of course, both involved children in peril and violence against family members.
The bus hanging off the bridge in Superman...
My "over-active" imagination...
Wow what a bunch of stuck up shitters.
Me and some friends went to see the last HP movie and the sucker punch trailer played before it. When the assault of ridiculous imagery and nonsense finished, there was about 5 seconds of stunned silence, then one of my collegaues simply said "Wat" in a half angry half confused tone and most of the theatre laughed.
Really? The *only* movie you don't get the positive consensus on? I find that hard to believe
I don't know what this is from but the face in the door is kinda spoopy. The guy appearing behind her, however, is NOT fucking scary at all. He looks like Darth Maul or something
It's not really the amazing, groundbreaking movie that people make it out to be. The problem is that the 90s was pretty much a sea of shit for horror movies, and that was one of the few standouts of the time.
does anyone have a list of comfy horror movies?
What's the best alien horror movie that isn't Signs or Alien?
cause those movies aren't scary
What are some recs similar to mainstream horror films that actually go for artistic/quality cinema?
The Exorcist, The Shining, Rosemary's Baby, etc.Looking for stuff I can watch with friends and family without sitting through modern horrorshit.
I don't understand finding horror movies "scary" as an adult - and don't misunderstand, creepy and spooky absolutely, love a good horror film with some eerie set pieces. But I mean the people that legitimately lose their shit and scream at horror movies, I straight up don't understand this. Always seems so forced.
look, i was responding to someone who said the 90s were a 'sea of shit' for horror. i don't think that is true because many decent, good and semi-great horror movies were made in the nineties.
since then however... it has been a sea of shit. except for dead end (2003) which is the last good horror movie i have seen.
Well, I know I was being a bit of a dick, but there are really a ton of good horror movies from the last decade. I'm not a fan of CGI either. Are you not looking outside of mainstream movies or something?
>I'm not a fan of CGI either. Are you not looking outside of mainstream movies or something?
not really, no. i have seen all those "best horror movie since..." deals
cabin in the woods, mama, sinister, etc.
i thought they were all fucking awful.
I think the movie was pretty shit, except for the horse part, which made me feel like shit and sad for the fucking horse.
Were we supposed to feel bad for the little girl? Because I only felt like she deserved to get a grenade dumped on that wheel.
Besides, the movie never covers what is the girl trying to accomplish with the tape, nor how the tape even originated, nor what happens if you re-watch it after having already copyied it.
i also saw a movie about a guy who gets a call on his cell phone and the guy on the other side of the line tells him to do things & he ends up killing people. at some point he kills some motorcycle dudes with a washing line. anyone know what this movie is called?
it is THE worst thing i have ever seen.
>it is THE worst thing i have ever seen.
You're being such a drama queen. There's been much worse CGI. The movie you're thinking of is 13 Sins / 13 Beloved btw. 13 Sins (American remake) was actually a lot better. Anyone who thinks otherwise is only saying so because 13 Beloved is foreign and you faggots will jerk off to anything that is foreign in an attempt to make yourself seem smart. 13 Beloved was bretty shit, especially that fucking ending.
>Do you realize how dramatic a statement that is?
not really. it's just the worst movie i have seen. what's the big deal? i can't think of a worse movie that i've seen. sorry dude.
The original texas chainsaw massacre. I cant believe it took me until last week to watch it, I watched the jessica biel remake when i was a teenager and that was ok at the time but the original is one of the best horror films ever.
Also agree, I already said in this thread that I was was recommend it, the build up was great, me and my brother really thought we found a great interesting horror film again but it turn to pure laughable shit, it doesnt surprise me tho because nearly everyone has shit taste when it comes to horror/scary medium.
I thought Noroi was really spooky all the way through. The only part of the movie I thought was really lame was all those CGI fetuses crawling on that girl in the woods. Other than that one CGI shot I thought the atmosphere and horror was stellar. Although I gotta admit I couldn't follow the story. It started to lose me at the 90 minute mark but I still enjoyed watching the movie.
Got any goofy shit you guys could recommend? I liked Re-Animator, Phantasm, Sleepaway Camp, The Stuff, and The Willies. Also does anyone know that horror movie where they make a slow kid smoke dog shit? I only get Cheech and Chong when I try searching for it.
You couldn't be more wrong, your just as bad as the reddit plebs who recommend babadook, my brother is a normie and even he thought both were shit, I didn't even watch the babadook, because it's obviously shit and I was right.
>mfw that was the first movie i had seen qt3.14 diggs
Listen, the setting and general vibe of the film were great, the reveal was retarded and disappointing on every level, your a pleb and you don't even know it, why would you?, your a pleb.
The texas chainsaw massacre
28 days later (until the army shit)
That's good horror m8
What's the best Twilight Zone: The Movie segment?
>decide to watch documentary about the Shining on Netflix
>it's about how the movie is actually about the first americans wiping out the native Indians
Hot damn I have never lost interest in anything that fast